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)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges, Nearest railway: Thiviers|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|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|
|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
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 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 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.