Maison De La Dronne

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Village

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Maison de la Dronne is a wonderful holiday home in such a pretty setting within walking distance of a historic village in northern Dordogne, close to the idyllic riverside town of Brantôme.

Positioned on the banks of the Dronne river, this home radiates so much French character and charm. The elegant living room is so inviting with its ornate fireplace and French windows opening out to the gardens whilst the traditional kitchen is brilliantly equipped to prepare feasts using all the amazing ingredients you are sure to pick up at local Dordogne markets. Upstairs, four attractive bedrooms include an impressive master with an en suite shower room as well as two further doubles and a twin sharing a good-sized family bathroom.

Outside it’s all about long lazy summer days playing on the large lawns at the front, admiring the lavender and fruit trees or seeking out the delightful little summer house. The 12m long swimming pool has its very own pool house as well as ample space for sun-lounging and al-fresco dining whilst there are two more gorgeous terraces in the back garden including one overlooking the river below. Indeed, beyond the shady trees you can see the banks of the Dronne in this lovely riverside setting.

Soak up the ambience of this typically Périgord location and wander to the local village with its historic lanes leading to a château and fortress. Dine out in one of the handful of restaurants or visit the atmospheric market on a Sunday morning, before finding your perfect picnic spot by the river. There are canoeing and kayaking opportunities within a short walk as well as horse-riding, cycling and hiking in the surrounding area.

Only 10km away, enjoy a meal out in one of the fine restaurants in Brantôme, also well-known for its glorious riverside setting, followed by a boat trip or perhaps a visit to its abbey and caves. Discover one of the region’s prettiest villages such as Aubeterre-sur-Dronne and Saint-Jean-de-Côle or peruse the fantastic Farmer’s markets in Riberac and Périgueux.

Whether seeking out some of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’, historic châteaux, fine foie gras or breathtaking landscapes and natural scenery, the Périgord Vert offers a wealth of experiences in this captivating part of northern Dordogne.

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What you should know…

  • If travelling with children, note that the beautiful lawned gardens lead to woodland and down to the open riverfront
  • Please note that while there is a footpath to the nearest village, it is along a fairly busy road, so it is encouraged to avoid walking along it with animals and children. 

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Satellite TV Outdoor Games Table Tennis Heating Waterfront

Maison Interiors

Ground Floor

-    Living room with TV and door leading to garden
-    Dining room with door leading to garden
-    Kitchen, well-equipped with oven, hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, breakfast bar, stools and door leading to terrace
-    WC

First Floor

-    Bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom with shower and WC
-    Bedroom with twin beds
-    Bedroom with king-size double bed
-    Bedroom with double bed
-    Bathroom with bath/shower
-    WC

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (12x6m) with hard safety cover, open approximately May to October
-    Pool house with kitchenette, shower and WC
-    Charcoal and gas barbecue
-    Al-fresco dining terrace
-    Terrace overlooking river
-    Summer house
-    Garden (lawns that lead to woodland and open riverfront)
-    Fruit trees
-    Private parking

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi
-    Heating
-    TV with UK channels
-    Table tennis
-    Boules
-    Board games

Location

About the surrounding area of Maison De La Dronne
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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On the banks of the river Dronne in the Périgord Vert region, this house enjoys a beautiful setting in northern Dordogne, within walking distance from a characterful village with restaurants and just 10km from the enchanting town of Brantôme.

You can stroll down the country road to the nearby village where you will find a handful of restaurants, a bakery and grocery store as well as an atmospheric market on a Sunday morning. The origins of the old part of the village date as far back as the 10th century and you can visit its Renaissance château and medieval fortress – climb to the top for some wonderful views. Also within a short walk is a canoeing and kayak centre which offers half-day excursions along the Dronne.

There are further canoeing opportunities in the beautiful town of Brantôme (10km), also well-known for its incredible abbey as well as its picturesque location. Often referred to as the Venice of Périgord, enjoy its fine restaurants and pretty shops or simply take a tranquil walk along the riverside. Friday morning is a nice time to visit with its bustling market selling delicious seasonal produce.

Market lovers will also adore Périgueux (28km) on a Wednesday and Saturday morning where you will find all sorts of regional specialities whilst Ribérac, also around half an hour ago, hosts a Friday morning market, known to be one of the best in the region (expect black truffles, plenty of foie gras and walnuts).

Perhaps combine Ribérac with Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’, or head further north to the pretty village of Saint-Jean-de-Côle, a gorgeous place to potter around with its ochre coloured houses and tiled roofs.

This region is fantastic for horse-riding with a centre within a short drive and walking, especially in the heart of the Périgord Vert countryside with its forests, rolling hills and streams. Further north, the Parc Naturel Régional Périgord-Limousin, about an hour away, is perfect for both mountain biking and cycling, or slightly closer to home discover the Voie Verte cycling trail following the former railway line between Saint-Pardoux-la-Rivière and Thiviers.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac

(73km)

Nearest Airport 2 Limoges

(93km)

Nearest Airport 3 Brive–Souillac

(116km)

Nearest Train Station Gare de Perigueux

(24km)

Nearest Village

(Within 1.5km)

Nearest Restaurant Local village

(Within 1.5km)

Nearest Shop Grocery store/bakery

(Within 1.5km)

Nearest Town Brantôme

(10km)

Nearest City Périgueux

(28km)

Nearest Golf Golf Club Périgueux

(23km)

Region

The pace of life in the Dordogne is languid, laid back and positively infectious. Relax in bucolic beauty as you drift along the Dordogne River, or wander among the forests and hillside of the Périgord Natural Park.

The foodie scene too, is a relaxed affair. Take your time over your lazy lunches of local duck, black truffles and goats cheese. If you’re feeling energetic, you can even hunt for them yourself. The wine here is second to none, with infamous grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chenin Blanc all having a huge presence here.

The Dordogne is also brimming with history. Castles and chateaux are scattered throughout the region, among the enchanting medieval villages. History of an altogether more ancient sort can also be explored in the incredible prehistoric cave drawings of Lascaux and Grotte de Rouffignac.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens Ideal for Xmas/NY

Maison de la Dronne enjoys a lovely setting on the banks of the river and close to a historic village with a medieval fortress and Renaissance château to visit, also within distance along the country road to a handful of restaurants.

Of course, there are plenty of opportunities to canoe or kayak along the Dronne with the nearest centre just a kilometre away and further places in beautiful Brantôme. Horse-riding is also popular in this region and there is an equestrian centre within a short drive.

Brantôme is a lovely spot for a picnic by the river or even a boat trip. The famous abbey and troglodytes caves are also great places to visit.

There are many wonderful walks through the glorious landscapes of the Périgord Vert, plenty of places for cycling and also mountain biking trails, especially in the Parc Naturel Régional Périgord-Limousin, around an hour away.

Slightly closer to home, find mini-golf and laser games at Cornille Adventure, half an hour away, as well as tree-top adventure courses for a variety of ages.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Boules/Petanque
  • Board games
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Waterfront

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €750 paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes (changed once for stays of more than 14 nights).
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes plus mid-stay clean for stays of more than 14 nights. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to October. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Tax French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs A cot and highchair are available on request.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 £2,158
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £2,374
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £3,569
Aug 24th 2024 - Apr 26th 2025 £2,374
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £2,374
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 £3,569
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 £2,374

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 €2,348
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €2,583
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €3,883
Aug 24th 2024 - Apr 26th 2025 €2,583
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €2,583
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 €3,883
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 €2,583

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 $2,541
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $2,795
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $4,203
Aug 24th 2024 - Apr 26th 2025 $2,795
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $2,795
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 $4,203
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 $2,795

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

 

How long have you owned the property?
We are the only owners. We have owned the land since 1990 and built the house in 2000.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The 100 metres of private riverbank, that runs along the back of the property and the beautifully picturesque village of Bourdeilles.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The fact that it is a new build, but it looks so old as it has been intentionally designed and built using local bricks and tiles etc.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
Emily Morgan, Film Producer.

For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…

Must do?
Spend time in the local village. Climb to the top of the castle. Take a trip to  Brantôme & Périgueux for the markets. Walk. Swim in the river.

Must eat?
Oysters, fois gras & confit of duck are the local delicacies. Lots of cheese!

Must see?
The caves.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

There are so many wonderful walks in the area, so explore as much as you can. Chat to the local people, including the neighbours who are also so lovely. There is a local farm up the hill where, if you’re very polite and say you are guests of ours, you can pet the sheep.

 

 

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