Fig Tree Cottage
About the home
Loose yourself in the French way of life...
Relax by the 10 x 5 mt swimming pool, (solar heated cover fitted 2008 and built to 2011 safety regulations.)and enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside. Fig tree cottage is the ideal location for couples who want to relax in beautiful surroundings. Explore the many woodland walks available from the property. Fig tree cottage is set in 42 acres of woodland and meadow which you are free to explore at your leisure. Deer, woodpeckers and many other species of birds can usually be seen on a regular basis. The Medieaval city of Perigueux is a 20 min drive from the cottage.
The gite has been fully refurbished to a high standard & with gas central heating it is available all year round. Ideal for house hunting.
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|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Lakeside beach with boating,waterski,etc., 25km|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
Nearest amenities: 4.4km
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, Pool / Snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Dining seating for 2, Lounge seating for 2|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
*Cosy rooms with quality furnishings, ideal for a romantic break.
*Kitchen/living room, small well equipped kitchen with exposed beams and views out onto woodland.
*Double bedroom with exposed beams, quality furnishings and bedding
*Shower room and WC all recently refurbished to a high standard
*English sat TV (flat screen)
Further details outdoors:
Fig Tree Cottage provides an ideal base for many activities. A large selection of documentation and information is provided in the gîte for you to consult at leisure.
*Private courtyard garden and BBQ area with table and chairs
*covered terrace area with sun loungers
*Free wi fi available
*walking & cycling: there are many woodland walks from the gite, ideal for cycling, there is a 18km cycle route along the riverside near Perigueux with restaurants on route,( about 15 mins drive from the gite)
*Tennis and horse riding within a few minutes drive (horse riding 17€/hour or 33€/half-day).
*Canoeing on the rivers Dronne, Vézère and Dordogne.
*Sightseeing: castles, prehistoric caves, beautiful medieval cities and villages, fortified churches, wonderful natural scenery, markets etc. *Gastronomy: many excellent restaurants for all budgets, from country cuisine to true gourmet food.
*Music: classical music festivals held in historic buildings throughout the Dordogne during the summer months
*Other activities: the famous vineyards of Bergerac and Saint Emilion are within easy driving distance as is Limoges for visiting the porcelain museum and factories and Cognac for visiting the distilleries.
*Water, gas (for cooker) and electricity are included.
* local taxes are also included.
Please note a 25% non-refundable deposit is required on booking. The balance being payable 6 weeks before arrival. A security deposit of 150 € (or £100) which is refunded on departure, provided there is no damage or breakages during your stay.
The owners are a British couple Glenn and Roma who will be happy to make your stay an enjoyable one.
* Well behaved dogs accepted, but we ask not to let dogs on the furniture or the bed.
*We ask people to refrain from smoking inside the gite, but we don't have a problem with smoking outside the gite and around the pool area.
*25% deposit required to secure your booking.
* A refundable security deposit of 150 Euro's is required on arrival to the gite but will be refunded on departure, provided there is no unnessersary cleaning and damage to the property.
The Aquitaine / Dordogne / Dordogne region
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 caste 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.
Many historic chateaux inc Hauetfort, Jumillac and many more.
The list of places to go is endless why not come and see for yourselves?
The Perigueux / Sorges area
Sorges is the closest village to the property ,famous for its Truffles , visit the museum and take a guided walk around the Truffle groves.Postcard perfect
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 Mediaeval 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.
A towering cathedral
Périgueux is the proud owner of the largest cathedral in southwestern France. The Romanesque Cathedrale St-Front was only completed in the 19th Century when the architect Paul Abadie oversaw the restoration and embellishment of the building.
The shopping quarter
Around the cathedral you will find a number of winding lanes from the 15th and 16th Centuries. Follow them down to the pedestrianised Rue Limogeanne and you will find where the locals have been doing most of their shopping since the Middle Ages.
The city of Perigueux is a 20km drive away offering plenty of choice for families and couples, wander through the narrow cobbled alleyways lined with designer boutiques, stop off for lunch at one of the many gourmet restaurants France is famous for. If shopping is not your thing a look around the fabulous Cathedral and museum.
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.
How to get there
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Activities near Perigueux
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
14 Apr 2013
We stayed for a week in April 2013. It was a very short notice stay but Glenn & Roma were more than willing to accommodate us and assist us at short notice. The weather was unusually cold, but they made the Gite nice and warm for our arrival. It was extremely clean, tidy and homely, with good WiFi & UK TV. The location is very quiet and the scenery is fantastic, with lovely forest walks around the Gite. We really enjoyed the relaxing stay in the Dordogne. The location is handy and we were able to drive to all main attractions and towns within an hour or so. We highly recommend a stay at Glen & Roma's for a relaxing & enjoyable holiday.
21 Jan 2013
My wife and I couldn't have been happier with Fig Tree Cottage!
Glenn and Roma greeted us warmly upon our arrival (a Sunday) and when we realized getting groceries that day would have... more
24 Sep 2012
Myself and Vic have just spent two weeks at Fig Tree Cottage. We can honestly say that this place is just perfect. The Gite is ideal for a couple and is well equipped. It is very homely and welcoming and the facilities are great. The hosts Glenn and Roma were lovely people and extremely helpful. The gite is in a great location, very quiet and with easy access to Sorges, Perigueax and other villages. We will be returning to this place next year!! Thanks again Matt and Vic.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|April||30 Mar 13||28 Apr 13||€ 199||-||-||1 Week|
|April - May||28 Apr 13||26 May 13||€ 250||-||-||1 Week|
|May - June||26 May 13||6 Jul 13||€ 299||-||-||1 Week|
|July - August||6 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||€ 499||-||-||1 Week|
|September||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||€ 399||-||-||1 Week|
|September - December||28 Sep 13||21 Dec 13||€ 199||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
A deposit of 25% is required to secure your booking no booking is secure until your deposit has arrived.
Payment in full is required by euro cheque or bank transfer in euros,6 weeks before your arrival.
A security deposit of 150 euro's is required on arrival this is for any damage or breakages to the property,the deposit will be refunded before you leave once the owners have checked for any damage. If for any reason the owners cannot check for damages your deposit will be refunded within 2 weeks of your departure.
There is a small charge of 25 Euro's for the heating in Winter if required.Enquire now
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