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Enchanting 300 Year Old Cottage Carefully Restored

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room and kitchen/diner, private swimming pool

This enchanting 300 year old cottage has been carefully restored to keep its character but provide tasteful, comfortable living accommodation with that home from home feeling. With beamed ceilings and wood or traditional tiled floors, the cottage blends modern comfort with its original features.

The master bedroom, sitting room and kitchen are south facing and look out over the front fields of the property towards the vines. The second bedroom has views over the swimming pool to the fields.

The entire property is set in 2.6 hectares of green fields and woodlands and surrounded by vineyards. Quiet and secluded, being on the edge of a village on its own, the property is a haven for birds and other wildlife.

The swimming pool is a generous 10 x 5m in size, with steps to get down into it. It ranges from 1m to 2.2m deep. It meets all safety standards, with non-slip tiling around the pool and a pool alarm. Sunbeds, cushions, parasols, pool towels are all provided.

The master bedroom is large and airy and contains a king size bed and a cot, plus a wardrobe, chest of drawers, 2 chairs and 2 bedside tables.

The second bedroom is also large and very airy and can contain either 2 or 3 single beds, and has a wardrobe, table, chair and 2 bedside cabinets. This bedroom also has an en-suite bathroom with wc, basin and shower.

The main bathroom has a wc, basin and bath with shower over.

Towels and bedlinen are all included and changed weekly for stays of 2 weeks or more.

The kitchen/dining area has a large round table and six dining chairs, all with comfortable padded seats. There is also a high chair for the smaller diner. Completing the kitchen area is a feature stone open fireplace. The lounge section has a large corner sofa, a leather recliner and footstool, a further reclining chair, large and small coffee tables and lots of cushions and lamps for soft lighting.

The large screen TV has UK satellite TV, and a DVD and video are also provided. A large selection of DVDs are available for viewing and a selection of CDs for musical entertainment. Books and board games can help while away any cooler or wet moments. Wifi internet access is available free of charge.

The property is only 3 km from Sainte Foy la Grande, which is a bustling small town that has a very popular market. The locals as well as visitors come from all around to check out the food stalls, fresh fish, cheese, meats, speciality produce and vegetables, which are all are colourfully displayed. Other stalls contain local handicrafts as well as the usual clothes and entertainment stalls.

The town itself has all the amenities. Two large supermarkets and several smaller ones, a hospital, clinics, doctors, dentists, shops, boutiques, garages, restaurants, bakeries, bars and everything you normally need.

Bordeaux (1hr) and Bergerac (25 mins) are famous wine producing regions and the French are known for their cuisine. The vineyards and medieval village of Sainte Emilion are a 40 minute drive from the gite. However, there is so much more to the area than eating the superb food and drinking the heavenly wine.

Chateaux, bastide towns, prehistoric cave paintings, water sports, boules, go-karting, golf and horseriding to name just a few of the other things you can do and see. The last battle of the 100 years war was fought 30 minutes away from the gite at Castillon la Bataille and it is re-enacted every year which is an amazing spectacle. The river is the focus of much activity and throughout the year there are numerous firework displays that light up the Dordogne in all its glory.

There is also canoeing, fishing, go-karting, golf, horse-riding, jet-skiing within easy reach of the gite.

More Details

About the Owner

Julie Goatham
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2017

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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 28 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Sainte Foy La Grande at 3 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Chateau de Vigiers at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Sainte Foy La Grande at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Montpon/Menesterol at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Les Jardins d'Eole at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Arcachon at 80 Kilometres Car: necessary

This enchanting 300 year old cottage has been carefully restored to keep its character but provide tasteful, comfortable, living accommodation with that home from home feeling. With beamed ceilings and wood or traditional tiled floors, the cottage blends modern comfort with its original features.

The master bedroom, sitting room and kitchen are south facing and look out over the front fields of the property towards the vines. The second bedroom has views over the swimming pool to the fields.

The entire property is set in 2.6 hectares of green fields and woodlands. Quiet and secluded, being on the edge of a village on its own, the property is a haven for birds and other wildlife.

Sainte Foy la Grande is a bustling small town that has a very popular market and is only 3km from the property. The locals as well as visitors come from all around to check out the food stalls, fresh fish, cheese, meats, speciality produce and vegetables, which are all are colourfully displayed. Other stalls contain local handicrafts as well as the usual clothes and entertainment stalls.

The town itself has all the amenities. Two large supermarkets and several smaller ones, a hospital, clinics, doctors, dentists, shops, boutiques, garages, restaurants, bakeries, bars and everything you normally need.

St Emilion and Bergerac are about 25 mins away.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2017 Low 1
6 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£277
for 4 nights
From
£69
£458
 
 
2017 Mid 1
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£502
for 7 nights
£502
 
 
2017 Peak
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£640
for 7 nights
£640
 
 
2017 Mid 2
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£458
for 7 nights
£458
 
 
2017 Low 2
30 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£259
for 4 nights
From
£65
£432
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £86

Changeover days and lengths of stay flexible in mid and low season.

Taxe de sejour and all linens included in rate.

Property to be clean on departure but a cleaning service available €50 for a leave tidy service, €100 for full clean

30% deposit + completed booking form within 2 weeks of booking to secure period. Balance paid 6 weeks prior to holiday start date. €100 damage & cleaning deposit collected with balance payment and refunded on departure if everything is satisfactory.

Cleaning rates: 1. You leave gite tidy but do not clean €100 2. You tidy and do a basic clean €50 3. You clean to a leave as found - no charge

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Family

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower has rainfall shower head and hand held shower head.
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Rainfall shower head. Handbasin
  • The second bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with wc, basin and shower. The main bathroom has a wc, basin and bath with shower over. Towels and bedlinen are all included and changed weekly for stays of 2 weeks or more.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Child Bed
  • The gite sleeps 4 adults comfortably. An extra child can be accommodated on a put up bed (by prior request) plus a baby. The master bedroom is large and airy and contains a king size bed and a cot, plus a wardrobe, chest of drawers, 2 chairs and 2 bedside tables. The second bedroom is also large and very airy and can contain either 2 or 3 single beds, and has a wardrobe, table, chair and 2 bedside cabinets. This bedroom also has an en-suite bathroom with wc, basin and shower. The main bathroom has a wc, basin and bath with shower over. Towels and bedlinen are all included and changed weekly for stays of 2 weeks or more.

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 9 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Luxuries: DVD player, Internet access (Wifi) General: Central heating, Large screen TV, Video player, Table tennis, Satellite TV Standard: Hair dryers and cooling fans in both bedrooms. Bathrobes, towels and pool towels provided. Utilities: Clothes dryer, Cooker (oven and hob), Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Toaster, Kettle, Iron and ironing board, Coffee maker Rooms: Bedrooms (2), Bathrooms (2), En suite (1), WCs (2) Furniture: Single beds (3), King size beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6, Sleeps maximum of 5 plus a baby. Highchair available. Other: All linen and towels provided. Outdoors: Terrace, Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Games and bicycles available, Swing. Garden table and chairs for 6 persons on front patio and table and 4 chairs at the back (for the morning sun). Access: Parking space Pets allowed by prior permission. No smoking in property but outside on patio. Catering service available.

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