Farmhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Situated in the hills above the beautiful Dordogne river you will find an oasis of peace and tranquility.
Our renovated farmhouse sits in a hamlet surrounded by ancient woodland and fields abundant with wildflowers and wildlife. Relax during the day in our very private south facing garden, take a cooling dip in our 3m x 5m pool and spend your evenings dining al fresco on the terrace under a starlit sky, unaffected by light pollution. Here you can enjoy the peace and calm of La Roudie whilst being within easy reach of local amenities.
Dordogne Gite Retreat provides 2 double bedrooms with a toilet and washbasin adjacent, Bathroom with shower, Kitchen, Dining room and comfortable lounge. South facing private garden, terrace and pool and barbecue area. We have both French and British TV and WiFi. A 'Welcome' pack of local wine and produce awaits your arrival .
With virtually traffic free lanes and a myriad of footpaths surrounding us, walking and cycling are enjoyable pastimes. For the energetic canoeing, horse riding and golf are all within a short drive as are many of the areas most beautiful and interesting mediaeval towns and villages like Belves, Monpazier, Domme and La Roque Gageac. The historic mediaeval town of Sarlat with its many shops and restaurants is 25 minutes drive and chateau Beynac perched high on dramatic cliffs and chateau Des Milandes, once home to Josephine Baker are a 15 minute drive.
The local town of St.Cyprien provides restaurants, cafe's, supermarkets and banking as well as a vibrant sunday market of local produce and artisan goods. During July and August we enjoy an abundance of village fete's (Marche Gourmand) a celebration of French food, wine and music - great fun for all.
If you're interested in photography, or historical buildings, if you're an artist, a walker , a cyclist or a nature lover - Dordogne Gite Retreat is the place for you.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||River beaches 6 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac - Brive-la-Gaillarde, Bordeaux, Toulouse,, Nearest railway: Bordeaux, Le Buisson de Cadouin,St.Cyprien|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The Perigord Noir is an area of outstanding beauty; and the valley of the Dordogne is famous for it's abundance of beautiful villages (Beaux Villages) full of charm and history, many of which date back to mediaeval times. With breathtaking views at every turn, follow the winding course of the Dordogne river and marvel at the beauty of the many Chateaux, in this land of '1001 Chateaux', some perched high on dramatic limestone cliffs. Chateau Des Milandes, once the home of glamorous singer Josephine Baker, has a wonderful and interesting exhibition about her life and is only a short drive from the gite, as are the spectacular Chateau Beynac and Chateau Castelnaud where the children can play being Knights and princesses for a day. The village of Le Roque Gageac beside the Dordogne river is little changed in 300 years, with trips on traditional 'Gabarres' (wooden boats) along the Dordogne river , a fantastic way to see the beautiful medieval villages carved into the rock face.
The gite is situated in the heart of the Périgord Noir famous for its wonderfully preserved chateaux, medieval settlements & prehistoric caves. Visit the world famous Lascaux and Les Eyzies or the Parc Archeologique de Beynac. The Bastide towns of Domme and Monpazier are a must to visit.
View the stunning landscape from a hot air balloon, enjoy riverside beaches and beautiful gardens at Les Jardins de Marquessac. The list really could go on and on ....
Allas Les Mines
We are approximately 10 mins drive from the Dordogne river, easy for canoe hire and the local mediaeval town of St Cyprien with its shops, bars, bakerys and supermarkets. Sundays in St.Cyprien sees a vibrant market selling local produce and artisan goods, a great way to pass a sunday morning enjoying a drink at one of the street side cafes soaking up the local colour.
For the energetic there is an amazing network of footpaths for both walkers and cyclists, clearly marked for varying degrees of difficulty and length.
Golf lovers should be kept happy with the popular Lolivarie 18-hole golf course only 5 km away or The Forge 9-hole golf course 6km away near Siorac-en-Perigord.
During the summer months many towns and villages host a 'Marche Gourmand' a wonderful evening of outdoor eating and drinking local foods and wines. Enjoy meeting and eating together, sitting at long tables under sunny skies, listening to local musicians and enjoying the food of the region. You could almost go to a different one every night of the week !