Orchard House is one of only two gites which can be rented together or separately (see The Old Apple Store). Situated next to the owner's orchard it is a bright, modern, recently decorated two bedroom house sleeping 4-6 comfortably. The accommodation is all on one level and consists of a large lounge/dining room, kitchen with range cooker, fridge and dishwasher, a bathroom with separate shower and jacuzzi bath and one double and one twin/double bedroom. In addition there is a sofa-bed in the lounge and a single folding bed and travel cot are also available. Set in 5 acres with wonderful open views of the countryside to the front, there is private outside space for dining and a barbecue. Guests also have the use of the attached garage if required.
A spacious 2 bedroom house in a peaceful rural setting
Nicholas and Anne Tynan
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 28 Nov 2018
What makes this Bungalow unique
For groups of up to 10 our two gites can be rented together allowing each group their own space. The games room and tennis court are great extras.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
There are sandy river beaches at Saint Aulaye and Aubeterre. St Aulaye also has a Treetop Adventure area by the river. Parcoul Water Park (5kms) has a self-service restaurant, beach, water slides, paddle boats, mini golf and playground. At Lac Jemaye swimming, walking, fishing, watersports and a play area are available in a beautiful natural setting. Golf is available at the Manoir de Longeveau, 21kms away and horse riding is possible at la Roche Chalais (10kms).
We have recently teamed up with Themed Holiday Ideas (www.themedholidayideas.com) offering accommodation to complement their varied assortment of special interest holidays in the area.
The nearby town of St Aulaye has all the basic amenities including a small supermarket, butcher, 2 bakers shops, newsagent, bank and post office as well as a pharmacy and hairdressers. There are several bars, cafes and restaurants and the Tourist Information Office can be found there too.
The town is famous for its Museum of Pastels and during the summer it hosts a biennial international exhibition of Pastels which attracts many visitors. The next one will be held in 2016.
The nearby town of Chalais has a large street market every Monday morning where you can stock up on local produce and crafts as well as household items.
Further afield you can visit the beautiful city of Bordeaux or Perigueux - the capital of the Dordogne - which has wonderful old buildings, a splendid cathedral and the excavated Roman site of Vesunna. There are also many charming villages, many of them in the Top 100 beautiful village list, including nearby Aubeterre-sur-Dronne with its unique underground church. Another favourite destination is the hilltop village of St Emilion, set among vineyards and beautifully quaint with wonderful views over the surrounding area. Bergerac, situated on the River Dordogne, is also worth a visit and for a longer day out why not drive along the Dordogne valley with its wonderful scenery, clifftop chateaux, and old Bastide towns.
Visits to vineyards and wine-tasting tours are also popular in an area famous for so many well-known wines - Bordeaux, Medoc, Bergerac and the luscious sweet Monbazillac to name but a few. Less well known is Pineau, a local drink made from wine fortified with brandy and closely resembling port
Additional pricing information
Security deposit can be paid in advance by arrangement with the owner. If not, a cheque will be required on arrival. The deposit, less any deductions for major damage, will be returned via bank transfer within 7 days of departure.