This spacious, character cottage has many charming features and is within walking distance to the historic village of Payzac. Take a stroll to the village each morning to collect your fresh croissants for breakfast or have a 5 course meal (including wine) at the local restaurant for as little as 12 euros!The cottage is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty and has the added advantage of being within easy reach of many tourist attractions. The historic city of Limoges, horse racing at Pompadour, the 40 hectare Lake Rouffiac and beach, many magnificent chateaux and numerous pre-historic caves – to name but a few.The accommodation is spacious and comprises - GROUND FLOOR: a spacious lounge with satellite tv (which receives English programmes) and a separate dining room. A wc and washbasin. An office area with broadband connection. The kitchen and breakfast room is a feature we know you will enjoy as it has french doors leading out onto a large private patio (with built-in BBQ, sun loungers and patio furniture) overlooking the 4 acres of meadow and woodland. The Kitchen has a dishwasher, washing machine, electric hob, microwave/grill, electric oven and fridge. FIRST FLOOR: One double bedroom with its own balcony with views over the surrounding countryside. One twin bedroom. One shower room/toilet.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 shower room|
|Nearest beach||Lake Rouffiac with beach & watersports 15 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges 77 km, Nearest railway: Saint Yrieix la Perche 20 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Although outstandingly beautiful, this area of the Dordogne is relatively undiscovered and you will find the local people extremely friendly and helpful. The summers are long and warm and during the months of July and August there are many village fairs and antique markets to visit. The cottage is situated on the edge of 3 departments - the Dordogne, Haute Vienne and Correze. The scenery is breathtakingly beautiful and unspoilt with rolling hills and valleys, old stone cottages, many rivers and lakes to explore and most famously - the wonderful restaurants boasting dishes of truffles and foie gras. It's almost like stepping back in time - the pace of life is slow and relaxed and the medieval villages and landscape look the same as they did many centuries ago. On those long, hot summer days the village folk can be found bathing in the rivers and lakes. Nearby (5km) is the ancient Forge and Chateau at Savignac Ledrier. The setting is magnificent with the weir and the backdrop of the fairytale chateau. Here you can picnic and stroll along the river and not see another person in sight. If you enjoy French cuisine, sightseeing, birdwatching, fishing and taking long nature walks then this is the place for you.
The entire area is steeped in ancient history. Richard the Lionheart and Eleanor of Aquitaine frequently stayed in the Chateau at nearby Excideuil. Amongst the many other chateaux in the area is the magnificent chateau at Hautefort - a short drive away. Sight-seeing includes the several pre-historic caves of the region - and approximately a 30 minute drive to where the earliest European humans settled. Dinosaur footprints can be found in the river bed near to Excideuil.