Farmhouse | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
.LA COLOMBIERE is an ideal holiday location offering what many adults seek on their well earned yearly break. The property nestles in a small hamlet in the Dordogne surrounded by vineyards and working farms but only minutes away from the essentials of French living: bread and wine! The local village of Eymet is just 7 minutes away and caters for all your holiday needs; 3 supermarkets, 5 restaurants, many bars and small shops offering their own particular French wares. The property boasts around 17 acres consisting lawns, parkland and some farmed land. Our clients are free to enjoy all our facilities, the main feature being the 12 x 6 metre pool offering sun loungers for all and made more comfortable with toilet and shower facilities on hand. Poolside is a small bar with fridge freezer for those cold beers/ice creams etc.,
The spacious accommodation is an old converted farmhouse with both old and new features. The front aspect offers views of the front tree filled gardens and the rear views encompass the rear gardens, large terrace and far reaching views of Puigeillum church high on the hill. The rear gardens also offer our small football pitch and volley/badminton area for the energetic whilst the covered gazebo can offer shelter from the mid-day sun or serve as a meeting place for the inevitable aperitives. The large raised terrace is ideal for "al fresco" dining. There is plenty of off road parking and Wi-Fi is offered for the studious. There really is as much or as little as one wants to do.
Local activities include golf, tennis, canoeing, horse riding, hiking, cycling etc., The area is also renowned for its local history with many beautiful surrounding Bastide towns as well as breath taking chateaux to explore. Bergerac is just 15 minutes away and provides even more for our holidaymakers including a bowling alley, go carting, small water park, boat rides along the meandering Dordogne, shops galore, restaurants too many to count, museums and for those wine connoisseurs the difficult task of choosing which wine tasting establishments to visit. As if anything more is needed, but mention must be made of the exquisite night skies we enjoy here, noted as being the clearest in Europe. The wonderful sunsets followed by the largest shooting stars are an added bonus.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac (15 minutes away) 15 km, Nearest railway: St Foy le Grande(TVR) 14 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, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 6 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
Situated in the beautiful SW France La Colombiere nestles amongst the vineyards between the rivers Dordogne and Garonne and offers so much to do, whatever your preference. The area has an abundance of wine tasting chateaux, restaurants and cafes to suit every taste and budget and history to be marvelled at. We have a temperate climate here in the Bergerac area although the summers can be extremely hot. One of the great attractions to this area is canoeing down the Dordogne where one gets close up views of the chateaux which line the banks of this majestic river. The Atlantic coast at Archachon with it's great rolling waves is an ideal spot for surfers and is only two hours away. Alternatively the Mediterrean coast e.g. Montpellier etc is only four hours away via Toulouse and the Spanish border. For skiers out there, Andorra with it's magnificent all year-round ski resorts is five hours drive.
From June to September there is a wall to wall entertainment in the guise of fairs, fetes and festivals too numerous to list. We can only promise you that you will never be at a loss of finding something to do or somewhere to go. Most villages have a tourist office which is an excellent source of information and up to date details of organised activities. Our nearest small town is Eymet, which can only be described as beautifully French. It has a Bastide square where every single building is different and charming. Thursday is market day and is a must for visitors, so different is it from markets elsewhere. Bergerac is our nearest large town which is also a definite must for visitors. Bergerac has everthing to offer; it's new part is vibrant, colourful and busy with shops of every description. The old majestic buildings tower above their shoppers and there is a magnificent fountain in front of the Palais du Justice. In contrast the old town with it's cobbled streets, ancient, tilting buildings has an ambiance which will charm all who care to meander leisurely. There are restaurants at every turn to suit every taste and the River Dordogne is just a two minute walk. Whether you enter Bergerac over the old bridge or the new bridge you will be so pleased you visited this old, old town.
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13 Aug 2014
"A Perfect holiday for a large family"
We had a great time at the property. There were 17 of us in the party including 11 children in the 3-19yr old age groupThe cinema was a high point for the teenagers. The pool was loved by all in the p… More
25 Aug 2013
Quiet and out of the way, and all the better for it. We stayed during a heatwave, but the pool was a life saver! Very well equipped kitchen and bathroom. Eymet has nice shops and restaurants a ten mi… More
16 Aug 2013
Beautiful location tucked away in the French countryside. Really peaceful, fantastic facilities, especially the pool and outside dining areas. Really recommend it for large families or groups of frien… More
10 Aug 2013
"French countryside paradise"
Had a wonderful break here with a large group of friends this summer. The house and grounds are beautiful, the particular highlights include the grand dining table which comfortably seated 20 for banq… More
Many thanks for your kind words Rory. So glad the place was a hit with all of you. Hope to see you again soon in the not too distant future. Take care. Kind regards. Wendy (Cockerton)
31 Jul 2013
"Fantastic Short Break"
Spent 4 fantastic nights in La Colombiere with a group of 17 Friends. It really is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the french country side, wine and food!! Great facilities to keep all ages entertained and isn't far from Eymet which is a delightful little market town. Highly recommend!
Many thanks for your kind comments. Hope to see you back here next year with your great friends. Enjoyed watching your culinary skills in action. Thanks. Wendy.
31 Jul 2013
"EXCELLENT CHILL OUT TRIP"
We stayed for one week and returned to the UK incredibly relaxed. The weather was gorgeous and the setting down by the pool was just delightful. The accommodation was a typical french "gite" and was lovely and clean. Would definitely recommend this holiday to others who are looking to chill out - although there is actually an abundance to do in the local area which we were far too relaxed to take advantage of!
Thanks for comments. Hope to see you all again next year. What a splendid large group of interesting professionals, but such fun.
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