Les Taupinieres is a detached house set in grounds of 2 acres, with views to the surrounding countryside.
The house is on 1 level, with 2 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It sleeps 4/6 people.
The living room is large and well furnished with windows on 3 sides, giving a light and sunny air. An archway leads to a spacious kitchen breakfast room, and French windows to a terrace overlooking the grounds.
Outside are several seating areas and there is ample garden furniture, with a barbecue. During spring the meadow is full of wild flowers and from time to time provides a crop of the mushrooms Villac is famous for.
The surrounding countryside is a haven for wildlife, with birds of prey, woodpeckers, boar and much more. You may even catch a glimpse of the mouflon, the wild sheep, that inhabit the woods and graze the edges of the meadows in the evenings.
The location is very peaceful and rural but with easy access to all facilities and the motorway, 20 minutes away
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Villac is in the northern Dordogne, famous for its beautiful rivers, towns and countryside. There are many sides to this area, offering something of interest for everyone in the party.
Maybe you'd like to explore the wine-growing regions of Bordeaux and Bergerac. The area is also described as the Perigord, and Perigordine food is world famous - truffles, fois gras, mushrooms, walnuts, to name a few. You'll never be far from a restaurant in this part of the world
This area is also the original home of modern man, and you can discover the prehistory at Montignac, with the famous Lascaux cave paintings; Les Eyzies, with its centre of prehistory and the troglodyte dwellings at la Roque St Christophe, as well as many other locations.
There are many caves to explore, with amazing crystals and rock structures. The lakes and rivers offer beautiful scenery as well as the chance to go kayaking, or take a trip on a river boat. For the ultimate scenic experience, balloon rides are available when the weather is right.
And of course, there are the many beautiful towns and villages, with fascinating shops and lively markets.
Around the house, the countryside is all rolling hills and rich green farmland. The old market town of Terrasson is 7 miles to the south and the beautiful chateau of Hautefort is 7 miles to the north. The river Vezere flows through Terrasson, and on to Montignac, which is another lovely medieval town. Further afield there are the towns and villages of the the Dordogne valley, and you should not miss Sarlat-la-Caneda, Domme and La Roque Gageac.
Thursday is market day in Terrasson, and the stalls spread out on both sides of the river. It's a chance for the townsfolk to meet up and a great place to try some of the local produce. There's also a fascinating little 'cave' on the road into town, where you can buy locally produced wine, fruit and vegetables. If you've never had wine served from a petrol pump before you should try this!
Just below Hautefort Chateau is the lake Coucou, which is perfect for a picnic on a warm evening. Further afield, south of Brive, is the Lac-de-Causses, with a beach and a sailing club. For a nice drive on a Sunday, explore the villages of Badefols-d'Ans, St Robert, Ayen and St Bonnet.