|La Baronnie Apartment||Self Catering||Saturday||2||4||1||Studio lounge/bedroom plus bunk bed bedroom|
La Petite Baronnie apartment is a self-contained ground floor apartment within our lovely house and sleeps two to four people in two bedrooms. The apartment benefits from its own dedicated driveway with gates for secure off-road parking.
Studio style accommodation. Lounge/bedroom1 with king-size bed and two sofas (a three-seat and a two-seat), TV with UK free-to-air satellite channels and a Blu-ray/DVD player.
Bedroom 2 has a bunk bed. Bathroom with shower, wash basin and wc.
Kitchen/diner is equipped with hob, oven, fridge, microwave, kettle, coffee machine and toaster.
Bed linen and towels, including towels for poolside use, are included. Bed linen and towels are changed weekly; a charge may be made for change of bed linen/towels within a week. A small safe is installed in bedroom 1.
Wireless Internet access is available throughout the site, including the pool area.
The kitchen is fully equipped and includes the following: hob, oven, fridge, microwave oven, kettle, coffee machine, toaster.
There are all the utensils needed for cooking a meal or having a barbecue out on the covered patio.
There is also an iron and ironing board.
The lounge has a dvd/Blu-ray player and tv with satellite UK free-to-air channels. A selection of board games are available for your use as well as some magazines.
It has a small safe for valuables and comfortable sofas.
The main bedroom which has a king size bed is in the studio lounge.
There is ample wardrobe hanging and shelves.
There is a hairdryer in each bedroom.
The bathroom has an impressive shower cubicle with a radio and light.
There is a matching basin unit and a wc.
The property benefits from central heating from the main house, but this is seldom needed. In high season when the weather is very hot the apartment benefits from being cool and restful.
There are also cooling fans and a fan heater should either be needed.
There is a tv with UK free-to-air satellite channels and a Blu-ray/dvd player. We have a large library of over 400 dvd that you are welcome to borrow.
We also have playing cards and selection of board games.
The apartment benefits from its own covered patio with pretty lights. It is perfect for warm, balmy summer evenings, and gives shade during the heat of the day.
The apartment has its own charcoal Weber barbecue.
The swimming pool is heated from May until September and is shared with our gîte which sleeps 6. There are a total of 10 loungers at the pool along with parasols.
The apartment has its own drive and you can choose to park directly outside or further up the drive in the shade.
The apartment is on the ground floor and a separate driveway is available for step-free access if required.
Please note that other areas including the pool are on different levels and are access via steps. The steps to the pool are very low. Young children should be supervised at all times.
A hair-dryer is provided in each bedroom. A cot and high-chair and a wireless printer are available if required. A small safe is provided in bedroom 1. A Bose sound-dock (suitable for early iPods and iPhone 4 or earlier only) may be available on request.
Bed linen is provided along with towels. If a change of bed linen or towels is required during the week, a small additional charge may be levied. Stays of more than one week include a change of linen and towels on Saturdays. Beds are made-up prior to your arrival.
Beach towels are provided for use around the pool.
An iron and ironing board are provided.
A comprehensive welcome pack is also provided including wine, bread, milk, butter, eggs etc...
I left a stressful job as a maths teacher at an academy in Gloucestershire to pursue our dream of a new life in a new country. When we fell in love with La Baronnie we knew the cottage would be perfect for a gite. We hope you love being here as much as we do!<br/><br/>We live on site, keep a low profile but are available if required. Equally, if you wish to be private on your holiday, that's fine too, we won't be offended!
|Year property purchased||2013|
|Why this location?||The Dordogne area is just gorgeous with a wealth of history, places to visit and a wonderful climate. We viewed over 30 properties before choosing La Baronnie. Our sunny, south-facing location amongst wooded hills with rocky outcrops is idyllic, with spectacular chateau forts and honey-coloured medieval towns and villages nearby, who could want for more? We love the house and its views, its warm-coloured stone, traditional french windows, shutters and pigeonnier tower, its quirky layout and character, numerous patios, woodland, pool with a view and traditional French cattle-stalls in the gîte.”|
|Unique benefits of property||The gîte, apartment and heated pool have stunning south-facing views across the Dordogne valley. Ideally situated close to Sarlat with easy access to the many local chateaux and picturesque medieval towns including Beynac, Castelnaud and Domme. Cycling and canoeing on the Dordogne and Vézère valleys. Several excellent restaurants and local boulangerie nearby. A welcome pack of essentials and bottle of regional wine await your arrival. The whole site including the swimming pool benefits from free wi-fi.|
The Sunday market in St Cyprien is always worth a visit at any time of the year. Local producers of food and drink can be found as well as local crafts and plants. Sit on one of the many pavement cafés and watch the world go by, or pop into the fish shop for an early morning glass of rosé and half a dozen oysters.
Our nearest restaurant and arguably one of the best in the area. Fine dining in lovely surroundings, with an outside terrace for the summer and indoor restaurant featuring fantastic works of art by local artists. The chef is the owner and his wife front of house and both so welcoming and friendly. However as it gets busy, booking is recommended.
The former home of the singer and activist Josephine Baker is only 7 km away. It is a beautiful chateau and is how she had it in the 1920s. Her story is fascinating if sad. there are beautiful gardens, a superb restaurant and the falconry display is worth a look.
Perched high on the hill above Beynac this impressive fortress was once home to Richard the Lionheart. Wonderful views over the Dordogne valley towards St Cyprien.
Another fortress built high on the hill only 10 km away.Home to the museum of the middle ages it features trebouchets and crossbows. It was the former home of Simon de Montford, Earl of Leicester.
The local town is world renowned for its history and beautiful buildings in the old town. Sample foie gras and duck and walnuts served as a cake, or a tasty wine.
Lots of places to pick up a canoe from less then 2km from us and canoe, or kayak, down the river Dordogne past all the wonderful chateaux. Hire times can be from as little as 2 hours to all day. Often a highlight of the holiday.