|Le Pradier||Self Catering||Flexible||2||6||2||Sofabed and 2 spare beds on the first floor.|
Le Pradier is a beautifully finished traditional hilltop farmhouse set in 15 acres of pasture and woodland and even boasts a young vineyard. Whether looking for a tranquil hideaway or a base to explore the architectural and cultural delights of the Dordogne, this little corner of paradise is superbly located half way between the stunning Medieval towns of Monpazier and Belvès (both designated 'Plus beaux villages de France' - The Most Beautiful Villages of France). Surrounded by rolling hills and copious forests, rich with wildlife, Le Pradier is a place which inspires artists and country-lovers, and satisfies ramblers. For those who love swimming or sunbathing and picnicking by the water, the Dordogne river or Cadouin lake, along with their ‘beaches’, are only a fifteen-minute drive away.
Recently renovated, Le Pradier’s light and airy interior comprises two en suite bedrooms on the ground floor (one double and one twin), a third bedroom upstairs, a sumptuous living room with a further sofa bed, a modern kitchen and large dining area, along with an additional toilet. Crisp and clean, its design is a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary; a restful home from home.
Situated at the end of its own long private drive, the house and garden is a safe-haven for children to run free and play. And is idyllic for those who love starlit barbecues or eating al fresco, ‘away from the world’ on warm, summer nights.
With an abundance of chateaux, underground caves, museums, day and evening markets, and other tourist attractions, not to mention restaurants, shops and supermarkets, the area caters for everyone. Le Pradier and its milieu is a place to unwind and make happy memories.
Le Pradier has a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher.
The dinning area has a large wooden table comfortably seats 6 people.
The living room has English terrestrial television.
Double room with en suite bathroom, English satellite tv, two wardrobes. The second bedroom has English satellite tv, and sink and shower room. There is a sofa bed in the living room that can sleep two people.
On the first floor there are two additional single beds.
En suite bathroom.
En suite shower room with sink.
Both Vicki and I run our own companies in a beautiful Devon village, where we grew up and still live. Vicki's business is in promotional merchandise, and I am in the construction industry. Our children, Ellie and Sonny, are in the local middle school and primary school respectively.
|Year property purchased||2012|
|Why this location?||With an abundance of chateaux, underground caves, museums, day and evening markets, and other tourist attractions, not to mention restaurants, shops and supermarkets, the area caters for everyone. Le Pradier and its milieu is a place to unwind and make happy memories.|
|Unique benefits of property||We fell in love with Le Pradier because it felt like a real home, not a holiday-home. Outside, the stone buildings and functional bread oven hint of an old farm and take me back to my childhood. Whilst inside, it has a modern, fresh feel, which Vicki really appreciates. The views are truly ‘countryside’, and we just love pottering around the little vineyard or cooking dinner under the stars.|
If you would like to savour a slice of life French style try this event. There are so many points to commend but do arrive early. Be there for 5/30pm if you want to sit inside the Les Halles area. This is an old market area with all sides open and a covered roof. You wil need cutlery, glasses and plates although useful packs can be purchased on site. The food stalls are ranged around the outside of the square and offer a huge range from calamari, curry and rice, breads and fresh salads to pork and potatoes. Lovely deserts are on offer such a fruit brochettes, rum babas and strawberry tiramisu. The bars sell drinks or a cheaper option is to take your own. Belves is a glorious little 11th century town. Car parks are quickly filled but as you walk to the town centre there are some bag, jewellery, hair braiding and leather stalls to peruse. It's a great night out and well worth sampling.
This is the way to see the Dordogne!