|Les Volets Bleus Chez Mark & Sylvie||Self Catering||Flexible||3||6||1|
"Les Volets Bleus" at Aux Volets Bleus, as seen on the Channel 4 program A New Life in the Sun, is a pretty perigourdine cottage.
It is situated just a few minutes walk from the centre of the village of Rouffignac St Cernin de Reilhac, in the heart of the Périgord Noir, less than an hour drive from Bergerac or Brive airports.
In the village, you will find a local bakery, butcher, grocery store, traditional Sunday market, supermarket, restaurants and cafés.
It has all the modern conveniences whilst having all the charm and character of a cottage.
Tastefully decorated, the property is fully equipped with everything you will need for a relaxing holiday.
The ground floor is a light and airy open plan space with spacious kitchen dining area with a 6 seater dining table and chairs, cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dryer, microwave.
You will also find a sofa and tv area.
None, part of the living area downstairs
You will find "spacious bedrooms all with king size beds and wardrobes.
You will find a large family bathroom with walk-in shower, a bath, a sink and toilets as well as a towel heater and hair dryer.
The house has electric heaters included in the price of the rental.
The garden, terrace, outside kitchen and chill out area will be completely private and has the best view of the valley!
You can park your car on the property.
Of course, visitors are welcomed.
Cooking has always been a passion of mine. I remember as a child watching my mum cook and helping her prepare our family meals. I used to love when we had guests around for Sunday diner, we would plan the menu, prepare it together and I would always set the table with our best tableware
Over the years, I have fulfilled this passion by inviting friends and family over for a meal. I have also discovered that cakes and desserts are my real passion, especially pastry based ones.
So as our (holiday) guests we are pleased to offer you a daily set menu of traditional French home cooking. You can choose from our selection to share between you:
Two Course for 15 Euros per person
Three Course for 20 Euros per person
Children half price
All meals are prepared fresh with local produces. We ask for 48hr notice. If you have any dietary requirement or food allergies, please let us know.
Just over a year ago, we decided it was time for a new challenge and after spending some wonderful holidays here in the Perigord Noir, we moved to France in this beautiful region. <br/>Now our first gîte is ready and we can't wait to welcome our guests!
|Year property purchased||2015|
|Why this location?||We came in this region for our summer holidays and loved it straight away!|
|Unique benefits of property||"Les Volets Bleus" is a traditionnal cottage completely renovated with the best view of the valley|
For a relaxing family day out with a picnic, we enjoy going to our local "beach" at the Le lac de Tamnies
or a day at the water park Les étangs du Bos- Saint Chamassy where we all have a splashing day!
You could also explore the caves by boarding a train journey through la Grotte de Rouffignac- also called "la grotte aux mille mamouths" to see the art of hunters in prehistoric time at one of the largest caves of the region.
Take a walk on La Roque Saint Christophe- Peysac le-moustier and discover how men lived on the cliff face 80m high in prehistoric time in this beautifully restored troglodyte village.
The Dordogne is a region you can discover in so many ways. There are a thousand and one "châteaux" in the Perigord, so why not visit one or two during your holiday and let history unfolds Le Château de Castelnaud & Les Eyzies de Tayac is the one of the most beautiful of the region and le Château de l'Herm- Rouffignac is just a few minutes from your cottage.
Our traditional sunday morning market can not be missed where you can buy all of your local produces. Every Wednesday evening, during the summer, do not forget your festive and friendly invitation at Rouffignac Night Market where you can eat the best local food and meet the local producers, followed by musical entertainment where you can dance the night away.
For nature and sport lovers, many activities are offered to discover the Perigord in its natural beauty.
From miles of walk and mountain bike trails to horse trecking with Les Cavaliers de la Vézère- Sergeac, cliff climbing, zip trekking the tree tops at Accrobranche- " L'appel de la foret"- Thenon, or going caving you will definetely find many ways to enjoy yourselves.
Many rivers run through the whole Perigord , the Dordogne of course but also the Vézère just a few miles away. They played a key role in the transportation of goods in the past but are now a place for leisure activities :
Kayaking/canoeing is very popular, let yourself drift through picturest villages on the river Vézère like Les Eyzies, St Leon sur Vézère, La roque Gageac .
Swimming and fishing are also enjoyed along the river.