LA MAISON D'AMIS
About the home
LA MAISON D'AMIS is a comfortable and private cottage on an estate which is one of the most tranquil in the Dordogne, offering walks the woods on the estate, fishing and swimming in the pool. Stabling for horses.
It is a perfect base for exploring the many attractions of the area, and within easy reach of the many good restaurants and shops in Brantome, Nontron and Perigueux.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||DVD player, Boat available for guest use|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||TV, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|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 (heated), Shared garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake / river|
Further details indoors:
ON GROUND FLOOR.
COMFORTABLE LARGE LIVING/DINING ROOM WITH KITCHEN FACILITIES . WOOD BURNING STOVE FOR WINTER.
ON FIRST FLOOR
TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS WITH TWO BATHROOMS, ONE ENSUITE HAVING BOTH SHOWER AND BATH.
LARGE BUILT-IN WARDROBES.
Further details outdoors:
Stabling and grazing for horses. Bring your own horse and enjoy the rides/trails on the estate and in the surrounding countryside. Please enquire for details and rates.
SORRY, NO CHILDREN UNDER 10
Refundable breakages deposit of £150 required on arrival, to be refunded within two weeks of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
20% of rental fee due on booking.
Balance payable not less than two weeks before start date of holiday.
The Aquitaine / Dordogne / Dordogne region
ACQUITAINE is a fascinating region and the Dordogne perhaps the most interesting part of it.
Both the Dordogne itself as well as the Bordeaux region are home to many fine wine making chateaux, which can be visited and wines sampled!
The area is full of historic sites and buildings to visit - perhaps the most famous is the caves at Lascaux. There are also fascinating caves at Villars, only 10km from La Maison d'Amis. Most of the important chateaux can be visited.
In the summer especially there are numerous concerts and similar events. Perigueux has a world renowned festival of mime each year.
The Dordogne is famed for good eating with a large chouce of restaurants within easy driving distance. Specialities include foie gras and duck, mushrooms ( cepes ) and traditional local recipes.
The Brantome area
The Brantome area
Brantome, the Venice of the Dordogne is the perfect town to have on your doorstep. It has all the practical features like supermarkets, banks, tourist office, post office but is also simply a wonderfully beautiful town to potter about. Whether you want to rent a canoe and enjoy the views from the river, or sit drinking coffee and people-watch, or go on a boat ride and visit the bell tower.. there really is lots to do.
There are activities for the more energetic such as canoing, tennis, a play ground and park, horseriding.. and the bustling Friday market is a must!
There are also two superb lakes close by.. with a fantastic beach, swimming platforms, canoeing, water skiing.. picnic areas and walks.. perfect for all the family!
How to get there
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FLY to Limoges( one hour by car) or Bergerac (one and a quarter hours by car).
There are regular RYANAIR or FLYBE flights all year round to both airports, where a hire car can be picked up.
DRIVE - from the Channel ports to drive to the property takes between 6 and 9 hours, mostly motorway.
TRAIN - From London by Eurostar to Lille and then TGV High Speed Train to Angouleme. Pick up hire car in Angouleme ( one hour by road to the property.
Activities near Brantome
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
09 Aug 2012
We stayed here for two weeks, myself, husband and daughter of ten. We were warmly welcomed on arrival late at night. The owners were very helpful and friendly and ensured that we had everything that we needed for a comfortable stay.
The photographs do not really reflect the charm of this house, especially its location. The house is part of an old farmhouse associated with a nearby chateau, now ruined. The grounds are extensive with beautiful trees, a lake, lovely paths for walking and plenty interesting wildlife.
The interior is very cool in warm weather. There is a comfortable living/dining room with television, sky box and DVD player. WiFi is not provided, however, we were able to connect from the main house, however, the signal was poor. The upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious, freshly decorated and very clean and comfortable. The swimming pool has a lovely patio with deck chairs which is not reflected in the photographs. The pool is also covered which means that it is comstantly warm, the owners removed part of the cover when it got very hot and this was very refreshing to swim in. There is a lovely grassy area with beautiful trees outside the house, the owners provided garden furniture and we spent a lot of time sitting there relaxing under a huge chestnut tree.
The beautiful town of Brantomme is about a twenty minute drive on a very pretty and scenic road, there are other small towns which are closer with all amenities available.
The only criticism I have of this house is the kitchen which is very small with only one surface area for food preparation, having said that it is sufficient for preparing simple holiday meals. Otherwise, the kitchen has everything you might need including large fridge freezer and dishwasher, plenty of crockery and cooking utensils.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this charming holiday house and especially enjoyed the beautiful and tranquil location.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter season||3 Nov 11||1 Apr 12||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring season||1 Apr 12||1 Jun 12||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer season||1 Jun 12||16 Sep 12||£ 750||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn season||16 Sep 12||4 Nov 12||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter season||4 Nov 12||31 Mar 13||£ 450||-||-||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.
All prices quoted in pounds sterling.
Securitydeposit of £150 to be paid with final payment . Refundable, less breakages or loss with two weeks of end of stay.
Payment by bank transfer or by cheque ( subject to clearance ).Book
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