House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 8
There is a large terrace garden full of fragrant honeysuckles, jasmines & wisteria facing south with a large heated swimming pool with diving board, and lighting at night. The high surrounding walls make this a glorious suntrap & gives complete privacy to relax in the sun, or enjoy the peaceful evenings as the garden is lit at night. The house boasts five comfortable bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and gorgeous antiques providing that perfectly French feel.
Villefranche de Lonchat nestles between the vineyards of Bordeaux and Bergerac. The town is a short walk away, so you can buy your bread & croissants to take home, or have a wonderful meal in town, and not worry about driving! The Dordogne is renowned for its wine, climate and history. Villefranche de Lonchat is ideally situated to sample them all.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Archachon, plus lake beach 3mins in the car 90 km|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac, then Bordeaux 40 km, Nearest railway: Bordeaux, then Montpon 60 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
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, 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||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Over the years, we have been with 'Creme dela creme', by Just france, Vacannes en Campagne- 5 star and Gold shield, with Crystal Holidays, and so we able to offer you the same beautiful house, in the same pretty and friendly French village at about half the price these agents are charging!
You will not be disappointed, as you will see form the visitors book, which is on view at the house.
There is one double bedroom, with antique brass/iron double bed, with en suite bathroom, and cloakroom with WC, on the ground floor. The master bedroom, with king size four poster bed, and en suite ,one twin bedroom, two single bedrooms and family bathroom, which are on the first floor, can be approached by either the traditional elm internal stairs, or the outdoor steps & balcony from the garden.
There is a fully equipped kitchen, with double sink, with filtered water, antique pine table, chairs, unusual antique corner dresser, gas hob, 2 electric ovens, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and coffer percolator etc.
The utility room-washing machine, iron and ironing board, sink, and antique settle, with back door into lower garden. Dining room-Victorian pine Welsh dresser, chiffonier, large refectory table, 8 chairs, occasional tables and Grandfather clock. Lounge-leather suite, easy chairs, large coffee table, traditional fireplace and log burner, satellite TV, video, DVD and Hi Fi, with CD. Sun Lounge, with sofa, table and chairs, leading onto covered terrace with large table and chairs, and into the garden and pool area.
The house is full of genuine antiques, and furnished to a high standard, as it was our main home, and where I had my antique business in the village. It is your home from home.
|Further details outdoors|
Villefranche de Lonchat lies between the riverl'isle to the north and the Dordogne to the south. Canoes and boats can be hired on both. Fishing is popular.Two minutes from the house is Lac de Gurcon, which offers boating, fishing swimming, windsurfing, horse riding and tennis. There are also 5 inexpensive bar/restaurants and the large sandy beach has two snack bars and water chute. Golf at the famous Chateau de Vigier is 30 km away. The nearest town is Montpon(10mins). The world famous medieval town and wine centre of St Emilion, with its many gastonomic restaurants is only 15 mins away .St Foy and Castillion are close by.
Special offer- Couples in Mid Season only £650 per week
NB Maximum 8 people plus a baby
£300 returnable damage deposit
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
Villefranche de Lonchat, situated near the world famous wine centre of Saint Emilion, about 10 mins away, has a Friday night market, in the square, with music, dancing, and BBQ, every week during July and August. Plus fete Cantonal, in July, and village fete in August, These markets and fetes, are just far away enough away from Les Martinets, not to cause noise problems!
The Dordogne, rising high in the Massif Central, meanders through some of the most beautiful scenery in France,cutting through limestone gorges, dense forests, lush green meadows and fields of maize and tobacco, which eventully make way for the vinyards of Bergerac and Bordeaux, along the banks are farms, honey stoned villages, medieval towns, magnificent chateaux and fortified'bastides' striking reminders of the Hundred Years War, when under English rule in the middle ages the area was over run with fighting armies. Our pretty village of Villefranche de Lonchat is one of these 'Bastide Anglais'
Villefranche de Lonchat
The medieval streets of St Emilion, 10 mins away, are filled with wineshops, jewellers, and restaurants, Bergerac, with its old town, full of intersting shops, tobacco and wine museums, is 40 mins away. Perigueux, is the cultural heart of the region, with its lovely ancient streets wind around its famous five domed cathedral, and the centre is always bubbling with life( 50mins away). The Atlantique beaches are only 90mins away.
Prime attactions- Bordeaux is synoymous with wine. The warm,sunny climate, which favous the ripening of the grapes also makes this an ideal holiday destination with an average temperature of only half a degree less than the Mediterranean. The village nestles between the Bordeaux and Bergerac vineyards, and 'cave' has a good inexpensive range of all the good regional wines. The local vineyards have plenty of wine tasting opportunities!
Bordeaux, itself merits exploringf with its 18c architeture, excellent shopping and restaurants, and at its heart the restored pedestrian-only area of the old city. festivals:La Felibree folf festival is held the first Sunday in July, each year Villefranche hosted it in 1997. There is an iternational folk festival in Montignac, a jazz festival in Soullac, and the village has its fete contanal, in the middle of July, and village fete in the middle of August, all great fun, with plenty to see and do.