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A countryside sanctuary – a gite nestled in Bordeaux vines

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Your peaceful holiday cottage, Le Peuplier at Cousserat, which has been lovingly renovated, awaits you. Sitting in a calm, tranquil part of the Bordeaux vine growing area, yet only a ten minute drive from the Dordogne River and twenty five minutes from the picturesque UNESCO site village of Saint Émilion, this old, stone built gite offers you a perfect space to relax and wind down. The 200 year old cottage mixes the charm of original oak beams and a stunning stone fireplace, housing a log burner for cooler spring and autumn evenings, with contemporary living. The cottage has one large bedroom with a king sized bed and a day bed that can be used as a single bed or an extra, restful space with comfortable cushions, to read your holiday novel. The fully tiled bathroom has a large, walk-i...Your peaceful holiday cottage, Le Peuplier at Cousserat, which has been lovingly renovated, awaits you. Sitting in a calm, tranquil part of the Bordeaux vine growing area, yet only a ten minute drive from the Dordogne River and twenty five minutes from the picturesque UNESCO site village of Saint Émilion, this old, stone built gite offers you a perfect space to relax and wind down. The 200 year old cottage mixes the charm of original oak beams and a stunning stone fireplace, housing a log burner for cooler spring and autumn evenings, with contemporary living. The cottage has one large bedroom with a king sized bed and a day bed that can be used as a single bed or an extra, restful space with comfortable cushions, to read your holiday novel. The fully tiled bathroom has a large, walk-in shower and heated towel rail. Downstairs, the open plan living accommodation offers you a modern, well equipped kitchen together with a relaxing seating area, satellite TV and dining table. The space Beautifully situated in our large gardens, surrounded by vineyards and woods, Le Peuplier can be found in the tiny hamlet of Cousserat. You will have sole use of the entire cottage and use of the shared pool that overlooks the vines and surrounding woodlands. Around the pool you will be able to chill out on comfortable sun loungers with soft mattresses either in the sun or the shade of a parasol. Outside your gite you will find a comfortable wooden decked area for outside dining and drinking, including, of course, a BBQ for summer evening outdoor cooking. As well as a dining space, you can sit and relax on comfortable cushioned armchairs and settees which you can easily move around to be either in the sun or one of the several shaded areas around the gite gardens. Comfortable bedding, crisp, cotton linen and Egyptian cotton towels are provided for you, together with pool towels. The kitchen is very well equipped and contains a dishwasher, washing machine, gas hob, electric fan oven and microwave. You will have wifi internet access and we also provide a brochure which details the many places, local attractions, vineyards and restaurants you can visit during your stay. Our nearest village is Soussac, which is less than a mile away; you can find the local ‘depot de pain’ here and a café. Pellegrue is five minutes away by car and this is where you will find the nearest supermarket. Bordeaux is one hour away and Bergerac 45 minutes. In addition, we are about twenty minutes away from Sainte Foy La Grande which hosts the biggest regional market. Duras, with its ancient hilltop chateau is nearby as is Gensac which has two restaurants and a boulangerie. Saint Émilion is twenty minutes from Cousserat.The historic bastide town of Sauveterre-de-Guyenne is a 15 minute drive away. Finally, we are a 13 minute drive from the wedding venues Chateau Soulac and Chateau Rigaud. Other things to note. Bookings during July and August are for 7 nights with a minimum 3 night booking at all other times. For the comfort and safety of our guests the cottage and our gardens are a strictly no smoking zone except in the designated area provided. We are also unable to accept pets under any circumstances. The property is not suitable for children under 10. The pool is shared. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 83851224200010More
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About the Owner
Penny C
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2017
Interaction with guests
Mike and I live in our home about 20 metres from your gite but you will be completely private. We provide a brochure with local information about things to do and places to visit, including emergency services but we will be around to answer any questions you have or help you with bookings if necessary. We will be here to welcome you on arrival and we always provide a welcome pack to get you through your first evening or morning. We also provide toilet rolls, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, cleaning products, kitchen roll and basic condiments.
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

A wonderful calm gite, beautifully decorated, surrounded by vineyards growing wine. Penny and Mike have a pretty as a picture of a holiday home set in the French countryside, which is the perfect way to escape the pressures of a modern hectic life. There is...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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DrChocolat, VR Owner at A countryside sanctuary – a gite nestled in Bordeaux vines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thanks for your kind words Sally and John. It was great to meet you and so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay so much and managed to unwind and relax. We hope your visit to Cousserat does keep you going the whole winter and...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018

We had a very relaxing stay at Le Peuplier. Everything was just right. The gite the pool, the location and the hosts. We can thoroughly recommend staying here.More

Date of stay: July 2018
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DrChocolat, VR Owner at A countryside sanctuary – a gite nestled in Bordeaux vines, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this great review Helen, we really appreciate it. It's fabulous that you were able to relax and unwind at Le Peuplier. You were great guests and we look forward to seeing you again some day. Best wishes,...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

Nestled in amongst the vines the location is peaceful. Owners very welcoming and helpful. Gite comfortable, swimming pool unheated at present so rely on warm weather to warm it up. Plenty to daily markets to visit and lots of lovely buildings to explore.More

Date of stay: June 2018
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DrChocolat, VR Owner at A countryside sanctuary – a gite nestled in Bordeaux vines, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We're pleased you found all the information we provided for you before and during your stay so helpful. Happily, the weather is now back to normality - sun, sun, sun - and the pool is currently at a...More

Reviewed 29 January 2018

Our say at Cousserat was the perfect relaxing week, away from all of the stresses of London life. Penny and Mike were very welcoming and helpful, recommending the best places to visit, especially the local patisseries' (yum!). The accommodation was cosy, spotless and beautifully furnished...More

Date of stay: November 2017
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DrChocolat, VR Owner at A countryside sanctuary – a gite nestled in Bordeaux vines, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you for your wonderful words about your stay at Cousserat, Eleanor. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your Autumn break. We look forward to seeing you again when you need another stress free break from London city life. Best wishes, Penny & Mike

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

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Date of stay: September 2017
DrChocolat, VR Owner at A countryside sanctuary – a gite nestled in Bordeaux vines, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
TV
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Ping Pong Table
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
Fireplace
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
We can recommend a number of local, beautiful vineyards to visit where wine tasting and tours can be arranged. The countryside around your holiday cottage is stunning and a wonderful place for you to cycle, run or walk. There are also a range of activities on offer nearby such as canoeing on the Dordogne River, a range of water sports and fishing. You will love visiting the local markets, one of which can be visited every morning. St Émilion is 20 minutes away and this typically French town hosts some great restaurants. As well as very good local restaurants, there are also some Michelin starred restaurants within a 20-30 minute drive time, as well as those in Bordeaux. Further afield you can visit the Dune du Pllat, Sarlat & Toulouse.
Getting around
The best way to get around is by car. The cottage is situated in rural France and so a car is highly recommended, whether that be the one you drive over from your original destination or a hired car.
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