|Le Chataignier||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||2|
A Beautiful French stone barn with it's original oak beams, filled with charm and character and uniquely renovated into a home from home property. Private swimming pool which is fenced, hedged and gated for total security and peace of mind! Within the pool area, there are ample sun-loungers and parasols and a beautiful oak pavilion when you want to escape undercover from the sunshine!
Spacious rooms with wonderful views. Private terraces with BBQ area for alfresco dining and relaxing under the oak pergola covered with a beautiful trailing campsis vine.
Within the large gardens which are beautifully maintained, there is a great kids park with swings, slide, enclosed trampoline, sand pit and table tennis.
Also hammocks to snooze in, boules court and badminton area with wonderful views, the gorgeous weather, peace and quiet, no roads and fabulous places nearby to visit.......... what more could you ask for!
Set in 80 acres of private land with woods and meadow land.
Villefranche du Perigord, our beautiful Bastide Village with its cobbled covered streets, large covered market square and tiny alleyways is steeped in history and it is only 1.5kms away. There are many shops, including boulangeries, for your fresh, warm bread and croissants, butchers, coffee shops, restaurants, mini-marts, tourist office, bank etc.
Every Saturday morning is the local food market with really fresh, tasty produce.
Monpazier is 12 kms away
Sarlat - 35 mins drive
Les Eyzies - 40 mins drive
Bergerac is our nearest airport - 50 mins drive with plenty of choice of car hire
The large and bright country style kitchen with dining table and chairs is fully equipped with all modern appliances. Oven, hob, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, toaster, washing machine, dishwasher etc.
The French doors lead out onto the side terrace, with a built in BBQ under a pergola covered in a beautiful trailing campsis vine and this part of the garden is edged with hazelnut trees where the family of red squirrel live!
The large and wonderfully cool sitting room has a wood burning stove, open stone work and a tiled floor. There are ample comfortable sofas and armchairs, tv with English channels and dvd player with a large selection of dvds, books and games.
The french doors lead out onto the raised terrace, gardens with hammocks and the private pool area.
The property provides one double bedroom with a king size bed, double wardrobes and looks out onto the hazelnut trees which are visited by the family of red squirrels!
The two twin-bedded rooms (cot available), are bright and airy with high ceilings, wardrobes, and chest of drawers and look out over the weeping willows and swimming pool.
Upstairs bathroom with bath, washbasin and wc and a separate shower room downstairs with shower, washbasin and wc.
There is a great well equipped play park with swings, slide, ladder, enclosed trampoline, sand pit and table tennis table.
A separate boules and badminton area and swing ball.
The 10m x 5m swimming pool is a perfect place to have fun, relax and sunbathe in a large enclosed area with landscaped gardens, beautiful oak pavilion and amazing open views of the countryside.
Ample sun loungers and parasols.
For families looking for safety for their children as there is so much space to enjoy and no roads passing through!
For couples and friends to enjoy the french slower pace of life!
Wi-fi Internet access
Bedlinen,house towels and pool towels, gas and electricity included.
Smoking outside only.
Sorry no pets.
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?||Beautiful and peaceful location. Stunning views.|
|Unique benefits of property||Hilltop location. No roads. Peaceful.|
Great way to spend the whole day. Fill your picnic basket, grab your sun hat, glasses and sun cream and gently row down the famous Dordogne river whilst admiring the beautiful Chateaux and caves!
There are so many wonderful castles to visit. One of my favorites is at Beynac. The view alone from here is so beautiful! With walkways and shops, cafes and restaurants it is a real hit for all the family.
You could visit a different night market each night of the week! Local food and produce is prepared and cooked right in front of you. Choose your table and select your wine and enjoy a very typical french evening - you wont be disappointed!
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.