This gite has been awarded 5 star luxury by the French authorities, a much coveted award guaranteeing excellence and 4 Keys from CleVacances.
This 400 year old former stable has been lovingly restored and brought back to life. The character of exposed stonework and oak beams has been carefully integrated and retains its original features. On the ground floor, the open plan living room with a woodburner firplace, flagstone floors, fully equipped with French satelite TV, UK Freeview channels, DVD player, stereo, DCs and books provides the perfect atmosphere for relaxing and unwinding after a busy day of sight-seeing. There is also WIFI and ADSL internet access. L'Ecurie's rustic charm and modern amenities provide a wonderful base for exploring the Dordogne.
The open plan dining room and the fully equipped kitchen including a bosch fridge/freezer, are all spacious and furnished with great care and sensitivity providing comfortable accommodation all year-round.
You have a safe for your money and passports etc.
French doors lead onto a fenced raised terrace with direct access to the riverbank via steps. A suntrap south-facing terrace gives direct access to the gated 10x4x1.8mtr heated salt pool, with sunbathing terrace and lawned garden with children's play equipment. The pool is shared between L'Ecurie and Le Chai Gite, next door.
The bedrooms and bathrooms are located on the 1st floor. There are two double-bedded rooms, one a 4-poster and shower ensuite, overlooking the back of the gite towards the river. The other shares a bathroom with the twin-bedded room, all beautifully and stylishly furnished and decorated, it oozes quality and comfort. Linen, bedding, bath & hand towels, pool towels and traditional quilts are all provided at no extra cost. There is also a maid service available for two weekly rentals. Laundry is changed weekly. Table cloths and tea towels are also provided.
There are two outside eating areas fully equipped with chairs, tables and sun shades, ideal for sitting out with a glass of wine on those warm summer evenings. The river terrace is particularly beautiful with a view across the lawn and apple trees to the riverbank and bridge.
Fishing is available in the River Cole and rods and equipment are provided. A license can be arranged to make you legal! There is a barbeque for you to cook your catch.
Discounted rates are available for lower occupancy.
Weekend rates apply for 2 or 3 night stays in Low and Mid Season only.
There is a large parking area which includes undercover parking for up to three cars.
The gite has just everything, it is beautifully equipped. IT IS FANTASTIC.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 60 km, Nearest railway: Thiviers & Perigueux|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Single Beds (3), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
La Domaine de Trepart is situated in the heart of truffle country, you can visit Sorges, the Capitale de la Truffe; where there is a truffle museum and take a guided walk through the special Sorges truffle groves.
This offers a thrilling introduction to the mysteries of the truffle and its cultivation.
Brantome is just 10 minutes away where you will be able to dine in fine restaurants, suited to all budgets. There are many cafes, creperies and tearooms here, so it is worth strolling around, browsing at the various menus on offer before taking a seat. Friday morning is when this village comes to life with it's weekly market, a good tip is come early in order to get a good parking spot.
However it you prefer a little history then please venture a little further, perhaps to Perigueux with the largest cathedral in south western France. The Romanesque Cathedrale, St-Front was only completed in the 19th Century when the architect Paul Abadie oversaw the restoration and embellishment of the building. All around the cathedral is the old town with winding lanes dating from the 15th & 16th centuries. Follow them down to the pedestrianised Rue Limogeanne and you will find where the locals have been shopping since the Middle Ages.
The town was originally inhabited by a gaulish tribe called Petrocorri. It was the Romans however who claim the credit for developing the town into the department's prosperous capital. Today it is still a major market town, the market is on Wednesday and Saturday, when people come from all over the region to display their goods and browse for bargains. The local specialities are truffles and pies.
Bergerac is just 1 hour away and here you will have access to wonderful vineyards where you are encouraged to stop for a degustation and tour of the wine cellars. Or perhaps a little further to the Medoc area with wonderful Chateaux to visit and wines to taste. This is where you will find the famous Chateau Margaux where guided tours are arranged, this is highly recommended and should be prebooked.