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  • 12m x 6m fenced and alarmed pool with raised sun deck and plenty of shade
    12m x 6m fenced and alarmed pool with raised sun deck and plenty of shade
  • Sevenne - Duck Cottage Image 2
    Sevenne - Duck Cottage Image 2
  • Duck Cottage garden terrace with views over our 4 acre parkland and pool
    Duck Cottage garden terrace with views over our 4 acre parkland and pool
  • Duck Cottage front terrace, ideal for aperos in the evening sun!
    Duck Cottage front terrace, ideal for aperos in the evening sun!
  • Double aspect lounge / dining area with separate kitchen overlooking the front garden and duck pond
    Double aspect lounge / dining area with separate kitchen overlooking the front garden and duck pond
  • Light and airy twin room overlooking the gardens.
    Light and airy twin room overlooking the gardens.
  • Beautiful ground floor double bedroom overlooking the garden, cool and comfortable
    Beautiful ground floor double bedroom overlooking the garden, cool and comfortable
  • Welcome to Duck Cottage!
    Welcome to Duck Cottage!
  • Ducks enjoy roaming free too!
    Ducks enjoy roaming free too!
  • Hens and ducks roam freely
    Hens and ducks roam freely
  • Great fun on your doorstep, tree house and swing within the grounds.
    Great fun on your doorstep, tree house and swing within the grounds.
  • Silk painting workshops for all ages!
    Silk painting workshops for all ages!
  • Large playing field to let off steam!
    Large playing field to let off steam!
  • Sevenne - Duck Cottage Image 14
    Sevenne - Duck Cottage Image 14
  • Waiting for the post! Buster keeps everyone entertained!
    Waiting for the post! Buster keeps everyone entertained!
  • Night markets during July and August
    Night markets during July and August

Sevenne - Duck Cottage

Aquitaine, France

Per week

from 250.00 to 850.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Sandie & Mark Clayton

Member since Mar 2012
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:10 minutes
  • Availability Updated:18 days 1 hour

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BFB's Overview

Described as ‘a slice of paradise’ by one delighted guest, Gites de Sevenne is a pretty pair of cottages for families to unwind, just 20 minutes off the beaten track from the tourist honeypots of the Dordogne. It took owners Sandie and Mark five years to find the perfect French property to be their home and business with no compromises, but in 2011 the couple fell in love at first sight with seductive ‘Sevenne’.


With Mark an ex hotelier and Sandie a former NNEB nursery nurse, the couple make the perfect Baby-Friendly Boltholes partnership, besides having the personal experiences of many happy years holidaying in France with their now grown up sons. To begin with the location is perfect for relaxing, just nicely secluded and surrounded by fields but close to amenities and holiday attractions. The setting of the gites is pretty special too, with 4-acres of gardens for children to burn off hyperactivity while parents chill out by the 12x6 metre fenced pool, under shady willows or with a fine Bergerac on the gites’ patios. Outdoor amusements include a football area, badminton and volleyball nets, swings, play house, ride-ons and a covered games area, plus guests can pick grapes from the vines in summer and youngsters will have fun helping the owners hunt for fresh eggs from the free roaming hens and ducks. Silk painting workshops for all ages are an added bonus and frazzled parents can enjoy a welcome break thanks to the ‘Duckling Club’ activity morning, available once a week by arrangement.

The two gites, Duck Cottage (sleeps 4) and Drake Cottage (sleeps 6), have been attractively created from traditional stone farm buildings to offer comfortable family accommodation, with all mod cons and the character of rustic original features. Both cottages have their own patios with outdoor furniture, BBQ’s and views over the gardens, while inside they each have a wood burning stove, well equipped kitchens and helpful baby equipment, MP3 docks, UK TV, games, books, DVD players and a selection of DVDs. The two cottages also adjoin each other, making Duck and Drake ideal for extended families to enjoy holidays together with everyone having space to themselves.


Accommodation Overview: Duck (sleeps 4)
Duck is a semi-detached (adjoins to Drake which sleeps 6) pretty, single storey, stone gite with two bedrooms comprising a double room with queen size bed and a twin bedroom. The bedrooms share a shower room (baby bath available) with power shower, sink and WC.There is a large open plan kitchen/dining/living area with a cosy wood burning stove. the kitchen comes with cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, kettle, toaster, cafetiere and cooking utensils and equipment. The cottage boasts a private patio overlooking the rear gardens and pool with garden furniture and BBQ. There are shutters on ground floor bedroom windows to block light, blinds on upper bedroom windows and electric fans provided in summer.

Location Information

Gites de Sevenne is a tranquil hideaway deep in the unspoilt Lot and Garonne region, ‘far from the madding crowds’ that flood into the Dordogne yet under half an hour’s drive from the buzzing ‘bastide’ walled towns and natural attractions. The nearest village is Saint Barthelemy d'Agenais (3km) where there is a tabac, bar, deli, boulangerie and post office. The nearest town with more shops, supermarkets, banks and restaurants is Miramont-de-Guyenne (14kms).


The region is famous as a foodies paradise, with mouthwatering delicacies to discover in every town and bordering the Bordeaux vineyards to the north. Every town has wonderful markets where the stalls are piled high with eye-popping local produce and throughout the summer, night markets are a quintessentially French way to spend the evenings.

Snaking rivers, rolling scenery and fields of sunflowers also put outdoor activities high on the agenda, whether hiking, cycling, horse riding or canoeing and the Dordogne is also legendary for its spectacular caverns with prehistoric cave paintings. The white sand-fringed lake at nearby Lougratte with its children's play area, slides, paddles and lifeguards, as well as the river beach at Castelmoron, both around 15-20mins drive away, are great for family-friendly 'beach' days.

For more man-made family fun, Walabi Theme Park, near Agen, provides a variety of rides for all ages, Cap'Decouverte, near Albi, is a giant leisure park and Archipel de Cahors is a water park with a 4300sq ft swimming pool, paddling pools, slides and Jacuzzis.

Getting There: The nearest airports are Bergerac (45 mins) and Bordeaux (85 mins). A car is essential and can be hired from either airport. For self drive holidays, the nearest ferry ports are St. Malo and Caen (7-8 hours) while Calais is a 9-hour drive.

Nearest Medical Services: GP 10 minutes; A&E 20 minutes

5/5

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 17:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 100%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 17:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 100%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Prices include: electricity, hot water, gas, 100% cotton bedding, house and pool towels. 

Rates

4 Jan - 28 Mar 2017 : £250 /week29 Mar - 23 May 2017 : £365 /week24 May - 4 Jul 2017 : £595 /week5 Jul - 29 Aug 2017 : £850 /week30 Aug - 26 Sep 2017 : £595 /week4 Jan - 28 Mar 2017 : €293.9 /week29 Mar - 23 May 2017 : €429.094 /week24 May - 4 Jul 2017 : €699.4821 /week5 Jul - 29 Aug 2017 : €999.2601 /week30 Aug - 26 Sep 2017 : €699.4821 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 17:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 100%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Prices include: electricity, hot water, gas, 100% cotton bedding, house and pool towels. 

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

sleeps 4 in a single storey 2-bedroom gite with 1 x double bedroom, 1 x twin bedroom a shower room with power shower, vanity unit & WC. Plus lounge/diner and fully equipped kitchen. There's a private terrace to the rear.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

The white sand-fringed lake at nearby Lougratte with its children's play area, slides, paddles and lifeguards, as well as the river beach at Castelmoron, both around 15-20mins drive away, are great for family-friendly 'beach' days.

Any Pool

Secure 12x6m swimming pool and sun deck.

Babysitting

Baby sitting is available by arrangement with owner (NNEB Nursery Nurse) Also “Duckling Club” to include an activity morning once a week by arrangement.

Nursery Gear (additional)

A cot, highchair, baby bath, baby monitor, potty, stairgates, plastic crockery, plastic cutlery & sippy cups, hand blender.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

Indoor toys provided include: bath toys, childrens books, general toys including Duplo and U-rated kids DVDs.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

The owners offer a pre-arrival shopping service, meals and picnic service on request.

Outdoor Toys

There are a good selection of outdoor toys including: ride-ons, trikes, swings, play house, 5 aside foot ball goal, + table tennis, snooker table, Badminton and volley ball nets for older children / adults.

Stairgates / no stairs

stairgates provided

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

There is a communal covered play area and Duck Cottage has its own private terrace with loungers and dining furniture. The 4 acre garden is secluded, surrounded by fields on all sides and there is no passing traffic.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

WIFI is available.

Friendly Animals

There's a duck pond (away from the main property but within the grounds), ducks and hens to enjoy watching and for the children to feed and hunt for eggs(under supervision)

Golf

There is an 18 hole championship golf course at Villeneuve-sur-Lot 30kms from Sevenne. Villeneuve is recognised as one of the best courses in the Lot and Garonne. There is a 9 hole course at Tombeboeuf, 10kms away. Chateau des Vigiers is a 27 hole international golf course situated about 35kms away.

Reviews

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  • Duck Cottage was perfect for us and our 2 children (3yrs boy and 10 week old baby). Sandie had thought of everything we could possibly need and the place was full of Duplo, Fisher Price, Ride-ons toys and other toys perfect for a 3 year old (plus baby paraphernalia). The swimming pool and trampoline in the garden kept our son busy and exhausted and there were enough things to do within 30 minutes drive to keep us all happy all week. Would definitely recommend to any young family.Review dated 15/09/2013

  • A wonderful holiday. Sandie was so accommodating and could not have made our stay any better. The gardens are lush and quiet, perfect for children with a trampoline, tree house, table tennis and other games, while my youngest highly enjoyed feeding and chasing the chickens! The pool was fabulous - large and clean, and we particularly enjoyed the night swim. Highly recommendedReview dated 29/07/2013

  • Sevenne is a fantastic setup (the recently hatched ducklings were an added bonus that our girls loved to watch) with beautiful grounds. We spent 4 weeks in Duck Cottage and out hosts Sandie & Mark were great. They we're always professional and friendly passing on great local knowledge (walks, boulangerie, etc) and checking we were settled in and had everything we needed. We would definitely recommend Sevenne to family and friends (with & without kids) as a fantastic place to holiday in its own right but also as a lovely base to visit the surrounding wine country!Review dated 08/07/2013

  • A hidden gem in the Dordogne, somewhere we would definitely go back to, perfect in every way for young children. Sandie and Mark are wonderful hosts and make you feel like you are part of Canard Ferme whilst you are there.Review dated 27/07/2012

  • Fantastic stay. Friendly and helpful owners. Excellent time away with 2 kids.Review dated 19/07/2012

  • If you're looking to drop out of a busy, pressured existence for a while and enter the world of chilled out, rural ideal - this is for you. Ideal for younger children, when our toddlers weren't chasing the chickens/ducks, they were in the pool... or the tree house or playing in the huge garden. Sandie was an excellent, friendly and helpful host - nothing was too much trouble and she really added the personal touch. She's also a marvellous cook and the welcome meal was delicious! Lovely towns nearby to explore and swim in rivers or raid markets of local produce. Just lovely. Good value for money this holiday. Only problem was we wanted more than a week!Review dated 06/07/2012

Duck Cottage was perfect for us and our 2 children (3yrs boy and 10 week old baby). Sandie had thought of everything we could possibly need and the place was full of Duplo, Fisher Price, Ride-ons toys and other toys perfect for a 3 year old (plus baby paraphernalia). The swimming pool and trampoline in the garden kept our son busy and exhausted and there were enough things to do within 30 minutes drive to keep us all happy all week. Would definitely recommend to any young family.

A wonderful holiday. Sandie was so accommodating and could not have made our stay any better. The gardens are lush and quiet, perfect for children with a trampoline, tree house, table tennis and other games, while my youngest highly enjoyed feeding and chasing the chickens! The pool was fabulous - large and clean, and we particularly enjoyed the night swim. Highly recommended

Sevenne is a fantastic setup (the recently hatched ducklings were an added bonus that our girls loved to watch) with beautiful grounds. We spent 4 weeks in Duck Cottage and out hosts Sandie & Mark were great. They we're always professional and friendly passing on great local knowledge (walks, boulangerie, etc) and checking we were settled in and had everything we needed. We would definitely recommend Sevenne to family and friends (with & without kids) as a fantastic place to holiday in its own right but also as a lovely base to visit the surrounding wine country!

A hidden gem in the Dordogne, somewhere we would definitely go back to, perfect in every way for young children. Sandie and Mark are wonderful hosts and make you feel like you are part of Canard Ferme whilst you are there.

Fantastic stay. Friendly and helpful owners. Excellent time away with 2 kids.

If you're looking to drop out of a busy, pressured existence for a while and enter the world of chilled out, rural ideal - this is for you. Ideal for younger children, when our toddlers weren't chasing the chickens/ducks, they were in the pool... or the tree house or playing in the huge garden. Sandie was an excellent, friendly and helpful host - nothing was too much trouble and she really added the personal touch. She's also a marvellous cook and the welcome meal was delicious! Lovely towns nearby to explore and swim in rivers or raid markets of local produce. Just lovely. Good value for money this holiday. Only problem was we wanted more than a week!

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 7 guests.



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