House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Just imagine your own 'petite chateau', set in the heart of the Dordogne, a region steeped in
history going back for thousands of years. Set in an hectare of private gardens, your grand maison has a unique tower with open battlements where you can gaze out over the peaceful valley and watch the sun slowly setting. What better way to enjoy your evening aperitifs?
Your holiday home is situated just minutes from key attractions such as: Sarlat, one of Frances most well preserved mediaeval villages; Beynac and Castlenaud, two of the most famous chateaux in the region; the cliff hanging village of Roque de Gageac; the prehistoric sites of Les Esyzies and the famous caves of Lascaux. This, combined with 2 large rivers for canoeing; day and night markets and hundreds of cultural events means that your holiday can be as quiet or as full as you wish.
Afterwards, lounge in the shadow of the massive stone tower, then fire up the barbecue
and enjoy dinner by the water lily pond, stocked with frogs and fish. Or, as the mercury
rises, simply relax by your own private pool, overlooking the valley, and catch up on that
reading you always meant to do. The breakfast area overlooks the pool at the front of the
house where you can enjoy croissants, breads and yogurts from our famous artisanal boulangerie, 5 minutes walk away.
Built in the mid eighteenth century, it's thick walls a testament to older, more robust building standards, Maison Grise, nonetheless has every modern convenience. It's four spacious bedrooms, (sleeping 8 in double or twin configuration) all have an ensuite bathroom, to ensure luxury with privacy. Bath towels. pool towels and hairdryers are provided.
Living in history doesn't mean you have to abandon your modern comforts. Broadband WIFI is provided, along with an IPOD/Iphone docking station, quality stereo speakers, and large digital flat screen TV. There is a washing machine, a drier and a spare freezer in the laundry (which also has a magnificent view over the valley), whilst the well equipped and spacious open plan kitchen will have you itching to release your inner Nigella (or Gordon for that matter). Outside, the lush gardens have plenty of shady areas to sit and enjoy a drink or just to gaze at the peaceful pastoral scene in the valley below.
During the high seasons, total privacy is assured as the owners do not live on site. In the off seasons, special rates can be negotiated for smaller groups or couples, as the owners will be on site. For example, the entire ground floor including the master bedroom is available from 650 Eu per week for 2 people, and with 200 Eu per room thereafter. However, privacy is still assured as you will have the whole kitchen/lounge/living area to yourselves, as you would be the only group there. Please look at the published rates, (prices are shown starting at one bedroom) with a surcharge of 200 Euros for each extra bedroom (though Easter price is for a minimum of 4). Priority though, will be given to bookings for the whole house, rather than for smaller parties. Please contact us if you need further further information.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac, Nearest railway: Sarlat|
|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|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, 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 4 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Children are welcome and cots and high chairs can be organised and the pool has a sensor alarm.
|Further details outdoors||
Swimming Pool, shared tennis courts across the road, private garden and many outdoor activities available from Sarlat and the towns such as Beynac, Castlenaud etc
There is a boulangerie just up the road which has the best croissants in the region, and also great bread.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
Sarlat throughout the summer has an extensive programme of music, arts, night markets, fairs and activities for all ages. The town also has a wonderful food market each Wednesday and Saturday whilst Le Bugue offers an organic market on Tuesday and St Cyprien on Sunday. Hot air ballooning, canoeing on the Dordogne, cycling, hiking and hundreds of chateaux and caves to explore .
St Andre D'Allas is a peaceful traditional Perigourdine village with the local bakery a 10 minute walk away. They have the best croissants in the area (if you're into that sort of thing). Their bread is also great.