|La Belle Maison||Self Catering||Saturday||5||10||3||Double sofa bed in lounge, cots available|
Family owned 5 bedroom home within strolling distance of the beautiful village of Lauzun.
Our large, stone built former convent is the perfect getaway for family friendly holidays. With 5 spacious bedrooms there is ample room for a group or large family holiday and we aim to make it a real home from home. We can provide cots, highchairs, changing mat etc to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible (please let us know if you have any special requirements and we will do all we can to accommodate you). Although it states the house sleeps 10, the accommodation is flexible and there is the possibility to sleep more.
The house is located within strolling distance of the village of Lauzun which boasts its own chateaux (guided tours are available), lake and park along with 2 restaurants, a bar/tabac, pharmacy, bank (with cash machine), butchers, bakers, post office and tourist office. There are events throughout the summer including pizza, curry and fish and chip evenings and the Saturday night village gourmande (a meal enjoyed al fresco in the centre of the village - just bring a bottle along with crockery and cutlery! Tablecloths optional!)
Basketball and tennis courts are also a short walk away for the more active among you and the local area provides superb cycling and walking opportunities.
We are situated approx. 25 minutes from Bergerac Airport and Bordeaux airport is around an hour and a half drive.
There are several supermarkets within a 10 minute drive of the property and many daily and night markets in the surrounding villages including our own village market every Saturday morning.
We are just an 8 minute drive to the beautiful Dordogne bastide town of Eymet which this year provides a starting point for the Tour de France.
This area is famous for its vineyards and there are multiple places to sample the locally produced wines of Duras, Bergerac and Monbazillac. The famous wine regions of Bordeaux and St Emilion are also within easy driving distance.
The double doors open into a stunning hallway which leads to the large open plan, fully equipped kitchen/dining/family room with views over the garden. There is a kettle, toaster, dishwasher, microwave, coffee perculator, Krupps Nespresso machine, fridge freezer, electric hob and oven.
There is a large dining table with ample seating.
To the right of the hallway is the relaxing lounge with tv(with freeview channels) & dvd player. There is also a Bose music system which can be moved from room to room.
The lounge via a few steps leads into a separate play room which is great when the kids have had enough sun! There is a second staircase leading up to the first floor.
A grand staircase leads up to the 5 spacious and newly refurbished bedrooms, one of which is en suite with walk in shower, sink and toilet.
Two of the bedrooms boast king sized beds, one has a standard double, another has 2 standard doubles and currently the children's room has bunk beds (most configurations can be adapted to please enquire). We can also provides cots and a toddler bed as required.
In addition to the en suite bathroom, there are also a further 2 family bathrooms. One provides walk in shower, bath, toilet and sink whilst the other has a bath with shower over, toilet and sink.
A downstairs cloakroom just off of the hallway also has a washing machine for your convenience.
All towels and linen are provided at no extra charge.
Outside is the private garden with a beautiful 10 x 5 pool and a lovely covered poolside terrace.
There is also a swing/slide set, a sandpit and trampoline to keep the kids busy!
Relax and enjoy the summer sun.
There is off street parking on our private gated driveway for 4 cars.
This area is located immediately next to the house and the gates are lockable.
We are wonderfully located for exploring the local area. Caves, chateaux, gardens, sites of prehistoric interest, restaurants and vineyards. And of course the nearby Dordogne river is perfect for swimming, canoeing and fishing. There is just so much to see and do!
We are a young family with a daughter who moved to France in 2016 for a slower pace of life & of course the warmer climate! We have decided to rent out our newly renovated, beautiful family home and travel. We fell in love with the village and the area immediately with its sense of history and stunning countryside. On the practical side it is excellently situated to visit the sights and has great access to Bergerac and its airport and Bordeaux is just over an hour away.
|Year property purchased||2016|
|Why this location?||Its proximity to beautiful historic towns such as Eymet, Issigeac, Duras, Bergerac to name but a few, with their lively weekly markets and summer night markets, they are an attack on the senses. The endless stalls filled with fresh local produce and the smell of food cooking is incredible. During the day you can visit one of the numerous vineyards for wine tasting and buy a cheeky bottle or six direct! If the kids need entertaining you may consider a day at a swimming lake or my favourite is to take a canoe down the river and find a quiet spot for a picnic. If you happen to be a keen cyclist you will of course know that we are adjacent to a stage of the 'Tour de France' and (I'm told) it's exhilarating to follow the course for as long as you can manage! If that's not your thing, perhaps you may like to visit one of the numerous caves in the morning & lunch at a riverside restaurant. Then in the afternoon have a stroll around one of the plentiful parks or Chateaux, Lauzun has both!|
|Unique benefits of property||The house is strolling distance to the centre of the beautiful, historic village of Lauzun. The village boasts a bar/tabac, 2 restaurants (one with bar), pharmacy, boulangerie, butchers, village store, cashpoint, & tourist office.There is also a stunning fishing lake with childrens play park and for the more active of you there are public tennis courts (payable locally).
The house is significantly larger than the majority of 5 bedroom houses you will find elsewhere, offering elegant well proportioned accommodation on both levels. Decorated in a classic style with modern facilities this is a true home from home.
The house if fully equipped for your comfort and we provide bed linen and towels along with a welcome pack to ensure your arrival is as stress free as possible. As a family with a young child, we know the need to not have to bring everything but the kitchen sink and we aim to provide what we can to make life easier.
Quality is our aim!
Just over 15 minutes away is the charming medieval village of Issigeac which hosts one of the best markets in the area. Full of stunning local produce from the sweetest local strawberries to truffles, fois gras, duck breast and oysters.
Issigeac doesn't have a centre as such, rather a series of narrow winding streets lined with fascinating ancient buildings taking you back to the 16th century.
Issigeac really is a village not to be missed if you are in this part of the Dordogne.
Park on the south bank, walk over the bridge through the winding medieval streets to the market surrounding Eglise Notre-Dame. Here you will discover the best the Perigord region has to offer of local produce ranging from fruit and vegetables to a variety of meats. You will find everything you need for a weeks dining perhaps bar breakfast. Once you've enjoyed a morning ambling around the market, you can head back into the winding rows and alleys of the historic old town and find one of the many set menus that takes your fancy. Once you have whiled away 2 or 3 hours over your three or four courses and local wines, maybe you could hop on one of the famous river cruises along the Dordogne river or perhaps walk along the north bank. If you still have energy after this, head back home, refresh and then head on out to the nearest marche nocturne (night markets) where you will find hundreds of people savouring the varied delights offered by numerous food vendors (and not a doner kebab in sight!)
On a beautiful hilltop, vendors sell and prepare simple but delicious regional specialities. You’ll find just about every kind of duck product, all kinds of barbecued meats, garlicky snails, the tastiest of frites, fresh salads and artisan breads, crêpes, sumptuously sweet fruits and of course, plenty of regional wine!
Long tables are set out under the tall trees with amazing views of the surrounding countryside whilst you enjoy all that this region has to offer.