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Joli CanardSleeps 2 (+2)1 Bedrooms1 Bathrooms

Unique village gîte with private garden.

Stylishly decorated throughout in a comfortable, tasteful, modern, clean style, you will instantly feel at home in the Joli Canard. The entrance way leads you to the lower level of the property, and a tidy functional area where you can hang up your jacket, kick of your shoes and breathe a sigh of relief, you're now on holiday!

On this level there is a sunny bedroom, dressed with luxurious fresh linen, and comfy scatter cushions. A romantic french-style antique wardrobe is the statement piece of this room, along with the handmade ticking curtains which frame the window. Accents of calm warm colours throughout the soft furnishings and artwork give this room a truly welcoming and relaxing feel. For those visiting in the cooler months, there is an added bonus of underfloor heating which is a real treat for snug mornings. Also on this level is a large modern bathroom suite, fully tiled, sleek style with walk in shower, heated towel rail and, underfloor heating.


The upper floor, via the original staircase, is a feast for your eyes, deep colours palates are matched with bold statement pieces of furniture, along with notes of travel and interest. The mixture of textures, artwork, modern and traditional pieces work well in this interesting dual aspect functional room.


The comfortable L- shaped sofa seating/television area is a nice space to enjoys views of the peaceful traditional french village, looking beyond the village to the Dordogne countryside and lush green fields. A bluetooth speaker enables you to enjoy some music of your choice, DVD player to watch a movie, or perhaps play a game or choose a book from the varied selection on offer! The village church is a stones throw away so you can always rely on the chime of the bells, its the only thing that will stop you from loosing track of time in the Joli Canard. Also in this room is the dining area and kitchen, with ample seating for 4, ideal for large meals, boardgames and entertaining, the kitchen very functional and of a modern style with oak worktop, hob top and a microwave/convection oven along with essential and some non essential extras!


This leads us nicely to the patio doors which open directly into the lovely private garden area, outlined with scented lavender hedges, vines,honeysuckles and colourful rockery plants. This area is entirely private and enclosed for any dogs who may want to join in on the family holiday! Wooden outdoor furniture with cushion pads, parasol and Werber BBQ are also provided for guests. Enjoying the peace of this garden is wonderful - it's the perfect place to paint or sketch the traditional Perigordian village houses with the lovely roofs that flick up at the end, like a jolly hat! Or perhaps you would just like to do nothing? Then you really have found your perfect spot.


For artists, chauteau hunters and alike, the owners who live across the way have a great view of the chateau from their garden. They would be happy for you to enter their garden to take in the view of Badefols chateau, which stands proudly above the Joli Canard, its circular towers and 'jolly hat' roofs are really quite spectacular, whats more is you can see so much detail, being less than 500 meters in its shadow!

In order to enrich your stay we've thought of some ways to make you're holiday one to remember, easier, more enjoyable and interesting!
Local breakfast hampers can be provided,which include homemade and fresh local produce varying dependent on the season.
Picnics (Pique-nique!) for your day trips or light-lunches for you to enjoy in the peace of your own garden can also be requested.
We have two bikes which can also be hired - for all of the above just ask!
Special requests are welcomed, the owners will do their very best to make them happen!

As mentioned the Joli Canard is a dog friendly property and your private garden area can be used by your dog, however larger grassy areas can be found in the village or surrounding countryside. There are some well mapped out walking routes from the gîte. We do however ask that dogs are well behaved, not exercised on site, and are not left on their own at any point.

There is ample parking for cars in the village and are within close walking distance to the gîte.

Interior layout Joli Canard is offered on a self catering basis and is split over two levels. Sleeping 4 in total, with one double bedroom (downstairs) and additional sofa bed in the living room area. This spacious property is well equipped, with a sunny open plan kitchen and living room area which opens directly into a private enclosed garden. Very large modern bathroom suite with walk in shower and underfloor heating.

Exterior Traditional french style gîte with original features, sage green shutters and stone facade. Small private garden area with garden furniture and seasonal flowers.

Sleeping arrangements 1 x spacious double bedroom (2 x single beds or 1 x super king)
1 x double sofa bed in living room
1 x Travel cot and high chair

Special offers

2 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY APPLIES.
4 NIGHT STAY MINIMUM STAY DURING PEAK SEASON (July - September)

Longer stays welcome, please contact us directly for a reduced rate

Location

Locale

Badefols d'Ans is a rural french village, well situated and has all the local amenities that you need to get you started on your holiday within walking distance. Including two restaurants and one Cafe/Bar which is a short stumble down the hill! A small Proxi general store/tabac, Boulangerie and a Charcuterie. Badefols d'Ans is 6km from Hautefort where there is a larger supermarket, Intermarche, Chemist, several restaurants of varying quality, an excellent Boucherie and last but not least La Boulange Gilbert - a must visit! Also within a short drive is' Beau Village' St Robert, which again has a selection of places to eat and really is a lovely place to visit. Popular tourist destinations such as Montignac, Terrasson, Sarlat, Domme and Beynac are no more than a 45 mins drive south of Badefols d'Ans, all within easy driving distance for day trips.

Directions

Travel tips to Badefols d'Ans 24390

FLY.
Bordeaux Merignac Airport is a 2 hour drive to Badefols d’Ans
Limoges Bellegard Airport is a 1 hour 20 minutes drive to Badefols d’Ans.
Bergerac Dordogne Périgord is a 1 hour drive from Badefols d’Ans
Toulouse Blagnac Airport is a 2 hour 30 minutes drive to Badefols d’Ans

FERRY
Check Brittany Ferries, DFDS Seaways and (Eurotunnel Folkestone - Calais)

TRAIN.
The nearest train stations to Badefols d’Ans are in Périgueux and Brive la Gaillarde (which is on the Paris - Toulouse TGV route).

Parking

Fee parking can be found opposite the Church or at the Salle des Fetes which is a 2 minute ( or less) walk from the property.

  • Free parking (outdoor)

Facilities & amenities

  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Linen provided
  • Bath towels provided
  • Bedding provided
  • Cot/ Travel cot
  • Hair dryer
  • High chair
  • Iron / Ironing board
  • DVD player
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • BBQ
  • Private garden
  • Private courtyard
  • Garden dining furniture
  • 24h check-in available
  • Personal meet & greet available
  • Central heating
  • Pets allowed
  • Horse riding
  • Swimming (Outdoor)
  • Cycle hire
  • Cycle paths
  • Fishing
  • Water skiing
  • Supermarket
  • Express supermarket
  • Bar / Pub
  • Restaurants
  • Café
Additional facilities & amenities
Underfloor heating on lower level
Walk in shower
Enclosed Private Garden
Dog Friendly
Village location
BBQ
Garden seating
Peaceful
Off the beaten track
Great for
Adventure , Budget , Countryside , Family , Secluded , Romantic , Groups
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Reviews

We throughly enjoyed our fortnight stay in the Joli Canard, we had all weathers including snow, each bringing a different feel to the village. The walks in and around the Badefols are brilliant, all easily sign posted and have never ending views. The village itself is warm, peaceful and welcoming, the boulangerie was the highlight of our trip - visiting each morning for freshly baked pastries and bread! The property itself is very comfortable, the beds are great, excellent modern bathroom suit and the underfloor heating is a treat. Lovely garden and village views from upstairs, well equipped kitchen and very approachable hosts. We would most definitely recommend the Joli Canard and the area which it is in, can't wait to go back at the end of the year.

Property manager response (08 Apr 2019)

Thank you for your lovely review, we're so please you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Extremely comfortable and warm gîte, much bigger than expected. Welcoming hosts, live close by and knowledgeable of the area. Walk in shower and underfloor heating- real bonus! Lovely views of a peaceful french village. Definitely recommend!

Property manager response (06 Jan 2019)

Thanks for your review! We're happy you enjoyed your stay at the Joli Canard

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Guestbook reviews

Had a great stay at Joli Canard. Lovely villa beautiful decorated with everything you need. Cute garden area where we ate, drank and enjoyed the sunshine. Joni and Ross are welcoming and friendly hosts and gave us great recommendations for places to visit, walks and cycle routes, We hired their bikes and despite not having cycled for a long time it was an super way to explore the countryside. Quiet roads and tracks so easy and safe to get about. Highly recommend a meal at the restaurant along the road which serves fresh local produce in a relaxed friendly environment.

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Joli Canard

Thank you for letting us stay at your beautiful home. We felt very comfortable and your place is very much furnished to our taste :) We had a lovely time here in Badefols d'Ans and will be back soon!

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Joli Canard

Great Property - loved my stay especially waking up to the peace and quiet of the village. Very comfortable and well equipped. Definitely recommend!

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Joli Canard

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