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Private pool with terrace

The Garden Cottage, Thonac

Rental home

Thonac, Dordogne

  • Charming garden house to sleep max 2 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 2 (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 Gîte 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.

Living room in Dordogne rental home

Living room in Dordogne rental home

Kitchen in Dordogne rental home

Kitchen in Dordogne rental home

Accommodation details

Rental home


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

Table tennis.

Private parking for 1 car.

Kitchen in Dordogne rental home

Kitchen in Dordogne rental home

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

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Rental rates


From To Weekly rental rates Euros Sterling * US Dollars *
30/06/2018 01/09/2018 July & August € 1,370 £ 1,231 $ 1,588
01/09/2018 22/09/2018 early September to mid-September € 1,015 £ 912 $ 1,177
22/09/2018 06/10/2018 late September, early October € 820 £ 737 $ 951
25/05/2019 15/06/2019 early June € 895 £ 804 $ 1,038
15/06/2019 29/06/2019 late June € 1,015 £ 912 $ 1,177
29/06/2019 31/08/2019 July & August € 1,370 £ 1,231 $ 1,588
31/08/2019 21/09/2019 early September to mid-September € 1,015 £ 912 $ 1,177
21/09/2019 05/10/2019 late September, early October € 820 £ 737 $ 951
Refundable Security Bond € 500

Location

Thonac


The property is situated on the outskirts of Thonac, between Montignac (10 minutes) and Sarlat-la-Canéda (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 had a really fabulous time at La Maison du Gardien. The cottage suited us very well. It had everything we needed. Beautifully styled, appointed and decorated. And the pool was to die for (I was hardly out of it) thank you Stephen for looking after it and the garden so meticulously. And thank you too Catherina for being the perfect hostess and helping us out during the tooth emergency. The cottage is perfectly situated being off the beaten track and so very peaceful but yet near enough to Thonac to walk down to the village for a drink or a meal. Montignac is only ten minutes drive away - a lively town full of cafes, bars and shops. Lovely trips out to visit neighbouring villages all of which claim to be “one of most beautiful villages in France”. And they all are! Added bonus was being in Thonac for the final of the World Cup. Rob went down to the village and joined the locals watching on the big screen. The joint certainly jumped that night but in a very good way.

July 2018




Having visited Brittany two years ago & leaving there feeling a bit disappointed with it, myself & my partner thought we would try the Dordogne, as it’s known as the land of 1001 chateaus and further South, therefore warmer weather (more onto that later). After a bit of research on Trip Advisor and reading previous reviews we decided to book this beautiful cottage in the village of Thonac. I’ll start with the welcome from the owners Cat & Steve who live in the adjacent Manor house. As soon as we met Cat & Steve, & after being given a little tour of the cottage & grounds, we knew we were in for an amazing week. Oh, there is also the fabulous Buffy aka The Buffer, Cat & Steve’s friendly dog that just excudes affection & mischief, we loved her. The cottage is beautifully kept and has a gorgeous interior, but what really impressed us was it’s tranquil location within the owners grounds, and the peaceful location of the swimming pool where one can laze of a sunny afternoon or two. Cat & Steve must be rightly proud of this beautiful gem, they are two lovely, genuine hosts who are in turn very conscious of your privacy but also on hand anytime for advice on places to visit & restaurants to try. The cottage is approximately a 5-10 minute walk into the local village where there is a little shop selling everything to cater for your needs, and a hotel restaurant that serve lovely meals at a very reasonable price. This must be tried at least once during your visit. If you fancy a larger shop there are two large supermarkets within a 10 minute drive on the road to Montignac. Montignac is a beautiful town with lovely riverside restaurants. The cottage is ideally located to visit the local sights, whether it be a chateau such as the local Chateau de Losse or Chateau Les Milandes with its beautiful gardens, or pretty towns and villages, our particular favourites being St Leon, La Roque Gageac and Domme. We were particularly lucky with the weather during our week as I believe it had been pretty unsettled the week before. No drop of rain for us and beautiful blue skies every day with temperatures hitting 36 degrees one day. This gave us a perfect excuse to spend some days lounging around by the pool and recharging in the stunning surroundings. So to sum up, with a combination of the cottage, the weather and the perfect hosts we had an amazing week and left feeling pretty sad. However, we know that we will be visiting again, for longer next time as there was still quite a lot we didn’t get to see in this beautiful part of France. It was honestly one of the best holidays we have ever had. Thank you so much to Cat, Steve & Buffy, until the next time. Mark & Lloyd




The cottage has been beautifully restored and is very comfortable and well appointed. The amenities are excellent and the pool is exceptional. The location is wonderful because it is close to so many attractions and to a number of excellent restaurants. Caterina and Stephen are really helpful hosts but respect privacy as well.




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




Rental home in Dordogne

Rental home in Dordogne

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

Living room in Dordogne rental home

Living room in Dordogne rental home

Kitchen in Dordogne rental home

Kitchen in Dordogne rental home

Kitchen in Dordogne rental home

Kitchen in Dordogne rental home

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

Bedroom in Dordogne rental home

Bedroom in Dordogne rental home

Bedroom in Dordogne rental home

Bedroom in Dordogne rental home

Bedroom in Dordogne rental home

Bedroom in Dordogne rental home

Bathroom in Dordogne rental home

Bathroom in Dordogne rental home

Bathroom in Dordogne rental home

Bathroom in Dordogne rental home

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

First floor hallway in Dordogne rental home

First floor hallway in Dordogne rental home

Bathroom in Dordogne rental home

Bathroom in Dordogne rental home

Kitchen in Dordogne rental home

Kitchen in Dordogne rental home

Living room in Dordogne rental home

Living room in Dordogne rental home

Living room in Dordogne rental home

Living room in Dordogne rental home

Private pool with lawned garden

Private pool with lawned garden

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

Private pool with terrace

Lawned garden

Lawned garden

Rental home in Dordogne

Rental home in Dordogne

Lawned garden

Lawned garden


   

Rental home in Dordogne, ref: 24160

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