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Charming 2 & 4 Bed Detached Properties near Brantom . - Les Oisons (Sleeps 8, 4 Bedrooms ,2 Bathrooms)

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Property

Updated: 06-Sep-2016
Farmhouse & Gite Nr. Brantome, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - Enjoys A Peaceful Rural Location With Stunning Views, Many Walks & Cycle Paths

Holidays at Le Guichard have a lot to offer whether planning an active holiday or whether you just want to soak up the peaceful atmosphere here while relaxing by the lovely heated pool. It's a great location for family and friends or couples alike. Les Oisons, Les Tournosols and Papillon are delightful detached 2 and 4 bed properties set within 9 acres of grounds inc mature gardens, pastureland and it's own woodland, which includes a Zip Wire ride within the trees that is surrounded by beautiful countryside. Both properties have been decorated to a high standard designed to create a sense of French charm within the traditional stone buildings. Comfortable furnishings are blended with modern, updated facilities. Oisons, a renovated farmhouse has many features including terracotta floors and a natural limestone fireplace with wood burner. Papillon a light and spacious barn conversion has oak beams and exposed stone walls with fire place and woodburner. Perfect for a romantic retreat. Le Guichard is ideally situated if you are interested in walking, cycling, canoeing, historical architecture or wandering around the many local markets or if you just want to unwind and relax by the lovely pool and enjoy good food and wine. There is also a café / shop in the village just 1.5 miles away. A lovely walk through the woods takes you into to the village or a 5 min cycle ride. We also have many outdoor games to occupy the children such as a zip wire ride in our woods for the kids,trampolin, table tennis, table football, pool table, dart board, and indoor toys and books for the children. Plenty to keep them occupied. High chair and cot also available. Le Guichard is perfect.

Details for holiday home Les Oisons (Sleeps 8, 4 Bedrooms ,2 Bathrooms), 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates 8 guests.

5m x 10m heated pool

The kitchen inc dishwasher, washing machine, gas stove, microwave fridge/freezer coffee machine kettle toaster

The lounge has contemporary sofas ideal for relaxing with a flat screen 34inch UK satellite TV and DVD player. Wood burning stove

French doors lead out to the patio, perfect for sipping morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening.

The bathrooms have modern fixtures and fittings, one with walk in shower unit, the other bath/ shower.

Two bedrooms are on the ground floor, one four poster, the other a twin bedroom

On the first floor is another double bedroom and twin room

All house bed linen and towels provided, pool towels also provided on request

Outside BBQ and dining area. A range of other games available ie table tennis, pool table, table football, swings, trampoline, boules, tennis rackets

The swimming pool is 1.2 - 1.5m deep this is fully alarmed and meets French regulations.Sun beds and parasols provided

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Lizette and her husband bought Le Guichard in June 2013, after having owned a successful holiday rental property in Devon, they were looking to continue in the holiday lettings business, but in a warmer climate. They now live here permanently with their 3 horses and 2 terriers. We fell in love with the peacefulness and tranquility of it's surroundings and the beautiful countryside. We were also looking for a property that would not only provide our guests with a high standard of accommodation, but could also offer plenty of local activities and Le Guichard has it all.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

What an absolutely beautiful house in the countryside. Peaceful location, great pool and equipped with everything you need. Lizette is on hand with advice on the area when you need her but leaves you to enjoy your holiday in privacy. So good we booked to come again in 2017 before our holiday was even over. Counting down the months, weeks and days until we return.
Aug 2016
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10 Reviews

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based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

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Les Oisons

  • 5 of 5

We had another wonderfully relaxing holiday staying in Les Oisons. The house is spacious and comfortable and has everything you need including a good size swimming pool which is kept very clean. It is set in a beautiful area surrounded by countryside with walks from the door. Cafe/shop two minute drive away. Only twenty minutes to Riberac and thirty to Brantom which both have wonderful markets. Thanks to Lizette for looking after us and booking the vets for us again! I'm sure we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic family holiday in a beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a fortnight back in July / August and we truly couldn't fault the place.

Lizette and Craig (not forgetting Jacko) were great hosts, always on hand to offer help and advice on everything from a weekend doctor for a poorly toddler to great places to eat and markets to visit. They were also on hand as needed to contact local businesses to make bookings or find out information.

The property itself is superb, well laid out, clean and spacious. The facilities available on the site really were brilliant, so much to keep the children (and adults) entertained, the pool was warm and clean and there were plenty of loungers for those lazy days chilling out in the glorious sunshine. The immediate surroundings made for some great exploring opportunities, good hills to run and cycle and the stars at night are a real treat and a must see.

It's a good walk (or very short car ride) to the nearest shop which is the only downside but there were plenty of bikes available to use to collect the croissants and fresh bread in the morning :-)

There are lots of leaflets and information available in the house and Lizette has lots of recommendations. We'd certainly suggest a visit to Lisle, Brantome, Grand Etang de la Jamaye and Saint Aulaye (a beautifully decorated village, with riverside beach and high rope activities).

We were a group of 9, ranging in age from toddlers to grandparents and there was something for us all. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend a stay here and may well be back to experience the 2 bed house next time.

Thanks again guys for a lovely holiday - the Walker, Smith, Graham clans xx

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Natalie for your lovely review . We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we do our best to make sure everyone's holiday is the best it can be . We very much hope to see you back here again very soon Regards Lizette & Craig
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5

Rural peace

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely stay at Lizette's gite. The children loved the outside space, the pool ( heated in October so they swam every day!), the horses, dogs and cat! Our gite was perfect for our family of 7, and local shops could be reached by car in about 10 minutes. It was a good location for exploring the Dordogne, Limousin and Charente. The only negative was the poor Wifi connection which we could only get in one of the bedrooms, but it was quite temperamental. Other than this no complaints and I would recommend a visit if you need a relaxing and peaceful break.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Parfait en tous points!!

  • 5 of 5

La propriété de Mme Coney se trouve un peu en hauteur et offre un point de vue magnifique sur la campagne alentour. Le gite Les Oisons est grand, agréable, très bien aménagé (il manque peut-être quelques ustensiles et plats dans la cuisine mais c'est vraiment un détail), très confortable et très propre. Si vous cherchez le calme et la détente, c'est l'endroit rêvé. Les gites et la maison de la propriétaire sont séparés par une allée qui ressemble presque à une petite rue. C'est charmant. La végétation est bien entretenue. Multitude de jeux et activités pour tous à disposition (trampoline, ping pong, babyfoot, billard, badminton, vélos...tout en état nickel). LA piscine chauffée est parfaite et de nombreux matelas, fauteuils et jouets flottant sont à dispo. Nous avons passé une semaine délicieuse. Contact très agréable avec Lizette, la propriétaire, qui s'est toujours montrée arrangeante et à l'écoute. Nous recommandons chaudement l'endroit. C'est beaucoup mieux en vrai que sur les photos. Nous reviendrons dès que nous aurons l'occasion.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Taunton Somerset
5

The perfect get away

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time staying in Les Oisons. Lizette and Craig were the perfect hosts. Les Oisons is beautiful set in a tranquil location with enough going on to do if you wish. The house itself is beautiful. Lizette and Craig have a wealth of knowledge of the area so can inform you or give you tips on things to do. We stayed here with our 3 children and some friends and their 2 children. We had a great time. The children loved the swimming pool, horses and of course Daisy the dog!! A trip to the night market in Vertillac is a must, you can soak up the atmosphere in the town centre whilst enjoying the local delights. A short drive too to lake Jami( sorry I cannot remember the spelling!!) for some kayaking and some beautiful walks. We will definitely return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Melissa for your comments and we are glad you enjoyed your holiday with us and your first visit to France. Is was great to meet you and catch up on the news from back home in Taunton / Wiveliscombe. We very much enjoyed your company and hope you return soon.
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Peaceful relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Les Guichards is the perfect family retreat in the South West of France. Set in the breathtaking and tranquil countryside of the Dordogne area, Les Guichards offers the opportunity to avail of lazy days by the pool or active days exploring the local area on bike or foot. We indulged in some of this but also managed to explore the fascinating local towns of Brantome, Perigueux and Bergerac - all within an easy hours drive. Our hosts, Lizette and Craig were very welcoming and offered lots of good information about the local area. Their relaxed approach was in keeping with the environment and contributed hugely to what was a thoroughly enjoyable holiday. We would definitely recommend Les Guichards and look forward to making a return in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kieran for you kind words and we are glad you had an enjoyable holiday and we look forward to seeing you here again in the not to distant future, regards Lizette & Craig
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Location

From the Owner

On first visiting this area of France we immediately fell in love with it. It's location makes it very accessible from the UK & many parts of Europe. The area is a wonderful mix of rolling hills, winding rivers & extensive countryside views. It is a great spot to explore the many varied historic & cultural sites including a range of caves, chateaux, vineyards & pretty villages. Our property is in the countryside which provides a haven of tranquility ideal for relaxation & yet is close to many towns such as Brantome and Riberac with it's shops, cafes, bars & restaurants including the famous Friday market. The area offers a mix of outdoor pursuits and quiet lazy days wondering through historic picture postcard villages. This is a great holiday destination for either families or couples.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 68 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Montagrier at 7 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Perigeux at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Angouleme at 60 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A89 at 45 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Montagrier at 7 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Yoga breaks available , fully catered with qualified instructor. Up to 8 persons based upon 2 sharing a room.

Cycling holidays, fully catered. Various routes to suit all abilities.

Please contact owner for more information and prices

Coast/Beach:

There is a very good sandy beach at La Jemaye lake (20 mins drive) this is set in a natural habitat within woodlands. In the summer life guards are on duty and there are specially supervised swimming areas. other facilities include, picnic benches, pedalos and cafes. Local man made beach at Lisle (10 mins) away also with life guard, river slide, diving board. The famous coastal resort of La Rochelle is worth a visit (2 hours plus drive) but a very vibrant and colourful place.

Travel:

Nearest airport at Bergerac 70 mins drive; flights from Edinburgh, Stanstead, Luton, Bristol, East Midlands, Liverpool. Bordeaux airport 110 mins. Calais (ferry and eurotunnel) approx 8 hours drive. Newhaven (ferry) to Dieppe approx 6 hours drive. Angoloume (TGV) about 45 mins drive. As this is a country location car is essential.

Distances:

Grand Brassac 2km. St Victor and Montagrier 4km (both have great Auberges). Vertilliac 11km (10 min drive) shops, cafes, post office, banks. Riberac 15km (15 min drive) Friday market, shops, cafes, restaurants, banks. Bourdeilles 15 mins drive 13th C fortresss and 16th C renaissance palace. Beautiful Brantome 25 mins drive - set on the banks of the Dordogne, with 18th C abbey, caves and shops. Perigeux with it's cobbled shopping streets is 30min. Sarlat, and Rocamadour all approx 2 hours.

Further Details:

Local shops open 8am-12 noon then 2pm-7pm. Large supermarkets open all day. Supermarket open on a Sunday morning at Tocane until 12.30pm. Local markets a great source of local produce and wines. Large selection of restaurants for family dining or a special occasion. Lunchtime menus offer very good value and great home cooking. Over the summer months many villages have their own repas or fetes and everyone is made very welcome, this is a great way to meet local people.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
1 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£125
£450
 
 
Xmas
18 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£465
for 3 nights
From
£155
£695
 
 
Low
4 Jan 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
£450
 
 
Easter
9 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£435
for 3 nights
From
£145
£650
 
 
Mid
23 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£125
£650
 
 
High
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£341
for 3 nights
£795
 
 
High
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
High
15 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
Mid
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£435
for 3 nights
From
£145
£795
 
 
Low
1 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
From
£125
£450
 
 
Xmas
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£465
for 3 nights
From
£155
£695
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Booking Notes:
The Rate from 17th July - 31st Aug 2016 includes use of the Zip Wire Ride. If you are a party of adults booking within these dates and will not be using that facility, please let me know as the price will be reduced for non use of the Zip wire.
A reduced rate is available in Les Oisons for parties of 4 or less. This offer is not available during July / August .

Changeover Day:
Saturday - departure by 10am and arrival after 4pm. This can be flexible outside summer months - please contact Lizette to discuss your requirements.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Short breaks and weekends available (minimum 3 night stay). Please contact Lizette for further information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

In this area of the Dordogne there is an abundance of outdoor pursuits and plenty of tracks leading straight from the property, for cycling, walking and horse riding or fishing in the local rivers. Nearby golf courses and many local markets and festivals. Or take a canoe trip down the river or meander around the colourful markets or the pretty villages. There is also the nearby leisure lake at La Jameye with a man made beach. Our holiday homes are detached properties sitting in their own private gardens and of course there is the pool, with all pool furniture provided for our guests comfort and enjoyment. There is also our own Zip Wire ride ( see photos ) built in our own woods for the kids to enjoy.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, four poster bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 8 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Welcome Pack provided and includes homemade chutney / jam and home grown walnuts. Wood for log burners available at extra cost. We have a Zip Wire ride for the children to enjoy. We offer bikes free of charge and it is perfect for walking and cycling holidays or just to relax and unwind by the pool. We have many toys and games for the children, horses here the children can stroke and the dogs to play with, all these activities giving the parents more time to relax. Outside: Both properties are detached and have their own garden and BBQ areas. Each has outside dining furniture. The heated pool is 5x10m in length and 1.2-1.5m deep, it is alarmed and complies with French law. The pool is open from April to October. Table tennis & Tennis racquets available for guests. There is a trampoline with safety net for the children,outside pool table, table tennis and our own zip wire in our woods.

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