Spacious holiday gite with pool near Brantome - AD006978

9.8/10
6km from Bourdeilles, Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD006978 Advertiser since: 4 March 2019
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Tigh-na-Craeg Self Catering Flexible 4 10 2 Mezzanine with double bed

About this property

Well Furnished And Equipped 4 Bed House With Pool . This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Well furnished and equipped character house with large swimming pool, including lovely outside kitchen area with bbq, separate toilet and shower. Located in a small rural village, but only 10 minutes drive from the beautiful small towns of Brantome and Bourdeilles in North Dordogne.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen with fridge and small freezer, double sink, oven with hob top, microwave and dishwasher. Breakfast/lunch table seating 8. Separate small utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, vacuum cleaner, ironing board + iron.
Further large dining table off from the living room also comfortably seating 8.

Living rooms

Very large and comfortably furnished living room, high ceilings with 2 separate mezzanine areas above.
Two sofas and an armchair, flat screen tv and dvd player. Wood burner.
Large Sliding doors with electric screen, opening on to gravel drive. Staircase up to mezzanine areas.
Separate area with large dining table.

Bedrooms

3 double bedrooms, 1 downstairs, 2 upstairs.
Room with a bunk bed upstairs for 2 children plus mezzanine with large double bed.
All the bedrooms have storage space with wardrobes and/or drawer units.

Bathrooms

1 bathroom downstairs with large shower, toilet and basin. 1 bathroom upstairs with small bath, shower attachment and basin. Separate 2nd toilet with small basin. Further covered and enclosed toilet, shower and basin outside, very useful and practical being just a few meters from the swimming pool.

Heating

Oil fired central heating system with a combination of radiators and underfloor heating, plus there is a wood burner.

Entertainment

UK tv with dvds, selection of books in English, games.
Separate mezzanine used as play area with xbox and some toys.

Garden and outside

To the right side of the house is a gravel drive with off road parking for up to 3 cars. Smallish garden area mostly laid to lawn with washing line. Enclosed by double gates and 1m high stone walling.

To the left is the fully enclosed swimming pool area with a mixture of gravel, paving and wood decking plus the 'outside kitchen' and bathroom.

Parking and garages

Off road parking for 3+ cars. There is a garage but this is private being mainly used for storage.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for visitors of all ages, perhaps not ideal for wheelchair users.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

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

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Brantome
Distance: 8 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Perigueux
Distance: 29 km

Sports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Girondeau Léguillac De L'Auche
Distance: 29 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr David Depledge

Hello! We are Scott and Eileen. We live in Edinburgh. We love our home in France and have plans to retire there part of the year when the time comes. David Depledge is our local caretaker, living 15 minutes from Gueyjat and he deals with all our bookings and management of our holiday home.

Year property purchased 2010
Why this location? It’s so peaceful! Great flights to and from the UK to Bordeaux, Limoges and Bergerac and some brilliant wine and food locally.
Unique benefits of property The pool is so private, and the outdoor eating and living space is just perfect.
The house has been furnished as a home so all beds and equipment are of a really high spec. It’s such a comfortable home to live in.
There’s great space in the house, especially for families.

The Owner Recommends

Places of interest

Beautiful Brantome with Friday market, restaurants, canoeing, walking. Bourdeilles, St Jean de Cole (flower festival in May), Villebois Lavalette, Perigueux, Riberac (all have market days) and other lovely villages/towns to explore. Vast open areas of countryside (Périgord-Limousin Regional Nature Park) to walk or cycle with nearby horse riding also possible.
There are numerous chateaux and the caves at Villars are well worth a visit.
Swimming lake about half an hour away at St. Estephe with sandy beach, free boating and pretty walks.
Every day shopping can be done at Brantome (10 minutes) and bigger shops can be found in Nontron or Perigueux - 20-30 minutes away from the house.
Chateau wine visits within about an hour, particularly recommended is the beautiful town of Saint-Émilion in the direction of Bordeaux.

3 Reviews
9.8/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 9.7
  • Value for Money: 9.3
9.7 / 10 8 and counting 5 September, 2019

We all had a wonderful stay in Tigh-na-Craeg, with its beautiful pool and lovely setting.

The house itself comfortably took all eight of us, and the kitchen and living room were a welcome refuge from the heat and a bit of peace and quiet (kids notwithstanding).

David was very helpful, even getting us reservations at the local bbq in a Bourdeilles on Tuesday nights, which I would highly recommended.

We found both Brantome and Bourdeilles (10 minutes) exquisite and there markets all over the area. We also visited Perigueux (30 minutes) for the main market held across squares around the old town.

Hope to return soon. Thanks for the great time!

Owner response

Thank you for your lovely review David and it was a pleasure to have you stay at Tigh-na-Craeg. Hope to see you again someday soon.
All the best,
David

9.7 / 10 Shaw, Derby 5 August, 2019

A great stay in this lovely home with all the amenities you could need, especially the brilliant pool which was used at least once a day through the week! The rest of us just lounged around reading books.

Very spacious property which was more than big enough for our family of five and with the extra mezzanine accommodation would have suited two families together easily - a thought for next time! Wifi and a selection of books/toys kept teenagers occupied in the middle hours of the hot days.

Comfortable beds and a lovely living room with English channels for a quick catch up on BBC News to make sure we didn't totally retreat from life! We didn't need to use the indoor dining area as we lived outside most of the time. The outdoor kitchen area was great for BBQs and eating al fresco.

On the subject of food, a lovely local boulangerie 5 minutes drive away and supermarkets about 15 minutes away so we were kept well stocked.

For those who want to get out and about there's village life (Bourdeilles, beautiful village with castles), town vibes (Brantome market was great) and a city fix (Perigueux wirh parks, shops and 'miniature train tour').

A warm welcome when we arrived from David - thanks for a great holiday.

Owner response

Thank you very much for your review and we are so pleased you had a lovely holiday, it was a pleasure to have you stay. Hope to see you back again.
David

10 / 10 Partyof4 27 July, 2019

We had a great holiday at Tigh-na-Craeg. The house is situated in a quiet village surrounded by farmland, not far from the beautiful village of Bourdeilles, with its stunning chateau and picturesque riverside setting. David gave us a great welcome and had thoughtfully bought us everything we might need for our first day and night because it was Bastille day and the shops were closed. As David showed us round we realised how lovely the house was. Tigh-na-Craeg has been beautifully furnished and fitted with everything you need for your stay. It has a big kitchen with a large table and eating area. Very spacious living room with tv and a beautiful separate dining table. Very comfortable beds in the bedrooms and even an extra "chilling out" area on the mezzanine. Outside the pool is fantastic, with its own BBQ and eating area. Two large tables and plenty of seats around the pool to lounge on. While we were there the pool was kept at a very comfortable temperature for swimming and was spotlessly clean, with an easy cover to use at night time. We spent most of our time eating outside in the BBQ area by the pool. We loved exploring the Chateau at Bourdeilles and enjoyed sitting at the lovely cafe opposite with its two friendly black labradors and watching the world go by. Had a great afternoon with "allo canoes" based in Brantome - great fun navigating the weirs! Would def. recommend Tigh-na-Craeg and would love to come back again.

Owner response

Thank you so much for your review, it was a pleasure to have you stay and know that you had a lovely holiday.
David