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A destination where you can choose to do as much, or as little as you wish......

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A French gite with a difference......

A holiday for the body and mind. Reserved exclusively for two adults and nestled in the heart of the Perigord Vert and the Perigord Limousin Regional Natural Park, the setting is truly beautiful and tranquil with stunning open views: a nature lovers paradise.

The peaceful hamlet of Clarat offers a magical French gite experience, an oasis of calm and an escape from it all location, but with wonderful sight-seeing opportunities, days out, markets, restaurants and an abundance of activities in the local area and throughout the Dordogne region.  Our location is also suitable for exploring the Charente and Haute Vienne regions, or even taking a day trip to Bordeaux.  It really is a destination where you can choose to do as much or as little as you wish.....

A couples retreat offering massages, meditation, Reiki and Tai Chi should you wish to indulge in a little self care during your stay.  If you fancy a little exercise we have badminton, table tennis and petanque on site.  The quiet lanes and woods that surround us are perfect for walking and cycling in every direction. In spring the hedgerows and woods are paved with cowslips and wild orchids with trees laden with blossom.

The gite, 'Le Grange' has been lovingly renovated to a high standard and is classified by the Perigord Dordogne Tourist Board. Providing comfortable accommodation which makes for a perfect romantic holiday, weekend or short stay.  Formerly a barn used for drying tobacco dating back to 1798 it oozes character and charm.  You have your own private seating area and BBQ which is candlelit at night so you can enjoy the amazing star gazing opportunities.  We can see the Milkyway from the gardens which is a spectacular sight and our guests are amazed by the star gazing opportunities.

The wildlife that surrounds us is a joy.  You can see multiple birds of prey and deer from the gardens and swimming pool terrace.  It is possible to spot wild boar, pine marten, stone marten, foxes, cranes, bats, little owls, beautiful butterflies, the stunning hoopoe and a wonderful variety of other birds.

Guests staying with us during the spring or autumn are in for a real treat as the crane migration flies right over us twice a year and is a majestic sight and sound.

We are just 5 minutes walk from Chateau de Beauvais which is open to visitors during August.  A 15 minute walk takes you into the little village of Lussas where you will find a little mobile boulangerie station. You can pick up your fresh croissants, pain au chocolat, pain aux raisin and baguettes.  Alternatively you can order breakfast baskets from us which can be delivered to your door or patio each morning.

Our nearest town, Nontron is just 10 minutes away.  Famous since the 15th century for making wooden handled knives; the oldest knives in France.  There is an annual knife festival in August each year where exhibitors display their products.  You can also visit the Coutellerie Nontronnaise in Nontron and see these knives bring made, engraved and polished.

In Nontron you will find three large supermarkets, banks, boulangerie's, restaurants, brasseries, petrol stations, shops and a weekly Saturday morning market.  It is the capital of  Perigord Vert.

It is no secret that France is home to some wonderful culinary experiences; a foodies delight.  Our region is famous for Foie Gras, duck, goats cheese, walnuts, black truffle, honey, nut oil, strawberries and corn.  You will see these feature on many menus and at local markets.

The region has wonderful markets which are always popular with our guests.  During July and August there are night markets where you can buy your food directly from local food producers and then have it cooked while you wait.  You take a seat amongst the locals and tourists that come together for these popular events, enjoy a lively atmosphere which is usually accompanied by live music into the evening.

We have a beautiful lake beach 15-20 minutes from us that offers complimentary canoeing and paddle boarding during July and August, a great walk around the lake taking the foot ferry to cross.  There is a super restaurant and also food huts at the lake.

The Dordogne, Perigord region is bursting with things to do and see.  It really is a destination where you can choose to do as much or as little as you wish.



Every little detail matters......


We would like our guests to relax from the moment they arrive at Le Petit Coin without having to rush out for supplies.  With this in mind we provide a complimentary welcome food basket that will offer you provisions for a light supper, a dessert and some treats on your arrival day and a bottle of wine.  A complimentary breakfast basket will be delivered to your door or terrace on your first morning at an agreed time. The property also has initial supplies of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, salt and pepper.  

Bed linen, tea towels and bathroom towels are included.  For guests staying with us for 7-14 days a complimentary linen change will be offered.

Electric, wi-fi, parking, a basket of logs for low season and the facilities are inclusive.  The charging of electric vehicles is not included.

The property will have initial supplies of bin bags, toilet rolls, dish cloth and fire lighters.

Pool towels are available for hire for a small additional charge.

During the summer months we often have a glut of produce in the garden that we are happy to offer to our guests with our compliments.

Fresh eggs, homemade preserves and ice-creams may be purchased for a small fee.

There is a wealth of local information inside the property, including a comprehensive welcome booklet.  You will find, board games, badminton, petanque, cards, jig saw puzzles and a selection of books.

Massages, Tai Chi and Reiki are available for an additional charge. These are bookable services at Le Petit Coin to help get your holiday off to a relaxing start and make the most of your stay.  If you would like further information on these services please do not hesitate to contact us.


Because you're worth it......


Food brings people together......

Our nearest restaurants are just 10 minutes away. It is possible to take a taxi if you wish.

One of our local brasseries will deliver to Le Petit Coin should you wish to eat here and enjoy a candlelit supper enjoying some of the local wine.  There is also a BBQ on site for guests to enjoy cooking some of the local produce whilst making the most of our idyllic setting and wonderful views.

We are happy to deliver evening meals to your door or patio by prior arrangement.

We highly recommend Le Moulin du Grand Etang.  An excellent French dinning experience with a lakeside setting located 15-20  minutes away.  

We are also blessed to have two Michelin Star restaurants within 20- 30 minutes of Le Petit Coin, offering a sensational dinning experience. 


Many of our guests choose to eat out during the day whilst visiting some of the many wonderful places the Dordogne has to offer, perhaps picking up some treats and local produce from a market to enjoy in the evening once back at Le Petit Coin.  The French usually eat their main meal at lunchtime between 12.00-14.00.  There are so many wonderful places to eat throughout the Dordogne you will be spoilt for choice!

If you need any help making lunch or dinner reservations we are happy to help.

During July and August the region has a number of night markets where you can buy local produce directly from local producers.  They will cook the food for you and you simply take a seat amongst the locals and tourists and soak up the atmosphere of these great social occasions. 



Nicknamed the Venice of Perigord, it is the perfect place to wander around with its charming river banks, Benedictine abbey and 11th century bell tower, caves, parks, gardens, canoeing, river cruises, restaurants and bustling Friday morning market; an absolute delight.  Friday night during the summer months offers jousting on the river; a popular attraction to enjoy!

The Dordogne is a region bursting with places just waiting to be explored.  There are a 1001 chateaux waiting to be discovered, many of which are open to visitors.  Our nearest chateau is just 5 minutes walk away and is open throughout the month of August should you wish to visit.

The places listed below are just a sample of what's on offer to give you a little taste, not forgetting the great markets in this area to sample and purchase some local produce.  We really are a destination where you can choose to do as much or as little as you wish......


A lovely village on the edge of the river Dronne,. It boasts a chateau, a moulin and a panoramic viewpoint.  The chateau is actually two castles.  Canoe from Brantome to Bourdeilles, take some lunch and paddle gently back to Brantome taking in the tranquil views.


The capital of the Dordogne with its imposing cathedral and quaint winding streets of the old town.  Enjoy lunch in one of the many pavement restaurants or squares, people watch and  enjoy a purchase from the wonderful shops that line the old town.  Explore the historic buildings, including the old toll house by the river.

There is a great market twice a week and many events in

the town.  You can also canoe on the river.


Nontron, the capital of Perigord Vert is set up high and has some excellent views over the valley of Bandiat. It has a quiet but pleasant centre with a number of interesting buildings to admire including the chateau and timber framed buildings.  You can see the the old ramparts of the 13th century. 

Metiers d'Art located in the town offers an chance to purchase beautiful crafts made by local artisans. The Jardins des Arts have various attractive contemporary creations including benches winding around a group of trees and various sculptures. Nontron knives are famous throughout France and Nontron is one of the oldest knife-making institutions in the country. The workshop is well worth visiting and whilst here it is possible to see the knives being made, engraved and polished.  There is an annual knife festival in the town during August each year.

Saint Jean de Cole

One of France's most beautiful villages.  A medieval village that dates back to the 11th century.  The village square is flanked by the 12th century chateau which is open to visitors in July, August and early September. The river Cole runs along the edge of the village and can be admired from the little stone humped back bridge.

The annual flower festival in May each year is a delightful event not to be missed.

Saint Estephe Lake

There are a number of swimming lakes in the area. The closest one to us is Saint Estephe Lake.  It has a white sandy beach, café bars, and beautiful walkways around the lake where you can take the foot ferry across the lake.  You can fish, go boating, play tennis, go horse riding and ride a bike trail.  Canoeing and paddling are free of charge during July and August.

There is also a very nice restaurant on the edge of the lake where you can enjoy a very good French dinning experience.

Grotte de Villars

The only cave in Perigord to have original prehistoric paintings and natural concretions

The Villars Cave is one of Perigord’s largest underground networks with, up until today, about 13 km of explored ground. The underground river has dug enormous rooms linked to each other by passages. The infiltration waters have created fantastic natural scenery. During the guided tour, you can admire the impressive flows of calcite and fine stalactites, pools, translucent draperies and the countless stalagmites.

The prehistoric paintings were discovered in 1958 and are the legacy of the art of our ancestors.


On the serene Dordogne River, Bergerac is a medieval town of corbelled houses surrounded by green countryside with vineyards and farms. You’re in an eminent wine region here, and have days-worth of châteaux, cooperatives and museums to tour, while the wine council for the entire region meets at a dignified renaissance cloister in the town.

The river should be in your holiday plans, for canoe trips, peaceful walks and cruises in the old barges that once shipped wine along its course. 


Discover award-winning Cognac and Pineau des Charentes with guided tours which include the distillery, ageing cellars and the vineyards available in French and English, located in the heart of the Cognac region.  Tours offer tasting opportunities and canapes, by appointment only.

Renowned for its brandy, the city of Cognac is situated on both sides of the Charente river and benefits from a pleasant setting. Besides its famous speciality, Cognac has preserved a number of historic houses, buildings and monuments, such as the Valois castle, the Saint-Jacques gateway flanked by twin machicolated, round towers, and the Saint-Léger church built in the 12th century, evidence of its rich past.


Aubeterre sur Dronne is a small village built on a rock face with an underground church located in the Charente department. Aubeterre is labeled as one of France’s most beautiful villages and has a lot to offer, historic monuments, pretty houses, art galleries, and lively restaurants and coffee places. The town is located on the meeting point of the Charente, Gironde, and Dordogne departments.  There is also a super Sunday morning market.

Sarlat-la-Caneda, La Roque-Gageac, Domme, Beynac et Cazenac & Colonges-la-Rogue

A day trip to the south of the region is within easy striking distance.  We recommend that our guests take a trip and combine 3-4 of these places within one day.  A great day out and chance to explore more of this fabulous region.  There is a wealth of information available for you in the property to help you plan and make the most out of your stay with us.

Bordeaux, Limoges, Saint Emilion & Angouleme

Bordeaux, Limoges, Saint Emilion and Angouleme are also within striking distance for yet more days out.  Wine tasting, vineyards, shopping and sight-seeing, you will be spoilt for choice!

Making memories are what we do best......



Swimming pool

Stunning 8x4m salt water swimming pool with wonderful open views.  The pool terrace has sun loungers, sun shades and a comfortable seating area where you can observe the wildlife.

The pool is normally open between May-October.


There is plenty of private free parking available on the property  drive.


The property is equipped with a washing machine, clothes airer, iron and ironing board.

Massages, Tai chi, meditation & Reiki

Bookable services delivered on site.

Please contact us for further information.

Star gazing

There is no light pollution here so the star gazing opportunities are spectacular.  We can see the Milkyway from the gardens; a sight that is truly special.  The perfect time to enjoy a glass of wine and share a beautiful moment on your private candlelit terrace.


Bikes or a tandem are available for hire.

There is complimentary lockable storage available.

The area has great quiet cycling opportunities and routes available.


The internet connection is good and free of charge.

Garden and BBQ

Guests have use of the well kept gardens where there is plenty of seating and shade available.  The open views from the gardens are stunning.

There is a BBQ available.


Linen and towels are provided.  Pool towels are available for hire.

Guests staying longer than 7 nights will be offered a complimentary linen change.

The end of stay cleaning fee is inclusive.

Organic produce

Our fruit trees and garden are normally laden with fresh organic produce.  When we have surplus amounts we are happy to offer to our guests with our compliments.

We usually have fresh eggs and homemade jam available for a small charge.

Special occasions

We love to help organise surprises and treats, whether that be a marriage proposal, birthday or anniversary.  Please let us know if we can help in anyway.

Table tennis, badminton and petanque

Complimentary and at the property.

The property layout unfortunately is not suitable for disabled access

It is a non smoking property and we sadly can not accept pets at the property.

Local amenities

  • Canoeing

  • Paddle boarding

  • Boat trips

  • Fishing

  • Hiking

  • Caves

  • Markets

  • Shopping

  • Sight seeing

  • Vineyards - wine tasting

  • Cognac - visits and tasting

  • Restaurants & brasseries

  • Boulangeries

  • Supermarkets

  • Banks

  • Petrol stations

So many exciting opportunities.......

#explore #outdoorliving



Fantastic in everyway. From the first moment you see the gite and surroundings, to the way Chrissy and David make everything so special. The calm and tranquility was just the tonic we needed. We visited many beautiful places in the local area. An absolute joy! Stuart and Amanda, Gloucestershire, UK. April 2023.


What a wonderful start to our travels in France. From the welcoming basket of delicacies, the beautiful gardens to the stylish décor. We have felt pampered and warmly greeted. Kerry and David Ridgers, Tasmania, Australia. May 2023.


What a delight to be your guests. It was if we had known you for sometime. Thank you for the unexpected way you made my birthday so special. We will always remember your kindness! Lolly and Bill, Boston, USA. May 2023.


What Chrissy and David have created is simply fantastic in everyway. The warmth of the welcome, the standard of the gite with all those extra special touches to the beautiful surroundings. Such a special holiday: one of our best! We will be back!! Julie and Carl, Gloucestershire, UK. June 2023.


Our first stay in France and we couldn't have chosen anywhere more perfect.  The gite is truly gorgeous and we have never felt so relaxed. We visited some lovely places in the local area. Thanks for everything, we are sad to leave. Laura and Sean, Manchester, UK. July 2023.


This gite is a testament to Chrissy and David's vision and hard work with so many things to ensure guests have a wonderful holiday. We will always remember the fab time we have spent here.  Jackie and Mike, Derbyshire, UK. July 2023.


Tranquil gite and very beautiful. A very good holiday in Perigord. Thank you. Elsa and Lorenzo, Ile de France, August 2023.


We loved it so much, so peaceful. Beautiful place! Sharon and Brian, Ireland. August 2023.


What a privilege to stay here. It started with a heart warming welcome, a delicious welcome basket full of goodies and mouth watering red wine. A little piece of French paradise. Marije and Frank, Netherlands. August 2023.


We enjoyed our summer vacation in autumn very much in a beautiful gite, pool and tranquil surroundings.  Seeing the Milky way from the garden in full splendor was just fabulous! Gabrielle and Jean, Netherlands. September 2023.


A beautiful gite in a peaceful hamlet, but close enough to everything you need. The welcome basket with homemade produce was amazing. Chrissy and David are the perfect hosts and ensured our stay was memorable in everyway. Andy and Julie, Gloucestershire, UK. October 2023.

Classified property by the Perigord Dordogne Tourist Board.  The inspector said 'I love this property, it is beautiful and the gardens and pool are simply stunning.  Congratulations on a project well done.'

We score 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor, VRBO, Airbnb, Google and Micazu.

The best prices are always secured by booking directly with us.

What our guests love....

  • The accommodation oozes character and is appointed to a high standard

  • The gardens and pool are very well kept

  • The salt water pool is stunning

  • The views

  • The complimentary welcome basket of provisions and wine

  • The extra special touches

  • The location

  • The peace and quiet

  • The privacy and discrete hosts

  • The local area offers so much



Le Petit Coin

61 Impasse de Clarat

Lussas et Nontronneau



+33 (0)5 53 56 44 26


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