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Nice charming stay
A warm welcoming arrival at the house in La Croix. A lovely big house and a nice swimming pool with a great view! Many things to visit. Maybe an aircondition upstairs would be more useful than the one downstairs. In general highly recommended!!
A pretty house with a pool in beautiful French countryside
Three of us recently stayed at la Croix and found it to be ideal. We wanted somewhere in the middle of the countryside for a week of doing very little: we got just that.
The house itself has a great layout. There's a big kitchen/dining/living room (with an air-con unit) and really nice additional dining/sofa area outside, where we ate every evening. The two bedrooms upstairs are absolutely fine in terms of size but headroom is limited as they're in the eaves. There is one bathroom upstairs. There is also a separate WC and shower on the ground floor level accessible from the outside of the house (from the courtyard). Since the weather was so nice, we spent very little time in-doors.
The outdoor space is the real winner. There's a courtyard with a bbq and lawns down to the pool, which overlooks an uninterrupted view of the French countryside. We spent most (almost all) our time on the deck by the pool and had a large amount of rosé whilst watching the sunset.
Helen, the liaison between guests and the owners, was so friendly and made everything incredibly easy.
The house is set close to some very picturesque villages, to which we took the bikes one day.
All in all, it was a fantastic place for what we wanted. The photos do it little justice. We would certainly like to return!
The property was exactly what you would want from a French country cottage - so full of character
The cottage/gite, the location, the views, the contents/equipment just perfect. Yes so the ceilings are a bit low upstairs but we never bumped our heads once. Made good use of pool, boules and kitchen. So much more that we just never had time for. Helen, the lovely property manager, gave us a quick visit to ensure we'd settled in and to reassure us she was available at all times should we need her. So many lovely villages to explore, Brantome, Aubeterre-sur-Dronne - Verteillac, the nearest, was handy for butchers, patisserie and small supermarket as well as a couple of cafe/bars and bank. The 'brocante' held in Verteillac on the first Sunday of the month is well worth a visit. Overall we can't praise the cottage and location enough - desperate to go back.
Thank you so much, Fiona and Tony, for your lovely review. We always try so hard to look after our guests and positively act on any feedback they give us. We are so happy you had such a lovely time at La Croix, and we will look forward to welcoming you back at some point in the future.
Beautiful, peaceful, perfect!
We had a wonderful two weeks at this lovely property. Two couples, and we were constantly pleasantly surprised by the facilities. Loved the views, beams, mattresses, sheets, kitchen knives, and so many other things! Great area with so much to see and do. We didn’t do a huge amount though as we were lazing by the pool most of the time!
We were very pleased we chose the gîte and intend to return in the future!
Thank you very much for your kind review. We try our best to make sure that our guests really enjoy their stay, and so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in our beautiful property. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Lovely local area and peaceful setting but inaccurate description of facilities.
Having read the previous reviews we would agree with everything said about the local area. The peace and tranquility offered by the house is second to none. I have scored a 3* when I would have preferred a 2.5*. Two of the main requirements for us when selecting a property was aircon and a walk in shower. Regretfully there was no aircon only a small mobile unit that was not useable as the venting pipe was missing. Being a barn conversion the bedrooms were high with no ventilation and became unbearable in the heat. The walk in shower was a concrete outbuilding too small to dry in. Being isolated drying outside ‘al fresco’ wasn’t an issue so long as it didn’t rain! Being rural we expect spiders etc but this had to be cleaned daily before the ladies would use it. I feel the description is not accurate and appears to offer facilities not present. Maybe small issues but ones that would have led us to a difference venue had the write been accurate.
Under the facilities section in the advertising description, it clearly states under aircon that there is a fan. Fans are provided in both bedrooms and the living area for our clients’ comfort. Due to the excessive heatwave we have been experiencing this summer, the owners provided a cooler at the ground level. This is a cooler fan, not an aircon unit. So that means that it blows out cold air. It does not, however, reduce the room temperature. Had you made a request for additional fans, they would have been provided.
At no time during the booking process did you state that a key factor for booking was aircon. I acknowledge that you experienced excessively high temperatures during your stay, which is not normal weather in this part of France, and is totally outwith our control.
The advertising description clearly states that at ground level there is a simple full height shower and separate toilet opening onto the courtyard.
There is an closed area directly next to the shower which is perfectly adequate to dry oneself.
Our property is a self catering gite in a rural location. It was spotlessly clean for your arrival. We have no jurisdiction over the local spider wildlife. We do provide insect barrier sprays for our clients' use.
We believe our description is accurate, and pride ourselves on offering excellent value and information to our clients.
A lovely relaxing retreat in the heart of the French countryside
We have just returned from our holiday and spent a week at La Croix. This property can only be described as a beautiful old country house in the heart of the beautiful Charantaise countryside positioned down a country lane in a little hamlet, but standing on its own and totally private. The views are stunning from the garden and the pool has been positioned to maximise the views when you are in it. It is so quite and peaceful and the house itself has been lovingly restored to a high standard ,retaining its traditional charm with exposed stone walls and beams, while at the same time being equipped with everything you would need in a home and for your holiday. Everything has been thought of to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
We enjoyed a great holiday in this lovely house in a stunning location and would definitely recommend this property for a quality relaxing break, you would struggle to find a better location.
Thank you for your kind review. We thoroughly enjoyed having you as our guests, and so pleased you had a good stay. We look forward to seeing you again at some point in the future.
Dette er landlige Frankrike, perfekt for turgåere og turgåere, syklister, kunstnere og de som ønsker å utforske området med bil eller sykkel. Den lille grenda La Croix, ligger høyt på en bakketopp i kommunen Bouteilles St Sebastien, i Perigord Vert. Det er til Sør Angouleme og North West of Perigueux. De nærmeste landsbyene er St. Severin, (10 minutter), rett over grensen i Charente og Verteillac (10 minutter) i Dordogne. Den blomstrende, populære markedet byen Riberac er 20 min unna i sør, på vei til Perigueux.
Havnene i Le Havre St. Malo og Caen er nå en enkel, rask kjøretur, på moderne autoroutes.
Bergerac (1 t.) Er den nærmeste flyplassen, Bordeaux (1t. 30) er litt lenger, men reisen kan inkludere et besøk til denne fantastiske byen. Begge har leiebil.
Angouleme stasjon er noen 40 min unna, med svært raske TGV tog til / fra Paris og leiebilkontorer.
Grenda og omgivelser:
Omgitt av jordbruksland, sitter La Croix på et høydedrag med utsikt over en vakker dal. Utsikten er overveiende bølgende enger med blandede felt av mais og solsikker. En rolig kjørefelt fører til eiendommen, som ligger blant noen få andre boliger i grenda La Croix, i kommunen Bouteilles St. Sebastien.
Regionen er kjent for sine antikviteter, kunst, romansk arkitektur og selvfølgelig sitt kjøkken. I tillegg til vin og cognac, matvarer inneholder foie gras, valnøtter, jordbær, trøfler, patéer og oster. Det er mange attraktive restauranter i området.
Over grensen i Charente er den vakre middelalderlandsbyen Aubeterre sur Dronne (25mins), som er berømt for sine monolittiske grunnskirken. Alleen torget er fullt av kafeer og sære butikker, perfekt for surfing. Det er også en elv stranden, kajakkpadling og mange andre turistattraksjoner. Det er en god 9-hulls golfbane i nærheten.
Grand Etang på La Jemaye er et herlig sted å besøke for de med barn; en skjermet innsjø (med badevakt) på en nydelig sandstrand omgitt av furutrær. Denne populære Pôle loisirs tilbyr også en lekeplass, fiskeområde, restaurant, snackbar og gradert treningsløyper.
Brantôme, "Venezia Périgord ', er bare 40 min kjøring unna, på bredden av Drone. En herlig pittoresk by med uavhengige butikker, flotte restauranter og et vell av elvebredden kafeer. Guidede båtturer kjøre hver time i løpet av sommermånedene, og fredag kveld ser den ukentlige "river turnering '- mye moro å se!
De historiske byene Périgueux og Angoulême er begge innen 40 minutter kjøring. Périgueux, "hovedstad" av Dordogne dominert av den praktfulle Cathedrale de St Front, tilbyr skjulte herligheter innenfor sine svingete, brosteinbelagte gater. Angoulême er en gammel festningsby, og verden tegneserie hovedstaden. I september den inngjerdede gatene er stengt for Circuit des Remparts, den årlige vintage billøp.
Den fabelaktige roman byen St Emilion er et must for vin entusiaster og gourmeter. For de som foretrekker konjakk, de chais av Rémy Martin, Hennessy og Courvoisier er bare en time unna i Cognac.
Med så mye å gjøre og se, det er umulig å liste opp alt her! For flere ideer og turistinformasjon under oppholdet, vil du finne et bredt utvalg av brosjyrer og lokale guider i eiendommen.