FRENCH RURAL RETREAT SLEEPING 6 IN DORDOGNE VALLEY- TRANQUILLITY

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David Rudd

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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FRENCH RURAL RETREAT SLEEPING 6 IN DORDOGNE VALLEY- TRANQUILLITY

Beaulieu sur Dordogne Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, will sleep up to 6 adults + 3 children depending on age

Old farmhouse recently converted with many exposed beams and other original features. Wood burning stove in attractive open plan kitchen/dining/sitting area. Fully equipped kitchen. Most accommodation at 1st floor level with 1 twin room and bathroom in the roof space area.2 double rooms one of which has ensuite shower room/WC. Each room could have a Z bed or equivalent added.

At ground floor level is a room with washing machine and small snooker table and other rooms suitable for bike storage etc.

Overlooking open countryside with large shared garden equipped with own B-B-Q and private patio area. Offroad parking.

Electric radiators in bedrooms and underfloor heating in 1st floor bathrooms.

Local Swimming: There is a local camp site open during July and August which has a swimming pool open to all provided you buy some refreshments. This was closed last year and is changing management so we cannot guarantee its availability etc. It is 8 mins away by bike on a flat country lane.

Also nearby (10 mins by car) are a popular waterpark with 2 slides and a swimming lake with a diving platform and slide. Both have restaurants and are recommended.

Eating out: There are many excellent restaurants within 5-15 mins drive.Most are children friendly and all offer very good fixed price menus.

Other Activities: Canoeing is available on the nearby Dordogne river with the nearest canoe hire shop only 10 mins away. You can leave your car and transport is provided to bring you back.

There is a golf course which we have not sampled on the other side of the valley close to St Cere and about 15 mins drive.

The nearest stables for horse riding is 10 mins away by bike.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

David Rudd

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2004
Speaks english, french
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We are in fact 3 families who co-own 2 houses adjacent to each other. One is La Belle Maison which we rent out commercially through this website and the other is Les Hiboux bought in 1989 which is a larger property but less well equipped and which we use ourselves or let to family and close friends.

David Rudd purchased this farmhouse in 1995

This was a building which if we had not bought it would by now just be a heap of rubble. It was however an integral part of the village and it presented us with a challenge and a project that was irresistible. Today it is equipped for holiday living to a good standard with effectively a bathroom per bedroom.

We chose the area because it was within a day's drive of the Channel ports and was sufficiently far south to hopefully be in with a better than even chance of some sun and warmth. It was located sufficiently close to main tourist traps to allow for interesting sight-seeing but away from the madding crowds of the 'popular' end of the Dordogne valley (Souillac westward). Her we were not inundated with non French speaking English and it felt to us like the real France and a place where we could relax in peace.

We know that we lack a swimming pool but some of us were concerned that it would be difficult to keep maintained to a high enough standard and some of our guests have specifically wished to avoid the risk of a pool for their young children. With a swimming lake only 10 minutes drive away we have not felt it to be too great a drawback and going to the lake lets us mix with other families, gives us a bar and restaurant and a truly tranquil haven to return to.

We have endeavoured to preserve and enhance the original features of this old farmhouse and have we believe succeeded. There is a wealth of exposed beams and wood flooring,

The wonderful site of Rocamadour is only a 45 minute drive away along with some of the most beautiful villages of the Dordogne valley.

A very pleasant light red and rose wine is produced locally (Cotes de Glanes)

There are many local food markets where truly fresh, flavoursome and local fruit and vegetables, cheese meat and free range eggs are in plentiful supply.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Property Reviews

French Rural retreat sleeping 6 in Dordogne Valley- tranquillity
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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French Rural retreat sleeping 6 in Dordogne Valley- tranquillity
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Beaulieu sur Dordogne Tulle
Manchester, United Kingdom
5

Brilliant Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
My family (parents 60+, husband and I, sister and 2 year old son, plus 60+ couple) spent two weeks in this delightful house. The house is set up well and the area is quiet and scenic. It is close to many beautiful, scenic and historic sites. We loved our stay and are already planning when we can come back
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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French Rural retreat sleeping 6 in Dordogne Valley- tranquillity
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Beaulieu sur Dordogne Tulle
Suffolk, England
5

La Belle Maison

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
A very peaceful and quiet location surrounded by beautiful countryside. Close proximity to a number of interesting chateaux, towns and villages plus local amenities within 5 minute drive. We would happily recommend it to any prospective visitors to this area.
The owners made it easy to locate and provided us with the neccessary information to enjoy an extremely relaxing holiday.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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French Rural retreat sleeping 6 in Dordogne Valley- tranquillity
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Beaulieu sur Dordogne Tulle
Cheshire, England
5

La Belle Maison

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
Beautifully restored old house with very comfortable accommodation and very spacious outdoor area. Very tranquil setting in a hamlet so tiny it isn't even on the map but within a few minutes drive of a village with a couple of boulangeries, small supermarket and bar\restaurant. Several good restaurants within half hour drive in picturesque villages. Particular favourite is Hotel Fenelon in Caranac.

We keep going back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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French Rural retreat sleeping 6 in Dordogne Valley- tranquillity
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Beaulieu sur Dordogne Tulle
Middelburg, Nederland
5

Pleasant, clean, cosy and comfortable house

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
A very pleasant, clean, cosy and comfortable house in nice and quiet surroundings.

In this area are a lot of beautiful villages (Collonges-la-Rouge, Martel, Carennac, Curemonte, Beaulieu, Bretenoux, Rocamadour and castles as Montal, Castelnau, Tours de Merle, you can visit.

This part of the Dordogne is calmer than the western part (surroundings of Sarlat) and is very interesting for people who like that.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Brive Dordogne Valley
Nearest Ferry
625 Kilometres
Caen (Ouistreham)
Nearest Train
54 Kilometres
Brive (with local link to Vayrac/Puybrun or Biars)
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A20 Junction 52
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Puy Brun
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
St Cere
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Puybrun
Car: necessary

Situated on the border of Correze with Lot and Dordogne departments in the Dordogne valley within 15 mins drive of several of the most beautiful villages in France. Away from the main tourist area but within easy reach of the main tourist sites such as Colonges La Rouge, Rocamadour & several caves/gouffres. The mediaeval towns of Beaulieu & Bretenoux are both within 15 mins drive, & Sarlat with its renowned Saturday market is about 1.5 hours drive. The Dordogne River is 10 mins away by car & there is also a swimming lake about 10 mins away. The closest airport is Brive Dordogne Valley which is about 40 minutes driving time away (35kms). Also available currently are Toulouse & Limoges both around 1.5-2 hours travel from the house and Bergerac is a beautiful drive along the valley of about 2.5 - 3 hours . Ryanair fly to Limoges and Bergerac and flights to Brive are yet to be confirmed.. Flybe also operate to Limoges and Bergerac.

Other Activities: canoeing/kayaking

Golf: Golf Du Montal at St Cere approximately 15 kms http://www.golf-montal.fr/

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Availability & Rates

Beaulieu sur Dordogne Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Apr 6 - Jun 21
£65
£75
Fri,Sat
£420
2 nights
 
 
Summer High Season
Jun 22 - Sep 5
£110
£125
Sat,Sun
£725
3 nights
 
 
Autumn
Sep 6 - Nov 29
£65
£75
Fri,Sat
£420
2 nights
 
 
Winter
Nov 30 - Apr 5
£50
£60
Fri,Sat
£315
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
£100
£125
Fri,Sat
£725
£2,400
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £25.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit £100.00
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Amenities

Beaulieu sur Dordogne Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    En suite Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 double , 1 child bed , En Suite
  • 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 cot (and 2 folding beds available if required)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Pool Table ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Non smokers preferred. Smokers are asked to smoke outside only.3 and 4 week rentals available. Pets will be considered but please be aware that there are local dogs and all pets must be fully house trained. Please ask about children's beds/cots as there is space for them. There is a child's travel cot and 2 Ztype beds. For 2 week rentals not requiring a change of bedlinen/towels at the midway stage we offer a discount on the 2 week cost of 12.5%. Small size snooker/pool table. Small library of books and some board games.
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