|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
The Bread Oven is a large 12th century stone built cottage which has been newly renovated and refurbished to the highest standard using the finest materials.
It comprises of three double bedrooms, an en-suite shower room and a large family bathroom. One double bedroom is on a mezzanine level which is reached by a superb, hand-built, oak spiral staircase. The downstairs comprises of a fully fitted kitchen with dining area and a large family lounge with satellite TV, internet and stone fireplace with a large wood burner.
It still maintains the original bread ovens which have been beautifully restored and are a stunning feature in this boutique-style cottage. The Bread Oven has it own private garden with a large dining area with stunning views overlooking the valley leading to the historic village of Villamblard, and a sitting area with lounge chairs and low drinks table - a perfect place to sit for aperitifs in the evenings.
New for 2015! Gites Boutique comprises of three cottages which can be rented out separately or altogether. The cottages date back to the 12th century and have been renovated to the highest standard using the finest materials whilst still retaining the original features. Each cottage has luxurious bathrooms, oak fitted kitchens, solid oak staircases and oak or tiled floors. All the lounges have stone fireplaces with wood burners and satellite TV, in English and French, and the kitchens come well equipped with microwaves and dishwashers.
Guests may also use "The Lounge" in the large converted barn, where there is a library and sitting area, dining area, games and toys and WiFi. There is a large covered terrace running alongside "The Lounge" with tables and chairs overlooking the spectacular panoramic views of the undulating countryside. There is a Nespresso coffee machine in The Lounge where complimentrary espresso coffee is provided, as well as a kettle and a selection of tea.
For the energetic, there is a gym where guests are able to use the Life Fitness Multi gym, or for those who are looking to relax, there is the swimming pool and sunbathing area which is surrounded by stunning views of the beautiful countryside down towards the village of Villamblard.There is also a relaxing seating area overlooking the swimming pool with sun loungers and comfortable sofas. As the swimming pool is heated it is still possible to swim in the evenings after the sun has gone down and even in the Spring and Autumn. There is total WiFi coverage throughout all 3 properties, all the grounds, The Lounge, outside terraces and around the swimming pool.
Gites Boutique is 24km from Bergerac and 24km from the capital of the Dordogne, Perigueux, where there are many excellent restaurants, bars and shops in the beautiful cobbled streets in both of the old towns.
All bedlinen and towels are provided at Gites Boutique, as well as swimming towels which should give you more room in your suitcase! A complimentary luxury welcome pack is also provided on arrival. Why not start your holiday in style? We can provide a 4 course meal including regional cuisine and local wine so you can sit back and relax on the first night of your holiday.
Please book via owners direct.
Saturday is the preferred changeover day in peak season, however, we try to be flexible in other seasons to meet specific requirements.
Notes on prices:
All prices are in UK Sterling
We received a warm welcome from Mike and Mandy for our stay in Stable End, including a welcome package of quality staples plus some traditional French delicacies. We are a family of 3 and Stable End was perfect for our stay - two beautiful bedrooms and two luxury bathrooms - all spotlessly clean. We found the beds extremely comfortable and the lounge stayed cool and comfortable throughout the hot sunny days. The kitchen was well equipped and provided all that we needed on the occasions that we ate in. We enjoyed the two patios, particularly having breakfast (croissant from the local boulangerie) on the covered patio with views over the wooded valley towards Villamblard. We made full use of the heated pool and our son was happy with the gym equipment and we used the bicycles available on site to explore the area. Mike and Mandy gave us useful information on interesting places to visit as well as restaurant recommendations. We found plenty to see locally - chateaux, vineyards, quaint traditional towns and markets. It was a wonderful holiday and we would thoroughly recommend this place to anyone.
We had a perfect one week stay at The Bread Oven in May.
The cottage is gorgeous - spacious, well-decorated with everything you might need. That said, we spent most of our time in the grounds - playing volleyball and table tennis, using the bikes provided and enjoying the good-sized pool. We only left the grounds to go to the excellent local markets!
The property was clean and well-maintained. We travelled with our one year daughter and we were provided with everything we might need, including a cot, lots of toys, a walker, towels and pool gear.
Mike and Mandy were extremely warm and helpful from start to finish, providing advice and help whenever we needed it.
All in all, a thoroughly relaxing break in a gorgeous venue....
The nearest beach, on the Atlantic Ocean, is a 2 hour drive away.
The Great Dune of Pyla, which is the largest sand dune in Europe, is just 60km south west of Bordeaux.
Bergerac Airport is 30 minutes from Villamblard (Ryanair and Flybe)
Bordeaux Airport is 1 hour 30 minutes from Villamblard (Ryanair and Easyjet).
Calais is about 10 hours by car.
St. Malo is approximately 6 hours by car.
Car hire is recommended and is available at both airports.
10 minute walk to Villamblard or 2 minute drive (local shops and bar/restaurant).
10 minute drive to the nearest supermarket.
30 minute drive to Bergerac.
30 minute drive to Perigueux (the capital of the Dordogne)
1.5 hour to the magical city of Bordeaux
In Villamblard there is a weekly market every Monday, an artisan boulangerie patisserie, a butcher, a village shop which sells most amenities, a bar/restaurant, a hardware store and a bank. There is also a distillery selling a wide range of wine, spirits and liqueurs. Well worth a visit! Just 24km away and you reach Bergerac which has many excellent restaurants, cafes and bars. Wednesdays and Saturdays are market days and worth a visit as they stretch all the way around the large church in Bergerac. On Friday, tucked away behind the old bridge, is the famous fish market where locals flock to snap up the finest quality fish. A real treat for food lovers! Half an hour's drive away is the capital of the Dordogne, the historic city of Perigueux. Full of old cobbled streets, boutique shops, bars and restaurants, this is a beautiful town to explore and to have lunch in one of the pretty squares. It is well known for its weekly Wednesday market where you are able to buy seasonal produce and regional specialities. The magnificent city of Bordeaux is only an hour and a half away. This elegant city is labelled as a "City of Art and History" and listed as a "Word Heritage Site" by UNESCO. It is a wonderful place to visit and is easily accessible by both car and train.