Perigord Vert (The French Lake District) lies the stunning The Old Distillery; large eight bedroomed house. Set in one acre of beautiful, secluded gardens, yet only ten minutes walk away from the lovely tourist town of Piegut with one of the largest markets in the Dordogne. The old Distillery gardens consist of green open spaces with swings, romantic areas for sitting having picnics by the tropical fountain. The huge seventy metre squared terrace overlooks the heated swimming pool.PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL. The ideal sun trap to enjoy a cool drink from the bar and keep a safe eye on the children playing in the heated pool. The pool/terrace and decked area is fully lit to create the perfect atmosphere for cocktails, barbecue nights ( new large stone Charcoal BBQ).The forty three metre squared living room has satellite TV, dart board, bar and pool table and is a little slice of England. Ringzero, seven, five, eight, three, nine, six, six, eight, five, two
|Size||Sleeps up to 20, 8 bedrooms|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 4 en suites|
|Nearest beach||St Estephe - 6 to 7 min drive. 5 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges 45 min' drive, Nearest railway: Angouleme 45 min' drive|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Fireplace, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (8), Sofa Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1), Single Beds (3), Cots available (3), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Access||Secure parking, Wheelchair users|
The South West of France, on the north peak of the Dordogne, is renowned for the many lakes and the stunning countryside.
The Perigord Vert – it was first given this label (The Green Perigord) by Jules Verne during his travels. The area is lush with vegetation due to its humid climate, high hills and impermeable soil and streams. The Dordogne area itself boasts more historic monuments than any other region outside Paris.
This area is steeped in history, and there are many forests opening up to vineyards and endless sunflower fields.
There are man-made lakes with pontoons for swimming, with showers and changing rooms, cafes, restaurants and water sports.
The picturesque town of Brantome is an island encircled by a loop of the river Dronne. It is known as 'Venice of the Perigord'. Brantome was occupied by the English three times (in 1382, 1404 and 1408). It has a restored Benadictine Abbey – of which the bell tower is known to be the oldest and one of the finest in France. Brantome has many restaurants and cafes, craft shops, and wine caves. It also offers canoeing on the river and a 45 minute boat trip.
Bourdeilles - former barony of the Perigord. It offers two chateaux of different periods built on a fortified bank: a medieval fortress(13th - 14th C.) and a Renaissance palace (16th) with finely decorated rooms (such as the salon dore). It has some shops and restaurants.
There is a huge outdoor market in Piegut on Wednesdays from 6 am until 1.30 pm.
Piegut itself has Touist information office. restaurants and bars, a post office, supermarket, a late shop, chemist, bakeries, shoe shop, doctors, clothes shop, jewellers, beautician, launderette, toy shop, garden centre, and estate agents amongst others, and all in easy walking distance from the house.
Lac de St. Estephe offers walking, fishing, swimming. It has a man-made beach with wooden sunloungers, a restaurant, two cafes, showers and picnic tables. childrens park. Life guards during Summer months.
Grand Lac de St. Mathieu offers a man-made beach, restaurant, picnic areas, walks of differering competencies and play areas for the children.
Nontron – a busier town with many shops, restaurants, a knife factory, 3 supermarkets amongst many others.
Go-karting, bowling, fishing, wine & cheese tasting, are activities easily reached within 0 to15 minutes drive of Piegut