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Les Sommieres

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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
A 3 bed cottage in a small hamlet of 5 houses right on the banks of the river Dordogne. There is no though traffic apart from the occasional bike or tractor! It has a kitchen/diner with wood burning stove, two living rooms and a newly remodelled shower room/WC (2016) on the ground floor. Upstairs there is a bathroom, two double bedrooms (one with washbasin) which overlook the river and a large bedroom (twin beds) overlooking the garden at the back. Whilst not a deluxe, hi-tech renovation the cottage is fully furnished and equipped. WiFi is available in the cottage. . Woodburning stove in kitchen / electric radiators elsewhere. Room fans provided in summer. Use of the (heated) pool is exclusive to holidaymakers from 09.00 to 18.00 daily - evenings by arrangement.
Listing #HL217111
About the Owner
Jennifer G
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2011
Interaction with guests
We live in the house next door which is where the pool is situated. We are available as required for help and information but will otherwise leave guests in peace to enjoy their holiday.
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Reviewed August 11, 2017

We have just returned from two weeks at Riverside Cottage and it is just that - right beside the river. The views are just amazing with swans swimming right in front of you. Sitting out in the evening watching the sun set with the view...More

Thank Helen R
Jennifer G, VR Owner at Les Sommieres, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Many thanks for your review, Helen, and for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy! It was lovely meeting you and your artistic daughters.

Reviewed June 6, 2017

This gite was perfect for us - a couple with adult son and daughter. The weather was very hot and sunny, which we love, but there were plenty of shady spots to sit in if anyone wanted to. We enjoyed lazy days by the lovely...More

Thank mumlovesthesun
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Reviewed June 24, 2016

Beautiful house in a beautiful location. We were attending a wedding in Chateau Soulac, which was less than 10 minutes away, very convenient. Jenny and Peter were very hospitable and always on hand to advise with any queries.

Thank shmurdoch
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
The house is not really suitable for toddlers as the staircase is steep and narrow. Well behaved dogs are welcome but owners should clean up after them. They are not allowed in...
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    1 Crib
    3 Twins
    2 Queens
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  • Damage Deposit: $131 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Flexible start / finish days - take advantage of cheaper mid-week flights!
Minimum booking 1 week in high season** - additional days pro-rata. Short breaks (min. 3 nights) at other times.
15% discount on second full week.

20% deposit on booking - balance due 6 weeks before start date together with £200 fully refundable security deposit.
**WEDDING PARTIES AT CHATEAU SOULAC or RIGAUD- short breaks available all year
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About the neighborhood
Castillon La Bataille (15 mins) is where the decisive battle took place to end the hundred year war. The town stages a 'son & lumiere' re-enactment of the battle on several evenings during late July & early August each year. A cast of hundreds including dozens of horses, a couple of oxen and a pig!

St Emillion, world famous for it's wines, is only 30 minutes away. It is a UNESCO Heritage site, classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. It has narrow cobbled streets, a wide selection of restaurants, and of course lots of wine tasting opportunities.

Ste. Foy la Grande is a typical French market town - the market on Saturday mornings is reputed to be one of the best in the area. It is possible to take boat trips up the river from here.

Getting around
A car is essential in this area. There are no local buses (except school buses) and the train station (Velines) is about 5 km away. From there trains run to Bordeaux to the west and Ste Foy la Grande, Bergerac to the east.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Bergerac / Bordeaux 65 km: 18.6 mi
Railway: Velines: 2.5 mi
Ferry: St. Malo: 348.0 mi
Bergerac airport is 30 mins away - Ryan, Flybe, Jet2.
Merignac (Bordeaux) about one hour, BA, Easyjet, Flybe, Ryan, Aer Lingus.
St. Malo is the closest port (350 miles) & Calais is just under 600 miles away.
TGV comes from London (via Paris or Lille) to Bordeaux (1 hr) or Libourne (30 mins).
Although all basic shopping is walking distance away a car is highly recommended for exploring all that the area has to offer.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 74.6 mi.
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