|La Maison Perigordine||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||2|
This self catering Gite was built 250 years ago and has immense character and charm.
Once home to a farm labourer and his family, La Maison Perigordine has been extensively renovated to retain many original features such as exposed beams, large fireplaces, a beautiful wooden staircase climbing to the eaves and floors of stone, tile and wood.
Double doors open out onto the terrace that has commanding views over the surrounding countryside towards the Dordogne River. Across the valley sit some of the 1000 Chateaux for which this Perigord region is well known.
One double en suite bedroom and two single bedrooms make this ideal for family holidays in this part of France.
A generous sized kitchen and dining area is extremely well equipped with all mod-cons including a dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, stove and oven and good quality cutlery and crockery.
A comfortable sitting area in front of a huge fireplace with tv, cd and dvd players.
1 very large double bedroom en suite.
2 good sized single rooms, sleeping 4, with own basins and shared shower and loo.
1 which is part of the double bedroom with corner bath, walk-in shower and double basins.
1 upstairs, with shower and loo.
Log burner and oil radiators.
Satelitte tv, cds, dvd player and games.
Large 16m x 6m swimming pool and a baby pool, several gardens.
Not suitable for children under 5 due to steep staircases, although we do have gate guards.
Pre arrival shops, first evening dinners, special event dinners, bread deliveries, continental breakfasts on request.
Originally from Kenya and Swaziland respectively we moved to The Dordogne in November 2012. With many years of experince in tourism we are looking forward to sharing our home from home hospitality with our guests and maing a stay in our Gites somthing truly memorable. We will be on hand at all times should you require us to be your “Information Station” on all things Dordogne, and to help in planning and enjoying your holiday.<br/><br/>We look forward to welcoming you.
|Year property purchased||2012|
|Why this location?||We think that the Dordogne is one of the most beautiful places in Europe and our Gite is positioned perfectly to allow visitors all that the area has to offer. Set high up on the side of The Dordogne Valley, the gite commands spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. Close to all the local attractions yet set in a peaceful hamlet La Maison Perigordine offers a high quality home from home to all its guests.|
|Unique benefits of property||Built about 250 years ago, this self-catering Gite has immense charm and once was home to a farm labourer and his family. La Maison Perigordine has been renovated to retain many original features such as exposed beams, large fireplaces and floors of stone, tile and wood. Double doors open out onto the terrace that has commanding views over the surrounding countryside and towards the Dordogne River. Across the valley sit some of the 1000 Chateaux for which this Perigord region is well known. Ideal for family holidays in this part of France.
Please note though that La Maison Perigordine is suitable for infants but NOT for children under six due to a very steep staircase.
A wonderful day out, take a picnic, swim in the river and enjoy the glorious scenery, castles, Bastide towns and Chateaux galore! With an abundance of wonderful rivers the Dordogne is home to many companies that provide all the equipment for you to take up this sport or to develop your skills further. All ages are catered for and there is a great emphasise placed upon safety. The rivers are beautiful and provide an ideal opportunity to see the area from a very different angle. Why not spend a day on the water, find a tranquil spot for lunch and enjoy one of our delicious picnics.
The Dordogne region has many of the finest châteaux in France, often in spectacular locations, and frequently surrounded by carefully manicured gardens with wonderful views over the Perigord countryside. Many date from the turbulent times in the 12th-14th centuries and the wars between England and France. Some of the better known ones in the area are The Château de Milande, Château Castelnaud and Le Château de Beynac. The “Bastide” towns of southwest France are a growing tourist attraction, and comprise one of the largest collections of well-preserved mediaeval townscapes to be found anywhere in Europe. In many of the local Bastide Towns, the layout of streets and buildings has remained virtually unchanged for over six centuries, if not longer. There are many within half an hour’s drive of La Boissiere, some being Monpazier, Villeréal and Belves.
Exploring rural France on a bicycle is certainly the best way to see the pretty villages and catch a glimpse of rural French life. Cycling in the area can be as easy or as hard as you want and we have six bikes, all in good condition, that are available free of charge.
Local markets held in nearby towns such as Sarlat, Bergerac, Saint Cyprien and La Bugue, to name a few, abound. Here buy delicious local delicacies such as fois gras, truffles and mouth-watering local fruit and vegetables. So much to tempt even the most jaded pallete!
A network of both long and short distance walks dot the area taking in both the beautiful countryside and many of the local towns and villages. Detailed maps and information are readily available and we are happy to pass on the whereabouts of some of our favourites.