Maison Soleil is in the heart of the Dordogne countryside but close to small and large shops and amenities. Located near Montcaret, a Roman quiet village with Tabac, good restaurant and bakers. Only 6km from Castillon La Bataille and only 30 mins from St Emilion or historic Bergerac. Also close to many other delightful towns and villages, Castles and Caves. Outside, there are pleasant gardens, a table and chairs, sunbeds and above ground splash pool plus a BBQ, boules, badminton and outdoor table tennis. Inside, there is SKY Freeview TV (42" flat screen), Radio and lots of DVDs to watch. However, if you want something more energetic, there are 4 bikes to explore the quiet country lanes & there is tennis and a football pitch just 200 metres away. Also try canoeing, kyaking or horse riding (all 10 mins away) or there's go-carting or even paint balling near Bergerac.
Ground floor - Twin bedroom with 2 single beds, TV for PS2/DVD
1st floor - 3 bedrooms, 2 double and 1 twin, all with exposed beams.
Mobile Aircon units for use in 2 bedrooms.
NB. The landing corridor upstairs has 3 low Beams (4ft); good exercise but you will need to duck!
Bathrooms: Ground Floor - bathroom with white sink, shower cubicle and wc. Tiled flooring and view of the garden.
First floor - separate bathroom with sink, shower unit and wc for use by all upstairs bedrooms.
Kitchen: Country style kitchen with oak beamed ceiling. Plenty of worktops space, full size gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. Coffee machine, toaster. Supplies of salt/pepper/spices/foil/cling film etc (use and replace basis).
Utility Room: All you need if you choose to do your washing and ironing! Ironing Board, Iron, and clothes dryer. Store area for garden seat covers, games, pool toys etc.
Living Rooms: Dining room with original oak beams, large table big enough to sit 10. Adjacent lounge area with easy chairs and wood-burning stove. High Chair available. There is a separate TV/Games room, 42in flat screen TV with SKY Freeview (40+ UK stations), DVD, VCR and Radio player.
Large Barn at the front of the house ideal for children to play in. The gardens/driveway are safe for children with the road at the front used only by local traffic - no more than a few cars or a tractor! The side and rear gardens are fenced and secure.
Prices includes laundry and towels, normal use of electricity and gas and water. Extra linen and towels provided to guests for mid stay change for 2 week bookings or longer.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Arcachon 90 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 33 km, Nearest railway: Libourne 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Boat available|
|General||Air conditioning, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
There is a great choice of things to do and see in the area. Why not try. Wine Tasting: There is a huge choice of Wine Chateaux and wine tours and tastings can easily be arranged. Take the car North & West and loose yourself amongst the many wine growing villages around Montagne St Emilion, Puisseguin and in St Emilion itself. The Sunday Times has it's wine centre Le Quai Au Chai by the river in Castillon (4 miles away) where you can sample various wines or take a wine tasting tour of Peter Laithwaite's Chateaux. Castles, Caves And Medieval Towns: Large medieval Chateaux at Bannes (SE of Bergerac), at Beynac on the River Dordogne Nr Dommes, in Duras and at Puymatin Nr Sarlat La Caneda. The Caves and cave paintings at Les Eyzies, especially at the Font-de-Gaume, are very special. Medieval towns and villages abound and are within easy reach - Ste Foy La Grande, Libourne and Bergerac are 'Bastides' (walled 12th century towns built by the English) and are well worth a visit. St Emilion is a medieval treasure and just a magical place to visit and enjoy. A World Heritage site, you will want to visit again and again. In St Foy La Grande, there are numerous shops and Restaurants for you to explore and a traditional and extensive market (one of the top 50 in France) on Saturday morning. Markets also in Montpon (15miles NE), Castillon (4miles W) and Libourne (12miles west). Castillon is where the last battle of the 100 years war was fought out in 1453 and this is re-enacted evey year (weekends July and August) with much pageantry, wine, food and fireworks.
The Lac du Gurson is a managed Lake with beach, water slides, restaurants, bars and picnic area-just 15 minutes away. Only 2 or 3 Euros per person per day! Also there is a beach on the River in St Foy La Grande that has picnic tables and patrolled swimming area. The Atlantic coast is a pleasant 2 hours drive (60 miles) directly west where you will find many stunning beaches. Nearby, is the Dune du Pilat the largest sand dune in Europe and a magnificent sight that is well worth the trip.
Sports: Swimming, Cycling, Tennis or Horse Riding - Near Maison Soleil, there is easy access to quiet roads for cycling and there are tennis courts and a football pitch only 200 metres away. As well as the Splash Pool at the house, swimming or fishing, canoeing and kayaking can all be undertaken by the River Dordogne. If you like Horse riding, there is an Equestrian Centre less than 10 minutes drive away.