|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Specifically conceived for 2 people.
No other gîtes or B&B on the property as it is often the case.
Ideal for quiet relaxing days in the garden and by the pool, for walking through the surrounding countryside, or visiting France.
Spoiled for choice in the Dordogne (Périgueux, Bergerac, Brantôme...), Charente (Angoulême, Cognac...) and even the Gironde with lovely St Emilion and magnificent Bordeaux : The Choice is Yours!
- Access to Private Pool in season, Heated (from mid May to end of Sept) 9mx4m for the 2 guests to use only, lights at night. (cleaning and use by the owners in your absence).
- 1 Large Terrace (only 5 steps) overlooking the pool.
- 1 Double Bedroom with a comfortable 160cm bed & modern bathroom en-suite with a shower and a big bath.
- 1 separated toilet with handbasin.
- 1 washing machine + iron + table.
- 1 kitchen fully equipped (built-in diswasher, fan oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, induction hob, Nespresso coffee machine Pixie, kettle, toaster etc.
- Air-conditioning unit for those ever so hot days/nights.
- Electric roller blinds.
- TV/DVD, Limited Wifi (not for downloading)+Skybox satellite (free to air)
- BBQ, Salon de jardin, sun loungers, 2 parasols.
- 2 bicycles available for guests to use.
- Bio vegetables and eggs direct from the farm just down the road.
- Markets nearby (Sunday, Monday, Friday) and in season, night markets with local producers selling food you can eat there/or take away.
- In the summer, there are a lot of Concerts around etc
HOUSE RULES :
- Smoking is not permitted in the Gîte.
- No pets (Sorry but our cat likes having the big garden for herselve!)
- Saturday is normal changeover day (arrival after 4pm) and departure (before 10am)but we can sometimes be flexible over these times and days (see owners).
- Bedlinen and Towels included (2 bath towels+2 hand towels)
- Please Bring Your Own beach/pool towels.
The Gîte is independent and next to the owners home.
Both have been tastefully renovated by the owner (half french, half english tradesman).
It is facing the pool which will be for your exclusive use (no other guests).
The owners (lady is french) will make sure to respect your privacy by cleaning or using it when you are not around.
The standard seasonal short-term contract will be sent to you by mail ; you will need to scan it and return it duly signed by mail or by post with the booking deposit in order to book the gîte.
The booking will then be confirmed when documents received by us.
We are always available for our guests and ready to help in any way we can to make their stay the most pleasant one.
We will also make sure we do not interfere in your privacy as much as possible.
Marie purchased this cottage in 2005
Tastefully renovated by the owner, "Douce France" will seduce you, no doubt.
Specifically conceived for 2 people (no other gites or B&B on the property as it is often the case).
Living around here feels like being on holiday all year round !
Our first wonderful guests who enjoyed our opening season in 2016 kindly gave us excellent comments which might help you with the choice of our Gîte "Douce France".
We have stayed in several gite's over the last few years and have come to identify the things that make a good property great. Douce France is great as it has been designed and equipped to a very high standard. As a property for two, having a private pool is unusual and very welcome. The pool is bathed in sunshine throughout the day and well into the evening and even has a jet-spa area. A covered seating area next to the pool was a real bonus when the temperature hit 38c and it was too hot even under the umbrellas'.
The property is finished to a very high standard throughout, with everything new. It was immaculately presented and clearly the owners are very proud of what they offer. When we arrived, Marie had identified some events that were going to be on during the week we were there and helped with some ideas of where we could visit.
It's a converted stone barn, so keeps cool anyway, but is also equipped with air conditioning when the temperature gets too high.
The shower and bathroom is hotel quality and the bedroom plenty large enough for two, with wardrobes and draws.
The living area is a combined kitchen / dining area and lounge. Eating in at some gite can be a frustrating affair, but we were delighted at the little touches like knives that were sharp, a very fast and powerful induction hob, a good oven and plenty of good quality cutlery, crockery, pots and pans.
For entertainment, there is a DVD player, satellite TV and WiFi, plus a lovely outside area that effectively extends the kitchen / lounge area onto a large terrace overlooking the pool.
Under the terrace is a covered parking area, and bikes are available to ride into the villages or exploring the area.
The property isn't in a village, but sits on a very quiet road surrounded by fields. Auberterre-sur-Dronne is a 5 minute drive away, Bonnes and Saint-Antoine-Cumond are slightly closer. The night market at Auberterre is delightful and the town has plenty of places to eat, shops, and history.
We visited Brantome for lunch one day, and on another went to the Cognac region, both an easy day out on roads that were much less busy than we found a week later in the more central Dordogne areas. Riberac is the closest main town and worth a look around.
We often end up booking properties for 4, despite there being only two of us to get somewhere we want to be with the facilities we like.
Douce France was a real gem and well recommended.
We recently stayed in this beautifully restored barn belonging to Marie & Louis. They have gone to great trouble to make it feel homely yet modern with quality fittings. On our arrival, they both made us feel very welcome, & were wonderful hosts, throughout our holiday, right up until the morning we left, and were discreet yet available.
The gite has everything you could wish for including a gorgeous pool and is all kept spotlessly clean. You really couldn't wish for more with plenty of space for two and lots of little details that make it feel a real home from home. We like to cook on holiday and normally feel there are lots of things missing in a kitchen but certainly not here.
The gite is in an ideal location not far from Aubeterre sur Dronne which is a beautiful little village with plenty of places to eat. Aubeterre is easy to cycle to as is the nearest boulangerie for your morning croissants or canoe's for hire in Aubeterre.
We certainly hope to go back soon.
Jayne & Andy
The advert did not do the Gite justice, Marie & Louis have thought of everything, excellent doesn't describe it.
The location wonderful, just a bike ride to either of the local villages for bread in the morning or into Aubeterre for a choice of meals in the evening.
Hope we will be back soon.
Jim & Christine (Wales)
nous avons passe de superbes vacances grace a Marie et Louis.
-tres tres bon accueil
-tres serviable et disponible
-endroit calme et reposant
-belle région avec le beau villaged'Aubeterre sur dronne
-félicitation a Marie pour sa disponibilite et à Louis pour tout le travail pour la rénovation et les petites finitions impeccables du logement
-je recommanderais le logement a d'autres personneset nous c'est sur y retournerons
Tout a été mis en œuvre par Marie et Louis pour que notre semaine de vacances passée dans leur maison soit parfaite et appréciable :
- accueil très chaleureux et enthousiasme constant
- grande disponibilité, à notre écoute et réactivité
- logement magnifique, espaces extérieurs et piscine très agréables, le tout flambant neuf
- grand confort
- propreté impeccable
- environnement calme et belle vue
- région authentique, avec une mention spéciale pour le superbe village d'Aubeterre sur Dronne (l'un des "Plus beaux villages de France) avec ses maisons en pierre, son église souterraine, sa magnifique place, ses cafés et restaurants, son marché
- la mise à disposition gracieuse de vélos pour sillonner la campagne
Nous tenons à féliciter Marie pour toutes ses délicieuses intentions et Louis pour sa restauration des lieux exceptionnelle, son art de la décoration et son savoir-faire perfectionniste.
C'est bien volontiers que nous recommandons ce très bel endroit à d'autres vacanciers.
Et nous espérons pouvoir y séjourner de nouveau, et retrouver Marie et Louis, si amicaux.
Le calme, le soleil, les papillons, les oiseaux et la bonne humeur de Marie nous ont donné l'envie de revenir dès que possible.
Le gîte est vraiment très beau et confortable , il ne manque rien !
Félicitations pour cette belle réalisation avec un point d'honneur pour le "Rubik's cube made in Louis"
Encore un grand merci pour votre accueil et votre disponibilité.
Ne changez rien !!!
Canoe hire available, walks, cycling, golf facilities, tennis, horseriding and many other leisure activities in the area.
Only 3 mn away from 3 villages : St Antoine (Dordogne), Aubeterre & Bonnes (Charente). You will be spoiled for choice for where to get your croissants, pain et baguette!!
In between Dordogne (Périgord Vert) & Charente, 3 mn from Aubeterre (amongst the most beautiful villages in France with its monolithe church), 40 mn from Brantôme (Little Venice du Périgord), Bergerac, Angoulême (International City of "Bande Dessinée").
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Très Haute Saison
29 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£292.8|
|Stay tax||£0.42 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.|
Afin de procéder à la réservation du Logement, le Vacancier/Preneur acceptera les termes de l'Annonce Abritel/HomeAway.
Il retournera 1 exemplaire signé du Contrat de Location Saisonnière au Propriétaire accompagné du montant fixé pour l'acompte.
Règlement possible par carte bancaire via les services financiers d'Abritel/HomeAway ou par chèque (sauf pour résa.dernière minute).
Terms and conditions need to be agreed to confirm booking and the seasonal short-term rental contract needs to be signed and returned to owner with the deposit amount required.
Payment can be made by credit card via the website or by cheque (see with owner/ except for last minute booking).
Merci / Thank you