Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 4
|Le Gite Peyre St Front||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||3||Cot available|
A spacious period house with private pool and riverside location, near an unspoilt riverside village with all amenities including bars and restaurants.
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, a lovely restaurant, a boulangerie, local store for your urgent needs, hairdressers, chemist and an English speaking doctor.
Located 4km 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 and Bordeaux further afield.
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, first floor has a spacious lounge and a double bedroom with en suite. The second 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, comes 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.
Modern kitchen diner with full cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, range, seats 6 comfortably.
Downstairs toilet and shower.
Spacious lounge, 3 large settees, English satellite tv, woodburner for cold nights, range of books and toys to keep you occupied.
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.
Two shower rooms plus additional shower room on the ground floor for rinsing after the pool.
Woodburner in main lounge.
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.
Large outdoor dining terrace, with dishwasher, refrigerator, sink, and bbq. 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.
Private off road parking available.
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!
My husband, daughter now aged 16 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 bread 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. It’s only a 10 minute stroll to the village - the little sports bar will allow you to buy your patisseries at the Boulangerie and eat then with their lovely coffe whilst watching village life go by. Tennis court is always open and free and their is a children’s play park just be the river - there are a range of beautiful walks in the area or you can hire bikes and cycle further afield. Great golf course 15mins drive away set in the grounds of a stunning chateau! There’s also a couple of Great Lakes nearby with high wires, camping, wake boarding beaches etc.|
|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!|
Great for canoeing down the Dordogne and visiting the chateaux in the area such as Castlenaud, Chateau de Beynac, Domme and Roque Cajac
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.
Great for golf, small town with medieval chateau and restaurants - market day Thursday!
25 minutes by car -amazing medieval streets, markets daily, stunning cathedral city with cosmopolitan shops and bars - well worth a visit!
Great for their Saturday and Wednesday markets - medieval cobbled streets, stunning restaurants and ambiance - an architectural renaissance gem.
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'.
There are a number of chateaux in the area, Hautefort 20 minutes away, absolutely stunning place to visit with amazing gardens., Jumilhac la Grande, 25 minutes away, Château puyguilhem - 25 minutes away, The Abbey At Brantôme.The chateau At Bourdeilles!
There is a great water sports centre within 20 minutes drive. The lake at Rouffiac has a superb sandy beach, canoeing, wake boarding, zip wires, rock wall and restaurant.
There is also a smaller lake, with beach, water sports and restaurant 5 minutes drive at Nantheuil.
We spent a lovely two weeks here in August, and had a fantastic family holiday.
The Gite was full of character, and we liked the outside kitchen which we put to a lot of use, and enjoyed spending so much time outside. The saline swimming pool was great and big enough for a gentle swim and play. The setting was ideal, with lots of space, and a short stroll to the village.
Sarah and Nic were welcoming hosts and provided lots of useful information and on hand to offer advice as needed, but also unobtrusive. We enjoyed the visits by Honey, their dog!
The area is beautiful, and we loved the quaint historic villages and rolling countryside. There is plenty to see and do within a short reach. As well as much needed relaxing time by the pool, we explored the area. We especially liked Periqueux and Brantome (river jousting on a Friday was great fun to watch), and the many chateaus - Hautefort is worthy of a mention. The velorail was a fun activity, which we all enjoyed. We were these for the party in the village, which was memorable.
We came home with many great memories and would have no hesitation in recommending.
Hi Claire and Roger - thanks for your comments - we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and the surrounding area.
Thanks for being great guests!
What a lovely Gite, and great hosts - Sarah and Nic.
We spent two weeks here, at a time when the temperatures were soaring, but the Gite was nicely cool during the day and there are enough areas with shade, and plenty of parasols to hide from the sun when you need/want to!
The pool was spotlessly clean, and a great place to cool down, but still big enough to undertake a little exercise whilst on holiday. A good number of pool loungers for laying out.
The addition of the well equipped outside kitchen and dining area was invaluable. In the whole two weeks, we never ate indoors once. Breakfast and coffee on the outside patio seating whilst the sun came up, as well as using the built in barbeque (on many occasions) and the kitchen to cook an evening meal to eat watching the sun set over the trees and meadow.
Indoors the Gite has loads of space, and we particularly liked the old oak floors - so nice to walk on. Two full shower/basin/toilet rooms, one on each upper floor, along with a separate toilet and shower on the ground floor was helpful with a number of guests.
Nicely close and easily walkable into Corgnac for bread, bar and restaurant.
Visited the Marche Gourmand in Perigueux on Wednesday evening which was great (only about 35 minutes away) and a lovely atmosphere. Make sure you get there in time for the 7pm start to ensure a seat, as it gets busy,
All in all a great Gite (as described) in a lovely area with very helpful hosts. Would definitely recommend it to anybody
We had a lovely week here - the property was really well decorated and maintained - everything was there that we needed and we loved the outside terrace, where we spent most of our time. Brantome was well worth a visit, especially for the markets and the canoeing, we loved St Jean de Cole for a romantic meal out, and also the little village restaurant for lunch, as well as an apperitif at the sports bar! Lots for the kids to do, couple of big lakes close by, the high wire climbing at Nontron and Rouffiac, plus the velo rail in the village in you are feeling energetic! Definitely recommended for families of all ages.
It was lovely having you all as our guests, so pleased you enjoyed the area and we would love to welcome you all back next year. Sarah, Nic and Toni
Great holiday cottage in a fantastic location. Owners were really friendly and always on hand when we needed them. Huge garden, the pool is amazing, and we loved the outside kitchen, hardly used the one inside. The local village is a short walk and has a great bakery for bread etc, supermarkets only a 10 minute drive away. Lots of nice local walks if you fancy them and plenty to see an do in the area. Really enjoyed the 2 weeks we spent at le Gite Peyre St Front and would happily return.
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