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16th Century Manor House With 3 Beautiful And Independent Guest Cottages - Kiwi Cottage Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

Overview

Property

Updated: 25-Nov-2016
Cottages in Velines, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - The St Emilion Region With Its World Famous Wines Is Just 20 Minutes Away

A completely renovated Maison de Maitre dating back to the 16th century oozing architectural features, charm and comfort. The ancient original door has been preserved complete with the lock and the key the size of which does not fail to amaze the visitors every time. Many vineyards are waiting to be explored. Most of them offer wine tasting and sell their produce at bargain prices. St Emilion with its charming cobbled streets and exceptional wines is just 20 minutes away. The River Dordogne is just a 15 minute walk from the house and there are many pleasant spots to walk and cycle along the riverbanks. Canoeing, fishing and riding are popular activities alongside sports such as tennis and an excellent golf club is only 20 minutes away. Our local market (Sainte Foy La Grande) has been voted the peoples favourite market in France.

We have three gorgeous independent and entirely private cottages available. They are called Kiwi, Wisteria and Hazelnut cottages. All three are full of charm, fully equipped with quality appliances, decorated to high specification and comfortable. They are complemented with a park of one hectare and a heated pool of 12mX6m with pool house and Summer kitchen.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage Kiwi Cottage Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

The guest cottage 1, is full of character, superb super king bed with walk-in wardrobe on the first floor. It enjoys lovely views over the surrounding countryside and a 18th century original fireplace. It's lovely!

The Salon,7.48m x 7.26m, which is L-shaped and is divided into two areas, French doors to front, window to rear, window to side, window to front, open fireplace with ornate stone surround, stone floor, exposed beams, open plan to Kitchen, door to bathroom.

The Kitchen,3.49m x 2.24m, is fitted with a matching range of base and eye level units, 1½ bowl sink, built-in electric oven, ceramic induction hob, window to side, window to rear, stone floor, breakfast bar overlooking garden.

Luxury bedroom on the first floor, 5.52m x 4.82m, with charming exposed beams, window to front, fitted carpet, , door to walk-in wardrobe and air conditioning.

The bathroom has a large walk-in shower, marble floor, WC, hand basin,heated towel rail & washing machine

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Caspian was brought up in Germany, Lulu was brought up in Cyprus and Jeffery (our chocolate labrador) is a Welsh boy and we all found a most beautiful home in the South of France. Caspian is a Chartered Engineer by background and has worked for corporations in Germany and England. Lulu is a qualified biology teacher and as a second career she also worked for a large pharmaceutical company in England for many years. We have many friends here locally and also internationally and enjoy their company whenever we can.

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Speaks English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stumbled across the website by chance and are so pleased that we booked! We have just returned from an idyllic week chillaxing by the pool and exploring the surrounding villages. The cottage was fully equipped and the kitchen by the pool was used on a daily basis. Caspian and Lulu were delightful hosts and wouldn't hesitate to return tomorrow
May 2015
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15 Reviews

4.9
based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

5

Fabulous and very friendly

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing stay in a beautiful gite. The owners were very warm and weloming to us and our 2 dogs and made our experience special. They told us all about the great markets, restaurants and places to go, which made our stay very enjoyable. The pool and location of the gite were fabulous and the facilities were of a very high standard. We would recommend it to any of our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great property - Great location

  • 5 of 5

La Force is a beautiful property, in a lovely very peaceful location. Lulu and Caspian, the owners, were available without being intrusive and very knowledgeable about the area. The pool and outdoor kitchen were welcome during our two weeks of sunshine. We stayed in Kiwi cottage which was clean, well equipped and very comfortable.

There are a number of good restaurants in the area as well as a small supermarket and a good boulangerie within minutes of La Force.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Kiwi cottage and La Force to our friends

Tom and Maureen

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property in a peaceful location - shame about the weather!

  • 4 of 5

Caspian and Lulu are a delight and did their best to make our stay enjoyable and comfortable. Unfortunately they could not change the weather and we were just unlucky to get a week of rain. However, the logs for the log burner were much appreciated! Seriously we would love to return to really appreciate the surroundings in a better light and so we can actually try the pool. Geoffrey is lovely - but then he is a chocolate Labrador - so only to be expected! Kiwi cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay. There are some good restaurants locally. We enjoyed a meal at L'Ardoise which Caspian was kind enough to book for us as we arrived late on our first night. The local area has good supermarkets and there were plenty of Chateaux to visit to dodge the rain. It is possible to get to the Atlantic coast in around 2 hours which is great for surfing and seaside towns. All in all we would have no hesitation in recommending a holiday here if you are looking for some rest and relaxation. Thanks Caspian and Lulu. We hope to be back and please order us some sunny weather next time!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful french holiday

  • 5 of 5

Kiwi Cottage at La Gorce ticked all the right boxes for our french holiday with our two retrievers.

Caspian and Lulu were so welcoming, kind and helpful, and at the end of our holiday we parted as good friends. The cottage was perfect, beautifully appointed and just right for all our needs. It has a beautiful view out over the fields and vineyards and is a lovely peaceful place to relax and chill out. When we had a colder day we could even light a wood burning stove which was wonderful. The swimming pool was an added bonus and we would have spent most of our time in it if the sun had shone a bit more! We took our two retrievers with us, and it was a perfect spot for them too. They were very happy pottering about the garden and relaxing with us, and there are plenty of local walks for them to enjoy. There is a large supermarket, pharmacy and vets very close by, as well as some great french cafes and restaurants, so all our needs were met.

We highly recommend La Gorce as a wonderful spot to relax and explore the beautiful Dordogne, and hope to go back again ourselves.

Giles and Caroline Rawlinson

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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5

A Jewel in Southwest France!

  • 5 of 5

A warm and thoughtful greeting by the owner set the tone for a wonderful stay! A very central location to the area and the many attractions and sights it has to offer. The Kiwi Cottage accommodation more than met our expectations. The cottage was very clean, comfortable and it felt like a home away from home. The quiet enjoyment of a glass of wine overlooking the vineyards outside our front door will always be a fond memory. We would highly recommend this property to anyone considering traveling to this area of France.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time in Kiwi cottage after making the long drive from the UK. The cottage was easy to find and positioned in an idyllic location with great facilities. The pool was clean and a lovely temperature, and the cottage has everything you could possibly need. We were surrounded by vineyards and tomato fields, the pool house was great for a BBQ and a cold beer in the evening. Grounds are spot on and we really enjoyed having dinner on the cottage terrace at night, Caspian and Lulu were really helpful with the surrounding areas and restaurant suggestions. Local enough for food and drink top ups but far enough away from it all to completely relax. We will be booking again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Location

From the Owner

The fact that we already had many local friends around Bordeaux was an important factor for us to choose the vineyards of Bordeaux as our home. This combined with romantic vineyards, pretty villages, enjoyable towns, easy airport connections and the friendly locals made the task of choosing a home in this region simple for us.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Gensake at 4 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Chateau des Vigiers at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Velines at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A89 at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : L'Ardoise - Rated excellent by our guests at 2 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The Archachon beaches and the largest sand dunes in Europe are 1&1/2 hours drive away. The historic naval port of La Rochelle and the 19th century Victorian resort town of Biarritz are both just a 2&1/2 hours drive away.

Travel:

Residence La Gorce is located less than 3 minutes from the D936, which gives easy access to Bergerac, St. Emilion, Libourne and Bordeaux. The motorway A89 is roughly 20 minutes away.

The nearest railway station is 2 minutes away in Velines. The nearest TGV station is Libourne 30 minutes away, with easy access links to Paris.

Bergerac airport is 35 min away with flights to the UK, Holland, Germany, Belgium and more

Bordeaux airport is 1h 15 min away with a large selection of flights

Distances:

The river 0.5km, a number of restaurants 2-5km, the nearest supermarket 2 min away, other small supermarkets 2-5km away, large supermarkets 15km, vets 0.5km, petrol station 2km, a couple of wine caves 1-5km away. Vineyards and wine tasting all around!

Further Details:

Canoeing, tennis, golf, horse riding, wine tasting, village markets, night markets, pre historic caves, cycling and much much much more ...

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
April/May
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£700
 
 
June
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
July/August
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
September/October
2 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£650
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.


Changeover Day:
Flexible please contact owner.


Notes on prices:
The prices given for Hazelnut cottage are for 4 people occupancy. if you are a couple and wish to book Hazelnut the prices would be the same as Kiwi or Wisteria cottages.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The completely renovated Maison de Maitre (Manor House) dating back to the 16th century and giving one a sense of history, the beautifully lit pool area at night and the well laid out park make La Gorce a memorable experience. Its architecture oozes the charm one would expect of such an historic property.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 90 m²

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1

Outside

  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Bed linen will be provided with a weekly change. Towels for showering are included and additional separate towels for use by the pool too. There is wifi in all three cottages. Outside: For relaxing, a perfect place would be the large (12m x 6m) heated swimming pool (1.5m deep). The swimming pool enjoys views over the surrounding vineyards, countryside and the many fruit and nut rees ( when in season pick as many as you want). The pool area is secured by an electric security cover, which keeps the heat in and the leaves out. If you would like to entertain a group of friends or family, there's the 50 m2 pool house with summer kitchen and covered dining area. The property is beautifully floodlit, extending one's enjoyment of the long evenings into the night. This includes the swimming pool area and the pool itself. In the well equipped summer kitchen you'll find everything you need to present your guests a memorable meal. A 5-ring gas hob, fridge-freezer, microwave and 1½ bowl sink with both hot and cold water makes cooking easy.

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