Holiday cottage for 6 in rural Dordogne - AD006307

Nanteuil-Auria-de-Bourzac (22km from Riberac), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD006307 Advertiser since: 13 April 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Petite Maison Self Catering Flexible 3 6 1

About this property

A Charming, Comfortable, Countryside Stone Cottage. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

This 200-year-old cottage is nestled in the midst of sunflower fields and rolling hills.

Recently refurbished, modern appliances and new furnishings complement the many original features the building offers and create a comfortable space for up to 6 adults.

This is a place that allows you to get away from the hustle and bustle. Explore the nearby villages, chateaux and farmers markets; savour the best of the local wine, cognac and cheese producers; or simply relax with a book by the river.The space

Appearances can be deceptive. Although our cottage looks small from the outside, inside it offers three bedrooms (two doubles and one twin), a large bathroom, comfortable lounge and a spacious dining kitchen.

There is a first floor veranda which provides a great view of our large garden and the fields beyond, and a small patio area - both are perfect for that pre-dinner aperitif and alfresco eating. Guests also have use of our riverside garden.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

We have recently renovated the cottage, including installing a new kitchen and bathroom and replacing most of the furniture including the beds. The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans and crockery, plus a cooker with a hob, grill and oven, fridge/freezer, kettle and toaster.

There is an internal dining table and chairs to seat 6 people, along with outdoor dining facilities on the veranda and in the garden. A bbq is also available on request.

Living rooms

The living room is packed with original features, including a large stone fireplace, old stone sink and stone cooking range. There is seating for 6. We do not provide a television but have lots of books and board games for guests to enjoy.

Bedrooms

We know how important a good night's sleep is when you are on holiday. During our recent renovation, we replaced all the beds and the mattresses, and have furnished the rooms with soft pillows and bedding.

Bedroom 1: double on the top floor.
Bedroom 2: double on the top floor.
Bedroom 3: twin on the ground floor.

All linen is provided.

Bathrooms

We have recently installed a brand new bathroom with shower, toilet and wash basin. Towels are provided.

Heating

It rarely gets cold during the summer months here in the Dordogne. But if you do feel a chill, extra blankets and electric heaters can be provided.

Entertainment

On site at La Petite Maison, we offer:

Sun bathing
Relaxing in the garden with a glass of something chilled
Reading that book you’ve been trying to finish but never seem to have the time
Kubb
Boule (you are in France after all!)
Enjoy a walk around the stunning local countryside
The cupboard is also well stocked with board games and card games for wet weather days.

Garden and outside

The gite enjoys lots of outdoor space. There is a first floor veranda out the back of the gite with al-fresco dining facilities and lounge area. Lavender and herbs create a fragrant aroma as you enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif and watch the sunset.

We have a large riverside garden with a small orchard and vegetable patch. There are plenty of places to sit and relax in the peace and quiet - either in the sun by the river or in the shade among the apple, cherry, fig and pear trees.

And we highly recommend spending an evening lying back in a deck chair and looking up at the sky. On a clear night, you can see a fabulous display of stars, including the milky way, the occasional satellite - and if you are very lucky, a shooting star or two!

Parking and garages

There is space for one car outside the front of the gite. Further parking is available over the road in our field.

Visitor suitability

We welcome a diverse mix of guests to our home.

We are LGBT+ friendly

Due to the river and proximity to the road, the house is not suitable for children under the age of 14.

We are also very sorry to say that due to the stairs, it is not accessible to people in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.

Information about any additional facilities

Also available is:
Wi-fi.
A comprehensive information pack containing information about nearby services, including medical/emergency, places to eat, things to see and do.
An outdoor fire pit.

We are happy to help you make reservations for restaurants and other activities.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Meals

  • Couples only

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Verteillac
Distance: 8 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: The River Pude, which runs past our house

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Longeveau, 16390 Pillac
Distance: 13 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Cabirol Hervé, Madrix, 24600 Villetoureix
Distance: 18 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: There are many walking routes around the house

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: We are located on the edge of Cognac/wine country and have many producers within 15km and further
Distance: 15 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Becky Slack

Becky is a journalist, PR consultant and author. Dennis is a plumber and expert renovator. We love adventure, travel, food and our three cats, Meena, Zebedee and Pip. We are social creatures and love spending time with friends - usually over a bottle of red and a tasty meal, or at a music festival or gig.

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? It could be the hills that curve and flow and roll their way through the Dordogne. It could be sunflowers, walnut trees and wheat that carpet the surrounding fields. Or it could be the pantile-roofed farm houses and quintessential French villages with bars and bistros and alfresco dining. We're not entirely sure which bit of the Dordogne we fell in love with first but what we do know is that we love it all. We are in a prime spot here - in easy access of transport links, major towns and cities, and some of the best culture, cuisine and chateaux that France has to offer.
Unique benefits of property This 200-year-old cottage has been recently refurbished; modern appliances and new furnishings complement the many original features the building offers and create a comfortable space for up to 6 adults.

Appearances can be deceptive. Although our cottage looks small from the outside, inside it offers three bedrooms (two doubles and one twin), a large bathroom, comfortable lounge and a spacious dining kitchen.

The gite has a brand new kitchen and bathroom, and we have recently replaced most of the furniture including the beds. The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans and crockery, plus a cooker with a hob, grill and oven, fridge/freezer, kettle and toaster.

There is a first floor veranda which provides a great view of our large garden and the fields beyond, and a small patio area - both are perfect for that pre-dinner aperitif and alfresco dining. Guests also have use of our riverside garden where they can enjoy a sunny afternoon, listening to the water and the birds

The Owner Recommends

Enjoy the countryside

Our part of the Dordogne is very peaceful and quiet so is perfect for relaxing breaks. We are surrounded by agricultural land, and for as far as the eye can see there are fields of sunflowers and maize, and rolling hills. This attracts a lot of wildlife, including deer, boar, birds of prey and some very beautiful butterflies and dragonflies. There are lots of lovely walks for all different abilities - maps can be provided.

Savour the flavour of local cuisine

We are located right on the border of the Dordogne and the Charente, both of which are home to some of France’s most celebrated food and drink, be it knobbly black truffles, creamy Cabecou goats cheese, walnuts, foie gras or duck confit — all to be washed down with Cognac, Pineau and fine wine, of course. From local producers and farmers markets, through to some fantastic restaurants, there are plenty of opportunities to have your fill (and to stock up the car with supplies for when you get back home).

Immerse yourself in culture

Legend has it that way back when, a giant or fairy (or other such mythical creature) was flying over France with a sack full of castles when the sack ripped and more than 1,000 fell out over the Dordogne. Several of these landed near us – including Chateau de Puyguilhem and Chateau Mercerie (which has some eye-opening art work as part of its collection – we won’t say any more as it will ruin the surprise!). Add to this prehistoric caves, charming villages, Romanesque churches, and numerous art galleries and music festivals, and visitors are not short of activities to fill their time with.

Hit the (inland) beaches

We might be two hours inland but that doesn’t mean we don’t have our own selection of soft white sands to sink our toes into. From the small but perfectly formed river beaches at Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Poltrot and Lisle, to the ever popular beach at Lac Jamaye, there are several fantastic options for you to hit the beach and catch some rays by the water’s edge.

Get active!

Canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, climbing, horse riding, foot bulle, swimming, walking, bird spotting, shopping, swinging from the tree tops, golf, tennis, Pétanque, Kubb… We could go on, but you get the gist.

Relax, recharge, remember what's important in life

Our little corner of paradise is good for the soul. Here at La Petite Maison, we wholeheartedly advocate taking time out and relaxing. Swing in the hammock beneath the trees, listen to the river as it cascades over the rocks and past the mill, or get stuck into the book you’ve been meaning to read. Or do nothing at all. Just sit in the garden, close your eyes and breathe in that wonderful fresh air. Bliss.