The House of Friends – Home 185731 Cottage
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
The House of Friends – Home 185731
- 2 bedrooms
- sleeps 4
- min stay varies
Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4
- Swimming pool
- Suitable for children age 5+
- Car advised
- No pets allowed
Description from owner
La Maison d'Amis is a comfortable and private cottage on an estate which is one of the most tranquil in the Dordogne, offering walks in the woods on the estate, fishing and swimming in the pool. Stabling for horses. It is a perfect base for exploring the many attractions of the area, and within easy reach of the many good restaurants and shops in Brantome, Nontron and Perigueux.The Domaine in its present form has been here since at least 1711. It was most probably the “Ferme Domaniale” (The Manor Farm) to Chateau Gaillard, which used to stand up on the hill. The Chateau itself was reputedly a Crusader Castle, later owned by the Knights Templar, and legend has it that there are many Crusader and Knights Graves up on the hill. La Maison d'Amis was originally the “Chai”- wine press from when the area was a large wine producing area until the vines were wiped out by disease in the late 19th Century.The lake reputedly dates back to Roman Times, and is lined in stone.Le Domaine is run as sustainably as possible, without chemicals, artificial fertilizers or systemic weedkillers.
Further details indoors
A large and Comfortable Living/Dining room with modern Kitchen Area with all new appliances and a wood burner to keep the room cozy in the winter. It is beautifully furnished with a mixture of French Antiques and Contemporary Upholstery.
The Staircase rises to a large landing with a quiet area for relaxing and reading with a 1960's lounger and side table.
There is an enormous Master Suite with Double Bed, Huge built in Wardrobes with plenty of hanging space and shelves. At the other end is an Antique "Lit a Bateau" for relaxing on.Some of the walls are "En Pierre Apparante" with huge original beams and 3 velux windows for light and ventilation.
A door leads to a full En suite Bathroom, with "Spa Shower Cubicle", Full sized Bath, Bidet, Lavatory, Wash Basin and Heated Towel Radiator.
The Second Bedroom is also large with two beds and super Built in Wardrobe. It has beautiful beams and velux windows, which makes it light, bright and airy.
The "Family Bathroom" is off the Landing, with Full Sized Bath with Mixer Taps and Shower Attachment, Lavatory, Wash Basin, Bidet and Heated Towel Radiator.
There is full Electric Heating Upstairs for the winter.
Further details outdoors
Stabling and grazing for horses. Bring your own horse and enjoy the rides/trails on the estate and in the surrounding countryside. Please enquire for details and rates.
- Suitable for children over 5
- No pets allowed
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Double Bed Single Bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
- 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite
- Wi-Fi available
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Shared garden
- Private fishing lake or river
- Boat available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Stereo system
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: (£132.53) €150.00
- No smoking at this property
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.
8 weeks before
25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
4 weeks before
No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.
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About the owner
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- Calendar updated:
- 15 Aug 2019
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Languages spoken: English, French, German
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Nov 2011. Located in Brantome en Perigord, it has 13 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £709 to £1063.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 15 Aug 2019.
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– based on 13 reviews
- Very Good
“For a fantastic holiday, look no further!”
A wonderful property with excellent amenities , within easy reach of the charming town of Brantome. We have stayed 2 years in row for a family holiday and the second year was even better than the first. The owners are extremely welcoming, allowing us to enjoy the tranquil surroundings. For an excellent French holiday and an escape from city life, this can't be beaten. The cottage has lots of character, is very well equipped (TV, washing machine, dishwasher, all the pots, crockery etc you could possibly need, comfy couches, white linen beds), tastefully decorated, spacious and comfortable, with ample outdoor space (evening bbq's sitting under the stars) and greenery. Our children enjoyed the outdoor pool (with cover, so never cold) and being able to roam free, feeding carrots to the horses and playing in the woodlands. There are several interesting towns, chateau's, farmer markets and other attractions in the area - certainly our two busy boys never got bored. Brantome is a particularly pleasant town (10min's by car), offering a wide array of restaurants, cafe's and bars; all the shopping you need and entertainment (a kayak trip down the river being one of the highlights).
“Great holiday, beautiful location in terrific Gite”
Our family really enjoyed our stay at La Maison d'Amis near Brantome. The Gite was very welcoming, well equipped and nicely furnished with generously sized rooms all in a beautiful setting in the grounds of a beautiful manor house.The pool was great, the gardens are enormous and the BBQ was well used! Even the lake and rowing boat was a welcome addition. The nearby towns of Brantome, Bourdilles and St Jean de Cole are just lovely.
This year we stayed in this cottage for the second time. We used to live nearby this place for 20 years and we knew the owners as friends. We saw the stables transferring in this "Maison des Amis" and when we had to sell our house in the Dordogne in May 2012 we immediately booked for August 2012 for 3 weeks. Since we have lots of friends in the surrounding we came back this year in July and we will surely come back next year. Since this house is large, comfortable and has a lovely garden to sit in the sun and under the big chestnut-tree, it has no need to look for another place. There is wi-fi, a beautiful heated swimming pool , which can be covered, and a super lake on the property.
“Charming House, beautiful location. Very comfortable.”
We stayed here for two weeks, myself, husband and daughter of ten. We were warmly welcomed on arrival late at night. The owners were very helpful and friendly and ensured that we had everything that we needed for a comfortable stay. The photographs do not really reflect the charm of this house, especially its location. The house is part of an old farmhouse associated with a nearby chateau, now ruined. The grounds are extensive with beautiful trees, a lake, lovely paths for walking and plenty interesting wildlife. The interior is very cool in warm weather. There is a comfortable living/dining room with television, sky box and DVD player. WiFi is not provided, however, we were able to connect from the main house, however, the signal was poor. The upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious, freshly decorated and very clean and comfortable. The swimming pool has a lovely patio with deck chairs which is not reflected in the photographs. The pool is also covered which means that it is comstantly warm, the owners removed part of the cover when it got very hot and this was very refreshing to swim in. There is a lovely grassy area with beautiful trees outside the house, the owners provided garden furniture and we spent a lot of time sitting there relaxing under a huge chestnut tree. The beautiful town of Brantomme is about a twenty minute drive on a very pretty and scenic road, there are other small towns which are closer with all amenities available. The only criticism I have of this house is the kitchen which is very small with only one surface area for food preparation, having said that it is sufficient for preparing simple holiday meals. Otherwise, the kitchen has everything you might need including large fridge freezer and dishwasher, plenty of crockery and cooking utensils. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this charming holiday house and especially enjoyed the beautiful and tranquil location.
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