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Welcome to 'Las Chaumas'. This 2 x twin-bedroomed self catering cottage has been recently renovated to a high standard and is fully equipped to help you to enjoy your holiday to the maximum. It is situated in a beautiful unspoilt area of the Perigord Vert and is within easy access to the River Auvezere - a popular spot for local fishermen.
It is located on the edge of 3 x departments - allowing you to explore, not only the Dordogne but also the neighbouring departments of the Correze and the Haute Vienne.
This beautiful detached cottage ‘Las Chaumas’ is set in over 4 acres situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy your morning coffee on the balcony overlooking the garden, listening to the natural stream as it flows down into the river Auvezere. Eat al fresco in the evenings on the patio/barbecue area or cool off in the 3m diameter plunge pool. The cottage is fully equipped, including wi-fi internet and an iPod docking station.
Just a short amble down the bottom of the land you can access the River Auvezere. The River is very popular with local fishermen where you can catch Trout, Roach and Bream. There are also private Carp lakes nearby.
There are many other activities in the area including: horse riding, canoeing, cycling, walking and tele-ski and a number of golf courses - most within an hours drive. The famous towns of Sarlat, Domme, Rocamadour and Beynac and the prehistoric caves at Lascaux are only just over an hours drive from the cottage.
The famous town of Pompadour with its magnificent chateau, is a 15minute drive and is also home to the national centre for horses including a national stud, show jumping, dressage and horse racing as well as a superb race track.
Within easy walking distance is the pretty village of Payzac with all its amenities: shops, supermarket, restaurant, bank and 2 cafes. There are numerous restaurants in the area.
The International airport at Limoges is only 39 km away with cheap flights operating from East Midlands, Liverpool and London Stansted airports with Ryanair.com
The kitchen is fully equiped with a full size gas hob /oven, full size fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave and breakfast bar
On the ground floor there is a large open plan lounge/dining area.
On the first floor there are 2 bedrooms, both of which have twin beds and patio doors leading onto the balcony, which overlooks the garden. A perfect place for breakfast, or a morning coffee and croissant. (Wild boar and deer have been seen on occasions) or spend an evening with a glass of wine, stargazing (there is no light pollution here).
The shower room is also on this level and furnished with a spa/power shower. wc and heated towel rail.
This property is set in over 4 acres of meadow and woodland with the river Auvézère at the bottom of the garden. A 3m diameter plunge pool is available for the sole use of guests, perfect for cooling down on a hot day.
At the nearby Lake Rouffiac (10minutes away), swimming and additional water sports including tele ski, canoes and pedalos are available, along with a beautiful sandy beach, bar and restaurant (please provide own towels for swimming).
Alongside the cottage there is a covered patio area with table, chairs, sunloungers and a barbecue.
In the lower part of the garden hammocks have been provided to while away those lazy afternoons. For something a bit more energetic there is a badminton area.
The Cottage is within easy walking distance is the historic village of Payzac with all its amenities: shops, supermarkets, restaurant, bank with ATM machine, pharmacie, boulangerie and charcuterie and 3 cafes.
The cottage is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty which offers many beautiful chateaux, historic medieval villages and outstanding scenery with rolling hills and valleys.
There are many activities in the area including: horse riding, canoeing, cycling, walking, river and lake fishing. There are also a number of golf courses to be found in the area, most within an hours drive.
Pompadour with its magnificent chateau is a 15 minute drive. It is also home to the national centre for horses including a national stud, show jumping, dressage and horse racing on its superb race track. There are numerous restaurants in the area offering the delights of the region – famous for its duck produce, foie gras and truffles.
Own car park, separate access and set in its own grounds, providing the guests with complete privacy.
Not suitable for persons with restricted mobility.
Private garden, terrace, sun loungers, patio table, patio chairs, barbecue, 3m diameter pool. Hammocks, badminton area. Fishing in river.
Fishing, cycling, walking, swimming, tennis, velo-rail, quad biking, canoeing, tele-skiing, pedalos, bird watching and painting
The Dordogne offers many beautiful tourist attractions such as the magnificent chateaux which line the Dordogne River Valley: Domme, Beynac, Rocamadour to name a few. The famous medieval town of Sarlat is a place to visit but there are many other not so tourist places which are equally as beautiful and within a short drive. The medieval village of Segur le Chateau is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France and is only a 10 minute drive away. The famous Chateau at Hautefort with its Museum of Medicine is also worth a visit. Not to mention the numerous prehistoric caves in the Dordogne. There are also more local Chateaux at Pompadour, Jumilhac le Grande and Coussac-Bonneval all within 20 mins
Having stayed at Las Chaumas for a week at the beginning of September, what can I say? it is a great gite and would highly recommend it. Whilst we opted for a week chilling out, there is defiantly a lot to do in the area if you want to go out sightseeing and the owner, Gordon, can provide you with local information of the best places to go. The Gite is situated on the owners property but I can assure, they just leave you to it and you don't even know they are there. In fact, it was an advantage because if you had any question, you could just pop round.
The setting of this gite is exceptional. It really made for a great holiday, especially if you enjoy relaxing with cheese and wine and a wonderful panorama to gaze on! In addition host and hostess were extremely friendly and helpful, but never infringing the guests' privacy.
lovely setting, beautiful area for sight seeing had a great weeks break.
owners very helpful if needed but otherwise do not interfere.
would recommend to friends