A tranquil, private and secluded 4 bedroomed cottage and barn conversion, with swimming pool and private garden. Situated in the "Parc natural regional Perigord Limousin", Pontarnaud is about 10km from Brantome, the "Venice of the Dordogne". Enjoying a perfect blend of modern facilities and french charm, the ground floor has a unique tiled living-room, with a stone fireplace, which continues on to the outside terrace. This leads to a south-facing dining-room, one of three choices of internal eating areas. There are two east-facing bedrooms (one double and one twin) with large picture windows looking out into the garden. These two bedrooms share a bathroom with a large separate shower, bath and bidet.
The light and spacious modern kitchen and adjoining walk-in pantry have all the amenities and utensils you would expect in your own home. Off the kitchen is a very large utility room with a new washing machine and tumble dryer, with plenty of room, whatever your storage needs. On the first floor is an additional large lounge/den with full-length windows overlooking the courtyard, equipped with satellite tv, Nintendo Wii, games, DVD player and CD/Radio/iPod player.
Bedroom three is a double, leading through to bedroom four, a twin-room with a full en-suite bathroom, including shower.
The garage/games room has a table tennis table and mini snooker table.
Outside, the pretty, well-stocked private garden is bordered by formal yew and box hedges, and provides a superb environment for eating and relaxing outside. Pontarnaud is part of a very small hamlet of four houses, which also boasts a small working dairy farm.
Pontarnaud is within easy reach of beautiful towns and villages like Saint-Jean-de-Cole and Saint-Pardoux-la-Riviere, as well as ancient wonders like the caves and cave-paintings of Villars and the plentiful rivers and wildlife of the region.
This property is very flexible and ideal for either one or two families to enjoy.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges or Bergerac 85 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden|
The Dordogne region of south-west France is one of the most beautiful and popular destinations in the country. Visit this beautiful region of France and discover the chateaux, beautiful medieval "Bastide" towns and villages, unspoiled countryside and prehistoric caves.
There are many famous sights in the Dordogne, including the Lascaux caves, the Marqueyssac gardens, medieval Sarlat and Domme, Chateau Castelnaud and the prehistoric caves in the Vezere Valley. There are also miles of rivers for canoeing and strolling alongside, and the weather is pretty good too!
Brantome is a beautiful town near the northern edge of the Dordogne department, sometimes known as the Venice of the Dordogne (some poetic licence here!) - but the town really does have a nice mix of medieval and renaissance architecture to admire. The town is classed as one of 'les Plux Beaux Detours' in France and there is a lot going on - from nautical jousting to truffle markets!
The exquisite Bourdeilles chateau is 7km to the south, on the River Dronne, and on the river Cole to the north-east of Brantome, the two attractive villages of La Chapelle-Faucher and St-Jean-de-Cole truly warrant a visit, as does the church in nearby Thiviers.
A further 10km north through the forests of northern Dordogne and you will reach the fairy-tale chateau de Jumilhac, and the southern edges of the Regional Natural Park of Perigord-Limousin.