Holiday let for 2 in rural Aquitaine

Saint-Paul-Lizonne (14km from Riberac), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD004872 Advertiser since: 10 November 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
L'Oceana Self Catering 1 2 1

About this property

L'Oceana Is A high Quality Studio With Character. This apartment is in a rural setting.

The luxury furnishings provide comfortable accommodation with ambiance. Equipped to suit - double or twin beds as required and en suite bathroom with washbasin, shower & wc. Plus a seating/dining area & wine cave to cool drinks.
The double French doors open onto a private courtyard/terrace area, with bistro table & chairs/recliner sunbebs.
On-site here at Lemarielle with use of the swimming pool, associated dining options & holistic therapies etc.  
UK Freeview tv is available and a fully equipped Summer kitchen with sink/cooker utensils etc.
 
L’Oceana would be perfect accommodation for couples or friends travelling together and when booked with LeRaphael (AD004391) for extended families offering private space. It offers ideal accommodation for x2, yet at a very competitive price. Also possible are stays of variable duration, i.e. less than a week and with variable arrival days & so can be priced on a nightly basis if needed.
 
Wi-fi is accessible for your convenience.

Some recent guest reviews from the guest book:

July 2017 - Nous vous remercions pour cette agreable semaine, tres relaxante, bonne continuation. Neil practice your French. Benedicte, Francois & baby Olympe. From Nantes, France.

July 2017 - Thank you so much fir lovely nights spent here, very friendly hosts, our room and garden were so peaceful. Mary and Jon.

August 2017 – Such a lovely set up run by a fab team, it really was a pleasure to be here to enjoy delicious food, conversation & massage. Esther, Chris & baby Sasha.

August 2017 – It is a beautifully relaxing and calm place, our private dining experience was super, wishing you happy times in this super haven. Hilary and Ian.

August 2017 – Un grand merci pour votre accueil, qui nous a perluis de recuperer apres une annee intense. Une speciale mention pour Marie, le cours de pilate and le massages superb. Gonzague and Claire.

August 2017 – Thank you for a lovely stay in L’Oceana, it was lovely to meet you both. Peter and Sarah.

September 2017 – Thank you for a lovely stay at ‘your slice of paradise’. We felt very welcome and the massages were amazing, highly recommended. Sasha, James & baby Finn

Type

Apartment

Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped summer kitchen.

Living rooms

Common space within the studio

Bedrooms

One bedroom set up as a twin or double to suit.

Bathrooms

Wc, shower and washbasin.

Heating

Wall mounted electric radiant heater.

Garden and outside

Private courtyard garden with reclining chairs, bistro table and parasol.

Parking and garages

Parking outside the barn access, 20 - 30 meters walk.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for all able bodied individuals.

Information about any additional facilities

Lemarielle next door also offers you the opportunity to 'refresh your soul' and indulge in some highly beneficial treatments; such as aromatherapy and reiki, perfect for holiday relaxation. These are in Cassofiel log cabin, set in the well tended and colourful gardens. There is a welcome pack provided of basic food products, a bottle of wine, nibbles and some items etc to get you started.”

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Meals

  • Shared pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Verteillac and Riberac
Distance: 10 km

Beauty treatments

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Within the Hamlet 500m
Distance: 1 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Manoir Longeveau
Distance: 8 km

Sports

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Neil Poyner

We aim to provide a warm welcome and a memorable experience. Together we began a new lifestyle providing 'holidays with a difference' where all can be welcomed. Marie from Edinburgh, was a professional dancer & went on to become a teacher. She then taught physiology & nutrition. Marie is also trained as a holistic therapist & fitness trainer.<br/>Neil was employed as a research scientist for 27 years & led a successful business as Managing Director. Personable & with diverse artistic interests.

Year property purchased 2010
Why this location? The area is very tranquil and possesses so much natural beauty, yet the location in a hamlet is not isolated and larger towns are readily accessible. We are close to a picturesque canal and river and you can readily go out for a walk or cycle ride. Marie often goes out on long walks in the area and rarely sees anyone whilst out. There are super opportunities to eat out in traditionally French rustic style or for more formal dining and we have many recommendations to offer having personally sampled those we consider to be the best. We will be on hand to offer advice or answer questions, but will remain discreet unless called upon.
Unique benefits of property Cassofiel Log Cabin (next to Le Raphael) is the perfect place to relax & rejuvenate. Many guests have opted for the services available & have found them to be highly beneficial, relaxing and enjoyable. Cassofiel, launched in 2015 is Marie's Log cabin. Here on offer are a range of treatments and well being programmes including Reiki, Pilates, Aromatherapy, Meditation, Aquatherapy, Personal Fitness, Life coaching & Personal Development. These can be requested during your stay & can be tailored to suit.
The locale is perfect for cyclists too and If you are 'house hunting', we are geographically well positioned. September and October were glorious months. We are also registered with specialist sites for accommodation for outdoor activities such as walking and birdwatching.

The Owner Recommends

Local and Days out

There is an award winning Boulangerie/Patisserie at St Severin that sell the most wonderful cakes, both to look at and to eat! Once tempted, you will be back for more. Restaurant Lavieille Maison is a short walk. St Severin is 1.5km with a Spar shop and Cafe/restaurant. Restaurant Le Pitaud at Pallaud is not far. Riberac 11km, a bustling market town with a great atmosphere and famed Friday Market. Aubterre 10km, has won awards as one of the prettiest villages in France. Sit in the square with a drink or fine dining at Hostellerie du Perigord and Taps at La Taverne, plus a host of other good bars and restaurants. Brantome 35km, Venice of the north. Very attractive with lots of good restaurants. Perigueux 40km, the capital with the old town and architecture. A visit to St Emilion is a must, it is full of charm and character and makes for a splendid day out with a lunch at one of the many restaurants. Or visit a Wine cave and amble down the cobbled streets. The Cognac houses of the Charente are close enough for an easy days visit as are the cave paintings at Villars, (close to Brantome). The Dordogne valley with its numerous prehistoric sites are a long days outing. Lac Jemaye is a huge fresh water lake with swimming beaches and pedalos and hectares of forest walks. There is no charge to access the lake and facilities and picnics are recommended. There are canoes and Kayaks for hire locally - a really fun way to potter down the river.