This most delightful of gites is reached along a country lane,winding through cow pastures and flower meadows to where it nestles in the hills overlooking a wooded valley.The dwelling is the conversion of an old tobacco drying barn and every care has been taken to keep the quirky charm of the property while providing every creature comfort. There is a spacious lounge with two french doors opening onto the terrace and with views across the valley.This has been comfortably furnished and has English and French TV, DVD, CD & radio. The same standard of furnishing has been carried through into the dining area where tasteful decoration and careful lighting creates a relaxed ambience. The modern kitchen also has a relaxed feel about it and is fully equipped for easy living.
There is spacious bedroom tastefully furnished and with a roomy king size bed.This also has a french door that opens onto the pretty terrace. The bedroom has a spacious superduper en-suite bathroom with bath,shower,wash basin,bidet and w.c.It also has a heated towel rail so you always have the luxury of dry war towels. Outside there is a very pretty covered terrace running along the front of the gite with wonderful views across the valley, perfect for outside living and those romantic dinners.And,of course there is the obligatory gas b.b.q. for when you really can't be bothered to walk down to the restaurant
The gite has a pretty private garden for sunbathing but with mature trees for those that prefer shade.There is private parking.
For many the blissfully quiet surroundings will be an opportunity to do nothing but relax and recharge the batteries.For others it will be the perfect opportunity for walking,cycling or horse riding and enjoy the rich and varied wildlife - deer,red squirrels,kites,golden oriole,nightingales'nightjars,hoopoe,a miriad of butterflies and abundant wild flowers.
The pretty village of St.Pompon is 10mins. walk away and has all the basic shops,two bars and an excellant restaurant.It is worth taking time to sit in the square and do some serious people watching or saunter through the back lanes and soak up the ambiance. The village celebrates those long Saturday summer evenings with street parties - trestles and benches are set out,local food and wine sold at stalls,music played and dancing in the street - great fun
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 62 km, Nearest railway: Sarlat 24 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The property is fully centrally heated and is perfect for out of season holidays. We meet our guests in the village and escort them to their lovely gite. We provide enough tea, coffee, milk and sugar to get you started as well as all necessary soaps, washing powder, dishwasher tablets, etc. All bedlinen,towels,tea towels etc are provided.
We can advise on places to visit, great places to eat and can make reservations if required.
Dogs are welcome, please contact the owner.
|Further details outdoors|
To help you relax and enjoy the garden and the terrace to the fullest we provide an outdoor table,chairs,sunloungers,cushions, a parasol, a BBQ etc.
Bicycles are sometimes available (please enquire)
The Dordogne is part of the Aquitaine region in the south west of France and is famed for its wonderful wooded valleys,glorious rivers and more than a thousand fairy tale castles. The area is steeped in history with many delightful medieval towns and villages.The bastide villages and the history of The Hundred Years War are of particular interest.Visitors come from all over the world to see the cave paintings in the prehistory cave settlements at Les Eyzies and Lascaux,and to visit the many other beautiful underground caverns and caves in the region.
Bergerac area is renowned for its wines as is Cahors In the neighbouring Lot department. Both offer wine tastings and vineyard tours.Nearer to home the Domme vineyard is building a sound reputation for the qaulity of its wines
For foodies there is an endless choise of wonderful restaurants offering such regional fare as truffles,foie gras,walnuts,duck,cassoulet,cepes and much more. The whole area is rich in arts and crafts with many interesting galleries and studios. For retail therapy the cities of Bergerac,Brive,Cahors and Perigueux are all easily reached.
The picturesque medieval village of Daglan is 5 mins.drive away and here you will find the Petit Paris one of the finest gourmet restaurants in the area.Eat outside in the square - very French The romantic cliff villages of Beynac and La Roque Gageac are within easy reach as is the bastide village of Domme with its wonderful views over the Dordogne.
The historic town of Sarlat with countless restaurants, pavement cafes and colourful street markets is just a ride away and the Sunday street market at St Cyprien takes some beating for sheer vitality. Garden lovers are spoilt for choice,with the fantastic topiary gardens at de Manoir d'Eyrignac,at one end of the scale,to the delightful natural Jardins de Albrede at the other.The garden at Marqueyssac with its breathtaking views of the river and the neighbouring chateaux is candlelit on Thursday evenings - Magical. And then,of course, there is the marvelous river - whether its paddling in the shallows,swimming to the islands,picnics on the banks,boat trips from Beynac or simply drifting down river in a canoe...What else is there? glorious !!