About this listing
Susan & Nigel Cogger welcome you to Beaulieu, their traditional style Périgourdine house set in 1½ acres of garden and offering luxurious bed & breakfast accommodation in a tranquil location on the edge of the Lot and Dordogne in SW France .
We offer two spacious, luxury bedrooms, with high ceilings, exposed roof timbers and traditional style furniture. The Walnut Tree is our larger bedroom, with French doors opening onto a balcony, with a table and chairs, overlooking the garden and countryside and our magnificent walnut tree.
The room is suitable for one or two adults and the supremely comfortable beds can be arranged as a large double or two singles, as you prefer.
There is a spacious private bathroom, equipped with a hair-dryer and toiletries and providing a choice of shower or bath.
We provide a generous breakfast with local and home-made produce in our fully glazed terrace with views over the garden and countryside beyond.
Guests are welcome to use our 10 m x 4.5 m pool and WiFi access is available. A guest lounge is available on the first floor. Well-behaved dogs are welcome.
We have private parking for cars and a secure garage is available for motorbikes or bikes.
We can also provide evening meals, with a day's notice, and are happy to cater for vegetarians and other dietary needs.
Interaction with Guests
We will be available to welcome you on arrival and throughout your stay, and will be happy to provide information on the many activities in the area, including maps and guides, to ensure that your visit is enjoyable.
Beaulieu at Les Cent Ecus is near the pretty village of Milhac, on the edge of the Dordogne and Lot and close to the historic towns of Sarlat, Domme, Rocamadour and Gourdon, as well as the prehistoric sites of Perigord. We are ideally situated for visiting the medieval towns, villages and chateaux that abound in the area and are also within easy reach of the prehistoric caves of Cougnac, Padirac, Les Eyzies, Pech-Merle & Font de Gaume.
The magnificent countryside is ideal for touring by car, bike, or motorbike and abounds in quiet roads and tracks for walking and cycling.
There are two restaurants within walking distance, or a few minutes by car or bike, while a wide selection of restaurants can be found in the towns and villages within about 10-20 minutes drive.
Nearest AIRPORTS are Bergerac, Brive-Vallée de la Dordogne, Bordeaux, Limoges and Toulouse
Nearest RAILWAY STATIONS are at Souillac (Paris-Toulouse line) and Sarlat (trains from Bordeaux and Bergerac)
CAR HIRE is available at all airports and in Sarlat (Europcar, Hertz).
There is no bus service, so an independent means of transport is essential to enjoy the region. Gourdon, the nearest town, with shops and restaurants, is 10 minutes away by car, while Souillac and Sarlat are about 20 minutes drive.
Other Things to Note
The prices quoted is per room for two people for one night, including breakfast. The price also includes the "taxe de séjour" (tourist tax) of 0,55€ per person (over 13 years) per night.
Please note that the rooms are on the first floor and we do not have an elevator.
We prefer guests to arrive between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm and to vacate their rooms by 11:00 am. Please let us know if you are likely to arrive late, or need earlier access. Breakfast is normally served between 8:00 am and 10:00 am.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome.
Smoking is not permitted in the house.
Nigel and Susan were very welcoming. When my wife and I arrived they suggested right away that we were welcome to make a swim in their lovely pool, which we did. The same night we had a wonderful diner that was prepared by Nigel who turned out to be a very good cook. Diner was impeccable as was The Walnut Tree overall. The room was very spacious (one could make a small appartment of it), beds were really fine as was the linen. High qualitity also in the bathroom with thick towels and toiletpaper. Shower and toilet were fine too. A little drainage problem with the toilet was fixed by Nigel the same morning we talked to him about it.
Beaulieu is a beautiful estate with a nice swimming pool. Unfortanately because of the drought we could not enjoy the full splendour of the garden but that's just a sidenote.
Breakfast was excellent with a nice selection of slices of bread, croissants and raisin- or chocolatebread, yoghurt, tea/coffee and fruitjuice and a piece of fruit. It was more than we could eat every morning. Impeccable again.
Nigel and Susan were happy to make conversation so when we had questions or needed advise they helped us the best they can. We were given many tips of where to go or where to have diner. When we were in doubt what to do Nigel and Susan really thought along with us.
Nigel and Susan are very friendly, warm, humorous and helpful people. No doubt they put the wellbeing of their guests on top. Susan told us about something sad that happened to her a few weeks earlier but by no means this had an effect on our stay at The Walnut Tree. Much respect and appreciation for that!
Nigel and Susan have three dogs. They love them very much. Two of the three dogs are very lively which can be a bit overwelming at first. It wasn't much of a problem for us and I think that when it would be a problem, Nigel and Susan would pay extra attention to it.
The Walnut Tree is in a beautiful rural area. You have to drive for 10 or 21 kilometers though to reach Gourdon or Sarlat respectively.
The Walnut Tree is excellent value for money and Nigel and Susan are really good hosts. It's a B&B we would consider when returning to the Dordogne.
Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour.
Nigel et Susan sont très accueillants, ils nous ont conseillé plein de bons restaurants et de site a visiter.
La chambre et la salle de bain sont nickels, grande avec une belle terrasse donnant sur le noyer.
Nous avons diner sur place :succulent! Nigel est un vrai chef!
Nous recommandons vivement!
Très agréable lieux, Suzy et Nigel sont des hôtes extrêmement sympathiques ainsi que leurs splendides caniches royaux. La région merite sa découverte et Nigel comme Suzy sont là pour vous donner touts les petites informations à savoir. Je recommande et étant motard je recommande d'autant plus car Nigel en est un aussi. Un grand merci à eux deux pour ce sejour bucolique. .....
Valérie et Dominique
About the Host, Nigel
Nigel and Susie moved from England in 2011 and have been running their Bed & Breakfast accommodation since 2012. Our wish is to provide high quality accommodation in tranquil surroundings, to make your stay in the area as enjoyable as possible.
Nigel et Susie sont venus en France de l'Angleterre en 2011 et ont commencé leurs chambres d'hôtes en 2012. Notre souhait est d'offrir un hébergement de qualité dans un cadre tranquille, pour rendre votre séjour dans la région aussi agréable que possible.
We do have three dogs (standard poodles) and do appreciate that some guests may not be so at ease with them as we are. We will ask guests on arrival if they are happy with dogs and, if not, we will keep them out of your way!
Nous avons trois chiens (les caniches royales) et nous apprécions que quelques-uns des hôtes ne sont pas aussi à l'aise avec eux comme nous. Nous demandons aux clients à l'arrivée si ils sont heureux avec des chiens et, sinon, nous allons les garder éloigné de vous!