Robin

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2
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Overview

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This farmhouse style villa in Aquitaine is perfect for a peaceful family holiday. The house is a casual, comfortable converted barn, full of beautiful old stonework and wooden beams. From this perch above the Sainte Alvère Valley the green countryside stretches out before you, full of hidden gems waiting to be discovered.

On the Dordogne River you’ll find dozens of wineries near Bergerac, just a 35 minute drive away. Here you can visit the Maison des Vins, where you’ll see an exhibition of the history of the 13 appellations of the Bergerac wine region. Or drive a little farther to experience famous Bordeaux region.

After a long day touring you can easily cook dinner in the updated, economical kitchen, but we recommend dining at Chez Cathy in Ste. Alvère (4 km).

If you love the outdoors, this villa holiday will be heaven. Public tennis courts can be found in Sainte Alvère, or golf is outside of Bergerac (30 km) at Chateau les Merles. A 20 minute drive will take you to Camberoux, and the nearest horseback riding stable. And if the kids are in tow, take them to the alligator show at Aquarium du Périgord Noir (18 km).

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What you should know…

  • Local village markets are everywhere! But plan carefully, they’re only open certain days.
  • Robin is a welcoming retreat for travellers seeking a peaceful and restorative holiday yet with easy access to the hidden gems of the Dordogne.

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Table Tennis DVD

Villa Interior (sleeps maximum 4 adults + 2 children)

Ground Floor

- Entrance into separate kitchen with table and chairs
- Living and dining room
- 1 double bedroom with queen size bed
- Bathroom with separate shower and WC.

Upper Floor

- 1 double bedroom with a queen size bed
- 2 single bedrooms
- Sitting room
- Shower
- Separate WC

Outside Grounds

- Heated pool with ladder steps (size: 8x4m / depth: 1.1-1.8 m) and alarm system
- Pool terrace with sunbeds
- Garden (slightly sloped)

Amenities

- Wi-Fi
- Portable BBQ
- Astra Satellite TV with BBC channel
- DVD
- Stereo
- High chair and cot
- Electric hob
- Electric oven
- Microwave
- Washing Machine
- Dishwasher
- Table tennis

Location

About the surrounding area of Robin
<1hr to Airport Watersports Rural Location Wine Tasting Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
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The villa is located in the Sainte Alvere valley and with easy access to the major destinations in the Dordogne department such as the historical towns of Bergerac, Sarlat and Periguex.

Just 4 km from the village of Ste Alvère with some shops, cafés and restaurants. Also near to the riverside town of Le Bugue (the drive there is full of breath-taking scenery).

The area offers a wide array of outdoor activities, from horse-riding centres to tennis, mountain-biking, golfing and water sports. Lake and fishing opportunities are also available.

On top of it all, several local villages with lovely weekly markets, excellent restaurants and historical attractions are all located within a short driving distance.

The renowned wine tasting along the Route de Vins de Bergerac is also a must. 

Local Activities and Amenities

- Public tennis courts:
  
Arnouil, Jean-Michel, Pecharmont Tel : 055 357 0676.
Tennis de Bergerac Millet Barrage, Tel : 055 357 1010.
Ste. Alvere, 4k's

- Golf:

 Marsac sur l'Isle, Perigueux, Tel : 055 353 6590.
 Golf Club Chateau les Merles, Mouleydier, Tel : 055 363 1342

- Watersports :

Aqua Parc Juniorland, Bergerac ( 4 swimming pools, jacuzzi, solarium, VTT,         mini-moto et quad etc.) Tel : 055 358 3300
Sport Nautique de Bergerac, Tel : 055 357 8502
Bassin Nautique de Tremolat at 15k's, Tel : 055 308 5994, Tel : 055 308 5994.
Aquafun, Tremolat, Tel : 067 718 6646
Parc de Loisirs Neufont, St. Amand de Vergt (20k's approx) pedalo, mini-golf,   
snack etc. Tel : 055 354 9390

- Beach:

On the River Dordogne, the Bassin de Tremolat, 15k's
Parc de Loisirs, Neufont. 20k's. Tel : 055 354 9390

-Lake Fishing

Parc de Loisirs Neufont, St. Amand at 20k's.
Le Moulin de St. Pierre, Fouleix. Tel : 055 382 9109

- VTT/bicycle hire:

The Mountain Bike Hire Co., Bergerac. Tel : Malcolm +33553 630 891

- Horse riding:

Ste Foy de Longas, Les Ecuries de de Camberoux, (10k's).
Centre Equestre la Cavale, Haras de Valences, Eyrenville. (14k's) Tel : 055 324 3091.
Club Hippique de Bergerac, 118 Rte. Ste. Alvere, Creysse. Tel : 055 357 7716. ' P', Campagne, Le Bugue/Vezere, Tel : 055 307 2366
Poney Club Arc en Ciel

- Local produce market:

Vergt - Friday.
Tremolat - Tuesday.
Bergerac - Wednesday and Saturday.
Sarlat - Wednesday and Saturday.

- Restaurants:

Ste. Alvere. 'Chez Cathy' Ste Foy de Longas, (10k's approx). Tel : 055 322 7631 (must book)

- Pharmacy: Ste. Alvere

- Doctor: Group Medicale St. Luc et Damien, Chemin Sadrots, Ste. Alvere Tel : 055 322 7334/323 9791

- Bank: Ste. Alvere

- Cash machine: Ste. Alvere

- Tourist information:

Bergerac, Tel : 055 357 0311.
Perigueux, Tel : 055 353 1063

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac

(44 km)

Nearest Village St. Alvere

(4 km)

Nearest Town/City Le Bugue

(10 km )

Nearest Golf Marsac sur l'Isle (Perigueux)
Nearest Beach Bassin de Tremolat (Dordogne River)

(15 km )

Nearest Supermarket Intermarche - Bergerac
Nearest Restaurant St. Alvere

(4 km )

Nearest Shop St. Alvere

(4 km )

Nearest Tennis Arnouil

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 Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Babysitting Available
  • Extra cleaning service available (at extra cost)

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following:

- Free pool heating
- Extra cleaning (15€/hr - to be requested at the time of booking)
- Cook/catering
- Babysitting (15€/hr - to be requested at the time of booking)
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Taxi / Car rental

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

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 €500 charge to clients' credit card prior to arrival.
Arrival time Between 4.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. (Late arrivals must be communicated / Early arrivals by special arrangement only)
Departure time Before 10.00 a.m. (Later departures by special arrangement only)
Pool heating charge? No
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels
Other Ts and Cs Adequate travel insurance is required.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes
Minimum stay 7 nights
Pets welcome? on request
Smoking Allowed? outside only.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 16th 2019 - Jan 17th 2020 £713
Jan 17th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 £778
Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 £1,167
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 £1,426
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £1,491
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £1,296
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 £778
Sep 12th 2020 - Jan 15th 2021 £713
Jan 15th 2021 - Apr 18th 2021 £778

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 16th 2019 - Jan 17th 2020 €789
Jan 17th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 €860
Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 €1,290
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 €1,577
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €1,649
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €1,434
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 €860
Sep 12th 2020 - Jan 15th 2021 €789
Jan 15th 2021 - Apr 18th 2021 €860

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 16th 2019 - Jan 17th 2020 $870
Jan 17th 2020 - Jun 20th 2020 $949
Jun 20th 2020 - Jul 4th 2020 $1,424
Jul 4th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 $1,740
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $1,819
Aug 22nd 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $1,582
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 12th 2020 $949
Sep 12th 2020 - Jan 15th 2021 $870
Jan 15th 2021 - Apr 18th 2021 $949

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Wonderful holiday, a lovely place and superb memories.

    Posted by Raj F. on 25/08/2018

    We booked a lovely villa through Oliver's Travels in St Alvere in the Dordogne region of France and we decided to drive there from Eastbourne, England. We were shown around when we arrived and the villa was breath taking. The 4 bed home was in a small cul-de-sac on a hill with nothing around for miles - The nearest place was St Alvere which was about 4km away. We had access to an outdoor pool, games room, kitchen, lounge, dining area, 2 bathrooms and a lot of space. We spent time cooking, eating, swimming, playing table tennis, reading, talking, etc.
    The local markets were great and we had great local coffee and wine each day. The local villages were places of beauty and history. In the villa we had all the amenities we needed to cook, eat and play and we spent a lot of time in the pool - the weather was perfect most days, interpersed by the odd thunderstorm and a couple of cooler cloudy days. During the week we visited St Alvere, Limeuil (River beach village), Arcachon (largest Sand Dune in Europe) and Bordeaux - visiting markets, kayaking down the Dordogne, sunbathing and swimming in the sea, looking around historic places, taking the tour of one of the homes of one of Napoleon's only living relatives, etc. were all amazing things to do and added greatly to personal and family experiences. We all tried our hand at French and by the end of the week I was starting my conversations in French.
    Overall, we had a jam-packed holiday which felt a lot longer than 8 days and we forged a greater understanding of France and each other during our time there.

  • Such A Nice Stay!

    Posted by Simon on 07/07/2018

    Excellent size and ambience. Good pool and lovely quiet environment. Well equipped kitchen.

  • We enjoyed our stay!

    Posted by Roger and Jennie on 16/06/2018

    It is a beautiful gite set in an idyllic surrounding!

  • A beautiful barn in an idyllic setting

    Posted by David B. on 23/08/2016

    Robin is a beautiful, but slightly dated barn conversion in a idyllic rural setting. The pool and gardens are excellent, and the surrounding area has a wonderful mix of historic towns and beautiful countryside. We had a wonderful week and would recommend Robin.

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