A 3 bed cottage in a small hamlet of 5 houses right on the banks of the river Dordogne. There is no though traffic apart from the occasional bike or tractor!
It has a kitchen/diner with wood burning stove, two living rooms and a shower room/WC on the ground floor. Upstairs two double bedrooms overlook the river with a large bedroom (twin beds) overlooking the garden at the back. Whilst not a deluxe, hi-tech renovation the cottage is fully furnished and equipped. WiFi is available in the cottage. .
Woodburning stove in kitchen / electric radiators elsewhere. Room fans provided in summer.
Use of the (heated) pool is exclusive to holidaymakers from 09.00 to 18.00 daily - evenings by arrangement.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Atlantic coast 120 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 30 km, Nearest railway: Velines 4 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors|
The garden is approx half an acre of grass and woodland, about 50% of which is securely fenced.
The swimming pool is behind the owner's cottage next door and shared with that property. It is 5 x 11 metres / uniform 1.4 m deep and has an electrically operated security shutter. HOLIDAY MAKERS HAVE EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE POOL FROM 09.00 to 18.00 and evening use by arrangement. The pool is heated to 28C (if necessary) in season - May to September.
The staircase is quite steep and narrow. The garden is only partly fenced and thus, being on the edge of the river, may not be suitable for young children (or unruly dogs!). Woodburning stove in kitchen / electric radiators elsewhere.
The Dordogne has hot but not oppressive summers, spring and autumn tend to be balmy and pleasant. Winters are obviously colder but with blue skies and sunshine - it is often possible to eat lunch outside in February and March!
The region has a colourful and interesting history - prehistoric cave paintings, Roman villas and mosaics, mediaeval towns and castles. The 100 years war was fought throughout the area with "bastide" towns changing hands between the English and French on a regular basis.
Bordeaux (one hour away) is an elegant town - lovely shops, good restaurants and many interesting buildings and museums. It is serviced by a very good tram service with the "park and ride" system making getting in quick and stressless.
Castillon La Bataille (15 mins) is where the decisive battle took place to end the hundred year war. The town stages a "son & lumiere" re-enactment of the battle on several evenings during late July & early August each year. A cast of hundreds including dozens of horses, a couple of oxen and a pig!
St Emillion, world famous for it's wines, is only 30 minutes away. It is a UNESCO Heritage site, classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. It has narrow cobbled streets, a wide selection of restaurants, and of course lots of wine tasting opportunities.
Ste. Foy la Grande is a typical French market town - the market on Saturday mornings is reputed to be one of the best in the area. It is possible to take boat trips up the river from here.
Throughout the summer most villages have "brocante" fairs, night markets, firework displays and communal evenings with food, wine, music and dancing.