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Dovecote Cottage

Dovecote courtyard side
4.5 of 5 stars
Very good
3 reviews
Dovecote courtyard side
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
17th century Dovecote made into delightful honeymoon cottage, all mod cons with wonderful character.
Spacious 1st floor double bedroom with 'upturned boat' beams and real pigeon-holes. Hall, Twin bedroom/sitting room, Shower room with wc, Living/dining room with corner kitchen and French windows to the private patio overlooking wide lawns. Huge 15m shared swimming pool with diving board.

Set in the grounds of handsome Domaine de Tabary manor house, the Dovecote perches on the edge of the great courtyard which is bounded by the barns and the two other letting houses. All this in rolling countryside with woods and meadows just outside the market town of Excideuil with its mediaeval castle and tiny streets, shops, restaurants and all services.
About the owner, Richard C
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : Oct 2008
Overall rating: 4.2 / 5.0
Based on 13 reviews and 4 properties
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Listing #HL249444 by: Holiday Lettings
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4.5 of 5 stars Very good - based on 3 reviews
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Louise G
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Richard and Louisa are so welcoming when you arrive; there were lovely flowers and bottle of wine waiting for us. The Dovecote is situated on a farmyard square behind the main Domaine de Tarbary. The Dovecote has been beautifully and sympathetically renovated with one double bedroom in the actual dovecote roof complete with all the original beams and holes for... more

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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 for a stay in June 2013
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We spent a delightful month at the pretty Dovecote looking for a property to buy in the beautiful Dordogne. The charming building is set on the courtyard of the lovely manor house, alongside barns and other cottages. We found it well appointed with everything we needed for our long stay. Our hosts, Richard and Luisa were lovely, friendly and helpful... more

Port Angeles, Washington
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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I stayed in Le Pigeonniere for two months to complete a writing project. The accommodations, were comfortable and attractive. I particularly enjoyed the terrace where I drank my morning coffee and listened to a cuckoo in the woods and the upstairs bedroom -- all domed ceiling, wooden beams and indentations where pigeons had once flown in and out. My stay... more

  • Balcony
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Freezer
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Access:
  • Elder Access:
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Suitable for Children:
Additional amenities & feature info
Standard equipment is one large double bed and two single beds - please ask in advance for a child's bed or cot /high chair if required.
For any other special requirements please ask us.
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Dates Min stay Per week
Oct 3, 2015 -
Dec 18, 2015
Autumn 2015
7 nights
Dec 19, 2015 -
Jan 1, 2016
Xmas 2015
7 nights
Jan 2, 2016 -
Apr 29, 2016
Spring 2016
7 nights
Apr 30, 2016 -
Jul 1, 2016
Early Summer 2016
7 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Pet: $61 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
- Rates apply to the Dovecote
- Deposit £400 required on booking, Balance + security deposit £400 payable 8 weeks before arrival.
- Bed linen and towels are provided.
- Payment in Sterling (or euros by prior arrangement).
- Pets (if accepted) are charged at £40 each per stay.
- Maximum capacity in Farmhouse 8 people, Gatehouse 7, and Dovecote 4.
- LONG TERM RENTS - Farmhouse rates from £658 per month, Gatehouse £548/m, Dovecote £458/m.
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Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Limoges or Bergerac: 49.7 mi
Railway: Thiviers: 8.7 mi
Ferry: Caen: 345.5 mi
FLY: Ryanair or Flybe to Limoges or Bergerac, (each 1hr20mins) or others to Bordeaux (2hrs). Use them to
Book your hire car in advance. Easy driving even in summer!
DRIVE: Cross channel ferry then the drive from Caen or St Malo is about 6 hours, a bit more from Calais or Boulogne.
TRAIN: Eurostar to Paris, metro to Gare d'Austerlitz, train to Limoges and change for Thiviers where we can meet you at the station!
CYCLE: It has been done! WALK: you wouldn't!
Once here a car is recommended.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 108.7 mi.
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