Holiday let in Aquitaine with pool

9.6/10
Saint-Severin-d'Estissac (28km from Bergerac), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD004419 Advertiser since: 30 November 2015
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Les Jonies Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1 Cot plus Sofa Bed in Lounge

About this property

Beautiful 2-bed Gite With Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Les Jonies is a typically French gite updated to offer lovely accommodation for the perfect holiday. Vaulted ceilings and stone walls. The gite sits within 20 acres of mainly woodland, so there is plenty of land to explore, alongside the owner's own home and shares a stunning pool with one other property. Please note: The pool is only available May-September.
 
The Gite enjoys a private terrace (which will be fully covered this year to allow outside dining in the warmth) which enjoys the sun from early in the morning to early evening onto a secluded private garden with access to the pool area. All linens and towels, except pool towels are provided.
 
Parking is available for 2+ cars and a car is recommended as our nearest village, with a butchers, bakers, restaurants and a supermarket is 5kms away although this is only a short drive as there is very little traffic and no traffic lights or traffic jams!
 
This is a perfect location to just chill out and enjoy the space of the property (which sits in 20 acres overall, mostly woodland) or to base yourself for the surrounding delights .... Mussidan (10 kms), Neuvic (5 kms), Perigueux (28 kms), Bergerac (20 kms), Sarlat (50 kms).
 
Swimming, canoeing, caviar tasting and various activities for children are available at nearby Neuvic (5kms).

There are loads of local attractions during the Summer months including various food and bric-a-brac markets at all the local towns and some fantastic sightseeing.
 
We can provide badminton net/rackets free of charge upon request. The owners (Carol & Tony) live next door - the properties are set such that they are totally private from each other - and will be available to help you make the most of your holiday in any way they can.
 

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

There is an open plan kitchen/diner/lounge.
The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge, dishwasher and microwave.

Living rooms

Vaulted stone room with a large fireplace and wood burner.
Door onto the private terrace.

Bedrooms

The Gite has 2 double rooms.
A double (with roof light window) furnished with a traditional French bed, is located on the mezzanine floor above the lounge which is accessed via a narrow spiral cast iron stairway, there is a further bedroom with a triple bed (double with single bunk above) with two windows on the ground floor which is accessed down one small step from the lounge area.

Bathrooms

There is one bathroom that has a shower, hand basin and wc.
There is also a washer/dryer in the bathroom.

Heating

There is no central heating and it is generally not needed during the months of May-September.
There is a wood burner which sufficiently warms the whole Gite if needed.

Garden and outside

The Gite has a private enclosed garden with bbq and backs onto the owner's field and circa 15 acres of woodland all of which can be enjoyed by guests.

Parking and garages

Plenty of off road parking.

Information about any additional facilities

There is a beautiful pool (10m x 5m) with sunbeds and shades.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

* Vet details: There is a veterinary practice in Neuvic (5kms) and several in Mussidan (10kms).

Activities

Cycling

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Perigeaux
Distance: 25 km

About the Owner, Mrs Carol Power

Tony and I moved to France in June 2015 to enjoy a different, more relaxed lifestyle than previously. We have spend months updating both properties and enjoying the beautiful area.

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? We think this location is perfect as it is secluded enough to enjoy either total peace and quiet or to make as much noise as we (and our guests) want yet it is close to many small villages and two larger towns so best of both worlds!
Unique benefits of property Seclusion and privacy - nothing is overlooked. Woods and fields are perfect for dogs and adventurous children. Shops and supermarkets are only a short drive away.

The Owner Recommends

Arts & Craft

PASSION SAVON (Bourgnac). A design boutique where all the 100% natural products are made by the owners - perfumes, soaps, shampoos, conditioners, bubble bath etc. It is possible to visit the workshop next door to the shop and arrange short courses to create your own scents. T: +33 (0) 5 53 81 16 92 W: www.passion-savon.fr

Food & Drink

RIVE GAUCHE (Neuvic Sur L'Isle). The restaurant is by the river and offers traditional cuisine. They also do alfresco Moules/Frites karaoke evenings on a Wednesday evening during July & August (EUR 15 pp - 2015 price) which are great fun to watch as the locals seem to fully embrace the Karaoke. Children are very welcome (as they are everywhere in France) and the Rive Gauche also offers mini-golf and trampolines for extra entertainment (all within the boundary of the restaurant and within view of the terrace). T: + 33 (0) 5 53 81 62 73 E: rive.gauche24@gmail.com

Food & Drink

CAVIAR DE NEUVIC (Neuvic Sur L'Isle). Here you can visit a caviar farm and partake of a tour with the opportunity to taste the caviar and drinks. There are various 'taster' menus available ranging from EUR 15 pp to the Master Class of EUR 50 pp. Pre-booking is essential. T: +33 (0) 5 53 80 89 58 W: www.caviardeneuvic.com E: visite-huso@caviardeneuvic.com

Leisure Activities

Motor boats can be hired during the Summer months from the jetty next to the Restaurant Rive Gauche in Neuvic Sur L'Isle.

Sightseeing

CHATEAU DE NEUVIC ET PARC BOTANIQUE (Neuvic Sur L'Isle). The Chateau is open in High Season 3pm-5pm with guided tours at 3.30pm and 5pm. The botanical park is open all year at vary times; in High Season open from 10am-12pm and 2pm-7pm. T: +33 (0) 5 53 80 86 65 W: www.chateau-parc-neuvic.com

Sightseeing

CHATEAU DE MONTREAL (Issac). Open every day in High Season 10am-12pm and 2.30pm-6.30pm T: +33 (0) 5 53 81 11 03 W: www.bergerac-tourisme.com

Sightseeing

TOURIST OFFICE PERIGUEUX - there is so much to see, do and eat out in Perigueux, I thought it easier to provide you with the Tourist Office website which provides all the information. T: +33 (0) 5 53 53 10 63 W: www.tourisme-perigueux.fr

2 Reviews
9.6/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 8
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.5
9.6 / 10 Martin and Carolyn 13 September, 2016

Very accommodating hosts, friendly but not overbearing and they recommended some lovely restaurants. Tony and Carol went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed and our stay was comfortable. We enjoyed the heated pool, and eating out on the decking. We would certainly recommend this property.

9.6 / 10 Karina 20 August, 2016

The perfect place to 'get away from the rat race'.
The property was very clean, furnished beautifully but without clutter!, plenty of space and privacy and a pool, who could ask for more? The owners were on hand to answer any questions and were very helpful, down to earth and informative. A car is in my opinion essential, as there are no cafes shops etc in walking distance (well not my walking distance!) and the local towns/villages are very quiet - so by shopping at the local supermarche (and there's of course a Lidl) we were able to have a very relaxing time on a very reasonable budget