|Les Belles Granges - The Beautiful Barns||Self Catering||Flexible||3||6||2|
18th Century elegant barn conversion, with two bedrooms and one bathroom upstairs with separate wc, kitchen and lounge downstairs, with adjoining bedroom en-suite. Full of character and charm but appointed for comfort, this house will make you never want to go anywhere else. Old meets new seamlessly here: ancient stone, lofty beams, good comfort, wood-burner, open-plan kitchen and space to relax around the terrace as well as pool with a panorama - all set in 6 stunning acres in the Dordogne.
The kitchen has a gas cooker and oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, mixer and blender. It also is generously equipped with glasses, crockery, cutlery, utensils, pots, pans and platters. Open-plan dining room links to lounge
Lounge boasts two fireplaces, one open and one closed, wood burning 'Godin' for choice and atmosphere. Flat screen tv, dvd player, wifi and bluetooth speaker complete your comforts. Games, books, dvds and puzzles are provided for lazy days. Open-plan dining room linked to kitchen.
Off the lounge is the double bedroom with en suite with its own sitting area and private entrance. The washing machine is also situated in the en suite.
Upstairs are two more bedrooms with a shared bathroom and separate wc.
The main bedroom has a queen sized bed while the second bedroom has two singles. All bedrooms have linen, towels, duvets, pillows and throws provided.
There are two bathrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs. Upstairs bathroom has a shower over the bath and a separate wc.
Downstairs bathroom has a shower only.
There is a electric heating system as well as two fireplaces (one open and one closed, Godin) system.
The private garden and pool are for the sole use of the property lessee's.
Two patios - one south facing, one northfacing, plus pool lounger area offer plenty of outside seating options. 8 x 4,5 m in-ground pool.
Barbeque in summer and wood supply in winter.
Open air parking for two vehicles.
The house is not suitable those with diminished mobility as there are stairs.
Although there is an alarm on the pool the house is not recommended for bed-wetting or children under 4 who cannot swim.
We are a family that loves the outdoors, appreciate good food and enjoy the best of what France has to offer...
|Year property purchased||2018|
|Why this location?||Come share our piece of heaven situated amongst some of the most highly rated beautiful villages in France (Monpazier, Belvès, Cadouin and Beaumont-du-Perigord).
Kayak down the Dordogne, wander the sun-drenched cobbled streets of the local villages, forage for local produce, wares and bric-a-brac in surrounding markets or stay-at-home to laze by the pool or curl up with a book.
In calm countryside with old stones, contemporary colours, superb kitchen, gnarled beams, brass beds with deep mattresses throughout and uninterrupted views. Old meets new seamlessly here: ancient stone, lofty beams, good comfort, wood-burner, open-plan kitchen and space to relax around the terrace as well as pool with a panorama - all set in 6 stunning acres in the Dordogne.
There is a multitude of outings and activities that you can do in the area. From walks, cycling, horse-riding and kayaking for the active to micro-lighting, hot-airballooning, zip-lining and wine-tasting for the more adventurous.
|Unique benefits of property||A beautiful Dordogne house for your exclusive use for up to six people. 18th Century elegant barn conversion, with 2 bedrooms and bathroom with separate wc upstairs, kitchen and lounge downstairs, with adjoining bedroom en suite. Full of character and charm but appointed for comfort, this house will make you never want to go anywhere else.
Over and above the historic and architectural significance of the area, there is natural beauty too: stunning prehistoric art works, old troglodyte homes built into cliff faces and caves with eccentric concretions, stalagmites and stalactites. Tour operators offer immense variety, from truffle tours, 4x4 tours to cave and chateau tours plus barging, canoeing, cruising & kayaking on the Dordogne.
Wanting to eat out in the local area leaves one spoiled for choice! e.g. Lou Peyrol, family run and well known for tasty local dishes and great hospitality. Only in the next village is the Michelin rated Table d'Leo, offering excellent value French food.
The Dordogne is reknowned for its chateaus and local Chateau Biron is a favourite. Stop by Monpazier on your way, its breathtaking cobbled streets, typical bastide entrace ways and fortifications are extremely quaint. If shopping is your thing, this is probably a must-visit.
Along the Dordogne (about 20kms away) there are some stunning villages - too many to mention and quite obviously tastes differ so try and find your favourite. Kayaking down the Dordogne gives you a complete different perspective, tranquil and all at a much slower-pace.
Markets abound - pick a day and you'll find one in any local village. Beaumont-du-Perigord has one on Tuesdays and Saturdays. This local (8kms away) village has wonderful browsing and shopping.Take in the perfumerie or the everything-you-can-imagine-in-one-shop, Bariat et fils. Alternatively in summer months try the Bélvès supper market. Cadouin is also very close, famous for its 10th century abbey, but equally beautiful marché and halles. Its market is on Wednesdays.
For the tourist, there is much to do from cave visiting and troglodyte dwellings to churches, castles and gardens. Horse-riding, microlighting, cycling, hiking and mountaineering for the more active.
Alternatively some find the idea of a day at leisure by the pool with or without a book is a great way to relax and unwind!