|Petite Maison de Fleurs de Cerisier||Self Catering||Saturday||2||4||1|
La Petite Maison together with La Maison de Fleurs de Cerisier (ref AD004966) are set in the heart of the Perigord Noir region of the Dordogne. They are ideally placed for visiting the many attractions of the Dordogne yet they are secluded and peaceful if you wish to relax.
The cottages share a 8.5m x 4.5m heated swimming pool (seasonal) and large terrace with sunloungers. Both are surrounded by charming woodland and beautiful countryside, 2 minutes from the pretty village of Saint Geniès - described by the Michelin Guide as the prettiest village in France.
Petite Maison de Fleurs de Cerisier is a two bedroom gite with a large open plan living area with kitchen and a separate dining area. It has a terrace ideal for al fresco dining, giving a stunning outlook of the pool and the gardens - ideally positioned for watching the children.
Modern high gloss white fitted kitchen with full size oven with grill, electric hob and extractor over, double sink and under counter cupboards.
Microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge freezer, pots and pans and other cooking utensils provided.
There is a separate dining room at a lower level which seats four with views outside to the terrace.
Sofa, two arm chairs, coffee table.
Flat screen satellite tv, dvd player, cd/radio.
Table football and various baby/children games available.
A double and a twin bedroom are located off the landing.
The twin bedroom has a velux window and restricted height of 6ft 4".
Family bathroom with toilet, handbasin, bath and shower over.
Heating is by electric heaters and is extra to the rental price - but this is not normally used by holidaymakers in the summer.
Set in one acres of land, Maison de Fleurs de Cerisier and Petite Maison share the pool and terrace. The rest of the gardens are laid to lawn with trees and shrubs etc.
There is a washing line provide for the use of guests.
The cottages are in the middle of the countryside with a number of other houses in the location and farmers fields surrounding.
Petite Maison has parking on the grass area to the rear.
Not suitable for those who are disabled due to the different levels and stairs.
Saint Geniès has a Sunday market with local produce, boulangerie, tabac, restaurant, supermarket, childrens' play area with picnic benches, 12th century church and fortified bell-tower dating from the 14th century.
Don't forget the Wednesday evening food market with local produce. This is a fun and tasty way to enjoy an evening out as you just grab one of the tables which are set up in the village and market traders provide everything from wine, starters, cooked meals and deserts!
The medieval town of Sarlat (the most famous town in the region) is only 10 minutes away with its beautifully restored old town and large selection of cafe/bars, gourmet restaurants and ice cream parlours. Renowned for its foie gras and truffles. The endless alleyways and cobbled streets full of charm and heritage are a pleasure to wander through.
My husband Richard is a Systems Manager, who enjoys doing DIY and has undertaken lots of work to the cottage.<br/>I work in HR and have helped with some of the internal and external painting of the cottage, but I prefer the interior design side and have enjoyed putting the soft furnishings together and deciding on the colour schemes.
|Year property purchased||2011|
|Why this location?||We have owned the cottages since October 2011. We fell in love with the pretty village of Saint Genies and were so lucky to find these cottages. We love the lifestyle and the laid back culture and being in the heart of the Dordogne. Our girls enjoy the fairytale castles and the boat trips along the Dordogne and Vezere rivers. Our particular favourite is Sarlat which is only 10 minutes by car, with its vast selection of cafe bars, all child friendly.
The Dordogne Marked Trails Network has become one of the best in the world. You can easily explore the whole Dordogne on foot, following the very well marked trails. They usually follow ancient paths used by traders more than a 1000 years ago. The trails will take you through medieval villages, giving you a chance to explore, have a bite to eat and grab a drink. There are many trails around St Genies and Sarlat.
In the Dordogne it doesn’t matter if you want to do an hours hike or a full day hike, the trails will take you there.
|Unique benefits of property||There's nothing better than enjoying a glass of red wine with some cheese and fresh baguette, sat outside on the veranda watching the sun set, once the girls have gone to bed or having a family bbq. It is such a peaceful and ideal setting, surrounded by beautiful countryside, you really do find yourself unwinding quite easily from the stresses of work and daily life back home.|
Local business within walking distance from the Cottages.
Has a lovely spa with an indoor pool and wine bar which does Italian cuisine.
Serve excellent typical French home cooked cuisine.
Popular lunchtime haunt for locals.
Set menus and a la carte.
Friendly staff serve rustic French food.
Children menu available.
Set in the narrow streets of Sarlat.