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Lavender

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum 
Gites
La Lavande is the largest of our five gites and benefits from a balcony overlooking the woods. The living area is full of original character with a large inglenook fireplace with a log burner. The Gite is furnished & equipped to a very high standard and offers it's own unique charm. The additional shower facilities downstairs make this gite ideal for couples wishing to share. The Périgord Vert is famous for its beautiful countryside, pretty villages, stunning châteaux and prehistoric caves all of which you can discover as you explore the region around the property.
House Rules
Kid friendlyNo smoking
Check with ownerPets
Bedrooms
1 Double1 Sofa2 Singles1 Cot
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Shower

Meet the host
Nick L
Hosting since November 2007
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 75%
Response Time: Within a day

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Alan1962
Alan1962
Plymouth, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful Stay
Had a wonderful stay in La Lavande. It started with a great welcome from Nick and Jane and wonderful hospitality which continued throughout. The Gite had loads of space and everything we needed including a dishwasher and washing machine, Sky TV and a charcoal BBQ. The grounds were great, they were fully enclosed and secure with lots of play equipment for children who could run around safely. The swimming pool was also wonderful with perfectly clean/clear water without the smell of chemicals (Nick is an A1 pool guy). Also the pool has separate security so children cannot access from the grounds. Nick and Jane were perfect hosts and could not do enough to assist our stay and provided advice on the local area booked kayaking for us etc. Nothing was too much trouble and we had some great conversations and shared a few glasses of fizz etc. The local town Thiviers was a 5 minute drive away and has some bars supermarkets takeaways, fuel station etc. Being a bit out of town meant the gites are so peaceful and the sky was so clear at night with little light pollution and great for star spotting. Stayed for 10 nights and left truly chilled out, and feeling we had found a little gem. Great accommodation and a lovely couple to host you. What more could you wish for?
Visited July 2020
Written 6 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

calhayden
calhayden
Orlando, FL3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful French cottage
Everything you would want from a French cottage very charming and tastefully decorated. Unfortunately we visited in rainy January but the cottage with its huge log burner was warm and cozy. The facilities were very good, dish washer, sky tv and washing machine but there is no wifi but we could get a signal on our phones. Lovely pool but weather not permitting. The owners are on site and couldn't have been more helpful. We arrived very late and couldn't find any where to buy food or drink and the owners raided their own cupboard to help us out!
Visited January 2018
Written 23 January 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
leschardonnerets2014
leschardonnerets2014
Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you liked the gite and you enjoyed your stay with us. We do have wifi but you need to visit the wifi hotspot. Good luck with your house purchase, hope to see you again soon. Nick and Jane.
Written 5 February 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ivornolcoat
ivornolcoat
Manchester, United Kingdom13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
unexpected refugees
Nick and Lisa were very good hosts, the house was very clean and had all the comforts of home, the location is very handy for all amenities but is also lovely and peaceful. We arrived in France simply to view a property but became embroiled in the air traffic controller strike. I travelled with my Mum and Dad who are both a little fragile. Nick and Lisa were very attentive and couldn't have done more to help.....even ensuring my Dads essential medicine was delivered. I would recommend Les Chardonnerets for anyone looking for a real get away.
Visited April 2015 Travelled with family
Written 16 April 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Carrie2067
Carrie2067
Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rural retreat centrally located for north Dordogne/Limousin
The gite we stayed at was clean, and superbly equipped with nice touches in the kitchen like a fast boil kettle, toaster, iron/ironing board and clothes airer. Beds and sofas were comfy and there was plenty of garden furniture to relax in and eat al-fresco. The pool and surrounding grounds are lovely and well kept. Although the property is in a very rural spot, (the air is super fresh and you can see the Milky Way at night when the sky is clear!) it isn't far to drive to the main town, Thiviers, which has all you need for groceries and also has a splendid Saturday morning market, with all manner of fresh produce. The gites are a great base to explore the towns and villages of the Perigord Vert, such as Limoges, Perigueux, Brantome, St Jean de Cole and the martyr village of Oradour-sur-Glane, all within an hours drive. It's also a perfect location to stay if you are an active family, with possibilities for canoeing, tree and rock climbing, biking, hiking and swimming, with inland beaches and bike trails close by. The onsite trampoline, table-tennis and boules court were a hit with adults and kids alike. Our hosts and owners, Lisa and Nick, were so welcoming, and were on hand to answer any queries, and they offer a fabulous great value meal on site when you don't feel like cooking. We enjoyed our stay there, and we would certainly return to Les Chardonnerets if we vacation in this part of France again.
Visited August 2014
Written 8 September 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Katza1967
Katza1967
Galway, Ireland2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Charming rural retreat.
My family and I came to love this beautiful old Presbytery just outside the market town of Thiviers. The setting was so peaceful and scenic yet within an easy reach of several fantastic tourist spots such as the Grotte de Villars, the towns of Brantome and St Jean the Cole and the three Chateaux Puyguilhem, Hautfort and Jumilhac. The house was built over 100 years ago and retains all the charm of a typical French country house. The range of books and videos kept my kids occupied during the evenings and we had a great swim at the local Plan D'eau (swimming lake).
Visited August 2014
Written 23 August 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Snowies600
Snowies600
West Sussex, United Kingdom1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful surroundings and helpful owners.
We've just returned from a weeks stay in one of the 5 gites on the property. It has been really well thought out with a secluded garden for each property, which over looks the 2 acres of beautifully kept gardens. The gite itself (we stayed in Le Coquliecot) was an adequate size, but well equipped and very clean. The whole complex was immaculate and the pool ares was well cared for too. The owners of the property couldn't have been more helpful booking trips etc for us. Also we had a meal cooked and served to us by the family which we'd thoroughly recommend.
Visited August 2014
Written 11 August 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

corrinne bruce
corrinne bruce
Seaford, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
excellent holiday
I took a mini break with my two children to recuperate from illness. I wanted a tranquil, beautiful setting and accommodation that was tasteful, comfortable,clean and with all the facilities to keep the children happy. the gite was fabulous, open fires,comfortable beds and a fully equipped kitchen,all spotless.Whilst there my children were ill !! The owners Nick and Lisa kindly helped with finding a doctor and arranging to appointments along with where to go to chemists.Every parents nightmare, i cannot than them enough for their kindness.
Visited January 2014
Written 3 February 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Debbie N
Debbie N
Seaford, United Kingdom7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place with everything you could want for a relaxing stay
Our 6th visit to Les Chardonnerets, which says it all. The gites are lovely with a variety of options depending on the size of your group, they are well equipped with everything you could possibly want for a relaxing stay. It is perfect for couples or families and cater for all ages. We have stayed in every season, in the summer the pool comes into it's own and you really don't need to move very far, in the winter the gites are cosy with lovely woodburners to keep you warm. Lisa and Nick are great hosts and will give you a warm welcome, try Lisa's culinary skills on the "don't want to cook nights". We will probably return before the year is out.
Visited July 2013
Written 11 August 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Additional amenities
  • Trampoline
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Parking
  • Parking available
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Playground
  • Private yard
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Swingset
  • Terrace
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Ping Pong table
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area

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Map
Getting there
Perigueux Airport
21.5 mi

Bellegarde Airport
30.6 mi
Restaurants
L'Escapade des Sens
2.7 mi

Le Temps des Mets
5 mi

The Fiddlers Rest
1.6 mi

L'Othentic
3.9 mi
Attractions
Saint-Jean de Cole
5 miPoints of Interest & Landmarks

Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste
5 miChurches & Cathedrals

Couvent Saint Paul
2.7 miChurches & Cathedrals

Ferme Chene de Greletti
2.7 miFarms
About the neighbourhood
Within easy reach of Les Chardonnerets are the historic towns of Brantôme, Périgueux and St. Jean De Côle - which holds the official accolade of being one of the ‘prettiest villages in France’. The Périgord-Limousin Natural Park provides a hilly, but not mountainous, landscape which is ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding. It is also home to a host of wild animals and rare birds. The 4 rivers which cross the region provide for excellent canoeing and fishing. Nearby inland beaches offer water activities including cable water skiing. The Dordogne is renowned as the gastronomic centre of France and the Périgord Vert, in particular, is rich in local produce including tuffles, foie gras, duck & goose, walnuts and, of course, escargot ! These can be bought in the weekly local markets or enjoyed in the many superb restaurants nearby. Excellent road links from Thiviers make Les Chardonnerets an ideal base for exploring all of the attractions of the Dordogne and Limousin. The medieval town of Sarlat, prehistoric caves at Lascaux, the vineyards of St Emilion and Bordeaux and the poignant ‘Village of the Martyrs’ near Limoges are all within easy day-trip distance.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
By road - Les Chardonnerets is approximately 7 hours drive from the northern ferry ports of Calais & Boulogne, or 6 hours from Dieppe. The most direct route is by motorway to Limoges and then on the RN21 to Thiviers. By air - Daily flights operate from the UK to Limoges (90 minutes), Bergerac (1 hour 30) and Bordeaux (2 hours). These airports are well serviced from London Stansted,London Gatwick, Southampton, Liverpool, Bristol and East Midlands. For more information visit :www.flybe.com www.ryanair.com www.ba.com www.easyjet.com Please see our web site www.gites-in-dordogne.com for full information on travelling to Les Chardonnerets
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
    Notes from owner
    Long term rates are available out of the High season. Please contact us for details. OTHER GITES ARE AVAILABLE SHORT BREAKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR A MINIMUM OF 2 NIGHTS IN THE LOW AND MID SEASON FROM 120 EUROS PER NIGHT

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    Frequently Asked Questions about La Lavande

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