Bedrooms 6, Sleeps 12, Ratings 4 9.9/10
This location has multiple holiday properties
|The Roque Terrace||Self Catering||Flexible||1||2||1|
Facing the river Vézère and the prehistoric site of La Roque St Christophe, this lovely one bedroom gite sleeps two but there is space for a cot if required. If you are a bird watcher you can sit and watch the Peregrines that live permanently on the side of the Roque.
The front door opens into the open-plan living area has a sofa, armchair, stone fireplace with wood burning stove, dining table and chairs, and kitchen. Three sets of patio doors lead out to the raised wooden terrace which runs along the front, where guests may dine in the sunshine or in the shade of the tree or parasol. The terrace area benefits from the late evening sunshine too.
The bedroom has a pair of electric twin beds which are perfect for friends and family or it can be made into one King sized bed for couples. A door from the bedroom leads into the large en-suite wet-room shower room. This gite is all on one level and is suitable for a wheelchair.
The shared swimming pool is easily accessed via the wooden terrace.
Communal washing machine and freezer easily available.
The kitchen is fully equipped with electric oven, 4 ring gas hob, microwave, kettle, toaster and fridge. Everything you need for cooking a lovely meal or preparing a light salad lunch.
The dining area is part of the living room or, better still, when weather allows, eat outside on the terrace to make use of the beautiful views of Roque Saint Christophe.
The comfortable living room has a sofa, armchair, English and French satellite tv, dvd player, cd player/radio.
Although the gite has central heating throughout, there is a large wood burner to give you a nice cosy fire in the evening or when the weather is cool.
Either a pair of twin beds or a large king sized bed and plenty of storage for clothes and luggage
The large wet-room style shower room has space for a wheelchair if required and a non-slip floor.
Gas central heating.
TV with French and English satellite channels.
Free Wifi but the speed is not brilliant, the best we have received is 5mb. There is excellent 4G reception in our area.
The wooden terrace provides the outside eating/relaxing area for the Roque Terrace. The swimming pool is shared between the 4 smaller gites (the Main House has its own swimming pool).
There are large communal gardens accessible by all guests and the Main House has its own large private gardens.
Off-road parking available for all.
As mentioned the gite is accessible and usable by people with mobility impairment and wheelchair users.
We are flexible on arrival/departure day apart from July and August when it has to be a Saturday changeover.
Cots and highchairs available.
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
Bedrooms 6, Sleeps 12, Ratings 4 9.9/10
Bedrooms 1, Sleeps 2, Ratings 6 9.9/10
Bedrooms 1, Sleeps 2, Ratings 2 10/10
Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 5, Ratings 1 10/10