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2nd Season "DOUCE FRANCE" 1 Couple/100% Relaxation/AirCond/Private Heated Pool

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

GITE WITH ANCIENT STONES & BEAMS SHOWING 50m2 + LARGE TERRACE OVERLOOKING POOL.

Specifically conceived for 2 people.

No other gîtes or B&B on the property as it is often the case.

Ideal for quiet relaxing days in the garden and by the pool, for walking through the surrounding countryside, or visiting France.

Spoiled for choice in the Dordogne (Périgueux, Bergerac, Brantôme...), Charente (Angoulême, Cognac...) and even the Gironde with lovely St Emilion and magnificent Bordeaux : The Choice is Yours!

EQUIPMENT :

- Access to Private Pool in season, Heated (from mid May to end of Sept) 9mx4m for the 2 guests to use only, lights at night. (cleaning and use by the owners in your absence).

- 1 Large Terrace (only 5 steps) overlooking the pool.

- 1 Double Bedroom with a comfortable 160cm bed & modern bathroom en-suite with a shower and a big bath.

- 1 separated toilet with handbasin.

- 1 washing machine + iron + table.

- 1 kitchen fully equipped (built-in diswasher, fan oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, induction hob, Nespresso coffee machine Pixie, kettle, toaster etc.

- Air-conditioning unit for those ever so hot days/nights.

- Electric roller blinds.

- TV/DVD, Limited Wifi (not for downloading)+Skybox satellite (free to air)

- BBQ, Salon de jardin, sun loungers, 2 parasols.

- 2 bicycles available for guests to use.

MORE :

- Bio vegetables and eggs direct from the farm just down the road.

- Markets nearby (Sunday, Monday, Friday) and in season, night markets with local producers selling food you can eat there/or take away.

- In the summer, there are a lot of Concerts around etc

HOUSE RULES :

- Smoking is not permitted in the Gîte.

- No pets (Sorry but our cat likes having the big garden for herselve!)

- Saturday is normal changeover day (arrival after 4pm) and departure (before 10am)but we can sometimes be flexible over these times and days (see owners).

- Bedlinen and Towels included (2 bath towels+2 hand towels)

- Please Bring Your Own beach/pool towels.

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The Gîte is independent and next to the owners home.

Both have been tastefully renovated by the owner (half french, half english tradesman).

It is facing the pool which will be for your exclusive use (no other guests).

The owners (lady is french) will make sure to respect your privacy by cleaning or using it when you are not around.

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The standard seasonal short-term contract will be sent to you by mail ; you will need to scan it and return it duly signed by mail or by post with the booking deposit in order to book the gîte.

The booking will then be confirmed when documents received by us.

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More Details

Owner
Marie
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2017

About Marie

We are always available for our guests and ready to help in any way we can to make their stay the most pleasant one.

We will also make sure we do not interfere in your privacy as much as possible.

Marie purchased this cottage in 2005

What makes this cottage unique

Tastefully renovated by the owner, "Douce France" will seduce you, no doubt.

Specifically conceived for 2 people (no other gites or B&B on the property as it is often the case).

Living around here feels like being on holiday all year round !

Our first wonderful guests who enjoyed our opening season in 2016 kindly gave us excellent comments which might help you with the choice of our Gîte "Douce France".

Bonnes vacances.

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Bergerac, Bordeaux
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Aubeterre, Bonnes, St-Aulaye...
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Aubeterre sur Dronne
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Chalais, Angoulême,Bordeaux
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Direction Bordeaux
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Aubeterre/Dronne,Bonnes,St Aulaye...
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Aubeterre/Dronne, Saint-Aulaye
Car: necessary

Canoe hire available, walks, cycling, golf facilities, tennis, horseriding and many other leisure activities in the area.

Only 3 mn away from 3 villages : St Antoine (Dordogne), Aubeterre & Bonnes (Charente). You will be spoiled for choice for where to get your croissants, pain et baguette!!

In between Dordogne (Périgord Vert) & Charente, 3 mn from Aubeterre (amongst the most beautiful villages in France with its monolithe church), 40 mn from Brantôme (Little Venice du Périgord), Bergerac, Angoulême (International City of "Bande Dessinée").

Amenities

Saint-Antoine-Cumond Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Comfortable Bed 160x200 cm
  • Electric roller blind.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pétanque Court ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
- The Gite is equipped of electric roller blinds. - You can choose to ask for THE CLEANING of the end of stay (to be paid directly to the owner - to be booked now or upon arrival)

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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2nd Season "DOUCE FRANCE" 1 Couple/100% Relaxation/AirCond/Private Heated Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Lovely place near the beautiful town of Aubeterre

  • 5 of 5

A very well equipped comfortable gite. The pool was very nice. A rural location surrounded need by cows and fields yet very close to Aubeterre. Marie and Louie the owners could not have been nicer. I would highly recommend this gite.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, relaxing, high quality and lovely property in a great rural location.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in several gite's over the last few years and have come to identify the things that make a good property great. Douce France is great as it has been designed and equipped to a very high standard. As a property for two, having a private pool is unusual and very welcome. The pool is bathed in sunshine throughout the day and well into the evening and even has a jet-spa area. A covered seating area next to the pool was a real bonus when the temperature hit 38c and it was too hot even under the umbrellas'.

The property is finished to a very high standard throughout, with everything new. It was immaculately presented and clearly the owners are very proud of what they offer. When we arrived, Marie had identified some events that were going to be on during the week we were there and helped with some ideas of where we could visit.

It's a converted stone barn, so keeps cool anyway, but is also equipped with air conditioning when the temperature gets too high.

The shower and bathroom is hotel quality and the bedroom plenty large enough for two, with wardrobes and draws.

The living area is a combined kitchen / dining area and lounge. Eating in at some gite can be a frustrating affair, but we were delighted at the little touches like knives that were sharp, a very fast and powerful induction hob, a good oven and plenty of good quality cutlery, crockery, pots and pans.

For entertainment, there is a DVD player, satellite TV and WiFi, plus a lovely outside area that effectively extends the kitchen / lounge area onto a large terrace overlooking the pool.

Under the terrace is a covered parking area, and bikes are available to ride into the villages or exploring the area.

The property isn't in a village, but sits on a very quiet road surrounded by fields. Auberterre-sur-Dronne is a 5 minute drive away, Bonnes and Saint-Antoine-Cumond are slightly closer. The night market at Auberterre is delightful and the town has plenty of places to eat, shops, and history.

We visited Brantome for lunch one day, and on another went to the Cognac region, both an easy day out on roads that were much less busy than we found a week later in the more central Dordogne areas. Riberac is the closest main town and worth a look around.

We often end up booking properties for 4, despite there being only two of us to get somewhere we want to be with the facilities we like.

Douce France was a real gem and well recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A piece of perfection!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in this beautifully restored barn belonging to Marie & Louis. They have gone to great trouble to make it feel homely yet modern with quality fittings. On our arrival, they both made us feel very welcome, & were wonderful hosts, throughout our holiday, right up until the morning we left, and were discreet yet available.

The gite has everything you could wish for including a gorgeous pool and is all kept spotlessly clean. You really couldn't wish for more with plenty of space for two and lots of little details that make it feel a real home from home. We like to cook on holiday and normally feel there are lots of things missing in a kitchen but certainly not here.

The gite is in an ideal location not far from Aubeterre sur Dronne which is a beautiful little village with plenty of places to eat. Aubeterre is easy to cycle to as is the nearest boulangerie for your morning croissants or canoe's for hire in Aubeterre.

We certainly hope to go back soon.

Jayne & Andy

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

It was excellent in all respects

  • 5 of 5

The advert did not do the Gite justice, Marie & Louis have thought of everything, excellent doesn't describe it.

The location wonderful, just a bike ride to either of the local villages for bread in the morning or into Aubeterre for a choice of meals in the evening.

Hope we will be back soon.

Jim & Christine (Wales)

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Un endroit paisible pour se ressourcer

  • 5 of 5

Nid douillet pour un couple, très agréable, très propre avec tout le nécessaire et propice à là détente. Marie et Louis sont des personnes très sympathiques et aux petits soins pour les vacanciers. Avons passé de bons moments dans la piscine. Beaux petits villages aux alentours ! Belles balades !

Découverte de la Dordogne et de la Charente toute proche.

Avons passé 15 jours super !

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Quelle chance ce fut que de commencer, en toute simplicité et en douceur, notre deuxième saison avec vous deux qui êtes un couple adorable et très sympathique. Nous sommes très contents d'avoir fait votre connaissance. A tantôt et bons souvenirs. Bonne continuation à vous ainsi qu'à toute la petite famille.
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5

Un vrai cocon - des vacances réussies

  • 5 of 5

Un hébergement tout neuf, très confortable (merci la clim), une literie à la hauteur, et une piscine à 27, nous avons tout apprécié et encore plus la gentillesse de Marie. Mêmes les hirondelles voulaient en profiter (aller et retour dans le logement). Nos vacances ont été superbes, que de beaux souvenirs pour les mois à venir. Merci mille fois.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $412.4
Stay tax $0.59 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Afin de procéder à la réservation du Logement, le Vacancier/Preneur acceptera les termes de l'Annonce Abritel/HomeAway.
Il retournera 1 exemplaire signé du Contrat de Location Saisonnière au Propriétaire accompagné du montant fixé pour l'acompte.
Règlement possible par carte bancaire via les services financiers d'Abritel/HomeAway ou par chèque (sauf pour résa.dernière minute).

Terms and conditions need to be agreed to confirm booking and the seasonal short-term rental contract needs to be signed and returned to owner with the deposit amount required.
Payment can be made by credit card via the website or by cheque (see with owner/ except for last minute booking).

Merci / Thank you

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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