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The Garden Cottage, Thonac

Holiday rental property

Thonac, Dordogne

  • Charming garden house to sleep max 3 adults
  • Large lawned garden
  • Private pool 11m x 5m
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • Walk to local restaurants

Ref.24160

Sleeps2

Bedrooms1

Bathrooms2

Thonac, Dordogne, Aquitaine

Introduction

The Garden Cottage


Lovely cottage set in the grounds of the owners' 17th century former courthouse, perfect for 3 (max) adults. The cottage has a beautiful lawned garden with a large, private pool (11m x 5m) for the exclusive use of the renters.

Awarded maximum 4 star rating from Gite Rural.

The cottage offers privacy and an immaculate, fully restored interior. The ground floor is open plan consisting of a quality kitchen / dining area and living area opening onto the garden and terrace. Living area with Wi-Fi internet and UK TV/DVD.

Single and double bedroom with two bathrooms.

The property is situated close to the village of Thonac, between Montignac, 10 minutes and Sarlat, 30 minutes.

Walking distance into Thonac with grocery and bread shop, restaurants.

10 minutes drive to Montignac with large supermarket and all amenities.

30 minutes to Sarlat-la-Canéda, and 40 minutes to Périgueux.

Adults only, please.

Sitting room

Sitting room

Kitchen

Kitchen

Accommodation details

Holiday rental property


Kitchen with oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer, dishwasher. Dining table and chairs.

Living room with TV with UK TV / DVD and Wi-Fi internet.
Door to garden.

Separate bathroom with WC, shower and hand basin and washing machine.

Stairs to 1st floor;

Bedroom 1, single.

Bedroom 2, double.

Separate bathroom with WC, shower and hand basin.

EXTERIOR;

Large lawned garden.

Dining terrace with table and chairs. BBQ.

Private swimming pool 11m x 5m with sun terrace and loungers.

Table tennis.

Private parking for 1 car.

Kitchen

Kitchen

Private swimming pool

Private swimming pool

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Rental rates


From To Weekly rental rates Euros Sterling * US Dollars *
26/05/2018 16/06/2018 early June € 895 £ 785 $ 1,105
16/06/2018 30/06/2018 late June € 1,015 £ 890 $ 1,253
30/06/2018 01/09/2018 July & August € 1,370 £ 1,201 $ 1,692
01/09/2018 22/09/2018 early September to mid-September € 1,015 £ 890 $ 1,253
22/09/2018 06/10/2018 late September, early October € 820 £ 719 $ 1,013
Refundable Security Bond € 500

Location

Thonac


The property is situated on the outskirts of Thonac, between Montignac (10 minutes) and Sarlat (30 minutes) surrounded by lovely countryside, within a few minutes walk of woodland walks and fishing brooks.

Walking distance into Thonac with grocery and bread shop, restaurants.

10 minutes drive to Montignac with large supermarket and all amenities.

30 minutes to Sarlat-la-Canéda, and 40 minutes to Périgueux.

Sarlat-la-Canéda, is a charming and busy traditional town with all amenities which is the capital of Perigord. Many good restaurants and cafés to discover. Excellent market on Saturday.

Hot air ballooning, various local companies. Micro-lite aircraft, and light aircraft flights available from Domme Sarlat-la-Canéda Airport.

Paintball, very good site near La Roque-Gageac. La Roque-Gageac (approx 25 minutes) is a stunningly beautiful village under the towering cliffs. The village regularly wins France's 'Prettiest Village' competition. Good canoeing centre here.

Competing with La Roque-Gageac in the prettiness stakes is the village of Carennac. Elevated just above the South bank of the river, it is best known for its typical Quercy architecture and Romanesque priory. Further Romanesque art at the Saint-Pierre church in Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne.

Perhaps the most famous of the Dordogne tourist attractions are the cave paintings around Les Eyzies.
There are more pre-historic caves in this area than you could ever visit in a day!

Les Eyzies lies at the heart of an unspoilt area of great natural beauty with rolling hills, tranquil rivers and fascinating cliff and rock formations. It has some of the world's most beautiful caves with outstanding stalactite and stalagmite crystallisations. And the cave-lined Vézère valley has been classified as a heritage site by UNESCO.

The most well-known of all is the cave at Lascaux, Montignac which was discovered in 1940. The paintings date back some 17,000 years.

Reviews

Feedback from previous guests

We found the holy trinity of travel in our first trip to the Dordogne in as much as our stay provided the perfect property, superb hosts and a wonderful location. Caterina & Stephen have renovated the property wonderfully by melding traditional Dordogne architure with contemporary interior design that maintains the character of the property but also provides modern comforts. As hosts, they balance perfectly their availability to provide advice and support with privacy for guests when appropriate. You will simply not meet friendlier hosts. The location of the cottage combines a secluded rural position with easy access (5 minutes walk) to Thonac's 2 restaurants, shop and hotel bar. Similarly the main road through Thonac takes you through the picturesque Vezere valley with Montignac & our favourite Saint Leon only a few minutes drive. Mediaeval Sarlat, Beynac and Domme are slightly further afield but still an easy journey. Caves to canoeing, troglodytes to trekking and food & drink aplenty are all easily accessible from Thonac and you really can make any sort of holiday from this property. C'est magnifique!

Stewart and Sue




An amazing and wonderful place to stay!
We only had a week but it was a very special week, our first time in the Dordogne was made into an extra special one by staying in this fairytale cottage with the owners providing everything that you would want or need for a brilliant holiday they were the perfect hosts! The cottage was perfect, clean and very comfortable not to mention the pool which was an added bonus we would be very happy to recommend this beautiful cottage and location for a relaxing holiday!




The cottage is a lovely place to stay in a beautiful area. It is newly refurbished and has a very classic country feel inside. Gorgeous furnishings and all the facilities that you need for a self-catering stay. The bathrooms are great. The mattresses are firm but the bedrooms are comfortable. Kitchen has everything you need, we never felt the need for anything that wasn't to hand. The hosts are very welcoming and have the right balance of checking in and leaving you to it (they live next door). They were able to tell us about local restaurants and must-visit places which was really handy. The pool is very nice, clean and very large for the size of the property. The village is lovely and Montignac is only a few minutes by car, this is a good-sized town with banks and a supermarket. Would recommend!




The cottage is exactly as described. It oozes charm, character and good taste. It was spotlessly clean.The large swimming pool and patio area is beautiful, private and well maintained.

The cottage is very conveniently located,being a pleasant walk or a very short drive to Thonac village. There one will find a good pizza restaurant/bar, a hotel with both a garden and indoor restaurant and a small supermarket. Two large supermarkets, pharmacy and petrol station are just five minutes drive away at Montignac. This is a very nice small town to visit and where one buys tickets for Lascaux.

The cottage is perfectly situated to visit the numerous places of interest in the area, and the owners have provided an information brochure of local markets, events and places to visit.

We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 week stay and found the owners discreet, charming and helpful. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending the property to couples who want a completely relaxing and comfortable holiday.




This was our first ever holiday rental and it has set the bar very high indeed.

From the moment we arrived to a warm and friendly welcome by our hosts (Katerina and Stephen) to the time we departed with the same warmth and friendliness still on display we could not have wanted a better start to our extended holiday.

The cottage is very well appointed and is a perfect size for a couple. It had all the facilities one would hope to find to make our two weeks very much a 'home from home' sensation and provided space for the two of us to move around comfortably. The pool is also excellent and reflects the great care our hosts took in ensuring everything was perfectly presented.

The location - in the Vezere valley - is ideal for visiting the numerous attractions of the area. Pre historic caves, stalagmite and stalactite caves, fortified houses, gorgeous chateaux and so many utterly charming villages.

We even ventured into a canoe for a 12km cruise down the Vezere which allowed us to see the valley from a different perspective.

Although we love visiting different places there is a high probability of us coming back again!!




Loved this little cottage from the first photo we viewed on line.
We had the warmest welcome from Caterina and Stephen.
The cottage lived up to and beyond expectations.
For anyone looking for total peace and tranquility this is the place to find it.
On the other hand the area offers a mass of beautiful places to visit, within a short driving distance.
You also have the luxury of your own swimming pool,surrounded by a beautiful fragrant garden.
Caterina and Stephen go out of their way to make you welcome and are a font of knowledge of the area,but manage to do this without being intrusive.
The perfect hosts.
I hope that this little cottage will continue to enchant those who are lucky enough to find it.

S & I Rae




This was our second stay the cottage and it certainly not be our last.
Caterina and Steven are perfect host who were wonderful company when the time was appropriate but gave us full privacy at all other time.To be honest, they were both like "good neighbours" and made us feel as if we were at home.
We could speak too highly of the region, the cottage or of Cat and Steve.
Thanks for a lovely week.

Carol & Rob




We loved every moment of our stay. The cottage is pretty but so well appointed; super-clean, well equipped and charming. The pool and gardens are private and delightful. Catarina and Stephen are great hosts - nothing is too much trouble and they are just so friendly. This property is a jewel, and the villages and ancient sites of the Vezere Valley make this a stunning trip.




We thoroughly enjoyed our week in this beautiful, fairy tale cottage. The setting is superb, from the lovely gardens around the house to the graceful trees around the pool. The large pool was the perfect place to relax, with the temperatures in our week pushing 40 degrees. The cottage itself is cool and spacious and provided with every convenience required for a comfortable stay. The location, too, is ideal for exploring the area which has so many interesting historical sites and attractive villages to visit and enjoy. Our hosts Caterina and Stephen were friendly and welcoming. They took great care to give us complete privacy but were always close at hand if there was anything we needed. We have no hesitation in recommending this beautiful cottage and hope to be able to visit again in the future.




This beautiful, secluded cottage is in the grounds of a historic house, both of which have been painstakingly restored by our hosts. It contains all you could need for a self-catering holiday, although there is an excellent local restaurant in the village, only five minutes walk away, and others in local villages. The large private swimming pool is an added bonus. We used this as the base for a week's exploration of the Dordogne. Thonac is plum in the middle of the historic / pre-historic area of the Dordogne; the caves of Lascaux, famous for the pre-historic cave paintings, are just down the road, and there are numerous ancient cave settlements nearby. A little further away, you can visit the castle at Castelnaud and its fascinating collection of ancient weaponry. We also ventured as far afield as Perigueux and Rocamadour, carrying out an in-depth investigation of the local cuisine as we went. To cap it all, Caterina and Steve are wonderful welcoming hosts, more than happy to chat about the history of the property and potential outings in the local area, and keen to make sure their guests have everything they need. Highly recommended.
Finally, I would like to thank you and everyone at Pure France for the excellent service you have provided this year and am looking forward to another successful year with you.

C Krucker




Holiday rental property in Dordogne

Holiday rental property in Dordogne

Private swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Sitting room

Sitting room

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Private swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Bedroom

Bedroom

Bedroom

Bedroom

Bedroom

Bedroom

Shower room

Shower room

Bathroom

Bathroom

Private swimming pool with terrace

Private swimming pool with terrace

First floor hallway

First floor hallway

Shower room

Shower room

Kitchen

Kitchen

Sitting room

Sitting room

Sitting room

Sitting room

Private swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Lawned garden

Lawned garden

Holiday rental property in Dordogne

Holiday rental property in Dordogne

Lawned garden

Lawned garden


   

Holiday rental property in Dordogne, ref: 24160

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