3-bedrooms renovated cottage, by the river, perfect for swimming and fishing
- english, french, spanish, Romanian
About Iulia Calota
We are Iulia, a Romanian advertising executive and writer, and Alistair, an Englishman from the North East and retail designer. We left our busy London lives behind in November 2017, when we purchased Maison de la rivière, a property we both fell in love with at first sight. We brought our cat, Heathcliff, along from London and we added Filou, our béarnaise mountain dog wolfhound cross to our family in April 2017. We love nature, long walks, animals, fishing, yoga, writing and cycling.
Iulia Calota purchased this House in 2017
Why Iulia Calota chose Autevielle-Saint-Martin-Bideren
We loved the idea of being half-way between the Atlantic coast and the mountains, so this was the perfect location. The property stole our hearts due to its privileged location (the last house on the street, by the river) offering both connectivity and privacy. Being by the river with its own private access to the river beach was too good to be true and we loved the character of the house. We couldn't have picked a better place.
What makes this House unique
Ideal location and access to the river for swimming and fishing.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
This was the most magical home we have ever rented. The property is stunning, inside and out. The indoor space is very comfortable, with decor that could be photographed for a magazine. The beds were super comfortable, pillows too. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook 2 amazing meals, ingredients we picked up at quaint markets in neighboring towns. Iulia left us fresh eggs each morning, and we arrived to a bowl of fruit and a bottle of wine, greeted by their sweet dog Pilou. We brought apples down to feed the mini horses, and sat with a glass of wine by the river. The outdoor space is also magic, with a view of the neighbor’s pigeonierre. We couldn’t stop taking photos of each space, inside and out, if only we could try and recreate even a small aspect back home. We will be dreaming about this spot. Cannot wait till we can return, but this time hopefully we can stay longer. What an incredible spot.
Dear Katie, thank you so much for your wonderful words. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your time with us, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you and to have you as guests. We are very happy that you had a lovely experience in our little corner of paradise and really looking forward to welcoming you back. Hope you arrived home safely and hope to see you soon! Lots of love to Chris and Lynette xxx
I stayed there with my husband and mother for 5 days and we had a wonderful time. The house is amazingly welcoming: great decor, fully equipped kitchen, great beds and linens and an amazing view of the property. We were able to thoroughly enjoy ourselves cooking dinner and drink wine by the fireplace. It is calm and private the perfect spot to relax in the country but yet conveniently located. We would definitely stay there again and will recommend it to friends.
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us and would love to welcome you back with us anytime!
We wish you lots of great travels and wonderful stays in the future.
Iulia and Alistair