|Glycine||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||1||Sofabed, z-bed|
Gite Glycine is the largest of our 3 gites sat in pretty gardens with its own private patio and the flowing Dordogne river just yards away. We're 5km away from the beautiful medieval town of Sarlat. 1km from our gites, in the same village, is the most spectacular golf course on the edge of the River Dordogne with an incredibly beautiful and challenging terrain.
The club house is a pleasant way to enjoy a cocktail and relax taking in the amazing view over the valley. For fishing enthusiasts the river is just a stroll away and offers a wonderful opportunity for fishing. Just a minutes’ walk away, the family can find restaurants, winery tours, ruins, fresh water fishing, canoeing, swimming, cycling, golf and tennis.
This lovely spacious house, spread over 2 floors, is set in the idyllic countryside outside the small hamlet of Vitrac. The house benefits from its own private courtyard/patio and charming garden, a welcoming spot for dining after a full day of exploring the beautiful Perigord. The courtyard/patio is furnished with table, chairs and bbq for up to 8 people, thus enabling you to dine al fresco which is ideal for those long summer evenings of entertainment or relaxation in a lovely private setting.
With a well equipped new (Nov 2012) kitchen, french doors which open invitingly into the lounge, it offers a comfortable entertainment area with tv, dvd, and cd. Dining area for 6 people and 3 good sized bedrooms. In additional there is a comfortable double sofabed. This is an ideal holiday home for families, with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay. *Free wi-fi is available.
*Wi-fi is provided foc although, usually reliable, we cannot be held responsible if the service is 'down'
A separate kitchen dining area offering oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. Fully equipped for making a simple sandwich through to a cooked meal.
The kitchen window serves straight out onto the patio table for out door dining.
Incorporating a 3 seater sofa and 2 arm chairs, tv, dvd player with plenty of dvd's to watch. Docking station for playing music etc.
Three bedrooms, 1 double bed with freestanding wardrobe, 2 3ft singles beds in the twin room with fitted wardrobes. A large California queen with side cabinets and fitted wardrobe.
One bathroom comprising shower, wc, and basin vanity with mirror.
Hair dryer provided, also plug sockets for shaving etc.
Tv, radio, dvd player, wi-fi access, playing cards, games and books.
Walled garden with facilities for outdoor eating. Table and chairs for 8 people.
Off-road parking across from the gite in the shade under the trees.
The onsite parking is excellent.
Of course, one of the big draws of the region is food. The Perigord has been called the gastronomic capital of France with good reason. Here, foie gras and truffles (les diamants noirs du Perigord) are everyday fare, and every town has shops filled to overflowing with these local treasures. Other local specialities are confit of duck and goose, stuffed goose neck (it's good!), walnut cakes, chocolate-dusted walnuts, and walnut wine and liqueur. Local wines include Monbazillac, Bergerac, and Pecharma.
La Roque-Gageac, a village listed among the 'Most Beautif'ul Villages of France, is nestled between the cliffside and the Dordogne River. Its southern exposure provides it with a virtually Mediterranean microclimate.
The white and ochre façades of its houses align along the bank of the river. A number of winding lanes lead to the foot of the cliffside, offering a magnificent view over the river.
Halfway up the cliff next to the church, the natural solarium formed by the rock sustains a surprisingly exotic garden of palm trees, banana plants, agaves, fig trees, cacti and bamboos.
The Château de Castelnaud is a medieval fortress in the commune of Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, overlooking the Dordogne River in Périgord, southern France. It was erected to face its rival, the Château de Beynac. This is one of the most visited chateaus in the Dordogne.