Large holiday cottage for 2, rural Aquitaine - AD006305

3km from Villamblard, Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD006305 Advertiser since: 13 April 2018
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Tobacco Cottage Self Catering Flexible 1 2 1 Single bed downstairs 1 person

About this property

Old Stone Cottages in Peaceful, Rural Setting. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Old stone cottage(there are 2 more cottages on site) simple and rustic, sympathetically renovated to retain many of the original features, surrounded by gardens, meadows and woods, with no passing traffic. These properties are ideal for couples wanting a quiet break outside of main season, and are great for families with children in the summer months. The children are welcome to help care for the animals, the donkeys Albert & Sophie are usually the most popular; The cottages are also available together for larger groups of 8/12. Each has a private patio & bbq. The shared 9m x 4m solar heated pool is located to the side of the cottages, wi-fi available.
all cottages have board games with extras in the communal barn, this also has a small snooker table and washing machine

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

36sqm kitchen/salon, cooker toaster, microwave, kettle, cutlery plates, fridge, coffee machine, table & chairs, sofa bed, fireplace.

Living rooms

The living room and kitchen are in the same room, there is aplenty of space.

Bedrooms

36sqm upstairs, double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers, tall patio style doors looking across the garden, fields and ponds.

Bathrooms

Wet room style, open fronted shower toilet and basin.

Heating

Woodburner.

Entertainment

Board games and books.

Garden and outside

Badminton, cricket bats, boules pitch and bicycles swimming pool.

Parking and garages

Plenty of parking outside the cottages.

Visitor suitability

couples, family groups, all three are available for rent together, not suitable for people of limited mobility, no pets

Information about any additional facilities

There is a washing machine available shared with the other 2 cottages, pushbikes free of charge.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Several villages locally in the summer
Distance: 10 km

Cycling

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Chateaux des Merles Mouleydier
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Isle de Poney Borrou
Distance: 5 km

Organic produce/dining

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Bergerac

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: No marked trails but lots of tracks and fire paths through woods & forests

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Bergerac
Distance: 25 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Sarah Austin

We moved to France in 2002, from the South of England. Sarah had a background working with animals, especially horses, Tim had his own groundworks company. We met only 18 months before moving here, we decided to take the plunge, neither of us speaking french! We have learnt as we've gone along, taught by our neighbours, with many laughs at our expense. We have learnt enough french to run our own carpentry business in the area, doing traditional oak work. We were married in our village in 2005.

Year property purchased 2002
Why this location? We are country people and when we found Les Trois Maisons,with its fantastic view and large farmhouse kitchen we knew that it was for us - we loved the idea of renovating 3 ruins and a very smelly house! It was a long hard slog over 5 years, doing all the work ourselves, but now as all our guests tell us, it is a wonderful property in a beautiful situation. We have been adopted by our local agricultural community, which we participate in and gives us a very enjoyable lifestyle.
Unique benefits of property We enjoy the fine weather of SW France and the agricultural ambiance, we ride our horses and walk our dogs regularly through the country lanes and woods, where we gather mushrooms and chestnuts in good french style. Although we are rural, the small local village is convenient, with all facilities, it can be reached on foot, by bicycle, by horse and occasionally by car if you must!

The Owner Recommends

Canoeing Vezere or Dordogne rivers

Great relaxing calm trip down lazy meandering rivers, you can choose how long for.

Roque St Christophe

pre history to stone age site in a cliff face

Chateau de Bridoire

restored chateau displaying games and pastimes of ancient times great for all ages you can play with the board games giant outside chess set archery etc

Velo rail

Old railway line with adapted "bicycles' that can be pedaled down the railway line.

Wine tasting

Hundreds of chateaux to go wine tasting Bergerac, Bordeaux, St Emillion areas and more

Chocolate factory

Popular visit if the weather is not so great.