Ma Petite Maison Francaise
About the home
Ma Petite Maison Francaise is a luxury gite nestled in the beautiful rural countryside of southwest France between the historic market towns of Brantome and Nontron. Ideally situated in the Perigord Vert, La Grange, a private 50 acre estate of parkland and woods, is the perfect rural setting for your French holiday destination.
Lovingly and beautifully restored by the present owners, the cottage is a delightful blend of sumptuous luxury and rustic character. Ma Petite Maison Francaise literally translated as ‘my little French cottage’ sits alongside the main farmhouse of La Grange which is reputed to date from the 18th century. The attention to detail, the ambiance created and sensitive approach to this property gives it a boutique hotel feel with the comfort of a real home. As there is a no children policy peace and tranquility can be assured making it the perfect holiday, honeymoon or special place to stay. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT AS THIS IS AN OLD PROPERTY, THE STAIRS ARE QUITE STEEP.
Ma Petite Maison Francaise has three pretty bedrooms sleeping six people. The spacious rooms have many original features typical of old French farm properties. Oak beams, shuttered windows and lime washed stone walls compliment the sumptuous bedding, elegant drapes and wall tapestries. French and British antiques and artworks add the final individual touch. The bedrooms comprise two doubles with en-suite plus a further double which shares one of the other bedrooms ensuite. The super king bed can be divided to make two singles if required. The bathrooms are equally lovely with big shower heads, baskets of soft towels and an assortment of bath products.
A cosy sitting room leads through to a well stocked library and television room with games, satellite, dvd and cd players. Both rooms have woodburners and logs are supplied - handy if you want to take the chill off a cool summer's evening or essential with a hot mug of chocolate chaud in the winter. The modern, light and airy kitchen/diner is fully equipped with charming country crockery, a six ring cooker, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Internet is available.
On arrival guests are offered a generous welcome pack and a specially cooked evening meal is available if required. We’ll even give you a bottle of wine to start your holiday in true French style.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool / Snooker table, 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 2 en suites|
|Furniture:||Double beds (3), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Ma Petite Maison Francaise has three pretty bedrooms sleeping six people.
The spacious rooms have many original features typical of old French farm properties. Oak beams, shuttered windows and lime washed stone walls compliment the sumptuous bedding, elegant drapes and wall tapestries. French and British antiques and artworks add the final individual touch. The bedrooms comprise, two doubles with en-suite plus a further double. The super king bed can be divided to make two singles if required. The bathrooms are equally lovely with big shower heads, baskets of soft towels and an assortment of bath products.
A cosy sitting room leads through to a well stocked library and television room with games, satellite tv with English channels, DVD and CD players and pool table. Both rooms have woodburners and logs are supplied - handy if you want to take the chill off a cool summer's evening or essential with a hot mug of chocolate chaud in the winter.
The modern, light and airy kitchen/diner is fully equipped including a six ring range style cooker, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Wifi is available.
Further details outdoors:
Tucked away into the hillside surrounded by plants and shrubs and with stunning views out over the countryside is the swimming pool. Exclusive use ensures privacy, seclusion and somewhere to really relax and unwind. The poolside terrace is an ideal place for alfresco dining.
The 50 acre extensive grounds offer homes to a variety of farm animals, including retired Police horses from the Metropolitan Police Force and Avon and Somerset Force, goats, sheep and chickens and the occasional Gloucester Old Spot pig. As a haven for wildlife, look out for deer, wild boar and badgers roaming the land and the wonderful birds of prey such as the Red Kite and Hen Harrier.
Take a stroll down by the lake, which attracts an assortment of dragonflies, frogs and visiting ducks. There are many woodland trails. Short walks and for the more serious walkers, whole day rambles without seeing a main road can be achieved.
A generous welcome pack is provided on arrival.
Exclusive use of swimming pool is available from April to October but heating is dependent on weather.
Main grounds are shared with the owners of the house but own area with table and chairs outside of property
Owners on hand to answer any questions..
* Strictly no smoking within the property.
* Property not suitable for children under 16
* Bookings are from Saturday 16.00 hrs to Saturday 11.00 hrs. Out of high season can be flexible
* Rates include gas, water, electricity and exclusive use of the swimming pool.
* Bed linen and both bathroom and pool towels are provided and included in the rates.
* Bookings can be secured by advance payment of 40% of the rent. The balance must be paid six weeks before arrival.
* Refunds will be provided for cancellations six weeks before the arrival date less 25%, which will be charged as a cancellation fee. Refunds four to six weeks before the arrival date will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee.
* No refund is available for cancellations less than four weeks before arrival.
The Aquitaine / Dordogne / Dordogne region
The Perigord Limousin Natural Park is the perfect location to discover the regions chateaux, prehistoric caves, vignobles and gastronomy.
The Périgord is divided into four regions, the Périgord Noir (Black), the Périgord Blanc (White), the Périgord Vert (Green) and the Périgord Pourpre (Purple). The area is noted for its cuisine, more particularly its products related to ducks and geese, such as foie gras. It is one of the truffle areas of France, historically the most famous. Périgourdine wines include the famed Bergerac (red and white) and Monbazillac. With its spectacular rolling scenery, the Dordogne is a wonderful place for a holiday
With thousands of historic castles, châteaux and tourist attractions, including the world famous caves at Lascaux and similar amazing caves at Villars, 10 minutes away.
The wine country of Bordeaux is two hours away and the beaches of Aquitaine are also within reach.
The Brantome / St Pancrace area
Ma Petite Maison Francaise is ideally located for discovering this beautiful region of southwest France. You will find La Grange at the end of a country lane just outside the village of St Pancrace and only ten minutes drive (9.6km) from Brantome.
Brantome is a picturesque, medieval town completely encircled by the river Dronne. Visitors to the town are captivated by its beauty, history and architecture. The Benedictine Abbey built by Charlemagne in 769 and the Church of St Peter with its cloisters dating from the 15thC, are well worth a visit. It is a delight to stroll through the quaint cobbled streets filled with boutiques and shops and dine in the many restaurants. Sip wine on a riverside terrace and watch the world go by, especially on a Friday, when it is market. The river is calm and gentle at this point, covered with lilies, and sheltered by weeping willows. A walk along the edge of the river ending with a picnic in the gardens is a favourite with locals and tourists alike. Enjoy a leisurely boat trip or follow one of the trails through the surrounding wooded hillscape. Canoes can be hired at Brantome for a relaxing glide along the river (a favourite with adults and children).
Perigueux, the capital city of the Dordogne, has Roman and medieval remains, lots of town centre shops great restaurants and a daily food market.
St Jean de Cole, one of the most beautiful villages in France has a yearly plant and flower festival in May.
Bourdeilles has a medieval and Renaissance chateau.
Villars is famous for its abbey and prehistoric caves.
Hautefort's chateau is the most impressive in the Dordogne.
Sorges has an interesting truffle museum.
Jumilhac Le Grande with its fairytale chateau offers a lovely photo opportunity.
St Emilion and Bordeaux, if you don't mind a drive, offer wine tasting and vineyard tours. If you fancy stocking up your wine supply you will be spoilt for choice and have experts on hand to advise.
Charente's vineyards produce some of the world's finest Cognac with Hennessey, Martel and Courvoisier offering guided tours.
How to get there
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Ryanair and Flybe fly to Limoges and Bergerac
Easy Jet and British Airways fly to Bordeaux
Car hire can be found at all airports or via the airlines themselves
Eurotunnel: 745 km
Ferries from: Caen (545km), St Malo (575km), Le Havre (635km), Dieppe (635km), Cherbourg (665km), Roscoff (672km)
Euro Star to Paris, 2 hours 30 minutes then use TGV to Angouleme approx 2 hours 30 minutes
Activities near Brantome
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
03 Sep 2012
We stayed here with friends for a week in Aug. The holiday was everything we were looking for, a beautiful cottage with large private pool not too far from a town.
Alison and Roland make your stay so relaxing, everything has been thought of in the cottage, its is beautifully decorated and spacious. A huge selection of DVDs if you do venture indoors !?, pool table, sky TV.. and a small libray of books. Outside the pool was bigger than we were expecting, and feels very private from the main house. If you love animals you MUST come here. 12 horses, 5 dogs, sheep, chickens and goats. All very friendly and only added to our holiday experience.
01 Sep 2012
Lovely renovated farmhouse with full, modern amenities (especially the bathrooms and kitchen) set in 25 acres of pasture and 25 acres of woodland with swimming pool having exceptional views. We fell... more
23 Aug 2012
I have used Tripadvisor for a few years now but I have never felt so compelled before now to actually write a review myself. From the minute we arrived at the cottage and were greeted by Alison and... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|6 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||13 Jul 13||£ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|13 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 13||14 Sep 13||£ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|14 Sep 13||2 Nov 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
We offer a pick up service from the airports, but please be aware that this a rural property and a car is advisable as nearest shops are a 10 minute drive away.
We will accept payment by cheque or bank transfer in GBP
For anybody booking in 2013 that stayed with us 2012 we will offer that same week at the 2012 prices.Enquire now
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