|Les Chevreuils||Self Catering||Saturday||2||4||1||Cot|
The apartment is particularly suited to families and couples.
It is situated on the garden level of the main house. It is comfortably furnished and well equipped. Bed linen and towels are provided.
Guests are able to enjoy the extensive garden, indoor and outside games areas and the pool facilities, including the patio tables and chairs and sunbeds.
A barbecue is available for guests use with gas supplied.
There is a wildlife area to the rear of the property, which is regularly visited by deer. Owls, cuckoos and other birds can also be heard. There is a wide variety of butterflies, flora and fauna which visitors to the property can enjoy.
Easy road access via the C1 between Meyrals and St Cyprien.
Kitchen table seating four adults comfortably, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster, coffee percolator. The kitchen is equipped with crockery and cutlery. Please don't hesitate to ask if you need something, as we will always do our best to try to provide it.
Laundry room: access from kitchen to washing machines, tumble dryer and area to hang clothes to dry. Access to garden from laundry room.
Cleaning equipment for guests use is also provided.
Large leather corner sofa, coffee table, bookshelf with books and games, tv receiving UK stations, and information about activities in the area. Patio doors to outdoor dining area and activities.
The lounge has an air-conditioning unit for use when temperatures soar. (Please turn this off if doors and windows are open).
Double bedroom: king sized bed, wardrobe, bedside tables, reading light, en suite shower and toilet, hair dryer and power points.
Twin room: wardrobe, bedside drawers, lamp, hair dryer and power points.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
Shower room: shower, hand basin and en suite toilet to the double bedroom.
Separate toilet and hand basin.
Heating is via oil central heating and can be regulated from the apartment in cooler weather. During warmer weather the apartment is furnished with air-conditioning.
The apartment has books for children and adults in both French and English. A variety of boardgames are provided.
The gardens have a variety of fruit and fir trees. We are trying (unsuccessfully) to grow our own vegetables in the veg patch. We have four hens which lay delicious eggs!
The games hangar has a table tennis table, darts board, tv and games console, table football (with a variety of other games suitable for children). Badminton and tennis equipment is kept here as well as the balls for shooting basketball hoops and kicking a football around.
Under the shade of the apple tree is a climbing frame, slide and swings with an area for adults to keep an eye on their children.
Our pool area is equipped with inflatables for adults and children to enjoy. There are patio tables and chairs, sunbeds, and parasols. There is also a barbecue situated here for guests to use, in addition to the one positioned near to their private outdoor dining area.
Cars can be parked free of charge at the property at guest's own risk.
This property is an ideal base for families or couples looking for a comfortable, good value for money base where there are activities which can be accessed in all weathers. It is close to local village amenities and is an ideal base to explore the surrounding area.
Local airports are Bergerac and Brive, both at under an hour away from the property.
Train links are from St Cyprien and Sarlat-La-Caneda.
Motorway links are via the A20 and A89.
I moved to the Dordogne last year with my husband following a long holiday in France. We have always enjoyed the family friendly and relaxed atmosphere of this country. As I was brought up in a private hotel and am familiar with the hospitality business, we decided to convert guest accommodation into a holiday apartment for visitors to use as a convenient and comfortable base to explore the surrounding area, a world heritage site for prehistory.
|Year property purchased||2018|
|Why this location?||I have been coming to France regularly since living and working in the Alps region during the 1980's. For the first time last year me and my husband visited the Dordogne. The area reconnected us with prehistory. We were blown away by the cave paintings, which are considered to be masterpieces of their era. Following visits to Lascaux, the Gouffre de Padirac and numerous other prehistoric sites we felt insignificant in comparison and privileged to share an insight to our past - through, amongst other things, scratch marks on the cave walls left by a bear and her cub around 20 thousand years ago. In addition to this rich heritage there is an abundance of chateaux, gardens and outdoors pursuits to enjoy - activities to suit all tastes and ages, in the heart of forests, vineyards, rivers and clean air. It's a joy to be able to say that we live here and can make the most of what the Dordogne offers all year round.|
|Unique benefits of property||Our property, Les Chevreuils, is situated on the periphery of a small medieval village. Restaurants, a bar, art galleries, a library, post office and local shops are an easy walk away. There is access to the property from the road (C1) running between Meyrals and St Cyprien. We have a pool, which may be heated in cooler weather. There is a good sized pool enclosure which allows the pool to be used comfortably during inclement weather and can be retracted during warmer weather, depending on the preferences of our guests. Equally there is an indoor and outdoor games area, enabling children and young people to have fun despite changing weather conditions, allowing parents to relax and enjoy the facilities without always needing to visit attractions. There is equipment for badminton, tennis, table tennis and darts. A basketball net is available in the large garden. There are swings and a slide for smaller children to enjoy. All this and more within half an hours drive of Lascaux.|
There is a Sunday market in St Cyprien which is popular with locals and holiday makers all year round. The nocturnal night markets are also very popular as they often include food and entertainment.
There are lots of visitor attractions at Le Bugue and Les Eyzies, a short drive away (between 5 and 10 miles).
The chateau and river at Beynac are beautiful. In addition to the canoes and boat trips you could just sit and watch the world go by as you enjoy an ice cream on the banks of the Dordogne. Others enjoy fishing here. There are a variety of activities to enjoy, including hot air ballooning, and the balloons regularly pass by Les Chevreuils!
Sarlat is a medieval city and is magnificent. It comes alive during the evening, the restaurants and bars are full of people enjoying the atmosphere of buskers and street entertainment. We particularly like La Borie, La Rapiere and Le Tournay restaurants. Also ask us about the little boulangerie on the main street which serves an excellent lunch time menu! These are just some of the many excellent places to eat and drink in Sarlat on a warm summer's evening!
The world heritage site of Lascaux at Montignac is well worth a visit. In order to protect the stunning prehistoric art, a facsimile of the original cave has been produced for visitors to enjoy, whilst the paintings in the original cave are preserved.
For those who'd like to explore a little further afield the Gouffre de Padirac is a must. The visit includes a boat trip on the underground river where spectacular underground limestone formations are revealed.