ESCAPE TO RURAL FRANCE
GITE LE BOST
Delightful two bedroom holiday let, renovated in 2020, in a rural hamlet in the north-west of the Dordogne close to Eygurande-et-Gardedeuil. Fantastic base for cycling & walking or just getting away in the countryside of south west France. Well thought through property and facilities, with exclusive use of a 12m in-ground heated pool and other leisure amenities. 15 mins from the towns of Montpon-Ménestérol and La Roche Chalais, and just over an hour to Bordeaux and Bergerac airports.
A holiday in the Périgord Blanc is an experience not to be missed.
Situated in the heart of “la Foret de La Double” Gite le Bost is the perfect place for you to experience a wonderful family holiday in this rural but charming area.
Secluded but not far from amenities the gite works brilliantly both for
families with children and adults alike.
The gite has a large, contemporary, open plan, living, dining and fully equipped kitchen area. There are two bedrooms – one double, one twin - plus a spacious, fully tiled, shower room.
Outside you will find a terrace with table and seating for four where you can BBQ and relax in the evening after a refreshing swim in the heated 12m x 5m pool.
The garden with heated swimming pool, boule piste, table tennis, football, short tennis and garden chess/draughts is the perfect spot for parents to relax by the pool while the children run off steam.
The large indoor leisure area guarantees that, no matter what the weather does, there are always plenty of activities to keep everyone amused.
Accessing the nearby network of cycling and walking routes in the forest is always enjoyable as is the fun of a canoe ride along the river L’Isle.
The region is rich with history, architecture, gastronomy, wine and of course the local markets.
Visiting some of the small towns and villages with their wonderful buildings and fabulous restaurants serving local produce and wines of the region is a real pleasure.
HEATED SWIMMING POOL & DECKING FOR YOUR EXCLUSIVE USE
WELL EQUIPPED KITCHEN, AS WELL AS BBQ FACILITIES & SEATING OUTSIDE
COMFORTABLE LIVING WITHIN OUR RENOVATED BARN
ONE DOUBLE BEDDED ROOM
ONE TWIN BEDDED ROOM
MODERN SHOWER ROOM
Sleeping four comfortably with one double bedded room, and one with twin beds
WIDE RANGE OF LEISURE ACTIVITES
From a heated pool to boules piste, and badminton to table tennis & much more!
FRESHLY MODERNISED LIVING
Thinking about your every need with comfortable sleeping, living and dining
Enjoy getting away from it in the heart of the Dordogne Perigord
SOME DETAILS ABOUT THE GITE
The gite offers two bedrooms and a bathroom (with walk-in shower, sink, WC) downstairs, and a large open plan kitchen and living room upstairs. The property and its terrace are south west facing.
The kitchen is well equipped with crockery, glasses, pots and pans and kitchen utensils. There is a microwave, kettle, fridge (with freezer compartment), toaster, dishwasher, oven and hob, and a table with seating for four. There is outdoor seating and table for eating, along with a sun parasol and BBQ. The owners are happy to assist if they can with any extra items that may be required to ensure your enjoyment is maximised!
The living room area has a large two-person sofa, two chairs, coffee table, bookshelves (with a selection of books, which you are welcome to swap with your own) and large television. The TV offers all freeview channels, both Continental and UK, as well as a DVD player (DVD selection available), or via the HDMI connector should you wish to connect your own device (subject to you having the right connectors). Boardgames are also available.
The master bedroom has a large double bed, bedside drawer units and adequate hanging and shelf space. The second bedroom has two single beds, bed side tables and some hanging/drawer space. Linen and towels are provided. A hair dryer is also available.
The gite has electric heaters in all rooms, and fans are provided for summer. A washing machine is situated in the bathroom.
A welcome pack awaits your arrival and includes items such as bread, butter, milk, pasta, tomato sauce, tea & coffee, cereal – and some local wine. By separate arrangement, the owners are happy to host a home-cooked meal during your stay.
Adjacent to the gite is a secure shed that is suitable for storing bikes overnight. Parking is directly in-front of the property on the drive (to which guests have exclusive use of).
Swimming pool – the gite is alongside the owner's 12m in-ground, heated, salt chlorinated swimming pool (which is covered by a safety cover) to which they offer guests of the gite exclusive use (11am-7pm, or subject to prior arrangement), along with the adjacent sun terrace, boules piste and table tennis table.
For those travelling with children there is an array of both indoor and outdoor activities to keep them amused whatever the weather. There is a large indoor leisure area in the renovated barn adjoining the gite with double doors overlooking the pool and a large grassed area for ball games including football goals.
Please note that mobile phone reception at the property is very poor, and often no signal. The gite benefits from Wi-Fi, but the connection can also be intermittent and typically runs at c.1-1.5 Mbps. Usually fine for email, web-browsing & Facetime/Zoom/Voip calling, but not that reliable for rapid downloading/streaming.
The property is adjacent to a local, country road, which is not heavily used. This is typically very quiet, with the odd activity of a car or farm vehicle.
We would be pleased to answer any questions in advance of your booking, or to consider any special arrangements you may need.
FLOOR & SITE PLANS
Offering modern comforts in a rural setting, with space to relax
THE GITE IS A TWO STORY CONVERSION AT ONE END OF THE BARN
Light and airy, and thoughtfully equipped to maximise your enjoyment. The rest of the barn is not occupied, but does offer further amenities.
SPACIOUS COUNTRYSIDE LIVING
With space to explore and enjoy
GARDEN & BARN
Space for whatever the weather, inside and out
Rod & Margaret
We're a retired couple who spend much of the year in France. We have recently completed a barn conversion creating a wonderful new gite, which we are listing here! We speak English and French.
We live onsite in our house situated behind the gite and are available as needed for issues, questions… or a glass of wine! We recognise this is your holiday and give you as much space and privacy as you’d like.
There is a handbook in the gite which details everything you need to know for your stay as well as a selection of tourist leaflets and walking trail maps.
We would be delighted to answer any questions in advance of your booking, or to consider any special arrangements you may need!
Please select the Bookings tab or Link to Availability below
We are pleased to welcome up to four guests. Unfortunately we are unable to cater for pets.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm availability or for any other enquiries. We would be pleased to discuss availability outside these dates, or any individual requirements. We aim to respond within 24 hours.
OUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITIES IN THE LOCAL AREA
COME VISIT US!
Approximate travel times / distance – according to Google Maps:
Montpon – 14km / 18 mins
La Roche Chalais – 12km / 14 mins
Bordeaux – 77km/ 1hr10mins
Bergerac – 54km / 55 mins
Sarlat – 140km / 1hr50mins
Lacanau Ocean (beach) – 130 km / 1hr 50mins
Archachon (sea side) – 140km / 1 hr 55 mins
St Emillion – 36km / 45 mins
Bordeaux Airport – 85km / 1hr 15 mins
Bergerac Airport – 60km / 1 hr
We had a great time. The welcome from the hosts was very warm. The gite is in perfect condition and very well equipped is located in a quiet place out of sight on a magnificent wooded forest. The swimming pool is easily accessible and brings a real plus to the stay. We will return without hesitation.
C & M (Brittany, France) - August 2021
It has been a real pleasure to spend almost à week at Gite Le Bost. The gite is perfect for familly of 4. You will relax into the beautiful garden and pool during your kids will enjoy the paradise for kids done by Margaret and Rod.
E (Lyon, France) - August 2021
Margaret and Rod are exceptional people.
A perfect welcome with everything in place and ready for us.
They even went above and beyond to help us following our car accident when their kindness was so helpful.
The Gite was lovely. Clean with attention to detail both when we arrived and throughout our stay.
A fabulous swimming pool in a magical setting.
The Gite has a staircase but a stair gate was fitted to ensure child safety. Changing facilities and high chair were also available.
The leisure area in the barn is a dream both for children and adults alike.
Everything was in place for a successful holiday with hosts who merited the journey.
Perhaps some insect screens and a mattress topper [topper now provided!] would have been nice but these small details were soon forgotten with the warm welcome we received from our hosts.
Thank you once again for your wonderful welcome.
F (Tours, France) - July 2021
We had an amazing stay with Margaret and Rod. We did not expect so many spaces available to us. The accommodation is very pleasant, and what about the garden! Margaret and Rod are extraordinary in kindness, availability and discretion. We have barely left, we hope to be able to come back!
E (Brest, France) - July 2021
Exceptional stay in an exceptional setting. I left with the aim of offering myself a stay to recharge my batteries: the effect was guaranteed. The lodging is very nice arranged in a building with character. But what about the garden with swimming pool, it's magnificent! Everything is planned to spend privileged moments with bowling alley, ping-pong table and many other games for children ... in a magnificent green setting. A stay to be redone !!!
S (Paris, France) - August 2020
What a wonderful stay. We found Le Bost a fantastic base for day trips out, including the surprisingly easy 2 hr drive to Lacanau beach for some Atlantic waves and great surfing. The place was so clean and tidy, and Rod and Nan were terrific hosts with lots of suggestions and tips - and we enjoyed a fabulous meal served by them on our final night. So nice to have a warm pool tool!
L (London, UK) - August 2020
Fabulous holiday; wonderful hosts; kids loved it; beautiful area; see you in 2021!