Villa Des Anges

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Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1
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Overview

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A beautiful romance can easily flourish in this precious country cottage in the Dordogne. Everything a couple needs is within the four rough-hewn walls of the petit villa, but your honeymoon will truly bloom in the gardens, and the countryside beyond. You won’t believe your eyes as you swim in the small private pool, the rolling green hills stretching out before you, the flowers in the garden nodding their heads.

Use the villa’s bicycles to ride to Saint Méard de Gurçon (2km), a town full of flowers, gorgeous architecture, and award-winning wine. Indeed, you’re in the middle of wine country; don’t pass over the chance to taste your way through the Bergerac wine region (just follow the Dordogne river toward Bergerac, 30km away). In the opposite direction you can visit Château de Montaigne (15km), a wine-producing castle where French philosopher Michel de Montaigne was born.

An hour’s drive will take you to the architecture, gardens, and wine of Bordeaux - La Perle d'Aquitaine. The Bergerac airport is your nearest escape from the region (33km), but don't fret, this is just the beginning. Come write your love's first chapter in this simple, peaceful villa for two.

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What you should know…

  • Villa Des Anges sleeps a maximum of 2 adults and 1 baby (aged under 12 months).
  • A car will help you see the sights - we recommend having one!

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Bicycles Provided Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site Parking Space

Villa Interior

-    Entrance with cloakroom
-    Open plan lounge with sofa, armchair, TV, DVD player and fireplace (wood provided in winter)
-    Open plan dining area with two doors leading outside
-    Open plan kitchen, well-equipped including double sink, dishwasher, hob (x4), electric oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, Nespresso machine (bring your own capsules), coffee percolator and electric teapot  
-    Bedroom with king-size bed (180cm) and double doors leading outside
-    Dressing area
-    Bathroom with bath, separate shower, two sinks, WC and heated towel rail (for winter)

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (7.5x3.5m, depth: 1.5m with three steps) with safety cover. Open approximately April to end-October
-    Pool house with table and chairs  
-    Barbecue (subject to fire risk regulations at the time)
-    Garden with flowers, lawns, meadows, orchards
-    Table tennis (on request)
-    13-hectare estate (of which five hectares are enclosed)
-    Parking (2 cars)
-    Electric gate with code

Facilities

-    Wi-Fi (for occasional use)
-    Heating
-    Fireplace (wood provided in winter)
-    TV and DVD player
-    CD and radio
-    Hairdryer
-    2 "VTT" style bikes
-    Ironing facilities

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Des Anges
<1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa des Anges is strategically set on the Montravel road, in between the towns of Saint Emilion and Bergerac.

The closest village is Saint Méard de Gurçon (2km), with its flower lined roads, a magnificent Gothic church and also renowned for its excellent wine producers.

Sainte Foy La Grande, a 13th century bastide town facing the Dordogne river is about 12km away as is Montpone with its lively Wednesday market.

A visit to the world heritage site of Saint Emilion is also strongly recommended.

The whole area swarms of tourist attractions and entertaining activities including wine-tasting tours such as the famous Route des Vins de Bergerac, cruises down the Dordogne river, horse-back riding, tennis and golf.

The international airport of Bergerac is only at a 40-minute drive, whereas that of Bordeaux (92km) can be reached in one hour.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport

(33km)

Nearest Village Saint Méard de Gurçon

(3km )

Nearest Town Sainte-Foy-la-Grande

(12km )

Nearest Beach Lac de Gurcon (Villefranche de Lonchat)

(14km)

Nearest Tennis Tennis Club Foyen (Port Ste. Foy la Grande)

(10km )

Nearest Golf Golf Club de Saint Méard de Gurçon - 9 holes

(6km)

Nearest Supermarket Intermarché Montpon

(11km )

Nearest Restaurant Saint Méard de Gurçon

(2km)

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

Villa Des Anges sleeps a maximum of 2 adults and 1 baby (aged under 12 months).

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Changing mat
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD

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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Weekly clean and linen change available (for stays of 2 weeks or more)

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 £300 or €400 charged to clients' credit card prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time Between 4.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m.
Departure time Before 10.00 a.m.
Linen & towels included? Yes (changed weekly on request at an extra charge).
Heating costs included? No, extra charge of approximately €50 per week, payable locally, for a temperature of up to 20C (available October to end-March).
End of stay cleaning included? No. Extra charge of €55, paid locally. 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 garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Changeover day Saturday.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Other Ts and Cs Villa Des Anges sleeps a maximum of 2 adults and 1 baby (aged under 12 months). A cot, highchair and changing table can be provided on request.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately April to end-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.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Internet access? Internet access is provided for occasional and leisure use only - for more regular/professional use guests will need to provide their own 3G type connection.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 27th 2024 - May 25th 2024 £1,258
May 25th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 £1,396
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 £1,703
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £1,947
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 £1,703
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £1,396
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 £1,258
Christmas & New Year £1,396
Jan 6th 2025 - May 24th 2025 £1,258
May 24th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £1,396
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 £1,703
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 £1,947
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 £1,703

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 27th 2024 - May 25th 2024 €1,367
May 25th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 €1,517
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 €1,852
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €2,116
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 €1,852
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €1,517
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 €1,367
Christmas & New Year €1,517
Jan 6th 2025 - May 24th 2025 €1,367
May 24th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €1,517
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 €1,852
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 €2,116
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 €1,852

Prices based on an occupancy of 2 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 27th 2024 - May 25th 2024 $1,483
May 25th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 $1,646
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jul 6th 2024 $2,009
Jul 6th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $2,296
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 $2,009
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $1,646
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 23rd 2024 $1,483
Christmas & New Year $1,646
Jan 6th 2025 - May 24th 2025 $1,483
May 24th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $1,646
Jun 21st 2025 - Jul 5th 2025 $2,009
Jul 5th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 $2,296
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 $2,009

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 bought the property 20 years ago and spent over 10 years renovating it.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The first thing that interested us was the charm of the building, the calm and the large grounds which allow us to host large parties and invite many guests over.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
Ancient techniques were only used in the renovation, rare in this modern era.

Have you ever had any famous guests staying?
We have had the privilege of hosting famous artists from Paris who stayed for many weeks in 2014. We also hosted the manager of U2 who visited for 3 consecutive years.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do? 
  
Visit Saint Emilion and Bordeaux.

Really eat?
Foie Gras and duck with the best wines of the region (Monbazillac, Bordeaux, Montravel).

Really see?
Bergerac, la Dordogne, Saint Emilion, the food markets of the region.

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
Make the most of the peace and calm, enjoy walks through the woods and catch sight of the wildlife in the gardens (eagles, wild boar, deer etc.).

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Reviews

  • C'est magnifique!

    on 04/10/2023

    As other reviewers have said, the property is exactly like the pictures - well looked after and feels like a home just waiting for you. The pool looks out onto a large, beautiful field/meadow and there's lots of lovely trees and bushes with birds and butterflies.

    The kitchen had everything we needed utensil-wise and so we ate in most days, giving us ample time to rest and relax - inside and out depending on the weather. The wifi strength was enough for casual needs and we had 4G when far from the property.

    The host was warm and welcoming, a lovely person, and she recommended lots of places to eat and timings of towns to visit to see markets. We didn't have enough good weather to do so (unusual, we're assured!) but there are some long walking trails in the area that take you through the woods.

    The boulangerie in Saint Méard de Gurçon is fantastic. We highly recommend the "Restaurant Le Pressoir" in the village for a dinner, and we had a lovely lunch at "L'un des Sens" in Villefranche-de-Lonchat.

    Thank you again to the host and we hope to visit again :)

  • Lovely relaxing week spent in a wonderful setting

    on 13/09/2023

    Lovely relaxing week spent in a wonderful setting.
    The weather has been glorious (if at times a little too warm!). We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Really good, believe me!

    on 12/06/2023

    Villa des Anges looks very pretty in the photographs. So often, the arrival has a little less lustre as things have changed, or worn - not so in this super sweet cottage of very generous proportions for two. Everything is as you might want it at home, with no expense spared. All the house tools and kitchen equipment are in good order, and the kitchen and bathroom layouts themselves are generous and comfortable. I loved cooking here, looking out onto a shingle courtyard in front of an extensive garden.

    The outside of the property, too, is well cared for, and the tile covered terrace by the pool adds another room to enjoy. What took our breath away is the massive field which you can glimpse in some of the pictures, which is the backdrop to the lovely pool. At the time, we were blessed with a full Summer bloom of wildflowers around a metre high, stretching far away to a distant solid line of trees surrounding the property. Beautiful mature trees dot the garden itself, which is all for your enjoyment, adding a choice of sun dappled retreats.

    The gated entrance and enclosures allow for ample car parking, and you can do this under a wisteria parkway if the sun is too strong. The owner is clearly a generous soul who wants her guests to be as happy as if this were their second home, which it is, at least for a while. However, she is hardly ever seen, and has a separate entrance to the main house which she accesses through a separate driveway.

    Thank you to the owner for such a gift for us all to enjoy, and thank you to Oliver’s Travels for curating this property.

  • Marvellous

    on 06/06/2023

    Marvellous property and host.

  • What is there not to love!

    on 03/06/2023

    An oasis, beautiful countryside in the Dordogne. What is there not to love!
    Sophie thank you for taking us and for all your warmth and help.
    We will certainly return.

  • Very relaxing week

    on 30/07/2022

    Thank you for the welcoming gift of your wine. We have had a very relaxing week here; doing very little but enjoying the peace and quiet of your beautiful house. Went kayaking at Gardonne, saw eagle's fishing and a kingfisher. Spent lots of time at the lake at Lac de Gurson learning how to paddle board. Free use of boards and kayaks if you don't have your own. Saw deer and rabbits in your lovely grounds. Definitely a lovely place to unwind.

  • Beautiful

    on 16/07/2022

    Thank you for making us so welcome in your beautiful cottage - it's just stunning. We've been very lazy whilst we were here, partly due to the heat, but just because we were so relaxed. The cottage has everything you could need & more! Everywhere was spotlessly clean when we arrived and this was very much appreciated. The pool & grounds are amazing - We hope to be back!

  • Wonderful week

    on 01/07/2022

    A wonderful week spent sleeping late, lounging by the pool, cooking lovely meals, visiting local vineyards - and enjoying married life. We couldn't have asked for a better minimoon!

  • A great time

    on 04/06/2022

    What a week! Thank you very much for the relaxing stay at your villa. We have had such a great time!
    Recommendations for future visitors to the area:
    - We went kayaking down Dordogne with canoe attitude: lovely way to spend a few hours
    - Day trip to Salat: lovely town
    - Cycled to two local vineyards on the bikes provided, lovely views of the countryside, especially if you visit Chateau La Raz
    - Day trip to Bergerac - had a fabulous meal at Le Bistro D'en face which overlooks Bergerac
    - Dinner in La Pressoir was lovely - they have a gorgeous terrace!

  • Amazing

    on 21/05/2022

    It has taken 2 years to get here - well worth the wait. Exactly what we wanted: peace and quiet, fabulous weather, including an amazing electrical storm overnight. Thanks for your hospitality.
    p.s. The restaurant Le Pressoir is excellent, well worth a visit

  • Highlight was private pool.. and view

    on 08/08/2020

    The owners have put a lot of love and energy into this little holiday home - the highlight was the private pool, shaded outdoor seating area and the view.

  • Wonderful Experience!

    on 25/08/2018

    The service from Oliver's Travel prior to our holiday was superb and the gite we stayed in had everything and anything you need or want for a great holiday.

  • Lovely Property!

    Created on 21/08/2018

    We've just returned from a lovely week at Villa des Anges. Great spot, top-notch accommodation and delightful hosts.

  • Lovely!

    on 16/08/2018

    We had a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday. The Villa was great very well equipped and very quiet which was just what we wanted. The owners very nice.

  • Beautiful Autumn Break

    on 15/06/2017

    This is a gorgeous country stone cottage, set in the beautiful Dordogne and the hosts were very warm and welcoming. We visited in early October and the weather was beautiful. The mornings were chilly, but the views and mist across the fields was stunning. We ate outside under the al fresco dining terrace every evening and swam in the stunning pool. There is ample space for just 2 of you, with a lovely big kitchen, and all that you could need for entertaining if you had company.
    The area is absolutely stunning, with the beautiful Dordogne river running through the local town of Saint-Foy-la-Grande and medieval city of Bergerac a short drive away.
    A visit to the UNESCO world Heritage site of St-Emilion is a must, as well as sampling a never-ending array of fabulous wines. We loved it.

  • We had a lovely time

    on 29/10/2016

    A lovely and relaxing time in a cosy cottage surrounded by beautiful countryside which we got to explore on the mountain bikes. We had a lovely time here, just what we both needed. We leave refreshed and revived. Thank you. (The cheese and wine was divine).

  • Beautiful and relaxing Place

    on 08/10/2016

    A lovely and relaxing holiday. Beautiful pool and cottage with everything we needed. Saint-Emilion is definitely worth a visit.

  • Idyllic

    on 09/07/2016

    A really relaxing break. Nothing to worry about – everything so pleasant. Idyllic area for people from London. Hope to see you again.

  • Perfection!

    Created on 02/06/2016

    A warm welcome from delightful hosts and a delicious bottle of wine. The house is very comfortable, well-equipped with everything we needed, especially the spacious beds and bedrooms! The garden is stunning, located in beautiful surroundings with a lovely view over the fields. The pools was glorious and very inviting. The area boasts lots of interesting places to visit, especially Saint Emilion and its delicious wines. There is plenty of choice at the supermarkets and the local village shop is very handy. We left felling thoroughly relaxed and sad to leave this peaceful place in the sun. Merci Beaucoup!

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