The house (90 sq.m) is for up to 6 people
Located just outside Belves (2km) off a very quiet country road with a private driveway through a small plantation
There are lovely countryside views towards Belves which also makes for a very nice walk (up hill) into the village (45mins)
We have parking for two cars, one of which can be parked inside a garage.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: http://www.bergerac.aeroport.fr/english/home 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
Belvès has origins dating back to before the middle ages, is situated in the Périgord Noir region of the Dordogne. Located on a rocky spur at the edge of the Bessède forest, with commanding views overlooking the Nauze valley, It is listed as one of the most beautiful villages of France.
The town's history is still visible in numerous places in the town and the surrounding countryside. Beneath the central square in the Place D'Armes with its 500 year-old pillars (and the site of a weekly Saturday morning market), you can get a glimpse of life in the middle ages in the 'troglodyte caves' in the medieval defence ditch that surrounded the fortified Castrum.
But Belvès today is also a thriving country town with a resident population of around 1,400 people and a vibrant local culture. The Dordogne's Valley is 7 km away with many castles (Beynac, les Milandes, Castelneau, the Marqueyssac Gardens), its caves and its prehistoric sites There is no shortage of places to eat and things to do. You can get more information from the Belvès Tourist Office web site.
- Aquatics: Public swimming pool at 150 m, River within 10 km.
- External: Cycling, 2 golf courses, trails, mountain bike, horse riding, river (Dordogne) fishing, canoeing and swimming
- Belves 2.5km - In the village there are shops, pharmacy, medical office, restaurants, post office, gourmet night market (June to September) and a weekly market
Quite apart from its attraction in its own right, Belvès is a good base for tourists, being less than an hour drive from many of the Dordogne's 'must-see' attractions thus making Belvès a perfect base from which to explore this picturesque and historic part of France.
There is a local train station on the Périgueux - Agen line and the apartments are about a kilometre from the station (up hill, a strenuous walk).
There is a local taxi service that has to be booked in advance (let us know if you want contact details).
However, it is recommend that you hire a car for getting around the region if you want to experience all that it has to offer.
- Train station within 5 km
- Airport (Bergerac) within 50 km