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



Updated: 05-Oct-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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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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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


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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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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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 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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Lovely relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a lovely week at this charming gite. Beth was very helpful and did everything possible to make sure that we enjoyed our stay and had all that we needed. It is situated in the middle of beautiful, peaceful countryside and there are lots of attractive towns and villages to visit in the local area. We would highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, it is good to know that you were happy and comfortable in the cottage.
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Couldn't have asked for more!

  • 5 of 5

We had a most wonderful week at Beth and Finlay's gite. We second everything that has been said. So warm and friendly it was like staying with friends. The gite lacked for nothing and is in a beautiful, rural location. We walked down the lane and watched the sunset every evening with awe. We would definitely like to stay again because it would be difficult to imagine a more peaceful, relaxing place to stay.

Paul and Lisa, St. Albans

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, what a wonderful response !
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Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


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.


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.


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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
winter low season
2 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year 2016
18 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic


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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • river
  • rural


  • 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


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with toilet, shower and basin on antique wash stand.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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.


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


  • Self-catering


  • 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.

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