La Petite Maison
Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Relax and loose yourself in the French way of life, La Petite Maison is truly the perfect getaway set in 42 acres of woodland and meadow it doesn't get much better than this.... In the heart of the Dordogne this is the ideal place to see what France has to offer, from lazy day's by our 10 x 5 mt heated swimming pool (shared access with the farmhouse) to sightseeing the many chateaux's and beautiful villages that the Dordogne has to offer. France is famous for it's gourmet cuisine, so why not have a Perigordine experience and try some of the local dishes confit de canard, goose, truffles and fois gras to name just a few.
Within easy reach of many fabulous Chateaux's and historic buildings and caves.Also in the area are public swimming lakes with beaches.Fishing on near by rivers and lakes day permits can be purchased.Canoeing on the river at Brantome can be highly recommended.Several Velo rails in the area.Stroll around the many colourful markets selling local produce.
Dine at the Auberge de la Truffe famous throughout France for it's gourmet food and fine wines, only a 4.5 km drive from the property.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lakeside beach with boating waterski etc. see phot 25 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges & Bergerac (1 hour drive) 65 km, Nearest railway: Perigueux 20mins drive 22 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|
|General||TV, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Tastefully renovated and furnished with good quality products.
English satellite flat screen t.v
Free wi fi available in the gite
Feature spiral staircase possibly ( not suitable for toddlers unless well supervised).
Open plan kitchen and living area, with everything you will need for a self catering holiday.
Seating for 5 people
Wood burning stove ideal for off season bookings.
Downstairs modern shower room and wc
Double bedroom has feature low beamed ceiling and a double bed,good quality bedding and curtains, double opening French style window and a Velux window
Twin bedded room has feature low beamed ceiling, velux window and a tiny feature window, selection of children's games
Extra folding single bed can be arranged for families travelling with 3 children.
French windows open out onto your private terrace where you will find outdoor table & chairs, bbq.
|Further details outdoors|
The south facing gite has a terrace with comfortable table and chairs and a BBQ, it's own garden area with sun loungers and parking to the side of the gite.
There is a children's play area with swings,badminton,boules, football net. (small children must be supervised at all times but can be seen clearly from the terrace of the gite.)
The gite is totally separate from the main farmhouse but just across the courtyard to the pool and house
The swimming pool is positioned at the side of the main farmhouse, heated by a solar panel cover which meets 2014 regulations surrounded by pretty garden's, the pool area has comfortable loungers and a shaded terrace with sofa's.
Free Wi fi available from the poolside and also in the gite.
GAMES ROOM There is a pool table, ping pong, darts, pin ball machine a huge hit with the children.
Plenty of woodland walks directly from the gite.
New for 2014 Target archery course through the woods, must be requested before arrival if you wish to try your hand at being Robin Hood or Maid Marion for the day. Fantastic fun for all the family, ages start from 12 - 75 years old. (not suitable for smaller children)
The swimming pool has shared access with the farmhouse, sleeps up to 10 people, opening times are from 9am - 7.30pm unless otherwise arranged with the owners.
The discreet owners are on site if you need any advice on places of interest to visit , restaurants etc..
We ask for a 150 Euro or sterling security deposit , this is for any unforeseen damage or unnecessary cleaning, this can be paid strictly on arrival to the gite and will be refunded on your departure, provided there is no major damage to the gite.
We now offer a final clean service of 40 Euro's.
English & French speaking.
Sorry no dogs allowed in the peak season July - August, not a problem out of season
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The Dordogne region has been a popular holiday destination for many years, with budjet airlines flying daily making it more affordable. The area is famous for it's many Medieval towns and stunning Chateaux all within a short drive away from the property.
Through the summer months there are plenty of Fetes and festivals and colourful markets to explore and with the warm climate here it truly does make a difference.
The Dordogne area is one of the most popular destinations in France offering the holiday maker plenty of interesting things to do and see.
Brantôme is known as as the Venice of the Dordogne, the River Dronne encircling the small town, linked to the outside world by five bridges. Excellent restaurants. Lovely market on Fridays and in the summer always painting exhibitions in the Abbey. A fun place for children, too, with canoe hire. Its gabled belltower, rising from the rock, is held to be the oldest and one of the finest in France. The original Benedictine Abbey was founded in 769 by Charlemagne. The Abbey as it is today was rebuilt in the 18th Century and now houses a museum with prehistoric remains and a permanent exhibition of the mysterious trance paintings, engravings and drawings of the medium-cum-artist Fernand Desmoulin (1853-1914). In the summer it also shows the work of living artists, which are offered for sale.
Brantôme offers the family a lovely day out for there is something for everyone. You can explore the River Dronne in a hired canoe, or in a pedal-powered boat. There are numerous, cafés, bars and restaurants to suite all budgets, art galleries, arts and crafts shops, antique shops and a wonderful farmers' market every Tuesday and Friday in July and August. For budding artists some wonderful scenes to paint. It's not uncommon on lovely summer days to see people with their easels precariously placed along the river bank endeavouring to capture the moment.
Don't forget to visit St Jean de Côle en route there or coming back, one of the beautiful villages of France.
Continuing west from Brantome on the D78, following the Dronne, some 10kms away is Bourdeilles, on the banks of the Dronne with two castles side by side. Next to the feudal fortress is the superb 16th Century Renaissance palace, built and sumptuously furnished for Catherine de Medici, who never set foot inside it. Fortunately, the public can enjoy the fine collection of early Spanish, Dutch and Italian furniture and admire the décor in the lady's bedroom.
THE RIVER DRONNE CANOEING
The source of the 178 kilometre River Dronne is in the forest of Cars in the Haute Vienne. Part of it is tidal and salmon have now reappeared here. It flows through magnificent scenery, past Brantome and the castle of Bourdeilles. Canoe enthusiasts will find the Dronne, with its weirs more of a challenge than the Dordogne or the Vézère, which, in summer, are particularly suitable for beginners. Depending on your route, the canoe centre will deliver you by minibus to the start of the route, or come and pick you up at the finish.
Canoe hire at Brantome, Grand Brassac, St Front la Rivière, St Antoine Cumond, Bourdeilles, Ribérac and Aubeterre
Sorges is the closest village to the property ,famous for its Truffles , visit the museum and walks around the Truffle groves.The Auberge de la Truffe is famous for its gourmet food.
St Jean de Cole is a 20 minute drive away known as one of the beau villages of France.
Many historic caves are within easy driving distance.
Périgueux was founded around 0 AD on a hill shaped by the curving River Isle. Its population of 35,000 have a reputation for their friendly natures and cheerfulness. You'd probably be the same too if you woke up to such a fantastic setting each morning! A lot of work has been invested by the city council into restoring the Medieval and Renaissance quarter, Puy St-Front, with its distinct white limestone buildings.
A market town
The town was originally inhabited by a Gaulish tribe called Petrocorri. It was the Romans, however, who claim the credit for developing the town into the department's prosperous capital. Today it is still a major market town, although many people choose it as a more relaxing alternative to Toulouse. The market takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays when people come from all over the region to display their goods and browse for the latest bargains. The local specialties are truffles and pies.
An extraordinary collection
The Roman part of the town is known as La Cite. Within this area you will find the Musee du Perigord with its extensive display of local findings. There are a number of fantastic frescoes, mosaics and jewellery items on display but it's most impressive possessions are the alter dating from 2 BC and the three skeletons, which are ranked among the oldest ever found.
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26 Oct 2013
"Perfect La Petite Maison... Perfect hosts...Perfect holiday"
What a gorgeous place! Beautiful location and tranquil surroundings, La Petite Maison felt like a "home away from home". This property is exceptional value for money. We absolutely loved th… More
23 Sep 2013
"Beautiful cottage - a home away from home!"
Myself and my partner chose this secluded property in France for a weeks holiday as we wanted relaxation, privacy, stunning rural surroundings and easy access to the bigger towns, markets and attracti… More
29 Jul 2013
"Nice but overpriced"
This gite was well-placed for discovering towns like Perigueux and Brantome. It was also good to jump in the pool after a long day of exploring. However, it was not quite the secluded retreat we'… More
We strive to provide a high standard of service and comfort. Sun loungers and comfortable outdoor seating are provided at the gite, and around the pool area there is a shaded terrace with sofa's and chairs. We have viewed many other gites in our area and have found our price to be very reasonable, as the majority of gites do not have 42 acres of land and a swimming pool at your disposal, and as we have been fully booked throughout the seasons for the last 7 years and have held the same price for the last 2 years we are confident that we have priced the gite fairly. We ask every guest who stay's with us if they have enjoyed their stay and if they feel they have had good value for money, the answer is always positive, you only have to read the other reviews......
27 May 2013
"Beautiful gite and surroundings."
This was our first holiday in France and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Family of 3 and the dog had a fantastic time. Roma and Glenn were wonderful hosts. Always there when required but never intrusive if you wanted a bit of peace and quiet. We stayed during the Easter holidays, so the first couple of weeks of April. The gite itself has been restored to a very high standard, but it still has its character and charm. It was nice just to have lazy days and do nothing and enjoy the silence and views from the patio area. Beautiful walks right on your doorstep - literally ! When we fancied a little more civilisation then Perigueux and the surrounding villages had plenty to offer. We travelled out to Bordeaux for the day which is only 90mins by car and well worth a visit. We would thoroughly recommend La Petite Maison as it has everything you could want and is a great location as a base to explore France further. You couldn't wish to meet nicer, genuine people / hosts then Roma and Glenn.
On a side note, Connie wishes to say thankyou for her trips on the 'squad' bike - as she called it !!!
19 Oct 2012
"Lovely cottage with everything you need at hand"
We would gladly recommend La Petite Maison.
Glenn and Roma were great, very helpful. They were always there with information about restaurants, activities and things to do in the area.
The cottage was lovely, well equipped with a log fire for the chillier evenings (we went in October). The setting is in the country and it's lovely and quiet.
The kitchen/bathroom etc in the cottage were very clean and modern without affecting the character of the place. What we enjoyed most was how much there is to do in the area within an hour or two's drive.
29 Sep 2012
"The Personal Touch"
Best described as a no-frills holiday. With marvelous and helpful hosts. Felt at home straight away. A quiet location which the kids just loved, enjoying the space and friendliness that it offered mea… More
28 Sep 2012
"Lovely Cottage in ideal setting."
The cottage was beautifully decorated and fitted out to a high standard. The patio area was private and ideal to catch the sun and keep in the shade as well. The pool and surround was beautifully laid out.
Roma and Glenn were perfect hosts - there when needed but otherwise not intrusive into what was a very relaxing 10 days.
My comment about the bed is not a criticism at all - just personal preference on a firmer mattress. We still slept soundly!
9 Sep 2012
first class from start to finish.exellent accomadation,exellent souroundings,and exellent hosts.i would highly recomend this gite without reservation.a very enjoyable week.… More
23 Jul 2012
"A slice of French Heaven....."
This was our second stay in La Petite Maison and we enjoyed at as much as our first and have now booked to go back again next year.It's a fab house in an absolutely beautiful location, as soon as… More
10 Jul 2012
Beautiful place to forget all.Like to thank Glen +Roma for there hospitality andthe use of the gite,look at the photos they tell the truth,we shall defo return,thanks.Butcher from England xx… More
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