La Chataigne at Les Taloches is paradise for children of all ages with 19 acres of wood and meadow to explore, yet within easy walking distance of the pretty riverside village of Tourtoirac. Ideally located in an unspoilt area of the Dordogne, the property is close to the fairytale château of Hautefort
Gracing one side of a large, lime-tree shaded courtyard the oak-beamed farmhouse - La Châtaigne, is now a superb, comfortable holiday house. Across the courtyard is a huge stone barn - La Grange - now transformed into a superb house.
Both are self-contained for privacy - each has its own unusually large private pool, secluded garden and separate entrance drive. Each has its own unusually large private pool, south-facing garden and separate entrance drive. Secluding the property are fields and woodland and , for the energetic, there is an adventure play area, a badminton, table tennis, a games room and bikes. For children the massive sandpit and playhouse are a great attraction but the lovely rural location is also perfect for those who just want to relax in the sunshine.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 3 en suites and 1 shower room|
|Nearest beach||Rouffiac Lake 30 km|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges and Bergerac 80 km, Nearest railway: Thiviers 25 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, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (3), Single Beds (6), Cots available (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The Dordogne or Perigord as it is also known, is a beautiful area. Around Tourtoirac, the countryside is thickly wooded with many steep valleys, cliffs and medieval villages to visit. There are numerous castles and caves - including those inhabited by man some 35,000 years ago. Medieval market towns like Perigueux, Brantome and Montignac are within easy reach, with plenty of opportunities for canoeing. The stunning town of Sarlat and the huge castles of the Dordogne are a little to the south.
Tourtoirac is just a 10 minute walk from Les Taloches. It is a pretty village on the river Auvezere with a 1000-year-old abbey, a couple of restaurants, a general store and an excellent bakers. The river is very popular for canoeing and paddling, dam building and catching tiddlers. On the outskirts of the village are the Caves of Tourtoirac, famed for their stalagtites and stalagmites, while just 8km away is the beautiful chateau of Hautefort. This is delightful walking country with miles of tracks just at our gate. We have bikes available to borrow for all ages.