Gite De Capulet
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Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
- Indulge in ultimate tranquillity in this exquisite cottage set in the heart of the Dordogne countryside and yet only 5 minutes from the popular and picturesque village – Eymet. Take the opportunity to leave the car behind, take a leisurely stroll past the local vineyards to enjoy a glass of local wine in many of the cafe bars and restaurants found in the village square.
- Gite de Capulet is a beautifully restored 18th century cottage. Tastefully furnished and equipped to provide home from home comfort whilst retaining many authentic features. Beamed ceilings, french doors to open views, modern kitchen/bathroom fittings, Jacuzzi power shower and an original wood burner are amongst the facilities carefully chosen to provide you with comfort and luxury in a traditional gite cottage all year round.
- Charming and self-contained, Gite de Capulet is nestled within its own gardens boasting 2 private terraces and an open verandah with patio furniture and BBQ to enjoy those balmy, star filled evenings dining al fresco. You will not be disappointed with the magnificent , unspoilt night skies and the variety of birds and wildlife that surrounds you. In the summer, you can choose your breakfast from the variety of seasonal fruits found in the grounds and in the winter curl up with a good book by the log burner and just enjoy the tranquillity.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 25 km, Nearest railway: Bergerac 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available|
|General||TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Beautifully furnished, this tastefully decorated gite has everything a couple or small group needs for a holiday. The modern kitchen, Jacuzzi shower and spacious lounge equipped with HiFi, UK satellite TV/DVD ensure all home comforts can be enjoyed in a tranquil setting that gives this gite holiday unique beauty ahead of others in the region. For flexibility, single beds can be provided as an alternative to the super king size bed.
Double glazing, a log burning fire and electric radiators allow for cozy winter stays, Christmas bookings and long term rental for those who are perhaps house hunting in this idyllic region. We welcome well behaved dogs/cats and kindly ask that smoking is restricted to outside on your private terracing.
|Further details outdoors|
As part of the Domaine de Juliettte, this gite has its own private entrance, garden, and terraces, with easy access (20 paces) to the Romanesque swimming pool. The pool is sheltered in a courtyard that comprises a walled garden, fruiting trees,
climbing wisteria and smooth paving. The pool is shared, but numbers are always minimal and the tranquility/quiet is what everyone enjoys and writes in our reviews.
Beyond the pool area, the 6 acres of land that surround this holiday home provide play areas, full sized boules pitch, tree swings, open fields for playing ball games and meadow/tree sheltered areas where you could just find a hammock to while away your Dordogne dreams.
We know you'll marvel even more at the beauty of this part of France when you observe the heavens in the night skies.
The pool is equipped with lights for late night bathing,and is closed to allow cleaning prior 9:00am each day. We ask all guests with pets to be especially alert and attentive to their pet whereabouts, activity and sensitive to other visitors here.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
This region offers crystal clean air and fertile ground in which truffles, nuts and mushrooms flourish, and the local farmers breed geese and ducks to produce the world's most exquisite foie gras. The hot Summer here is perfect for the vine, where local vineyards produce globally acclaimed wines and many other regional tipples, like Vin d'Noix.
There are many places of historical interest well worth a visit. All the local Bastide towns of Eymet, Monflanquin, Castillonnes, Villereal and the simply beautiful villages of Monpazier, Issigeac (with its beautiful medieval houses and bishops palace), Pujols and Penne d'Agenais with its winding streets and the church at the summit of the hill are all within easy drive.
These Bastide towns, so characteristic of the area, were constructed by both the French and the English when this area was fought over during the 100 Years War and the towns frequently changed hands, in the case of Castillonnes having been divided down the middle for many years.
There are many interesting places for walkers and day trips. The renowned prehistoric sites of the eastern Dordogne, the famous cave paintings at Lascaux
especially, the old cave dwellings including Roc St Christophe and many caves with wall paintings, etc. There are also the very pretty towns of Sarlat, Domme set on top of the hills, Roc Gageac on a cliff beside the river and the castles of Beynac and Biron.
Ample for 2 to 4 people, this light and spacious cottage is an ideal self-catering home from which to enjoy the tranquil and peaceful grounds of Domaine de Juliette; close to all attractions and amenities and a perfect base to explore the delights of the Dordogne. A perfect romantic setting for couples, or an ideal location for any family or small group wishing to explore the rich and varied activities available in the area. We also welcome pets, where our situation here far from any traffic and immense grounds lends itself for being a wonderful environment for dogs too.
The surrounding grounds comprise of 6.5 acres of open fields, meadow, lush landscaped gardens for you to explore and find a shady spot to relax in during your stay. There is an 11m x 6 m Romanesque style swimming pool set within a walled garden and loungers are provided to while away the hours under your own walnut tree. Figs, plums, and cherries are just some of the fruit trees you can sample and enjoy for breakfast or supper - dining al fresco on your veranda. A BBQ,full sized boules pitch, table tennis, 2 guest bikes, and badminton court are at your disposal or take a stroll direct from your door - not a main road in sight or ear shot!!
This really is a truly perfect environment to re-charge those batteries, discover quiet moments, doze in a hammock, let your children loose to explore and venture, and indulge in the French pace of life.
The night skies here are also so terrific, with the discovery of shooting stars, glow worms and utter silence being yet another joy to enjoy from a stay at Domaine de Juliette.
Lastly, you can find reviews of Domaine de Juliette on Tripadvisor too, where we have been number 1 for over 2 years for our area.
One of the most popular villages in the area is Eymet, just 2Km from us, making us a perfect location for enjoying this beautiful historic Bastide village.
As well as having some of the best restaurants in the area, Eymet hosts the famous night-time market throughout the months of July and August, along with the traditional market on every Thursday.
In fact there are markets for every day of the week spanning across all the local villages, each boasting their own specialities of fresh produce, wines, cheeses or traditional art. During the summer months there are local festivals and fetes galore for you to enjoy or take the time toexplore the exquisite chateaux of the area.
There are several golf courses ranging from 10 minutes to 60 minutes drive away, which include the famous French course at Chateau Vigier.
The Dropt, Dordogne and the Vizhre rivers offer either tranquil, or exciting canoeing and boating, with excellent fishing points in all directions.
There are masses of tracks for walking and cycling, and horse riding stables can be found locally at Sadillac.
Interesting places for walkers and day trips include The prehistoric sites of the eastern Dordogne, the famous cave paintings at Lascaux, the old cave dwellings including Roc St Christophe and many caves with wall paintings, etc. There are also the very pretty towns of Sarlat, Domme set on top of the hills, Roc Gageac on a cliff beside the river and the castles of Beynac and Biron.
Finally, the small wine growing town of St Emilion on the road to Bordeaux is not to be missed.
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28 Jun 2014
"An oasis in the Dordogne"
Domaine de Juliette is a beautiful haven in 6 acres of stunning countryside in the heart of the Dordogne. This was my first holiday with my dog and never before have I seen Barley so happy, running t… More
28 Aug 2013
"A place to return to"
I have felt compelled to add a review for Gite de Capulet, in spite of not having done this before. It is out third visit and we have just spent a week in Capulet and a preceding week in the studio. P… More
18 Aug 2013
It's unfortunate when you book somewhere and you're disappointed with it when you see it. Much more so when it's for your holiday rather than business. I'm often delighted with my … More
Unbelievably rude guests!
They were clearly dismayed before they even reached the front door of Capulet, these guests were never going to enjoy a rural 18th century gite holiday with complementary wine, fresh cut flowers, beamed ceilings and unspoilt views, without a mini-bar or iron-press in sight.
After their introductory tour, I left them to unpack and returned to check all was well, in case their frosty response to my greeting was just a result of their long drive.
Instead, I was bombarded with 'certainly not what we expected', insults of the kitchen, bathroom, immense disappointment, and I immediately recognised their issues were things I could not address, since they seemed to expect a 5 star city break, Hilton, not gite type of luxury.
I generously offered a refund, which they accepted and it was in their account before mid-night, allowing them to leave/find something they did like and still enjoy a holiday in the morning. Disgusted now to read their review, which is full of inaccurate facts and nonsense, clearly written by a professional TP contributor well practised in leaving a trail of grievance with her 100 ratings showing more than 10% terrible/poorly graded trips, and prompted to turn on me because they simply couldn't find anything that suited them.
Please just read the other reviews for some balanced opinions from genuine guests that stayed for a week or more, rather than these who stayed just 14 hours.
7 Aug 2013
"Can't wait to return"
Having just spent a memorable week ( with husband and springer spaniel ... Ellie) at Gites du Capulet, we moved north as the Gite was fully booked for our second week( am not surprised!). The accomodation was exceptionally spacious, well resourced and perfect for everything we needed. The bed was large and very comfortable, with doors that opened onto a patio overlooking the open fields. The spacious lounge had a long verandah which was perfect for relaxing and eating in the long evening sunshine! The pool was especially pleasing to cool down or swim ( left that to the husband). The gardens, which were full of fruit trees and beautiful flowers, were spacious and full of different nooks and crannies where you could sunbathe in peace or snooze in the shade! Denise and Brian ... our hosts.... were so friendly, they made our stay really relaxing and gave us loads of tips on where to go and which restaurants to choose! The area was full of wildlife including red squirrels, red deer and red kites! There were lots of quaint villages to visit ... we loved Eymet....as we meandered through the valleys. A great week, an excellent choice of accomodation. Can't wait to visit again!
22 Jul 2013
"Good location, adequate gite, lovely owners"
We stayed here last week and had a lovely time. The owners are very helpful and their terrace is facing the Gite de Capulet so you can't miss each other, but if you don't want to be overlooked, we found a private quiet spot in the side garden. The pool is shared by the owners and other larger gite so there is some noise from the pool but wasn't really a problem. The gite was perfectly adequate and the bed was one of the biggest most comfortable we have ever slept in. Good location for exploring.
5 Nov 2012
We stayed here for 3 nights in mid October. The gite is perfectly situated in a lovely part of France with vineyards and fields all around it. We were the only people on site during the time we stayed… More
1 Jul 2012
"It doesn't get much better than this!"
The perfect hideaway location with the peace and quiet of the French countryside on your doorstep. Typical French lifestyle experience with all the trappings of modern living. The pool was glorious!… More
28 Jun 2012
"Pool, bikes, sun, Eymet and unspoilt countryside"
Located in farmland a couple of miles from the picturesque old town of Eymet, the gite was very adequate for our two weeks. The first night was quite cold but we asked the lady managing the gite for … More
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