Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

It is situated in a tiny, very peaceful village (Le Mas) near Carves in the Black Perigord part of Dordogne. On the top of a hill it has the most magnificent views over the surrounding valleys and of the medieval town of Belvès 6 kilometers away. Surrounded by fields and woods, the delightful lanes and paths all around are an invitation for wonderful country walks. Twenty minutes from Sarlat and 5 minutes from the Dordogne river the house is ideally situated for visiting the region and discovering the beauties of the "Perigord Noir".

Size Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Siorac - on the Dordogne river 6 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 40 km, Nearest railway: Belvès 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (8), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12
Other High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

All equipment ( cots, playpen, bath, pot ) necessary for 2 babies can be supplied upon request at no extra cost

Bed and bath linen can be supplied upon request .

Three of the four shower rooms are en suite and one shared between two bedrooms.

There is a utility room with washing machine, clothes dryer and ironing bfacilities.

Further details

The owners who live in another but completely separate part of the buildings and assume themselves the management are available to answer any questions in English, French and German.

The Dordogne region

Situated in the south west of France the Dordogne also known as Perigord has the reputation of being one of the most pleasant places to live in France thanks to its climate, magnificent countryside, food and wine and its architectural treasures. It has after all been lived in for tens of thousand of years since Cro-Magnon.

It is according to Henry Miller " the country of enchantment which the poets have staked out and which they alone may lay claim to. It is the nearest thing to Paradise this side of Greece. ...France may one day exist no more, but the Dordogne will live on just as dreams live on and nourish the souls of men." - The Colossus of Maroussi

Belves

Twenty minutes from Sarlat and 5 minutes from the Dordogne river the house is ideally situated for visiting the region and discovering the beauties of the "Perigord Noir". In the immediate vicinity there is the village of Carves with its typical 14th century church and its astonishing 17th century alter piece, its open air theatre with its numerous well known professional artists and friends amongst whom there are : Michel Piccoli, Peter Brook, Yoshi Oïda, Simon Abkarian and where you can see some remarkable spectacles throughout the summer,., the town of Belvès with its quaint medieval streets and underground dwellings and the charming village of Urval. All around there are charming and beautiful small towns and villages : Beaumont, Molières, St Avit Sénieur, Montferrand du Perigord and the Couze valley. Of course you must not miss the magnificent medieval town of Sarlat the bastide towns of Montpazier and Villefranche dew Perigord and in season its very important "marché aux cèpes" - mushroom market.

The Dordogne valley is near at hand with the castles of Castelnaud, les Milandes and Beynac, and the beautiful cliffhanging villages of Beynac, Domme and Roque Gageac..

All through the summer there are festivals, concerts and exhibitions : Bach in Belvès, the Summer Bergerac Festival, the Perigueux Mime festival, the Tuesday concerts at Banne, the Sarlat theater festival and dozens of others.>

For thesportsman there are innumerable possibilities : hiking on the very well signposted local tracks, tennis at Siorac and Belvès, horse riding, canoing on the Dordogne, golf(Lolivarie 18 holes or la Forge 9 holes). You can also discover the region in a hot air balloon or in a micro light.

Pour ceux que l'histoire intéresse les sites préhistoriques exceptionnels sont nombreux sur la vallée de la Vézere,( les grottes de Lascaux par exemple) et maintenant il y a le tout nouveau musée de la Préhistoire aux Eyzies de Tayac. La guerre de cent ans n'est jamais loin avec les villes bastides.

Pour les cuisiniers et les gastronomes les marchés sont nombreux et toujours très animés : Belvès le samedi matin, le dimanche matin grand marché à St Cyprien, entre autres.

Le mercredi soir pendant l'été on peut pique-niquer sur la place de la halle à Belvès. On apporte ses couverts, et on achète sur place entrecôtes ou saucisses que le boucher fait griller au barbecue, foie gras poêlé, fromages locaux , vin etc. On s'assied à de grandes tables sous la halle et on lie connaissance avec ses voisins de table si l'on veut tout en écoutant l'orchestre.

Juste à côté du Mas il ya un fabricant de fromage de chèvre médaille d'or chez qui on peut acheter des fromages en regardant les chèvres se faire traire.

Pour les amateurs de vin on n'est pas loin des vignobles de Bergerac, Montravel, Montbazillac, Saussignac, Pecharmant, Duras. Et à une heure de route il ya les vignobles de Cahors. Il y a deux bonnes caves à proximité: la cave de Coux à Coux et Bigaroque près de Siorac où l'on propose des dégustations et beaucoup de vins locaux, et celle plus importante de Julien de Savignac au Bugue.