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Private Rural Gite With Easy Access To The Major Dordogne Tourist Sites

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Spacious Property With Extensive Paddock Views

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.

More Details

Owner
David or Jean Walker
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About David or Jean Walker

We are an active Anglo American expatriate retired couple who have worked overseas, primarily in the Middle East and South East Asia, who eventually decided to spend our retirement in rural France as semi-expatriates.

David or Jean Walker purchased this cottage in 1991

What makes this cottage unique

This property offers the level of peace and quiet that has disappeared in many areas. Looking out across the paddock imbues a sense of relaxation and general well-being, as well as a feeling of space. Its strategic location means it is a springboard for visiting great wineries, chateaux, and many historical and pre-historical sites. Likewise there is easy access to many forms of leisure activities at all levels, both for children and adults, from walking to canoeing to horse-riding or just relaxing in the countryside.

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Quatre Saisons
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golf Martrerie
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Perigueux
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A89 Bordeaux Clermont Ferrand
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Quatre Saisons
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Region Volcaine
Car: necessary

The gite is centrally located so that access to the principal tourist sites in and around Montignac i.e. the Lascaux caves is convenient. Les Eyzies , another major prehistory location is within 30 minutes drive as are various other grottoes, caves etc.There are also various fortified houses and villages not to mention a large variety of castles dating back to the times of the Anglo French 100 years war.

The Bergerac wine area is within a 40 minute drive for people who enjoy wine, while the Pomerol and St. Emilion areas are readily accessible by motorway.

Children enjoy activities, and swimming, horse-riding, canoeing are locally available. There is a children's activity park within 20 minutes drive.

The gite is situated on a local walking trail and is a springboard for VTT biking, as well as cycling. A motocross club which hosts national events is situated nearby.

The area is sprinkled with restaurants offering regional specialities as well as choices from other French areas.

Being in a rural location, those people who want some uninterrupted "down-time" can indulge themselves too!

Bordeaux is situated ta the west end of the A89 motorway, for people who need a "fashionista" shopping fix as well as some great people-watching spots.

Amenities

Saint-Geyrac Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Pets are NOT allowed on the beds or furniture. A Dog/Cat bed can be provided on request.
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Mezzanine bedroom
  • The two double bedrooms are on the ground floor and the mezzanine bedroom overlooks the living area.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • spelunking
  • swimming

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Absolutely fabulous

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The property itself has everything you would need and more for a comfortable stay. The house is spacious and beautiful designed. With enough room for two families to have their separate space. Located in a peaceful rural town but close enough to get to supermarkets and a choice of many activities for children and adults. The hosts were fabulous and suggested plenty of ideas and advice about routes to take, places to go etc.. They even gave us a welcome package, which was a nice extra touch. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone seeking a home from home.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $13.19

A 25% Booking Deposit is required. A Security deposit is payable at the time of arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.