Holiday House in Saint-Avit-de-Soulege
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful home set in a tranquil rural setting, near picturesque towns and villages .
Beautiful home set amongst the rolling vineyards near the Dordogne Valley. The home is well built with modern conveniences but true to its rural setting and origins. The home has a large modern kitchen area, seating areas, bedrooms and outdoor patios. The hosts were helpful and could not have been more accommodating - Evelyn also makes the most delicious shortbread cookies. The location is convenient to several picturesque villages and a short drive to larger centres. Perfect for couples or a family with ample space and privacy for all. We hope to return one day and enjoy a longer stay.
What a wonderful trip!
We visited France for my sister's wedding and Petit Nivelle was the perfect location. I must admit that it wasn't our first choice. We had stumbled upon another gîte in the area but the host cancelled on us with not a lot of time before the big day. I am so grateful that they did because Petit Nivelle was a little gem! Like many people have reviewed before us, the photos seriously don't do it justice. The house has three generously-sized bedrooms, two that are en-suite. We had a toddler and baby with us and had everything we needed to care for and entertain them! The living and kitchen area are very spacious and we'll kitted out with everything you might possibly need and if not, the hosts Bob & Evelyn were always on hand to help in any way possible. We didn't have eggs and milk when we arrived they kindly offered us what they had.
Not only was the inside of the house a treat but the views outside the front of the house were a spectacular sight to see in the morning. Rolling hills and a distance vineyard, with the sun rising above it all. Round the back of the house, a small pool and BBQ.
The area itself has a relaxed French country vibe with lots of little restaurants nearby. There are some supermarkets within 20mins of the property also. We visited a lovely lakeside beach on Bob & Evelyn's recommendation and had a lovely family day out there. You definitely need a car to get around here though!
I could go on and on about what this house has to offer but this would be an essay. What a wonderful week!
All the other positive reviews are accurate. Our family of 3 generations had an enormously enjoyable ten days. The house is delightful and spacious. The outside space is great for relaxing or family fun and games whether in the pool or garden. There is plenty of space for grandparents to find a quiet corner for a snooze when needed! Bob and Evelyn are lovely but unobtrusive hosts. The boys ride on the mower was a highlight for them! It's very peaceful area but there are several small villages restaurants within reasonable driving distance.
The house is wonderful, very spacious and so well equipped with everything you could conceivably need and so much more. Set within large spacious grounds surrounded by vineyards it offers fantastic panoramic views while providing peace and tranquillity allowing you to unwind and relax.
The nearest town is Gensac which is 5 km away so you need a car to get around and there is plenty to see and do in the local area. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to a local vineyard “Grand Mayne” and Kayaking down the Dordogne river which was a real treat.
Thank you to Angela for sharing your beautiful house with us but our special thanks goes to Bob and Evelynn. You made us feel so welcome; you were the consummate hosts both informative and helpful enabling us to enjoy our wonderful week at Petit Nivelle.
We would highly recommend the property and will be mentioning it to family and friends and would love to return here ourselves one day.
May 2019 Visit to Tour Bordeux region, Bergerac and Dordogne Valley
We were 2 couples who stayed at the property in Saint-Avit-de-Soulège for 6 nights after flying into Bordeaux airport (1 1/2 hour drive to property) from the US . All of our pre-visit communications and directions to the property with Angela were timely and accurate. On site check-in, assistance and orientation from Bob and Evelyn was excellent. The accommodations were better than represented. The kitchen was very well equipped and able to support any of your culinary activities. Bathrooms, showers and bedrooms were modern and comfortable. The out-door grounds are well manicured and beautiful with nice seating areas to enjoy extended views of vineyards and wildlife. The property's setting is very quiet, located off of narrow country roads. This is a rural setting. Grocery stores and gas stations are located within 10 - 15 miles of property. There are several small resturants in the area but we chose to cook in the evenings and not drive these roads in the dark. Property is convenient to Pomeral, St. Emillion, Bergerac, Libourne (45 min.)
There is a blissful rural charm in the Gironde which makes it easy to enjoy life. Fruity reds and dry white wines are produced in the surrounding area - also famed for its luxurious sweet wines. Market days in Sainte-Foy-La-Grande are truly gastronomic affairs. The local specialities are proudly displayed amongst a medley of colourful fresh produce. Sit back and relax with a coffee and croissant and watch the world go by.
Distance to Bordeaux Airport - 51 miles
Distance to Bergerac Airport - 23 miles
Nearest village - Gensac - has a small but well equipped grocery shop, bakery, pub/restaurant, Post Office, ATM machine, chemist - 5 min. drive
Nearest town - Sainte-Foy-La-Grande - large supermarkets, petrol stations, restaurants, Saturday market - 15 min drive
Nearest golf course - Chateau des Vigiers Golf Club - 30 min. drive
Local activities - canoeing, walking, rafting, lakes with man made beach, horse riding, wine tasting, cycling, paintballing and go carting.
Other Activities: Wine tasting