|Maison Neuve||Self Catering||Saturday||2||5||1|
Situated in the heart of the Perigord Noir, Maison Neuve is in a superb location to explore both the Vezere and Dordogne valleys with its 1000 chateaux and picture perfect medieval villages. Just a short drive brings you to the capital of the Region, Perigueux or medieval Sarlat, the "jewel in the crown" of the Perigord. Whether you seek an action packed family holiday or have a focus on relaxation - we have it all!
Maison Neuve is a lovely rose covered cottage with stylish French inspired furnishings and offering two bedroom accommodation sleeping five. It is set on an exclusive complex of three rental houses. It faces onto our picture perfect courtyard. The reception area has a high beamed ceiling with table/chairs and sideboard. Beyond this there is the bathroom with shower and wash basin/vanity unit. Lounge features luxury sofa, old beams, flat screen tv, dvd, UK satelite channels, surround sound and dining table. Main bedroom has a king size bed, walk in wardrobe and a Juliet balcony overlooking the beautiful courtyard. There is a single bed in addition, with room dividing curtain between the two beds.
There is air conditioning to the upstairs which keeps things cool in summer! The second bedroom is reached by a small staircase and has two single beds and skylight window. To the front is the private garden with flower beds, feature gazebo in a circular patio, outdoor lounge furniture, dining table/chairs and lawn.
You enter the kitchen through the medieval style archway. The kitchen is well equipped with a range cooker, dishwasher, fridge, microwave and everything you need! It has a traditional french style with an antique dresser, beamed ceiling and tiled floor.
There are two living areas in this property. The first is a central room with beamed ceiling, feature stones walls and patio doors to both sides. The room is bright and fresh with a dining table and sideboard.
The main lounge area is a cosy beamed room with UK satelite 40" flat screen television, surround sound and dvd player. Sprinkled with antiques, the room has a cool ambience and comfortable corner sofa. The lounge also features a dining table and chairs.
The main bedroom has a kingsize bed and a single bed, the two beds being separated by a large curtain if required. There is a Juliet balcony overlooking the stunning courtyard area, air conditioning to keep things cool and a walk in wardrobe.
The second bedroom is accessed through a door from this bedroom and a small flight of stairs with handrail. There are two single beds with rooflight window.
Both bedrooms feature top quality bedding and scatter cushions.
The bathroom is situated next to the kitchen on the ground floor. It is a large shower room with vanity unit and washbasin.
There is air conditioning to the second floor providing background heating. A gas fire is supplied which provides extra heating to the ground floor.
The house itself has UK satelite tv and a range of films are provided so that you can have movie nights + surround sound.
The shared facilities include a bar and hot tub area adjacent to the cottage - perfect for adults and children alike!
The playground and 8 acres of meadow and forest provide plenty of activites for the children.
The cottage benefits from its own garden with gazebo/lounge area, dining table and parasol plus bbq. There are super views from this garden over the valley and walnut groves on the hillside opposite.
The shared pool area is fully enclosed and gated in line with French regulations. The pool is 10m x 4m and there are sunbeds, quality parasols and a super kids splash-pool alongside a small garden area. A high level decking area with lounge furniture adjacent to the pool which has super views of our own valley and is a lovely place for aperitifs whilst watching the children playing in the pool.
There is a guests bar area where you may take your own drinks and play "bar". It has a seating area, HiFi and at the other end of the bar we have a high spec 5 seater hot tub with iPod docking, waterfalls and LED lighting. The children's play area is fully equipped with swings, large and small slides, table tennis, basketball, badminton and a cute toddlers playhouse with play kitchen and toys.
Parking is provided adjacent to the property or in front of the main courtyard.
The stairs to the first floor are quite steep and typically french. If you are of reduced mobility these could pose a problem to you.
The complex is set within an 8 acre estate of meadows and woodland. Pathways are cut through the land to allow full access for our guests. Wander through our fields which are alive with butterflies and wild flowers and spend some time in the peaceful woodland area. Beyond the woodland is a wild forest area that also belongs to us.
We encourage families to use the woodland, build dens and have fun!
In the central courtyard there are two washing machines and a tumble drier, ironing board + irons.
We moved to France in 2012 following careers in the care industry and company management. We have five children between us and four grandchildren so far!<br/>We bought this exclusive complex of four houses since it gave us the opportunity to be able to live on site and provide any assistance required to our guests, oh and we could live in France too!<br/>We enjoy meeting all the great people who come on holiday here, often returning for many years.
|Year property purchased||2012|
|Why this location?||It is such a beautiful unspoilt region with so many things to do and places to visit. Perfect for our permanent home and our family when they visit. The climate is very mild and the pace of life is relaxed.|
|Unique benefits of property||Situated in a tranquil forest setting, Maison Neuve sits between the bar/ hot tub area and the swimming pool. The house has a spacious feel to it with high spec fixtures and unique features such as the juliette balcony overlooking the courtyard and a characterful central entrance room with beamed ceiling and patio doors to both sides. The private garden has lovely views across our valley and has a gazebo/lounge area which is a great place to sit and relax.|
A beautiful unspoilt local town with medieval streets to stroll through and riverside restaurants on the banks of the Vezere River. A thoroughly french town with excellent shops selling local produce and the most delicious patiseries! The highly acclaimed Lascaux IV centre is just a short walk and gives you a wonderful insight into the Lascaux cave artwork and lifestyles of our ancestors 18,000, years ago.
The jewel in the crown of the Dordogne is just a short drive from here. A stunning medieval city with fantastic architecture and photo opportunities around every corner. There are many quality restaurants and bars here and something for everyone. Take up a trip up the old belltower in a glass lift, see the 12C underground spring, watch the street artists do their thing, visit the wonderful church, follow the old city walls and winding streets with artisan shops selling local produce and handmade goods.
Our stay at Maison Nauve was just lovely. Very clean & very comfortable with English tv. This pretty gite is in gorgeous surroundings, extremely tranquil & relaxing. We had a lovely week & would most definitely recommend it.
Hi Gill and John,
Many thanks for such a lovely review and we enjoyed meeting you both. Good luck with your new venture and we would love to know where you finally settle over here. Bon courage!