|La Maison du Lac ****||Self Catering||Flexible||4||8||3|
La Maison du Lac****, awarded 4* by the French tourist board, is found in the beautiful region of the Dordogne in the south west of France. The property is surrounded by local wine producers and well placed between St Emilion and Bordeaux and Bergerac.
There are 4 double bedrooms, 2 with beautiful en suite, there is also a family bathroom fully equipped with bath and shower. On the ground floor the large kitchen, dining area and lounge, which is perfect for family entertaining, leads out onto a calm, private terrace and private secure courtyard, with dining al fresco.
From the terrace you can access the 9m x 5m saltwater pool, further terrace and the gardens, woods and private lake. La Maison du Lac**** is an ideal property for families and couples alike. It has been beautifully renovated and is fully equipped and furnished to a high standard. The house is spacious, light, peaceful and surrounded by countryside and set in a petit hamlet.
The lake is full of a variety of fish and guests are welcome to fish! (Please note: the lake is unfenced). The lake and gardens lead into the woods and children's play area. As the area is so calm and unspoilt we are treated to an amazing array of wildlife. Each year, with the sun, comes our kingfisher pair to breed as do many other birds. Herons, golden oriole, woodpeckers, birds of prey, nightingales and owls are regular visitors too.
La Maison du Lac**** has its own French chef, who will prepare food for you on the premises, excellent for special occasions. He has several menu options available, and is reasonably priced.
Well equipped, new kitchen with dish washer, gas cooker and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer, senseo coffee maker, kettle, toaster, food steamer and plenty of dishes, pans and crockery.
Large, spacious living room overlooking outside seating area, terrace and pool. Comfy leather sofas and chairs. Flat screen tv and sky box, DVD player, music system. There is a selection of books, games, cds and dvds for your enjoyment.
Four bedrooms all with king size beds (Possibility of one room with two large singles). All bedding supplied, fresh and new.
Two en suites with showers and a family bathroom with bath. All towels provided, fresh and new.
All rooms are heated with electric heaters for the winter months and there is a wood burning stove on the ground floor.
There is a flat screen tv, sky box, cd and DVD player. There are also a selection of games and books for you enjoyment.
The property is surrounded by stunning places to visit, too many to name but we keep an up to date selection of leaflets and tourist information to help you choose where to go. We are happy to advise you and help with directions.
Outside you will find a beautiful salt water pool, 9 x 5m, where you can have hours of fun. There are sun loungers and reclining chairs on the terrace around the pool as well as sun umbrellas.
From the pool terrace you can look at the property’s private lake, watch the fish jumping, as well as the amazing selection of birds that come back every year. The lake leads into the woods and children’s play area (swings and table tennis). Guests are welcome to fish or just sit around the lake and relax.
There is private parking on the property.
On your arrival we will be here to welcome you and accompany you around the property and grounds. A complimentary basket with food basics is also available to help make your arrival as easy as possible.<br/>If, during your stay you would like to visit restaurants, château, water parks or any other tourist attractions we are very happy to pre-book on your behalf.<br/>Throughout the summer there are a lot of local evening entertainment organised which we can give you information about.
|Year property purchased||2003|
|Why this location?||La Maison du Lac is found in the beautiful region of the Dordogne in the south west of France. The property is surrounded by local wine producers and well placed between St Emillion and Bordeaux and Bergerac. The barn has four double bedrooms, two with beautiful ensuite, there is also a family bathroom fully equipped with bath and shower. On the ground floor the large kitchen,dinning area and lounge, which is perfect for family entertaining,leads out onto a calm, private terrace and private secure courtyard, with dinning al fresco. From the terrace you can access the 9m x 5m saltwater pool, further terrace and the gardens, woods and private lake. La Maison du Lac is an ideal property for families and couples alike. It has been beautifully renovated and is fully equipped and furnished to a high standard. The house is spacious, light, peaceful and surrounded by countryside and set in a petit hamlet. The lake is full of a variety of fish and guests are welcome to fish.|
|Unique benefits of property||La Maison du Lac is on the ‘route de vin’ which offers guests the chance to tour vin yards and sample local wines! However, if wine is not your thing you will find a market every day of the week offering a wonderful choice of fresh foods, from fruits and herbs to fresh seafood and locally produced olives! For a more active holiday there is also kayaking on the Dordogne and Gardonne rivers with several courses to suit all levels, cycling, horse-riding and tree fun parks to name but a few! If you love sitting on the beach then the Lac de Gurson at only 5minutes by car is the place to be. It has swimming with lifeguard, a beautiful large sandy beach set among forests, restaurants and bars, children’s play area, horse riding and much more.|
We are surrounded by wonderful vineyards, many of whom will happily give you a tour and a tasting!
Only a few kilometres away you will find the sandy beach of Lac de Gurson. Here you can swim, eat, play and relax.
There are many markets in the region on everyday of the week. We can give you all the information during your stay. During July and August there are numerous night markets where you can taste local products and mix with natives.
And if you are looking for good shopping you have quaint, historic Bergerac only 25 minutes to the south and beautiful. Charming, cosmopolitan Bordeaux 55 minutes to the west.
We have just returned from a fantastic one week stay at Maison Du Lac and it did not disappoint! We found that the photographs did not do the property enough justice, it was beautifully presented, comfortable and immaculate throughout. Upon arrival we were greeted by Tracey who was very friendly and able to offer us information about local spots to visit and good restaurants etc. (Information also provided within a folder in the gite itself). Tracey was also conscious of our privacy which we really valued, but on hand to help when and if needed.
The pool area and pool itself was tended to daily and was kept immaculate throughout our stay and the gates could be locked to prevent entry to ten water areas (lake and pool) which was extra peace of mind with a toddler!
The kitchen was well equipped with all bbq tools and enough crockery, cutlery and utensils to cook meals for us all (group of 6) and all the provided appliances worked and were in clean and good order. We also took advantage of booking the local chef which is a MUST! Excellent food and so reasonable!
We found that the gite was very well placed for exploring the nearby larger cities of Bordeaux and Bergerac but also for exploring some of the more rural villages.
The setting of la maison du lac itself is just idyllic, the pool overlooking the lake is all private for you to enjoy and is so very peaceful. We enjoyed spotting wildlife and saw deer in the garden of a morning which was lovely. Would book again!!
Thank you for this lovely review, it’s always great to hear that guests have had such a fabulous experience/ holiday. You are welcome back anytime.
The owners,Tracey and Rob were very friendly and helpful.
Their Gite was clean and spacious with a lovely pool which Tracey cleaned every morning.
We had a relaxing holiday swimming and fishing, surrounded by field after field of Sunflowers.
Thank you so glad that you had such a relaxing time.
Left on Jun 2, 2019 for a stay in May 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our family holiday all 7 of us plus baby Maxy and our Bennydog. Great communication from Tracey all the way through and very helpful with extra questions etc. A lovely welcome and informative. Beautiful location very quiet, perfect for all of us, fishing, golf local markets, vineyards much loved. House provides everything you need very well equipped. Couple of extras would be bbq tools, foil in kitchen, tables by pool for drinks, more storage in bedrooms for clothes, containers in kitchen to put leftovers in. These are not at all criticisms just helpful points we thought of as a family. Tracey and Rob thankyou so much for being such lovely hosts and showing us round your beautiful place......we will be back i’m certain...xx👍🏾❤️👶🏽🐶🥂🍷
Superbe séjour en Dordogne
La propriétaire Tracey est une personne très serviable et charmante qui nous a donné de bons conseils au sujet d'endroits à visiter etc. Le gîte est très propre et bien situé dans un endroit très calme avec une magnifique piscine et une superbe terrasse à l'extérieur. Nous étions 8 adultes et pour 8 la vaisselle était peut-être un peu trop juste mais nous avons pu nous débrouiller, idem pour le réfrigérateur. Le gîte est vraiment à conseiller. Nous y retournerons sans faute.
Un bon band d’amis, comme vous m’avez dit. Merci pour le review. Nous sommes très heureux que vous avez passé des bon séjour chez La Maison du Lac **** et vous avez eu un superbe repas avec notre chef.
Nous avons ajouté les vaisselle ;)
Welcome back anytime!