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A countryside sanctuary – a gite nestled in Bordeaux vines

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Chill out at the pool overlooking the rolling vineyards
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
3 nights minimum
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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
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
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. However, there is a smoking area within the grounds of the property. We are also unable to accept pets under any circumstances. The property is not suitable for children under 12. The pool is occasionally used by us, the owners.
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About the Owner
Penny C
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2017
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Reviewed October 31, 2019

The vineyard views looking out from our gite were amazing! The stylish gite was perfect. It was scrupulously clean, very very comfortable and exceptionally well equipped. We enjoyed cooking there especially with the local fresh ingredients. There was a lovely welcome basket of food and...More

Date of stay: October 2019
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Reviewed October 30, 2019

First of all the hosts, Mike and Penny are very welcoming and the gites are very well appointed, situated in the heart of French wine country. This is also superb road cycling country with good surfaced undulating roads and vineyards either side. It's easy to...More

Date of stay: October 2019
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Reviewed September 17, 2019

Accommodation was great with everything you needed, and a very well equipped kitchen. Mike and Penny, the hosts, were very informative, helpful and friendly. The gite was immaculate with outside seating looking over the expansive garden and neighbouring vines. Good pool and sun loungers. All...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2019

I cant think of anything not to like about this lovely place. Set in a rural setting idyllically peaceful yet close enough to many small picturesque towns a visit here is a must. The gites themselves are spacious & beautifully decorated with modern appliances. My...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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DrChocolat, VR Owner at A countryside sanctuary – a gite nestled in Bordeaux vines, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2019

Thank you for your amazing review Gilly! You were fantastic guests and we really enjoyed getting to know you. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much and managed to keep as cool as possible during the hottest recorded June in France. We hope...More

Reviewed October 30, 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 November 1, 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

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Reviewed July 14, 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
Thank Helen P
DrChocolat, VR Owner at A countryside sanctuary – a gite nestled in Bordeaux vines, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 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

Reviewed June 6, 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 June 24, 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 January 28, 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 January 29, 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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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 8, 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 October 8, 2017

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 2, 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 October 4, 2017

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Deck
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Ping Pong Table
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
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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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A countryside sanctuary – a gite nestled in Bordeaux vines is able to accommodate up to 3 guests. See all property details.

A countryside sanctuary – a gite nestled in Bordeaux vines has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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