Exceptional Position in Stunning Countryside
- English, French
About sarah austin
We moved to France in 2002, from the South of England. Sarah had a background working with animals, especially horses, Tim had his own groundworks company. We met only 18 months before moving here,we decided to take the plunge, neither of us speaking french! We have learnt as we have gone along, taught by our neighbours, with many a laugh at our expense. We have learnt enough french to run our own carpentry business in the area, doing traditional oak work. We were married in our village in 2005, much to the delight of all the locals, who supplied all the liquids necessary, good and bad!!
sarah austin purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why sarah austin chose Villamblard
We are country people and when we found Les Trois Maisons,with its fantastic view and large farmhouse kitchen we knew that it was for us - we loved the idea of renovating 3 ruins and a very smelly house! It was a long hard slog over 5 years, doing all the work ourselves, but now as all our guests tell us, it is a wonderful property in a beautiful situation. We have been adopted by our local agricultural community, which we participate in and gives us a very enjoyable lifestyle.
What makes this Cottage unique
we enjoy the fine weather of SW France and the agricultural ambiance, we ride our horse and walk our dogs regularly through the country lanes and woods, where we gather mushrooms and chestnuts in good french style. Although we are rural, the small local village is convenient, with all facilities, it can be reached on foot, by bicycle, by horse and occasionally by car if you must!
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A great place
A really lovely place to relax and enjoy the surrounding areas. Lots of places to visit but just as nice to stay put and have fun by the pool.
Tim and Sarah are lovely hosts and very welcoming.
Will definately be visiting again!!
Does exactly what it says on the tin.
Welcoming hosts, lovely gites and relaxing pool all set in a stunning rural setting.
A great escape from the daily grind and to realise how life should be lived.
Only downside was having to leave!!!
Lovingly restored Gites
This is the 4th year in a row I have visited Trois Maisons.
I have travelled with family both Young a old.
Sarah & Tim have put their hearts into their gites and it shows. They are also great hosts and will do everything they can to ensure you enjoy your stay.
Villamblard is remote but easily accessible by car with many interesting places to visit.
The cottages are comfortable and well equipped with everything you need for your self catering stay, with home grown produce available too. There’s also lots do on the farm plus a very welcoming pool.
such nice people are always welcome, we look forward to seeing you again .
We had a wonderful stay at Trois Maison. Tim and Sarah made us feel extremely welcome. Beautiful setting and a lovely spacious gite. The children loved the pool and the adults were thoroughly relaxed! Highly recommended.
Great surroundings for a holiday
Great surroundings. We had everything we needed in School House which was very clean and well maintained. Sarah and Tim were very hospitable and very approachable if we needed anything. The pizza evening was very enjoyable.
Lovely Peaceful Cottage
Thank you Sarah and Tim for a lovely stay. We really enjoyed the peace and tranquillity.
Villamblard village is 2 miles, it has a weekly market, bakers, grocers, bars, hairdressers, bank and a Post Office. Tennis courts are avaliable for hire in Villamblard. Supermarkets are in the local towns of Vergt and Mussidan 10 miles, about 15 min drive.
The large market towns of Bergerac and Perigueux are 18 miles to South and North respectively.
Many of the local villages have weekly markets and inexpensive restaurants (some are English speaking).
Throughout the Dordogne there are many picturesque and historic towns and villages, chateaux and prehistoric sites to visit.
Trois Maisons is situated in the Périgord pourpre the region of vineyard and Bastides, ancient fortified towns that followed a conflict line between the French and English for 300 years, the neighbouring area Périgord Blanc is so named for its limestone hills and cliffs that run along the Isle valley, also the domes of Perigueux Cathedral and Hautefaut Castle
The Dordogne, Vezere & Isle rivers are great for canoeing, (a couple of hours or up to all day).
The Vezère Valley is a UNESCO world heritage site,this area has been inhabited by man since prehistoric times and has many interesting sites to visit, from pre- history through the middle ages to the present day
Wine Tasting available at various chateaux in the area. ThIs region is also know as 1001 chateaux , some still lived in,. See some of the many caves and grottes of the area, some with underground rivers.