|Gite Le Bois Vert||Self Catering||Flexible||2||4||1|
Gite Le Bois Vert is set in the idyllic 'golden triangle' between Sarlat, Les Eyzies and Montignac in the sunny Dordogne area of South West France. The gite offers fantastic 2 bedroom accommodation with a beautiful garden with swimming pool and edge of village setting.
Guests have EXCLUSIVE use of the beautiful salt water swimming pool (open from May till end of September). There is also free parking outside the gite. It is a 2 minute walk into the village with its boulangerie, bar and restaurants. The medieval town of Sarlat is a 20 minute drive away, Les Eyzies is a short 10 minute drive, and the gite is centrally located to visit all the attractions, chateaux and both the River Vezere and Dordogne.
The gite is well insulated, modern and benefits from double glazing and underfloor heating.The kitchen is well equipped with the bonus of a WASHING MACHINE - always handy for family holidays. Bedrooms are light and airy with new microfibre duvets and pillows and luxury cotton bedlinen supplied. There is a large bedroom with double bed (with a King size duvet for extra comfort) and a smaller twin bedded room. There is also a cot and a highchair provided for baby, (Max occupancy is 4 PLUS A BABY). All towels supplied for your stay. There is a private terrace outside the gite, and sunbathing areas surrounding the pool, equipped with charcoal barbeque (buy your own), sunloungers, umbrellas and chairs and tables.
The owners, John & Lorraine live in the adjoining house and are available if required.
The living area adjoins a well laid out modern kitchen and dining area. There is a table with four chairs, a cooker, sink, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment and washing machine, alongside the usual kettle and toaster. There are plenty of plates and cutlery and some plastic items for using near the pool. There is a large bin for gite use outside and an under cover washing line.
A highchair is available free of charge.
You may also choose to dine outside and there are tables and chairs provided and a barbeque for your use.
This self-contained ground floor gite has a spacious living area with woodburner for the colder months, colour tv, DVD player and free wifi. There is a bookcase with a selection of books in English and a basket with tourist information and maps of the area, and a few games.
Recliner sofas and cosy throws allow you to relax indoors. There are patio doors leading out to the sun terrace and pool, with plenty of chairs, tables, umbrellas and a barbeque for your use.
If you book in low season, all wood is now included in the price, and Christmas bookings include a small, real, decorated Christmas tree.
There is a spacious bedroom with double bed and a smaller twin bedded room, ideal for children or other family members. A cot with mattress is available - just ask (although we ask you bring your own cot bedding)!
We have provided new microfibre soft touch duvets and pillows and all bedlinen is new and luxury cotton to ensure you have a comfortable, refreshing sleep. Plenty of storage for clothes and suitcases, a vacuum cleaner and ironing board and iron are also available. All bedding and towels are provided for your stay.
There is a large family bathroom with bath with shower over, and a heated towel rail.
The bathroom is fully tiled with good vanity lighting.
Good quality towels, a bathmat and non slip mat for inside the bath are provided for your use.
We are a Planet Friendly gite! The gite is well insulated and fully double glazed and benefits from electric underfloor heating in the colder months. Your gite price covers up to 10kW of electricity per day. As France is very expensive for electricity you will be billed over and above this usage to discourage having the heating on when frankly it is warm enough. The gite has a woodburner for use in the colder months, and will be supplied with fuel accordingly.
There is a massive HW tank providing enough very hot water for up to 2 large baths every day. There is an electric towel rail in the bathroom.
The gite faces south and in the summer the shutters can be used to block out the heat of the day.
We have recently installed flyscreens to some windows to allow windows to remain open in the very hottest months.
The village has a weekly summer market (Thursday morning). There is also a very good Sunday market in St Cyprien; just a short drive away. There is a bar and a couple of restaurants in Meyrals village and plenty of places to eat and drink in the area. There is a full tennis court and table tennis table free to use next to the church (bring your own equip).
There is also a 'scarecrow festival' (fete de epouvantails) at the end of July (last Sunday), followed by a large meal and fireworks to finish, and a Christmas market.
Locally, there are many music festivals, markets, places of interest too many to mention! please see our website www.giteleboisvert.fr for more details.
The Tour de France is often close by.
There are many activities close to Meyrals, including golf, horse-riding, cycling, canoeing, swimming, fishing, hot-air ballooning, and speleology amongst others.
There are many markets and evening markets in Sarlat and a wonderful Christmas market.
Outside, there are grounds of approximately 3 acres surrounding the property, including some private woodlands. If you listen at night you can hear the owls talking to each other! We frequently see red squirrels and occasionally deer in the garden
As we benefit from fantastic dark skies on clear nights you have wonderful views of the Milky Way, see the website for some starry night photos we have taken.
Parking is outside the gite within the property garden, and children are free to play whilst supervised in our secure fenced garden.
The pool area is fully tiled surrounded by lawns with some planted beds with local flowers and shrubs. We have provided garden chairs & table, loungers and parasols. There is also a charcoal BBQ for you to use.
We also have a small field with a couple of sheep and our neighbours keep a few hens. Naturally, as we have a large garden with trees etc, we have butterflies, bees, birds and other creatures visit us.
Private free parking is located just outside the gite front door.
All accommodation is on ground level with wide access doors.
There are no steps or stairs within the gite or at the entrance to the gite. There are stairs in the garden area with some steep walls. These areas are not suitable for children and we ask that you supervise your children at all times and especially near the swimming pool. It is not permitted to walk on top of the walls in the garden.
The gite is well equipped and popular with families and also couples.
The gite is located in a large garden, with a few neighbouring houses, on the edge of a small village. It is very quiet and tranquil and our guests frequently comment on the relaxed atmosphere. The gite is NOT suitable for parties of any kind.
A cot with mattress and a highchair are available if you require them. Just let us know.
Hi, I'm Lorraine. My husband John and myself are originally from Scotland (Renfrewshire) and we moved to Meyrals at the end of summer 2017 after searching for our ideal French home for a few years. As a retired police officer and land-based college tutor I now enjoy a more relaxing lifestyle and am learning French.
|Year property purchased||2017|
|Why this location?||We are located in a quiet, pretty village, but in the centre of most of the big tourist attractions in the area. You can enjoy the natural beauty of the Vezere and Dordogne Valleys, excellent for animal and bird lovers, artists and photographers. There are plenty of outdoor activities from river swimming, canoeing, walking, climbing, speleology, cycling and horseriding. Plenty of caves, chateaux and castles to explore; and of course fantastic food and drink and great weather - this area has it all!
Situated in the fabled 'Golden Triangle' of Sarlat, Montignac and Les Eyzies, Gite Le Bois Vert is a tranquil base to explore this fantastic area. We are on google maps if you want to check out our location!
|Unique benefits of property||With its own swimming pool and sun terrace this self contained, well appointed 2 bedroom gite is an ideal holiday destination. Set in a quiet location just 2 minutes walk to the centre of a small, charming French village with a bar, restaurants and boulangerie and just a short drive to some of the most beautiful locations in the Perigord.|
This fabulous large village market is bursting with fresh and cooked food and vegetables and non food items. There is a focus on local wines and produce including foie gras, truffles and walnuts. There are also many cafes and restaurants well placed to offer you refreshment should you feel ravenous after doing your shopping. Lots of parking, cash dispensers and toilets nearby.
Only a half hour's drive away, Lascaux is a must visit if you are in the Dordogne. Open from 9am till 7.30pm, you can easily spend 2-3 hours here, looking at the replica of prehistoric art. The museum is always busy and internet booking is advised. Go for an English tour to get the most of your visit, unless you speak very good French. Not really suitable for kids under 5 years old. Great option for when the weather isnt perfect.
Chateau de Beynac is perched on a hillside on the banks of the Dordogne. Well worth visiting for both the old town and the chateau, places to eat and drink. The chateau is open from 10am till 6.30pm and visiting will take about an hour. There is ample car parking at the chateau itself.
Hugging the banks of the Dordogne above a pretty little village is the Chateau de Castelnaud. Great if you like castles, medieval warfare etc. Great if you like pretty villages! Quite a steep walk and lots of steps, so if your unfit or have very young children this needs to be considered. Check their website, but they do swordfighting lessons for the kids, blacksmith demonstrations and trebuchet demonstrations from May onwards. Great views of Roque Gageac and the Dordogne river.
This Chateau which is just a few minutes drive from Gite Le Bois Vert is not usually open to the public, but the grounds are! And they are FREE! With large lawns, a water feature and ponds, a potager garden and small newly planted orchard they are ideal for a half day visit. For older children there is the fun of exploring the caves at the rear of the garden (perfectly safe and great fun). Great location for a picnic lunch or a half day filler. Located in the centre of the village of Campagne there is ample parking and a few restaurants.
The medieval town of Sarlat is stuffed with streets and lanes full of wonderful shops and eateries. But Sarlat is world famous for its produce market. Every Saturday and Wednesday from 8.30am till around 2pm there are stalls and traders filling the centre of the old town with local delicacies, crafts and fruit, vegetables and wine. From mid June till mid September there is also a night market from 6pm till 10pm, with street entertainment for all the family.
La Merenda is located a short walk from Gite Le Bois Vert in the village of Meyrals.
This unpretentious restaurant serves both locals and tourists to the area, and the food is cooked freshly from local ingredients (Try the veal with a bottle of Pecharmant wine). There is both indoor and veranda dining and if you simply want to sit and have a drink and watch the world go by, there is a bar tabac downstairs. They also do divine take away pizzas. Davide & Delphine both speak English if you are a little shy to speak French.
Really fantastic displays in a cracking modern building set into the living rock in the centre of Les Eyzies. Free parking, toilets and an outdoor view of Les Eyzies from the third floor to take your breath away. Well worth an hour to 2 hours if you are into prehistory. FREE entry first Sunday of the month!
The gite is very clean tidy has all equipment needed in the lounge, kitchen and bathroom. We found it very comfortable and a good size for two adults and two teenagers.
The pool was fantastic. It is a good size and never felt too cold.
The owners are very friendly and available and are more than happy to provide any advise for any questions you may have on local facilities or attractions.
The village location is great and has a bakery and a very good restaurant that even provides take away pizza. You will need to drive about 5km to surrounding villages/towns for a supermarket/shop but are very easy to find.
There are plenty of attractions, activities and things to do all within around 30 mins drive of the gite.
We would definitely go back.
Thanks so much for your review Colin,
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Gite Le Bois Vert and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
John & Lorraine