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Updated: 19-May-2015
Cottage in St Martial de Viveyrol, Au Doulet, Nr. Verteillac, Dordogne - Peaceful Location, 3 minutes from a Bar/Restaurant

This superb cottage is part of a 19thC Perigord Farmhouse situated on a south facing hill with views overlooking the listed village and fields. It is well furnished and retains its original features with oak beams, stone walls and tiled throughout. There is a large private terrace with lighting, garden furniture etc and the house is surrounded by an acre of enclosed and gated mature garden. It provides an excellent holiday base for all ages with good facilities and plenty of room. Bergerac and Angouleme Airports are within 1 hour and Bordeaux and Limoge within 1.45 hours so with flexible arrival days this gite is ideal for a quick break away or a family holiday. Verteillac is within 1.5kms and has a large pool, bank, baker, butcher, etc and several bars and restaurants - one with free WiFi. The village is within walking distance and has an excellent bar/restaurant. There are many river beaches closeby and lots of places to swim, fish and kayak. Lake Jemaye, just past Riberac, is a superb indoor swimming lake with a sandy beach ideal for children. Flexible arrival days are available to suit your flights/ferry.

Details for holiday cottage Orchidee de Grange (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms

The very comfortable cottage has a well equipped fitted modern kitchen with fridge/freezer, gas cooker, toaster, kettle, microwave, etc. The large separate living/dining area has an original 19th century stone fireplace and wood burning stove and electric heating. This room benefits from the morning sun which streams through the 2 large windows and has a comfortable leather 3 piece (2 single chairs and a double sofa) with a coffee table by the fireplace with TV/DVD/video player. There is also an oval pine table, 6 dining chairs and a Welsh dresser with a comfortable rocking chair and cane chair plus CD/radio/cassette player and telephone. Bedrooms: A double en-suite (Bath, shower, toilet and washbasin) and a twin en-suite (shower, washbasin and washing machine in bathroom) plus a separate wc. Outside is a large, private, south facing terrace with garden furniture, shaded pergola and lighting.
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pets welcome

About the Owner

I have been the owner of this gite for over 20 years and during this time we have made many changes to improve the overall property but to also make the cottage as comfortable as possible. My family regularly take holidays and with spectacular views over the valley it is a great place to relax.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Ideal location for a family holiday with lots to see and do and with large enclosed garden no problems with the children (Mrs Jones, UK)

We wanted to explore the area and found this house ideal as comfortable and very well positioned for both the Dordogne 'sights' as well as St Emilion, Cognac and the coast (Mrs Barr, USA)
May 2007
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From the Owner

I was told by a French friend: Never buy a house near water - it may flood in the winter and you get mosquitoes in the summer! Always buy a house in a village and near local shops. If possible buy a house near a local school as it will be much easier to sell in the future. My friend was perfectly correct on all points above. So I bought this listed house!

Activity and Interests


1.45 hours drive to the beach at St George/Royan is the nearest large beach and within 15 minutes there are a number of river beaches along the Dronne River as well as a 'lake beach' at Lake Jemaye which is within 20 minutes drive.


The nearest airport is Bergerac within 1 hours drive. Bordeaux is within 1.45 hours drive. Limoge is within 2 hours drive. Although the village and small town are within walking distance a car is recommended. The house is within 8.5 hours from Calais, 6.5 hours from Cherbourg and 5 hours drive from St Malo.


The nearest village is just down the hill and within walking distance. The nearest town (Verteillac) is within 1.5kms and nearest larger town (Riberac) is within 15kms.

Further Details:

The village has a bar/restaurant, hard surface tennis court and a Roman Church.

A good supply of shops including a butcher, baker, PO, garage, bank, restaurants, bar, general store and chemist are within Verteillac (1.5kms). There is also an excellent swimming pool with lifeguard plus sports complex with football pitches. Supermarkets, cinemaand more shops are in Riberac (15kms). There is also an excellent country park at Lake Jemaye, just past Riberac, which has fishing as well as sandy beach and changing facilities.


From £310 Weekly

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Apr 2015 - 19 Jun 2015
5 night minimum stay
20 Jun 2015 - 18 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
19 Jul 2015 - 27 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
28 Aug 2015 - 18 Oct 2015
5 night minimum stay


  • Booking Notes:
    Please contact the owner for key information. 30% deposit required to reserve, 70% remaining deposit required 8 weeks beforehand. A breakage deposit is also required.

    Changeover Day:
    Flexible arrival days and departure times (not High Season) makes the house ideal for budget airlines

    Notes on prices:
    Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
    Kitchen linen is included in price as is all water, electricity and gas in mid to high season. In low season (Jan-Apr & Oct-Dec) electricity is extra. Linen hire and towels are £8 per person if required. There is a 10% discount for 2nd week out of high season and with flexible arrival time this makes the house excellent value.
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Updated: 19-May-2015


Property Type

  • cottage


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


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  • Notes on accommodation: The property is suitable for young children as the house has large gates which can be closed onto the quiet lane and hedges and fences around. For heating (out of season) there is a supply of wood for the wood burner and there is electric heating. Bedlinen and towels can be hired for just £10 per person. The cottage is under 2 hours to Bordeaux and Limoge and within 1 hour from Bergerac and Angouleme (RyanAir) and there is flexible arrival dates. We have found this has meant clients can obtain cheaper off peak ferry and air fares. Outside: The cottage has its own separate south facing terrace which has electric lighting, garden table and chairs, BBQ and sun loungers. For those who enjoy wildlife the house garden has orchids, geckos (a sign of a friendly house!) and a wide range of butterflies attracted by the mature garden. The terrace overlooks the listed village of St Martial de Viveyrols with its Roman Church and bell tower as well as the surrounding countryside giving magnificent views.

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