|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.
What a stunning gite! Beautifully equipped and tastefully decorated. There are four incredibly spacious bedrooms, two have en suites and the other two bedrooms share a bathroom. The bed was very comfortable and we slept so well. The lovely open plan lounge/kitchen/diner is lovely and light. The kitchen has everything needed for preparing food and dining at the gite. On one of the nights during our stay, on the owners advice, we had the advertised French chef prepare, cook and serve a stunning three course meal for us. Two members of our group are vegetarians and one a vegan and they were beautifully taken care of. The chef is very talented. Outside there is a covered seating area and BBQ for al fresco dining which leads on to the stunning outdoor salt water swimming pool. Below this is the fishing lake which is lovely to walk around. We spent a lovely evening one night in the local pub in St Martin de Gurson where we met lots of friendly locals, both French and English. Tracey and Rob, the owners, thought of everything to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable and were available to speak to whenever we needed advice. We will be back!
Thank you for your review. What a lovely family, so happy that you had a great time. You are welcome back any time.
We were so lucky to find such a beautiful, clean and comfortable gite in such a tranquil setting. The children loved the pool whilst the men enjoyed the fishing! The property was everything you could ask for and the weather was glorious. We had such leisurely warm evenings either sat by the pool, fishing or having a bbq. Thank you Tracey for your hospitality whilst being there if we needed you, but also giving us the privacy to enjoy our holiday.
Thank you for this great review, so glad you all had such a great time. If you have any good fish photos we would love to see them
Enjoyed a very relaxing hioliday, lovely location and very peaceful. Views over the lake very nice and lucky to see the resident Kingfisher. Good location from Bordeaux and some of the eastern bastille towns. Hope to be back again later in year
Thanks for the great review. Welcome back anytime.
I would recommend this fabulous accommodation and it’s
surroundings, has everything and more for your stay.
Owners friendly and helpful but at the same time value your privacy.
Thank you for your review. So glad that you loved our property, pool, lake and the surroundings. Hope to see you again.