House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Maison des Reves, Sainte Alvere, Dordogne is a dream holiday vacation rental. This beautiful maison bourgeois is ideally positioned on the edge of the charming French village of Sainte Alvere, in the heart of the Dordogne, France. Within walking distance of many facilities and services, it offers comfortable, spacious accommodation, with five bedrooms, three acres of mature gardens and the exclusive use of a luxurious 10 x 5m private pool and sun deck. Private parking for four cars.

Centrally located between the capital city of the Dordogne, Perigueux and the bustling old town of Bergerac it also affords excellent access to the region's many other activities and places of interest. Private and spacious self catering accommodation.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 28 km, Nearest railway: Bergerac 28 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

The Dordogne region in Southwest France is an area of outstanding natural beauty, steeped in history. Dubbed the valley of the thousand castles and boasting a wealth of prehistoric caves and cave paintings, history literally seeps from the rock.

The local people are very friendly and there are endless activities for all the family in the surrounding area, from canoeing and water sports on the Dordogne river, to golf, horse-riding, cycling and hiking. There are many historic sites, areas of natural beauty, prehistoric caves, chateaux, gardens etc.

Lots for younger children also, with the Aquarium and the Village du Bournat in Le Bugue and the nearby Jacquou Parc with its water park, amusement rides and animals.

A delight for those enjoying good food and wine. Wine tasting opportunities in local chateaux, or follow the famous wine trail. Suberb restaurants within a fifteen minute drive serving the best regional cuisine.

Ste Alvere

Sainte Alvere itself is a typically French village, once dominated by a huge castle destroyed in the revolution, today Ste Alvere is famous for its winter truffle market. Centrally located between Bergerac and the capital of the Dordogne, Perigueux, it is an ideal location for basing a holidays, with all of the attractions under an hour's drive, yet you are still away from the hustle and bustle of high season that affects the bigger towns. At the end of the day, you can retreat to the total privacy of the house and its pool for a holiday with total relaxation.

The 10 x 5 meter decked swimming pool is a suntrap. Located a short stroll above and behind the house, it offers total privacy and spectacular views across the Dordogne countryside. There is also a shaded pergola with table and chairs.

The house itself has outdoor seating areas on three sides including the enclosed kitchen garden with barbeque, seating for twelve and fresh growing herbs. There is also a relaxing spot to sit out by the original stone fishpond.

Indoors, there is satellite TV with British channels, a Nintendo Wii, a library of books DVDs and videos, and a selection of toys and games to keep the young ones amused.

There are three acres of mature gardens to explore including a woodland walk (where you may spot the occasional wild deer), numerous tree species (many fruit trees) and an ancient truffle hunter's hut (it is rumoured that there are truffles on the land).

Close to the house, there are two sets of steps down to the village road, so it is just a short stroll to the bar, restaurant, markets and shops of Sainte Alvere.

Just over the road from the house is the municipal sports ground with football pitch and tennis courts.

Maison des Reves is situated in an idyllic location. Superbly appointed, offering privacy and peace and quiet, whilst maintaining a heart of the village location. Many facilities on the doorstep, boulangeries, small supermarket, butcher, restaurant, bar, bank with ATM, a tourist office and more. There is a busy weekly farmers' market in the square and many others close by. Also various night markets to sample local food, wine and music, throughout high season.