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Rental accommodation with private pool, Le Malardier.

Holiday rental in Bertric-Burée, Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine

5 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms | sleeps 12

Introduction

Lovely, detached country home set amongst secluded countryside between Riberac and Périgueux and has been featured in both the Sunday Times and Telegraph's 'Style Magazine'.

The property sits in extensive private grounds with panoramic views from the house and garden.

Fully renovated with many original features intact, the period house offers a high standard of welcoming, family accommodation over three floors; farmhouse-style kitchen, separate living and dining rooms open to terraces and garden. Wi-Fi internet and UK TV. Ground floor, ensuite bedroom with further three bedrooms upstairs; one ensuite plus large family bathroom.

Pool-side garden house has 5th bedroom with ensuite.

Large front courtyard and lawned garden.

Private, heated pool 10m x 5m and garden house in enclosed walled, fenced and gated area.

Sun-deck with loungers and pool-side summer house with seating area.

Plenty of private parking.

Bakery 2 km. Local town of Verteillac, 4 km with bakery, three cafés, four restaurants, butcher and grocery store.

All amenities in Riberac, 6 km a charming market town with café bars, restaurants, all shops and wonderful market on Friday mornings. Two supermarkets.


Accommodation details

Entrance hall.

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

Door to terrace and garden.

Dining room with table and chairs.

Door to terrace.

Living room with wood-burning stove, TV with UK channels, DVD and Wi-Fi internet.

Bedroom 1, double with ensuite WC, bath, separate shower and twin hand basins.

Door to terrace and garden.

Stairs to 1st floor;

Living room.

Bedroom 2, double with ensuite WC, bath and hand basin.

Bedroom 3, double.

Separate bathroom with WC, bath / shower and hand basin.

Stairs to 2nd floor;

Bedroom 4, (children's room) four singles.

Exterior access to Garden House (pool-side);

Bedroom 5, double with ensuite WC, shower and hand basin.

EXTERIOR;

Utility room with washing machine and dryer.

Extensive private grounds including front courtyard and lawned garden.

Shaded dining terrace with table and chairs and BBQ.

Pool / summer house with seating area and open fire.

Private, heated pool 10m x 5m with sun-deck and loungers.

Boules, badminton and table tennis.

Private drive and parking.


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Rental Rates

DatesChangeover dayChg. overMinimum stayMin. stayDailyWeekly
27 Apr 25 May Saturday Weekly - € 1,995
25 May 29 Jun Saturday Weekly - € 2,595
29 Jun 31 Aug Saturday Weekly - € 2,995
31 Aug 28 Sep Saturday Weekly - € 2,350
Refundable security bond€ 750
  • Prices are for the rental of the entire property, payable in Euros.
  • 25% deposit due at the time of booking. 75% balance and refundable security bond due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
  • Bookings run from 4:00pm on your day of arrival day to 10:00am on your day of departure.
  • No smoking in the property.
  • Bookings include electricity, water, linen and towels (not beach / pool towels).

Location

The property is situated in open countryside 10 minutes from Riberac, 30 minutes from Périgueux.

Bakery 2 km. Local town of Verteillac, 4 km with bakery, three cafés, four restaurants, butcher and grocery store.

All amenities in Riberac, a charming market town with café bars, restaurants, all shops and lovely market on Friday mornings. Two supermarkets.

There are small beaches on the river Dronne at Saint-Aulaye and Aubeterre where you can swim safely. Aubeterre is one of the show villages of France and has a farmers' market on Sundays where greens, veg, fruit and cheese can be purchased and the local butcher and baker are open until mid-day.

Chalais. About 30 minutes away over the border in the Charente, Chalais features the nearest visitable château which dominates the town. The market here is on Mondays, closing at mid-day.

Brantôme, 30 minutes, a lovely town with excellent retaurants. Canoeing available.

Le Grand lac Jemaye, 15 minutes from the property with sandy beach area, children's play-area, cafés and canoeing.

Périgueux (30 minutes). The département town of the Dordogne is situated on the river Isle. The old quarter is full of boutiques for a spot of retail therapy and it goes without saying cafés and restaurants. There are Roman ruins and several museums. The Cathédrale Saint-Front is very impressive, especially when viewed from the other side of the river. This was rebuilt in 1852 by the architect Abadie, who used the design as the basis for the more famous Sacré Coeur basilica in Paris. The church of Saint-Étienne-de-la-Cité dating from the 12th century is also worthy of your time.

Bergerac (approx. 1 hour). Though everybody has heard of Cyrano the hero of Edmond Rostand's play was inspired by the 17th century philosopher Cyrano de Bergerac whose name had nothing to do with the town. Bergerac is the tobacco capital of France as well as being the centre for the Bergerac 'brand' of very drinkable wines. The old town is very interesting with the riverside port originating from the time Bergerac was a link between the coast and the interior regions of the Auvergne and Limousin.

Saint-Émilion (approx. 1 hour). Very picturesque, giving its name to one of the most famous of the French wine areas. Naturally the main focus is on the wine trade and tours of the Châteaux and wine tasting can be arranged at the local tourist office. There is also another église monolithique to compare with the one at Aubeterre.

Cognac (approx. 1½ hours). Situated on the river Charente and owing its name to a prominent Roman, Cognac is a historic town which evolved and gave its name to one of the world's most famous eau-de-vie. Tours of the distilleries, where you can enter into the spirit of things, can be arranged at the local tourist office. Boat trips can be taken upstream to Angoulême.

Bertric-Burée, Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France


Customer Reviews

Clark Family. 14/9/18
We would be very happy staying here for the rest of our lives - thank you. Beautiful house inside and out.

Baker and Gray families. 1/9/18
We have loved every minute of our time at Le Malardier. The home and its location are wonderful with everything we needed for a truly memorable stay. Thank you Richard and Gay for sharing Le Malardier with us. Until next time ....

Roberts, Pegg and Walkinshaw families. 18/8/18
We have had a wonderful relaxing week at Le Malardier. The house is stunning and photographs do not do it justice. We loved watching the sun rise, taking in the view with our morning coffee. The pool and pool house have been enjoyed by all. Leisurely lunches in the outdoor dining area and a game of boules in the evening. Many thanks to Richard and Gay who have been so helpful and superb hosts.

The Crumplin and Jutsun families
We have had a wonderfully pleasant stay @ Le Malardier. The weather was very hot for a few days and much rain is needed. The views and layout of the property are very suitable for a large family group. The years of construction and design have really paid off. So, thank you for your kind hospitality.

Barr and Service family
Thank you SO much for giving us the opportunity to stay in your beautiful home. Malardier was everything we could have wished for and more. How lucky was I to have celebrated my Birthday in such a fab place! A truly memorable week. Thank you

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Lewis family, 27/7/18
Dear Gay and Richard thank you endlessly for sharing your beautiful house with us! Having stayed in many beautiful places it is safe to say this one has been the ultimate. Gutted to be writing this as it means goodbye but thankful to have discovered a mini paradise. Once again thank you. We hope to see you again.

Mel, Patrick, Alfie and Flora. July 2018.
What a wonderful week. Malardier is the most dreamy of places to stay. We ate top dollar food, swam in the pool in stonking sunshine, drank our fill. Amazing setting. Beautiful view. We will remember this week forever more. We would like to block book Malardier forever, until next year - viva la France.

Groves -Rains family. July 2018.
We have stayed in many wonderful houses in different parts of the world. Malardier is without doubt the most wonderful. Everything beautiful or useful (William Morris) mostly both. Having restored many houses ourselves we appreciate the enormous work involved. One forgets too easily the half built walls. What makes this house more special than most others is that it is a home. Every object has character and must carry a story. We were amazed at the gardens, how plants bloom in such a warm climate. We will no doubt remember different things, but all have lovely memories.

Family Ashby
We have spent a lovely week at your stunning home. What a treat!! Wish we could spend longer but work is calling.

Charles Family
We have had an amazing time here. We enjoyed swimming and playing ping-pong. We’ve made so many memories and everything is so beautiful. We would love to come here again. Thank you so much for a fantastic stay.

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Harrison Family
Feeling a little sad writing this as it means bidding farewell to a very special place but delighted to be leaving with some wonderful memories of an extremely enjoyable week.

May 18.
‘What a wonderful house. Superb vistas - just like a second home - we don’t want to leave (which is why we are still here!). We’ve explored, swam all day in the pool, drunk many bottles of Rose’ and canoed. Thank you so much. Ali and Ran, James, Helen, Cass and Fallon, Phil, Tom, Stan and Ted.

BJ /AT Oct ‘17.
‘Eight days at Malardier after the brash noise of the Hamptons in August was underlined as I walked past the dried sunflowers. What was that sound? Only a breeze moving stealthily through the stalks hushing its way to the end of the meadow. An hours walk completed, a years stress melted away.

Wingfield family
3 generations of joy - great week being together in an amzing setting. Thank you for your welcome. Weather wonderful.

Bannister family
We had a fantastic week at La Malardier. It has been so peaceful and relaxing pottering around the beautiful garden and swimming in the pool. The weather has been rather mixed but the week has flown by and we are all very sorry to be leaving.

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Collinson family
We had a lovely week enjoying the beautiful house and pool and breakfast and barbecues outside. We had highly variable weather but that enabled us to discover Perigueux and St Emilion. We highly recommend Aubeterre and the bar Brasserie in Verteillac La Calice. Many thanks.

Imeson family
Thank you for such a wonderful week. The house is perfect and we loved how many different places there were in the garden to sit and have a drink / admire the beautiful view. It was lovely to meet you both and thanks for being so helpful (and telling us about the Friday market in Riberac!). fantastic holiday - hoping to return next year!

E B and T Family
We had a wonderful week. The property is just fantastic and we will cherish the memories our family have made here.

We had the most wonderful time in your lovely old house. Although there were only 4 of us we made the most of the available outside space, eating each meal in a different area, depending on the shade. You were the most perfect hosts and we hope to see you again one day.

S and C B
Thank you for a memorable week staying in your beautiful house. It is everything you could wish for for a relaxing week away from our busy lives! As it was hot we didn't venture far (apart from a kayaking trip from Riberac) and enjoyed the pool, the BBQ and spending time together as friends. Really perfect.

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J &E E 6/17
What an excellent week. We loved our stay here. Weather, views, all were perfect - a bientot. Thank you.

VT 5/17
Really enjoyed our week staying in your lovely home. Setting beautiful. Countryside we managed to see some lovely deer and especially enjoyed the humming birds -so tiny. We managed to explore the local markets and some towns. The children loved the pool. Many thanks for everything.

Le Malardier is delightful. It is so much more than just a holiday home. Every room makes you want to step inside. The house has been so sympathetically restored and is quite clearly a labour of love. Richard and Gay were also the perfect hosts and couldn't have done more to welcome us. If your thinking of booking a week or two at Malardier, do it. You won't be disappointed.

We had a truly fantastic family holiday for 6 adults and 4 children in this wonderful house in this stunning location. The house is spacious, imaginative, inviting, well equipped and has everything needed for a break away from it all. We chose to eat outside for every meal and were able to make the most of the different perspectives and views that the house offers. We loved the cooler early mornings watching the cattle and buzzard, the shade of the trees or the pool house in the heat of the day and the breeze in the evenings as we watched the clear constellations above us. The owners, Richard and Gaye, had exactly the right balance of friendliness and attentiveness if needed tempered with discretion about our privacy. We didn't explore the area as much as we had intended because the house provides so much and we really do hope to plan another holiday here in the near future.

We are off on an amazing two weeks in Le Malardier, a house full of character and so spacious. Thank you Gay and Richard. Our American friends explored the area but we Brits who do not see the sun as much as them were more than happy to lounge around the pool. There was everything you could want in the house and the children were delighted with the toys in the attic! This is a beautiful part of France, the views are spectacular. We found some great restaurants and enjoyed the local culture. Au Revoir.

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We loved our stay in your beautiful home and the solitude meant that the children and young were able to be as noisy as they liked. We managed Mummy with help from James and Toby. We brought the van to fit all the aids Mummy needs to make life easier. Our home is rambling with stone steps so she is used to being helped around. We enjoyed the pool and spent most of our time in the pool area. Living outdoors is part of the joy of our visiting France at this time of year. The weather was dry at least and when the sun came out it was an added bonus. We left Mummy, Pandora, Henry and Emilia to go canoeing from Brantome to Bourdeilles which was lovely and great fun. There are enough places of interest within half an hour's drive to keep us entertained but enjoyed coming back to Malardier for our afternoon swims. Thank you for a lovely setting for our holiday.

All 7 of us had an amazing time at Richard and Gay's stunning villa. From the pool house to their courtyards to the kitchen, every one of their beautifully restored spaces added something different. Incredibly easy to deal with, they both looked after us from the minute we got in contact with them to the day we (extremely reticently!) left. They went above and beyond, booking us into a local restaurant for our first night, and even doing a light shop so we wouldn't be without provisions when all the shops were shut! The house is surrounded by stunning scenery, with a seeming never ending supply of French villages, towns and monuments to explore. If we came back every year for the rest of our lives we still wouldn't see everything. Huge thanks to both and we will hopefully see you again soon!


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