Cottage to let, private lake & pool, Dordogne - AD007251

Busserolles (21km from Nontron), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD007251 Advertiser since: 30 August 2019
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Barn Owl Cottage Self Catering Saturday 3 6 1 Travelcot available if required

About this property

Stunning Cottage with Private Fishing Lake and Pool . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.


An exceptional family Gite/Cottage with private pool, large garden and stocked fishing lake in the Dordogne, in close proximity to the Charante. Barn Owl Cottage is set in 6 acres of beautiful mature gardens boasting fruit trees, mature shrubs and plenty of wildlife, with picturesque views on all sides, overlooking stunning countryside. There is a stunning 1 acre private fishing lake to either sit and relax or fish to your heart's content for Carp (biggest caught to date is 43lb), Perch, Roach, Zander and Pike.

Upstairs there are 3 stylish double sized bedrooms (2 doubles and 1 with two single beds), a large family bathroom and a lovely open, beamed landing area.

Downstairs is open plan and boasts a lovely modern kitchen, a gorgeous living area with big corner sofa and smart tv, dining table for 6 people and separate seating area looking out onto the garden. Outside there are plenty of eating/socialising areas both covered or out in the garden areas. The heated swimming pool is alarmed and situated in a beautiful area of the garden, looking down towards the lake area. There is a large patio area around the pool and covered area for dining/socialising. Nearby the pool is a Petanque court (French boules) which is very popular with guests!

We have a superb separate games room, boasting a full sized pool table, football table and darts board, and wi-fi.

We have all the fishing equipment that is needed for our guests to borrow, so no need to bring your own! We also have 4 excellent quality full golf sets available for guests to use if they fancy a round or two at Golf International La Preze, which is less than 15 minutes away.



Kitchen and dining

Modern fitted kitchen with all necessary mod cons including dishwasher, microwave, and coffee-machine.

Dining area is situated in the open plan living area and seats 6 people.

Living rooms

The living room is a large open plan area and has a large corner sofa, woodburner, large smart tv, Blu Ray player (with a cupboard full of dvd's) and books. It has beautiful wooden beams and exposed stonework.


The cottage has 3 double sized bedrooms all stylishly decorated and furnished, two with double beds and one with twin beds.


One large family bathroom with huge bath and lovely separate shower area. There is also a separate downstairs toilet in the cloakroom area.


Woodburner in the living room.


Large smart tv in living room. Blu Ray player. Separate gamesroom boasting full sized pool table, football table and darts board. Petanque court for French boules, mountain bikes to borrow and sporting equipment such as badminton sets.

Garden and outside

We have 6 acres of beautiful grounds with a private one acre fishing lake for guests to enjoy. There are lots of lovely areas to sit and enjoy and take in the amazing scenery from all angles of the property. We have a few outdoor eating areas to enjoy the sunshine or sit undercover in the shade. The heated pool is positioned in a fabulous area of the gardens looking down towards the lake. With a lovely large patio, it is the perfect place to relax in the sunshine!

Parking and garages

There is a large area at the side of the cottage to park vehicles.

Information about any additional facilities

Please note: The swimming pool is open during the high season (May - Mid September). Out of season is weather dependent.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Brocante Salle des Ventes de Montbron
Distance: 12 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, Pike, Roach, Zander
Name of nearest fishing location: Private Fishing Lake in the Grounds of Les Carrieres

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf International La Preze
Distance: 8 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Domaine des Limousines, Ecuras, 16220
Distance: 6.7 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Boucle de Paugnac


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Cave de Saint-Sornin, Saint Sornin 16220, France
Distance: 18.9 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Paul Wookey

My wife and I decided to move to this beautiful part of the world after falling in love with the area we now live in. We wanted a change of lifestyle and pace of life so upped and moved to our current home in Paugnac, Busserolles. We fell head over heels for the property the first time we set eyes on it. I am a very keen Carp fisherman, so to now have my very own private fishing lake is a dream!

Year property purchased 2019
Why this location? Beautiful location in the amazing rolling countryside, within easy reach of the local village of Busserolles and all necessary amenities including a fabulous Bistro Bar and lovely bakery. Close to 3 stunning swimming lakes, an international golf course, local markets and fetes. Within easy reach of some fabulous historic landmarks and places to visit such as the beautiful Chateau in La Rochefoucauld and the Medieval walled City of Angouleme. Lots of activities nearby, such as cycling, canoeing, go-karting and horse riding/trekking.
Unique benefits of property We have a private fishing lake stocked with Carp (up to 43lb caught so far), Perch, Tench, Roach, Zander, Pike and all fishing equipment needed is free to borrow for guests. There is a brand new in ground heated swimming pool, separate gamesroom with full size pool table, football table and darts board. Free wi-fi. Petanque court for traditional French boules, and pizza oven. Mountain bikes to borrow, 4 full sets of good quality clubs for guests to use. Airport transfers available, shopping ahead of arrival available on request.

The Owner Recommends

Bistro Le Vieux Puits

Amazing little Bistro bar with fabulous food to eat in or take away.

Piegut-Pluviers Market

This wonderful market in this charming Medieval town is held on Wednesdays during high season, and is not to be missed.

La Rochefoucauld Chateau

A 30 minute drive from Paugnac to this amazing Chateau. Definitely worth a trip out!

Village Fetes/BBQ

In the high season, there are alternate weekly fetes/BBQ's at Champniers et Reihac and St Mathieu - amazing food, company and music until late!

Angouleme - Medieval Walled City

There are different parts of Angouleme to visit, but our favourite is the Medieval walled area of the City, which is just beautiful! Lots of cafes, bars, restaurants and old streets to wander and soak up the lovely environment.

Brocante Salle Des Ventes De Montbron

15-20 minutes away is this treasure trove of antiques and quirky finds. Great to just wander and appreciate or to purchase a piece to take home.