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House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
'The property is part of the Domaine du Chatenet complex located in a small, rural hamlet outside the popular town of Riberac. A three bedroomed, beautifully restored cottage with separate entrance and ample parking. The house consists of a fully fitted, generous sized kitchen with breakfast bar/island, a large comfortable living room with dining table, woodburning stove and polished wooden floors. Upstairs there are three bedrooms a double (one with en suite shower and w/c) a twin /double and one with two single beds plus cot, and a family sized bathroom with bath and shower. The french doors from the living room open out onto the garden, perfect for alfresco eating and barbecues . Situated on the edge of acres of woodlands and beautiful countryside, the property is ideal for walks, cycling or just exploring.
Riberac with it's popular market , shops and restaurants is within 20 mins drive. The location and area lends itself to quiet breaks away from the busy busy life. The Autumn colours make an ideal subject for would be artists and we have a studio and tuition on site. Migrating Cranes fly over and make a wonderful sight in November.
Tuition and studio facilities for painting- all mediums and ceramic sculpting enthusiasts.
We have ducks chickens and Geese running around so Children welcome to collect the eggs assuming they are laying, also Cats dogs and horses to pet.
For the bird watcher there are many interesting species, Red Kite, Buzzards, Green wood Peckers, Red Backed Shrike, Black wood peckers, Black red starts and Red Starts, Kites and many more and within a two hour drive is a wet land trust to see all types of nesting birds.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake beach 6 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||14 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 45 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
The house has two entrances and offers spacious holiday accommodation for a group of up to 6 persons. Fully fitted kitchen with breakfast bar. Cosy up with the log burner for a quiet romantic short Autumn/Winter break. Ideal for young families.
|Further details outdoors|
Take brisk walks in Autumnal woods, before dining in some of the local restaurants, or just sitting drinking the local wine and being warmed by a log burning fire, the peace and tranquility will relax you before returning to your busy life.
Welcome pack provided on arrival.
Grounds shared by owner and possibly other guests
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
A beautiful part of France in the golden triangle. Plenty of interesting places to visit, including old towns such as Beynac, Rocque de Gageac, Brantome and Sarlat. There are castles and old caves with guided tours that are worth checking out.
The summer months are warm and ideal for just putting your feet up and sunbathing, whilst Spring and Autumn temperatures are still ambient enough to keep your T shirts on.
Larger towns worth a visit are Perigueux with its fabulous cathedral and Bergerac famous for Cyrano
Riberac is a small town very popular with English visitors and residents. The Friday market is a must for every visitor, selling among other things fine foods, such as fish, cheese and of course wine.
Brantome with its nearby castle of Bourdeilles, set on a river is a place that is recommended and offers a boat trip and one can rent a canoe.
Many local towns and villages have festivals in the summer, which can include barbecues, fairgrounds, vide greniers( a type of car boot sale) lots of fun for children and at night a spectacular firework display.
We will provide all visitors with details of activities.
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2 Sep 2013
"Excellent, spacious accommodation in lovely location"
Had a superb holiday with 4 children aged 14,12,11,and 4. Accommodation was lovely. Very spacious and lovely feeling. Keepers Cottage is situated in a beautiful area with lots to do within a few miles… More
23 Aug 2013
"Comfortable peaceful accomodation in a gorgeous part of France"
Keeper's Cottage offered our grown-up family space to relax, and great facilities. A warm welcome from the owners and their family, amenities and places to visit nearby and a wonderful pool-area … More
24 Jul 2013
"Wonderful peaceful holiday"
Just back from a very relaxing fortnight in Keeper's Cottage. The Domaine is very impressive as you drive up - just how you imagine the perfect French country house. The gîte is very comfortable with spacious bedrooms and a lovely cool interior - very welcoming when the temperature hit the high 30s. Everything you need is provided and Colin and Jenny also had a little welcome pack waiting so we didn't have to race off to the supermarket as soon as we landed. There is also a beautiful private peaceful garden much bigger than I had expected and full of butterflies and birdsong. We ate all our meals there and I could happily have stayed all day – except there is also a fab pool. It was the perfect place to sunbathe or read in the shade. Best time was 7pm when it had cooled off a bit and the resident swallows swooped low over the water for a quick dip. From Keeper's Cottage it's a 15 min drive to Riberac which has good shops, restaurants and a huge Friday market. There is also a nice friendly place to hire canoes and paddle along the tranquil green River Dronne watching the giant turquoise dragonflies. Half an hour in the other direction and you're in Perigueux a charming town with a beautiful cathedral and lively atmosphere at night. Easy day trips include the Prehistoric Caves at Rouffignac, Lac Jemaye which has a little beach and forest trails and the interesting towns of Brantôme and Aubeterre sur Dronne. Driving was easy on almost deserted roads. This was our first visit to the Dordogne and I thought maybe our two teenagers would find it too quiet but after GCSEs and Uni exams they were both happy to just chill. Colin, Jenny and the extended family are the perfect hosts – there when you need them for a friendly chat but privacy too. And the animals, especially the four big soft dogs just add to the experience. A great holiday.
8 Sep 2012
"We really enjoyed this place"
I am filling in this review reluctantly because it is a hidden gem and I would so much like to keep it that way so when we return we don't have to compete with others. However the owners have put… More
21 Jul 2012
"Fantastic location for a family holiday."
We all had a wonderful holiday here & will return next year for sure. Colin, Jenny, Michele & Snowy made us feel incredibly welcome & were brilliant with the kids.
The accommodation is spacious, well equipped & immaculate. There are loads of animals which the kids loved, the pool & gardens were great as well.
We really couldn't fault anything & would strongly recommend it to anyone.
21 Nov 2011
Having stay here the previous year, certainly says alot for a start!
Lovely location, plus Colin, Jenny and family really make this a holiday to remember - like being part of their family!
There are so many local things to do and see plus you could stay on the 'farm' for days without even exploring further!
Ideally suited to families of all ages plus individuals who are looking for a relaxing and restfull stay or alternatively help out with all the animals - Horses etc
We certainly love it and will be back soon
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