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STILL AVAILS THIS SUMMER: 1 OR 2 properties (SLEEP 4 AND 7) - La Pouyade (Sleeps 4 to 5)

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

Description

La Pouyade (Sleeps 4 to 5)

Modern cottage renovated to good standard with grass courtyard and undercover eating area.

Spacious kitchen sitting-room area with large open fireplace

Linen, towels and beach towels provided.


About the property

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Spend a relaxing holiday away from everything in these charming properties in the small countryside hamlet of Villetoureix, conveniently located 10 mins drive from the market town of Riberac.

If you are feeling more adventurous, there are plenty of beautiful towns to explore nearby. Our personal favourites include Auberterre (market town, swimming, canoes), Perigord (farmers markets) and Brantome (further details below on more locations).

The Properties

We have two properties that are next door to each other and can be rented separately or together. When rented together we can open the internal garden gates so it feels like one property (sleeps 11-12 together).

The House (3 Bed, sleeps 7)

Step back in time and relax as you close off the rest of the world in this traditional 17th Century French farmhouse. The charm of the main house is that it is largely unchanged. All the rooms are furnished with French antiques and many of the original features are retained including the oak wooden flooring, wooden paneling in the living room and the quaint wallpaper.

The heart of this family home is it's simple kitchen with black and white tiled floor and large kitchen table. This connects through to the ground level cellar complete with old wine barrels (empty we’re afraid!), and the comfy living room to the right. The staircase leads to 3 extremely large bedrooms and the modernised bathroom. All the windows of this house are large and have traditional shutters.

The Cottage (3 Bed, sleeps 4 to 5)

The recently modernised cottage is a delight with beautiful large open modern kitchen and living room. Upstairs there are 2 double bedrooms (1 twin, 1 double) each with an ensuite (1 bath, 1 shower); plus a small single bedroom, suitable for child (person 5). Old beams and low ceilings give this property oodles of charm.

Both properties have outside areas to relax in and access to BBQ and sun beds (House: brick BBQ, Cottage: gas BBQ). The House has some vine covered paths and an old Lime Tree which hangs over the internal courtyard. At The Cottage enjoy the large lawn and covered outside eating area in one of the barns that flank the property. Push bikes available on request.

There is a large shared meadow, located at the bottom of our properties. This has become a bit of a nature reserve, with wild flowers, cherry, walnut and other trees, and several nesting birds and a hedgehog or two!

There is plenty of off road parking on the lane opposite the main house.

Location

Located in the tiny secluded hamlet, the village is just a short walk away, and has a small shop selling almost everything as well as a bar/restaurant and a magnificent church.

Walk a little further down the hill and you will come across a small sports facility, right next to the river.

The nearest town of Riberac is only a 10 min drive and has a market every Friday, 2 big supermarkets as well as many places to eat and drink; most cafes offer free WIFI.

If you are feeling more adventurous, there are lots of lovely towns to explore nearby. Our personal favourites include Auberterre, Perigord and Brantome. Go swimming, visit the town or hire canoes in Auberterre (only 20-30 mins drive); Perigord (about 45 mins drive) has a fantastic farmers market every Wednesday set beneath the stunning Cathedral and cobbled streets. Brantome (again about 45 mins drive) is a great lunch or supper stop on route home. Bergerac has a market on Saturday and Angouleme's markets are on a Thursday. Bordeaux is a further to drive (about 2hrs), but well worth it.

If you are looking for a relaxing holiday where you can submerge yourself in the French countryside and way of living, enjoying fresh produce and fine wine, then this is the property for you.

Please contact us if you’re looking to stay for more than two weeks or wishing to rent both properties - on request we would be happy to offer a 10% discount, depending on availability.

More Details

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

About Gwyn Jones

Gwyn and Lorayne Jones are farmers in West Sussex, the property is managed by their daughter, Elin.

This is our family home and we have been holidaying here frequently for nearly 30 years. We love the peace and quiet, the rural location and of course the beautiful French food and wine.

Gwyn Jones purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Gwyn Jones chose Perigord Vert

We came to Riberac many years ago for our first European holiday. Over the 2 weeks of that first trip we really fell in love with the area and the whole experience ... so much so that we ended up buying this property in the small hamlet of La Pouyade.

We've tried to keep the main house as we bought it, retaining much of its 17th century charm. We bought the farm buildings and cottage a few years later to restore the property to one, and recently modernised the cottage to a high standard.

If you're looking for a place to relax and a base to explore the area from, then look no further. The simplicity of the property and rural charm of the area will make you forget the stresses of the modern world almost immediately.

What makes this cottage unique

Relax under the shade of the lime tree in the courtyard, or find a spot elsewhere in the garden for some peace and quiet and a spot of sunbathing.

The house has three spacious wonderful French style bedrooms (sleeps 7) with period antique furniture and a modern bathroom with impressive shower. Downstairs has a large farmhouse kitchen and sitting-room with antique furniture.

The cottage is a touch more modern, but still has plenty of character. With 2 en-suite bedrooms and one small single (sleeps 4-5) a spacious kitchen and sitting room, this is also a great option.

There are sunbeds, BBQ and bicycles provided.

The property is within easy reach of river and lake swimming, market towns, and restaurants.

Available Rentals

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Notes

Booking Notes:
£100 security deposit (refunded in full if no damage)

Changeover Day:
Arrival 4pm, change over day is usually Saturday - but sometimes we can be flexible
Departure 10am (to allow for changeover)


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for La Pouyade (Sleeps 4 to 5)in Villetoureix in Périgueux

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , ensuite bathroom (bath)
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , ensuite bathroom (shower)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Child Bed , small room, suitable for children
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Dishwasher, washing machine tumble drier and washing line provided separately in both properties Doorways to bedrooms in cottage are low. Outside: large gardens, barbecue, outdoor furniture, tables, chairs, sun loungers. Bicycles(please request when booking) in both properties.

Reviews

4/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

La Pouyade (Sleeps 4 to 5)
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
4

Charming farmhouse in a fantastic, quiet location

  • 4 of 5

I've stayed in this property twice and have found it be so relaxing due to the peace and quiet. It has a well equipped kitchen and the bathrooms are very new and modern. Since my stay, my parents have been there too on my recommendation. The Dordogne is such a beautiful area with so much to see and do including Riberac where it is nice to go for a meal or just a beer and sit in the square, there's a big supermarket there too for stocking up. Aubeterre is a beautiful village a short drive away and it's worth visiting the famers markets in Perigeux and also lunch in Brantome. There were bikes at the property and it's such a gorgeous safe area to cycle around, even if it's just to the nearest bar! Most of the time we preferred to stay in and make use of the BBQ and the most of the long summer evenings. The property is well maintained and clean.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Bergerac or Bordeaux
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

15 minutes driving time from river/lake swimming with beach restaurants

seaside 2-3 hours driving -La Rochelle

Travel:

Bergerac 45 mins - Bordeaux 1.5 hours

channel ports and the tunnel a full days driving including breaks

the use of a car would be essential for all but the bare necessities

Distances:

Riberac 2miles

Perigeux 30 miles

Brantome 20 miles

Further Details:

All amenities can be found in Riberac 5 minutes away whilst more specialised shopping can be done in Angloueme or Perigeux 45 mins away

Brantome (venice of the Dordogne) is 30 mins drive

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