OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag

Character Townhouse located inside the 13th Century Bastide Town of Eymet

Overview

Property

Updated: 07-Sep-2016
House in the Historic Bastide Town of Eymet, 3 minutes walk from the Old Town Square.

Sleeps 6 + Cot (Dates Flexible).

Facebook users can see more pictures by searching for Eymet PiedATerre.

The house has an open plan kitchen/dining room, a living room and a courtyard at the rear. From the living room, the main staircase leads to the first floor level. The first floor has a double bedroom and a single bedroom. A smaller staircase leads off the hallway to a large attic bedroom. The courtyard has garden furniture and ample shade, when required. Each of the 3 floors has it's own shower/toilet.

Eymet has some very good local facilities. These include 3 supermarkets, 4 banks, 3 petrol stations (1 x 24 hour), specialist British/International shop, open air swimming pool, Post Office and a wide variety of cafes, bars and restaurants.

Eymet is a 13th Century Bastide Town of the Dordogne, on the river Dropt, close to the border of Lot-et-Garonne. Eymet is located within easy reach of other bastide towns, most notably Castillonnes, Duras, Monpazier and Villereal, all of which have their popular weekly farmer's markets and a variety of summer festivals. This part of the Dordogne is most noted for vineyards, foie-gras and sunflowers. There are many châteaux and gardens to visit, along with a variety of other attractions.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We had been coming to southern Europe for some years. We had always dreamed of having a property somewhere there, our very own place in the sun. In more recent years, our focus had narrowed to southern France where we decided we'd like to buy a holiday home and ultimately retire.

Changes in our circumstances opened up opportunities to spend longer in our new dream home. The more we stayed there, the more we wanted to stay. After careful consideration, we decided to move to Eymet full time and we have been there ever since.

The only thing I really missed about the UK was my old garden. As a keen gardener, now I had the sunshine and the time, but only a courtyard. Because we were now living in Eymet, we were able to find our present home just a little further out with its very own garden.

Call Owner
Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I went to France for a few days and chose to stay in Eymet. We spotted this gite situated 2 minutes walk from the charming old town square.

We were very impressed with the accommodation, which incorporated full facilities on all three floors, which all seemed brand new.

The owners must have spent a good deal of time and money on this dwelling especially on turning the attic into a very spacious area, ideal for a large family.

Everything was clean and comfortable and we look forward to staying here again.

Jeannie & Tony, Essex
Mar 2013
  • 1 of 1

7 Reviews

4.9
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

4

All needs catered for

  • 4 of 5

Lovely central location. Perfect for a base whilst exploring the Dordogne or house hunting in the area. The gite is equipped with everything you could possibly need. All topped off with complimentary wine on arrival. M x

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was the central location that attracted us to this house when we were house-hunting. It was the first house we saw, looked at many but came back to this one, it suited all our needs. As for the wine, it comes from a vineyard just down the road. So not having been hauled halfway across France, it reaches our guests in tip-top condition. We're very lucky to live in such an excellent area for wine!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Very good, close to the town and all its amenities

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay and travels around the region

Thanks Alison for a wonderful stay at your give

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eymet is well situated for our guests to visit the other bastide towns in the area. Each town has its own individual character and we never tire of visiting them ourselves. As for the gite itself, we chose the location because it is only a few minutes from the square and main shopping street but surprisingly quiet given its proximity.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Eymet a delightful and relaxing Place

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful country France is for a retired couple. Eymet is a delightful and friendly place to stay. Our gite had many extras including tea, coffee, herbs, and even birthday candles available. As you enter the gite you have a well stocked kitchen and a table that seats six. The place is very clean with toiletries in each shower room (3). The three bedrooms were a good size with plenty of coat hangers and mirrors in the right place to do your hair. The courtyard has a washing line and you can use the washing machine if required. The courtyard has a shelter where can sit in the cool and read or watch small lizards (quite harmless) come out and bathe in the sun. The gite is less than 5 minutes walk away from the main square, it is beautiful with places to eat and shops all were reasonable and what interesting days and evenings when the market is there. A bonus in July and August is being able eat out in the local park with friends. Eymet is also a good base for exploring the Dordogne region as well.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The first thing that struck me about Eymet when I first started to come here was the friendliness of the place. People here are very relaxed and quick to smile. Perhaps it's the beauty of this village that causes people to let their cares drift away, or maybe the history of the centuries - what a story to tell if these old stones could talk! I'm glad my guests can pick up this atmosphere too and enjoy their holiday escape just the way I used to do. Now I feel as though I'm on holiday every day!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Well located comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

A perfect location for us in the centre of Eymet, yet the surroundings were quiet and peaceful. Lots of handy shops and cafes which gave our children a feeling of independence. With two teenage daughters we were grateful for three very well appointed bathrooms!!!! These were well used!

This is a comfortable house to stay in and we felt the owner had put alot of thought into providing all the things you need. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review. We were very lucky with the location when we bought this house. Having stayed in a gite ourselves which featured one bathroom for up to seven guests, we quickly realised the importance of having adequate facilities, so when we renovated the property we sacrificed one bedroom to add an extra shower room. It's good to hear that you were so happy with our gite that you will be back. We look forward to your return.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

lovely character townhouse in Eymet

  • 5 of 5

We had a very comfortable stay in this lovely old town house in Eymet. The gite had everything you could need, and the proximity to the town centre and the bars, cafés and shops was great. Parking was easy too. Booking and communication with Alison, the owner, was very easy, and she offered information on places to go in the area. I would certainly recommend the gite to anyone wanting a very comfortable and convenient base to visit this lovely area of France.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad my guests found the booking procedure and communication with me easy. Having stayed in gites myself prior to moving to Eymet, I understand how important it is to have confidence in the property and it's owner when you are paying what could be a fairly large amount of money to that owner and trusting that you will get a clean, comfortable and safe holiday home in return. Holiday time should be a relaxing, stress-free break from the normal daily grind and I try to ensure that my guests have an enjoyable and carefree time in Eymet.
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This property has everything you could wish for. Every little thing you may need for a short break or longer ( we are here for 7 days ). Alison made booking very easy and gave us lots of info regarding Eymet and surrounding area. She even helped us with airport transfers with one of her friends. The starter pack is a lovely touch as our first time in France so didn't feel the need to rush to the shops in a panick for milk etc. The only down side is going home as we have fallen in love with Eymet and the lovely people we have met.....will be sorry to leave. Thanks Alison, hope to return one day but highly recommend your pied a terre!

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad you and your husband enjoyed Eymet. Now you know why I came to live here permanently! I hope you can return to Eymet, some day soon.
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Location

From the Owner

We stumbled upon Eymet in early Spring. We were pleasantly surprised to find the temperatures in the mid 20Cs even then. We were completely seduced by Eymet's old world charm and found the surrounding countryside totally delightful. After years of looking, it took us less than a week to decide that this was the place for us! We actually saw the home we were going to buy in that week, although we had to return some weeks later to put an offer on it. The house itself had formally been a rented Gite, but had more recently been used as a private residence. Amongst other improvements we added an extra bedroom in the loft, with en-suite and towel radiators in all 3 shower rooms. We also added satellite TV, as we did not want to lose touch completely when we were there.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 15 Miles Nearest Barpub : Café de Paris at 220 Metres Nearest Golf : Boissec at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Sainte-Foy-La-Grande at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : A89 Mussidan at 30 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Restaurant Italien des Arcades at 190 Metres Car: necessary

Bastide Eymet is a 20 minute drive from Bergerac Airport, 1 hour 20 mins from Agen-La Garenne Airport, 1 hour 40 mins from Bordeaux Airport, 2 hour 20 mins drive from Toulouse Airport, 6 hours from Paris, and we are approximately a 9 hour drive from Calais.

In addition to it's regular Thursday morning market, it also has a Tuesday Night Market and Thursday Soirée Gourmand held during July & August. There are also various festivals & fetes, held in and around Eymet extending over the entire summer season.

For those who want a taste of beach life without the drive, we have a local lake with a sand beach, swimming, boat hire and Bergerac Aqua Park has swimming pools with water slides, volleyball, solarium and direct access to the river for canoeing.

The surrounding area also has a zoo, discovery farm, tennis, cycling, scenic boat trips, wine tasting, horse riding, Go-Karking, bowling and a medieval castle where children can even train to be a knight!

Eymet is surrounded by vineyards, castles and history dating back to the stone age.The surrounding towns and villages also have their own facilities and specialties to explore and enjoy. Eymet has a tourist information office to help get you off to a flying start and can recommend facilities/activities to suit most requirements.

Distances to Places of Interest:

Lauzun 3 miles/4 km

Miramont-de-Guynne 6 miles/10 km

Monteton 9 miles/15 km

Castillonnès 11 miles/18 km

Duras 13 miles/22 km

Monbazillac 14 miles/23 km

Issigeac 15 miles/25 km

Lévignac-de-Guyenne 15 miles/25 km

Sainte-Foy-la Grande 15 miles/25 km

Bergerac 17 miles/27 km

Villereal 19 miles/31 km

Marmande 22 miles/35 km

Beaumont-de-Perigueux 23 miles/36 km

Monpazier 29 miles/46 km

Villeneurve-sur-lot 29 miles/46 km

Belves 39 miles/62 km

Saint-Émilion 40 miles/65 km

Perigueux 47 miles/76 km

Beynac-et-Cazenac 49 miles/79km

Domme 55 miles/89 km

Sarlat-la-Canada 56 miles/90km

Bordeaux 75 miles/120 km

Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low Season
2 Oct 2016 - 27 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£320
for 5 nights
From
£64
£413
£1,050
 
 
Mid Season
28 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£345
for 5 nights
From
£69
£448
 
 
High Season
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£370
for 5 nights
From
£74
£483
 
 
Mid Season
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£345
for 5 nights
From
£69
£448
 
 
Low Season
1 Oct 2017 - 13 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£320
for 5 nights
From
£64
£413
£1,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£370
for 5 nights
From
£74
£483
£1,650
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

The changeover day is flexible in all seasons, check-in time after 4.00 pm and departure time by 10.00 am (we need these times to ensure everything is ready for your stay).
Prices for 7 nights OR more are calculated using a lower rate than the normal Additional Nights Rate!
An initial deposit of 25% is required to secure your booking. The balance of 75%, plus a security deposit (usually £250), is due 8 weeks before the check-in date.
Payment is by direct bank transfer.
Please feel free to send us an enquiry, or call, if you need more advice or information.
Parents wishing to borrow the items for young children, please indicate this with your booking request, so that we can arrange for these items to be available during your visit!
All prices include utility charges and local tax.
Holiday lets only, Maximum duration 3 months!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Avg/night
Enquire Now Enquire Now
Updated: 07-Sep-2016
12
Available arrival
12
Available
12
Unavailable

Facilities

From the Owner

We absolutely love village life, going to the Boulanger every morning for freshly baked bread, visiting the local markets in the day and relaxing in the bars and cafes in the evening. Being just a few minutes walk to all of the amenities is definitely advantage here. We now hope to share with others some of the great times we have had living at the heart of an old Bastide. Our former home lies in one of the most beautiful corners of the Dordogne, surrounded by vineyards that produce some of the best wine in the world. The history of the area is absolutely fascinating going back thousands of years. Eymet makes a great location to explore all this and enjoy the rich lifestyle of southern France. Whether you rent our former home or not, we hope you make time to visit our lovely Eymet. Mrs Alison Moore.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

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

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • town
  • village

Attractions

  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 95 m²

Bathrooms

  • Shower/Toilet 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, located between bedrooms 1 & 2 on 1st floor
  • Shower/Toilet 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, with body wash jets located in attic bedroom 3
  • Shower/Toilet 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Italian style wet room shower on ground floor
  • A baby bath can be placed in the ground floor shower room to wash very young children

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed, Large Attic Bedroom with en-suite located on 2nd floor
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, This room has a fixed ceiling fan and original fireplace
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed, Excellent view of the old bastide town rooftops
  • Sleeps 6 + Cot Bedrooms 1 & 2 are on the 1st floor level (above ground floor) Bedroom 3 is located in the attic

Outside

  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Guests are required to keep the house reasonably clean themselves. Towels and bedding are provided and replaced on changeover days. Additional arrangements apply for stays of 3 weeks or more. Parents of very young children/babies may borrow the use of various additional items, including sleeping cot, high chair, push chair, baby bath, and nappy changing mat. Request on booking to ensure availability at the house. Pets by prior arrangement!

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

 
Portable wifi hotspot