This location has multiple holiday properties
|Walnut Store||Self Catering||Flexible||1||2||1||Cot available|
The Walnut Store takes its name from the time when walnuts were grown on the property.
Situated in the front courtyard, it has a private patio area with a barbecue, dining table and chairs. This gite is suitable for a wheelchair with assistance.
The living area is comfortably furnished with a mix of English and French antiques, and has a tv with both English and French satellite freeview channels. There is a fireplace with a wood burning stove.
The kitchen is equipped with an electric fan oven and gas hob, a microwave and a fridge. The sunny bedroom sleeps two, and has a large en suite bathroom with a wet-room style shower, toilet and a basin. A terrace door leads directly to the swimming pool area.
The small kitchen provides excellent facilities.
Electric fan oven, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster, 4 ring gas hob.
Pots/pans/crockery/glassware and cutlery.
The dining table and chairs are situated in the living room.
Large sofa, with English and French satellite tv, dvd player.
Dining table and chairs.
The bed can be either one large king size bed or can be separated into two twin beds, making it a very flexible accommodation for couples, friends or family members.
En suite, large, wet-room style shower room with toilet and washbasin.
Woodburner and gas central heating throughout.
The bedroom door opens directly onto the patio surrounding the shared swimming pool.
Table and chairs situated poolside.
A second table and chairs are located on the patio in the courtyard area to the front of the gite.
Plenty of on-site parking at the front of the property, off road.
This gite is perfect for those with mobility impairment. It is also suitable for wheelchair users but there is a small 6 inch step between the living room and the bedroom.
We were both born in Leicester, England. We met in 1976, when Paul was a graphic designer, Philippa was a secretary. We moved to Leeds for Paul's work, Philippa trained and qualified as a nurse. We have two married daughters, Charlotte and Nicola. In 2008 we took a gap-year to go travelling. In 2009 we worked as couriers for Eurocamp on Elba. We did the same job in 2010 on a campsite in the Dordogne and found our property, quite by chance, on the internet. Time for a new chapter in our lives!
|Year property purchased||2010|
|Why this location?||During our family holidays in the Dordogne we loved the area so much we said we would love to live and work here. We never dreamed that it would become a reality.
There is spectacular scenery around every corner. The colour of the stone buildings is warm and sunny. There are so many places to visit and things to do that it will keep you busy, or entertained, for as long as you like.
Castles, such as Beynac on the side of the Dordogne river. Chateaux, such as Castelnaud and de Losse. Caves with the original cave paintings, such as Font de Gaume, or the world famous Roque Saint Christophe opposite our property, where cavemen lived. Gardens, such as Marqueyssac which has panoramic views across the Dordogne river and valley.
Go canoeing, walking, cycling, bird watching or just sit and relax. Enjoy a quiet picnic, wander around the beautiful villages, visit the fabulous markets.
Restaurants galore where you can eat delicious duck meals.
|Unique benefits of property||Our property consists of one large 6 bedroom house, one large gite (Tobacco Barn) with three bedrooms and three smaller gites (Haybarn, Roque Terrace and Walnut Store) each with one bedroom. One of the unique aspects of our properties is that all our bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms.
The house can be rented on its own or in combination with one or more of the smaller gites, giving our property the flexibility to suit a couple, a family or a large group.
With two swimming pools and plenty of outdoor space, patios and terraces for outside eating, you can enjoy the sun from morning till night.
When the house is rented on its own, it has its own private gardens, pool and space. The four smaller gites are separate with their own swimming pool.
The Walnut Store and Roque Terrace are suitable for people who use a wheelchair and for those with impaired mobility. They each have a lovely, large, wet-room style shower room.
Paul and Philippa live on site so are always on hand to help.
The amazing new replica of Lascaux caves. Bigger and better than anything we've had before! Using new technology this visit is more interactive than the previous Lascaux II. Book online at www.lascaux.fr
The new building has been made to blend into its surroundings and is fully wheelchair accessible.
Children will love it too!
Set on a plateau overlooking the Dordogne river and valley, these gardens are a great place to visit for gardeners and the whole family. Children will love running through the parkland and playing in the play areas. During the summer there are candlelit evenings with music; take a picnic and enjoy a new experience. www.marqueyssac.com
Beautiful gardens with views. A lovely visit for people who are gardeners. www.eyrignac.co.uk
Situated just across the valley from our property. Excellent for all the family. Pre-history at its best. http://www.roque-st-christophe.com/?lang=en
Experience the world of cavemen. How they lived, where they lived, a fascinating insight into their lives.
One of Frances' top 100 villages. Beautiful, calm, quaint, set at the side of the river Vezere. Sit and watch the canoes go past while you enjoy a beer, glass of wine or a picnic lunch.
This is a lovely 'theme' park. It has something for everyone. http://www.lebournat.fr/en/index.php
Craftsmen, animals, a fairground, restaurants.
Perfect for children but adults will enjoy it too!
Highly recommended by all our visitors but beware, there is a torture chamber!!
Sarlat is just 30 minutes drive from our property and is completely beautiful. A medieval town which has retained its wonderful buildings and ambience. The Saturday market is world renowned and, as such, gets very busy which adds to the pleasure. Get there early during July and August, have breakfast in one of the lovely cafes, indulge in the wonderful items and foods on sale, then come back and put them on the BBQ.
Lascaux II has been superseded by Lascaux 4.
Based in Montignac, this is the site of the cave paintings discovered 70 years ago by a group of young boys.
Lascaux 4 will open in the autumn of 2016
What a beautiful stay we had in the stunning Dordogne. Despite the weather our long weekend was most enjoyable.
The walnut store was clean and welcoming. Our kitchen was fully equipped with every home comfort, microwave, dishwasher fridge and more than enough plates glasses and cutlery.
It's clear that Philippa and Paul have put a lot of time and effort ensuring the gites provide everything a family would need.
The lounge was well equipped furniture wise and information about the local area and beyond to hand provided. A TV with all the channels you would need to satisfy children and teenagers was a bonus, WIFI helped too.
The bedrooms with ensuite facilities were spacious.
The beds were very comfortable , the pillows soft and the linen cosy.
With beautiful views across to the caves and stunning countryside what more could you ask for? Oh yes....a super swimming pool with sun beds provided, brilliant!
Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable, you are perfect hosts. Would certainly recommend this property to friends and family, every little query was managed in a kind and professional way.
Thank you so much for the lovely review, we are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay.
We should mention that there is no dishwasher in the Walnut Store! During your stay you had a few days in the Walnut Store followed by a week in the Tobacco Barn which does have a dishwasher. We try to make our gites as comfortable as possible because we feel that is very important for rest and relaxation.
We hope to see you back again at some point in the not too distant future.
My wife and I first stayed in the Tobacco Barn in 2012 and enjoyed it so much that we have been back six times up to last year, and we are booked in again for June.
It is so convenient for two people with sitting areas outside the front and back doors and very comfortable inside if the weather is too hot (with English television). Also the swimming pool is just outside the bedroom door, suitable for a pre-breakfast swim !!
The scenery in the area is breathtaking; also the local supermarket is only about a ten minute drive and the local campsite has a very good bar and restaurant.
Philippa and Paul are excellent hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them looking after all their clients.
We highly recommend staying there and we are really looking forward to our next visit.
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We will look forward to your next visit and are very happy that you enjoy your holidays so much here in the Dordogne that you return each year.
There is also the restaurant in the village which has new owners this year. They also have a bar and coffe facilities, perfect for a morning coffe or an evening stroll before your BBQ!