Gite Glycine is the largest of our 3 gites sat in pretty gardens with it's own private patio with the flowing Dordogne river just yards away. We're 5km away to the beautiful Medieval town of Sarlat. 1km from our gites in the same village is the most spectacular golf course on the edge of the river Dordogne which covers incredibly beautiful and challenging terrain.
The club house is a pleasant way to enjoy a cocktail and relax taking in the incredible view over the valley. For fishing enthusiasts the river is just but a stroll away and offers wonderful opportunities for fishing. Just minutes walk away the family can find Restaurants, winery tours, ruins, fresh water fishing, canoeing, swimming, cycling, golf and tennis.
This lovely spacious house on two floors set in the idyllic countryside outside the small hamlet of Vitrac benefits from its own private courtyard/patio and charming garden which are welcoming spots for dining for 6 to 8 people at the end of a full day of exploring the beautiful Perigord, furnished with a table and chairs and BBQ to enable you to dine al fresco, ideal for those long summer evenings of entertainment or relaxation in a lovely private setting.
With a well equipped NEW (Nov 2012) kitchen, French doors open invitingly into the lounge, offers a comfortable entertainment area with TV, DVD, and CD. Dining area for 6 people and 3 good sized bedrooms, additional comfortable double sofa bed this is an ideal holiday home ideal for families, with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay. *Free Wi fi is available.
*Wifi is provided foc although, usually reliable, we cannot be held responsible if the service is 'down'
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 toilet only|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Vitrac 1 km|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 73km/ Limoges 140km ...Brive Valle de la 73 km, Nearest railway: Sarlat 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Super King Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Single Beds (3), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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The Dordogne region of South-West France is one of the most beautiful and popular regions of France.Chateaux, beautiful medieval towns and villages, unspoilt countryside and prehistoric caves are just some of the reasons why the region has been attracting visitors for many years.
Whatever your interests, the Dordogne will suit you. The scenery is magical, and just driving around on the tortuous country lanes through the forest and over the hills and along the rivers is pure pleasure. There are numerous "plus beaux villages de France," including Beynac. La Roque-Gageac, St-Leon-sur-Vezere, Domme, and Belves.
The markets are some of the finest in France, with many desginated as "marches de France." Just 5 minutes away the town of Sarlat, the market hub of the region, has been restored to its 17th-18th-century magnificence with such perfection that it is lit at night by gas lamps and is the set for myriad French movies.
The Dordogne region is best known for the castles (there are said to be 1001 castles in the Dordogne) the medieval villages and the beautiful countryside and scenery, as well as the warm and pleasant climate... and the great produce available from the Dordogne markets - many in spectacular locations, and with fascinating histories to tell (eg Chateau de Beynac; Chateau de Biron; Chateau de Bourdeilles; Chateau de Castelnaud; Chateau de Commarque; Chateau de Hautefort; Chateau de Jumilhac; Chateau de Montfort; Chateau de Puyguilhem; Chateau de Puymartin; Chateau des Milandes...).
Of course, one of the big draws of the region is food. The Perigord has been called the gastronomic capital of France with good reason. Here, foie gras and truffles (les diamants noirs du Perigord) are everyday fare, and every town has shops filled to overflowing with these local treasures. Other local specialities are confit of duck and goose, stuffed goose neck (it's good!), walnut cakes, chocolate-dusted walnuts, and walnut wine and liqueur. Local wines include Monbazillac, Bergerac, and Pecharma.
Restaurants abound, and it's hard to find a bad meal in the Perigord.
The area is a vacationers dream which offers unlimited activities for the whole family. We're only minutes from the stunning villages of La Roque-Gageac and the bastide town of Domme as well as the famous castles: Beynac Castlenaud, and Milandes.
Canoeing and kayaking on the rivers are popular sports, and there are plenty of rental outfits. One of the nicest ways to spend a day in the area is to pack a picnic, rent a couple of canoes, and glide down the Dordogne admiring the castles looming above you, then stop for a picnic on the riverbank watching the hot air balloons go by You can find all this and more within walking distance from your holiday home here in Vitrac.
ust 5 minutes drive away is the town of Sarlat which is packed with history, countless restaurants, abundance of shops, galleries, and entertainment including a movie theatre with English language films Capital of Black Périgord, Sarlat is an exceptionally preserved city. More than 1.000 years of architecture live through lanes, roofs of roofing stones and fair and hot stone walls. The medieval Sarlat Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Sacerdos.
The town of Sarlat La caneda has been able to maintain and preserve the marks of its history. As a monastic estate, it reached its peak in the 13th century. Sarlat Said to have been inhabited since Gallo-Roman times, Sarlat became a prosperous city at the end of the VIII century under the reign of Pepin le Bref and Charlemagne when the Benedictines established a monastery there. The centre of the old town consists of impeccably restored stone buildings and is largely car-free.
Sarlat is well known for its Foie gras and there are several large and some other smaller producers of geese and ducks in the region that make foie gras and other products such as confits, pâté, etc.