Cottage in Montagrier, Nr. Riberac, Dordogne, France - Village Location Ideal For Walking And Cycling
This detached cottage, overlooks hills and valleys of the picturesque River Dronne Valley. Your own private swimming pool is next to the secluded sun terrace. Sunset dining is a must on the terrace after an evening swim. The ever changing landscape of orchards, sunflower and maize fields below the cottage are a pleasant reminder of French rural life. This charming cottage is equipped with Satellite TV, DVD & CD, yet retains its original features and charm. The oak beamed farmhouse kitchen / dining room has a stone fireplace with log burner for those cosy winter nights.
About the Owner
We are John and Nina Gibbins. We have been happily settled in this area since 2012.
Guestbook comments from the owner
"Absolutely beautiful" Sept 2014
Had a fabulous stay in this charming and well equipped cottage. Montagrier is just stunning and the perfect place to wander and unwind. The cottage has a lovely 'feel' to it and we would recommend it, but not in September as we plan to return then. Charleigh Johnson and family
“Lovely cottage - attractive and interesting area.” Sept 2014
September can be very beautiful in France, and we were lucky this year; stunning weather and a charming house in an area which, though not so well-known, is well worth visiting and exploring; Bergerac, Aubeterre, Brantome and Perigueux all made delightful excursions.
The house is attractive, clean and well-maintained. It has a cosy lounge which is ideal for TV if you want, but we spent most of our time in the huge, comfortable and very French kitchen (with all mod. cons, however) except when drinking wine on the pretty sun terrace. Local restaurant is good and friendly. All in all, a marvellous holiday. Denise A
“Gite in pleasant village with an excellent Auberge” August 2014
The village itself while quiet had a very good auberge which we enjoyed eating and drinking at most days. The surrounding villages were pretty and interesting.
We would be more than happy to book again for future holidays.
From the Owner
“We have spent many years enjoying holidays in France, but always seemed to be drawn back to this region with the sunflowers, the fine wine, food and beautiful scenery. The local markets are just a joy to visit. Aubeterre-sur-Dronne and Brantome are just some of the wonderful places to visit.”
Activity and Interests
The nearest Atlantic coastal beaches are approximately a 2 hours drive. There is a river beach at Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, with canoe hire, which is a 30 minute drive. A superb sandy lake and beach is a 35 minute drive away at La Jemaye, This has has life-guarding in summer a restaurant and visitor centre, from which you can also hire boats.
The use of a car is essential. Nearest Airport: Bergerac, 40 miles. Nearest Ferry: St Malo, 320 miles. Channel tunnel Calais terminal: 500 miles. Nearest Train: Angouleme, 40 miles. Nearest autoroute: Poitiers A10 (via N10 fast road from Angouleme), 99 miles.
Many local activities including canoeing, horse-riding, fishing, hiking and cycling, all within 10 minute drive. Cycle hire is available in the village.
The nearby village of Tocane-St-Apre has a, supermarket, Post Office, Bank, Bakers, butcher, restaurant/ bars and chemist. Many beautiful towns and villages are nearby including Brantome (Venice of the Perigord), Aubeterre-sur-Dronne a hilltop medieval village with castle and restaurants.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
If you wish to book the property, the owners will send you a booking form which sets out the dates, rates and payment details. A 25% deposit is required upon booking and the full balance is due 8 weeks prior to the holiday. We accept payments by bank transfer in GBP or Euros. We are open all year round - please enquire.
The changeover day, particularly in high season is Saturday. However, out of high season the owners can be flexible, so please make enquiries. Arrival time is 4p.m. Departure time is 10.00a.m.
Notes on prices:
A 25% non refundable deposit is required when booking to secure the property, the balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to arriving. For reservations within 8 weeks of the holiday, full payment will be required upon confirmation. We accept payments by bank transfer in GBP or Euros. A £200, security deposit is required with the balance of payment. There will be a fuel surcharge of £40.00 per week from 24th October 2015 – 25th March 2016. We accept payments by bank transfer in GBP or Euros
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Our cottage is ideally located in the hilltop village of Montagrier, above the valley of the River Dronne. The south-west facing property enjoys Dronne valley views, yet is within minutes from shops and river walks, a restaurant is just a short appetising walk away from the cottage. A private swimming pool is adjacent to the house and the secluded sun terrace. Sunset dining is a must on the terrace after an evening swim. The ever changing landscape views of orchards, sunflower and maize fields below the cottage are a pleasant reminder of French rural life This charming cottage is equipped with Satellite TV, DVD & CD, yet retains its original features and charm. The oak beamed farmhouse kitchen / dining room has a stone fireplace with log burner for those cosy winter nights.”
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- children welcome
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- En-suite bathrooms to both bedrooms, with bath and WC
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, with double bed and en suite bathroom, garden views. Bedroom 2, with double bed and en suite bathroom. French doors give direct access to the terrace and pool for that early morning swim.
- Golf ...
- Outside: The small garden is overlooked by a sun terrace and pergola in the shade of the Banana trees. The sun terrace gives direct access to the in-ground 10 x 5 metre in ground pool. which is open from April until October. Complies with current French pool safety legislation with childproof fence and gate. The garden is currently undergoing landscaping (March 2015) After which new photographs will be displayed. Utility Room: The utility room is equipped with a washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen, bathroom towels and pool towels are provided to guests and are changed weekly.