Reference no. 2470
French holiday gite accommodation for rent with pool in Dordogne, France
Le Jardin des Amis provides character Dordogne holiday accommodation in 6 self-catering gites.
Each has its own individual terrace area and all benefit from our large swimming pool with poolside bar offering drinks and barbecue facilities.
Le Jardin des Amis is ideal for groups of any size up to 26 people.
All six properties have English satellite TV.
Our accommodation in five traditional and comfortable cottages and houses, plus a newly renovated studio gite, is suitable for groups, couples, singles or families.
Free WIFI is provided in all accommodation
2 - 3
8 - 9
This ground-floor accessible apartment-style gite is accessed through French doors which can be thrown open wide on a lovely sunny day.
The fitted kitchen is equipped with a full size cooker and fridge, microwave, electric kettle and toaster.
The lounge and dining area features a wood burner for low season rentals.
A stone-archway leads into a double bedroom with exposed stone walls and en-suite shower-room with a wide floor-level shower.
This apartment is suitable for people with reduced mobility as there are no steps to negotiate and entrances and shower door are wide enough to comfortably accommodate a wheelchair.
Outside is a patio and small fenced garden.
Eucalyptus is a pretty one bedroom, 300 year old cottage sleeping 2-3 people, ideal for a romantic break.
The cosy ground floor with its exposed golden stone walls and old oak beams is open plan, with kitchen, dining, and living areas.
The kitchen includes an integrated oven and hob and a microwave.
A sofa converts into a comfortable bed for a third person (alternatively, for a young child, a cot or single folding bed can be provided in the bedroom)
Stairs lead up to a pretty oak-beamed, galleried double bedroom with ensuite shower room and toilet.
Outside is a lovely patio with table, chairs and barbecue, covered in wisteria for both shade and privacy.
A beautifully restored, 300 year old Perigordian cottage with original stone floor, impressive fireplace and other character features. It is comfortably furnished throughout.
The open plan ground floor is fitted with a modern kitchen including a range style cooker, dishwasher and microwave + table and chairs.
A comfortably furnished living area has the benefit of satellite TV and a wood burning stove for cooler months.
A spiral staircase leads to a twin room and double bedroom each with its own wash-hand basin.
A shower room with toilet is shared by both bedrooms. The cosy feeling of these bedrooms is enhanced by the sloping beamed ceilings and dormer windows offering a view of the rolling hills of the countryside just a step away.
To the rear of the cottage there is a barbecue, and outdoor table on private patio under a wisteria covered pergola for al fresco meals. From this area, steps lead up to the pool which is fenced and gated. At the front of the cottage is a veranda for sunny breakfasts and small fenced garden.
This cottage, boasting exposed stone walls and beams, sleeps six people and is a great choice for families and groups of friends.
There are 3 bedrooms – one with a queen-size bed, one with a standard double bed and one with twin single beds, each with an en-suite shower room and toilet
An airy fitted kitchen with gas hob, electric oven and dishwasher.
Dining / sitting area leads out onto a sunny raised veranda.
The raised decking area overlooks the pool and orchard, making it the perfect spot for an evening glass of wine or dinner, as it can be guaranteed to get the last rays of evening sun.
A light and sunny house on 3 levels comfortably sleeping 8-9 people with a large terrace equipped with garden furniture for al fresco dining. This house is ideal for 2 families sharing or for a group of friends.
The ground floor is open plan with a newly fitted kitchen, dishwasher and Neff cooker.
The indoor dining table can easily seat 8 or 9 as can the lounge furniture.
A TV / DVD player is provided – English TV
For those looking for a spring or autumn holiday, the lounge area features a wood burner.
The house has 2 double bedrooms (one with a queen-size bed) sharing a bathroom with bath, shower, washbasin and toilet.
The third bedroom is a very large beamed room with an en-suite shower-room and toilet. This bedroom is furnished with 4 single beds, but there is plenty of room to add another single bed on request.
Pleasant views from the bedrooms add to the bright cheerful feeling of this house.
The Byre studio is perfect for couples who want to rent for short breaks and as we are flexible on arrival and departure days even in high season, it is ideal for those looking for a long weekend in the Dordogne or perfect if you can take advantage of cheap mid-week flights.
The Byre has a built-in kitchenette with sink unit, fridge, 2 ring hob, microwave, electric kettle and toaster and is sufficiently equipped for making simple meals and snacks for those who prefer to do some self-catering.
The furnishings include a queen-sized bed (160 x 200cm), comfortable armchairs, a small dining table and chairs.
The shower room has a large Italian style shower.
The main doors lead out onto a terrace with table, chairs and barbecue.
The Byre is ideal for an inexpensive short break in this corner of France.
Le Jardin des Amis is set on a 7 acre site and guests are welcome to wander in our wild-flower meadow and perhaps spot grazing deer; stroll through the woods or orchard and help themselves to apples, walnuts or fresh figs (when in season). For children (and the young at heart) there is plenty of room to run off energy or join in an informal summer sports tournament.
If your ideal holiday is simply to relax and do nothing, the peace and quiet to be found beside our pool in the warm sunshine is the place to do it.
The pool (open from 1st May - 30th September) is a generous 12m x 6m with a sloping depth of 1m to 2m. The water is kept sparkling clean by the use of a 'salt-system' which is kinder to skin and eyes than the traditional chlorine system as well as being more environmentally friendly.
In the interests of safety our swimming pool is fenced and has approved alarms in line with current French legislation. There are ample sun loungers, comfy deckchairs and umbrellas for relaxing around the pool.
As well as housing books and games, our pool bar area (run as an ‘honesty bar’) provides an environment where guests can socialise with a drink and make new friends after a day out and about in the glorious Dordogne.
Two large barbecues are situated beside the bar and are ideal for guests who wish to share a meal with friends. These are in addition to the barbecues found on the terrace of each individual gite.
For the energetic we have a range of sports equipment: badminton net and racquets, boules, croquet set, a full size outdoor table tennis table + bats and a small number of bikes which are free to borrow for short periods according to availability (for longer term use, bicycle can be hired locally and delivered to your cottage).
For the amusement of small children we have swings and a slide.
A washing machine is available for the use of guests (free) along with irons and ironing boards. Each cottage has a clothes horse, but you are welcome to make use of the clothes lines and pegs at the rear of the property.
We are ideally situated in a valley between the Dordogne and Vezere rivers, just a short stroll from the centre of the medieval village of Meyrals which boasts a boulangerie, post office, 2 restaurants, a bar, a brocante, pottery, several artists workshops/galleries and a small weekly market.
Less the six kilometres away is Les Eyzies-de-Tayac and the Vezere river valley (now a UNESCO world heritage site due to the concentration of prehistoric caves including the world famous Font de Gaume). The National Museum of Prehistory can also be found in Les Eyzies.
The caves of Lascaux near Montignac (30km) are among the most famous pre-historic sites of early man. The cro-magnon people lived and hunted here, as long as thirty thousand years ago.
Along the Dordogne river, the bastide towns (such as Domme) with their marvellous medieval buildings and the chateaux impossibly perched on the top of craggy cliffs will keep the most ardent sightseer happy.
The more sporty guests will appreciate the many activities available including canoeing, rock-climbing, walking, cycling, ballooning and cave exploration to name but a few.
Visit the numerous local markets including nearby St. Cyprien or Sarlat (one of the biggest in South West France) to sample the gastronomic delights of Perigord Noir, home to the renowned foie gras, duck confit, truffles, walnuts and wines of the region.
Sarlat - 15 minutes - teems with life on Saturday mornings when one of the biggest markets in the region is held.
For prices, availability and booking enquiries please contact:
Jacques and Barbara Defres
Tel: (Fr) 00 33 5 53 30 32 81
Mob: (Fr) 00 33 7 86 35 85 41
Please quote reference 2470 hhf when making enquiries