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John en/of Mary Kuppens

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  • Quiet, rural area

Statement commissioned by the French government: 'I am a private landlord'.

What a great year 2023 was. Everything was tip-top, ready to welcome all guests again and there were many!
We were therefore nicely full again "comme d'habitude" in 2023.
2024 is also going fine, we are almost completely full again!
For HYGIENE, you don't have to worry with us.
When guests change over, Mary cleans as usual (9.4 out of 10 on ZOOVER for hygiene!).


The cottage, also called 'Gîte', has a very extensive inventory. Through the spacious very well-equipped kitchen, you have access to the dining room.
Adjacent is the lounge. It has a double sofa bed and French windows.
Both downstairs and upstairs, the gîte has a toilet and shower.
There is a bedroom with a double bed (1.80 x 2.00, can be split up) and a bedroom with two single beds (80 x 1.90).

The Chalet, located near the large swimming pool (10x5m), is also available to guests and has a sink, toilet and shower.
Of course, the swimming pool with sun loungers can also be used.
For the little ones, there is playground equipment on the playing field behind the pool (swing, slide, etc).
Older children can play jeu-des-boules and badminton.
In the garden by the gîte there is a table tennis table and a movable construction for a hammock.

There are NO rental accommodations on our site, except for a simple mobile home.
IN THE PRICE OVERVIEW YOU WILL SEE A HUGE DISCOUNT IN THE COSTS between the fourth guest and fifth/sixth guest.
This is because the mobile home is INCLUDED in the price: € 50,- p/week for this mobile home and € 50,- for the fifth guest and possibly sixth guest.

The mobile home has a double bed, a sitting area and a simple kitchen and can only be rented by the same guests who rented the Cottage. Ideal for an older child with a friend or grandparent. You will have more space and privacy.

A number of board games and DVDs are available in the cottage. Other board games can be borrowed such as Monopoly, Risk, Cluedo, Triviant, Chess, Checkers, Who is it and many more.

'Kuppens Cottage' is located just outside the centre of Le Bugue (2.5km). Hostess Mary and her husband John offer options for a holiday for one to four people in 'Kuppens Cottage'. If necessary, a camp bed can be added. With a fifth and/or sixth adult, use of the mobile home is required.

The town offers supermarkets (Aldi, LIDL and a large Intermarché with a washing machine and dryer unit for a very acceptable price), many restaurants and a large weekly market.
Le Bugue itself also has major attractions such as Gouffre de Proumessac, the impressive 'Aquarium' and the crafts village 'Ville Bournat'.


  • Independent
  • No smoking
  • Local contact
  • Safe for small children
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron
  • Fenced garden
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Playground
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Bicycles at the house
  • Hair dryer
  • Sauna
  • With swimming pool

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'Kuppens Cottage' is located in a quiet street about 2.5 km from the market town of Le Bugue. The town is in the heart of the Périgord-noir (in the Dordogne region).
The beautiful river 'La Vézère' cuts through the town of Le Bugue. The river gently ripples on to Limeuil where it merges with "La Dordogne".

From Kuppens Cottage, the town centre can be reached via the river quay by bike or even easily on foot.

Everything you need can be found in Le Bugue. The town has many shops and there is a market twice a week. The main one is on Tuesday mornings. On Saturday mornings there is a smaller market but with many regional products.

Le Bugue is characterised by a rural atmosphere. It is a popular region for the Dutch, Belgians, Germans and English alike. The immediate area is characterised by its rich gastronomy, caves, castles, natural beauty and memories of Neanderthals.

  • Rural
  • Mountainous
  • Meadows and woodland
  • In or near a village


Kuppens Cottage has received 12 reviews over the past 4 years with an average of:

9.5 stars
  • 10 stars

    Bij aanvang prettig verwelkomt door Mary en John met lekkernijen en een hele hoop informatie 😃10 dagen genoten van de omgeving. Het huis is werkelijk van alles voorzien. Vanuit Le Bugue veel steden bezocht, zoals Sarlat, Bergerac, Perigueux, Bordeaux etc. Een prachtige omgeving en heel veel markten bezocht en uiteraard heerlijk gegeten! Kortom een top vakantie!!!

  • 10 stars

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    Dag Mary en John,
    Na een warme ontvangst met een uitgebreide rondleiding en tips voor uitstappen in de omgeving,
    kregen we het huisje reeds vroeger dan voorzien ter beschikking. Een pluspunt !
    De cottage is zeer rustig gelegen op slechts een vijftal minuten van de dorpskern .( Ook te voet een mooie wandeling van 35 minuten).
    Het huisje heeft een mooie, grote tuin met een prachtig zwembad waar we elke dag na onze uitstap zalig konden genieten.
    Ook bleef het binnen in het huisje lekker fris ondanks het warme weer.
    Mary en John hebben aan alles gedacht:
    - opgemaakte bedden bij aankomst ,
    - een uitgebreid linnenpakket ,
    - kussens aan het zwembad ,
    - een picknickmand met een lekker wijntje en streekproducten,
    - uitgebreide info over de omgeving enz.
    Wat een service!

    Mary en John, bedankt voor jullie gastvrijheid en jullie warmte .
    We hebben ontzettend genoten van onze vakantie !
    De omgeving is gewoonweg prachtig …

    Warme groeten ,
    Marleen, René en Lut

  • 9 stars

    Wij hebben hier een heerlijke najaarsvakantie doorgebracht. Bij aankomst ontvangen met een lekker drankje en daarna een zeer uitgebreide rondleiding
    Het weer was super, echte hoogzomer temperaturen, wat er wel in resulteerde dat t op de slaapkamers erg warm was in de nacht. In het huis is alles aanwezig, tuin is omheind waardoor onze hond vrij kon rondlopen. De omgeving is super er valt van alles te bezoeken. Wij vonden het vaak te warm om veel te ondernemen en bleven dan heerlijk aan het zwembad of reden lekker naar de rivier in de omgeving met onze hond.
    En dan heerlijk ergens lunchen in 1 van de vele heerlijke restaurants in de omgeving.
    Wij willen zeker nog een keer terugkomen

    Comment from John en/of Mary Kuppens

    Dag Diana,
    Hartelijk dank voor jullie recensie. Het is altijd fijn gezellige gasten te ontvangen die het dan ook nog eens helemaal naar hun zin hebben. In onze omgeving is inderdaad heel veel te bezichtigen en te doen. Dit is ook de reden dat vele gasten terugkeren. Sommige jaren opeenvolgend, anderen met een tijdje ertussen.
    Jullie hebben, met dank aan "El Ninja", een uitzonderlijke warme maand september meegemaakt. In de dertien jaar dat wij Kuppens Cottage verhuren hebben wij dit nog nooit meegemaakt. 's Nachts koelt het hier meestal af tot zo'n vijftien graden en is het heerlijk slapen met de ramen open.
    We hebben al dubbel glas in de gîte maar toch hebben wij al besloten nu ook het dak goed te isoleren.
    Wij zien er naar uit jullie in de toekomst weer te mogen ontvangen.
    Mary & John

Restaurants, food & wine

Le Bugue:
- Vézère Lodge:currently closed.
- Da Francesco: a very good Italian restaurant serving refined Italian cuisine in an appropriate (private backyard) ambience.
- Chez Oscar: specialising in regional dishes. You'll eat the real salad gegiers, confit de canard and a crême brulée here!
- A pizza? Those are best at the pizzaria "Basilica", prepared in a visible wood-fired oven.
- Restaurant Le Chateau: Delicious dining in the enclosed garden opposite the chateau with its beautiful walking garden. Great value for money. Our favourite!
- Le Pha, with delicious curries and Vietnamese dishes.

Auberge (Inn) La Vieille Treille, beautifully located, has typical French cuisine.

There is a wine chateau here where it is "good tasting" after the tour. Naturally, you can also buy some (Bergerac) wine there.

More information on restaurants is available in the gîte.


We have recorded our more than 40 years of experience for our guests in a very clear, comprehensive and up-to-date information package.
After your booking, we will send you a comprehensive overview in preparation for your holiday. Below is a "short" summary:

Le Bugue.
Every Tuesday morning there is a "big market" in Le Bugue.

Cavern Bara-Bahau.
In Le Bugue itself, you can visit the Caverne Bara-Bahau. Still very authentic.

Gouffre de Proumeyssac.
This is a so-called (wet) crystal cave. Particularly fun to do on a weather-sensitive day or on a particularly hot day. Sensational!

Grotte de Lascaux.
Only scientists are allowed to visit this cave. Lascaux 2, however, is a perfect copy. Highly recommended!

Les Grottes du Roc de Gazelle.
This cave is particularly suitable to visit with children. The children are given questions/tasks.

Jacqou Parc:
A giant playground. Great with small children.

UNIVERLAND (various activities for young and old):

All these located Le Bugue and Journiac (öm the corner").

- The Aquarium: it is said that the aquarium gathers all species of fish found in European waters. There are also snakes and amphibians to admire.
- "The Big Bird" : 22m high with 75 climbing challenges: moving at height. Very nicely laid out for enthusiasts.
- Labyrinth: a prehistoric quest, looking for the last cro-magnon.
- Lazer-city: battle modern technology in a 1600m2 hall.
- VR-Galaxy: imagine yourself in the world among zombies and go into battle.
- Go Kids Park: an indoor playground with inflatables, slides, ball pools for little ones up to 10 years old.

Next to the aquarium, a very playful jungle mini-golf course has been built on the left. You can buy a combination ticket at the aquarium.

Very suitable to do with children. You walk through a partially recreated old-fashioned French village including an old-fashioned fairground.
Various crafts are also practised.

Opportunities for canoe trips abound in the Le Bugue area.
The Dordogne from La Roque Gageac takes you past castles, cafes and parks.
The Vézère is a very gently flowing river. This cruise takes you through areas that are otherwise virtually off-limits to man. Peace and quiet and nature!

The route to Gouffre de Proumeyssac (12 km) and Boucle Gorge d'Enfer (10 km) are particularly recommended and are ready for you in the Gîte.
Furthermore, there are numerous well-marked hiking trails in our immediate vicinity.

Here stands the "Chateau" of JOSEPHINE BAKER. With headset in your language!
The rooms are all still in their original state. Outside, you can enjoy a falconry show and the beautiful garden! Again, highly recommended!

Here on the banks of the Dordogne River there is an opportunity to take a motorised boat trip down this river in a truly beautiful setting. A very nice combination is this boat trip with a visit to the "Jardin de Marquesac" located above it.

The Dordogne valley is also known as the valley of 1000 castles. In the documentation available for you in the gîte you will find the special ones.

The capital of the Dordogne. The cathedral of St Front towers over everything. There is a large market on Saturdays.
There is a little train that goes outside the old town to the Roman section.

Sarlat's town centre has been almost completely restored. This makes Sarlat one of the most beautiful towns in France.
When walking through it: take a side street and be surprised!

A nice town that has become famous for its excellent wines, the tobacco industry (museum just outside the town) and of course Cyrano de Bergerac and his nose! A nice town to 'stroll' through and admire the half-timbered houses, among other things. Don't forget to enter "La maison des vins" with its beautiful courtyard.

  • Bicycle
  • Organised activities
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near riding
  • Near theme park
  • Fishing
  • Water sports

Further remarks

- one bed made up as a double (1.80m x 2.00m). On request, these can be made up as two single beds.
- two single beds (0.90m x 1.90m), and
- a double sofa bed in the lounge.
A comprehensive linen package is provided per person (see general).

One shower, washbasin and toilet per floor.

Living room:
Dining room table (extendable) with six chairs, cupboard, stereo set.

Sitting area, international satellite TV (no NL channels!).

Senseo coffee machine, dishwasher and therefore a double set of plates, cups, cutlery etc. so you don't have to 'do the dishes' every day.
Fridge/freezer, oven, microwave, four towels and four tea towels.

Ironing board and iron, a hoover, a hairdryer.
In addition, various DVDs and board games such as Risk, Monopoly, Cluedo, Triviant, Chess, Checkers, Playing Cards, Down Under, and Who is It, are available to borrow.
In case of emergency (with small children), our washing machine and dryer can be used. However, in the centre of Le Bugue there is a professional and cheap "do it yourself laverie" at the Intermarché supermarket (see one of the photos).

Barbecue, garden, garden furniture, tumble dryer, private parking, large swimming pool with sun loungers and swing settee, terrace, football goals (with ball), swing, slide, badminton/volleyball court, table tennis table with baths and balls and, of course, a "jeu-des-boules" court with enough "boules" for everyone.

PLEASE NOTE: On request we also have a rate for the simple mobil-home on our property which can be "additionally rented" for € 50,- p/week by only the same tenants as those of the gîte for more privacy. So apart from you, no for you "strangers" in the accommodations....
Very suitable for older children, siblings with partners or grandparents. This mobil-home (mobile home) is never rented out to "others" during your stay!

Additional price info and offers

The deposit:
Please pay this in cash upon arrival. After a short 'inspection' and no damage, you will receive this deposit back at the time of your departure. A broken glass or a damaged plate we do not mind.

On request we will clean the cottage after your stay. We will charge € 50,- for this. You can also take care of this yourself.

The prices:
These are net, so no surprising extra costs like administration costs, municipal or tourist taxes etc.

Price includes

Towels, Bed linen

Price exclusive

  • Safety deposit € 350.00
  • Cleaning fee (optional) € 50.00

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