Le Chai Gite *****
Gite | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This gite has been awarded 5 star luxury by the French authorities, a much coveted award guaranteeing excellence and 4 Cles from CleVacance.
This 400 year old former wine store 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 English freeview 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 WIFI and ADSL internet access. Le Chai'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 an American 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 Le Chai and L'Ecurie gite, next door.
The bedrooms and bathrooms are located on the 1st floor. There are two master double-bedded rooms, both 4-posters and showers ensuite. The two twin rooms share a bathroom, 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.
Discounted rates are available for lower occupancy.
Weekend rates are available in Low Season only.
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 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bordeaux, Bergerac or Limoges, Nearest railway: Thiviers, Perigueux|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|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.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
La Domaine de Trepart is situated in the heart of truffle country, you can visit Sorges, the "Capitale de la Truffe" 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.
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.
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.
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10 Sep 2012
"Beautifully appointed Gites, fabulous hosts, perfect setting!"
Definitely recommend....well appointed, comfortable and spacious . Amanda and Giles were the perfect hosts. They made our holiday with their wonderful hospitality, lovely family and great setting.
We all agreed after our stay that this has been the best Gite we have stayed in, in all the years we have been to France.
With all the fabulous towns, villages and waterways, there a lot to appeal to any visitor to the area.
We would love to return and would not hesitate to recommend.
Thank you so much for such kind words, we're so glad you had a great holiday in Le Chai, looking forward to seeing you again.
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