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Le Chardonneret

Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

The cottage is a beautiful quality barn conversion full of original features and very comfortably equipped . The cottage forms part of a private hamlet with 4 other gites dating back to the Hundred Years War in the 15th century Set in two and a half acres of beautiful landscaped gardens with stunning views and a large enclosed alarmed pool (11metres by 7 metres) a paddling pool and new for 2015 a smaller heated pool surrounded by truffle woods.

Our beautiful site, with its high elevation and valley views, offers a feeling of repose and tranquility yet gives superb and easy access to the regions numerous attractions of the Dordogne and Lot,the astounding towns of Sarlat, Dome, Beynac and Rocamadour to name but a few are all within half an hours drive. Ideal for walking or cycling and five minutes from the Dordogne river . Suits families and couples alike .

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 80 km, Nearest railway: Gourdon 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The cottage is a beautiful barn conversion full of original features, exposed stone and ancient ship beams throughout. The downstairs living area consists of an open plan very well equipped kitchen, a dining area and a seating and tv area as well as two shower rooms. Upstairs houses the bedrooms complete with high ceilings and exposed stone and beams. All have built in wardrobes.

The kitchen areas have cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher,microwave, kettle,toaster, coffee machines and a large selection of crockery and cooking utensils all designed to give that home from home feel. A washing machine is available communally.

Each cottage has a large farmhouse pine dining table and chairs for eight.

The sitting area has two sofas and two armchairs for those quiet moments. English and french tv available.

Situated just on the outskirts of the beautiful mountain top village of Nadaillac de Rouge, we are a five minute walk from a superb child friendly restaurant and a mere five minute drive from a local boulangerie, butchers and grocers with a weekly market.

Cots, highchairs and baby bath available upon request

Further details outdoors

Each of the five cottages in the hamlet has its own private terrace with patio chairs, table parasol and charcoal bbq ideal for al fresco eating.

The 2 and a half acre gardens offer a multitude of sporting facilities, a covered table tennis and darts area, a badminton and volley ball net, a football and basketball area, a wooden climbing fort, two sets of swings one for older and one for younger children, a large boules area complete with Horseshoe games.

Set in an old walnut orchard the grounds offer lots of shade or sun spots for tanning or snoozing depending on your mood.

The large pool area, alarmed and fenced, is set apart from the cottages in the corner of the grounds surrounded by oak forest and offers privacy of bathing whilst enjoying views over spectacular countryside.The pools consist of an 11m x 7m unheated pool, a paddling pool and new for 2015 a smaller heated pool.

Les Espioles is ideally situated for all types of vacation.

For those wanting a more active holiday we are minutes from abundant sports facilities including several local golf courses, canoeing (the Dordogne River is only 3.5 km away), horse riding, climbing centres,caving,tennis,parascending school, quad biking, paintball,hot air balloon trips, cycle paths and aquaparks

For those wanting to relax and enjoy the tastes of the region we are in the centre of the fine Perigordine cuisine.One restaurant is just a five minute walk away!

Wine lovers can find easy access to several local wine areas- Cahors is 30 minutes away, Bergerac an hour away and Bordeaux 90 minutes

Music lovers can enjoy the many music festivals throughout the summer.

Finally if all you want to do is chill and relax then our site offers two and a half acres of beautiful gardens to enjoy, whether it is a case of laying out on the lawns or terraces , enjoying the shade of our twelve walnut trees or for our younger customers enjoying the play areas.

Whatever your needs, the site is an ideal haven or families and couples alike.

Further details

Swimming pool available May to October

Wifi connection available in public areas

English-speaking owners on hand to answer any questions and help with your needs.

All bed linen provided and made up for your arrival

Baby cot, high chair and baby bath available upon request

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

Centrally placed to explore the beautiful and historic Dordogne and Lot Regions, With its world renowned chateaux, cuisine, wines and music festivals.

We are 5 minutes from the Dordogne river itself with all the canooing bathing and fishing it offers.

The climate offers warm long Springs and Autumns and hot Summers whilst the countryside remains verdant.


We are within a 15 minute drive of Sarlat, Rocamadour and the Bastide towns of Domme and Gourdon.

We are 5 minutes from the Dordogne river, a superb water park with 3 pools 2 slides and innumerable bouncy castles, canooing , horse riding, tennis and an 18 hole golf course.

There are two forest climbing centres and a paintball centre within easy reach.

We are central to the magnificent caves at Padirac, Lascaux , Cougnac and many others,

There are innumerable Chateaux to visit and a range of magnificent gardens.

Each day offers a different local markets

This is the foie gras and truffle centre of France with superb restaurants to suit every budget and palate.

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26 Sep 2012


"Little Haven"

Having travelled for a couple of weeks what a great way to spend our last week chill out is the word.Les espioles was everything that we wanted large 4 bedroomed cottage with every amenity we could wish for English TV for our grandaughter aged 3, DVD for the one rainy day we experienced. The little extra's like dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, bin bags etc were something we had never had in other properties we previously stayed in. The garden and pool area was absolutely great lots of sun beds and shade if you needed it, our grandaughter summed it up with the words "can we stop here for ever and ever" I only wish we could.......Beverely and David were so helpful and pleasant and we hope to be back there next year,

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Calendar last updated:29 Sep 2014

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