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Douzillac - Be bat and mouse friendly!

We're pretty rural here. Our hamlet is in the commune of Douzillac - a pretty hill village overlooking the River Lisle. It is a lively commune with lots going on in summer including cycle races, car boot sales, village meals and firework displays at the end of August.

An excellent network of foot and bridle paths is all around us - suitable for mountain bikers and enthusiastic walkers. There are fields of sunflowers in July, wild orchids in the spring and blackberries to be gathered in early September.

The river has excellent fishing in season and is also a fine place for canoeing and kayaking with charming river banks drifting past, overhung by trees. You might even see a kingfisher.

Le Treuil is one of the many hamlets that are part of the commune and includes two farms producing veal sous de la mere (calves reared under their mothers) foie gras and strawberries in season. You don't have to mind farm machinery passing by in harvest.

There is plenty of wildlife too - this year we had to put up bigger brollies to shield swimmers from enthusiastic swallows, les hirondelles, swooping low over the pool. At dusk a lady with us in July was thrilled to watch an owl swoop low under the tree where she was watching the sunset. It came every evening at about 10.30. And, don't tell the squeamish, we have families of mice in our compost bin. Well, we have to try to be 'green'.

Written by Delia Bugg - Owner of Property 91673 in Douzillac, France

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                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                      Cottage #6593233
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                                                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #1507206
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                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                          Multiple rentals Farmhouse #1773793
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                                                                                            • 7 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilets
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                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                                  Cottage #1389686a
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                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The Maison du Fleuve is the perfect retreat You forget all your worries and put up your feet Sat round the pool where you can gaze upon The ancient town walls of Aubettere Sur Dronne. The house is a good size with plenty of charm Instilling in oneself a good sense of calm Two kitchens are handy, one up and one down The veranda with games room the jewel in its crown Each night we sat out to chat and play games The pizza ovens great but ours went up in flames Heed our advice and don't use too much wood 'Cos when there's no burnt bits the Pizza tastes good! La Taverne is close by, the service is great No complaints here for the food that we ate. The kayaks were fun but the course is a test Even Ray Mears would've struggled at best Overall everyone had a great stay The greatest of times in every way So thank you to Roland, and Janie and Sue Hopefully one day we'll rebook with you.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      A truly idyllic property

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      What an amazing, stunning and luxurious holiday home, we feel truly privileged to have stayed here. We have enjoyed numerous holidays in France, staying in a variety of lovely houses but we have never experienced these levels of spacious luxury living, peace, tranquillity and such a wonderful ambience anywhere, which combined with a wonderful welcome (and as mentioned by previous guests a truly outstanding welcome hamper) from owners Sarah and Graham - we know it will never be beaten as a destination to return to as often as we possibly can! As soon as you enter the gates you feel cosseted and around every corner, both inside and out, you are greeted by another wonderful view, topped off by the superbly situated pool in which we whiled away many happy hours. It was incredibly relaxing to spend our evenings on the gorgeous terrace with a glass of local wine after our meal watching the sun setting over the horizon and we were so lucky to have had the opportunity to spend two fantastic evenings with Graham and Sarah and their wonderful dogs, the gorgeous Boris and Mickey, who we worried our two teenage girls would smuggle home with us! We also loved seeing the gecko's around the garden, swallows diving over the pool and on our last morning watching deer feeding in the next door field......totally spellbinding. We did find time to venture out and particularly enjoyed visits to the stunning town of Sarlat, so atmospheric, a relaxing Dordogne river cruise on a traditional Gabarre, from La Roque Gageac and finally a wonderful day in St Emillion and an open top bus tour of the surrounding vineyards to fully appreciate where our wines originated!! As you can tell we would recommend Maison De Nicola without any reservations and will simply sum up by saying book now you won't ever regret it! Finally, and most importantly, we felt we arrived as clients and left this wonderful place with two great new friends. Thank you so much for letting us share your little piece of paradise Graham and Sarah, we can't wait to return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      top class

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      excellent. quite in old town with all amenities close by. We used Michel as our guide for a day. Drove around in comfort and saw lots. . Excellent. Bikes were good as well.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016