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Delightful, spacious cottage with private pool set in quiet hamlet

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Ideal for families with it's 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and large garden

Les Noisettes is a charming, semi-detached farmhouse with its own private pool. Deceptively spacious it offers comfortable family accommodation. Situated in a small hamlet ensures privacy without isolation. It has 3 double bedrooms, 2 with double beds, one with en suite shower/WC and cot. The third has 2 single beds and a mezzanine area. Duvet/linen and house towels provided. There is a family bathroom and WC plus separate WC.

Its roomy farmhouse kitchen with original bread oven (now used as an open fireplace) is furnished with a large stand alone cooker, table/chairs, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, and a good supply of crockery, cutlery, etc.. The spacious lounge has a wood burning stove, settee, armchairs, TV, DVD, video and a dining area. Outside there is a 2 tier patio with ample garden furniture and barbecue. The top tier overlooks the pool, large garden and surrounding countryside. Being set back off the road it is a safe haven for children. An ideal family location.

Low Season Bookings: Les Noisettes can be booked out of season but is not available from November to March .

Low rental costs do not include heating and this is charged for,the meter will be read before your arrival and again on your departure.

A returnable deposit of £200 is required from which electricity costs will be deducted.

The electric radiators provide good heating and there is an open bread oven fireplace in the kitchen as well as a wood burning stove in the lounge.

Swimming Pool Safety: All pools in France have to be fenced or alarmed.

Our pool has an alarm it is your responsibility to always switch it on when not in use.

Telephone: Available for calls to landlines only.

Wi Fi -: Access to the internet is available from your laptop or phone via Wi -Fi.

Please also look at the details of our other properties (property ref 884253) if this does not fill your requirements.

More Details

John/Jill Wolstenholme
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 June, 2018

About John/Jill Wolstenholme

Having purchased Les Noisettes as a holiday home we enjoyed many happy weeks here. As a consequence of this our beautiful house,the French countryside and the way of life rapidly lured us in and in 2010 we relocated to the area. We now live and work locally and our children have grown up here.

John/Jill Wolstenholme purchased this cottage in 2005

Why John/Jill Wolstenholme chose Thénac

We couldn't bear to part with our original piece of paradise, so we now open our home to others, hoping that they enjoy it and the region as much as we did and still do.The house is warm and welcoming and the area offers many a diversion for all ages.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Superbly equipped kitchen. Had a very relaxing holiday
Aug 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Thénac in Périgord

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The cottage has one family bathroom with bath and toilet, an en suite shower room off the master bedroom and a separate WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , en suite shower/ WC
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , sleeping gallery
  • The cottage has three double bedrooms, 2 with double beds plus one with two single beds. The master bedroom has a dressing room, with a cot, and an en suite shower/WC. There is a mezzanine area with futon in the third bedroom. Bedding and linen is provided for all beds plus the cot, should you require to use the futon then please ask about extra bedding for this.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
The house is light and roomy with a large garden and private pool. The spacious lounge area has a separate dining area but most people enjoy the homely feeling of of eating in the traditional farmhouse kitchen or, more often, enjoying the weather out and eating alfresco. There is a booster seat provided for younger children, . The lounge is equipped with TV, video and DVD and a selection of DVDs, videos, games, jigsaws and books so even caters for those quiet days in. The kitchen is well equipped with a large modern cooker, dishwasher and fridge freezer as well as an ample supply of crockery, cooking utensils, etc. There is also a washing machine at the property. All linen and house towels are provided. Children can play safely in the large gardens and an alarm is provided for when you are not using the pool. Electric heating in bedrooms and lounge plus wood burner and open 'bread oven' in the kitchen make Les Noisettes a cosy winter break too.


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Delightful, spacious cottage with private pool set in quiet hamlet
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews

Very nice property - but with a flaw!

  • 3 of 5

Overall the house is nice with plenty of space and it is well equipped. When we arrived it was all very clean and everything we needed was to hand.The owners are very friendly and helpful. Its a really nice area and great to explore the Dordogne/Perigord area. The only gripe we had was that the proximity of the other rental property to the back of the house (which is the kitchen and main bedroom) meant that if, as we did, you have anything like noisy neighbours then it can be pretty difficult to get to sleep or even to relax in the bedroom or kitchen and you may want to keep the windows closed - not a good idea in 30c+ temperatures! Next door's patio area is literally right outside the kitchen window. Overall a nice place but a shame about the layout of the two properties.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great house, pool and location

  • 5 of 5

A lovely relaxing stay, away from it all but plenty that you can do in the area if you want to. Helpful owners and neighbours. Really well equipped house and great pool. Couldn't have asked for better

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxation in beautiful French countryside

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned after a fantastic stay at Les Noisettes. The photos do not do this beautiful house and pool justice. The house is really well equipped, a real home for home. Everything you need is there. The owners, John and Jill are lovely and were happy to help with anything we needed. Cannot recommend high enough, we will be returning!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: In some instances words speak louder than pictures and this is definitely the case with Les Noisettes, as pointed out by Karen. A home from home givng you the holiday of a lifetime. We are always pleased to see old faces but also look forward to welcoming new ones and helping to make their stay equally memorable.
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Great for those that want to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

A delightful property, tucked away but not cut-off. Deceptively large with a great layout for families where eberyone can find a quiet corner. Plenty to do indoors with TVs, books and games and a well equipped kitchen. A large and safe garden with a great pool, plenty of chairs and grass and a BBQ. Ideal for those that want to stay at home, or use it as a base to explore.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We aim to run a family friendly property and are pleased we have succeeded, but its also great for those without children, great for those who enjoy exploring the history and countryside of France.
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Forest of Dean

Peace and Quiet

  • 4 of 5

The property and location are ideal for a peaceful, relaxing holiday. The pool and gardens are lovely and the weather was great too! You would need your own transport - the parking was ideal for 3 bikes - but could park more if needed.

Highly recommended - Mde Moutierers (? spelling sorry) restaurant down the road to junction and turn right - for a duck extravaganza! It is possible to walk but take a torch!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2009
  • Date of Stay: September 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eastleigh, Hampshire UK

Fantastic get-away

  • 4 of 5

We so loved this property when we arrived. A delightful authentic rural farmhouse with lovely beams etc. We loved the kitchen with its great bread oven. Absolutely stunning area, and the location itself was perfect for us. plenty of places to sit and relax, eat etc whether you prefer sun or shade. Bed very comfortable- had a few late starts! :-). Make sure you visit some of the towns such as Monpezier, Eymet, Bergerac itself. Also, to canoe the Dordogne is a must. We had a fantastic Anniversary holiday and would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2009
  • Date of Stay: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
450 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
St Foy la Grande
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Famille Moutier
Car: recommended

Les Noisettes is approx. 20kms south of Bergerac(its nearest airport) and 15 kms south east of Ste Foy la Grande ( a pretty market town). With the Dordogne flowing between these two towns there are plenty of opportunities to take a boat trip and discover the beauty of the area. Or for the more energetic why not hire a canoe and explore at your leisure.

It is located in the famous Bergerac/Mombazillac wine growing region. The wine routes are indicated and most producers offer free tasting.

Prehistoric caves and ancient dwellings can be found within an hours drive of the house.

Local markets abound and there is always something happening in local villages during the summer evenings, from night markets to oyster festivals and medieval re-enactments.

There is plenty for all ages in the region from canoeing or testing your nerve in the adventure parks to gentle walks in the surrounding countryside. Or just sit by the pool and enjoy the peace and quiet in this rural idyll.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Thénac, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
mid season wk 5
16 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
mid season wk 6
23 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
high season wk 1
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high season wk 2
7 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high season wk 3
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high season wk 4
21 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high season wk 5
28 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high season wk 6
4 Aug 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high season wk 7
11 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high season wk 8
18 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high season wk 9
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late season
1 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
low season
6 Oct 2018 - 29 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £262.94

Weekend or midweek breaks available during April/September and October. Additional charges may be made for heating during the early and late seasons.
Cheap flights to Bergerac from Stansted/Southampton/Bristol make it easy for a weekend away with good dining & wining!
Les Vigiers 5* golf course less than 10 minutes away.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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