House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This unique property has a French pigeonnier with a turret that leads to two large bedrooms and a third bedroom to the top of pigeonnier showing its beautiful combed ceiling with a romantic four poster cast iron bed. The lounge room is surrounded by floor to ceiling glass to take in the spectacular views and again full height combed ceilings to make the most of its features.
This lovely house also benefits from a modern kitchen that leads out to terrace for al fresco dinning and seating for eight. To the side of the house is a BBQ area which then leads to the large private pool with a shallow area at the front of the pool to a 2 meter depth at the other end.
Combeau is situated 5 minutes from the nearest golf course in Tombebouf. But its location also benefits from being close to all the Vineyards and many historic locations of interest. Local markets and especially the night market in Eymet is a must. In the summer months many different 'bodega's' (music festivals) are advertised in surrounding villages, where the locals serve traditional food and wine. There is a bread shop in Tombebouf for lovely fresh bread each day.
Lougratte has a lake with a lake side beach (20 minutes away). There are many activities in the surrounding area for children of all ages i.e. aerial park, canoe's etc.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lougratte (swimming Lake) 12 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 40 km, Nearest railway: Marmande 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
An assortment of board games are available Table Tennis/badminton set, bowls, football etc.
|Further details outdoors||
Sun beds by the pool and umbrella and seating around the BBQ area.
The second bathroom is only a toilet and sink were it is possible to wash (not a shower room).
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
The Lot et Garronne and South Dordogne area of France offers the perfect combination of things to do and see, a perfect place to relax and unwind and lots of interesting things to see.
Places to visit in the region you will find châteaux, including Bonaguil, Beynac and Biron, medieval towns including Domme, Belves, Monpazier and Sarlat and also Bastites, Villerieal, Monflanquin, Cancon, Castilones Duras, and Eyment. You will find unspoilt countryside, rivers and caves, beautiful gardens and small unspoilt villages and several classed as 'most beautiful villages in France.
Much of the most beautiful rural architecture in France, or perhaps to be found anywhere is to be seen here. Ancient houses, barns, pigeonniers and churches simply form part of the unchanging landscape.
The weekly markets in many villages are a must. They are packed with the freshest and tastiest produce and work of local artisans. In the summer many of these towns also have nocturnal markets. These are usually lots of fun and cheap way to eat well. Each square will be packed with picnic tables surrounded by market stalls. Issigeac Sunday (am) is one of the best. (A list of all the markets in the area will be left in the information book in the house).
Also check tourist office for activities specific to the period that you are staying - e.g. Bodegas (street parties open to all).
Canoeing along the river Lot or Dordogne is a favourite. The canoes are hired from one of several hire companies that operate along the rivers. It's perfectly suitable for children. You can picnic on the banks and perhaps in a place suitable for paddling and swimming.
Parc en Ciel, Lacapelle Biron - This is treetop adventure. Absolutely everyone who goes loves it. There are different levels of challenge according to your site and bravado. There are also some animals and amusements for those children who are too small to go into the treetops.
Parc Walibi, Agen - This is a very large amusement park. A big hit with children. The park offers roller coasters, water slides and rides.
Lougratte Lake (swimming Lake) offers a nice day out. Pony trekking, quad bike riding and the Aqua Park are also close.
Not to forget Tombeboeuf has a beautiful 9 hole golf course and two other golf courses are within 30min drive.
There are many, many vinyards in the area and most are open to guest wine tasting. Some of the château's have excellent facilities i.e. Château's de Monbazillac near Bergerac.
There are a great deal of Caves in the region. Domme (highly recommended) is entered directly from the town centre, the caves at Domme are the largest in Perigord Noir. Others to visit are Les Pujols, Le Grottes de Fonirou and Castella where there is also mini golf here.