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MAGNIFICENT HOUSE VILLA STUNNING VIEWS HEATED PRIVATE POOL AIR CON. NEAR SARLAT

Farah Turner

Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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MAGNIFICENT HOUSE VILLA STUNNING VIEWS HEATED PRIVATE POOL AIR CON. NEAR SARLAT

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 10, in the heart of the Dordogne, Aquitaine

This country house/villa in the heart of the Dordogne, near Sarlat, is spacious, modern and equipped to a very high standard. Both house and heated swimming pool enjoy a southerly aspect with a panoramic view of the valley. The large kitchen is well equipped to a very high standard. All five bedrooms have private en suites. The ground floor has the benefit of under floor heating; the large stone fireplace adds a focus of warmth in the cooler months. The elegant separate dining room, too, looks out onto the unspoiled countryside. The private and heated pool can be enjoyed in all seasons, with a BBQ for variety. Satellite television and high speed internet access are provided. There is a game room with table tennis. The nearby villages of Marquay and Tamnies offer restaurants and shops. The house, which offers seclusion and tranquillity, is perfectly located for visiting all the attractions that the Dordogne region has to offer for a luxury, extra special, romantic or family holiday.

Combe-Claire: Combe-Claire is a traditionally stone-built, country house/villa that offers all the modern conveniences to make your holiday comfortable and enjoyable. In spring the fruit trees blossom on the slopes surrounding the house. The deer pass by in the valley and wild boar occasionally forage in the local woods. In autumn the early morning mist gives way to warm sunshine that ripens the figs and walnuts. In the immediate surroundings it is easy to find an astonishing variety of wild mushrooms. Here is truly a place to relax, contemplate and unwind, yet it is superbly located so that all the region’s attractions can be visited with ease.

The Dordogne: The Dordogne or Périgord region is one of the most beautiful parts of France, well known to the French for its food and wine. There is a saying, “En Périgord, on mange bien, on boit bien”. Périgord is the home of the truffle and foie gras. Numerous local restaurants, with all regional delights, tempt the casual visitor. As a world centre of prehistory, the Dordogne offers countless caves for exploration. The world-renowned Lascaux and Font de Gaume, with their cave paintings and artefact's, are both close by. The national museum of prehistory, only 15 minutes away in Les Eyzies, provides a good starting point. Entrance is free on the first Sunday of every month. Within easy range, too, are chateaux and bastides – medieval fortified towns – which mark turning points of history, from Viking and English domination, to the resistance of the French Protestants. Across this region Simon de Montfort drove the Cathar heretics virtually to extinction at the foot of the Pyrenees.

Sarlat: Sarlat is one of the most fascinating and beautifully restored towns not only in the Dordogne, but in France. The atmosphere and appearance are of another age, with narrow, steep, beautiful alleys flanked by medieval and renaissance houses in honey-coloured stone. It has more historic listed buildings than any other place of its size in France and is the only town to be given three stars by the Michelin guide solely for the quality and character of its old town. One of the largest weekly markets in France takes over most of the town every Saturday. There is also a Food Market in Sarlat every Wednesday. Throughout the summer there are musical festivals and art exhibitions in Sarlat and nearby towns. In the nocturnal markets there are bargains to be sought among the local crafts, food produce and Bergerac wines by the light of gas-illuminated street lamps. Sarlat is only 15-20 minutes drive away from Combe-Claire. A visit to Tourist Information Office in Sarlat is highly recommended.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Farah Turner (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french
Response time:
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Response rate:
87%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2014

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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5
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Magnificent house villa stunning views heated private pool air con. near Sarlat
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Tamnies Perigord Noir
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Combe Claire

  • 5 of 5
We spent around 11 months excitedly awaiting our family holiday at Combe Claire. The months, weeks, days and then hours were religiously counted down. We visited and re-visited the website and poured over the photgraphs. This was our first proper holiday in three years and we wanted a luxurious, child-friendly, home-from-home.
As we manouevred the hire-car up the narrow country road towards the little hamlet beyond which Combe Claire is situated we collectively held our breaths - surely this house cannot be as good as all the reviews seem to suggest.
The road to the hamlet of Escamp winds up the valley offering a view of the impressive twin gables of the house. This first glimpse of Combe Claire provides just the merest hint of what lies within.
The property is a spacious open-plan design, yet there is also plenty of privacy. The presentation is immaculate. Everything from the design of the building, to the materials, to the furnishings to the fittings appears to have been agonised over. No corners have been cut. To say the house is well-equipped would be a gross understatement.
We travelled with two small children (1 and 4). It is not the obvious things like the swimming pool or the sleigh cot that set this apart as a holiday home for children, It's the little touches like kids' cutlery/crockery, toys and games. (And CBeebies on the satellite TV provided some valuable chill-out time after a hard day's running about daft.)
To list everything that impressed would risk running out of superlatives but here is a list of five of the major plus points-

1. Location - combines the remoteness of the rural Perigord Noir with a 10 min drive to the nearest supermarket. Perfect location for visiting all the local tourist attractions.
2. Outside space - the pool is top-notch. There's also plenty of room for kids running about. The vegetable patch is well worth a visit. The views over the valley are stunning. The giant BBQ will make the kitchen redundant in the summer.
3. Inside facilties - beyond even our high expectations. Don't take the website photos for granted. This place is even better in the flesh.
4. The little touches - the extra fridge for all your wine/beer purchases, the plethora of guide books and novels, the wifi access, the air-con etc.
5. The owner - Farah has put so much effort and passion into this property. Her enthusiasm and attention to detail were part of the pleasure of holidaying at Combe Claire.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time and writing such generous comments and your specific factual observations. We are also delighted that you all had a memorable time in the Périgord Noir and at Combe-Claire. As you say - and we totally agree with you - the location of the house is fantastic and the views magnificent. Numerous places of interest, restaurants and activity places are close by or very accessible from the house. At the same time the peace and tranquillity of the place is what is really needed for a restful and special holiday.
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Tamnies Perigord Noir
5

HET HEERLIJKE FRANSE LEVEN IN DE DORDOGNE

  • 5 of 5
Geheel volgens Franse traditie en architectuur gebouwde prachtige villa met (verwarmd) buitenzwembad en tuin met een mooi uitzicht op de omgeving, het bekoorlijke landschap van de Dordogne. Onze familie beleefde er een heerlijke tijd. Ideaal voor bezoek van een familie met kinderen en kleinkinderen. Door de ruime vleugels aan weerszijden van de villa heeft iedereen privacy met een eigen badkamer voor iedere slaapkamer.

Voorzien van alle gemakken: van prima kwalitatief verzorgd meubilair, een totaal uitgeruste keuken, een volledige TV en audio installatie en internetverbinding, tot zelfs tafeltennis en fietsen, terras met grote BB en groot zwembad.

De villa is heerlijk gelegen in een rustige, landelijke omgeving en biedt daardoor prima mogelijkheid om het vlakbij gelegen, drukkere Sarlat en andere omliggende plekken/dorpen/steden te bezoeken, dan wel dagtripjes te maken, bijvoorbeeld naar Rocamadour via Souillac. Ook leuk om te gaan zwemmen in het vlak nabij gelegen meer van Tamnies met strandje.

Eigenaresse, Mrs. Farah, verzorgt de communicatie perfect en is ook steeds goed bereikbaar voor hulp, indien gewenst. Het ondersteunende personeel is niet alleen heel vriendelijk, maar ook professioneel. Bij aankomst zag de villa er perfect verzorgd uit.

Vanwege de zeer complete, luxe accommodatie, de ligging en het vriendelijke, tevens professionele personeel zouden wij 6 sterren toekennen als dat mogelijk was, dus in dit geval zeker het maximale aantal, dat volgens het beoordelingssysteem kan worden toegekend: met stip 5 sterren!

Karel en Thera R.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA
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TRULY ELEGANT HOME

  • 5 of 5
We recently returned from a week at this truly beautiful home which is every bit as advertised in the photos you see. The owner is a lovely woman who obviously cares a lot about her property and when you stay there, you feel like you are in someone's home rather than just an ordinary rental. The house is ideally situated in the Dordogne near many of the sites you'd want to visit. Or, if you'd like to stay in more, the house and grounds are spacious and elegant and you'd be just fine doing nothing but admiring the gorgeous views. I cannot recommend this property enough!
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Greensboro, North Carolina
5

Combe-Claire - an excellent base in the Dordogne

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Combe-Claire. We are four couples from North Carolina who had traveled together. The house was perfect for our type of arrangement as it provided the private space that we all need (5 bedrooms, each with own bath) while offering fantastic common areas. The kitchen, the dining room, and the spacious living room all served as gathering places in the mornings and evenings. We ate dinner out only two of the seven nights that we were at Combe-Claire. Generally, we had larger lunches. At dinner time, we set a formal table and enjoyed beautiful salads and ‘cold plates’ of local cheeses, fruit and sausages from the many Perigord food options available at the local markets and supermarkets. We found a local boulangerie where we purchased our breakfast pastries and baguettes in the morning. We used the herbs from Farah’s garden and cut roses and other flowers for the table centerpiece as well as other spots downstairs.
We and hired a guide for three days. We spent one entire day visiting several of the caves including Lascaux II. Threatening rain and cool weather altered a planned a canoe trip to visit Beynac, La Roque, and Domme; however, they were just as wonderful by car. A trip to the Pech Merle cave was combined with a visit to Rocamadoor. Sarlat (market day Saturday and Wednesday), Bergerac, and Perigueux are places we enjoyed, along with a stop in St. Emillion on our way from Bordeaux. One of our favorite places was a visit to Chateau Lacypierre (10th century mansion) near Sarlat. We were given a tour inside by the wonderful, knowledgeable owner who had been involved in the restoration. The 80+ year old couple still lives in the restored home.
We ate lunch out every day; half of the time we just stopped at a place that looked interesting and half with reservations. Our favorite restaurants were Le Vieux Logis Restaurant in Tremolat and Restaurant Labordier, in Tamnies. Combe-Claire was an ideal location to tour the Dordogne. Almost all of the sites were just a little over an hour drive away. We paid extra for heating the pool and for a mid-week cleaning, all very worth it in my opinion. Unseasonable cool weather prevented extended time outside; however, we spent time outside enjoying the sunsets and grilling on the new gas grill. Farah went out of her way to make sure that everything was perfect and was only a text away when we had questions. I would certainly recommend this house to anyone.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5
Combe Claire quickly became a real "home away from home" for the two weeks we were there. Somehow it managed to absorb comfortably our tribe of 12 (!) high-energy individuals of literally all ages. Family members had most fun congregating for various poolside and other activities, while at the same time, there is enough space for individual quiet-time. Combe Claire is attractive, comfortable, well appointed, situated such that one could feel "in the middle of nowhere" with most beautiful views and surroundings, while actually being but a short drive from the main attractions of the region. The owner is most minded and attentive to guests' needs and requirements, and is a pleasure to deal with. We will surely return some day soon.
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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5

A week in May at Combe Clair

  • 5 of 5
Combe Clair is an absolutely beautiful house - we were staying with an extended family group including our children and our grandchild and we all loved it. Everything is beautiful - carefully chosen and immaculately clean and it has to be the best house we have ever stayed in. We all enjoyed the pool and the children particularly loved the table tennis. The road to the villa is quite narrow and windy but there is very little traffic and the surrounding countryside is stunning.
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write this review and for your kind comments. We were delighted to have you as our guests and look forward to welcoming you back before too long. We do our best to make sure that guests feel truly at home. The house is in the country, hense narrow lanes, has wonderful views of the valley and countryside, but so close to all the wonderful places that the Dordogne is so famous for.

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bergerac
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Sarlat
Nearest Motorway
24 Miles
Brive or Souillac
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Car: necessary

The house is on one of three hilltop villages within sight (and a short drive) of each other. The beautiful village of Tamnies captivates the visitor with deer, flower displays and an excellent restaurant. Its illuminated church tower is a landmark at night. Marquay, with fresh bread daily, offers several excellent restaurants. The house, Combe-Claire, is perched atop Escamps, a hamlet of just a few houses, free from intrusion and visitor activity. An enjoyable 15 minute drive to the south lies the medieval town of Sarlat; a similar distance to the west is Les Eyzies, the ‘capital of prehistory’, while to the north are the celebrated caves of Lascaux, where images of bison and deer, perhaps ancestors of the herd that still haunt the nearby fields, are to be seen.

Other Activities: canoeing, hot air ballooning, adventure parks, many historic sites

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Rates & Availability

From £2,000 Per week

Tamnies House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
March to April
Mar 7 2015 - Apr 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
 
 
April to May
Apr 4 2015 - May 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
 
 
30th May to 27th June
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,000
 
 
27th June to 28th August
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,500
 
 
September
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
 
 
October
Oct 3 2015 - Oct 30 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £700
Notes - Please do not make irreversible flight or travel arrangements until you have received final confirmation of your booking.
- We strongly recommend that a holiday/travel insurance to be taken out at the time of booking your accommodation and travel.
-The pool is open from May to the end of September. If pool heating is required, a weekly fee of £100 will be added to the quoted rental
- A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking. The balance is due 12 weeks before arrival.
- Please note that the confirmation of all bookings is subject to the completion of our booking form and the receipt of the deposit by us.
- Please do not make irreversible flight or travel arrangements until you have received final confirmation of your booking.
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Amenities

Tamnies House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 486 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , Hand basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hand basin
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hand basin
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Hand basin
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hand basin
    Bathroom - toilet , Hand basin
    Bathroom - toilet , Hand basin
  • Further two cloak rooms on the ground floor with toilets and hand basins. Toilet paper, hand wash soap and cleaning materials are provided in all bathrooms and cloakrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , En suite (bath, separate shower, twin basins, bidet, WC)
    Bedroom No 2 - 1 king , En suite (bath, shower, hand basin and WC)
    Bedroom No 3 - 1 queen , En suite (bath, shower, hand basin and WC)
    Bedroom No 4 - 2 twin/ single , En suite(shower, hand basin and WC)
    Bedroom No 5 - 2 twin/ single , En suite (shower, hand basin and WC)
  • 3 doubles, 2 twins, 1 large Sledge cot, 1 travelling cot and a cot/cradle. The cot and the cradle can be located in any of the bedrooms. All bedrooms have air conditioning.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
This superb large house/villa has been designed by the renowned architect, Francois Coq. The style has been inspired by the Chartreuse (Carthusian monastery) with all the beauty of a Perigordine stone house and the modern facilities for maximum comfort. The entrance hall leads to a very large salon (over 67sq m) which enjoys the fantastic panoramic view of the valley, there are large doors leading to the outside terrace. The house has many features such as stone flooring, beautiful oak beams and a large stone open fire place. A separate dinning room has also marvellous views and doors that lead to the terrace. The principle bedroom is located on the ground floor. A mezzanine on the first floor also leads to a large balcony. The house is full of light and is beautifully decorated throughout. The 13m x 5m, heated non-chlorine swimming pool has a delightful waterfall. The pool's specifically designed Roman steps and soft padded lining are ideal for young children.

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