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The cottage is in a hamlet with just 2 other houses so very quiet and peaceful but is only 1 minute from the village and its shops plus 3 bar/restaurants all with indoor and outdoor dining facilities. There is also an Indonesian take-away!
Open-plan and split-level with a fully equipped kitchen/dining area that has 3 steps leading up to the cosy living room where there is a music system and a tv. The tv can be turned either towards the living room or the kitchen.
There is also a small office and wi-fi. The 2 bedrooms are on opposite sides of the house, one on the ground floor, the other, loft, bedroom on the first floor. Both have double beds and are very spacious. The loft bedroom has more than enough space for 2 single beds as well, if required.
The bathroom has a large bath, separate shower, washbasin and toilet.
The terrace has a bar/bbq and outdoor fridge. The private, heated, salt-treated 9 x 4m pool, open from May to October - weather permitting - and its’ terrace, overlook several valleys and has fabulous views! Parasols abound and Palm and Banana trees offer natural shade.
Cooker, microwave, kettle, coffee machine fridge, freezer, dishwasher. Oak dining table + 6 chairs.
Three sofas. Library. dvd, video, music system.
Two bedrooms both very spacious with enough space to put 2 single beds as well. Cot and highchair available on request.
Shower, bath with shower, toilet, wash basin.
Oil-fired central heating; open fireplace.
Dvd, video, music system. Boardgames.
Totally enclosed garden so very safe for pets. 9 x 4 meter salt-treated, heated pool for exclusive use. Bar/bbq plus outdoor fridge, bar stools, sunloungers, parasols....
Not suitable for toddlers or handicapped as open plan and split level, sorry.
Pets very welcome.
Ayen is a small village on the Correze/Dordogne border 20 kms north west of Brive-la-Gaillarde. The departement of the Lot is only 20 kms away. Locally many walks - not for the faint-hearted as this area has magnificent views hence hills and valleys! The list of tourist sites to visit is exhaustive with everything from the 2nd most visited tourist spot in France - Rocamadour; to Pompadour - home of the National Stud; Lascaux; listed villages; museuems, pavement cafes, fishing, lakes with sailing and water ski-ing etc. etc. etc. Fantastic bird watching. Night sky superb.
A wonderful welcome from Dawn into a lovely old country cottage. The 'spectacular views' was no exagerration and we could have spent the entire holiday lazing around and in the pool! The area has so many incredible tourist spots to visit that a week was way too short!
The small village of Ayen has everthing and more that you could need and is within walking distance -very useful after the night at the local farmer'smarket!
We will be back! Thank you!