Restored house, 2 bedrooms, a shower room, pool, near village, fenced park
- english, french
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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We have just had the most fabulous two weeks staying in this wonderful property with our twins aged 10 and our cocker spaniel Lily. It has been the most idyllic of holidays, where everything came together to make it just perfect. The pretty cottage is well equipped and set in spacious and attractive gardens where we all enjoyed the use of table tennis, badminton, boules and the large beautifully maintained swimming pool. Breakfast was outside in the early morning sunshine having first collected fresh bread and croissants from the local baker, just a 5 minute walk away, whilst evenings often comprised a barbecue of produce from a local market, and of course delightful local wines. Christiane, is a truly exceptional host. She made incredible efforts to ensure that everything was just perfect for us and she was extremely thoughtful and kind to our children and to Lily. There is plenty to do in the area. We spent a day canoeing on the Dordogne, we visited the caves at Rouffignac, where the little train took us deep into the cliffs to see the most incredible stoneage line drawings of mammoths, horses and other wild animals, we feasted at two evening food markets, where the music and festivities were fun and we visited gardens and castles. Equally we spent some lovely days just by the pool and wandering into the village for a coffee or an evening drink. Thank you Christiane for making it all so wonderful and you know we will be back!
Idyllic Dordogne Cottage
We stayed in this comfortable and charming cottage for a week over the Easter holidays. The property is set in an open and spacious garden (perfect for the kids to run about and explore). The pool is lovely and clean and Christiane the owner, was kind enough to open it up for us each day, in case we wanted to swim, even though it was April.
The setting is very tranquil and uplifting with old beautiful trees and immaculately kept flower beds. There are very appealing areas to sit and eat meals outside or simply relax with a cup of tea/glass of wine and a book!
The inside of the property is cosy and clean, has been well maintained and was a good size for our family of four.
One of the other advantages of this place is that it is a short stroll into the local village St Alvere - so great for picking up fresh baguettes and croissants for breakfast.
The surrounding countryside is stunning and the property is in a perfect location for visiting so many of the historic towns and villages along the Dordogne.
The owner Christiane was very kind and always willing to help out with our queries. Her home is within the grounds of the rental one but there is enough space for everyone to have their privacy and not feel intruded.
We felt that this place was quite a gem.
Great property in a fantastic location for exploring the Dordogne
Restored barn / outbuilding with good facilities and fantastic gardens topped of with a lovely swimming pool.
Bedroom layout may suit a family (2 adults 2 children) rather than 4 adults but it was comfortable and clean.
Indoor and outdoor spaces were great - we were blessed with good weather so ate outside all the time, making good use of the BBQ.
Gardens are circa 1 acre in size and fully enclosed so no worries for anyone taking their dogs with them.
The local village has a supermarket, bar (slightly odd opening times), 2 bakers and restaurant which served amazing lunches and dinners.
Would recommend staying here and we will look to use again next time we are in the region
Lovely cottage with an amazing garden
Sainte-Alvere is a nice village in the Dordogne with everything you need - couple of boulangerie, a decent general store, etc. The house is in a quiet spot next to the owners property. The garden and pool area are amazing, and great for spending lazy days. The owner also has a very friendly dog (Boogie) that quickly became our friend!
Lovely property with beautiful garden and swimming pool. Very comfortable gite.
The landlady is welcoming and very pleasant she made us feel at home immediately. Our dog was very happy and got on well with the resident spaniel. We loved the village which has a great choclatier and a fabulous restaurant. We would highly recommend the property. The only negative is there is no English TV which during a long stay is a requirement. Wifi worked well both outside and at the pool.
A wonderful stay
We have just spent 9 days at this property with our two boys aged 6 and 8 years - and enjoyed every minute of it! The house is well equipped, the bed is comfortable and the setting is gorgeous. Our host, Christiane, was extremely helpful, friendly and welcoming, whilst being respectful of our privacy. The owners property is joined to the gite by a large tile covered loggia, where we had most of our lunches and suppers. There is a lockable door from there directly on to the quiet street, so very easy access to get morning croissants from either of the two bakeries in the village - just five minutes walk. There is a well stocked small supermarket in the village, and an easy 15 minute drive to Le Bugue if you want lager supermarkets.
The garden is fully secure - so no child or pet can escape! The pool is positioned very well, in full sun, with plenty of seating around. There is a badminton net set up in the garden which we enjoyed, and within an easy walk there is access to a basket ball court in the village near to the camping car site.If you are taking a dog, there is a quick walk from the house on to a chemin rural - a very attractive walk with lots of wild flowers and butterflies.
We would certainly recommend this property!
Restaurant and shops in the village, is 100m.
Bakeries, supermarket, bar tobacco, medical group, pharmacy, post office, ATM, tourist office, hairdresser, ...
Villages largest 15km.