4 * holiday let with pool in Dordogne village - AD005816

8.8/10
2km from Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil , Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD005816 Advertiser since: 7 November 2017
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La Fermette Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2 A cot can be added to each if the 3 bedrooms

About this property

Beautiful Spacious Stone Cottage, Riverside Setting. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

La Fermette sleeps 6 in comfort and is one of 3 beautiful properties at Le Banquet.

Karen & Rob welcome you to their charming, 200 year old ensemble of luxury 4 star Perigordine houses nestling deep in the Vezere valley.

In the heart of the Dordogne, on the edge of the world famous village of Les Eyzies and in a beautiful setting, these charming houses have been lovingly restored preserving their character with the use of oak beams & sandstone walls.

Each well equipped home has all modern comforts including WiFi, UK satellite TV, DVD player, Nespresso coffee machine, along with their own terrace complete with BBQ & garden furniture.

A pretty river runs through the 4 acre estate and helps make the extensive grounds and stunning gardens an ideal place for relaxation with ample shade provided by apple & pear trees. The large swimming pool & toddler's pool are positioned to gain maximum hours of sunshine.

Children are well catered for with acres of space to play football, cricket or rounders and a play area with swings, slide, basketball net & boules court.

The well equipped games & information barn houses: table football, table tennis, pool table, lots of board games, toddlers toys, DVD library and so much more including a local area information centre.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The spotless and spacious kitchen has old oak beams and stone walls and is equipped with all modern conveniences including a Nespresso coffee machine and everything you could possibly need to prepare your meals – a real home from home.

A large dining table seats 6 in comfort and being open plan, you can drink and chat whilst dinner is being prepared.

We provide for you, starter Nespresso pods, tea bags, sugar, spice rack full of different spices, salt & pepper, olive oil, vinegar, foil, cling film, freezer bags, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, bin bags, all cleaning materials etc.


Living rooms

Large oak beams, stone walls and wooden floor, the stunning living room is tastefully decorated and indeed comfortably furnished, a wonderful room in which to kick back and relax.

Plenty of seating, coffee tables, library of books, DVD player, UK satellite TV with large flat screen TV, making it a great family room.

The door from the living room leads onto the riverside terrace for outside living.

Bedrooms

On the first floor you will find two large pretty beamed bedrooms both with twin beds, wardrobe, chair, chest of drawers, bedside cabinet with bedside light. All you have to do is chose between the room that looks out over the river and field beyond or the courtyard with it’s beautiful gardens.

These two rooms share a modern clean bathroom.

The enchanting en-suite master bedroom with it’s breath-taking carpentry on the floor above has a king-size bed with bedside cabinets and bedside lights, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Why not take 5 minutes and sit in the armchair which overlooks the courtyard and gardens.

Bathrooms

The two twin bedrooms on the first floor share a modern, tiled, spotless bathroom with a bath and full height shower.

The master bedroom has it’s own en-suite modern, tiled, spotless bathroom with a bath and full height shower.

There is a separate toilet on the ground floor

Heating

Electric

Entertainment

On Site Facilities:

* Large pool with plenty of sun beds, umbrellas, tables & chairs
* Toddler’s splash pool
* Games room with table football, pool, table tennis, darts & much more
* Children's play area with swings, slide, basketball net and boules court
* Acres of open space for rounders, cricket, football etc
* Help yourself to the herbs from the herb garden
* WiFi
* Fishing in the river
* Information centre with lots of books and local area information
* Dvd library for all ages.

Garden and outside

A pretty river runs through the 4 acre estate and helps make the extensive grounds and stunning gardens an ideal place for relaxation with ample shade provided by apple & pear trees. The large swimming pool & toddler's pool are positioned to gain maximum hours of sunshine.

Children are well catered for with acres of space to play football, cricket or rounders and a play area with swings, slide, basketball net & boules court.

The well equipped games & information barn houses: table football, table tennis, pool table, lots of board games, toddlers toys, DVD library and so much more including a local area information centre.

Parking and garages

There is plenty of parking in the car park at Le Banquet.

Information about any additional facilities

Cottage Facilities:

* Private terrace with bbq & garden furniture
* SatelliteTV with all UK free to air channels and DVD player
* Books & games
* Washing machine, dishwasher, microwave & Nespresso coffee maker
* Baby equipment - cot, bedding, high chair, monitor, changing mat, stair gates etc
* Hand soap, washing up liquid, cleaning materials, bin liners, foil, dishwasher tablets etc
* Tea towels & washing up cloths & brush
* All bed linen, a bath and hand towel for each person,
* Hairdryer
* Loo rolls

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

  • Splash pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Les Eyzies
Distance: 2 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Catfish, carp,
Name of nearest fishing location: River Vezere or Tamnies Lake
Distance: 2 km

Fishing on-site

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de la Marterie
Distance: 13 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Fonluc
Distance: 4 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 5 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Bergerac

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: La boucle de Gorge d’Enfer – Les Eyzies de Tayac Sireuil GR6

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Bergerac wine Tours
Distance: 45 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Karen Harrison

Rob & Karen offer the very warmest welcome to the start of a simply magical holiday at Le Banquet in the beautiful Dordogne. We have lived here for almost 14 years, never happier than when outdoors after spending many years commuting on planes, trains and automobiles!!

Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? After holidaying in the Dordogne in 2003 we fell in love with the blue skys and outstanding natural beauty of the area and just a year later we were living here!! As we drove down the driveway to view Le Banquet, it took our breathe away and we knew we were home. Oh and the warm weather helps!!
Unique benefits of property We were voted The Guardian newspaper's "10 of the best family self-catering holidays in France".
Idyllic riverside setting, extensive 4 acre grounds with stunning gardens.
Awarded 4 stars by Dept du Tourisme of the Dordogne.
Large 40ft x 20ft swimming pool and todddlers splash pool.
Fully equipped games and information barn.
Unbeatable location in the golden triangle!!

The Owner Recommends

Font de Gaume Caves

Just 500 meters away from Le Banquet you can visit the Font de Gaume caves a UNESCO World Heritage site which have 20,000 year old original cave paintings - a wonderful experience.

Canoeing the Dordogne and Vezere Rivers

From our own experience, one not to missed is canoeing (or kayaking) down either the Vezere or Dordogne rivers - take along a picnic, pick up your chosen craft, oars and safety vests and off you go, drifting downstream to a preselected destination where you will be picked up and returned to your parked car.
The Dordogne valley passes beneath several famous chateaux including Baynac and Castelnaud, and drifts through the eye-candy village La Roche Gageac. - simply delightful.

The Medieval Town Of Sarlat

Just 20 minutes drive - one of the finest examples of a medieval town in France. The centre of the town is truly picturesque with more listed buildings than any other town in Europe, all of which are beautifully preserved. Market days (Wednesday and Saturday) are well worth a visit and an evening visit is a must as all the old town is lit up.
During July and early August, there is a theatre festival and throughout the summer you can watch the street entertainers and musicians who perform in the streets of the old town whilst sitting outside a cafe with a glass of wine or beer.

Chateaux & Castles

The Perigord is the home of 1001 chateaux, many of them open to the public our favorites being Castelnaud and Chateau des Milandes (the home of Josephine Baker). Le Banquet is within 30 minutes drive to over 10 of these wonderful chateaux.

Wine

Being perfectly located for the wine regions of Bergerac, Cahors and on the door step of both St Emilion and Bordeaux. Sample fine wines rarely found outside of France and don't miss the Château de Monbazillac.

Night Markets - Marchés Nocturnes

Every evening in a different village throughout July & August there is an evening market - Simply turn up and grab one of the tables which are set up in the market squares. Market traders provide everything from wine, starters, cooked meals and deserts some of the produce sold comes from local farmers and producers and is typical of the region. Then dance the night away to the live band - a great night out also enjoyed by all the locals.

Lascaux 4 Caves

The amazing new replica of Lascaux caves was opened in 2016. Using state of the art technology this visit is more interactive and more interesting than ever before.
The stunning new building costing over 60 million Euro has been made to blend into its surroundings and is fully wheelchair accessible. Children love it here too!
Book an English speaking tour online online at www.lascaux.fr

Hanging Gardens Of Marqueyssac

Set on a plateau overlooking the Dordogne river and valley, these stunning gardens that have been featured on BBC 2's Gardeners World are a great place to visit for the whole family. Children will love running through the parkland and playing in the play areas. During July & August every Thursday there are candlelit evenings with jazz music, take a picnic and enjoy a new experience. www.marqueyssac.com

Village de Bournat theme park

A family day in the 1900's, this village, carefully reconstructed down to the smallest detail, brings us back to the good old days, where yesteryear’s traditions, crafts and craftsmanship join together to form a real art of living “à la française”. It's a wonderful experience, old school house,old church,working windmill,old fashioned fair ground, animals, crafts - a fabulous day out!!

Saint Leon sur Vezere

Probably our closest 'Beau village de France' and one not to be missed. Beautiful, calm, quaint, on the banks of the river Vezere. Sit and watch the canoes go by whilst enjoying a glass of wine or a picnic lunch.

Rocamadour

One of the most visited sites in France a must see. Stunning architecture, the village clings to the hillside. Kings of France have been crowned here and it is one of the key pilgrimage points on the route to Santiago. A total of 7 churches are located on the religious level. There is also an excellent wild bird sanctuary (Rocher des Aigles) and children also love the monkey forest (Foret de Singes).

Sarlat Cycle Track

The former railway line between Sarlat and Souillac has been restored and tarmacked and now provides an excellent cycle and walking track. It runs for around 22km, often by the river, and is ideal for families as it is free of cars and is relatively flat.

Aerial Parks

If you fancy swinging through the tree tops, then there are 2 aerial parks just the other side of Sarlat. The biggest, the Foret d'Ecureuils has 120m of slides The complex is divided into different zones, from young children through to adults.

The Bastide Of Dome

Another 'plus beau village de France, is perched on the cliff tops overlooking the Dordogne Valley, the medieval Bastide of Domme is one of the treasures of the Dordogne. The views down the valley are stunning and you will feel very much part of history as you walk around the streets. Market day is on Thursday.

La Roque St Christophe

One of the most incredible attractions in the region, a UNESCO World Heritage site, La Roque St Christophe is a 1km long cliff, 80m high with 5 enormous galleries. Since troglodyte days, it has been a place of safe refuge. You get to see how the city was arranged and there are working replicas of the lifts which were needed to bring supplies up the cliff face.

Tamnies Lake & Beach

Etang De Tamnies is a 15 minute drive from Le Banquet - a pretty lake with 5000 square metres of fine sand beach. Ideal for younger children; great for building sand castles, sunbathing, swimming and fishing. Life guard supervised. Only 2 Euro entry fee - a family favorite!!

Boat trips along the Dordogne

If canoeing is a little too energetic for you then why not take a boat trip along the Dordogne on a Gabare. These are the traditional river boats used in the Périgord region to transport food and wine in the 18th century. Sit back and take in the five beautiful chateaux along the banks of the Dordogne.

1 Review
8.8/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 8
  • Facilities: 8
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 8
8.8 / 10 JohnA 4 July, 2018

A very nice property near a small town / village location, ideal if you want something fairly rural, with close by activities, shops etc. Lovely garden & swimming pool, with a stream/small river running close by the property.