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Cottage with Heated Salt water pool in private & peaceful setting.

Patricia Hanlon

Member since: 2009
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Speaks English, French, German
People7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Patricia Hanlon

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Calendar last updated:
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Cottage with Heated Salt water pool in private & peaceful setting.

People7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Marthon - La Borderie

3 bedroom Cottage, with 2 Bedrooms on ground floor plus open plan mezzanine.

Set within the beautifully scenic region of Charente, and close to the Dordogne, this lovely, simple house is set in the owners’ grounds but has sole use of a swimming pool and fully enclosed garden. The carefully restored stone house keeps cool in warmer months, with a pretty courtyard and barbecue – perfect for dining outdoors. It has a large open-plan living/dining room with a well-equipped corner kitchen, woodburner and exposed beams. There is a kingsize bedroom; one twin bedroom, a bathroom and separate WC. There is also a mezzanine over the living room with low beams and additional beds. Other features include: Private swimming pool (9m x 4m, depth 0.8m to 1.8m); Central heating (at cost); Woodburner (wood at cost); W/machine; D/washer; M/wave; F/freezer; Cot; Satellite TV (English channels); DVD player; Book collection; Safe; Sun loungers; Garden furniture; Covered built-in barbecue; All linen included; parking in private courtyard. All set within scenic, peaceful countryside.

(There is also a Studio Apartment which is available, but only to the party that is renting the Cottage. It is not rented out separately to another party when the Cottage is occupied). The Rental price for the studio is £60 per night. The studio has a half bath/shower & WC, Kitchenette with fridge freezer, 2 ring cooker,microwave and is well equipped for dining, etc.

UK TV, DVD player, Wifi, Terrace with table and chairs.More information available on request.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Patricia Hanlon (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2015

About Patricia Hanlon

We previously had a holiday home in the Dordogne, near Perigueux, then we decided to come and live in France but wanted a larger property. We found this property and we first visited the property on a cold winters day and we liked it a lot, even though there was quite a bit to do, particularly on the exterior, so now after living here for 10 years almost, we are pleased with the improvements and we really enjoy living here. We are both from Bradford, West Yorkshire but we spent 22 years living in other countries and places in UK, due to Adrian serving in HM Forces. Adrian had a job arranged with a French company from when we first arrived in France and is still working for the same company. So, we live and work here and intend to remain here.

Patricia Hanlon purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Patricia Hanlon chose Marthon

Firstly, we love the location, we are in the countryside, it's very peaceful and quiet, yet very close to Marthon and Montbron for shopping and lots of other facilities.

Close enough to Angouleme and good road and rail connections to the rest of France/Europe.

The cottage is separate from our accommodation and we have our own pool and gardens, parking, etc and although we are on site (next door) we are available if required.

What makes this cottage unique

The great thing for us about living here in this property is that we still feel as if we are on holiday, even though we live and work here and we work hard to keep the whole property in good order, inside and outside, it's still a holiday to us. Lots of sunshine (usually) and pretty much zero air pollution.

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People7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
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Cottage with Heated Salt water pool in private & peaceful setting.
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5

August 2014

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 absolutely wonderful weeks in Adrian and Sue's lovely cottage.

The cottage is in a perfect spot in a beautiful part of France, and is very private despite the owners house being a short walk away.

We had all the amenities we needed for a great holiday with spacious rear grassed terraces, a lovely pool area with sunbeds, and a wonderful veranda at the front of the cottage that was put to good use every evening for meals and drinks while we watched spectacular sunsets.

Inside, the cottage was equipped with everything we needed and more.. with plenty of room, comfortable furniture, and even UK TV to keep us up to date.

We enjoyed our days out to Piegut market, La Rochefoucauld, Angouleme and Brantome - All well worth a visit.

Our day at La Rochelle was also amazing and worth the long car journey.

Having spent many a holiday in France in the last 20 years or so, we can definitely say we have never stayed in more homely and comfortable place or had more welcoming and charming hosts than Adrian and Sue - we really enjoyed your company at our raclette evening and as your guests for the return fixtures.

We wish you every success in the future and we look forward to seeing you both again - we're sure that we will at some point in the not too distant future.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We rented this Gite because we were coming to the Chateau de la Coronne for a wedding. Let me say that this Gite is ideally placed for anyone visiting the area for the same reason. Notwithstanding the wonderful wedding we were the envy of several of our friends due to the superb accommodation and facilities La Borderie offers. We stayed for a week and this turned out on many levels to be a really good decision. The peace and quiet of the morning broken only by the screech of rooster or pheasant was incredible. We were very comfortable in this well equipped Gite and were very happy that the swimming pool was an ambient 75 degrees. So hats off to Pat and Adrian for our warm welcome and occasional assistance. We are missing you and La Borderie already!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Most Wonderful Gite Ever

  • 5 of 5

Well what can I say this is the most fantastic place to stay. The gite is all anyone could wish for. We had the most memorable holiday here with Pat and Adrian exceptional owners who are so helpful for absolutely anything you should need or know. The area is very beautiful and there are lots of activities around if you wish. This really is the best gite we have ever stayed in, and had everything you could ever wish for - it was exceptionally well equipped. The swimming pool is, of course, an absolute bonus and the setting to die for! We were so impressed with the whole set up here and would like to say we have stayed in many gites before but none which have come up to these standards. Roll on our next visit.

Many thanks Pat and Adrian for such a wonderful holiday which we will never forget.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful, peaceful vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Pat and Adrian for being wonderful hosts. The cottage was exactly as advertised except the living room couches have been upgraded. It is fully equipped, clean and is in a very tranquil setting. The sunsets behind the barn were beautiful. The town of Montbron is less than 10 kms away and has a great grocery store, Intermarche, that has everything. We purchased fresh meats, fruits and veggies (and of course the great wines) to cook on the outdoor BBQ. We ate El Fresco on the outdoor patio...very nice. Pat keeps flowers all around the courtyard making it a very colorful and picturesque setting. The kids enjoyed the heated pool that was very well maintained and clean. We also dined in Montbron at Moulin de la Tardoire (fine dining) and La Toscane (family pizzeria), both very good. We speak very little French but found most establishments had English speaking employees.

We were attending a wedding at the nearby Chateau de la Couronne and this cottage is less than 2 kms away making it an excellent choice for over flow guests. The day of the wedding, all the men/boys went go-carting and couldn't stop talking about how much fun it was however the course is much faster then anything we have at home therefore it is not suitable for little ones. We also took a day trip to Angoleme about 25kms away and a day trip to St. Emilion (winery country) about 90 mins - 2 hrs away. Both well worth the visit.

I must admit I was a little hesitant booking on line but everything went smoothly. Pat was a pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend booking this cottage for a very relaxing holiday in the French country side

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So Glad that our Canadian Guests enjoyed there stay at La Borderie.
5

A Beautiful Gite and a great setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant holiday at this Gite with our 2 girls (aged 5 and 3). The Gite is well equipped with everything you could possibly need and is very comfortable. The pool is amazing and we spent hours playing in there with the girls. The pool is ideal for young children as it has steps going down into it it is also secure for piece of mind. The Gite is in a real peaceful and tranquil setting and it is beautiful sitting out and eating in the evening after cooking on the wonderful barbeque. There is lots to do in the area and we didn't have to travel too far to do things. The owners of the Gite were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We would highly recommend this Gite to anyone, whether it be for a quite get away or an action packed family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Lovely peaceful gite a great holiday.

  • 5 of 5

A really lovely gite. Well equipped with everything you need and very private but the owner Pat was there if we needed anything. Pool was lovely well situated and clean. We had a lovely holiday here.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Limoges
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
In Marthon
Nearest Ferry
400 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
La Preze Inrternational
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Angouleme
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
N10
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Marthon
Nearest Ski
300 Kilometres
Pyrenees
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Variety of local lakes
Car: necessary

There is plenty to see and do nearby, with a horse riding centre close by, canoe/kayaking just 3km away on the River Tardoire and cycling through woods and the quiet countryside. One of the best outdoor karting tracks in South West France is just 15km. There is also an adventure course set in the tree tops in a tranquil wooded setting near Verneuil. Enjoy 10-pin bowling at Bassiere Badil - visited by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie! Several lakes within 25km have facilities including bars, restaurants, lifeguards, diving platforms and beaches. Touring around beautiful châteaux such as La Rochefoucauld, Varaignes and Mareuil or exploring the cathedral city of Angoulême will ensure interesting outings! Slightly further afield, the beautiful town of Brantôme is well worth the drive; its ancient abbey provides a focal point for the town, and there are boat trips along the river and restaurants serving mouth-watering regional specialities.

Other Activities: Canoeing/Kayaking; Go Karting; 10 pin bowling; and tree-top adventure park.

Golf: La Preze International golf club is situated in stunning countryside and boasts a superb 18 hole course, additionally, it has an 18 hole 'pitch and putt' course. The golf club is about 12 kilometres away, 15 - 20 minutes by car. There is an excellent restaurant at the golf club which is open every day and some evenings. The restaurant is open to the public (not just for members and players)

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Prices & Availability

From £550 Weekly

Prices for this holiday cottage in Marthon, Charente

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low - Season
3 Jan 2015 - 29 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Mid-Season
30 May 2015 - 27 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
High Season
28 Jun 2015 - 5 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Late - Season
6 Sep 2015 - 2 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes - 25% non-refundable deposit to be paid on booking. The remainder is to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival please.
- Damage deposit of £250 required on arrival.
- Central Heating and wood for wood burner cost extra.
- Friday night is inclusive. Weeks are saturday to saturday. Visitors must depart at 10am and arriving guests can arrive no earlier than 4pm.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Marthon in Charente

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower unit and two wash basins. Good quality towels provided (not for use at the pool).
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • One kingsize bedroom. One twin bedroom. Open mezzanine over living room with low beams and additional double bed and one further single bed. A cot is also available (including bedding & linen). All bed linen provided is high quality 100% cotton.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Central Heating Fuel and wood for the wood-burner at cost price.

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