About the home
This gite has been awarded 4 star luxury by the French authorities, a much coveted award guaranteeing excellence.
We are being featured on the new LITTLE ENGLAND programme on ITV1 from 22 Oct 2012, 8.00pm.
This 400 year old former stable has been lovingly restored and brought back to life. The character of exposed stonework and oak beams has been carefully integrated and retains its original features. On the ground floor, the open plan living room with a woodburner firplace, flagstone floors, fully equipped with French satelite TV, DVD player, stereo, DCs and books provides the perfect atmosphere for relaxing and unwinding after a busy day of sight-seeing. There is also internet access. L'Ecurie's rustic charm and modern amenities provide a wonderful base for exploring the Dordogne.
The open plan dining room and the fully equipped kitchen including a bosch fridge/freezer, are all spacious and furnished with great care and sensitivity providing comfortable accommodation all year-round.
You have a safe for your money and passports etc.
French doors lead onto a fenced raised terrace with direct access to the riverbank via steps. A suntrap south-facing terrace gives direct access to the gated 10x4x1.8mtr salt pool, with sunbathing terrace and lawned garden with children's play equipment. The pool is shared between L'Ecurie and Le Chai, next door.
The bedrooms and bathrooms are located on the 1st floor. There are two double-bedded rooms, one a 4-poster and shower ensuite, overlooking the back of the gite towards the river. The other shares a bathroom with the twin-bedded room, all beautifully and stylishly furnished and decorated, it oozes quality and comfort. Linen, bedding, bath towels, pool towels and traditional quilts are all provided at no extra cost. There is also a maid service available for two weekly rentals. Laundry is changed weekly. Table cloths and tea towels are also provided.
There are two outside eating areas fully equipped with chairs, tables and sun shades, ideal for sitting out with a glass of wine on those warm summer evenings. The river terrace is particularly beautiful with a view across the lawn and apple trees to the riverbank and bridge.
Fishing is available in the River Cole and rods and equipment are provided. A license can be arranged to make you legal! There is a barbeque for you to cook your catch.
There is a large parking area which includes undercover parking for up to three cars.
The gite has just everything, it is beautifully equipped. IT IS FANTASTIC.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed Property|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake / river, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
This property is let on a year-round basis, perfect for that special family event, Christmas or Easter, the gite can be decorated accordingly for you.
Further details outdoors:
Fishing - for those with a passion for fishing, the River Cole and the nearby Dronne offer good quality fishing, the Cole in particular being regularly stocked with Trout. Trepart has direct and private access to around 2km of river frontage. Rods are provided and a license can be arranged.
Canoeing - the slow flowing Cole and Dronne are ideal for canoeing for all the family. Two 3-man canoes are available for use around the Domain and several local outlets provide all equipment for longer adventures.
Golf - For the keen golfer a selection of both 9 and 18 hole courses may be found throughout the department. A first class course at Chancelade (about 18km away) and a 9 hole course at Pilac.
Walking and Cycling - developed over the last few years are extensive pedestrian and bicycle tracks for you to explore the surrounding countryside. All are clearly marked and graded according to difficulty. Adult mountain bikes are provided free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Childrens bikes are available to hire locally.
Terms and Conditions apply to all rentals, these will be provided with the Booking Form.
A 40% deposit is required to confirm your booking.
The balance payment is due not less than 8 weeks before your arrival.
A cheque for 300.00Euros is required at the same time for Damages/Extra Cleaning deposit. This cheque is either returned to you or destroyed within 2 weeks of your departure.
A heating cost of 80.00Euros per week will be charged if necessary during cold months, wood is provided for the woodburner.
If clients wish to bring a pet, a Pet Attestation must be signed by the person responsible for the pet, this will be provided by the Owners of Les Gites Trepart.
The Aquitaine / Dordogne / Dordogne region
La Domaine de Trepart is situated in the heart of truffle country, you can visit Sorges, the "Capitale de la Truffle" where there is a truffle museum and take a guided walk through the special Sorges truffle groves.
This offers a thrilling introduction to the mysteries of the truffle and it's cultivation.
The Brantome / St Pierre de Cole area
Brantome is just 10 minutes away where you will be able to dine in fine restaurants, suited to all budgets. There are many cafes, creperies and tearooms here, so it is worth strolling around, browsing at the various menus on offer before taking a seat. Friday morning is when this village comes to life with it's weekly market, a good tip is come early in order to get a good parking spot.
However it you prefer a little history then please venture a little further, perhaps to Perigueux with the largest cathedral in south western France. The Romanesque Cathedrale, St-Front was only completed in the 19th Century when the architect Paul Abadie oversaw the restoration and embellishment of the building. All around the cathedral is the old town with winding lanes dating from the 15th & 16th centuries. Follow them down to the pedestrianised Rue Limogeanne and you will find where the locals have been shopping since the Middle Ages.
The town was originally inhabited by a gaulish tribe called Petrocorri. It was the Romans however who claim the credit for developing the town into the department's prosperous capital. Today it is still a major market town, the market is on Wednesday and Saturday, when people come from all over the region to display their goods and browse for bargains. The local specialities are truffles and pies.
Bergerac is just 1 hour away and here you will have access to wonderful vineyards where you are encouraged to stop for a degustation and tour of the wine cellars. Or perhaps a little further to the Medoc area with wonderful Chateaux to visit and wines to taste. This is where you will find the famous Chateau Margaux where guided tours are arranged, this is highly recommended and should be prebooked.
How to get there
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The distance from Calais is 760km and takes about 8 hours by car. (Boulogne-Rouen-LeMains-Poitiers-Angouleme). There are a number of alternative ferry companies. We have found Sea France to be very competitive. If you are prepared for a little longer drive you can use Norfolk Line to Dunkirk instead of Calais. This is about an additional 45km but if you decide to come through Paris this is no disadvantage.
By air to Bergerac or Limoges we suggest Ryanair, they have an almost daily service from Stansted or East Midlands, they are cheap if you book ahead. Alternatively Flybe from Exeter or Southampton, or sometimes Gatwick Ryanair to Angouleme, which is nearer. Flybe fly into Edinburth from Limoges. Bergerac & Limoges are just over 1 hour drive to Les Gites Trepart. Angouleme is 50 minutes away.
Rental cars are available from a large number of rental companies at Limoges/Bergerac/Angouleme. You can book Hertz through Ryanair. Europcar and Avis are also available.
Activities near Brantome
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
04 Sep 2012
My family has just returned from 2 weeks at L'Ecurie Gite... wishing we had booked for 3 weeks and looking forward to returning soon. L'Ecurie (and the neighbouring gite) are of an excellent standard, with plenty of considerate touches (bountiful welcome pack of food and drink, quality furnishings and linen, coffee machines ... and coffee, change of linen during your stay, etc). The photos on the website don't capture just how beautiful, relaxing and well equipped a place this is.
As you enter the gite from the cobbled private driveway (shared with the sister gite) you are taken back with the size of the gite with its open plan layout downstairs and beautifully preserved beams visible in the rafters. The kitchen is well appointed with everything you need for your stay. 3 double sofas sit around a huge tv (excellent for DVDS). Expansive table and chairs for indoor dining. Upstairs are 3 very large rooms with very comfy beds :) and excellent standard of bathrooms.
Then you step out of the back door onto your secluded balcony patio (fenced off for safety) and the first thing that hits you is the beautiful sound of the river and weir, situated 200m across the lawns with trees all around. Here you will find 2 canoes providing plenty of fun for all the family.
Out the front of the property (across the driveway is the secluded and fully enclosed private pool and garden) with an abundance of loungers in shade and full sun, alongside table tennis and badminton with swings for the younger visitors (bikes are available for the older ones). A perfect place to while away the hours.
As for location, that too cannot be bettered. A short walk from the village, 10 min from Brantome and about the same from St Jean de Cole (both of which have to be visited) and within easy reach of so much more.
And then,of course, there are the Rothwells. A wonderful family who offer a genuine welcome to their guests. Thank you for making our stay so much fun.
The only problem I see in the future is that once the word is out on how good this is we wont be able to get booked in again!!!
Thank you so much for such a lovely review and such great photos too. Looking forward to seeing you at Christmas!
04 Sep 2012
We've now stayed a couple of times with Amanda & Giles & look forward to our third......hopefully next year, for longer, & possibly with our grandchildren.
Relaxed & very hospitable hosts + excellent accommodation & facilities. What more do you want! It's a charming area of France.
Thank you so much for such kind words, they're really appreciated. Looking forward to meeting the grandchildren next Summer.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Very High Season||18 Aug 12||1 Sep 12||£ 1600||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||1 Sep 12||23 Dec 12||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|Xmas New Year||23 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season 2013||5 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||30 Mar 13||11 May 13||£ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||11 May 13||25 May 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||25 May 13||6 Jul 13||£ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid High Season||6 Jul 13||27 Jul 13||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|Very High Season||27 Jul 13||7 Sep 13||£ 1600||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||7 Sep 13||21 Dec 13||£ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|Xmas & New Year 2013||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Please note a heating charge of 80.00Euros will be applied when necessary, wood will be provided at cost price.
2 night stay - 400.00Euros
3 night stay - 500.00Euros
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