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Barn & Cottages In Beautiful Gardens With Pool and Children's Playground - Vine Cottage - Sleeps 4



Updated: 13-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


Vine Cottage - Sleeps 4

Vine Cottage has one double bedroom on the ground floor and a twin room on the first floor. The upstairs bedroom has a wash hand basin and toilet and the main bathroom in on the ground floor with a separate toilet. The cottage comes with a fully equipped kitchen with fridge, freezer and dishwasher and fully furnished living area including television with UK channels and WiFi.

Vine Cottage has its own private garden area however guests also have full access to the communal garden, children's garden and the 11m x 5m fenced salt water swimming pool. All bedlinen, towels and pool towels will be provided.

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About the property

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All three properties offer ample sleeping arrangements including sofa-beds in certain rooms and cots for babies/toddlers if needed, this is an ideal location for a group holiday, be it a group of friends come to sample some of the local foods and wines, or extended families looking for somewhere to holiday or celebrate an occasion together. If you are travelling with toddlers and babies, we can supply high chair and cots, as well as other necessities. To lighten your load, all bed linens and towels (including pool towels) are provided in the price and each property is cleaned thoroughly prior to arrival and beds made up. The recent addition of a washing machine also lightens the load for families. swimming pool is salt water and not chlorine so kinder on eyes and skin. The pool is tiled around with loungers and parasols for use by guests. The pool is secured with a fence and child proof locking gate so parents can rest easy knowing children can play in the garden safely with no risk from the pool. We have a large selection of mountain bikes (with child seats) for guests to use free of charge to explore the surrounding countryside. There is kayaking and canoeing close by on the Dordogne river. The extensive secure lawned gardens are a paradise for children. Available to keep the children occupied we provide two table tennis tables, badminton, boules, two trampolines, swings (complete with baby seat) slides, wooden Wendy house, sand pit, see-saw and swing ball. The mature trees in the garden offer leafy shade for reading or siesta time for those quieter moments.

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About the Owner

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 March, 2017

About Melanie

Jason & Melanie Hewlett

Melanie purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Melanie chose Perigord Pourpre

Having a place where we could enjoy spending time with family and friends in a relaxed atmosphere where everyone including children could enjoy themselves.

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Booking Notes:
Prices are for rental of properties per week in Euros and include bed linens and towels. Out of peak season, shorter stays can be arranged. A deposit of 25% is required to secure the booking and final payment is due 90 days prior to arrival for cottages. A security deposit of 150 Euros is required at the time of final payment. All deposits will be returned in within 14 days of departure pending any damages.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday, but this can may be flexible in low season. Departure time is 10am and arrival time is 3pm.

2 Reviews

4/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Charming, well-equipped house in spectacular garden with superb facilities including lovely pool.

  • 4 of 5

This was my second stay at the house. Both were very enjoyable. I am hoping to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, we hope to see you again! Melanie
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Beautiful building and lovely gardens.

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of four with two young children and we stayed in Vine cottage. The gardens were beautiful and our children were happily occupied with the pool which was a pleasant temperature and the lovely gardens, two trampolines and play equipment. The beds were comfortable, the attic room and sitting room were very nice. The cottage was well equipped, lovely to have lots of serving bowls! And our own b-b-q. Next time we would book Rose cottage as the master bedroom is very nice there.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Melanie
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From the Owner

Having a place where we could enjoy spending time with family and friends in a relaxed atmosphere where everyone including children could enjoy themselves.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


Bergerac Airport - 30 km

Nearest Railway - Libourne 25 km

Car essential


1km to nearest amenities which include boulagerie, restaurant and tabac(local convenience store) with an ample selection of supermarkets within 20 minutes drive.

St Emilion is a truly beautiful village set into a hillside on the north side of the river Dordogne and is approximately 25 minutes drive. Castillion la Bataille is approximately 10-15 minutes drive from the property and offers a fantastic re-enactment of the famous last battle of the 100 year war each year in late Jul - early Aug.

Further Details:

On our doorstep, Montcaret, or 'Moncaret la Romaine' as some call it, boasts an 11th Century church. Also a Roman Villa, only partly excavated and said to be one of the best in all of France sits in the centre of the village. The mosaics are superb and these alone are well worth a visit. The cruciform gallery is said to have been the largest in the entire 5th century Roman Empire. Guided tours are available.

In 1453, Castillion la Bataille was where the last major battle of the Hundred Years war was fought. It is here also that every summer in late July and early August, a spectacular floodlit re-enactment of that battle takes place. Spread over 16 acres and involving some 800 participants, this is a magnificently organised and executed show. The highlight is an intense two hour battle incorporating amazing stunts and pyrotechnics.

Spend the day wandering through everyday life of the middle ages, between the farms and inns, see the puller of teeth and the hawkers before enjoying the battle. Finally, finish your day with dinner in the Medieval Inn. The festival runs for two weeks with the battles being re-enacted daily. Booking is essential for this exceptionally well organised event. After hostilities have ceased, Castillon la bataille returns to being a peaceful little town with an excellent market each Monday morning.

St Emilion is a twelfth century town consists predominantly of old stone houses with shuttered windows and cobbled streets. Hidden beneath the town is Europe's largest underground church, a magnificent place hewn out of the soft rock by Benedictine monks in the ninth century. Louis XIV described the wines of St Emilion as the 'nectar of the gods'. The first weekend in May sees about 20 of the local Chateaux open their doors and numerous concerts and wine tastings are held throughout the year - Fete de Printemps (Jun) and the Harvest (Sept). Recently added to UNESCO's World heritage list it would be a pity to come so near and not visit.


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • river
  • village


  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • walking


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed


  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: A large selection of bikes are available for use fee of charge as well as two table tennis tables and a dedicated Boules area. The almost 2 acre flat lawned garden provides ample space for children to run and have fun and plenty of space for adults to relax. Private secure parking is available onsite. Outside: 11m x 5m fenced child locked salt water swimming pool which can be heated on request. Children's garden with activities such as trampolines, swings, slides, see saw, sand pit, Wendy house. Dedicated Boules area Mountain bikes available including child seats (STA) private seating areas for all properties BBQ areas

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