House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Situated on the outskirts of Saint Astier (24110) in a peaceful and quiet location, yet the shops, restaurants and bars of Saint Astier are a just a walk away. The house sits in 8 acres of land. A mixture of lawn, orchard, woodland and paddock. There are plenty of fruit trees and guests may help themselves to any fruit. You may find black cherry, apple, plums, apricot, mirabelle, fig, quince and also the famous Dordogne walnuts.
The property has the unique character of a classic perigordian house, yet inside is very modern with all of your home comforts. The kitchen/dining room is 35m² with a large double range cooker. The large living room (35m²) is comfortable and offers flat screen TV, UK free sat, DVD, and Wii. Air conditioning is available in the 2 upstairs bedrooms and the living room.
Attached to the property is an extension that contains an indoor swimming pool, together with its own WC and shower. The roof slides open to make these facilities 'outdoors'. The property benefits from a covered wooden terrace, enjoying views over the garden, which is a wonderful area to eat al fresco. It also has several hammocks to snooze away the warm days.Outside, there is plenty of room for the children to play and explore.
We use professional property managers to look after your needs whilst you are staying with us. If there is anything extra that you need (e.g. babysitting services, a professional Chef to cook privately for you at the property, a Wine Master Class at the property with a wine expert, private French tuition, massage), please just ask. We will confirm additional costs for these services and will do all we can to meet your wishes.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Jemaye - a beautiful lake with a sandy beach 26 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 44 km, Nearest railway: Saint Astier 3 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||Private indoor pool, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private indoor pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline|
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
For many years, British travellers have been fascinated by, "the Dordogne", an area of France that conjures up an image of a return to rural life at a slow pace; it has even been said that the Dordogne, for the English, is imagined not really as an area of modern France - which it is - but more as an imaginary reproduction of a bygone rural England - which of course it is not - rather like a warmer and sunnier version of the old Cotswolds, where the houses are built of honey-coloured stone, the meadows are green and rich,
The heart of the Dordogne area is its capital Perigueux: the French tend to refer to this area not as "la Dordogne" but as "le Périgord", and in France the area is most famous for its gourmet delights, notably paté de foie gras, walnuts and truffles.
Saint Astier has everything you need. There are several supermarkets, bakeries and butchers for your shopping. You can also enjoy plentiful restaurants and bars in the centre of town.
The town regularly offers free carnivals with a variety of themes, from music, theatre, dance and horse shows. These are always very popular and fun for all.
The town also benefits from a large market every Thursday morning, where the locals not only buy their provisions, but it is also an opportunity to meet their friends for chat and maybe a coffee or a beer!
Saint Astier sits on the river Isle, where you can enjoy fishing, canoeing or just enjoy strolling along its banks. There are a number of well marked walks in the area too, taking in some beautiful views.