Terrace view to the valleyLounge/Dining room and French windows
Cottage & lovely countryside views
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
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Lovely Sunny cottage with French windows onto a large terrace. Light & airy with tile or laminate floors and lovely views down the valley. We are close to St-Jean de Cole, Thiviers and Brantome, with UK TV, WiFi, all facilities and a nearby 10 meter pool which is only for our guests.

The space

A delightful cottage with UK satellite TV and WiFi situated in the French countryside and yet only 3km from Thivers and St-Jean de Cole. A peaceful little haven to relax and unwind. Very bright and cool with tiled or laminated floors. Large French windows with an electric shutter lead onto the back terrace with lovely views of the valley, a delightful spot for breakfast or dinner at Sunset.
Nearby there are lakes with sandy beaches for swimming and canoeing. There are also some lovely countryside walks through the surrounding forest areas.

Guest access

The cottage has its own private back terrace and side terrace with outdoor chairs, a table and tilting umbrella. The private pool is opened at the end of May (weather permitting) During the hot Summer days it can easily reach a lovely swimming temperature of 26 - 28 degrees. There is a bistro table & chairs near the cottage entrance that overlook the pool. There are extra chairs and Sun loungers and cushions for both. The kitchen is fully fitted and has most everything you will need to enjoy your stay. Outside there is a new Barbecue available and in the pool room there is an Eco-bubble washing machine, iron, ironing board and a clothes airer for your pool towels etc. The bed linen will all be fresh and clean on your arrival as will towels for both bedrooms.

Interaction with guests

We live in the main house and are happy to advise or assist in any way we can, anything you cannot find or if you have forgotten something we can probably help out. The back and side terraces of the cottage are completely private for breakfast or a Bar-B-Que. Thiviers is only 3km away and has numerous small shops and 4 main supermarkets.

Other things to note

We have an old Bearded Collie who will quickly become your very best friend. There is a beautiful tree providing shading on the terrace for Lunch, but in the afternoons it can become very hot. The French windows have an electric shutter which allows the breezes through while keeping the Sun at bay. Only UK TV at this time, but there is a DVD player with some French films in the cottage. UK films are available at no charge, please let us know if you would like to borrow one.


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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

We would prefer people who are looking for peace, quiet and relaxation along with the chance to visit some of the most beautiful small villages in France. As neither of us smoke we would prefer to keep the cottage itself smoke free. A small dog is allowed as long as he/she is friendly and house-trained :-) We have had many guests with young children, but would prefer to approve this on a case-by-case basis as the cottage is really set up and equipped for adult visitors.

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Pet(s) live on property - We have a very old and gentle bearded collie

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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
4 nights minimum stay

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Jettie User Profile
August 2017
When you book this beautiful airbnb with Kim and Heather, you are assured of: a beautiful location, a lovely swimming pool and a clean and fully furnished home. But above all: Kim and Heather are incredibly friendly and welcoming people. They are there if you have any questions and also give you complete privacy. The surroundings are beautiful and there is a lot to discover. This is a beautiful place. A place to come back for...

Catherine User Profile
August 2017
We had an amazing holiday. The villa and pool were lovely and the setting was beautiful. The photos don't do it justice. Kim and Heather were the perfect hosts and Charlie was very friendly! We loved it so much we've booked it again for next year!

Ger User Profile
June 2017
This is our second successive year to stay with Kim & Heather. They are wonderful hosts, friendly, attentive yet discreet, a factor which enticed us back. The cottage and pool is perfect. A beautiful rural location, well equipped and very comfortable.

Margaret User Profile
June 2017
We had a wonderful week atthis Gite. The sense of peace and tranquility is amazing. The pool was perfect for the hot days. Kim and Heather were really friendly hosts and nothing was too much bother for them. I would certainly do a return visit.

Campbell User Profile
June 2017
The perfect place to relax! We were made to feel most welcome by Kim and Heather. Nothing was too much trouble and they were very helpful in recommending places to visit, restaurants to dine in, and things to do. The gite was very comfortable with plenty space and fully equipped with everything you would need. The view from the property is stunning, as is listening to the crickets in the fields and the birds in the trees while having breakfast outside or some wine and cheese in the evening as the sun sets over the hill. We found it an ideal base for various "must do" day trips and equally as ideal for doing nothing but relaxing and enjoying the sunshine and clean air. We hope to return and couldn't rate the accommodation or the hosts highly enough.

Sylvie & Philip User Profile
October 2016
We had a great peaceful few days in Kim and Heather's house with splendid views over the next-door valley, and some good walking either straight from the front door or a few kilometers away by car - we recommend the walking paths starting from Saint Martin de Fressangeas for example. Also exellent was the lunchtime restaurant in Thiviers called L'Epicurien. All in all, a most enjoyable stay made all the more enjoyable by the good weather we had and the lovely terrace just outside the sitting room, perfect for basking in the sun.

Andrew User Profile
October 2016
Kim & Heather made us feel most welcome to their special (C18?) french house and outbuildings which are lovingly kept up. They were always available to answer queries about the locality and to offer friendly local tips with good humour. Their dog, Charlie was another welcoming, friendly presence. On the other hand, our privacy was respected and the terrace to our rented 'cottage' / gite was entirely ours alone, leaving us free to enjoy the peace of the beautiful surroundings undisturbed. Our hosts had thoughtfully provided us with many conveniences to make us feel relaxed and comfortable. These thoughtful touches included designing a space to conveniently park the car beside the entrance to the cottage, which, by the way, provided excellent clothes laundering (and airing) facilities .... not to mention swimming towels and everything else we required, was readily on hand. We relished the beautiful surrounding countryside and the sense of timelessness and nurture that this unspoilt region of France offers. N.B. The character of the nearby rivers, Brantome (exceptional!) and other attractive towns and villages are just round the corner.

Saint-Romain-et-Saint-Clément, FranceJoined in October 2012
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