Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 5
This location has multiple holiday properties
|Villa Orchidee||Self Catering||Flexible||7||17||5|
Le Four a Sel is a beautiful riverside property comprising three separate holiday homes sleeping 15, 8 and 5. You can rent the three houses individually or rent them together to sleep up to 30 guests. Villa Orchidee, the largest house has 6 en suite bedrooms suitable for 3/4 families to share or 5 couples wishing to holiday together. Excellently located, 5 minutes to amenities and the famous Lascaux prehistoric Caves in Montignac, 30 minutes away from tourist sites. Enjoy a peaceful and relaxing holiday, a stunning riverside setting with fabulous views, tons of green space and onsite facilities for all ages, no need to go sightseeing everyday: pool, picnics and bbqs by the river, Football and badminton in an outdoor playground with swings, slides and a climbing frame, table tennis in a covered play area, boules/petanque in the large 350 sqm courtyard, free wi-fi, lots of parking, al fresco dining whatever the weather and unlimited private fishing from dawn to dusk on your doorstep!n Bring your own canoe(some guests have brought inflatable canoes) and you can launch it from our riverbank, canoe to your heart's content , anytime anyday during your stay , as many times as you like!
You can walk to a bar/restaurant where you can buy fresh baked croissants and baguettes to enjoy an al fresco breakfast in the covered terrace just outside the house.
* 2 triple rooms ,with a double bed and a single bed
* 2 double rooms, with a double bed
*A family suite: consisting of 2 rooms that interconnect.
All rooms are en suite. There is a 7th bedroom with a double bed, no private bathroom which is available on request for a small supplement.
Large open plan dining room/lounge can seat up to 30 guests! There is a flat screen tv, with English satellite or French channels , a 3 seater settee and an armchair. All rooms have electric heaters and there is a woodburner stove for the cooler months.
The spacious kitchen is fully equipped with 2 fridges, microwave, 5 ring gas stove with large oven, toaster, coffee-maker and lots of dinner ware, crockery, pots and pans. Outside, the covered terrace has table and chairs for al fresco dining and bbq's whatever the weather and a seating area where you can relax while you watch your children play table tennis in the covered play area just opposite.
The area around the houses, child proof swimming pool and garden is fenced to keep the children safe. The pool is also alarmed.
We have 2 other houses: Villa Hibiscus, ref: AD003240, which sleeps 8 and has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a cottage, Villa Mimosa, which has 2 bedrooms ,sleeps 5 guests. If Villa Orchidee is not available, why not rent these 2 houses together, as they can sleep 13 guests. This rural retreat is an ideal group accommodation for large gatherings like birthdays, family reunions or other special events. When you rent our 3 houses , you have sole and exclusive use of the pool and all the facilities onsite. You can find us on google maps (Type Le Four a Sel holiday Homes Aubas) where you can see reviews from previous guests
A 30% deposit is required to confirm the booking(if renting one house) and the balance is due 12 weeks before arrival . If renting 2 or 3 gites, a 35% deposit is required and the balance is due 16 weeks before arrival. There is an end of stay cleaning charge payable on arrival and a security deposit required 4 weeks before arrival.
Guest review left on the 03/09/2019
Just wanted to say a massive thank you from all of us for looking after us last week ! We have all had an amazing holiday made better by staying at Le four a Sel , you guys have a beautiful place that the pictures don’t do it justice , we have all said one of the best all round places we have stayed , your facilities in every Gites are fantastic never mind the pool and play area for the little ones , knowing they are safe and sound .
I didn’t realise at the time that the daughter had left an inflatable swan ! , hope you can make use of this for the future families , sorry if you can’t I didn’t know they had left it , hopefully it won’t be long before we see you again and experience the beautiful countryside .
Big thanks to a David for helping us out with the use of his fishing rod and worms ! Totally unexpected but just another credit to you guys
Thanks again , take care from us all
The kitchen is fully equipped with dinnerware, pots and pans, crockery to cater for a large group and all the mod cons to make your stay comfortable: dishwasher, toaster, microwave, kettle, fridge-freezer. There are 2 washing machines in the courtyard for guests to use.
Large open plan living room with comfortable 3 seater settee, armchair, a flat screen tv with English satellite channels or French channels, dvd player, selection of books, and a wood burner stove for the cooler months, making it suitable for rental all year round.
The bedrooms are on the ground floor and first floor.
Two of the rooms have an external entrance, direct to the courtyard.
5 bathrooms with shower, toilet and washbasin.
All bedrooms have electric heaters. There is a woodburner stove in the lounge which is very efficient as it heats up the entire house. A heating supplement applies from October - end of April.
Tv (with English satellite channels) dvd player,
Table tennis is available in the covered play area outside when you step out of the front door.
Large 340 square meter courtyard where you can enjoy the popular french game of Boules or Petanque, and Badminton.
Outdoor playground with swings, slide, a football area, with football net, badminton net, and a climbing framelarge 350 square meter courtyard for endless games of boules and badminton.
Private onsite fishing on almost half a kilometer of our river frontage where you can catch salmon, carp and barbel amongst others.
There are benches and outdoor tables and chairs in many areas all over the property where one can just sit and relax and get away from it all. Have a picnic or bbq beside the river without leaving the property!
Large garden with 2 orchards containing fruit trees that provide natural shade as well as fruits of the season that guests can help themselves to: apple, pears, figs, plums, hazelnuts, walnuts chestnuts. Outdoor table and chairs for al fresco dining, bbqs.
30 meters away is the swimming pool which is fenced and alarmed for safety.
Lots of parking for at least 12 cars and more.
Family, children of all ages, couples only. The 3 houses when rented together can accommodate up to 30, ideal for large groups.
Not suitable for the infirm. No disabled access.
No pets allowed.
- 450 metres of river frontage for private fishing on-site.
- a covered play area with table tennis, ideal during inclement weather
- an outdoor playground with swings, slide, climbing frame, football area, badminton net- let the kids expel all that energy here.
- courtyard for a game of boules
- free wi-fi in hotspots
- loads of parking. for at least 14 cars
We first came to Montignac in 2001 for our family holiday and the kids loved it so much we came back every year for 7 years, then decided to make Le Four our Sel our home.
|Year property purchased||2008|
|Why this location?||We love its peaceful location , being beside the river, the vast amount of greenspace and, yet easily accessible to shops and activities. The scenery and surrounding countryside even after 17 years of being here still takes our breath away - it's stunning, interesting (not flat but undulating) , lush and we continue to discover something new and different everytime.
Montignac is a lovely town, with its pretty riverside cafes & restaurants, and 2x weekly market.The nearby towns and villages like Sarlat and Terrasson offer additional choices-just 15-25 minutes away.Lots of village fetes, brocantes day & night markets so much to see and do and many activities like open air concerts are free during the summer.
|Unique benefits of property||-Lots of space-15 acres of private grounds for children to run around in &expel their energy plus lots more for others to find their own private corner
- Onsite facilities ,enough to keep everyone amused -no need to go sightseeing everyday): swimming pool, outdoor playground with swings, slides , climbing frame , a football area and several badminton areas , covered play area with table tennis ,many areas for al fresco dining, private fishing from dawn to dusk o your doorstep, enjoy picnics and BBQs beside the river without leaving the property, enclosed courtyard for petanque and badminton ,free Wifi in hotspots, lots of parking.
Excellent location-peaceful and secluded but NOT isolated- 5 minutes from amenities, 30 minutes to many Dordogne sites,you won’t need to drive too far to discover the area
Ideal for large groups the 3 houses are separate, enabling you to maintain your privacy as you still have your own front door with many communal areas for gathering together
Location setting for films like Joan of Arc and Chocolat, this beautiful Chateau was once under the siege of Richard the Lionheart .Perched on a cliff, providing one the most amazing 360 degree panoramic views.
One of France's most important prehistoric sites , the walls hold Beautifully subtle paintings and engravings of animals (15,000 renderings) , sophisticated artwork painted by prehistoric man 20,000 years ago. The original cave was discovered by chance in 1940 by 4 teenagers.
Superbly preserved Bastide town with rambling streets and fortified gateways in the town walls. Situated high above the river with breathtaking views of the Dordogne river and valley enjoyed from the viewpoint. Underneath the market square is a cave with stalagmites and stalactites.
Has a most dramatic setting, and is featured in the Dordogne's postcards. Situated right beside the river, with many of its houses built directly into the face of the huge cliff that overhangs the village. Above this there are steep steps to incredible troglodyte caves with great views.
Well restored and most famous medieval town in the Dordogne with golden-ochre stone houses, a maze of narrow lanes and cobbled streets, its lively Saturday market must not be missed. During the summer, the town square is alive in the evening with an array of clowns, bands, and other street performers.
The most visited garden of the Perigord (Dordogne) and is a listed national historic monument. It is one of a few gardens worth visiting with children. During the summer, each Thursday evening, the gardens are lit by candlelight and various musicians and performers playing in different parts of the garden.