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Two Comfortable Farmhouse Gîtes With Two Pools
On the borders of the Dordogne and Lot et Garonne
Each 3 bedrooms, sleeping 6 and 7 people


Au Compte

In the tiny hilltop hamlet of Au Compte, the nearest village is Loubès-Bernac, these two gîtes, part of a 17th century farmhouse, provide excellent accommodation for those looking for a relaxed holiday. With its views of open countryside, fields of sunflowers and vineyards, Au Compte benefits from being in a pastoral situation, whilst having easy access to the towns of Bergerac, Eymet and Duras, with their shops, restaurants and leisure facilities.

Bergerac is serviced by low-cost operators, Flybe and Ryanair, with flights from Southampton, Bristol and Birmingham, East Midlands, Liverpool and Stansted airports. Take advantage of the cheapest midweek flights and rent from Wednesday to Wednesday during Easter, May and September.

Each gîte has:
· Three bedrooms – 2 doubles and 1 twin all with wardrobes/chests of drawers
· A bathroom and a shower room
· A fully fitted kitchen with gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
· A living/dining area – CD player
· A private garden area with barbeque, patio table and chairs.


The Cottage
The ground floor of the cottage has:
· A fully fitted kitchen
· A living room with log burning fireplace and dining area for 6 people
· Bathroom/wc
· Shower room/wc
First floor:
· 2 double bedrooms
· 1 twin bedroom

La Grange
The ground floor of the Grange has:
· An open plan living space of 40 m2 incorporating fully fitted kitchen, dining area seating up to 12 people and lounge
First floor:
· A triple bedroom (double and single bed) with en-suite shower room/wc
· Double bedroom
· Twin bedroom
· Bathroom/wc

Amenities
· Two swimming pools each approximately 8m x 4m with security alarms, set in 100m2 of terrace, walled on three sides · Children’s play turret with swing, trapeze and climbing rope
· Croquet lawn – set of 4 mallets, balls and rules
· Badminton net – rackets and shuttlecocks
· 2 acres of garden with mature trees and shrubs bordered by woodland and fields full of wildlife – worth bringing a pair of binoculars
· Bailey the dog – who will entertain you all week!
· Cycle track 100m from the property – bikes can be hired locally
· Marked rambling trail 100m from the property
· An end of holiday surprise event for the children (adults enjoy it too)
· Bed linen and bathroom towels supplied


The Area

In The Vicinity:
· village shop which stocks most things and where you can order your bread and croissants for breakfast
· village bar with restaurant/pizzeria
· wine tasting of which several vineyards within walking distance
· local markets with a perfect mix of fruit and vegetables and regional produce including foie gras, wine and cheese
· evening markets during July and August with music and food
· Sunday ‘producers’ market at nearby village, Soumensac, where you can buy lunch from the stalls (e.g., magret de canard, spit-roasted guinea fowl and chicken, fruit and vegetable salads, chips and wine) and sit to eat it with the locals at trestle tables under the lime trees with a view that stretches for ever
· village fête – first Sunday in August – a thoroughly French affair with lots to eat and drink
· vide greniers – the French equivalent of car boot sales
· hot air ballooning
· fishing, lakes and rivers
· go karting
· tennis courts
· canoeing on the rivers Dropt, Dordogne and Visere
· horse riding and carriage rides
· golf (at Château des Vigiers) and a new driving range at Bergerac
· water parks – one in the middle of the countryside using a natural lake, the other recently built in Bergerac
· spectacular fireworks on 14th July – Bastille Day
· opening of the vendage (wine harvest) in Loubès-Bernac in September

(A little) Further Afield:
· the Dordogne and its châteaux – at Beynac and Biron amongst many
· the bastides such as Eymet, Ste Foy la Grande and Monpazier
· the cave paintings at Lascaux
· the medieval towns of Sarlat and Rocamadour
· the caves of les Eyzies-deTayac and Pech-Merle
· St Emilion – one of the prettiest towns in the Aquitaine as well as being the centre for wine. Also famous for the underground church.
· Bordeaux – a bustling, elegant city with a lovely waterfront

The Trimmings - To Enhance Your Holiday Even More
· escorted tours to the bastide towns, châteaux and vineyards
· a list of tried and tested restaurants
· babysitting service
· catering – we can supply a meal on arrival (simple or splendid) and provide lunches, dinners or picnics during your stay
· food shopping – for your arrival – let us know what you want and we’ll do it for you
· baby cot available
· access to a computer/internet
· DVD/VCR available

Excerpts from the Visitors’ Book
“La Grange and its surroundings, including swimming pools, are quite exceptional”
“ Thanks for a lovely holiday – the facilities of the gîte are super”
“ The friendliness of Ali’s welcome was fantastic”
“ Thank you for such a memorable place”
“ What a marvellous place! Thank you for looking after us so well”
“ We had an absolutely marvellous time – thank you! The Cottage is beautiful and so is the area”
“ Without doubt the finest gîte we have had the pleasure of staying in during the last twelve years”

Travel Information

Airports
Bergerac - flights from Ryanair and Flybe from Stansted, Liverpool,
East Midlands, Southampton, Birmingham and Bristol - 20 minutes
Bordeaux - 90 minutes
Toulouse - flights from lots of UK airports - about 2 hours
Car hire available
Road
Paris - 6 hours
Channel ports 8/10 hours
(Portsmouth/St Malo ferry crossing
leaves you the shortest drive this side of 6½ hours approximately)

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Prices and booking information

DatesThe CottageThe GrangeTaken together
Easter£600--
May£400£400£800
June£730£730£1400
7 July - 21 July£800£850£1650
21 July - 01 September£900£950£1850
1 - 29 September£650£650£1300
October£485£485£900

Prices are weekly Saturday to Saturday
arriving after 4 pm departing before 10am
Can be mid week during Easter, May, June and September

For other months, please enquire

Prices include electricity, gas and all bed linen and towels of good quality.
Towels for the pool are not supplied.

A deposit of 25% is requested on booking
with the remainder paid 8 weeks before arrival
A damage deposit of €200 per cottage is also requested

Language(s) spoken:
English and French

To book or for more information please contact
Alison Wright


Please mention Vacation France when contacting the owner


 
 
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