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Sevenne, Drake Cottage


Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Sevenne is a beautifully restored stone farmhouse with adjoining cottages, located in the unspoiled Lot and Garonne and far from the madding crowd!

Drake Cottage/Gite SLEEPS 6 and is completely self contained with it's own covered terrace, sun patio and use of the 12 x 6 m pool. The property is situated at the end of a private driveway with no immediate neighbours.

The property is nestled within 4 acres of garden with fruit trees, willows, lavender, wisteria, honeysuckle, jasmine and a picturesque duck pond. We are surrounded by fields of corn and sunflowers with views over rolling countryside with friut orchards, hazel nut and walnut trees. Our hens and ducks are free range and supply us and our guests with fresh eggs daily.

Sevenne is child frendly, ideal for families, couples and house hunters.


The accommodation:

On the ground floor;

A spacious open plan reception room with a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and lounge with comfortable furnishings.

There is a family bedroom which sleeps 4 (double bed and bunk beds), with a vanity unit and a seperate toilet and sink.

On the first floor:,

A twin bedded room which sleeps 2 and seperate family bathroom with walk in shower, bath, toilet and sink.


There is UK satellite TV and WiFi access if you need to keep in touch with the outside world!

Sevenne is our home and not just a business, it is very important to us that our guests enjoy their stay and make the most of their holiday. Although we are on hand we keep very much in the background but can be contacted if needed .

Drake Cottage is perfect for walkers, golfers, cyclists, bird watchers, artists........ or why not sit by the pond or under one of the many willow trees with a good book and a glass of local wine! Sevenne is a slice of paradise! Tranquil, peacful, relaxing yet only minuites from the busy Dordogne for the more active.

Why not learn a new skill, we hold weekly silk painting workshops for adults and children which are available exclusively for our guests. We also offer dinner on arrival/departure or during your stay.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Within 2 hours from property
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 45 km, Nearest railway: Marmande 12 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Trampoline
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Comfortable furnishing throughout.

Luxurious 100% cotton bed linen

House and swimming pool towels included

Wood burner for cosy winter lets (heating surcharge applies in winter)

DVDs available for all ages.

Seperate downstairs toilet and sink

Family bathroom with toilet, walk in shower, full bath with shower attachment and vanity unit.

Electric fans available for additional ventilation during the hot months.

Baby equipment available (high chair, travel cot and linen, changing mat)

Library of books

Childrens library with fiction and non fiction

Duplo for little people

Further details outdoors

Within the 4 acre garden we have:

Badminton and volley ball nets (badminton rackets available)

Trampoline for energetic children!!

Football area with 5 a side net

Table tennis, pool table and darts under covered barn eves

2 adult bicyles ( Orange (M) and Trek (F))

Sand pit and sand toys

Ride on toys for 1-5 year olds

Tree house

Petanque (French Boules)

Sun loungers and garden furniture.

Secure fenced and alarmed floodlit 12 x 6m pool with shaded areas and raised deck.

Duck pond within the grounds but away from the property (small children must be supervised around pond area at all times)

Hen house with free range Sussex hens and ducks.

Vegetable garden

Further details

Bed & Breakfast available out of season and during the "Low" period.

Long weekend booking and flexible change over days out of Peak/High Season (3 day minimum stay)

Car is essential

Welcome pack with wine on arrival

Garden shared with Duck cottage and owners

Pool shared with Duck Cottage.

Property must be left clean on departure.


The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

This is a popular region with its Bastide (Fortified) Towns which are steeped in history. There are beautiful views over rolling countryside. Many fantasitc tourist attractions. Local fetes, wine, food and historical festivals. Daily markets are to be found throughout the region in every town and many villages speciallising in local produce. There are also organic (Bio) markets held weekly and several of the bastide towns also have night markets which are very popular and great fun.

We are situated within easy reach of several wine regions. Some of the best wines in France can be found here and several chateaux hold wine tasting events through out the year.

The countryside is undulating and dotted with vines, soft fruit orchards, nut trees and sunflowers, The Lot and Garonne is more relaxing and cheaper than the busy Dordogne, Here we have the best of both worlds; a tranquil retreat to return to after a busy day sight seeing. There are many rivers for canoeing, prehistoric caves to investigate, many theme parks, karting, water parks..........and then return to a slice of paradise for a glass of wine and swim before dinner!

We have a wealth of information in the cottages to help you make the most of your stay in the area.


We are located between Miramont de Guyenne (10mins) and Marmande (15mins). Miramont has a busy, bustling, Monday morning market which is excellent and sells an amazing array of goods, local produce including, cheeses, fruit and veg, fish, meat, wine, honey, deli, cooked chickens and roast potaoes! Ideal for a Monday lunch with a glass of local wine! There are also several restaurants, bars, cafes, banks, supermarkets with petrol stations, butchers, bakers, several hairdressers and a main post office, The local lake at Miramont with it's beach has been closed to swimmers, however, there is a quiet river beach with swimming and boating at Caslemoron, 15 minutes from the property, where there is also a Wednesday morning market, cafes, restaurants, a tea shop and a beautiful bridge spanning the River Lot. Certainly worth a visit!

Marmande is a larger town and has everything you would expect including a hospital with an A&E, cinemas, train station, with good links to Bordeaux, clothes/shoe shops, sports outlet (Decathlon) and many super and hyper markets. There are also local produce markets on Saturday. Brocante and flea markets can be found in the region.

The nearest village to Sevenne is 3 km and has a deli, boulangerie, post office, bar and haidressers. The tabac/grocer sells everything you could imagine! The shop is open 7 days a week 7am - 9pm non stop! She doesn't even close for lunch!

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Review 1-7 of 7

25 Aug 2014



Spent a lovely 2 weeks in Drake cottage with our 3 young children. Such a peaceful and beautiful place to stay you can't help but to feel relaxed straight away. Sandie and Mark are excellent host… More

23 Aug 2014


"Beautiful French Oasis!"

We have stayed with our children in both Duck and Drake cottages four times now. Set in beautiful tranquil grounds surrounded by sunflower fields (best in July/early august) both gites could not be be… More

12 Nov 2013


"Relax and Enjoy Rural France"

We followed the excellent directions and drove past the duck pond with chicken and ducks roaming freely to be welcomed by Mark and Sandie.Drake Cottage was immaculate and with its open plan lounge an… More

17 Sep 2013


"traumhafter Familienurlaub"

Gites de Sevenne bieten alles, was das Herz begehrt: eine liebevoll und geschmackvoll gestaltete sowie hervorragend ausgestattete Unterkunft, beste Gastfreundschaft durch Sandie und Mark, eine herrlic… More

10 Apr 2013


"Relaxing, welcoming, friendly, perfect for children to run wild"

We had a really lovely week staying in Drake Cottage. Sandi & Mark were the perfect hosts, being friendly & chatty & extremely helpful, but just leaving us to get on with our own thing. they were not "hoverers!" Our children at the time were 2 1/2 & 5, and they had a lovely time - even though it was too cold to swim. They ran around the land, pond-watched, collected eggs, scooted about & generally enjoyed having freedom to play & run wild. This was before the sandpit, the trampoline & the ride-on toys: so if we went back, they would be in heaven! (particularly if it was warm enough to swim too!) I am sorry it has taken me a year to write this review, because it is well deserved, and we do plan to return in the future.

8 Apr 2013


"Ideal place for a relaxing family holiday"

What a beautiful place Sevenne is! We stayed in Drake Cottage which was spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped with everything you could possible need. The cottage was spacious for four of us and very comfortable.
The owners live in the house next door and their hospitality was wonderful. We arrived to a selection of homemade cakes and tea which was very welcome after a long journey. Sandie's attention to detail and persoanl touches around the place made all the difference.
The grounds were lovely and tranquil and our children ( 11 and 13) loved collecting the hens eggs every morning. There was lots of equipment for outdoor activities and Sandie's silk making class was a hit!
Sevenne is perfect for a relaxing break and we would certainly love to go back sometime. The only thing that could have been better was the weather, but unfortunately we can't order that!

3 Sep 2012


"Perfect, cant wait to go again :-)"

We travelled down to this Gite as 2 families with 3 young children between us. As soon as we arrived the owner Sandie made us feel very welcome and relaxed. The area is so beautiful and the gite is am… More

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Calendar last updated:20 Oct 2014

Based in France

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