|Les Cabannes||Self Catering||Saturday||4||8||2|
Les Cabannes is set in its own 12 acres of garden and fields, ideal for families with children and those who just want to relax and unwind from a busy life.
However, a short distance away in the local bastide of Monpazier, voted one of the prettiest villages in France, you will find all the amenities you need. Food shops, restaurants, local markets, wine shops and much more.
The whole of the Dordogne is rich with medieval châteaux, the famous prehistoric grottes Lascaux or Peche Merle further south. It is a beautiful area with rolling countryside, fields full of sunflowers, local markets full of delicious locally grown produce...and of course, the many wines of the region...Pécharmant, Bergerac, Monbazillac and Cahors. There is also horse riding, canoeing down the Dordogne, tennis, golf, cycling and walks within easy distance.
The farmhouse has the authentic charm of the local stonework, roof tiles, terracotta floor tiles and beams throughout. It has 4 double bedrooms, 1 with double bed, the others with twin beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers. 1 shower room and 1 bathroom with bath and shower, fully equipped country kitchen with dish washer, fridge/freezer, microwave, oven and hob. In the pantry is a washing machine and dryer and another small drinks fridge. Plus a bbq outside. A dining room, sitting room, gallery room with sofas, tv, dvd and internet.
Meals can be enjoyed on either the front terrace, with a view of the Château de Biron or on the back terrace overlooking the pool.
The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge/freezer, hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher and in the ajoining pantry a washing machine and dryer plus a small drinks fridge and everything you will need for your stay.
Plus a bbq outside.
The dining room has a table and chairs to seat 8 people + high chair.
There is a sitting room with sofa and chairs plus a gallery room with sofas and tv/dvd player, as well as internet.
There are 4 double bedrooms.
One with a double bed, the others with twin beds as well as chest of drawers and wardrobes.
There is also 1 baby cot.
There are 2 modern bathrooms, one with shower the other with bath and shower.
Wood burning stove and electric radiators.
You will find entertainment in the surrounding local villages. All the local villages during the summer months have markets during the day and often evening meals with local produce and wine and often there are local producers selling their goods...thouroughly recommend them.
Outside there are two terraces, both with outside table, chairs and parasols.
Around the pool there are 8 chaises longues with cushions.
There is a swing set and outside games.
Large outside parking area.
The house is not suitable for handicapped. Sorry but we cannot accept our friends dogs and cats!
Large private fenced in pool.
We are a Franco-British family , very sentimentally attached to our farmhouse, which rent a few weeks during the June to September period, as we cannot be there during that entire time. We have rented it for some 20 years, usually to families seeking the warm climate of the southwest of France, the much sought after Dordogne area, the Périgourdine cuisine, the chateaux, river, prehistoric caves, renowned vineyards, and so many sporty activities, including our private pool and 12 acres of garden.
|Year property purchased||1988|
|Why this location?||The Dordogne area in the Périgord region is much sought after for its beauty, cuisine, chateaux, river one of the prettiest in France, prehistoric caves, and so many activities, sporty or cultural, easily accessible, and normally hassle free.
The farmhouse is several centuries old, renovated while keeping the authentic nature of the stonework, roof tiles, and internal wood beams!
The farmhouse and private pool are set in its 12 acres of idylic garden and fields, with a view of the Chateau de Biron 1 km in front of the property.
There are 4 bedrooms, sleeping 8, fully equipped kitchen,2 bathrooms, dining room, gallery room with TV and DVD, sitting room, 2 terraces, one in front of house, the other in back toward the pool, giving choice of sun or shade, a swing set and outside games;
The property has been particularly appreciated by families with children or young adults, seeking a combination of pool and activities, regional beauty and culture, and tranquility when wanted!
|Unique benefits of property||Idylic setting
Tranquility on the site, sporty and cultural acitivities easily accessible
The Dordogne is rich with medieval Châteaux, prehistorique caves, locally grown food and wine. Each village has a local market and there are many vineyards to visit. Canoeing down the Dordogne and much more. There is something for everyone!
Local market days in Villereal are Wednesdays and Saturdays, and Thursdays in Monpazier, both offer large variety of local fresh products, in colorful historical settings!
In addition, you can enjoy magret de canard, fries, homemade, at a local farm 5 minutes away, at very reasonable prices, every wednesday lunch! There is also every Friday evening a large selection of farm products served at another local farm, all under the harmony of a band.
There is a multitude of restaurants in Monpazier, 5 minutes away, or many others 10 minutes away, serving a wide variety of food, the Périgourdine cuisine rated the most popular in France!
We recommend a day trip canoeing down the Dordogne river, renting the canoes from La Roque Gageac, gently downriver past historic chateaux at Beynac and Castelnaud, swimming and picnicking along the way on this beautiful river!
We also recommend day trips to visit prehistoric caves at Pech Merle, and Lascaux, both amazing in revealing paintings of prehistoric man and his environment!
The region is known as having 1000 chateaux , many are well worth visiting, like Castelnaud and Biron one km away from the house, maybe before the chateau and its many local producers serve delicious food in the chateau courtyard on Thursday evenings!
For sports, there are tennis courts 10 minutes away, golf courses about 20 minutes away, horse riding 5 minutes away, and many paths for trekking and cycling! and of course swimmin in the large private pool.