La Maison du Gardien

Carsac De Gurson, Dordogne
+44 (0)7958 980163

Ease through a beautiful wrought iron gate to a courtyard and an elegant 1700s creamy stone holiday house, part of the château estate


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

This is perfect for a couple, or as overflow from the château or the other gite next door. Walk in to a lovely light space with high ceilings, wooden floors, a huge fireplace with a wood-burner and a TV with UK programmes. A spacious, airy kitchen with all the kit will keep cooks happy and you’ll also find a welcome basket of local goodies and a bottle of wine produced by a neighbour – if you like it you can have a tasting.

Doors from the living room open onto the outside space with a large fig tree, table and chairs, barbecue and sun loungers – a good spot for listening to birds and reading a book. For views over the stunning countryside and the ruins of Château-de-Gurson you need to walk round the building next door. A ten-minute cycle will take you to the lake for a cooling swim.

Walk through the vineyards to St-Martin-de-Gurson for your morning croissants, or have them delivered.

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We think you'll love

  • Walking and cycling through such glorious countryside
  • Sitting quietly with a book in the little courtyard under the shade of the fig tree and listening to birdsong
  • Exploring interesting places like Bergerac and St Emilion and tasting wine
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You should know

  • There's no bathroom. The shower and basin are in the bedroom (there is a screen) and the loo is off the kitchen
  • No washing machine. The nearest laundry is in Montpon
  • No swimming pool - unless you take the château too


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 5 nights. 7 nights during July & August. Can also be rented alongside the main château and/or Le Chalet (up to extra 6 bedrooms). Extra bed available for children.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

£25 per week per dog.


Nightly price
from £55
Weekly price
from £385
1 House for 2
From £551 bed1 bedroom


La Maison du Gardien has been sympathetically converted from a working vineyard building, and there is much in evidence of its rich history. It has a comfortable living room which will be cool in the hot summer and warm from the wood burner in the winter. The kitchen has everything you will need to prepare lovely food. The bedroom is large where you will be able to watch the sunrise over the vineyards.

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The neighbourhood

You're in really lovely countryside with wonderful views over the valley. The village is small and pretty with an interesting church but doesn't have a shop or bakery. It's a 20-minute walk through vineyards to St-Martin-de-Gurson for an excellent bakery and a few shops. Villefranche-de-Lonchat is less than 10 minutes away by car and has a night market on Fridays for local food and wine. Bergerac (with its airport) is 40 minutes away.

Local points of interest from Justine & Michael Elliott

  • Just over a mile away, the ruined Chateau de Gurson overlooks the Lac de Gurson, a charming swimming lake with beach, playground, cafe, and kayaking and paddle boarding in the summer months.
  • Cycling and walking routes thread their way between villages and vineyards in the beautiful countryside around the chateau. Just next door, Vincent the vigneron makes the excellent Reve de Ternac wine, and always welcomes visitors to taste and buy.
  • You're 30 minutes from St Emilion, a remarkable medieval town at the centre of one of the world's premier wine regions. Stroll the cobbled streets, explore the life of the eponymous saint, buy fabulous wine and have lunch in one of the many great bistros.
  • The chic, cosmopolitan city of Bordeaux is just an hour away. From flea markets to designer boutiques to the foodie heaven of the Marché du Capucins, there's shopping for everyone. Bordeaux also boasts museums, theatres and a thriving culinary scene.
  • Dordogne markets are full of life, and a chance to find local specialties like heritage vegetables, foie gras, and Perigord truffles. The Saturday market in St Foy le Grande, just 15 minutes away, has been voted one of the best markets in France.
  • For trips further afield, the beaches and surfing of Arcachon and Cap Ferret are reachable for a day trip, as are the castles, caves and bastide towns of the upper Dordogne.


Justine & Michael Elliott

Michael and Justine bought the château and gites as an escape from their busy London life (she's an anaesthetist, he's a technology manager) and want their two sons to have the opportunity to have a great outside adventure. Their neighbours, Jill and Bill, act as property managers and will do the meet and greet.