Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Luxury Country relaxation in the small, charming, historic village of Villars. Adjacent to Brantome (15 minutes), St Jean de Cole (10 minutes) and Perigueux (40 minutes), Two minutes to the bakery or to the dining and pool facilities at Chateau de Villars (made available to Sabots guests). Colourful local markets.

Splendid walking and biking opportunities. Summer concerts, fetes and brocantes. Enjoy breakfast on the terrace, listening to songbirds and watching the Chateau's Jacob sheep in the meadow at the end of the garden. Experience the real Rural France. Arrive to a warm and hospitable welcome from the onsite British/American owners.

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Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Limoges, Nearest railway: Thiviers
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Furniture Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Beautifully appointed and furnished

Comfortable sofas. Large oval dining table.

Two Large bedrooms, accessed from different staircases, each with king size beds (which can be divided into single beds). Shutters and curtains for nighttime.

Private reading room for the 'Medieval' bedroom suite, with wood burning fireplace.

Starter soaps, shampoos

Efficient Cleaning equipment

Further details outdoors

Street parking right outside your front door (or, if there is space, guests can park in the Chateau car park).

Dine outside on the wooden deck under the shaded pergola or in the sun on the crazy paved terrace.

Relax in the shade of the garden house or stretch out on a lounger in the grassy garden

Further details

Owners on site at nearby Chateau de Villars (English/French speaking) to answer any questions and help you settle in.

Your fridge can be stocked in advance on request.

Two single beds can be made available on the top floor of the house (shared use of bathroom) for extra guests by special arrangement

Please note that restaurant, bicycles, exercise and pool facilities are at the adjoining Chateau de Villars - wander down through the Chateau's gardens or walk down the village street.

Les Sabots is strictly No Smoking and No Pets - additional charges will apply should this provision fail to be observed.

Suitable only for children over 15 (except during family weeks in high summer - please ask)

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

The area abounds with rivers, greenery and prehistoric sites, small picturesque villages, with many weekly markets, where fresh food and other produce abound.

Villars prides itself on:

La Grotte de Villars: prehistoric paintings in cave system filled with stalagmites and stalactites

Chateau de Puyguilhem: 15th century Renaissance chateau

Eglise St. Martial: medieval village church

Abbaye de Boschaud: ruined Cistercian monastery

Events in Villars 2013 include: April 27 Classical piano concert Frédéric Vaysse-Knitter in Eglise St. Martial; June 15 Jazz Under the Stars concert at Abbaye de Boschaud; August 15 afternoon World Music concert at Abbaye de Boschaud; August 17 & 18 Fetes de Villars with fireworks over Chateau de Villars on Sunday night August 18; Sunday September 15 Flanerie Artistique with creative artists all over the village and at Abbaye de Boschaud.

Brantome

Brantome is the 'Venice' of the Perigord. Its Abbey was founded by Emperor Charlemagne, following earlier settlements by hermits. The old town, with its small streets and colourful Friday market, sits on an island created by the monks who cut a canal to separate their monastery from the town. Nowadays the waterways are filled with canoes, passing by in front of the Abbey and monastery, often on their way down river to Bourdeilles.

There is so much to enjoy in this area - the small villages of Bourdeilles. St Jean de Cole, as well as the capital of the Dordogne department, Perigueux. Its cathedral was the model for Paris' Sacre-Coeur. Saturday Market Day is a natural meeting place for people in the region.

Also visit Chateau de Hautefort. Chancelade Abbey. Sarlat. Les Eysies. Bergerac. Bordeaux.