Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 6, Ratings 3 9.2/10
|La Petite Foret||Self Catering||Saturday||5||10||2|
La Petite Foret is a spacious comfortable 5 bedroom house in the heart of the Dordogne.
Set in two acres of private enclosed grounds, with mature trees bordered by a stream, leading into woodland.
With its own large circular private pool, gardens, bbq and table tennis, makes this delightful house an ideal retreat for families wishing to unwind and relax.
La Petite Foret nestles in the Dordogne South West corner of the Perigord Pourpre, betwixt the towns of Bergerac and Perigueux both of which offer a good selection of restaurants, bars, and shops. Bergerac, famous for its wine grapes offers some of the best wines.
The local cuisine includes truffles and foie gras and is noted for its rich goose and duck dishes. Named after one of France’s longest and most beautiful rivers, the Dordogne is celebrated for its lush woodland, rolling green countryside and fertile valleys, and offers some of the best landscape scenery in France.
There are two fully equipped kitchens, one on the first floor and another in the basement that leads out to the bbq and swimming pool area.
A very large living room with three sofas and armchair, large open fire place.
5 good size bedrooms, one with en suite
En suite off the master bedroom and a full family bathroom with a shower cabin.
Also shower facilities in the basement.
The house is fully centrally heated.
English television with satellite, dvd and stereo system.
Set in 2 acres of private garden surrounded by bushes and brick walls. At the bottom of the garden, there is a stream.
Plenty of parking on the premises.
Suitable for all the family, however there are stairs.
La Petite Foret is a spacious comfortable 5 bedroom house. Set in two acres of private enclosed grounds, with mature trees bordered by a stream, leading into woodland. With its own large circular private pool, gardens, BBQ and table tennis, makes this delightful house an ideal retreat for families wishing to unwind and relax
|Year property purchased||2012|
|Why this location?||The perfect location|
|Unique benefits of property||About La petite Foret; it is set in two acres of totally secluded, park-like gardens, with mature trees bordered by a stream, leading into three acres of woodland, with its own private circular swimming pool, making this delightful house an ideal retreat for families, wishing to unwind and relax.
Only five minutes walk to the quiet little historic village of Villamblard where you will find, Boucherie/Charcuterie, Boulangerie/Patisserie, small Supermarket, Bank, Hairdressers, Local Bars, and Tourist Office, located in the ruins of the 12th century Chateau de Barriere.
Bergerac and Perigueux offer a good selection of restaurants, bars and shops.
tennis-villamblardTennis courts are available within a very short walk from the house and there are many country lanes for you to explore and enjoy the local countryside.
Situated in quiet and secluded grounds, yet conveniently located as a touring base, La Petite Foret makes the ideal “gite en Francaise. With its’ own swimming pool,
At La Petite Foret you can have the benefits of the two Cities, Bergerac 22km and Périgueux 27km and all that they can offer while still have the rural tranquility of Villamblard
There are so many things to do around this region and filling your days are limited by only your imagination. Here are just a few of the things that are available locally.
In summer you’re missing out if you come to the Dordogne and don’t take a trip on the river.
# Gabarres de Bergerac
Keeping with a watery theme, barges are a tradition on the Dordogne next to Bergerac and have been shuttling along the river for centuries.
# Grand Etang de la Jemaye
Villamblard is a long way from the ocean, but if the heat gets too much in summer a picturesque lake can pick up the slack.
Caves, there are many but chances are you’ve never seen caves like these ones, an easy drive between Bergerac and Sarlat-la-Canéda.
# Food Tours
If you’re curious about the delicacies of the Dordogne and Périgord region you could fill your day with one memorable food experience after another.
# GOLF PUBLIC DE PERIGUEUX
This 18 hole course, which is relatively flat, is crossed by the Beauronne which is a small stream and adds a number of features and hazards to the course. There are several other water features to negotiate…..
And of course, just a very short walk away there are some fine tennis facilities just waiting for you to hone those skills.
We spent a very enjoyable fortnight at LPF in August 2019. Our party was two families with four young children, and a set of grandparents. The house is very spacious, with a massive living room, good sized bedrooms, and lots of outdoor space. Having two kitchens was great. We used the upstairs one for breakfast, and the larger, downstairs one later in the day. There was an abundance of cooking and eating utensils, and nothing was missing. The pool is much bigger than the pictures suggest - at least 9m across - and the gardens were perfect for our kids to run around. There were plenty of garden and pool toys in the cupboards and we made good use of the table tennis. The pool was cleaned regularly.
Villamblard itself is a lovely little town, with a small weekly market, a boulangerie, a decent small supermarket, and a couple of cafes/bars. The butcher has sadly closed down - larger supermarkets are in Mussidan, Bergerac and Perigieux - all around 20 mins drive. There are numerous markets in nearby villages. The municipal swimming pool next door is very good, and luckily sells ice creams.
We needed some new bedding and other small things during our stay and it was easy to get in touch with the local contact to make arrangements.
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, we are so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay at La Petite Foret and hope that we have the pleasure of you visiting us again in the future.
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