Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
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)|
|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||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|
|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)
Horse riding in the local village
River beaches with swimming and waterslides