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Les Lavandes is a charming estate with beautiful gardens and stunning views in the quiet hamlet of La Vigne.
From soaking up the beautiful French weather to discovering the colourful countryside, your time at Les Lavandes can be whatever you want it to be. Whether you're looking for somewhere to relax in the sunshine by the pool or exploring the lush landscapes, many chateaux and medieval towns of the Dordogne there is something for everyone in this idyllic gite, nestled in a quiet hamlet near Sarrazac in Dept. 24.
The Perigordian farmhouse has been built in local stone and features a graceful sweeping red-tiled roof. It was lovingly restored as a family home more than twenty years ago by its then owners. More recently the accommodation was upgraded to modern standards. Now under new ownership, a full refurbishment has taken place to bring this beautiful property up-to-date with modern comforts and a high-end decor that will complement and emphasise the surrounding beauty.
As the sun rises to the front of the property, breakfast on the courtyard gives guests a bright start to their day. Enjoy your coffee and croissants while taking in the views across the gently rolling countryside.
The farmhouse offers a spacious and comfortable living space for up to six (a cot can be provided). There is a smaller, more modern property which sleeps five on the same premises, making it possible for two families to holiday together, yet each having their own space.
All the living and sleeping areas in the farmhouse are situated on one level. The absence of stairs makes these areas safe, accessible and enjoyable for small children and those guests with limited mobility. The kitchen is fully equipped with UK and French tv are provided, as well as free wi-fi.
The property is surrounded by a fully enclosed garden and terraced areas, with a 10x5 metre private swimming pool.
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Up to two well-behaved pets are welcome.
The open-plan kitchen has a breakfast bar which seats six, whilst the covered terrace at the back of the property allows for al-fresco dining.
A gas bbq is provided.
The living room is open plan, with French doors leading to the covered terrace which looks out on the garden and the swimming pool at the back of the property.
British and French tv are provided, as well as a range of dvds, books and games.
Wi-fi is available free of charge.
All the bedrooms have been very tastefully decorated to a modern standard.
The master bedroom sleeps two in a king-size bed, the second bedroom sleeps two in a double bed, and third bedroom sleeps two in bunk beds.
The bunk room has a small desk and offers the opportunity for youngsters to play in their own space.
The bathroom has a shower, wash-hand basin and toilet, with an electric socket for electric shavers or toothbrushes.
The property has central heating throughout for winter bookings, and small electric heaters for those times when the spring evenings may be a little bit chilly.
UK Freeview tv, French tv, dvd player with dvds, cd player, wi-fi (free), games, books.
Private 10x5m swimming pool, sun loungers, swings, sandpit, badminton, covered terrace with table and chairs for 6, gas bbq.
Fully enclosed garden.
Ample parking at the front of the house on the gravelled courtyard, covered parking for two cars.
Visitors welcome, if staying overnight please let us know in advance.
A commode, raised toilet seat and shower seat are available on request for elderly guests.
The rental price includes all bed linen, bathroom, pool and kitchen towels; enough toilet rolls, dishwasher tablets, washing powder, etc. Also pepper, salt, olive oil, some spices, coffee and tea, aluminium foil, cling film and cleaning materials.
Wi-fi is free of charge, and tourist tax is included.
The kitchen is fully equipped, and a detailed list will be sent upon booking. Please make sure that your travel insurance is adequate and pet passports are up to date where required.
About a 10-minute drive away is a swimming lake with a small beach area and shaded grassy areas with picnic tables and a small restaurant which is open during July and August, and comes highly recommended by our previous guests. The nearby castle of Jumilhac-le-Grand is an absolute 'must see'. This privately owned castle regularly holds tours, and is set in stunning gardens. Enjoy lunch or a morning coffee on the square at the front of the castle. St Jean de Côle is a beautiful medieval little town and well worth a visit with its quaint houses, old bridge and church. Lunch can be enjoyed at two locations. Brantôme is a bit further away, and a beautiful town where one can have a look at the shops, the old abbey or even try your hand at kayaking on the river that runs through the town. If kayaking is not for you there is a boat tour which is very informative. Not far from Brantôme is Bourdeilles, another little old town with plenty of restaurants and a castle. Yet another bridge running over a shallow river allows you to spot the many trout in the crystal clear waters. The nearest big town is Périgueux, where the old town centre is transformed in a food market on a Wednesday morning. This is well worth a visit, even if it's only for the fish stand! There are various other local markets in the area which are held on different days of the week, and many boot sales/brocantes/antique markets during the summer months. A variety of concerts (classical and more modern) are held during the holiday season. There is so much to see and do in the area, we are still discovering all there is. So wether activities are your thing (golf, fishing, cycling, walking, kayaking), or you're more into exploring the beautiful countryside, or wish to visit the many castles and caves that are dotted around the Dordogne, there really is something for everyone!