Holiday gite with shared pool near Riberac - AD006954

Parcoul (19km from Aubeterre-sur-Dronne), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD006954 Advertiser since: 19 February 2019
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Le Petit Bouchon Self Catering Saturday 1 3 1 Extra child bed/cot on request

About this property

Lovingly Restored Charming 17th Century French Gite. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Les Bouchons is a former 17th century horse farm, the main house and barns have been restored with thought and care for your comfort and sit within an acre of land that features a 12m x 5m pool. The pool is shared by 2 Gites – Le Petit Bouchon and Le Grand Bouchon and the grounds provide plenty of seating for private outdoor eating and relaxation.

Les Bouchons is idyllically positioned within the Dordogne region of France. Set in the village of Parcoul, this tranquil hamlet enjoys a village shop, restaurant/bar, butcher and post office.

The two luxury self-catering Gites are bursting with characterful features, think; exposed natural stone work, authentic beams, rustic yet contemporary, spacious yet cosy and with characterful flourishes throughout. There is one guarantee, once you’ve arrived you will find it hard to leave!

Guests are welcomed to pretty blooms adorning the gravelled courtyard, whilst the sweeping lawn behind them stretches down to the outdoor heated swimming pool at the far end of the garden. The lure of the swimming pool with its landscaped garden and sunbathing terrace will prove a big temptation. Spend long hot summer days beside the pool and take full advantage of the peaceful ambience. Dine Al fresco in your dedicated dining areas, signalling the close of another perfect day.

Le Petit Bouchon
Set in the picturesque village of Parcoul is our newly renovated one-bedroom gite, known fondly as Le Petit Bouchon. Comfortably sleeping up to three adults (with additional beds available upon request), we’ve lovingly restored this charming 17th Century French cottage to the highest standard.

Highlights
Sleeps up to three adults (extra child bed available)
Luxurious beds and linen
Large fitted kitchen with range cooker and dining area
Private garden with seating and outdoor bbq area
Private pool access
High speed wi-fi
Modern appliances
Luxury welcome hamper
British / French tv channels

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The newly refurbished kitchen is ideal for those wanting to try their hand at creating their own French cuisine. The abundant local markets are perfect for picking up some inspiration and fresh local ingredients such as cheeses, truffles and wines. The kitchen is fully equipped with a large five ring burner oven, fridge, freezer and all pots and pans at your disposal. There is also a dishwasher - because who wants to wash up while on holiday! Choose to dine inside at your own family sized dining table or enjoy the glorious French sunshine while dining alfresco in your private shaded terrace.

Living rooms

The living room is 30m2 incorporating dining and living with an integrated kitchen area and alcove which can be used as additional sleeping area screened off by a dividing curtain.
A corner sofa set next to a fully working log burning stove makes it a perfect place to snuggle up and watch the tv with full UK satellite channels.
A lot of attention to detail when creating the lighting has been used adding to the atmosphere of Le Petit Bouchon.
Soft furnishings finish the look making it a perfect place for a perfect getaway.

Bedrooms

The relaxing bedroom remains cool (fan provided) even as temperatures begin to rise and a restful night is guaranteed on the extremely luxurious Feather & Black king size bed, furnished with The White Company Egyptian cotton bed linens. Rustic French charm runs throughout Les Petit Bouchons, even in the bathroom, where a large wooden beam adds a splash of character that compliments the large powerful walk in waterfall shower.

Bathrooms

Even in the bathroom the character continues, original white washed 260 year old walls with a large wooden beam through the centre of the room (you nay need to duck under) adds a splash of character that compliments the extra large powerful walk in waterfall shower.
A marble wash stand with contemporary sink and copious amounts of hot water, heated towel rail and thoughtful lighting finish the look.

Heating

A large wood burning stove is the main form of heating although it is very rarely needed during the summer season.
There is a heated towel radiator in the bathroom and additional heaters are available on request.

Entertainment

Flat screen HD television with satellite channels
Dvd player with large selection of films
Bose sound docking station
High speed wi-fi

Garden and outside

Guests are welcomed to pretty blooms adorning the gravelled courtyard, whilst the sweeping lawn behind them stretches down to the outdoor heated swimming pool at the far end of the garden. The lure of the swimming pool with its landscaped garden and sunbathing terrace will prove a big temptation. Spend long hot summer days beside the pool and take full advantage of the peaceful ambience.
Dine Al fresco in your dedicated private shaded terrace or sunbathe, dine or bbq in Le Petit Bouchon private secluded garden area

Parking and garages

Plenty of private on site parking

Visitor suitability

Les Bouchons is popular with family's and couples alike who enjoy peace, tranquillity, relaxation, outdoor activities, great food and wonderful wine.

Information about any additional facilities

Complimentary food starter hamper on arrival.
Complimentary use of French boules, tennis rackets, badminton rackets and cricket bats.
Available at additional cost - lunch platters, picnics, evening meal on arrival and laundry service.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Shared pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Brocante
Distance: 7 km

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: roach, pike, carp, perch, black bass.
Name of nearest fishing location: Grand Etang de la Jemaye
Distance: 16 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Manoir Longeveau
Distance: 19 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: St Aigulin
Distance: 7 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: La Roche Chalais

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Pomeral
Distance: 40 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Rebecca Smith

As a child, I spent many lovely long hot summers in the South of France at my parents’ house and my love for all things French was born.<br/>I worked for 25 years in the hotel and leisure industry which is where my experience of hospitality shaped my dream of one day owning and running my own holiday business in France.<br/>It’s been exciting, fun, exhausting, hard work but we are now ready to share our lovely home with like minded holiday makers.<br/>We look forward to offering you a warm welcome.

Year property purchased 2017
Why this location? The countryside in the Dordogne varies from the river plain to hilly vineyards, woodlands and meadows. Fields of sunflowers surround medieval towns, rivers, castles and stone farmhouses dot the most beautiful and unspoilt scenery wherever you are.
The Dordogne is rightly famous for its food and wine. Fresh produce is plentiful, fruit and veg are grown right on your doorstep and sold at weekly markets. Depending on the season, you will find: cêpes, truffles, walnuts, peaches, strawberries and tomatoes, alongside traditional breads, and cheese. For the gourmets, wonderful restaurants, which range from cafes to Michelin star, are plentiful. For wine lovers, the Bergerac vineyards produce 13 Appellations d’Origine Controlees.
Finally, outdoor activities such as hiking and horse riding, there are miles of nature trails. Swimming and canoeing hang gliding or kayaking are just some of the activities available. One of the big favourites is golf and there are plenty of courses to choose from.
Unique benefits of property Les Bouchons is a former 17th century horse farm, the main house and barns have been restored with thought and care for your comfort and sit within an acre of land that features a 12m x 5m swimming pool. The pool is shared by 2 Gites – Le Petit Bouchon and Le Grand Bouchon and the grounds provide plenty of seating for private outdoor eating and relaxation.
Les Bouchons is idyllically positioned within the Dordogne region of France. Set in the village of Parcoul, this tranquil hamlet enjoys a village shop, restaurant/bar, butcher and post office.
The two-luxury self-catering Gites are bursting with characterful features, think; exposed natural stone work, authentic beams, rustic yet contemporary, spacious yet cosy and with characterful flourishes throughout.
Spend long hot summer days beside the pool and take full advantage of the peaceful ambience. Dine Al fresco in your dedicated dining areas, signalling the close of another perfect day.

The Owner Recommends

Aubeterre Sur Dronne

With a 20-minute drive the village of Aubeterre sur Dronne brings together historical heritage, preserved natural space and lifestyle. Holder of the "Most Beautiful Villages of France" brand since 1993 and the "Small Towns of Character" label since 2012, it has been affirming for more than a thousand years its vocation to welcome pilgrims, visitors and tourists.

Two major historical monuments, the Saint John underground church and the Saint-Jacques church. Recreation base on the edge of Dronne offering swimming, canoeing, fishing, tennis ... "laughing houses hung on a moderate hill" to discover on foot through the alleys. Craftsmen, shops and local services, camping, hotels, restaurants ... Shaded lime trees with a lively southern atmosphere. Near many places of visits and leisures. "Green Station" for 25 years.

Saint Aulaye with river beach

Saint Aulaye is a small bastide town and was built in 1288 by Pierre de Bremond.
Park your car in the centre of the village and the Romanesque church of Saint Aulaye is a pleasant stroll out to the edge of town. Narrow streets meander down towards the church which is 11th century and has good sculpted capitals.
From the church you get very good views of the Renaissance chateau of Saint Aulaye. From here it looks a bit like one of the Loire valley chateaux! Most unexpected in this little village. The chateau is now the town hall. The chateau dates back to the thirteenth century.
Some of the original ramparts still exist and, like the village, date back to the thirteenth century.
The village is also known for its rare 11th century bridge spanning the river Dronne. There is a river beach in the town - a very popular spot in the summer. The sandy beach on the banks of the river Dronne has various activities for children, a life-guard surveys the beach in the summer. There is a picnic area, bar and restaurant.
There is a museum of cognac and wine in the village - the Musee du Cognac et du Vin.
Market day in Saint-Aulaye is a Saturday morning making this a particularly good time to go - see Saint-Aulaye at its most colourful and stock up on the deliciously tasty local fruit and vegetables at the same time.

Grand Etang De La Jemaye (Lake Jemaye)

Located in the heart of the Double, characterised by its woodland and stretches of water, the Grand Etang de la Jemaye is one of the gems of this magnificent ancient forest. The site is composed of a vast forest and six interconnected ponds. Used for swimming and watersports since the 70s, the department of Dordogne has developed this site so that it would be able to reconcile the large number of visitors that it attracts and the protection of its natural habitats and species.
Sunbathe on the beach, swim in the lake or paddle-board, play volleyball, eat in the restaurants, walk and picnic in the forest on the many provided picnic benches, fishing available or even have a try at archery.
Great fun for all the family

Riberac Market

Dating from the 9th century and set in the Dronne valley, Riberac is at its best on a Friday, market day for reputedly the biggest market in Perigord.
In the town are two interesting churches. The 20th century Notre Dame de la Paix church is built in neo-Roman style and has attractive slate domes. It is very much in the same style as the much bigger cathedral of Perigueux. The much older church of Notre Dame dates back to the 12th century and was once the chapel of the chateau in Riberac. Sadly the chateau was destroyed in the 13th century.
Look out for the mairie of Riberac which is housed in a beautiful building. The tourist office is housed in another imposing building - the ancient gendarmarie!
Riberac is a pleasant market town which is pleasant to explore, stop for lunch or a coffee or browse the shops along the high street. It is popular with the English and there are quite a number with second homes here.
If you are travelling with children or want to work off some of the pounds gained eating the delicious Perigordine food there is a decent outdoor swimming pool at Riberac. It is clean and very cheap to visit.