Holiday cottage, private pool, rural Dordogne - AD005629

Paussac-et-Saint-Vivien (12km from Brantôme), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD005629 Advertiser since: 28 July 2017
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The Cottage At Giverny Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1 Cot or z-bed available

About this property

Rural Stone Holiday Cottage With Large Private Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Rural stone cottage with private pool on the edge of a pretty hamlet, surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside and picturesque villages.

Giverny is situated at the end of a small lane on the edge of the tiny hamlet of Les Chauses, but is just 3km from the picturesque medieval village of Bourdeilles.
This holiday cottage has been renovated yet still retains its 17th Century character. The 2 bedroomed cottage is set within a secluded walled garden in the grounds of the main house with a 12m x 6m private swimming pool for your exclusive use. The fully equipped two bedroomed property is able to accommodate up to four guests and is traditionally furnished with magnificent views over the open countryside.
Your daily needs can be met from the small supermarkets and the boulangerie patisserie in the village of Bourdeilles, where there is also a good choice of restaurants and pavement bars to suit all tastes.

The garden is terraced. On the second terrace you will find the ample pool area, which is perimeter alarmed in accordance with government regulations, has quality recliners, garden furniture and lighting at the patio, so you can enjoy the hot summer evenings. The 12m x 6m private pool varies in depth between 1m to 2m with roman steps for ease of entering.

On the top terrace overlooking the pool, is a lighted patio area with table and chairs and sun umbrella for your al-fresco dining with beautiful views over the Dordogne countryside. A second patio area outside the cottage is provided, again with table, chairs and sun parasol. A gas bbq is provided for use wherever you wish to eat.

Should you need shelter from the sun, the cottage also benefits from the use of a games barn, with table tennis, table football and a selection of outdoor games. Bicycles are available if you need them.

Parking is to the front or the side of the cottage within the gates of the property.

Towels including poolside towels & kitchen towels are supplied, as is all the bed linen you will need.
For rentals of more than a week, clean towels and linen are provided weekly. The property is cleaned between rentals.

An ample supply of kitchen and bathroom products, washing capsules, dish wash tablets, kitchen towels, toilet rolls etc. are provided along with a generous welcome pack.

The Cottage has wi-fi access.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is separate from the dining area, fully equipped with electric cooker, hob, fridge, microwave, washer/dryer and dishwasher. A full selection of electrical appliances, including toaster, coffer makers, blender etc. are provided.

A door leads out of the kitchen to the patio and garden.

The beamed dining area is a step down from the kitchen with oak table and chairs.

Living rooms

A step down from the dining area is the spacious beamed ceiling living room.

There is a free view tv, cd player, dvd player. Two comfortable sofas and a large coffee table are provided for you to relax and enjoy your indoor moments.

A door leads out of the living room to the patio and garden.


Upstairs you will find two double bedrooms, bedroom one has a double bed, spacious wardrobe, set of drawers, and bedside drawers. A safe has been fitted for your peace of mind.

Bedroom two has twin beds, which on request can be made into a large double bed.
Wardrobe, set of drawers and bedside drawers.

Bug nets and free standing oscillating fans are provided in both bedrooms for your comfort.

A travel cot or z-bed is available on request.


The bathroom has a walk in shower cubicle, toilet and basin.

A baby bath is available on request.


There is full central heating. A towel heater in the bathroom, and a free standing fan heater in the living room .


Tv with freeview english channels, dvd player, cd player, board games, wi-fi, books .

We have a converted barn into a games room with table tennis, table football, a selection of outdoor games and even a free play Bandit.

And not forgetting the 6m x 12m swimming pool .

Bicycles are available on request to explore the lovely country lanes and villages in this part of the Dordogne.

Garden and outside

Outside you will find a gas bbq and a choice of sites for al-fresco dining.
A small patio with table, chairs and sun parasol, outside the cottage.
A larger patio with table, chairs and sun umbrella, overlooking the pool area with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside.
An orchard area with garden bench and table.
Various garden benches and reclining chairs for use in shade or sun.

On the sunny pool terrace you will find for your exclusive use, the 6m x 12m outdoor swimming pool ; the depth varies 1m to 2m with roman steps for ease of entering, there is attractive paving and lighting at the pool. If necessary, we can use the solar panel for keeping the pool to a pleasant temperature.
Ample garden furniture is provided, recliners, a canopy swing seat, patio table and chairs and numerous sun umbrellas.

A rotary clothes dryer can be found in a separate part of the garden, hidden from the main areas.

Parking and garages

Ample parking is available either at the side or in front of the Cottage within the gated grounds.

Visitor suitability

The property is unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

As we have pets of our own, we do not accept pets.

Both children and adults will enjoy the large pool, the grounds and the games barn.

Information about any additional facilities

Bikes are available on request.

Travel cot or z-bed , high chair and baby bath are available on request.

All linen and towels including pool towels are provided.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: trout
Name of nearest fishing location: River Dronne
Distance: 3 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Perigueux Municipal
Distance: 20 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Domaine de Perdillootte, Lisle
Distance: 12 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Puy Fromage


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Bergerac, Bordeaux
Distance: 60 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Katherine Brierley

I am Kate Brierley. I originally came to France with my late husband in 2004 and we refurbished "The Cottage at Giverny". Unfortunately Trevor died in 2009. I eventually re-married ...Nick in 2014. We live in the main house at Giverny as our permanent home. "The Cottage" and gardens are equipped and maintained by ourselves to the highest standards, as it is our home and we wish our guests to enjoy this wonderful place as much as we do.

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? We walked through the gates, past the old barns and the view that we saw sold us the property. It is a peaceful , private, tranquil location in a very small friendly hamlet of Les Chauses but is just 3km from the picturesque medieval village of Bourdeilles and 12 km from the beautiful town of Brantome. Brantome is known as "The Venice of the Perigord"...a photographer's paradise.
Unique benefits of property The two bedroomed Cottage is set within a walled garden with a large private swimming pool. The Cottage keeps its 17th Century character whilst providing a cosy feeling, it is exceptionally well equipped both indoors and outdoors. There are beautiful open views over the valley and countryside. Outside you will find a gas bbq and a choice of sites for al-fresco dining. A games barn provides a little shelter from the sun for a challenging game of table tennis and table football. Our guests have exclusive use of the pool and gardens, but should you need any help or information we are available to you, or offer you as much privacy as you wish.

The Owner Recommends

Bourdeilles Village

a medieval village with a good choice of restaurants and pavement bars to suit all tastes. A very photogenic village with an ancient watermill, C13th Chateau and Palace and C15th Bridge. two small supermarkets and a Boulangerie Patisserie.
In Summer on Wednesday evenings a communal "Repas "is held in the village square.


Nearby Brantome 12km upstream on the beautiful River Dronne boasts a Benedictine Abbey and C11th Bell Tower. A busy market on a Friday,and a wide selection of bars ,restaurants,shops and banks


Historic town with old cobbled streets, wonderful choice of shops, a beautiful Cathedral, and a Roman City ruins museum.

La grotte de Villars

a wonderful guided walk through the caves viewing the stalagmites and stalactites. Well worth a visit by old and young alike.

Saint Jean De Cole

One of the most beautiful villages in France. A wonderful collection of C14th timbered houses set around its large central square, with a lovely cobblestone bridge. A fabulous place for a delightful lunch right in the centre of Saint-Jean


Canoe hire on the beautiful river Dronne, at Bourdeilles ,Brantome and Lisle.

Chateaux of the Perigord

From as close as 3kms in Bourdeilles we have 1000 Chateaux in the Perigord region, all offering treasures of historical houses and gardens ,ranging in architectural style from the Middle Ages ,through to the Renaissance to the classical 17th century.

Cycling, Walking, birdwatching , wine tasting or just relaxing!!!

a wonderful area for all of the above ......or more!

4 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.5
  • Condition: 9.8
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 8.8
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.5
9.7 / 10 Hollies 30 August, 2018

Lovely property that matched the description well. The owners were very response to communication prior to our visit and were on hand for all requirements without being intrusive, they also provided an amazing welcome pack. The cottage itself was exceptionally well equipped and the pool and games room kept the kids well entertained.
Beautiful Bourdeilles had all amenities required but was a little to far to walk for the morning bakery shop.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, would love to return and would highly recommend.

Owner response

Thank you for your kind comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Giverny. The children enjoyed the pool along with the unicorn and dinosaur !! We hope you enjoyed a second week travelling throughout France. We look forward to be able to welcome you back to Giverny in the future.

9.2 / 10 GLMM 24 August, 2018

A wonderful and very relaxing couple of weeks spent in the French countryside. Giverny Cottage is lovely and very well stocked with everything that one would need, with hosts Nick and Kate willing to help with any special requests. They couldn't have been more accommodating or friendly and we would certainly consider returning sometime in the future.

We recommend trying the river canoeing (either from Brantome or Bourdeilles - we tried both), a visit to Chateaux Bourdeilles, and of course just enjoying the swimming pool. The nightime stars are also something to behold.

Owner response

Thank you.
We are so pleased we were able to provide the accommodation and setting for you to have enjoyed a relaxing holiday. We so enjoyed meeting you all ,and hope we will be able to welcome you back to Giverny in the future.

10 / 10 Nickymuss 15 August, 2018

Just returned from a fantastic stay. The property is beautiful and is very well equipped with everything you could require and there was a lovely welcome pack waiting for us. The English TV was a bonus for when you needed an hour out of the sun and the wifi was appreciated by the kids for the same reason!
The games barn was great and kept us all amused for hours of an evening. There are plenty of lovely gardens to relax and play in. The pool was fantastic and was used extensively. Nick and Kate were lovely and we appreciated their knowledge and expertise of the surrounding area and gave us some great tips.
Nearest small village was five minute drive away (to buy bread etc of a morning) and Brantome approx 10-15mins.
Kate made the whole booking experience very easy and provided great communication throughout the whole process.
We would recommend without hesitation to family and friends.

Owner response

Kaye, thank you so much for a wonderful review, we are so happy that we provided all that was needed for your well earned holiday. As you returned home relaxed and happy we managed our job well.
Hope we can welcome you back to Giverny in the future.
All best wishes
Kate and Nick

10 / 10 J G 26 July, 2018

Giverny is a pretty cottage in peaceful surroundings with great facilities and fantastic pool. We enjoyed our stay very much. The nearby towns of Bourdeilles and Brantome are very pretty with many restaurants and places to visit. The hosts were very welcoming and helpful. I would recommend this property to anyone wantting to visit rural France.

Owner response

Thank you Julie for your kind review, it was a pleasure to meet you . So happy that you enjoyed the cottage and all the surrounding beautiful countryside. We hope to welcome you back to Giverny in the future.