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La Piniere

House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

La Piniere is a peaceful haven set in two acres of gardens and woodland, superbly located midway between Sarlat and Souillac. Sleeping up to 10 people, it is an ideal location for family or group holidays. The on-site amenities such as the pool, gardens and satellite TV provide plenty of entertainment for those who are looking for a lazy break - whilst kayaking along the river nearby Dordogne river is one of many local activities for the more active holidaymaker.

An easy 5 min walk takes you to the village of Masclat with its restaurants, bakery and grocery store and a 5 minute car journey takes to to the larger village of St Julian de Lampon which has a butcher, baker, chemist, hairdresser and bar.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Brieve 35 km, Nearest railway: Souillac 13 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV
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 Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

On the ground floor there are 3 bedrooms (two doubles and one twin), all with ensuite bath/shower rooms. All downstairs bedrooms also have their own private terrace with direct access to the beautiful gardens. Also on the ground floor is a small sitting room which we keep well stocked with books and games.

The first floor contains the kitchen/breakfast room, the living room and the dining conservatory. The main terrace of the house is also accessed from the first floor and has a retractable awning making it perfect for al-fresco dining all day long.

The second floor contains the final two bedrooms and family bathroom. One bedroom is a double and the other can be either a double or a second twin.

Further details outdoors

The private swimming pool is a delight in the hotter summer months so we open the pool from the beginning of June until the end of October.

The Midi-Pyrenees region

The Lot et Garonne and south Dordogne area of France offers the perfect combination of things to do and see, a perfect place to relax and unwind, and lots of interesting things to see.

In the region you will find chateaux, including Bonaguil, Beynac and Biron; medieval towns, including Domme, Belves, Monpazier and Sarlat; caves, including those at Domme; unspoilt countryside, rivers and caves, beautiful gardens and small unspoilt villages - several classed as 'most beautiful villages in France'.

Much of the most beautiful rural architecture in France, or perhaps to be found anywhere, is to be seen here - ancient houses, barns, pigeonniers and churches simply form part of the unchanging landscape.

Gourdon

Masclat has two bars, both with restaurants serving good country French cuisine, a general store and boulangerie and a tennis court.

The village of St Julien de Lampon is just 2km away from La Piniere. It has a weekly market selling fresh local produce. The village also has an excellent butcher, general store, boulangerie / patisserie, newsagent, pizzeria, restaurant, doctors, dentist, and hairdressers.

Places to visit:

Sarlat the historic market town has an abundance of restaurants, cafes and bars. Also 'tout les commerces', supermarche, banks, pharmacies, doctors, dentist and an excellent hospital. Street entertainment for all the family during the summer evenings. There is a picturesque market on a Wednesday and Saturday in the centre of the old part of town, Place de Liberte.

Beynac and its castle are undoubtedly one of the finest sites in France. The village is built in stages above the waters edge at the bottom of a 150 meter cliff topped by an impressive fort.

Gourdon is a bustling local town with great shopping and eating options. There is also a 'Plan d'eau' just outside the town (en route to Sarlat) with a small beach and children's playground.

The river Dordogne has produced the superb limestone cliffs for which the Dordogne is famous. With its innumerable Châteaux towering over water and the picturesque riverside villages including Montfort, Castelnaud, Vitrac, Domme and La Roque Gageac it is the most splendid stretch of France's most beautiful river.

A canoe or kayak can last as long as you like and its shallow waters are completely safe for young children and beginners alike.

Montignac on the banks of the Vezere owes its fame to the discovery of the 'eighth wonder of the world' the Lascaux cave. Thought to date as far back as 15000 BC the Lascaux cave discovered by four small boys in 1940 is the finest of all prehistoric painted caves.

La Roque Gageac recently awarded the enviable title of the most beautiful village in France and is the third most visited site in France after Mont-Saint-Michel and Rocamadour.

Les Eyzies commonly introduced as the worlds prehistoric capital. Visit the market that stretches along the riverside, the cafes and restaurants and the Musee National, France's richest prehistory museum.

La Bugue surrounded by wooded hills and built in terraces on the bank of a bend in the river Vezere, this little town is referred to as the golden gate to prehistory. A large, remarkably equipped aquarium museum, the Bara-Bahau cave, Saint Cirq du Bugue, the prehistoric site of La Farrassie and the castle at Fleurac are close by.

Rouffignac gives you the chance to take a journey to the centre of the earth by visiting the Grotte des cent mammoths [the cave of the hundred mammoths] by a little electric train. This vast cave has never been closed and has been receiving visitors since the 16th century.

Rocamadour, a gem of a place and your stay in the Dordogne would not be complete without a visit here.

Things to do:

Walking: You will find footpaths suitable for walks taking a few hours or up to a day to complete - a network of way marked paths. Spring and Autumn are particularly beautiful seasons here, perfect for walking.

Fishing: A rich network of watercourses available - 1500km Class 1 streams, 500 kms Class 2 watercourses - trout fishing or coarse fishing, experienced or not.

Canoeing: The gentle Dordogne, the "most beautiful of French rivers" full of charm and variety is practicable for everyone. There are various rental points, including one at 'Les Ombrages' campsite in Rouffillac (www.ombrages.fr)

Cycling: Both the novice and experienced can thoroughly enjoy themselves in the LOT. Tracks and paths are ideal, GR footpaths and bridle paths with way marking, and local footpaths all over the department.

Riding: There are more than 1500km of way marked paths and trails ideal for short or long distance rides. Equestrian centres for rides and courses for young and old.

Golf: There are four courses available in the surrounding area, Vitrac a superb nine hole course, Souillac Country Club a spectacular 18 hole course, and two 18 hole courses near Brive.

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Calendar last updated:03 Aug 2014

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