Fig Tree Cottage
Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
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 2014 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.
The swimming pool area has shared access with the 5 bed roomed farmhouse.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lakeside beach with boating,waterski,etc. 25 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4.4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges/Bergerac 70 km, Nearest railway: Perigueux 20 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, 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||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||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)
The swimming pool has shared access with the farmhouse sleeps up to 10 people.
|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.
The Aquitaine/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?
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.
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13 Mar 2014
"Absolutely perfect - Amasing Gite - Lovely Location - Exellent Hosts"
My Husband, myself and the Girls ( Two Cocker Spanials) abserlutely loved Fig Tree Cottage!We arrived sunday lunch time to be greeted by Glenn, Roma & their 2 dogs,(They all got on great together). Th… More
8 Oct 2013
We arrived at the gite very late on a saturday evening after a long drive. We were immediately made to feel extremely welcome by our hosts. They even supplied us with a very welcome bottle of wine! … More
5 Sep 2013
"Beautiful secluded rural location with excellent hosts"
Lovely location - plenty to do in addition to the beautiful pool area - games room and archery lessons and stunning countryside...
The Owners were never intrusive but could not have been more friendly and helpful. We had a lovely week!
5 Sep 2013
"Peaceful place to stay"
This was the better of the two gites we stayed at in the Dordogne. Glenn and Roma were there to welcome us (their home is beside the gite) and they were always nearby if anything was needed. The git… More
29 Jul 2013
"A gorgeous cottage in a wonderful location - lovely hosts"
We stayed for a week in early July and did not want to come home.The gite is lovely and is fully equiped - the pace of life is perfect - some days we sat in our very private terrace and others we rela… More
14 Apr 2013
"Lovely Gite – Lovely Location"
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
"Lovely Cottage in the French Countryside"
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 been impossi… 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.
5 Aug 2012
"a relaxed and picturesque setting"
We stayed for a week in June. Such a lovely country setting. The apartment was small but very well equipped . The facilities were great , a beautiful pool and acres of woodland to walk explore . The s… More
6 Jun 2012
"Small but perfectly formed!!"
Well located cottage. Beautifully clean and well appointed. Sunny patio and sunbeds. Friendly lndlords… More
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