Le Mazet

Sainte Croix, Dordogne
+33 (0)6 85 85 28 68
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€120 - €145
per night
€840 - €1015
per week

A stylish cottage for two in a cluster of renovated farm buildings: set out for country walks, hire bikes, swim in the river


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

€120 - €145 per night

€840 - €1015 per week

The Experience

On top of a hill with countryside views, the cottage is part of a patchwork of 16th-century stone farm buildings beautifully renovated by Rupert and Franck who live in the former tobacco barn nearby.

Country walks lead from the house, you can hire bikes to explore nearby hamlets and villages and swim or canoe on the Dordogne. Hop in the car to visit local markets and brocantes, and you can help yourself to fruit from the orchard and produce from the veg garden; your hosts leave you with wine and home-made jam and an artisan baker delivers in the mornings.

It’s peaceful here, the only sound the distant chime of church bells across the valley. As the sun goes down fire up the barbecue in your private garden area or get cosy round the roaring fire. Either way uncork the wine.

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We think you'll love

  • Feeling nicely private and not overlooked
  • Rustling up meals with your booty from the gardens
  • Your helpful hosts Rupert and Franck
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You should know

  • There are other guests milling about
  • There is no pool
  • You’ll need to drive for shops and restaurants


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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


Nightly price
from €120
Weekly price
from €840
Damage deposit
1 House for 2
From €1201 bed1 bedroom


Special offer: Sawday's members will receive an extra bottle of delicious organic Bergerac wine in your welcome pack. Looking forward to welcoming you at Le Mazet!

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 2km.


We arrived at the Le Mas and Le Mazet and I immediately felt I had made the right choice. The fire was lit and a bottle of wine was on the table, our hosts Rupert and Franck were even nicer in person attentive, knowledgable and passionate about what they do. I see why they are so popular and booked up, this kind of attention to detail in hospitality you come across all too rarely. Well done to you both we are looking to return with the family and enjoy the pool and the outside kitchen this time. A very special place.

Barrie, UK

Le Mazet was super accomodation in a lovely setting. Its situation, within easy reach of Montpazier, Perigueux and the Dordogne/Sarlat area, gave us a wealth of places to explore. Our hosts, Rupert & Franck, were wonderfully welcoming and helpful. A splendid holiday!

Stephen, Burford

We have just returned from our week staying in Le Mazet and WOW what a fantastic gem it is, The location and the views were just perfect, not only did the Gites have everything you could possibly need the attention to detail was superb, Rupert and Frank are just the nicest hosts anyone could ask for we will definitely be returning in the future

Paul, Essex

Such a jewel in the crown in terms of hospitality and location. Rupert and Franck were the perfect hosts. Attention to detail in Le Mazet was perfect along with a welcome pack including home made jam..... I would not hesitate in recommending Le Mas & Le Mazet to anyone who wants peace and tranquility. Cannot wait to return.

John, Amesbury

A completely beautiful, tranquil, luxurious get away. A place where you can truly relax. Every little detail has been considered to ensure your comfort and the owners couldn’t be more welcoming or helpful. We love it so much we’ve visited 5 times!

Alison, Midlands

Conveniently located in the Dordogne within easy access to Bergerac and Sarlat, Le Mazet is ideal for those wishing to take an active or peaceful break in the countryside, as well as exploring the many medieval villages in the area. Comfortable accommodation with everything provided, the owners could not have been more helpful in ensuring that we had a positive memorable stay. Strongly recommended.

John, Granby

This was my third time at le Mazet and it is just WOW every time. The hosts Rupert and Franck have created a unique and special place that is just wonderful. The house is equipped with everything you could want. The beds are heavenly. We will be happy to come back. Thank you very much

Tim, Berlin

Le Mazet is truly a fantastic holiday home. There is no other conclusion for us! The beautiful view, the peace, the space. The house is trendy and very fully furnished. Equipped with every comfort. In addition, the entire site, le Mas and le Mazet, feels very good. The beautiful gardens that are palpably maintained with love. The hosts Rupert and Franck are wonderful people. Friendly, warm and very welcoming. A big 10 plus!

Nelleke, Goes

Beautiful location. A gem in Dordogne!

Nancy, Gent

It was spring and a charming little house (le Mazet) covered with blooming roses awaited us in the Périgord. At the top of a hill, with a clear view on the forest and the surrounding fields, an old farm of the XVI century. Frank and Rupert have managed to preserve an ancient heritage while adding modern comforts. Every detail is thought out for your well-being. We will remember the time spent reading under the old oak trees, the sunsets sipping a good wine, shared games ... We appreciated the presence of our hosts, always warm and discreet. We will surely come back in the autumn

Andres, Paris

Le Mazet was everything we could have hoped for and needed. A perfect retreat from busy working lives and the welcome from Rupert and Franck couldn’t have been warmer. If you are looking for a peaceful retreat for two then Le Mazet is the place for you. Wonderful cosy living area, kitchen with everything we needed to cook for ourselves and a calming and comfortable bedroom with ensuite. Its set in beautiful countryside with an abundance of wildlife - we never went out without our binoculars. We will definitely be back – maybe persuading our family to stay in Le Mas with us.

Ros, Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Rupert and Franck have done a wonderful job of renovating this beautiful collection of old périgourdian farm buildings. Every detail has been carefully thought through. Le Mazet has all the modern comforts you could wish for whilst retaining all its charm and character. Post lockdown, it was so perfect for us that we extended our stay 7 to 10 days.The location is stunning and peaceful with views stretching out across the rolling Dordogne countryside. Evenings relaxing with a glass of chilled rosé and watching the sunset, what more could you want! Thank you so much for making us so welcome!

Helen, Clermont Ferrand

A New Year break tucked away in a luxurious hideaway bolthole for two, with picturesque views across the Dordogne countryside? Don't mind if we do! Sleepy villages, sunset walks, roaring fires, oysters, wine and even truffle hunting! (Although it was sometimes difficult to drag ourselves from the most comfortable bed in this quirky, but luxurious, upside down cottage.) As with Le Mas, Rupert and Franck have thought of everything a guest could desire, and are unobtrusively on hand with expert, friendly local knowledge. Our first Dordogne break during winter, but certainly not our last!

Jackie, Middlesbrough

This was our second stay at this property. This first time we enjoyed Le Mas with friends. We returned to Le Mazet for a more intimate stay, lured by the graciousness of our hosts Rupert and Franck and the serenity of the Dordogne. A land of green and gold and gorgeous sunsets even the rainy days were a delight. Le Mazet was perfect for our exploration of the Dordogne and we loved returning with our market finds to cook a meal and enjoy the property at days end.

Melanie, Chilliwack

Le Mazet completely surpassed our expectations. It is a beautiful house in gorgeous grounds. The views are stunning and the smell of lavender with a morning coffee in Le Mazet's garden was just the best to start to the day (made all the better by a morning delivery from the baker). The house has everything you need for a great stay. I especially loved the coffee machine with attached milk frother and the big walk in shower. Rupert and Frank are fantastic hosts and could not have done more to make us feel welcome and help us have a great trip. We would love to come back and visit again.

Emily, Reading

Amazing place, Rupert and Franck made us feel welcome the moment we arrived at their stunning property. They missed nothing to ensure we had a first class week holiday. From their own homemade jams to go with the morning bread orders, to the suggested “not to be missed” restaurant list. The location is beautiful and the atmosphere was so relaxing that we didn’t want to leave. I honestly can’t recommend it enough, we will definitely be back. Thank you Rupert and Franck.

Vicki & Jeff, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

This was our first visit to Le Mazet and we cannot wait to return. The whole experience from start to finish was truly fabulous. We were here with our friends and so had both Le Maz & Le Mazet and they are both equally beautiful. Rupert and Franck have thought of everything to make something really special for their guests , they are the most amazing hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them. Le Mazet is a wonderful hideaway for two with everything you could want, with its own beautiful outside space and the bench perfectly placed for watching the sunsets. Bliss!

Paula, Middlesbrough

Le Mazet is a gorgeous little retreat for two; we have visited several times and are always impressed with how clean and well-equipped it is, how beautifully furnished it is, and how stunning the view is across the fields to some of the most impressive sunsets I have ever seen. The owner's can't do enough to help should you need it, however they are incredibly discreet and you could easily not see them all week should you be looking for total independence. This is a perfect spot from which to explore the Dordogne, it works really well both hired with Le Mas for larger groups, and on it's own.

Gin, Sevenoaks, Kent

We have just returned home from a week in Le Mazet and Le Mas. My mother in law stayed in Le Mazet whilst the rest of the family stayed in Le Mas. Le Mazet was beautifully styled with everything having been considered to make ones stay perfect. The property has been decorated to an extremely high standard with luxurious touches like White Company toiletries. The surrounding gardens and countryside beyond are breathtaking. This really is an idyllic place. My mother in law is very keen to go back!

Lisa, Bideford

A little piece of paradise, we stayed in Le Mazet for a week and thoroughly enjoyed everything about the place. Rupert and Franck's attention to detail was evident everywhere we looked. Plus the Dordogne area was beautiful and we had many great recommendations for enjoyable days out. We hope to return soon.

Carol, Dunsborough

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The neighbourhood

You’re in the middle of the countryside here; the hamlet of Sainte-Croix with its 12th century church can be glimpsed from the cottage - it’s 2km away, or a 20-minute walk. The nearest restaurant in Montferrand du Périgord, is 3km, just over a half hour’s walk. Within 15 minutes’ drive (or 9km) are two fortified towns, Monpazier and Beaumont; both have weekly markets, restaurants and shops and Beaumont has a supermarket and a night market.

Local points of interest from Rupert Springfield

  • The Daily Telegraph reviewed us online with a score of 9/10 and The Sunday Times published an article about us in February 2022. Links on our website. The French Ministry of Tourism has awarded Le Mazet with 4 stars.
  • Le Mazet is situated between Monpazier and Beaumont, both beautiful bastide (fortified) towns built by Edward I of England. They have restaurants, shops, café terraces and artisan bakeries. The Dordogne is steeped in history and has stunning nature.
  • There is a great 30 minute walk from the house past a 12th century church with original wall paintings, through a wood to a ruined castle towering over a beautiful Dordogne village, ending at a restaurant serving drinks and delicious food.
  • The garden is full of fruit trees which you are welcome to pluck and you'll find home-made jams and produce in your welcome pack. For fresh fruit and veg there are markets in the surrounding towns most days of the week.
  • We can arrange for a private chef to bring you pre-prepared dishes which you just need to warm up. Very handy for your day of arrival. We also have a local baker deliver here every morning so you can stay longer in bed.
  • Situated on top of a hill, the houses offer stunning uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside and the 12th century church, whose bells you can hear across the valley.


Rupert Springfield

Rupert worked for many years for charities and as an antique dealer; his Dutch husband Franck was a theater producer for Cirque du Soleil. The farmhouse was completely renovated in 2016 by the interior designer Joris van Grinsven, who respected the history and character of the building but brought it bang up to date.