La Chataigne des Taloches
Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12
La Chataigne at Les Taloches is paradise for children of all ages with 19 acres of wood and meadow to explore, yet within easy walking distance of the pretty riverside village of Tourtoirac. Ideally located in an unspoilt area of the Dordogne, the property is close to the fairytale château of Hautefort
Gracing one side of a large, lime-tree shaded courtyard the oak-beamed farmhouse - La Châtaigne, is now a superb, comfortable holiday house. Across the courtyard isa huge stone barn - La Grange - now transformed into a superb house.
Both are self-contained for privacy - each has its own unusually large private pool, secluded garden and separate entrance drive. Each has its own unusually large private pool, south-facing garden and separate entrance drive. Secluding the property are fields and woodland and , for the energetic, there is an adventure play area, a badminton, table tennis, a games room and bikes. For children the massive sandpit and playhouse are a great attraction but the lovely rural location is also perfect for those who just want to relax in the sunshine.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Rouffiac Lake 30 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges and Bergerac 80 km, Nearest railway: Thiviers 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||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 (6), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Downstairs - Big sitting room and very large kitchen leading onto a roomy terrace.
plus An en-suite double bedroom with access to terrace.
1st Floor 1 double bedroom, 1 bunk room. These share a bathroom and can be made into a family suite .
plus 1 twin bedded room with en-suite shower room
2nd Floor Large bedroom with double bed and annexe with 2 single beds. En-suite bathroom . Low beams!!
|Further details outdoors|
Les Taloches was once a farm and there are 19 acres of woodland and fields to explore. This includes a big playing field with an assortment of games equipment, a giant sandpit, a boules pitch, a play house, badminton/volley ball net, bicycles to borrow. There is also a big games room in the barn and a covered kitchen/bbq. These areas are shared with La Grange, which is part of same complex
The rental prices include all household linen including towels but we prefer you to bring your own pool towels.
Also includes gas, electricity, free wifi and local taxes.
There are bicycles to borrow of all sizes but we have no helmets
The pools are securely fenced with security fencing and self-locking gates.
There is masses of parking and a car is essential for a holiday here.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The Dordogne or Perigord as it is also known, is a beautiful area. Around Tourtoirac, the countryside is thickly wooded with many steep valleys, cliffs and medieval villages to visit. There are numerous castles and caves - including those inhabited by man some 35,000 years ago. Medieval market towns like Perigueux, Brantome and Montignac are within easy reach, with plenty of opportunities for canoeing. The stunning town of Sarlat and the huge castles of the Dordogne are a little to the south.
Tourtoirac is just a 10 minute walk from Les Taloches. It is a pretty village on the river Auvezere with a 1000-year-old abbey, a couple of restaurants, a general store and an excellent bakers. The river is very popular for canoeing and paddling, dam building and catching tiddlers. On the outskirts of the village are the Caves of Tourtoirac, famed for their stalagtites and stalagmites, while just 8km away is the beautiful chateau of Hautefort. This is delightful walking country with miles of tracks just at our gate. We have bikes available to borrow for all ages.
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4 Aug 2014
"Brilliant family holiday"
We recently returned from a wonderfully relaxing week in la Chataigne des Taloches.We stayed with 3 other couples all with children and there was plenty of room. The terrace is really spacious and per… More
27 Oct 2013
"Wonderful house, beautiful area, great hosts"
This was our second holiday in La Grange and it was just as brilliant as last year - and we'll be there again in 2014. The house, garden and surroundings have everything you could possibly want … More
24 Jul 2012
"Great place for a family get together"
Just returned from a brilliant week at La Chataigne with extended family ranging in age from 6 to 70. Party of 10 easily accommodated, all rooms en suite and well appointed - it had everything we cou… More
21 Jul 2012
"Lovely big house and lots of space for outdoor fun"
Had a wonderful time here for a friend's birthday party - cooking in the big kitchen, playing boules and badminton, treasure hunting in the garden and walking in the countryside nearby. Beautifu… More
20 Jul 2012
"Fantastic house on the French country side"
My friends and I stayed for a week at Les Taloches. The house (we stayed in the big one) is truly amazing with plenty of space for everyone. The pool and outdoor area is just as good, which suits both… More
23 Jan 2012
"Just as good on the 3rd visit"
We had a marvellous holiday at Les Taloches, yet again - our 3rd visit. Lots of space for the eight of us plus all the kids. La Chataigne is a lovely comfortable old farmhouse and it feels like home a… More
15 Nov 2011
"Just brilliant for a family holiday"
Having never been to France before we weren't quite sure what to expect but Les Taloches passed all our expectations. The countryside and little village were quite lovely. It was such a treat to … More
Thanks for your great review. Lets hope you get a chance to return. J&J
7 Sep 2011
"Superb character venue in a wonderful location for a great family holiday."
We were a party of 11 including one having a 70th birthday and 5 children under 5 but La Chataigne was the perfect place for everyone.A beautiful house superbly furnished, great pool, and every toy yo… More
5 Sep 2011
"A delightful surprise - a wonderful house to turn up to after a long journey"
We travelled with our two girls (aged 3 and 6) as well as my two brother-in-laws with their wives and two further children (aged nearly 7 and 9). We chose to do the journey down in one, around 8 hours… More
23 Aug 2011
"Fabulous Family Stay - full of character"
This is the most wonderful farmhouse, with everything you need to have a stress free, self catering holiday with young children.Rustic and creaky, filled to the brim with character, plenty of space o… More
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