A beautiful village house restored to a high standard, with private pool

Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Weekly price guide: £1056-£2348
Pool: Yes
Type: Cottage
Property Ref: PET2867

General Description

Original artwork, dreamy sunsets, swans on the river and the best wines in the world….This property is the owner's latest creation, a charming and beautifully restored village house just across the lane.

The mesmerising Dordogne River is just 25 metres away and life on the river is very much at the heart of this village - swans glide along the water, wildlife comes and goes, locals pass by on canoes, whilst others try their luck at fishing. Inside, the house showcases the owner's creative flair and artistic talent. Original paintings adorn the walls and the décor is stylish and elegant. Everything is brand new and totally refurbished to a high standard using natural materials in stone and oak.

Outside it has its own walled courtyard garden with a large terrace with loungers and outdoor furniture. The property also enjoys access to the owner's riverside garden approximately 40 metres away, which has steps down to the river. It also has a table and chairs and barbecue, and the riverbank has a bench under a large fig tree - take the picnic chairs down and have a picnic, watch the river's wildlife or spend the evening stargazing.

When in residence, the owner who has an art studio (discretely tucked away at the villa and who is also a wine expert, can organise wine tastings at the house or at local wineries and châteaux.

From the house, it's a scenic walk to coffee and croissants in the nearest town, Pessac. A 20-minute drive will take you to charming Saint-Émilion, where world class restaurants sit beside ancient ruins. The fabulous city of Bordeaux, with its new 'Cité du Vin' is a must see town and only an hour away.

Accommodation Facilities

Cottage Interior:
Ground Floor (open plan):
- Fully fitted kitchen with induction cooking
- Dining area
- Sitting area

First Floor:
- Master bedroom with super king-size bed (can be made into 2 single beds), en-suite shower room with hand-basin, toilet and electric towel rail
- 2nd bedroom with super king-size bed (can be made into 2 single beds), shower room, hand-basin, toilet, heated towel rail (1m across the landing)

Outside Grounds:
- Private pool (size:7x4.5m/depth:1.3m) with corner steps, in a walled courtyard across the lane, which is totally enclosed (pool open Easter to end October approx.)
- Small private walled /trellis planted garden
- Large terrace with loungers, 4 chairs, parasols, barbecue and 2 picnic chairs (that can be taken down to the riverbank and brought back after use)
- Gravel area with planted bed
- Access to owner's riverside garden 40m away with bench under a large shaded fig tree
- Private off the road parking

Additional Notes:
- Baby and toddler equipment: pushchair, stair gates, changing mat, plastic crockery
- Complimentary welcome hamper with wine and homemade products
- Mid-week clean (€12/hour)
- Laundry service (€10/hour)
- Babysitting service (€15/hour)
- Early check-in for luggage
- Arrival time: 4.00 p.m.
- End of stay cleaning included. Mid-stay cleaning also available at extra cost.
- Pets welcome at an additional charge of €50/week
- Minimum stay 7 nights
- Linen and towels included
- Heating costs included
- Insurance: It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
- For insurance purposes, all exterior doors and windows must be locked when away from the property. The owner of the property will not accept responsibility for any loss, damage or consequential losses due to theft or any other security related incidents.

Wine Tours
If you have a passion for wines and want to know more about them, your time here will be delightfully spent. The owner, Kit organises very special wine tours of small groups to see famous cellars of St Emilion from the inside.

Kit is often on hand to advise on sightseeing and wine tours or to leave you in peace. She also runs art and wine courses.

Art Courses
Experiential art company 'Live in Art' has launched a series of new residential art courses taught by acclaimed French contemporary artist Eric Bourse.

The location of the courses is Live in Art's first permanent 'living gallery' space and studio, the luxurious villa on the banks of the beautiful Dordogne river in south west France. With its dedicated art studio and gallery space, direct private river access and only 20 minutes from world UNESCO site Saint-Emilion, it's the perfect spot for an inspirational weekend of painting and wine tasting in the Dordogne.

Take full advantage of the expert teaching techniques of Eric Bourse who will offer you a personal guidance in developing skills and personal style through the versatile medium of acrylics. All abilities are welcome - beginners wanting a taster session to start them on their painting journey or more experienced painters who want to develop their style and technique. All materials and equipment needed to take part in the course will be provided with a small canvas completed to take home at the end of the course.

The art studio at the property has been developed under Eric's direction and is hung with Eric's own work, as well as used as his own working space. Villa is also hung as a 'living gallery' of Eric's work and other French contemporary artists.

Please note the art studio is a private area with a separate access to it.

Bike Hire
A local bike hiring company which offer helmets and full insurance for all ages and sizes is available.

Local Area / Activities

The welcoming climate and stunning scenery of the Dordogne encourage exploration, and the region has many treasures to delight wine connoisseurs, gourmets, artists and activity enthusiasts alike.

Make the most out of the Dordogne river and enjoy the many outdoor activities such as boating, canoeing, fishing, bird-watching and a lot more.

The chic bustle of St Emilion, only twenty minutes from the property, offers stylish boutiques, contemporary fine art and world class restaurants. Following the Dordogne and Lot waterways will reward the explorer with many new delights, as charming villages and market towns such as Bergerac, Souillac and Cahors were established through trade along their banks.

Bordeaux is an elegant city filled with architectural delights. The visitor can enjoy the narrow streets of the old town, stunning 18th Century mansion houses, the neoclassical theatre and wide boulevards lined with boutique shops in this diverse and attractive city.

Along the Dordogne are many fine chateaux such as Beynac and Monpazier, mainly built for military action against England during the 100 Years' War. Each summer only ten minutes from the property a dramatic battle re-enactment is held at Castillon de Bataille (July and August). The home of the philosopher Michel Montaigne is only 10 minutes away, and there are fine Gallo-Roman mosaics to be seen in the neighbouring village of Montcaret.

The traditional French hamlet location is a peaceful centre from which to explore the region, with excellent amenities close by.

The local village of Pessac is a lazy walk along the Dorgogne where you can take a coffee, drink and pick up fresh croissants and papers while enjoying the beautiful countryside, vineyards, apple orchards and walnut groves. When you reach the village there is a small supermarket, boulangerie, tobacconist, hair salon and two restaurants. Slightly further out you have Castillon and Sante Foy that have larger supermarkets and various markets throughout the week which specialise in local produce.

The nearby Chateau Bauduc, favoured by Gordon Ramsay and Rick Stein, is a must for wine connoisseurs and offers a programme of tours and tastings, with private visits by arrangement. Wine tours of the many local vineyards are a wonderful chance to sample world-renowned names. Chateau Monbazillac is at Bergerac and St Emilion, Cahors and others are all nearby, offering a chance to sample outstanding wines on the soil where the grapes are grown.

To accompany the wines are many famous traditional cheeses, truffles, mushrooms, duck and goose delicacies such as foie gras. The wealth of gourmet produce makes this area a paradise for foodies, who will be delighted by the local markets of Castillon, Sante Foy and Libourne. This passion for fine produce is reflected in the many excellent restaurants throughout the region. Private wine-tasting is available at The Villa as well wine-tasting tours and Chateaux visits.

Kid's Activities:- Zoo de Bordeaux 1 hr- Water Park Bordeaux 1 hr- Aquarium du Perigord Nord Le Bugue 1hr 25 min- Chateau Bridoire 40 min

Local Amenities:
Nearest Airport: Bergerac/Bordeaux (45mins/1h 15mins)
Nearest Village: Pessac-sur-Dordogne (1km)
Nearest Train Station: Veline (8km)
Nearest Tennis: Pessac-sur-Dordogne/Veline
Nearest Shop: Pessac-sur-Dordogne
Nearest Supermarket: 2km
Nearest Golf: Chateau Vigiers / Castillon la Bataille / St Emilion
Nearest Restaurant: Pessac-sur-Dordogne
Nearest Beach: Lac de Gurcon/La Canau (25mins/1h)

Kids activities close-by:
Horse riding
Historical sites

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £1056
High Season: £2348

Security deposit: £500 charged to clients' credit card prior to arrival

Key Features

  • Exclusive Property
  • Swimming pool
  • TV
  • Internet access
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Walk to village
  • Suitable for young children
  • Pets considered
  • Near sea beach
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Watersports nearby


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