Barn | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
This beautiful, well-equipped and maintained barn is situated in a stunning yet tranquil rural location, with the property standing alone amongst rolling countryside, apple orchards and small lakes. The barn offers extremely spacious accommodation, as the owners have been careful to maximise the use of space for the benefit and comfort of all guests. It is therefore ideally suitable for use by 2 families or those sharing with grandparents. The owners are in their 15th year of successful renting and maintain a helpful but discrete presence in order to ensure that you obtain the maximum enjoyment out of your holiday.
Located in the Perigord Vert, which is a relatively undiscovered area of the Dordogne, the property is within easy travelling distance of the major attractions of this area and also those of the Limousin.
The property consists of a shared central driveway with the Barn being located on one side, facing a smaller cottage where the owners live. Set within 2 acres the garden surrounds the buildings on three sides, providing each property with its own private garden area.
The Barn has been converted to a high standard retaining many of its original features including beams and stonewalls, and offers spacious accommodation.
The large lounge has a wooden floor and wood-burning stove, contains 2 sofas, armchair, coffee tables plus TV, DVD and video. TV provides UK free to air programmes.
The dining room is separate from the Lounge and contains a large oak refectory table with seating for 8 and pine dresser. The rear door from here opens onto the south facing terrace area with BBQ. This room also contains the Radio/CD player and i-pod docking station. There is an extensive collection of video's and DVD's for guests use, as well as a Play Station 1.
The well-equipped fitted Kitchen, comprising of oak units, includes dishwasher and washing machine. All necessary cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils are provided together with electric kettle and toaster. It also contains an additional smaller pine round table with seating for 4.
There is a downstairs double bedroom located on the ground floor. This contains a double bed with 1920's bedroom suite consisting of a wardrobe, dressing table, and chest of drawers. All remaining bedrooms are on the first floor.
The downstairs bathroom is divided into 2 rooms. The inner bathroom consists of a full size bath with shower attachment, separate WC and washbasin, whilst the outer room is used as a utility and storage room and contains iron, ironing board etc. A wooden staircase leads to a galleried landing with chaise lounge, further exposed beams and bookcases.
The shower room is located on first floor. This is a large tiled shower room with separate fitted shower as well as WC and washbasin.
The family bedroom is a very spacious room and contains 3 single beds. It has a fitted wardrobe, large chest of drawers and is carpeted.
The last bedroom is also carpeted with double bed, fitted wardrobe and 2 chests of drawers. This room also contains a full size Mothercare cot. All bedrooms have fans
Beautiful secluded floodlit swimming pool 10 by 5 metres, surrounded by terrace with sun beds and mattresses. The pool is cleaned on a daily basis and benefits from being exposed to the sun from early morning to late evening. The pool lies away from the Barn and is shared with the owners. To meet French safety legislation the pool is fenced and has self closing gate.
To the rear of the Barn lies a south facing terrace area with BBQ and private garden with views of the surrounding countryside. Garden furniture is provided and we have a selection of bikes and out/indoor games that are free for visitors to use.
The ground floor of the property is all on one level.
For parents with young children, as well as a full size cot with bedding, we can also provide the use of a high chair, stair gate, buggy, nightlight, baby alarm and toy box.
Access to the internet is by Wi-Fi.
We have provided additional accommodation for guests attending functions at the Chateaux La Durantie and Essendieras.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake Rouffiac 4 km|
|Nearest Amenities||10 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges or Brive-Vallee de la Dordogne., Nearest railway: St Yrieix or Limoges 16 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, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The Dordogne provides something for everyone.
The area is well known for its prehistoric sites, including the famous Grotte de Lascaux, or for the more energetic there is also the opportunity of canoeing upon its various rivers.
The historical centres of Limoges, Perigueux and Sarlat are all within an hours travelling time.
There are beautiful villages such as St Jean de Cole, with its magnificent flower festive in May, and the picturesque town of Brantome which is not to be missed
With its numerous Chateaux and beautiful gardens and virtually a market a day to be visited it can be hard to fit everything in one stay.
Lastly and not to be forgotten we are also within easy travelling distance of the wine growing regions of Bergerac & Bordeaux.
The Property lies on the border of the Aquitaine and Limousin and therefore provides easy access to areas of the Haute-Vienne, Creuse and Correze as well as the Dordogne.
We are within equal distance of the 3 major towns of Perigueux, Limoges and Brive.
The nearest villages are Payzac and Lanouaille (both within a 5 minute drive) which offer the following services: - restaurants, bakers, butchers, supermarkets, chemists and banks. In addition the town of St Yrieix la Perche is a 15 minutes drive away and offers a wider selection of the above services. It also has a popular market on the 2nd & 4th Friday of each month.
The property is situated within 2 miles of Lake Rouffiac, perfect for both young children and teenagers. A major upgrade in 2011 has led to a revamp of the beach area, including wooden walkways, disabled access, purpose built shower and toilet facilities, beach volley court and children's playground. Life guards are provided in the main summer period. Its main activities include swimming, water skiing, sailing, tennis and climbing walls as well as paint balling, archery and high tree adventures.
There is also a separate restaurant and bar.
In St Yrieix there is a new indoor leisure pool with outdoor water slides and also an indoor tennis centre. Whilst on the outskirts of Excideuil there is a 9 hole golf course.
The local countryside is both beautiful and unspoilt with rolling hills and valleys containing many rivers and lakes, ideal for those who enjoy walking or cycling.
Other attractions include horse racing at Pompadour, the magnificent chateaux at Hautefort & Jumilhac le Grande and the summer night market at Segur-le-Chateau.
The local cuisine is based on Limousin beef, duck, apples and walnuts.