Traditional French farmhouse; 3 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms, large games room.
- english, french
We are a young retired professional couple who love the outdoor life in sunny south west France. We love gardening and walking with our two rescue dogs and our relaxing hobbies. These include archery, cooking, spinning, felting and having people to stay! We love the area that has so many interesting and picturesque places locally and the slow pace of life that it offers. We also love to eat al fresco and socialise with our friends and family, playing pool, boule and new French games that we have been introduced is filled with sunshine and pleasures which is proving perfect for our retirement. Come and sample a taste of life in the sun!! We live on the site and keep a discrete distance, respecting your privacy but are always on call for any help or advice.
Graham purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Graham chose Saint-Priest-les-Fougères
We fell in love with both this property and the area whilst on our honeymoon and immediately bought it. We spent 4 years renovating it and designed it to accommodate our children. It has many outside and inside facilities for relaxation and entertainment. Our prices are constant throughout the season.
What makes this Cottage unique
The house and grounds are very private and we are very proud of our landscaped gardens. Living in the natural forest brings peace and tranquility. The lack of light pollution makes the most of the beautiful star-lit nights. You can enjoy local forest walks without venturing far. Alison loves to cook and can provide any meals as an excellent value option to make life a little easier for you.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
No smoking inside but allowed outdoors
A family room has a cot
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Children to be supervised by an adult at all times. There are potential hazards, such as stairs, concrete steps, uneven ground. You are responsible.
Leave all places in the same state, including cleanliness as you found it
All bookings are for a minimum of 7 nights, Saturday to Saturday
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A lovely house in beautifully kept gardens.
It was nice to meet Graham and Alison who were there to greet us on our arrival and show us around.
There are some good features in the house such as a huge bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, large games room up some steep stairs, with tv on which you can watch films and there is an outside hot tub. A newly built summer house is a nice retreat to relax after a day out. alsoThere is a small lounge with sofa and uk tv
Sadly the weather was not very kind to us for most of the week cool and wet and so we didn't get to use some of the amenities e.g. plunge pool, fire pit and bbq. We did manage to use the hot tub once .
The small kitchette is maybe bit of challenge if you want to be completely self catering or for larger parties.However Alison offers a wide range of home cooked meals at an extra cost.
Dear Millie. Many thanks for your review. You were lovely guests, leaving our cottage clean & tidy; always respecting it.
A lovely relaxing home from home. Alison and Graham make guests very welcome and boy can Alison cook!!!
Dear Phil & Jackie, thank you for being excellent guests - thoughtful and considerate. You'd be welcome back anytime.
Superb relaxing break
Graham and Alison were superb hosts and we really enjoyed our time in France.
We were luckily/unlucky enough to have a power cut which lasted a number of days, but Graham set up a generator so we had power to the TV, fridge and WiFi. The lack of power didn’t spoil our break at all in fact it probably enhanced our experience.
On the first night we opted to eat one of Alison’s evening meals and all I will say is we opted to eat evening meals 7 nights out of 10. Alison’s cooking was great even with no electricity
Thank you both for a great holiday
Ian and Lisa
Ian and Lisa were delightful guests, leaving the rooms tidy and clean and were very respectful of our facilities. They were very tolerant of the 4 day power cut resulting from one of the Dordogne's rare but fierce storms.
They are welcome to come back any time and we highly recommend them for any other holidays they will choose in the future. Very best wishes, Graham & Alison
Spacious comfortable holiday property in an ideallic 2 acre garden
Graham & Allison gave us a really warm friendly welcome. The property is an excellent upside down layout. The large lounge / games room being upstairs was very spacious and relaxing looking out over the grounds with a small bar and fridge in the corner (reasonable prices). The bedroom was spacious and the bed comfortable. The bathroom was unusually large with double jacuzzi bath and fantastic shower. The swimming pool was good which Graham cleaned & checked daily and the newly added hot tub was a delight. Plenty of outside seating places to choose from either in the sun, shade under a tree, gazebo or the summer house and the 2 acre private secluded garden is wonderful. I don't know how they find time to keep it so nice they are so un-intrusive yet respond when you need them. With 2 outside gas barbecues to choose from, the small kitchenette or Allison's excellent cuisine this property has plenty to offer for a quiet relaxing holiday. .
Colin and Cath were delightful guests; very respectful of our cottage and facilities. It was a pleasure to share our home and garden with them. We'd love to have them back anytime.
Hidden rose in the forest
Wir hatten tolle erholsame Ferien in diesem schönen Haus und dem riesigen Park, wo es sehr viele Vögel, Schmetterlinge und Eidechsen gibt. Wir empfehlen Alisons köstliche Küche weiter, sie kocht mit viel Liebe und Hingabe, Graham serviert dazu die passenden Getränke. wir möchten uns nochmals recht herzlich bei Alison und Graham für ihre Gastfreundschaft bedanken und wir kommen sicher wieder.
We had the most Wonderful Relaxing time in this lovely house and garden. Alison and Graham are great hosts. we recommend you to eat here. Alison is the best cook ever, she cooks with her heart, it was a great pleasure to come back in the evening and have this great diner which was nicely decorated. we surely come back, until then we have to say thank you Alison an dGraham for all
Dear Brigitte & Carl. You were perfect guests and a real delight. It was a pleasure to share our cottage with you and you would be welcome to return any time. Very best wishes, Graham and Alison
Nous avons adoré!
Il faudrait plus d'une semaine et de ces quelques lignes pour vous parler de cet endroit merveilleux... La maison est parfaite, le cadre magnifique.
Dans la grande salle de jeux, tout le monde peut trouver son bonheur: un bon livre dans un fauteuil, une partie de baby-foot ou de billard... Et à l’extérieur, transat, jacuzzi, piscine, badminton... Tout pour passer de super moments.
Alison et Graham sont à la fois très discrets et très attentionnés. Des hôtes parfaits!
Cerise sur le gâteau: Alison est une excellente cuisinière qui vous préparera des plats délicieux si vous le souhaitez . C'était excellent, avec des produits frais, du début jusqu'au digestif.
Vous l'aurez compris, c'était vraiment très bien!
Merci beaucoup Graham et Alison, nous avons passé de merveilleuses vacances.
Christine, Laurent, Manon et Emma
Dear Christine, it was a pleasure to welcome you and your family to our Dordogne hideaway. You are a delightful family. You left everything clean & tidy and you would be very welcome to return. Come back soon!
Very best wishes, Graham and Alison
The area is famous for Limoges pottery and there are many outlets selling it nearby.
Within an hour's drive, there are picturesque, interesting, historic towns, villages and chateaux, caves with prehistoric cave paintings, a lake with beach and adventure ground, river canoeing and traditional local markets at Piègut. 45km away is Brantôme, a picturesque, bustling market town situated on 2 attractive rivers. Ségur Le Château offers a busy, interesting night market every Monday during the summer. On Bastille Day, 14th July, there a whole variety of celebrations and each town has its own firework display as well as various other entertainments.
There are many garden fêtes around the whole area during May, June and July as well as ‘brocantes’ (bric-a-brac) and ‘vide gréniers’ (car boot sales) where you can pick up a bargain.