|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Stable End is a stone built cottage that has been renovated and refurbished to the highest standard. This property has two large bedrooms, a luxurious en-suite shower room and a large family bathroom. One bedroom and the family bathroom are on the ground floor and the second bedroom with its own en-suite shower room is on the second floor. The kitchen, as well as being fully equipped to a high standard with a microwave and dishwasher, also has a charming breakfast patio area overlooking the courtyard which is perfect for those sunny mornings. The lounge has satellite TV, Wifi and a wood burning stove and has double aspect doors leading onto a private terrace with breathtaking views over the Dordogne. This is a fantastic place to sit in the evenings and watch the sunset. The stars at night are amazing too!
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 spent two fantastic weeks in Stable End in August. The cottage is beautiful with two lovely outside sitting areas. Looking out to the fields from our terrace was amazingly peaceful and quiet. The cottage had everything you need and more with a brilliant welcome basket. The swimming pool is stunning. It is clean and kept at just the right temperature, never cold. We were a family of 5 and there was something for everyone. I am definitely going back this year.
Dear Mike and Mandy, Thank you for our lovely stay in Staples End which was a beautiful gite fully equipped and very comfortable .Our stay was more than we expected , beautiful and peaceful surroundings which suited us as we needed that after a long day.
Thank you very much for making us welcome and always being at hand and helpfull whlen needed.
Wishing you all the best
Marios and Dee
Mike & Mandy were generous hosts, and we enjoyed our stay very much. The individual properties have loads of character and are set in a large, as you would expect and hope, property with huge open lawns with views, swimming pool and large communal barn conversion.
The location allows you to visit the Lascaux Caves and Bordeaux. So make the most of getting to Pomerol, Fronsac and so on, which are only 1 hour down the road. You're mad if your car is not fully loaded for your return!
Best wishes to Mike & Mandy for the forthcoming seasons. Sallie & Dean
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.