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La Maison des Anglais – Home 334034 Gite

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 4 nights min stay

Gite / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

Traditional French house with 2 beds, terrace, views

A real French experience in this beautiful village of Estal.

Originally a bastide house where you lived upstairs with your animals beneath you, it has been extended to include 2 double bedrooms, a large sitting room with a sofa bed and roomy dining kitchen with access onto the terrace outside. There are stunning views and friendly people here. If you like, you can picnic in our 1 acre field beneath the house or in our large walnut orchard at the top of the village.

Canoeing, bicycling, swimming, walking, tennis, golf and gastronomy are all available nearby.

Meander up from Bretenoux through peach and walnut orchards and the vineyards of Glanes (the wine is thoroughly recommended!) to arrive at Estal, a small village perched on the edge of the hill, with the most beautiful views back down towards the Dordogne gorge.

This is real France. Farming is the main activity and our field beneath the house is rented

Traditional French house with 2 beds, terrace, views

A real French experience in this beautiful village of Estal.

Originally a bastide house where you lived upstairs with your animals beneath you, it has been extended to include 2 double bedrooms, a large sitting room with a sofa bed and roomy dining kitchen with access onto the terrace outside. There are stunning views and friendly people here. If you like, you can picnic in our 1 acre field beneath the house or in our large walnut orchard at the top of the village.

Canoeing, bicycling, swimming, walking, tennis, golf and gastronomy are all available nearby.

Meander up from Bretenoux through peach and walnut orchards and the vineyards of Glanes (the wine is thoroughly recommended!) to arrive at Estal, a small village perched on the edge of the hill, with the most beautiful views back down towards the Dordogne gorge.

This is real France. Farming is the main activity and our field beneath the house is rented by a local dairy farm, but has steps down to it and a flat area for sitting or games. The swallows swoop up and down the valley in front of our terrace during the day and there are many other birds to be seen. The wild flowers are most beautiful in May.

The house is comfortable with beams and wooden floors with an oak staircase built by the local carpenter. Downstairs it is tiled to keep the temperature cool in summer. In spring or autumn the wood burning stove in the large fireplace keeps you comfortable. There is a small library of books to read.

There is one double bed in the main bedroom and twin beds in the other bedroom. There is a sofa bed in the large sitting room. There is also a travel cot and a high chair to fit onto one of the dining chairs.

Our neighbours look after this property for us. Linen and/or towels are included but, we ask you to give 40 euros per week or short stay to our neighbour.

There are no shops now in the village, but, in Bretenoux there is a wide range of shops and a market. This is a bastide town with a colourful history. Castlenau de Bretenoux is the local castle, which together with the castle at Loubressac are definitely worth a visit.

Please see our own website if you would like some more details, or email or ring us. If we drive to Estal, we usually go from Portsmouth to Caen, then it is 400 miles south which takes us 8 to 10 hours. If we fly, we go to Bergerac, Limoges, Rodez, Toulouse or Carcassonne airports, depending on the time of year and the various costs, then hire a car.

If you would like to stay for a short break outside of July and August or would like to stay for two weeks, please contact us to arrange prices.

Location description from owner

The Occitanie region

This is a most beautiful area and Estal is a village with fantastic views down towards the Dordogne Valley. It is as if you are looking over a rough sea made up of hills and valleys. To get to a village which you can see in the distance involves an up and down journey! This is not like the busy tourist area further east, but there is still lots to do.

Bretenoux

For the active - canoeing on the River Dordogne; walking along the Grand Randonee or the many footpaths, playing tennis in either Bretenoux or Carnac, swimming in the Lac du Tolerme
For the history - the local castle Castelnaux de Bretenoux, the bastide town of Bretenoux, historic villages such as Carennac, Loubressac and nearby Teyssieu
For relaxing - sitting on our patio enjoying the view with a glass of wine and delicious food, curling up on the sofa with a good book, staying in bed till midday!

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • High chair available
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Maggie E
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated::
17 Sep 2016
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, French


This Gite has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 09 Mar 2013. Located in Lot, the average weekly rate is £400.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 17 Sep 2016.

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