Les Boutilloux Holiday Cottage
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Relax at Les Boutilloux, a charming detached holiday cottage in Sarlande, Lanouaille.
The Dordogne region of south-west France is one of the most beautiful and popular destinations in the country. Visit this beautiful region of France and discover the chateaux, beautiful medieval towns and villages, unspoiled countryside and prehistoric caves.
This detached cottage has been restored to a high standard and is situated in the village of Sarlande close to the Lanouaille. The property is close to many beautiful villages including Pompadour which hosts major equestrian events.
Les Boutilloux is located near the borders of the Dordogne, Haute Vienne and Correze,. The market town of St Yrieix (famous for the fine white clay used in the production of the renown porcelain of Limoges) is 8 miles north with a delightful old centre. Larger market towns are Limoges to the north, Brive to the south east, Perigueux to the south west and Sarlat to the south. Combining history, picturesque beauty and thriving markets are the towns of Montignac and Brantome approximately 45 minutes car journey away.
The region immediately around us is known for its cattle (Limousin), apple orchards, chestnut and walnut plantations and the Perigordine gourmet delights of foie gras and confit de canard.
Situated in gently rolling countryside you have the nearby Lac de Rouffiac, (10 minutes drive away), swimming and additional water sports including, Tele Ski, Canoes, motor and Pedalos are available the Dordogne’s largest such lake, is secluded in 4 hectares of woodland and meadows. It is 5.5km to walk round for those who like to walk or cycle and it has a beautiful sandy beach, why not take a picnic and spend the whole day there or use the bar or restaurant.
The cottage used as our family holiday retreat has been carefully restored, retaining original features with modern comforts. The large vacation cottage (75m2) overlooks the garden, neighbouring fields and lake, providing a relaxing environment with charm and character for up to four people. Perhaps you have been invited to a wedding at La Durantie, Lanouaille we are only 6 miles away, we'd be happy to welcome you.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Rouflac 8 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||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
|General||TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The Aquitaine / Dordogne / Dordogne region
When you visit this area you will be amazed at what there is to do. It boasts many places of interest, both to the locality and on a national scale. Archaeological sites compete with spectacular chateaux and a broad variety of ornamental gardens, each one markedly different from the next.
Prices for entrance to each vary from 8 to 12 Euros. Some offer guided tours while others allow exploration at your own pace with an information sheet/audio guide (both in English if required) to assist your visit.
There are lots of quite roads for you to cycle or walk and if you are quiet you will see lots of wild life. There is a cycle track running along the old railway line starting at Tiviers where you can walk or cycle in safty. You can get off at St. Jean-de-Cole one of the loveliest towns in the Dordogne go for a coffee or lunch and then go back to the track and ether carry on to the end or turn around and go back to the stsrt.
Brantome Approximately 3/4hour drive from the cottage, this is a charming town which is well worth a visit. Brantome is an island encircled by loop of the river Dronne, linked to the outside world by five bridges, which explains its nickname of " Venice of the Perigold"
The Lanouaille / Angoisse area
It is almost impossible to travel in the area without passing a chateau and many are open to the public and have an interesting history to disclose. Here is just a sample of those worthy of a viewing:
Jumilac Le Grande is probably the closest to us and dates, in part, from the XIII Century. As well as daytime tours, an evening tour by candle light is offered, with the guides dressed in period costume. There are 2 pleasant short walks adjacent to the chateau.
Pompadour is an elegant chateau in a central location within the charming town of the same name. As stated above, it is the home of the National Stud and its grounds are in the form of a race course and show jumping ground. There are often events organised for the equestrian fraternity.
Hautefort is probably the most spectacular of chateaux, with its Museum of Medicine, is also worth a visit dating from the XVII century and includes parkland and formal gardens high above the picturesque village around its perimeter.
Other interest are the chateau at Coussac-Bonneval, numerous prehistoric caves, night markets, fishing, tennis, golf, walking, cycling and a new indoor and outdoor swimming pool complex in St. Yrieix la Perche (about 10 mins drive away)
Pompadour with its magnificent chateau is a 25 mins drive away. It is also home to the national centre for horses including a national stud, show jumping, dressage and horse racing on its superb race track. There are numerous restaurants in the area offering the delights of the region – famous for its duck produce, foie gras and truffles.
The medieval village of Segur le Chateau is listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France and is only a 15 mins drive away.
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