Holiday gite with pool in Dordogne - AD006998

Saint-Martin-de-Fressengeas (7km from Thiviers), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD006998 Advertiser since: 11 March 2019
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Our French Holiday Home Self Catering Saturday 3 6 1 Sofa bed in lounge

About this property

Peacefully Beautiful Location With Private Pool. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.


We purchased this property in January 2018.

Semi detached 3 bedroom house with adjoining conservatory and roof top terrace and large private swimming pool situated in the stunning village of Saint Martin de Fressengeas, in the Dordogne region.


The house consists of two double bedrooms with double beds. One twin bedroom with single bed and a rollaway single bed. The house also has a double sofa bed in the lounge area. All bedrooms have ample storage space.

Open plan living, dinning and kitchen area with additional conservatory area off the living room. This leads to a rooftop terrace for 'al fresco' dining. Conservatory and terrace includes outside furniture.

Modern kitchen consists of gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, separate freezer, dishwasher and ample storage for a large family.

Comfortable Lounge/Dinning area consists of three seater sofa and two seater bed sofa around a log burner that runs a cosy central heating system for the colder winter months. There are also supplementary electric heaters for cooler evenings in the summer.

The dinning table is equipped to seat up to 8 people. The living area also has a tv and Freesat box with Blu-ray dvd player allowing full access to all UK tv and Radio channels. There is also a French tv dvb box. Free wi-fi included.

The large family bathroom consists of bath with shower over with 'his and hers' double vanity unit and wc.


The house is accessed via a private entrance to a large driveway with ample parking for up to 6 cars. From the drive the property is accessed via a set of stone steps but those with limited mobility can access the property from an alternative entrance. From the lower drive level the private pool is accessed

Swimming Pool

The property benefits from a 8m x 4m private swimming pool that is laid with a mix of patio stones and decking that is enclosed by a safety fence for those younger guests. Around the pool there are ample sun beds and a patio table and chairs with stunning views over the large private gardens and the rolling, un spoilt countryside.

Local area

The quiet, friendly village of Saint Martin de Fressengeas has a small but well stocked shop. The shop incorporates a bakery or 'boulangerie' for the essential morning croissants. This is only a short walk of less than five minutes from the house.

A further 5 min walk into the village you will find a small, cosy bar with a very friendly owner and the locals are extremely welcoming.

A 15 min drive to the town of Thiviers you will find a range of amenities that include 3 supermarkets with a newly built large, well stocked Lidl. The town has bars, restaurants, shops, banks, post office and a mainline railway station.

Tourists attractions locally

Riberac - famed for its Friday morning market selling local produce. Wander through the huge variety of stalls & then relax in one of the many cafe/bars & soak up the atmosphere.

Grotte de Villars - the largest underground network in the Perigord, admire the frozen rivers, stalactites & stalagmites. Guided tours are provided with a sound & light show and it also offers a picnic area & a cafe.

Bourdeilles - visit the medieval chateau in this ancient attractive village. The chateau is a 13th century fortress and a Renaissance residence.

Aubeterre sur Dronne - another pretty village with wonderful views of the Dordogne countryside with the monolithic Eglise St Jean - carved out of the white chalky cliff.

Brantôme - often described as the 'Venice of Perigord' as it is surrounded on all sides by the river Dronne. Outside Brantôme is the Renaissance Chateau de Puyguilhem decorated inside with tapestries. Many other 'things to do' are detailed in our information pack

In the area there are a range of Grand Etangs (lakes for swimming some overseen by lifeguards) with sandy beaches. Enjoy your own lunch in the picnic area or treat yourself at the cafes.



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen leading to open plan living and dining area.

Living rooms

Living space with 3 seater sofa and two seater sofa that converts to double sofa bed. Tv with free sat box for UK English-speaking channels. Also have a free dvd box for French speaking tv.


2 x Double bedrooms
1 x Twin bedroom

All bedrooms have ample storage space with electric fans for the hotter months and radiators that run off the multi fuel burner for the cooler months. Bedrooms also have backup electric heaters/radiators for winter months.


Large family bathroom recently updated to include toilet twin was basins and large bath with shower over with glass screen.


Multi fuel burner in lounge.

Hot water heated by electric.


Tv, PlayStation and dvd player.

Selection of dvds and games.

Garden and outside

Large garden with enclosed pool with decking area with sunbeds and patio table and chairs.

Roof terrace with dining table and chairs with charcoal bbq.

Parking and garages

Ample parking.
Double garage with access by prior agreement with owners i. e. Motorcycle storage.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for guests with no mobility issues


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool



Family activities

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Matthew Arnold

Hi. I'm Matt. I'm married to Annette and we purchased the property in Jan 2018. We use the property as our holiday home and welcome all our future guests to enjoy the tranquility of the village we now feel part of. Thanks for looking at renting our property.

Year property purchased 2018
Why this location? Peaceful village location with stunning views of the beautiful Dordogne countryside.
Unique benefits of property Private pool and peaceful location. Friendly village with useful shop and quiet French bar.

The Owner Recommends

Places to visit

Brantome. Beautiful town on the banks of the Dronne with a great selection of restaurants and bars.
St Jean de Cole. Only a short drive from the property and voted one of the best villages in France