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Farmhouse | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 18

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Spacious, high quality accommodation 2kms from the River Dordogne. Ideally located for all the dordogne has to offer from local farmers markets to medieval towns to chateaux to wine tasting at some of the local vineyards.

Its the perfect property for groups of families/friends who want to holiday together but who would still like a bit of privacy. There are two kitchens, two lounges with 2 Sky TV's, a den that provides ample reading material, games for children and a pool table.

For familes with young children facilities include a cot, high chair, rocker, potty, plastic plates/cups/bowls/cutlery and safety gate. A mobile playpen is also provided which can be moved by the pool/garden as required. Dvds are available to watch and there is a good selection of toys, books and games on site. There are also shaded areas in the garden, ideal if you want to avoid the midday sun.

There is a large Trampoline, Climbing Frame with slide. An area for playing football has also been provided.

Babysitting is also available on request.

Size Sleeps up to 18, 8 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 25 km, Nearest railway: Ste Foy La Grande 3 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 DVD player
General Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (10), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 18
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Cot available - Can go in any of the bedrooms.

Ground Floor

1 x Bedroom ideal for elderly or less able person

1 x bedroom with ensuite ideal for elderly or less able person

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

The Dordogne boasts breathtaking countryside, awe-inspiring historical locations, spectacular chateaux, sun-dappled golden stone villages and some of the finest cuisine in France. The region is dominated by three great rivers, the Dordogne, the Lot and the Tarn, these rivers have carved out beautiful, fertile valleys which are ideal for growing the regions famous wines. The area is ideal for holidaymakers seeking a relaxing rural holiday in the heart of traditional France.

Spring arrives early here with mild sunny days in March and April gently easing into May and June's very warm long hours of sunshine and light evenings that seem to stretch on for ever. Then Summer arrives in a blast of heat with rising temperatures allowing outdoor acivities their full potential. Summer markets are everywhere and even the smallest of villages has an annual free firework display.

Bergerac

The towns of Bergerac (15km) and Sainte Foy La Grande (10 km) are wonderful medieval market towns on the Dordogne and both have fine local markets and restaurants. There are many other places to visit, from St Emilion to the Lascaux caves and Roc Gageac where the Dordogne carves its way through a canyon and houses are built into the vast rock face. Historic castles and chateaux abound some with superb gardens including the famous 11th century chateau at Monbazillac. Nearly all the vineyards in the region will be only too pleased to welcome you into their ‘cave’ for a free wine tasting. Bataille de Castionne held in July and August is also well worth a visit.

Le Fleix is 5 mins by car from the property and boast a bakers, small supermarket, 2 hairdressers, post office, tabac, restaurant . It also has an eceptionally good butchers whihc is highly thought of in tte area. It is a pleasant walk or you could borrow wone of our bicycles if you are not feeling quite so energetic.

LOCAL AMENITIES INCLUDE:-

KAYAKING AND CANOEING

On the edge of Le Fleix is the quayside where you may hire kayaks and canoes. You have the choice of a 1, 2 or 6 hour trip on the river and the company who hire out the canoes will take you, with your canoe, life jacket and picnic if you have one, up the river to your starting point. They see you safely off and drive back to their base where you have left your car. You make your way down the river, dropping the canoe off and picking up your car at the end of your trip. This is a really fun day for all the family.

GLIDING

5 minutes drive will take you to Fougerolles where there is a private airfield from which you may book a gliding trip or even lessons for the more adventurous. Once again, this is inexpensive and prices depend on your choice of trip or lesson.

LAC DE GURSON

The Gurson lake is found on an 18 ha domain and features two large lakes (one for fishing) aquatique toboggans, pedalos, mini-golf, horse rides, tennis, kids games and a picnic area. Located at Carsac de Gurson. Ideal day our for all of the family

GOLF

15 minutes drive from Le Fleix is the superb golf course of Les Vigiers. This is an 18 hole course and is testing enough to satisfy regular golfers but not too tough for the lesser player. Green fees are very reasonable and you may hire clubs and buggy. Les Vigiers also has a swimming pool, a bistro-style restaurant and the more expensive restaurant for a special night out in the chateau. There is also a health spa and fitness salon so that the ladies can enjoy pampering themselves whilst their menfolk fight it out on the course

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20 Jan 2012

5/5

"Holiday in Starling Lodge"

Me, my wife and my young son who is 6 visited Starling Lodge for 1 Week in August 2011. We had a lovely time, my young son was spolit for choice between the swimming pool, climbing frame, trampoline and the excellent tractor rides!

The owners were very obliging in every aspect, making us feel like we were at home, little extras like welcome packs on arrive, even to the extent of offering to babysit our son whilst myself and my wife had an evening out.

I would definately go back again and would not hesitate to recommend to my friends this beautiful place to visit.

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