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Character Gite with pool in tranquil country location in the northern Dordogne

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Charming Gite with pool, BBQ & WiFi for 2 -6 guests in tranquil rural location

Comfortable well equipped rural accomodation for up to 6 guests with pool.

Chive Cottage is a beautiful, vine-covered cottage situated on the edge of the hamlet of Fontroubade. It is on a quiet lane with little passing traffic and is surrounded by fields and woods. It forms part of an historic residence dating back over 600 years. The cottage is a peaceful retreat for friends and families, sharing the pool area with our other gîte (Anemone) and our owners accommodation.

Chive Cottage has its own garden area and stone-paved terrace with barbeque.

The interior is on one level and comprises:

• spacious open plan living room and fully-equipped kitchen which can be either cool and airy in the heat of summer or warm and cosy if the days are cooler;

• inner hallway;

• spacious double-bedroom with king size bed;

• large family bedroom with 1 king size and 2 single beds;

• shower & toilet.

The outdoor in ground pool is 8m x 5m. Pool towels are provided.

Guests have use of communal laundry facilities. The property has Wi-Fi and both French and British satellite television.

The closest village is Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert (6 km) which has beautiful, ancient buildings including a 12th Century church and a 15th century château. Facilities include a boulangerie, a grocery store and a friendly bar which serves reasonably priced meals daily.

The nearest town is Nontron, approximately 12 kilometers away. There are 3 large supermarkets, bars and restaurants and old quarter with ancient buildings and spectacular views. On Saturdays, there is a colourful, busy market, selling local produce including vegetables and wine. Nontron is the capital of the Perigord Vert region of the Dordogne. Like Fontroubade it lies within the Parc Naturel Régional Périgord Limousin - an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Another nearby town is Piégut-Pluviers. Every Wednesday it holds one of the largest markets in the region: there are stalls selling fresh local produce, antiques, craft and household goods. Well worth a visit.

Less than 30 minutes drive away is Brantôme, a lovely old town that is known as the ‘Venice of the Dordogne’. The river Dronne encircles it and you can walk along the river’s edge and hire canoes. The river flows calmly along at the bottom of steep, wooded slopes and through tranquil gardens. The town has a mixture of medieval and renaissance buildings, including an ancient abbey carved into a cliff. Just one of many nearby attractions.

There is so much to see and explore, including caves (Grotte de Villars are amongst the best), places to walk, the swimming lakes at Saint-Estèphe and elsewhere and beautiful towns & villages set in stunning scenery. There are Chateau and other wonderful buildings and gardens to visit and explore. Without even leaving Fontroubade, you are in the midst of the tranquillity, beauty and ambience of the area.

If you want a peaceful holiday in the French countryside with lots of optional things to do you will enjoy staying at Coeur de Lys.

More Details

Owner
Geoff Christie
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, some French
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Geoff Christie

A recently retired solicitor from Lincolnshire I have now settled in the northern Dordogne in a wonderful place which we can share with guests in our gites. Although new to the property I have let a former holiday home on the Algarve for 8 years before selling in early 2016. I found that attention to detail makes letting a success.

Geoff Christie purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Geoff Christie chose Lussas-et-Nontronneau

It is the perfect rural retreat for a holiday and a wonderful place to live. Although in a truly rural location facilities and places to visit and explore are within very easy reach. As far as I am concerned the perfect combination. A taste of the real France.

What makes this cottage unique

Parts of Coeur de Lys (an old hunting lodge) are estimated to be more than 600 years old. A property of true character in a wonderful location.

Amenities

Lussas-et-Nontronneau 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: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large shower tray, hand basin, toilet and heated towel rail
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • master bedroom - 1 queen , King size bed and plenty of space for 2
    Family bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , a large room with a King size bed and two singles
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Of course we expect our property to be in tip top condition when you arrive having just been cleaned throughout - when leaving you are expected please to leave the property in a similar condition

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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Limoges
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Javerlhac
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Golf International De La Preze
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Angouleme
Nearest Motorway
89 Kilometres
A20 near Limoges
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Javherlac
Nearest Beach
17 Kilometres
swimming lake at St Estephe
Car: necessary

Fontroubade is less than 15 minutes drive from the ancient town of Nontron which is the capital of the Perigord Vert. It lies within the Périgord Limousin Natural Regional Park which is the area shaded in green on the map. A rural area with abundant forests yet within easy reach of both Angouleme and Limoges with their road, rail and air links.

If you are looking for a relaxing break in wonderful tranquil countryside then you will enjoy your stay with us.  Equally you will be able to visit the many attractions within striking distance just some of which are mentioned on our website. Real France.

Our closest village is Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert (6 km down quiet country roads) which has beautiful, ancient buildings including a 12th Century church and a 15th century château. Facilities include three boulangerie, a superb mini supermarket, a boucherie, a filling station and a friendly bar which serves reasonably priced meals daily. There is also a pharmacy, three hairdressers and a post office as well as other facilities.

The nearest town is Nontron, approximately 12 kilometers away. There are 3 large supermarkets, bars and restaurants and old quarter with ancient buildings and spectacular views. On Saturdays, there is a colourful, busy market, selling local produce including vegetables and wine. Nontron is the capital of the Perigord Vert region of the Dordogne. Like Fontroubade it lies within the Parc Naturel Régional Périgord Limousin.

Another popular nearby town is Piégut-Pluviers. Every Wednesday it holds one of the largest markets in the region: there are stalls selling fresh local produce, antiques, craft and household goods. It is just one of many interesting places within easy reach.

Less than 30 minutes drive away is Brantôme, a lovely old town that is known as the ‘Venice of the Dordogne’. The river Dronne encircles it and you can walk along the river’s edge and hire a canoe. The river flows calmly along at the bottom of steep, wooded slopes and through tranquil gardens. The town has a mixture of medieval and renaissance buildings, including an ancient abbey carved into a cliff.

There is so much to see and explore, including caves (the Grotte de Villars for example), places to walk or cycle, the swimming lake at Saint Estephe (amongst others) and beautiful towns and villages set in stunning scenery. In Fontroubade, you are in the midst of the tranquility, beauty and ambience of the area. The rest of the Dordigne including the ancioent regional capital of Perigueux provide a wealth of facilities for you to enjoy as do the nearby Charente and Limousin regions.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $281.61

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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