IDYLLIC, CHARMING, BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED LUXURY 18TH CENTURY COTTAGE PRIVATE POOL

Ian & Heather Craig

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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IDYLLIC, CHARMING, BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED LUXURY 18TH CENTURY COTTAGE PRIVATE POOL

Coux et Bigaroque Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom luxury cottage

The beautiful French stone house is ideally located for exploring all the sites that the region has to offer. Located in a tranquil spot in its own grounds on the small hill top above Le Coux, it’s a pretty 15 minute walk to the village via a small country lane where there is a boulangerie, cave and a cooperative providing produce from local suppliers.

Full of charm and character, the house has been beautifully restored using traditional methods and materials. The kitchen has its original “pisé” stone floor, oak beams throughout and a handmade kitchen. The lounge is light and spacious and has a lovely wood-burning stove for cosy autumn and winter evenings. There are two spacious bedrooms, each having its own luxurious en-suite bathroom. Bed linens are of fine Egyptian cotton and the bathrooms are supplied with luxury towels.

Outside there is a sheltered patio ideal for al-fresco dining, a 9m x 5m heated private pool in which to relax and an acre of private garden.

As a welcome to the cottage we will supply you with a small food hamper to help you get started.

Local markets are available throughout the week, (details can be found in the information pack at the cottage) and there is also a supermarket at nearby Siorac. The small co-operative in Le Coux offers produce from local suppliers.

During the summer season there are numerous events close by including medieval fetes, open air theatre, classical concerts, etc..

On booking we will forward to you a website link which has a what' s on listing.

Outside of the main holiday period the pace of life is quieter. Each season has something different to offer. Please contact us and we can forward you some information on your chosen time of year.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ian & Heather Craig (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your lovely cottage, such a peaceful location and so beautifully renovated and appointed, we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay.



Louise & family
Jul 2011
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.4
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Idyllic, charming, beautifully restored luxury 18th Century cottage private pool
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews
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Coux et Bigaroque Perigord Noir
5

High Quality cottage in amazing grounds.

  • 5 of 5
Really impressed with this lovely property. Great location with easy reach (20 mins on a good run) from sarlat, Beynac. The children loved the badminton court, table tennis & swimming pool. High quality throughout.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
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A Little Disappointing Compared to Our Expectations

  • 2 of 5
My wife, daughter, and I stayed here for a week in Summer 2014. Overall, a mixed review.

What We Liked: It's a pretty and rustic cottage set in a verdant landscape with a charming exterior. Our daughter also appreciated a nice selection of board games and pool toys. It's big enough for 2 adults and 1 or 2 children. The village of Coux-et-Bigaroque is a 15-minute walk. It's a pleasant village but not particularly interesting or charming.

What We Didn't Like/Missed: We missed some creature comforts like a dryer (you have to dry your laundry on a line in the garage), and the house (especially downstairs) had very old-fashioned furniture on the main level (think grandparents' sitting room!). It also wasn't super-comfortable. Other peeves were no bathroom downstairs, the need to cover the swimming pool each night (a very heavy cover), and (least important) we couldn't get the English TV channels to work.

While we were there, the owners (who have their main house across the way) weren't in France, which suited us because we prefer privacy when on vacation, but that might otherwise have been an issue because the cottage's pool and backyard are clearly visible from the owners' house's patio.

Our only other comment is to advise that it proved very difficult to get our full security deposit refunded, even though my wife took such pains to leave the house in pristine condition. The owners' seemed to have no scruples about retaining a portion of our money. We did eventually get all the money back, but it took a lot of time and effort. So, in summary, a nice cottage but too many issues for us to choose this one for our next visit to the Dordogne.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There are a number of issues raised which if not put right may be construed that the property is not as described in our advertisement:-

The cottage has 2 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with seating, loungers etc. for up to 4 adults – the property has often been rented to groups of 4 adults without issue.

Le Coux is approximately a 10 to 15 minutes’ walk via the footpath. It is a typical rural French village offering a bread shop, wine shop, a co-operative supplying local produce and a post office. It has very good tennis courts and an attractive supervised “beach” on the river Dordogne.

We do not offer a clothes drying machine (not the most environmentally friendly of items) and this is as per our property details, but there is an airer and clothes line. We managed quite easily without one for 11 years.

In our advertisement we try to provide a clear and comprehensive description together with photographs that depicts the property as it is. We do not want to oversell and disappoint, we would prefer to exceed a visitor's expectations. It is not a contemporary house and it is not described as such. The furnishings are period in style in keeping with the style of the house but where comfort is required, new and comfortable. The only period items we have are the dining table, dining chairs, dresser and tapestries. Beds, bedding, sofas, footstools and armchairs are less than 4 years old and of very good quality.

All outdoor swimming pools in France require a safety feature to avoid the chance of an infant falling into the pool while unattended. The safety covers need to be fairly robust and be able to take the weight of an adult. [Note: On our latest visit to the cottage I noticed that the winding handle to the cover had become distorted. This has been replaced].

Our own property, is located on the same 3.5 acre site but does not overlook nor is it overlooked by the cottage (we also appreciate our privacy). Perhaps the outbuilding next to the covered table tennis area was mistaken as our house.

The security deposit was returned swiftly without issue, it took extra time to reimburse the visitors bank charges which he insisted that we be liable for.

The general response from our guests is positive; we have numerous return guests, some now returning for their 4th consecutive year.
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5

Beautiful accommodation, great location

  • 5 of 5
Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our stay in Le Coux. The house is beautiful, very tastefully decorated and really well equipped (Thank you so much to the owners for providing a cot and high chair.) We were lucky enough to enjoy the fantastic pool every day. Really didn't want to leave!!
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always very rewarding to receive such lovely commendations from our guests. We try to accommodate any specific needs our clients may have wherever we can (in this instance with a cot and high chair), to make Pierre Lapin as relaxing and as enjoyable a holiday cottage as possible. All feedback on our accommodation is always of great value to us to make sure that what we offer continues to please.
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5

Pierre Lapin

  • 5 of 5
Lovely comfortable cottage-beautifully restored.Great kitchen,bathrooms,bedrooms & sitting room-all as lovely as they look in the photos.The pool was fantastic & as with the house everything you might need was provided. Ian and Heather are very welcoming and knowledgable about the local area. We had a fantastic week & can thoroughly recommend the cottage
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Australia
5

Perfect luxury family holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I and our 6 year old son stayed for a week in Pierre Lapin in early July and had a wonderful time. It was the best accommodation and most lovely region of our 4 week holiday in France and Italy.

The cottage is beautiful, exactly like the photos on the internet and in a gorgeous and convenient location.

The cottage itself exceeded our expectations with an extensive library for both adults and children, children's board games, even a badminton set which was set up on the front lawn. A welcome basket including champagne, home made jam and croissants and coffee was an added bonus along with everyday necessities like washing powder, olive oil and glad wrap.

Ian and Heather were lovely and helpful hosts, with great tips for the region including fun family outings like canoeing and the nearby Air Parc (my son's favourite thing on our entire holiday).

You can walk into the small village for fresh bread from the bakery, as well as coffee at the cafe (although we relied on the great coffee machine in the house). The beautiful villages of Domme, Sarlat and Beynac and prehistoric cave paintings were a short drive away, along with other less visited, beautiful villages. Good supermarkets are a 5-10 minute drive.

Summer was a perfect time to stay and we swam in the pool every afternoon and even into the evening. We often ate on the outdoor table, even seeing a wild deer on two occasions.

I'd highly recommend this lovely region and cottage for a relaxing stay with a great mix of history, beautiful villages and fun, family activities.

Cathy, (Melbourne, Australia), July 2011
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Ferry
615 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Le Buisson
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Perigueux or Souillac
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Le Coux plage
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
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Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Siorac
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
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Car: necessary

The celebrated Perigord Noir in South-West France really is the ideal holiday destination – and it fits the bill at any time of the year. This is the place to appreciate some of France's finest medieval architecture, the fantastic geological formations of the Dordogne and explore the countryside on foot , by bike or even canoe.

A renowned gastronomic area offering fine dining or a more rustic farmhouse setting, local superb produce is also available at the numerous village markets. The vineyards of Monbazillac and Pécharmant are close by whilst St Emillion would be a longer day out.

The region is steeped in history, the earliest known settlements of prehistoric man dating back over 400,000 years are at nearby Les Eyzies; numerous prehistoric sites to explore exist throughout the area and include some of Europe’s finest cave paintings. Châteaux built on the wealth of medieval trade and fortified ‘bastides’ dating from the 100 year’s war are a perfect setting to wander.

Other Activities: Hot air ballooning, canoeing, river boat trips, light aircraft trips, night markets, numerous summer fetes

Golf: There is a small 9 hole golf course at Siorac (4km), and an 18 hole course at Lollivarie (7km). Slightly further afield are the courses at La Marterie - 18 holes, Sarlat - 9 holes and Perigueux - 18 holes. There are a number of other courses in the area for keen golfers, further details can be provided.

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Coux et Bigaroque Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn 2014
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£860
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
 
 
Spring 2015
Apr 11 2015 - Jun 5 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£860
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 6 2015 - Sep 4 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,240
 
 
Autumn 2015
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
£860
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £250
Notes We prefer payment in sterling but can accept payments in Euro or $US if necessary.

Reservations are confirmed on receipt of a 25% deposit with the balance being payable approximately 8 weeks prior to the start date of the holiday. We can accept payment by bank transfer, cheque or credit/debit card.

A security deposit of £250 needs to be lodged with us prior to the start date of the holiday.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Coux et Bigaroque Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 108 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Basic Soaps
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms are spacious and tiled with a natural travertine stone mosaic. Contemporary bathroom fittings have been used with suspended WC. Heated towel rails ensure for a cosy towel and keep the bathrooms warm in winter months. Luxury towels and bath mats are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The 2 bedrooms are both spacious, one with a queen size bed, the other with two singles. Both have beautiful solid oak furniture, tapestries and fitted wardrobes with full length mirrors. The beds have quality pocket sprung mattresses, luxury fine Egyptian cotton bedlinen and quality non allergenic duvets and pillows. Both bedrooms are double aspect, making for light and airy rooms with views over the gardens. Each bedroom has its own luxurious en suite bathroom. Solid chestnut parquet is used throughout the upper floor. There are fitted radiators for winter and cooler autumn/spring nights.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Child's Swing
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • water parks
  • forests
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • spelunking
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
The kitchen dining room is a large open plan room, with a hand built central island and work unit fitted into the old kitchen fireplace. Both have solid wood worktops. Modern quality appliances are integral to the furnishings. Original features include the restored 'pisa' floor and the old stone sink. The swimming pool is for the sole use of the cottage and has a security safety cover. It is heated with an energy efficient heat pump when necessary. A supply of logs for the wood-burner is available either in the garage or next to the table-tennis table. There are a number of fruit trees in the garden from which guests can freely help themselves when in season.
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