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…

9 things to do when it’s hot, hot, hot!

The Dordogne is blessed with some beautiful weather, but it can get very hot! Just this week we are sweltering in temperatures of 45 degrees and above. So what is there to do that will enable you to keep nice and cool when holidaying here…? Take a dip in our pool Just a few steps…

Restaurant review: à table, Cherval

Known for providing something a little bit different, à table restaurant offers an eclectic fine dining experience – and the best seafood cannelloni this writer has ever tasted The proprietors of à table are what you might describe as local celebrities. An appearance on Channel 4’s A New Life in the Sun back in 2015…

When was the last time you properly relaxed?

Do you ever feel completely cream-crackered and in the need of some time out, where you don’t need to think about anything else other than yourself? It was this feeling that was the inspiration behind a “wellbeing retreat” that I organised for a small group of busy, professional women last month. The aim was to…

About that novel you want to write

There are some 200 million Americans that harbour a desire to write a book – a figure that equates to around two thirds of their population. Multiple that across the rest of the world and that means there are a lot of frustrated wannabe authors who haven’t yet achieved their goal. Maybe you are one…

What to expect from a holiday at La Petite Maison

Someone asked me recently about what they could expect from a holiday at La Petite Maison, having never visited this part of the world before. Life in the Dordogne is far removed from the hubbub, traffic and noise of ‘normal life’ – which is what we believe offers visitors a very special experience. The great…

Local walk: A short woodland wander

I recently spent a lovely day meandering with my Dad, not really knowing where we were going but just happy to see where we ended up. Errands had taken us to Verteillac and so we decided to explore the town a little more while we were there. After parking up in the car park outside…

Last minute special offer

Feeling the need for some peace and quiet? Escape the commute and enjoy the tranquility of beautiful Dordogne countryside. Book La Petite Maison from Saturday 5 May to Saturday 12 May, and receive a 25% discount on the price. Just €525 for 7 nights. Find out more about this 3-bed riverside stone cottage and then…

Spaghetti Head: the perfect summer read

Spaghetti Head is a new novel written by local author, Sarah Tyley. Quirky, funny, sad, it addresses issues of modern womanhood, environmental devastation and the impact of technological advances on our freedom, relationships and mental health – and makes you think about what life really would be like if women ruled the world.   I…