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La Vieille Forge
La Vieille Forge
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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Converted farm building in complex of 4 Gites on the Charente-Dordogne border. Recently refurbished with access to shared pool and large grounds. 3 bedrooms, large shower room and small family bathroom

Amenities
Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Kitchen
Prices
Extra people No Charge
Security Deposit $350 AUD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
House Rules
No smoking

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Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house
Cancellations
Safety features
Smoke detector
Availability
7 nights minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Andy User Profile
September 2017
Great place to totally chill. Old and rustic with a lot of character. We enjoyed it even the dogs had a ball in the massive back and front gardens. They never had a collar on the whole time we were there. You will need a car or a bike as its a bit out the way but plenty of nice resturants in the area. Local wine is good quality. There is fruit and nuts growing all over the area and location. Scenery in the in morning walking the dogs was amazing. Completely no noise so first time in years we slept perfect. Did not even look at the phone for the week. Reception maybe a bit patchy because of location but we went for a detox and loved it. We will go back again and Tim is always on hand to give advice and help. I now know how to make Slo Gin from the local fruit growing there.
Tim User Profile
Response from Tim:
Hi Andy, I'm glad you had a good time, despite the unusually poor weather (2017 has been disappointing - rather more summer rain than we're used to, here). Thanks for the light tip - there is one by the patio although I don't know how well it lights the sitting area - I should have shown you the switch!
September 2017

Violet User Profile
August 2016
We had a lovely 7 day holiday in La Vieille Forge. Tim was a very welcoming host (wine, milk, cheese and croissants were very much appreciated). His two dogs (Rowan and Looping) provided great entertainment for our 3 children and are very much missed already. The Gite is well equipped with outdoor patio and sun-loungers for relaxing and barbecue. The pool is great and provided welcome relief from the hot sun. Local area is quaint. Enjoyed canoe trip from along the river Drone to Aubeterre which is a very pretty town. We would like to return in the future, hopefully for longer. Violet, Alan, Alex, Abigail and Sebastian Reid, Wanstead, London
Tim User Profile
Response from Tim:
Really pleased you had a good time and thanks for the tips - I'll have a look at the fridge and will make sure there is a wire brush for the barbecue. You were great guests and would be welcome back anytime. I'm sure Rowan and Looping will be glad to see you again.
August 2016

Lynne User Profile
August 2016
Our family had a thoroughly relaxing time in our gite. We loved spending time around the pool, which had a very convenient fridge to keep our drinks cool! The gite was clean, spacious & had everything we needed. We loved relaxing on our sun loungers next to our patio & being able to braai (BBQ) every evening. Tim was helpful with directions & activities available in the area & all round a fantastic host! We spent a morning in the beautiful town of Aubeterre, a short drive from Pillac as well as a morning in Brantôme, where we hired canoes and paddled around this beautiful town. Our children loved playing with his two dogs, Rowan & Looping, a wonderful place for a family to relax, unwind & have fun!

Rowena User Profile
August 2015
Tim is such an exceptional host! Our little family had the most fabulous 10 days in our gite. The rustic charm and relaxed environment with every amenity we could possibly need gave us the ability to relax and settle into the French country side in a ridiculously short amount of time. Poolside relaxation in an amazing space lent itself to us all feeling absolutely at home. Our children wanted to take Rowan(Tim's dog) home with us! We had such an amazing time in a relaxed comfortable setting,which we As a family could absolutely recommend to anyone. Our gite was so well equipped we were super comfortable and totally at home. We can't wait to stay again, in fact just days after getting home we are dreaming of being back!
Tim User Profile
Response from Tim:
Rowena, I'm really pleased you had a good time. You were perfect guests and both Ollie and Georgie were lovely to have around - I think Rowan misses them, but I do too - lovely kids. Hope settling back into the routine for you and Craig isn't too hard and wish you every success in setting up your new home.
August 2015

Chris User Profile
August 2015
Tim was a superb host, very friendly right from the initial communication through to our arrival at La Vieille Forge. We were staying in one of 4 separate dwellings, there were 6 of us in total. Myself my wife and two children along with my parents. Tim has worked very hard to ensure all the important practical considerations are in place. A great kitchen space for us all, brilliant bathrooms and a fantastic outdoor BBQ area. The pool was perfect considering how hot the weather was while we were staying. All in all a superb host, great accommodation, it is what it says on the tin! - Thanks Tim for a great stay and good luck with the remainder of the season Cheers Chris
Tim User Profile
Response from Tim:
Thanks Chris, it was an absolute pleasure to host you all. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
August 2015

Cyrille User Profile
August 2016
Tim est très accueillant. La ferme est grande et belle avec le charme de l'ancien. Et une belle piscine.

Bart User Profile
July 2016
We hebben het zeer naar ons zin gehad in het huis van Tim. Tim is een fantastische gasheer. Hij is aardig, communicatief en hulpvaardig. Hij weet zeer goed het evenwicht te bewaren tussen hulpvaardigheid, contact en het respect voor de vrijheid en zelfstandigheid van de gasten. Het huis is sfeervol en compleet ingericht, schoon en gezellig. Enige punt van kritiek is het ontbreken van een plekje waar je in de schaduw een boekje kunt lezen. De tuin aan de achterkant van het huis is zeer open en daardoor een beetje ongezellig en weinig beschut. De omgeving is mooi maar je moet wel jezelf kunnen vermaken.
Tim User Profile
Response from Tim:
Thank you for your kind review, Bart. I really enjoyed having you all here as guests and am pleased that you had a good time. Thanks for the tip. The sun can be very strong here, in Summer and some additional shade is a great idea. I have seen gazebos here that might just provide the kind of shade you suggest. I'm going to investigate them for next summer.
July 2016

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Pillac, FranceJoined in April 2015
Tim User Profile

British emigré to France, where I am able to live in the heart of the beautiful Charente countryside. I have two border collies and four Gites with which I can share this charming, tranquil place with my visitors.

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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