Le Bourg, Molieres - Dordogne
Gite | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
This traditional stone house is ideally situated for a relaxing family holiday, 25 minutes from Bergerac Airport, and 10 minutes away from the beautiful village of Tremolat, with 3 double bedrooms all with king size beds and a 1 twin bedroom and has the benefit of a separate Annex, magnificent terraced area and a fantastic swimming pool
A very attractive and fully restored 18th century house with a garden and swimming pool. The property is arranged around a central courtyard.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||10 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 30 km, Nearest railway: Lalinde 10 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||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Arranged over three floors, the accommodation comprises;
Lower ground floor
Entrance Hall (3m x 4m) with tiled floor, built-in storage and staircase to ground floor
Laundry (2.5m x 2.5m) with tiled floor, washing machine , tumble dryer and additional fridge
Cloakroom (3m x 1m) with tiled floor, wash hand basin and WC
Living room (9m x 5.5m) with tiled floor, beamed ceiling, stone fireplace with wood burning stove, staircase to first floor and glazed door to courtyard and garden. Telephone, cd player, tv, satellite with UK freeview channels and French channels and a DVD player. Large sofa and armchairs, table and benches
Kitchen / Dining room (6m x 5.5m) with tiled floor, beamed ceiling, newly fitted kitchen with wall and floor units, hob with extractor hood over and oven and glazed door to courtyard and garden. Microwave, dishwasher, large fridge, coffee machine.
Landing - with wooden floor
Bedroom 1 (5.5m x 4.5m) with wooden floor, double aspect windows and beamed ceiling. King size bed and single bed, travel cot also available.
Bathroom (2.25m x 3m) with wooden floor, beamed ceiling, wash hand basin, bath and WC
Master Bedroom 2 (7m x 5.25m) with wooden floor, beamed ceiling and en suite cloakroom - with wash hand basin and WC. King size bed and co/cot bed.
Ground floor Annexe
Bedroom 1 (4m x 2.5m) with tiled floor and glazed door to courtyard and garden. King sized bed.
Bedroom 2 (3.5m x 2.5m) with tiled floor and glazed door to courtyard and garden. Two single beds.
Bathroom - with tiled floor, wash hand basin, shower, heated towel rail and WC
|Further details outdoors|
Covered Dining / BBQ area (3m x 4.5m) . Large round table and seats, BBQ, Pool seats.
Paved and graveled courtyard with large Mulberry tree
Lawned area - with mature shrubs, hedging and open countryside views
Swimming pool (10m x 5m) salt system, heated and with large paved surround
Changeover day is Saturday in high season, departing by 10am and arrival after 4pm, but please enquire as the changeover day can be flexible.
The accommodation is ideal for families with children, and benefits from the Annex Accommodation - so suitable for more than one family travelling together.
All linen and towels provided,
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The area is renowned for its gourmet restaurants and home produced foods and the markets host the most amazing array of fresh produce from the region. With beautiful honey coloured villages, some perched clinging to the side of rocks and others set around planned squares and courtyards the medieval Bastide towns beckon you to have a coffee and take in the atmosphere and the history of the area.
Climate : The summers are quite hot with an average of 30-35°degres and even hotter sometimes so don't forget your sunscreen lotion. The best months to come over and visit the area are may and June because the days could be delightfully warm.September and October are also excellent : after some morning fog, the sun comes through and the afternoons are warm and pleasant. Average temperatures for september & may : 24°c (75°F), for october : 18°c (64°F).
An 'English' bastide town, founded towards the end of the 13th century, Molieres was never completed. It then suffered considerably during the later wars - the Hundred Years War and the Wars of Religion.
The market hall that once stood in the centre of the square has disappeared, as have much of the arcades that would have surrounded the main square and can be seen in some of the other bastides such as Monpazier and Villereal.
For all that medieval destruction Molieres remains one of our favourite villages in the southern Dordogne region and is very worthy of a visit.
Not overly restored, the square especially has the feel of being unchanged with the centuries.
There is also an interesting church in Molieres, a few metres away from the main square.
It doesn't take very long to amble around the square and along the 'high street' - time perhaps for a relaxing rest in the small cafe in Molieres.
While in Molieres you can visit the 'House of Walnuts' - an exhibition celebrating the important role that walnuts continue to play in the Dordogne region.
Kayaking, canoeing, water sports are all within a short driving distance away.
The nearest town is Lalinde which hosts numerous bars and cafes, an Intermarche and local shops.
Lalinde was the first English bastide, founded in 1267 by Henry III Plantagenet but it suffered serious damage during the Hundred Years War and the Wars of Religion.
Various edifices built at different periods are worthy of interest. Lalinde’s roots can be seen in the grid plan of the town’s streets, the stone cross erected in the market square in 1351, and the stone and brick Porte Romane gateway at the west entrance of the town.
Numerous old houses, the Governor’s House, the Counsel House, the remains of the Midi Wall and the Renaissance house which is now home to the Tourist Office.
Lalinde boasts several listed buildings. The church, which replaced the original Romanesque church, was inaugurated in 1901. The town owes much of its charm to the Dordogne River and canal.
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