Villa Mimosa at Le Four a Sel
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Villa Mimosa is a comfortable cottage with rustic charm, located just 5 minutes from Montignac , Lascaux caves and 25 minutes from Sarlat . It is one of our 3 Holiday homes at Le Four a Sel, a beautiful riverside property in the Vezere Valley recently chosen by the Irish Times, Gloss Magazine as its Travel Pick . Set in 15 acres in a peaceful and convenient location, shops and restaurants are just a 5 minute drive with easy access to tourist sites like Roc. St. Christophe, and Beynac Castle . You can walk to a bakery/bar/restaurant. Though we are by the river, the area around our gites , pool and garden is fenced to keep the children safe. The childproof swimming pool is shared and is alarmed and fenced for additional security .
Facilities onsite include : Table tennis , a children's playground with swings,slides, football net, badminton net & climbing frame, a courtyard for boules, and private fishing from dawn to dusk on its river frontage . Wifi is available in hotspots within the property. Please visit our website which is on the right underneath our telephone number for the link for more information and photos.There are two other gites/houses on the property : Villa Orchidee, 7 Bedroom Farmhouse sleeps 15 (ref. 47005) and Villa HIbiscus, 4 Bedroom farmhouse sleeps 8 (ref: 100336) .The 3 gites can be rented individually or together to accommodate 30 people ( Ref: 100336). Special reduced rates for couples only for Villa Mimosa during certain times of the year. Open all year, it has wall mounted electric heaters in the bedrooms and lounge for the cooler months.
* One double bedroom with a king size bed
* One room - with 3 single beds (a stairgate is in place for added safety)
* Spacious Bathroom - with WC, shower and bath (excellent for very young children)
* Kitchen / Dining Area /seating area - with Dining table & 5 chairs. The seating area has a settee, TV and DVD player.
The southfacing garden benefits from long hours of sunshine with a view of the cornfields and the pool,. There are tables , chairs,sunloungers & a BBQ provided for al fresco dining or just relaxing under the cherry tree.
Smoking is not allowed inside the house but is permitted in the garden just outside the gite.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tamnies 4 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac & Limoges 99 km, Nearest railway: Condat le Lardin or Brive 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
Cot ,highchair ,booster seats and baby bath are available on request.
* 2 Washing machines are available in the laundry room on-site
* WiFi is available in the courtyard and hotspots within the property
TV (french channels only). A selection of DVDs available for hire.
|Further details outdoors|
Private terrace with table, chairs and barbecue. Sun loungers, benches and chairs in the garden/pool area as well as by the river where you can have a picnic, fish or sunbathe.The pool is shared .
30% deposit required upon booking. Final payment of the balance is payable 12 weeks before arrival.A security deposit of 200 Euro(£175) is required with the final balance and will be returned no later than 1 week after departure. There is an end of stay cleaning charge payable on arrival. We accept payment in pounds at the exchange rate designated by our bank on the day the booking is confirmed. Please note that the conversion rate on this website is a guide only, provide for your convenience by Holiday Lettings.
Between June- September, there is a french stay tax .70 (taxe de sejour) per adult per day(anyone older than 13 years),payable on arrival.We are flexible on rental dates outside of the high season(July August) and can negotiate rates for dates and occupancy to suit your needs. July/August- changeover day is on Saturday
Short breaks(4 days) or long lets at special rates.
Please do not hesitate to enquire if you have specific requirements.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The Dordogne region provides an incredible spectrum of interesting sites and activities. It has castles that rival the Loire:from fairytale (like Chateau Milandes-former residence of Josephine Baker(famous actress/singer) ,to flambuoyant(like Hautefort) and fortresses like Castlenaud. When it comes to prehistory,it is in a league of its own .It houses the most magnificent vestiges of the Palaeolithic era in Europe , troglodyte shelters and caves,the most famous being Lascaux, just 20 minutes away, containing polychrome renderings of 15,000-year-old galloping horses, reindeer, bison, and ibex.
In the area, you will find crystalline caves,castles and fortresses which offer an exceptional variety of landscapes, architecture and pages from the history of France. It has magnificent gardens,like the Gardens of Marquessac,which stands 130 meters above the river,and unveils an exceptional view on the entire valley. The Aquitaine contains 13 of the " Most beautiful villages in France", 8 of these are in the Dordogne. Beynac is one of them,made famous by movies like Chocolat and Joan of Arc.
All throughout the area, you will pass picture postcard villages like Sarlat(just 25 minutes away) , with golden-ochre stone houses and flower-festooned squares, and along the way ,the scenery is breathtaking.
For wine lovers, Bergerac and Cahors is a close by. The whole area is known for the richness and quality of its food .There are many excellent restaurants, several with Michelin stars, where the foie gras, truffles, cabecou goats cheese and other delicacies can be enjoyed.
April is already warm here . In Spring,(May, June) and Autumn(September,October) the countryside is more lush and the scenery even more beautiful, since the daylight is slightly less harsh than in the summer, a perfect time for walking and cycling in the Dordogne. Temperatures in autumn and spring are 21-26 degrees, with clear blue skies from dawn to dusk.
Summer is typically hot: 30-36 degrees with lots of activities around-food markets,and local art and music festivals with great atmosphere,giving you lots of opportunity to try the local perigordian cuisine and experience French rural life.
We are in Aubas, 2km from Montignac , a charming town with beautiful stone and timbered houses and lovely cafes and restaurants by the riverand site of the famous Lascaux caves .It has a lively market on Wednesdays.
The Montignac international festival in July is a week-long event that culminates in a wonderful fireworks display by the river.Street performers and bands are everywhere ,creating a wonderful festive ambience.The area around us offers a multitude of fascinating activities and sites no more than an hour's drive: troglodyte shelters, stalactite &stalagmite caves to fascinate children of all ages, stunning gardens, fairy tale castles, fortified towns built on cliffs with magnificent views of the valley,postcard scenery.
There is so much to see and do suitable for adults and children of all ages: Canoeing down the Dordogne, horse-riding, hot air ballooning, falconry displays, a corn maze,introductory workshops for wall paintings. There is an aquarium parc just 35 minutes away, with special events like dive feeding of sturgeon and carp and a diver show.Also nearby is the National Prehistory museum ,fascinating for the children
Sarlat, a medieval town is just half an hour away and has a huge Saturday market not to be missed. During the summer you will find many street performers and musicians entertaining in its square and cobbled alleys. Great atmosphere in the evenings. For wine lovers, Bergerac and Cahors are not far away (1.5 hrs) while Bordeaux, for beaches and more vineyards, is a 2 hour drive and can be done as a day trip.
There are many interesting festivals from June - September: Hat festival, Mime festival, scarecrow festival, Jazz Festival - as well as day and night markets to sample the local delicacies, cheese and wine. You will find that the 2 weeks is simply not enough to explore and enjoy this region.
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14 Jul 2014
"Lovely location and excellent hosts"
The location was perfect for our holiday. With Montignac just a few minutes drive for all the essentials and beautiful villages less than half an hour away, this was just what we were looking for. Bre… More
27 Jun 2014
As others have said Brenda and David are fantastic hosts, the location and facilities also great.When I first booked it was for 3 and then my son and partner invited themselves so that made 5 adults, … More
23 May 2013
"Great riverside location & farmhouse setting 10 minutes drive from town, cheerful helpful hosts,gite full of character."
A cosy well equipped 2 bedroom gite opens on to a pretty grassy area of fruit trees and cultivated fields leading down to the Vezere river-tranqul and peaceful. On sunny days it is difficult to find t… More
24 May 2012
"Very enjoyable stay"
We received great hospitality and made very welcome at Le four de Sel. David and Brenda were very helpful and anything we required was seen to immediately. The accommodation was very clean and comfort… More
10 Apr 2012
"Fantastic stay, living the dream for our 5 short nights"
From the start we had a great service organizing the cottage. We had no problem finding the place and had a warm welcome from our host. The cottage though basic was perfect for us offering a truly aut… More
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