La Grange is the perfect place for relaxed family holidays away from the madding crowds but readily accessible to beautiful mediaeval towns and villages, caves, castles, kayaks and restaurants. The enchanting farmhouse dates from the 18th century with metre thick walls of honey coloured stone, massive ceiling timbers, polished chestnut floors, oriental rugs and fine furnishing to create a comfortable home from home full of character and charm. It is set in a small hamlet with 2 acres of secluded grounds, outbuildings and pool. There are beautiful views over small fields and woods to the hills beyond. The large kitchen is equipped with all modern ammenities. Two large tables provide flexibilty for indoor dining, starting the day with fresh baguettes and croissants from the local bakery. A large terrace with table and chairs for 10 is the ideal setting for alfresco meals, barbecues, sipping evening glasses of wine and relaxing after exploring the beauties of the area. For night-time comfort, there are 2 double and one twin bedroom each with ensuite bathroom, a further twin and a single room with a shared bathroom.
The countryside of the Lot/Dordogne border has everything you could want. Enjoy wine tasting and great food amongst the vinyards along the River Lot. Kayak or canoe along the Dordogne. Visit the breathtaking sites of Rocamadour and Domme. Feast your eyes at the weekly market in Souillac. Explore the Caves at Padirac by boat on an underground river or take a trip back in time to the prehistoric cave paintings at Lascaux and Pech Merle. Marvel at the topiary in the gardens at Marquessac and Eyrignac. Travel on the restored narrow guage railway at Martel. Visit the local Chateau Fenalon which is georgeous! Eat at the local retaurants. There are endless things to do, but if you just want to relax, lie by the pool or stroll though the local tracks or along the stream.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Toulouse or Limoges 160km, Brive-Vallée de la Dordogne 30km 160 km, Nearest railway: Gourdon 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Dordogne valley, the Lot Valley and the area between offer beautiful rolling countryside of small fields and woods peppered with mediaeval villages and castles. Most villages have a selection of restaurants for relaxing lunches or dinners and to enjoy the local wines.
There are beautiful walking tracks and country roads on the doorstep. It is a short car journey to the Dordogne river with canoes and kayaks for a gentle trip down river between dramatic limestone cliffs and past fairy-tale castles. The mediaeval towns of Rocamadour, Sarlat, La Roque-Gageac, Martel, Souillac and Gourdon are all close by. The local farmer's markets are a must to visit. The local Chateau Fenelon offers magnificent views and is full of the most beautiful antique furnishings. The area also boast two Michelin starred restaurants!