Holiday cottage + swimming pool in Dordogne - AD004294

La Rochebeaucourt-et-Argentine (33km from Angouleme), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD004294 Advertiser since: 19 July 2001
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
L'Hermitage Self Catering Flexible 5 13 2

About this property

Five Bedroom Stone Cottage With Swimming Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Located between Brantome and Angouleme, this delightful farmhouse consists of two adjoining cottages, so is ideal for either two families or in-laws or grandparents (in the smaller 2 bed cottage), with their own bathroom etc. There is a good sized swimming pool (8m x 4.5m).
The property is situated close to a tiny hamlet, just outside the village of La Rochebeaucourt, in lovely rolling countryside with no passing traffic.
The present owners purchased the property in March 1998 and have extensively redecorated and refurnished the cottages and landscaped the garden. In 2010 a new swimming pool and terrace were built. Solar panels have been added to heat the water.
Apart from the pool and barbecue areas, there is a games room in a converted barn to the rear, with table tennis, table football and darts, as well as boules, a badminton net for use in the garden, and tennis rackets to use on the (free but basic!) court in La Rochebeaucourt. A range of bicycles in another outbuilding, fronting the road - 14/15 incl. children's bikes - is provided for your use, to roam the surrounding countryside.



Kitchen and dining

Two kitchens and two dining rooms.

Living rooms

A living room in each cottage, with tv and dvd players.


Five (upstairs) bedrooms, three in one cottage and two in the smaller one. There are 2 double beds in each cottage and a bunk-bed room in the larger one, sleeping 4. The bedrooms in the larger cottage are accessed off each other ie double bedroom-bunkbed room-double room, in that order (in case of separate couples not being related). In the smaller cottage the layout is fairly open-plan, but the bedrooms are curtained off from each other; one bedroom has an additional single bed.


Shower rooms (downstairs) with lavatory and basin in each cottage, off the kitchens.


Oil-filled radiators and gas bottle heaters available when necessary; the smaller cottage has a wood burning stove.


Television and dvd players in each living room.

Garden and outside

Two main patio areas, other seating areas in the garden and by the pool.

Parking and garages

Parking for up to 4 cars.

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for wheelchair access.


  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp etc
Name of nearest fishing location: Font Babou etang
Distance: 3 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Riberac
Distance: 30 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Plateau at Argentine

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Colin Brownlee

Year property purchased 1998
Why this location? Quiet and rural location on the edge of a national park - great wildlife, food, and wine. Less crowded than the central Dordogne, but plenty to see and do.
Unique benefits of property Ideal for two families holidaying together, as the property consists of a three bedroom and a two bedroom cottage, each with all its own facilities. Add in a games-room, bicycles and a garden large enough to cater both for children's games and those wanting a quiet read!

The Owner Recommends


Caves at Villars, nr Brantome. Underground church at Aubeterre and typical "bastide" village square.

Chateaux at Villebois, Mareuil, Puyguilhem, Bourdeilles etc

Good canoeing at Brantome (30Km). Numerous good restaurants within 15 Kms (details printed in cottage folders).


Local markets at Mareuil (Tuesday) Villebois (Saturday). Big markets at Riberac and Brantome (Friday) and Piegut-Pluviers and Perigueux(Wednesday)


Several good local restaurants within 15 mins drive:- Gout Rossignol and Rougnac (lunch only); Mareuil, Verteillac and Villebois Lavalette amongst others. The town of Angouleme (30Km) offers a wide and cosmopolitan choice.