Riverside property to rent in Perigord Vert - AD003909

9.9/10
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

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.

16 Reviews
9.9/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.8
  • Comfort: 9.8
  • Condition: 9.9
  • Facilities: 9.9
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.8
9.7 / 10 Hemmings 11 July, 2019

This is the third time we have stayed in this lovely house and once again it gave us everything we could wish for and more. It is comfortable and well equipped but its biggest plus is the location. It is so nice to be able to walk into town and not have use the car. We enjoyed meals in several of the many restaurants in town and all of them in walking distance.
The extreme temperatures during our visit were not a problem because as the house is built into the cave it is lovely and cool when we needed to get out of the sun. We also made use of the balcony which gave us shelter from the sun and terrific views over the park and river.
The house is also well placed for some lovely walks through woodland and country side , easy to get to as the pathway is just a hundred yards along the road from the front door.
Brian and Jill are always on hand if we need them and have given us good advice and great recommendations for days out.
We love Brantome and Maison Brantome is the perfect place to stay and enjoy this wonderful town.
Thank you Brian and Jill, we will be back!!

Owner response

Dear Marilyn

Thank you for your great review and comments.

Please do remember as per request if anything at all isn't tip top please let us know whilst you are there. We try to provide the best possible standards. We cannot do anything about matters that are not brought to our attention whilst our guests are there.

We look forward to your return visit

10 / 10 Nicci 20 June, 2019

Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday. Your house is just perfect, the pictures online do not do it justice, it was a real home from home. The house has everything you could possibly need, a lot of thought has gone into it and the information booklets. We loved how spacious the house was and having the garden and balcony gave us plenty of outdoor space to relax day and night. The beds were so comfy which is a rarity. We are so glad we chose the house and Brantome as a base, it truly is stunning with so much to see and do with an array of reasonably priced shops and plenty of great restaurants from traditional to pizza and burgers. We had a hire car and travelled around but it was so nice to get back to Brantome, we chose well and we would definitely stay again. The attention we were given from booking right through to our stay was second to none with lots of information given and any question answered. Thank you so much for your flexibility and understanding when we had to change our dates (twice) very much appreciated, fantastic service from start to finish. You really do go above and beyond. We would highly recommended travelling about 25 minutes to atable in Cherval for a meal (Fri-Sun - www.atablerestaurant.com) for excellent quality food (as seen on A New Life in the Sun) you won't be disappointed. I have to say that I haven't had such service before, the owners Jill & Brian feel like friends, usually once you book accommodation you don't hear from anyone. Thank you

Owner response

Dear Nicci & Steve

Thank you so much for your glowing review, there's not much we can say but thank you for taking the time to comment and we hope to see you again soon.

Kind Regards
Jill & Brian

10 / 10 P&G G 20 June, 2019

We had a fabulous stay, our second to Maisonbrantome.
Everything was spotless and we noticed a few additions since our last visit.
The weather was mixed but this didn’t stop us enjoying ourselves.
We visited the water park again with the children and stayed for the day.
Definitely 5 stars again. The children loved the area and we will return again to Maisonbrantome either with the family or just us two having time out together next year.
We noticed the Tuesday farmers market had recently stopped, not sure if it will start up again. Carrefour had moved to the ring-road with a larger store and fuel station.
Aldi is on the way to this store and is good value too.
The Friday market is still on every week.
We also visited the local caves and the tour was fascinating, remember to take a jumper or alike as its rather chilly done there.
P&G

Owner response

Dear Peter & Gail

Many thanks for your review and feedback which is always welcome to both us and our future guests. We're very happy you enjoyed your return trip to the property and look forward to your return.

Kind Regards

Jill & Brian

10 / 10 Ray M 20 June, 2019

Five stars

Large, lovely property well appointed and clean.
Easy walk to town, lots to see and do.
Good parking in cave.
Best feature of the house was the proprietors. Helpful, responsive, involved and very pleasant.

Owner response

Dear Ray & Barbara,

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you both enjoyed the house and area.
You are both such a fun and genuinely happy couple, We do hope your return journey was safe.
Kindest regards Jill & Brian