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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

FAMILY FRIENDLY! Apartment in Saint-Martin-de-Gurson, nr Bergerac / St Emilion, Dordogne, Aquitaine, - Les Hirondelles, Jolie village,tranquil but not isolated,close to many tourist sites & daily markets

Our 60m² gite is situated on the ground floor of our home,a pretty Maison de Maitre dated 1901. We named it The Housemartin in honour of the birds that nest throughout the summer months under the roof of our barn. The private entrance opens into a bright and spacious kitchen/living area which is fully equipped and stylishly furnished. There is a 10m² fully fitted bathroom with bath and overhead shower. The 24m² bedroom offers space,luxury and the promise of a good nights sleep in the super comfy king size bed.There is a cosy, fairy-lit corner with a double bed for children, partitioned by curtains thus giving you the feel of a separate room. Having previously dealt in the Antiques and Interiors business we have aimed for a typically French feel and the gite reflects this perfectly. Just outside your door we have created a decked, shady area which is perfect for alfresco dining or for simply lazing under the trees with a good book and bottle of local wine. We welcome families and have all sorts of toys and games for children . The 11x5m private and securely fenced pool has a 50m² deck with sun loungers,parasol and of course plenty of pool toys,inflatable crocodiles etc! there's even a surf board! As we have just the one gite there's nobody else sharing the pool with you, just us sometimes. Although we are in the centre of the village the grounds are totally private , the garden is enclosed by trees and hedging and the pool is secluded,so you never need to feel overlooked.If you have children you can totally relax knowing that the furthest they can be is playing hide& seek in one of our barns.

Miss Antonia Talbot
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
3 May, 2017

About Miss Antonia Talbot

My name is Antonia Talbot. I'm originally from Brighton and was previously in the Antiques business. I moved out to France 10 years go with my French partner and 2 young sons. We wanted a better, closer to nature life for ourselves and our kids. We went on to have 2 more daughters so there's quite a lot of us! It made sense to start the gite, a project for me whilst being an "at home" mum. I've tried to keep a French feel to it and I've incorporated my love of interior decoration and Antiques to give it that certain "Je ne sais quoi"! It's been very successful in the 8 years it's been running with several guest returning year after year( 5 years for one family) We are very welcoming and relaxed and I'd say we were more of a French family now (until you hear me speak French!!! ) We absolutely love having guests, we don't intrude but we are always available to help or socialize as you need.

Miss Antonia Talbot purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Miss Antonia Talbot chose Perigord Pourpre

The house previously belonged to some French Antique dealer friends . We just fell in love with it, it's so pretty and well, French!! The village is beautiful, we're not isolated but it's calm and you have the tranquility of the countryside without feeling miles away from anywhere . I prefer it's situation to further inland of the Dordogne, which I feel is , although very beautiful too, far from anything other than countryside and caves etc Here we are right on the border of 3 departments- Gironde ,Dordogne and Charente,so you can easily visit Bordeaux or the coast etc in a day trip.

What makes this apartment unique

As I've said we are in a small hamlet so it's quiet but we're not totally isolated .Theres a fantastic ( award winning ) baker in the village, a shop selling all sorts of things from knitting needles to chewing gum , and a hairdresser . One of the best things about our situation is the Lac de Gurson which is about 3 km away ( some of our sporty guests go running there) We didn't know about this lake when we bought the house so we were really happy to find it on our doorstep. It's been redeveloped in recent years ,there are 2 new play areas, 2 restaurants and the beach has been landscaped and enlarged with new sand and everything!! There's fishing and I'm pretty sure they have horse riding and free canoeing in the high season too.So if you don't feel like going far you can easily nip there for a happy day at the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner





Left on Jan 2, 2012 for a stay in Jul 2011

This was our second visit to The Housemartin but certainly won't be our last. The Gite is spacious, typically French [that's a good thing!!] and cosy. Antonia and Pierre are a delight and their children are just wonderful. Lovely pool to sun bathe beside and the surrounding area is so peaceful and pretty. The towns of St Emilion & Bordeaux are a must to see. The Lac du Gurson is great for food and walking.

Left on Jan 2, 2012 for a stay in Jul 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Saint-Martin-de-Gurson in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom: bath and overhead shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Double bed 1 double Sofa bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The Swimming pool is private although we do occasionally use it too! Outside: Private outdoor pool (unheated), terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen provided, Towels provided. Optional end of stay cleaning-€ 60, baby sitting €10 per hour. Other: Wi-Fi available, Internet access, Hair dryer


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Restful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Great property in peaceful location with excellent swimming pool. Antonia and her family were very friendly and were always available for any queries. Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing week spent in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Housemartins for a week in August, and what a fabulous week it was!

The house was as described, in a quiet village setting with a lovely bakery and little store for essentials. Bigger supermarkets where about a 10-15 minute drive away.

It was lovely to have the use of the gorgeous clean pool and the beautiful gardens. We spent many hours lazing on the decking by the pool soaking up the August sunshine, while the boys spent their time swimming, diving, racing on the inflatables and playing swing ball. Followed by al fresco BBQ's at dusk surrounded by fragrant lavender plants and flickering candles.

We travelled by hire car from Bergerac Airport and the journey was easy and stress free.

Brilliant communication from the day we booked, and whilst on holiday - nothing was too much trouble.

We would 100% visit again and would highly recommend this property - a real home from home.

Thank you Antonia and Pierre

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Mid season
29 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High season
16 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid seaon
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low season
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm a booking with the full balance to be paid on arrival. A security deposit of €150 is payable on arrival. Strictly no smoking inside the gite The gite must be left as clean as found on arrival. Optional cleaning is available for € 65 Check in after 4pm Departure by 11am.

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Notes on prices:
These prices exclude fees and can vary depending on when you stay and how long for. Prices are also subject to change at the advertiser’s discretion.

BABY SITTING €10 per hr

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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