This location has multiple holiday properties
|La Grange||Self Catering||Saturday||4||8||2|
La Grange is named after its former use as a large stable block for cattle. Created in 2005, you can still see the names of its previous inhabitants, however the conversion has made it more suitable for human habitation! With all modern comforts this 4-star holiday house sleeps eight people and measures 120 square metres.
The ground floor has:
A fully equipped kitchen (gas hob and extractor fan, combined oven and microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer)
A large dining room
A living area with comfortable furniture, tv (satellite), stereo that opens into, or can be separated by sliding doors from
A large salon or twin bedroom with desk and library
One king size bedroom with a cot
A bathroom with heated towel rail
A private terrace with outdoor dining furniture, bbq and deck chairs
The first floor has:
One bedroom with two single beds (that can be joined as a double)
One king size bedroom
Spacious bathroom with heated towel rail and a laundry area with washing machine and tumble drier
A fully equipped kitchen (gas hob and extractor fan, combined oven and microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer) adjoins the large dining room, which has space for eight people.
Comfortably furnished, the colourful cushions and Moroccan rugs add to the exposed timber beams and create a homely feel.
There is a main living area with tv (satellite) that opens into, or can be separated by sliding doors from a large salon or twin bedroom with desk and library with board games.
There are three main bedrooms - two with king size beds, one with two single beds - that overlook the orchard to the rear. The fourth bedroom is created when the sliding doors to the living room are closed and the banquette couch is turned into two single beds.
One ground floor bathroom with separate toilet and one upstairs bathroom with separate toilet, that also houses the laundry.
Both bathrooms have showers over bath tubs.
Electric radiators in every room and living space.
Tv with satellite, library, board games.
Private terrace seating area with table and chairs for outdoor dining, overlooking gardens. The whole property - with orchard, fields, woods and gardens - is shared by the gites and owners. There is a separate converted barn that houses the restaurant and bar, plus the sauna and showers for the swimming pool area, which is access by stairs from the restaurant terrace. There is an outdoor pingpong table and games area.
Private parking adjacent to the gite for multiple cars.
Suitable for families with children, friends travelling together, couples, family reunions, large or small gatherings, anyone who loves nature and wants a peaceful countryside retreat with a top restaurant on their doorstep in case they don't feel like cooking!
Restaurant - open by reservation, Mediterranean cuisine focusing on local and seasonal produce. Wine list featuring local organic and biodynamic wines
Bar with wifi and games
Swimming pool with jacuzzi
Pool house with toilets and showers
Farm setting - chickens, horses (possible riding), dogs and cats
Private walking trails
Outdoor games - ping pong, boules and others
My parents and my husband and I all live together, with our baby boy, at La Closerie. We love the countryside, good food - we grow our own and serve it in our restaurant, cooked by my husband Vincent - and wine. We love our animals - horses, chickens, dogs, cats and more to come! Surrounded by nature we feel lucky to live here and want to share this paradise with others. Seeing people enjoy where we live gives us great happiness.
|Year property purchased||2017|
|Why this location?||The Dordogne is our favourite part of France - the varied topography, woodlands, rivers and fields make it super pretty, as do the picturesque villages. There's so much to do, with top wineries (we have focused on local, organic or biodynamic producers on our wine list in the restaurant) surrounding us, and the magnificent caves at Lascaux and elsewhere, canoeing on the Dordogne river, visiting local markets. The Sunday market in nearby Issigeac is fabulous. But also the local people - since moving here we have been warmly welcomed and supported and that friendliness is extended to visitors by the local villagers and farmers that are our neighbours. The closest town is Beaumont-du-Perigord, an ancient bastide town that is wonderful to walk around and visit the local shops and market on Tuesdays.|
|Unique benefits of property||La Closerie means a little farm or enclosure and at our little farm in La Beyne you will find yourself enclosed in a corner of paradise. Our two gites, restaurant, swimming pool and sauna are set in tranquil surroundings - there are 13 hectares (32 acres) of pasture, woodlands and walking trails for you to explore during your stay. Children will love our horses and chickens, plus we have ping-pong, boules and a wide variety of games for them to play. If you wish to venture further afield we are in the heart of the Dordogne between Bergerac and Sarlat and many attractions are within easy reach.
Our family are transforming the potential of this property into a sustainable, Permaculture small holding and we invite our visitors to make the most of our home grown, organic produce in our restaurant. Our chef, Vincent Bonnin, is renowned for his Mediterranean style cooking, using only the best seasonal produce.
We live on site and are on hand to help you get the most from our home.
We are surrounded by picturesque villages with weekly markets on different days - we recommend Issigeac on Sundays, Beaumont-du-Perigord on Tuesdays and Saturdays, Monpazier on Thursdays and Villereal on Saturdays.
Many top wineries are within 20 minutes drive of our property and the famous Monbazillac region is just down the road. We recommend making a day of it, and visiting a few for wine tastings with lunch at La Tour des Vents in-between.
A great way to see the Dordogne is a day canoeing - as well as seeing the river itself and sections of the river that are not visible from elsewhere, you drift past many villages, river beaches and picnic spots.
The Dordogne region has hundreds of caves - the most famous being Lascaux. These caves fall into two categories - caves that are famous for the prehistoric paintings they contain and caves that are renowned for their rock formations - stalactites, stalagmites and curious shapes formed by the effects of water over thousands of years.