HUGE PRIVATE POOL IN DORDOGNE
House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Modern single story house in stunning French countryside close to vineyards and popular French cities like Bordeaux and Perigeaux . A large pool and lounge area with spacious patio offer al fresco living ,at its best , rest by your private secluded pool or explore the nearby villages , examine the extraordinary architecture in Aubeterre 8km away(les plus beaux villages en France) or shop in the many French markets in the area .(riberac is one of the best in France every Friday) 10kms
Two bedroom house for a ultimate uncomplicated getaway,all towels, linens, utilities included, cook French fair from the local open air market in our well appointed kitchen and eat on our spacious terrace overlooking the countryside, or BBQ on a fast gas BBQ after a day of unwinding with your significant other or with the whole family .
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Royan 130 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 58 km, Nearest railway: Perigeux 49 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Two bedrooms ,a sunny master bedroom has French doors leading on to the terrace and views of the countryside . A separate spacious bathroom down the corridor with a large shower .Bedrooms have AIR CON. The living -dining - kitchen is open plan and flooded with sulight from the 2 French doors leading to the terrace,there is a flat screen tv and dvd and a selection of books . The kitchen has been well equipped for any style of cooking , includiing a Senseo coffee maker. Five steps down from the terrace there is a large pool 5mx10m with 4 quality mesh sunbeds(pooltowels included ) and 2 huge parasols ,surrounded by a 10ft hedge for privacy. From the terrace you can clearly observe the kids in the pool and have a glass of wine while they frolic al fresco under a large umberella at a 6 seater wooden dining table or there is a 2 seater sofa and 2 armchairs with cushions& coffee table, there is also a 6 seater dining table indoors .
|Further details outdoors|
BBQ if you like on a NEW fast gas BBQ (gas included ) ,There is a griddle on the BBQ , great for bacon or burgers! Eat outdoors on a beautifully appointed patio on comfortable dining chairs , or if you want to cook there is an American kitchen where you can still be included in the outside patio party .THE POOL IS exclusively for HOUSE GUESTS ONLY ) NO one shares (Pool is unheated , so NOT in use until our professional poolman decides to open it for the Summer, usually around May ). Total privacy is gaurenteed as it is surrounded by a 8ft hedge on three sides with the patio on the 4th;The house is PRIVATE and not overlooked , even though it is on a road , there is very little taffic.the house and pool is for your family ONLY , NO ONE is onsite or NO ONE shares the house or pool . The caretaker lives down the hill if you need anything.,but otherwise she will leave you in peace.The poolman comes and goes as needed to keep the pool in optimun condition for the health of your famly. he is a professional so , he will be fast and discreet , with his own key for the gates.There is a lock on the pool gate so , it can be useful to keep everyone safe,The property is completely enclosed so good for small doggies !!
A deposit of an unrefundable 30 per cent to be paid to secure booking , then the bal. is to be paid no less than 6 weeks before arrival date when I will give you all necessary details keys etc,The payments will be made by bank to bank transfer in euros ) NOTE, if the bank charges a transfer fee ( some do , some don't ) it remains the clients responsibility .
There is no security deposit required , anything lost or broken , I expect it to be replaced or paid for , just treat my house as you would you own .All linens and towels and utilities are included in the price , pooltowels also, there is a washing machine and clothes line in case you need to freshen up during the week , but you will get fresh linens every Sat , any problems or incidentials don t hesitate to ask ,
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The Dordogne region in the South west of France is still one of the most beautiful unspoilt regions in Europe, from rolling hills with vineyards and sunflowers and fruit and veg. of every description , to flowing rivers where canoeing and fishing and any other water sport can be enjoyed , the markets are the best farmer markets in France with Riberac considered one of the best (10 kms away)Beautiful villages in any direction( Aubeterre just 8kms away one of the prettiest villages in France with the largest monolithic underground church in Europe , with the quaint streets lined with artisan shops ) St Emillion , a medieval village famous world wide for its red wines is situated on a hill overlooking the Dordogne valley .
Les Simons is in the beautiful diverse Dordogne , but on the cusp of the Charante which has distinct countryside of its own , beautiful beaches within less than 2 hours , world famous Royan and La Rochelle just up the autoroute for a different day out with unsurpassed views of the French farming communities .
Bordeaux is less than 2hrs down the auto route , its like a smaller version of Paris ,(great shopping) with its famous Medoc wine area Chateau Margaux and Rothchild to mention just a few , if you are interested in Wines or just curious great day out .
Riberac is the closest big town with everything you might need , huge supermarkets , shops , best markets in the areas , and all kinds of leisure activities .It is situated on the river Donne so has all kinds of river activities , there are great restaurants , thai , italian and of course French in all price ranges , we found great choices of food and great service and even if you are dont speak French most people speak a little bit of English and the menus are often translated , no problem ordering .
Down the hill from the house is a little village St Severin 1.5kms with Spar supermarket , restaurant and Boulangerie .
Around the corner on the way into the village is a hotel restaurant owned by a really nice young couple , they have 9 on suite rooms and run one of the best restaurant we have ever eaten in , the chef is English and the food is all fresh and mostly home grown with an excellent choice for the English palate with an French flair.
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16 Jun 2014
"We had a very comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable week"
The house is in a lovely setting with a great pool and poolside area. It is well-equipped and was clean and tidy on arrival. The BBQ is excellent too - modern gas one. It is on the edge of a pretty v… More
19 Aug 2013
We have just got back from a super holiday. Weather was was very hot. The accommodation is of a very high standard, the pool is very large and very clean. I will be booking again for next year. We … More
Thank you for the lovely review and taking the time to write it , Sincerely Geraldine
26 Aug 2012
"Best ever holiday - brilliant value!"
We stayed for a week from 18-8-12 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.We are a family of four and would have to say this was one of our best holidays together, as the house, the superb and clean pool, the… More
4 Aug 2012
Concur with all the positive comments and agree the owners have thought of it all - clean, welcoming, bright and airy and honour system is refreshing! BUTAs always in France we were blessed with good… More
Thanks for your comments , we have installed Air conditioning units in the bedrooms now , so the hot nights are no longer a problem ,Thanks again your comments help us make things better for the next clients , Sincerely Geraldine
4 Jul 2012
"total chillout holiday"
Loved the place, especially the pool and surrounding area. Very well equiped and comfortable and the way it is managed by Geraldine on the "honour system" I think is great and saves a lot of hassel from people wanting extra money for cleaning, electricity, water etc. which we have encountered in other places we have stayed - you pay one amount and thats it, great !!
Loved the walks around the village, especially following the yellow "boucle" signs and also the meal we had a the Vielle Maison which was excellent.
Helene helped us with the BBQ when we couldn't get it going - quite fun as we speak only a small amount of french and she speaks no english - but we got there with gestures and a few laughs.Missing it totally as we are back home in the rain!!!
Thanks , luckily we have had no bad experiences with no security deposit , people have been steller , Sincerely , Geraldine
18 Jun 2012
"Simply the Best"
This was three friends on an alternative getaway to watch the opening week of Euro 2012 - the property is situated in a lovely area which is pretty and rural with very friendly people locally. The property is in excellent condition with accommodation of a very high standard - all requirements are catered for - fabulous kitchen, great barbecue - pool is outstanding - great information provided and it was an absolute pleasure to stay there!
tHANK YOU STUART FOR YOUR LOVELY REWIEW? CHEERS GERALDINE
3 Jun 2012
We booked this villa for one week - not enough! A month would have been just right, or a lifetime! The property was superb, well equipped, spacious and a pool to die for. Help was at hand in the form of a wonderful lady called Helene who took the pool maintenance company to task with a small niggle we had (it did NOT spoil our stay at all)!
The area is fantastic - think Britain 40 years ago and you won't go far wrong. Lots and lots to see and do, for the first time in my considerable long life, I was not looking forward to going home at the end of the holiday. The owners are a dream to deal with - so helpful and accommodating - you will never regret choosing this property, or this area - I envy anyone who manages to get here before I book again.
THANK FOR YOUR LOVELY REVIEW , SINCERELY GERALDINE
10 Jan 2012
"A lovely property with a calm and tranquil feel - great for families."
'Les Simons' is a great choice for those who really want to get away from the crowds and enjoy a peaceful holiday in a quiet setting. We found the accommodation very comfortable offering a good range of facilities and a large open plan kitchen come dining area. The weather was sunny and allowed us to take full advantage of the large pool and also enjoy many evenings relaxing on the patio after a barbeque. It was just a ten minute walk into St. Severin where a local market was held every week . Our children enjoyed their visits to the english bookstore and the mini-golf in St. Severin.. We enjoyed many day trips to interesting and historiical places including Riberac, Perigeaux, St. Emilion, Sarlat and also the historic caves of Lascaux. We hope to retorn here in the near future as we really enjoyed our two week stay .
31 Dec 2011
"A calm and quiet little gem."
We stayed at this property over the Christmas period, but we will definitely be returning.
The gite has absolutely everything you need. The owners have thought of it all, and it's a real home from home. It's very clean, welcoming, bright and airy. Personally I also like the idea that the owners don't take a cleaning/damage deposit, just leave as you find, and if you happen to break something, replace/repair it. Simple.
The kitchen, dining room and lounge are open plan and spacious. The bathroom and bedrooms are also generous sizes.
We sat out and had a bbq on Christmas day, which was great. There is plenty of garden furniture for dining and relaxing. The pool is huge, we will definitely be returning in the summer with our children!!!!
Thank you for your great review , especially since you are a Winter guest
26 Nov 2011
"Brilliant - wanted to come back in 2011 but was booked up"
We had a fantastic time, luckily the weather was still good, we were able to swim and have bbqs. The accommodation was perfect and the lovely lady caretaker was so helpful and accommodating. Within short distance of local restaurants and shops, not forgetting the market, which was amazing. We made the effort to acknowledge the local people who were very helpful and spoke more English than we anticipated - shame on us English!! We did not want to come home a week wasn't long enough.
I have already put this on my facebook page.
This lovely place has a very friendly, family feel to it.
Thank you for taking the time for the 5 star review
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