This charming 3 bedroom gite is located in the Foret de la Double and looks down over the 1½ acre lake which is well stocked with carp and coarse fish. At an extra charge, it is also possible to include our 7 acre specimen lake with carp in excess of 40lbs with your booking. Bait and fishing equipment can be provided, if required.
We are not aimed exclusively at fishing holidays - there are plenty of other things to do and see. Some people come to enjoy the lovely surroundings and take advantage of the peace and quiet and to have their own secluded holiday location. Artists, bird-watchers etc. also find it an ideal location to enjoy their hobby. There is also plenty of sight-seeing to be had in this Perigordian region as we are surrounded by vineyards, chateaux, historical towns etc.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Nearest beach||Lac Jemaye 9 km|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bordeaux - Bergerac 50 km, Nearest railway: Montpon 9 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
Terraced area with pool and barbecue. Lovely views.Patio furniture and sun-loungers (with cushions) provided.Covered parking area with security light.100 acres of private countryside to enjoy.Fishing tuition available if required.
7 acre Specimen Carp Lake also available at an extra charge of £150 per angler per week or £450 per week for the whole lake. Bait, tackle and advice provided, if required. Please contact us for further information.
There are lots of thing to do and see in the area and the coast is just over an hour and a half’s drive away.
Also within easy driving distance are Bordeaux, Bergerac, Perigueux, St Emilion, Brantome and many other towns of interest suitable for an easy day out.
A few kilometers up the road is the village of La Jemaye which has a huge public lake looked after and monitored by the local council and is free (including the use of kayaks). There is a designated (& supervised) swimming area which has a floating platform offshore for swimming to and diving off, as well as a playground, picnic area, forest walks (one with an activity theme which the kids love), restaurants and shop.
There are many opportunities to go kayaking, or if you prefer, other organized boat trips are available where you will see some of the stunning scenery along the Dordogne river.
The Dordogne is a beautiful region of forests and rolling hills with some of the best vineyards in the world creating some of the finest wines.
Our local village is only small but has a very good bar/restaurant which offers a lunchtime or evening service. The lunchtime menu is excellent value and has a good selection of dishes, including the best chips you will ever taste! The owners speak fluent English and are happy to cater for vegetarians (with a bit of prior notice).
There is also a butchers and a boulangerie/village shop so freshly baked goods are always available, including croissants, chocolatines, pain au raisin, baguettes etc.
The larger town of Montpon is about 10 minutes away and here you can find all the usual shops, banks, tourist information etc. as well as a fishing tackle shop. There is a free leisure lake with sandy beach, playground, water slide, snack restaurant and lifeguards in the summer.
The market is held every Wednesday morning where you can peruse a fabulous display of stalls which offer a wide variety of food and local produce, clothes etc.
Montpon also has a large Sturgeon Farm which is open most days to visitors so you can see how caviar is made and buy some as well.
Riberac is just north of us and is set in the Dronne valley. It dates from the 9th century and is at its best on a Friday which is market day and reputedly one of the biggest markets in Perigord. It is surrounded by Romanesque churches and there is a pretty circuit that passes by many of the little villages and churches of the region
In July and August there is a superb night market held every Tuesday evening by the flood-lit church in the village of Le Pizou which is about 10 mins away. The stalls are mainly food orientated and so the biggest decision is choosing what to eat e.g. duck, snails, mussels, paella, roast pork, spit roast lamb stuffed with couscous......There is no entry fee even though there is live music and dancing. It is a truly French experience and highly recommended for a fun night out.