Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
A perfect holiday cottage, with modern facilities and a warm welcome! Les Tourtereaux is a 18th century farmhouse renovated to provide all modern comforts,whilst retaining the original rural character Ample for 4 to 7 people, this spacious rental home is an ideal self-catering home to enjoy the tranquil and peaceful grounds of domaine De Juliette, close to all attractions and amenities.
Set around a Romanesque pool and walled garden, the surrounding private 7 acres provide additional open fields, meadow, lush landscaped gardens and tranquil havens with superb views.
If you're tired of relaxing in the hammock, then enjoy boules on the full sized pitch, try badminton or you're welcome to freely take one of our bikes out to explore further a field. Swings, climbing frames and ball games are also available, so there is plenty of fun for all the family.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 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, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|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, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
The master bedroom is simply vast, with a four poster bed, restored fire place, its own doorway to a large verandah and decorated to a high standard. Ample space here for a cot or additional single bed that we can both provide upon request.
The second bedroom includes a double bed and seperate single bed, with its own entrance to another terrace leading to the walled garden around the Romanesque simming pool.
There is a further optional 3rd bedroom as part of a studio gite, which is again vast, but in addition to the double bed has its own kitchen area, TV/DVD, bathroom with additional shower and separate bath and again its own terrace and private views. Please enquire to request pricing for this additional studio gite, which is connected to the main Les Tourtereaux by a connecting corridor.
This extended farmhouse gite is then ideal for large groups or families, perfect for extended families where a couple could be independent in their own studio suite in the third bedroom, but at the same time be part of the group when jointly dining alfresco on the largest terrace across the front of the gite. Alternatively, it is perfect for smaller families and is well equipped with all the home from home comforts with easy access to the pool area and the private dining area with its own open views across farmland and valleys.
The tranquility and beauty of the nature all around Domaine de Juliette here is why so many choose to return and repeat their holidays here. Ask for a copy of our guest book to see comments of others!!
|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.
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.
The pool is equipped with lights for late night bathing, and we do ask for daily access between 07:00 and 09:00 for pool cleaning/maintenance. We ask all pets to be kept close to the gite and away from the pool area.
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.
The local historic village Eymet is just a 20 minutes walk away or 2Km by car and hosts in July and August the famous night time market. Flower, music, food and wine festivals are ample throughout the summer across all the local neighbouring villages, with a range of activities for groups for all ages in the family within 30 minutes drive.
Bergerac is the nearest largest town, being 25 minutes drive away and has a bowling alley, cinema, go karting and of course cruises and canoe trips along the Dordogne.
The local lakes just 15 minutes drive away have boating, high dive boards, beaches and sport games for all the family, and there are least 2 horse riding stables within 15 minutes drive of our doorstep.
We freely lend our canoe with a soft-easy fit roof rack for you to take out for the day. Ideal for planning a picnic along the local river Dropt and having a fun splash in the canoe with the children.
There are several golf courses ranging from 10 minutes to 60 minutes drive away, which include the famous French course at Chateau Vigier.
Alternatively, cycling from the door step is ideal, with traffic free roads in every direction, fields of sun flowers, corn and vineyards and the sight of such a vast range of birds to enjoy from the saddle . Two guest bikes are freely available for you to use on your holiday here.
Even the night skies are a marvel here, and we even provide a telescope for those perfect clear nights to be fully appreciated.
Spotting your first glow worm in late evening, or enjoying the marvels of the milky way, shooting stars and the perfect night skies are often the lasting memories taken away after a satisfied holiday here at Domaine de Juliette.
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19 Aug 2013
"Quite French haven with wonderful hosts and surrounded by beautiful countryside"
We had two weeks at the end of July/start of Aug. We expected to be poolside, but the garden was the big draw: A hammock in the shade, lots of space and a view to die for. To top it all it sits at the… More
17 Aug 2013
"Perfect place to soak up sun and relax in peaceful surroundings"
V picturesque setting, gorgeous gardens and great vistas. Charming gite and gracious hosts. The area is full of lovely places to visit, near fantastic wine country, medieval villages. Perfect area for relaxed holiday.
4 Aug 2013
"Perfect, relaxing getaway"
On arrival we were warmly greeted by Brian and shown around. Everything was perfect, lovely views over the countryside and bright private studio Gite. After a long drive we unpacked and immediately went for a swim in the pool which is enclosed in a walled garden area, a perfect way to start our holiday. The rest of the week went by too quickly. Brian and Denise were fantastic hosts and their family and Todd, their dog, were delightful to get to know. The Gites are perfectly situated to go into Eymet if you want to eat out or go for a drink but far enough away to feel like your away from it all. We look forward to returning very soon.
27 Nov 2012
"Definitely returning! Already missing this special place."
We stayed in Les Tourtereaux for 2 weeks in October and enjoyed the most fabulous peaceful break with fabulous views right from the front door.
The gite itself is indeed rustic, 300 years old, full of character with beams, original beautiful tiles and then equipped with more accessories and items you'd typically expect in a French gite. It felt more like a farm house holiday home than just a gite to be honest.
We enjoyed some of the English TV in the gite, got through a few of the interesting books left there and indulged daily on the wonderful figs available in the garden.
Brian was always very responsive via email helping us with suggestions and great recommendations for places to visit / eat out.
With the free use of bikes, broad band and outdoor WiFi and the lovely wine they greeted us with, we thought the holiday was very worth while and we'll be definitely returning with friends to make more use of the pool during a warmer time of year next time. The pictures don't do this place justice as the grounds are stunning and everything inside the gite is very clean and well maintained.
We also had our security deposit already in our account before we returned home, so a very efficient booking service.
28 Aug 2012
"Absolutely perfect in every way"
We booked Les Tourtereaux as we thought the pictures were nice and as soon as my wife got in touch with Brian, he was so friendly and helpful and although they couldn't accommodate us for our two… More
9 Aug 2012
"Perfect 'get away from it all' sanctuary"
We had a fabulous time here. The local scenery is simply beautiful and it was a great place to unwind and enjoy the delights of rural France. The gite was very clean and comfortable and wonderfully cool in the hot summer nights. Very well equipped kitchen which made cooking easy, and a great little supermarket five minutes away for provisions, but also a good range of cafes and bars in Eymet if we didn't want to cook. Excellent laundry facilities too which made life easy with a family! Our teenage boys found lots to do and loved the pool/darts/table tennis/boules plus english tv channels and wifi. And it was a wonderful safe environment for our dog to enjoy his holiday too. Very friendly and helpful owners who sorted out vet appointment and gave lots of good tips on where to go etc. A great spot, very peaceful but with easy access to really beautiful little towns all around the area. We are already saving to come back again!
Mark & Sam and boys plus Archie the Giant Schnauzer
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