Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Two Self-catering Holiday Cottages Each for up to Two People with Pool.
Between Bergerac & St. Emilion in the Dordogne Region of South West France
Enjoy self-catering holidays in two 18th century natural stone cottages, tastefully restored by English owners Johanna and Andy Jaggs, each furnished to offer 21st century comfort and convenience.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Arcachon 80 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 45 km, Nearest railway: Libourne 25 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The nearest large town is Montpon-Menesterol (10km) where there is a colourful street market every Wednesday morning. Branches of major French banks can be found as well as a wide range of high street shops and an excellent supermarket with fuel filling station.
Castillon-La-Bataille (16km) has a market every Monday morning and is the nearest of the towns situated along the bank of the river Dordogne. The town is famed for the battle against the English that ended the 100 years war. Every summer the town puts on a magnificent re-enactment of the battle involving hundreds of the local people, this spectacular is well worth a visit.
St. Emilion (22km) is an exceptionally beautiful medieval town with steep hilly cobbled streets running between ancient limestone buildings. It is famed for it's production of some of the finest red wines in France In the 8th century a hermit from Brittany, Emilion, settled in a cave that contained a natural spring. Over the next 500 years this cave was hollowed out and enlarged and is now the largest monolithic church (hollowed from a single rock) in France. Today this chapel overlooks the main square.
Ste Foy La Grande
Ste Foy La Grande (30kms) has a market every Saturday and is lovely town to visit with the Dordogne river running through it.
Villefranche de Lonchat
At the top of our 200 metre entrance drive is a country lane which leads in one direction to our local village of Villefranche-de-Lonchat which is less than 2km away. The village has a great deal of history associated with it dating back to the 12th century. There are two churches dating from the 14th century and a museum has been established in the Hotel de Ville to illustrate the local history. Villefranche has a pretty tree lined village square, two cafes, restaurant, boulangerie, butcher, post office, pharmacy and a general store.
Turning out of our entrance drive away from Villefranche leads through many hectares of woodland to the pretty hilltop village of St. Vivien. In all directions there are picturesque country lanes winding through forests, fields of sunflowers, wheat, maize or cattle, sheep and goats, ... and only the occasional tractor or car. The area is superb for walking or cycling.