Riverside property to rent in Perigord Vert - AD003909

9.8/10
Brantôme (1km from Brantome), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD003909 Advertiser since: 23 December 2014
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MaisonBrantome Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2 Fold up foam bed for 2 children

About this property

Riverside property with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. This cottage/gite is in a town setting.

France - Aquitaine - Dordogne - Perigord Vert   Town House Gite easy 5 minute flat walk town centre
 
Brantome in the beautiful Dordogne is known as the 'Little Venice of the Dordogne ' and for good reason: The main town is surrounded by water, accessed by one of 5 bridges and popular with tourists. The area is charming, romantic and should be on one's ‘must’ visit list.
 
The local villages surrounding Brantome offer the opportunity to sight see other beautiful places. For the more active in Brantome there are the usual sports from cycling, riding, canoeing, to microlights and paddle boards. Alternatively for those who like the quiet life, Brantome offers you a wealth of history, boat trips, lovely walks, many restaurants and scenery to enjoy with a glass of wine or two. There are many places nearby which one can either walk, cycle or drive to for real peace and quiet whilst enjoying the local area.We appreciate many self employed or senior management need high speed wi-fi when away from home and the house on all floors and garden are covered very well.
 
Brantome has many shops, hairdressers, doctors, pharmacy, supermarkets, banks and garages along with offering a good base to sight see and is in easy reach of five airports. For those traveling by sea, Brittany Ferries will offer you a 20% discount for traveling with them when booking our property via them. You pay a small booking fee to them then the balance of the main rental, booking rental is via ourselves with our T&Cs plus as with ever place a security deposit.
 
The gite property is unique as the front part of the typically old town house end terraced was built c 1800, the rear part being built into rock in more recent times with modern techniques and gas radiator central heating as required. In the 1800's the local area surrounding Brantome was thriving with the demand for stone and building properties.

This Brantome property has 3 double bedrooms each with twin beds, 2 lounges, 2 showers, 2 toilets within the town house across 3 floors. The small riverside garden opposite the house runs along the road and riverside, and on and off road covered parking, wi-fi and two bicycles are provided with the property. The house is a real tardis, very deceptive in size, quirky yet lovely and comfortable. The rooms are bright and well proportioned. When exceptionally hot outside the pleasant internal temperature is exactly what makes this place so lovely. In the cooler winter period the gas radiator heating system quickly warms the temperature and is controlled via a schedule we set up and and adjust to your requirements , just let us know..
 
Whether morning, afternoon or evening, chill out and enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony looking at the superb views across to the village or river to the park.  
 
Whether you wish to stay in France at one location or travel, Brantome in the Dordogne region is a real must for your itinerary. Many tourist spots are within an easy drive and the house book itemises these for you.

We aim for high standards of review and although not all our clients book via this portal, more photographs and reviews can be seen on our website. Please do visit this to ensure the house and Brantome are right for your holiday seasonal needs.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Modern fitted kitchen/diner. Large-upright Fridge-freezer, washing machine, microwave, gas hob, extractor fan, electric oven, cutlery and pans etc. Table and chairs.

Living rooms

Large ground tiled floor double windows in the lounge with a door to front of property. Settee, chairs, flat screen UK TV, fireplace, large extendable table and chairs, and radiator.

In the 2nd lounge on the second floor there is a large settee, chairs, 40in flat screen TV, DVD player, Wii and access to balcony. This room could be used as an additional bedroom for responsible children (on pre agreement and bookings only).

Bedrooms

The front first floor housed bedroom 1, with large twin 90cm beds (we can link these to provide a Super King double, - just ask), wardrobe, bedside unit, 3 multi draw cabinets and bedside lights, Wall and centre lights, double aspect windows to overlooking a small road to the garden, park and abbey.

Bedroom 2 is also on the 1st floor with twin 90 cm beds. Wardrobe, bedside cabinets, wall lights.

Bedroom 3 a smaller twin bedroom is on the ground floor and twin beds, wardrobe, bedside cabinet , wall lights and an en suite with a good sized shower. This is ideal for those who find stairs difficult.

Bathrooms

1st floor bathroom between bedroom 1 & 2 with corner shower, bidet, wash basin, toiler, heated towel rail, bathroom cabinet

Ground floor en suite to bedroom 3, with a large shower, toilet, basin, heated towel rail and cabinet.

Heating

On demand hot water served by a Gas combi boiler with thermostatic radiator SMART central heating, some additional electric heaters are available if you wish to heat a single room and not use the main heating. The gas central heating will be preset for your needs and can be locally and remotely adjusted.

Entertainment

2 x flat screen, 42" & 37" UK tv with Freesat, humax recorder and dvd player, sound system, various recorded programmes, dvd's, Wii with games, various boxed games, books, boules, 2 bicycles. Some of the games are inside the top of the table in the 2nd floor lounge

Garden and outside

A small riverside open plan garden opposite the house, via a small road, with tiled area behind fencing for sunbathing and relaxing, along with a further open area for eating with table, chairs, sun loungers and parasol. Fantastic views!
We normally eat most of our meals here.
Please note the barriers are not seats.

Parking and garages

On and off road parking. For Brantome you will not need a car, it's only a few hundred metres walk.
When touring the area you will definitely need a car or if you do a big shop to one of the two supermarkets.
There is a bus which runs from Angouleme to Perigueux railway stations which stops at Brantome 3 times a day.

Visitor suitability

Families welcome and as you can see from the reviews well behaved children really enjoy themselves when under parental control.

However, in the interest of safety please do use the child gates on stairs and doors for the smaller children. You may consider the stairs and location not suitable for very young children but this is family dependent on your circumstances. No equipment is 100% safe and parents must take responsibility for the actions of their children. If in doubt call us before booking.
Thank you for your understanding.

Tourist Tax

Our prices exclude local tourist (2019) taxes at 2.5E per person per night. All guest rented accommodation from Gites, B&B, to Hotels have to pay this but at a higher increasing tariff rate. This applies to all adults 18 and over all year round, to all properties hired, rented, used during the year throughout the Dordogne. The tariff should be left in an envelop on the ground floor lounge table in an envelop prior to departure.

Information about any additional facilities

Two bicycles are provided for local use, please bring your own safety equipment - helmets etc. Bicycles should be returned undamaged and in good working order. There is a tyre pump onsite.

Alternatively or in addition - We have partnered with a cycle hire company if your require more bicycles, we can send this information upon booking.

Extra charges

We do not change any extras for normal use of the property except where the place has not been left as found, as per our T&Cs on our website which prevail. Only external towels are charged for and arranged prior your visit, and it saves you packing them.

Rentals include & exclude

Linen, internal toweling, (external towels are available at a small charge), use of bicycles, wi-fi (fair use policy exists) Wii, property & garden, parking and a welcome starter pack,

Less than 7 nights rental

Our rentals are based on a 7 night basis Saturday - , for bookings less than 7 nights we do charge a one off small tariff of 50E.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Brantome
Distance: 0.5 km

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 1 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: carp, trout and various others
Name of nearest fishing location: Brantome
Distance: 0.1 km

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Perigueux
Distance: 27 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Brantome
Distance: 2 km

Mountain biking

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Brantome has many available designated walks.

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Many within easy driving distance
Distance: 30 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Brian Wells

Jill & Brian have renovated the house with local artisans over a number of years, the town house has both front and side access. It has been used over this period for Jill to design course material using local subject matter and collect photographic material for her Art School curriculum. Brian spends a lot of time supporting Jill ,and helping both the Royal British Legion and Arthritis Care Charities. Both love the town and surrounding villages and have many French friends.

Year property purchased 1999
Why this location? Brantome is without doubt one of the most beautiful villages set in a great area we have come across. It maintains it charm and romance whilst offering all the modern day conveniences. Brantome offers easy access and good routes to many local area locations and attractions. You will not see everything in one, two or even three weeks but you will have a fantastic time exploring or relaxing and many of of guests have returned again and again.
Unique benefits of property Firstly it's unique for Brantome, it enjoys one of the best views, the size inside is like a tardis, old outside and modern inside. Rooms are generous and beds are not crammed in, quite the reverse. Within very easy level walking distance of the centre you can enjoy your holiday to the full. The town house gite has a lovely balcony and massive top floor lounge with attention to detail for guests requirements.

As one of our guest commented: - "The home was perfect. It exceeded our expectations, The owner had anticipated all our needs from his detailed book of instructions and local maps to the umbrellas and picnic supplies. The garage is a huge cave into which part of the home extends and the upper extra living room has a balcony overlooking the river and our own private garden.It is an easy 5-10 mins.walk into the beautiful town past the Abbey to the shops. We visited wineries, castles and towns but always looked forward to our return "home " We highly recommend this home to all.

The Owner Recommends

Activities in the area

We have provided a complete list and photos of places to visit that are within walking or driving with distances. These are held at the property for use during your stay.
We are situated very well for day visiting Bergerac, Perigueux, Limoges, Angouleme, Sarlat la Caneda, Rocamadour, Bordeaux, Royan areas.

12 Reviews
9.8/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.8
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 9.9
  • Facilities: 9.8
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.8
10 / 10 A&L 6 October, 2018

Dear Brian,

Great House, Great Location

Many thanks for allowing us to stay in your fabulous holiday home, for the lovely welcome gift and all the advice.

We had a great time, the house itself has bags of space and is extremely well equipped. The garden was perfect for soaking up the morning sunshine and eating breakfast/lunch. Although a bit chilly in the evening to sit out for dinner (it being September). The BBQ was great – we used it pretty much every night.

After dinner our favourite place to sit out was the balcony, to enjoy a glass or two of wine and read a book.

The town itself is picture postcard, there are plenty of places to eat and buy supplies. We only needed to visit the out of town Carrefour at the start of our stay. The Friday market was also great for picking up great local produce.

A must do, if you’re feeling fit enough, is the Canoe trip to Bourdeille. Great fun, loads of wildlife to see and very tranquil (provided you can find a little space between the other canoes on the river at the same time).

Other things worth a mentioning are the Grotte de Villars to see the pre-historic cave paintings and a trip to one of the large swimming lakes (as the sea is so very far away) – we went to Etang La Jemaye.

For all those fishermen/women out there – the River Dronne has every species of fish that you could think of (and most to specimen sizes too..).

Best Regards,

Andy & Liz

Owner response

Many thanks Andy taking the time for the review, also thanks for the update and change to the fishing permit location. So glad you guys had a great time and the weather was just right for you.

We hope to see you again in the future.

Kind Regards
Jill & Brian

10 / 10 Ian & family 25 August, 2018

For the last 4 or 5 years my family and I have camped when visiting France so this was our chance to have a change and stay in a house rather than under canvas.

And what a house it is. When we arrived it was so nice just to be able to get the bags out of the car. The welcome pack is a great idea and a good introduction to life in France.

The house is a great size and was immaculately clean when we arrived which always starts the holiday off well. We had a quick explore with people picking what bedrooms they were going to sleep in. As per the description the master bedroom is huge with lots of room. The bed is really comfy and I did enjoy some of the best night sleeps I had had for a long time.
With the garden across the road it afforded us the opportunity to watch the canoeists go past having first negotiated the weir where people would gather on the bridge over looking it just to watch their efforts getting over it.
Brantomè itself is a lovely place and I defy anyone to go hungry there. They have a lot of restaurants ranging from top end Michelin rated to a whole in the wall selling kebabs etc.
You can use brantomè as your base because there is so much to do in the area. Most of the places that we visited were no more than 30 mins away and the visit to the caves and police horses is a must. Perigueux is a must and the prices are reasonable. If swimming is your thing then there is a waterpark only about an hour away and there is a fresh water lake 30 mins away.

Owner response

Thank you Ian for your lovely review, sorry you had the car issue which led to the transport of your luggage to the UK but it all worked out in the end and we feel we have had more than a guest but a new friend also. So happy you slept well too and had such a great time. We hope to see you all again sometime in the future.

9.8 / 10 Hemmings 11 August, 2018

Maison Brantome provides everything we could wish for a perfect holiday. It is clean and very well equipped and in an excellent location. We especially liked the fact that we didn't need to use the car as it is such a short stroll into town. The garden is lovely and we spent many hours sitting there enjoying the view across the park and waving to the passing canoeist. Brian and Jill could not have been more helpful and gave us some excellent advise on places to see, local supermarkets and speed limits. This was our second year at this lovely house and we are already looking forward to returning next year. Thank you Brian and Jill.

Owner response

Dear Marilyn, Thank you for your lovely review and time taken to actually complete one. It does help our future guests so much. So glad the places to visit helped your enjoyment and walks. We look forward to seeing you another year.

Kind Regards
Jill & Brian

10 / 10 Lyndsay 7 August, 2018

Beautiful house in a lovely setting
Overall rating   ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Date of Stay 21 Jul 2018

We had a lovely holiday in Brantome and the house is beautiful. The bedrooms are cool even in the hot weather and the garden over the road is perfect for eating meals and relaxing. We particularly enjoyed canoeing on La Dronne and visiting the local caves to see the cave art. We ate out a few times in Brantôme and the restaurants are lovely. We also made good use of the fully equipped kitchen to prepare our own meals. Our children are 7 and 9 and the house worked perfectly for us but due to the road between the house and garden and low windows etc it may not suit familes with very small children (although gates and stair gates are provided).
Lyndsay P.


Owner response

Thank you Lyndsay, we are so happy you had a great time and look forward to a future holiday booking from you so you can explore the rest of the area.