|Perigord Farmhouse||Self Catering||Saturday||5||10||2||2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 bunk (kids), 1 family room|
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Located in the traditional old village of Bayac, close to Beaumont du Perigord in the picturesque Couze Valley and within 1 hour's drive of almost all the Dordogne's famous historic sites, our farmhouse is a great base to explore from. Close by are La Linde, Molieres, Le Buge and Beaumont and historic chateau a stones throw away.
With its beautiful steep sided Perigordian roof this large property has 5 bedrooms, many with original features, including the original 13th century upstairs fireplace. The interior is restored in a classic French style but with many modern extras as we have gas central heating throughout.
The private gardens are enclosed with lockable gates to keep youngsters safe. There is ample secure parking for up to 4 cars, 3 large south facing patios, a solar shower poolside, large gas barbecue and plenty of shade in the gardens and walnut grove. An 8,000 square metre paddock to the rear gives room for sports.
The pool is private and south facing, warm in summer 30C +. Size, a generous 8M by 5 M with a depth of 1.2M (4ft) to ensure younger children can play safely. Children must be supervised at all times. Large pool patios with sun loungers, tables chair and parasols. The pool is fully automatic and is cleaned regularly, free of charge.
Newly opened Bayac village pizzeria and restaurant. Great food and pizza's from 9 euros, ideal for families, kids menu. Just a short walk from the house so adults can have a drink too.
'Pick your own' fruit and vegetables from the well-stocked organic garden. Children dvds and games provided.
Drive down from the Channel or Normandy in under 7 hours or just 25 minutes from Bergerac Airport with flights from the UK.
Fully equipped and Large farmhouse style kitchen which includes a large 5 ring cooker, oven, fridge-freezer, double sink, mini-oven, microwave, coffee-maker and highchair.
Lots of crockery, pans, cookware and utensils plus a large 20 place dishwasher.
Free wi-fi across the property. Two large salons with original beamed ceilings, wooden staircase and traditional French furniture, which consists of large sofas and a huge feature stone fireplace for that authentic log fire, in use winter only.
Full HD British TV with 100+ UK satellite channels available. In addition, French TV satellite plus HD dvd, small library and boardgames.
A large beamed dining room with a massive oak table, seating 10 to 12 persons. The 5 feet thick walls makes the interior cool in summer and warm in winter.
There are 5 bedrooms in total; 1 large double with a four-poster bed, 1 large twin bedroom with original 13th century fireplace, 1 large double with a sunterrace, 1 bedroom with bunk beds for children plus a full toy box and 1 family bedroom with a king size bed, 1 single and cot.
Bedding and towels available for modest charge.
Downstairs is a wet room, washbasin and towel rails, separate toilet and utility room with washing machine, hanging space and iron and board.
Upstairs there is a bathroom with large cast iron bath, shower, washbasin and toilet.
During the summer only there is an additional poolside solar shower.
Central heating throughout the property, though not in summer (you definitely don't need it). Large log fire in main lounge during winter only, logs provided for a modest fee.
Free wi-fi across the property and login provided prior to arrival.
This is the latest French Zen box wifi with super fast broadband, excellent to work from home!.
UK Sat TV with all the regular channels, French sat TV, boardgames and dvds for the kids.
Gardens to the side with lockable gates for security and lots of shade. To the rear is a large shaded walnut grove with child swings and slides plus a shaded play area to protect the kids. You can watch over them from the poolside patio.
Large 8,000m paddock plus a large fruit and vegetable garden.
Free - your own fruit and vegetable garden planted by the owner - pick your own organic tomatoes, courgettes and raspberries - great fun for the kids.
Village green opposite the house with basket ball court and two boule courts
There is a brand new adventure play area for kids with slides, swings, rope ladders etc.
Private parking in farm courtyard with lockable main gates for complete security.
Not suitable for wheelchairs.
Ideal for children, pets and families.
There are 2 very private patios which are not overlooked, lit at night, so you can eat al fresco. A large barbecue, dining table shaded by gazebo, private enclosed south facing pool with solar shower and a 3rd large patio with a 2nd table and chairs, parasol and ample loungers. The pool is lit at night.
Large cot for infants plus a highchair when needed.
We love France and everything about it
|Year property purchased||2000|
|Why this location?||It has the best of everything, great food and wine, beautiful countryside, castles, chateaux, historic towns, picturesque villages and above all charming, friendly people.|
|Unique benefits of property||Large bedrooms that allow you space. These are not small cramped gites but this is a larger than average house with lots of space inside and out. It is private, not overlooked and offers you a welcome, restful holiday that 99% of our guest don't want to go home.|
Less than 10 minutes by car. This wonderful old chateau is beautifully restored complete with dungeons, banquet hall and exquisite bed chambers with original furnishings. A great place to walk around and see a traditional chateau in its original condition. There is a shop and drinks but the great bonus are the man made lake for water activities and the highly recommended village restaurant. The Auberge des Marronniers serves good food at a good price with some English spoken and menus in English. Book as very popular in summer.
Close to Bergerac just off the main N21 route Eymet. Famous vineyard less than 20 km. Made famous by the film A Good Year starring Russell Crow. Fantastic label with some outstanding wines and very good lower priced wines all organic. English spoken by the very hospitable hosts a must for wine tasting.
This is a reconstitution of a rural village at the turn of the last century with its school, chapel, town hall, wash house and wine cellar. In each of the buildings, actors stage the joys and chores of the past: a harvest supper, a wedding celebration, or washerwomen at work. Bakers, smiths and other craftsmen perpetuate the traditional trades. 191 Allée Paul-Jean Souriau, 24260, Le Bugue Great for the kids and adults and lots to do
Close to Jaubertie just off the main Bergerac Castillonnes road N21 on the D14. Great little vineyard with some outstanding wines in all price brackets. David Fourtout is the fourth generation of his family to run this estate. He has 23 hectares of white grapes and 22 of red. Very friendly and worth a tasting.
Freshly picked fried tomatoes with baguette – my favourite breakfast of this holiday! Freshly picked raspberries on cereal was a close second. This was only made possible with free access provided by the owner to his allotment. We have never spent a holiday in France where we didn't have to buy any vegetables! The property in is in a quiet setting near Bayac. The owner and his friendly dog were only too happy to help our group of nine which were easily accommodated in this large property. The swimming pool associated with the property in my view is exceptional - by far the best we've had access to on holiday in France. There is a really good pizza restaurant within 10 minutes walk of the property and many other excellent restaurants within a 20 minute drive. Intermarche is within 5 km of the property. There is easy access to bike hire and canoeing / kayaking. The area has several excellent vineyards within easy reach by car. During the football season, football fans may be tempted by the cheap access to Ligue 1 Games at Bordeaux FC – approximately two hours drive. I would highly recommend this property.
Top Tip - if travelling from the north of France by car, take the owners advice for your route!
We enjoyed a fabulous fortnight in this beautiful, traditional property. We really enjoyed the pool, and the peaceful and private environment. Phil, the owner, was exceptionally helpful, with clear directions and suggestions for local sightseeing. The area is beautiful and there are lots of lovely places to explore and nice places to eat.