Sevenne Amenities

Sevenne Amenities

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.

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  • We had such a lovely holiday at Duck Cottage. The gite was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The gardens were fantastic- our son was kept entertained with all the toys, ride-ons, animals and the lovely swimming pool. Sandie was such a great host and had thought of everything to make a holiday at Duck Cottage as relaxing for the adults as it was entertaining for the children!Review dated 27/06/2018

  • 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

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.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Bergerac (45 mins) and Bordeaux (85 mins).

Ferry Port

Ferry ports are St. Malo and Caen (7-8 hours) while Calais is a 9-hour drive.

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.


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

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 provided.

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)


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.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple highchairs and cots are available.