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16th Century Cottage with private heated pool and panoramic views

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Suitable for couples or small families

Our typically french cottage dates back to the 16th century and enjoys panoramic views over the chateau of Villebois Lavalette in the Charente to the front and the beautiful countryside of the Dordogne to the rear - you are, therefore, ideally located to explore both these departments during your stay.

The cottage sits in the 1.5 acre grounds of the original farmhouse and, whilst it is attached to the farmhouse, it is separated by a courtyard wall which provides you with privacy but the owners are on hand to deal with any problems should they arise. The property is fully fenced and so your children and/or dogs are safe to roam freely.

The cottage itself has all the charm you would expect of a building of this age with its 2 foot thick walls to keep the interior cool when the sun outside gets too much to the large Charentaise fireplace with log burner to keep you warm if the evenings get chilly. Cornflower blue shutters, a climbing rose over the door and aromatic honeysuckle climbing the walls complete the rustic chocolate box charm.

The cottage can comfortably accommodate 2 adults and a child and there is a sofa bed downstairs for an extra two adults if required. We are also able to put in a second single bed upstairs and a full size cot if required. The large bedroom has a hanging divider between the double and single bed to afford a small amount of privacy if required.

The cottage comes with exclusive use of the heated in ground 8m x 4m swimming pool (May to September) which also benefits from the stunning views to the chateau and has a covered seating area to escape to if the sun gets too much.

To the rear of the cottage is a stone built barbecue with patio and seating area which enjoys the view over the Dordogne.

At night, sit outside and enjoy the spectacle of brilliant stars that puncture the inky blackness of the sky, the likes of which you will only get when away from the hustle and bustle of city lights.

When you are ready to leave the tranquility of your holiday base you are ideally situated to visit the many famous attractions of the area.

Villebois Lavalette with its chateau, Saturday morning market, boulangeries, restaurant and bar is only 5 minutes drive away.

Angouleme (capital of the Charente) , Brantome (Venice of the Perigord) and Aubeterre-sur-Dronne (officially one of the most beautiful villages in France) are all within 40 minutes drive.

For those looking for activities, there is a zip wire park, golf, tennis, river beaches, canoeing, a water park, laser quest and much more within easy reach for a day out.

But, if you are just looking to kick back and relax, then set yourself up by the pool or on one of the patios outside the cottage and just take in the views which change throughout the day as the light changes culminating in a truly stunning evening sunset - all with a glass of your favourite tipple in hand - what could be better - ENJOY!!

More Details

Owner
Dave & Wendy Whiting
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Dave & Wendy Whiting

Dave & Wendy moved to France with their two dogs when Dave retired last year. It was a fairly snap decision but one we have certainly not regretted at all.

We love the slower pace of life and enjoy pottering around our property, improving it as we go.

We are very proud of how we have brought the farmhouse back to life and would very much like to share our beautiful location with you - you will feel like you are truly sitting on top of the world.

Dave & Wendy Whiting purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Dave & Wendy Whiting chose Édon

You really need to come to truly appreciate to beauty of our location - we feel we have not yet managed to take any photo that does it proper justice but all our visitors have been blown away with the breathtaking views and the magnificent sunsets you are able to enjoy due to our elevated situation. The night sky on a clear night is full of the brightest stars and the peace you will experience is verging on spiritual.

But don't take our word for it - come and find out for yourselves.

What makes this cottage unique

We are ideally placed to drop into the Dordogne with its beautiful countryside and picturesque villages or you can travel 30minutes up the road to the capital at Angouleme if you want to dip into the city environment for a day with its numerous bars, restaurants, shops and museums. Alternatively, drive across country to the vineyards around Cognac etc if you fancy a day wine or Pineau tasting. We have many famous tourist attractions within 30-40 minutes drive away, not to mention the fairytale style chateau down the road in Villebois Lavalette which you can also see from your cottage or pool.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Édon in Charente

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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16th Century Cottage with private heated pool and panoramic views
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
4

Short break in the Charente 7th to 10th April

  • 4 of 5

Wendy and Dave are very good hosts, living next door,and nothing was too much trouble for them.

We were their first clients of 2018 and there was good welcome pack for which we were grateful.

Dave provided logs for the wood burning stove which sadly we needed to use - a chilly week in April.

The property benefits from great views both from the front and rear and I am sure would be a good place to stay particularly in the summer.

A full length mirror and a dishwasher would be useful additions in what is a pleasant place to stay

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and thank you for your kind comments. We will certainly add a long length mirror and we will look to see the possibility of fitting a dishwasher into the available space. We are sorry you were so unlucky with the weather and hope you enjoyed your last few days in the Dordogne. PS - found out who your friends in Charras are - he paints the pictures in the Petit Restaurant 🐓🐇
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5

A wonderful holiday that was hard to leave...

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our holiday in this fabulous gite. Dave and Wendy have thought of everything and ensured our holiday was perfect in every way. The gite is in a fabulous hilltop position with stunning views from the gite, huge fully enclosed garden and luxurious (heated!) pool and surrounding terrace.

There are fabulous walks from the door and surrounding areas. The nearest town of Villebois Lavallette is lovely with a hilltop chateau that can be seen from the gite. It also has a great super market and it's only a short drive away.

There's also great markets and Brocante markets in the surrounding towns.

It was wonderful to have our 2 weeks here with our 2 dogs and they loved having Archie and Eric as great playmates and knowing they couldn't escape! Dave and Wendy have everything right here and also great company if you want company.

The huge skies, rolling countryside views and stunning sunsets are really special. The you both and we will see you again as soon as possible!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great review - we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again - as do Archie & Eric
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5

Fantastic very relaxing Wendy and Dave lovely people

  • 5 of 5

Perfect if you want to chill, Villebois Lavalette is close by with everything you would need for your stay. The gite is comfortable and the swimming pool very nice, exclusive use worth paying for. Lovely walks, take your dog if you have one 😊 Overall a great place to go.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us
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5

Fabulous French getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely gite, with everything you could need during your stay - the welcome goodies were particularly well received! Location is perfect as it feels as if you're in the middle of nowhere, but also have the convenience of a supermarket less than 10 minutes drive away. Dave and Wendy were welcoming and friendly, but also respectful of privacy. A minor maintenance issue was also dealt with quickly and without any fuss. Would happily recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us
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5

A week in Edon

  • 5 of 5

A very well equiped Gite with character and stunning views over the Dordogne to the rear and Charente at the front.

Dave & Wendy Whiting have obviously thought through what guests would need and provided an excellent welcome pack, probably the most comprehensive we have had over a period of 23 years of Gite holidays. They made you feel very welcome which gave a good "feel" to the stay. The little things had been thought of and these made the difference e.g. their's was the first BBQ where I felt that I didn't need to wrap the meat in foil first!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review - we are so pleased you were comfortable and enjoyed your stay
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5

Warm welcome to a lovely cottage with great views

  • 5 of 5

We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Dave and Wendy are perfect hosts, Eric and Archie provided much entertainment. Can highly recommend Dave's cottage pie. The views from the cottage are lovely, we were fortunate enough to be able to enjoy breakfast outside every morning and watch the sun set with a glass of wine. Pool area is great and we spent quite a lot of time around it the first few ways which were nice and warm (mid 30s). The cottage has everything you need yet still keeps its charm. I am sure we will be back in the future.

Jill & Pete

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again in the future maybe. Archie and Eric will be waiting for their chicken titbits.
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Location

Nearest Airport
98 Kilometres
limoges
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
edon
Nearest Ferry
460 Kilometres
st malo
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
soyaux
Nearest Train
28 Kilometres
angouleme
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
N10
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
villebois lavalette

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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