About the home
Situated on a quiet road, this comfortable villa offers tranquility and privacy but with all the comforts of home.
The pool is salt water with an outside solar heated shower for your sole use. On the terrace there is a BBQ, pergola with seating for 6, sun loungers and a large private garden with trees and shrubs providing some shade on hot sunny days.
It's within easy walking distance to the village of Gravelle with a bakery, bar and a butcher who owns the small restaurant next door where you can enjoy a four course lunch for 11 euros or just 2 courses for 9 euros. The nearest supermarket is in St. Astier (7km) and Perigueux (10km)
There is a large forest behind the house where you can truly get away from it all. You won't see many people but you may see wild deer, otters, falcons and eagles, bring your binoculars and walking boots and if you like sunflowers the area is known for its fields full of these beautiful flowers brightening up the surrounding countryside.
The villa has central heating and an open fireplace for cooler days and romantic nights.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Lake beach, 12km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Inside the villa you will find all the comforts of home.
There's an open fireplace with logs provided, fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances.
Digital TV, computer with broadband and wi-fi access plus ad i-pod dock/i-phone charger.
An extra fridge in the garage for all your beer and wine stock.
Linen and towels provided. Central heating and open fireplace for cooler days and romantic nights.
Full information pack provided with ideas on where to visit, where to shop, where to eat out, best market days, etc.
with a questionnaire for you to comment back to us on your stay.
Further details outdoors:
The private salt water pool is alarmed for your extra safety.
Totally enclosed, large private garden which is not overlooked and laid to lawn - ideal for ball games.
The pergola on the terrace has seating for 6 for al-fresco dining and offers shade against the sun.
In the evening there is an outside light so you can stay out till after dark.
In summer the sun is on the garden all day from sunrise to sunset and even in winter if the sun shines it shines on us.
Not suitable for children under 5. No smoking. No pets. Refundable breakages deposit required of £200 refundable 10 days after departure. Heating £50pw additional for period Oct thru April. Changeover day - Sunday. Payment: £150 deposit per rental week with booking payable by bank transfer/Paypal. Balance payable 8 weeks before arrival.
The Aquitaine / Dordogne / Dordogne region
The very pretty, medieval town of Brantome it is a delight to walk around. See Charlemagne Abbey (742-814) with its soaring campanile - one of the most elegant Renaissance buildings in the Dordogne, with caves which where used by the monks as kitchens and cellars. Brantome town sits on a bend of the river Dronne and a stroll along the riverside is an unforgettable experience with boat trips and canoes available. A multitude of restaurants complete the experience or try a picnic on the banks of the river, there are car parks and WC's available.
10 km down river you come to the pretty village of Bourdeilles which is being restored and where you will find two chateaux built on a fortified hill – a medieval fortress (13th – 14th century) and a Renaissance palace (16th century) with a remarkable collection of furniture.
Aubeterre sur Dronne with its charming narrow streets wind through white stone houses and ancient buildings. Built in the shape of an amphitheatre - classified as one of France’s prettiest villages. The most outstanding and impressive monument in Aubeterre is the underground church of St John. There is also a regular Sunday grenier sale with local traders and growers offering their produce. There is a beautiful pedestrian square in the centre surrounded by restaurants and stalls selling all kinds of food. It's a relaxing pleasure to be able to sit outside and enjoy your lunch and watch the world go by.
Not very far away is the town of Grottes de Villars and a short distance north of the town are the caves with some impressive stalactites and paintings more than 17,000 years old. Nearby is the Chateau de Puyguilhem in a village of the same name. It is a fascinating structure way out in the woods, a Renaissance masterpiece that fell into disrepair but was carefully restored after WW2. It contains some superb Aubasson tapestries and fine furniture and several fireplaces that are carved with exceptional beauty.
Other nearby towns worth a visit are Bergerac with its beautiful old town complete with its statue of Cyrano de Bergerac. Visit Les Eyzies for the caves at one end and the canoe hire at the other but aim to get there by lunchtime and then go on to see Sarlat in the afternoon. For a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside try Belves, a hilltop village with a typical square surrounded by small shops and restaurants as most villages have in this region.
Chateau Hautefort - incredibly impressive building with gardens and parkland. It's on top of a hill so good views too.
Saint-Jean-de-Cole - billed as one of France's prettiest villages and very photogenic.
Manoir d'Eyrignac - one of the best gardens we've been too.
Auvezere Valley - Good for an afternoon drive. It has stunning scenery and beautiful villages.
Le Double and Le Landais - quiet and worth exploring. It's forest and countryside with ponds all over the place. Ideal for picnics.
Rocamadour - visit the just recently discovered ancient cave drawings reported to have been done by children
The Perigueux / Gravelle area
Perigueux is a beautiful town and the proud owner of the largest cathedral in south western France. The Romanesque Cathedrale St-Front.
Around the cathedral you will find a number of narrow, winding, cobbled lanes. Follow them down to the pedestrianised Rue Limogeanne and you will discover where the locals have been doing most of their shopping since the Middle Ages. You will find butchers, bakers, chocolate makers and if you don't feel like eating out or cooking when you get back there are plenty of delicatessens to choose something from.
It is still a major market town and on Wednesdays and Saturdays people come from all over the region to display their goods and browse for the latest bargains. The local specialties are truffles, foie gras and pies. There is even an English Pub called the Star Inn! If you walk downhill towards the river you can walk along it's banks for miles.
On the other side of town it is much more modern with a large, square - distinguishable by it lamp posts with huge lampshades - that often hosts sport and musical events. There is a cinema complex and three good restaurants in the square. Behind the square is a department store called Monoprix - you can buy food, clothes and household goods here as an alternative to the supermarkets.
How to get there
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Driving from Calais is 760kms and takes about 8 hours. (via Boulogne-Rouen-Le Mans- Poitiers- Angouleme).
There are a number of alternative ferry companies, compare costs with Aferry.com. You can even do a 24 hour cruse to Bilboa and drive 4 hours up to France to extend your holiday.
By air nearest airport is Bergerac, but Brive, Limoges, Angouleme, and Bordeaux are within 1 to 1.5 hours and are a pleasant drive. Fly with Ryanair, Easyjet, Flybe, and Jet 2.
Rentals cars are available from airports. You can book Hertz through Ryanair and their rates are competitive. Europcar and Avis are also available.
Bergerac Airport – 45km
Perigueux Rail Station – 28km
Nearest Ferry Port – 530km
Not suitable for children under 5. No smoking. No pets. Refundable breakages deposit required of £200 refundable 10 days after departure. Heating £50pw additional for period Oct thru April. Changeover day - Sunday. Payment: £150 deposit per rental week with booking payable by bank transfer or Paypal. Balance payable 8 weeks before arrival.
Activities near Perigueux
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
03 Jul 2012
Communication from the owner was excellent and she provided very useful information before arrival and at the villa. The whole process has been dealt with in a very professional manner. The villa is not overlooked and so very private. It is very clean, has nice good quality decor and caters for all your needs - a lot of thought has gone into it.
It is in a quiet road but close to amenities. The pool and garden were lovely and we were blessed with mostly sunny days to enjoy the facilities.
We ate out a couple of times but enjoyed the use of the BBQ and supermarket prices for the wine!
28 Sep 2011
the house is as you see it in internet no bad surprise all is lovely and tidy.
we had a problem with the wi-fi connection (it did not work) but Mr Paul tried to sort it out
from England and... more
21 Aug 2011
Communication from owner was detailed and accurate .The property/ linen etc was immaculately clean and accurate to description in advert .Facilities great , a wealth of useful information provided... more
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|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|LATE WINTER||6 Jan 12||31 Mar 12||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|SPRING||31 Mar 12||26 May 12||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|SUMMER||26 May 12||21 Jul 12||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|HIGH SUMMER||21 Jul 12||1 Sep 12||£ 950||-||-||1 Week|
|LATE SUMMER||1 Sep 12||29 Sep 12||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|EARLY AUTUMN||29 Sep 12||1 Nov 12||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|AUTUMN||1 Nov 12||24 Dec 12||£ 300||-||-||1 Week|
|CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR||24 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|LATE WINTER||6 Jan 13||31 Mar 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|SPRING||31 Mar 13||26 May 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|SUMMER||26 May 13||21 Jul 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|HIGH SUMMER||21 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 950||-||-||1 Week|
|LATE SUMMER||1 Sep 13||29 Sep 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
10% reduction for couples/parties of 2
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Extra charge for heating October - April £50 per week
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