|Les Chenes||Self Catering||Friday||5||10||4||An additional baby in clients travelcot|
Les Chenes provides very comfortable accomodation for up to 10 guests and comes complete with a beautiful pool. Created from a 300 year old stone barn it has been totally renovated retaining a traditional farmhouse theme, with stone walls and oak beams all under a clay tile roof.
Les Chenes is located in La Roudie, a small hamlet in Lot, set in wonderful rural countryside. It has 6 acres of secluded oak/chestnut woodlands and beautifully maintained gardens all of which is fenced to provide a completely safe, tranquil, child friendly environment.
Les Chenes has been newly furnished throughout with traditional 'farmhouse' Ikea furniture. The ground floor has a superbly equipped large kitchen with plenty of storage space, large sink, larder, electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer, slow cooker, big toaster and microwave. Adjoining the kitchen is a spacious themed dining room with an oak beamed ceiling. It has seating around tables for 10 persons together with high chair for toddler. It has also seating for four around the kitchen island bar. A bookcase, dresser, drawer unit with cd player and additional sofas provide a quiet area for guests.
Leading from the dining room is a very large comfortably furnished lounge with three large 3 seater sofas, a single seater sofa doors leading to the garden and pool. The lounge is equipped with a satellite tv and dvd player. A fun size snooker/pool table together with a writing table and bookcase complete the arrangement.
An open plan staircase from the dining room rises over 2 further floors which lead to 3 bedrooms on the first floor, 2 double bedrooms which have en suite bathrooms and one twin bedroom. On the second floor, 2 more bedrooms are located, one double and one twin bedroom. The en suite bathrooms are equipped with a bath, separate shower, wc and large basin.
The rooms on the second floor are separated by a well equipped shower room with wash basin and wc. On the ground floor there is a large tiled wet room complete with walk in shower, wash basin and wc.
There is under floor heating to the whole of the ground floor and radiators to the first and second floors.
The lounge has a flat screen tv with satellite programmes and dvd player with a selections of family viewing dvds. The dining room has a cd player and a collection of cds. Sporting facilities are listed below. There are wild life in the garden, with plenty of woodpeckers. red squirrels and sometimes a deer. Exploring in the woods and bamboo of the 2.5 hectares of garden.
In the garden, an attractive and very inviting 10m x 5m swimming pool awaits you, it is complete with a solar shower, a large paved surround and elevated timber decked sunterrace. The decking area has a large table and seating for 10 persons all covered with a parasol. A pool alarm is fitted to give our guests comfort with infants and children. There is a bbq and covered area for table tennis. Boules, tennis, badminton, football and cricket are available on site or you can relax in in the large secluded garden. The list is endless if you want to visit historic sites, gardens, vineyards and markets. Canoeing, kayaking, cycle rides, fishing, woodland walks and nature treks, are also possible for active families. Adequate and safe car parking is available within the grounds which are fenced on all boundaries..
There is parking for 3 or 4 cars alongside the gite. Guests have their own private gated access driveway to the gite.
Access is good to all parts of Les Chenes
For safety, security and insurance purposes visitors are not allowed to join the guests using the facilities or staying overnight. Camping in the garden is not allowed
Nearby in Auniac, just walking distance away is an auberge for great meals! Gourdon, the nearest town, is an attractive medieval centre of stone buildings. It has a selection of good restaurants, banks and shops. Lively open air markets and music festivals are regularly held.
Marilyn and I live in Torquay in Devon, having been there for some 10 years. We have two daughters who are both married and have one grandchild. We also have two lovely English setters. We love France and enjoy our time at the house, working in the garden and maintaining both the house, pool and the gite. We are both very active, easy going, practical and friendly people.
|Year property purchased||2002|
|Why this location?||La Roudie is in a very rural area and we were drawn to this area by the lovely house and beautiful secluded and secure garden. The Lot is fantastic for its history which is all very accessible, lovely architecture and countryside. It has a bonus that all our neighbours are very helpful and friendly but not too near.|
|Unique benefits of property||Les Chenes has so much character, its comfortable, well equipped and very spacious. The pool is a great size, fantastic for relaxing and swimming, sparklingly clear and secluded, surrounded by oak and chestnut trees. The large garden, nearly 6 acres, 2.5 hectares it also has lots of specimen trees, large clumps of bamboo and grassed areas for playing sports.|
A cluster of buildings carved in the rocks, a deep limestone chasm. a town of art and history, a village perched high in the rocks, swimming, canoeing and kayaking, a 15,000/25,000 year old prehistoric cave