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La Porte Bleue

Aquitaine, France

Per week

from 600.00 to 1400.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Debbie Barazetti

Member since Aug 2017
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:
  • Availability Updated:24 days 10 hours

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BFB's Overview

From morning strolls to the village boulangerie and lazy days by the heated pool, to sipping St Emilion wine under the stars, this bijou, 2-bedroom BFB has all the ingredients for an effortless holiday in the Dordogne.
La Porte Bleue is tucked away at the back of the owners’ home screened by tall plants and both Debbie and Jon strike just the right balance of giving guests their privacy while being on hand to help, whether recommending local restaurants, arranging bike hire or booking day trips. Their friendly pet cat has less respect for privacy and may well pad through to say hello or bask in the sun on the warm stone flags.

French doors open onto a private terrace where the heated 7x3m pool reaches toasty spa temperatures in the summer sunshine and little ones can have a splashing time with the pool toys. A pretty patio, framed with roses and wisteria, also makes the perfect spot for laid back French breakfasts with Nespresso coffees and for stress-free suppers, rustled up in the well-equipped kitchen.

A play pen is available to give parents peace of mind while lazing on the loungers and table tennis might keep older ones occupied for an hour or two. To escape the midday sun and if evenings turn chilly, families can retreat indoors and a flop into a comfy sofa in the open plan living room, to watch movies, box sets and kids TV on a Smart TV with Netflix; log into the free Wi Fi, or listen to music through the Bose Bluetooth speaker.

Accommodation overview

La Porte Bleue (sleeps 4 + baby) is a compact stone cottage that’s been newly renovated, smartly finished and well equipped for families. The cottage is adjacent to the owners’ home but still private, with its own front door from the road and free parking in a small car park, 100 yards away. At the rear, the cottage has French doors to a sheltered, stone flagged terrace where there is a 7x3 metre pool that’s 1.3 metres deep, with steps at one end and heated from June to September. Sun loungers are set out around the pool, as well as a table tennis table. For al fresco dining and evening drinks, the cottage also has a pretty patio with dining table that’s sun dappled and shaded by clambering flowers and foliage.
Inside, the cottage has an open plan living room, with a comfy sofa, dining table that seats 4 (plus high chair) and a large, wall mounted Smart TV with Netflix. A Bose Bluetooth speaker and Wi FI is also available. The new fitted kitchen has all the latest appliances, including a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer, microwave and Nespresso machine, plus all the essential utensils for family self-catering and melamine crockery for eating and drinks outdoors. On the first floor La Porte Bleue has two bedrooms - a master double bedroom and a second which can be set up as double or twin – both of which have a brand new, tiled shower room/WC.

Location Information

La Porte Bleue is tucked away in the ancient village of Gensac on the border between the Gironde and Dordogne, surrounded by vineyards and fields of vivid yellow sunflowers. The all-important boulangerie is only 100 metres from the cottage to indulge in fresh baked pastries every morning and pick up scrummy baguettes straight from the oven. A grocery shop in the village comes in handy for basic essentials and picnic provisions plus there is a wine ‘cave’ and 2 bars/restaurants which are great value for money. The owners’ favourite restaurant has a terrace with a great views over the valley which is especially stunning as the sun goes down. There are two tennis courts in the town and tennis racquets are available for you to borrow in the cottage.

The owners can arrange bicycle hire to explore the famously pretty countryside and the Dordogne River makes the perfect place to head, just 2 miles away, for picnics and paddling, canoeing and thirst quenchers at a lovely riverside bar in the next village of Pessac. A little further away, Lac de Cadie (10 kms) has a lovely lake beach for swimming and paddling, as well as the adrenalin rush of jet skis and quad bikes.

For wine lovers, Gensac is surrounded by vineyards and the medieval wine town of St Emilion is only 25 minutes’ drive, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are numerous tours of wine chateaux tours to choose from and excellent restaurants to sample the vintages with the region’s gourmet specialities.
St Emilion is just one of the prestigious wines of the Bordeaux region where the capital itself has plenty for children and adults alike, being named the Lonely Planet destination of the year in 2017. The city is steeped in French history and culture, with elegant boulevards of designer shops, open top bus tours, museums and art galleries, a riverside promenade and beautiful parks.

Nearest medical services: English speaking doctor in Gensac. Nearest hospital at Ste Foy La Grande 15 mins.

Getting here: The nearest airport to Le Porte Bleue is Bergerac, (45 mins.) and Bordeaux airport is 90 minutes away. The fast train from London St. Pancras to Bordeaux via Paris is a journey of less than 6 hours.

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:30

Check-out time: 10:30

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 0%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:30

Check-out time: 10:30

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 0%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Rates

6 Aug - 31 Aug 2017 : £1230 /week1 Sep - 30 Sep 2017 : £1069 /week1 Oct - 30 Oct 2017 : £700 /week31 Oct - 21 Dec 2017 : £600 /week22 Dec - 31 Dec 2017 : £900 /week1 Jan - 22 Mar 2018 : £650 /week23 Mar - 31 May 2018 : £950 /week1 Jun - 30 Jun 2018 : £1000 /week1 Jul - 14 Jul 2018 : £1400 /week3 Aug - 16 Sep 2018 : £1400 /week6 Aug - 31 Aug 2017 : €1335.903 /week1 Sep - 30 Sep 2017 : €1161.041 /week1 Oct - 30 Oct 2017 : €760.27 /week31 Oct - 21 Dec 2017 : €651.66 /week22 Dec - 31 Dec 2017 : €977.49 /week1 Jan - 22 Mar 2018 : €705.965 /week23 Mar - 31 May 2018 : €1031.795 /week1 Jun - 30 Jun 2018 : €1086.1 /week1 Jul - 14 Jul 2018 : €1520.54 /week3 Aug - 16 Sep 2018 : €1520.54 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:30

Check-out time: 10:30

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 0%

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Sleeps 4 + infant in 1 x double bedroom and 1 x twin room (which can be converted into a double) Both bedrooms are en suite.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Bergerac 45 minutes and Bordeaux 1 hr 15.

Ferry Port

Caen is 6 hours drive away.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Lac de Cadie with lake and watersports is 10 kms drive away.

Amenities within Walking Distance

2 restaurants with bars in the village 200 metre walk.

Any Pool

Private heated and alarmed pool with entry steps.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Travel cot, high chair, changing mat, playpen for terrace, stairgates, baby crockery, sips cups and cutlery,

Indoor Toys / Games Room

The gite has general toys and books for kids.

Outdoor Toys

Play pen, pool toys and table tennis.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates are provided.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The terrace and pool are enclosed with entry from cottage French doors.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wi-Fi is provided


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