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A Tranquil Rural Cottage In The Dordogne

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Rural 18th C. character cottage with 2 bedrooms

A pretty detached C18th farm cottage, full of character, within a quiet farming hamlet. Lovely views over looking fields and woodlands.

One double bedroom (kingsize bed), one smaller bedroom (twin beds), shower room/WC, washing machine.

Big kitchen/dining room with large classic open French fireplace, Fridge/Freezer, Microwave and Gas cooker.

A large sitting room with french windows that open onto a pretty south facing terrace with views of the garden and surrounding countryside.

A lovely unspoilt area, many quiet country lanes for cycling (two bicycles are available free of charge). A myriad of marked walks for rambling, with one leading directly from the house down to the village.

Varaigne our local historic village (1k from house) has an Auberge, Shop and Boulangerie.

Montbron (6.4k from house) has a good supermarket, bank, garage, post office and several bars and restaurants.

The parking has ample parking, well behaved dogs are welcome.

The area is ideal for exploring the nearby regions of the Limousine and Charente.

There is a swimming lake within easy reach of the house (Saint Estephe), it has a lovely man made beach, a children's play area and several restaurants. The Lac De Charente is also within easy reach.

Wifi is available at the house, there is no terrestrial or satellite TV although there is a TV/DVD player.

More Details

Property Manager
Mrs Caroline Beauvois
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2017

About Mrs Caroline Beauvois

Retired teacher and life long Francophile.

Mrs Caroline Beauvois purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Mrs Caroline Beauvois chose Perigord Vert

The property reflects a bygone era of quiet, rural life. Its the perfect place to escape the fast pace of modern life. The area abounds with rural footpaths and walking tracks amongst pretty woodland. The house is well situated for access to the near by towns of Montbron, Brantome and Nontron should you wish to go shopping or want to eat out. The city of Angouleme has may excellent restaurants, boutiques and a large covered daily market. It also hosts the well know classic car race 'The Circuit De Rampart' every September. It is well worth a visit whatever time of year you are there and is only a 40 minute drive from the house. Whilst the property does not have a swimming pool there is an excellent man made swimming Lac with sandy beach that is only a 15 minute drive from the house. There is also a beautiful open air public pool in Montbron which is a 10 minute drive.

What makes this cottage unique

I chose this property for its peaceful location, the countryside very much reminds me of my childhood growing up in the English countryside of the 1950's.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have had a lovely time here and explored a lot...your information and maps were so useful, thank you for that.

The house here is lovely and we have had some very hot days, on those days we headed for the Lacs!

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay here, this was Ben's first holiday abroad and we have all had such a lovely time - thank you.
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Varaignes in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower room with WC and hand basin.
  • There is a good sized shower room and WC with hand basin and mirror. Guests should bring their own towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Access to bedroom 1 is through this room.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large comfortable bed
  • Bedroom 1 is a carpeted room with a comfortable 5ft double bed and antique French chest of drawers and wardrobe. Access to this room is via Bedroom 2. Guests should bring their own bed linen. Bedroom 2 is also carpeted and has 2 x comfortable single beds, a chest of drawers and clothes hanging space in the alcove. Guests should bring their own bed linen.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beautiful and quiet rural character cottage with excellent rental rates.


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A Tranquil Rural Cottage In The Dordogne
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

A Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked a last minute holiday at Chez Berthonet last September, we both love the area. The property far exceeded our expectations, situated in a peaceful location but close to the village it was perfect for us. The house is very clean and well maintained with excellent cooking facilities, it feels like home from home. Everything you need including wifi is provided, we made very good use of the bikes. Caroline the owner was both helpful and efficient in dealing with our booking, also very friendly. We had some memorable evenings sitting outside eating dinner in the garden. We will most definitely return to Chez Berthonet and would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
486 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
147 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Chez Berthonet is a perfect centre for exploring one of the most beautiful parts of France, or simply relaxing in the tranquillity of the unspoilt countryside. The area is ideal for walking and we also have two bicycles that are available for use.

The local village of Varaignes (only a 5 minute drive away and also accessible via a footpath through the fields) lies in the pretty valley of the river Bandiat. The village has a chateau (now a museum of weaving), church, grocery, bakery and auberge (bar/restaurant).

The nearby town of Montbron has a large supermarche, a variety of butchers, patisserie, bars and restaurants. There is also a very pleasant open air swimming pool and canoeing on the river Tardoir is also possible from there.

The Etang de Sainte-Estephe is a wonderful swimming lake with a man made beach and is only a 15 minute drive from the house. It is a lovely place to visit should you wish to swim, fish or just relax on the beach. There are several bars and restaurants situated around the lake. There is a golf course near by too.

Brantome, one of the most beautiful and historic towns in the Dordogne is only a 30km drive away and its market, held on Friday mornings is one of the largest in the local area. There is also a smaller scale market held there on Tuesday mornings.

The city of Angouleme is 35km away, and with its high speed rail link to London, offers an alternative way of travelling to the area. Car hire offices are situated opposite the station.

Limoges airport is only an hours drive away. Car hire is available at the airport.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Varaignes, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

£100 booking deposit will be taken and then the rest of the payment must be paid one month before your holiday start date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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