A 3 bed cottage in a small hamlet of 5 houses right on the banks of the river Dordogne. There is no though traffic apart from the occasional bike or tractor! It has a kitchen/diner with wood burning stove, two living rooms and a newly remodelled shower room/WC (2016) on the ground floor. Upstairs there is a bathroom, two double bedrooms (one with washbasin) which overlook the river and a large bedroom (twin beds) overlooking the garden at the back. Whilst not a deluxe, hi-tech renovation the cottage is fully furnished and equipped. WiFi is available in the cottage. . Woodburning stove in kitchen / electric radiators elsewhere. Room fans provided in summer. Use of the (heated) pool is exclusive to holidaymakers from 09.00 to 18.00 daily - evenings by arrangement.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Atlantic coast 120 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac / Bordeaux 65 km 30 km, Nearest railway: Velines 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
The garden is approx half an acre of grass and woodland, about 50% of which is securely fenced. The swimming pool is behind the owner's cottage next door and shared with that property. It is 5 x 11 metres / uniform 1.4 m deep and has an electrically operated security shutter. HOLIDAY MAKERS HAVE EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE POOL FROM 09.00 to 18.00 and evening use by arrangement. The pool is heated if necessary in season - May to September.
The staircase is quite steep and narrow. The garden is only partly fenced and thus, being on the edge of the river, may not be suitable for young children (or unruly dogs!).
Wood burning stove in kitchen / electric radiators elsewhere, fans provided in summer.
The Dordogne has hot but not oppressive summers, spring and autumn tend to be balmy and pleasant. Winters are obviously colder but with blue skies and sunshine - it is often possible to eat lunch outside in February and March!
The region has a colourful and interesting history - prehistoric cave paintings, Roman villas and mosaics, mediaeval towns and castles. The 100 years war was fought throughout the area with "bastide" towns changing hands between the English and French on a regular basis.
Bordeaux (one hour away) is an elegant town - lovely shops, good restaurants and many interesting buildings and museums. It is serviced by a very good tram service with the "park and ride" system making getting in quick and stressless.
Castillon La Bataille (15 mins) is where the decisive battle took place to end the hundred year war. The town stages a "son & lumiere" re-enactment of the battle on several evenings during late July & early August each year. A cast of hundreds including dozens of horses, a couple of oxen and a pig!
St Emillion, world famous for it's wines, is only 30 minutes away. It is a UNESCO Heritage site, classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. It has narrow cobbled streets, a wide selection of restaurants, and of course lots of wine tasting opportunities.
Ste. Foy la Grande is a typical French market town - the market on Saturday mornings is reputed to be one of the best in the area. It is possible to take boat trips up the river from here.
Throughout the summer most villages have "brocante" fairs, night markets, firework displays and communal evenings with food, wine, music and dancing.