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Le Grand Chemin de la Vie B&B

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House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10

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House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 52 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Le Grand Chemin de la Vie is a beautiful Bed & Breakfast in the most perfect position for getting around the Dordogne and seeing everything that you will want to see... The lovely village of Montcaret has a wonderful Patisserie with cakes and fresh bread to die, an 11th Century Church and a historic archaeological dig with the ruins of a mosaic Spa. We are 15 minutes away from the world famous village of St. Emilion and in a great position to drive to Bergerac and Bordeaux. Le Grand Chemin de la Vie has a lovely swimming pool, free wi-fi and large garden with wonderful views.

The Bordeaux Room is a large room with a King Sized bed with a fully size single Day Bed. This room has a large, jungle shower en-suite with his and her sinks. At the back of the house this room as lovely views over the garden and the vines.

The Merlot Room has a large Double Bed. (Another single bed can be added to this room if needed). This room has a shower en-suite. This room is situated at the front of the house.

The Champagne Room has a Double Bed and is on the ground floor. This room has a large Wet Room with jungle shower. Grab rails allows this room to be suitable for partial disabled use. Being on the ground floor this room is easily accessible from the outside. Please just email us if you have any queries as to how suitable this room is for disabled use.

The Chablis Room has two single beds and a vanity unit.

Guests at Le Grand Chemin de la Vie have their own lounge with a TV, a DVD player with over 30 DVD's something to suit all ages and tastes, a wide selection of books for you to read and games for you to play with. There is even a Wii to play on with 4 remote controls. Guests have their own Fridge, Kettle, with Tea/Coffee/Hot Chocolate/Water all provided free of charge.

At the back of the house is the Orangery where Breakfast is served.

Guests may use the large garden and swimming pool with sun loungers to sit and relax on days when they do not want to go out exploring. Chairs and tables for eating alfresco are also dotted around the garden. Picnics can be purchased if requested the night before. For guests staying 3 nights or more, there is also a BBQ that can be used freely.

Le Grand Chemin de la Vie also has an outdoor Pizza Oven and Pizza Parties can be arranged with the owners.

All four letting rooms can by hired by one client.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Bordeaux 52 km
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac, Bordeaux & Limoge Airports. Bergerac 35 km, Nearest railway: Ste Foy de Grand 8 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, Staffed property
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites
Furniture King Beds (1), Double beds (2), Single beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking

The Dordogne region

Just 20 minutes drive away is the truly beautiful village of St. Emilion. Set into a hillside on the north side of the river Dordogne, this twelfth century town consists predominantly of old stone houses with shuttered windows and cobbled streets. Hidden beneath the town is Europe's largest underground church, a magnificent place hewn out of the soft rock by Benedictine monks in the ninth century. Louis XIV described the wines of St Emilion as the 'nectar of the gods'. At the foot of the thirteenth century chapel lies a small cave which is said to have been the home of the monk St Emilion. To this day infertile women come and sit on the stone slab reputed to have been his bed, in the hope of conceiving!

The first weekend in May sees about 20 of the local Chateaux open their doors to visitors and numerous concerts and wine tastings are held throughout the year. Particularly popular are the festivals of Fete de Printemps (June) and the Harvest (September). Recently added to UNESCO's World heritage list it would be a pity to come so near and not visit this beautiful town.

Just a few minutes up the road from Montcaret is Castillion la Bataille.

In 1453, Castillion la Bataille was where the last major battle of the Hundred Years war was fought. It is here also that every summer in late July and early August, a spectacular floodlit re-enactment of that battle takes place. Spread over 16 acres and involving some 800 participants, 500 of whom are actors with 50 cavalry, this is a magnificently organised and executed show. The highlight is an intense two hour battle incorporating amazing stunts and pyrotechnics.

Spend the day wandering through everyday life of the middle ages, between the farms and inns, see the puller of teeth and the hawkers before enjoying the battle. Finally, finish your day with dinner in the Medieval Inn. The festival runs for two weeks with the battles being re-enacted daily. Booking is essential for this exceptionally well organised event. For more detailed information, including dates and booking details. Please click our link for The Battle of Castillion. If all this sounds too much for you you'll be glad to hear that after hostilities have ceased Castillon la bataille returns to being a peaceful little town with an excellent market each Monday morning.

Montcaret

There are many things to do in and around Montcaret.

Our Historical Roman Villa and Church. Come and discover the archaeological site of Montcaret, and its Gallo-Roman villa, private thermal baths and outstanding mosaic pavements. Guided tours take approximately 1 hr and information can be found on:- http://montcaret.monuments-nationaux.fr/en/

The area is famous for its vineyards, chateaus and the many, many wineries to visit, far too many to mention but the most famous being

The award winning Harveys Restaraunt is situated within Montcaret Village, some 10 minutes walk away. Le Grand Chemin has an arrangement with the owners of Harveys and they will open on evenings that they are normally closed, if you have a group of 8 or more. For further information contact Harveys

Website http://www.harveys.fr, Phone 0553579424, Email bookings@harveys.fr

Montcaret is situated in the perfect location in the Dordogne. It is the sort of place where you can be as active or as restful as you want with Beautiful Gardens to walk around for peace and tranquility, or kayaking down the Dordogne River... here are some links to activities you may want to try and which are less than 30 mins away from the house.

http://www.france-voyage.com/activities/site.php?lid=57987?=en for Kayaking

http://www.france-voyage.com/towns/montcaret-6162.htm - for Historic Sites

http://www.france-voyage.com/activities/site.php?lid=58111?=en - for Fishing

http://www.france-voyage.com/activities/site.php?lid=59322?=en - for Microlight Flights

http://www.france-voyage.com/activities/site.php?lid=58976?=en - Outdoor sports, including archery, mountain biking, orienteering. (45 mins away)

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21 Aug 2014

5/5

"Home from home"

We travelled to France as a family of seven having booked to stay for ten days at 'Le Grande Chemin de la vie'. Upon arrival we were presented by an exquisite country property with well main… More

Dear All, thank you so much for your lovely review - having guests like you makes running a B & B easy as it's a total pleasure. It was like having friends to stay,(and as a bonus we got paid)... We love running a B & B and hope to have many more wonderful guests stay with us - but you chaps will always have a special place in our hearts and be welcome here at any time...

11 Jul 2014

5/5

"Truly a "Home from Home""

My partner and I have just returned from a week's stay at this gorgeous B&B and are very happy to recommend it to anyone as a perfect "home from home", offering very high standards of c… More

31 Jul 2013

5/5

"Great place to stay, in all seasons!"

We loved this house - we went for one week at the end of May and although the weather wasn't good all of the time we all had a fantastic time. The vine yards around the house are so lovely and w… More

Thank you for your review. It's nice to know that even when it's not sun shining our guests still enjoy themselves and use the facilities of the house. Please do visit us again.

28 Jul 2013

5/5

"Perfect for large families - top class"

It was beautiful, loved the area, great location to get everywhere you wanted to go. The beds were fabulous very comfortable. It was nice to have a hot shower whenever you wanted and not worried abo… More

Thanks for your lovely review. So please you enjoyed your stay with us.. look forward to seeing you here again.

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