Village house to let in Dordogne, Aquitaine

9.7/10
La Tour-Blanche (22km from Brantome), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD004201 Advertiser since: 10 June 2015
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Maison de Ramparts Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1 A small day bed ( master bedroom) and cot.

About this property

Dordogne Luxury Village House Garden/Terrace . This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

A newly restored, fabulous 2 bedroomed family house, set in the medieval heart of a French village. The village is very beautiful (with a Chateau at its centre), all amenities are close by, including one of the finest boulangeries in the area.
 
The house is exquisitely furnished by its Interior Designer owners, using French antiques, with modern high quality, kitchen, wcs and shower, bedding/towels, food basics, and cleaning products included within the price.
One bedroom has 2 single beds and a tiny balcony with rooftop views, the other (double bedded room), has views of an ancient chateau.
The large (28m²) sitting room, has comfortable seating, lovely decor, a selection of books and games are provided for your use. Our kitchen is newly equipped with everything you need to prepare delicious meals from local produce.
The outdoor areas are: a 21m² securely railed terrace, the perfect place to watch the sun set whilst sipping a glass of wine.
There is also a sunny grassed and flower bedded garden section, and a shady gravel patio. The whole garden is walled, and although not huge (35m²), has plenty of room for enjoying the outdoor life, that summer in this part of France offers. (Please note the short single flight of steps to the terrace has no handrail, so small children would need supervision on them).
 
The Dordogne is quite simply one of the most beautiful places in France, it's been our home for 15 years, and we can advise on many trips, activities, restaurants, river beaches, and beautiful towns to visit.
2 kilometres from the house, we own a glorious piece of woodland, our clients are welcome to use this, for walks, picnics, and for children to play and explore.
We will consider changeovers for any days (not just weekends), so please contact us with you requirements.
Day of departure, depart before 11 am.
Day of arrival, arrive after 3 pm
We can be more flexible with arrival and departure times only when we don't have back to back bookings.
We will forward directions, and be at the house to welcome you.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Newly fitted black and stainless steel kitchen, fully equipped, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, full cooker, picnic plates, there is a small table with 4 chairs, further dining areas are available outside.
The house will be handed to you in immaculate condition, we supply all cleaning materials for your use.

Living rooms

28m² room, with fabulous furnishings, fireplace, and medieval stone walls. There is a tv, mainly French stations, with news channels in English and some children's channels in English. The house has internet connection with free 24 hour wi-fi via Orange, the code is provided on your arrival. Please note, the wi-fi is a service provided by Orange, we cannot be held in any way responsible for any break in their service in the unlikely event there is a break, the village has a wi-fi available café.

Bedrooms

1 x large double bedroom, 1 double bed, 1 antique day bed. Glorious romantic room, with fabulous view of a ancient Chateau. Beautiful bed linens are provided.
1 x twin room, 2 single beds this room has a small safely railed private balcony with lovely rooftop views.
A day bed with new mattress, and mattress protector can be provided.
We can provide a babies cot with mattress and mattress protector, please give us notice if you need a cot.

Bathrooms

The bathroom areas are all newly fitted using very high quality fittings.
Upstairs: a wc and hand basin. We supply lavatory paper, shampoo, and soap.
Downstairs: a large high quality shower, dressing area, separate room with wc, and wash basin, plenty of shelf space.
The bathrooms are served by an air extraction system.
We supply high quality fluffy towels for your use.
There are other towels for you to take to the river beaches, ( should you wish).

Heating

Central heating downstairs and radiators upstairs for lets in the cooler months. There is an air extraction system in both wcs and the kitchen.

Entertainment

Dvd player, and some dvds.
Books and games .
Large private woodland close by, for the use of our guests.
French tv, English news tv.
24 hour free wi-fi access via Orange.

Garden and outside

Terrace, and walled town garden.
Barbecue.
Tables with 4 chairs in the garden, table and 2 chairs on the roof terrace, plus 2 deck chairs.
Very pleasant enclosed area on roof terrace, and small covered conservatory, where smoking is permitted. (Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the house.)
Garage for bicycle storage.

Parking and garages

Private off-street parking for one car. Garage for bicycles.

Visitor suitability

Sorry not suitable for special needs (steps to house, bedrooms, and terrace). Suitable for well-behaved children, and supervised toddlers and babies.
Great for couples, wanting to live the French village life. Walkers and cyclists are spoilt for choice in our lovely area.
There is a fantastic old fashioned type French restaurant in the village, packed at lunch time with the locals, not haute cuisine but good food at a very good price.

Information about any additional facilities

We have a great deal of knowledge of the local area, we are always happy to advise, we are a great place for antique/vintage lovers, many brocantes in the summer, and salons in the winter. As a dealer myself I'm happy to advise.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Vertielliac.
Distance: 4 km

Cycling

Family activities

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Longeveau and Perigueux.
Distance: 24 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Vertielliac.
Distance: 4 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Bergerac

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Roman road just outside La Tour Blanche

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Bergerac
Distance: 79 km

About the Owner, Mr Stephen Geere

My wife Suzy and I have lived in France for 15 years, we spend our time restoring houses and selling antiques. We love everything about this lovely area of France , and will be happy to share our knowledge , ( should you wish !!), with you.

Year property purchased 2012
Why this location? The verdant rolling countryside, long warm summers, and crisp winters. So much to do and see, beautiful countryside, and many lovely historic towns and villages. We spend our summer days visiting local river or lake beaches, or entertaining friends , in our lovely countryside garden.
Unique benefits of property A fabulous house in a super village. Our house combines a very modern kitchen and bathroom, with ancient period features . My wife is a professional Interior Designer and has decorated the house with rare and unusual objects, combined with comfortable furniture. The house is in the centre of a thriving village , with all amenities. there is a local restaurant with the typical 5 course lunch open weekday lunchtimes, other fabulous restaurants and cafés can be found close by . Wednesday morning there is a small market in the 18th century covered marketplace, for a wider variety there are food markets throughout the year in all of the local towns.

The Owner Recommends

Lake Jemaye and many more!

Fabulous swimming lake, with life guards, restaurants, children's playground, free canoeing, walking nature trail. Our favourite summer place, where the French go to holiday, 45 minutes away. There is a public, fabulous huge swimming pool in Vertielliac 4 kms away. Aubeterre, with its underground church hewn from rock, one of the most beautiful villages in France with its own river beach, and amazing square for dining, a must see, 40 minutes away. Brantome, the Venice of France, 20 minutes away.

5 Reviews
9.7/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.8
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.4
  • Local Amenities: 8.6
  • Setting: 9.4
  • Value for Money: 9.8
10 / 10 Nick Cocking 17 August, 2016

We decided to travel to France as our first overseas family holiday and we couldn't have hoped for a better place to stay. Suzy and Steve were at the property to greet us and took time to show us around the house and tell us of local attraction our two children would be interested in. (6 yo and 18 months)

The property is beautifully designed but still child friendly.

The village though small has an excellent butcher, baker/patisserie, a pharmacy and a very friendly general stores.

There were many highlights including a trip to the swimming lake at La Jemaye, there is also a pleasant walk to the ancient windmill at the edge of the village where you will be greeted by many of the local butterflies.

10 / 10 Brochante Two 26 April, 2016

This is a beautiful property set in a typically French village free from tourism. If you want to immerse yourself in rural French culture and experience Dordogne village life then this is it. There are several shops and a good restaurant that we used regularly. We used our location as a base for seeing the sights of Perigord. The property is very well appointed with French antiques and has everything you'll require for a comfortable stay. Our hosts Suzy and Stephen were welcoming and hospitable and were there to offer information and advice if we needed it. We had a marvellous holiday and hope to return in the future.

Owner response

It was lovely having you stay at the house ,thank you for leaving it in such a pristine state.We were particularly impressed by your brocanting prowess!!.
Local amenities ,It can be quiet around here in April, so come back in summer when all the restaurants and bars are open and there is a fete every weekend locally ( many brocantes !!) , we will share another bottle of wine .

9.3 / 10 Jon and Sheila 11 April, 2016

A delightful small village centre cottage in beautiful condition. The furnishings and facilities are all excellent and it was spotlessly clean. The owners could not be more welcoming or helpful. The village is about 30 mins from Perigueux and similar for Brantome, and has all the basics.
We loved our time there and would recommend instantly to any other couple looking

Owner response

Thank you so much for your kind comments, we loved meeting you both and spending some time together, we would love to welcome you back.

10 / 10 Bonchance 20 December, 2015

A truly delightful place to spend a week away from work in the UK and feel totally relaxed.
There is a feeling of comfort and plushness about the place which would make me want to visit again.
Not sure I ever mastered the tv channels but who really wants to just sit and watch tv when there are walks to be had and places to visit.
There are enough shops to be able to buy local produce and cook your own meals but also eat out if you wish.
La Tour Blanche has a quiet relaxed air.
The hosts are first rate and very welcoming and helpful.
Will visit again soon

Owner response

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we would welcome you back any time .