|Chez Dix-Neuf||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||2|
Chez Dix-Neuf is a spacious terraced town house overlooking the pretty river Vézère in Le Bugue in the Perigord Noir region of the Dordogne in the South West region of France. Le Bugue is a small market town situated between the historic towns of Sarlat, Bergerac, and Perigueux. The property is furnished to a very high standard and can sleep 6 people in comfort, having 3 big bedrooms and 2 large bathrooms. Air conditioning is installed and free wi-fi is connected. The south facing terrace is equipped with outside furniture and sunloungers, with an electric blind covering part of the terrace to provide some shade when required. The kitchen is fully-equipped and there is a separate wc on the ground floor. All the windows are double glazed and are fitted with shutters, and there is adequate hanging space in all the bedrooms. Towels and bed linen are supplied free of charge.
The old town of Le Bugue has all the amenities one requires including supermarket, banks, pharmacy, butcher, post office, newsagents, bakeries and restaurants. It is worth wondering around the backstreets to observe some of the interesting architecture of the town.
From Le Bugue you can hire bicycles, horses, canoes to help you explore the area by whichever means you prefer.
Local activities include fishing, golf, walking, cycling, watersports, tennis, hot air ballooning, activity park for children, swimming, aquarium, mini-golf, go-karting, exploring grotto's and caves, visiting vineyards and flights around the area.
The kitchen is fully-equipped with oven, hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge-freezer, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, plus adequate crockery and cutlery and assorted kitchen gadgets. The dining area is approximately 3.5 x 4.00 metres and is adjacent to the kitchen, with the lounge adjoining the dining area.
The lounge leads from the dining area, then out onto the large South facing terrace. The lounge is furnished with a combination of individual chairs and a large sofa, plus television and accompanying furniture, coffee-table, etc. Air conditioning is fitted in this room.
The main bedroom has a king size bed and is to the rear of the property on the first floor, overlooking the river. There is air conditioning fitted and plenty of wardrobe space plus a chest of drawers.
The second bedroom on this floor, at the front of the house, has 2 single beds, again with plenty of hanging space.
The third bedroom is on the second floor and is fitted with a double bed. Also plenty of wardrobe space and air conditioning. All have reading lamps and side tables.
On the first floor, between the main bedroom and the twin room is a very large bathroom fitted with a bath, shower, wc handbasin, bidet and heated towel rail.
On the second floor is another large bathroom with shower, bidet, handbasin, wc and heated towel rail.
On the ground floor is a wc with small handbasin.
All towels are supplied.
There is air conditioning in most of the rooms, and electric radiators are fitted throughout.
Free wi-fi is fitted in the house, and there is a tv which receives UK free to air stations, e.g. BBC 1,2,4.. ITV 1,2,3,4, Channel 4 & 5, BBC News, etc... plus there are the standard French stations available. A dvd player is available, plus a cd player. There are an assortment of dvds and cds available, a full bookcase and a few games.
We have a number of folders with information on all sorts of visitor attractions for the area to suit all tastes.
The large south facing terrace at the back of the house is secure for children and large enough for them to play when they are young. The outdoor furniture includes a table and six chairs plus two sun loungers.The terrace overlooks the river with parkland on the opposite bank, and is a relaxing place to sit and watch life go by, possibly aided by a cool glass of wine on a summers evening!
There is no parking directly on the property but free parking is available on the quay immediately behind the house, plus there is plenty of free parking within a 3 minute walk from the house.
The house is Non Smoking and regrettably we do not accept pets. Although we have handrails on both sides of the staircases the house is not suitable for wheelchairs or the very frail.
We can provide a travel cot, highchair and babygate on request if young children or babies are wanting to come.
We live locally so please ask if you require further information on any aspect of the property or the area.
We live 15 minutes away from Chex Dix-Neuf and love the life here in France. Since we are local we are on hand to deal with any questions or problems which may arise. We hope you enjoy the area as much as we do.
|Year property purchased||2006|
|Why this location?||We love the countryside, the undulating terrain with plenty of woodland, and the rivers which make a wonderfully diverse region, which is steeped in history since the area has been inhabited for thousands of years. There are caves to explore, vineyards to visit and many marked walking tracks and paths all over the area. There is an abundance of wildlife which we also enjoy, let alone sampling the food of the Perigord region, famous for its foie gras, truffles and other locally produced delicacies.|
|Unique benefits of property||To the rear of the property, overlooking the pretty river Vézère we have a very large terrace, approximately 11 metres x 6 metres, which is south-facing and is a real sun trap. We have loungers and outdoor furniture to allow you to appreciate the terrace, plus an electric blind to give some shade in the middle of the day if required. A wonderful place to sit and relax and perhaps enjoy the odd glass of wine.|
Newly updated popular aquarium for all ages, 2 minutes walk from the house and alongside the Museum de Bournat, a working museum of a bygone age.
Traditional French weekly market in the centre of Le Bugue and only two minutes from the house. The colourful market is always bustling and it is a delight to see the sights and experience the smells of a typical rural French market.
A grotto/cave with a magnificent vaulted chamber and spectacular illumination, just on the outskirts of Le Bugue.
This museum is in Les Eyzies, 15 minutes from Le Bugue, and is a world renowned museum tracing the development of man through thousands of years, specifically showing the development of civilisation in this part of France.
The house is about 30 minutes away from the well known town of Sarlat, with its medieval architecture and honey coloured stonework. A well known tourist destination.
Perigueux is the administrative capital of the region and in the centre has a magnificent cathedral. There are many small alleyways which contain a vast array of shops and very interesting restaurants. Worth visiting.
The Lascaux cave drawings are at Montignac, about 40 minutes away, and are world famous, depicting scenes of life of early man. Although the original cave is now closed due to pollution causing damage, there has been a replica created to allow visitors to understand the value of this important site
This pretty village, 5 km away from Le Bugue is where the Dordogne river and the Vézère river meet. The village is set on the side of the hill with all the houses set alongside a jumble of small alleyways. Very picturesque.
Driving over towards Bergerac (45 minutes away) you enter the vineyards of the Pecharment region, then onto the Montbazillac region, all of which produce an assortment of very palatable wines. Drive around the area and if you want to taste some wine, just stop and ask. Do not feel obliged to buy anything, the wine growers are more than happy to share their product with you. We can recommend some of our favourites.
A small restaurant at the top of Limeuil. Our favourite place to eat, since the food is always superb, and the menu is changed regularly. In the house we have lists of many different types of restaurant around the area, and are happy to offer you any advice you require, e.g. if you have special dietary requirements.