The Guardian's Cottage

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Cottage

Deep in the Perigord Vert, hidden in a small valley just outside the village of Busserolles is the estate of Chez Bigot (the ‘t’ is silent!), a small Chateau built in the 1600’s and once a forge supplying cannonballs for the Napleonic wars.

The buildings have been extensively restored to provide the owners main residency and two holiday cottages within the 20 acres of pasture and woodland. The grounds are bordered on three sides by the river Trieux.

The Guardians Cottage originally housed the caretaker’s family and has now been converted to a charming Gite, providing luxury accommodation on one level for those wanting to r...Read more


The Guardian's Cottage
Busserolles, Aquitaine, France

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Additional Location Information

Chez Bigot is found just outside from the sleepy village of Busserolles. There are several market towns (Piegut, Nontron and Brantome) and chateaux within an hour's drive. The local market is in the town of Piegut and is one of the oldest and busiest in the Dordogne. The nearest coastal resort is La Rochelle, some two and a half hours distance.

The Dordogne is known as the stomach of France and you will find restaurants to cater for all appetites and budgets. Many of the local restaurants specialise in regional fare, fois gras, duck, confit and truffles often feature on their menus.

For those more adventurous visitors there are lots of outdoor activities nearby. There are several swimming lakes with canoeing, crazy golf and restaurants within a fifteen minute drive. Guests can also enjoy canoeing, horse-riding go-karting and acrobranche. There are also fantastic examples of prehistoric caves.

However we find that most guests are happy to relax in their private garden enjoying the tranquil countryside. Children love playing in the river catching crayfish and mussels feeding the pigs ducks chickens and sheep.

How To Get To Busserolles in Dordogne, South West France

Driving: Calais is about a 7 hour drive; Caen slightly less. Driving in France is quick and easy. The motorways are generally clear, Paris can be avoided and there are plenty of rest stops on the way down. Most manage the trip in a day.

The area is very well served by local airports - carriers such as RyanAir and Flybe have several fights each week from all corners of the UK coming into Limoges, Bordeaux or Bergerac, where a car can be hired. Taking the Eurostar and then TGV, the station to arrive in is Angouleme, where again a car can be hired - we are 45-minutes from both Angouleme and Limoges.

With sufficient notice, and depending on the number in the party, we can meet you in either Limoges or Angouleme, and provide transport to our property. We can also help with hire cars etc if required.

But why not forget about the car. Book a flight and we can pick you up, arrange for bike hire (or bring your own) or simply base yourself here for a walking holiday - we can drop you off and collect, arrange for packed lunches and trips to the local markets etc

More About This Location

Away from it all, River, Rural retreats


AvailableUnavailable Last updated: March 06, 2014


Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)

DatesNightlyWeeklyMonthlyMinimum Stay
May 3 - Jun 27, 2014
mid season
Saturday check-in
$138$8983 Nights
Jun 28 - Aug 29, 2014
High season
Saturday check-in
$1,1741 Week
Aug 30 - Sep 26, 2014
mid season
Saturday check-in
$138$8293 Nights
All other dates
Saturday check-in
$1382 Nights
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Rental fees

  • Damage deposit | $276


  • Housekeeping Optional
  • 24 Hour On Call Maintenance
  • Sofabed
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
  • Wireless Internet
Pool / Spa
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Heated Pool
Property Features
  • Parking
  • River Views
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Gas Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Stereo or CD player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Board Games
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Garden
Onsite Equipment
  • Beach Chairs
  • Pet friendly - ask
  • Smoking allowed - no
  • Suitable for children - yes
  • Suitable for the elderly - yes
  • Wheelchair accessible - yes
Living space
  • 120 square meters

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