Les Jolies Arches

Dordogne, France
6
2
3
Sleeps up to 6 in total plus 2 infants in cots in 3 bedrooms
Price
£784 - £2112 per week

Top 10 Reasons to Stay Here

1
Spacious family gite based on small French resort
2
Traditional building, lovingly renovated but retaining character
3
Two shared swimming pools including a toddler pool
4
Babysitting, crèche and kids’ club available
5
Regular family evening entertainment
6
Family facilities all in walking distance, including bar open all year
7
Private terrace leading on to shared garden with barbecue
8
Sports barn, two outdoor play areas, tennis, golf course
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Stunning rural views, plenty of nearby villages and towns to explore
10
Weekly grocery van deliveries, daily breakfast baked goods available

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Features

Pool protected by fencing

The Property

Double bedrooms One
Twin bedrooms Two
Bathrooms Two, one en suite
Living room Open plan

Local Information

Nearest village/town Longeveau
Nearest supermarket Mini mark at Saint Severin, Riberac, 3 supermarkets - 15km or Montmoreau Super U - 12kms
Nearest doctor Saint Severin / Aubettere, 5km, 3-4mins in a car, 45mins walking
Nearest A&E Angouleme - 45min drive
Nearest beach Poltrot (river/lake beach), 3km, 5 minutes' drive
Nearest restaurant On site. A La Carte restaurant open Friday and Saturday, in July and August. Bar open all year round with healthy food and children's lunch boxes available every day. Also pre-order from a delicious menu, for home delivery. Fish and Chip van one night a week / Pizza’s served one night a week from the restaurant / BBQ every Monday in July and August.

Services

Home cooked food Yes, available from the Restaurant and Bar.
Babysitting The 'Club des Enfants' is open May to September (subject to demand), other periods on request. Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 until 12:30. Prices per session: 0 to 2 years 34€, 3 to 6 years 30€, Family Rate for 3 siblings 75€. Babysitting is available to book through the childcare team.
Swimming Towels available No
Bikes No
Local Bike hire Yes
Local assistance/housekeeper Yes
Internet access Yes - wifi available in the clubhouse, there is no cost. There is also an ipad in the clubhouse for guests to use
Restaurant on site Yes - A La Carte restaurant open Friday and Saturday, in July and August. Bar open all year round with healthy food and children's lunch boxes available every day. Also pre-order from a delicious menu, for home delivery. Fish and Chip van one night a week / Pizza’s served one night a week from the restaurant / BBQ every Monday in July and August.
Shopping Service Yes
Flights included No

Facilities

Pool Protection Yes
Central heating Yes
Enclosed Garden No
Garden shade Yes
Heated Pool Yes
Walking Distance to Village/Restaurant Yes
Dogs Allowed No
Suitable for Multiples Yes
Suitable for Wheelchair Users No
Home Cooked Food Yes
Babysitting Yes
Kids Club Yes
Restaurant on Site Yes
Additional Cleaning available Yes
Wifi Yes
Shopping Service Yes
Swimming towels Yes
Golf available locally Yes
Less than 1 hour from Nearest Airport No
Bikes Yes
Local Bike hire Yes
Air Con or Cooling System No
Car required? Required
Indoor Pool No
Swimming Pool Yes
Private Pool No
Self Catering Yes
Creche Yes

Essential Kit Guarantee

Cots Yes
Highchairs Yes
Booster seat Yes, available on request, please reserve at time of booking
Bed guards Yes
Potty Yes
Steriliser Yes
Baby monitor Yes
Plastic crockery Yes
Plastic step Yes
Changing mat Yes
Stairgate(s) Yes
Non slip bath mat Yes
Indoor toys and books Yes
Microwave Yes
Food blender (hand held) Yes
DVD player Yes,available on request, please reserve at time of booking
Children's DVDs Yes, available on request, please reserve at time of booking
Child's loo seat Yes
Bath toys Yes
Blackout blinds or curtains/shutters Yes, available on request, please reserve at time of booking
Night light Yes
Cot linen Yes

Additional Equipment

Changing table No
Socket guards Yes
Baby den No
Baby bath Yes
Washing Machine Yes
Dishwasher Yes
Tumble dryer No
Garden equipment (slide etc) Yes
Hairdryer Yes
TV Yes
Sound system No
Barbeque Yes

Extra Information

Other information For additional information and the individual Terms and Conditions, please see the 'Need to Know' section for this property.
Essential Kit Guarantee Info Some terms and conditions apply so please read our complete Terms and Conditions before booking.

While Longeveau offers the essential kit items and much more there are some items that must be reserved in order to ensure availability for your stay due to limited stocks.
The following items must be reserved in advance;
• TV / DVD
• Hairdryer
• Booster Seat
• Blackout blinds or curtains/shutters
• Children’s DVDs
• Freeview box

Indoors & Outdoors

Indoors

The interior of Les Jolies Arches is uncluttered and contemporary, featuring exposed stonework and original oak beams throughout.

The open plan living space, comprising a sitting area, dining space and kitchen, is perfect for families with toddlers and babies.

Floor to ceiling French doors open onto the private terrace and shared lawned garden.  The wooden dining table has seating for six people. And, of course, you can make the most of the glorious French sunshine by eating al fresco on the large private terrace.

The modern kitchen comes equipped with everything needed to make holiday living easy including an oven/hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.

There is also a door onto the rear terrace/garden from the kitchen.

Upstairs, with child safety gates at the top and bottom, are three charming bedrooms - all designed to ensure a good night's rest or relaxing afternoon siesta.

The master double bedroom has a modern en-suite shower room.  There are also two large and relaxing twin bedrooms.  All three bedrooms at Les Jolies Arches have space for a cot.

Completing the accommodation is a separate family-sized shower room which, like all our holiday cottages, villas and apartments, comes with a baby bath for tiny tots.

Outdoors

At the front of Les Jolies Arches is a graveled area - which basks in the morning sun - with a table and chairs.

A private terrace at the rear benefits from the afternoon and evening sunshine and also has outdoor dining furniture.

This large terrace opens onto a fantastic lawned garden, shared with two neighbouring holiday homes.

The space is ideal for relaxing on the sun loungers, cooking an al fresco meal on the gite's barbecue and making the most of the breathtaking views. There's ample room for the little ones to run around, kick a ball and make new friends.

Les Jolie Arches is within easy reach of all Longeveau's extensive family-friendly facilities and close to the tennis court and resort bar.

Parent Points:

  • The rear garden is not enclosed
  • A considerable distance - on the other side of the golf course - from the gite are two open lakes which, because of their size, can not be fenced for safety

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What's Around?

This beautiful region of France is the perfect family-friendly holiday destination and there's plenty to see and do within easy reach of Longeveau.

Saint-Séverin

There are a number of pretty villages within a short drive - or cycle - and the nearest is Saint-Séverin at just 5km away.

The village is home to several small shops, including a bakery, butcher, chemist and supermarket, and local services and there is also a popular small market every Thursday morning.

Aubeterre-Sur-Dronne

Aubeterre-Sur-Dronne, officially one of the most beautiful villages in France, is about the same distance in the opposite direction.

This lovely village is built on a hillside narrow streets, shady squares and interesting architecture.

Children and grown-ups alike will enjoy the puppet theatre in the central square, showing classic tales such as Beauty and the Beast and Ali Baba.  Extremely popular, booking is essential.

The village's famous Underground Church of St Jean, or monolithic church, is carved out of the rock and not to be missed. Its size is impressive and, at 20m at its highest point, the tallest in the world.  Don't forget to climb the stone staircase up to the first floor for a spectacular view of the interior.

The river beach is perfect for picnics and paddling and is sure to prove popular with the whole family.  There's also a children's playground, canoeing, kayaking and fishing - plus a great cafe.

Bonnes

Yet another pretty village worth a visit is Bonnes, also on the Dronne river, and less than half an hour from Longeveau.

Here you'll find a pony club for children of all ages and abilities and a picturesque 11km countryside walk, Circuit de Bonnes.

A festival is held in August when the grand finale is a spectacular fireworks display.

Riberac

An attractive, but relatively quiet town, Riberac really comes to life on a Friday morning when it stages one of the biggest and best markets in the Dordogne.

Just 16km from Les Jolies Arches, there are also lots of local shops, including wine caves, a couple of big supermarkets and plenty of child-friendly eateries.

Free music evenings are held in the town square on Tuesday nights in July and August.

La Jemaye

This little hamlet is well-known locally for its large lake with beaches, a play area and family-friendly places to eat and is an easy half-an-hour's drive from La Vieille Grange.

The children will also enjoy the woodland walks and hide to watch the birds on the lake.

During July and August there are lots of sporting activities and events, including water skiing and cycling.

Angoulème

The capital of Charente, the ramparted city of Angoulème is a feast for the senses with stunning architecture, traditional markets and beautiful gardens.

A 45-minute drive from Longeveau, the city centre is also perfect for indulging in a bit of retail therapy with its wide range of shops from familiar high street names to traditional French boutiques.  

Take time out from shopping to relax at one of the many pavement cafes or dine in a choice of family-friendly restaurants.  

The city is the world capital for Bande Dessinée - comic strip - and many of the buildings are decorated in this unusual style.  There's also a fascinating museum dedicated to the art.

In Angoulème's mountain shopping zone youngsters can play all day at Kizou Adventures -  an indoor playground with ball pools, ropes and soft play, for little ones aged from six months to 10 years.

And just outside the city is the fabulous Plan d'Eau water lake with several beaches - perfect for a bit of bucket and spade fun - and a wide range of water sports.

Cognac

Cognac, about an hour from Longeveau, is famous for the grape-based spirit made in the town for more than 300 years.

By the river you'll discover the ancient warehouses that still store barrels of cognac and are blackened by the alcohol evaporating.

Why not take a cruise on a replica gabarre, the traditional flat-bottomed oak boat that once transported cognac, salt and other produce?  It's a great way to see the town and takes about two hours.

Back on dry land, signposted walking routes lead visitors through different historic parts of the town.

One of the most popular tourist attractions is a tour of one - or more - of the many cognac producers to find out about the drink's history, how it is made and sample a tasting.

While in the area, you could visit the nearby Les Antilles de Jonzac indoor water park. One of the largest in Europe this attraction will appeal to youngsters and adults alike.

The centrepiece is a main lagoon with beaches, palm trees, a tropical glasshouse, slides and water toboggan ride and there's also a 25m sports pool where games and events are organised for children and teenagers.

For the grown-ups the fitness and health centre includes Turkish and Roman baths, a sauna, jacuzzis and a solarium and fitness equipment.

A beauty area offers a variety of treatments and spa treatment services.

Saint-Emilion

Also on the theme of alcohol, a little further afield Saint-Emilion is one of the four Bordeaux wine regions and produces some of the finest wine in the world.

The village, about an hour-and-a-quarter from Les Jolies Arches, is surrounded by vineyards and chateaux and there are lots of opportunities to sample and buy.

Even without wine, Saint-Emilion would deserve the drive - with pretty winding streets, pavement cafes, restaurants, local shops, and historical buildings and monuments.

The Romanesque church features a beautiful 14th century cloister and if you climb the bell tower you'll enjoy magnificent views over the town and surrounding vineyards.

There's also a great outlook from the top of the Chateau du Roy 13th century donjon in the centre of town - once you've climbed the 118 steps.

A labyrinth of passages and rooms run deep under this fascinating village and guided tours take in the catacombs and impressive buried monolithic church, the biggest in Europe.

There's also an underground pottery museum with exhibits from the Roman period to modern day.

Beaches

Great beaches can be found about a two hour's drive from Longeveau - and two of the best seaside resorts are Arcachon and Royan.

Arcachon is busy year-round and popular with French families.  There's superb sandy beaches, a picturesque sea-front promenade, plenty of shops, bars and eateries - topped off by the town's signature ornate architecture.

The resort is also home to Aqualand water park, packed with rides and slides for all ages and open from June to September.

The main 2km long La Grande Conche at Royan has a children's section with a variety of activities organised and a lifeguard in the summer.

Royan's beaches are, arguably, among the finest in France and north of the town is a series of sandy coves and unspoilt, wild stretches of beach.

And more....

There's no shortage of other leisure activities within the local area, from jet skiing and quad biking to mini-golf and go-karting.

The local villages and towns also host family-friendly festivals, fetes and fireworks displays throughout the summer.


Need to Know

Before booking, please read our Terms and Conditions.

The washing machine is not in the gite but located in the shared laundry room next to the 'Club des Enfants'.

Additional Charges:

Taxe de séjour payable locally 0,20€ per night by guests over 18yrs.

Swimming Pool:

Main pool and children's pool are heated and open from April to October. The temperature of the water is dependent on the prevailing weather conditions.

Childcare:

The 'Club des Enfants' is open May to September (subject to demand), other periods on request. Open Monday, Wednesday & Thursday mornings from 9.30am until 12.30pm. Prices per session 0 to 2ys 34€, 3 to 6yrs 30€, Family Rate for 3 siblings 75€.

Babysitting is available to book through the childcare team.

Golf:

Longeveau Golf course - 10% off the following rates for Longeveau guests, 20€ (9 holes) /30€ (day) 90€ (one week) or 160€ for 2 weeks. Golf Clubs available to hire for 7€ per day or 21€ per week

Security Deposit:

There is no security deposit payable at this property. However, should the need arise any payments for damage or breakages will need to be settled directly with your host.


Travel Info

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