Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Chez Diana is a renovated Perigordian farmhouse 5 minutes from Saint Genies. A former 19th century farm set in a delightful and tranquil setting, secluded and peaceful, yet only 4 kilometres to shops and just a 10 minute drive to the world famous Lascaux caves in Montignac or 15 minutes from the famous medieval town of Sarlat.
The house has four bedrooms upstairs (three doubles and a twin). The twin is in an annex which also has a double sofa-bed on the ground floor and pretty much self contained with its own lounge and separate access from the gardens. There are 2 cots available which will fit into any of the rooms comfortably.
• Patio with barbecue, table and chairs for outdoor dining.
• Large Garden with fruit trees - apple, pear, peach, plum and a grape vine!
• A small private wood to explore.
• 10m x 5m swimming-pool (covered).
• Sun-loungers and parasol provided by the pool.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tamnies Lake 10 km|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brive Vallee de la Dordogne 20 km, Nearest railway: Brive 35 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, Telephone, Fax machine, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
This property is fully equipped to welcome the younger guests. Toddler and baby friendly equipment include: two cots, one child's bed, baby bath support and bath seat, pushchair, two high chairs, baby monitors, child-proof plugs, bottle steriliser security locks children's' robes and stairway safety gate.
A sandbox, childrens' bikes, trampoline and significant selection of dvd's is also available.
Welcome Pack on arrival with fresh bread, milk, homemade jams and local produce to give you a flavour of the area!
|Further details outdoors|
You can also pick freshly grown produce directly from our own "potager" (vegetable patch): tomatoes, petit pois, french beans, courgettes, cucumbers, onions....
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The Dordogne region provides an incredible array of interesting sites and activities. It has castles that rival the Loire. From fairytale like Chateau Milandes, to flamboyant like Hautefort and fortresses like Castlenaud. When it comes to prehistory, it is in a league of its own.
Its houses are the most magnificent vestiges of the Palaeolithic era in Europe, troglodyte shelters and caves, the most famous being Lascaux, just 10 minutes away, containing 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.
Aquitaine contains 13 of the " Most beautiful villages in France" eight of which are in the Dordogne. Les Eyzies commonly introduced as the world's prehistoric capital. The most varied prehistoric and historic, styles and periods are represented here, making this the town for travelling back to the past. (20 minutes away)
Sarlat the geographical centre of Périgord-Quercy is by far the most important tourist site in the region and boasts one of the largest medieval urban areas in the world. Over 30 films have been shot in the capital of the Black Périgord and it has become the third centre for filming after Paris and Nice. There is a picturesque market on Saturdays and numerous festivals are held during the season. (15 minutes away)
Montignac and Lascaux, the small town of 3000 inhabitants on the banks of the river Vezere, owes its fame to the discovery in 1940 of the "eighth wonder of the world" the Lascaux cave. The cave discovered by four small boys is the finest of all prehistoric painted caves and is believed to date as far back as 15000BC. (10 minutes away)
The house is just four kilometers from the pretty village of Saint Genies. Full of some of the most beautiful and authentic buildings. Saint Genies offers a colourful weekly market brimming with local vegetables and produce. During the summer there is a weekly night market which is an experience not to be missed. Choose from the stalls selling a huge choice of hot & cold gastronomic delights and get to know the locals at tables in the centre of the square.
The medieval town of Sarlat is also close by and is a must on a visit to the Dordogne, with more listed buildings than any other town in Europe & a famous weekly market. Sarlat also offers a superb choice of restaurants and shops with a really laid back atmosphere making a visit here enjoyable and truly memorable.