|Cales Retreat||Self Catering||Saturday||4||8||3|
Modern regional style 4 bedroom house with pigeonniere and heated swimming pool, sleeps 8.
Located in South West France's Lot region Parc National de Causse. The property is 3km from the beautiful Dordogne river. Nearby attractions include Rocamadour, the towns of Sarlat and Gourdon, underground river and caves of Padirac and many more. Set in a 2 acre plot with rural outlook Located on the edge of a beautiful village with rural views and within 2 minutes walk of the villlage centre.
The property has a large open plan living area, with kitchen, dining and lounge, which makes for a more sociable experience the chef is not isolated in the kitchen when preparing meals. The Lounge area has double french windows opening onto a large terrace area for alfresco dining with large patio table bbq and chairs. The dining area has a large 10 seater oak table.
The living room as described above is within the open plan living area and includes leather settee and chairs, tv with UK free to air satellite channels. There is a hall way and desk and wifi printer to the side of the living area where a computer can be placed if needed.
Bedroom 1 double with kings size bed, en-suite shower room with toilet, sink and central heating. There are double french windows leading onto the terrace. Bedroom 2 double room with ensuite shower room, with toilet, sink and central heating. Located on the first floor in the pigeonniere views over garden and pool. Bedroom 3 twin bedroom located on ground floor with xbox games console. Bedroom 4 twin room located on ground floor with french windows opening to views down the garden.
Main bathroom on ground floor, with bath, shower, sink, toilet & central heating. Two ensuite bathrooms as described with double bedrooms. There is a further toilet and hand basin located off hallway.
Electric Central heating throughout
TV with free UK sky channels in lounge Play station which plays dvd's and games in lounge, Sony ipod doc music station. Xbox which plays dvd's in twin bedroom. French TV channels also available.
The property is accessed via electric iron gates. Directly behind the terrace is a private 8x4 meter heated swimming pool with additional terrace which is in view of the main terrace and lounge french windows. Beyond the pool there are 2 acres of field which belong to the property
There is ample parking and a garage although the garage is used for storing out door furniture and bbq's and laundry facilities, the garage is not available for car parking. The property can be accessed through the garage into the kitchen for loading shopping in.
With a rural location it is advised to have a car, all the accommodation with the exception of one double bedroom is on the ground floor so may be suitable for less able bodied persons. Although the property is not specifically adapted for disabled visitors we welcome any enquiries and would be happy to make any adaptions if required.
The property has wifi which is supplied free of charge. (additional terms apply to wifi usage). There is a travel cot, high chair and stair gate available if required.
Marc & Deb Shuttleworth, both from near Stratford on Avon. We have french Family in the area and have been visiting this area for nearly 40 years. We bought a piece of land in 2005 and immediately commissioned the building of our house with a local french builder.
|Year property purchased||2005|
|Why this location?||France has many beautiful regions, however the Lot and Dordogne have a wealth of beautiful scenery, villages and local speciality foods, it's also about as far as one can drive comfortably in a day from the ferry ports.|
|Unique benefits of property||Private, Modern, spacious extremely well quipped and in close proximity to many local attractions including Rocamadour, Sarlat, Le Roque-Gageac|
Rocamadour is a mediaeval village perched on the edge of a gorge, it has ancient buildings, castle, Money park, Eagle sanctuary. Many restaurants and tourist shops.
Padirac is a series of underground caves accessed by underground river. You enter via a giant pothole in the ground walking or via lift. A short walk at the bottom takes you to a jetty where you can board a manned punt that will take you about half a mile along an underground river followed a guided cave tour. A very unique experience.
There are numerous location canoe stations along the dordogne the closest being at the bottom of the hill from cales in the village of pinsac, you can park your car and a bus will collect you at the end of your trip and return yo to your car.
World renown character town
We have two Michelin star restaurants within 3 KMS. Firstly Chateau de la Treyne on the banks of the dordogne by the bridge at Pinsac and secondly Le Pont de l'ouysse on the banks of a small tributary of the dordogne a you enter the village of La Cave
There is a pony trekking club in the village. Contact details in our welcome pack
There is an excellent zip wire centre near Sarlat with about 20 zip wires ranging from suitability for small children up to advanced high wires for the brave ones amongst you. Thee is also a paint ball centre at the same location.
Our welcome pack has a number of other activities and contact details for the local tourist information. There is loads to do and see in the area.
We enjoyed a supremely relaxing holiday as a solo couple for one week and then with friends for the second week.
The house catered for our every need, was clean, well maintained and cool (considering it was 30+ degrees everyday of our stay, this was a welcome relief from the heat).
We found that there was lots of things to do in the local area, especially visiting beautiful places, they are in abundance in this area but also found there to be many events including festivals, markets and a medieval day in Rocamadour during our stay!
I would certainly recommend this to anyone looking for a relaxing break away, we certainly did not want to come home!
Beautiful setting, beautiful property!
Clean, fully equipped like it was my own home! Nespresso coffee machine and everything!
Even left us a bottle of wine :) lovely touch!
Had a lovely time and would definitely visit again!
Sarlat is worth a visit and also Rocamadour was stunning! 100% worth braving the cliff top roads :)
Property is well maintained, clean - soft bed sheets and very comfy bed! 4 big lovely rooms and could easily fit 2 families in!
We went canoeing, horse riding and golfing! Also to the kids water park in Souillac which was included for free with kayaking which was good!!