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Lovely Stone Cottage Set In Pretty Garden, With Terrace And Countryside Views



Updated: 05-Oct-2016
Cottage in Cherval, Nr. Verteillac, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - In A Quiet Hamlet Only Minutes Walk From Village Bar And Shop. Welcome pack provided on arrival.

Chez Lucie is a recently renovated stone cottage. It has an open plan ground floor, including a comfortable seating area with a stone fireplace and woodburning stove. There is a large circular dining table seating six for family dining indoors. To try out your French recipes there is a fully equipped quality kitchen. There is also a small conservatory with french windows leading out into the garden and a WC and utility room on the ground floor. On the first floor are 3 bedrooms, two doubles and one with twin beds and a family bathroom. The cottage has a good internet/WIFI connection and a flat screen TV with UK satellite channels. Chez Lucie is in an ideal position to explore the northern, unspoilt area of the Dordogne. The lively village of Verteillac, with butchers, bakers, bars and several restaurants is only 5 minutes drive away, or for a choice of larger supermarkets and also one of the Dordogne's biggest weekly market, the town of Riberac is less than 20 minutes away.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I have lived and worked here in the Dordogne for the past 10 years, and love the easy pace of life, lovely sunny weather, food, drink and culture. I am about 10 minutes drive away from the cottage and so am easily available for ideas and information about an area of France that I love.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a stunning stay, it is a great location.

What a delightful place! Nearby Verteillac is charming.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, particularily the garden.
Dec 2013
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Fantastic comfy house with great garden and views

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and garden. The house was really comfy and cosy. We wanted for nothing and it really was a home from home. There wasn't the sterility that you get with some holiday cottages but nor did you feel as if you were staying in someone's home. The balance was just right. It was brilliantly dog friendly too. We had no concerns in the house with the dogs and they loved the garden. It was completely secure so we were to just let them roam outside. Good local walks too. Nice easy walk to the boulangerie in the morning and Verteillac was in easy reach for other supplies. Lots to do in the immediate area and also going slightly further afield. Really recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllic French cottage

  • 5 of 5

Chez Lucie is a very quaint, pretty, French cottage in a tiny hamlet in the gorgeous Dordogne. It has a lovely feel to it and we felt at home as soon as we crossed the threshold. It is well equipped, has a lovely garden and Steph was very helpful. The area is excellent, close to the village of Cherval and the lovely town of Verteillac, but we also travelled to some of the most beautiful villages in the area (some with river side beaches) all within a 30 minute radius and to the beautiful St Emillion which was about an hour and half away. It was a very relaxing stay and we'd love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely stone cottage in a small hamlet on the edge of Cherval village

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four have just spent a relaxing week in this lovely cottage. The cottage has a secluded and pretty garden in which to enjoy the country views all around the property. We had a very hot week with temperatures reaching the high 30s but even in this heat the garden offers shady corners under the trees to get out of the hottest of the sun.

The property was exactly as described with all the necessary amenities to make this a real home from home. Steph is extremely welcoming and has clearly made a real effort to make the property a pleasant and relaxing place to visit.

The nearby town of Vertaillac has all the facilities that you need with a small supermarket - general store and several restaurants. It also has the advantage of having a very pretty central square to just sit and watch the world go by.

We spent the week exploring the area visiting some of the many chateaux nearby and the towns of Angouleme, Perigueux and Brantome. Brantome is a picturesque but busy spot in the curve of the river, Perigueux has many interesting Roman museums and sights to visit. One highlight of our trip was the night market at Aubeterre, which as well as offering good food and market stalls also describes itself as one of the most beautiful villages in France.

So a good week, we would certainly recommend this property, it offered us everything that we were looking for.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so !much for the lovely review, and for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy.
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Fabulous holiday "Chez Lucie"!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our fortnight's stay in Cherval, "Chez Lucie". The house was well equipped & laid-out, and delightfully decorated. Stephanie had thought of everything! (She was charming and unobtrusive, but was available for any queries, if needed).

The area around Cherval/Verteillac is full of interesting towns and places to visit; and there are lots of markets and very reasonably priced restaurants to satisfy every "foody's" culinary and oenophile needs! There is even a lovely little bar in the village itself!...and a super bakery!.. Very handy!

We shall definitely be returning...

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Cherval at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Angoulême at 35 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Verteillac at 4 Kilometres Car: recommended


The river beach at Aubeterre (a 'plus belle village de France') is 27k away and the lake at La Jemaye is about 30 mins away, with its sandy beach, woodland walks, cafés and children's play areas.


Bergerac airport is 1 hour and 15 mins away, Limoges and Bordeaux are both about 1 hour 45 mins. The drive from the channel ports of Le Havre, St Malo, Cherbourg or Caen can all take less than 6 hours non stop. The TGV from Paris to Angouleme is 2 hours and 20 minutes, and, like the airports, car hire is available at the station.


The little village of Cherval (bar, bakery/tiny grocer) is about 6 minutes walk, Verteillac is only 5 minutes drive away and Riberac with several supermarkets, excellent market and other shops, 20 mins away. The historic cities of Perigueux and Angouleme are both 30 to 40 minutes away and the lovely tourist spots of Aubeterre and Brantôme are 30 minutes or less. You will also find many lesser known villages to explore close at hand.

Further Details:

Most of the towns along the nearby river Dronne offer canoeing trips and horse riding can usually be arranged at the local stables. The village of Cherval has public tennis courts and there are attractive public swimming pools in Verteillac and Riberac.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
3 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit is required when booking and the balance is payable 6 weeks prior to arrival. A refundable £150 breakages and damage deposit is required with the finally balance payment and will be returned within 2 weeks of the end of the holiday dates.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, departure by 10am, arrival after 4 pm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

  • cottage


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


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


  • Dining Area


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


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 90 m²


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc, washbasin on first floor. Second wc on ground floor.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedroom 2 with double bed, bedroom 3 with twin beds.


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


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Pets may be accepted, depending on size and quantity! Outside: Lawned garden, completely fenced, with generous terrace, flower beds and fruit trees - cherries, apples, pears and plums. Outside dining furniture for six and BBQ provided. Parking for up to 4 cars at front of cottage. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen /tea towels all provided. Other: Small, light and bright conservatory opening onto the garden terrace.

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