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Gerda van Schaik

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  • Quiet, built-up area with some traffic

The gite de' Ecurie is a romantic converted horse stable and built in the 15th- 16th century and is located in the friendly village of Cubjac Auvézère Val d'Ans on the river Auvézère with beach, in the Périgord Blanc in the Dordogne,
The Ecurie is the former horse stable and is located in the outbuilding, opposite the mansion.
This horse stable has been transformed into a romantic gîte, preserving the still original and authentic elements such as racks, mangers and floor.
The ground floor is an open space with sitting area, dining area and kitchen.
The lounge has a sitting area with 2 large comfortable sofas, and sideboard.
The dining area has a round table and matching chairs .
The kitchen has a 4-burner cooker with oven and extractor, microwave, coffee maker, other kitchen utensils and appliances and the necessary crockery.
A spiral staircase leads to the romantic, spacious bedroom with an open bathroom.
The bedroom has a large double bed of 1.60x2.00 m, equipped with duvet, bed linen and bath towels,
bedside tables with lamps, a breakfast table, a dressing table with a large mirror and a wardrobe with a coat rack on the bar.
The bathroom is "separated" from the bedroom in a romantic way, by long curtains and has a shower cubicle, washbasin on table with mirror above it and a toilet, separated by a bamboo screen.
This cottage is very tastefully and romantically decorated and accommodates 2 people.

The terrace in front of this gîte has 'a table and chairs, and 2 sunbeds.
This gîte adjoins the large courtyard and the even larger and spacious garden with its beautiful centuries-old trees, under which it is lovely to relax.
Right next to this gîte is an outdoor shower, toilet and small washbasin. This building was the former and thus very old (wooden) toilet (with clover in the door).

The beautiful garden with its centuries-old trees, has various seats, dining tables, chairs and deck chairs and offers you the opportunity to prepare your meals on the barbecue and eat them there. The courtyard and garden are spacious and shared with the guests of the other 3 gîtes on the estate.
The garden is spacious and laid out so that everyone can find a spacious spot.
The courtyard and garden are shared with the other guests of the 3 other gîtes on the estate.
Your four-legged friend can come with you if it behaves properly, is not aggressive, respects the interior, brings its own bed and stays in your vicinity and could not be a nuisance to the other guests.
Please let me know in advance.


  • Independent
  • No smoking
  • Local contact
  • Historic building
  • Iron
  • Fenced garden
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Hair dryer

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The gîte L "Ecurie, on the domaine "Le Nid des Oiseaux" is located in the quiet village of Cubjac Auvézère Val d'Ans, on the river Auvézère.in the Périgord Blanc in the Dordogne and is only 20km from Périgueux, the capital of the Périgord.
The village of Cubjac Auvézère Val d'Ans is surrounded by rolling countryside with many hiking trails in this wooded and rural setting.

The Dordogne also called the land of the 1001 castles with the castles of Hautefort, Beynac and Castelnau, Commarque and the medieval towns like Périgueux and Sarlat, Brantome, (which is also called the Venice of the Dordogne) and certainly not forgetting the world-famous caves of Lascaux in Montignac and the caves of Tourtoirac are within reasonable distance of Le Nid des Oiseaux.

  • Rural
  • Hilly
  • Meadows and woodland
  • In or near a village
  • Near swimming water


l'Ecurie has received 4 reviews over the past 4 years with an average of:

9.5 stars
  • 9 stars

    We hebben het heerlijk gehad in Gerda's Le Nid des Oiseaux - Le Marronnier. Mooie, rustige, schone plek en van alle gemakken voorzien. Grote, mooie tuin waar altijd wel een schaduwplek te vinden is. Het was erg heet in deze week, maar het is lekker koel in het huis. De locatie is perfect en we hebben de mooiste dorpjes en andere plekken gezien, allemaal in een straal van zo'n 90 minuten rijden. Het dorpje zelf heeft een bakker en een tabac en boodschappen kunnen gedaan worden in Thenon. Gerda is een geweldige gastvrouw en ook al waren we er relatief kort, we hebben er van genoten.

  • 10 stars

    Wij hebben bijzonder genoten van ons verblijf in de eeuwenoude en sfeervolle gite "La Poste", mede door de ontvangst en de gastvrijheid van de zeer vriendelijke gastvrouw Gerda! Door het behoud van authentieke details (zoals muren, deuren en vloeren) en de smaakvolle inrichting lijkt het of je in een oud kasteel verblijft.
    Het vakantiehuis is voorzien van alle comfort, biedt optimale privacy en heeft een prachtige groene tuin met zon en schaduwplekken. De bakker zit om de hoek, dus iedere ochtend (behalve maandag) heerlijk vers Frans brood bij het ontbijt. Voor de dagelijkse boodschappen per auto naar supermarkten in de omgeving.
    Rustig dorpje, maar er is genoeg te doen in de omgeving. Laatste dag nog genoten van heel gezellige barbecue in de tuin met de andere Nederlandse en Franse gasten en Gerda. Komen heel graag weer terug!!!

  • 10 stars

    Het was in een woord fantastisch.een helemaal ingericht in de Franse stijl van toen net of je terug in de tijd gaat . de tuin is ook prachtig met overal zitplekken in of uit de zon . We werden hartelijk ontvangen door gerda de eigenaresse van dit verborgen pareltje een heerlijke gastvrije vrouw die ook van gezelligheid houd . Kortom n absolute aanrader als je naar de dordogne wild ik zeg doen

    Comment from Gerda van Schaik

    Beste Marcel en Edith,
    Heel fijn te lezen dat dit plekje, het verborgn pareltje zoals jullie het zo mooi noemen ;))) jullie zo heeft mogen bekoren. Jullie woorden doen mijn werk eer aan, zo beschouw ik dit . Nog heel hartelijk dank voor jullie komst het was een plezier jullie te ontmoeten.:))) Hartelijke Groet Gerda.

Restaurants, food & wine

The Dordogne is known for its culinary delights where Foie Gras, Cêpe and Truffe reign supreme and the wine from Bergerac also deserves its reputation.
Of course, there are the day and evening markets in the various villages where you can buy local produce and also sit down at the table to taste these dishes.
The magret de canard is then baked for you on the spot and you can appreciate the pure products of the local producers.
You can also enjoy a guided tour and explanation from a truffle and honey producer in the immediate vicinity of Cubjac.
In the surrounding villages, you will find a variety of restaurants offering the famous specialities of the Dordogne.


The Dordogne is the land of culture, nature and history with its 1001 castles, its medieval towns,
its world-famous caves, charming villages, its summer festivals, museums and numerous sights... in short, lots to do culturally.
There are also the various courses in all kinds of fields.

The landscape is gently rolling with the river, streams and waterfalls meandering through it.
In the immediate vicinity of the house, you can go cycling, hiking, swimming, fishing, canoeing in the river and playing tennis on the other side of the road.
Horse riding and golf at 20min.
If you do not feel like being active, you can relax in a deck chair in the intimacy of the walled garden and in the shade of centuries-old trees.

  • Bicycle
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near riding
  • Near theme park
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Flying and gliding

Further remarks

L'Ecurie as well as the Main House is built entirely of natural stone without cement and has walls 80 cm thick.
After restoration, this domain has recovered much of its so original beauty.
Le Nid des Oiseaux lends itself to individual and group rentals, family or friends reunions, music, painting, language courses, sports training, meditation and wellness workshops and company outings. It can also be rented for weddings.
There is no smoking.
You can bring your four-legged friend, but please consult with us first.

Additional price info and offers

Wifi is free of charge.
Smoking is prohibited inside.
Arrival and departure: guests have access to the gîte in principle after 4pm and please leave before 10am on the day of departure.
This applies mainly in high season.
You can bring your four-legged friend, provided you inform me in advance please

Price includes

Towels, Bed linen

Price exclusive

  • Safety deposit € 250.00
  • Cleaning fee (compulsory) € 50.00

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