|L'Ancienne Boulangerie||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||1||one sofa bed|
L'Ancienne Boulangerie made the bread for the workers at the Guyenne Paper mill. The paper mill was a huge source of work for people in the region and was self contained. It even had its own school and small church. We bought our own house four years ago and then were later offered the gite. We spent two years refurbishing it and our first lets were in August last year.
We fell on love with Les Castilloux because of its rural situation. The gite is in a valley by the side of the river Isle. The Isle flows all the way to Bordeaux. It is surrounded by trees and farmland and is accessible by a lane.
The kitchen, dining room and sitting areas are open-plan with double doors opening to the terrace. We have a fully equipped kitchen with new appliances and a central island. The dining table seats six.
The sitting room comprises two sofas and one armchair. There is a bookshelf which also houses a radio and cd player. We supply a cable for those who prefer to use their Iphone or Ipad. The television receives all Freeview channels for both the UK and France.
There are three bedrooms. One with a double bed, one with singles and one with bunks. The bespoke bunk bed room is extremely popular. All beds are extremely comfortable.
We have one bathroom with toilet and one separate lavatory. The bathroom comprises bath, shower, basin and lavatory.
We have electric wall heating.
We supply a number of games for all the family.
The gite has a large garden on all sides laid to grass. There is also a trampoline for the children. We can supply rackets for badminton. We don't have a swimming pool as we are close to the lake but often ask our guests if they would like to use ours if it is available. To the back of the gite we have a secluded, walled area with bbq. The lane runs past the front of the house and is only used by us, our guests and the postman.
Parking is easy to the side of the house.
The house is suitable for all ages. There are steps up to the front door but we could always put a small ramp to the side of the house for wheelchair access. The gite is on one level. The only bedroom with a door wide enough for a wheelchair is the double.
My wife and I own a property in the Dordogne and recently renovated the gite next to us. We live between the UK, France and Spain and are in France during the Summer months.
|Year property purchased||2014|
|Why this location?||The Perigord Vert, one of the four regions of the Perigord, is extremely peaceful, beautiful and relatively easy to drive to from the Brittany ferry ports. You can reach the house within six hours from Caen for example. Our gite is literally a six minute drive from the famous lake at Nantheuil where you can swim, relax and eat. Our area is typically French and has one of the oldest Saturday markets in France. We came to live here in order to get away from it all!|
|Unique benefits of property||The gite was the bakery for the Guyenne Paper Mill. It has a very tall chimney and an oven dating back to the mid 19th century. However we have renovated it to a high standard to give you modern-day comfort whilst living in a small piece of French history.|
The lake at Nantheuil is a great favourite amongst our guests. It's very close to the gite and extremely pretty. It's safe for swimmers of all ages and has a lifeguard present. The lake is surrounded by trees and is perfect for alfresco eating. It also has a good cafe bar that sells food and drinks. There is a play area for small children. On Saturday, Thiviers market, probably the oldest in France, is a must-see. You can shop for clothes, gifts, foods of the region and foie gras, a speciality of the Perigord Vert.Our area is rich in history and contains some of the most beautiful villages in France such as St Jean De Cole only 15 minutes by car. There ate numerous chateaux and Jumilhac has one of the biggest and most beautiful.