Self catering holiday let 5km Thiviers

Corgnac-sur-l'Isle (5km from Thiviers), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD003390 Advertiser since: 26 September 2013
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Le Gite Peyre St Front Self Catering Saturday 3 6 3 Cot available

About this property

Period Maison with Private Pool and Meadows. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

A spacious period house with private pool and riverside location, near an unspoilt riverside village with all amenities including bars and restaurants.

Awarded 5 globes and highly commended by World One Call. Filmed for ITV in the Little England series 2013 and featured in Living France magazine February 2013.

A gentle stroll will bring you into the charming village of Corgnac sur L'Isle, where you can buy your daily fresh bread. It has 2 bars, 2 restaurants, 2 grocery shops, butcher, hairdressers, chemist and an English speaking doctor. 
 
Located 5km south of bustling market town of Thiviers, capital of foie gras, it has a popular Saturday market and an excellent range of local shops and supermarkets. Rail links to Perigeux, Limoges and Paris. Convenient airports at Limoges and Bergerac.

Sarah and Nic would like to welcome you to Peyre St Front with beautiful polished oak floors, a winding staircase linking the 3 floors, this professionally designed and restored gite is part of a typical old French house. Tall shuttered windows frame the picturesque views from the first floor sitting room and from the bedrooms. 

Ground Floor: Entrance hall. Fully equipped dining/kitchen, 1st Floor has a spacious lounge and a double bedroom with en suite.  The 2nd floor hosts the master bedroom with four-poster bed, a twin bedroom and shower room.


A splendid covered outdoor dining room which is reached via a shaded walkway from the front of the house, come with a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher plus permanent bbq overlooking private pool and terraces to meadows and river views beyond.
 
The 10 x 5 pool is fenced with saline system, a healthier alternative to chemicals. Access to the private meadows and river front, with secluded seating and the potential for private fishing from the river bank, subject to license from the Marie.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Modern kitchen diner with full cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, range, seats 6 comfortably.

Downstairs toilet and shower.

Living rooms

Spacious lounge, 3 large settees, English satellite tv, woodburner for cold nights, range of books and toys to keep you occupied.

Bedrooms

Large master bedroom with four-poster bed, a double bedroom with en suite, Twin bedrooms with antique French beds. All newly redecorated with beautiful wooden floorboards and decorated in French style.

Bathrooms

Two bathrooms plus additional shower room on the ground floor for rinsing after the pool.

Heating

Woodburner in main lounge plus electric wall heaters.

Entertainment

Croquet, badmington, rounders, tennis courts in the village, cycle hire available locally, velorail a must from the village. Riverside location with fishing available on request.
Sports bar and restaurant in the village.

Garden and outside

Large outdoor dining terrace, with dishwasher, refrigerator,sink, bbq. Granite table seats 6. Views over to the private pool and meadows and riverbank beyond. Additional seating by the river bank plus the opportunity to fish on your own private river bank.

Parking and garages

Private off road parking available.

Visitor suitability

Car essential.

Information about any additional facilities

Activities in nearby village of Corgnac sur L'Isle include the Velorail. Canoeing, tennis, fishing. Cycle the stunning Voie Verte from Thiviers to St Pardoux la Riviere – a traffic-free by-way, passing the beautiful and historic village of St Jean de Cole which is listed as one of France's 'most beautiful villages'. (Bike hire available locally) There are numerous restaurants in the area, and we will be happy to supply you with a list of our recommended haunts!

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Thiviers market every Saturday morning, plus Perigueux, Brantome and Exidueil all nearby
Distance: 4 km

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 10 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: River at the bottom of the garden

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Exideuil
Distance: 14 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Lempzours-Hippocamp
Distance: 15 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 4 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Many local trails nearby

Watersports

About the Owner, Mrs Sarah Tothill

My husband, daughter now aged 15 and I moved out to France in the summer of 2013. We had been keen visitors for many years, and the opportunity to buy a beautiful old Maison de Maitre presented itself. We fell in love with the house and grounds and our guests enjoy the privacy and space of the gite and its surroundings. We love that you can walk into the village and enjoy village life, buy your bead and be part of the community. Loads to do, see and eat in the area so guests are never bored!

Year property purchased 2013
Why this location? The weather is warm and sunny for most of the year, we do have some rain but that keeps the area really green and fertile. The local, community is incredibly friendly and you will always be greeted with a smile at the local boulangerie or restaurant! We are in the heart of the dordorgne, so there are many beautiful villages, chateaux, rivers to fish or canoe on. There really is something for everyone.
Unique benefits of property The gite, which is part of the old Maison de maitre, is completely self-contained and has its own private access to the outside dining terrace and private pool. The riverbank also has a relaxing seating area, from which to sit in the shade on those really hot days, and watch the river meander past! The property has recently been refurbished and we ensure that everything is maintained to a high standard. The four poster suite is our guests favourite room, and the property also has two further bedrooms, one suitable for your children if necessary. The wildlife is abundant, we have sammy the red squirrel, who you will see in the hazelnut tree! Our friendly dog, Honey, will introduce herself to you, we have our own chickens so can provide our guests with fresh eggs! There are many birds, including buzzards, woodie the woodpecker, our very shy golden oriole, herons, ducks and may more. A truly idyllic location to spend a week or two!

The Owner Recommends

Beynac et Cazenac

Great for canoeing down the Dordogne and visiting the chateaux in the area such as Castlenaud, Chateau de Beynac, Domme and Roque Cajac

Brantome - Friday Market

A must see - Brantôme, 'the Venice of the Perigord' is 25 mins away by car - stunning town, canoeing available wither around the town or further afield - good range of bars and shops.

Exidieul

Great for golf, small town with medieval chateau and restaurants -featured in Little England for its market and bars!

More visits...

Do not forget a visit to the porcelain factory shops at Limoges and the famous cave paintings in nearby Lascaux.

Perigueux - capital of the Dordogne

25 minds by car -amazing medieval streets, markets daily, stunning cathedral city with cosmopolitan shops and bars - well worth a visit!

Sarlat - amazing town on the Dordogne river

Great for their Saturday and Wednesday markets - medieval cobbled streets, stunning restaurants and ambiance - an architectural renaissance gem.

St Jean de Cole-Beaux Village

Small stunning village only 10 min drive -amazing square with the most gorgeous restaurant overlooking the chateaux and listed as one of 'Les plus beaux villages de France'.