About the home
L' Albizia is named after the beautiful silk tree on the ground behind the gites. A bright and spacious lounge offers a large 3-seater rattan sofa with luxury cushions as well as a settee which turns into a sofa bed. Colour TV with over 100 satellite channels; DVD player; book cases with books and ornaments. Lovely table and floor lamps create a warm and beautiful ambience in this living area with stone walls and exposed beams.
The dinning area has an oval table with seating for 6 persons.
The gite has its separate entrance on the side of the building and a private and sun trench terrace with marvellous views. Ideal for al-fresco dinning and sharing precious moments with your family or friends with a nice glass of wine. You can admire the gorgeous stars in those warm summer nights and several of the guests had spotted shooting stars across the sky.
Brand new pool liner for the season of 2012.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Arcachon, 60km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||TV, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The gite had been re-decorated throughout for the season of 2011.
The living, dinning and kitchen areas are all open plan.
The fitted well-equipped kitchen has a electric hob, microwave, oven & grill, fridge with freezer, cafetéria, new sauce and frying pans as well as a washing machine.
There is a downstairs toilet with wash basin and an enclosed shower. The 2 bedrooms and bathroom with new shower attachment and shower curtain are upstairs.
Brand new bed linen and towels are provided in all the bedrooms.
The double bedroom has a built in wardrobe, bedside cabinets with table lamps and a chest of drawer.
The twin bedroom can sleep 3 persons. It has 2 single beds and each has it owns bedside cabinet with table lamp on it. One of the single beds opens up as a double bed. There is also a wardrobe and a chest of drawer. Both bedrooms feature exposed beams and stone walls.
Further details outdoors:
The terrace is planted with lavenders and marigolds.
There are outdoors furniture, sun loungers and parasol.
The property has generous gardens, lawns, meadow & woodland. Guests are welcome to wander around, play badminton, boules and foot ball.
The huge walnut tree provides welcome shading in the summer, to read, unwind and admire the marvellous views and surrounds. At midday and seven in the evening, you will hear church bells floating gently across the hills from the distant village.
Private driveway access to the gites, with ample parking space for cars.
The twin bedroom in L'Albizia has 3 single beds. A supplement is payable for an extra person other than 4 staying in this gite. Please ask the owners when making the enquiry for your booking.
The weekly letting periods are from Saturday to Saturday. The rental period commences at 4 pm on the first day and finishes at 10 am on the last day. A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total rent is required upon booking. A security deposit of £300 or 400 Euro is payable with the balance of the rent, due 8 weeks before the start of the rental period.
The rent is inclusive of water, electricity, linen and towels and tea towel.
Discount is offered for couple occupancy during the months of April, May, June, September and October.
Please refer to rental rates for 2 people.
Outside the months of July and August, the minimum length of stay is 3 nights. There is a cleaning charge of £50 or 55 euros for less than a week's stay.
Free Wi Fi access available.
Guests are requested to arrive if possible between 4 and 6 p.m.
If you would like any provisions to be bought for your arrival, the owners are happy to do so and the cost will be deducted from the security deposit at the end of your stay.
In the interest of safety and the comfort of the subsequent guests, guests are requested to refrain from smoking inside the gite.
The Aquitaine / Dordogne / Dordogne region
Dordogne is one of the most beautiful and popular destinations in France.
The region is renowned for its diversity of landscapes, the richness of its cuisine and a wealth of activities on offer to visitors. It is steeped in history and culture with prehistoric caves, bastide towns, churches, gardens, castles and medieval villages. Your will enjoy wandering through the famous towns and villages such Sarlat, Domme, La Roque-Gageac and Bergerac with the twisted back streets and ancient buildings; discovering their heritage of bygone ages as well as shopping in the French markets.
The Dordogne river is enchanting. Take a boat ride on one of those old barges and glide past some of Perigord's most beautiful sights. It is great for those who like activities in the open air, such as canoeing, rafting, fishing and swimming. Hot air ballooning is another adventure which is popular, visitors can admire the stunning landscapes and beautiful sites from above.
The climate is hot in the summer and warm in the Spring and Autumn season.
The Bergerac area
Bergerac is a lovely town which offers all the amenities. The old town has wonderful timber buildings, narrow streets and a statue of Cyrano de Bergerac. You can embark on a barge tour on the river Dordogne, at the Maison du Vines sample the sumptuous local wines and the adjacent cloister holds free evening concerts in the summer months. Saturday and Wednesdays are market days in Bergerac. You will find seasonal local produces such as strawberries, honey, vegetables, walnuts, truffles, free range meats and chicken and lovely fresh baked breads in abundant.
In our area, there are many jazz concerts throughout the year and they are often held in château and vineyards. A pre-concert dinner is sometimes on offer at a very reasonable price.
InJuly and August , the 'night markets' in various villages are a great favourite of the locals and tourists alike where one could enjoy the delights of the local cuisine outdoors in the warm summer evenings with music and sometimes dance and often end with fire works towards midnight.
It is an ideal place to discover and 'déguster' the wines of Bergerac, Perchament & Mobazillac, the vineyards are just a short drive from the gites. Other famous châteaux in St Emilion, Pomerol and Bordeaux are also within easy reach.
The area has many restaurants offering local gastronomy with such mouth watering cuisine like confit de canard and foie gras. There is a Michelin starred restaurant just 20 minutes away from the gites.
For those who like walking or cycling, the gorgeous countryside is at the doorstep of La Petite Devinie.
There is a riding school 15 minutes away and golf courses are about 1/2 hour drive.
How to get there
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La Petite Devinie is conveniently located just 20 kilometres away (20 minutes drive) from Bergerac airport. Ryanair, Flybe and BMI operate flights from numerous UK airports.
www.ryanair.com; www.flybe.com; www.bmibaby.com
Bordeaux airport is one hour thirty minutes away by car, it is served by British Airways, EasyJet and Air France from the UK and has flights from European cities and international connections via Paris.
The nearest train station is in Bergerac with frequent services to Libourne and Bordeaux with connections to the French TGV network offering direct services to Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Ferries port Dieppe takes approximate 8 hours drive and Calais, 10 hours.
Several international car hire companies are located just outside the airport main building.
Activities near Bergerac
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
12 Sep 2012
The setting was rural and very ideallic. The first few days were simply spent lazing around the pool. The care and attention lavished on the pool and the large garden was most amazing. I have never... more
06 Jul 2012
WiFi not reliable indoors but fine on the patio.
Pool very clean,
Interesting hosts with invaluable local knowledge to make the most of your holiday
19 Jun 2012
stayed between 5th and 12th may 2012,
it is in a lov weely setting and very convenient for all the attractions of the dordogne.
the gite was very comfotable and well equipped to a high standard and there is also
a lovely pool.
isabel and rowan were very helpful and knowledgeable about the local area and we
would highly recommend this location.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|6 Apr 13||27 Apr 13||£ 350||£ 70||£ 70||3 Nights|
|27 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 390||£ 80||£ 80||3 Nights|
|1 Jun 13||28 Jun 13||£ 490||£ 90||£ 90||3 Nights|
|31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 490||£ 90||£ 90||3 Nights|
|28 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 390||£ 80||£ 80||3 Nights|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|6 Apr 13||27 Apr 13||£ 400||£ 70||£ 70||3 Nights|
|27 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 490||£ 80||£ 80||3 Nights|
|1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 590||£ 90||£ 90||3 Nights|
|29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 825||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 590||£ 90||£ 90||3 Nights|
|28 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 470||£ 80||£ 80||3 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Rental rates include water, electricity, linen, towels, tea towel and the tourist tax ( Taxes de Sejour). Large Pool towels are available for hire at €10 per week.
A non refundable deposit of 25% is required with the booking form. The balance of the rent together with
the security deposit of £300 or 400 euros are payable 8 weeks prior to the retnal period by bank transfer in GBP or Euros.
3.5% will be added to payment made through Paypal from abroad.
Outside the months of July and August, the minimum length of stay is 3 nights. There is a cleaning supplement of £50 or 55 euros for less than a full week's stay.
A small heating charge may apply for the Winter months from November to March.Book
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