|La Prade||Self Catering||Saturday||5||11||2|
Detached, well renovated farmhouse with own private pool, on edge of small village with beautiful views of surrounding countryside. Situated at the end of a private drive. Secluded but not totally isolated.
*Wi-fi internet access included*
Living room with comfortable seating, Sky tv. Well equipped modern farmhouse kitchen, large oak dining table.
Spacious double bedroom with balcony. Second double bedroom with fitted cupboard and direct access to garden. Modern shower room and wc.
First floor – double bedroom with additional single bed, Triple room (three singles) and a twin room with a cot. Second large shower room and wc.
Two deck area's.
Private Pool clients' sole use. 10m x 6m with steps. Fenced and alarmed open early May to end September.
Well equipped modern farmhouse kitchen, large oak dining table.
Living room with comfortable seating, Sky tv.
Spacious double bedroom with balcony. Second double bedroom with fitted cupboard and direct access to garden.
First floor – Large double bedroom, Room with three singles and a twin room with space for a cot. 2nd large shower room and wc.
All bedding and towels new for 2017 season.
Two fully tiled shower rooms with wc.
Central heating via wood burner for winter lets only.
Two Sky televisions with dvd players. *wi-fi fast internet acces included.*
Garden, orchard and extensive grounds.
Private pool clients' sole use. 10 x 6m with steps. Fenced and alarmed open early May to end September.
Terrace with eating and barbecue area.
Large parking area and garage for several cars.
Great for children of all ages,
Bicycles available, linen provided, towels provided, highchair.
Alan and Margaret Nelson the owners of La Prade live in Ferndown, Dorset with their three daughters. Alan is a semi retired art dealer and Margaret a doctors receptionist.
|Year property purchased||2008|
|Why this location?||Unspoilt countryside, far enough south for hot summer weather, only 6 hours drive from Normandy ports and well served with flights to Limoges, Bergerac and Brive.|
|Unique benefits of property||Large French farmhouse comfortably modernised with a private pool.|
On the Dordogne - Correze border, although hilly this area is excellent for walking or cycling. Sightseeing trips could include Hautefort (15k) and its château. There are also horse riding, tennis, canoeing, balloon trips etc. Pompadour (20k) which also has a beautiful castle and is famous for its national stud farm and racecourse.
The Farmhouse is in excellent condition and had everything we needed for our weeks stay. The glorious weather helped too so the kids were able to use the pool every day as it is not heated so relied on the sun to heat it. We used to local village of Genis to get breakfast every morning and we pre-ordered in order to get what we wanted for the following morning as the ladies spoke very limited English. The local village of Hautefort has some fanastic restaurants (the one on the corner by the square has fab staff and gorgeous home cooked food and I would highly recommend it. We didn't book but they managed to find a table of 8 at short notice. If you are looking for a quiet retreat then La Prade is the place to go, the owner was very welcoming leaving us basic supplies on our arrival. The pool was a great size and very clean. We had an amazing holiday - it was just what we were looking for.
This is a lovely property set in extensive grounds. The photographs don't do it justice. The bedrooms are all a decent size and there's a large kitchen with a big table. The outside barbeque/eating area is in a lovely spot with views over wooded hills to an old church on the horizon.
Free wifi works all over the house and in the immediate vicinity outside.
The pool is great but the poolside area doesn't feel finished and we couldn't find cushions for the recliners.
There are a couple of large barns which you can park in keeping the cars cool.
There's a supermarket in Hautfort about 15 minutes drive away and nice restaurants in Hautfort and St Agnan.
There are lots of waymarked trails in the area and bikes are provided if you want to try something more energetic than walking.
I'd quite happily holiday there again.
Recliner cushions are now supplied, extra sun loungers and improvements to pool area for 2016 season.