Cottage to let in Dordogne with shared pool

Busserolles, Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD004466_A Advertiser since: 29 December 2015

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Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Cascade Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2

About this property

Watermill in 7 Acres of Woods/Meadows with Pool. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

La Cascade, with it's spacious and bright open plan living/dining area, with views over the woods and waterfall, has been tastefully renovated with exposed beams and original stonework giving you a real sense of history whilst feeling comfortable and modern.
 
There is a wood burning stove for cosy nights in with a glass of wine and a movie and a fully equipped kitchen with fridge, microwave, oven, dishwasher and all the equipment you need for a traditional home cooked meal around the large dining table.
 
A  furnished private terrace and bbq is located on the sunniest side of the Gite, lending itself to sunbathing and relaxing with a good book or dining al fresco.
 
Perfect for a large family, two families or a group of friends traveling together, this gîte has three large bedrooms in total. The master bedroom is on the ground floor with its own shower and toilet and on the first floor there are a further two double rooms arranged as twins, with a shower and toilet.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Open plan kitchen/diner equipped with fridge, gas oven/Hob, microwave, dishwasher, kettle,toaster, crockery, utensils, and dining table and chairs to seat six people.
Views towards the meadows.

Living rooms

Open plan living area with three seater sofa, leather armchairs, woodburner, tv(freeview)/dvd/stereo and direct access to the rear sun terrace.

Bedrooms

Ground floor master bedroom with traditional French double bed, en suite shower room and views over the waterfall.

First floor twin A with twin single beds and juliette balcony with views to the pool.
First floor twin B with twin single beds and skylight.

Bathrooms

Master bedroom en suite shower room and sink.
First floor shower room, toilet and sink.
Ground floor toilet and sink.

Heating

The main living area has a wood burner for cosy nights in as well as each bedroom having electric radiators if required.

Entertainment

In the living area there is a flat screen tv with satellite UK freeview channels (Tv and radio) as well as a USB input and dvd player.
In the shared games room there are numerous boardgames, jigsaws etc as well as table tennis, table football and a collection of outdoor games such as boules/petanque, badminton, football, rustic golf ...etc.

Garden and outside

There is a private sun-terrace with outdoor dining area, bbq and garden seating overlooking the waterfall and river below.
The gite occupies a stunning rural position within 7 acres of naturally landscaped garden and woodland beside a small river with gentle waterfall. As well as the large fenced 65+m2 swimming pool there are woodlands that are ideal for exploring or building dens as well as two paddocks that are ideal for ball games, a sand pit and swing or hours of adventure in the stream paddling or trying to catch fish.

Parking and garages

The gites are located down a private road about 300m from the village where there is a dedicated private car park for guests.

Visitor suitability

Part of a converted 17th century water mill, La Cascade makes an ideal spot to get away from it all and really relax with family and friends. Popular with ramblers, cyclists, car enthusiasts (Circuit des Remparts 19th-21st September) artists, writers, music lovers ( Fete de la Musique 21st June) wine-tasters, foodies (Bastille day 14th July), golfers (international course approx 12kms away), tennis players (local municipal court just down the road), walkers/hikers, bird-watchers and lovers of the natural world.

The gite is located on a small hill with the stream running past. Access to the property is up a set of steps (19) and the pool is then above the property on the brow of the hill.

Information about any additional facilities

The village (~300m) has its own playground and summer swimming lake as well as an excellent tennis court with flood lights.

Sample reviews
We stayed August 2015 for two completely stress-free & relaxing weeks.
The accommodation is excellent, the welcome warm, and the environment enchanting.
Plenty to do and see in the area, we particularly enjoyed the swimming, fishing and food at St Estephe lake.
Highly recommended.
— Richard, Sue and kids, 31 Aug 2015

Facilities

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

* Vet details: Vétérinaires Ladrat Lesimple SCP Route de Piégut, 24300 Nontron, France +33 5 53 56 00 83

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Piegut
Distance: 9 km

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Freshwater river and lake fishing
Name of nearest fishing location: Fishing is available onsite and at various rivers and lakes nearby

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: International Golf de La Preze
Distance: 12 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Circuit de Busserolles

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Within driving distance of St Emilion, Bergerac, Cognac
Distance: 130 km

About the Owner, Mr Robert Sleep

We moved to the beautiful northern Dordogne to enjoy a more relaxed pace of life in order to start a family and we now have two daughters under two!

Year property purchased 2013
Why this location? Having visited this area to stay for family holidays we knew it combined a perfect balance of long hot summer weather with lush green country side and all the joys of experiencing the changing seasons. All this within an easy days drive of the UK or a short 1.5hr flight.
Unique benefits of property Our property offers so many things we could only ever dream of in the UK. Being a converted watermill we have a stream with small waterfall running through our grounds which is overlooked by each of the properties from their private sun terrace's. Within our 7 acres we then also have a pool, the space for two paddocks (perfect for ball games), separated by the stream with bridges for pooh sticks/duck races, woodland for exploring or making dens as well as foot/cycle paths starting on our doorstep. We are 300m from the nearest bakers and restaurant/bar, in our very active village and surrounded by lots of fantastic restaurants, action activities (kayaking, Go-Karts, high rope courses etc), markets, day trips (caves, museum, zoo, wine/cognac tasting) etc etc

The Owner Recommends

Markets

The Markets are an important part of daily life in France, it is a chance for locals to meet and exchange gossip and to buy the best possible produce available. Amongst others the highly regarded Piegut market on a wednesday morning or the Brantome market on Friday mornings, are ideal for general fresh groceries, sampling all the local delicacies or finding a gift to take home. The St Estephe producers market on Monday evenings throughtout the summer and then the individual village night markets, (Busserolles' is usually in August!) are opportunities to join in the local festivities with various regional food and drink specialities and entertainment.

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