Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
The villa has 6 large bedrooms and 4 superb bathrooms divided into two wings by the enormous salon/ great room which has a very well equipped easy acess fully fitted kitchen at one end. There is a TV and telephone in every room and either a dvd player or video recorder. The salon is the hub of the property and has French widows/ sliding glass doors so that it opens up to the 300 sq m of decking, terraces and the covered veranda. The 4 double rooms also have French windows leading directly onto the "Church side" decking (Views). Internet wi fi in all rooms..
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||St Estephe 10 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges 65 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme 45 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||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
This is a property with the WOW factor, designed and fitted to a very high standard: the kitchen is a chef's dream with everything you could want: Bosch double oven/microwave, 5 ring hob, fridge/freezer, magimix etc. The Salon Has Sky TV and other rooms have Free to Air TV. (BBC etc)
Bedroom 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2 Double bed
Bedroom 3 King size bed ensuite bath with shower over
Bedroom 4 Queen size bed ensuite with shower
Bedroom 5 Twin beds
Bedroom 6 Twin beds
The property is all on one floor and is suitable for wheelchair access. Bathrooms are huge and there is an additional WC in the entrance hall.
The property has underfloor climate control, cool in summer warm in winter!
|Further details outdoors|
The swimming pool is ph controlled and is cleaned and checked 3 times a week (when the profusion of plants are also watered). The summer kitchen is situated close to the swimming pool and has a gas BBQ for your convenience. The main kitchen is only a few steps away. There are plenty of loungers and other tables and chairs for dining al fresco. Many guests really enjoy eating on the "Church side" covered terrace which gets the morning sun. There is a 12 seat table ready and waiting. Then everyone enjoys the sun loungers and parasols: there is another large table and chairs poolside for cocktails and convenient for children.
The owners are English and personally welcome you and answer any questions.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The region is steeped in history and has retained its character with good food often based on duck washed down with local wine, perhaps following a starter including the local black gold..truffles. Richard Lionheart was killed at Chalus by an archer from the fortified town of Nontron, the old Barons of Bordeilles used to fight dragons in the Holyland without leaving their beds after inhaling certain vapours! There are huge numbers of Chateaux in the area whose character is largely preserved by Batiments de France who allow no unsuitable development within 2km of any ancient site.Brantome is a very pretty town and well earns its name as "The Venice of Perigord". Perigord Vert takes its name from the Forests and greenery which abound in the area.
Nontron has 3 supermarkets, we recommend Super U for all your everyday needs. There is also a lively doll, puppet, games and toy Museum which even has the French equivalent of the satirical spitting image puppets! There are leaflets on all sorts of activities in LA CROIX and more information is always available in the Tourist office in Nontron or Brantome.
Brantome is a good place to start a canoe trip to Bordeilles you may get wet but it is a wonderful gentle family experience.....you get driven back, so one way, downstream is good. Brantome is well worth walking round, with its atmospheric abbey which was founded by Charlemagne (742-814).
Just North of Nontron is the beach and lake of St Estephe which is well worth a visit as is the Grotto at Villars where you can marvel at the huge stalactites in this enormous cave system which was only discovered in 1953. Also in the caves are 17,000 year old paintings. The admission fee includes a commentary and is good value.
For golfers, we suggest the course at Chancelade which is only about 18km away.
For the teen, what about Karting at Teyac, near Javerlac where there is good track and fast machines. Cool.
There is a jungle gym at the Foret in Thenon which is good fun for children.
There are lots of activities in the area during the season, from fishing to tennis and horse riding...and then there is the Wine, or even Brandy tours and tastings are available, but then you could always enjoy a nice glass in the peaceful country location of LA CROIX on your own terrace and relax
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21 Sep 2011
"Perfect Getaway for a Large Family Group"
La Croix more than lived up to its description in terms of its size, comfort and facilities. It is a beautiful villa with ample space to spread out, both inside and out, well proportioned bedrooms, numerous bathrooms and toilets, a large living room for everyone to get together, spacious decking areas and gardens, and a lovely swimming pool. In every respect, it provides ideal accommodation for a large family or extended family group. The location is peaceful and secluded, but within a few kilometres of Nontron, which offers excellent supermarkets, and Brantome, which is one of the most picturesque towns in the Northern Dordogne. The owners, Lester and Berenice, could not have been more kind or attentive to our needs and clearly take enormous pride not only in their beautiful home, but also in ensuring that their guests have everything they need. Our party included two closely related families and two friends and we all had a great holiday. Our only regret was having to leave!
5 Sep 2011
"Lovely House and Location Shame about the owners"
We stayed at the property in August of 2011. The house and grounds were lovely as was its secluded location. Would have been nice to have a bit more life in the local village (a shop or something)What… More
18 Aug 2011
"Ideal luxury holiday home for our extended family."
12 of us, ranging from 2 years to 65 years stayed at La Croix for one week in August. The property really feels like a home and has high quality fixtures and fittings to ensure we lacked nothing. It is remarkable in having a huge amount of space so that there is plenty of room to get together but also, and importantly, there is plenty of space for people to have a quiet time on their own if they wish. Luxurious and spacious bathrooms are plentiful too with most rooms being ensuite. I'd also like to give special mention to the very comfortable beds! - such a pleasure to find in a holiday home but this is a benefit of renting somewhere that is clearly the much loved home of the owners, Lester & Berenice. They were attentive, friendly and generous hosts - discreetly ensuring we had everything we needed and even bringing freshly cut vegetables from La Croix's large garden. The garden and pool are ideal for the children who enjoyed them tremendously - lots of different birds & insects as well as lizards to keep the curious little ones interested in their surroundings. All in all we had a superb holiday in a wonderful house in a beautiful location.
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