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Offering peace and tranquillity in the heart of the Dordogne

A taste of rural France

A gîte holiday in the Dordogne

A stay in a “gîte" (rural holiday home) is the quintessential French experience. Our 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the charming hamlet of Montaut has been completely renovated to a very high standard and boasts an amazing 4-star tourist rating from the French authorities. This is a testament to the high-quality, superbly-equipped, modern holiday accommodation we offer in the calm rural setting of this beautiful corner of the Dordogne. Spend time chilling on the terrace, in the hot-tub, or by the pool. Then sample the area's top-class French cuisine, fantastic Bergerac and Monbazillac wines, the stunning scenery, world-famous sites, and myriad walking & cycling trails.

A little about Rick &Bruno

Belgium and Britain in France

We are an Anglo-Belgian couple and moved from Brussels to Montaut (Mont Aut in Occitan, the local language) in 2022 to start a new life and local tourist business. Bruno has a background in finance and tourism, and Rick in PR and marketing. We are both keen linguists (English, French, Russian, some Dutch, German, Spanish and even some Turkish) and nature lovers, and committed to helping guests get the most out of their holiday in this delightful corner of France.

Our goal

A more sustainable way of life

Our motivation for moving to the Dordogne is to lead a quieter life and to connect more to nature. It's a work in progress, but our goal is to rely more on renewable energy (thanks to our solar panels); to make more of what we use on a daily basis; to grow or produce more of our food (honey, eggs, fruit and veggies); and encourage biodiversity in our gardens.