"Le Roucal Bas", Sarlat
Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
" Le Roucal Bas", originally the farmhouse for the nearby Chateau du Roucal, has been sympathetically restored to provide spacious accommodation, and it is being further upgraded for 2013 with the replacement of all bathrooms and installation of a brand new kitchen-dining room. ( For this reason, some of the photos are not fully up to date at present.) It has been furnished to a very high standard, providing a perfect blend of traditional charm and modern convenience. It's many original features include golden stone walls, exposed beams and a lovely open fireplace.
The Wisteria-clad, South-facing, front of the house comes alive in Summer with a host of visiting butterflies, and the perfume from it's flowers is truly breath-taking!
Living Area: Located on the ground floor, it opens onto the gardens and pool area through three sets of French doors.
The main door opens into the entrance hall with access to the 2 main reception rooms and the kitchen-dining room. The solid wood stairs with ornate iron ballustrades leads to the first floor. The downstairs cloakroom with wc and wash basin is accessed from the entrance hallway.
The bright, comfortable lounge has sofas and chairs arranged around the open, stone fireplace. There is a TV with English language satellite chanels, and DVD player (with some DVDs supplied) and music system. There is wifi internet access for your convenience.
The large sitting/dining room has an oakdinig table and seating for ten people, and easy chairs arranged around a coffee table, with a selection of books and games, for adults and children, provided. French doors lead to the garden, BBQ patio and table tennis area.
The kitchen/dining room, totally refurnished for 2013, has a full range of fitted cupboards, black granite work surfaces and breakfast counter unit, and complete with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, ceramic hob, fan oven, and microwave. The oak dining table can seat up to 10 people.
Bedrooms: There are four spacious bedrooms located on the first floor.The master suite, with kingsize (160cm) bed and seating area, overlooks the pool and has a private bathroom with toilet, wash basin, bath and separate spacious shower unit.The second double bedroom (140cm bed) also has en-suite facilities with shower,toilet and wash hand basin. The third bedroom is a double room with kingsize bed (160cm)and an extra single bed. The fourth bedroom is also a triple room with a double bed (140cm) bed and a single bed. All the bedrooms are very comfortably furnished with bedside tables and lamps, wardrobes etc. and the beds will be made up with crisp linen when you arrive.
Bathrooms: As well as the en-suite facilities in the two double bedrooms, there is a family bathroom with bath/shower, toilet and wash hand basin on the first floor.There is a downstairs toilet with wash hand basin and also a changing room beside the pool which has a shower and wash basin.
Garden/Outside:The property nestles in a peaceful wooded valley, between Chateaux Roucal and Campagnac, just 5 km North of Sarlat. The garden of lawns with shade-giving trees and flowering shrubs is surrounded by woodland, ideal for walking, nature watching and outdoor adventures.There is plenty of room for outdoor games with badminton and football facilities, a garden swing and seesaw, a table tennis table and a small sandpit.
The pool is 11m x 5m with Roman steps at the shallow end for easy access. The entire pool area (including the large paved patio with a selection of garden furniture and parasols) is surrounded by a security fence for the safety of young children.
Adjacent to the pool there is a changing room with shower and wash hand basin.
The barbeque and table tennis table are located on the west facing patio, accessed from the sitting/dining room.There is a set of swings and see saw.
Bed linen and towels(including pool towels)are included in the price, and during stays of two or more weeks, all are changed weekly.
Fixed line telephone and wifi internet access provided.
Freestanding fans and hairdryer supplied.
Central heating and fire logs provided during winter rentals, as required.
Pets by prior arrangement.
Credit card payments accepted.
Extra bed linen and cleaning by arranged if necessary.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Vitrac river beach 11 km|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brive/Vallée de la Dordogne 45 km, Nearest railway: Sarlat 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details outdoors|
The grounds extend to 7 acres with a large lawned garden. The swimming poo l(11m x 5m with roman steps at the shallow end) is fully enclosed by a security fence for the safety of small children. It is available for use from beginning of May to end of September.
To give you complete security and peace of mind we only rent properties we personally own and manage. We are fully responsible for managing every aspect of your rental from the initial contact through to ensuring your rental property is ready for your arrival. We meet you on arrival and we are discretely available for any assistance you may need during your stay.
Changeover day is Friday (with some flexibility outside of high season.)
To secure a booking we ask a 25% deposit.
We accept payment by credit card or by bank transfer.
A security deposit of 300 Euro, against breakage or damage to the property is required.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
Location Situated in the heart of the Perigord Noir region, this area has much to offer it's visitors. Known as "The cradle of Mankind" it has a wealth of prehistory in it's many painted caves(eg at Lascaux and Les Eyzies).There are medieval towns like Domme, Gourdon, La Roque Gageac and chateaux like those at Beynac and Castlenaud. All of this, in beautiful countryside through which the Dordogne river gently meanders.
Sarlat, just a 5 minute drive from the house, is the jewel in the crown, with it's medieval centre, architectural heritage, famous Saturday market and the unique atmosphere provided by it's street theatre.
Within a 15km radius of the house there are opportunities for walking, hiking, horse riding, canoeing, golf,tennis, outdoor adventure and lots more.
Sarlat has so much to offer its visitors and its Saturday market is known all over the world! we have had visitors staying at the house who came from Adelaide, Australia just to go to the Sarlat market!
The atmosphere in the town is magical especially in July and August when the street are alive day and night with all types of street entertainment from music to theatre, singing, juggling , mime etc.
But Sarlat is probably best known for the authenticity of its wonderful Medieval architecture with guided tours organised by the tourist office in the town centre.
There are many restaurants to suit every budget, serving local gastronomy including delicious pommes Sarladais...potatoes Sarlat style...not to be missed!
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