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Lovely 4 star cottage, 11x5m private pool & WIFI. – Home 6525340 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Lovely 4 star cottage, 11x5m private pool & WIFI. – Home 6525340

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min stay

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

In a sought after location in the Périgord Noir, considered to be the most beautiful region in France and famous for its numerous châteaux, pre-history sites and outstanding cuisine, this charming, newly restored period stone cottage with original features, has been awarded 4 stars, the highest star rating for self-catering holiday accommodation. Set within the spacious, leafy grounds of a small 17th Century manor house that was formerly the courthouse for the nearby Château de Losse, the cottage has a private 11 x 5 metre swimming pool and offers guests peace, privacy and a sense of wellbeing.

Tastefully decorated and furnished and equipped to a high standard, the cottage offers 2 charming bedrooms, (1 double and 1 single) with oak floors and beams, ideal for couples or 2 friends travelling together. There are 2 spacious modern shower rooms, a handmade fully fitted kitchen with dining area and a charming and comfortable living area with stone fireplace fitted

In a sought after location in the Périgord Noir, considered to be the most beautiful region in France and famous for its numerous châteaux, pre-history sites and outstanding cuisine, this charming, newly restored period stone cottage with original features, has been awarded 4 stars, the highest star rating for self-catering holiday accommodation. Set within the spacious, leafy grounds of a small 17th Century manor house that was formerly the courthouse for the nearby Château de Losse, the cottage has a private 11 x 5 metre swimming pool and offers guests peace, privacy and a sense of wellbeing.

Tastefully decorated and furnished and equipped to a high standard, the cottage offers 2 charming bedrooms, (1 double and 1 single) with oak floors and beams, ideal for couples or 2 friends travelling together. There are 2 spacious modern shower rooms, a handmade fully fitted kitchen with dining area and a charming and comfortable living area with stone fireplace fitted with wood burning stove. TV/DVD (UK channels) and WIFI are offered and for those dreaming of lounging by the pool with a book, a large selection is available.

The village, which is a few minutes on foot, has a grocery store where fresh bread can be bought daily and for those who don't feel like cooking and don't want to drive home from eating out, there are also a pizzeria and a restaurant serving traditional regional food on its delightful shady terrace.

Just a few minutes drive away you will find favourite tourist attractions such as the Château de Losse and its gardens, the glorious village of St Léon with its riverbank cafés and restaurants and the prehistoric settlement of La Roque St Christophe. The nearest towns offering all amenities are the medieval towns of Montignac (6km) and Sarlat (26km). Montignac is a small, pretty riverside town with an attractive stone bridge and lovely balconied houses along the riverfront. Sarlat is the third largest town in Périgord and boasts a host of splendid and beautifully restored Renaissance mansions and timber-framed buildings. Both towns are lively and dynamic, have twice-weekly markets and host festivals, art exhibitions and events from June to September. Local events include the international music and dance festival held annually in Montignac, regular flea markets and bric à brac fairs,

as well as evening farmer's markets where you can sample the local cuisine and wines.

The area also offers many outdoor activities such as canoeing/Kayaking (hire station in the village, a few mins on foot), cycling (for hire in Montignac), woodland walks, horse riding, river fishing and lake fishing at the Etangs de Fongron just 10 minutes walk away. Other famous tourist attractions, including the historic medieval bastide town of Domme, the cliff side villages of Beynac and La Roque-Gageac and the medieval war museum of the château de Castelnaud are within easy reach. For garden lovers, there are the glorious topiary gardens of Les Jardins d'Eyrignac and Les jardins de Marqueyssac and the stunning modern gardens Les jardins de l'imaginaire at Terrasson.So whether you are looking for a relaxing stay in a lovely natural setting, or dream of experiencing the fascinating world of former times, or want to take advantage of all that the river has to offer, La Maison du Gardien is the perfect place to do all that and more.

Location description from owner

The Dordogne region

The Périgord Noir, situated in the south east of the Dordogne, is an area of France whose old-world charm is in marked contrast to the hustle and bustle of urban life. The Dordogne and Vézère rivers meander through an alluring, undulating landscape with deep valleys and densely wooded hillsides sheltering old villages, bastides and farms, built in the glowing, honey-coloured stone typical of the region. Along the riverbanks loom numerous ethereal castles and fortresses, steeped in medieval legend and history, witness to centuries of conflicts, conquests and shifting cultures. This timeless, pastoral scene is still profoundly rural and conjures up a bucolic image of country life at a slower pace.

The region is also renown for its culinary heritage and abounds with gourmet delights, notably paté de foie gras, black truffles, ceps, walnuts and preserved duck and goose, as well as goat's cheese, honey and chestnuts. All of which can be washed down with a bottle of Bergerac, a lesser known but delicious alternative to Bordeaux wine, produced in the Périgord Pourpre, on the hilly banks on either side of the Dordogne river.

Opportunities to sample all these gastronomic specialities can be found at the markets of Montignac, Sarlat or St Cyprien (28 km) a lovely village with narrow streets winding up to the 12th-century bell tower, attractive old architecture, a selection of good restaurants and a lively market held each Sunday morning through the summer months.

Thonac

Our village is in the heart of the Vézère valley, the cradle of civilization in Europe, habitat of Neanderthal then Cro-Magnon man and world famous for its prehistoric sites and decorated caves. It lies between Montignac and Les Eyzies-de-Tayac on the Vézère river, behind which are numerous caves, their walls decorated with fabulous and artistically and historically significant wall paintings. The most important is just a few minutes away in Montigac whose Lascaux caves are considered to be "quot;the Sistine Chapel of prehistory"

Take a canoe from the hire station in the village and you can float down the Vézère, stopping at the many fascinating places en route. St Léon sur Vézère (3.5 km by road) listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, is set in the curve of the river. Wander through its narrow meandering pathways with their stone houses, many still retaining their traditional stone 'lauze' roofs and see its 12th Century church and imposing château. Or relax and stop for a drink at one of the riverside cafés.

From St Léon, continue on to La Roque St Christophe, one of the largest prehistoric rock shelters in Europe which later became a troglodyte fortress. Stop to take a tour of this hanging settlement that became once again home to hundreds of peoplein medieval times.

Carry further on down the river and you will come to the dramatic village of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac (18km by road), a world heritage site and world centre for prehistory. The highest concentration of prehistory sites is here and this is also home to the National Museum of prehistory, where one of the largest collections of fascinating prehistoric relics can be seen.

For those preferring relaxation, take a picnic to the Etangs de Fongron, (10 minutes walk) 2 lakes in a lush setting where you can fish or walk for miles in the the surrounding woodland. Or visit the natural lake of Tamniés ( 10 km), situated in quiet, verdant countryside with its 5000 square metres of fine sandy beach, offering swimming, fishing (in a secondary pond), tennis, picnic areas with tables.

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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • 2 Shower rooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:17:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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
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About the owner

Caterina K
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated::
29 Mar 2017
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Italian


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 24 Apr 2015. Located in Dordogne, it has 4 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £673 to £992.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 29 Mar 2017.

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“The perfect Holiday”

Reviewed 4 Oct 2015

Loved this little cottage from the first photo we viewed on line. We had the warmest welcome from Caterina and Stephen. The cottage lived up to and beyond expectations. For anyone looking for total peace and tranquility this is the place to find it. On the other hand the area offers a mass of beautiful places to visit, within a short driving distance. You also have the luxury of your own swimming pool,surrounded by a beautiful fragrant garden. Caterina and Stephen go out of their way to make you welcome and are a font of knowledge of the area,but manage to do this without being intrusive. The perfect hosts. I hope that this little cottage will continue to enchant those who are lucky enough to find it. Many thanks Caterina and Stephen. Sandra and Ian Rae Glasgow Scotland

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