Spacious gite to let with pool, Dordogne - AD005982

10/10
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle (5km from Castelnaud-Fayrac), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD005982 Advertiser since: 10 January 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Vallee Vue Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2

About this property

Spacious Villa With Million Pound Views. This villa is in a village setting.

This spacious and well located house is set in its own grounds, elevated above the valley.
The views make you stop in your tracks! The large dining kitchen opens onto a large sitting room.

Type

Villa

Kitchen and dining

The kitchen has everything you need, a large, electric oven with halogen hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and plenty of surfaces throughout. Plenty of pots, pans and roasting/baking trays, china and glassware. there are T cloths in the drawer.
The kitchen table seats 6 and there is another dining table in the spacious sitting room.

Living rooms

The living room is spacious with comfortable leather sofas, with free to air UK satellite tv, French doors open out to the sunny garden.
Lovely wood burner for those colder evenings.

Bedrooms

One of the double bedrooms is on the ground floor next to a newly refitted modern bathroom with a walk in shower. Stairs lead to 2 further bedrooms, one double and one with 2 full size single beds.
These rooms share another newly fitted bathroom with walk in shower.
There is plenty of storage and all the linen and towels are provided including face cloths.

Bathrooms

2 modern newly refitted bathrooms with walk-in showers wash-hand basin and WC's

Heating

Central heating and the wood burner in the sitting room is great for those cooler evenings (if you can tear yourself away from the terrace).

Entertainment

Walking to the bakery, and stopping at the friendly bar for a coffee.
Wading in the shallows under the bridge over the River Dordogne.

Garden and outside

Outside the kitchen door is a dining terrace with barbeque and arguably the finest of Castelnaud's views, steps lead down to the large pool with loungers and parasols, pool towels are provided.

Lawns surround the house, great for kicking a ball or just lying in the shade to read.

The pool measures 10x5m and is secure with fence, locked gate and hedges.

Parking and garages

Plenty of parking available on site, off road.

Visitor suitability

Family, children of all ages, couples.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Private pool

Activities

Cycling

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Susan Lee

Happy Francophile, living the 'dream'

Year property purchased 2017
Why this location? A blissful place with views that never tire.
Unique benefits of property Private, yet walking distance from the Chateau at Castelnaud and the wonderful boulangerie in the village.

The Owner Recommends

Chateau de Castelnaud

Medieval castle, brilliant visits loved by old and young alike.
Bike hire in Castelnaud, lovely bike trails to ride.
Canoe or kayaking hire on the river Dordogne.
Hot air balloon trips, excellent experience.
Hiking on marked footpaths.
Chateau Milandes, learn about Josephine Baker her life, the French resistance and see birds of prey display.
The most visited garden in Perigord Les Jardins de Marqueyssac
Visit the historic town of Sarlat, famous for its medieval center and many gourmet restaurants. There is also a market on Saturdays and Wednesdays.
Nearby Domme classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France, positioned high above the Dordogne river, with magnificent views.
La Roque-Gageac is truly the perfect picture postcard village on the North bank of the Dordogne.
The village of Beynac-et-Cezenac is really photogenic, with its hilltop castle dominating the Dordogne river.

1 Review
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Phil R 30 May, 2018

This is a very pretty house set in a beautiful landscape; situated on the hillside close to Castelnaud La Chapelle, and as such, is afforded magnificent views. The house is surrounded by wildflower meadows and mature hedges filled with sweet scented wisteria trees.
Inside, the rooms are airy, light, cosy yet spacious. The décor and attention to detail in interior design was superb and flowed throughout the house and indeed to the outdoor fixtures and furnishings. Very pleasing to the eye and yet practical too. The furnishings were of a very high quality from the leather and oak of the lounge through to the luxe bedlinen and towels (note that these are included in the rental, unlike some others). The pool/dressing robes and matching towels were a lovely touch. The house was equipped with everything we needed and more besides.
The pool was delightful (cleaned daily) and it was a joy to sit out (May visit) listening to cuckoos and crickets, and have kites overhead, while higher still, small eagles soared. If you were quiet you may be lucky to have roe deer visit the meadow below. Truly idyllic.
Vallee Vue, apart from being a wonderful holiday home, is also a lovely base to visit the many tourist attractions; from caves, castles, pretty villages to riverside adventures (canoes etc)…..or merely stroll around the local lanes and enjoy nature; birds to butterflies, wildflowers etc. and a slice of the good life.
We can highly recommend Vallee Vue.t

Owner response

I am delighted to read your wonderful detailed and descriptive review. I would like to thank you very much for your kind comments, which are much appreciated. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here at Vallee Vue and would love to welcome you back maybe sometime in the future.