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, 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 covered 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 taxes at 0.55E per person per night. All guest rented accommodation from Gites, B&B, to Hotels have to pay thisbut 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.

8 Reviews
9.8/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.8
  • Comfort: 9.6
  • Condition: 9.9
  • Facilities: 9.8
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.6
8.2 / 10 TrevAnnie 28 June, 2018

Well situated house of three floors and easy walking into the town. Nice small garden overlooking the river across what can be, a busy little road. It was well equipped and provided with all essentials and a nice welcome pack. With it being setback against a cave there are a few rules to help keep condensation etc at bay but no real issues. Big lounge upstairs but due to the constant hum from the boiler we did not use it and stayed in downstairs lounge. TV and Wi-Fi had excellent reception and gave us no problems. Website says cars are allowed to park in the cave, then on arrival we found it had to be parked on the road outside which we were not happy about. Even more so when car was hit by something causing damage in a number of places. The owner always responded timely to any questions we had and provided a pretty good description of their rental property. Apart from the car parking issues we enjoyed our stay in Brantome.

Owner response

Thank you Trevor for your review.

Yes, we sadly had a late notice for change of circumstances for use of the cave for parking which we notified clients of prior arrival. We do have use of the off road Private no parking area when it's not in use by our neighbour. Clients this week have thankfully no issues so your unfortunate situation was regrettable and our 1st in nearly 20 years. The low hum was the house air ventilation system.

The property had just been decorated prior to your arrival so hopefully the freshness of the house was to your liking.

So glad you enjoyed beautiful Brantome and you arrived home safely.

We do consider, walking distance from town, lots of amenities, restaurants, small riverside garden, 3 double sized bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 lounges, wifi, bicycles, welcome pack, phone, for our tariff very good value.

10 / 10 FamilyTraveller 7 August, 2017

Wow ! What a place. The house was absolutely spotless, and ample space for 2 adults and 2 teenagers. We particularly liked the balcony area and the upstairs lounge, perfect for relaxing with a bottle of wine in the evening. Loads of information also in the blue book about places to visit.
The Wii was also well used, although we did have a slight issue with the DVD player as we tried it twice and it crashed.
The house was very cool even on hot days.
Brantome itself is simply stunning, from the river to the abbey with the tower which you can see from the house. The pictures don’t do it justice, also everything is walkable you could spend a week here and not get in your car. We particularly liked walking down into the town to get croissants and bread in the morning.
We spent a day at Lake Jemaye which was recommended in the blue book, which has it’s own beach and we hired canoes (free for 30 minutes). I thought we would miss not having access to a swimming pool but we really didn’t there was so much to do.
We travelled for 3 hours to Gouffre de Padirac, a huge cave system with an underground boat ride which I had visited as a teenager, it was superb.
Also being keen canoeists we hired 2 double canoes and paddled down to Bourdeilles which took about 3 hours, involving a voluntary capsize to cool off in the river.
Can’t fault the house or the location, will definitely revisit the Dordogne again.

Owner response

Dear Tim,

Many thanks for a great review, feedback for our clients and news of your amazing holiday. I'll check on the DVD player to see if it was the DVDs or the unit. Thanks again for the feedback.

Kind Regards
Jill & Brian

10 / 10 Jonathan Gilbert 24 June, 2017

Wow, what a location!

Just a couple of minutes walk along the river from the historic abbey and Hotel De Ville sits Maison Brantome. And it sits in a idyllic setting, nestling in the cave to keep it cooler than other houses.

Beautifully clean and tidy, and ready for action! To be fair, the pictures we saw before booking were great, but don't do it justice!

All the useful information you need on arrival is easy to find, superbly benefiting from everything you need that you have not brought with you, cooking facilities etc etc and a real home from home....even if it's wet there is a Nintendo Wii! Not that we saw anything like rain, hardly any clouds to be honest!

So whilst you will find everything you need in the house, including wifi access for the kids, or bigger kids, get out of the house, on the bikes there for your use, or on your feet and explore the beauty of Brantome....we took loads of pictures and have fantastic memories.

Everywhere has one failing.....this place....you won't want to leave the view or the setting.

The town itself has lots of reasonably prices restaurants, and better quality ones for those splashing out....or you can splash about a bit more and hire canoes and tackle the local weirs, many passing Maison Brantome's little haven of sunbathing and relaxing next to the river.

Lovely, lovely lovely relaxing week in the sunshine and we will be back, I hope.

Book it, you will not be disappointed!



Owner response

Dear J&V

Many thanks for taking time to complete your review which our future guests may also find useful.

We hope you book again to enjoy the romance of Brantome.

Kind Regards
Jill & Brian

10 / 10 AMW 9 April, 2017

We couldn't have wished for more really, very good - value, clean, full facilities and easy parking.
Deceptive when viewing for the outside, so much bigger and modern inside.
Beds were comfortable and the room we had was huge, The other 2 bedrooms were good sized too.
A nice welcome pack went down well and the information provided pre and post booking was exceptional customer service. This covered just about everyone's taste and questions with some good travel tips too.

The weather was sunny and hot during the day but being early in the season was very cool first thing in the morning and night so a jumper was needed. The house central heating was very effective to keep us snug with a bottle of wine or two.

We used the Bistrot St Pierre twice and had very tasty steaks.Recommended.

Brantome is such a fab place to stay.

We would definitely return.



Owner response

Thank you so much for your review, we hope to see you again some day