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Family friendly,pool, village location nearby small town Mareuil for supplies

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

2 bedroom 1 bathroom, large garden, village location

La Vieille Boulangerie (the old bakery) is a charming two bedroom cottage set in the beautiful countryside of the Perigord Vert region of the Dordogne.

Whether you want to get away from it all and lounge by the pool, explore the countryside (on foot or by car, bike or canoe), or take in the towns, local cuisine and the many tourist attractions in this part of France, La Vieille Boulangerie provides a great base from which to enjoy your holiday.

The house, which is at least 200 years old, was completely renovated to a very high standard in 2010. Many of the original floor boards and beams remain, as does the main fireplace and much of the stone work, preserving the building's essential character.

The accommodation is surprisingly spacious - the drawing room and master bedroom would not be out of place in a grander residence. The kitchen has all the modern appliances you would expect.

The house sits at the edge of Les Graulges, a quiet village in the picturesque valley of the river Nizonne. This is 'La France Profonde' - deeply rural and far from the madding crowd. Opposite stands the village petanque pitch; the chinking of steel boules and occasional French expressions of triumph or frustration may enliven your Saturday afternoons.

The area around La Vieille Boulangerie is ideal for walking and cycling. The country roads are in excellent condition and there is little traffic. The gently rolling landscape, dotted about with many chateaux, means there are always delightful views to be enjoyed and pretty hamlets to be discovered. For those who seek a more vigorous work-out, the local hills will provide plenty to challenge you.

The gite has a (10m x 5m) heated, swimming pool, shared with the main house, which is not much used as the owners live overseas. There is a large garden of about 2 acres, which is mostly meadow with walnut and fruit trees.

The nearest shops are in the small, market town of Mareuil some 5kms away. One of the best kept secrets of the region - Le Petit Restaurant, serving delicious food at a price that does not break the bank - is equally close.

Better known locally is the stunningly pretty town of Brantome - nicknamed the Venice of the Perigord - which is about 20 minutes by car. Brantome and many of the other historic towns along the river Dronne are excellent places to visit and, for those so inclined, to go canoeing. A quick search on the Internet will show how rich this region is in places of interest for visitors.

The cottage forms part of a small ensemble of buildings, including the old village bakery and grocer's (both long since defunct). On one side is the rarely used, small holiday home of a Parisian family; on the other is a traditional French barn. There are open views of the countryside to the front and rear.

The garden and terrace at the rear provide privacy and calm at all times - perfect for al fresco breakfasts and barbecues. Typically, the only noise you will hear, as you sip an aperitif in the golden evening sunshine, is the mating call of the cicadas and, perhaps, the scratching of visiting free range hens.

More Details

Dominick & Jane Chilcott
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the Les Graulges in the Périgord

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The house must be left in the same condition as when arrived. Rubbish, bottles and recycling to be put in the correct bins. (Provided)
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1Bathroom with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • 1Double 2 singles
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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Family friendly,pool, village location nearby small town Mareuil for supplies
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at La Vielle Boulangerie. Steve and Doreen couldn't have been more helpful, and Jane & Dominic (the owners) were extremely friendly, offering advice on trips etc. The house was delightful, with every comfort available. The weather could have been slightly better for August, but there was so much to visit in the area, it didn't really matter. Best part of the day was coming back to the gite, having a glass of rose wine in the garden with the free range chickens chirping around, leaving you feeling totally relaxed! The kids loved the pool and trampoline, so everyone happy.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great property in lovely quiet area. 19 - 26 August 2017

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely week in this property in August 2017. Well equipped gite with big garden and great pool area. Ideal property for us, a family of 4, and fantastic quiet countryside to explore on bikes. Owners and property manager all friendly, helpful and keen to ensure we had all we needed to have a fantastic week.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful area, charming house with lots of character, big garden and great pool

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely week staying here! The weather was mixed however wet days we went exploring the sunnier days spent around the pool.

Dominick and Jane were lovely and friendly and full of good advice on where to go.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming, well kitted out and excellent warm clean pool

  • 5 of 5

The owners and managers were all welcoming and helpful whilst not being in any way intrusive. The pool was a good size and lovely and warm which kept the girls well occupied every day whatever the weather. The welcome pack was a lovely and tasty surprise! Being in the country surrounded by chickens and chicks as well as everything France has to offer was amazing. Beds were comfortable and the dozy evenings on the veranda will be missed now we are heading back to the UK. Brantome a must see and great for a Friday market and lunch whilst Bordeaux and the best wine in the world is on your doorstep a short drive south. A 100% recommendation.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely getaway for the family - Pool well worth a dip and a days lounging!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Le Boulangerie, Les Graulges for 2 weeks in August 2016; We found the property very pretty, complete with needed items, and comfortable beds. The pool was large, warm and fabulous, the kids absolutely lived in it. (Sorry for their noise Jane!) The owners live next door and are really helpful and chatty, their dogs were equally friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed daily visits from them. So gald to have had 2 weeks here as the house and surrounding area provided lots and lots of activities to indulge in, favourites being the Grotte de Villars and the Perigord Vert Adventure Lake (Leaflets at the house!) The house is very well placed to visit far and wide in 1 day. We ventured to the coast, 20km south of Bordeaux about 2.5hrs, at Lanacau and it was stunning. All in all, we would just love to still be there, left feeling rested and relaxed with an easy drive back to Calais and eventually home to Devon in about 14hrs total.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely having you all, glad you enjoyed your holiday with us.
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Charming, comfortable, idyllic setting. Pool was perfect on hot days, in fact all days!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely holiday in a beautiful part of the world. The cottage had everything we needed and the extensive garden and pool was perfect for our young family. A truly relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure. Thankyou.
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Le Petit Restaurant
Nearest Beach
130 Kilometres
Car: recommended

We are located on the border of the Charente/Dordogne between Anguoleme and Perigueux. Brantome known locally as the Venice of the Perigord is a 20 min drive, a day on the river with canoes. The grande etangs ( big lakes) st Estephe and Jamaye are a 40 min drive with man made beaches, swimming and boating available. The caves at Villars, the brandy houses of Cognac, the wine regions of Bergerac and Bordeaux are all within a couple of hours drive. The beautiful village of St John de Cole, the markets of Riberac, Brantome and Piegut all under 40 mins.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in the Les Graulges, Aquitaine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Mid Season
3 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
8 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Season
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
End Season
30 Sep 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

During peak months a Saturday to Saturday booking scheme is operational. No midweek or overlaps excepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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