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Riverside Cottage - Heated pool (exclusive daytime use) & WiFi



Updated: 07-Aug-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

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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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2 Reviews

based on 2 holidaymaker reviews


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: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: Sep 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Activity and Interests

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


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"!


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.


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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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.
WEDDINGS AT CHATEAU SOULAC OR RIGAUD - short breaks available year round by special arrangement

Notes on prices:
Minimum 1 week in high season - additional days pro-rata /15% discount on second full week.
Short breaks (min 3 nights) possible at other times.

20% deposit on booking - balance due 6 weeks before arrival date

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Updated: 07-Aug-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • river
  • rural
  • waterfront


  • 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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, First floor
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Large walk-in shower Ground floor


  • 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


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • 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.

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