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.
For larger groups the lower terrace areas accomodation can be opened, speak to owner for requirments and additional costs will apply.
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 (7), Cots (4), Dining seats for 20, 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 sea saws, swings and tramolines for young and older children, and a large selection of other toys in this area for children to enjoy.
There is a cleaning cost for cleaning of 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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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
24 Jun 2012
"A Stunning, beautiful, luxurious & absolutely breath taking place!"
My wife and I recently got married and rented this beautiful house for ourselves and our family to stay in for a special honeymoon/family gathering. When we arrived at the house we were absolutly bowled over by the beauty of the property, its surrounding views and its grounds. In total there were 17 of us, ages ranging from 3 yrs - 68 yrs. There was ample room and facilities to comfortably house & entertain all of us in luxury. The owner Robert was a thorough gentlemen throughout and tended to our every need, making sure everything was just perfect for us.The quality of the furnishings, bedding, memory foam mattresses and general decor was outstanding. We are all already arranging our return!! This is a truly magical place, dont miss out!! (The new Mr & Mrs Eyers & family!)
Thank you so much for your comments. We are so pleased that your whole family enjoyed your holiday and that you would love to go back to the house. We are delighted that you choose our house to hold your honeymoon.Good Luck for the future and keep in contact.
13 Jun 2012
This was an amazing break in a fabulous house in the most beautiful countryside. The standard of accomodation that this property in the beautiful Dordogne area is absolutely first class and I would highly reccomend it to anyone. The bedrooms are five star as is the living area. The views are amazing from the rear of the house and there are lots of little extras provided such as table tennis, pool table, bar football, trampoline etc. The nearby towns and villages are stunning and the property was easy enough to get to from nearby Vertaillac. We will definitely be going back!
12 Jun 2012
"Great place for a family holiday!"
We have just returned from a week long stay at the house and had a wonderful time. There were 18 of us spanning all ages including three children under 2. The house is comfortable, very tastefully decorated, and well set up to accomodate large groups with areas to disappear in but large enough common areas to fit everyone as well. As the house is new to the rental market there are still some kinks that the owners need to work out but they are minor and the owners were very open to recommendations and I would expect they will be continuously improving the house.
The grounds of the house are extensive and we spent the majority of our time hanging out in the yard or having our meals on the balcony overlooking the amazing view at the front of the house.
The house is in a very rural setting in Dordogne so you do need to be willing to drive longer distances to get to any larger town or spend your time in very small hamlets. Or like us you can make the most of the house and spend the majority of your time there!
We have booked the house for a week next year which is testament to how much we enjoyed it.
The Rogers/Bakers/and Reynolds Family
13 Nov 2011
"A little piece of heaven"
Cant discribe how beautifull this corner of the world is the views are exceptioanal and the grounds are mature and well maintained. The house is so amazing you soak up your surroundings and dispense yourself within it. It truelly is a spectacular holiday everything you could every want and more. Talking to the family arranging the next holiday there. You truelly feel like lord and lady of the manor. The house and grounds and surrounding area really take a hold on you.
3 Jul 2011
"fantastic can,t wait to go again ."
the house is very grand , it felt like we were in our own house .loved the memory foam mattresses , the kids loved the table tennis. roll on next year .
Thank you so much and we are so glad your whole family had a great time, please keep in contact and come back soon.
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