Maison Vignoble - Dordogne
Charming traditional cottage overlooking its own vineyard, free Wifi included
Maison Vignoble, overlooking its own beautiful vineyard and orchard, retains all its original character in ancient oak and granite. This cottage with traditional period features is situated in a pretty, peaceful and rural hamlet within the Parc Naturel Regional Perigord Limousin – it is incredibly quiet here. It is surrounded by beautiful woodland countryside yet is ideally situated for a variety of excursions such as the local swimming lakes, Piegut, Brantome, Oradour-sur-Glane and Rochechouart to name just a few… the perfect location for a relaxing holiday and those who enjoy nature. Within the Gite you will find a handbook detailing the vast array of places to visit, as well as a large selection of tourist leaflets and maps detailing the local walks.
Entering from the pretty garden there is a bright, comfortable living room with exposed stone walls and large beams. The separate generous sized kitchen is well equipped. The second double bedroom is also located downstairs, as is the large shower room with toilet and wash basin. Upstairs, the Master Bedroom commands stunning views over the vineyard and has its own en suite bathroom with toilet, bath, shower and bidet. Quality bed linen and other extras are included to make your stay more comfortable, as is Broadband wi-fi. Outside there is a colourful garden benefiting from the shade of an exotic Indian Bean tree with private terrace and bbq for outdoor dining or relaxing, and in the large vineyard orchard there is also an additional seating area with Pergola where you can make the most of the peace and tranquility whilst watching the local bird life.
Previous guests have left these reviews about Maison Vignoble:
”The cottage catered for all our needs, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen had everything and the log burner was brilliant for the evening. If you want a virtually traffic free holiday in a most beautiful area of France, Maison Vignoble is perfect.” – Dave and Sue, October 2018.
”We have just returned from a week in this delightful gite. It is very pretty with lovely gardens that are full of visiting birds. We spent many an hour sipping wine and watching their antics. The gite is situated in a peaceful setting with easy travel to many pretty and interesting towns and villages. Carrie was extremely accommodating with any requests we had and was always available at the end of the phone if needed. A wonderful week in France. Thanks Carrie.” – Helene Blick, June 2018.
”Maison Vignoble is a lovely place to stay for a restful holiday. it is very attractive and comfortable with everything that you would need. The gardens are beautiful.
It is nicely placed to visit other villages and places of interest and there is a very good restaurant just down the road. We enjoyed the large market at Piegut-Pluviers and visited the lake at St. Estephe. Our visit to the site of the WW2 massacre at Oradour sur Glane was very moving.Many thanks to Carrie for all her help.” – The Listers, June 2018.
”We thoroughly enjoyed our very relaxing stay. Carrie was very welcoming and informative. The completely independent Gite was comfortable, homely and well supplied with all the essentials. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and perfect walking terrain with the only distubance being the bird song. Highly recommended.” – Tom and Barbara, June 2017.
KITCHEN AND DINING
The separate and fully equipped modern Kitchen has everything you will need for your stay – Fridge, freezer, electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, toaster and washing machine.
In the cupboards you will find all the utensils you will require, as well as tea and coffee to get you started.
The dining area is in the living room, with table and four chairs.
The living room with large beams and exposed stone work offers plenty of room for relaxing around the cosy wood burning stove, plus dining area.
Bright and spacious, there are 2 comfortable sofas and a tv with UK Freesat Box as well as broadband Wi-Fi.
Maison Vignoble has 2 double bedrooms. Upstairs, the Master Bedroom commands stunning views over the Vineyard and has a king sized bed. It also has its own en suite bathroom.
The second double bedroom is located downstairs.
The cottage has 2 bathrooms – upstairs, the Master Bedroom has its own spacious en suite bathroom with toilet, wash basin, bidet and combined ceramic bath and shower. The second large shower room is downstairs, with toilet, shower and wash basin.
Maison Vignoble has a wood burning stove in the living room – wood is in the barn, and matches and fire lighters are provided. Efficient oil filled radiators are also provided.
A tv with UK Freesat Box plus French television is provided in the living room, as well as free broadband Wi-Fi.
Maison Vignoble has a wide selection of books to choose from, as well as a boules set and some other games.
GARDEN AND OUTSIDE
Outdoors the colourful and private garden adjoining the house has its own terrace with dining area and bbq.
In the large vineyard orchard, there is an additional seating underneath the Pergola where you can survey the vines and enjoy the best of the peace and tranquility that Maison Vignoble offers.
Off-road parking is available for 2 cars, with one of these parking spaces being in the barn under cover.
In the nine seasons of running Maison Vignoble as a Gite, visitors of all ages have enjoyed a comfortable holiday here. The downstairs bedroom is easily accessible, and the vineyard offers a vast space for children to enjoy. However, due to the age of the building and narrow doorway, regretfully the cottage is not suitable for wheelchair users.
An Iron and ironing board is provided, as is bed linen, and bath and hand towels can be provided for a small surcharge of £3.00 per person.
The owner will meet you on arrival at Maison Vignoble and there is a handbook in the cottage which details everything you need to know for your stay as well as a selection of tourist leaflets and walking trail maps.
WHERE TO VISIT DURING YOUR STAY…
Saint Mathieu is 10 minutes drive away with a large, beautiful swimming lake, beach and wooded areas for relaxing, picnicking and walking, and during the summer months fetes and night markets. There is another beautiful swimming lake close by at Saint-Estèphe (also 10 minutes away) and Bussière-Galant (40 mins) which also has water sports.
Piégut, only 5 minutes away, has a bustling weekly market, the most famous in the region, and definitely not to be missed. There are regular weekend fetes in surrounding towns and villages where the local produce, crafts and traditions are celebrated and sampled. Within an hours drive are Limoges and Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche for their porcelain history, the ancient town of Périgueux and stunning Brantôme where you can hire a canoe to appreciate the views from a more adventurous angle. Canoes can also be hired from Aixe-sur-Vienne.
Other places of interest: *Oradour-sur-Glane which still remains exactly as it was left as a monument to its townspeople who were massacred in a single day by German troops during World War II. *The National Stud at Pompadour *Château Brie *Château Montbrun *Château Rochechouart or simply follow the trail of Richard the Lionheart. Bordeaux and Cognac are little more than 2 hours drive away. For keen golfers there are a number of courses to choose from.
The nearest supermarkets are at Piégut and Saint Mathieu, with freshly baked bread and croissants available from the local artisan Boulangeries. There are no shortage of wonderful, reasonably priced restaurants to sample in the area.
The weekly price is dependent on the time of year, and ranges from £350.00 to £560.00 per week – please visit the website for further information http://www.gitemaisonvignoble.com
With its beautiful, tranquil location and multitude of activities to choose from, Maison Vignoble is the ideal place for a relaxing break and the chance to explore this unique and picturesque region of France.