|Luxury Farmhouse||Self Catering||Saturday||4||8||3|
A delightful stone farmhouse, restored to a high standard with character, comfort and very well equipped. Cool in summer with large covered outdoor dining terrace overlooking the pool. Close to rivers, castles, villages, prehistory sites, local amenities in beautiful Dordogne countryside.
Situated on a tranquil hillside above the picturesque village of Mauzens, the property offers privacy on 6 acres of meadow and woodland, with panoramic views of some of the most sought after areas of the Dordogne countryside, on the edge of the forest Barade and local walks. The property is approached from a private driveway opening to a parking area. The front of the property looks out on to the old walled courtyard with old outdoor buildings opposite.
The large swimming pool is in a secluded position, completely private, with beautiful views, furniture, parasols and lighting. It measures 12x6m. The shallow end is 1.2m with steps for easy entry. The deep end is 1.8m. The pool meets all current safety requirements and will be maintained for you during your stay. There is a sun terrace, below the large covered dining terrace, with stone barbecue and outdoor furniture surrounded by gardens and an orchard of fruit and walnut trees.
The property has woods and pasture land, home to many species of butterflies, birds and wild flowers. The English owners who live next door, maintain the property, pool and grounds and will be on hand should you need anything during your stay.
All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and drawers.
Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service: Linen and towels are included. The property is cleaned weekly and there is a weekly change of linen and towels.
Pool towels are available at a small supplement of 5 euros or £3.
Amenities/Facilities: Barbecue, Private Pool, Parking, Garden, fields and woodland to explore. Cot, High Chair, Internet Access, Room Fans, Satellite, TV.
Kitchen: Completely fitted kitchen including fridge/freezer, oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine.
A clothes airer is provided on the large covered terrace.
From the living room, you can step onto the outside dining terrace, which runs the whole length of the back of the house. This has a tiled roof so that the terrace can be enjoyed whatever the weather. Views from here are magnificent.
From the living room, you can step onto the outside dining terrace, which runs the whole length of the back of the house. Large enough for sumptuous dining with guests and friends or simple enough for a family to relax over some excellent local wine and regional specialities for supper. The perfect place to just sit, chill and take in the magnificent views.
There is an additional dining table in the living room.
The hall, living room and kitchen are open plan and on three levels of the ground floor with exposed beams, high ceilings and a large stone fireplace. There are comfortable sofas, tv, dvd, video, Hifi, and a good selection of books, dvds and videos for guests.
Wi-fi is available for our guests.
Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom with double bed, view over the courtyard.
Bedroom 2 - Double bedroom on ground floor with access to terrace.?
Bedroom 3 - Twin beds with view over the pool and countryside.?
Bedroom 4 - Twin beds with view over the pool and countryside.
All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and drawers.
Master bedroom has en suite bathroom, wc, shower and basin.
Family bathroom, separate shower, bath, wc and basin near to the two twin bedrooms.
Ground floor bathroom with shower, wc and basin.
There is a constant supply of hot water.
Heating is not normally needed during the summer months but there are radiators in all the rooms and a large open fire for logs in the living room.
Tv, dvd, video, Hifi, and a good selection of books, dvds and videos for guests.
Wi-fi is available for our guests.
The large swimming pool is in a secluded position, completely private, with beautiful views, furniture, parasols and lighting. It measures 12x6m. The shallow end is 1.2m with steps for easy entry. The deep end is 1.8m.
There is a sun terrace with stone barbecue area with a Weber bbq and outdoor furniture.
The property has an easy, homely feel and guests are able to relax inside or out and take advantage of the garden and extensive areas of surrounding pasture and woodland.
There is ample parking for several cars in the carpark adjacent to the property.
We enjoy welcoming our guests every year from many different countries. We moved to France in 2000 and have lived permanently here since then. We enjoy life in France and have become part of the local French community. We have good friends, many of whom are French. With the locals we regularly make preserves such as confit de canard, pates and jams. Steve also tutors young local French students who are learning English. Every year we look forward to welcoming our guests.
|Year property purchased||1998|
|Why this location?||We believe it is because we are situated in a perfect corner of the Dordogne, quiet, relaxing and yet only 10 minutes from every amenity you could need for yourselves or your children. We have a superb large swimming pool which is totally secluded, landscaped gardens to enjoy and woodland to explore. One recent guest counted 100 birds and butterflies. Margaret and I live next door which our guests really like. We keep the pool clean and can be on hand for any needs you may have or to provide local knowledge which can be useful. We are situated on a tranquil hillside above the picturesque village of Mauzens, the property offers privacy on 6 acres of meadow and woodland, with panoramic views of the beautiful Dordogne countryside, forests and local walking trails.|
|Unique benefits of property||The property is approached from a private driveway opening to a parking area. The front of the property looks out on to the walled courtyard with old outdoor buildings opposite. The large swimming pool is in a secluded position, completely private, with beautiful views, furniture, parasols and lighting. It measures 12x6m. The shallow end is 1.2m with steps for easy entry. The deep end is 1.8m. The pool meets all current safety requirements and will be maintained for you during your stay. There is a large dining terrace which extends the length of the house to the rear, overlooking the pool. The roof has been designed to ensure outdoor dining no matter what the weather. There is a sun terrace with stone barbecue and outdoor furniture. The property has an easy, homely feel and guests are able to relax inside or out and take advantage of the garden and extensive areas of surrounding pasture and woodland, tranquil yet only 10 mins drive from all amenities.|
Everyone who comes to stay with us enjoys a day out canoeing. No matter what age you are or how energetic there is an opportunity to go canoeing.
For younger children or less active party members the Vezere offers a relaxed few hours meandering down the river in the tranquility of the Dordogne countryside and an opportunity to spot the wealth of wildlife that can be seen along the water's edge.
For those who are a little more active or adventurous the river Dordogne is a much bigger river and a very enjoyable day out. There are many impressive chateaux to be seen along the river. Every now and again there are natural stopping points along the river where you can take a pause, maybe a little rest during your canoeing trip. A picnic is strongly advised to really make your day perfect!
Guided tours can be arranged specifically for our guests with Domaine de Grangeneuve. We have known the owners of the vineyard personally for more than 15 years. There are opportunities to visit the vineyards, the wine making facilities and enjoy a guided tasting of many varieties of wine produced at the Domaine. A thoroughly enjoyable visit and a chance to buy wines to take home at preferential prices.
The International Centre of Prehistory is in Les Eyzies a short walk from the National museum of Prehistory.
Many of our guests take the opportunity to visit both the museums and the many caves to be found in the region.
Here are the notable cave trips a short stance from here:
Lascaux (paintings), Grotte de Grand roc (geological formations), Grotte de font de Gaume (paintings), Gouffre de Proumessac (Chasm & Crystal formations), Les Cent Mammouths Rouffignac (paintings & engravings) and several others.
If you wish to learn about the prehistoric period then Les Eyzies has everything: a prehistory centre, museum and a selection of caves and shelters in the vicinity which contain prehistoric paintings and engravings etc.
Les Eyzies is in the Vezere valley which is home to a large concentration of prehistoric caves and shelters, 15 of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Housed in a large modern building which is very light and airy inside the centre has various different exhibitions relating to the prehistoric period.
There is a large screen giving information in several languages about prehistory in the Vezere valley as well as film about prehistoric practices such as making weapons from flints. Other areas include an auditorium with films about the period and an animation and learning zone with workshops on archaeology and a reconstruction of an archaeological dig.
A documentation zone includes books, magazines, dvds and internet conections to relevant websites which are available to anyone to use. Some of the material is in English.
There is also a shop and a café.
Entrance to the centre is free and certainly gives some very useful background to visitors about to visit some of the caves in the area.
These are the favourite places for the gourmet and the connoisseur to buy local products.
Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil (April to October.)
Beynac ( mid-june to mid-september)
Salignac (April to September)
Carlux (July and August)
Meyrals (26/06 to 04/09)
St Julien de Lampon
La Roque Gageac (May to September)
Marquay (June to September)
Rouffignac Saint Cernin de Reilhac
Calviac (July and August)
Carsac (June to September)