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wonderful private gite private pool, FREE WIFI, lots of extras. great reviews.

Overview

Property

Updated: 14-Nov-2016
FREE WIFI, private garden and pool, lots of extra at no extra cost, near to a local airport, lovely villages near by to visit the local french life, just relaxing .

The gite is also available to rent for couples only( price for 1 bedroom available )

From September 2016 though to May 2017

Families always welcome to

Artfully decorated and well equipped for budding chefs, active children and chilled grown-ups, this pretty 3 bedroom cottage nestles in rolling countryside, a gentle ride from the magnificent Dordogne river and a short walk from the hill top village of Castillionnes, with its restaurants, bars, and bustling weekly market.

Easy to find, only 20 minutes from Bergerac airport and 90 minutes from Bordeaux, it’s a cosy home from home offering a peaceful holiday with a private pool, swings and a trampoline in the garden, and a sun drenched terrace surrounded by lavender and lovely views. The perfect place to unwind with a glass of chilled rose after a day kayaking on the river, horse-riding, or even donkey trekking!

Should you manage to tear yourself away from the view, the pool, and that glass of wine, we have lots to occupy the whole family, tennis courts and a large public swimming pool a short walk away, a great sandy beach at Lougratte lake just 15 minutes drive away. The wonderfully preserved medieval villages of Issigeac, Eymet and Villereal are equally near-by and the gorgeous hilltop Bastide villages of Monpazier and Monflanquin, both with 30 minutes drive.

The Cottage: With all modern facilities, sleeps 6, it has 3 comfortable bedrooms, 1 double with an ensuite and 2 twin rooms (we are happy to change the double to a twin or a twin to a double upon request) a good sized family bathroom, an open plan living area with comfy sofas, tv and dvd player, a fully equipped kitchen including a large fridge freezer for all those cold drinks and tasty snacks, a gas cooker, a dishwasher (tablets provided), toaster, microwave, espresso machine and even an ice-cream maker.

A welcome pack is provided which includes tea, coffee, sugar, pasta, salt and pepper, cheese and a selection of vegetables from our own garden.

For lovely lazy outdoor eating, we provide a BBQ, complete with charcoal, firelighters and matches for a hassle free start to your holiday. The terrace is well equipped with tables and chairs for alfresco dining or you can lounge in comfort under the trees on our outdoor sofa and chairs.

For comfort and safety the pool has an easy to use cover for extra heat on a cloudy day and is securely fenced with a lockable gate, peace of mind if you have adventurous children. Pool towels are provided free of charge, to save space in your bags.

like to provide you with extras so you dont need to worry about the little things, eg dishwasher tablets, washing powder, we love the gite as if it was a home not just a place for you to stay and sleep, we want you to relax and just unwind from the stress of your normal home life.

children or any age will enjoy staying, there is a trampoline, tennis table, dvd's and free wifi !!!!!!!!!!!!!

but best of all a private pool, suitable for young and older children and adults, to play relax, it as a cover to keep the sun off in the heat of the day, and can be closed to protect from the rain if it come when you stay!!!! (fingers crossed it stays away)

its near to the local airport of Bergerac, 25 mins approx,

there is a number of markets to visit, and wine caves to visit when you need to pull yourself away from the pool !!!!

all in all a great place to stay

p.s the reviews say it all !!!!!!!!

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

the villa is family run by myself and my husband Sam, and sometimes our little children!!!!!!!!!!! we moved to France to have a slower pace of life but we have been more busy than ever.

we love living here and with the knowledge we have of the area, we can let you know where is lovely to go. and what to see.

we want you to come and enjoy a holiday that feels like home from home.

we look forward to meeting you, in the south of France soon

Charmaine and Sam x

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear charmaine Sam Rosie and Annie

We really enjoyed our holiday in this lovely house.the house had everything you need for a nice and relaxing holiday.nice fully equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms, dvds( Olivia loved charlottes web) nice beds baby equipment lovely swimming pool and not to forget the kids play house. Olivia really spent enjoying most of the time here, ( and the pool of course) tomorrow we leave, but we'd rather stay here!!! We will definitively come back and will recommend you,

Thanks again for the lovely stay

Kind regards Emily ,willen,Olivia and benjamm
Jul 2016
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20 Reviews

4.8
based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

Cambridgeshire
5

Second time

  • 5 of 5

Another stay, another great time...Charmaine once again pulled out all the stops to make sure we had a stunning time. The usual welcome, spotlessly clean, bread on the counter, cheese and wine in the fridge! All very much needed after a days drive. The new addition of the kids play room in the garden was enjoyed by the kids throughout along with the pool, they also enjoyed harvesting the low-level grapes on the various vines.

Lots to do in the surrounding area, the kids love solving the challenges at Pirate Land as much as they do riding the amusements at Walabi to zip lining through the trees at Parc en Ceil.

And after doing all that, the chance to relax on the terrace looking up at the wonderful Bastide of Castillonnes - meat on the Weber, wine in the glass, kids happy in their room due to the speedy wifi

I love the place will be back again soon

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so lovely to welcome you back. The children knew there way around and I loved there surprise to the play den.....glad you enjoyed your stay again, Please keep intouch, look out for new adventures coming soon Take care Charmaine
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5

Relaxing getaway - perfectly located.

  • 5 of 5

Charmaine welcomed us on arrival. Beds were made, the gite was spotless and she provided a wonderful welcoming hamper of food and drink. The gite is perfectly located for visiting Bergerac and all the beautiful Bastide towns - eg. Issigeac and Villereal. Castillones has a supermarket etc. and a few miles south is the lake at Lougratte which is a lovely setting for a swim and a picnic. The weather was exceptionally warm so the pool was well used! The gite is comfortable and well equipped and we would highly recommend it to anyone. We also found that there are fewer tourists at this time of year which made it easier for us to travel around and visit the area, yet all facilities were still available to us. We look forward to returning soon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, that is so kind, Yes I agree the gite is in the right area with easy access to some lovely villiage We look forward to welcoming you back again in the furture Take care Charmaine
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5

A blissful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we met Charmaine and walked through the door we knew we would have a wonderful stay. Having stayed in many rental properties in France over the years I have to say that this is one of the best equipped I have ever had the pleasure to stay in.

Charmaine has thought of everything from the amazing welcome hamper, to kitchen rolls and food bags, to pretty bedding for the girls. I can't list everything here but rest assured you won't find yourself having to nip to the shops for those pesky essentials!

The property itself is beautifully laid out. Parents can sit on the terrace but still watch their kids in the pool (not always a possibility in some properties). The garden is a good size for the children to run around and the girls could hardly believe the fact they got an amazing den (with blackboard, books, table & chairs, sofa, games etc), table tennis, trampoline and a swing set all to themselves!

It's a short drive to the nearest town, Castillonnes, where there is a decent sized supermarket, boulangerie, bars and restaurants. A bit further afield are the much prettier towns of Issigeac and Villereal. If you tire of the pool you can always head to Lac de Lougratte about 10 minutes away by car.

This is a property where you can really feel the love that has been put into it and, if you rent in France often, this is a rare find at this price point.

Thanks again to Charmaine and her family!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow thank you so much, it was our pleasure to have you and your family stay at the gite, we are so pleased you loved it, we want to make it special and relaxing for everyone that stays, we look forward to seeing you again...... Take care and have a lovely Autumn Charmaine
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5

Clean, well equipped, friendly owners.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place in the perfect setting. A home from home. Everything you could possibly need. Our 3 Children ages 8, 7 and 4 had a fabulous time in the pool and playing in the grounds, allowing Mummy and Daddy to relax too. Been going to the Lot et Garonne area for 24 years and this is the best place by far we've stayed in.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bless thank you so much. We were so pleased you stayed with us, it was lovely to meet you all. We look forward to seeing you again in the furture Best wishes charmaine
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5

Fabulous family holiday

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived to the day we left everything was great. We arrived late at night to find an amazing welcome basket of local products - food, wine beers.

The children's room had been set up with a pirate bed and butterfly bed with books for my little ones. Even a cot side to stop my 2 year old falling out of bed. We didn't use them but noticed there was also a buggy and high chair there. The kitchen was so well equipped, just like your home kitchen. The pool was fantastic for the kids too with a secure fence for my peace of mind.

The garden had plenty for the kids to do with a trampoline, swing set, and the play house filled with children games, books, colouring.

Definitely the best thought out holiday Gite we have been to, Charmaine took away the worry and need to bring little extras with you. I cannot sing this home or Charmaine's praises enough. We would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, you made me have a little tear, so glad you had a lovely time, As you say we want you to stay with as less stress as possiable, so going that extra mile to feel at home is the best feeling for me and your family Hope to welcome you again. Thank you again for stay with us.
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Amazing family holiday let

  • 4 of 5

Charmaine and Sam have made every effort to make this place an amazingly fun, ralaxing and easy place to stay. Our children (8, 6 and 4) absolutely loved the pool, trampoline, kid's shed and ping pong table. The outside terrace is the perfect place for adults to relax with a lovely dinner and glass of wine. Everything was provided to get you started and the welcome hamper was very generous.

The local area is great, with Villereal, Monflanquin and several other beautiful bastides a short drive away. Castillones itself has seen better days but the creperie is great.

Definitely recommend this for a good-value, family holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay with us, it was lovely to meet you and the family. Thank you for the lovely comments. Hope to see you again. Enjoy the rest of your holiday Charmaine
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From the Owner

we like to provide you with extras so you dont need to worry about the little things, eg dishwasher tablets, washing powder, we love the gite as if it was a home not just a place for you to stay and sleep, we want you to relax and just unwind from the stress of your normal home life. children or any age will enjoy staying, there is a trampoline, tennis table, dvd's and free wifi !!!!!!!!!!!!! but best of all a private pool, suitable for young and older children and adults, to play relax, it as a cover to keep the sun off in the heat of the day, and can be closed to protect from the rain if it come when you stay!!!! (fingers crossed it stays away) its near to the local airport of Bergerac, 25 mins approx, there is a number of markets to visit, and wine caves to visit when you need to pull yourself away from the pool !!!! all in all a great place to stay p.s the reviews say it all !!!!!!!!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport at 16.4 Kilometres Car: necessary

Travel:

Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport (EGC), 16.4 km, 17 mins

Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport, Mérignac, France 137 km, 1 hour 40 mins

Distances:

eymet 15.9 km, 20 mins

issigeac 13.4 km, 15 mins

villereal 16.4 km, 17 mins

Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France 37.0 km, 36 mins

Further Details:

shops and restaurants within driving distance, without going miles and miles.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
autumn 2016
4 Sep 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 
 
Rate 3
1 Jan 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 
 
Rate 4
30 Apr 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£610
for 7 nights
£610
 
 
Rate 1
4 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£790
for 7 nights
£790
 
 
Rate 2
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£975
for 7 nights
£975
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
* payments by credit card would incur a 3% extra to the booking cost *

* prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion
* rates are per property
NOTE: Bookings made more than eight weeks before the start of the rental period requires a 25% deposit. Full payment must be made eight weeks prior to start of rental. Bookings made with less than eight weeks before start of rental must be paid in full. A security deposit of £200 is required with final payment by separate cheque. This is held to cover the cost of any breakages, damage or excessive cleaning

Changeover Day:
saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

lots of extras, that you wont need to buy, so save you the room in your suitcase, and save you some money. home from home is what we want to offer you, ask us what we offer.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome ...

Location Type

  • city centre
  • town
  • village

Attractions

  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bath (no shower)
  • en-suite to the main bedroom with shower. family bathroom with a shower head. towels and toilet rolls and hand wash provided.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps between 2 and 6 people (3 Bedrooms) 1 bedroom price available to for couples between September and may Notes on bedrooms: the main bedroom as two single beds, but can be joined to make one large bed for a couple, the second also the same and the third. so it is idea for families or for groups.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Outside: the garden, looks over the pool, it as a terrace, the pool is private, and as a cover, which can be used with or without, and it is surrounded by a fenced boundary with lockable gates.bbq ( with charcoal provided and fire lighters). loungers, hammock. Utility Room: ironing board with iron. washing machine, (powder provided) wash line in the garden, hoover, mope Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: towels and linen is provided, pool towels however are not provided, tea towels for the kitchen provided.the villa is cleaned before you arrive and after you leave, if you require a mid week clean or change of linen there would be an extra charge

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