Is the house private?
The house is entirely private surrounded by many trees; our nearest neighbour is two hundred yards away but during the summer you’d find it hard to even see their house as it’s behind dense foliage. Le Petit Capelier is set high on a hill and uninterrupted views of the countryside are all around.
Do I need a car?
You will almost certainly need a car; the nearest village with shops (Issigeac) is 9km away and all the major sight-seeing destinations are a minimum of 20 mins away. This means that to do anything other than lounging around the pool or enjoying the garden and local walks you’ll need to drive (or cycle if you bring bicycles); this does mean while you’re at the cottage you’ll feel like you’re in the heart of the countryside, far enough away from any hustle and bustle.
Can I bring my pet?
We welcome dogs and cats but have to insist none are allowed in the pool (claws will damage our pool liner) and they mustn’t be allowed on furniture.
Is the pool heated?
The pool is not heated. It gets very warm during June to September; an heated pool would be quite uncomfortable and provide little relief from the Summer temperatures.
I’ve booked for four people but can my friends come and stay?
There are beds for six persons and a childs’ bed for occasional use. Even though we prefer our gusts have full access to the whole house we ask that you do not use more beds than required as laundry costs are extensive. If you intend to invite guests over and above that which you have specified before arrival you must tell our housekeepers beforehand; there is a fee of 30EURO per person per night and there are local taxes that must be paid by us for the number of people staying at the cottage.
I love Sky TV and Netflix; can I watch them at Le Petit Capelier?
We have basic free-to-view UK channels and Internet access. Neither support cable or pay channels and watching video or downloading music or movies on the Internet will incur prohibitively expensive charges and therefore we have to limit the usage to 2.5GB a week (a film for instance is usually 3.5GB). So, please turn off iCloud on your devices and bring plenty to read; just enjoy the French country side!
I love cooking; is there enough equipment to make decent meals?
We love cooking too; you’ll find pans, knives, can openers, serving dishes, bowls, plates, apple corers, roasting pans, griddles, a mini blender, baking tins and all sorts of kitchen equipment along with some sundry items like flour, sugar, olive oil etc. There’s an excellent oven and hob and the BBQ area is perfect for outdoor cooking.