Carpenter's Cottage is a comfortable self catering holiday home incorporated amongst the former farm buildings of Le Clos du Verger, 5 mins from Bergerac. Sleeping 3, there is also space for an extra single bed (+25 euros) or cot. Wood fire, cottage charm, enclosed garden.
Le Clos du Verger is a rural site a few kilometres from Bergerac with a hectare of land dropping gently down to a small stream. There is a variety of trees, including about 30 fruit and walnut trees. Abandoned for 30 years, the former farm has now sprung back to new life as the restored buildings welcome visitors from around the world into their comfortable, practical and stylish country interiors.
The cottage is part of the side wing of the main house. It has its own enclosed garden with garden terrace, dining pergola and in the summer the cool fig tree"cave". Enter through French windows into the main room of this pretty property with its original fireplace used by the carpenter and his family. At one end there is good seating round the hearth and TV, with dining area to one side. At the far end is the well equipped kitchen.
Heating is by woodburning stove (wood provided) and underfloor heating from our geothermal heating installation, according to season.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms (each 11 - 12 sq m), one with a wide double bed, the other with a single. Comfortable mattresses, good clothes storage, and space in the single room for an extra bed or cot.
The bathroom is also upstairs. It has a shower, washbasin unit, and WC.
1. The stairs are a french standard but may be considered steep by some people.
2. The TV is normally set to a free view UK Sky service (bring your Sky card if you want the full range). We can also change to a French TNT satellite service if you tell us on booking that you would prefer this.
3. Kitchen includes microwave, dishwasher, electric oven/grill and hob, fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster, food processor.
Parking just beyond the garden.
Wider access on foot to the "wild walk", the goat paddocks, the "bamboo forest" and the stream. Our little herd of 4 small goats love a bit of fuss and attention!
In the summer when the ground is drier we offer an outdoor games area for our guests near the stream. We stipulate no ball games by the main buildings.
The local baker delivers twice a week.
We live on the site, so are here to welcome guests on arrival and to help at any point during their stay.
Please let us know before booking if you have any special requests or requirements.
Bikes can be delivered - reasonably priced hire packages.
Breakfast baskets available as an extra.
We ask visitors to treat the property with care and respect, to report and pay for any damage, and to leave the place reasonably tidy on departure. We just ask you to do some basic tasks at the end of your stay (including a clean loo,empty rubbish, washing up done, fridge empty).
Please note that we expect parents to supervise their children at all times whilst they are staying on the site.
Sorry no pets, but note that we have goats in our paddock.
2017年9月01日 - 2017年11月30日期间最少住4晚
I am delighted to be living near Bergerac in France and to have slotted happily into life in our little community. My husband Martin is a retired builder, We celebrated our arrival in France by getting married here! This place was derelict and beginning to fall down when we purchased it, but now our French neighbours are pleased that we have breathed new life into it, and it has become a place of wonderful international get togethers. We are proud of this lovely part of France and also have a little retreat in Norfolk, England. I hope you will enjoy staying in either location as much as we do.