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Dovecote Cottage

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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very good
5 reviews
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Excideuil, Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
17th century Dovecote made into delightful honeymoon cottage, all mod cons with wonderful character.<BR>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. <BR><BR>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 few hours
Calendar Updated: 7 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2008
Overall rating: 4.4 / 5.0
Based on 19 reviews and 4 properties
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Listing #HL249444 by: Holiday Lettings
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English first
Peterhead, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in September 2016

This is a beautiful Domaine in a fantastic location. The buildings have been sympathetically renovated and the grounds are very well kept. The bedrooms are spacious and gorgeous and decently furnished. The wi-fi was first class and did not fall down once. A very welcome bottle of wine and a bowl of grapes awaited us as well as shopping for...

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This guest had nothing but compliments while she was here - what a pity she did not mention any of her niggles to us at the time, as we always respond with appropriate action as quickly as possible.


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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We are a family of four with two children, five and three, and stayed at Tabary (Dovecote Cottage) for the first week of the school holidays. We just wanted a no fuss and peaceful holiday in a characterful, historic property with access to quaint French towns and villages should we feel the need to venture out. A pool was essential...

Management response:

Thank you James for coming to Tabary - we look forward to your next visit. Point taken about the sun-beds at the pool - we will get some more immediately! We supply a hand towel and a bath towel for everyone here, and beach towels on request. We welcome any further requests as we want all our guests to have...


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Louise G
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • 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
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pets Allowed:
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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.<BR>For any other special requirements please ask us.
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 4 nights
Oct 1, 2016 -
Dec 16, 2016
Autumn 2106
4 nights
Dec 17, 2016 -
Jan 6, 2017
Xmas 2016
4 nights
Jan 7, 2017 -
Apr 28, 2017
Spring 2017
4 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.
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 Euros (or £ Sterling 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 825€ per month, Gatehouse 685€/m, Dovecote 575€/m.
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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 <BR>Book your hire car in advance. Easy driving even in summer!<BR>DRIVE: Cross channel ferry then the drive from Caen or St Malo is about 6 hours, a bit more from Calais or Boulogne.<BR>TRAIN: Eurostar to Paris, metro to Gare d'Austerlitz, train to Limoges and change for Thiviers where we can meet you at the station!<BR>CYCLE: It has been done! WALK: you wouldn't! <BR>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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