Imagine waking up to the glorious view of lush cornfields from your bedroom window, private fishing from dawn to dusk on your doorstep, Picnics and BBQ's and al fresco dining beside the river without leaving the property! Villa Hibiscus offers you these and more - a stunning riverside setting , easy access to amenities and tourist attractions, 15 acres of private grounds and onsite facilities for all ages .
It is one of 3 holiday homes in Le Four a Sel which can be rented individually or together to accommodate from 2-30 people. Villa Hibiscus is a bright & spacious perigordine farmhouse with 4 bedrooms & is suitable for 2 families to share . Located just 5 minutes from Montignac and 30 minutes from Sarlat & tourist sites in 15 acres of cornfields and open countryside, it offers fabulous views and onsite facilities that provide sufficient entertainment for everyone .No need to go sightseeing everyday.The area around the gites , pool and garden is fenced to keep the children safe .You can walk to a bar/restaurant where you can also buy fresh baked baguettes and croissants. Le Four a Sel was chosen by the Irish Times,Gloss magazine as its travel pick in October 2013. Visit our website by typing Le Four a Sel Dordogne in google to view more photos of the houses and our property and more information about our area and facilities.
*Double Bedroom, with a double bed , and ensuite bathroom
*2 bedrooms each with a single bed
On the groundfloor is a spacious family bathroom , an open plan Kitchen/Dining area that has table and chairs for 8 and a separate lounge with a 3 piece settee, TV with english satellite channels, dvd player and a selection of books. There is a woodburner stove in the lounge and all rooms have electric heaters for the cooler months, making this suitable for rental during the cooler months.The house features direct access to the pool as well as to the large 200m courtyard for endless games of petanque(boules) & badminton and to the covered play area for Table Tennis. More onsite facilities include:
* children's playground with swings, and slides, a wooden playhouse, a climbing frame, a football area and several badminton areas;
*private fishing on half a kilometer of our river frontage,
*lots of parking,
* free Wifi
If this house is not available, why not consider our larger house, Villa Orchidee( property reference 47005 on the on this website) . It has 6 bedrooms and can sleep 15 but reduced rates are offered during certain periods when less than 10 guests occupy it. We also have a cottage , Villa Mimosa which sleeps 5, with 2 bedrooms.The 3 houses are separate and can be rented individually or rented together for large groups to accommodate up to 30 people.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Check in time:||17:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Tamnies 4 km|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brive Souillac 35 km, Nearest railway: Condat le Lardin or Brive 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Single Beds (4), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Dordogne region is one of France's most beautiful area: rolling countryside, lush and stunning scenery with an incredible spectrum of interesting sites and activities: castles that rival the Loire , prehstoric sites from the Palaeolithic era such as troglodyte shelters and prehistoric caves,the most famous being Lascaux, just 20 minutes away from our property which containing polychrome paintings of 15,000-year-old galloping horses, reindeer, bison, and ibex.
There are stalactite caves , fortifide clifftop towns called bastides and fortresses that hang precariously with stunning views of the valley, magnificent gardens like the Gardens of Marquessac >This is the reion with the highest concentration of France's Most beautiful villages like Beynac ,location setting for movies like Chocolat and Joan of Arc.
All throughout the area, you will pass picture postcard villages like Sarlat(just 25 minutes away) , with golden-ochre stone houses , and will be awed by the breathtaking scenery along the way .
This is also the region known for its gastronomy. Think french food and you have the best foie gras, truffles, walnut oil and cabecou goats cheese from the local markets and restaurants. There are many excellent restaurants, several with Michelin stars
April is already warm here . In Spring,(May, June) and Autumn(September,October) the countryside is more lush and the scenery even more beautiful, since the daylight is slightly less harsh than in the summer, a perfect time for walking and cycling in the Dordogne. Temperatures in autumn and spring are 21-26 degrees, with clear blue skies from dawn to dusk.
Summer is typically hot: 30-36 degrees with lots of activities around-food markets,and local art and music festivals with great atmosphere,giving you lots of opportunity to try the local perigordian cuisine and experience French rural life.
We are in Aubas, 2km from Montignac , a charming town with beautiful stone and timbered houses and lovely cafes and restaurants by the river and site of the famous Lascaux caves .It has a lively market on Wednesdays.
The Montignac international festival in July is a week-long event that culminates in a wonderful fireworks display by the river.Street performers and bands are everywhere ,creating a wonderful festive ambience.The area around us offers a multitude of fascinating activities and sites no more than an hour's drive: troglodyte shelters, stalactite &stalagmite caves to fascinate children of all ages, stunning gardens, fairy tale castles, fortified towns built on cliffs with magnificent views of the valley,postcard scenery.
There is so much to see and do suitable for adults and children of all ages: Canoeing down the Dordogne, horse-riding, hot air ballooning, falconry displays, a corn maze,introductory workshops for wall paintings. There is an aquarium parc just 35 minutes away, with special events like dive feeding of sturgeon and carp and a diver show.Also nearby is the National Prehistory museum ,fascinating for the children
Sarlat, a medieval town is just half an hour away and has a huge Saturday market not to be missed. During the summer you will find many street performers and musicians entertaining in its square and cobbled alleys. Great atmosphere in the evenings. For wine lovers, Bergerac and Cahors are not far away (1.5 hrs) while Bordeaux, for beaches and more vineyards, is a 2 hour drive and can be done as a day trip.
There are many interesting festivals from June - September: Hat festival, Mime festival, scarecrow festival, Jazz Festival - as well as day and night markets to sample the local delicacies, cheese and wine. You will find that the 2 weeks is simply not enough to explore and enjoy this region.