Dove Cottage

Sleeps 6 plus cots

Need more space? Lark Rise (sleeps 11 plus cots) and Robins Nest (sleeps 4 including cots) can be booked alongside Dove Cottage for large families or groups of friends looking to holiday together. Lark Rise and Robins Nest can even be joined together via an internal lockable hallway, thus creating one extremely spacious house. Discounts may apply when booking multiple cottages - contact us now with your preferred dates to find out how much you can save.

About Dove Cottage

Dove Cottage is a traditional 'Charentais' stone cottage with exposed beams, beautiful stonework and a fireplace with log burner. Featuring an open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, three bedrooms and two bathrooms, Dove Cottage is perfect for families. 

Facing south, Dove Cottage enjoys a sunny aspect with views across the walled garden to fields beyond. It has its own terrace area with table, chairs , shady pergola and BBQ, plus an additional table and chairs under the trees if required.

Our guests can enjoy our spacious walled ‘child friendly’ gardens, including a luxury in-ground Heated Swimming Pool (walled and security gated) plus a massive Sandpit with Factor 50 Sun Sail and pirate ships bow. 

Toddlers often find themselves in awe over the huge vaulted Play Barn, featuring a play corner with Duplo, play kitchen, play mats, and much more! 

For older children (and adults!), the play barn offers table tennis, table football and a dart board.

For the more adventurous, we offer free use of all our well-maintained bikes, suitable for all ages.

... and don't worry, for those who need to stay 'connected', we offer free WiFi in all our properties.

Room Layout

Bed 1
King-size double bedstead, space for cot.

Bed 2
Twin with adult size divans, space for cot or extra bed.

Bed 3
Twin with adult size divans (ideal for youngsters)

Bathroom 1

Includes bath (slightly shorter tub ideal for babies, toddlers and young children), toilet and basin. 

Bathroom 2

Includes thermostatically controlled shower, toilet and basin.

Open-plan Lounge/Kitchen/Diner

Lounge area with lovely fireplace and log burner, two large comfy sofas, armchair, coffee table, english TV and Blu-ray player. 

Fully equipped Kitchen/Dining area with dining table and chairs, full size cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher and ‘walk in’ larder.

Washing machines in laundry room.

Baby & Toddler Packs

Its good to know you can Pack Light! We know how much space essential baby equipment can take up in the car so we aim to provide much of the bulky stuff you might need:

  • Cots

  • High chairs

  • Pushchairs

  • Bed guards

  • Changing mats

  • Potty

  • Night light

  • Plug socket covers

  • Baby bath

  • Bath toys

  • Black out blinds

  • Stair gates

  • Child toilet seat and step up

  • Factor 50 UV sun tent for baby

  • Baby bouncing recliner chair

  • Plastic plates, bowls and cutlery

If its not on the list, please ask and we'll endeavour to accommodate where possible!

Information Pack

All cottages have a comprehensive file detailing the many tourist attractions in our region, location of play areas and rivers with canoe hire, beach recommendations, supermarkets and shopping suggestions, local markets and restaurants, and essential guidance on how to summon help if necessary.

Shared Facilities

Heated Swimming Pool 
The luxury, in-ground, heated swimming pool is situated in the walled/gated garden to the rear of the property. The pool is for the communal use of all three properties. Steps span the entire width to facilitate easy entry and exit. They also provide the ideal perch for young (and not so young!) to sit in shallow water and relax. Surrounded by a sun terrace, lawns and shrub borders the pool garden is a lovely place to relax and enjoy a slower pace of life. 

The pool is actively managed by John on a daily basis, cleaned and water quality tested.  Our new pool heater is set at a balmy 28 degrees.

The garden is not overlooked and has views over fields of sunflowers in summer. Sun Loungers are provided. Babies and toddlers can also have their own inflatable pool and Factor 50 Sun Tent.

When you tire of the sun shady spots can be found under the walnut tree and vine covered pergola.

Play barn

  • Play corner for toddlers with Duplo, play kitchen, play mats, etc.

  • Table football

  • Dart board

  • Table tennis

Garden Play Equipment

  • Scooters, Scuttlebugs and other ride on toys

  • Little Tikes Car

  • Massive Sandpit!

  • See-Saw

  • Slide

  • Play Houses

Bikes and Accessories

  • Adult bikes

  • Childrens bikes, including tag-along bike

  • Childs seats & Bellelli bike Taxi

Other Key Facilities

  • Free WiFi

  • English TV with Blu-ray / DVD player

  • Laundry room with two washing machines, toilet (with child seat and step up) and wash hand basin

Optional services

  • Maid service

Guest Comments

Dove Cottage was a perfect holiday venue. Clean, well equipped, comfy beds and lots of hot water. No detail had been overlooked ... particularly for families travelling with young children or a baby. John was the perfect host all holiday. On site and available if needed but completely unobtrusive.
We had a fantastic holiday and came home feeling very relaxed. We were only sorry that we were not staying longer. The kids suggested that we should have come for a month and posted Dad home on a plane for work! Quelle idee!
We all loved Dove Cottage, very well thought out with great facilities for a young family. The pool has been a great hit.
Thank you for a fantastic welcome, we would have no problem recommending Dove Cottage to all our friends and family.
We could have stayed much longer! ... The pool and garden provided a great place to relax after house hunting.