La Coutancie, near verteillac
House | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 20
We would like you to stay in our Perigourdine honey coloured stone country house in Dordogne and very close to the Charente department. Close by are the idyllic areas Angoulleme,Brantome,Riberac, Saint Sevarin,Verteillac, and Villebois-Lavalette . This exceptional property offers five acres of private land enhanced by large areas of lawn, surrounded by mature trees, orchards and terraced areas, making it perfect for outdoor living whilst appreciating the spectacular panoramic views of the valley and offering seclusion and tranquility with a private pool.
The ground floor consists of a large living space with period features, Oil heating central heating, wooden floors, beamed ceiling and this is highlighted by a magnificent large marble open fireplace adding warmth for those beautiful magical winter nights. Central heating throughout. This room opens up onto three sides of the house.
The kitchen on the ground floor is well stocked and opens onto the main terrace area, it is a perfect place for dining and entertaining day or night for that fantastic alfresco living. Washing machine and dishwasher to make you life just that little easier. On the ground floor there are two king size bedrooms, one with a balcony over looking the pool and valley, and the other room has patio doors leading onto the terrace, front garden and childrens play area. There is a large family bathroom and separate toilet on this level.
On the top floor
There is a large master bedroom suit with a sofa, TV and a spectacular view of the surrounding garden.
A large family room with double bed and a large sofa bed that can either be a single or pull out as a double.
Two large double bedrooms and lastly a twin bedroom, there is a pull out single bed under one of the beds that can be moved to any other room.
Extra beds and cots can be added if required.Two large shower rooms on this floor. All rooms have spectacular views.
On the lower terrace there is a further bedroon, kithcen, bathroom, TV room and famliy dinning area to sit outside of the sun. Additional bedroom can be added to this level.
This is an ideal property all year round with extensive outdoor living for those summer months and central heating and large indoor spaces for winter months.
This property offers you the luxuriousness of a magnificent house set within the Dordogne countryside all designed for an unforgetable French holiday.
The house is so unique from using one room to seven, you will always feel comfortable and rooms can also be closed off or smaller groups.
|Size||Sleeps up to 20, 8 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Rochelle|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac, Nearest railway: Angouleme|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (3), Cots (4), Dining seats for 22, Lounge seats for 20|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Further details outdoors|
The house is situated in 5 acres of private land with plenty of things to do for all ages. You could walk and explore the grounds or simply relax in the sun by the pool over looking the valley.
We have a large 33ft pool and a selection of blow up paddling pool's for younger children to enjoy and can be placed anywhere in the grounds. large grassed area for playing games (badminton,football,basket ball ,boules.)
We have swings, tramolines and manay other games for young and older children, and a large selection of other toys in this area for children to enjoy.
Cycles for all ages, gold clubs 2 sets, Boules court and now croquet. darts, Table tennis and Pool.
There is a cleaning cost for cleaning/laundry and towels.
We would appreciate if you would leave the house the way you found it. If you do not have the time please ask and we will arrange for our cleaning team to come in, charges will apply. If you perfer any additional cleaning during your stay then please just request this service direct to our cleaning team on arrival.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
Google coordinates to house.
Lat - 45.3875705618741
Long - 0.2760958671569824
Head in any direction to Riberac and follow the signs for Verteillac (approximately 10 minutes). Then follow the sign for Nateuill-Auraic-De-Bourzac and finally Nanteuil. On driving up the hill, you will find the final sign for Coutancie and the house.
Situated within easy reach of Verteillac and La Tour Blanche both providing ample visiting opportunities.
The town of Nontron is 20 km north, set amongst attractive lakes that are ideal picnic sites. Nontron stands high upon a rock fortified by massive ramparts and has a fine 18th C. Château (housing a museum of dolls, models, games and toys), making it ideal for the whole family.
The medieval town of Brantôme is fascinating and picturesque, with a remarkable ancient abbey founded by Charlemagne (742-814). Brantôme sits on a bend in the River Dronne making a stroll along the riverside an unforgettable experience. Brantôme is also home to several good restaurants and boats trips are available.
The delightful village of Bourdeilles has two Châteaux of different periods built on a fortified hill – a medieval fortress (13th – 14th C.) and a renaissance palace (16th C.). On the River Dronne you can rent a canoe to visit the imposing overhang of the natural fortification.
The town of Riberac is a short drive away and is particularly well known for its Friday market – the best in the area and well worth a visit.
The Grottes (Caves) de Villars contains impressive stalactites and paintings that are more than 17,000 years old. The Grottes de Villars was discovered in 1953 and is the largest underground network in the Perigord. The underground river has hollowed out huge chambers connected to each other by galleries. Nearby is the Château de Puyguilhem. This is a fascinating Renaissance masterpiece that fell into disrepair after the revolution but has since been carefully restored. The Château contains several fine Aubusson tapestries and several carved fireplaces.
Venturing further east Verteillac and over the Charente border is Aubeterre sur Dronne. This town comprises charming narrow streets that wind through white stone houses and ancient buildings. Built in the shape of an amphitheatre this former stronghold is classified as one of France's prettiest villages. The most outstanding and impressive monument in Aubeterrre is the underground church of St John, carved entirely out of rock, the main nave reaches a height of 20 m.
There are also fishing and beaches at La Jemaye (14 km), a large lake with sandy beaches, pedaloes, canoes, horse riding, picnic areas and a café.
Coutancie is part of a small hamlet located close to Nanteuil-Auriac-De-Bourzac which ensures the property is surrounded by beautiful rolling, partly wooded, countryside.
Within a short five minute drive is Verteillac providing shopping facilities, bars and many restaurants. For further amenities, Riberac is an additional 15 minutes drive. Alternatively, twenty minutes away is the Historical town of Auberterre. Riberac has a good range of shops and two large hypermarkets, restaurants, banks and a Friday market.
Perigueux, the department capital lies about 50 kilometres to the south-east and Bordeaux is about an hour and a half away by car, as is the Atlantic coast. Nearby, Brantome has two 2* Michelin Guide restaurants.
Check our our web site for further information on what to do. Highlivingfrance.com
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9 Jul 2014
"Lovely, comfortable house with plenty for all ages"
We stayed as a group of 12, with ages ranging from 1 to 89. We all had plenty of space. There was lots to do to suit all tastes. In particular the little playground area for young children saw a lo… More
8 Jul 2014
"Stunning Villa in peace"
me and my partner satyed in June in this fantastic villa, immaculately presented and everything you could ever need contained within. the views are fantastic and lving and working in london the peace… More
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay we welcome you back any time, perfect guests.
3 Jul 2014
"Been home 5 days - have re-booked already!"
We visited La Coutancie week commencing 21st June. The owner, Robert, met us there and he'd appeared so helpful and generous to us via email prior to booking that it was no surprise that he was j… More
Thank you so much again for your comments and we look forward for your return. Hopefully your dog will also have a lovely revisit.
We look foward to keep in touch and speak to you soon.
29 Jun 2014
"Beautiful house, wonderful views and most relaxing holiday."
We stayed at La Coutancie at the end of June 2014 with my elderly mother.
The house is very spacious which made it easy to use a wheelchair and walking frame both inside and outside the house. We had arranged prior to our visit for there to be an electric bath seat and other mobility aides for our use which made the holiday a very comfortable experience.
Upon arrival the house and grounds exceeded our expectations. The quality of the furnishings were exceptional, much better than anywhere else I have rented previously. The house is beautifully decorated, very well maintained and wonderfully clean. It makes you feel very relaxed, like home from home, from the moment you arrive. The house is ideal whether you are a small party or a larger group.
There is something for everyone here whether you want to play pool, darts, table tennis etc. or just relax by the pool taking in the stunning views.
The attention to detail in the bedrooms is great with the provision of the charges for all your electronic devices and the clock radio with ipod / iphone charger. The beds are very comfortable which lead to a wonderful night's sleep.
The addition of UK TV via Freesat meant everyone was still able to catch up on their favourite TV programmes and the wifi was also very handy.
The great location of the house meant we were able to go out and see many sights without having to travel too far or too long in the car.
The weather was fantastic and we were grateful to have the pool to cool off in. We sat out most evenings looking at the stunning views and watching the sun set which wasn't until 10:30pm. That's one of the great things about going in June for the long sunlit days. I also have to mention how wonderfully peaceful it is at the house and you can lay by the pool listening to the birds singing in the trees.
We will definitely be returning to the house whether it is with family or a group of friends. It has been one of the most relaxing holidays I have had in a long while and I cannot recommend it enough.
Although they provided us with clear directions to the house I would recommend taking a SatNav with you due to the wonderful country location which takes away any worries of finding your way around. They do also provide laminated detailed directions to all the local towns and information of the local attractions and amenities.
I would just like to say a thank you to Robert and his family for good communication in answering any questions we had and for the support they gave in accommodating our requests for our mobility needs.
29 Jun 2014
"Charming house and peaceful location."
I stayed at La Courtency for a four day weekend with two friends. I was impressed by the peaceful location and also the thought that the owners have put into this very spacious holiday rental. There is plenty of room for larger groups, so that no one feels crowded.
The house has sunrise at the front, which is great for breakfast in the sun. In the afternoon, the sunset views across the valley are very impressive. And it's a very private location. The early spring weather was also great.
When you add the charming location with many historic towns and villages within a short drive, I would have no hesitation in recommending La Courtency for a relaxing family or friends holiday, and look forward to returning to further explore the region.
29 Jun 2014
"Beautiful, luxurious property with stunning views - cannot wait to return"
We stayed in this property last October, we were a group of four families. From the moment we walked through the front door we felt at home. The house has been decorated to a high standard and was c… More
22 Oct 2013
"What a place!!"
We stayed at La Coutancie at the beginning of October 6 with 3 families. From the moment we arrived to when we departed the house exceeded our expectations in so many ways. The children were so happy… More
22 Sep 2013
"Want to go back" Like now""
We loved the villaIt was a great place for my six grandchildren (age from 15 month to 8 years old) to play and they all had a great time with so much to do, they were never bored,in the pool most of t… More
18 Sep 2012
"Southern France A Must"
A great place to stay and use as a base for many visits to local interesting places. We were a large group and not one of us felt crowded - we all seemed to have our own space, with age ranges from 18 months to age 61, that was a big ask!
I particularly liked peacefulness of the house and grounds when all the crowd went out - just the wildlife and me to enjoy it.
The swimming pool was a big hit with the mob, young and old alike, as well as all the games facilities, the Freesat box and the WiFi - very well appointed.
The catering facilities were also good and we coped with our large crowd more than adequately. The number of bathrooms etc. was a big hit also.
We would definitely recommend this house as a place for large and small gatherings. we would hope to go again soon
28 Aug 2012
"Magical property, totally amazing views. Loved everything about it!"
We rented this property as a group of three families (16 of us in all!) & from the moment we arrived we could not have felt more at home! The house itself is simply stunning and has been renovated/re-decorated beautifully. It was spacious and very clean. All of the guest rooms were a delight and the added touches of iPod doc's & universal phone chargers in each room were brilliant. We stayed for 3 weeks and the first couple of days the weather was a bit miserable but none of us had ever been to a house that provided so much in house entertainment!!! There were 9 children in our party and there were so many cupboards stuffed full with boardgames/toys/jigsaws etc that our little ones were always happy!!!
The outside dining areas were well thought out and as there were several we got into a routine of breakfast at one, lunch at another and then, depending on the heat, dinner at a third!! Obviously, the pool was a hit with all of our children & the views are breathtaking.
One of the most amazing things about this property is it's location. With all of us coping with busy lives and living on main roads!!! The quietness was total bliss! Maybe upto 5 cars driving passed (on a busy day!) We just loved being away from everything and therefore totally relaxing.
This is the perfect property to just kick back and relax! We ate (too much!), drank (far too much!!) and possibly relaxed more than ever before on a rental holiday. We would definately recommend La coutancie and will be hoping to return again in the next few years!
Also, a thanks to Robert for all his assistance and efficiency with booking/paying and for proving us with so much local information, it was very much appreciated.
Moss, Hine and Stott families
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