Farmhouse / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 15

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 150 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

L'Eyssalle is an old stone farmhouse with more recent additions, set in 20 hectares of its own vineyard and woodland; total rural peace but on the outskirts of famous Monbazillac village. It caters well for 3 families or 10-12 adults. There are terraced lawns and a roofed terrace, with a barbecue, which can seat up to 20 people. There is also a second covered terrace by the pool. Well equipped and comfortably furnished to a very high standard, the house is like a second family home with a large protected and alarmed swimming pool and a hard tennis court. The central core of the house is a huge kitchen/dining/living room with a soaring beamed ceiling. The table can seat up to 14 and the sofas and chairs are wonderfully comfortable in front of a roaring fire, if the weather is cold. There is a separate book-lined sitting room with sofas and a wood burning stove. The house is 15 minutes from Bergerac Airport, so it is incredibly easy to reach but does represent the perfect escape from the world and provides complete serenity. L'Eyssalle sits in its own valley, with wonderful views and is immensely peaceful. It is hot in the summer and many people spend long hours lounging by the pool. But at other times of the year, or for the more energetic, there are a huge number of attractions, playing tennis at the house, wine-tasting, wandering up to Monbazillac for a long lunch at the rather nice but very simple Bistro, an even longer dinner in one of the many fantastic restaurants nearby, a quick trip into Bergerac (a fabulous medieval town), golf, canoeing, wonderful markets.

Size Sleeps up to 15, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Bordeaux 150 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 15 km, Nearest railway: Bergerac 18 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 20, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users

The Dordogne region

The Dordogne is one of the cradles of civilisation with caves at Lascaux and Les Eyzies which are best known relics of Neolithic Man and many fascinating 'grottes' to see. Monbazillac is a very well-known village famous for both its wine and its beautiful classic château, which has a superb view across the Dordogne Valley. The surrounding district is full of rolling vineyards and woods, rural and exceptionally peaceful. The village has a small complex of amenties which includes a post office and bistro café and a market every Tuesday. There are good markets on any day of the week, many in bastide villages such as Issigeac. The area is famous for good eating and many excellent restaurants, one of the best, The Tour des Vents, is in Monbazillac itself. There is a first class championship golf course 20kms away. The Dordogne and Vezere rivers offer exciting canoeing and there is a riding stable nearby. For the young there is karting and an Aquaparc and high wire course.

Other Activities: Canoeing, Adventure Centre, Aquaparc, sightseeing