A SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME IN A LARGE GARDEN ABOVE THE DORDOGNE RIVER

Michael Patterson

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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A SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME IN A LARGE GARDEN ABOVE THE DORDOGNE RIVER

Limeuil House Rental Photos and Description

A large stone built house at the edge of a village - 2 bedrooms (1 en-suite)

A family house in an exceptional location in the medieval village of Limeuil, with totally private and secure gardens. Set in a corner of the village walls with extensive views over the Dordogne valley, the spacious accommodation provides plenty of space for a family of four - double Bedroom with en-suite bathroom, twin bedded room, separate Shower Room, enormous Sitting Room with English satellite TV, DVD and Hi-Fi, large Dining Room, fully equipped Kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, 5-ring gas hob, electric oven, large fridge etc); covered Garden barbecue area, and mature gardens with tables, chairs and sun loungers. The house is a private home and therefore fully equipped and furnished - very much a 'home from home'. Facilities include broadband internet and Wi-Fi, and unlimited free phonecalls to all English-speaking countries.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered

Michael Patterson

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 11 traveler reviews

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A spacious family home in a large garden above the Dordogne river
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
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A spacious family home in a large garden above the Dordogne river
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Limeuil Perigord Noir
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
5

COMMENTS FROM OWNER GUESTBOOK

'.....a beautiful house in this wonderful spot'. GD
'.....a wonderful area, full of amazing sights and experiences.....a week is not long enough, so will be back next year'. K & P
'What a beautiful house in such a pretty village........canoeing on th Dordogne is not strenuous - and enhanced by a picnic on the grassy banks'. R & B
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
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A spacious family home in a large garden above the Dordogne river
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Limeuil Perigord Noir
5

CALM, QUALITY, AND FRENCH CULTURE ALL IN ONE

  • 5 of 5
Limeuil and La Chouette were exactly as advertised, and provided an excellent base for exploring the Dordogne. The house itself was clean and well-cared for; when we had a light switch blow a fuse the local manager and his wife were on the scene shortly after to take care of the problem.
Those planning to use the guest bedroom should be aware that the bathroom is on a lower level - not a problem for the guest accompanying us.
The book giving introduction to the house and the village/surrounding area is very complete, and the guest comment book is also a great resource for sights, restaurants, etc.
We hope that others will enjoy their stay at La Chouette as much as we did.
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Limeuil Perigord Noir
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5

CHARMING HOME AND VILLAGE IN A GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
This home was very comfortable and full of charm. We wanted to rent a place which reflected the charm of a french village and this place did that. Very warm and inviting setting, People of the town and area very friendly and helpful. Well located for taking day trips out into the area, as well as, for just spending time around the village. Relaxing and places to walk right outside your door. There is a beautiful park at the base of the hill on the rivers' edge with a restaurant, cafe, and small town market, loved sitting there having a beer and enjoying the scenery.
The home was well equipped with cooking ware, books, and music. This is by far one of my favorite places to have stayed and would return here without any hesitation. The home has a booklet which provides useful information about the local markets, wine shops, restaurants etc. The booking and arrangements were all what was said to be. Thank you much to the owners and managers we had a wonderful stay at 'La Chouette'.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great Review to open our 2012 season - thank you Evans! . . . so pleased that you enjoyed the charm of 'La Chouette', and also the village itself, with its incredible setting alongside the Dordogne river. I notice that you didn't mention any of your really interesting restaurant finds, something that the French themselves come here for - but maybe these are secret?! . . . . .
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A spacious family home in a large garden above the Dordogne river
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p86621
+33 (0)553 044762
Limeuil Perigord Noir
4

LA CHOUETTE - CHARMING HOUSE IN A CHARMING VILLAGE

  • 4 of 5
Limeuil is surprising - not pretty in the normal sense, but full of character, and its situation, overlooking the two rivers, with their elegant bridges spanning them almost at right angles, makes it special. We crossed the bridges on foot late one sunny afternoon, and the view over the water of the village tumbling down its hill was stunning.

Just as stunning was a different view one night as we walked back to the house along the grassy path leading to its front gate. They say that city dwellers no longer see stars in the night sky because of light pollution. Living in Greater London, we would beg to differ; but London's stars just could not compare with the stars that we saw from La Chouette. The heavens were ablaze. Just lift your eyes above the rooftops when you are there.

We ate at two of the local restaurants during our stay. As Michael says, Au Bon Acceuil is to be warmly recommended. We went three times, including on our first and last evenings, and were made to feel at home each time. The food was splendid too. The other "village" meal was a lunch at the brasserie down by the river. It wasn't bad, but don't bother with the crepes.

The weather was changeable and it was early in the year, so we did not get to enjoy the gardens or the barbecue. We had hoped that the gardens would give a view onto the rivers but were mistaken on this; although the view across the valley is fine, the house standing effectively on a cliff edge - as can be seen from one of the photos. In the valley is a smallholding of sorts where we found an interesting collection of fowl, including an especially grand turkey, which grumpily responded to our mimicking of him.

Whilst parking in the village squares - there are two in Limeuil Haut, of which the smaller is some 200 yards (even in France we think in yards) from the house - was generally fine, Easter Sunday fell in the middle of our stay and parking was at a premium on account of the service at the village church just above the second square. It doesn't take long to think like the French in these matters, but initially finding a spare spot for la voiture might be a challenge at such times. The church bell also proved a good substitute for an alarm clock.

The house itself is quirky, as might be expected, but clean, well equipped and homely. We found the beds comfortable and the water hot. We appreciated the central heating and Michael's helpful attitude. We recommend it.
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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A spacious family home in a large garden above the Dordogne river
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Limeuil Perigord Noir
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LOVELY SPOT IN A VERY PRETTY VILLAGE

  • 4 of 5
Limeuil is a lovely village and the house is tucked away in a quiet spot with no passing traffic (except the occasional tourist on foot). The house is very spacious and has lovely views from the terrace in particular. The website photos don't do justice to the position - stepping up to the front door and looking out across the valley below is sensational and impossible to capture in a two dimensional photo (we tried and failed). The house has everything you could need. The heating was slightly erratic when we were there but still functioned. It would be a perfect spot from which to explore and enjoy the Dordogne in Spring, Summer or Autumn. The village is not overly endowed with shops for supplies and the boulangerie is closed at the moment. That said, a quick trip to Le Bugue and there is a fantastic bakery, a very extensive produce market and most other shops you could want - including a great wine shop Julien de Savignac opposite the bakery, as well as a number of supermarkets. As noted by others, there are several restaurants in the village, including Au Bon Accueil which is a short amble away and good value. Slightly further afield there are good restaurants in Tremolat as well.
  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
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A spacious family home in a large garden above the Dordogne river
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p86621
+33 (0)553 044762
Limeuil Perigord Noir
5

SEEING IS BELIEVING!

  • 5 of 5
When we first read the description of the house and it's location we thought that it could not be true - there had to be a catch somewhere!
Nothing could be further from the truth! Both the house and the location lived up to the description on this website and in many ways exceeded our expectations, especially in terms of space, the peace & quiet, and (very important for us) - privacy. We really looked forward to returning to "our own" little haven after a busy day of sightseeing - and the village of Limeuil is not only a delight to discover on foot, it is ideally located for anyone who wishes to discover the Dordogne for the first time . . . . yes it's true, in this case you can really believe what you read in the description!
And congratulations too!! we really found the text on the website and in the documentation we were sent very clear, precise, and invaluable.
You know that you are really buying a holiday "blind" when you use a website, and this was the first time we have travelled with no apprehension whatever about our accommodation. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for making a very important point for holiday visitors, Alan. Bookers are required to send payment off to somebody they have never met, on complete trust. I am pleased that you found both the information on this website, and the detailed documentation that we sent you, to be "clear, precise, and invaluable" so that you had no apprehensions as you travelled here - and that you actually found that 'La Chouette' exceeded your expectations. This is just what we want to hear!

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Bergerac
Nearest Ferry
450 Kilometres
Channel
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Le Buisson
Car: recommended

The house is within walking distance of excellent village facilities, including 3 restaurants and a bar overlooking the incredible meeting point of the Vezere and Dordogne rivers. Here is the perfect location for swimming, and also the start point for canoe hire; pony trekking starts just a short distance away. Small shops include a traditional baker and many skilled craftsmen (including a silversmith, glassblower, potter and a brewer!). A short drive takes you to the nearest town (Le Bugue) which offers several supermarkets, banks, shops, and one of the best local weekly produce markets for which the region is famous.

Also within easy driving is the whole range of attractions and activities of Dordogne including caves, great castles, water parks, aquarium, activity centres for prehistory and traditional crafts, troglodyte settlements, all set amongst stunning countryside, rich in wildlife.

Restaurants to suit all budgets abound in this area - the ideal family holiday!

Other Activities: canoeing; ballooning

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Limeuil House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 people
Apr 26 2014 - Oct 4 2014
7 night minimum stay
£650
 

Notes

  • Weekly rental rates include all linen and towels, gas, electricity, and local taxes. Central heating costs, if requested, will be charged in addition to the rental. There is nothing more to pay.

    The rental for 3 or 4 people is £750 per week including all Linen & Towels - sorry that this HomeAway website does not enable us to show this in the above prices.

    PLEASE NOTE: This Booking Calendar may not be fully up-to-date - but we also have five other high-class privately owned properties which may be available if this property is already booked. Please click on the 'Owners website link' at 'Learn more about this property' which is tucked away by HomeAway Holiday-rentals under 'Further details' at the end of the next 'Accommodation and facilities' page. Thank you!

Amenities

Limeuil House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Internet
  • Sunbed
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Iron & Board
  • PC
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom Two can be booked either as one or two Single beds, or as one large Double.
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Books for Adults
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The gardens are an exceptional feature of this property, particularly for a medieval village location. They are totally secure, being stone walled and gated, well away from any traffic, and also completely private, well distanced from neighbours. Parking is easy - without charge or limit on the nearby square.