Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
A gorgeous five bedroom farmhouse and converted barn situated in a lovely private, peaceful and enclosed location within a 15 minute stroll of the beautiful medieval village of Saint Pierre de Frugie. This is a fantastic property and location for a great family holiday.
Les Landes is completely secluded within its own grounds and has its own fenced pool for your exclusive use, which is a beautiful shade of dark blue. There is a lovely paved terrace around the pool, with plenty of sun loungers. There is also a beautiful wooden gazebo beside the pool if you want to escape to the shade. This is where the big outside table and chairs and bbq are - perfect for summer dining. To the rear of the property is another covered area which houses the table tennis table.
There really is lots to do around the area - with many lovely places to visit and activities for all ages further afield. The village is beautiful and completely unspoilt.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges 40 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
|General||TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Kitchen/dining room - fully equipped with microwave, dishwasher, gas hob and oven. There is ample storage with a lovely dresser. The dining area is very spacious with double ceiling height and an exposed stone wall. There is a large solid wood table and chairs.
Mezzanine - lovely feature area over the kitchen/dining room
Sitting room - beautiful room that opens onto the pool and terrace area through a large sliding glass door. Wooden beams and an exposed stone wall are combined with comfortable furnishings including two large leather sofas.
Master bedroom - with large ensuite bathroom/dressing room. Nice window with wooden shutters opens onto rear garden.
2nd Double bedroom, situated downstairs to the left of the kitchen area and separated by a locking door. A good sized room.
Separate toilet, wash basin and shower room is also situated at this end of the house.
1 double bedroom and 2 twin bedrooms - which share bathroom.
Bathroom - large fully-equipped room with bath, toilet and wash hand basin.
All bedrooms are furnished with storage facilities. A cot is available by request.
|Further details outdoors|
The pool is a beautiful shade of dark blue. It has a semi circular shallow area which is perfect for young children paddling. It has a paved terrace area with plenty of sun loungers and is securely fenced with a lockable gate.
Beside the pool there is a lovely timber beamed sheltered dining area which also provides permanent shelter from the hot sun if required. It is especially nice for children to get some shade. There is also a large grassed area perfect for games of rounders or football!
There is lots of room for parking and to the rear of the property there is another covered area which houses the table tennis table.
The house is rented on a weekly basis from Saturday to Saturday and the pool is open from June to September.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
Saint-Pierre-de-Frugie is about 440 miles from Calais and is a good six to seven hours drive. On a positive note the french roads are much better than ours in England and very rarely have any holdups.
As a point of interest we have found that the journey from Zeebrugge to Saint-Pierre-de-Frugie is pretty much the same (440 miles). There is an overnight ferry from Hull to Zeebrugge which lands around 9.30am and gives everyone the chance of a good nights sleep before the 7 hour drive. I would suggest, if you live in the North of the UK, you consider this ferry as an option when planning your holiday.
If you think flying would be better for your party then many of the lo-cost airlines fly into Limoges airport. This is only 22 miles away from the village and car hire is available from the airport. Other nearby airports are Angouleme (40 miles) and Bergerac (56 miles).
Because of the secluded position of Les Landes a car really is essential.
St Pierre de Frugie
Saint Pierre de Frugie is a beautiful village with a church and a Marie. There is a recreational area with a lake and and a children's play area nearby.
La Coquille is a small market town and is about 5 minutes away by car. There is a good selection of shops and restaurants within La Coquille including a small supermarket ( Carrefour ). There is a small market every Thursday.
Heading away from Saint Pierre De Frugie is Busierre Galant, this is about 10minutes drive away. Here there is an enormous man made lake which has a beach and a cordoned off section for safe swimming and paddling for children. This resort also includes a volley ball court, table tennis, football pitch crazy golf and many more activities. It is very beautiful and well worth a visit. On the far side of the lake is a tree climbing and rope bridge activity centre which proves very popular with children, teenagers and adults!
Brantome is a larger town about 45 minutes away from Saint Pierre de Frugie and is known as the "Venice of the Dordogne". It is surrounded by a river and is very pretty. It is possible to hire canoes and canoe round the town or the more adventurous can be taken by minibus further upstream and left to paddle back to base. Many visitors have experienced this adventure and all have had a great time.
Brantome also boasts a fantastic Benedictine abbey which is well worth a visit. The town has some lovely bistros and restaurants situated along the side of the river.
The above is just a small sample of things to do in the region and the list really is endless. The greatest thing about a holiday in a place like Les Landes is the opportunity for adventure and discovery. Please feel free to share any interesting discoveries you make whilst visiting the property by posting a comment in the Guest Book.