Lionheart House is a beautiful stone built property, elegant, refined and characterful, with wooden beams, high ceilings, flagstone floors, and antique furniture.
This unique detached residence with fully enclosed walled gardens, has a pergola, loggia, and many exterior terraces with relaxing views over the green rolling country side and forests of the Dordogne. It is scenically located next to an ancient chapel and church (no bells!) in a small quiet French village
This ancient property has been refurbished in recent years to produce a characterful but modern bed and breakfast . Numerous sun terraces provide all you need for an unforgettable holiday in the private gardens.
Situated a five minute drive from Thiviers with its many supermarkets, bakeries and restaurants, the rest of the Dordogne is an easy journey from the house.
The rooms in Lionheart House, are large, elegant and airy, great for the summer heat... ...
For your private use there is a large salon with flagged floors. It has two sofas, several easy chairs and tables, dining table , bookcases, table football, games, and satellite television with Sky freeview channels. There is a large collection, indeed a virtual library, of books and films. This room leads directly into the outside loggia.
You access the upstairs by a beautiful original curved wooden staircase. There is a comfortable bedroom with double bed, bedside tables wardrobe and side lights. There is an ensuite shower room with wc and wash basin. The bedroomhas beautiful views over the surrounding countryside and village. We also have a cot for babies. Please bring your own bedding for this.
Fridge, BBQ and kettle for your own use . Breakfast provided and other meals can be arranged.
Lionheart House is designed for alfresco living, with many different outdoor sitting and dining areas.
You have a private garden area , a BBQ area, and sunloungers by the private pool all with stunning rural views.
A large loggia with tiled roof provides much needed shade and is an alternative seating area with swing seat. This faces south for maximum summer heat. There is also outdoor table tennis on one of the front terraces. The landscaped series of balustrades, terraces and statues have been nicknamed by a local as "Petite Versailles".
The local area is rural and is made up of rolling hills of the Dordogne with beautiful rivers, forests and chateaux. The local town of Thivers has shops, markets and restaurants. Close to Lionheart House is a Plan D'eau..... this consists of a lake with white sand beach for swimming and lifeguard facilities. It has free access and good parking. There are also table tennis tables, volley ball court, cafe lots of shade.
Northern Dordogne, and Thiviers especially, is a centre of Gastronomy for all France. There are many fantastic restaurants with excellent food at reasonable prices in most larger local villages. Try the St. Jean Hotel in the elegant village of St. Jean de Cole. The regional centre is Perigueux which is a 30 minute drive from Lionheart House. It is a university city and has elegant boulevards, buildings and shops.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||lakeside beach 5 km|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges 60 km, Nearest railway: Thiviers|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
With Oak beams, exposed stonework, flagstone floors and antique furniture, the house retains its original 1868 character, but your comfort is assured as the property has been modernised to 21st Century standards.
We will be there to provide breakfast and help with where to go and what to see!
|Further details outdoors|
This stone built detached property is surrounded by it's own gardens and shaded terraces so is private.The rear terraces show fantastic views over the rolling forested Dordogne countryside. The views of the stars are superb!Alfresco meals can be prepared outside on a large BBQ situated on the front terrace. At the south side of the house you will find a covered loggia with a second dining table, sunbeds and swingseat. At the front of the property under the watchful eye of St Joseph's statue there is a circular dining table for those who like the sun along with table tennis table. Outside the gates there is ample parking and room to play boules in front of the church.The house is in the heart of the countryside, but part of a small hamlet where you have access to local walks and cycling. The property is also situated on the Santiago de Compostella pilgrim trial.Situated in the Northern Dordogne, only five minutes from the market town of Thiviers and it's facilities, there are many excellent good value restaurants and historical sites to view including chateaux and caves.
The Dordogne has hot, dry, summers but with a landscape of rolling green coutryside. The evenings are warm and suited to outside dining. You can spend most of your time outside which is why there are many terraces and outdoor equipment for you to enjoy. This is the centre of gastronomy of France and the food is superb both in supermarkets and restaurants. There are numerous sites of historical interest especially about Richard the Lionheart, and many opportunities to follow activities such as canoeing, swimming and cycling.
Thiviers is the Fois Gras centre of France and nearby is Sorges the centre of truffles.
The Roman city of Perigueux is less than 30 minutes away. In addition to it's beautiful buildings it has large supermarkets and a golf course.
This is Richard Coeur de Lion countryside and he died besieging the Castle in Chalus only 15 minutes away.
Montbrun, Jumhilac le Grand, Hautfort, Castellnaud and Puyguillam are among the many Chateaux within easy reach.
There is a swimming and boating lake (Plan D'eau) ten minutes away which has a sandy beach and free entry and an outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts in Thiviers.
There is an assault course in the local forest called Acrobois.
Brantome provides beautiful religious architecture and is known as the Venice of the Dordogne.
You can also canoe and fish along the many rivers and there are numerous hiking and cycling routes.