Cottage to let in Dordogne with shared pool

Busserolles, Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD004466_B Advertiser since: 29 December 2015

This location has multiple holiday properties

Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Moulin 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.

The Moulin, with its twin aspects over the courtyard and waterfall, has been tastefully renovated with exposed beams and original stonework giving you a real sense of history whilst feeling comfortable and modern.
The gite boasts a generous, open-plan living area with evidence of the original wood works of the mill. 
 
The open kitchen, lounge and dining area creates a great space for socialising together and relaxing. The fully equipped kitchen has a microwave, oven, dishwasher, fridge and all the utensils/crockery you need to prepare fabulous home-cooked meals around the large dining table.
There is a furnished private sun terrace with bbq for dining al fresco and views of the waterfall and woods beyond. On the ground floor there is a shower and separate toilet. On the first floor there is one double bedroom and two twin bedrooms with a further bathroom and separate toilet.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Mezzanine kitchen equipped with fridge-freezer, microwave, gas oven & hob, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, crockery and cooking utensils.

Open-plan dining/living space with large extendable dining table that is ideal if renting multiple gites.

Living rooms

Open-plan lounge area with two three seater sofas, wood-burner, tv (UK freeview) / dvd / stereo and double doors opening out towards the meadows and stream.

Bedrooms

First floor master bedroom with traditional french double bed and views of the meadows and stream..

First floor twin A with twin single beds and views of the meadows and stream.

First floor twin B with twin single beds and views of the meadows and stream.

Bathrooms

Ground floor shower room.
Ground floor toilet.
First floor bathroom with bath and shower over.
First 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.
Heated towel rails in bathrooms.

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 at the bottom of a small hill with the stream running past. Access to the pool is then above the property, on the brow of the hill, via steps or car track.

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.

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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