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The Farmhouse

Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 5km

Our stone farmhouse stands in large mature gardens filled with scented roses, mature shrubs and shady trees if needed; peaceful but not remote. There are plenty of areas to sit and relax in sun or shade and a lovely outside dining area shaded from the sun by a wrought iron pergola, and with garden lights for the evening. Beyond the terrace is a gated entrance to the swimming pool (10 x 5 m) set in a totally private large garden with views to fields and sunflowers beyond.

The house is spacious, comfortable and well furnished. All of the kitchen equipment, 'Heals' crockery, Egyptian cotton linens/bedding, soft furnishings, luxury soft towels and the majority of the indoor and outdoor furniture is brand new.The large living room has a stone fire place with a wood burning stove, satellite flat screen TV with a DVD player, and a selection of family DVDs, CD player and huge comfortable sofas. There is also Wi-Fi access.

The well equipped Kitchen and dining area has 5 metre high ceilings! and a wood burning stove. The dining table seats 10 people. There are 2 pretty double bedrooms on the ground floor, one with ensuite facilities, this bedroom also opens to the garden, there is also a separate shower room and toilet on this floor.

Upstairs are 2 massive bedrooms, one is a fun and bright dormitory style room with 4 single beds, the second is a light and spacious double room with en suite shower, there is a separate toilet on this floor. A cot with bedding is also provided.

Le Verdier is a small tranquil hamlet close to the beautiful River Dronne bordering SW Charente and The Dordogne. The 'Plus Beaux Village' of Aubeterre Sur Dronne is 8kms away and there are 2 villages within 3kms. Bonnes offers gorgeous riverside walks and is perfect for picnicing and fishing, it has a handy grocery shop, a boulangerie and 2 restaurants. The second village of St Privat des Pres is very attractive and has a butchers and local produce shop along with fresh bread. During the Summer the local towns and villages become animated with night markets and other various activities.

Cycling around the area is a joy and we have provided 4 adult and 2 childrens bicycles. This is an ideal holiday home for families.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach St Aulaye River beach 5 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bordeaux & Bergerac Airports, Nearest railway: Chalais 10 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 Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Parking
Further details indoors

There is a guest book in the house, for local attractions and essential practical information. We have local English speaking house keepers available for any unforeseen problems.

For anybody with reduced mobility the house has a gravel pathway and terrace and inside there are 2 steps between the kitchen an lounge.

There is an upright piano in the lounge.

The property is maintained and cleaned using eco/biodegradable products where possible.

Further details outdoors

The swimming pool is alarmed (according to French Law)and is accessed via a gate. There are ample sun loungers and a gazebo for shade.

Smoking is permitted outside only.

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

The region is North West Dordogne bordering the Charente. A warm sunny climate with beautiful scenery and countryside criss crossed by rivers and lakes offering many outdoor pursuits. Our local famous town, Aubeterre Sur Dronne has an amazing monolithic church along with a lovely market square surrounded by restaurants and shops. It has an arts festival during the Summer along with a huge annual fireworks display along the river.

Not far away is the Roman town of Perigeux, the city of Bordeaux reknowned for its wine, shopping and site seeing by tram. Both Saint Emillion and Cognac are also within easy reach for lovers of wines and spirits!

There are many restaurants close by and there are descriptions of these in the information book at the house.

St Privat des Pres

Rolling hills rivers and lakes, colourful patchwork fields of sunflowers and cows grazing in this tranquil part of France. A great area for cycling and canoeing. Our hamlet 'Le Verdier' is close to many activities:

Both Aubeterre and St Aulaye (5kms) have river beaches and canoeing.

Lake Jamaye and Parcoul have sandy beaches and watersports, cycle and walking paths, fishing and popular lake side restaurants.

Traditional French markets take place in all the local towns, the largest and most well known is at Riberac (20minutes drive away)

Activities close by:

Golf at Pillac (10kms)

Tennis

Horse riding in the local village

Canoeing

Cycling

Fishing

River beaches with swimming and waterslides

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Review 1-4 of 4

17 Jul 2014

5/5

"A beautiful, homely haven in the heart of the French countryside"

As soon as we arrived at Chez Hawksley we realised we'd made a great decision to book it. The home was exceptionally well kitted out with everything you'd possibly need.

The kitchen area was great to hang out in and had incredibly modern appliances yet the house has retained a rustic feel which leaves you missing it as soon as you've driven out of the driveway. We'd love to come back and stay again!

p.s. the zipwire is a pretty cool addition and I wish my mother in law had plucked up the courage to take the leap of faith!

28 Aug 2013

5/5

"Amazing house, brilliant pool and gardens close to great lakes and rivers."

The house is perfect for two families or a large group with 2 bedrooms upstairs and 2 downstairs giving privacy if needed. Lots of living space and tables inside and out for dining. The kitchen is extremely well stocked with everything you could possibly need. The children all loved the pool and gardens, as well as the extensive DVD collection! A short cycle takes you to a river beach, plus campsite with facilities you can use, as well as a tree trekking centre. A short drive takes you to a lovely lake with beach and cafe. All good.

4 Sep 2012

5/5

"Fantastic - we have never stayed in such a lovely rental property"

Absolutely lovely french farmhouse. Beautiful garden and outside seating areas. Gorgeous pool discretely tucked away in walled off area of garden, complete with zip wire and perfect space for children to play. Plenty of shade for hot days.

Inside the property is luxuriously appointed. Lovely, well equipped kitchen. Weather too nice for us to be indoors for long but sitting room looked snug and inviting. Beds all very comfortable with lovely bedding. Good children's dorm with play area and lots of toys.

Great area. Easy cycle to nearest village with good boulangerie, restaurant, pizzeria, small market etc. Seemed plenty to do if you so wish, we visited a couple of river beaches/lakes and the Friday market in Riberac.

We didn't want to leave! We hope to go back.

25 Aug 2012

5/5

"Beautiful house, fabulous pool, amazing family holiday"

My husband and i travelled with our 2 children aged 3 and 8 and our friends and their 2 children aged 5 and 7. The house is beautiful and contains everything you need and more for a relaxing self catering family holiday. Everything in the house was of excellent quality, the owners have spared no expense. The pool was perfect, it was cleaned every week by a pool maintenance company. It had ample sunloungers around the pool, umbrellas and also a gazebo which provided much needed protection from the sun (we had amazing weather) so it was easy to keep the children out of the sun when not in the pool. The children loved the zip wire located at the bottom of the garden. The gardens are beautiful and well looked after by kris, and provided hours of fun playing hide and seek and bug hunting. We spent alot of time outside as there were 3 areas for eating however we did have rain on 1 day and spent the day inside but there was enough space and things to do for the children therefore no one felt cooped up. The childrens accomodation is great as they all got to share a room and it is stocked with lots of games and toys to keep them all happy. The adult accomodation is spacious and the beds were very comfortable, the living accomodation is huge and had plenty of seating for everyone. All in all we had a great time and the owners Jayne and Chris have created a wonderfully warm and welcoming place to spend your holiday.

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Jayne H.

  • 3 Years listed

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Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
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