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Maison Metcalf – Home 1921977 Gite

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 12 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Gite / 6 bedrooms / 6 bathrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Comfortably sleeps 12

High ceilings, exposed beams and the original fireplaces add the the character of this lovely home. The quarry tiled floor and thick walls ensure the house remains cool during the hot Summer months.

GROUND FLOOR:

Wide, welcoming entrance hall with loo beneath the sweeping staircase.

Superb farmhouse kitchen with handy island. It has everything required to cook up a storm for a crowd; a big Smeg cooker, large fridge/freezer, separate drinks fridge, dishwasher, enough pots and pans, numerous small appliances and gadgets to satisfy the fussiest of chefs. The back door leads to the garden and pool area.

Dining room with a table that seats up to twelve and a high chair.

Lounge with ample space and comfy sofas. It has a TV/dvd, xbox, numerous books in English, French and Dutch, games, puzzles and a foosball table. The second loo is off the lounge.

UPSTAIRS:

Bedroom 1 with super king size bed (1.8 x 2m) and ensuite

Comfortably sleeps 12

High ceilings, exposed beams and the original fireplaces add the the character of this lovely home. The quarry tiled floor and thick walls ensure the house remains cool during the hot Summer months.

GROUND FLOOR:

Wide, welcoming entrance hall with loo beneath the sweeping staircase.

Superb farmhouse kitchen with handy island. It has everything required to cook up a storm for a crowd; a big Smeg cooker, large fridge/freezer, separate drinks fridge, dishwasher, enough pots and pans, numerous small appliances and gadgets to satisfy the fussiest of chefs. The back door leads to the garden and pool area.

Dining room with a table that seats up to twelve and a high chair.

Lounge with ample space and comfy sofas. It has a TV/dvd, xbox, numerous books in English, French and Dutch, games, puzzles and a foosball table. The second loo is off the lounge.

UPSTAIRS:

Bedroom 1 with super king size bed (1.8 x 2m) and ensuite

Bedroom 2 with double bed and ensuite

Bedrooms 3 & 4, with their own entrance at the far end of the passage, share a bathroom

Bedrooms 5 & 6, with their own entrance at the near end of the passage and up a flight of stairs, share a bathroom (with separate bath).

Additional space: Play area: New to Maison Metcalf and also on the first floor is a large, additional space that has been converted into a play area. This area has a solid, wooden floor, a huge velux window and two additional windows to let in sufficient light, high ceilings and exposed beams. Here the little ones will find a good selection of toys, books, colouring books, crayons, fluffy toys, puzzles, etc to keep themselves occupied.

Please note that the entire house is a non-smoking area which includes the use of e-cigarettes.

OUTSIDE:

Set in a one acre garden with lawned area, pool, orchard, veggie patch, goats and chickens, and a further three acres of open field, Maison Metcalf has all the outside space required in which to unwind and relax. Kids run free here while parents take in the country air. It is necessary to mention of the utmost importance to us is the security and safety of our visitors, in particular, our younger guests. Access from the garden to the parking area/drive way is through a latched garden gate that can be locked. The garden is spacious with lots of room in which to run free, but it is fenced on both sides. The bottom of the garden is fenced and has a gate (with lock) to the lower field.

Pool: The large pool is fenced with a lockable security gate, and is for your sole enjoyment. It measures 10m x 5m with wide, Roman steps for easy access. The depth at the shallow end is just under a meter and the deep end is 1.4m. The surrounding patio has numerous sun loungers, deck chairs and umbrellas. An array of inflatable toys are available to provide many hours of fun in the pool. Pool towels are provided.

Games & Garden: Laid to flat lawn, the garden area is ideal to while away the hours on lazy days. Watch the children in the pool while making a start on the barbecue under the big cherry tree. The under-cover dining area just off the kitchen door makes dining al fresco easy. Alongside the orchard is the perfect spot for a friendly footie match or string up the badminton net between the trees and have a game.

Orchard and Veggie Patch: Our orchard further down the garden has over thirty fruit trees. Feast on bright red apples and cherries or juicy plums & pears when in season. Find that perfect, quiet spot to read under one of the many trees. The veggie patch is a new project at Maison Metcalf and turned out a good crop in its first year. Cook a wonderful meal for your family with fresh produce pulled from the soil by your hand. Plump, stinky garlic, bulbous onions and ripe, red tomatoes etc. Yum! Our young guests thoroughly enjoy potato hunting and digging for onions; half the fun is getting to sink their toes into the soil. Once the "farming" is done they're off to feed goats Rosalie and William a few apples and pears from the orchard.

Lower field and beyond: And if all the above mentioned land is still not enough...we have more! Beyond the garden, the orchard and the lower lawn area is open field. Three acres of it; where the energetic and somewhat adventurous can run wild, climb the bales of hay, or try their hand at fishing in the small pond. You may spot Rosy wondering about or our friendly farmer's sheep and horses. Remember to check for eggs at the chicken coop when passing by.

Wherever you are at Maison Metcalf there is a special corner for everyone on the four acre grounds. We encourage you to explore the grounds and to find an area suited to you. Whatever you do we insist you have fun!

Rural, but not too far from the nearest town, La Roche Chalais (3min drive) , where you will find * a bank * a chemist * two doctors* a chiropractor * a physiotherapist * two supermarkets * a post office with hole-in-the-wall * a garage workshop * a car wash * a good restaurant & bar * bakeries and butcheries * a hairdresser * a beauty institute * a tourist office * a cinema* a florist * weekly market. Five minutes in the opposite direction lies Parcoul, a sleepy village with a boulangerie, butchery, hairdresser and library with regular café lectures (in French only).

We look forward to welcoming you upon your arrival at Maison Metcalf and we will be discreetly available should you require any assistance during your stay with us.

Location description from owner

The Dordogne region

On the cusp of the Dordogne, with easy access to the Charente, Charente Maritime and the Gironde, Maison Metcalf is perfectly positioned to explore not only the Dordogne, but also its equally remarkable neighbouring regions. Bordeaux to the south, Perigueux in the east, northward to Angouême and the vines of Cognac are all under an hour's drive and promise great day trips for the entire family. An hour west is Blaye with its formidable citadel and ferry port to the Mèdoc region.

Visitors to the department of the Dordogne, the third largest in France, will marvel at the incredible diversity of the landscape, with its limestone cliffs and plateaux, rolling hills covered with vineyards, and dense forests. The sense of history is overwhelming…ruins originating from the Roman occupation of the Périgord, medieval hilltop villages and fortresses, and Renaissance manor houses and chapels.

And the food…it is no surprise that in a region known for its exceptional wines, the epicurean specialities hold their own as well. Foie gras, confit du canard, truffles, Atlantic shellfish, cheeses and chocolates dominate the region’s menus and pair nicely with those amazing locally produced, yet world-renowned, vintages.

With its endless opportunities for hiking, cycling, golf and water sports, the region also offers a broad selection of physical activities to challenge even the most dedicated sports enthusiast.

Whatever your chosen direction you are bound to stumble upon something exciting to do - not too far from Maison Metcalf.​

Visit us and experience the incomparable Dordogne-Périgord region of southwestern France; we are sure its history, culinary delights and geography will captivate you!

Parcoul

With so much to see and do around us you are guaranteed a fun-filled holiday!
Wine & Cognac:
The vineyards of Saint Emilion is 30min away. In June we celebrate the Early Harvest festival and in September it is time to lift a glass to the Late Harvest...a great time to visit us and join in the fun. If your preference is a crisp, white then head to the Entre-deux-mers region, 40min from us, or go a little further afield and explore the Mèdoc area - 90min of which 40min is a wonderful ferry ride across the estuary. We are equidistant between Bordeaux and Cognac; a visit to one of the many Cognac distilleries makes for a great day out.
Historical sites:
A plethora of historical villages and churches scatter the countryside around us - many within a 15 minute radius. The romanesque church with its magnificent XII façade in St Privat-des-Prés, Feseltemp's fortified church with beautiful frescoes dating back to the Renaissance and St Aulaye, the only walled town in the Périgord. Definitely worth a visit is the subterranean church at Aubeterre, the medieval village of Saint Emilion, Vayeres castle at Libourne and the abbey at Echournac to name but a few of the sites under an hour's drive from us.
Activities:
Le Paradou pleasure park is a five minute walk from us and is truly a hidden gem that has been hugely popular with our previous younger guests. With outdoor table tennis tables, trampolines, a kids play area with bouncy castles, go-karting, mini-golf, lake beach, pedalos, large inflatables on the lake, soft ball enclosure, and table hockey, pool, and arcade games inside, it has proved to be a huge hit with the kids. If it's a more action packed holiday you are after you will not be bored. Kayak/canoe down the beautiful river Dronne at Parcoul, Swing in the trees, aim a bow or bunjee trampoline at Saint Aulaye, jump on a jetski or ride the waves on a wake board at the nearby lake. There are also horse riding, fishing, cycling and hiking at La Roche Chalais and a great 9 hole golf course at Aubeterre, 25min (we have the clubs).
Markets & Shopping
Almost every small village in France has a weekly market and our nearest village, La Roche Chalais has its on a Saturday. Chalais a bit further on is on a Monday and of course Riberac (30min) has the largest market in the Perigord every Friday....well worth a visit! Those after the quintessential French memento or gift will find an array of pottery studios, art galleries and a lovely home ware boutique in Aubeterre. Designer shops with fabulous French labels line the cobbles streets of Libourne, 35 min from us, Angouleme and Bordeaux.
Dining Out:
We have numerous wonderful restaurants around us. Here are just a few; Le Bontemps in La Roche Chalais, 3min away, offers delicious, traditional French food. Talleyrand Chateau in Chalais, 10min, has an exquisite menu and is said to equal any 5* Parisian restaurant. We even have a great tex-mex restaurant in Parcoul, the Pink Flamingo, that serves good Mexican dishes - and cocktails too! Lunch at Bardenac, just outside Chalais for a very traditional French culinary experience.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 5: Double Bed
    Bedroom 6: 2 Single Beds
  • 2 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites, 2

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Table tennis
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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About the owner

David M
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated::
26 Oct 2016
Based in:
France
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Dutch


This Gite has 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and sleeps 12. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 20 May 2014. Located in Parcoul, it has 7 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1100 to £1850.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 26 Oct 2016.

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