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200 Yr Old Farm Set in 3 acres with Heated Pool (May-Sept), UK SatelliteTV, Wifi - Les Ronces (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
cottage
People
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

Description

Les Ronces (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2)

Converted from the stables "Les Ronces" is an intimate and romantic apartment ideally suited to couples. It is arranged in an L-shape on a single level with a double bedroom, with antique double bed, fully tiled ensuite shower room, with luxurious walk in shower, heated towel rail and countertop wash basin. The open-plan living area/kitchen has a dual aspect with access at one end to a sunny terrace and from the other to a private, shady enclosed courtyard, both with patio furniture. The kitchen is fully fitted with a dishwasher, microwave, full size electric oven & 4 ring hob and fridge with ice-box. A washing machine and tumble dryer are available for guests use. There is a dining table with comfortable chairs . The living room has a comfy sofa, coffee table and a selection of books and games as well as TV with UK satellite. Ample heating. heated swimming pool (May-Sept) and WiFi make it ideal for a break at any time of year


About the property

FR1025

All properties are comfortably furnished and stylishly decorated with a mix of new and vintage furniture. Each property has a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven, fridge (with ice box). The 2 larger gites have washing machines and guests in the 1 bedroom gite have access to a washing machine in the adjacent bread oven. All Bed linen and towels are provided (guests are asked to provide their own pool towels). All properties have private terraces with barbeques and comfortable outdoor furniture, including parasols. A cot and highchair are available by request. Changeover day is Saturday in high season. At other times we can be more flexible so please ask. The 12m x 5m pool in front of the properties has open 360 views and fully fenced in accordance with French law making it safe for small children. The pool open May to Sept (inclusive) and is heated to 27C. On the south side of the pool there are sun loungers and a pergola and parasols provide shade plus tables and chairs for games and snacks. Guests are free to roam the 3 acre grounds which are home to a variety of wildlife.

The properties can be rented individually or as a whole, ideal for multi-generational families or groups of friends.

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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
5 February, 2017

About The Owner

We are David and Amanda Travis and in the past spent many holidays in France with our children and friends staying in privately owned gites. We had some very good and some not so good experiences!!

As a result we were inspired to set up our own gites and Les Charmes has been receiving guests since 2006. We finally fulfilled our ambition to move to France in 2012 and now live here permanently.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2005

Why The Owner chose Dordogne

We have always loved the Dordogne for it's pace of life; cuisine, wine and stunning countryside. Our property is off the beaten track and the sense of quiet is truly remarkable yet we are only 10 minutes drive from two local towns and about half an hour away from Bergerac airport.

The properties are stone built and around 200 years old and we thoroughly enjoyed the renovation project which has brought the properties back to life after they were abandoned some 50 year earlier.

What makes this cottage unique

We are conveniently located for all the major sites of the Dordogne and having a heated swimming pool really fulfills the one luxury that was always at the top of our list.

As ours was a renovation project we basically started with empty shells - which has allowed us to plan the layout to make best use of space whilst retaining many original features. We have also made sure that the properties are equipped to the standard we would expect which means a full range of kitchen appliances, good quality knives and pans and above all a corkscrew!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We had a fantastic time, home from home, you have done a beautiful job and we loved all the extra touches. We relaxed, played games with the children, just what our family needed. We will be booking again hopefully next year'
Feb 2006
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Notes

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made either by contacting the owners by telephone or using the owners website, where full terms and conditions can be found.
A deposit of 25% is required to confirm a booking, the full balance is due 8 weeks before arrival. A security deposit of at least £100 per property is required.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday during high season, outside of this we may be able to be more flexible so please enquire.
Access to the properties is from 4pm, and departure is 10am unless otherwise agreed.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per property per week and include all bedding & linen (except pool towels and cot linen) and cleaning. For bookings of 2 weeks a second linen change is included in the price. Additional cleaning can be arranged locally.
Out of season a surcharge for electricity and wood may be applicable.


Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

4

Cozy, well equipped and tastefully furnished Gite with lovely pool.

  • 4 of 5

Had a lovely week with John and Amanda, who were on hand if needed (giving some great tips on where to go) but not intrusive. Pool is spotlessly clean and a welcome addition with lots of seating around it. Lovely little private courtyard for alfresco dining. The farm is in beautiful surroundings and so many beautiful villages to discover but is quite remote so a car is absolutely essential. On the plus side it is very very peaceful and star gazing is amazing! Would definitely consider staying again 😀.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous location accommodation excellent hosts friendly and helpful highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Great relaxing holiday in excellent gite,beautiful renovation. Pool and location perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Perfect peace and quiet in the French countryside

  • 4 of 5

Les Charmes is a lovely property in the heart of the country in the Dordogne region of France. We wanted to have a peaceful and relaxed week and that is just what we got. It was fantastic - a real country retreat

As there was just the two of us we stayed in Les Ronces, the smallest of the three gites. The accommodation is simple but very comfortable and the cottage is well maintained and very well equipped with a good kitchen as well as satellite TV and wifi. There's also a really nice salt water swimming pool just a couple of yards away.

The owners Amanda and David are welcoming and very helpful, giving out information on local events, sightseeing and restaurants, and always on call to answer questions.

Even though the farm itself is set in the heart of the country, there are lots of places to visit within easy reach and of course, as it is France, there are loads of restaurants in the vicinity. The Privilege Du Perigord and La Bastide in Monpazier, the nearest town, are both excellent and worth a visit. Monpazier itself is a little gem of a town worth a visit just to have coffee in the square. Villereal is pretty and Chateau Biron does a good if gruesome tour.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Clean and comfortable gite in a beautiful & peaceful setting

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week at Les Ronces.

The accomodation was clean , comfortable and within easy reach of Bergerac airport. The setting was very peaceful & the pool area excelkent.

There was a wealth of places to visit & things to do in the area. David & Amanda were very welcoming & accomodating. The directions & information they sent in advance of our visit were clear & helpful.

We would certainly consider using the property again if returning to the area & recommend it to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

An outstanding gite in a wonderful, tranquil location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the smallest gite, in the pigsty! It is delightfully furnished and provisioned (and as described or better). It was spotlessly clean. The walls are really thick and shutters effective so we had a space of cool and calm both night and day in the August heat. The property is quite high so there was a fresh breeze and few mosquitoes which was a bonus too. The whole property is most delightful and well laid out so each gite has a private garden area. The pool is spotless. The most amazing thing was the silence. We live in an English village - which is like a city in comparison with rooks and church bells, dawn chorus, kids and dogs. Here is true peace and with a new moon almost total darkness at night. Bliss. We had everything we needed to cook which, given the distance to the nearest town and strict drink driving laws is a must for us. The local markets and supermarkets provided delicious fayre and you do need to stock up a bit before arriving. Monday "supper" in Beaumont in a must do as is the Sunday market in the next town.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning quiet location. Our perfect holiday destination!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic holiday home. Quiet and tranquil location. Beautiful house and great hospitality from the owners. They gave us so many recommendations on places to visit which were spot on. Certainly a holiday to remember!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the Sainte-Croix in the Aquitaine

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 17 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The property is very secluded and quiet making it a great place for children to run around in and the property is generally child friendly with cots, highchairs and night lights available. A selection of indoor and outdoor games are provided and a small library of books is available in each property. Outside of high season heating, if it is required, is by electric radiators and/or the woodburning stoves. Outside: Each property has a terrace with barbeque and patio furniture. These are arranged to ensure that each is not overlooked from the other properties and all have lovely views. The capacity of the outside furniture is at least the same as the interior dining furniture. The larger than average saline 12m x 5m swimming pool, with its terracing, (fully compliant with French safety legislation), is situated in front of the properties in full sun all day It is heated to 27C allowing use in mid season. Sun loungers and seating are provided and there is a Pergola for shade. The 3 acre grounds were farmland but there are mature trees for shade. We are surrounded by farmland and ringed by woodland and we are privileged to get regular visits from the local wildlife, including the deer who will come very close into the building on occasions, we also have resident hares and many species of birds, red squirrels are common.

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