House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
A luxury two bedroom village house in St Meard de Gurcon in SW France with a south facing courtyard garden.
Ideal for a family or two couples. This is the real France! You only have to walk 50 paces for your croissants!!
The house has been fully renovated and painted in Farrow and Ball paints and has terracotta floors downstairs, wooden floors upstairs, large open plan kitchen/dining area and a sitting room with an inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove. The fitted painted Underwood kitchen has integrated dishwasher, washer dryer, drinks fridge, ceramic hob range cooker, Smeg larder fridge. Tea, coffee and an extensive range of other food/cooking items are provided.
There is a TV, DVD and connected hi fi sound system. Electric heaters in all rooms and electric towel rails in the bathrooms.
Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom with white sanitary ware. Luxury white towels, bath mats and Molton Brown bath products are supplied.
The beds have duvets and are made up with white cotton sheets.
Underneath the Abre in the courtyard garden, you can sit and drink and dine al fresco. There is a gas BBQ and two bicycles to use.
The village has a boulangerie, a general food store, a buvette, a restaurant, a small market once a week, a school, a church, a very small petrol station, a tabac, a pharmacy and a boucherie/charcuterie opening soon just across the road!
The Lac de Gurcon which is only 10 minutes away from the house has been extensively rejuvenated/renovated this last year and is an amazing free facility with a huge swimming area/lake, sandy beach, two restaurants and lovely walking and picnicking areas.
There are lots of other activities to enjoy in the area including the famous Ste Foy la Grande and Bergerac markets on Saturdays, kayaking on the Dordogne River, and visits to numerous vineyards to taste wine. St Emilion, with it's famous wines, is only 35 minutes away and the beautiful Medoc area only 2 hours away.
The old City of Bordeaux deserves a visit from many perspectives as does the Dordogne area around Sarlat to which there is a scenic railway.
There are some wonderful restaurants in the area to taste the french cuisine including Le Pressoir only 100 metres away in the village which offers excellent food and friendly service.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||at the Lac de Gurcon 10 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bordeaux or Bergerac, Nearest railway: Montpon(local) or Liborne(TGV)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
St Meard de Gurcon is a small french village in the Dordogne one hour from Bordeaux and only 35 minutes from Bergerac.
It is in a wine area, the local wines being Montravel, Bordeaux Superior and not far from the St Emilion and Castillon areas. The vines look stunning and cover mile after mile of land.
The pace of life is very french. The village church clock chimes at midday for the traditional two hour lunch period to start and everyone is so friendly and polite. It is a pleasure to experience some time here.
It is only 1 hour from the Medoc wine region and 2 hours from the atlantic coast at Archachon.
The local farmers grow sunflowers which an amazing sight in June/July.