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Near Aubeterre,Peaceful Cottage With Lovely Views and Pool in the Dordogne

People3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Festalemps, Nr. Aubeterre, Aquitaine / Dordogne, France - 10 Mins from the Beautiful Village of Aubeterre With Beach and Restaurants and Lake Jamaye

Pretty little cottage/gite in old farmhouse with 2 bedrooms, shower room and open plan living room and kitchen. Rural and peaceful but only 10mins from the riverside beaches of Aubeterre,St Aulaye and Lake La Jemaye and their various restaurants and watersports. There is also a golf course with in easy reach.


Owner
Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is our first season so future guest comments , good ones and also where we can improve will be welcome.
Jan 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Festalemps in Périgueux

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with toilet, shower and basin on antique wash stand.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with French antique double bed and built-in wardrobe. Bedroom two is a small room with a 4ft antique French wooden bed. Would suite one adult or two children.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The kitchen is modern and well equipped and the lounge area is very comfortable with a flat screen TV/DVD and British channels. There are some lovely walks right outside the cottage and the patio has a great view over the garden and valley beyond. We operate a no smoking policy in the gite and as we accept pets , if you have an allergy, the cottage may not suit. Outside: The cottage has an outside patio with views over the valley. Patio table and four chairs.Sun loungers are available in the garden next to the 25ft x 16ft above ground swimming pool. There is a gas BBQ and bikes for use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are included. Pool towels are available and all linen is changed and property cleaned once a week or when required.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Near Aubeterre,Peaceful Cottage With Lovely Views and Pool in the Dordogne
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Pretty, cosy little cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely, comfortable 3 night stay in this pretty little cottage whilst house hunting in the area. Beth made us very welcome supplying us with everything we needed - we can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good luck with the house hunting ! Beth
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5

Prettily perfect

  • 5 of 5

Arrived to a warm welcome. My mum immediately claimed the armchair next to the brilliant pellet burner. The cottage was warm, comfortable and thoughtfully laid out. Garden perfect for our dog.

Beth and family couldn't do enough for us from the basket of food on arrival to arranging our vet appointment for worming tablet.

Would definitely recommend to anyone staying in this area. You do need to drive for shops and bars but that is typical of rural France. Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Teresa, it was a pleasure to have you and good luck with the house !
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5

Thank you so much for a most wonderful holiday!!

  • 5 of 5

It's always difficult to sum up feelings about a holiday in so few words but, for us, the memories will be detailed and long lasting. The fine line between 'being there' for guests but allowing them space must be hard to master but Beth, Findlay, Garry and Guy have certainly got it just right. We have really enjoyed our conversations but have also appreciated the opportunities to enjoy the gite, the garden, the pool and the times to relax as a family.

'Home from Home' comes to mind when we think of the comforts within the gite itself. It has been so comfortable. I have to say that the pool has been a real bonus, especially for our son. Our young Labrador has also welcomed the 'play sessions' with the owner's dogs Tao, Bebe and Teddy, and with Garry whenever he was watering with the garden hose! Beth and her family and friends have been so kind.

The early mornings with mist rolling off the adjacent field, the excellent weather and the sunset in the evenings can't be forgotten.

Thank you so much for a most wonderful holiday!!

Richard, Laura and Joe (Bedfordshire)

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

Perfect Stay with Generous and Friendly Hosts

  • 5 of 5

From the very beginning, our hosts were incredibly helpful and generous. They picked us up from the train station and took us to their cozy and warm cottage in the beautiful French countryside. Beth and Findlay made sure that we were never wanting and we became friends almost immediately. The cottage is well-equipped and right out of a fairytale. We honestly wish that we could stay there forever - a great mix of accommodating hosts and comfortable lodgings. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to see vineyards, beautiful old towns, and peaceful country while not worrying about anything. Thanks Beth, Findlay, and family!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, it was a pleasure to have you both ! Elizabeth
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5

Ideal destination to explore the area

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for our purposes as a great setting from which to get to know this area, with easy access to both Aubeterre & Verteilac. Very comfortable, spotless & welcoming. The wood burner, which uses wood pellets & is on a timer, kept us very cosy in the chillier early mornings & evenings & was a delight to come back to. Beth & her family were extremely friendly & helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Elizabeth ,it was a pleasure having you !
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a week in the Dordogne and can't recommend this lovely cottage highly enough. In a peaceful location, it was really well equipped and we had absolutely everything we needed for a comfortable stay with our three year old son, and two dogs. Our host, Beth, and her family were very friendly and helpful, and we would stay here again in a heartbeat if we return to the region.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to Angela and Laurie, I am just very glad that they were comfortable and happy with our cottage.
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Location

Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

The Atlantic beaches on the South West coast are 1hr 30mins away and the river beaches of Aubeterre and St Aulaye are 10 mins. La Jemaye beach is also 10 mins distance driving.

Travel:

Bergerac Airport is 1 hour away and Bordeaux 1 hour 15mins. Limoges is 2 hours. From the channel ports we are an 8-9 drive down the N10 OR A10 to Angouleme and then to Riberac. Car hire is essential and car hire can be arranged locally. We can arrange for pick up at any airport, at cost, or the train station in Angouleme. Also we are quite happy to pick up from local restaurants after dinner ,at cost, if needed.

Distances:

The beautiful village of Aubeterre with its beach and many restaurants is 10mins away. There are various levels of canoeing near by and a good golf course a short drive away. The stunning town of Brantome is just over half an hours drive and Riberac holds one of the largest markets in the region each Friday. The vineyards and the World Heritage site of St Emilion are also just over 45 mins away.

Further Details:

The cottage has a wood pellet stove which has remote control so can be used during the Autumn/Spring and winter months as it heats the whole gite.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Festalemps, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£425
for 7 nights
£425
 
 
Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£345
for 7 nights
£345
 
 
Winter
30 Sep 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£100
for 2 nights
From
£50
£295
£400
 
 
Christmas & New Year
18 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£100
for 2 nights
From
£50
£350
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £100 per week booked is required, deducted from the final amount which is payable 6 weeks before arrival. The deposit is non refundable if you cancel within the 6-8 weeks. Between 4-6 weeks 50% will be refunded,2-4 weeks 25% & under 2 weeks no refund will be given. A damage deposit is payable of £100 or e100 cash when you arrive and returned at the end of your stay if everything is ok.We accept Euros or Sterling, cheque or bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Arrivals from 1600 on Saturday afternoon and departure is by 1000 Saturday morning. If you need other times or days please contact us as we will try to be as flexible as we can.
Please note that for monthly rentals in the winter we charge a fee of £100 for all your extra fuel ( wood for the pellet stove and extra electricity when heaters are used in bedrooms ) please discuss this with us as some winter months are quite warm and no extra heating is needed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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