4 miles from Brantome; 20 miles north of Perigueux
sleeps up to: 7
Garden and sunny patio area with rural views
Set in a delightful rural hamlet at the end of a no through road, surrounded by the glorious countryside of the Parc Regional du Perigord, this is our own holiday home in France. Not only a paradise for bird watchers, walkers and those seeking relaxation it offers proximity to many fine restaurants for lovers of good food and wine. There are two Michelin starred restaurants within 7 miles distance or for the keen cook the farmhouse kitchen is fully equipped in every detail.. Situated within reach of the major tourist attractions of the Dordogne, Chateaux, Caves, vineyards,markets and pretty villages.An exceptional feature of the house is its magnificent, spacious sitting room with exposed beams, polished wood floor and original fireplace, There is a sunny terrace in the front garden and a shady courtyard at the rear. Our bilingual 'femme de menage' will welcome you to the house and help you with any information or queries that arise during your stay.
Location: The farmhouse is ideally located for the many tourist leisure and gastronomic attractions of the Dordogne and the Bordeaux vineyards as well as the famous distilleries of Cognac. The medieval town of Brantome on the River Dronne is less than 5 Miles away. Its old Abbey and picturesque setting makes it one of the major tourist attractions in this region of Perigord. Brantome is known as the 'Venice' of Perigord because of the way that the river winds through the town with its attractive old houses and parks and gardens along its banks. The Abbey is used for concerts and exhibitions during the summer months..Other places to visit include Bourdeilles with its impressive castle and the Châteaux of Puyguilhem and Mareuil. The Grotte de Villars is within 30 minutes drive and the famous caves at Lascaux are 90 kms away. There is an 18 hole golf course at Perigueux which is very popular.
Local Amenities: Leisure facilities include canoeing, fishing, river swimming and open air swimming pools. There are large lakes in the area such as ST Estephe just beyond Nontron with beaches designed for swimming (with lifeguards in attendance) and which provide boating, fishing, children's playgrounds, cafes restaurants and other family attractions. ST Estephe is also very beautiful.
Wine can be tasted at local vineyards and châteaux. There are numerous cafes, bars, and restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets from Bistro, to Farm Auberge to Internationally famous cuisine. There are Michelin starred restaurants close to the property.
There are weekly markets in most of the surrounding towns and villages with Brantome on Friday being the nearest. Details of the local restaurants and markets are available in the house together with guides to local attractions.
There are mobile local shop services that call at the hamlet. There is traffic free access for walking or bird watching.
Additional Information: Space is an exceptional feature of the farmhouse with luxury for 2 but comfortable and spacious for family parties. It has a magnificent sitting room with exposed beams, polished wood floor and doors opening onto courtyard garden.There is a large dining area in this room seating up to 8 people with original character fireplace and wood burning stove.
The large shady and enclosed courtyard and the garden patio with terrace furniture are ideal for drinks or for alfresco dining.
If you are fond of cooking the large fully equipped 'Cooks' farmhouse kitchen is well set up. The kitchen has a dining area for informal family meals which can comfortably seat 7 people.
There is a large selection of books, games, a radio/cassette/CD player. and a TV with DVD and VHS.
Outside is a BBQ, ample garden furniture including loungers and parasols. There are outdoor games including a large Table Tennis table and Boules.
There is an internet point for Wi-Fi or computer access.
GROUND FLOO: R ENSUITE bed sitting room facility ideal for families with older relatives, young children or teenagers wanting their own space.
General: Local Activities Guide
Iron & Board
Local Restaurant Guide
Parking Off Street
Dining: Child's Highchair
seating for 8 people
2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WCBathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Plus whb
Cloakroom - Toilet , Plus whb
Bed/sitting room - Shower Enclosure, Plus whb
The main bathroom has been completely refitted with new suite,shower with full controls, tiling etc wash hand basins in bedroom 1 and bedroom 2 En suite shower in bed 3 and wash hand basin with access to Downstairs cloakroom with toilet and wash hand basin
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, Wash hand basin
Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Wash hand basin
Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot, En suite shower and whb ,br>
First floor- bed 1 with double bed and 1 single bed and wash hand basin. This has exposed beams, external staircase to courtyard and extensive rural views. Also on first floor is bed 2 with 1 double bed and wash hand basin also with extensive rural views. Main modern bathroom on first floor. Ground floor- bed 3 with two single beds, en suite shower and wash hand basin with access to Cloakroom wash hand basin and WC, There is also 1 folding portable single bed, a childs cot and a high chair. ,br>
Entertainment: Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
Ping Pong Table
Games for Kids
Audio Tape Player
Satellite / Cable
The house is situated in the Parc regional de Perigord,5 miles from medieval town of Brantome on river Dronne which is a centre for tourism with a colourful market on Fridays.
It is 20 miles from Perigueux which has a major shopping centre and big Saturday market.
In a little over an hour you can get to the brandy distilleries at Cognac or alternatively the Bordeaux vineyards.
River activities canoeing,kayaking,fishing on nearby river Dronne,
Châteaux at Bourdeilles, Mareuil, Hautefort and Puyguilhem
Attractive villages at St Jean de Cole, Bourdeilles and Agognac,
Caves at Villars, Lascaux and Les Eyzies
Railway stations at Perigueux (20miles) or Angouleme about 30 miles.
Low cost flights to local airports. Just over an hours drive from Bergerac or Limoges Airports, 45 minutes from Angouleme.
Newly refurbished farmhouse kitchen
Lounge and dining room
Twin bed/sitting room
Brantome in the Sun
Sleeps up to
DSL with wireless
typical pricing (per week)
August 17, 2013
August 24, 2013
Pricing for all other times of year on request. Prices are subject to change; call us to confirm current pricing.