La Petite Ecurie Gite @ La Madone

Private and Picturesque adult only getaways in SW France

This season we are delighted to introduce our new gîte complex at La Madone.

Built in one the old horse stables and newly branded as 'La Petite Ecurie' This new and exciting superior gîte accommodation has been exclusively designed to offer a personalised service for an adults only experience.

Comprising of a large and spacious ground floor accommodation which is complete with a super king sized bed, a soft seating area, a wall mounted television and WIFI based internet services both inside and outside . Incorporated in this excellent space we also offer a fully fitted ground floor bathroom and a fully equipped utility room. The utility room boasts a range of white goods including a washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, kettle and fridge.

Just outside the gîte , and within a few paces from the accommodation, is a fully functional summer kitchen which allows for external dining and offers a BBQ, a three burner Plancha an adjustable Paella ring, all powered by gas. Additional white goods also provide a drinks fridge and small freezer to make outdoor cooking and dining a real exciting experience.

If you are looking for a quiet and tranquil relaxation location why not laze on one of the delightful sun loungers in the lovely grassy orchard area just adjacent to the gîte courtyard. Here you will find open views into the fields that surround our peaceful retreat.

Of course the jewel in the crown at La Petite Ecurie is our stunning swimming pool and sun deck area that guests will have exclusive use of during their stay. Here you will also find more sun loungers, sun shades and a soft seating area with tables for food and drink to rest on.

And theres more.....

When those warm summer evenings seem never ending why not take advantage of our outdoor cinema experince. Here you can watch a film on our enormous outdoor projection screen. This can be a truley magical end to a lovely day and complimented by drinks and food from the summer kitchen that is available just a few steps away.

Why not take a look through the Gallery below to see more of our beautiful offerings.

We are now closed fo rthe 2022 season and will reopen in May 2023. We look forward to welcoming you in the new year please do take advantage of our advance rates if you want to book now for 2023.

Peak Season (min 7 nights) price per night for 2 adults

  • July 1st to September 2nd inclusive
  • Including all French public, and school holiday periods where additional premiums will apply
  • Deposit and payments terms apply
  • 59 Route De Mesurat, 87500 Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, France
  • Luxury gîte accomodation for adults only
  •  +33-0044 7753 830 586
  •  +33-0033 624041198
  •  Summer season 2023 opens April 1st Sat Nav co ordinates 45.501333, 1.169083 what3words Google maps link,1.1691462/45.501199,1.168687/@45.5012767,1.1667166,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m4!4m3!1m1!4e1!1m0

How many people does your accomodation accept

We are an Adults only holiday gîte  and have accommodation for 2 people maximum. The minimum age for adults booking is 20 years of age.
We provide one large super king bed only within our luxurious gite.

Can I bring a baby or small child to stay

We are offering accommodation for adults only, we do not have the facilities to accept children or babies. Any guests arriving with a child will unfortunately be turned away and their booking will be cancelled.

Are we able to bring a dog or pet to stay with us?

As we provide accommodation on a working farm we are unable to accept any clients animals. Any guests arriving with a pet will unfortunately be turned away and their booking will be cancelled.

Do you have onsite cooking and laundry services

We provide  functional outdoor summer kitchen with gas powered cooking facilities. We also provide a fridge and freezer in the summer kitchen to store food and drinks for meal preparations. We also provide at no extra costs a small dishwasher, secondary fridge and washing machine in the utility room within the gîte  itself.

Is the gîte swimming pool for exclusive use of the guests

The onsite swimming pool is provided for exclusive use by the gîte  guests. The pool is unheated but occupies a very sunny position and provides comfortable all day swimming activity as well as being situated close to its own private sun deck with sun loungers and comfortable sofa seating.

Is there off road parking near the gîte

We have off road parking just outside the gîte complex on our property. This parking will accept medium to large size vehicles but does not accept off road camping or vehicles with trailers or caravans.

Does the gîte have good internet connections

The gîte  complex has both internal and external Wi-Fi internet connections. Details of the internet access codes are shown within the welcome booklet inside the gîte .

Does the gîte have any internal heating for colder nights

In the colder months the gîte  has a period style petite Godin wood fired stove in the main accommodation area. Wood can be purchased locally for use within this stove although we will provide enough for a few nights stay included in the rental rates.

We also have two small wall mounted electrical heaters in the bathroom and utility room corridors that provides comfortable background heating as required. This can be used and paid for by using coin operated meters.

Do you provide bedding and towels

We provide all bedding and towels for the duration of your stay. If you book for longer than 7 nights we will provide change over bedding and towels on request from day 8 onwards.

How far are you located from local facilities

The gîte  complex is located in a rural setting about 4kms from a local town. The facilities within the local town include 4 x supermarkets, petrol stations, a post office, many leading Banks, doctors and hospitals and even a library and cinema. Restaurants are plentiful and we are happy to offer recommendations on request.

How can we book a stay at La petite Ecurie gîte?

Reservations can be made using the request form on this website.We will review the dates you are  looking for and will come back quickly with our availability. Thank you

Onsite safety Aids

In line with regional guidelines, we are providing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors throughout the gîte  complex. Additionally in the outdoor kitchen area there is a fire extinguisher and fire blanket for added protection where cooking takes place.

Cleaning routines on guest departure from the gîte complex

We are proud to offer high quality accommodation throughout the gîte  complex and we would like to ensure our guests respect the cleaning routines and guidelines discussed during the welcome meeting. Summer kitchen food preparation areas must be especially well respected and before departing the gîte  complex we would ask that all cooking items are cleaned and left in the same condition as they were presented to you on arrival. Cleaning aids including a hoover, brooms, wet mop, cleaning fluids and cloths are left in the indoor utility kitchen for guests to use during and prior to departure. Details of the required cleaning routines are included within the gîte  welcome pack.

Can we charge an Electric vehicle at the gite

We have the facility to charge small electric vehicles overnight. There is a small management daily charge to provide this service and more details will be provided in the gite complex guide manaual


We operate a strict no smoking policy internally in the gite complex at all times. Smoking is only permitted outside in the pool sun deck or outdoor kitchen areas. 

Deposit and Cancellation policy

A 50% reservation deposit is required at the time of booking to secure your required dates. The outstanding balance must be paid 4 weeks prior to your arrival date.

If you cancel within the 4 weeks of your arrival date, a cancellation fee will be applicable and will equal the price of your 50% reservation deposit.

No show policy

Refunds are not given if you fail to show up on your arrival date.
A no-show fee of 100% of the total cost of your holiday will apply.

Check in and out times

Daily check-in times are 15.00hr  to 20:00hr
Daily check-out is: up to 10:00hr

Special arrangements to vary check-in or check-out times can be made on request. Additional charges may apply if adjacent rental periods affected.

Is your site suitable for persons with restricted mobility

For anyone who needs wheelchair access we are not suitable I am afraid. All our accommodation is on a ground floor level but there are steps and uneven surfaces as we are based on an old farm site. 

Who are we?

 We are Le Petite Ecurie @ la-madone, a gîte complex in the Haute Vienne (87500) department in France.

This is a private business owned exclusivily by Mark and Heather Palmer

Our website address is: 

What personal data we collect and why

 Information passed to us through the use of our contact form or booking enquiry form is not retained on this website, but is retained off-line for our use only. We store your details for private use only for correspondence relating to your booking and/or your holiday. We will never pass on any of your details to any third party unless required to do so by law. If you would like us to update or remove your details at any time, please contact us directly. The only information that may be retained in cookies that reside on your computer, phone or tablet, is in use of the Social Media buttons (e.g. “Like”) at the foot of each page.


We hope you have enjoyed your stay with us at La Petite Ecurie @ La Madone. We welcome your feedback and would encourage you to take a few moments to tell us about your stay.