|Gîte La Nougayrede||Self Catering||Saturday||4||6||1||Additional bed available if required.|
Set on the Lot/Dordogne border, this lovely clean and comfortable Gîte offers something for everyone.
The Gîte is built from stone and dates back to approximately 1750. It was originally used as a barn, but after a fire to property, which destroyed the roof, the property was sold and the new owner decided to convert it into a habitable area.
The Gîte is located next to the main property, however the accommodation and facilities are very separate.
The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine. All kitchen utensils, plates, cutlery, etc... are provided.
The kitchen table comfortably seats 6 people.
Double doors lead from the kitchen out to the rear terrace and garden.
The living room is located next to the kitchen. Here, there are comfortable sofas/armchair and a television with English and French tv.
Double doors lead out onto the front of the property where there is another patio area, garden and car parking facilities.
The bedrooms are all located from the living room.
The Gîte has 4 good sized bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom and 1 single bedroom.
All bedding and towels are provided bythe owner; this means you can pack more clothes in your suitcase!
There is one bathroom in the Gîte. The bathroom has a toilet, washbasin and shower.
The gîte is equipped with oil fired central heating. Obviously this is not necessary in the Summer, but we can accommodate visitors in the Winter.
The Gîte has a television if visitors wish to watch English or French tv or perhaps a film. We also have bikes onsite and can hire these out for an additional cost. The Gîte visitors have exclusive use of a ping pong table and a badminton court also.
As mentioned earlier, the Gîte has a ping pong table and a badminton court. From the kitchen, double doors lead to a rear outside terrace and garden with some stunning views looking over open countryside and hills in the distance. There is plenty of room for children to run about in the garden. To the front of the property, there is also another patio area and a covered terrace.
There is ample parking for vehicles and one covered parking space also.
If you would like to have visitors, we would ask that you inform us beforehand. This is so that we will be aware of additional vehicles/people at the Gîte.
The Gîte is equipped internet/wi-fi that you are free to use for the duration of your stay. There is also a folder located in the Gîte, with details of the nearest supermarkets, etc... and lots of leaflets on various places to visit.
I live here at La Nougayrede with my partner Simon and son Harry. We also have a dog called Woof and 3 cats, who spend their time sleeping and/or sunbathing in the Summer!
|Year property purchased||2004|
|Why this location?||A lot of research was carried out before buying this property. A climate map showed the ideal location was South of Limoges. We bought this property in quite a dilapidated state and have worked for many years to make it into the wonderful, comfortable, blissful location that we call our home.|
|Unique benefits of property||We are very lucky to be located on the border of the Lot and Dordogne and therefore we benefit from a wide variety of tourist attractions.
The property has always been described as very clean, comfortable and homely and visitors love the views of open countryside and watching the mist dissipate from the Dordogne river in the morning. Some visitors return every year and call it their ‘little piece of paradise’.
The property is all on one level, apart from one step into the kitchen. This makes it much easier for anyone with limited movement.
We are perfectly situated for visiting popular tourist locations such as the medieval town of Sarlat, with its twice weekly market, art galleries, exhibitions, cathedral and street entertainment of all kinds. In the summer, there is almost a market every day. Saint Cyprien hold a market throughout the year, selling local produce, clothes, jewellery etc.
Our location means that you benefit from the Dordogne river being only 2km away. Canoes can be hired for a meander down the river or you may simply wish to have a dip in the river, sunbathe or take a picnic with you. Other locations that offer the chance to cool down are the ‘Plan d’eau’ in Gourdon, the man-made beach and lake in Grolejac or the local swimming pool and flumes in Souillac.
The Dordogne valley, often known as the 'Perigord Noir' region includes the pretty village of La Roque-Gageac, with an impressive cliff on one side and its pretty river frontage, is one of the most striking villages along the Dordogne. If you have a few spare hours, you can take a trip along the Dordogne river in a boat and learn about the history and stories of the past. If you prefer to see the amazing sights from above, you may wish to book a hot air balloon ride at Montgolfière du Périgord.
Nearby Domme is a captivating bastide town, with its old stone houses, standing on a towering hill overlooking the peaceful meandering river Dordogne and countryside
The spectacular medieval village of Rocamadour, dramatically sited on a steep rock face in the gorge of the Alzou provides a great day out for everyone. Experience the magic of the village and it's breathtaking scenery. Perhaps sample some Rocamadour goats cheese! You could also stop off on route to see the Prehistological Animal Park in Gramat.
There are some amazing caves to explore: Grottes de Padirac, Grottes de Cougnac, the caves of Lascaux, Fonts de Gaume, Les Combarelles and the Grand Roc to name a few.
If you are interested in local history, you may like to visit the Château de Castelnau-Bretenoux.
Visit the castle of Castelnaud, which houses the medieval war museum or Chateau Beynac - built in stages above the water's edge.