3 Star Holiday Gite in Dordogne Hamlet - AD006364

Saint-Martin-de-Gurcon (15km from Saint-Emilion), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD006364 Advertiser since: 3 May 2018
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The Corner House Self Catering Saturday 2 6 2 Two single bedded area on landing sleeps 2

About this property

Beautifully Renovated 3* Property In Quiet Hamlet. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The Corner House, 3 *** awarded by the French Tourist Board is situated in the walled grounds of the owners property in a small quiet hamlet in a rural setting between the L'Isle and Dordogne rivers close to the medieval town of St. Emilion.
It has been renovated to a high standard, combining traditional features with modern amenities.
The complete property is double glazed, and extensively insulated, with heating for the colder days, & aircon for the hotter days.
There is a tree shaded eating terrace, with table, chairs and private barbecue .
The property has its own washing line and facilities, and parking area within the walled garden.
The saltwater pool has its own garden, covered terrace, lawn & freshwater shower.
We have a website https://www.holidaycottagesdordognefrance.com.
There is also a little video on this site of the Gite



Kitchen and dining

Fully fitted kitchen with gas cooker with extractor hood and electric grill.
Microwave oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, and Bosch washing machine. Filter coffee-machine, toaster and electric kettle.
All matching cutlery and crockery are coupled with extensive cooking utensils and barbecue equipment.
We supply plastic plates and glasses so that food can be taken into the pool area.

Living rooms

This comprises of leather sofa and chairs, with coffee-table, good lighting facilities, flat screen tv with English Freesat and radio channels. Cd/dvd player/home cinema. USB input for iPhone etc. A small library of up to date English books, and games and puzzles are also available.
We have space for a game of boules in the garden area. Try it out.


Downstairs bedroom is a large double room with a super-king size bed (180cms wide), hanging facilities for clothes and suitcase stand. Bedside cabinets have side lamps to ensure you can read in bed should you wish to. There is also an armchair beside the double doors which lead to the garden. Bed can be converted to two singles if required, (by prior arrangement). Hairdryer. Toiletry shelf for washing products.
Upstairs bedroom is a large double room with a super-king size bed.(180cms wide)
Hanging facilties for clothes with a suitcase stand and bedside cabinets with side lamps. A single armchair and suitcase stand.
Bed can be converted to two singles if required (by prior arrangement).
Mirror and hairdryer. Wall heater.
Upstairs lounge - two settees with coffee-table and reading lamp. These can be changed to one or two single beds as required.


Downstairs bathroom has a walk in shower and wash hand basin.
Heated towel rail and mirror with razor plug point. There is hanging space for dressing gowns on the door. Shelves for toiletries.
Downstairs toilet with wash hand basin.

Upstairs bathroom.
Bath, wash hand basin and bidet. Heated towel rail hanging space for dressing gowns on door.
Mirror and shelves for toiletries.


Each bedroom has an electric radiator in situ.
Each bathroom has an electric towel rail.
Upstairs lounge has an electric radiator.
Downstairs lounge and dining area has heating/air-conditioning.
There are electric fans available for each room where necessary.


Flat screen tv in the downstairs lounge.
Satellite box provides Free Sat tv and radio.
Cd/dvd player
Home cinema
USB input socket for I phone/MP3
Various up to date books in English
Games and puzzles.
Selection of dvd's.

Garden and outside

Patio area has shaded seating area for 6 comprising table and chairs, and barbecue.
Gravel drive to swimming pool area which is walled with self locking gate.
Own washing line, and parking area.
The lawned shaded garden is available for use.

Swimming pool area meets all required safety standards with a salt water pool 10m x 5m with a stepped roman end. Hard terracing round the pool with a lawned garden attached. The end of pool area has a covered shaded area with sun lounger chairs.
There is also additional matching sunlounger chairs around the pool area.
The pool has an outside freshwater shower.

The entrance and exit to the property has an electric gate, which is operated from a key pad supplied with the gite key.
Should you wish to go for a walk, and not take the key, there is a small gate with a key pad lock.

Parking and garages

The gite has its own parking area. There is no garage.
Clients can leave bicycles in the owners barn if necessary.

Visitor suitability

Visitors can bring their pets with them (conditions apply).

Downstairs is recommended for visitors with mobility problems, as the downstairs kitchen, shower room, toilet, bedroom are all on the same level, with just 2 small steps into the lounge/dining area.

Information about any additional facilities

We have a selection of fully equipped bicycles of various sizes available to renters to use at their own risk. Helmets are also included. There is no additional charge for this facility unless damage occurs.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Clinique Vetinaire Animalis Route de Bordeaux 24700 Montpon-Menesterol Telephone 0553 802878


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Villefranche de Lonchat
Distance: 3 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, cat fish, roach, tench & others
Name of nearest fishing location: River Lisle
Distance: 5 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Nastringues
Distance: 6 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: St Meard de Gurson
Distance: 5 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: St Emilion



Name/number of nearest marked trail: 2kms


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Chateau du Priorat
Distance: 3 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Jeremy Roger Lakin

Bi-lingual owners. Enjoying quiet retirement in rural setting. Completely rennovated gite property and house to highest comfort standards with architects direction,& awarded 3 star status( tourist board 2018). We know our area well and can advise on anything our giters require. Restaurant bookings our speciality!<br/>We understand pressures on working life and ensure holidays are peaceful for our renters. As Jeremy makes electric guitars as his hobby we are in with the local music scene.

Year property purchased 2002
Why this location? We were looking for a rural location to spend our retirement. Convenient for airport links and ferries to UK. We selected a stone house set in a quiet hamlet.
We appreciate good wines so wanted a property near the Bordeaux/Bergerac,& St Emilion wine regions. We are ideally situated between Bergerac and Bordeaux .
We had an Oyster sailing yacht on arrival, which we moored at Cap Breton in the Basque region, a 3 hour drive for us. This region offers access to all our needs, including Bordeaux a cosmopolitan city and the Atlantic coast all with easy reach. The Pyrenees are easily reached in 3 hours, due to the new motorway from Langon to Lourdes, as is the Spanish border. South West France has a charming rural appeal without the bustle of larger cities, and the local population appreciate good wine and excellent food, at a fraction of UK prices. The busy parts of the Dordogne towards Sarlat are conveniently reachable without the crush of tourists that prevail in the summer months.
Unique benefits of property The whole property is surrounded by a stone wall, with electric gate so offers both privacy and security. Our pool is salt,( much kinder to swimmers) and is secluded from the properties by its own security wall and safety gate. We have been awarded the maximum 3 stars by the French Tourist Board, (top rating for a gite of our capacity). Bedroom both upstairs and downstairs have their own individual bathroom facilities, with either an extra double or sitting room being available upstairs. Air conditioning/heating to property.
All beds can be either large kingsize or twin beds according to needs. Knowing luggage restrictions to travellers using flights to us, we provide all linen and towels including swimming towels.
We have lawned gardens with shade providing trees for people who need space to sit and read.
Supermarket and vetinary facilites are with 10 minutes of our property in a small town called Montpon situated just off the main autoroute from Bordeaux to Lyon. N89.

The Owner Recommends

Lac de Gurson

3 kms from us there is an inland fresh water lake, recently rennovated with sandy beach, swimming, paddle boarding and supervised adventure section for children. There are two small cafes providing good food, ice creams ,drinks etc and is a lovely spot to watch the sunset with a drink in hand!!
Having plenty of parking and shade it is a lovely place to spend some time.

Saint Emilion

The" jewel in the crown" for the area. Wonderful walled mediaeval town, with masses to do! Wine tours,sightseeing, restaurants, & craft type shops. Little train ride around the town for the children & tasters! About 20 mins. from us by car.
This is a wonderful place to relax in the main square with a delicious lunch or just a cool drink and home made ice cream.
The church and cloisters are a must.

Markets & Night markets

Every day in this area there is an accessible market selling local produce and delicacies from this region. This includes caviar from the river Lisle, and foie gras and wine from our immediate location and even truffles from the Perigord region.
In the months of July and August there are many night markets where locals cook delicious food and sell direct from the Chateau wines. Music and dance is the norm, and the chance to talk to the locals who gladly share their experiences of life in rural South West France

Bataille de Castillon

To commemorate the end of the 100 years war (against the English) the locals put on an extremely professional reenactment of the Battle with horses, stunt riders, animals, armies from both sides, and even Eleanor of Acquitane herself. This event is staged in front of a Chateau at night, with searchlights and music with a running commentary recalling the event.
This is a must for any history buffs or anyone looking for a good evening,s entertainment. Check the website for times and dates. We personally have been 4 times and thoroughly enjoyed every performance.


Situated on the Dordogne river, 40 minutes drive through the vines, this is a beautiful medieval town well worth a visit. There is a wine museum for information, a tobacco museum, lots of small winding lines, a market, good shops, and lots of interesting little restaurants to eat at.
There are river trips from the old port and a good tourist information centre to get more details from. A visit to Montbazillac on the way back to see its Chateau and try its sweet wine, is highly recommended.

Bordeaux City

The nearest City, accessible from the autoroute, needs a full day to be appreciated.
Situated on the Garonne river it has been completely updated with a comprehensive tram system to get you about. The centre is medieval with lots of shopping and fine restaurants based on the river frontage, and still boasts submarine bases which have been turned into museums . The recently built City de Vin is a modern building covering everything concerning wine making and production, plus tastings and a stunning restaurant.