A massive, determined action

The path to success is to take massive, determined actions. Or at least that is what Tony Robbins, the world-leading psychologist and business strategist says. We figure he knows a thing or to, so it was with his words in mind that this week we started work on the biggest project we’ve ever undertaken –…

’tis the season to be jolly – and to enjoy the Christmas markets

The nights are drawing in, temperatures are falling fast and Brexit is causing untold worries. Which makes it precisely the time to forget about your troubles, get your mitts around a warm glass of mulled wine and enjoy some festive cheer at one of the Dordogne’s many Christmas markets. One of the biggest and most…

Five things to do in Bourdeilles

There is no shortage of quintessential French villages around our quiet corner of the Dordogne. The small medieval town of Bourdeilles is one of them. Located on the edge of the river Dronne, it’s a lovely spot to while a way a few hours. Here’s five suggestions of things to do: Go back in time…

One man’s junk is another’s treasure

Rummaging around antiques markets on a Sunday morning is a much-loved past time here in rural France. The first Sunday of every month is Verteillac vide grenier, a local institution that sees an eclectic mix of stalls lining the streets, and plenty of punters eager to find some bargains – and enjoy a tipple in…

Local walk: The arch at Gresignac

The arch at Gresignac is a popular spot for newly weds to have photos taken at. It’s not hard to see why – the ancient limestone ruin and the fabulous vistas make for a stunning backdrop. 

L’Atelier

Coming soon! Art and creative writing workshops; Health and wellbeing retreats; Team building and strategy away weeks; More information to follow, but to express an interest and sign up to our mailing list, please contact thebeckofbeyond@gmail.com

La Petite Maison at Moulin du Pont

This 200-year-old cottage is nestled in the midst of sunflower fields and rolling hills. Recently refurbished, modern appliances and new furnishings complement the many original features the building offers and create a comfortable space for up to 6 adults. This is a place that allows you to get away from the hustle and bustle. Explore…

The gîte is finished (proud wife moment)

Have I ever mentioned how totally brilliant and talented my husband is? Six months of hard graft and he has transformed what was a run-down, old-fashioned and absolutely filthy cottage into a chic and sophisticated holiday home. He has built new walls, installed a new bathroom and kitchen, and done loads of hidden bits and…

Things to do

You will not be short of things to do while staying at La Petite Maison. Here’s a list of some of the options available, both on site and nearby… On site at La Petite Maison – Sun bathing – Relaxing in the garden with a glass of something chilled – Reading that book you’ve been…

The bedrooms

Soft pillows and quilts, comfy mattresses… A good night’s sleep for our guests is our top priority. All three bedrooms come with space to hang and store your clothes. All linen is provided as standard. Bedroom 1: double Bedroom 2: double Bedroom 3: twin

The dining kitchen

We have completely renovated the kitchen and dining area, and installed a new kitchen, new appliances and fully stocked cupboards with all the cooking implements you are likely to need. For al fresco dining, a BBQ is also available.