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Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Vine Cottage is a pretty ground floor gite that has undergone extensive renovation, it is now well equipped and finished to an extremely high standard. There is free WiFi available throughout the gite and in the garden.
Ideally situated in a tranquil hamlet in the heart of the Dordogne region, the property is surrounded by countryside walks and bike trails and has the advantage of stunning valley and woodland views. Although Vine Cottage is set in a rural location it is only a few minutes drive away from beautiful market towns and villages, historical sites, the Dordogne River and many other areas of interest.
Some of the best restaurants in Perigord Noir are on the doorstep and the town of Sarlat, which is just a 7 minute drive away has many cafes, bars and tourist attractions.
For those of you feeling active you can use one of the bikes that are available to hire to cycle your way around this beautiful part of the country. We also hire out canoes as the Dordogne River, with it's lovely picnic spots and swimming is only a short distance away.
Whether it is a peaceful and relaxing holiday that you are looking for, a crazy busy one, or a mixture of the two, then Vine Cottage is the perfect base for you.
The property has the private use of its own secure garden with a terrace and barbecue dining area and the use of a large pool just a few steps away from the gite.
Vine Cottage is set within the grounds of La Blanquette, which is where the friendly but unintrusive owners live. The grounds cover more than 12 acres and are made up of lawned areas and woodland. There is ample off-road parking and a secure locked store for those of you bringing your own bikes.
A welcome hamper is provided and will be in the gite for your arrival. A typical hamper contains a bottle of Blanquette de Limoux (sparkling wine), bread, milk, cheese, butter, coffee and biscuits. Contents may vary.
Children over 12 are welcome.
See our website www.la-blanquette.com.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brive 35 km, Nearest railway: Sarlat 6 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Boat available|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The fittings and fixtures are clean and modern with all the facilities that you require for a home from home stay.
The open plan reception room is large and houses the kitchen, dining area and sitting area. There is a single sofa bed in the living room. All rooms in the gite are light and airy. The shower room is accessed via the bedroom.
There is a flat screen television with satellite channels and there is free WiFi available.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a secure fenced garden for the sole use of Vine Cottage, a barbecue and garden furniture is provided.
There is also a large shared garden with woodlands and pool with sunbathing area at your disposal.
Bikes and canoes are available to rent.
A welcome pack including sparkling wine, milk, bread, butter, cheese, tea, coffee and biscuits will be waiting in the fridge for you on arrival :-)
(Contents of the welcome pack may vary)
Bed linen, bathroom and kitchen towels are provided. Please bring your own towels to use around the pool.
An information pack with further details on the property and local area as well as ideas of things to do during your stay will be provided for you in the gite.
Children over 12 are welcome.
Please do not hesitate to email us with any questions that you may have.
About this location
The Dordogne region
The Dordogne region of south-west France is one of the most beautiful and popular destinations in the country. This beautiful region of France has many chateaux, wonderful medieval towns and villages and stunning unspoiled countryside.
As well as Sarlat the many amazing sights and places to visit in the Dordogne include Lascaux caves; Marqueyssac gardens; Beynac - for kayaking on the Dordogne; Chateau Castelnaud; prehistoric caves in the Vezere Valley, and many more.
Dordogne is the 3rd largest department in France. It enjoys a varied and temperate climate, the winters are a bit colder than in the UK and the summer's are glorious with the average temperature during summer time being 30°C. Autumnal days are generally bright with clear blue skies and can be surprisingly warm even into November. Spring days are crisp and bright and a joy to experience.
Sarlat is a few kilometres north of the River Dordogne. It is a medieval town that developed around a large Benedictine abbey of Carolingian origin.
Because modern history has largely passed it by, Sarlat has remained preserved and one of the towns most representative of 14th century France. It owes its current status on France's Tentative List for future nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage site to the enthusiasm of writer, resistance fighter and politician André Malraux, who, as Minister of Culture (1960–1969), restored the town and many other sites of historic significance throughout France. The centre of the old town consists of impeccably restored stone buildings and is largely car-free.
Sarlat is a pleasure to walk around, especially during the spring and autumn, or early in the morning. If you can catch the early morning sunshine on the yellow sandstone buildings, so much the better. Before setting off for your walk around Sarlat, visit the tourist office which can provide a suggested walking tour to take in the key attractions.The tourist information office is near to the cathedral.
Sarlat has many many restaurants, bars and cafes and one of the many joys of staying in Sarlat is discovering them!
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7 Sep 2014
Location - perfect. Very relaxing and chilling. Brilliant cycling. Loads to see in the area, could have spent weeks there and there was still plenty to seeAccommodation - beautiful, immaculate, we… More
4 Sep 2014
"Lovely location and great hosts"
(We actually stayed in Grape Cottage on the first floor but this review has come through as Vine)La Blanquette is a lovely project built up by Jason and Nicola that has a variety of accommodation offe… More
19 Aug 2014
We went with family who had been last year and fell in love with the place, they insisted that we go with them and I must say that we were not disappointed. The owners are amazing, they are helpful an… More
6 Jul 2014
"Heaven in a gite!"
Our second stay in Vine Cottage and enjoyed it even more than last year if that's possible. The family just made us feel so welcome and it was just like coming home. The new boules pitch was a gr… More
31 Jul 2013
"A lovely peaceful location with a great pool"
Vine cottage is is peacefully located close to the town of Sarlat. The grounds are well kept and offer woodland walks and the use of a swimming pool with other guests. The owners are all very friendly and welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. A very pleasant holiday spot!
16 Oct 2012
"A home from home experience in the heart of the Dordogne region"
Vine cottage is a real home from home experience in the heart of the Dordogne region close to wonderful Sarlat by car. The property was exactly as described on the website and Nicola provided easy to… More
22 Aug 2012
"Great property, wonderful location, lovely hosts"
We spent a little over a week in Vine Cottage and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The property is superbly located for the sights of the Dordogne Valley, and the cottage itself is exceptional.We fle… More
14 Jul 2012
"Great place to relax and explore the area"
Had a brilliant stay here for a week. We did not have a car but were met at the train station by the owners (who are always around to help if you have any questions or need advice) Vine cottage has a … More
2 Jul 2012
We had a great time at Vine Cottage. Brilliant accomodation with everything we needed. Nicola and her family couldn't have been more helpful or friendly. Would highly recommend it.… More
21 May 2012
We had a wonderful time while staying at Vine Cottage. The accommodations were excellent and the hospitality of Nicola and her family made the stay even better. We would highly recommend it.
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