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Holiday home with large pool in beautiful location

Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

5 bedroom, 2 bathroom, sleeps a maximum of 10

This self-catering holiday home is a restored 19th century farmhouse standing on a hill overlooking an attractive valley. It has a sunny south-facing courtyard flanked by two large barns and the 1.5 acre plot includes garden areas with a variety of fruit trees including apple, plum, fig, damson, mirabelle, quince and walnut. Below the small meadow is a large 12m x 6m fenced swimming pool with a self-closing gate.

The house is spacious and comfortable, with a very large family kitchen, and is amply provided in every way (bedding, kitchen machines and utensils, TV, music players, games, WiFi etc.. The aim is to ensure that our guests have everything they need, that everything in the house works properly and is of high quality.

If you like peaceful countryside, good food and wine and bustling French markets, start here! Angouleme, Brantome, Cognac, Perigeux and all the great wine-growing areas around Bordeaux (of which St Emilion is probably the most attractive) are easy to reach by car.

The Atlantic coast is less than 2 hours drive away; and the caves of the Dordogne are about an hour and a half away -a marvellous trip for a rainy day. Also within easy reach there are plenty of tennis courts, and rivers and lakes to swim or fish or boat in.

Golf: There is a 9 hole golf course in an attractive leisure complex about 15 minutes away which also has tennis courts and a swimming pool. Perigueux (40 minutes) and Cognac (50 minutes) also have very good 18 hole courses.

More Details

Jeremy Coyle
Member since: 1997
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Having used other rental properties in France for over ten years, yours was the best equipped, organised and laid out that we have ever stayed in. We have all decided that we would like to return next year.....Your house was perfect. We liked everything about it; its beautiful setting, the spacious pool, plenty of room to play boule and croquet or to find a quiet place to read.
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Nanteuil-Auriac-de-Bourzac, France

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
  • Bedrooms have electric radiators and fans.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Holiday home with large pool in beautiful location
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

The perfect holiday home for a large family

  • 5 of 5

This is a five star property with a beautiful large garden,isolated amidst the fields. Totally safe, ideal for small children. We were there for a large family reunion (4 couples, 6 small children) and the facilities were perfect. You can't beat the view and especially the peaceful surroundings. We had planned several excursions but were so happy in the house that we mostly stayed there.Great contact with the owner.I warmly recommend the house for all wishing to spend a quiet holiday with family or friends away from it all!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic holiday experience

  • 5 of 5

Our love affair with France was reignited by our wonderful two week stay at La Cotte in August. The serene setting, the comfort of the house, the luscious countryside and the timeless villages all contributed to our sense of well being. On top of that the sun shone brilliantly.

Lazy days by the pool, evening BBQs in the secluded courtyard or sorties for an al fresco dinner in a nearby village all made the time fly by.

The house was of the highest standard, both in equipment and comfort, and felt like a home from home. The pretty garden offered shade from the sun and beautiful views.

All in all it was a fantastic holiday and La Cotte is a special property to be recommended to everyone.

Brian and Ros Snow

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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France at its best

  • 5 of 5

I have to say this is a very beautiful property at La Cotte. The property was very well maintained inside and out, cleanliness was perfection. As we are a large family of 10 we loved the spaciousness of the property. Patio area was large and pretty with beautiful surroundings. An added extra to this property was the swimming pool, this too is well maintained and supports a fenced off area all around. I would highly recommend this property to all my family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing house in beautiful and peaceful surroundings. For us we have found it to be ideal for both younger children - great pool, table tennis room, boules etc - and also older children - kayaking, mountain biking nearby. We have stayed at La Cotte 7 or 8 times since we first were lucky enough to find it about 15 years ago and would thoroughly recommend it. We have four children and have stayed with other relatives and friends each time and we have never had any problems whatsoever. The facilities are great and the property is well managed by a local English couple who are available if there are any problems. There are plenty of delightful towns and villages to visit nearby and markets to attend. I completely recommend this property and look forward to returning there soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house and grounds for multi-family hols

  • 5 of 5

We stayed end August / early September, for the third year in a row, with children and grandchildren, and other friends. The house is roomy and layout well-suited to multi-family use, and the grounds and pool are just fabulous - safe for youngsters, too, and there's always a shady or sunny spot to hide away with a book when you want to be lazy. As mentioned in another review, the mulberry tree and its produce are a bonus (be prepared to strip off to pick though!), not to mention the plums, apples, grapes, brambles (blackberries to some of you) and herbs.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house, a real gem”

  • 5 of 5

Our 3 generations fitted perfectly into this charming house on the borders of Dordogne and Charente. It is extremely well equipped with everything from golf clubs to matching bikes for our grandchildren, and enough pots to cook 6 artichokes simultaneously! The beautifully restored barns on either side of the sheltered patio add to the character and provide a secluded suntrap in a week which was unusually cool for the season. The wood burning stoves kept the chill off in the evening.

The owner was extremely helpful and his instructions allowed for every eventuality. Definitely worth the detour!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Ferry
450 Miles
Calais/Caen/St Malo
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Le Manoir De Longeveau
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
80 Miles
Poitiers Sud
Car: necessary

This farmhouse property is situated in peaceful and very attractive countryside mid-way between Angouleme and Perigueux. Driving times from Bordeaux and Bergerac airports are about 80 minutes and 70 minutes, respectively. Driving time from Calais is about 7 hours (450 miles).

Other Activities: Golf, tennis, canoeing (on the river Dronne)


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Nanteuil-Auriac-de-Bourzac, France

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2 Oct 2016 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
14 night minimum stay
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Other than the June/September period, rates are by arrangement and booking periods need not run only from Saturday to Saturday. Although the house is large, it is very suitable even for just two people, for whom the rate would typically be £400 per person per week. For 4 people it would be £250 per person per week; and for 6 or more, it would be £200 per person per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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