Perfect for a luxury break, Shambhala has four elegant double rooms, two shower rooms and three loos. Three of the bedrooms have spectacular river views while one looks out over the beautifully designed garden and has an en suite bathroom shower and loo. The interior is hip and stylish, combining the ease of modern living and appliances with the classic luxury of well-appointed rooms designed for enjoyment. This attention to detail extends throughout the house and garden.
Shambhala is ideally situated for enjoying all the region has to offer. Wine enthusiasts and gourmets can tour the vineyards and markets, while historians can explore the chateaux. The riverside setting offers a wealth of sporting activities from the private landing stage and local kayaking centre. The surrounding countryside is perfect for walking and cycling with views to delight and inspire artists and writers. Those in search of tranquillity can relax in one of Shambhala's many havens throughout the grounds.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Archachon 50 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac or Bordeaux 44 km, Nearest railway: Velines 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The welcoming climate and stunning scenery of the Dordogne encourage exploration, and the region has many treasures to delight wine connoisseurs, gourmets, artists and activity enthusiasts alike.
The chic bustle of St Emilion only twenty minutes from Shambhala offers stylish boutiques, contemporary fine art and world class restaurants. Also nearby are Santa Foy La grande and Castillon la Bataille. Following the Dordogne and Lot waterways will reward the explorer with many new delights, as charming villages and market towns such as Bergerac, Souillac and Cahors were established through trade along their banks.
Bordeaux is an elegant city filled with architectural delights. The visitor can enjoy the narrow streets of the old town, stunning 18th Century mansion houses, the neoclassical theatre and wide boulevards lined with boutique shops in this diverse and attractive city.
Along the Dordogne are many fine chateaux such as Beynac and Monpazier, mainly built for military action against England during the 100 Years' War. Each summer only ten minutes from Shambhala a dramatic battle re-enactment is held at Castillon de Bataille. The home of the philosopher Michel Montaigne is only 10 minutes away, and there are fine Gallo-Roman mosaics to be seen in the neighbouring village of Montcaret.
Adults and children alike will be enchanted by the chance to step back in time which the region affords. The pre-historic caves in Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, Bergerac and the spectacular cave paintings at Lascaux are essential visits and will fire the imagination.
The traditional French hamlet location is a peaceful centre from which to explore the region, with excellent amenities close by.
The local villages of Pessac has a small supermarket, boulangerie, tabacconist, hair salon and two restaurants. Castillon and Sante Foy both have large supermarkets and there are several markets throughout the week in the surrounding towns which specialise in local produce.
The nearby Chateau Bauduc, favoured by Gordon Ramsay and Rick Stein, is a must for wine connoisseurs and offers a programme of tours and tastings, with private visits by arrangement. Wine tours of the many local vineyards are a wonderful chance to sample world-renowned names. Chateau Monbazillac is at Bergerac and St Emilion, Cahors and others are all nearby, offering a chance to sample outstanding wines on the soil where the grapes are grown.
To accompany the wines are many famous traditional cheeses, truffles, mushrooms, duck and goose delicacies such as foie gras. The wealth of gourmet produce makes this area a paradise for foodies, who will be delighted by the local markets of Castillon, Sante Foy and Libourne. This passion for fine produce is reflected in the many excellent restaurants throughout the region.
Along with boating, swimming and fishing at Shambhala, there is a fantastic kayaking centre in the local village of Pessac. The surrounding countryside is perfect for walking and cycling with views to delight and inspire artists and writers.