|Chateau Nineyrol||Self Catering||Friday||5||10||5|
This lovely old house is central to all the delights of the Perigourd Noir, within walking distance of 3 famous Chateaux and the wonderful village of La Roque Gageac. Built on the remains of a medieval dwelling in 1860 by a retiring General of Napoleons Army.
On the first floor there is an eclectic mix of bedrooms. All with en suite bathrooms and very comfortable beds. Superb linens, towels, robes and even face cloths. There are 2 king size beds, 2 queen size beds and 2 singles.
The rooms are furnished with a mixture of antique and traditional furniture. The dining room seats 8 in comfort, 10 at a pinch. But the covered terrace seats 12 around a large square table.
The kitchen is fully equipped for preparing meals for large numbers with oversize dishes and pans, an oversize cooker with 5 gas burners and a large electric oven. Microwave, food mixer/juicer, coffee-machines and washing machine. Loads of china and glasses.
The dining room seats 8 in comfort, 10 at a pinch. But the covered terrace seats 12 around a large square table. The round table in the kitchen, is perfect for quick breakfasts and marvellous for games of cards. There is also a stone table out on the terrace with 10 chairs for pre-dinner drinks looking out to the floodlit Chateau de Castelnaud across the valley, and directly under the starry ‘Milky Way’.
The sitting room is large, high ceilinged with a collection of seating. There is a large tv with an English satellite connection and a dvd player. There is a door to connect directly to the covered terrace.
On the first floor there is an eclectic mix of bedrooms. All with en suite bathrooms and very comfortable beds. Superb linens, towels, robes and even face cloths. There are two king size beds, two queen size beds and two singles. Although the house will sleep 10 we think that it is probably better for 3 or 4 couples as the twin room is very small, full size single beds so it is your choice.
The bathrooms are all en suite, 4 with walk in showers, 1 over a full bath. There is also a wc between the kitchen and the hallway.
Central heating generally and electric heating in the bathrooms, with wood burning stoves in the kitchen and the sitting room
There are some boardgames and boules.
The swimming pool is set in south facing terrace with plenty of comfortable loungers and some parasols. The pool had a new water cleansing system in August 2014.
Outside there is private parking, some of it shaded.
Over the years the house, with its large reception rooms and great kitchen has provided comfortable holiday space for a number of different groups. A quintet needing to practice together. A family bringing student children for a final swot before the exams. Weddings, birthday and anniversary celebrations. Wine tastings. A base for exploring the wonderful history of this area and often just relaxing and enjoying the house with family and friends. We have a superb chef who will give you a meal to remember and cooking lessons.
|Year property purchased||2000|
|Why this location?||Oh goodness we couldn't resist!|
|Unique benefits of property||Central for all the tourist delights of the Dordogne valley. The house is spacious and comfortable.|
A wonderful garden on the top of the hill behind the house with organised activities from Easter through to the end of summer. There is now a great climbing wall, very scary!
Medieval, unrestored and spooky a real taste of the past. It's a 30 minute stroll along the riverside and then up the lane featured in the film 'Chocolate' to the Chateau.
Museum of medieval history and weapons, fascinating, especially for the children, with many interactive games
The home of Josephine Baker, singer, dancer and philanthropist
This is a beautiful old property in a wonderful setting .
Anne is a very attentive host , sorting out any problems quickly , acting as occasional taxi driver and leaving us produce from her garden !
The area is great for swimming, canoeing cycling ,walking .
All in all a great trip.