Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 6, Ratings 2 9.8/10
|Mesange Bleue||Self Catering||Sunday||3||6||2|
Set in 2.5 acres high above the Dordogne river, a warm welcome awaits you. Located,on the edge of a pretty village,our glorious site offers the best of both worlds.-quiet tranquility of the countryside but just few miles from the attractions of the Dordogne/Lot with caves,bastide towns,chateaux of the Hundred Years War, Rocamadour and Sarlat.
The Mesange bleue is a pretty three bedroom property converted from the original farm buildings now over 200 years old. It has retained its beams and honey coloured stone walls throughout but offers the modern comforts of home.
The house offers accomodation over two floors
Outside the Mesange benefits from two terraces one to the side and one at the front offering alfresco eating whatever the time of day. The terrace has patio dining furniture, parasol, outside lights and a charcoal bbq.Free wifi throughout the site
Our site offers many types of holidays. For the family it offers space for children to play and enjoy with such facilities including boules court,table tennis, badminton/ volleyball/ football and basket ball nets,a trampoline and 2 swing area as well as a swimming pool (11m x 7m), paddling pool (3m) and heated pool (9m x5m) 28 deg allowing swimming even in early spring and autumn all fenced, alarmed.
For couples wanting a calm environment then profit from the beautiful gardens and views.
For those wanting history this is the region of the Hundred years war with castles and Bastide towns in abundance. This is also one of the most famous areas for caves being the home of Lascaux.
Alternatively for the more active we have several local golf courses, canoeing, the Dordogne river is a 5 min drive away, horse riding,tennis parascending, hot air balloon rides, lakes and aquaparks.
Failing all that then just enjoy the gastronomy of the area with fine Perigordine cuisine (there is a superb restaurant just 5 minutes walk from us), and easy access to the local wine areas of Cahors Bordeaux Gaillac and Montbazillac
Les espioles finally offers the opportunity for families/ friends to holiday together with 5 individual cottages on site, all no smoking and animal free, (3 cottages with 3 bedrooms sleeping 5-6 & two 4 bedroom cottages sleeping 8 each). Bedding is included and made up for your arrival. Babysitting/towel hire available.
Sorry pets are not admitted however small or cute.
The downstairs comprises an open plan living space with kitchen dining and living areas along with two shower and toilet rooms. The kitchen has a gas cooker/ fridge/dishwasher/ microwave /kettle and coffee maker along with crockery and cooking utensils. A washing machine is available communally.
The living area has two sofas and an armchair and the dining area has a large oak table and chairs. English and french tv available along with dvd and music system.
Upstairs are 3 bedrooms a double room, a bunk room and a family room with a double bed and a single bed offering greater flexibility of sleeping arrangements though the max sleeping capacity is 6.
The property has 2 bathrooms downstairs. Each bathroom has a shower toilet and wash basin.
All rooms have electrical radiators (hopefully not required) and all bedrooms have portable fans for those warmer evenings.
There is satellite tv (both English and French) and a dvd player for those down time moments.
There is also a cd player. Free wif-i throughout the property and grounds.
The house has its own private terrace with outside lighting, table, chairs, parasol and bbq.
For the hotter days or if you wish to eat with other families there is a communal covered eating area with bbq facilites.
The property is set in 2 and a half acres of beautiful gardens with 12 walnut trees offering playing areas and shaded areas for relaxation.
In terms of entertainment there are the additional facilities of table tennis, badminton, volleyball, football and basket ball nets, trampoline and two swing areas as well as our swimming pools.Bat and ball hire available.
The swimming pool area is set aside from the houses and is fenced, gated and alarmed.
There are three swimming areas a 11m x 7m pool, a paddling pool (3m) for the younger guests and a heated pool 9m x 5m 28 deg so you can swim even in early spring and autumn. The pool area offers space to relax and sunbathe with sun loungers but provides shade with 3 pergolas.
There is private off street parking to the side of the site.
The property is suitable for couples, families and groups of all ages but not suitable for people with limited mobility as all properties are arranged over two floors.
The property offers a get away from it all experience but with amenities a mere 5 minute drive away and the major tourist sites within a 15-30 minute drive.
The site offers a safe environment for children, animals are regrettably not permitted however small or cute.
All properties are non smoking though of course smoking is permitted in the grounds and on the terraces.
Washing facilites are available communally.
Bed linen is provided free of charge and all beds made up for your arrival.
Towels may be hired if so required.
Babysitting and taxi services available on request.
End of stay cleaning option possible if you do not wish to clean the property at the end of your holiday.
We are an English family who have been running our self catering business for 14 years. We are there to welcome you and to help with any requests and requirements should you so need during your stay.
|Year property purchased||2004|
|Why this location?||The property is ideally situated in the beautiful french countryside but close to all the attractions of the Dordogne valley. We are within half an hour of the areas beautiful towns of Sarlat, Rocamadour Beynac and Domme, the castles of the Hundred years War and the numerous caves. We are a mere 5 minutes from the Dordogne river with all its water sports and cycling paths. Closest amenities are just a 5 minute drive away
Set high on a hill, there are beautiful walks around the village and a feeling of having stepped away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
|Unique benefits of property||The property is ideal for couples, for families or large groups wishing to holiday together. Set in two and a half acres of attractive gardens the site offers activities for all. A safe environment for children to play and meet others. A communal eating area for groups yet each property has its own private space and terrace for alfresco eating. With two pools and a childrens paddling pool space is not a problem and with the heated pool you are guaranteed 28 degrees swimming whatever the weather.|
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