Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Three bedroom house (plus living room sofabed) and outdoor pool superbly located between the medieval towns of Monpazier and Belves, both designated "Plus beaux villages de France" - The Most Beautiful Villages of France. (Awarded to only 157 villages in the whole of France).
'Le Pradier' is located 15 mins from the Dordogne river and 30 mins to the breathtaking medevial castle of Beynac overlooking the Dordogne river.
Le Pradier is a three bedroom farmhouse renovated to a modern bright style with period features. The house is situated in the middle of fiveteen acres of private grounds with its own woodland.
The main bedroom with double bed has an ensuite bathroom and shower. The second bedroom with twin beds has a shower and sink. There is also another toilet on the ground floor. The property has a traditional tabacco barn from which you can enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sunset.
The kitchen has a dishwasher, fridge / freezer, oven and hob and is fully equipped. Wifi with fast internet connection
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 45 km, Nearest railway: Belves 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The property, located in the Perigord Noir (Black Perigord) is the most visited region of the Dordogne, and includes many of the sights that you will already have heard of. This part of the Perigord is the richest in terms of beautiful villages, magnificent castles, pre-historic cave paintings and caves rich in stalactites and stalagmites.
The dordogne river in the Perigord Noir stretches from the lovely town of Saint Cyprien (25 mins)
Close to Saint Cyprien are the "most beautiful villages" of Beynac - 30 mins, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle (33 mins), La Roque Gageac (36 mins) and Domme (43 mins). A little further south is the most beautiful village of Belves.
Along this same stretch of river are the magnificent castles of Beynac, Castelnaud, les Milandes, Montfort and the Chateau de Fenelon as well as the wonderful gardens of Marqueyssac, on the river near La Roque Gageac and the gardens of Eyrignac near Salignac.
There are also some caves in this part of the Perigord Noir though most are along the Vezere valley. Along the Dordogne valley are the caves at Domme, and the troglodyte dwellings under the main square of Belves.
Of course the highlight of a trip to the Perigord Noir is the beautiful town of Sarlat, packed with history and beautiful buildings.
Belves is a lovely and lively medieval town, with a typical bastide layout and centre, and a preserved 15th century covered market hall. The town is well worth a visit.
In the centre of the town you can visit some troglodyte dwellings that date from around the 13th century. In the town you can also see the medieval belfry and walls, a 14th century castle, and the city hall. Belves is famous as being the 'town of seven bell towers'. You will enjoy a pleasant afternoon wandering the streets and alleys of Belves - note that it is listed as 'one of the most beautiful villages in France'.
Monpazier (10 mins from the house) is a simply stunning town, founded in 1284 by Edward 1 of England. Its medieval centre is preserved almost completely intact, and it is quite possibly the best of all the bastide towns to visit and recapture life 600 years ago. The arcades around the edge of the square are still present, as is the market hall (complete with weighing and measuring apparatus!). Monpazier is listed as 'one of the most beautiful villages in France'.