Gîtes with a Pool

Looking for a Gîte with a heated pool and hot tub ?

The heart of the Dordogne, high quality self-catering accommodation,
peaceful location, close to the tourist attractions

The Gîtes


The Gîtes

Special Offer - 25% off our few remaining weeks in 2019 Very comfortable, well equipped self-catering accommodation, offering two gîtes with en-suite facilities and luxury heated & covered pool situated to the north of Perigord Noir, the heart of the Dordogne. The 17th century barn has been converted into two gîtes sleeping 4 and 6 people. Open plan living space with well equipped kitchen area. Beautiful pool area with 11 x 5 metre covered (retractable cover) and heated pool and hot tub / jacuzzi set in established garden with many mature trees offering plenty of dappled shade. Stunning views from pool and terrace across rolling countryside.

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Gîte 1

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite) Open plan living space with well equipped kitchen area. 11 x 5 metre covered (retractable cover) heated pool and hot tub set in established garden with many mature trees offering plenty of dappled shade. Stunning views from pool and terrace across rolling countryside.

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Gîte 2

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite) Open plan living space with well equipped kitchen area. 11 x 5 metre covered (retractable) heated pool and hot tub set in established garden with many mature trees offering plenty of dappled shade. Stunning views from pool and terrace across rolling countryside.

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Heated Swimming Pool (retractable cover) & Hot tub

Heated pool - the pool is open from the beginning of our season and heated from the beginning of May. 11 x 5m. Large Roman steps provide easy access to the pool. High quality retractable pool cover - swim indoors / outdoors.

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Outside

BBQ, bikes, games etc...

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Alison & Alex & Nelly (dog)

We have been here for over 16 years...

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Availability & Prices


Availability & Pricing

We are open from Whitsun to the end of September Special Offer - 20% off our few remaining weeks in 2019

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Tourist Tax / Security Deposit

Local Tourist tax and refundable security deposit

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Booking

Before booking

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Booked

Once you have booked

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Linen

To minimise the amount of luggage you need to bring (especially for those flying)....

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Cleaning

Please leave the gîte as you expect to find it. This means ...

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Extras

We know that your holiday is very important to you so we try to provide everything you might need

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Children

We realise that traveling with young children can never be minimalistic. To make it easier....

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Booking conditions



Deposit

A 25% deposit is payable to secure the booking.

We will email you a booking form which can be completed and emailed back. Upon receipt we will provide our bank account details for payment of the deposit.

Full Payment

Full payment is due 6 weeks before the departure date. If this is not received by the due date, we reserve the right to seek an alternative booking, with the cancellation charges then coming into effect.

Cancellation

Should you need to cancel your booking for any reason, the following charges will be payable. The charges are based on the cost of the basic holiday (not including any additional services).
More than 42 days - 20%
42 days or less - 50%, unless we can rebook the property, when we will refund any payment to the level of the subsequent booking
1 month or less - 100%, unless we can rebook the property, when we will refund any payment to the level of the subsequent booking

Refundable Security deposit

A refundable security deposit of £300 per gîte (£600 if both gîtes are booked) is payable with full payment, the week before arrival.
We reserve the right to charge you for any costs relating to the gîte being left excessively dirty, any breakages or damage to the material structure of the property (gîte and pool).

The deposit will be refunded shortly after departure (normally Sunday evening) less any deductions for the item listed above.

This is not intended to be a sneaky means of increasing the cost of your holiday, and it is hoped that we will never have to levy any such charge except in exceptional circumstances.

Arrival & Departure

•Arrivals from 4pm onwards.

•Departures by 10am.

Before your arrival date, we ask that you let us know your estimated arrival time. On the day please call or text us when you are 30 minutes away from the gîte. Please let us know if your arrival time will be significantly different to originally anticipated - e.g. traffic, flight delays etc.

Liability

We cannot be held responsible for the personal safety and security of guests (or their belongings) whilst on our premises / using items supplied by ourselves. You remain responsible for your own personal safety at all times. Children should be supervised by an adult at all time, particularly in and around the pool area.
French insurance works differently to the UK. You are responsible for any damage to the property. It is therefore essential that you take out personal insurance that covers you for accidental damage and personal accident and personal liability. We reserve that right to request a copy of your personal liability insurance.

Occupancy

The gîtes are priced per week, irrespective of number of occupants. Only the number of people stated on the booking form may occupy the property, even if the maximum occupancy is not reached. The maximum occupancy of each property is as stated in the individual property details. The maximum number must not be exceeded at any time.

Behaviour

Whilst we have endeavored to maximise the level of sound insulation between the 2 gites and also within the gîtes (between bedrooms and bathrooms) we hope that you will have consideration for your neighbours, both those staying in the adjacent gite and those who live nearby.
Should we consider your behaviour to be unacceptable, we reserve the right to ask you to leave the gîte. No refunds will be made.

Cleaning

Please leave the gîte as you find it. This means

•Bedding stripped
•Cleaning bathrooms & kitchens - tops wiped down.
•Vacummed through out.
•Rubbish & bottles taken to the bins.

Alternatively if you have young children, are leaving early or just don't fancy cleaning you may wish to take advantage of the end of stay cleaning service - €50 per gîte.

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Booking conditions

Contact


  • Le Mongeat, 24380 Cendrieux, France

Getting here


Where are we ?

Le Mongeat 24380 Cendrieux Val du Louyre et Caudeau

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Getting here

Driving - we always say it is 8 hours + stops from Calais. If you’re planning to stop overnight en-route, we’d suggest you try to get south of Paris to give you an shorter journey on Saturday. Especially during high season.

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Flying

We are extremely well served by flights from the UK & Belgium & Holland to Bergerac (30 mins), Bordeaux (1 hr 45 mins), Limoges (1 hr 45 mins) Brive ( 1 hr 15 mins).

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Local area


Local area

Welcome to the wonderful Dordogne There is so much to do - many visitors come back time & again.

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Beautiful towns and villages

Perigord Noir is the heart of the Dordogne offering a variety of landscapes, flamboyant chateaux and the centre of prehistoric history. All the main attractions are within easy reach - of which these are just a taster:-

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For the Energetic...

Boundless opportunities for walking, horse-riding, cycling, canoeing and fishing or simply relaxing by the pool or on the shores of the many lakes and rivers.

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Beautiful Gardens

The warm summer weather and gentle winters creat a perfect environment for beautiful gardens. Too numerous to mention in detail they include: Gardens of Eyrignac & the Hanging Gardens of Marqueyssac

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Thousands of years of history...

Prehistoric Caves, Châteaux, Fortified villages.

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Shopping

Excellent shopping Enjoy shopping the local way at one of the many local markets, which are held every day of the week throughout the summer.

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Food & Wine

The Dordogne is famed for it's cuisine - truffles, foie gras, duck, walnuts and strawberries. There are many restaurants within 20 minutes of Le Mongeat, ranging from a humble auberge right through to Michelin Star dining. We’re happy to make recommendations & bookings for you.

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Our village


Cendrieux

With a growing population of nearly 600, the village is situated at the centre of the Dordognes’ three main towns: 30 km from Périgueux, 35 km from Bergerac and 45 kms from Sarlat.

The village is on the edge of the Perigord Noir & Perigord Blanc
Cendrieux is located on the 45th parallel north. It has an area of 3126 hectares one of the largest communes by area in the Department. 

Economy
The village relies on a mixture of agriculture and tourism. The area is a large producer of strawberries which are exported around the country. There are a growing number of gites & chambres d’hotes (B&B), given the villages’ close proximity to a large number of tourist attractions.

Facilities

We have a shop which is open 7 days a week and post office within walking distance of Le Mongeat. This shop is a very small Intermarché which offers all your essential supplies - fruit & veg, wine & beer, depot de pain - bread 6 days a week.

There is a primary school. The village has many social events, with a theatre group, walking groups, numerous football teams. There are art exhibitions & concerts in the church.

Through out the year there are many village events including dinner/dances and “Marche Gourmand” where the whole village gathers in the square for food, wine, socialising and dancing.

Tourism
Situated within easy reach of all the regions tourist attractions, we have some on our door step.

Napoleon Museum
Situated on the edge of the village, Le Musee Napoleon (Napoleon Museum) has been open to the public since 1999. Chateau La Pommerie is owned by Count Baudoin Napoleon de Witt a direct descendent of Jerome Napoleon, Napoleon Bonepart’s brother. The collection consists of 500 family pieces, paintings & sculptures.

The museum is open during June - September. See the website for specific opening times. www.museenapoleon.fr


Maquis de Durestal

In recognition of the 70th anniversary of the end of WW2 a replica of a Resistance Camp has been created in the woods on the edge of the village. There is a marked path through the woods.

It was one of the largest resistance camps in the Dordogne in 1943/1944. The woods were difficult to access and only a few byways lead there. The density of coppice, chestnut trees, and rolling terrain, allowed the guerrillas to hide as much as possible.

 



CENDRIEUX

The name is unique in France.
Cendrieux originally, whose first name was SENDARIUS in the 11th century, came from the Germanic "Sind" or the occitan “sendier” which means - path. Also found in other ancient documents the name of SENDREOS. (the language of Occitan = St André).
The name changed to SENDREUS during the 15th c. and has since evolved to the name we have today with a 'C'. However legend says that Cendrieux comes from the word "ash" relating to the many wars that have plagued the village.

HISTORY
Cendrieux has been inhabited since the first appearance of man in the region, from the Palaeolithic age 400 000 years BC. Objects such as flint tools & an axe heads have been found locally, as has pottery dating back to 5000 BC.

The village is situated on the roman road which went from Bordeaux to Lyon. There is a perfectly straight section "Cendrieux -Mortemart".

During the 17th & 18thc there was a forge (between Cendrieux & Journiac) famed for producing canon balls, using the local iron supplies, that were exported by boat from Le Bugue.

It was a way point for pilgrims traveling south. The hamlet known as "the Mongeat" (or Le Monjat) from the word 'monk', was a refuge for pilgrims.

THE CHURCH
Originally there was a fortified area / castle to defend the village against invaders, especially the Normans. In 844 and 849, they terrorised the local area, burning the local villages of Paunat and Cadouin.

The ditch surrounding the castle was replaced by a perfectly circular road.



The church was built in the 11th century from a square tower which dates from the 10th c. With battlements, and a dungeon. A tunnel (entrance now bricked up), behind the altar, enabled the population to seek refuge in the building in case of danger.

During the 100 years war against the English, ending in Castillon in 1440, Cendrieux - was attached to the Lords of Limeuil - it changed allegiance between the french & english to suit their allies. During this turbulent period, part of the exterior of the nave North was damaged by fire.

Two successive waves of plague epidemic decimated the region, reducing the population by 75%. Areas were devastated and abandoned.

The 16th century, century of peace in the area, saw a bloom in new art: Renaissance.
The Church was altered to match the style of the time. Two chapels were added on the South side and North side.

The peace was short-lived. In 1562 the area faced awful massacres due to the wars of religion. Vergt and Cendrieux were at the heart of these battles. The town was divided by the armies of the Catholics and the protestants. There was a battle in the woods of Vergt, leaving almost 2000 dead, from 12000 troops.

In 1583, a new 750 kg Bell was installed in honor of the Archbishop of Toulouse. It is now classified as a historic monument, and has recently been restored.

The renovated church is modest & belies it’s abundant history. In 1925 the church was registered as a historic monument.


Our village