Riverview is a stone built cottage situated on the banks of the river Dordogne with a large back garden that extends down to the river. The rear of the cottage is ideal for relaxing and sitting out with a glass of wine enjoying the tranquil setting and the patio area and BBQ are perfect for a leisurely meal with friends and family on those warm, still summer nights. There is plenty of garden front and rear for games and the solar heated pool is centrally placed above ground. Lockable steps improve safety for young children however the pool is large enough for a cooling dip in the long hot summer days. The front patio with sun beds and shades provides somewhere to relax whilst those young at heart swim or play with outdoor games provided.
Indoors we are continually improving our facilities.. recently we have added a toilet/ cloakroom upstairs. As this is our second home Riverview is furnished with all the equipment and comforts you could possibly need.
Our home provides the perfect accommodation for families and/or friends to relax in a typical French village environment but close enough to local shops and within easy driving access to Bergerac (10 mins) and many other tourist attractions.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Arcachon 80 km|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac is the nearest and only 15 mins away., Nearest railway: Gardonne, only 15 mins walk from Riverview. (Borde|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users|
The Dordogne region is very popular as a holiday destination as the climate is mild, with long hot summer days. Although the nearest coast is 60 miles away there a wonderful clean rivers throughout the region for all water sports. Fishing throughout the region is varied and excellent and available with the purchase of a regional licence and canoeing in summer is perfect with the rivers of Dordogne and Vezere both shallow and slow flowing, ideal for beginners.
The scenery is diverse ranging from dramatic rock faces with small villages perched on the rocks such as La Roque - Gageac on the way to Domme to the wide open vineyards around Bergerac and the route to Bordeaux through St Emillion. There are also numerous grottos where underground rivers have carved spectacular limestone caverns with evidence of pre-historic settlements and many Chateaux with beautiful gardens.
The pleasant climate makes it an ideal location for family holidays where you can spend leisurely days investigating the local markets overflowing with local produce such as cheese, foie gras , wine and fresh vegetables. The area is famous for walnuts, truffles, duck and goose products most produced on family farms.
Riverview is situated between the towns of Bergerac and St Foy le Grande. There are regular flights from the UK to Bergerac which also has a railway station linked to Bordeaux and Sarlat. Bergerac is only 12 miles from Riverview and has numerous facilities such as shops, restaurants, museums, boat trips, karting and canoeing. There is also ten pin bowling and an Aqua Park just outside town. Monbazillac Chateau is close by where the famous strong, sweet wine can be tasted and bought, as well as numerous other vineyards where the wine can be sampled..
Chateau Vigiers, Championship Golf Course and Country Club is close by and for those with a higher handicap a smaller golf course
can be found at Chateau Les Merles, Mouleydier on the road to Lalinde where the non golfers can enjoy good food at the hotel restaurant.
All villages have their markets on different mornings with the best known being Eymet on Thursday, Bergerac Saturday and Issigeac on Sunday where the medieval buildings and church are worth the visit. In addition there are some evening markets during July and August where you will find fresh food served from the market stalls with the added enjoyment of the locally produced wine. A perfect way to spend a warm summer evening.