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Old Stone Cottages in Peaceful, Rural Setting

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 387 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottages in Villamblard, Dordogne - Exceptional Position in Superb Countryside

Old stone cottages and barn,(ref 6471856& 6475877) simple and rustic, sympathetically renovated to retain many of the original features, surrounded by gardens, meadows and woods, with no passing traffic. These properties are ideal for couples wanting a quiet break outside of main season, and are great for families with children in the summer months. The children are welcome to help care for the animals, the donkeys Albert & Sophie are usually the most popular; The cottages are also available together for larger groups of 8/12. Each has a private patio & BBQ. The shared solar heated pool is located to the side of the cottages, WiFi available.

all cottages have board games with extras in the communal barn, this also has a small snooker table and washing machine

More Details

Owner
sarah austin
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2018

About sarah austin

We moved to France in 2002, from the South of England. Sarah had a background working with animals, especially horses, Tim had his own groundworks company. We met only 18 months before moving here,we decided to take the plunge, neither of us speaking french! We have learnt as we have gone along, taught by our neighbours, with many a laugh at our expense. We have learnt enough french to run our own carpentry business in the area, doing traditional oak work. We were married in our village in 2005, much to the delight of all the locals, who supplied all the liquids necessary, good and bad!

sarah austin purchased this cottage in 2002

Why sarah austin chose Villamblard

We are country people and when we found Les Trois Maisons,with its fantastic view and large farmhouse kitchen we knew that it was for us - we loved the idea of renovating 3 ruins and a very smelly house! It was a long hard slog over 5 years, doing all the work ourselves, but now as all our guests tell us, it is a wonderful property in a beautiful situation. We have been adopted by our local agricultural community, which we participate in and gives us a very enjoyable lifestyle.

What makes this cottage unique

we enjoy the fine weather of SW France and the agricultural ambiance, we ride our horses and walk our dogs regularly through the country lanes and woods, where we gather mushrooms and chestnuts in good french style. Although we are rural, the small local village is convenient, with all facilities, it can be reached on foot, by bicycle, by horse and occasionally by car if you must!

Amenities

Villamblard Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 387 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • SHOWER ROOM: large with walk in shower, wc & basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , can put a cot here, sofa bed downstairs
  • BEDROOM: first floor bedroom, with french doors, looking onto gardens double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
No Dogs, (sorry we have tried but it causes too much trouble with our animals) There is a shared washing machine available. We can help you organise days out and suggest places to visit, we will also book restaurants for you if you so wish. Outside: Trois Maisons has 3 acres of garden set in 15 acres of woods and meadows completely free of traffic noise and pollution. There is a duck pond in the garden that is home to several ducks, who are always pleased to share a piece of bread with you. The 9m x 4m shared solar heated pool is to the side of the cottages, and has full width easy access steps, with stunning views across the valley, around the pool are parasols and loungers ideal for relaxing in. Each cottage has a private patio area with tables, chairs and BBQ should you wish to dine alfresco. There is a boules area, bats & balls etc. Pushbikes are available f.o.c. if you would like to explore the surrounding countryside. we sell home produced honey and in season garden produce.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Relaxed and refreshed

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a lovely week staying at the above property. The simple gites are comfortable and equipped with everything necessary; with the added bonus of fresh eggs, garden produce and local wine also available. The gardens and pool are well maintained, spacious with plenty of seating areas either to soak up the sun or seek some shade, plus beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The property is in a quiet, rural location but with local towns and villages easily accessible. The local markets are a real treat too. Sarah and Tim are delightful hosts, welcoming, friendly and available to offer assistance as required. Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again to further visit the beautiful Dordogne area.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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5

Lovely property

  • 5 of 5

Excellent week away. Our 15 month old loved the animals and freedom to run free, and we all of course enjoyed the pool. Such a quiet and relaxing place to be. The owners Sarah and Tim were so helpful and welcoming. I would highly recommend this holiday x

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful and Rustic

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location, Sarah and Tim great hosts. Only three gites so not overly noisy, good pool with consistent depth. Nearby village with store and bakers etc.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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5

We have been returning year after year

  • 5 of 5

We first booked at Trois Maisons 7 years ago, on a spur of the moment. Our children were 5 and 3 at the time and loved every minute. Now it feels like visiting family. Tim, Sarah and Mini (the dog) are welcoming, friendly and kind. The gites are rural but well placed and the fact there is no TV means our girls have a proper outside life. They help Sarah feed the animals (by choice) and have now graduated to driving a quad bike whilst "cleaning" the paddocks! I cant even get them to tidy their rooms at home.

We have stayed in all of the gites over the years and never been disappointed. What is nice is that you know Tim & Sarah built everything themselves - they even have the video to prove it. The beds are comfy, the kitchens well equipped but all you really need are the BBQ's in the private patios. The swimming pool is great - even with 3 families sharing we have never felt uncomfortable and always had a sun lounger. Everywhere is spotless and homely.

Villamblard is a quiet pretty village. Even after 7 years of holidays we still haven't seen everything the area has to offer. There are two really good local swimming lakes both with sand and one with a water slide. Both have restaurants. There are great tourist attractions, the canoeing (Try Canoe Eric in La Bugue), Sarlat, and many other places. Eating out is a culinary adventure and we have our favourites in Perigeux.

We asked the children last year, near the end of our holiday, if they wanted to try another country next time. "What, as well as going to Tim & Sarah's?"they said, when I said "No instead of" they looked at me as if I were mad and said "Don't be silly Mummy. Mini would be sad if we didn't come and throw her a pine cone" We booked before we left!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Derby
5

A beautiful cottage in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Trois maisons. The cottages are set in a beautiful location surrounded by countryside. We stayed in school cottage which has 1 double bedroom, but was big enough to sleep 2 children downstairs (2 extra beds were provided & this still left plenty of living space). The cottage was well equipped with everything needed for preparing meals etc.

The cottage had a small enclosed garden with table & chairs & a brick barbecue. Steps lead up to a large grassed area with plenty of room for relaxing or playing. We had the pool to ourselves for the majority of the time which was great. The area is really safe for children to play and explore & there are various animals which the children were able to help with on a couple of occasions.

There was a small barn with a pool table & games & books along with a washing machine & extra fridge freezer if you need to use it. There's also local produce for sale (honey, eggs, wine etc.)

The couple who own the cottages are usually on hand to offer advice on places to visit in the area & restaurants to eat at. They made us feel really welcome & we knew they were available if we needed anything but they also left us to it & we felt very relaxed & left to our own devices.

There's plenty do do within a short drive of the cottages. During our stay we visited Bergerac, a medieval chateaux, a traditional French market & spent an afternoon canoeing down the Vezere. We also found a lovely lake with a beach which was perfect for swimming which was only 15 minutes away.

We would highly recommend Trois Maisons, so much so that we have booked to return this summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Dorset
5

a good holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have frequently stayed with Tim and Sarah and as lovers of the countryside and animals we found it perfect. Tim and Sarah are very friendly and welcoming and do all they possibly can to ensure a good holiday. Fields and woodland surround he gite, much of it owned by Tim and Sarah so there’s plenty of wonderful walks. If it is too hot there is always the swimming pool! And a glass or two of wine

A wonderful relaxing place to stay with excellent hosts and in our view it well deserves the five stars

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
villamblard
Nearest Ferry
569 Kilometres
caen
Nearest Train
82 Kilometres
libourne
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
A89
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
villamblard
Nearest Beach
175 Kilometres
ARCACHON
Car: necessary

Distances:

Villamblard village is 2 miles, it has a weekly market, butchers, bakers, grocers, bars, hairdressers, bank and a Post Office.

The large market towns of Bergerac and Perigueux are 18 miles to South and North respectively.

Many of the local villages have weekly markets and inexpensive restaurants (some are English speaking).

Throughout the Dordogne there are many picturesque and historic towns and villages, chateaux and prehistoric sites to visit.

There is something for everyone.

Tennis courts are avaliable for hire in Villamblard.

The Dordogne, Vezere & Isle rivers are great for canoeing, (a couple of hours or up to all day).

The Vezère Valley is a UNESCO world heritage site,this area has been inhabited by man since prehistoric times and has many interesting sites to visit, from pre- history,through the middle ages to the present day

Wine Tasting available at various chateaux in the area. Supermarkets are in the local towns of Vergt and Mussidan 10 miles, about 15 min drive.

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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