Holiday gite with pool & hot tub in Aquitaine - AD004820

9.9/10
6km from Mialet, Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD004820 Advertiser since: 19 May 2016
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French Farmhouse Self Catering Flexible 4 8 3 Cots

About this property

Farmhouse With Heated Outdoor Pool And Hot Tub. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

***NEW FOR 2018 - NEW PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL plus use of communal pool***

Our 200 year old farmhouse is restored with a modern feel throughout, whilst retaining many of its traditional features. It is let on a self-catering basis and can sleep up to eight people with room for cots.
 
The ground floor is open plan providing a well equipped kitchen which still has it’s traditional inglenook fireplace, a comfortable sitting area with sofas and a tv, dvd player and stereo system, the dining room has a farmhouse table and chairs to seat 8.
 
There is also a separate utility room with wc. There are two bedrooms (one double with en suite shower room and one bunk bedroom linked via connecting door or can be separate).
 
First floor has two light and spacious bedrooms, one double and one twin both with their own en suite shower rooms. There is also a small seating/reading area.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Kitchen with a traditional inglenook fireplace includes:- range cooker with gas hob and electric ovens, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher.

Table and chairs to seat 4.

Living rooms

Living area includes:- sofas, UK freeview satellite tv, dvd player, mini stereo system, free wi-fi.

Bedrooms

One double bedroom with en suite shower rooms (upstairs).
One twin bedroom with en suite shower room (upstairs).
One double bedroom with en suite shower room (downstairs).
One bunk bed bedroom (can be separate or linked to a double bedroom via a connecting door) (downstairs).

All en suite shower rooms have a large shower, wc and basin.

Bathrooms

All en suite shower rooms have been newly decorated and include a large shower, wc and basin.

There is also a sperate wc in the utility room.

Heating

Wood stove in inglenook fireplace, electric wall heaters and towel rails in all en suites.

Please note electric heating is charged extra at cost price if heating is required, Logs for the log burner are free.

Entertainment

New Private swimming pool exclusive for farmhouse quests as well as use of the communal heated outdoor salt water swimming pool. (open end May - beginning October)

Private Hot tub to front in secluded area.

Grassed field to rear of farmhouse with access to pool and all other facilities which include:-
Table tennis, badminton, boules (Petanque), woodland walks, small fishing lake, mountain bike trails.

Garden and outside

Private Swimming Pool
Private Hot Tub
Patio and grassed area to front.
Private fenced rear garden.
Bbq.

Parking and garages

Onsite parking for three cars.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for:-

Families
Groups
Couples

Well behaved dogs considered, please contact us.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool

  • Shared pool

* Vet details: Derom Couartou 6 Rue nationale, 87230 Chalus 05 55 78 41 64 Speaks very good English.

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Limoges
Distance: 40 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: All
Name of nearest fishing location: Miallet plan d'eau
Distance: 4 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Le Parc - learners and experienced riders only
Distance: 4 km

Mountain biking

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Three marked trails from our doorstop

Wine tasting and cookery

The Owner Recommends

Brantome

Known as Little Venice, an historic medieval market town where the rivers Dordogne and Drone meet to surround the town. With its boutiques, restaurants, café and bars where you can relax and watch the activities on the rivers. Every Friday is market day. Canoeing is very popular here, well recommended for a visit.

Bussiere Galant – Tree Park Adventure

The park has 7 courses with increasing difficulty (yellow, green, bleu, orange , red, black and ultra black), including about 70 games (bridges, tarzan ropes, climbing nets, zip wires…), enabling you to climb up to 12m high for the most reckless! The Espace Hermeline also has an activity for younger children, from 4 years old and a meter high, which enables them to discover new sensations on a unique course. For those of you who are nocturnal, we can organize late nights with headlamps. Reservation only. Demanding little or no technique, this activity gives you an original access to the woodland. It enables you to discover the trees and their environment in a new way. It’s the ideal way of bringing together a fun activity and a natural environment. Exclusive in the Limousin! Have a sensational time crossing the lake on a TYROCABLE. Leave from a platform situated 23m above the water and slide down the 400m long cable to reach speeds which can go up to 70km/h. For your comfort and safety, there are gloves and helmets at your disposal.

Dordogne

Dordogne is beautiful, with it’s breathtaking countryside, lakes, rivers and pretty quaint villages. We have prehistoric caves and sights, impressive châteaux, castles and medieval towns. With plenty to keep the whole family occupied and happy.

Limoges Town

Situated on the riverside of the Vienne, with original settlements that date back to Roman times, the city is known for it’s fine porcelain and painted enamelware, cultural activities and botanical gardens. The city has celebrated its 2000th anniversary and is rich in cultural history with many museums, symphonies and theatres. Porcelain and fine china was developed in the 18th century out of enamel work which began in the middle ages. Visit the many shops and tour the working factories.

Local Swimming Lakes

We have seven lovely, safe, swimming lakes nearby with man made clean beaches and grassed play areas. The lakes have designated swimming area’s with separate sectioned off area for non-swimmers and younger children. All these lakes are life guarded in the summer months. All have free parking and toilet facilities, most even have café/restaurants. Some of these lake have diving platforms, canoe’s, kayaks and pedalo’s and children’s play area’s. It’s just like the day at the beach but nicer.

6 Reviews
9.9/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 9.7
  • Local Amenities: 9.3
  • Setting: 9.7
  • Value for Money: 9.8
10 / 10 Susanna Hanks 7 June, 2018

We were a family of 4 , 2 couples and our dog. The farmhouse was perfect with all the facilities you could ask for. The kitchen was very well equipped. My husband and son made good use of the fishing lake spending many a relaxing afternoon or early evening fishing. Leigh and her husband were the perfect hosts opening up the swimming pool for us and providing helpful advice on local restaurants. In particular Leigh was invaluable taking our son to the doctor and waiting with him that certainly went beyond the call of duty but shows what excellent hosts they are. I can certainly recommend the market at piegut-pluviers and a trip to Brantome with lunch by the river. We were there in early September and made good use of the hot tub and BBQ. We would love to return to the property as the house and setting was great. You need to remember that many restaurants in France only open for lunch in September but spending evenings at the farmhouse enjoying the evening sun on the terrace were idyllic. We throughly recommend the property.

9.2 / 10 Bob, Rita & Dougal 10 October, 2017

This house is as described on both the HFD and the owners own website. It is well equipped and very comfortable, provides all you need for a large family holiday or as a group of friends. I have marked it down on facilities on the basis that we did not use all that was available so it would not be right to comment what we did use was 5*. Its a bit off the beaten track so if you want a relax away from it all or a full on experience taking part in everything on offer go for it. Most of the major attractions are on average about an hours drive away as are the larger supermarkets. Small shops, bars and places to eat can be found in the village but that's a good walk or a short drive or if you feel fit a short bike ride. Leigh is a great host and will help make sure you have a great stay.

10 / 10 HarveyHunt 16 August, 2017

Wow. Cannot fault this accommodation one little bit, it is truly stunning. We booked online and made a judgement on reviews and they could not have been more spot on. We had 2 one year olds and a 4 year old in our party and the facilities for them were amazing (cots, highchairs, stairgates, plastic cups and plates, toys)
The farmhouse, pool and hot tub were spotless and we could not have asked anymore from Leigh and Dave, they were fantastic hosts and went out of their way to ensure our holiday was nothing less than perfect.
The pizza night is a must, we all agreed it was the best pizza we had ever had!!
I would not hesitate to book again or to recommend to friends.
Thank you Leigh and Dave for a wonderful holiday.

Owner response

Thank you Amy for such a great review, it was lovely to meet you all and thank you for being such brilliant guests. We would love to welcome you back anytime, pizza's are on us. Thank you again and best wishes. Leigh and Dave

10 / 10 Shammers 6 August, 2017

We spent a lovely two weeks staying at Dave & Leigh's beautifully renovated gite. With so much land to explore, including woodland, their own lake, bike tracks and the outdoor heated pool there was plenty to keep the whole family occupied. Dave and Leigh could not have been more helpful even providing all the necessary fishing equipment and advice to enable our eldest son to catch his first fish, much to his delight! Such a peaceful location but not too far from local amenities or places to visit. If you are interested in biking there is plenty of quiet roads and unspoilt woodland to explore. Pizza night is highly recommended, we all agreed it was the best pizza we had ever eaten. We would highly recommend this location and we look forward to visiting again.