Holiday let with private pool, rural Dordogne

9.7/10
5km from Annesse-et-Beaulieu, Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD005466 Advertiser since: 27 April 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Les Fieux Self Catering Saturday 3 5 1

About this property

Beautiful 3 Bedroom Villa With Private Pool. This villa is in a rural setting.

Private salt water pool, terrace with al-fresco dining area and bbq, and a very large, enclosed private garden laid to lawn surrounds the property - ideal for ball games! On-drive parking.

Inside you will find all the comforts of home. The villa has Sky/Digital tv/dvd/cd player, wi-fi, i-pod dock/charger, cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, clothes dryer, kettle, toaster, iron, hair dryer and a beer and wine fridge!

Dining seating for 8, lounge seating for 5, sleeps maximum of 5.
1 x double bed, 3 x single beds.
1 bathroom with separate wc.

Linen and towels provided. Fans in lounge and bedrooms to keep you cool. Central heating and log fireplace for cooler days and romantic nights.

Type

Villa

Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen with all the utensils you need to prepare your meals or have a bbq on the terrace with cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, (washing machine, clothes dryer and a beer and wine fridge in the garage), kettle, toaster, iron.

Lounge dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 5 and electric radiators. Floor-standing fan.

Living rooms

Living room has 2 x 2 seater sofas and a chair with tv, coffee table and log fire with electric radiators and a fan for those hot, sultry nights.

Bedrooms

1 x double bedroom, 1 x twin bedded room and a 3rd bedroom with a single bed. The double room is furnished with fitted wardrobes and bedside tables and lamps, electric radiator, fan for hotter evenings and a lazy chair.
The twin room also has fitted wardrobes and a bedside table and lamp, electric radiator and floor standing fan, the 3rd bedroom has a single bed, bedside table, lamp, table top fan and electric radiator and houses the wi-fi, computer and printer.

Bathrooms

The bathroom has a full bath with over bath shower and curtain and window to let in the natural daylight. The vanity unit houses the sink and full mirrors with plenty of storage behind and underneath. We also leave a selection of toiletries in the villa for your convenience for those who have a limited weight allowance on their flights!

The wc is separate.

Heating

Full electric central heating and a log fire for those cooler nights out of season or a bit of romantic ambience.

Entertainment

We have a selection of music cds and film/programme dvds, along with a cupboard full of games and jigsaws to keep you occupied.
There is also a selection of pool inflatables and garden toys in the small shed at the bottom of the garden.

Garden and outside

Private salt water pool, terrace with al-fresco dining area and bbq, and a very large, enclosed private garden laid to lawn with flowers, flowering shrubs and hedges surrounds the property - ideal for ball games! On-drive parking.

The pool area is in the sun all day.
Seating at the al-fresco dining and bbq area is provided with covers and a retractable canopy for shade should you need it.

Pool towels are also provided for your convenience.

Sun loungers have covers for your comfort.

Parking and garages

We have ample on-drive parking with gates for complete enclosure and there is a garage attached to the villa which holds the washing machine, dryer and beer and wine fridge! There is a small shed at the bottom of the garden for children to play in and to store all the pool inflatables.

Visitor suitability

This is a no smoking property and we can take pets from time to time so please ask.
The villa is not suitable for people with mobility problems, however as the villa is on one level we can accommodate you if you are able to step into a bath for a shower.

Information about any additional facilities

As the villa is in a semi rural location, on a long cul-de-sac, there is a forest surrounding the nearby area and a pleasant walk can be had along the pathways that run through it. These can be accessed by walking to the end of the road.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Pas des Anglais
Distance: 3 km

Cycling

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Saltgourde golf course
Distance: 5 km

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Voie Verte 5kms away - lovely walk along the river and canals leading into Perigueux and beyond

Watersports

About the Owner/Advertiser, Ms Paula Griffiths

Since we purchased our property we have successfully rented every summer - and sometimes winter too. We regularly check the villa to make sure everything is in perfect working order to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Year property purchased 2009
Why this location? We chose Dordogne after arriving at Bergerac airport to go house hunting and were amazed to see all the fields of sunflowers in full bloom from July - September. Plus as a lot of English speakers have settled here it's easier to be understood if your French isn't perfect (whose is?). The area has lots of historical places to visit including the Lascaux caves, chateaux, wine cellars and vineyards, along with local sporting activities golf, fishing, cycling, pony trekking or walking - you can do as much as you like or as little as you want.
Unique benefits of property Situated on a quiet road, peace and privacy is offered at our comfortable villa set in the Dordogne countryside of the Perigord Blanc. We have a private salt water pool with a spacious garden suitable for al-fresco dining with a bbq area. The villa is within walking distance of the village of Gravelle, which has a bakery, butcher, bar and a small, pretty restaurant. Supermarkets and ATM's are in Chancelade (5km) and St Astier (7km). Wild deer, otters, falcons and eagles have been seen in the surrounding woodlands and meadows. Lots of birds visit the garden which is planted with flowers, flowering shrubs and hedging for your complete privacy. Fully equipped with wi-fi, ipod doc, a log fire and central heating for cooler days, Sky tv, cd/dvd player, kettle, toaster, clothes dryer, cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, iron, hair dryer, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, wc, double beds (1), Twin room with 2 single beds and a single room, dining for up to 8, lounge seats 5, Sleeps 5.

The Owner Recommends

Things to see and do

Perigueux is the proud owner of the largest cathedral in south western France.
The Romanesque Cathedrale St-Front was only completed in the 19th Century when the architect Paul Abadie oversaw the restoration of the building.
Around the cathedral you will find a number of winding lanes from the 15th and 16th Centuries. Follow them down to the pedestrianised Rue Limogeanne and you will find where the locals have been doing most of their shopping since the Middle Ages.
Today it is still a major market town on Wednesdays and Saturdays when people come from all over the region to display their goods and browse for the latest bargains.
The local specialties are truffles, fois gras and pies.
Gravelle area
The village of Annesse et Beaulieu is located in the heart of the scenic Dordogne region, only 10 km from its capital, the city of Perigueux.
Nearby is the delightful medieval town of Brantome where you will find the ancient abbey founded by Charlemagne (742-814).
With its soaring campanile this is one of the most elegant medieval and Renaissance buildings in the Dordogne, complete with caves used by the monks as kitchens and cellars.

We provide a full information pack which is sent to you when you book and a copy of this is also kept at the house along with tourist information of useful things to do, see and where to eat. We also ask our guests to leave information about their favourite places to recommend to future guests.

4 Reviews
9.7/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.8
  • Comfort: 9.8
  • Condition: 9.5
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 9.8
  • Setting: 9.8
  • Value for Money: 10
8.8 / 10 maximomarc 28 August, 2017

We've two young boys (10/11) and look for a quiet, restful 2 weeks in warm weather. With other holidays full of activities, this summer holiday is about lazing and relaxing.
Les Fieux ticks all the boxes for us, and we've liked it that much we've stayed there (for 2 weeks in August) for the past four years.
The villa is very accessible, sits in a quiet residential area, and is within a few miles of a huge Auchan hypermarket. It has a nice feel to it. It's clean, light and airy, well proportioned, and benefits from those few extra home comforts like UK TV and and some decent wifi. Washing machine and additional fridge capacity is in the garage, which is handy for storing the roof box. Big garden, not overlooked. Pool is unheated, but is a nice size, well maintained, and a welcome cool-down when the weather is hot.
The owner is great. Very efficient and friendly, and responds to emails/deals with any issues very quickly.
Recommended!

Owner response

It's been a pleasure to have Marc and his family stay at Les Fieux for the past 4 years, they have looked after our house as if it was their own and they have even made suggestions for improvements, which we always try to implement or provide for all our clients to enjoy.

10 / 10 vdbs6 16 August, 2017

Les Fieux is peacefully located in a little village, private garden with great salt water pool. Accommodation is fully equipped with everything you need, so comfortable and homely and beautifully clean and fresh. Lots of beautiful places to visit, canoeing is great fun in Brantome, a local village. Great supermarkets within 20min drive.
Owner is English and is exceptionally helpful and very prompt replying to emails. We'll definitely be going back!

Owner response

Thanks Vanessa, It means a lot to us that we are getting it right and we'd love to have you back.

10 / 10 Sarah G 9 August, 2017

Lovely home from home with everything we needed set in a beautifully peaceful area. The added luxury of the pool on a hot summer's day was a God send. Supermarkets and petrol station 10 minutes away. Within an hours drive of many attractions- castles, canoeing, caves, Cathedrals, pretty French towns... Paula's communication from booking to arrival has been exceptional. She answered all of our questions before we'd even thought of them. We would definitely recommend this property and look forward to revisiting sometime in the future.

10 / 10 Luke S 17 July, 2017

We've just returned from our stay at Les Fieux, and I'm delighted to say that the stay was a pleasurable one - we spent a week at the cottage, which gave us just enough time to explore the local area although in some ways I do regret only making a one week trip given the 680 mile drive to get there!

Facilities were good - the hob and oven worked well, the pool was plenty big enough for our party of four, and the local area was most pleasant. Immediate facilities are a little thin on the ground so I'd not recommend visiting without the use of a car, but Perigueux is only around a 15 minute drive way, and a very good selection of supermarkets and shops around half that in the industrial park, it's really not much of a gripe.

The best praise of all however has to go to Paula. She made sure that we understood instructions pertaining to the stay, and provided helpful information throughout the lead up to the holiday.

Overall very satisfied with our stay at Les Fieux.

Owner response

Thank you very much for your review. We aim to help people enjoy their stay as much as possible by providing a full information pack on how to get the most out of their holiday. Maybe next time we'll see you for two weeks! Paula