Valojoulx Villa Rental Photos and Description
Large natural pool and exceptional panoramic views
It’s more than a gîte, it’s an estate in the heart of Dordogne: 14th century manor with large natural pool, many terraces and water gardens, medieval vegetable garden and orchard, spring, pastures, forests, clearings and stunning sunsets!
The gîte Les Bois de Palice is an invitation to calmness, relaxation and well-being.
On a former 60-acre wine estate, the gîte is set in the 18th century barns that have been tastefully renovated. The spacious houses from the Périgord enjoy stunning panoramic views over the Vallée de la Vézère, on more than 30 km. Close to unavoidable tourist sites, far away from the summer crowd, the gîte Les Bois the Palice is ideally located in the middle of nature and surrounded by flowered pastures and forests.
For your holidays, family reunions, associative working groups, internships and professional seminars, the gîte is adjustable and can be divided into 2 different gîtes with all the necessary comfort: 6, 9 or 15 persons (that is to say 340 m² and 7 bedrooms with private bathrooms) and extra beds available in an adjacent Kyrgyz yurt (4 persons in 40 m²).
Description and equipment:
The very bright gîte is composed of a large dining room, a living room/dining room, 2 kitchens, a living room/library, a small playroom, 7 bedrooms with shower room and private toilet, 2 laundry rooms and a detached music room: everything is carefully decorated in a multicultural, gay and colourful style.
All bedrooms are stylish and carefully furnished. The hind bedroom is even bigger than the others and its bathroom is equipped with a large bath. On the ground floor, the frog bedroom is suitable for disabled persons.
The 2 kitchens avec quality equipment for gastronomic cooking. The dining room from the Périgord is suitable for 15 persons around a table in convivial atmosphere. You can also sit outside, on the terrace or the summer kitchen where you will have barbecues and dine with the sound of the crickets.
For your pleasure, works of art are installed on the walls of the gîte and a library with different references is at your disposal: wild plants, organic gardening, natural therapy treatments, spirituality, music, art history, contemporary art and children’s literature.
Overlooking the landscape of the valleys, the large 6x15 m natural pool offers an unrivalled quality swimming thanks to the phytofiltration with the planted ponds (Label Bionova). There is no chlorine, no salt, the water is alive and provide the pleasant feeling of revitalisation.
The secured area of the large wooden terrace all around the pool invites to relaxation and farniente on the sunloungers, hammocks or the big rubber rings. On the nearby hanging terrace, you can watch birds and dragonflies while getting a tan. Upon request, a calm or dance music selection will accompany you during the day.
Several ponds stretch below the terraces of the pool. The water garden offers the opportunity to have a walk along with the trickling water. A small waterfall refreshes you on your walk until the large fine sandy beach further. Everywhere, life is in full swing and you can discreetly stop in the middle of this aquatic microcosm: dragonflies, toads, salamanders, butterflies, birds, snails, etc.
Children can also discover the little people and safely have a stroll because all the areas are closed. Some are accessible, but there must be an adult.
You can keep on walking until the medieval vegetable garden, the spring and the orchard and through the fields and the forests. Several paths cross the estate and get to the hiking paths and the surrounding villages.
For professionals who are searching for course sites and associations that organise meetings, a large 50 m² activity yurt is at your disposal as well as an extra independent bedroom. For activities and outdoor entertainments, the beach, a 200 m² stretch of sand, overlooks the landscape and offers a good working environment for body and mind arts (martial arts, dance, yoga, meditation, etc.) It is also possible to increase the sleeping capacity over 15 persons in the bedrooms of the gîte (yurt-dormitory, extra bedroom, etc.)
For musicians, amateurs or professionals, the music room has an excellent Steinway B211 grand piano as well as many world instruments.
Activities and services:
The gîte Les Bois de Palice is an ideal place for all activities and pastimes, amateurs and professionals who love nature.
On site, we offer different activities linked with nature, garden and music according to the season, the sun and your desires:
- Musical siestas in the yurt or the Berber tent
- Energetic relaxation sessions in the garden
- Strolls and discovery of the fauna and flora
- Discovery of the medieval garden and its wild herbs garden (organic gardening)
- Ecological visit of the site: presentation of the eco-friendly infrastructures and the future projects
- Discovery of world musical instruments
- Start a fire with a flint in the style of our prehistoric ancestors
Our services also include: breakfast and picnic baskets, local wines and foie gras.
The owners can give you tourist information, they will be delighted to help you preparing your holidays.
To feel good and revitalise yourself in the Man Country: welcome to the ecological and musical gîte Les Bois de Palice.
- children welcome
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
- Events Allowed
- wheelchair accessible