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The property, a large former farmhouse, is divided into two self contained three bedroom holiday gites, one of which is available for rent (the other being the owners' holiday home). Each has its own terrace and areas to relax with loungers and outdoor furniture provided. There are stunning views from the house on all sides; the house is situated directly opposite the Roque St Christophe, one of many historical sites in the area first inhabited in pre-historic times.The gite is a short stroll from the River Vezere where guests can enjoy walking and canoeing. Guests at the gite can hire bikes nearby to explore the beautiful countryside.
Gîte Le Sol has a large open-plan living room, dining room and kitchen downstairs, and a bathroom and three bedrooms upstairs; two with twin beds and one with a double bed. There is an additional toilet and washbasin downstairs. A washing machine and tumble dryer is in an adjoining wash-house with a rotary dryer just outside.
The gîte has central heating and has been newly refurbished and decorated and finished with attention to detail.
The gite has a modern open plan kitchen/dining room with seating for 6 people. There is an oven, hob, large fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher and plenty of crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. We have a high chair for babies and toddlers. The washing machine and tumble dryer is in an adjoining wash-house.
The open plan living room has comfortable seating for 6, doors leading on to the terrace, tv with English freeview and dvd player plus plenty of dvds. There are plenty of books, a cd player and free Wi-Fi.
There are three double bedrooms, one with a double bed and two with twin beds. A travel cot is available. All linen is provided.
The bathroom has a double shower, toilet and washbasin and bath. Plenty of towels, including swimming towels, are provided. There is an additional toilet and washbasin downstairs.
The gite has oil fired central heating plus electric heaters. Electric fans are available in the summer.
Tv with dvd player and dvds, cd player, books, table tennis, outdoor games for children.
There is a terrace and paved garden plus a grassed area to play on, outdoor games, and table tennis.
There is parking for several cars just outside the house.
There are steps into the gite which maybe a problem for people with restricted mobility. We welcome families with children. Dogs are not allowed in the gite.
The Vézère Valley in the Dordogne is a beautiful and unspoilt part of France and offers lovely countryside for walking, cycling, canoeing and horse riding as well as opportunities to relax, eat and drink. The villages on the Vézère each hold their own fete, during the summer, which culminates in a lavish firework display. The lovely old town of Montignac holds its own music festival each summer playing host to music and dance groups from across the world. In addition there are often concerts in local village churches. You can find a market somewhere in one of the local villages or in the larger towns of Sarlat and Montignac pretty much any day of the week.
Places of Interest:
• La Roque St Christophe is one of many historical sites from pre-historic times located in the area; it is just a short walk from Le Sol, about 1.5km away. The 1km long caves were first inhabited 55,000 years ago
• The town of Montignac is approximately 15km from the gite. There are plenty of riverside cafes, shops and a large supermarket just outside the town. Tickets for Lascaux can be bought in Montignac. The new and enormous Lascaux IV opened at the end of 2016.• The beautiful medieval town of Sarlat is about a forty minute drive away and has an all day market every Wednesday and Saturday.
• Maison Forte De Reignac (inhabited from prehistoric times up to the 19th century) is approximately a 10 minute drive from the town of Les Eyzies where the region's new and impressive museum is located.
• In Le Bugue a short drive in the direction of Les Eyzies there is an aquarium and a glass blower.
• There is go-karting a 30 minute drive from the house in the direction of Perigueux.
Le Moustier is a tiny village in the Vézère Valley in the Dordogne, one of the most beautiful areas of France and famous for its lovely villages, castles and sites of great antiquity; the famous cave paintings at Lascaux being, perhaps, the best known; the new site Lascaux IV, which opened at the end of 2016, is fascinating. The village of Le Moustier has a well stocked boulangerie/épicerie and an excellent auberge, both of which are open throughout the year.
• La Table du Moustier restaurant is situated in the village of Le Moustier just a short walk from the house and serves good local food and wine, including a vegetarian option.
• About 1.5km from the house in the direction of Peyzac is the Roque St Christophe where there is a small cafe which serves lunch during the summer.
• There is a good restaurant at Le Paradis campsite, this is about a 2km walk along the river path. It has both menu du jour and a la carte options.
• There are number of restaurants in the town of Les Eyzies, approximately 12km from the gîte.
• Montignac (15 km away) has lots of restaurants and cafes.
• Most of the local villages have their own restaurants, many with traditional menus. In the gite there is a comprehensive list of local restaurants with directions and phone numbers.