The farmhouse, 'La Croix'
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Farmhouse | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
This property is a perfect romantic retreat. The farmhouse has a large traditional kitchen. It has a range cooker with an electric fan oven and five gas rings, fridge and freezer and dishwasher. A washing machine and tumble drier are housed in the detached laundry. Ahead of you in the kitchen a door leads through to a spacious sitting room with a French window that leads onto a large north facing stone terrace, perfect to lay a table for alfresco dinner as the sun sets away to the west. A spiral staircase in the sitting room leads up to the very large double bedroom with king size four poster bed, roll top bath and WC. It has a west facing opening circular window in the gable end and ceiling fan. Enjoying a meal on the terrace, particularly in the evening as the sun sets is a treat! This is a perfect location for a honeymoon, special occasion or anniversary.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Dordogne region
Perigueux is the capital of the Dordogne region. The medieval part of the town comes alive on Wednesdays and Saturdays when local artisans display their first class produce, including cured meats, truffles, foie-gras and pies or 'pates de Perigueux'. La Cite, once a pivotal Gallo-Roman site of Versunna, is also worth a foray. If you walk up the hill from La Cite you'll come to the Cathedrale St. Front which proved to be a trial run for the architect Abadie who later went on to design the Sacre-Couer in Paris. Angouleme, a cathedral city, used to be dominated by paper mills but now has a thriving tourist industry. The old town occupies a steep sided plateau overlooking a bend in the River Charente. It has many charms. Brantome, the 'Venice of the Perigord' is surrounded by a loop in the River Dronne. The towns pride is its Benedictine Abbey. It's a must see as is St. Emillion, although this means a one and a half hours drive. The landscape around 'La Croix' has changed little over the last century, undulating with fields of sunflowers, maize and many walnut orchards.
You will find a large sandy beach on the River Dronne at Aubeterre about 15 minutes drive away. There is a cafe and lots of large trees and canopies if you need to seek shade. You will also find another pleasant river beach of white sand which is well maintained at St Aulaye at about the same distance. la Jemaye is a fantastic lake with a white sandy beach, beautiful sunsets, with a chic resturant perfect for a sun downer.
Verteillac and St. Severin with small shops, banks and post offices are 5-10 minutes away. Riberac, large market town with hypermarkets is 15 mins away. Aubeterre is 15 mins. away. Sunday market, river beach, restaurants off the tree lined square, small Sunday market. Angouleme, Perigueux and Brantome are 40 mins drive away.
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21 Sep 2014
"Relaxing La Croix"
We loved the whole vibe of this place. I was unsure at first but it only took one sleep to get totally into it.Sara,the owner was nice and really laid back. She just lets you get on with it.You have … More
9 Apr 2014
We have just returned from a week in the Farmhouse at La Croix and wanted to let others know that if they are thinking of booking this house, then they should most certainly go ahead! The property itself is idyllic. It sits in a wild, romantic garden and has a terrace/balcony out the back with a view of the rolling countryside that looks almost like a painting. The interior is rustic, peaceful and quintessentially 'country' - the kitchen is large and has all the necessary equipment to rustle up meals (if you fancy cooking for yourself) but it's the upstairs bedroom which is the real showstopper. With beautiful wooden beams and a free-standing bath, it's like something from a interior design magazine. From a practical point of view, the house was very clean and tidy and, although joined to the owner's own house, quiet and private. The swimming pool is small and only suitable for a dip rather than doing lengths - keen swimmers should head for one of the local lakes. Sara was an excellent, friendly host, meeting us upon arrival with a complimentary bottle of wine. She gave us plenty of ideas about what to do and see in the local area - there were also stacks of brochures and flyers which we found very useful when planning days out. We took our iPad and made use of the wifi - this proved a very helpful addition to old-fashioned leaflets, as we could plan our routes thoroughly using Google maps and book restaurants/check opening times/buy tickets online (by the way, a car is essential for this region of France). Places that we visited and would recommend include the village Aubeterre, with a subterranean church; Brantome with its magnificent Abbey, prettily located next to the river Dronne; the steam train at Martel; caves and underground river at Padirac; lake at La Jemaye; Les Jardins de l'Imaginaire at Terrasson; the two contrasting chateaux at Bourdeilles; and St Emilion with its endless wine boutiques. We also had a delicious meal at La Vieille Maison round the corner in St Paul Lizonne. 5 stars!
Thankyou so much for your kind remarks.We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that we may see you again one day. best wishes, Sara