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16th Century Manor House With 3 Beautiful And Independent Guest Cottages - Hazelnut Cottage Sleeps 4 ( 2 Bedroom)



Updated: 03-Dec-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.

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Details for holiday cottage Hazelnut Cottage Sleeps 4 ( 2 Bedroom), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

The guest cottage 3 is on the West side of the Manor House, is annexed to the Manor House and has 2 double bedrooms for a couple who wishes a little extra space or 4 adults celebrating a birthday or a couple with two children. It has a large marble floor bathroom with separate shower and bath, two WCs, two terraces. It is ideal for a luxury break.

The Living room, 5.75m x 5.66m, exposed beams, exposed stone walls, fireplace, tiled floor, sliding French doors to the South terrace and garden, French doors to the West garden which is entirely private to Hazelnut cottage.

The kitchen, 3.23m x 2.81m, is fitted with a matching range of base and eye-level units, ceramic induction hob, electric oven/microwave (whirlpool), dishwasher(Siemens),1½ bowl sink, window to rear. Marbled floor bathroom 4.25 x 2.95m.

Two bedrooms each 3.37m x 3.20m, tiled floor, one with exposed stone walls, the other exposed beams, window to side with views of vineyards, fireplace, door to walk-in wardrobe.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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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

7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Wonderfully relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful relaxing fortnight ( family of 4, 2 girls age 10 & 12) Accommodation is top notch with great facilities in very peaceful surroundings. Pool is a good size, about 14m x 7m ish, plenty of room on the grounds for playing tennis/French cricket etc. Canoeing & bike hire are only a mile away, lots of charming villages a short bike ride away. Caspian & Lulu are very helpful & friendly. Definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully relaxing week away!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic holiday cottage with great hosts, Caspian, Lulu, and Geoffrey the brown lab! The cleanest pool I have ever seen, perfect size and depth (our nine year old daughter seemed to live in it!), with the added luxury of an outside kitchen with a fridge to keep drinks chilled, and a sofa to relax upon.

Loads to see and do close by, rowing on The Dordogne, the market of Sainte Foy, St Emilion, Bergerac, too much for one week, so we will have to return. Really well appointed and beautifully quiet accommodation, cannot recommend highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb accommodation & location!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fantastic week at Hazlenut cottage. We were greeted warmly by the owners Caspian & Lulu, who throughout our stay were so kind, friendly & helpful. The location is superb, surrounded by vineyards, such a tranquil setting. Ideally situated for visiting many beautiful places in the Dordogne. A supermarket is 2 minutes drive away as is the stunning Dordogne river. We took our road bikes & the small quiet roads around La Gorce were absolutely perfect for cycling. Caspian had left a complimentary bottle of red wine on the dining table for our arrival. The cottage itself was a very high standard & immaculately clean. The inside was stunning including beautiful pieces of furniture. Our patio area had a barbecue, so many evenings were spent barbecuing meats bought at the local butcher & enjoying the peace & quiet with a glass of wine. The pool was an absolute joy, kept beautifully clean, & made our holiday! We never once shared the pool with other guests, so this was super, like having your own private pool! I cannot recommend this cottage enough, it's fantastic! The owners Caspian, Lulu & their wonderful dog Geoffrey play a great part in the success of a holiday here as they made us feel totally at home & relaxed in what is their home. We have fallen in love with La Gorce & of course, Geoffrey the lovely Labrador too!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5* Plus

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property in a great location with extremely helpful owners always available. Would recommend to anyone and hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant holiday

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend this property for anyone thinking about planning a holiday. It was ideal for visiting some great places such as Bordeaux, St Emilion, Bergerac or the vibrant market of Sainte-Foy. Or if on the other hand you want to relax by the pool, or enjoy a day splashing about on the Dordogne its also just about perfect,

The accommodation is very clean and modern, but with plenty of the original buildings on show with the exposed brick walls.

Caspian is a great host and is always available to advise and recommend local restaurants or great days out,

We gave our holiday 10 out of 10, and would not hesitate in returning to this great location

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you the Ashton family. We are delighted that you have had a great holiday. As you say and we must agree the combination of the exposed stone walls, beams and the modern appliances make the Hazelnut Cottage a little special.
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  • 5 of 5

We are reluctant to share our experience and we like to keep this Gem for ourselves. However, we must be fair and review our stay at La Gorce.

The property is furnished to a high specification,it is a true home from home. Tastefully decorated and equipped to a high standard.

The owners are extremely friendly and helpful, often going above and beyond !

The location offers easy access to the local towns and is surrounded by Vineyards. The pictures offer a true representation of the property and possibly do not do it justice.

We booked for next year within 2 days of our stay which speaks volumes.

We could not recommend the properties more highly and are already looking forward to next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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


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.


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


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 ...

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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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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


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


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


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • 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

  • 152 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


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


  • Self-catering

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


  • 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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