Holiday cottage with pool in Dordogne village - AD006940

9.7/10
1km from Saint-Aulaye, Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD006940 Advertiser since: 13 February 2019
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
3 Rue de Bel Air Self Catering Flexible 3 6 3

About this property

Quaint Village Stone Cottage With Wondferful Views. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

The are 3 bedrooms in our cottage, all of them with en suite showers and wcs. A kingsize bedroom downstairs, a double and a twin upstairs. The downstairs bedroom and ensuite also has wide doorways. There is also a seperate wc on the ground floor. The living area comprises a dining space, kitchen and sitting area. There is a door leading to the terrace with stunning views of Saint Aulaye, the medieval church, the Chateau and the Dronne River. It is situated in the centre of Saint Aulaye within walking distance of every amenity. There is a supermarket, 2 restaurants, 2 snack bars, a pizzeria, the river beach, acrobranching, water slides, bakers, butchers, newsagents and pharmacy.

During your stay, you will fall under the charm of many villages and cities of character. Saint-Aulaye ", The bastide was founded in 1288, which still preserves from this time many remains worthy of interest Saint-Aulaye was labeled "Small City of Character" in 2015. Saint-Privat-des-Prés (10 minutes away) "village of character" is listed as an historic monument since 1975.

Saint Aulaye village is a beautiful medieval bastide founded in 1288, located west of the Dordogne, it is a land of borders between the Périgord, Angoumois, Saintonge and Bordelais. It is less than an hours drive to the capital of the Perigord, Perigueux and also Angouleme in the Charente. 15 minutes away is Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, officially listed as one of « The Most Beautiful Villages in France» since 1993, it has welcomed pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostella in north west Spain, visitors and tourists for over 1000 years. Two important historical monuments add to the cultural status of Aubeterre sur Dronne; the extraordinary, monolithic, underground Church of St Jean and the Romanesque Church of St Jacques, with its stunning façade. Other wonderful places to visit are Brantome, Saint Emillion and Bordeaux.
There is so much to do in and around Saint Aulaye, whether you want to cycle, walk, swim, climb, fish, canoe or maybe just relax with a glass of wine, you will find all of this and more in this quiet corner of the Dordogne.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Kitchen and dining area are compact and functional. You will find everything you need to cater for your holiday whether you are looking to make simple salads or more complex French cuisine. There is a washing machine, dish washer, fridge/freezer, electric oven, gas hob, coffee machine, toaster and kettle.
There is a dining room table and 6 chairs for your indoor dining the same outside for al fresco dining.

Living rooms

The kitchen, dining and living room are one room - open plan living (30m2)

There are comfortable chairs for 6 people, a tv (english) dvd player, various dvds, books and games.

Rear door to the terrace.

Bedrooms

3 bedrooms all en suite.

Ground floor - King size bed (wheelchair accessible) with en suite shower room.

1st Floor -
1 double bedroom with en suite shower room.
1 twin bedroom with en suite shower room.

Bathrooms

3 en suites.

1 separate toilet on the ground floor.

Heating

Gas central heating.

Entertainment

Dvd player and various dvds.

Free wi-fi throughout the property.

Tv, books and various games.

Garden and outside

Veranda level with the ground floor with views across the valley, the church, the chateau and the river. Accessed thorough the rear door or via the parking space (4 steps)

Table and 6 chairs with parasol.

Small enclosed garden (down 4 steps) with a 5m x 5m swimming pool (1m deep) for those hot days and evenings.

Parking and garages

On site free parking space next to the property.

Visitor suitability

Our ground floor King size bedroom is wheelchair accessible and has an en suite shower room.

Information about any additional facilities

The house is situated in the middle of the village and in walking distance of bars, restaurants and local commerce. (boulangerie, supermarket, pharmacy and boucherie).

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: La Roche Chalais
Distance: 10 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: River fish
Name of nearest fishing location: Dronne River
Distance: 1 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Manoir de Longeveau
Distance: 24 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: La Roche Chalais
Distance: 10 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: There are many in and around the village

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: There are many and the information for this is in the house
Distance: 1 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Claudia Bowden

Hi, we would like to welcome you to our newly renovated village house in the heart of the French countryside. We moved to France 14 years ago and haven't looked back. We have tried to think of everything you may need but welcome any feedback for changes. Although we are not on site we are not too far away and are on hand if needed. All we really want to say we know that you will have a wonderful time and are pleased to offer our home to you so that you may enjoy a small slice of french living.

Year property purchased 2016
Why this location? Saint Aulaye is a beautiful medieval Bastide village founded in 1288, located west of the Dordogne, it is a land of borders between the Périgord, Angoumois, Saintonge and Bordelais. It is less than an hours drive to the capital of the Perigord, Perigueux and 15 minutes away from Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, which is officially listed as one of « The Most Beautiful Villages in France» since 1993, Two important historical monuments add to its cultural status the, monolithic, underground Church of St Jean and the Romanesque Church of St Jacques, with its stunning façade. Other wonderful places to visit are Brantome, Saint Emillion and Bordeaux.
Unique benefits of property Each of the 3 bedrooms is en suite with shower rooms and toilets, plus a seperate toilet downstairs for any visitors! There is a beautiful view from the terrace allowing a view of the river (moreso in winter when there are no leaves on the trees) the 12th century chruch and the chateau. The pool is 5m x 5m and is a perfect size to cool off on those long hot summer days or evenings. you're also close to every amenity that you could want plus the river beach and beach bar, an acrobranching site and water slides. We bought this property a couple of years ago to renovate and that's what we did, in fact there was only one level whereas there are now 2 and we took down all the internal walls except the lovely old stone ones in the centre of the house. We wanted this to be a home for one of our children but unexpected circumstances did not allow for this so we decided to rent it out to you and let you enjoy it's wonderful surroundings and picturesque village life.

The Owner Recommends

Saint Aulaye

http://www.tourisme-saintaulaye.fr/

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

http://www.aubeterresurdronne.com/

Saint Emilion

http://www.saint-emilion-tourisme.com/

Brantome

https://www.northofthedordogne.com/brantome.php

1 Review
9.7/10
  • Cleanliness: 9
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 7
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9
9.7 / 10 Tony & Heather 13 April, 2019

Claudia & Roger were wonderful hosts, providing everything necessary in the cottage including a thoughtful welcome pack of wine and other essentials, plus helpful advice when asked.
The cottage was lovely, in excellent condition with lots of charm and beautiful views.
Saint Aulaye, in April, was not yet in full swing with limited eateries, but was perfect for nearby pastries and a handy supermarket, both on the doorstep.
Would definitely recommend!