Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Situated in a peaceful hamlet, 3km from Doussac and 6 km from Sarrazac, La Tarrade is furnished to a high standard for your comfort, with a well-equipped kitchen. Set within open country surrounded by fruit and walnut orchards, the cottage offers a ‘get away from it all’ location.
The large garden which overlooks a private lake, has a lovely barbecue area by the swimming pool.
The owner of the lake allows our guests access to fish in it. The lake contains carp, perch and roach.
Perfect for walking (maps provided), and the laid back French lifestyle.
Excellent weekly market in Excideuil (Thursday).
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges 62 km, Nearest railway: Limoges 55 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
Open plan kitchen/dining/living area with separate double bedroom and bathroom with shower.
Flat screen HD TV with Freesat (UK channels)
Heating provided by wood-burner, a good supply of logs always available.
|Further details outdoors|
Patio area for outside eating and barbecue adjacent to pool house.
Extensive garden overlooking a private lake.
Plenty of car parking space.
Welcome pack provided on arrival.
Swimming pool only available May to September.
English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.
Changeover day is Saturday with arrival after 4pm and departure before 10am.
Pool Security - Guests use the pool at their own risk. Under French law, guests are responsible for keeping the alarm set on the pool when it is unattended.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
We are on the doorstep of the Regional National Park of the Perigord. The area is rich with Renaissance architecture, with the medieval chateaux of Hautefort and Jumilhac-le-Grande within easy reach. The spectacular caves at Lascaux are a little further away, but are well worth a visit. For a day trip, Sarlat and Rocamadour are highly recommended.
The region is renowned for its porcelain, with the world famous Limoges pottery available from many shops in the nearby towns.
Excideuil is in the northern part of the Dordogne department, about 30 kilometres south of Jumilhac and 15 kilometres from Hautefort.
The town originally developed around a 10th century monastery, in a peaceful setting in the valley of the River Loue. There are a couple of reasons to visit Excideuil, apart from the interesting old-town itself with its gothic church and 16th century houses.
The first is the Thursday market, when the village leaps to life with reputedly the busiest market in the region, the second is the castle. High on a rocky promontory, the castle successfully repelled Richard the Lionheart on three different occasions (note that the main castle is not open to the public).
Set in the rolling green countryside, the Perigord-Limousin Natural Park is nearby. Also try and visit Tourtoirac, a village to the south of Excideuil with the remains of an attractive 11th century abbey.
For the outdoor lovers, the Base de Loisirs, close to Lanouaille a 100 hectare wooded park on the edge of Lac Rouffiac offers many outdoor activities including sailing, water-skiing, canoeing, climbing, archery to name but a few.
If walking or hiking is your passion, we provide maps covering 36 walks in the region ranging from 3 to 17 kilometres.
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8 Sep 2014
What to say? Want to go back already and only been home 2 days!!!The first holiday in about 13 years where I can honestly say both of us have relaxed and felt relaxed.The Gite wants for nothing and is… More
30 Nov 2013
A lovely stone cottage at the end of a quiet lane (no passing traffic). View of an apple orchard at the front, large enclosed garden at rear, woodland walk - perfect for a dog, swimming pool and sunba… More
30 Aug 2013
"The perfect location and property to get away from the hectic day to day world"
The location is excellent for those who are looking the get away from it all but is also within easy drive of great places to visit and to stock up with the supplies. The accomadation provides you wit… More
26 Aug 2013
"Perfect peaceful holiday"
Excellent Gite, extremely well equipped. Set in a village of no more than a handful of properties with friendly neighbours, you can be sure of a quiet break. However amenities are not to far away Exci… More
22 Aug 2013
"Well equipped gite with large, private garden and private pool"
The gite was well equipped and well kept. The welcome pack was a lovely addition - including all the essentials for a cup of tea! The pool was bigger than we expected - we could really swim up and dow… More
21 Jul 2013
"A great place to relax"
We have just had a week at La Tarrade and what a great place to have some peace and quiet. The owners are really helpful and have not just created a holiday rental but a real home from home. It is a w… More
24 Jun 2013
"Rest & Relaxation to the Extreme..."
From first contact both Christine & Steve ensured we had everything organised to make our trip hassle free, explanatory documentation, Tunnel times & even directions "door to door"! When we reached the Gite is was instantly adorable, the views were exquisite and we had everything we required for our stay to hand. The welcome pack was well deserved. A lot of care and thought from the owners had been placed into travellers enjoying their stay here. Don't miss the markets. They were unbelievable! The History around the region is impressive and being a camera enthusiast visiting the surrounding chateaux's is a must. Shops are within easy reach and the pool was a lot of fun! We have already booked the Gite again for September, my partner wants to improve her mushroom picking skills!
29 May 2013
"Well Equipped, Relaxing, Home from Home"
This a truly well equipped, relaxing, home from home gite. In the 14 years we have been vacationing in France, this is the most well equipped gite we have stayed in. The standard of the fixtures and fittings is very high. Comfortable sofas, good quality dining furniture with plenty of seating and a comfortable bed make for a perfect stay. There is plenty of crockery, cutlery and cooking tools with even baking tins to use. The stereo was also amazing quality for a rental property. The area is very quiet, and if you like to walk there are plenty of maps for signposted walks available within easy driving distance. The fishing is perfect for a pleasure angler with the pool house doubling as a fishing HQ, the lake has a good head of 3 to 4 pound Common/Mirror Carp and Bream plus a lot of small roach, take plenty of sweet corn! The best recommendation we can probably give is that we have already booked for next year, enjoy!
17 Sep 2012
"A perfect place for two"
We were already very familiar with this area of France, which we love, returning here for over 12 years, and were pleased to find such an ideal rental for this year's holiday.
The house is located at the end of a country lane of a small hamlet and surrounded by apple and walnut orchards. It's quiet and detached but not isolated and the huge garden overlooks a small lake. The pool is delightful and the sunlounger area is very private, being completely screened off. The gite is very well equipped and has everything you could want. It doesn' t thave a wi-fi connection but that was an advantage for us as we needed a relaxing break from the modern world! The nearest boulangerie for bread and basic groceries is in nearby Sarrazac. Excidueil has an excellent supermarket and a range of small shops
There's lots of wildlife to watch for including little lizards, red squirrels, herons, woodpeckers, buzzards etc.
A wonderful holiday. If we were in a position to buy our own house in France, this would fit the bill perfectly!
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