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La Croix - Romantic farmhouse. Summer or winter retreat. Stunning views - Gite in the garden

Overview

Property

Updated: 07-Dec-2016
Self catering farmhouse & 2 gites.Beautiful summers,cosy winters.Lovely views

La Croix offers a comfortable base to explore one of the most beautiful parts of the Dordogne.The garden is filled with evening primrose, hollyhocks and buddleia which attract many butterflies, notably Swallowtail. The terraces and balcony allow ample room to eat 'al fresco' with a commanding view as the sun sets over rolling countryside. Aubeterre, one of 'Les beaux villages de France' is only 15 minutes drive away. It has great historical interest and has its own beach on the river Dronne. There are many good restaurants within easy reach and Riberac market on a Friday morning is essential!!!

The accomodation is in three very separate areas, suitable for families and friends, but also can be entirely independent. The farmhouse can accommodate 2 and the gite 2 with the option of a third on a sofa bed if required.The 'Gite in the garden' accommodates 2. La Croix is excellent for relaxing 'away from it all' with beautiful countryside. An artists paradise. A creative atmosphere. Perfect for spiritual renewal. Wood burning stoves make this a perfect, cosy winter retreat.

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More Details

Details for holiday cottage Gite in the garden, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

This pretty stone built gite stands away from the main farmhouse across the garden and is very private. Well insulated with white painted interior it has a bedroom on the mezzanine looking over the comfortable living area.The headroom at the rail is 6ft./1.83 m. sloping down to 3 ft. 6 inches/1.07m on the upper level. Beneath the mezzanine is a well equipped galley kitchen and a shower room and WC (headroom for both:6ft 1inch/ 1.85 m.). The laundry consisting of additional shower,WC, washing machine and tumble drier is annexed to it. A great feature of this little gite is an extensive terra cotta tiled covered terrace approximately 9 metres square with outdoor kitchen area.The grapevine covered facade leads onto an extensive lawn and then down onto a lower level lawn. The view out across vanishing horizons from 'La Croix' high on its hill is one of the main features of this holiday.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely little cottage ,just as we had hoped,clean, quaint and rustic. Wonderful views and friendly animals. Sara thanks for being a great host, we had a lovely relaxing stay.When we return to the Dordogne we will definitely come back here x
Aug 2012
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3 Reviews

4.7
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

5

Absolutely beautiful. So peaceful. Glorious garden

  • 5 of 5

The Gite was perfect. Everything you needed in the kitchen. We ate outside on the terrace all the time. Shower was good. Bed very comfortable, with view of stars on clear night. Very peaceful, stunning views. Sarah was the perfect host. Would definately go back, and certainly recommend this as a quiet holiday for two.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A tranquil stay in a beautiful part if France

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely week in the Gite in the Garden. The accommodation was great and the kitchen really well equipped. The shaded eating area was lovely during the hot sunny day and great for dinner in the evening. The garden and pool were lovely to relax in. The small local towns have everything you need and some great restaurants. Sara is a lovely host - very helpful and a mine of useful information.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très belle propriété gîte sympa celui dans le jardin que nous avions manquait un peu d ustensiles

  • 4 of 5

Gîte dans le jardin un peu petit pas super propre qui manquait un peu d ustensiles de cuisine genre cafetière poêle chaises mais sinon très bien très bucolique apaisant calme ; c est loin de tout ce qui peut être apprécié comme un peu embêtant quand on veut visiter tous les jours ! Là proprio eSt est très sympa par contre nous n avons pas eu d accueil à notre arrivée ... Ce sont les autres locataires qui nous ont renseignés

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lusignac at 6 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Pillac at 6 Kilometres Nearest Train : Angouleme at 45 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : St Paul-Lizonne at 4 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Aubeterre at 20 Kilometres Car: necessary

Perigueux, 45 minutes drive is the capital of the Dordogne. The medieval part of the town comes alive on Wednesdays and Sturdays when local artisans display their first-class produce, including cured meats, truffles, foie - gras and pies or 'pates de Perigueux'. La Cite, once a pivotal Gallo - Roman site of Versunna, is also worth a foray. If you walk up the hill from La Cite you'll come to the Cathedrale St. Front which proved to be a trial run for the architect Abadie who later went on to design the Sacre - Couer in Paris.

Angouleme, a cathedral city, used to be dominated by paper mills but now has a thriving tourist industry.The old town occupies a high steep sided plateau overlooking a bend in the Charente. It has many charms. Brantome, the Venice of the Perigord, is surrounded by a loop in the River Dronne. The towns pride is its Benedictine Abbey. Brantome is a must see as is St. Emillion, although a one and a half drive to the south is well worth the experience.

Other Activities: Painting,pottery,reiki

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Autumn/Winter
4 Sep 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£85
for 2 nights
From
£42
£254
 
 
Winter/spring
8 Jan 2017 - 4 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£85
for 2 nights
From
£42
£254
 
 
Spring
5 Mar 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£152
for 3 nights
From
£51
£334
 
 
Summer
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£359
for 7 nights
£359
 
 
Autumn/winter
3 Sep 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£79
for 2 nights
From
£40
£275
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
£359
£1,437
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget

General

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

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
  • A shower room below the mezzanine with wc and washbasin

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The bedroom is a mezzanine overlooking the living area above the kitchen and shower room.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

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