Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Gorgeous Dordogne hilltop farmhouse just ten minutes from the Venice of the Dordogne, Brantome, with its restaurants and cafes. Situated in a tiny hamlet perched on top of a hill, Blanchardiere offers complete escape from the modern world.
Surrounded by fig, apple, cherry, pear and apricot trees, overlooking unspoilt oak wood, teaming with wildlife including lots of deer and wild boar. There are views across to a spectacular château from the garden - you can even hear the distant bells of the local village church (only just, not enough to disturb your sleep!).
There are 12 acres of private grounds, with plenty to keep kids occupied. New for 2013, an plunge pool. Also trampoline, swing, sandpit and plenty of toys.
This is ideally suited to those who want utter tranquillity, in a house with all the mod cons. The house has been fully restored, furnished beautifully and has plenty of living space. A large new hand-built kitchen with SMEG appliances (oven+ dishwasher), Rancillo Espresso machine and grinder, a downstairs laundry room with shower, washing machine etc.. dining room, living room, five bedrooms in total, two of which have en suite bathrooms.
All rooms have stunning views. Free Wifi internet. DVD/TV with selection of films. Plenty of books - everything you need to relax!
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|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||12 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges 69 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme 67 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set, Trampoline|
Security deposit of one week's rent taken with each booking, refundable once property has been inspected after you leave.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
Famed for its truffles, great food and wine and wonderful rolling scenery, the Dordogne is a premier holiday favourite.
With thousands of historic castles, châteaux and tourist attractions, including the world famous caves at Lascaux and similar amazing caves at Villars, 10 minutes away.
The wine country of Bordeaux is two hours away and the beaches of Aquitaine are also within reach.
Famed as the Venice of the Dordogne, Brantome is the quintessential French market town - a bustling farmers market twice a week (Tues and Friday) brings the narrow cobbled streets to life.
Enjoy fantastic restaurants - several of which are Michellin starred. Or take a day out to go canoeing on the serene River Dronne.
The area has numerous historic castles and Chateaux open to the public, including Château Puyguilhem just five minutes from the house.