Large holiday retreat with pool in Aquitaine

Vanxains (7km from Riberac), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD004312 Advertiser since: 15 September 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Les Hortensias Self Catering Saturday 4 8 3

About this property

Lovely House With Stunning Views, Pool And Air Con. This villa is in a rural setting.

Les Hortensias is a spacious, superbly equipped, detached house with under-floor heating and air conditioning and is beautifully furnished inside.
The house has 4 bedrooms (2 doubles, 2 twins) , 3 bathrooms plus separate wc. The kitchen is superbly equipped with Bosch washing machine, tumble drier and dishwasher. The sitting room and dining room enjoy panoramic views and have a wood-burning stove and satellite tv with many English channels.
Outside, the south-facing terrace has a pergola - wonderful for eating outside - and the grounds have been landscaped to include the private swimming pool (10mx5m) and extensive sun terraces.
Upstairs one large double bedroom with private dressing area shares a shower room and separate wc with a twin bedroom. Both these rooms have air-conditioning. Downstairs there is one large double bedroom and one twin bedroom - each with their own en-suite bath or shower room.
Linen is included in the price. We regret no pets.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is superbly equipped with Bosch washing machine, tumble drier and dishwasher. Also a ceramic hob, built in oven and separate microwave.
The separate dining room is light and airy and has doors direct onto the south-facing terrace outside - great for barbecues.

Living rooms

The living room is comfortable and well - furnished. There is a satellite tv with many English channels and dvd player. Also a wood-burning stove.


There are two double bedrooms - one upstairs which shares a shower room and separate toilet with the upstairs twin and one downstairs with its own en-suite shower room and toilet.
There are two twin-bedded rooms - one upstairs which shares a shower room and separate toilet with the upstairs double and one downstairs with its own en-suite bathroom and toilet.
Both upstairs bedrooms have air conditioning.


One full bathroom and toilet and two shower rooms each with toilet.
Additional guest toilet.


Underfloor heating and wood-burning stove.
Also electric heaters in all bedrooms.


Satellite tv with lots of English channels. dvd player.

Garden and outside

Lovely south-facing garden with stunning views.
Private pool (10mx5m).
Extensive terraces for sunbathing and a shady pergola for eating outside.

Parking and garages

Covered car port for 2 cars.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for all ages.
Regret no smokers in the house and no pets.


  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Monthly brocante markets at Verteillac
Distance: 18 km



Name and address of nearest golf course: Manoir de Longeveau, Pillac
Distance: 16 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Bergerac

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Bergerac
Distance: 54 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Linda Reddie

I love travelling and am lucky enough to live in three beautiful parts of the world - West Sussex, the Dordogne and the Cape in South Africa.

Year property purchased 2008
Why this location? We built the house here because we couldn't find a more beautiful view.
Unique benefits of property Being relatively new it benefits from air conditioning, under floor heating, a great kitchen and lots of bathrooms - so ideal as a holiday home. But it's also in a wonderful location which means it is quiet and peaceful and we've designed the house, terraces and private pool to make the most of stunning views and fabulous sunsets.

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Our favourite places to visit

The old village of Vanxains, with its boulangerie and post office nestles in the valley below and is only a short drive away - you can also cycle or walk to it. Riberac, a bustling town is five miles away. It has all kinds of shops, hypermarkets, restaurants and other facilities such as canoeing and horse riding. The famous Friday market at Riberac is a must for visitors and is as much a social occasion as a shopping opportunity. Aubeterre, a very old and very beautiful village is only 15 minutes drive away - the nearest golf course is also located near here. There are lots of other lovely places to explore. Brantome, Bergerac, Perigueux and St Emilion are all less than an hour's drive and are brilliant for sightseeing (and wine tasting!). For familes Lac Jemaye with its lakeside setting, great man-made beach, kayaks and beach bars is very popular.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Sba97ew 18 July, 2016

Stunning property in an idyllic part of France
Gorgeous view
Property well thought out and very well equipped.