Holiday gite for 2 in rural Dordogne - AD005920

1km from Villefranche-du-Perigord, Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD005920 Advertiser since: 18 September 2017
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Summer Cottage Self Catering Flexible 1 2 1

About this property

Cosy Gite For Two. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

This cosy gite is an ideal base to explore the wonderful delights that the Dordogne has to offer. For a couple or a single person wanting to relax in peaceful surroundings and beautiful gardens, yet only 1.5 kms from the friendly local village, Villefranche du Perigord. one of the oldest and yet stunning Bastide Village. There are many shops - butchers, 2 boulangeries for fresh morning croissants and bread, 2 mini-marts, fresh deli, coffee shops, restaurants, atm bank, tourist office etc. Every Saturday there is a wonderful market with fresh local produce.
Tuesday evening is the 'Night Market' - an evening not to be missed! And the mobile Pizza van on Monday's is a huge hit with everybody!
An open plan kitchen/dining/living area with modern appliances and a snug bedroom and separate shower room with double sink and toilet.
There is an outdoor terrace and bbq area.
Private parking.
Monpazier is 12 kms away
Sarlat - 35 mins drive
Les Eyzies - 40 mins drive

Bergerac is our nearest airport - 50 mins drive.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Open plan kitchen/dining area has a gas hob and oven, fridge with a small freezer and a washing machine.

Living rooms

There is a sofa to relax on while watching the tv with English satellite.
Choice of books and games.

Bedrooms

3 steps down into the snug bedroom with a handmade double bed, wardrobe and drawers. Over looks the gardens on one side and the private terrace on the other side.

Bathrooms

There is a shower, toilet and 2 wash basins. Hand and bath towels are provided and also a hairdryer.

Entertainment

Tv, dvds books and games.

Garden and outside

A private tiled terrace, with bbq area and table, chairs and parasol.

Parking and garages

Ample private parking.

Visitor suitability

For couples or person travelling on their own.

Information about any additional facilities

On site facilities include a boules and badminton court with great views of the valley.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Villefranche du Perigord
Distance: 1 km

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 15 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Prats du Perigord
Distance: 4 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Lolivarie
Distance: 15 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Monpazier
Distance: 12 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 3 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Prayssac

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Villefranche du Perigord

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Prayssac
Distance: 15 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Tracy Scott

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? Stunning, quiet and a step back in time! There is so much to see and do in this beautiful region. Glorious markets with endless stalls of fresh local produce. Enjoying the many Night markets of many different stalls cooking a variety of local foods, selling of wines and breads, all you need to take are your knives, forks and napkins. Wonderful experience every time! Oh yes, I nearly forgot..... and the fantastic weather!
Unique benefits of property Peaceful. Beautiful gardens and fabulous scenery. Plenty of on-site facilities, so you needn't even leave the property! We have the most amazing summer sun sets and night skies filled with stars that just go on and on and on ....

The Owner Recommends

Sarlat

Sarlat-la-Canéda
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.

Chateaux Castlenaud

Castelnaud

Castlenaud
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.

Villefranche du Perigord

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, museum 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.

DOMME

Domme
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.

LA ROQUE GAGEAC

La Roque Gageac
A spectacular village carved into the cliff. The myriad of cobbled streets quaint shops and restaurants provide a perfect backdrop to a sail down the Dordogne and the perfect place for a refreshment as the sun goes down.

Rocamadour

Rocamadour
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.

Les eyzies

Les Eyzies
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!

Lascaux Caves

Lascaux Caves
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.

Marqueyssac

Marqueyssac
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.

Chateaux

Châteaux of the Dordogne
The Dordogne region has many of the finest castles in France, often in spectacular locations, and frequently surrounded by carefully manicured gardens with far-reaching views over the Périgord countryside. Many of the castles date from the turbulent times of the 12th-14th centuries and the wars between England and France.

Cycling

Cycling
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.