Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Dordogne villa for rent - La Retraite is a delightful property, in the form of an ivy-covered rectory beside the old church of Nadaillac de Rouge, where the bells still chime three times a day, although sadly not in July or August! Built of local stone in a typically Perigordian style, with flagstone floors, wooden beams and a large inglenook fireplace, La Retraite exudes comfort and relaxation whatever the time of year. The tiny village boasts an auberge serving local cuisine, just a short walk from the villa, and you will find more restaurants as well as shops, supermarket, banks and post office in the local towns of Souillac, Peyrac and St Julien de Lampon.
You are very well-positioned here for all the delights of the Dordogne and Lot regions, and there is plenty to see and do. The Dordogne River is just a few miles from La Retraite: you can go canoeing, kayaking or fishing, or perhaps take a relaxing trip along the river on one of the traditional flat-bottomed boats (gabares), just soaking up the scenery. This area is also world famous for its many caves with ancient wall paintings and spectacular rock formations: an underwater boat ride through the ancient caves at nearby Gouffres du Padirac would make a memorable holiday experience for holidaymakers of all ages. Nearby Rocamadour, France' s second most visited tourist attraction after Le Mont St-Michel, is a culturally significant town, and quite a magical sight with its golden houses clinging to the side of a cliff over the Alzou canyon. There are numerous little towns to visit in this region: you probably won't want to miss the medieval town of Sarlat and its renowned market, and Domme and Martel are other possibilities. Activities such as hot air ballooning, riding and cycling are also available, as well as children's adventure parks.
La Retraite offers a welcome respite from the modern world. The dark night-time skies are just perfect for star-gazing, and with its rural, tranquil setting and proximity to a myriad of local attractions, this charming and welcoming Dordogne villa for rent is a real gem.
Living/dining room, exposed beams, large open fireplace (TV/ DVD/ stereo).
Fully equipped kitchen/breakfast room .
Shower room, separate WC.
Double bedroom (1.60m) (TV, CD).
Master twin/double bedroom (1.80m or 2 x 90cm), beamed ceiling (TV), air-conditioning, floor lighting, ensuite walk-in shower room, WC.
Twin/double bedroom (1.80m or 2 x 90cm), beamed ceiling, (TV, CD, safe), air-conditioning, integral shower room.
Separate shower room, WC.
Single child's bedroom (80cm bed).
Partially enclosed; vine-covered dining terrace overlooking pool and garden with lovely views over the surrounding countryside, pretty grounds with fruit trees, large lawn, barbecue, private 10m x 5m heated pool, boules pitch (can also be used for badminton, basketball, football and volleyball - balls provided). Parking for several cars.
4 bedrooms, 2 with AIR-CONDITIONING
4 shower rooms, 3 WCs
PRIVATE 10m x 5m HEATED POOL
Included: Air conditioning & winter heating. WiFi internet, telephone (to landlines in Europe only)
Extras: Maid service on request. Pool heating €100 per week. Telephone.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
Auberge within walking distance, Souillac 5 miles, Sarlat-le-Caneda 10 miles, Rocamadour 11 miles, Brive airport 23 miles, Bergerac airport approx. 2 hours. Fishing, kayaking, horse riding, children's treetop adventure parks and golf within easy driving distance.