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Riverside Cottage - Pool (exclusive daytime use) & WiFi.

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage near Pessac sur Dordogne, France - Peaceful Location - In Small Hamlet. Flexible, mid week, rentals on request

A 3 bed cottage in a small hamlet of 5 houses right on the banks of the river Dordogne. There is no though traffic apart from the occasional bike or tractor! It has a kitchen/diner with wood burning stove, two living rooms and a shower room/WC on the ground floor. Upstairs two double bedrooms (king size beds, one with a washbasin) overlook the river with a large twin bedded room (additional single available) overlooking the garden at the back. Whilst not a deluxe, hi-tech renovation the cottage is fully furnished and equipped and WiFi is available. The garden behind the cottage is approx half an acre of grass and woodland. The part closest to the house and the pool area is securely fenced. The pool is behind the owner's cottage next door. Holiday makers have exclusive use from 09.00 to 18.00 and evening use by arrangement. It is 5 x 11 metres / uniform 1.4 m deep and has an electrically operated security shutter. The pool is heated if necessary when in use - May to September inclusive.


Owner
Jennifer Gilmore
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
17 December, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We arrived very late evening to a great welcome from Jenny and Peter. The welcome pack was comprehensive and generous with lovely local produce. The whole house is spacious and comfortable and is full of character. The kitchen is very well equipped with every conceivable implement to hand. The patio area is furnished with table and chairs and from here we enjoyed watching the swans, herons and buzzards and just taking in the views of the river. The pool and pool area is very well looked after and gets full sun all day long if you want to top up your suntan. We couldn't find fault with anything. We were visiting the area for a family wedding at Chateau Soulac and would strongly recommend this property to future wedding guests as it is less than 10 minutes from the venue. Loved it!
May 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Pessac sur Dordogne
Nearest Ferry
540 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Chateau de Vigiers
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Velines
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
L'Ardoise
Nearest Beach
125 Kilometres
Atlantic coast
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

There is a large leisure lake about 20km north with tennis, canoes, restaurants and a sandy beach for swimming.

It's just over two hours drive to the Atlantic coast for surfing etc.

Canoes & bikes are available to hire in the village. The river is one of the cleanest in France but only suitable for strong swimmers who like to "swim on the spot"!

Travel:

The closest channel port is St. Malo - 350 miles away. Calais is about 600 miles. Possible discount available on Brittany Ferries.

Bergerac is the closest airport - just over 30 mins away. Many low cost airlines fly in here from many UK airports.

Bordeaux (Merignac) airport is 1 hr+ away.

The TGV trains come from London (via Lille or Paris) into Libourne (30 mins) or Bordeaux.

Distances:

Pessac has a good butcher/small supermarket and a "general store" with petrol pumps. There is an excellent restaurant 1/2 km away and a small bar/ restaurant on the quayside in the summer run by the canoe hire people. Pizza van in the square one night a week.

Ste.Foy la Grande (15 km) has large supermarkets as well as a good selection of "normal" shops, several good restaurants and a really great market on Saturdays. Night market with food and entertainment on Thursdays in July and August.

Further Details:

There are lots of activities in the summer - street markets & fairs - firework displays - concerts & a 'son et lumière' - the amazing reenactment of the last battle of the 100 Years War at Castillon la Bataille. Wine tasting, chateaux, pre-historic caves, medieval villages...... the Dordogne is a wonderful area for a memorable holiday and Les Sommieres is a magical spot.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Seurin-de-Prats in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • waterfront
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , First floor
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large walk-in shower Ground floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , With washbasin and river view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , River view
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed , Garden view
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/7 (3 Bedrooms) Cot and high chair available on request
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The staircase is quite steep and narrow. The garden is partly unfenced and thus, being on the edge of the river, may not be suitable for very young children (or unruly dogs!). Woodburning stove in kitchen / electric radiators elsewhere. Room fans provided in summer. Outside: Small paved terrace in front with garden table and chairs. Large mainly fenced garden (grassed) at the back with another table and chairs. Charcoal BBQ. The pool (heated as necessary) is behind the cottage next door and shared with that property. Exclusive use 09.00 > 18.00, other times by arrangement. It is 5 x 11 metres / uniform 1.6m deep and has an electrically operated security shutter. There is a large gas BBQ on the pool terrace and a table tennis table in the garden. Utility Room: Washing machine in upstairs bathroom. Iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Sheets and towels are provided. Please bring your own beach/swimming towels. Fresh linen provided weekly. Cleaner available on request 13.00 € hr.

Reviews

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Riverside Cottage - Pool (exclusive daytime use) & WiFi.
average rating of 4.8 based on 8 reviews
5

Beautiful house in a very relaxing setting

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. Everyone had a really relaxing time there and it was fantastically well equipped with sharp knives, chopping boards, blender, microwave and toaster to name but a few of the useful items. Jenny and Peter were extremely accommodating hosts, available for information but never intruding in the holiday.

It's a really quiet spot, with an 'on the doorstep' view of the river to calm the mind. As a family of 5, we definitely needed a car, which gave us easy access to supermarkets, restaurants, kayak hire etc within a small radius of the house. Lovely walks at the end of the day along the riverside and through the nearby orchards.

Thanks for having us.

Charlotte

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words - we are really pleased you enjoyed your week at Les Sommieres. You and your family were certainly delightful (and tidy) guests!
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5

Wonderful location in a beautiful area.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from two weeks at Riverside Cottage and it is just that - right beside the river. The views are just amazing with swans swimming right in front of you. Sitting out in the evening watching the sun set with the view over the river was wonderful. Jenny and Peter made us feel very welcome.

The house has everything you need away from home with a lovely french feel with the shutters and decoration. The bathrooms are clean, modern and fully equipped. The washing machine came in useful too. We used the bbq on many occasions and the garden is big enough to play a good game of badminton!

The swimming pool is wonderful - it is warm and the loungers, with cushions and parasols, made all the difference. We have had great fun!

The area is very quiet if you want to be away from it all. However it is only a short drive to the local villages or town for shopping and sightseeing, the markets are good too. Bergerac is a lovely town and well worth a visit.

We would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting the Dordogne. We didn't want to come home!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great cottage, lovely area :)

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed at Jenny's place for a wedding and it was perfect. Jenny was kind enough to stock the fridge with essentials and her husband offered to drive us back to the wedding venue the following day to retrieve our car (so we didn't have to drive home after the wedding)! Lovely area, lovely stay. I would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winchester, U.K.
4

Peaceful, well-equipped cottage, great pool

  • 4 of 5

We found this property to be very much as described. It's a great location for a peaceful holiday right next to the Dordogne river. The cottage is well equipped with everything you'll need. The owners are just next door and are very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The main things we enjoyed were the lovely main bedrooms overlooking the river and the excellent pool. When you have two teenage daughters it's great to have two showers too!

Although not central to the Dordogne area, it is very close to St. Emilion and Bergerac and lots of other small villages and chateaux. If you want to venture further afield then Bordeaux (use the excellent park and ride) and Arcachon to the West are within fairly easy reach, as are some of the main Dordogne attractions to the East.

As described in the listing, it's an older property rather than a modern refit, but it is quite quaint, sufficiently spacious (especially the bedrooms) and clean.

We would visit again and would look forward to enjoying morning coffee and croissant looking out over the river again!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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London
5

Super holiday

  • 5 of 5

Just returned after an excellent week with children and grandchildren. Rustic typical French house with an excellently equipped kitchen and UK TV. Beautiful and quiet location right by the river. Kids spent most of the week in the pool which was warm and clean. Our hostess Jenny went out of her way to help and assist with whatever we wanted to do and Hoolie the dog was great fun. Would thoroughly recommend it for a family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint-Seurin-de-Prats, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring 2018
17 Mar 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£900
 
 
June 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
£1,050
 
 
July-August 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 7 nights
£1,300
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover days - take advantage of cheaper midweek flights!
Arrival after 4pm / departure by 10.00 am.

Notes on prices:
15% DISCOUNT ON EXTRA FULL WEEKS
Minimum 1 week in high season - additional days pro-rata
Short breaks (min 3 nights) possible at other times. Wedding guests at Chateau Soulac or Rigaud at any time.
CANCELLATIONS MADE LESS THAN 60 DAYS BEFORE CHECK-IN WILL BE REFUNDED IN FULL IF PROPERTY IS RELET

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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