|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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L'Atelier is our two bedroom property, again lovingly restored and equipped with that home from home feeling.
On the goundfloor there is a large lounge with soft furnishings and dining table and chairs. We have a tv with built-in DVD player offering english tv. There is also a cd/radio player. Books and games are available and we offer a good selection of DVD's in our library.
The farmhouse style kitchen is equipped with gas hob, electric oven, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge and microwave oven. The ground floor kitchen has mosquito nets so you can leave the windows open.
The first floor offers a double bedroom and a twin with 3 single beds. There is a bathroom off the hallway which contains a bath with shower hose to taps.
There is a private undercover patio with bbq and garden furniture.
Courtalou is a group of 4 beautifully restored 17th Century cottages in 2 acres of secluded private gardens surrounded by farmland and woods. Set in the rolling hills and gentle valleys of the Lot et Garonne near the Dordogne borders, which boasts a rich history of enchanting castles and medieval towns such as Monpazier, Monflanquin and the famous Bergerac vineyards and gastronomic specialities. Our 1 bedroom sleep 3, 2 bedroom sleeping 5, 3 bedroom sleeping 6 and the main farmhouse sleeps up to 9.
Friendly couple in their late 40's who wish for you to have a stress free and memorable holiday.
Have finally made my dream come true and spend 4 months every year in the sunny Dordogne / Lot et Garonne region. I love having holiday makers to stay and want them to have a fabulous time and to see all the amazing sites that this region has to offer.
Dawn Hillier purchased this house in 2009
When I first saw Courtalou I instantly fell in love with the stonework of the farmhouse and its cottages and the feeling of being away from It all - just being able to see fields and trees. The only noise you can hear is that of a woodpecker or the tree frogs in the woods. To see deer roaming free across the gardens always makes me smile.
Whilst feeling rural, it is still within very easy reach of Villereal with all its shops, bars, restaurants and pharmacy and there are 3 geogous bakeries in Villereal and 1 within walking distance to Montaut for that morning croissant I so enjoy.
The woods at the end of the drive and plenty of cycle paths and footpaths around made it attractive to me yet just jump in the car and there are many beautiful places to visit.
Having internet is handy so I am able to communicate with friends and family whilst away for the summer months.
The pool is right opposite the cottages and farmhouse so its easy to nip out whenever you feel like it to have a dip or, to relax on one of the floating armchairs in the pool.
There is a good library of dvd's and books so if you just want to stay in one night, cuddle up and watch a good movie its easy to do so.
There are games and puzzles in each gite which are fun to play with friends and family.
If you fancy a bit of sport, there is table tennis and basketball on site too.
10 minutes up the road you can visit the manmade beach and crystal clear lake which all ages of children and adults alike can enjoy including the hire of pedeloes.
Please note that to confirm a booking 40% of the total holiday cost is payable by bank transfer. The remainder of your balance is due 6 weeks prior to the start date of the holiday and an e-mail will be sent to you to confirm receipt and full booking details. Once a deposit has been paid, no refund may be provided in the event of cancellation. Rent includes water, electricity, linen, towels and tea towels including tourist tax.
We offer flexible change over dates depending on availability. In the event of full occupancy, check out time is 10.00am on a Saturday and check in time is Saturday 4.00pm unless arriving an alternative day.
This was our second holiday at Courtalou. Our first was when our twins were just 9 months old, and the second was when they were 3. For us the secluded accommodation and grounds are perfect for a family, giving a sense of security, not worrying about the kids running round. The pool is gated, with a good shallow area and large enough to be fun for both the kids and the odd bit of exercise!
The buildings are beautiful and very well kitted out with individual outside spaces.
The nearest town - Villereal - has all the conveniences that you need for a holiday and is only a quick car drive away. Its also got loads of sight seeing and beautiful villages nearby. We did lots of sight seeing when the kids were tiny, but this year we generally stayed by the pool as that kept our kids the happiest!
Lastly Dawn is such a fabulous host, she really looks after you and does everything she can to let you have a great holiday.
We plan to go back again at some point, ideally with a couple of other families since its so well suited to a big group, although there are plenty of units to give each family their own accommodation and space.