Paunat House Rental Photos and Description
Situated on a wooded hillside in the heart of one of France's golden triangles
We invite you to stay in a luxury contemporary house, combined with magnificent stone-built 18th century tower - offering all the requirements for modern simple living.
Set in a tiny hamlet near the ancient village of Paunat with its 9th Century Abbey. The area is known as the golden triangle of the Dordogne due to its huge wealth of tourist attractions: castles, caves and caverns, pre-history, beautiful ancient villages, countryside walks, canoeing and hundreds of restaurants offering 'Perigourdin' delights.
The property consists of a large welcoming entrance hall (26m2), with original beamed ceiling, and antique furniture. Two steps down to a large south-west facing salon (32m2), complete with open chimney and lovely views overlooking an open (semi-tropical) terrace and infinity swimming pool.
The large kitchen and dining room (32m2), directly from the salon includes a large dining table, to seat six. Kitchen is fully equipped with electric double oven, combination microwave, gas hob, large American fridge-freezer (with filtered water & ice machine) and dish-washer.
A winding staircase from the hall leads you up to a large (24m2) bedroom with an original 'cathedral' beamed ceiling (6m high approx). A King-sized bed and two double wardrobes. Double doors lead to luxury granite tiled shower room, with Monsoon shower, WC, washbasin and heated towel rail.
A pair of double doors lead onto a magnificent private roof terrace (32m2) overlooking the entire hillside, the rear terraces and swimming pool. Ideal for breakfast, calm evening drinks or secluded sunbathing.
The ground floor entrance hall also leads through to a Cloakroom (WC and hand-basin), and a separate Utility Room with Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Ironing Board etc. A short corridor leads on to the large second, (ground floor) bedroom (30m2). Enjoying a King-sized bed, sofa, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Double doors lead to a sunny gravelled courtyard planted with an array of Mediterranean flora, including an ancient olive tree and stone fountain.
The bedroom's en-suite bathroom has bath (a tub), large walk-in shower, WC, washbasin and heated towel rail.
A graveled path leads you from the olive tree terrace to the rear garden room, covered, but open to overlook the swimming pool it serves perfectly as a second salon, ideal to enjoy a shady drink or afternoon read. A fully equipped covered outdoor kitchen, complete with barbecue, gas hob, sink , dishwasher and fridge, offers the perfect, easy solution to al-fresco dining on the shaded bamboo terrace situated within a few steps of the pool.
The south-facing heated infinity pool (25May-20Sept 2014) overlooks the beautiful oak valley, and includes a large terrace for sunbathing. A HiFi and hidden speakers enable you to enjoy music from your ipod. There is also a warm outdoor shower , just to complete the magic !
(Pool Dimensions: 6m x 5m - 1.5m depth constant heated 28degrees between 28th May-20thSeptember 2014. ) This property is not suitable for children under eight years old.
The north garden, accessed from the salon, offers a shady pergola and formal canal with fountain. The property has ample parking with two separate parking areas for 4+ cars and is situated on the edge of a small hamlet of six houses.
- pets considered
Why Adrian Snell chose Paunat
Set at the end of a sleepy country track which leads into the forest. This lovely combination of authentic pigeon tower with its rustic beams and contemporary extension, with all modern facilities. Superb outdoor facilities, covered verandah, 'semi-tropical' dinner terrace, outside kitchen, heated infinity pool and surrounding sunbathing terrace with heated outdoor shower. Two beautiful bedrooms, (one with cathedral style ceiling) and large private roof terrace. Ample parking. Extensive gardens and private woods of over 2 acres.
What makes this house unique
Within 35 minutes of touching down at Bergerac airport you can immediately find yourself relaxing at Le Vezou.
Why here? The beautiful Dordogne River is within a 10 minute walk with its ancient chateaux and hilltop villages, the stunning scenery of the Vezere Valley with its rocky landscapes and plunging valleys, the amazing fortified villages to the south and beautiful towns such as Sarlat. All are within 30 minutes drive from the house and when you have enjoyed the region then simply unwinding around the pool at the end of the day is unforgettable.
In a world of chaos, Le Vezou gives a unique tranquillity and a moment to reflect and enjoy the sun's warmth and nature....