|L'Ancienne Ferme||Self Catering||Flexible||3||4||1||Childs bedroom between the lounge, bath and double|
Situated in a peaceful hamlet , this spacious stone built single storey converted farmhouse looks over 4000m² of private gardens, a lake on adjoining property and surrounding countryside yet remains within easy walking distance (approx 700 mtrs) of the picturesque village of Saint Jean de Cole with its restaurants, hotel, shop and Tourist information office.
Recently refurbished, the property retains its feature original beams and stone fireplace and has been tastefully furnished to ensure a comfortable peaceful holiday with plenty of space for 4 (plus an additional child).The lounge features a stone fireplace with log burner, tv with UK channels and comfortable seating. Free wi-fi broadband internet access is available.
There are two large bedrooms, one with a King size bed with limed beamed ceiling. The double bedroom room has a further room off with a single bed. (you enter the single bedroom to access the bathroom). The generous size bathroom has a walk in shower in addition to the bath.
The farmhouse style Dining kitchen with range cooker is fully equipped and leads to a further separate formal dining room.
Double French doors take you from the lounge to the upper patio which then leads to the 6mtr by 4mtr covered seating area, a terrace and barbecue area and on to the private lawned gardens. You may want to pick a peach, plum, pear, apple or a few cherries from the trees in the orchard or just sit and watch the wildlife including Deer, coypu, buzzards, squirrels etc that pass by the garden from time to time.
There is safe parking at the front of the cottage. The English owners will be here to welcome you and will always be close by if needed.
There are several Leisure lakes in the area with fine sandy beaches,fishing areas, cycle and walking trails.
There is a large kitchen - dining room with range cooker, fridge freezer, washing machine, 3 large dressers, microwave, etc, lots of storage and its fully equipped with nice china, cutlery, glassware, pots, pans and utensils.
There is also a formal dining room.
25 m² lounge with period fireplace, comfotable sofa and chairs. UK tv channels on flatscreen tv. Wi-fi/internet.
25 m² King size , 20m² double plus a single bedroom.
Family bathroom with walk in shower and full size bath.
The house normally stays warm enough during the holiday season but we can provide logs for the log burner in the lounge if required.
The patio outside the lounge leads to a 24m² covered seating area and a further terrace and barbeque area. Steps then leads to the 4000 m² of grassy garden space and orchard.
Safe parking directly in front of the house .
The house is single storey but has a couple of steps inside. There are a few steps down to the covered terrace and further steps lead down to the gardens. The garden slopes at the top but is fairly flat at the bottom.
Carolyn and myself have lived in France since 2004.
|Year property purchased||2014|
|Why this location?||We fell in love with the village of St Jean de Cole and the beautiful, peaceful surrounding countryside.|
|Unique benefits of property||The view over the garden and adjoining lake , especially as the sun is rising, is breathtaking.|
This year the village has again won the accolade of being one of France's top 100 most beautiful villages.
Walking and cycling opportunities abound. The Voie Verte is a 17km stretch of converted 19th century railway line that links Saint-Pardoux to Thiviers via St Jean. It’s great for summer cycling as it’s well shaded by oaks, pines and acacias. Dordogne Cycle Hire can provide a range of bikes Being the Regional Natural Park of the Perigord Limousin we are fortunate in having well signposted and maintained pathways with a choice of routes- some routes are signposted from outside the house. Maps etc at the Tourist information office in the village center.
We have a golden sand beach on a lake only 10 mins away. Surveillance during high season and a snack bar,free access and parking. We have some beach towels available.
Grotte de Villars
The Villars Cave, about 10 mins away by car, has original prehistoric paintings amongst the stalagmites and stalactites. Guided tours through part of the network take around an hour. The fairy tale Chateau de Puyguilhem nearby there is well worth a visit too.
There are numerous stables, the nearest is Equestrian Farm Hippocamp at Lempzours 0553 526199 just a 10 minute's drive away. The National Stud headquarters at Pompadour is about an hour's drive with a lovely race course and where you can tour the stables.
Brantome Police Horses have recently been voted No.1 Visitor Attraction for the Brantome Area . Canoes can be hire at Brantome for a trip down the river Dronne.
Markets and Vide Greniers (car boot sales and brocante/antique fairs)
There are general markets somewhere not too far away every day of the week. Thiviers is Saturday, Brantome Friday and Excideuil Thursday. Look out for the vide greniers which are normally Saturday or Sunday https://vide-greniers.org/24-Dordogne
Golf - at Excideuil , Perigueux and Limoges. There is an adventure park, Safari park, fishing........and 1001 Chateaux