|Les Vignes||Self Catering||Saturday||3||6||1|
Beautifully converted stone barn and private pool located in beautiful french countryside.
Tastefully converted from a traditional barn of honey coloured stone, Les Vignes combines modern amenities with original features.
In the heart of the Dordogne Valley, Les Vignes is surrounded by beautiful countryside but is only a short distance from bustling market towns, supermarkets, restaurants and local attractions - for those of you that can tear yourself away from the large swimming pool and attractive gardens.
The countryside is a favourite with the French for its fabulous walking and cycling routes. Canoeing, golf and horse riding are on the doorstep and there are more castles, theme parks, historic sites and local events than even the most energetic family could visit. Or lounge in the sun next to the private pool with perhaps a stroll over to the fields to feed our twin donkeys.
The English owners live discreetly in the original farmhouse. We have been renting Les Vignes for 10 years and are happy to welcome back many repeat guests. We are available to provide any assistance you might require.
FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN with full size oven and hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, washing machine, toaster, coffee-maker and a full range of kitchen equipment. Patio doors open onto the private terrace area with large gas bbq, table and chairs - ideal for al fresco dining.
The kitchen opens onto a dining area with comfortably seating 6. Double doors open onto the garden and pool area.
The spacious living area is well furnished with comfortable sofas, a large flat screen tv (with english channels), dvd player, books, boardgames and cd player. Patio doors open onto the large, mature garden.
Access to the downstairs toilet
There are 3 spacious bedrooms - one double and 2 twins, all well decorated with plenty of wardrobe space and pedestal fans.
All bed linens are included.
The large modern bathroom offers a full-sized bath, separate shower cubicle, sink and toilet.
Towels are included in the rental.
There is a woodburner in the dining area and all rooms are fitted with electric wall heaters.
English tv is available via satellite and there is a selection of dvds.The tv has HDMI should you wish to bring a games console.There is also a selection of books, boardgames and a cd player. If you would like to learn boules a set is provided.
The property stands in nearly 20 acres and the cottage is surrounded with a mature, well planted garden. The unusually large, private pool is alarmed and fenced and is well equipped with sun-loungers and parasols. The pools underwater lighting makes it ideal for a cooling evening dip.
The private terrace area is well equipped with a large gas bbq, table and chairs and is ideal for al fresco dining.
There is ample off-road parking.
We can provide secure storage for bicycles and other sports equipment.
Ideal for couples, families or groups.
Unfortunately the property is unsuitable for wheelchair access.
We can help you arrange bike hire for your stay and have a range of routes, maps and local guide books to help you explore the many walking and cycling routes in the area.
We are on hand to provide you with any assistance you might need during your stay to help make sure that your holiday is the perfect break you hoped for.
|Year property purchased||2002|
|Why this location?||Originally from the UK, we looked throughout France for the "right" property and fell in love with this one as soon as we saw it. 15 years later, having completely restored the original farmhouse and the stone barn, we really couldn't imagine living anywhere else. The beautiful scenery, the history, the warm welcome from the locals, the weather, the variety of things to do, the ease of getting to and from the UK, all added up to make this property the perfect choice for us.|
|Unique benefits of property||Les Vignes started life as a barn, constructed from the lovely local limestone. Carefully converted to combine original features with modern conveniences the property is surrounded by peaceful countryside but only minutes from supermarkets, restaurants, markets and the many attractions of the world famous Dordogne valley.
This peaceful area is perfect for cycling and walking; we can help you arrange cycle hire as well as provide route maps and local guide books. Ideally located between Sarlat and Rocamadour, we are the perfect base for a relaxing and exploring the Dordogne and Lot regions. Try the canoeing, shop at the local markets, visit a castle - or three, tour one of the underground caves, take a trip to feed the monkeys at Rocamadour - we have attractions to suit the whole family.
The Dordogne Valley is packed with things to see and do - whatever your interests. The medieval towns and villages are famous arund the world - Sarlat, Rocamadour and St Cirq Lapopie are "must-sees". If history is your thing the the caves at Lascaux offer some of the best pre-historic art in Europe. For underground treats the caves at Padirac and Lacave are both fascinating and beautiful. The Castle and Museum of Medieval Warfare at the Chateau Castelnaud la Chapelle is always poplar and the neighbouring Chateau des Milandes is a favourite. You shouldn't visit south-west France without enjoying one of the traditional markets - Souillac and Martel are both worth a visit.