Pretty gite to let with pool in Aquitaine - AD007104

1km from Cendrieux, Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD007104 Advertiser since: 8 May 2019
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Giteswithapool Gite 2 Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2 Travel cot

About this property

Heated and Covered Pool and Hot Tub. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Sleeps six in 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms (1 en suite). Open plan living space with well equipped kitchen area. 11 x 5 metre covered (retractable) heated pool and hot tub set in established garden with many mature trees offering plenty of dappled shade. Stunning views from pool and terrace across rolling countryside.

As people who enjoy good food and cooking, we have provided everything we would hope to find in a fully equipped fitted kitchen - full size cooker, microwave, large fridge and freezer, dishwasher, cook’s knives, serving dishes kettle, teapot, coffee maker and cafetière and all cooking utensils. There is a washing machine, iron and ironing board.

Electric cool box (27 litres) - mains or car

Modern flat screen hd ready tv's, satelitte tv (with all English free to air channels), and dvd.

French tv available on request.

We have wi-fi everywhere and I mean everywhere... in the Gites, by the pool and all over the garden! You can surf the net in the sun or the shade, indoors or outside, drink in hand or with your feet in the pool. We have a 4G signal.

Large selection of books and games.

There are 2 mobile air-conditioning units in each gîte. One on the ground floor, the other on the second floor.

Smoking - in the interests of safety and the comfort of fellow/subsequent guests, we kindly request that you refrain from smoking inside the gites.

Fire extinguisher and fire blanket in the kitchen. Smoke alarms fitted.

3 bedrooms

First floor - 1 x king size with en suite shower room

First floor 1 x twin or super-king size

First floor - family bathroom with shower over the bath

Second floor - 1 x twin room

To minimise the amount of luggage you need to bring (especially for those flying) we provide all your linen.

All bed linen and towels are provided and included in the price, including pool towels. For 2 week bookings, a fresh set of linen and towels will be provided for week two.

Please note we do not provide bed linen for the cot, as most parents seem to prefer to bring their own.

In addition to the air-conditioning, fans are provided in each bedroom.

Hairdryers are provided in each bedroom.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

As people who enjoy good food and cooking, we have provided everything we would hope to find in a fully equipped fitted kitchen - full size cooker, microwave, large fridge and freezer, dishwasher, cook’s knives, serving dishes kettle, teapot, coffee maker and cafetière and all cooking utensils. There is a washing machine, iron and ironing board.

Living rooms

Modern flat screen hd ready tv's, satelitte tv (with all English free to air channels), and dvd.

French TV available on request.

We have wi-fi everywhere and I mean everywhere... in the Gites, by the pool and all over the garden! You can surf the net in the sun or the shade, indoors or outside, drink in hand or with your feet in the pool. We have a 4G signal.

Large selection of books and games.

There are 2 mobile air conditioning units in each gîte. One on the ground floor, the other on the second floor.

Bedrooms

3 bedrooms

First floor - 1 x king size with en suite shower room

First floor 1 x twin or super king size

First floor - family bathroom with shower over the bath

Second floor - 1 x twin room

To minimise the amount of luggage you need to bring (especially for those flying) we provide all your linen.

All bed linen and towels are provided and included in the price, including pool towels. For 2 week bookings, a fresh set of linen and towels will be provided for week two.

Please note we do not provide bed linen for the cot, as most parents seem to prefer to bring their own.

In addition to the air conditioning, fans are provided in each bedroom.

Hairdryers are provided in each bedroom.

Bathrooms

1 en suite shower room
1 family bathroom

Heating

Electric heating and air conditioning

Entertainment

Modern flat screen hd ready tv's, satelitte tv (with all English free to air channels), and dvd. French TV available on request.
Large selection of books & games.

Outside
BBQ, bikes, games

Stunning views over rolling countryside from gîte, terrace and pool. Over 1/2 acre of established gardens for sole use by gîte guests, with many mature trees offering plenty of dappled shade.

Wide variety of fruit trees including cherry, plum, grape, apple, peach, fig, apricot and walnut. Guests are welcome to pick the fruit in season.
Some garden maintenance (yes grass cutting and watering) will be necessary during your stay - but we'll endeavour to do this whilst you are out and about.

We are surrounded by open fields and woods - excellent for an evening stroll or cycle.

We have a selection of adult bikes - they are suitable for popping to the village to collect bread, but not for doing a stage of the "Tour de France". If you're a serious cyclist, we'd suggest you bring your own

Garden and outside

Heated swimming pool (retractable cover) and hot tub
Heated pool - the pool is open from the beginning of our season and heated from the beginning of May. 11 x 5m. Large Roman steps provide easy access to the pool. High quality retractable pool cover - swim indoors/outdoors.

The pool cover may be used “closed”, so indoor swimming in cooler weather or with the cover completely retracted/open. It conforms with all French pool security regulations, and for added security and peace of mind the pool area is fully fenced 160m2/1725ft2 pool area.

Whilst the pool is fenced and covered to comply with French legislation, your safety remains your own responsibility and children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

4/5 seater hot tub/Jacuzzi

Outside
BBQ, bikes, games etc...

Parking and garages

Shaded parking.
Stunning views over rolling countryside from gîte, terrace and pool. Over 1/2 acre of established gardens for sole use by gîte guests, with many mature trees offering plenty of dappled shade.

Wide variety of fruit trees including cherry, plum, grape, apple, peach, fig, apricot and walnut. Guests are welcome to pick the fruit in season.
Some garden maintenance (yes grass cutting and watering) will be necessary during your stay - but we'll endeavour to do this whilst you are out and about.

We are surrounded by open fields and woods - excellent for an evening stroll or cycle.

We have a selection of adult bikes - they are suitable for popping to the village to collect bread, but not for doing a stage of the "Tour de France". If you're a serious cyclist, we'd suggest you bring your own.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for adults and children of all ages.

Not suitable for guests with restricted mobility or wheel chairs, due to access and stairs.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

  • Indoor pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Vergt
Distance: 11 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Course fish - Carp, Roach, Trout, Zander, Pile
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac e Neufont
Distance: 11 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Marterie
Distance: 5 km

Horse riding

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

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Bergerac

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Cendrieux

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Julien de Savignac
Distance: 15 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Alison Wright

We've been married over 25 years (how time flies when you're having fun). We moved to the area in 2003, after redundancy, in search of an "adventure" and to escape the city rat race. We've never looked back. We live here permanently, absolutely love the life and the area. So much so, that all our family now live in France within 25 minutes of us. None of us would even contemplate going back to the UK, it's great to visit, but for us, this is home. We went from being bankers to builders.

Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? It is a beautiful location set in stunning rolling countryside. It's incredibly peaceful, yet just minutes away from all the most popular tourist attractions. It's also within easy reach of the major towns - the regional capital Perigueux, Sarlat and Bergerac, very handy for the airport. Cendrieux is a working village, with lots happening throughout the year. We even have night markets in summer.
Unique benefits of property Peace, tranquility, yet amazing facilities. Fully equipped kitchens (we challenge you to find anything we have forgotten), heated and covered pool, hot tub/jacuzzi, plenty of bathrooms and very comfortable beds!

We provide a very personal service, if you want it. Recommending restaurants (and booking them), places to visit - how to make the most of your stay.

Many of our guests are repeat visitors, some of whom booked 12 months ahead, before they've even left. That says a massive amount about the holiday we offer.

We promise you won't be disappointed.

The Owner Recommends

Local area: Welcome to the wonderful Dordogne

There is so much to do - many visitors come back time and time again.

We have been here over 16 years and have visited many of the local sites, but there are still many still to visit. There is just so much to do, it’s just a matter of personal taste.

For more details see the adjacent pages, but these websites may be of interest as a starting point:

www.guide-dordogne.com
www.sites-en-perigord.com - in English - giving details of some of the top tourist attractions
www.perigorddecouverte.com - in French, but a very good site.

Beautiful towns and villages

Perigord Noir is the heart of the Dordogne offering a variety of landscapes, flamboyant chateaux and the centre of prehistoric history. All the main attractions are within easy reach - of which these are just a taster:-

Plus beau villages de France (prettiest village in France). France has an official reconciliation for its prettiest villages. There are 158 in total, of which 10 are within the Dordogne, on our doorstep.

Plus beau Villages de France

Sarlat - capital of the Perigord Noir, the classic Dordogne. A beautiful medieval town. www.sarlat-tourisme.com

Perigueux - in Perigord Blanc, the departmental capital has a beautiful old town, roman remains, shopping, daily market and fine dining. www.tourisme-perigueux.fr

La Roque - Gageac - considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in France

Beynac & Castelnaud Castles - fine examples originally dating back to the 100 years war between France & England

Les Eyzies - commonly known as the world's prehistoric capital, with numerous painted caves. World Heritage site.

Lascaux Caves (near Montignac) - the world famous caves discovered in 1940.

Le Bugue - aquarium, re-created village, canoeing, caves

Limeuil - confluence of the Dordogne & Vezere rivers, overlooked by a beautiful village. Considered along with La Roque to be one of the most beautiful villages in France. Only 15 minutes from Le Monjat ! We have 8 of the 150 most beautiful villages in France on our doorstep. See Les plus Beaux Villages de France.

Bastide towns - Lalinde, Monpazier, Eymet. Lalinde offers numerous evening activities during August. Lanquais - Chateau and lake offering sw

For the Energetic...

Boundless opportunities for walking, horse-riding, cycling, canoeing and fishing or simply relaxing by the pool or on the shores of the many lakes and rivers.

Canoeing - 15 mins - is a must do activity on either the Dordogne or Vezere rivers

Superb walking country, with detailed maps available from Tourist Information Office showing marked routes.

Golf - 5 mins (5 kms) from 18 hole golf courses at Golf de la Marterie. We describe it as "millionaires golf" as there is hardly anyone on the course. With another 18 hole course in Golf de Perigueux (35 kms). Equipment available. Golf de Marterie

Fishing - 5 mins Fishing Equipment available - day ticket and half day ticket fishing available at several local lakes. These lakes also have supervised swimming from sandy beaches, together with catering and toilet facilities. A day out for the whole family. You'll be amazed to see what we've caught in the local lakes & rivers (just 15 minutes from the gites)

Beach - 15mins - a supervised beach, with canoe hire and a restaurant and ice-cream kiosk. There are two water-sports centres, both less than 30 minutes away.

Lac de Neufont

Pony trekking - 10mins (7kms)

Quad bikes - 25 mins

Air parks - 20 mins - zip through the trees & test your head for heights. www.vergtaventures.fr

Beautiful Gardens

The warm summer weather and gentle winters creat a perfect environment for beautiful gardens.

Too numerous to mention in detail they include: Gardens of Eyrignac & the Hanging Gardens of Marqueyssac

Gardens of Limeuil - 15 mins. Situated in one of the Plus Beau Villages de France at the confluence of the Dordogne & Vézère rivers. A stunning place for a swim and a picnic.

jardins-panoramiques-limeuil.com

Hanging gardens of Marqueyssac 35 mins. Amazing topiary and walks through the woods. Great on a hot summers day. A fabulous location over looking the Dordogne valley. Views over Beynac, Castelnaud & La Roque Gageac.

Gardens of Imagination - 40 mins. 13 gardens - elements of the worlds gardens: water, wind, plants, perspectives and more.

www.jardins-imaginaire.com

Gardens of Eyrignac - 40 mins. 7 gardens, a unique example of topiary. Forestry nature walk.

www.eyrignac.com

Water gardens - 3 hectares of water gardens

www.jardinsdeau.com

Thousands of years of history... Prehistoric Caves, Châteaux, Fortified villages.

Chateau

The Dordogne is said to have 1001 Chateau dating back 1,000 years. They are a mix of ancient “fighting castles” or more elegant “homes”. Some of the most famous are:

Beynac, Castelnaud, Milandes, Bridoire, Biron, Hautefort, Losse.

The following websites may be of interest

www.perigorddecouverte.com

www.perigord.com

www.guide-du-perigord.com

www.francetoday.com

www.passion-aquitaine.fr

Caves / Grottes

Where to start - we have cave paintings dating back 15,000 years, troglodyte caves which were occupied until the 1960s and geological formations full of Stalagmites & stalactites. The Vézère Valley contains 147 prehistoric sites dating from the Palaeolithic period and 25 decorated caves. The world famous Lascaux cave paintings discovered in 1940 are just 30 mins away.

The village of Les Eyzies is 20 mins away. It is the home of civilisation in Europe - Cro Magnon man, and is a UNESCO world heritage site.

www.visit-dordogne-valley.co.uk

www.perigord.com

www.sites-les-eyzies.fr

Towns and villages

Many of the architectural riches of the Dordogne Valley were created in the medieval period when the Hundred Years War raged and Kings and Lords on both sides of the conflict built fortified castles, churches, towns and villages to protect themselves from attack.

The Bastide towns preserve evidence of how people lived during those troubled times. There are many nearby - Vergt, Domme, Lalinde, Monpazier, Beaumont, Issigeac, Eymet.

dordognevalleytravel.com

www.guide-du-perigord.com

Excellent shopping

Enjoy shopping the local way at one of the many local markets, which are held every day of the week throughout the summer.

We are well served by a number of supermarkets in the local area. Many of the shops close for lunch, generally between 12pm- 2pm, although in high season, July & August, the supermarkets are often open all day. As far as possible we have detailed the opening times below – you have been warned, as there is nothing more frustrating than going to buy something for lunch only to find the shop closed.

• Intermarche – along the lines of Tescos
• Aldi (as in the UK) – cheap & cheerful, limited range
• Lidl (as in the UK) – cheap & cheerful, reasonable range
• Leclerc – large Hypermarket, stocks everything
• Auchan – large Hypermarket, stocks everything
• Hyper U – large hypermarket, stocks everything

The Hypermarkets stock everything from swimming pools & clothes to all your food & wine.

The village store has fresh bread & croissants every day (except Monday) from about 9.30am & 3pm. It is possible to order your bread, as he sells out fast in the summer. He also sells all the essentials – wine, beer, snacks, fresh salad & vegetables, cheese, yogurts etc, but only a very limited range of fresh meat such as burgers.

Markets

Generally all the markets are held in the morning & close around 1pm. Some of the markets are very much for locals – such as our nearest in Vergt. These give you a colourful insight into the French way of life. Others are a combination of locals & touristy stalls – such as le Bugue, which is well worth a visit.

Marche Nocture/Gourmand

In the summer, there are also numerous “marche noctures or marche gourmand” - evening markets.

These are not normal markets, but rather like a food hall, where the village squares are filled with tables & chairs, and surrounded by a number of different food stalls. You can buy your bread, wine, and a range of food. There is normally some sort of live music

Food & Wine

The Dordogne is famed for it's cuisine - truffles, foie gras, duck, walnuts and strawberries. There are many restaurants within 20 minutes of Le Mongeat, ranging from a humble auberge right through to Michelin Star dining. We’re happy to make recommendations & bookings for you.

Night Markets known as “marche nocturne” occur on most evenings of the week during high season & are located in some of the most picturesque locations. A marche nocture is a evening of food, drink & often live music.

Vineyards

The vineyards of Bergerac, Bordeaux and St Emilion are within easy reach. Perigord Purple and beyond - known as the purple region because of the vast number of vineyards.
Bergerac vineyards including Pecharmant, Montbazillac

www.vins-bergeracduras.fr

chateau-monbazillac.com/en/

www.julien-de-savignac.com

chateau-jaubertie.com

www.vin-verdots-bergerac.com

We can direct you towards what we consider (after much research) some of the finest wines in the area, for tastings & buying direct.