A traditional stone built property in a hamlet near the peaceful village of Loubes Bernac, deep in the fruit and wine producing area between the rivers Dordogne and Garonne. In keeping with the owners' Celtic roots, the property has the Gaelic name An Diadan, translating to "the haven; the shelter". As the name suggests, the rustic 4-bedroomed farmhouse provides a comfortable and restful place to enjoy a tranquil holiday, as well as an excellent base from which to explore the many delights of the region. The rustic 4-bedroomed farmhouse has a large terrace overlooking the owners' large fruit-treed garden and beautiful 15m x 6m salt water swimming pool. Outdoor table and chairs are provided along with a BBQ. The swimming pool may be available for shared use with the owners.
The farmhouse is fully equipped, including the following:
kitchen: washing machine, fridge/freezer, microwave, 4 ring gas cooker
lounge: DVD player, CD player, various board games, jigsaws, books and outdoor badminton & boules. Archery available (extra cost).
double bedroom, en-suite: wc, hand basin, bath with shower
twin bedroom, en-suite: wc, hand basin, bidet, shower
mezzanine with twin beds
mezzanine with single bed
separate wc with hand basin
Only 3km to nearest villages with amenities-fresh bread, daily provisions and postal services.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Altantic ocean 100 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 18 km, Nearest railway: Ste Foy la Grande 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Loubes Bernac is in the northern part of the Lot et Garonne administrative department, just south of the Dordogne and Gironde departments. All are within the Aquitaine region, which encompasses Bordeaux on the Atlantic coast down to the Basque country in the Pyrenees, and the Spanish border. The region is renowned for its gastronomy. As well as the pleasures of exploring the local restaurants, there are many delicious local wines and most of the local vineyards will welcome you for a degustation (tasting session) - often with a tour of the winery. Visit the delightful town of St Emillion and its world renowned vineyards for a more exclusive Grand Cru, plus do check out the catacombs while you are there. A bit further afield there are picturesque stone villages and dramatic castles on the banks of the Dordogne. The caves in and around Lascaux offer subterranean trips to view the remarkable rock formations and prehistoric paintings. To the west, beyond the city of Bordeaux, visit the Dune du Pilat, claiming to be the largest sand dune in the world, and the wonderful beaches of the Atlantic coast. Bordeaux itself is an impressive city to visit. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site (as is St Emillion) on account of its outstanding 18th century architecture and concentration of historical buildings, it also boasts an impressive range of galleries and museums. Activities for the more energetic - walking/rambling, fishing, canoeing, horse riding, tennis and cycling are all available nearby. Take a ride in a hot air balloon. Or enjoy a round of golf at Chateau des Vigiers (the exclusive golf and country club is only 15minutes drive from the property).
Enjoy the many delights of the area - local world class wine, superb gastronomique dining, first class golf, ballooning, world heritage sights/cities/towns, archaeological sights, many outdoor activities, including canoeing on Dordogne, archery (locally) and daily vibrant markets.