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Charming Brantome Gite located in 10 acres parkland, pool, BBQ, pets welcome

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

All year self-catering rental situated 700 metres from centre of Brantome

Self-catering beautifully presented gite available for rental throughout the year. Situated in the romantic town of Brantome known as the 'Venice of Perigord'. It is liberally appointed with cafes and highly recommended restaurants including the Chabrol, Moulin de l'Abbaye and nearby Moulin du Roc reported to be the finest restaurant in the Dordorgne. The 11th Century Abbey with the oldest bell tower in France dominates the town and overlooks the River Dronne. The area has many attractions to offer including the nearby villages of Bourdeilles and Villars boasting the Chateau de Puyguilhem, and the prehistoric caves Grotte de Villars. Many Chateaux can be found around Brantome, a visit to Google earth highlights the delights of this area of France. Brantome holds its own street market on Fridays offering local cheeses, wines and fresh veg etc, the largest market in the Dordogne can be found at Piegut Pluviers. A day trip to the vineyards of Bordeaux is well worth the effort.

BRANTOME: Brantome boasts some 22 cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes from the french traditional 12 euro lunch to the 150 euro lunch at the Moulin d'Abbaye. Canoeing can be enjoyed on the river Dronne, either by taking a trip around the island of Brantome or by canoeing down to Bourdeilles. One can also travel upstream and canoe back to Brantome at one's leisure. There are numerous walks around the area, from 3 kms to 15 kms which take you through the beautiful countryside surrounding Brantome. Most amenities are available in Brantome and Brantome boats probably the best Bounlangerie and Boucherie in the Dordogne. The caves behind the 11th century Abbey are worth a visit where you can find the 'Cave of the Last Judgement'. The area was occupied by the troglydites and evidence of their existence can be found here. Brantome holds water jousting contests every Friday evening during the months of July and August. The Bastille Day celebrations are held on the evening of 13 or 14 July.

PERIGUEUX: Perigueux, the capital of the Dordorgne can be found on the Isle River. The town has been in existence since the Neolithic times and became an important Roman centre. Perigueux suffered thro' the middle ages and 100 year war, each of these periods left its mark on the town. Much of the construction started in the 16th century. You can see the Roman Versone Tower and remains of the Ampitheatre. The Chateau Barriere dates from the early middle ages. Saint Etienne (formerly a cathedral) was reconstructed in the 16th Century and parts of the earlier church is evident in the grounds. Perigueux boasts a medieval and renaissance centre with streets lined with medieval houses, all concentrated around the Cathedral Saint Front. In the old quarter of Perigueux one finds the sqaure where there are in the order of 15 restaurants with tables and chairs set out in the square. For those not wishing to see the sites on foot, Perigueux offers a road train to take you around the wonderful sites.

SARLAT: Sarlat, correctly called Sarlat le Caneda, along with Brantome is one of the most renowned towns in the Dordogne. Sarlat is a beautifully well restored town north of the River Dronne. The old town dating from the medieval and renaissance times. It is a must to be visited especially the streets around the cathedral and those north of the old town. You will get lost in the maze of narrow lanes with something new to see around every corner. Before setting off for your walk around Sarlat, visit the Tourist Office for a suggested walking tour taking in all the key attractions. Don't forget to glance up from time to time as you explore the medieval cobbled streets as the roofs of buildings in medieval Sarlat are often in 'lauze' carefully cut stone which are unusual elsewhere. Market day is Saturday when the medieval square becomes bustling with the wares of the stallholders. Good restaurants can be found in Sarlat and the ice cream parlour in the medieval square is superb in summer.

More Details

Julia Dawson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a superb place! Richard and Julia really did made the extra effort to ensure that our stay was the best we've had in the Dordogne. The gite is exceptionally clean and very well presented ~ we wanted for nothing! Brantome is a very beautiful town with the river running around the island and all those lovely restaurants! Our lunch at the charbol was delicious. We look forward to coming back to the gite sometime very soon! Thank you for all the effort you two made.
Apr 2011
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Brantôme Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • All towels are provided along with guest complimentary basket containing face flannels, soap, cotton wipes, tissues, fresh wipes, cotton buds and hairdryer. Toilet rolls are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1, situated on the ground floor and equipped with wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets and bedside lights. Bedroom 2, on upper level, equipped with two large single divan beds' which can be arranged to offer a superking size bed by prior arrangement, (zip-linked) complete with wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
The large Swimming pool is shared with owners and unfortunately is not suitable for very young children. Pool towels are provided daily and the swimming pool cleaned daily. Tea towels are provided for the kitchen, bed linen is provided and fresh linen provided during 2 week stay. Soap powder, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid and cleaning cloths are all provided in the cost of rental. All utilities are included in the rental price and during winter there are no extra charges for central heating. There is a 13 kW woodburner in the lounge area to supplement the heating. A welcome pack is provided containing, tea, sugar, coffee, biscuits, orange juice, milk and wine and other provisions can be arranged on request. For the Christmas period a decorated lighted .tree is provided along with flowers, champagne and chocolates


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Charming Brantome Gite located in 10 acres parkland, pool, BBQ, pets welcome
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 20 reviews

Fantastic Gite in Beautiful Surroundings

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this gite for 2 weeks in August with my husband and two sons aged 17 and 12. Upon arrival at the gite we were met by Julia and Richard who gave us a tour of the grounds, pool and the house. The description on the web site is very accurate, The gite is very clean and attractive inside, with good internet connection and satellite TV. The furnishings are of a high standard and very comfortable, the beds in particular are very comfortable with good quality bed linen. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you would need and has a lovely table to eat from if the weather isn't so good. The lounge area is bright and comfortable with leather sofa and chairs and also another table. The bathroom has an amazing shower with 3 different water settings. The whole house has been decorated and furnished to a high standard and Julia has put a lot of effort into making the gite comfortable with her little touches.

The outside space is beautiful too with a BBQ and table and chairs in the garden, overlooking the orchard. The swimming pool to is fantastic, very large and very private looking out over the gardens of the property, Richard maintains the pool to a very high standard. There are sun loungers by the pool and also a table and chairs under a canopy which provided us with shelter from the hot sun and also the occasional shower, there is also a wooden gazebo with patio furniture.

Richard and Julia are very helpful and nothing is every too much trouble for them, they are very discreet but you know they are there if you need them. We also enjoyed meeting the 4 donkeys and 9 cats that Richard and Julia have adopted. And often Jasper the cat would join us at meal times while we in the garden.

The gite is set in a beautiful rural location only about a 15-20 minute walk into the town of Brantome, the town itself is beautiful and has everything you need.

Like one of the previous reviews stated "I could live here" well we all agree so could we !! We were very sad to leave.

A fantastic holiday, fantastic gite, fantastic hosts, and a beautiful area. We will definitely return

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
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Ideal gite with delightful owners

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 9-year-old daughter and I had a marvelous spring holiday at this pristine gite in Brantome. The great many positive reviews that have already been submitted show how much effort the owners, Julia and Richard, have put into perfecting their gite. They even indulged our daughter with donkey rides, donkey feedings and brushings, and her endless interest in the cats. The property is beautiful, inside and out. We'd love to return during the warmer months as the pool looks very inviting, too. Others have already described the attractions in and around Brantome. You cannot go wrong here if you're looking for a holiday in the Dordogne.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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Lovely Gite!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely week in this gite ideally located for exploring Brantome and the surrounding villages/towns. Beautiful area of France. Very nice countryside walk into Brantome town itself. Richard and Julie (plus Jasper of course) are perfect hosts, available if you have any queries but also very discreet. If you wish to go on holiday in the Dordogne I do not think you would find a better gite. Swimming pool very large and lovely views of the garden/grounds from the pool & gite. Gite is clean and well equipped with a lovely Modern bathroom/shower. Thank you for a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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A little Gem

  • 5 of 5

The gîte was wonderfully equipped and delightful in its own garden and also giving you access to a swimming pool and its surrounding areas.

The gîte was perfect in every way .full of character and charm, fresh flowers on the coffee table and is beautifully decorated, well-equipped and comfortable with an eye for detail and style with the sort of thoughtful little extras - like tea, coffee, milk, juice and a bottle of wine and the toiletry items that you always forget that make any holiday so much more easy and pleasant with these little extra touches.

The owners, Richard and Julia did absolutely everything to make it an enjoyable time being discreet and were always available if needed for information, and I would like to thank them for that.

The balance between being rural yet within 20 minutes’ walk of the village which is so picturesque, in many ways is ideal.

We really have had a wonderful week here and the gîte gave a feeling of a home from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
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Relax and Enjoy

  • 5 of 5

A lovely gite - well equipped and comfortable. Lovely and cool, with a pretty private terrace. A great pool, probably the best we have experienced, not heated, but lovely at the end of a hot day. Great hosts, available when needed and very welcoming - thank you Julia and Richard. The walk to Brantome is a bonus as so often gites are very rural and you need a car to get anywhere near facilities.

We recommend a visit to St Jean de Cole and the police horses at La Grange.

Chateau Puyguilem is worth a visit. Flying in to Limoge and collecting our hire car was a breeze.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
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Idyllic Location, Quality Property, Great WiFi

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we have stayed here. This time for 4 weeks. When you consider we travel all the way from Australia each year to do this you can see we must be impressed. And we are!!! The benefits are so many. Fantastic super king size bed - 2 metres across. Comfortable. stylish leather furniture. Good kitchen with quality fittings. The location is perfect - you own private fenced garden - no sqwarking kids driving you nuts.

The cleanliness is unbelievable. Julia, the charming owner & hostess, changes everything ( and we mean everything) between guests - duvets, crockery, cutlery, floor mats - the works. Takes everything away, washes it and puts it back on fresh for guests arriving two weeks later. It's true - we have watched her do it. Tres formidable.

Speaking of Julia - she and her husband are a delight. They are there when you need them - for Restaurant tips, etc and unobtrusive when you are being quiet. Being English there are no language barriers for single language Colonials like us.

Finally...the Internet. It is great. I run my business in Australia from the second bedroom where I set up my computer. It is a biggish business and is totally internet based. I have never - repeat NEVER had a problem - with the Internet here.

We are so totally impressed by the accommodation of offer we are coming back next year - this time bringing our daughter with us.

Thanks guys for providing such a wonderful place.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Kilometres
700 metres
Nearest Ferry
340 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
37 Miles
Angouleme TGV
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Kilometres
22 restaurants within 700 metres
Car: recommended

Brantome the gate of the Perigord Limosin Natural Regional Park, one of the most beautiful sites in France. Brantome, known as the Venice of the Perigord is an island encircled by a loop of the River Dronne linked to the ouside world by five bridges. Its gabled bell tower, rising from the rock is held to be the oldest and one of the finest in France. The original Benedictine abbey was founded in 769 by Charlemagne. In the botanical gardens on the banks of the Dronne are the monks' exquisite little stone-carved rest-houses. There's always plenty going on in Brantome, from its annual vintage car rally and water jousting tournaments to the winter truffle market and farmers' markets on Fridays. Numerous Chateaux, Monolithic, Romanesque and lighted Roman churches are plentiful within the area along with caves, gardens and natural sites. Laying along a ley-line, Brantome is truly a romantic restful enchanting village where, perhaps when you ask - all your dreams will come true!

Other Activities: Canoeing; aquagym, yoga,




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $279.29

25% is requested at the time of booking please and the balance paid 8 weeks prior to arrival. If the booking is made within 8 weeks of planned arrival, then the full amount is payable at time of booking.
Cancellation charges are calculated at 50% up to 8 weeks prior to arrival, after which time, no refunds are available.
All breakages and damage to property must be settled before departure. Ther

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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