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La Maison du Jardin, a self catering gite, is situated in the beautiful Perigord Vert region of Dordogne. It is an ideal property for a family of 4, with enclosed gardens and pool, ensures young children have the freedom of the garden, whilst adults have various areas where they can relax, read, write, enjoy an evening aperitif whilst watching the sun go down.
La Maison du Jardin is situated between Verteilllac and Bertric Buree, famous for it's snail festival in May. They are both within walking distance! Verteillac boasts 3 restaurants, two bars, butcher, baker, bank and yes Merlaud, which sells everything from vegetables to garden furniture!! oh and a great swimming pool.There are summer night food markets, which must be experienced! A must see and do!!
Going through the arch of the property, one enters the beautiful courtyard of La Grange, and hidden away from the main building you will find the pretty two bedroomed gite La Maison du Jardin. The gite boasts open plan living, with kitchen, dining and living areas. It looks out onto a garden terrace with tables and chairs for outdoor eating. It is an ideal place to be, as you can be active or spend your time relaxing, whilst children play. It is a wonderful chance to spend time in a very old building, La Grange, an old tobacco farm, dating back over 400 years. It is part of the Pilgrim's Way, with a symbol of a chalice and cross cut into the apex of the house, a sign of safety and welcome to the wandering pilgrims.
There is plenty to do, and visit, if you need days out. We are within a short drive of La Jamaye, lakes and woodland for swimming, walking and bird watching, Aubeterre a beautiful historic village, Riberac for it's colourful Friday market. Big towns Perigueux and Angouleme, are worth a visit. Cognac and Bergerac for wine and cognac tasting.
La Taniere is an old renovated tobacco barn, situated in a beautiful courtyard, where there is an outside dining area, a place to enjoy a glass of wine whilst looking through the arch onto an amazing view of the Sauvenie valley.
The house has a higgledy piggledy design with lots of character. It is a 3 bedroomed house with 2 twin bedrooms and a double bedroom. It has 2 staircases, which give access to the bedrooms, the 2nd twin leading off the main bedroom! Kids love this!
There is a large swimming pool 12mx6m, set in large mature gardens, a terrace where you can relax, read, enjoy an aperitif whilst watching the sun go down.
The property is within easy reach of Verteillac and Bertric Buree, either on foot (40 mins walking), cycling or by car . Bertric is famous for its snail festival and Verteillac has many summer markets , music events, (comes alive in the summer) as well as an outdoor swimming pool. There are many things to do in and around the area.
We both lived and worked in Berkshire, for many years, and had thought about moving to France for quite a while before actually doing it!
We searched around various regions of France before setting eyes on La Grange, which we fell in love with!
Dave is a musician and plays locally, he is very popular at the summer evening food markets.
I am involved with art and textile workshops, as well as event planning.
La Grange purchased this barn in 2000
As soon as we walked through the courtyard we felt this was the right place for us.
No matter where you stand the views are incredible, the quiet and the stillness!
There is also the night skies to behold, they are so clear with no light pollution, and so many shooting stars.
A great place to see the Perseids meteor showers in August!
Mary, aged 8, spent most of the night with me watching these showers, totally
The property is built around a pretty courtyard, with gardens flowing up and away from the main property, leading to the heated swimming pool.
The views from various spots are amazing, watching the sunset and if an early riser the sunrise, are both something to behold.
It is both idyllic and peaceful within a rural environment, so much open space..... quite wonderful!
We had a lovely holiday here. Carol and Dave were friendly and attentive hosts.
The property was clean and comfortable
Lovely outside sitting and eating areas.
Large pool with sun loungers
Good local restaurants a short drive away. Local beauty areas.
Would recommend this property but you would definitely need a car.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$315|