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Belle Surprise - Carsac de Gurson

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
3 nights minimum
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Belle Surprise is a special 200 year old detached house set in its own private garden in the charming hill village of Carsac de Gurson, perfectly located for sampling the delights of the Dordogne region. The house has been sympathetically restored to an exceptionally high standard and it looks out onto adjacent sweeping gardens and “Beautifully Surprising” countryside views. The property is complemented by a swimming pool which is available for guests' use at any time. Belle Surprise is ideal for discerning guests who desire the higher standards of quality and comfort. The property has previously been classified as 4 star accommodation by 'Hotelplan' and 'Creme de la Creme' for four consecutive years with 'Just France Inghams'. Belle Surprise has a maximum rating on TripAdvisor. Belle Surp...Belle Surprise is a special 200 year old detached house set in its own private garden in the charming hill village of Carsac de Gurson, perfectly located for sampling the delights of the Dordogne region. The house has been sympathetically restored to an exceptionally high standard and it looks out onto adjacent sweeping gardens and “Beautifully Surprising” countryside views. The property is complemented by a swimming pool which is available for guests' use at any time. Belle Surprise is ideal for discerning guests who desire the higher standards of quality and comfort. The property has previously been classified as 4 star accommodation by 'Hotelplan' and 'Creme de la Creme' for four consecutive years with 'Just France Inghams'. Belle Surprise has a maximum rating on TripAdvisor. Belle Surprise has been designed to cater for most needs. Whether you desire a Family holiday, a Romantic break or that perfect Honeymoon location, Belle Surprise can surely provide the solution.The spacious accommodation is thoughtfully laid out over two floors and always maintained in excellent decorative order. The large ground floor has a spacious traditional country kitchen with modern appliances and farmhouse dining table. The beamed lounge features a large picture window from which it is perfect to admire the surrounding splendid countryside. Comfortable quality furnishings complement the room, which has a widescreen 40 inch TV, with 'Freesat' Box (UK TV) and DVD player, and a fireplace with a log burner. Free Wi-Fi is provided together with optional Air conditioning. The ground floor family bathroom has all facilities including a full size bath. Upstairs the charming Master bedroom has wood beams of Beech and Oak. The 1.8 metre bed is in the traditional French style. The second bedroom has ensuite shower and toilet facilities. The second bedroom has two single beds with an option of a child's cot. There is a further small single bedroom on the ground floor which adds to the versatility of the property. Much thought and effort has gone into making Belle Surprise comfortable, welcoming and aesthetically pleasing. Our aim is to provide you with a standard of exemplary care, cleanliness and service, the essential elements for a special holiday. A 'Welcome pack' provided. DESTINATION Carsac de Gurson is a beautiful peaceful village set on a small hill. There are pleasant views in all directions over the wonderful Aquataine countryside. Time passes by very slowly in Carsac and there is little traffic to disturb the tranquillity. The village is an ideal location for people who want a base to ramble from and to explore the delights of the rural landscape. It is also perfectly placed so that the larger destinations of Bergerac, Perigueux, St. Emillion and Bordeaux are within easy reach by car. On a clear night it is a Star Gazers heaven due to the low levels of light pollution. It is a place to just relax and unwind and to enjoy your holiday. NEIGHBOURHOOD Nearby there is a lovely 'Free' (no parking fees) swimming lake 'Lac de Gurson' with a sandy beach with café and a bar restaurant, both offering very good value food. There is a children's playground and also there is a Life guard stationed on the beach. It is also possible to canoe and there is very good fishing there too! Just across the valley, a 15-20 minutes walk from Carsac, a few minutes in the car is the old fortified 'Bastide' town of Villefranche de Lonchat with restaurants, bars and shops. Villefranche was founded circa 1280 by Edward I of England. There are many local hidden gems waiting for you to find and explore.............. More
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About the Owner
Gregory C
Languages spoken:German, Russian, English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2016
Interaction with guests
We are the new owners of this very successful gite business and we aim to continue the good work of the previous custodians of this 'special' property.We live in the farmhouse which is adjacent to the gite. We are there if you need us. Please do not hestitate to come and knock on our door if you need any information or help during your stay.
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Reviewed 29 August 2019

We needed a rest and this gite was perfect us. The hosts were wonderful and catered to all needs. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The quality of the accommodation was first class. Local amenities easily within reach either by foot or car. Nearby...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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Climber661116, VR Owner at Belle Surprise - Carsac de Gurson, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2019

Dear 'Valued' Guests - Thank you very much for your excellent review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We try to please all our guests and to make their stay memorable. We know that you were pleased with the accommodation...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018

If you want a very relaxed, remote, tranquil opportunity to down tools and reduce the heartbeat I can think of no place better than Carsac de Gurson and the Belle Surprise is a great hideaway with its own secluded private pool, ample living accommodation and...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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Management response:Responded 29 August 2018

Dear Guest We thank you so much for the detailed and informative review of your holiday at Belle Surprise. We are pleased that you all enjoyed your stay and that you found the local festivities to your liking. You also found one or two of...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

A really nice stay alongside our very welcoming hosts. The cottage is very well furnished and comfortable. A barbecue area and a well-functioning pool area. The surroundings are beautiful. We recommend this address!

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Fearless759213
Management response:Responded 29 August 2018

Dear Guests We are so pleased that your stay at Belle Surprise was good and that you have given us a good recommendation. Thank you.

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We have just returned after a wonderful 6 night stay with our 2 children. We had a warm welcome from Greg and found wine, fresh fruit, local cheese, milk, eggs, bread etc all waiting for us. The gite was immaculate with a very well equipped...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank flanagan42018
Management response:Responded 27 August 2018

Dear Valued Guests Thank you very much for a glowing and genuine review. We are delighted and pleased that you all enjoyed your stay with us. If you are happy so are we. We hope that you will consider a return in the not too...More

Reviewed 22 August 2018

Belle Surprise was indeed an unpleasant surprise when we went for our week, 4-11th August 2018. We arrived in 40 degree plus heat after a very long drive. There was a welcome pack awaiting us. The house was a good size although the upstairs was...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Amily2
Management response:Responded 25 August 2018

August 23, 2018 Dear Amily2 Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Belle Surprise. It is only through feedback both positive and on the rare occasion negative that we are able to maintain and where necessary...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Safe
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
TV
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
Fireplace
Deck
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Would you recommend this holiday rental for someone who wants to stay near a lake?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Nearby there is a lovely 'Free' (no parking fees) swimming lake 'Lac de Gurson' with a sandy beach with café and a bar restaurant, both offering very good value food. There is a children's playground and also there is a Life guard stationed on the beach. It is also possible to canoe and there is very good fishing there too! The canoes are free! Just across the valley, a 15-20 minutes walk from Carsac, a few minutes in the car is the old fortified 'Bastide' town of Villefranche de Lonchat with restaurants, bars and shops. Villefranche was founded circa 1280 by Edward I of England. There are many local hidden gems waiting for you to find and explore..............
Getting around
Time passes by very slowly in Carsac and there is little traffic to disturb the tranquillity. A car is necessary.
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