Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Situated just 3kms from the river Dordogne, Bellevue a former Wine Domaine is bordered by vines and provides spectacular views over the surrounding countryside and valley.
Ideal for families Le Domaine the main original house has its own mature garden with furnished patio area and BBQ for relaxed living, and is adjacent to the 'Italian' Garden and the 12 x 6m pool. The pool is alarmed and the area around it is fenced and gated to minimise the risks to small children, making it a splendid relaxing and fun place to spend the day.
La Grange our cottage/gite (sleeps 8) may also be rented during the summer months. This together with Le Domaine will accommodate a total of 15 people - please see advert 84822
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 25 km, Nearest railway: Ste Foy la Grande 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
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
The property has central heating and an open log fire in the kitchen. Selection of Videos and DVDs on request.
Paperback books available. Several board games. Play Station 2 with selection of games on request.
|Further details outdoors|
Your croissants and bread are just 3kms away at the local Boulangerie, with basic provisions available at either of the two villages. For all modern shopping facilities Ste Foy la Grande is just an easy 10 minute drive with a choice of four local supermarkets and all the facilities of a modern market town, including the Saturday market, one of the top 100 in France.
The Swimming Pool Area:
We provide loungers with cushions, tables, chairs and parasols. We do NOT provide pool towels and you should bring your own.. House towels are not to be used in this area.
A paddling pool suitable for babies and toddlers is available on request. There is a field with plenty of space football games and we have a badminton/volley ball net and rackets if required
There is a Boules Court if you feel like some competitive sport!
In the Barn (under cover) you can play:
We can arrange mountain bike hire delivered to the property - please ask for details.
For your comfort a NON-SMOKING Policy is operated inside the property.
Reservations subject to booking form and 25% deposit.
Refundable Security/Damage deposit required with balance/payment.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
Historically the department of the Dordogne was created in 1790 taking it's name from the main river winding through the region. Before that time this same area was known as Perigord and is still known thus today. The Perigord is divided into four regions, and our area is called the Perigord Pourpre or Purple Perigord, taking its name from this wine-growing region. Wine Tasting opportunities are difficult to resist! St Emilion just 35kms is always worth a visit not only for it's wine but also for it's medieval buildings.
The pace of life here takes its rhythm from the river of the region as it gently winds its way to Bordeaux.; a fast and vibrant city 1 hour's drive to the west, with it's 18c architecture and excellent city shopping. However, here the countryside is picturesque, the traffic is minimal, and there are chateaux to visit, caves to explore and medieval walled towns and villages to visit.
Spring arrives early here with sunny mild days in March and April gently easing into the long sunny and very warm days of May and June when the light evenings seem to stretch on for ever. Summer arrives in a blast of heat with rising temperatures allowing outdoor acivities their full potential. Summer markets are everywhere and even the smallest of villages has an annual firwork display (free). 3kms from Bellevue, Le Fleix has a spectacular firework display on the river bank during the first weekend in August. It is amazing!
On Bastille Day (14th July) both Bergerac and Ste Foy la Grande hold firework displays on the river bank a magical backdrop for the brilliant colours and patterns.
The region holds an annual Felibree festival on the first weekend in July which draws 25,000 visitors each year for a journey into the Dordogne's romantic past and the Occitan language (langue d'Oc). It takes place in a different town every year and for 2013 Bergerac has been chosen. Over the days 5th, 6th and 7th July the town will be decorated with thousands of flowers hung from wires over the streets in the old historic centre of town. A truly colourful and spectacular event. The event begins with an outdoor morning mass in Occitan, followed by a sumptuous, open-air banquet (known as the Taulade) and afternoon Cour d'Amour - a Court of Love - dedicated to the music, dance, theatre and poetry of the troubadours
Throughout this time visitors can discover traditional trades from the region where the langue d'Oc is spoken, such as basket-making and clog-making. Everywhere there are colourful traditional costumes and dancing in the streets which are decorated with thousands of intracate flower garlands. It is an event not to be missed.
Bergerac has quaint old streets to explore, enticing small restaurants and bars to discover, and the tobacco and wine museums. You can also take a boat trip on one of the traditional gabares, a flat bottomed craft used originally for trading up and down the river.
Visit nearby Chateau Monbazillac built in 1550 to discover it's history and at the end of the visit enjoy a relaxing wine tasting. Monbazillac wine is golden, smooth with a heady aroma and is best enjoyed chilled as an aperitif or perhaps with a rather 'wicked' dessert.
French markets are renowned for their fresh produce and Ste Foy la Grande has one of the top 100 in France.
For self-catering needs the produce is fresh, local and has endless possibilities for a picnic, BBQ, something cold and delicious or maybe a traditional meal. Accompanied by the local wines, this means preparing sumptuous and memorable meals is an effortless pleasure.
Local activities in the area are numerous. Try your hand at canoeing, quad biking, jet skiing, go-karting, bowling, paintball, tennis, horse riding the list is endless.
The Lac de Gurson is just 15kms away through wooded countryside. Here you can spend all day 'on the beach'. There is a giant water slide numerous small restaurants and bars, horse riding and an activity path round the lake.
Castillon la Bataille is just half an hour's drive to the west and every summer they enact the battle at the end of the 100 years war. A marvellous spectacle.