. This most delightful of gites is reached along a country lane,winding through cow pastures and flower meadows to where it nestles in the hills overlooking a wooded valley.It is a completely seperate and private wing of a beautiful and historic manoir and has been sensitively converted retaining all the orriginal charm while providing a high level of comfort.There is a comfortable and spacious lounge with two plush soffas,English and French t.v.dvd player,cd player and radio.The lounge looks down a long completely private garden and on out across a beautiful wooded valley.There is a roomy dining area,tastfully furnished and lit so as to provide a lovely ambiance for those long relaxing dinners.The dining area looks out into a courtyard.There is a modern kitchen fully equipped for easy living.There are two spacious bedrooms nicely decorated and with luxury soft furnishings.One bedroom has a roomy king size bed and the other has two single beds.Both bedrooms have lovely views across the countryside.Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom each with wc,wash basin,bath and shower.The double bathroom also has a bidet.Both bathrooms have heated towel rails so you will always have warm dry towels.Along the back of the gite is a consevatory,attractively decorated and furnished for eating and relaxing.There is a furnished patio at the top of the garden and of course the obligatory bbq,sun loungers,parasols etcThere is a long private garden with a picnic bench near the bottom. For many the blissfully quiet surroundings will be an oppotunity to do nothing but relax and recharge the batteries.For others it will be the perfect opportunity for walking,cycling or horse riding in the surrounding countryside and enjoy the rich and varied wildlife - deer,red squirrels,kites,golden oriole,nightingales,nightjars,hoopoe,a miriad of butterflies and abundant wild flowers. The pretty village of St. Pompon is 10 mins. walk away and has all basic shops,two bars and an excellant restaurant.It is worth taking the time to sit in the square and do some serious people watching or saunter through the back lanes and soak in the ambiance. The village celebrates those long Saturday summer evenings with street parties - trestle tables and benches are provided,local food and wine sold at stalls,music played and dancing in the street - great fun!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 en suites|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 62 km, Nearest railway: Sarlat 24 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The property is fully centrally heated and perfect for out of season holidays. We meet our guests in the village and escort them to their lovely gite We provide enough tea, coffee, sugar and milk to get you started as well as all necessary soaps,washing powder,dishwasher tablets etc. All bed linen,towels.tea towels etc are also provided.We can advise on places to visit, great places to eat and can make reservations if required.
|Further details outdoors|
To help you enjoy the garden to the fullest we provide an outside table, chairs, sunloungers, cushions, a parasol and a B.B.Q. etcBicycles are available for hire (at half the local rate) to help you explore the beautiful countryside.Dogs are welcome, please arrange with owner
The Dordogne is part of the Aquitaine region in the south west of France and is famed for its wonderful wooded valleys,glorious rivers and more than a thousand fairy tale castles. The area is steeped in history with many delightful medieval towns and villages.The bastide villages and the history of The Hundred Years War are of particular interest.Visitors come from all over the world to see the cave paintings in the prehistory cave settlements at Les Eyzies and Lascaux,and to visit the many other beautiful underground caverns and caves in the region.
Bergerac area is renowned for its wines as is Cahors In the neighbouring Lot department. Both offer wine tastings and vineyard tours.Nearer to home the Domme vineyard is building a sound reputation for the qaulity of its wines
For foodies there is an endless choise of wonderful restaurants offering such regional fare as truffles,foie gras,walnuts,duck,cassoulet,cepes and much more. The whole area is rich in arts and crafts with many interesting galleries and studios. For retail therapy the cities of Bergerac,Brive,Cahors and Perigueux are all easily reached.
The picturesque medieval village of Daglan is 5 mins.drive away and here you will find the Petit Paris one of the finest gourmet restaurants in the area. The romantic cliff villages of Beynac and La Roque Gageac are within easy reach as is the bastide village of Domme with its wonderful views over the Dordogne.
The historic town of Sarlat with countless restaurants, pavement cafes and colourful street markets is just a ride away and the Sunday street market at St Cyprien takes some beating for sheer vitality. Garden lovers are spoilt for choice,with the fantastic topiary gardens at de Manoir d'Eyrignac,at one end of the scale,to the delightful natural Jardins de Albrede at the other.The garden at Marqueyssac with its breathtaking views of the river and the neighbouring chateaux is candlelit on Thursday evenings - Magical. And then,of course, there is the marvelous river - whether its paddling in the shallows,swimming to the islands,picnics on the banks,boat trips from Beynac or simply drifting down river in a canoe...What else is there? glorious