Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This secluded cottage is set at the end of a small track with no passing traffic in the beautiful Dordogne countryside. Take a relaxing holiday in a villa with your own private pool in this delightful part of France.
The cottage is totally private, and birds and wildlife abound in the natural woodland. The garden has a variety of trees providing plenty of shade for those hot summer afternoons. This traditional stone farmhouse has been tastefully restored to retain its original charm yet provide modern comforts and amenities, with a 10m x 5m swimming pool. Despite the restful setting, you are only 3Km from the historic village of Bourdeilles with its 11th Century Chateau, and 15km from the picturesque town of Brantôme. Relax in this beautiful setting in the rolling Dordogne countryside. Enjoy the top class food at local restaurants, canoe down the River Dronne, or visit the many interesting attractions and picturesque villages.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges 90 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme 55 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The house is approximately 250 years old, and has been restored and equipped to a high standard with all modern conveniences, whilst retaining a rustic country farmhouse feeling with it's old beams, exposed stone walls, wooden floors and kitchen with local quarry tiles.
Large sitting room, triple aspect, large fireplace with a wood-burning stove. Exposed stone with original alcoves and beamed ceiling.
Large kitchen, also triple aspect with a quarry tiled floor. The kitchen is very well equipped and has a large farmhouse table. From the dining area there are double doors to the patio and garden. There is ample garden furniture for barbeques.
The cloakroom has a washbasin, WC and a full size automatic washing machine.
There is a wooden staircase to the first floor with three bedrooms and bathroom leading off. The main bedroom has a double bed, and also has separate access to the bathroom. Bedroom two has one double and one single bed. Bedroom three has twin beds.
The large bathroom has a washbasin, toilet and bath with shower over.
Travel cot available on request.
Gas oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge with freezing compartment, English satellite TV (free channels only), telephone, parking for about 3 cars, barbecue, garden furniture, 4 sun loungers. Swimming pool - 10m x 5m, with paving and patio area around pool.
In the kitchen, there is a computer with internet and wifi access. However, for technical reasons, we cannot guarantee that this will be working at all times, and does not form a contractual part of the rental.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a sunny patio to the side of the house, with shade from an apple tree. The garden slopes down to attractive woods, and in the centre is the 10m x 5m swimming pool, built and maintained to a high standard. The pool is alarmed for the safety of children.
The garden is totally private, and birds and wildlife abound in the natural woodland. A variety of trees provide plenty of shade.
An open sided barn to one side of the house is used to shelter the car and as a wood store, and there is ample garden furniture for barbeques or relaxing by the pool.
The surrounding countryside is green and attractive, with rolling hills. and many delightful walks from the door. It is also wonderful cycling country and four mountain bikes are available for rental at £10 per week each. Suitable teenage to adult.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The Dordogne region is known for its chateaux (there are said to be 1001 chateaux in the Dordogne), its medieval villages and the beautiful countryside and scenery, as well as the warm and pleasant climate...and the great produce available from the Dordogne markets. The Dordogne River and the various other rivers, including the Dronne, are also a major attraction for visitors to the region.
The Dordogne is one of the most beautiful and popular destinations in the country. Visit this beautiful region of France and discover the chateaux, beautiful medieval towns and villages, unspoiled countryside and prehistoric caves - just some of the many reasons why the region attracts visitors.
There are many 'famous sights' in the Dordogne, including: Lascaux caves; Marqueyssac gardens; medieval Sarlat; Chateau Castelnaud; prehistoric caves, etc. Yet it is the places that you visit outside these 'hot-spots' that will stay longest in your memory - the scenery, the peace, the coffee in a small cafe, the picnic next to a stream. The Dordogne is beautiful in the same way as the Cotswolds or Tuscany are beautiful - the way it simply makes you want to stay forever enjoying the quiet, the countryside, the scenery...
Some of the best known highlights include the caves at Lascaux, Padirac, Villars, etc; the Marqueyssac gardens and canoeing the many rivers, with the most popular towns and villages including Bergerac / Brantome / Excideuil / La Roque-Gageac / Le Bugue / Riberac / Rocamadour / Sarlat.
Les Chauses is ideally located for discovering this beautiful region of southwest France. You will find on the edge of a small hamlet, just 5 minutes from Bourdeilles and only fifteen minutes drive from Brantome.
Bourdeilles is located in a picturesque setting on the river Dronne, and has a medieval and Renaissance chateau, fine restaurants and shops including a boulangerie. Canoes can be hired at Bourdeilles for a relaxing glide along the river (a favourite with adults and children).
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 day. 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 hills.
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.
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.
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29 Jul 2013
"Charming and spacious property in private setting"
We had a most enjoyable week in this charming property in a very private setting. There was plenty of space both outside and in with all the essentials for a great family holiday. The pool was a very … More
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