3 bedroom Cottage, with 2 Bedrooms on ground floor plus open plan mezzanine.
- english, french, german, Danish
About Pat Hanlon
We previously had a holiday home in the Dordogne, near Perigueux, then we decided to come and live in France but wanted a larger property. We found this property and we first visited the property on a cold winters day and we liked it a lot, even though there was quite a bit to do, particularly on the exterior, so now after living here for 10 years almost, we are pleased with the improvements and we really enjoy living here. We are both from Bradford, West Yorkshire but we spent 22 years living in other countries and places in UK, due to Adrian serving in HM Forces. Adrian had a job arranged with a French company from when we first arrived in France and is still working for the same company. So, we live and work here and intend to remain here.
Pat Hanlon purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Pat Hanlon chose Marthon
Firstly, we love the location, we are in the countryside, it's very peaceful and quiet, yet very close to Marthon and Montbron for shopping and lots of other facilities. Close enough to Angouleme and good road and rail connections to the rest of France/Europe. The cottage is separate from our accommodation and we have our own pool and gardens, parking, etc and although we are on site (next door) we are available if required.
What makes this Cottage unique
The great thing for us about living here in this property is that we still feel as if we are on holiday, even though we live and work here and we work hard to keep the whole property in good order, inside and outside, it's still a holiday to us. Lots of sunshine (usually) and pretty much zero air pollution.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
If heating is required there will be an additional fee in relation to how long is it used
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful rural get-away
We had an absolutely wonderful relaxing stay here. Set in the countryside, this cottage is so quiet and peaceful, but there are lots of nice things to do nearby if you want to.
First the basics - kitchen was incredibly well equipped with everything you could possible want. Beds were comfy, and the rooms were nice and cool even in 33-34C° heat. Although the owners live next door, it is really private and secluded. Pat and Adrian were very welcoming on arrival, and were very helpful whenever we had queries.
The pool was an absolute luxury - very safe, as completely enclosed. We could let the kids play in the garden on their own without any worry. If you get bored of lazing round the pool, there are great bike routes nearby and lovely walks. Also kayaking and tree climbing.
There is a big inter marche about 10 mins drive away in montbron - and also some nice restaurants.
Altogether an absolutely lovely get-away!
It gives us a lot of satisfaction to know that guests have enjoyed their holiday here at La Borderie.
We do try to make sure that we are there if needed and 'Not there' , if not needed.
Thank you for choosing to holiday here.
Just wonderful. Tranquil, great pool beautiful views fantastic hosts
We had such a lovely two weeks. Beautiful setting, very peaceful but amenities not too far away; we had great weather and the pool was a wonderful bonus. I also loved all the different seating areas and privacy. Pat and Adrian are just so lovely, nothing was too much trouble. We felt so well looked after and cared for. Thank you so much. Would highly recommend.
Thank you for your positive review. It is so good to hear that guests have enjoyed their holiday here at La Borderie.
Peace perfect peace
We would like to say a huge thankyou to Pat and Adrian for making us so welcome lovely people.
The house catered for all our needs. And was a great escape from the heat and it did get hot !
The pool is lovely... and we needed it to cool off.
Beautiful countryside and views and so peaceful.
Must mention the fresh cherries..very tasty.
If you want to de-stress and get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, look no further than here, really worth a visit
Lovely house, great location, relaxing holiday
We have just spent a lovely week at Pat and Adrian's charming house near Marthon. The accommodation is typically french, very comfortable and relaxing, and the salt water pool was perfect for lazy afternoons in the sun! The surrounding garden was a real bonus and the local area is lovely with some scenic walks and pretty little towns not too far away. The house itself was also a great location for attending our niece's wedding nearby.
Pat and Adrian were generous hosts who made us feel very welcome - we definitely wanted to stay for longer!
Absolutely amazing Holiday
We had the most amazing Holiday staying at pat and Adrians.
The gite is lovely, a real home from home.
It is well equipped with everything you could possibly need.
The pool was gorgeous and a welcome relief from the hot Sun.
Pat and Adrian were lovely hosts. Very welcoming and couldn't do more for us.
We highly recommend staying here.
Fab pool, great holiday.
We had a lovely week staying at the property in August 2018. The cottage is really well equipped; the outside space is a real highlight with a great outdooor dining area, and a further built in bbq area. Pat and Adrian are really friendly and helpful. The swimming pool is amazing, was really warm when we were there and is kept super clean.
The surrounding area is peaceful which suited us just fine, nice towns and good cycling nearby.
We always ensure that the property is well presented and prepared in terms of cleanliness, including the pool and outside areas.
The pool is checked daily at sunup to ensure the pool is balanced and safe for swimming.
The guests recycled items and household waste is removed daily straight after the pool check.
Potted flowers and the garden are watered when required, by us, during quiet hours or when guests are absent elsewhere, shopping, cycling, etc.
We are here when needed if an appliance fails or other issues, but keep a low profile so as not to disturb guests.
There is plenty to see and do nearby, with a horse riding centre close by, canoe/kayaking just 3km away on the River Tardoire and cycling through woods and the quiet countryside. One of the best outdoor karting tracks in South West France is just 15km. There is also an adventure course set in the tree tops in a tranquil wooded setting near Verneuil. Enjoy 10-pin bowling at Bassiere Badil - visited by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie! Several lakes within 25km have facilities including bars, restaurants, lifeguards, diving platforms and beaches. Touring around beautiful châteaux such as La Rochefoucauld, Varaignes and Mareuil or exploring the cathedral city of Angoulême will ensure interesting outings! Slightly further afield, the beautiful town of Brantôme is well worth the drive; its ancient abbey provides a focal point for the town, and there are boat trips along the river and restaurants serving mouth-watering regional specialities.