- Bauernhaus206 m²
- Min. Aufenthalt7 Nächte
- Innerhalb einer Stunde
- Englisch, Französisch
- Kalender zuletzt aktualisiert:
- 18. Aug. 2018
Wellness / Erholung
Sport und Abenteuer
We have just returned from a wonderful week staying at Graham and Sarah's house. With three young boys under 6, this was the perfect place for us - somewhere private with a child friendly pool and a huge garden (complete with boules, football and a badminton set) for them to run around. Graham and Sarah left the most wonderful welcome pack - wine, cheese, meats and bread etc - and greeted us on arrival.
The house is really well equipped, with lovely comfy beds, air con in the bedrooms, a gorgeous bathroom and a brilliant music system (complete with thousands of songs). We ended up dancing in the kitchen most nights after dinner. The house is at the top of a lane with a farm next door. We took regular walks down to the farm after dinner to meet the animals, which the boys loved.
The surrounding countryside is gorgeous - all sunflower fields, picturesque villages and hay bales. We enjoyed some great day trips - St Emillion and Bergerac - as well as a private tour round the nearby Chateau de Montreal (well worth a visit). Mussidan has a great bakery and supermarket.
We had several BBQs out of the terrace, as well as having a wonderful meal at the restaurant in nearby Issac (the goats cheese salad is incredible) - which was all very relaxed and child friendly. We also enjoyed some lovely early evening drives to nearby Villemblard (for takeaway pizzas) and St Astier, which has a lovely church and square.
Graham and Sarah were the perfect hosts - there if we needed them, but otherwise, totally unintrusive. We all enjoyed a glass of champagne on the terrace on our last night.
We would DEFINITELY come back and have recommended this gorgeous place to all our friends.
The perfect (and cool) escape
We were looking for a luxury villa away from it all after weeks of exam revision with the kids and Maison De Nicola did not disappoint. The photos of the property looked fabulous so we booked up a week in July, and we're so glad we did. From the moment we arrived we felt relaxed, thanks in no small part to the warm welcome we received from owners Graham and Sarah and their now legendary welcome pack brimming with wine, cheese and other local delights.
The house is set in spacious grounds with nothing overlooking it, so it is entirely private, even though Graham and Sarah live nearby. The pool is gorgeous and warm - when they say it is heated, they're not kidding. The comfortable sunbeds provided the perfect place to read and sleep (and have a beer!) or watch the kids messing about in the water.
The house itself is very luxurious - large open plan rooms downstairs with sumptuous sofas and a well equipped kitchen. It also has an amazing multi-room CD player - just don't forget your favourite CDs, although there are plenty in the house. To have music wafting over to the pool was a lovely addition.
The bedrooms are in the roof space and so often in the past we have stayed in houses where it is too hot to sleep. Not the case at Maison De Nicola. Graham and Sarah have installed very high quality air conditioning with separate units in each of the bedrooms. Turn them on and in 10 minutes, the rooms were cool which meant we all slept incredibly well, impressive given it was over 30 degrees outside.
I have to say, the addition of air con really did place this villa in the top bracket for us, just knowing that however hot it gets, you know you can cool off. For parents with very small kids, that is a godsend!
The area around the house is delightful, with a Super U just 10 mins away. Bergerac is only 25 mins down a country road with its lovely old town and restaurants, and if you really want to tear yourself away from that pool, the stunning towns of Sarlat (and surrounding sights) and Saint Emillion are close enough for a day trip. We flew to Bordeaux (easyJet) and rented a car, and it was one of easiest trips we have ever had.
So would we recommend Maison De Nicola? Absolutely 100%. The combination of the rural setting, the pool, the luxury and of course the air con, makes this a house of very happy memories. We intend to return. Cheers Graham and Sarah
The Perfect Holiday!
We had a wonderful stay at Maison de Nicola. The house is lovely - spacious and comfortable. The new air conditioning worked brilliantly and the bedrooms were lovely and cool in the hot evenings! The pool is a great size and perfect for the kids - they loved it.
Graham and Sarah are lovely hosts - the welcome basket was fab and they were available to give advice if needed.
We had lots of lovely lazy days around the pool as well as great day trips to Bordeaux, Bergerac and Saint Emillion - I would recommend them all. The house is a perfect place to come back to!
Really can't recommend the house and the hosts enough!
Fabulous house in a lovely location
We had a fantastic holiday at Graham and Sarah’s house. The location was very handy for trips to the Dordogne, Perigaux and other villages.
The house is full of rustic charm and the kids loved the pool and sitting having meals on the patio.
Graham and Sarah were very helpful and we would love to come back again sometime in the future.
Stunning family holiday home
Beautiful peaceful location, but still within easy reach of everything you could need with Mussidan and Bergerac only a short drive away
Nothing too much trouble for Graham and Sarah, arriving at 1:30am after being delayed wasn't a problem at all ,and their now infamous hamper was an absolute godsend after arriving so late on a Saturday night
Really cannot fault anything at all.,even the sat nav instructions took us right to the gate
The house has everything you could need, with Graham and Sarah on hand nearby if you need their assistance with anything
I definitely would not hesitate to recommend for a peaceful relaxing holiday
Many thanks Graham and Sarah for letting us stay in your wonderful house
Having traveled to France and stayed in Gites for 20 years this was the BEST by far!
This is an excellent holiday cottage. Nothing is too much for Graham and Sarah; they are great hosts always ensuring the customer has a great experience. The cottage is spacious with everything you need. We were catering for 3 generations and it delivered in all areas. The layout and facilities are outstanding; you will not be disappointed. Location amazing; isolated but within easy reach of Mussidan and Bergerac that have everything you require.
In summary an amazing holiday cottage. Thank you Graham and Sarah and guess what we've booked to come back next year .
A Security deposit of £250pounds is required