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Les Chenes, a La Roudie holiday gite

Gite | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

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

La Roudie is a small hamlet near Gourdon and Sarlat. Les Chenes, our spacious gite which sleeps 10 + baby has been created from a restored stone barn, it comes with a beautiful pool. Les Chenes is located in a tranquil rural setting surrounded by six acres of safe secluded gardens and woodland.

Les Chenes provides very comfortable accommodation for up to 10 guests. Les Chenes is a no smoking gite. The accommodation retains a traditional farmhouse theme, with stone walls and oak beams. The ground floor has a superbly equipped kitchen with plenty of storage space, large larder, electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer and microwave. Adjoining the kitchen is a spacious dining room with an oak beamed ceiling. Leading from the dining room is a very large comfortably furnished lounge with door leading to the garden and pool. The lounge is equipped with a satellite tv, dvd and cd player. No pets are allowed at Les Chenes.

An open plan staircase from the dining room rises over two further floors which lead to three bedrooms on the first floor, two double bedrooms which have en-suite bathrooms and one twin bedroom. On the second floor two more bedrooms are located, one double and one twin bedroom. These rooms are separated by a well equipped shower room with wash basin and wc. On the ground floor there is large wet room complete with shower, wash basin and wc.

In the garden an attractive and very inviting 10m x 5m swimming pool (guests have exclusive use) with large paved surround and elevated timber decked sun terrace awaits you. There is a BBQ and covered area for table tennis, pool and snooker. Boules, short tennis, badminton, football and kwik cricket are available. Cycle rides, canoes and kayaks on the Dordogne, woodland walks, nature treks are possible. Adequate and safe car parking is available within the grounds. Guests have their own private gated access driveway to the gite.

Nearby in Auniac, just walking distance away is an auberge - for great meals and your daily bread. Gourdon, the nearest town,is an attractive medieval centre of butter cloured stone buildings. It includes two large supermarkets, a post office, banks, various shops, and a wide selection of good restaurants are there to meet your every need. Lively open air markets are music festivals are regularly held.

Places to visit are Gourdon, the Grottes de Cougnac, Rocamador, Gouffre de Padirac, St-Cirq-Lapopie, Domme, Sarlat and many locations along the rivers Lot and Dordogne.

La Roudie is 30 minutes away from Junction 55 off the N20 motorway between Brive-La Gaillarde and Cahors. Toulouse and Bergerac airports are 1.5 hours away by car. Gourdon-Paris is a 4.5 hour train journey away, direct from Paris or 1.5 hours from Toulouse.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 95 km, Nearest railway: Gourdon 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking

The Midi-Pyrenees region

The Midi-Pyrénées region covers a large portion of South-West France, between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. It is made up of 8 départements: Ariège, Aveyron, Haute-Garonne, Hautes-Pyrénées, Gers, Lot, Tarn and Tarn-et-Garonne. Toulouse, its capital city, with 437,000 inhabitants, is France's third-largest university town and the birthplace of Airbus, the world's leading aircraft manufacturer.

The Capitole building, Saint-Sernin basilica, musée des Augustins, musée des Abattoirs modern and contemporary art museum and the Cité de l'Espace are just a few of Toulouse's great attractions.

Great Sites of Midi-Pyrénées

Midi-Pyrénées has gained international fame on account of its Great Sites such as the Millau viaduct, the Pic du Midi and its astronomy observatory, the cirque de Gavarnie, the Canal du Midi and Albi (and the Toulouse-Lautrec museum) which is a Unesco world heritage site, Lourdes and its Marian city, Cahors and Valentré bridge, as well as Conques, Rocamadour, Cordes-sur-Ciel, Moissac, Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges, Marciac and this jazz festival, Figeac, Auch… Midi-Pyrénées features 24 emblematic Great Sites which are rich with historical, cultural or natural interest.

Landscape

The Midi-Pyrénées is a very spacious region with vast horizons, undulating countryside punctuated with hillsides and valleys and spectacular landscapes such as the gorges du Tarn, gorges de l'Aveyron, Lot valley and Dordogne valley. In the south, the region rests against the Pyrenees mountain range with its great peaks reaching 3,000m altitude, running along the border between France and Spain.

With an average 2,000 hours sunlight per year, Midi-Pyrénées is one of France's sunniest regions. Spring comes early, followed by summer which is often very hot and then a beautiful autumn season which continues until the first mountain snowfalls.

Gourdon

Gourdon (Lot) Gourdon, capital of the Bouriane, is a small picturesque town with many fascinating side streets leading up to the old quarter and church and the Table d'Orientation which has a stunning 360° view over the Bouriane countryside. It has a history dating back to medieval times and the Grottes de Cougnac has the oldest viewable prehistoric cave paintings dating back 25000 years. On the circular route around the town you will find a variety of excellent restaurants and pavement café bars where you can sit and watch the world go by. The Tuesday and Saturday markets sell local produce to sample amongst which is the famous Fois Gras. There are 5 supermarkets (including a Carrefour) and several boulangeries selling delicious breads, pastries and croissants for breakfast ! On the outskirts of the town there are 2 lakes in a beautiful setting. One is for swimming and has a play area for children - the other is for fishing and temporary licences can be obtained in the town.

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"Lovely holiday"

We had a lovely time at Les Chenes. There were 7 of us and we had plenty of space and bathrooms. The pool was fabulous, the downstairs accommodation was spacious and so cool on hot days. The bedrooms… More

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