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Enchanting 300 Year Old Stone Cottage Carefully Restored

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room and kitchen/diner, private swimming pool

This enchanting 300 year old stone cottage has been carefully restored to keep its character but provide tasteful, comfortable living accommodation with that home from home feeling. With beamed ceilings and wood or traditional tiled floors, the cottage blends modern comfort with its original features.

The master bedroom, sitting room and kitchen are south facing and look out over the front fields of the property towards the vines. The second bedroom has views over the swimming pool to the fields.

The entire property is set in 2.6 hectares of green fields and woodlands and surrounded by vineyards. Quiet and secluded, being on the edge of a village on its own, the property is a haven for birds and other wildlife.

The swimming pool is a generous 10 x 5m in size, with steps to get down into it. It ranges from 1m to 2.2m deep. It meets all safety standards, with non-slip tiling around the pool and a pool alarm. Sunbeds, cushions, parasols, pool towels are all provided.

The master bedroom is large and airy and contains a king size bed and a cot, plus a wardrobe, chest of drawers, 2 chairs and 2 bedside tables.

The second bedroom is also large and very airy and can contain either 2 or 3 single beds, and has a wardrobe, table, chair and 2 bedside cabinets. This bedroom also has an en-suite bathroom with wc, basin and shower.

The main bathroom has a wc, basin and bath with shower over.

Towels and bedlinen are all included and changed weekly for stays of 2 weeks or more.

The kitchen/dining area has a large round table and six dining chairs, all with comfortable padded seats. There is also a high chair for the smaller diner. Completing the kitchen area is a feature stone open fireplace. The lounge section has a large corner sofa, a leather recliner and footstool, a further reclining chair, large and small coffee tables and lots of cushions and lamps for soft lighting.

The large screen TV has UK satellite TV, and a DVD and video are also provided. A large selection of DVDs are available for viewing and a selection of CDs for musical entertainment. Books and board games can help while away any cooler or wet moments. Wifi internet access is available free of charge.

The property is only 3 km from Sainte Foy la Grande, which is a bustling small town that has a very popular market. The locals as well as visitors come from all around to check out the food stalls, fresh fish, cheese, meats, speciality produce and vegetables, which are all are colourfully displayed. Other stalls contain local handicrafts as well as the usual clothes and entertainment stalls.

The town itself has all the amenities. Two large supermarkets and several smaller ones, a hospital, clinics, doctors, dentists, shops, boutiques, garages, restaurants, bakeries, bars and everything you normally need.

Bordeaux (1hr) and Bergerac (25 mins) are famous wine producing regions and the French are known for their cuisine. The vineyards and medieval village of Sainte Emilion are a 40 minute drive from the gite. However, there is so much more to the area than eating the superb food and drinking the heavenly wine.

Chateaux, bastide towns, prehistoric cave paintings, water sports, boules, go-karting, golf and horseriding to name just a few of the other things you can do and see. The last battle of the 100 years war was fought 30 minutes away from the gite at Castillon la Bataille and it is re-enacted every year which is an amazing spectacle. The river is the focus of much activity and throughout the year there are numerous firework displays that light up the Dordogne in all its glory.

There is also canoeing, fishing, go-karting, golf, horse-riding, jet-skiing within easy reach of the gite.

More Details

Owner
Julie Goatham
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

Amenities

Fougueyrolles Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shower has rainfall shower head and hand held shower head.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Rainfall shower head. Handbasin
  • The second bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with wc, basin and shower. The main bathroom has a wc, basin and bath with shower over. Towels and bedlinen are all included and changed weekly for stays of 2 weeks or more.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed
  • The gite sleeps 4 adults comfortably. An extra child can be accommodated on a put up bed (by prior request) plus a baby. The master bedroom is large and airy and contains a king size bed and a cot, plus a wardrobe, chest of drawers, 2 chairs and 2 bedside tables. The second bedroom is also large and very airy and can contain either 2 or 3 single beds, and has a wardrobe, table, chair and 2 bedside cabinets. This bedroom also has an en-suite bathroom with wc, basin and shower. The main bathroom has a wc, basin and bath with shower over. Towels and bedlinen are all included and changed weekly for stays of 2 weeks or more.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 9 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Luxuries: DVD player, Internet access (Wifi) General: Central heating, Large screen TV, Video player, Table tennis, Satellite TV Standard: Hair dryers and cooling fans in both bedrooms. Bathrobes, towels and pool towels provided. Utilities: Clothes dryer, Cooker (oven and hob), Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Toaster, Kettle, Iron and ironing board, Coffee maker Rooms: Bedrooms (2), Bathrooms (2), En suite (1), WCs (2) Furniture: Single beds (3), King size beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6, Sleeps maximum of 5 plus a baby. Highchair available. Other: All linen and towels provided. Outdoors: Terrace, Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Games and bicycles available, Swing. Garden table and chairs for 6 persons on front patio and table and 4 chairs at the back (for the morning sun). Access: Parking space Pets allowed by prior permission. No smoking in property but outside on patio. Catering service available.

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Outstanding - can't recommend highly enough!

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous place Bois du Penaud is. The photo's really don't do it justice. The accommodation is spacious and comfortable, being furnished in a stylish yet homely way so you immediately feel at home (and it's got just about everything you can think of too!) The grounds are immaculate and there is the most fantastic pool area (fully 'furnished' and with amazing 'cool' tiles so you don't burn your feet!) as well as several options for outside dining. The owners are friendly and helpful - without being intrusive -and are happy to advise on any info you might need although there's a comprehensive folder in the gite. Julie is a terrific cook - you just HAVE to try her catering service which is superb and excellent value too. If you can tear yourself away, there's lots to do in the surrounding area. We tried Chateau de Bridoire (great for families with a large woodland labyrinth and have-a-go medieval games plus they have a night-time option to visit), a trip to Bordeaux which is a lovely city and has a 'water mirror' to cool off with (google it!). We also did canoe-ing very locally in Sainte Foy la Grande which was great fun for all ages plus Sainte Foy also had lots of free summer entertainment going on too in the evenings. It's a little over 5 mins drive. There's also a great pizza kiosk if you fancy a takeway - few mins drive which is handily located next to the delicious Boulangerie/Patisserie. Both Julie's catering service and the pizza option mean you can relax in the gorgeous surroundings at home and have a few glasses of wine without the hassle of driving - bliss! Can't recommend this place highly enough. Huge thanks to Julie and Jerry for making us so welcome.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Sainte Foy La Grande
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Chateau de Vigiers
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Sainte Foy La Grande
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Montpon/Menesterol
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Les Jardins d'Eole
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Arcachon
Car: necessary

This enchanting 300 year old cottage has been carefully restored to keep its character but provide tasteful, comfortable, living accommodation with that home from home feeling. With beamed ceilings and wood or traditional tiled floors, the cottage blends modern comfort with its original features.

The master bedroom, sitting room and kitchen are south facing and look out over the front fields of the property towards the vines. The second bedroom has views over the swimming pool to the fields.

The entire property is set in 2.6 hectares of green fields and woodlands. Quiet and secluded, being on the edge of a village on its own, the property is a haven for birds and other wildlife.

Sainte Foy la Grande is a bustling small town that has a very popular market and is only 3km from the property. The locals as well as visitors come from all around to check out the food stalls, fresh fish, cheese, meats, speciality produce and vegetables, which are all are colourfully displayed. Other stalls contain local handicrafts as well as the usual clothes and entertainment stalls.

The town itself has all the amenities. Two large supermarkets and several smaller ones, a hospital, clinics, doctors, dentists, shops, boutiques, garages, restaurants, bakeries, bars and everything you normally need.

St Emilion and Bergerac are about 25 mins away.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $116.55

Changeover days and lengths of stay flexible in mid and low season.

Taxe de sejour and all linens included in rate.

Property to be clean on departure but a cleaning service available €50 for a leave tidy service, €100 for full clean

30% deposit + completed booking form within 2 weeks of booking to secure period. Balance paid 6 weeks prior to holiday start date. €100 damage & cleaning deposit collected with balance payment and refunded on departure if everything is satisfactory.

Cleaning rates: 1. You leave gite tidy but do not clean €100 2. You tidy and do a basic clean €50 3. You clean to a leave as found - no charge

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.