Spacious holiday farmhouse in rural Dordogne

Saint-Privat-des-Pres (2km from Saint-Aulaye), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD006235 Advertiser since: 9 March 2018
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La Maison Catalpa Self Catering Saturday 4 12 3 We have two travel cots

About this property

French Farmhouse, Sleeps 12. Pool, Jacuzzi. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Maison Catalpa is a traditional 17th century farmhouse which can accommodate up to 12 people in its four south facing bedrooms all overlooking the grounds, making it the ideal home for families holidaying together or large groups.

We are family friendly and have a great range of toys, books, play equipment and bikes for adults & children of all ages. We are located in a semi rural area just outside of St Aulaye. The house is located minutes away from riverside beaches, beautiful villages and fields upon fields of golden sunflowers.
Also on site;
Two acres of private grounds,
Swimming pool,
Jacuzzi,
Outdoor games,
Beautifully styled bedrooms, two with en suite,
Family bathroom,
Large fully equipped farmhouse kitchen,
Family/group living room,
Games room and library,
Utility with washing machine.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Family farmhouse kitchen/dining area
A spacious room with a farmhouse dining table with seating, large gas 5 burner range cooker, full height fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, coffee machine. Equipped with a comprehensive range of cookware and dinnerware.
Log burner for the milder months, with comfy seating around the fire.

Living rooms

Large communal lounge
A spacious South facing room overlooking the terrace, very bright and cheerful.
Equipped with comfy sofas and chairs, occasional tables, tv (English channels) with dvd player, NetFlix, docking station for IPod /MP3.
Log burner for the milder months.

Bedrooms

Four good size South facing bedrooms ~ two family/group rooms which run the full depth of the house and are en suite.

Bedroom 1: large family room. Sleeps 4.
Exposed oak beams to the vast vaulted ceiling.
Double bed, two full size single beds.
Handcrafted oak hanging rail, large chest of drawers and bedside tables with lighting. Seating area.
En suite bathroom with an extra wide shower encompassing an Italian style rainfall shower, modern vanity washbasin unit & wc.

Bedroom 2: Double room. Sleeps 2.
Double bed. Presented with a matching set of French style Louis V bedroom furniture.

Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom. Sleeps 2. With two full size hand painted single antique French beds. Pine bedroom furniture.

Bedroom 4; large family room, sleeps 4.
Exposed oak beams.
King size bed, full size single bunk beds. A very large French hand painted armoire and antique cupboard. Seating area. En suite bathroom with bath and shower over, white vanity unit with washbasin & wc.

Bathrooms

Large family bathroom
A large and bright bathroom with original exposed oak beams to the vaulted ceiling.
Encompassing a full size bath with hand held shower over, walk in Italian style rainfall shower with drying area, modern vanity washbasin unit with storage & wc.

Heating

The house has full central heating and offers two log burners, one in the kitchen and one in the living room.
There are plenty of additional oil filled radiators, should they be required.
Fans are provided in each bedroom for the summer months.

Entertainment

Wi-fi is available free to use across the whole house and the terrace.
There is a large flat screen tv in the lounge with Netflix and English tv channels.
A dvd player is also in situ. We have a large range of varying genre dvds.
An Ipod/MP3 doc is available in the living room.

Games Room and Library
We have a well equipped games room which offers a good range of toys and games for children. There is children's seating in this room. There are also jigsaws and puzzles, board games for all ages, cards and much more. An old style PS2 with games is also available in this room.
Relax with a good book from our selection of thrillers, romance, biographies, factual and more. A great range of books is housed for children as well.

Garden and outside

Set in 2 acres of private fenced land, we can offer you a haven of tranquillity. The south facing garden basks in the summer sun and is a delight in all seasons. Encompassing established shrubs and mature fruit trees. The garden is a haven for many species of birds, including woodpeckers, Kingfishers, and birds of prey who frequent the adjoining fields.The meadow backs onto the Rizzone stream which gently meanders its way into the nearby River Dronne.

A large shaded south facing terrace to the front of the farmhouse provides a welcome area to relax and enjoy an apero and your meals. Why not cook alfreso on the large bbq, then relax on one of the many sun loungers, parasols provided. The beautiful Catalpa tree overhangs the terrace to offer an umbrella of shade.

Swimming pool, a 5.5m circular swimming pool with shaded seating area to the side for spectators.
Jacuzzi, a large 7 seater Jacuzzi is located on the terrace, perfect for kicking back and enjoying the night sky.

Parking and garages

Ample parking onsite.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for families holidaying together with children of all ages.
Suitable for groups and organised events.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Aubeterre
Distance: 5 km

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 1.5 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Not known
Name of nearest fishing location: Local rivers with permit
Distance: 3 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Manoir d Longeveau, Longeveau,16390 Pillac
Distance: 9 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ecuries Des Chênes, Chez Martin,16190, Bors de Montmoreau
Distance: 11 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: St Emillion

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Marked trail in woods

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: St Emillion
Distance: 33 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Sue Ball

My name is Sue and I moved to the Dordogne with my husband Steve over 4 years ago. <br/>We adore this part of France, its tranquil and scenic with beautiful river beaches and historic buildings. We are forever discovering new places and sights. We would love to welcome you to stay at La Maison Catalpa and to enjoy the region for yourself.

Year property purchased 2013
Why this location? There is so much to see and do here. We are located in the Dordogne but border the Charente. Families will spend days at the local river beaches, canoeing is a big pastime in the summer months, we have outdoor nature parks with high ropes courses, traditional markets and brocantes, wonderful restaurants serving a range of cuisines. You may like to take a stroll to the local Boulangerie or cycle around the sunflower fields that border La Maison Catalpa. If rest and relaxation are on the cards, we have numerous sun loungers in the private 2 acres of grounds, take a dip in the pool, kick back in the Jacuzzi. Take an apero on the terrace whilst the children take advantage of the play equipment in the garden or enjoy playing with the toys, puzzles and books we have in the games room.
Unique benefits of property The property is geared up to families, and can offer the space and security to enable everyone to have the best holiday possible. We are also ideal for friends and groups holidaying together.

The Owner Recommends

St Aulaye

Less than 2km away from La Maison Catalpa, you will find bars, restaurants, cafes, supermarket, petrol station, creperie, pizzeria, market on a Saturday, pharmacy and a choice of two wonderful Boulangeries.
The ever popular river beach has lifeguards on duty in high season and a safe roped off area for children, take a bucket and spade, enjoy an ice cream or an ice cold beer from the beach bar. Snacks or more substantial meals can be enjoyed at the beachside bar and restaurant. Across from the beach you will find high ropes activities, The Arbor Adventure Nature Park at Saint-Aulaye has something for all of the family. They have a number of exciting ropes courses through the trees, ranging from an 80 metre long zip line, to an 8 metre high ropes course, to a 1 metre high course for small children. The park also offers canoeing/kayaking, climbing – tree climbing and small walls, Skywalker trampolines and archery.