"A Childrens Paradise" 2 Family Friendly Stone Cottages with Secure Pool in Beautiful Setting.
Tranquil Location, 2 Minutes To Village, 10 Minutes Nearest Town And Only 20 Mins From Busy Dordogne
2 X 2 Bedroom Cottages (Sleep 4 & 6)
Sevenne is an ideal place to relax and recharge the batteries. Although we are deep in the heart of the unspoiled Lot and Garonne, local attractions are not far away! this makes it an ideal base for day trips, returning to peace and tranquility after an active day. The cottages are adjoining, therefore ideal for families & friends to get together whilst remaining independent. The 12x6m fenced and alarmed pool, with raised sun deck, is lit in the evenings for late night swimming. If you are feeling active we have badminton and volley ball nets, 5 aside football area, a trampoline, darts, ping-pong and pool table, however, if a quiet holiday is for you then why not chill out under a willow tree or by the duck pond with a good book and a glass of wine. Sevenne is also available all year round. Thanks to wood burners / open fires, 150 year old stone walls and electric heating a warm and cosy welcome awaits in winter too. Cot/ highchair/toys and all linen included in rental.
Drake (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6) Prices Currency Conversion
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|29 September 2012 - 3 November 2012||£350||3|
|3 November 2012 - 22 December 2012||£250||3|
|22 December 2012 - 5 January 2013||£465||7|
|5 January 2013 - 23 March 2013||£250||3|
|23 March 2013 - 25 May 2013||£370||7|
|25 May 2013 - 6 July 2013||£490||7|
|6 July 2013 - 31 August 2013||£730||7|
|31 August 2013 - 28 September 2013||£490||7|
|28 September 2013 - 2 November 2013||£370||7|
Duck (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4) Prices
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|29 September 2012 - 3 November 2012||£320||7|
|3 November 2012 - 22 December 2012||£220||3|
|22 December 2012 - 5 January 2013||£435||7|
|5 January 2013 - 23 March 2013||£220||3|
|23 March 2013 - 25 May 2013||£340||7|
|25 May 2013 - 6 July 2013||£460||7|
|6 July 2013 - 31 August 2013||£695||7|
|31 August 2013 - 28 September 2013||£460||7|
|28 September 2013 - 2 November 2013||£340||7|
Notes on prices
Special Christmas package available for 2012.
Summer prices include: electricity, hot water, gas, 100% cotton bedding, house and pool towels.
However we do charge a winter heating suppliment (November - April) of £10 per day to cover logs, gas and electric heating to make your stay more comfortable.
Winter prices include; Towels, linen, hot water, cooking gas and everyday electricity use.
Changeover days are Saturdays during peak periods and Wednesdays by arrangement. Contact us for details.Guests are requested to arrive after 4pm and depart by 10am.
B&B and winter lets also available out of season, please contact us for further details.
Notes on accommodation
Downstairs bedrooms have shutters and both cottages have electric fans for extra ventilation in summer and wood burner / open fire for warmth in winter.
Our "Welcome pack" includes; fresh "happy hens" eggs, home made jam, local wine, fresh flowers and fruit. Also vegetables and additional fruit when available from our own garden! Each cottages is child friendly and has; Fisher Price toys, Duplo, bath toys, "U" rated DVDs, story books, fact books, crayons and drawing/activities for all ages. We are family/child friendly and welcome well behaved dogs.
Duck Cottage is on the ground floor however the shower can not accommodate a wheelchair.
Each property has it's own patio and outdoor furniture including sun loungers, parasols and barbeques. The pool is alarmed and enclosed by a fence that is covered in scented roses, wisteria, honeyesuckle, jasmin and vines (guests are welcome to eat the grapes in late summer when they are delicious!). Within the pool area there is a raised, partly covered, sun deck with loungers. Swimming under the stars has been a great hit with the children too this year. The pool is lit at night for guests to make the most of the warm evenings! The pool is shared between the two properties and alarmed as per legal requirements. The property is off the beaten track and away from traffic therefore ideal for young children. Last year (2012) we added to the playground area a swing, ride on toys and a trampoline, these proved a great success. Our aim is to up date and improve the facilities and activities year on year. A new activity this year: join us for "Pizza Night" every Wednesday (in peak season)!!
The Atlantic coast is an easy 2 hours drive away from Labretonie.
River and lake beaches with activities are approx 20 and 35 minutes from Sevenne. We provide picnic blankets, hampers, cool boxes and ice packs for you to take on your day trip.
There is an 18 hole championship golf course at Villeneuve-sur-Lot 30kms from Sevenne. Villeneuve is recognised as one of the best courses in the Lot and Garonne. There is a 9 hole course at Tombeboeuf, 10kms away. Chateau des Vigiers is a 27 hole international golf course situated about 35kms away.
Special interest holidays
Introduction to silk painting: Silk painting workshops are available at Sevenne for guests of all ages. Workshops are held once a week and arranged with guests to accommodate their holiday itinerary. 2012 guests enjoyed this activity and took home souvenirs of their day.
How to get there
The nearest airports:
Bergerac 45 mins and Bordeaux 85 mins. A car is essential, car hire is available from both airports.
Nearest cross channel ports: St Malo and Caen 7-8 hours drive. Calais is 9 hours drive.
Nearest Train: Marmande.
Sevenne is remote yet only 3kms from the nearest village of Saint Barthelemy d'Agenais where there is a tabac, bar, deli, boulangerie and post office. The nearest town with supermarkets, banks, restaurants etc. is 14kms away at Miramont-de-Guyenne. Tonneins and Marmande are also within 20 minutes drive.
The Lot and Garonne is an exciting and historic region of France with it's Bastides (fortified towns) daily markets, night markets in summer, canoeing on its many rivers, horse riding, cycling, walking, wine tasting, birdwatching, golf etc. It is an ideal location for artists and inspirational for writers. We have information on many activities in our "Make the most of your holiday" information pack found in each gite. Why not take advantage of the Mid Week change over day (not available during peak season) and save on air fares! Contact us for more details.
Please contact us by email or telephone to enquire about availability. The availability chart is updated as and when bookings are confirmed. A £100 deposit is required to secure the booking and the balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Bookings terms and conditions are available at the time of enquiry.
Thanks Sandie for putting so much of yourself into our holiday. The personal touch really makes a huge difference. Also the attention to detail was fantastic. The children absolutely loved their time here & don't want to leave! Fiona, Dave and family Dublin June 2012
Sevenne really is a lovely place to arrive to, everything looks so welcoming & picture perfect. There are several factors that put Sandie & Mark a cut above the rest as hosts & the dinner on arrival is certainly one. Hannah & Geoff, London July 2012
We have 2 young children, 4 & 2 and they have wanted for nothing- Sandie and Mark really have thought of everything, the trampoline was a massive hit! Sandie's silk painting was fantastic, the children (& me) thoughly enjoyed creating some works of art. Titcheners August 2012
We really feel sad leaving again, feels like leaving family behind! we'll be recommending Sevenne to all our family & friends and hopefully we'll return again for a 4th time!! Belchers August 201
Mark and Sandie
About the owner
We are Sandie and Mark Clayton-Smith, Sevenne is our home not just a business. We have a wealth of experience of holidaying in France with our two sons, who are now in their 20's! We hope that our experiences, both good and bad have enabled us to create the ideal holiday for you and your family. We know how important your holiday is and our aim is to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, while keeping in the background, our roll is to be on hand if needed. Mark is an ex hotelier working in food and beverage. I am a NNEB Nursery Nurse and latterly worked in educational publishing. Previously the property was called "Canard Ferme" we reverted to the original name "Sevenne" so that we can be found on GPS systems and on Google Map. You can now see exactly where we are.
Year purchased: 2011
Why the owner chose property in this location
It took us 5 years to find our ideal home. It had to be somewhere we fell in love with straight away and NO compromises! Judging by the number of guests who are returning this year we are not the only ones who love it here! One guest described it as a "slice of paradise"! The customer is always right! Some of the "must have's" on our wish list were: a large pool, within 45 minutes of an airport, easy reach of a major town, a village with shops for essentials, a hospital with an A&E within 20 minutes, friendly neighbours, lots of wild life, plenty of long walks on quiet roads and accross fields....... ALL TICKED!! If you see more than 3 cars on the way to the village it must be RUSH HOUR! Here the pace of life hasn't caught up with the 21st century, yet we have WiFi and UK TV!
Unique benefits of the property
We have the recipe for a great holiday, whether it is as a couple, a family, or a group of friends. Our location is remote yet within easy reach of all amenities and tourist attractions. We have views of surrounding countryside, a secure and alarmed pool, a sports field so that the children can run and let off steam after a day sight seeing! willow trees to sit under with a good book and a glass of wine, a covered games area for wet days or if there is a need for shade, alfresco dining, a duck pond (away from the main property but within the grounds), ducks and hens to enjoy watching and for the children to feed and hunt for eggs(under supervision). Enjoy fresh eggs for breakfast. We also have a vegetable garden and our aim is to grow enough fresh herbs and veg to share with guests.
For booking and further information
Send an enquiry to the owner
Property Ref FR10908
(FRANCE) +33 553204601
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