Large gite to let with pool & lake, Dordogne - AD005270

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Saint-Martin-de-Gurcon (33km from Bergerac), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD005270 Advertiser since: 30 January 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Maison du Lac **** Self Catering Flexible 4 8 3

About this property

Relaxing, Spacious Property With Salt Pool And Lake. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Maison du Lac****, awarded 4* by the French tourist board, is found in the beautiful region of the Dordogne in the south west of France. The property is surrounded by local wine producers and well placed between St Emilion and Bordeaux and Bergerac.

There are 4 double bedrooms, 2 with beautiful en suite, there is also a family bathroom fully equipped with bath and shower. On the ground floor the large kitchen, dining area and lounge, which is perfect for family entertaining, leads out onto a calm, private terrace and private secure courtyard, with dinning al fresco.

From the terrace you can access the 9m x 5m saltwater pool, further terrace and the gardens, woods and private lake. La Maison du Lac**** is an ideal property for families and couples alike. It has been beautifully renovated and is fully equipped and furnished to a high standard. The house is spacious, light, peaceful and surrounded by countryside and set in a petit hamlet.

The lake is full of a variety of fish and guests are welcome to fish! (Please note: the lake is unfenced). The lake and gardens lead into the woods and children's play area. As the area is so calm and unspoilt we are treated to an amazing array of wildlife. Each year, with the sun, comes our kingfisher pair to breed as do many other birds. Herons, golden oriole, woodpeckers, birds of prey, nightingales and owls are regular visitors too.

La Maison du Lac**** has its own French chef, who will prepare food for you on the premises, excellent for special occasions. He has several menu options available, and is reasonably priced.
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Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Well equipped, new kitchen with dish washer, gas cooker and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer, senseo coffee maker, kettle, toaster, food steamer and plenty of dishes, pans and crockery.

Living rooms

Large, spacious living room overlooking outside seating area, terrace and pool. Comfy leather sofas and chairs. Flat screen tv and sky box, DVD player, music system. There is a selection of books, games, cds and dvds for your enjoyment.

Bedrooms

Four bedrooms all with king size beds (Possibility of one room with two large singles). All bedding supplied, fresh and new.

Bathrooms

Two en suites with showers and a family bathroom with bath. All towels provided, fresh and new.

Heating

All rooms are heated with electric heaters for the winter months and there is a wood burning stove on the ground floor.

Entertainment

There is a flat screen tv, sky box, cd and DVD player. There are also a selection of games and books for you enjoyment.



The property is surrounded by stunning places to visit, too many to name but we keep an up to date selection of leaflets and tourist information to help you choose where to go. We are happy to advise you and help with directions.

Garden and outside

Outside you will find a beautiful salt water pool, 9 x 5m, where you can have hours of fun. There are sun loungers and reclining chairs on the terrace around the pool as well as sun umbrellas.

From the pool terrace you can look at the property’s private lake, watch the fish jumping, as well as the amazing selection of birds that come back every year. The lake leads into the woods and children’s play area (swings and table tennis). Guests are welcome to fish or just sit around the lake and relax.

Parking and garages

There is private parking on the property.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Bergerac
Distance: 30 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Perch, eel, carp, trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac de Gurson
Distance: 5 km

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Chateau des Vigiers
Distance: 25 km

Mountain biking

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Route des Vins

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Route de Velines

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Chateau
Distance: 2 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Tracey Graham

On your arrival we will be here to welcome you and accompany you around the property and grounds. A complimentary basket with food basics is also available to help make your arrival as easy as possible.<br/>If, during your stay you would like to visit restaurants, château, water parks or any other tourist attractions we are very happy to pre-book on your behalf.<br/>Throughout the summer there are a lot of local evening entertainment organised which we can give you information about.

Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? La Maison du Lac is found in the beautiful region of the Dordogne in the south west of France. The property is surrounded by local wine producers and well placed between St Emillion and Bordeaux and Bergerac. The barn has four double bedrooms, two with beautiful ensuite, there is also a family bathroom fully equipped with bath and shower. On the ground floor the large kitchen,dinning area and lounge, which is perfect for family entertaining,leads out onto a calm, private terrace and private secure courtyard, with dinning al fresco. From the terrace you can access the 9m x 5m saltwater pool, further terrace and the gardens, woods and private lake. La Maison du Lac is an ideal property for families and couples alike. It has been beautifully renovated and is fully equipped and furnished to a high standard. The house is spacious, light, peaceful and surrounded by countryside and set in a petit hamlet. The lake is full of a variety of fish and guests are welcome to fish.
Unique benefits of property La Maison du Lac is on the ‘route de vin’ which offers guests the chance to tour vin yards and sample local wines! However, if wine is not your thing you will find a market every day of the week offering a wonderful choice of fresh foods, from fruits and herbs to fresh seafood and locally produced olives! For a more active holiday there is also kayaking on the Dordogne and Gardonne rivers with several courses to suit all levels, cycling, horse-riding and tree fun parks to name but a few! If you love sitting on the beach then the Lac de Gurson at only 5minutes by car is the place to be. It has swimming with lifeguard, a beautiful large sandy beach set among forests, restaurants and bars, children’s play area, horse riding and much more.

The Owner Recommends

Wine, Markets, Lake beach, Shopping

We are surrounded by wonderful vineyards, many of whom will happily give you a tour and a tasting!
Only a few kilometres away you will find the sandy beach of Lac de Gurson. Here you can swim, eat, play and relax.
There are many markets in the region on everyday of the week. We can give you all the information during your stay. During July and August there are numerous night markets where you can taste local products and mix with natives.
And if you are looking for good shopping you have quaint, historic Bergerac only 25 minutes to the south and beautiful. Charming, cosmopolitan Bordeaux 55 minutes to the west.

7 Reviews
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 8.9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Sue and Allan Irwin 19 August, 2018

We were so lucky to find such a beautiful, clean and comfortable gite in such a tranquil setting. The children loved the pool whilst the men enjoyed the fishing! The property was everything you could ask for and the weather was glorious. We had such leisurely warm evenings either sat by the pool, fishing or having a bbq. Thank you Tracey for your hospitality whilst being there if we needed you, but also giving us the privacy to enjoy our holiday.

Owner response

Thank you for this great review, so glad you all had such a great time. If you have any good fish photos we would love to see them

10 / 10 Adrian & Anne-Marie Walker 23 July, 2018

Enjoyed a very relaxing hioliday, lovely location and very peaceful. Views over the lake very nice and lucky to see the resident Kingfisher. Good location from Bordeaux and some of the eastern bastille towns. Hope to be back again later in year

Owner response

Thanks for the great review. Welcome back anytime.

10 / 10 Deborah Phillips 16 July, 2018

I would recommend this fabulous accommodation and it’s
surroundings, has everything and more for your stay.
Owners friendly and helpful but at the same time value your privacy.

Owner response

Thank you for your review. So glad that you loved our property, pool, lake and the surroundings. Hope to see you again.

10 / 10 PeteSarahEden 27 June, 2018

Just Perfect!
Just had a lovely 10 night holiday at this gorgeous 4 star gite. Can’t recommend it enough! Beautiful setting from the pool, to the lake and the plentiful seating areas. There was just 2 of us and a baby but for a bigger group it would be great. Really clean and spacious inside and out and it’s obvious from the outset that the hosts (who were wonderful) have tried and succeeded to think of everything that you would need to have a great holiday, it really is a home from home! The hosts live just next door and are always on hand if you need anything (but also leave you too it so it feels very private) Good location to visit lots of different areas of the Dordogne and further (ask Tracey for some good recommendations) my Husband caught a few good fish in the lake too. Thank you Tracy and Rob for a great holiday we would love to come back again. Don’t hesitate ... just book it!! xxx

Owner response

Thank you for the lovely review. We would love you to come back, you will be very welcome. Thanks for the great fish photos ?? I have added them to our fb page.