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Modern Spacious House With Private Pool And Secure, Secluded Gardens

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Jun-2016
Holiday Home in Villetoureix, near Riberac, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - Holiday In Space, Comfort And Peace

Give the children everything they could wish for in a holiday home, so that the parents too, can relax and enjoy themselves. From the games cupboard in the lounge to the swimming pool, table tennis, badminton, wendy house, and lots more besides, small and big children should never be heard to utter 'i'm bored!' The house is on the edge of the village, elevated position for the views, but seldom windy. Very spacious, with living rooms, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, WC/cloakroom on the ground floor, 2 bedrooms and an en-suite bathroom in the 'tower' room upstairs. Plenty of parking space, or abandon the cars, and make use of the 4 bikes, or even walk to the village store for your daily bread. Nearest town is Riberac (2 miles) with 2 large supermarkets and several restaurants. Close by are rivers and lakes for swimming, canoeing and fishing. And, beautiful villages are all within an easy drive or cycle ride.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Testimonials from previous guests can be viewed on the homepage of our website: www.lesbouleaux.uk
Jul 2009
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9 Reviews

4.9
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

5

A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We have a wonderful holiday in this beautiful home. Stunning location in small village close to Riberac. The accommodation is of a high standard, is very well appointed and was a perfect size for our group of two families (4 adults and 4 children aged between 7 and 11 years). The owners are very helpful before and during our stay and everything that you could possibly need is provided. There is a large swimming pool, a table tennis table, a child's swing, bikes, volleyball/badminton net and a large garden with a BBQ and large outdoor eating area. Nearby there is plenty to do including canoeing and visits to caves, churches, markets and castles. All in all a fantastic holiday, ten out of ten!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very many thanks for your much appreciated feedback. We work hard every year to keep the property up to a high standard, refreshing decor and equipment in following Paul's career mantra 'retail is detail' into our holiday letting business. Our philosophy of keep the children occupied even in adverse weather, then their parents can relax too, evidenced by our French neighbour (200 metres away!) commenting how happy and animated the children sound from her garden. Delighted that you have booked to return next year, for 2 weeks!
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5

Excellent villa, good amenities, peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The villa was presented in a very pleasing manner. The booking experience was first class, with excellent joining instructions, with details sent through prior to setting off. Full Guides and instructions were present to explain the procedures for all things such as pool alarm, washing machines,

entertainment media. The owners telephoned us upon arrival to ensure we had arrived safely, which i felt was a nice touch, (not forgetting the two bottles of wine as a gift on arrival). Another nice touch.

The villa is very well equipped and maintained to a very high standard, with lots to offer. We made use of all amenities, especially the pool and extensive outdoor area.

Linen was changed weekly and the pool was clean, with excellent water quality. The grounds of the villa provide very good privacy, and you notice how peaceful and beautiful the surroundings area is. We made use of the bikes, table tennis, badminton, pool, library, dvds, boules, cards. The visitor book provides great recommendations into the places to visit and eat.

I would definitely recommend this villa for anyone wanting to visit this region. In a nutshell, great villa, great customer service from owners, and will definitely book again in future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review, it was much appreciated. We have always hoped that our hard work and attention to detail ensures that visitors have a great time at Les Bouleaux. We hope that you are tempted to return for a future holiday.
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5

Great stay in lovely surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Good description and very clean, excellent owner communication and would highly recommend. Gas barbecue, English Sat TV, spear pool and great shade too.

All that's needed for an unwind - Many Thanks Pete & Kathryn

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Pete and Kathryn, your review is much appreciated. Hopefully happy memories of your week at Les Bouleaux may tempt you back in the future.
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5

Beautiful home in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

The property was better than described. It was located in a beautiful rural area and although quiet we found plenty to do within a fairly reasonable drive. Two good supermarkets and everything reasonably priced. It was a pleasure to cook lovely meals with a fantastically equipped kitchen. We also dined out in the beautiful garden and enjoyed the pool. Everything was as you would expect from a 5 star property. My teenage daughters summed it up when they arrived and looked around and said 'wow' . Had a lovely meal with entertainment on our last night at Chez Severine, a 10 minute walk down the hill. Even contacted on arrival by owner to check we were ok and greeted by french neighbour. All in all a lovely week and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property. Hope to come back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Vicky and all that stayed at Les Bouleaux last week. many thanks for your much appreciated feedback and very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to hear from you again for a future stay.
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Les Boleaux

  • 4 of 5

Our family inc grandparents had a lovely stay at Les Boleaux last week. The property was exactly as described, clean, well maintained etc. The location is very rural/peaceful (and exactly per GPS co-ordinates which help for navigation purposes). The local town of Riberac has a nice feel with some good restaurants. Had a couple of rainy days and the extensive DVD/BLU selection was very useful for keeping the children occupied. The owners were helpful and gave us a courtesy call during the stay. Would recommend without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your great feedback, recommendation and for choosing Les Bouleaux for your family holiday Andrew. We do hope that you might consider Les Bouleaux again for a future holiday. Paul & Val
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Our holiday

  • 5 of 5

We've just spent two fantastic weeks at this lovely property in the Dordogne. The owners have thought of absolutely everything to keep adults and children happy. We were a big family party with bossy grownups and children and there was not one argument! Plenty to do with pool equipment, games, space to play, lounge around and generally enjoy the area. Weather was on the whole very good - but the range of activities meant that it was not so important. Lots of lovely places to visit in the surrounding countryside including a nearby lake with cafes etc and free canoeing. The house was clean, well equipped with big rooms and a pretty outlook. We had such a great time.... many thanks and congratulations to Paul and Val on creating a super holiday venue.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very many thanks for your review and kind comments. We particularly like the 'not one argument' point, It really does illustrate that our efforts to provide a good holiday home location are worthwhile.
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Villetoureix at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen, Ouistreham at 475 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Perigueux at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Angouleme at 60 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Angouleme at 60 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Villetoureix at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Andorra at 450 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lake Jemaye at 25 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The nearest seaside beaches are on the Atlantic coast, all around 2 hours away. Most visitors to the Dordogne find the local river and lake facilities are just as good as the seaside! Aubeterre (25 mins) is great for it's river beach and the lovely village itself. Grand Etang du Jemaye (25 mins) is a large lake with a big sandy beach and recently completed restaurants and nature path.

Travel:

Most visitors arrive by their own car. The nearest channel ports are Caen (Ouistreham) or St Malo (6 hours). Furthest and cheapest crossing is via Calais (9 hours). Bergerac (45 mins) is the nearest international airport with flights from several British airports. Bordeaux and Limoges are also possibilities by air.

Distances:

As well as the Dordogne river valley, don't miss visits to Brantome, Aubeterre and Perigueux, (all around 25-35 mins) Bordeaux (90 mins) is well worth the journey. St Emillon (wine), Cognac and many locations on the river Dordogne can all make for a great day out. Riberac, on our doorstep, has a celebrated market every Friday.

Further Details:

Although the house is 'far from the madding crowd' there are plenty of shops, supermarkets and restaurants in and around Riberac (5 mins). I have been sent to Le Clerc, supermarket, with a shopping list of 10 items and been back in the house with the goods in 15 minutes! Free broadband internet access and free telephone calls, to France, UK and rest of Europe (landlines only).

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn/winter
17 Sep 2016 - 6 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
late spring
7 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
early summer
28 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
summer
2 Jul 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
peak summer
23 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,050
for 7 nights
£2,050
 
 
summer
27 Aug 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
late summer
10 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
Please visit our website for more information and please read our terms and conditions, before proceeding with a reservation. www.lesbouleaux.uk

Changeover Day:
Holiday lets are from 4.00pm on Saturday to 10am the following Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. 20% reduction for 2 person only occupancy in April, May, September and October.
For complete pricing information (specific dates) please refer to our website. The swimming pool is not available from early October to early May.

25% Deposit to confirm reservation
75% Balance, including £300 security deposit 8 weeks before occupation date

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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The ground floor bathroom has bath with shower over, WC and basin. Also on ground floor is a cloakroom/WC. Upstairs there is an en-suite shower room.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: GF king size double, and 1 twin bedded room. Both very spacious with plenty of wardrobe and drawer space. 'Tower' has 1 king size double bedroom with en-suite and dressing room, plus, smaller, bunk bed room. There's a high sided baby cot in the double.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Consideration can be given to accepting your pet dog, just need to discuss and agree beforehand. Heating is available for the Spring and Autumn seasons. We have provided parasols and other shade in the garden, and plenty of garden furniture. Outside: The secluded rear garden means that people preferring a little naturism on holiday will feel comfortable too. Just watch out for the pool maintenance man every Friday morning! Half an acre, mainly set to lawns, but with the pool and it's pavoir terrace. There is a lovely herb and lavender aromatic parterre. Please help yourself to rosemary, mint and a little thyme for your culinary delights. A gazebo, for shade, a wendy house with slide and swing, a badminton net and the gas barbie. There is a solar powered outside shower. Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board and iron. Just a few steps outside to a substantial rotary dryer. There is also a built in stainless steel sink unit for rinsing out etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We provide a weekly change of bedlinen, and can supply towels at a supplementary cost, if required. Other: The garage features a full size table tennis and 4 well maintained bikes. Plus, a selection of play equipment. The drive surface is perfectly suited to 'boules' and a set of boules is available in the garage.

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