This traditional stone house is ideally situated for a relaxing family holiday, 25 minutes from Bergerac Airport, and 10 minutes away from the beautiful village of Tremolat, with 3 double bedrooms all with king size beds and a 1 twin bedroom and has the benefit of a separate Annex, magnificent terraced area and a fantastic swimming pool
A very attractive and fully restored 18th century house with a garden and swimming pool. The property is arranged around a central courtyard.
The property can accommodate a maximum of 8 adults and 2 young children.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||10 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 30 km, Nearest railway: Lalinde 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The area is renowned for its gourmet restaurants and home produced foods and the markets host the most amazing array of fresh produce from the region. With beautiful honey coloured villages, some perched clinging to the side of rocks and others set around planned squares and courtyards the medieval Bastide towns beckon you to have a coffee and take in the atmosphere and the history of the area.
Climate : The summers are quite hot with an average of 30-35°degres and even hotter sometimes so don't forget your sunscreen lotion. The best months to come over and visit the area are may and June because the days could be delightfully warm.September and October are also excellent : after some morning fog, the sun comes through and the afternoons are warm and pleasant. Average temperatures for september & may : 24°c (75°F), for october : 18°c (64°F).
An 'English' bastide town, founded towards the end of the 13th century, Molieres was never completed. It then suffered considerably during the later wars - the Hundred Years War and the Wars of Religion.
The market hall that once stood in the centre of the square has disappeared, as have much of the arcades that would have surrounded the main square and can be seen in some of the other bastides such as Monpazier and Villereal.
For all that medieval destruction Molieres remains one of our favourite villages in the southern Dordogne region and is very worthy of a visit.
Not overly restored, the square especially has the feel of being unchanged with the centuries.
There is also an interesting church in Molieres, a few metres away from the main square.
It doesn't take very long to amble around the square and along the 'high street' - time perhaps for a relaxing rest in the small cafe in Molieres.
While in Molieres you can visit the 'House of Walnuts' - an exhibition celebrating the important role that walnuts continue to play in the Dordogne region.
Kayaking, canoeing, water sports are all within a short driving distance away.
The nearest town is Lalinde which hosts numerous bars and cafes, an Intermarche and local shops.
Lalinde was the first English bastide, founded in 1267 by Henry III Plantagenet but it suffered serious damage during the Hundred Years War and the Wars of Religion.
Various edifices built at different periods are worthy of interest. Lalinde’s roots can be seen in the grid plan of the town’s streets, the stone cross erected in the market square in 1351, and the stone and brick Porte Romane gateway at the west entrance of the town.
Numerous old houses, the Governor’s House, the Counsel House, the remains of the Midi Wall and the Renaissance house which is now home to the Tourist Office.
Lalinde boasts several listed buildings. The church, which replaced the original Romanesque church, was inaugurated in 1901. The town owes much of its charm to the Dordogne River and canal.