Nestling in a superb position above the Dronne valley, We found les Vignasses as a redundant barn in 1989 and converted it to include 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8) and 2 bathrooms. It is ideal for both families and couples who want to enjoy the peace and quiet of the lovely Périgord Vert countryside and all the local holiday activities. The river Dronne is five kilometres away at Bourdeilles (where there is a wonderful château) and eight kilometres away at Brantôme (the "Venice of the Périgord").
We have a bit more than an acre of land, with a network of local footpaths and green lanes leading through the woods and starting from the house (no need to get in the car). The area is fantastic for cycling (we provide bikes) as long as you don't mind a few hills.
The first thing people most people notice when they arrive is the peace and quiet. The house faces south-west and looks out over a meadow and then woods. Depending on the season there are masses of wild flowers (literally hundreds of orchids in the spring), animals and butterflies. Lizards scamper up the outside walls and we have seen deer and red squirrels in the garden and wild boar in the woods. We have a bit more than an acre of land, which we keep under control with our neighbour's help. A public footpath runs beside our land and goes on through the woods to join the vast network of footpaths and lanes. Some of the local paths are organised into circular walks (details in the house). The local roads are very quiet and ideal for cycling (if you don't mind the hills).
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lisle (river) 10 km|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Ligmoges or Bergerac 80 km, Nearest railway: Angoulême or Périgueux (25km) 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (4), Bunk Beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
The Dordogne département, part of the Aquitaine region of south-west France, has been a favourite holiday destination for a very long time. It is a land of rivers, hills, forests, châteaux and caves where you can be as active or a lazy as you like.
St Julien is in the Périgord Vert area of the Dordogne and sits surrounded by woods above the Dronne river valley. The Dronne itself is ideal for canoeing (there are some weirs to make it interesting) and swimming (there is an organised "beach" not far away. We are keen cyclists and the surrounding area is fantastic for cycling; the roads are quiet and interesting, albeit rather hilly. You soon learn that St Julien is at the top of a hill.