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Ma Petite Maison Francaise is a beautiful old cottage/gite, attached to the main house - La Grange.
Nestled in the beautiful rural countryside of southwest France between the historic market towns of Brantome and Nontron. Ideally located in the Perigord Vert, La Grange, is situated within a 50 acre estate of pasture and woods, and is the perfect rural setting for your French holiday destination. Lovingly and beautifully restored by the present owners, the cottage is a delightful blend of sumptuous luxury and rustic character. Ma Petite Maison Francaise literally translated as 'my little French cottage' is connected to the main farmhouse of La Grange which is reputed to date from the 18th century where the owners are on hand 24 hours a day. The attention to detail, the ambiance created and sensitive approach to this property gives it a boutique hotel feel with the comfort of a real home and a special place to stay.
Please be aware that as this is an old property, the stairs are quite steep.
Ma Petite Maison Francaise has two large pretty bedrooms sleeping four people and one double bedroom which is open to the stairs and these guests must use either of the two en suite bathrooms. The spacious rooms have many original features typical of old French farm properties. Oak beams, shuttered windows and lime washed stone walls compliment the decoration, elegant drapes and wall tapestries. French and British antiques and artworks add the final individual touch. The bedrooms comprise two large doubles with en suite plus a further double opening out at the top of the stairs which shares one of the other bedrooms en-suite, so four can be catered for in style, and two more making six people can be catered for if they aware of the bedroom and bathroom situation, (we would suggest that this room be used for older teenage children, as they would have to use parents bathroom or shower room. The bathrooms are equally lovely with big shower heads, towels, and pool towels. A cosy sitting room leads through to a well stocked library and television room with games, satellite, dvd and pool table. Both rooms have woodburners and logs are supplied - handy if you want to take the chill off a cool summer's evening or essential with a hot mug of chocolate chaud in the winter. The modern, light and airy kitchen/diner is fully equipped with charming country crockery, a six ring range cooker, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Internet is available.
On arrival guests are offered a generous welcome pack and a specially cooked evening meal is available if required. We'll even give you a bottle of wine to start your holiday off in true French style.
In addition to the property we also run a sanctuary for retired British Police horses who would have no where else to go if we didn't take them. There are also miniature donkeys, a couple of goats, three sheep and a few chickens. We also have our own dogs and cats.
Strictly no smoking within the property.
The modern, light and airy kitchen/diner is fully equipped with everything you need to make it a home from home including a Rangemaster a gas six ring electric range cooker, fridge freezer, integrated dishwasher and washing machine, table and chairs for six people.
A cosy sitting room with beams comfortably seating six people, with a beautiful big fireplace incorporating a woodburner. We call this the quiet room for reading or just relaxing.
This leads into another larger room, again with beams and woodturner (free logs supplied in the winter months) and with seating for 10 people. This room features a television with UK satellite television, dvd player, board games, book library and cd library and Pool Table.
Bedroom 1 is a very large room with a beamed ceiling. This room has a superking size bed with luxurious bedding, old French furniture complements the room. Up a couple of steps into a well appointed large shower room with all amenities. All towels are supplied
Bedroom 2 is a pretty, good sized room again with exposed beams. This room has a king sized bed with luxurious bedding and French furniture. There is a very large well fitted and attractive bathroom with bath and shower over, off this room. All towels are supplied.
An en suite shower room (please see Bedroom 1)
An en suite bathroom with shower over (please see Bedroom 2)
Woodburners in both lounge areas plus radiator.
Wall mounted electric heaters in all rooms plus heated towel rails in both en suites.
A small private area with table and chairs leading to the swimming pool area where there is a garden area with another table and chairs. All guests have access to the gardens of La Grange (the main house).
There is parking available outside the cottage and undercover parking can be provided if needed.
As this is an old property the stairs and very steep and all bedrooms are upstairs, so this property would not be suitable for disabled people.
There are a number of animals on site including 11 retired Police horses, 9 other horses and ponies, 2 miniature donkeys, dogs, cats, 2 goats, three sheep and three free range chickens. So this property would suite anyone who likes animals. You don't have to go near any of them but they are nearby.
Strictly no smoking within the property.
Tucked away into the hillside surrounded by plants and shrubs and with stunning views out over the countryside is the swimming pool. Somewhere to really relax and unwind. The poolside terrace is an ideal place for alfresco dining. The pool is heated in the summer months by an air pump.
The Dordogne region The Perigord Limousin Natural Park is the perfect location to discover the regions chateaux, prehistoric caves, vignobles and gastronomy. The Périgord is divided into four regions, the Périgord Noir (Black), the Périgord Blanc (White), the Périgord Vert (Green) and the Périgord Pourpre (Purple). The area is noted for its cuisine, more particularly its products related to ducks and geese, such as foie gras. It is one of the truffle areas of France, historically the most famous. Périgourdine wines include the famed Bergerac (red and white) and Monbazillac. With its spectacular rolling scenery, the Dordogne is a wonderful place for a holiday With thousands of historic castles, châteaux and tourist attractions, including the world famous caves at Lascaux and similar amazing caves at Villars, 10 minutes away. The wine country of Bordeaux is two hours away and the beaches of Aquitaine are also within reach. Brantome Ma Petite Maison Francaise is ideally located for discovering this beautiful region of southwest France. You will find La Grange at the end of a country lane just outside the village of St Pancrace and only ten minutes drive (9.6km) from Brantome. Brantome is a picturesque, medieval town completely encircled by the river Dronne. Visitors to the town are captivated by its beauty, history and architecture. The Benedictine Abbey built by Charlemagne in 769 and the Church of St Peter with its cloisters dating from the 15thC, are well worth a visit. It is a delight to stroll through the quaint cobbled streets filled with boutiques and shops and dine in the many restaurants. Sip wine on a riverside terrace and watch the world go by, especially on a Friday, when it is market. The river is calm and gentle at this point, covered with lilies, and sheltered by weeping willows. A walk along the edge of the river ending with a picnic in the gardens is a favourite with locals and tourists alike. Enjoy a leisurely boat trip or follow