Les Deux Marronniers nestles in tranquil surroundings, near the vibrant town of Bergerac, surrounded by a variety of medieval villages to visit. If you are searching for a relaxing place to spend your holiday then this property could be ideal for you! Whether you intend to spend your time relaxing on the rear terrace, enjoying the garden and beautiful rolling countryside views, swimming in the large pool sampling the local wines accompanied with the beautiful fresh produce available, snoozing on the front terrace after a spot of lunch or exploring superb markets, antique shops, or just walking in the glorious surrounding countryside, then this is the place for you.Located in the small village of Saint Capraise d'Eymet, between Eymet and Bergerac, you can expect very comfortable living accommodation, tranquil surroundings ,and birdsong. Our well equipped, accommodation is on 2 levels, comprising lounge, fitted kitchen with breakfast area, 2 very large bedrooms with seating areas (1 with ensuite shower room) plus an additional small bedroom with 2 single beds. A dining terrace is at the front of the house overlooking the garden. The large freshwater swimming pool which has just been relined, with sun terrace and sun loungers supplied , are at the rear of the property surrounded by garden area. The owner, when onsite, maintains the pool on a daily basis. There is ample parking, Wifi, and 2 bicycles available for your enjoyment. Housekeeping and laundry is available (paid locally) plus a welcome pack of basic essentials. Is provided. The nearest shops are a short drive away, with Bergerac offering an abundance of retail therapy and dining options. The area offers plenty of sightseeing destinations, country walks and local markets, plus a variety of activities on the Dordogne river. Bergerac airport is just 15 minutes away. The owners, with their 2 friendly spaniels, Josh and Robyn, reside in the adjacent property and are always are happy to suggest places to visit, markets to explore and restaurants to enjoy.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Check in time:||15:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Lougrette 19 km|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 14 km, Nearest railway: Bergerac 17 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The beautiful Dordogne plays host to a number of gorgeous villages. As you drive around the region you will come across quaint, cute, picture perfect villages at every turn. At the very top of this list are a number of villages that have received the prestigious classification as French 'beautiful village'. "Les plus beaux villages de France" There are 152 "Les plus beaux villages de France" ten of which are found in the Dordogne - more than any other department in France. There are also a number of beautiful villages in the nearby Lot.
Markets are an important part of daily life in France, it is a chance for locals to meet and exchange gossip and to buy the best possible produce available. If you are in France during cherry or strawberry season - buy some. They will be the best fruit you have ever eaten!
The Dordogne is renowned for duck and goose products, walnuts and Rocamadour cheese which is produced nearby. When shopping in markets in the Dordogne pick up some confit de canard to cook when you get back to our holiday gite. Or if you are a wine lover, Bergerac vineyards cover 13.000 hectares on 93 villages.The blend and the choice of the vine constitute the Bergerac wine's prestige and bouquet. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec (Cot) are used for the reds and Sauvignon, Sémillon, Muscadelle for the whites.
The village of Saint Capraise lies between Bergerac and Eymet. The village is very tranquil, with few passing cars and the occasional tractor. Situated just a short frive from Bergerac airport, a car will be an important neccesity. The villages of Eymet, Issigeac, Monbazillac, Beaumont, Castillones, Miramont and Villareal are all within easy driving distance providing picturesque settings to enjoy a stroll, shopping at the markets or just enjoy a cup of coffee. During July/August many of these lovely places host night markets, where you will find some interesting craft shopping, retail therapy and delicious food and wine to enjoy whilst sitting in the market squares. The food varies from fresh oysters, moules frite, grilled chicken and meats, pizza and a variety of salads and fruit. It just the loveliest way to meet local people and enjoy eating under the evening sun.
Eymet is a delightful, medieval village just 12 minutes away. It is lovely to wonder round the cobbled streets, enjoy the picturesque architecture, plus the Thursday morning market. In Eymet, there is a variety of dining options with an ever popular Pizza restaurant, Bistro, Creperie and coffee bars.A wander through the park, by the river is a very enjoyable experience. The park hosts regular Brocantes where an abundance of items are on offer.
Magnificent flower beds adorn the town of Bergerac (which won 'four flowers' at the Best Decorated Towns and Villages competition) but, far from being simply a pretty 'picture' town, Bergerac lives and thrives thanks to its legendary local gastronomy, regional wines, multitude of activities, flourishing markets, antique fairs and pedestrian walkways.There is an abundance of dining options in Bergerac for either lunch or dinner.
The renovated old town has been restored to its former beauty and a pleasurable afternoon can be spent simply strolling its streets and relaxing in its shady squares while admiring the museums and restored buildings.
On Saturdays there is a huge market set up in the centre of the town around the cathedral. Wednesdays hosts a smaller Organic market.