This magical cottage owes its name to the previous dweller.(Who now lives in our 5 acre tree filled garden.)
The living room and kitchen area fill an ample space and with the bedroom and bathroom included, you will have 71 squared meters, not including the balcony!
The living/kitchen room has an impressive fireplace, large yet homely and leads to the balcony, an elevated tree top haven. It comprises an original wooden floor, authentic antique furniture and a neat kitchen area. Owl cottage also has satellite TV. The bedroom is an inspiring space, a cavernous pod filled with light and beams and because we wanted to maintain its shape and feel the stair area was kept to a minimum. The magic here was inherited from the owl, whose roosting beam still remains. It's a playful sanctum that is loved by spritely adults and children alike. It contains a king size bed, bunks, and a sofa bed. The en suite bathroom is simple and pretty; shower, basin and lavatory.
There are three ancient cottages gently nestled in woodland, within a tranquil hamlet and they have many original features including roman roof tiles, huge beams and authentic stone work. Planche Cottages are three gorgeous dwellings suited for couples with the exception of Owl that lends itself to be played in by the experts.
The grounds are a web of pathways leading to secluded places such as the hammocks and magical places to unwind. We are completely private, perfect to take in the hush of nature and valley beyond.
We are blessed with many great attractions, many good restaurants just minutes away, city escapes with beautiful architecture like Bordeaux, Perigueux and Bergerac. White sandy beaches of the lake at La Jemaye for swimming.
There are lovely walks in the area, but perhaps our favorite is the 25 minute walk to our local restaurant where we can reward ourselves with a coffee or a delicious meal. We have WIFI in all our cottages.
You will have a lot of space to retreat from the busy markets and beach rivers and it is quiet. Each cottage has it's own outdoor area as well as the deck which is a cool 'under-the-trees' hang out. We have lots of homely comforts, a range of outdoor seats and umbrellas for the beach, and a library of different books to borrow. Here are some views of the garden, deck and pool designed to be shared by the three cottages and when a group books the whole house, they obviously get it all to themselves.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Jamaye 13.2 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||7.2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 52 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme 67 km|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The region is popular for its gentle rural country side with no end of country lanes that will lead you back in time. The Dordogne and the Dronne rivers meander through our hills and valleys, plentiful for swimming, canoeing, fishing or for painting!
The local food is well sort after and we are the 'Foie gras' capital, there are many dishes that make your mouth water including the 'comfit de canard'.
The attractions are varied. There are the city attractions, music, architecture, lanes, markets, art and culture. Perigueux has a beautiful mime festival yearly in august... and more. Bergerac, Bordeaux, Perigueux, Angouleme, Brantonne are all wonderful places to visit.
Or just realize the local french way to relax, go swimming, lie on the numerous river beaches that all have restaurants and bars, the french are so good at this, great parks, parking, pic nic benches shaded areas, soak up the sun or explore nature, visit the village fetes like the' Marche de nuit' (all welcome), brocants (brico-brac markets), walk, cycle, stumble upon cafe's and churches..... The caves are also a favorite we are steeped in medieval history, (the caves about an hour away).
We are tucked into small valley in a small very french hamlet next to a cattle farm. There are woodland and country paths in all directions. Plus we are well connected to to Riberac, 10 minutes, Aubeterre 25 minutes, Brantonne 30 minutes, Bergerac 45 minutes, Perigueux, 50 minutes, Bordeaux 1 hour and ten minutes, Angouleme 1 hour. The coast 2 and half hours.