|La Borie Grande||Self Catering||Saturday||4||8||3|
This is a beautiful property, full of character, and beautifully furnished with a large heated Private Pool.
You have the feel of the 17th century, but all the upgrades and comfort of home. Ideal for those seeking total relaxation or fun filled outdoor activities.
So whether you are a couple on your honeymoon, friends on vacation, or a family wanting some quality time together, there is something for everyone to enjoy at La Borie Grande.
Set in 80 acres of secluded meadow and woodland, a safe and peaceful environment with large mature gardens surrounding the property on all sides with fantastic views over-looking the countryside. Shaded private terraces for outside dining with a stunning middle terrace with a pizza oven and bbq.
And even better, there is a large wooded deck projecting out over the valley with lovely views and comfortable furniture. Lounging out there after dark, watching satellites and shooting stars, with a back drop of the milky way and a glass of port in hand is wonderful!!
Hidden away behind a large hedge is the private and secluded, enclosed heated swimming pool area with also a beautiful oak Pavilion to relax inside from the heat of the day, or chilling out with a good book. Fruit and nut trees, honey suckle pergolas, lavender pathways, shaded hammocks ... all for you to enjoy, relax and explore!
Just a 15 min stroll to our local village, Villefranche du Perigord, with many shops,including cafes and restaurants, boulangeries for fresh morning croissants and bread, butchers, tourist office, mini-marts etc. One of the oldest and prettiest Bastide villages, dating back to the 12th Century, which still has its cobbled streets with tiny alleyways and large covered market square. 12 mins from Monpazier, 30 mins from Sarlat, Beynac, Les Eyzies and the Dordogne river. Great place for cycling and walking with quiet roads.
Bergerac Airport is 50 mins away with plenty hire car choice. Ryanair, Flybe, British airways fly into here.
The delightful kitchen feels like home from home and has all the modern appliances, including a large oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge, coffee machine, toaster, etc.
The french doors open out onto the breakfast terrace with an undercover seating area.
There is a separate cool laundry room which has a washing machine, fridge freezer, iron and board and ample shelf storage.
The very large, bright living area has a beautiful antique table and chairs, seating 8 comfortably, a piano, and a dresser.
There is also an inglenook fireplace, with a widescreen tv, dvd player and selection of dvds, games, books, 2 sofas and 2 armchairs.
This leads out onto the raised terrace which looks over the open fields, where the deer graze happily away!
4 large bedrooms.
Master bedroom with king size bed has its own en suite, double wardrobes dressing table and a fabulous view of the valley!
There is a further double bedroom which has a french relaxed feel about it. A stone wardrobe and drawers.
The 2 large bright twin bedrooms both have open views of the gardens and the beauty beyond. Wardrobes and dressing tables.
Plenty of space for adding 2 cots.
There is a separate shower room upstairs with a toilet and sink and a downstairs bathroom with a corner bath and double wash basins.
Large choice of books and games for both adults and children!
Selection of dvd's.
On site play park with swings, slide, sand pit, table tennis and trampoline.
Separate boules and badminton court.
The large mature gardens surround the property. Lavender pathways, climbing roses, smells of honeysuckle, fruit and nut trees. The gardens have been created to include many quiet places and seating areas.
There is a beautiful bbq and pizza oven terrace with a large table and chairs. A wonderful place to sit at night for Al fresco dining with candlelight or night lights, whilst listening to the sounds of the many tree crickets!
For families and friends wishing to spend quality time together.
Unfortunately due to the different levels, La Borie Grande is not suitable for wheelchairs.
The large heated private swimming pool, is fenced, hedged and gated. Totally secluded. Beautiful gardens and an oak pavilion to relax inside when you want to escape from the heat of the day!
Ample sun loungers with comfy cushions and parasols.
We moved here to the Dordogne 15 years ago with our very young children. We love every single day in this beautiful region. <br/>I love spending time with my family, in the garden, going on and exploring long walks and meeting new people.
|Year property purchased||2003|
|Why this location?||It is stunning. The quietness, the scenery and just a short drive from all amenities and attractions. So much to see and do! Only 1.5kms from our local friendly village which has 2 bread shops, mini-marts, butchers cafe shops and restaurants. Great place for cycling and walking!|
|Unique benefits of property||Hilltop location with gorgeous views. No roads, no noise. Starry nights that go on and on and on!! On site facilities to keep the kids amused while you relax and chill out!|
Starting from Vezac, you are taken with your canoe/kayak up the famous Dordogne river to your chosen distance. Then spend the day lazily rowing back down. Take your picnic and stop off at the many beaches or snack stops while gazing at the beauty of the castles and caves all around you!
We’re 1.5 km from Villefranche-de-Périgord, one of the oldest and prettiest fortified villages in the Dordogne, 12km south of Monpazier. The village has a good selection of shops, including two boulangeries, two butchers, three min-marts, cash machine, hairdressers, gift shop and tourist office.
There’s a weekly market in the square. Look out for the mushroom stalls – mushrooms and chestnuts are among the most highly prized local produce.
This medieval walled town has been the backdrop to many movies and is an outstanding example of 14th century French architecture. The many twisting and cobbled streets will inevitably lead you to a fabulous restaurant, chic boutique or magnificent spot to watch the world go by.
Sarlat’s main square plays host to a huge market for local produce – duck and goose confits and patés, goat and bovine cheeses, breads, walnut cakes, pastries, wines, brandies and aperitifs.
A magnificent walled medieval hill top village with fantastic views over the Dordogne valley. The spectacular grotto is well worth a visit and immerse yourself in the history of the Knights Templar and their close association with the village.
The village of Rocamadour is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has been an important pilgrimage destination for 1000 years. Today, it remains popular among tourists, who marvel at the medieval buildings hewn into the cliffside.
The UNESCO heritage site of Les Eyzies lies in the heart of the Vézère Valley, and can be counted among the area’s many notable prehistoric landmarks. It was near Les Eyzies that Cro-Magnon man (evidence of the some of the earliest homo sapiens) was discovered, along with cave paintings at Font de Gaume.
The town is small, with just 900 inhabitants, yet draws around one million visitors a year – so expect it to be busy!
In 1940, four teenagers discovered paintings on cave walls near the village of Montignac, which archaeologists believe are the oldest ever found, dating back 17,000 years. Although opened to the public in 1948, the Lascaux caves were closed in 1963 as modern pollution took its toll.
Today, Lascaux II and neighbouring Le Thot, provide visitors with a rare glimpse into the world of prehistoric man, with a walk-through replica of the original caves, plus an immersive experience of this truly remarkable story.
For more information see the Lascaux website.
A beautiful chateau with exquisite gardens overlooking the Dordogne valley and river. The walks around this magnificent house and its gardens are breathtaking, and to capture the romance try the Thursday evening candle lit, and stroll around and listen to the live romantic music wafting over the valley. Also, around the gardens are activities for children to become involved in and a great maze.
One of the most impressive chateau in the region, the Château de Castlenaud stands on a rocky outcrop in the heart of the Périgord Noir. From here, you can enjoy a panoramic view across the Dordogne Valley. Founded in the 12th century, the castle is a perfect example of a medieval fortress.
More information from the Château de Castelnaud website.
Exploring rural France on a bicycle is certainly the best way to see the pretty villages and catch a glimpse of rural French life.
The Dordogne really excels, with fields of sunflowers that stretch as far as the eye can see, attractive woodland, meandering riverside lanes, and astonishing viewpoints that were made for leisurely picnics.
For information about routes and bike hire, see the Aquitaine Bike website.
Excellent house with most amenities and facilities. Very helpful on site English owners. A bit pricey when compared to similar properties but all in all, good value for money. Local town has all basic needs. Larger supermarket about 14 miles away. Quiet area with empty roads but 25 mile drive to major Dordogne attractions which can become tedious. However, very good restaurants in Daglan -15 miles and Monpazier -11 miles.
Would consider a return trip sometime, so recommended.