About the property
- Cottage387 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay0 - 5 nights
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
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 12, 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 Périgord
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!
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Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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
Peaceful and Rustic
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.
We have been returning year after year
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!
A beautiful cottage in a lovely location
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!
a good holiday
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
This was our second visit to Trois Maison and hopefully not our last! Tim and Sarah are amazing hosts and equally amazing people. Whether you are a family with young children a family with teenagers or like us travelling as a couple the location/accommodation is so versatile that it suits all the above. Tim and Sarah always go that extra mile, whether it be fresh tomatoes from their garden or mushroom foraging (that my husband had the pleasure of this visit in Tim and Sarah's vast acres!) or simply enjoying their company with a glass or two of local wine! The gites are rustic, well equipped and comfortable. If you want a chilled out holiday that is set in the most amazing location then this is the place for you.
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.