This beautiful renovated house, set on a stunning private 75 acre estate, sleeps 6/10 + people. It has 3 good bedrooms and will comfortably take 2 small families. It is available to rent with or without the private 1 bedroom house next door ('La Maison de l'Abeille' No: 457429 which would make it able to sleep up to another 2 + 2 people). It has a large room with double bed and bunk beds + a drawer bed, a smaller room with a double bed and a large twin room with a futon that can convert to another small double. Downstairs in the TV room there is a big and very comfortable sofa bed for 2 people. There are two bathrooms. One is en-suite to the large double bedroom and comprises an elegant slipper bath with claw feet and shower attachment and sink, downstairs there is a large family bathroom comprising bath with shower attachment, sink and loo. There is a second separate loo. Downstairs there is a very comfortable living room with open fire for those colder evenings, an open plan but very well equipped kitchen with a 4 gas rings and full size oven cooker, dishwasher, a fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee machine, etc. We have extra equipment for free loan if there is anything else you find you need. There is also a washing machine and dryer.
Outside is a beautiful private garden with BBQ and garden furniture. The garden has established old English roses, shrubs and honeysuckle and is beautifully scented in the summer months. Views are over the farmland behind and towards the 13th Century pigeonnier at the front of the house. A truly beautiful, private and calm environment to unwind.
The property has a large12 x 6 swimming pool with loungers for sunbathing which is shared with the 2 other cottages and very occasionally the owners. There is a a large lake for fishing, boats, croquet, badminton, table tennis, trampoline, stables, and bikes and tracks around the 75 acres of farmland for walks and adventures.
The whole area is one of outstanding natural beauty with chateaux, prehistoric sites, grottos, gardens, stunning villages and tiny bastide towns and then the wonderful markets to visit. The perfect French experience.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||3.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac is closest, Bordeaux or Toulouse 20 km, Nearest railway: Bergerac 20 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, Boat available|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, 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||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Trampoline, Private fishing lake or river|
Situated in the South-West of France Dordogne has remained one of France's most beautiful and favourite holiday destinations for its sheer variety of areas, unspoilt beauty and diversity of things to do. Visit chateaux perched on rocky outcrops or nestled amongst woodland or rolling hills, famous prehistoric sites (Lascaux and Les Eyzies), stunning gardens, breath taking villages of mellow stone, winding rivers to swim, kayak or fish in, fabulous markets, gourmet restaurants, and of course, wine tastings and vineyards. The climate features distinct seasons with cold but usually dry winters and hot summers and if you need a visit to the seaside it is only 2 hours away from the resorts around Bordeaux and Arcachon.
The property is situated 20 kms south of Bergerac which means that you are not far from the airport and the bustling activity of a town that boasts a medieval centre for sightseeing and sits nestled on the Dordogne river for barge trips or you can enjoy the more modern attractions of a larger town with fine eating, markets, very good shopping, banks, hospitals, museums and theatres.
We are 3.5kms away form the village of Issigeac which is one of the oldest and smallest of the bastide (fortified) towns and one of the most beautiful. It does however have a couple of butchers, bakers, a post office, bank, small medical centre and dentist, a couple of little supermarkets and the best market in the area which happens on a Sunday so very useful for stocking up for the week!
Driving out from there are things to see in every direction, in fact it will be hard to choose and I have no doubt you will be back to visit the bits you never got around to the first time.