Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 4
|La Maison de Rebeyrat||Self Catering||Saturday||3||7||2||Settees converts into a double sofabed|
La Maison de Rebeyrat is a spacious comfortable gîte nestled in an idyllic setting, surrounded by 4 acres of its own meadows and woodland, offering privacy and tranquility for that perfect get-away-from-it-all holiday. Child friendly gîte with shared pool in a beautiful countryside. The gîte is set on the edge of an unspoilt hamlet and offers guests comfort, privacy and tranquility and is a haven for your enjoyment.
Ideally situated for exploring the whole Dordogne area and all it has to offer and for walking, cycling, riding in the peaceful and tranquil surrounding countryside. We are popular with ramblers, cyclists, wine-tasters, walkers/hikers, bird-watchers and lovers of the natural world. Walking and mountain biking trails start on the doorstep. The moment you walk out the door you can begin a walk through the beautiful hilly landscape. All walks/bike rides are clearly signed and maps are available in your gite
Completely renovated to an exceedingly high standard, the gîte has spacious rooms, and plenty of modern amenities to enhance your stay, with everything you would expect to find in your own home.
La Maison de Rebeyrat has three floors. The living room is on the ground floor and has a large open fireplace, ceramic tiled floor, satellite TV English channels and DVD player, Ipod docking station.
French doors opening onto the veranda, where you can take your morning coffee and listen to the birds chirping. One of the settees converts into a double sofa bed.
Steps from the living room lead up to a modern, well equipped kitchen with a dining area. The kitchen is the ideal place to make use of your cooking talents with fresh products found in local markets. The kitchen has an electric cooker, fridge/freezer, toaster, and fitted units. The patio door at the rear opens up to steps to the garden where there is a barbecue area. The cosy dining area is an attractive focal point for your group to get together over dinner with a glass of wine.
The downstairs toilet is tiled, with a hand basin and a shower, and is off the passage that leads to the double bedroom. There is an attractive view of the countryside and the pool from the bedroom that create a peaceful atmosphere
At the top of the open stairs there is a large room with twin beds and a single bedroom. Beds are made up upon your arrival, you just have to unpack your suitcases!
These are separated by a passageway that has a room with a toilet and hand basin.
The flooring throughout, except where stated is wooden.
The pool (open 31st May - 30th Sept) is situated to the rear of the buildings. It is in a secluded private sun trap, with a lovely open aspect and views of the local wooded area. The pool has easy access by steps, with loungers and parasols for your comfort, pool-side lights and under-water illumination. The pool is shared with L'arbre Magnolia. It is cleaned and maintained on a daily basis, and is fully compliant with French law, including a safety alarm which has a code.
Our child friendly gîte is ideal for families, with facilities on site to amuse children of all ages. There is a ping pong table, pool table, toys/games, and books from the library. There is so much land for children to run around freely and everyone to find their own private space to relax and unwind.
The rear enclosed garden, shared by both gîtes, has a gas barbecue where you can enjoy outdoor dining at the table and chairs provided. You can also watch for wildlife, such as deer, birds, including eagles. You can even do a spot of stargazing as on a clear night every star in the milky way is visible.
La Maison de Rebeyrat is a fantastic location for families seeking an active yet relaxing holiday with something on offer for everyone, a good base to visit the many historic and other sites of interest in the area. The whole experience will provide fond memories that will last long after the holiday is over and will make you want to return.
These gîtes are ideal for groups of families or friends wanting to holiday together as the two independent gîtes can be rented together allowing you to maintain your privacy and still enjoy each other’s company whilst on holiday.
This is true rural France, the pace of life is slow and conversation and gastronomy go hand in hand. Take your time purchasing local produce at one of the local markets and then linger over a relaxing meal in the evening.
You will be welcomed on arrival by the owners,
A modern, well equipped kitchen is the ideal place to make use of your cooking talents with fresh products found in local markets. The kitchen has an electric cooker, fridge/freezer, toaster, and fitted units with a dining area. The dining room has a solid oak table with chairs and a patio door at the rear opens up to steps to the garden.
The living room is on the ground floor and has a large open fireplace, ceramic tiled floor, satellite tv (English channels) and dvd player. You can step directly onto your veranda from the living room, through the french doors, where you can enjoy your morning coffee and listen to the birds chirping. You can also enjoy the view with a glass of wine as the veranda is a perfect suntrap. One of the settees converts into a double sofa bed.
On the same floor as the dining area is the double bedroom. There is an attractive view of the countryside and the pool from the bedroom, offering a soothing and quiet atmosphere.
Beds are made up upon your arrival : you just have to unpack your suitcases!
At the top of the open stairs there is a large room with twin beds and a single bedroom. Both bedrooms have chest of drawers, wardrobes, side tables - plenty of stoarge places.
The downstairs wc is tiled, with a hand basin and a shower, very spacious. Upstairs there is a wc and hand basin.
We provide bath towels, tea towels. We do not provide pool towels.
Ping-pong table, pool table, badminton, rounders/cricket set, board games, netball posts. A library on site that houses over 5,000 books.
You will love the peace and tranquility. The property is situated in 4 acres of private, secluded wood and meadow land. The rear enclosed garden, shared by both gites, has a gas barbecue where you can enjoy outdoor dining at the table and chairs provided. You can also watch for wildlife, such as deer, birds, including eagles.
The shared pool and large south facing terrace, the property is surrounded by open countryside and breathtaking views of fields and woods. Enjoy complete privacy, perfect for lounging on hot summer afternoons
Private off road parking available.
Ren and Mairi live on site but we will ensure that your privacy is guaranteed. However, we will be on hand, if required, to answer any questions, give you advice and recommendations about local activities and attractions, make reservations for you, and help to make your stay as relaxing as possible and memorable one. The gîte is provided with an information pack in which, as well as describing life in the areas, we have gathered information about the local attractions, markets and recommended restaurants.
For an energetic family fun day out, you must go to the Adventure Park, where you can swing from trees, walk rope ladders, abseil amongst other thrilling activities set in a natural area. All activities uses harnesses and are fully supported by qualified and experienced instructors. Accessible from 1.45m. To perform all teens/adults route, it takes about 2 hours on average. Also, remember that for families you also have access to the entire course for kids! Also note that you are free to make and remake the paths at will!
Angouleme' Angouleme is the capital of the Charente area. The old town centre is built on a plateau which overlooks the Charente River. Narrow cobbled streets wind around the 19th century market and are full of atmosphere and include the Mairie, old churches and the Cathedral. The renowned classic/vintage car rally the 'Circuits des Ramparts' is held in September each year in Angoulême The racing of these old vehicles, as they scream around the ancient streets, reminds you of Monaco 50 years ago!
A listed riverside village built in the shape of amphitheatre this former stronghold is classified as one of France's prettiest villages. The charming square with bustling cafes and restaurants, quaint shops and ancient buildings, riverside beach and leisure facilities make this an attractive place to visit.
Brantome is an idyllic village located to the north of Perigueux on the banks of the River Dronne. The town is known locally as the Venice of Perigord. The town also boasts a selection of good restaurants including the Michelin starred Moulin de l'Abbaye. Market day is Friday. Canoeing through Brantome gives you a different perspective on the town and is always a popular way to enjoy the setting and the surrounding countryside.
Champniers Reilhac in July/August you can buy fresh produce and have it barbecued, and sit at long trestle tables in the town square and enjoy the night while listening to the band. This is a truly great French experience
Limoges is a city and commune, the capital of the Haute-Vienne department. Limoges is well worth a visit. Known as ‘The City of Porcelain,’ where more than 50% of French porcelain is made. Limoges has a market day in the old city most Sunday mornings. You can take the Tourist Train around Limoges. It will drive you through streets and alleys to discover the main sights and monuments of the city. It is about one hour long.
The site of a Second World War massacre, this village has been left as it stood after the tragic events of June 1944. It is a moving experience walking through the village of the martyrs. It is a grim reminder of the tragedies of World War 2.
Atlantic beaches, Futuroscope at Poitiers, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Zoo de la Palmyre, Royan, all of these are a 2 hour drive.
Perigueux is the capital of the Perigord, with lively twice-weekly markets, You will find pretty, narrow streets that run between stone buildings and squares with cafes and restaurants. You will find museums and art galleries, which are well worth a visit.. Arriving in Perigueux the first thing to attract your attention is the amazing St Front Cathedral which dominates the town centre. The original church was built in about 1120 and changed in the 19th century by Paul Abadie who used it as a model for the design of the Sacre Coeur church in Montmarte.
Piegut Pluviers is a 10 min drive, with shops, banks, restaurants, and bars. A bustling Wednesday market provides the holidaymakers with all the smells one associates with life in France. One of the largest markets in North Dordogne
St Estephe is a man made lake approx 15 mins away from the gites, which has an excellent beach with picnic tables and a children's play area. There are numerous out door activities available including, rock climbing, horse riding, walking, fishing, beach volleyball and French boules. Kayaks are available and the first 30 minutes is free
The Chateau de Bourdeilles dominates the village and is the center of a visit. In fact the 'chateau de Bourdeilles' consists of two distinct castles – an older castle, and then a larger more recent renaissance castle. The older fortress section, dating from the 13th century, is the part containing the the impressive octagonal keep that dominates the skyline of the town, while the adjoining newer 16th century chateau is an altogether more refined building, with rich furnishings throughout. The chateau gardens are very traditional French style – plenty of small meticulously shaped shrubs – and give a lovely backdrop to the chateau.
We arrived as a family of 2 adults and 3 grown up children aged 22, 21 and 18 and we had such a brilliant week regrouping as a family as at home it’s rare we are all together at the same time.
Firstly I would like to say what wonderful hosts Mairi and Ren were. They made us feel extremely welcome and allowed us to use the gite and it’s surroundings as if it were our own. They were there if we needed advice etc but they also gave us our privacy.
With temperatures around 45C for all but one of the days, the pool was the highlight of the holiday. It was lovely and private and a really good size with plenty of sun loungers although the coolest place to be was in the pool itself.
We ate breakfast (fresh croissants from the local supermarket 10 mins away) lunch ( fresh bread, cheeses and meats) and dinner (cooked mostly on the bbq) in the pretty enclosed garden every single day except for one evening when we went out for our daughter’s birthday. Mairi had recommended a local restaurant and it didn’t disappoint.
The gite was ample size for our needs and there was plenty of space both inside and outside so we were never on top of each other. It was spotlessly clean upon our arrival and well maintained.
All in all we had a very restful week, chilling by the pool with a book (or 3), good food, good wine and good company.
Thank you again Mairi and Ren for helping make our week so enjoyable, your property is stunning and you should be very proud.
Thank you so much for the wonderful review.
We are so pleased you and your family enjoyed your holiday. It was lovely to meet you and your family.and we hope to welcome you again in the future. Best wishes, Mairi and Ren
Mairi and Ren were so welcoming. The accommodation (we stayed in the smaller gite)was generous (we are a family of five with children aged 17,15 and 12), comfortable and immaculate. The setting is truly amazing, lovely space to play and run around, visit the woods and stream, plenty to do for older children,including volleyball, table tennis and pool and helping with bbq The pool area is fantastic situated in a very sunny spot but there are plenty of sun umbrellas and trees around to find shade, relax and read. It's an ideal place to have fun together. We also enjoyed the company of the cockerel cornflakes and his hens, two goats and nightly serenade from the owl. The night sky was beautiful - no light pollution here. We hope to return thanks for a lovely holiday (August 2016)
Thank you for the lovely comments. It was lovely meeting you. We are pleased that you all had a relaxing holiday.
Can't recommend this enough. Mairi, Ren & Rhona are great hosts who live on site and are around for any help and advise. You can just relax here and enjoy rural France and there are also plenty of places to visit within an hours drive if required. Property was really clean and photos of the gardens etc do not give it justice.My 3 children all loved the swimming pool, ping pong and pool tables. Brantone is worth a visit as this is known and the Venice of the Dordogne region. Also Oradour-Sur-Glane is about an hour away and a great chilling reminder of the horrors of the 2nd world war.
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