Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This farmhouse, originally won on Carol Smilie's 'Dream Holiday' TV programme,and having been refurbished to a very high standard, boasts a 40' salon, with wood burning stove, comfortable settees and an antique dining table. French doors lead to a roofed terrace with a breathtaking panoramic view over the valley and forests.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms with en suite (one with a double bed and the other with one double and two singles). There are beamed ceilings throughout the property.
Downstairs is a large, fully fitted kitchen/diner with seating for 8 - leading from this is a utility room and the third bathroom. From the other end of the kitchen is a superb third bedroom with a king sized bed, elegantly furnished with two double French windows leading to an extensive terrace.
The house contains top quality furniture and fittings
It is equipped with all baby needs, cot, pushchair, highchair and children's toys, puzzles etc. There are also many books available for reading.
Two free sat televisions are provided. This farmhouse, together with the panoramic roof terrace, has a floor area of 2,00 square feet.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake beach 8 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges 70 km, Nearest railway: Thiviers 8 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||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors||
This farmhouse stands in its own grounds comprising a large gravelled courtyard which could accommodate up to 4 cars.
There is a terrace area and steps to a lawn with trees. It has extensive views over the area including a 16th century chateau and a 13th century church..
The heated swimming pool is surrounded by decking on which there is full poolside furniture. The pool measures 8 metres by 4 metres and is one and a half metres deep. It is entered by steps (wide enough to sit on). The entire pool area is enclosed by a security fence with a child proof security gate, as required by the strict French planning laws. The pool is cleaned first thing every day.
The flat lawn has croquet and petanque sets available.
There are many picturesque places nearby.
Serges (20 mins) offers a superb restaurant, Brantome (40 mins) 'Venice of the Dordogne' has two top class restaurants. Thiviers (10 mins) and Excideuil (10 mins) are well equipped with supermarkets. St Jean de Cole (20 mins) and Brantome are unmissable and there are boat rides and canoeing in the latter on the River Dronne. 2 km from the farmhouse there is a velorail and canoeing on the river L'Isle and tennis courts. A market can be found in the Dordogne every weekday.
The principle attractions near the house are the lovely wooded walks, the peacefulness and the tranquility of the hamlet. This is because the hamlet is in a conservation area owing to the proximity of the 16th century chateau and the 13th century church,
Near Nontron (1 hour) is the lake of St Estephe which offers boats, trampolines, mini golf, cafes, restaurants , tennis, swimming and beaches. Rouffignac (45 mins) also has a large lake with a beach and an adjoining water skiing lake on a fixed wire system.
There is golf and riding within half an hour. Full information is provided in the farmhouse.
The weather is usually very hot and sunny in July and August.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
There are many picturesque places nearby. Sorges ( 20 mins) offers a superb eating place, Brantome (40 mins) - the 'Venice of the Dordogne' - have two top class restaurants. Thiviers is well equipped with food shops such as Lidl. St. Jean de Cole and Brantome are magnificent and there are boat rides and canoeing in the latter. 3 k from the house there is a velorail which is tremendous, safe cycling fun for all the family. A market can be found somewhere most days of the week. There are also many chateaux to see and to visit in the Dordogne.
The principal attraction near the house are the lovely wooded walks, the peacefulness and the tranquility of the hamlet.
Close by there is a lake where a small sandy beach has been created for safe swimming and play as well as fixed table tennis tables.
Near Nantron (1hour) is St Estephe which offers boats, an aquatic toboggan, trampolines, mini golf, bars and cafeteria, restaurant, tennis, swimming, beaches, canoeing, adventure trails. Rouffignac (3/4 hour) also has a large lake with a beach and water skiing.
In under 30 minutes drive are the velorail (5 mins) tennis, swimming, beaches, fishing, water skiing, horse riding, canoeing, adventure trail, quad biking and cycle hire. There is an information file in the house giving all details. The weather usually is very warm in June, July and August.