A well restored airy private gite, situated at the end of a private drive, with its own private heated swimming pool(May - September. The property is set in 4 hectares of rolling countryside in the heart of the Perigord area of the Dordogne. The area is famous for truffles, foie gras, wine, walnuts and châteaux. The house is airy and spacious with a warm atmosphere. It is sunny with uninterrupted views of meadows and woods.
The house has been professionally restored, keeping the majority of its original Perigordian architecture with old beams and cathedral ceilings in the living room, kitchen and master bedroom areas. The main entrance opens on to a red tiled floor, a a balcony and a hand fashioned wooden staircase, up to a gallery, tucked under ancient beams. The open plan living/dining area with a corner kitchen featuring hob, oven, microwave oven dishwasher, cupboard space, fridge and a large farmhouse table with seating for six people. Adjacent to the dining area is the living area situated under a cathedral ceiling, with a working fireplace, and TV. Behind the kitchen is the master bedroom under the beams. This has its own patio, and bathroom with tub and shower.
The layout of the house ensures privacy for two couples.
On the mezzanine floor there are two single beds, for younger family members.
There is a local restaurant about 5 minutes away by car. There is a small supermarket, ATM, and petrol station as well as an ATM and newsagent, about 10 minutes away by car.
For serious grocery shopping, the bigger supermarkets; Leclerc and Hyper U are about 20 minutes away in the direction of Perigueux. They have a comprehensive range of staples as well as local and international foodstuffs. There are petrol stations there as well as ATMs.
The location of the house is ideally suited for access to the tourist haunts of Les Eyzies, the Caves at Lascaux, and the wide ranges of castles and houses, not to mention activities such as canoeing,golf, horse-riding etc.
Being a rural location, the house offers unpolluted viewing of the night time sky, and is quiet enough to hear sheep bells and cattle on nearby farms, not to mention owls, buzzards and other native birdlife.
The gite offers free WiFI Internet access. British and French TV channels are also available. Board games and books are also available, and binoculars can be loaned on request.