Sevenne, Duck Cottage
Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
"Sevenne" is a beautifully restored stone farmhouse, located in the unspoiled Lot and Garonne. Sevenne comprises of our farmhouse and two adjoining cottages/gites.
Duck Cottage/Gite comfortabley SLEEPS 4, it is self contained and has a large sun patio with a shaded area overlooking the rear garden with views towards the pool. There is also a small seating area at the front of the cottage where our guests can enjoy a glass of local wine watching the setting sun. The property is situated at the end of a private driveway with no immediate neighbours.
The property is nestled within 4 acres of undulating 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. There is a sports field for active guests and quiet corners for those who enjoy sitting in the sun or shade with a good book.
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
All the accommodation is arranged on the ground floor and is on one level.
The double and twin bedrooms have shutters and views over the garden and the fields beyond. Electric fans are available for additional ventilation during the hot months.
The lounge/dining area seats 4 comfortably and has UK satellite TV/DVD/CD player. There is a wood burner for cosy winter evenings.
A modern, well equipped kitchen is off the living area.
A spacious family bathroom with a walk in shower, toilet and vanity unit with sink.
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 .
Duck 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 this is available exclusively for our guests. We also offer dinners on arrival/departure and during your stay.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Within 2 hours from property|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
Comfortable furnishing throughout.
Luxurious 100% cotton bed lined
House and swimming pool towels are included.
A wood burner for cosy winters (heating surcharge applies in winter)
DVD's available for all ages.
Baby equippment on request (high chair, travel cot and linen, changing mat)
Books, including childrens books
Board games, playing cards and jigsaw puzzles
|Further details outdoors|
Within the 4 acre garden we have:
Badminton and volley ball nets (badminton rackets available)
Football area with 5 a side net
Table tennis, pool table and darts under covered area
2 adult bicyles (Orange (M) and Trek (F))
Ride on toys for children 1-5yrs
Sand pit and sand toys
Petanque (French Boules)
Sun loungers and garden furniture.
Secure fenced and alarmed floodlit pool 12 x 6m 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.
Please call if mobility is a problem and we can explain fully the accessability of the property according to your needs.
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 Drake cottage and owners
Pool shared with Drake 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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20 Oct 2013
"Excellent hosts, Great scenery lots for little ones to do!"
Mark and Sandie were great hosts and gave billiant advice on the local attractions and sites. They also set up our gite with our family in mind and even bought toys specifically for our daughter. The … More
7 Oct 2013
"Fantastic accommodation - perfect for young children!"
We stayed in Duck Cottage for 1 week at the end of August. The cottage itself is a perfect size for a family of 4 and had everything we needed for the week (and more!). The surrounding gardens are per… More
23 Sep 2013
"A Perfect Family Holiday in Rural France"
Family of two adults and a busy 3 year old. Had a really wonderful two weeks in July at Duck Cottage.The location is very rural, so perfect for a getaway. We were really lucky with the weather and it … More
21 Aug 2013
"A parent friendly idyl with twins"
We had 4 amazing weeks living at Duck Cottage. This was our first overseas trip with our twin girls and we couldn't have made a better choice. Sandie & Mark have a beautiful property setup in a … More
10 Aug 2013
We have just spent a wonderful week 'en famille' at these beautiful gites. The location is fabulous, so quiet and secluded - ideal for a holiday with small children, especially when you add… More
2 Aug 2013
"Unmissable secluded gite with a great pool!"
Duck Cottage Sevenne is a highly recommended stay for anyone wanting to savour the delights of South West France, but who demands seclusion and quiet in beautiful surroundings.We were bowled over by S… More
28 Jul 2013
"Stunning, peaceful location - a perfect holiday!"
Our week here was just perfect - such a beautifully-kept gite, gardens and pool. It's very secluded and private, and every little detail has been thought through. Sandie & Mark are fabulously wel… More
23 Jul 2012
We stayed a week at the end of June with Sandie and Mark at Sevenne (formally Canard Ferme) and had an absolute ball! We were there with friends and their kids and we stayed in the smaller of the two … More
13 Jul 2012
"Lovely place, excellent hosts"
Have just come back from spending a glorious week at the above gite. Mark and Sandie are wonderful hosts and we had a lovely meal prepared by Sandie and served by Mark on the evening we arrived. Both Sandie and Mark were helpful and on hand to give advice with any problems or questions we had. Plenty to see and do in the surrounding towns and villages especially the night market.
An ideal retreat for families or couples. 10 out of 10
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