Holiday let with private pool, rural Dordogne - AD005466

9.5/10
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

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: The Golden Carp Lake (goldencarplake.com)
Distance: 30 km

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. We have people nearby to help you if required or in an emergency.

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. As a lot of English speakers have settled here it's easier to be understood if your French isn't perfect (whose is?). The younger generation have now grown up and the English they learned in school is making them eager to try it out on visitors to the area, which is a great help. 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 and a cafe bar. Supermarkets and ATM's are in Chancelade (5km) and St Astier (7km) but most shops will take cards. Wild deer, 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.

Nearest Towns Market Days

Neuvic: Tuesday & Saturday
Périgueux: Wednesday & Saturday
Bergerac: Wednesday & Saturday
St Astier: Thursday
Riberac: Friday
Brantome: Friday
Sarlat: Saturday
There are many more but these are the biggest. Riberac is the favourite.

Annesse et Beaulieu area
The village of Gravelle is located in the heart of the scenic Dordogne region, only 10 km from Perigueux.
Nearby is the delightful medieval town of Brantome where you will find the ancient abbey founded by Charlemagne (742-814) reflected in the river with grassy banks on one side with restaurants overlooking the scene from the other, this town is a lovely place to spend the day. Take a boat ride through the town in the morning and after lunch you can shop for bargains and gifts through the towns little lanes.

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 when you book and a copy of this is 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 local treasures so we can pass it on for other guests to explore.

9 Reviews
9.5/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.6
  • Comfort: 9.4
  • Condition: 9.4
  • Facilities: 9.2
  • Local Amenities: 9.1
  • Setting: 9.6
  • Value for Money: 9.8
8.8 / 10 Mrs Basey 27 August, 2019

Peaceful location with lovely views of the gardens. The property is on one level and very convenient to the pool and eating area. The villa is close to many shops and supermarkets. The local market at St Astier is not to be missed and there are also many markets in the surrounding areas. We have stayed in the villa twice and would recommend it, the owner is very helpful.

8 / 10 HMcL 27 August, 2019

Pleasant holiday home, a little off the beaten track. Lovely pool.

Owner response

Thank you for your review, our clients always ask us
"Is it a private pool?"
"We need rest and relaxation, so is it quiet?"
We can honestly say that you will be able to rest here, we are not overlooked as the gardens are surrounded with trees, plants and shrubs. The pool is for your use only.
So a little off the beaten track is a good thing, as you can have your peace and quiet but know that there are activities nearby should you need them.

10 / 10 JackieM 26 August, 2019

This is a lovely villa with everything you could need provided. The owner, Paula, could not be more helpful and provides lots of information about the area and things to do. The pool is great, big enough to swim properly in, and great for cooling down, and there are comfy sunloungers and dining area outside to enjoy the warm weather. My teenage daughter was thrilled to be able to watch Love Island every night on the tv here. There are lots of beautiful and interesting places to visit close by-we enjoyed Brantome, the Grotte des Villars and the Roman ruins at Vesunna in Perigeux. The roads are quiet and scenic but you will definitely need a car-we had hired one from Bergerac airport which is less than an hour away. There is a huge Auchan supermarket 10 minutes drive away which sells everything. We found it hard to drag ourselves away from the villa, which is very private, not overlooked and really peaceful, making for a very relaxed and restful holiday. Highly recommended.

Owner response

Thank you Jackie, we aim to provide all the necessary information for our guests to enjoy their holiday by getting the best out of it with up-to-date information. We try and visit new places ourselves each year so we can report back for others to try - even our French neighbours haven't been to some places we have locally and use the information themselves. So if your daughter is still a fan of Love Island maybe we'll see you again next year! Paula

9.8 / 10 FamilyofV 30 July, 2018

We stayed at Les Fieux during one of the hottest weeks of the summer. The pool and the electric fans were extremely welcome. The owners were very helpful and the organisation of information excellent. We had a slight plumbing problem which was fixed very quickly allowing us to continue our holiday in peace. The property is very clean with everything you need including UK Sky TV! The house is in a residential area but the garden is not at all overlooked. We were a little conscious of our noise disturbing the neighbours (but there were no complaints!) The pool (which has an alarm) is a good size and salt water which is so much nicer for everyone’s skin. There is a huge supermarket in a shopping centre nearby and we would recommend a large delicatessen we found near that and several local markets with fresh local produce. We didn’t eat out much but there is good information on places to eat in the house info pack. We had a lovely stay here and may well be back as we want to see more of the area. Highly recommended.

Owner response

Thank you Kate for your wonderful review. We'd love to welcome you back but please book early as we have already started taking bookings for 2019!!
Paula