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Holiday Home in Blis et Born, Near Perigueux, Dordogne - Large Heated Swimming

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

"Lac Ferier" is located in the heart of the countryside with 3.5 acres of land on a hill surrounded by forested land and valleys. This is a 3 to 4 bedroom house (an open area on the second floor can be used as a 4th bedroom, a sofa bed is available) with 2 bathrooms and a very large living/dining area with an 8 to 10 persons dining table. The garden is set in 3.5 acres of land and has a large heated swimming pool. There is also a pond with resident frogs :) and several fruit trees in the grounds including cherry, apple, fig and prune trees (both the swimming pool and the pond have been secured for young children). It is set In its tranquil hillside setting, it ensures a totally relaxing holiday and next to the large heated swimming pool there is a shaded dining area with a barbecue for entertaining and ample sunbathing patio. Lac Ferier is surrounded by woodland where there are many forest walks and cycle routes to explore this most picturesque area. Perigueux is within easy reach (20 minute drive), which is skirted with a range of modern shops and in the center, the historic old city. Lac Ferier is centrally Located for all the most popular tourist sites of the Dordogne, for example, Brantome 45 minutes to the North, Sarlat 50 minutes to the South, Rocamadour 80 minutes to the East and Bordeaux 90 minutes to the West.

All the house has been refurnished in 2015, with new beds and furniture.

There is a WIFI internet connection in case you feel the need to connect back to reality!

More Details

Owner
Wallyd
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Wallyd

We are an Anglo-French family living in Paris that fell in love with the region when we were here on holiday to visit friends.

Wallyd purchased this house in 2014

Why Wallyd chose Blis-et-Born

The area and house are beautiful as you can see from the pictures, the quiet and sound of birds and frogs and the grounds are wonderfully relaxing and allow you to recharge your batteries. Our little boy of four also loves to go exploring in the grounds. We have hares and frogs in the pond and the fruit trees are magnificent.

What makes this house unique

Heated pool and pond secured for children

Large BBQ and entertaining outside area

Several terraces

House is in pristine state and newly furnished

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Golf
27 Kilometres
Golf de Perigueux
Nearest Train
21 Kilometres
Perigueux
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A89
Car: necessary

Amenities

Blis-et-Born House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms are nicely tiled and have a mirror above the sink. There is a separate shower enclosure in each of them. Bathroom 2 has also a bath, ideal for the young kids.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Two single beds that can be either separated or joint.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Open space at floor above for extra sleeping on a sofa bed.
  • All the furniture (beds, couch, tables) are brand new from April 2015. The Sofa bed is located on the first floor and can sleep 2 more adults.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Holiday Home in Blis et Born, Near Perigueux, Dordogne - Large Heated Swimming
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Wonderful holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and peaceful villa in a gorgeous setting located at the top of a hill. Extremely well equipped inside, particularly the kitchen. Lovely good sized pool and delightful gardens, plenty of forest walks on your doorstep. We spent a great week there in August 2017 as a family of 4 (2 kids aged 7 and 9). Particularly enjoyed making the most of the fruit trees (peaches, figs, damsons!), lazing around the pool and the very active frog pond! We also made it over to Eyzies for kayaking, Cubjac for a paddle in the river, and several of the local caves and castles. 2km from nearest restaurant/bar in Blis-et-Born, a short drive to the nearest bakery. Wallyd and Mr Luc both very organised and pleasant to do business with. Many thanks again for a wonderful stay! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your nice review! Really happy that you enjoyed the house, the fruit trees in season and visited the area that we love so much. Hopefully you will come back in the future as one week is way too short to visit Dordogne! All the best. Wallyd
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5

Enjoyed it as much the second time!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we've stayed at Lac Ferrier - at a very different time of year. All our comments in the first review remain the same, hence why we booked again. One of the things we really like about the property is the care and attention that the owners put in - so the sunshade has been upgraded and improved and there are new chairs and crockery from last time we stayed. In terms of the spec - it's a lovely and well maintained family home first, which is rented out to guests second. We appreciated the bread/milk/jam which was left for us on arrival too. The house is a fairly remote location, very quiet and private - but because we had a few days of bad rain we used the inside a lot more, including the heating which was wonderful! A couple of pointers for things to do - the best local bakery we found by far is the one in Cubjac - about a 12 minute drive away. If you are stuck for something to do on a rainy Sunday, there is a small market at Rouffignac in the am and then we went to the Grotte de Rouffignac which is a 1km below ground train ride through the most amazing prehistoric drawings. The commentary is in French - you can hire an electronic guide in other languages - but you will get the more out of it if one of your party speaks a bit of French. There is also a massive market in La Bugue on Tuesday and a play park there with crazy golf and climbing which would be good for older children. We love the area and Lac Ferrier remains a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent. Would highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing stay in July 2017. The house was clean and well presented and it proved to be a fabulous base for our week's holiday. The heated pool was a huge success and is a particular plus for anyone with young children. The grounds were peaceful with plenty of space for the children to run around and we had many an enjoyable meal in the shade of the pergoda. The presence of air-conditioning was an added bonus when we had a couple of very hot days.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your nice review. We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay in our house and enjoy the area. Do not hesitate to come back!
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5

Comfortable, welcoming .........Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked into the house, it felt comfortable and relaxed.

The fantastic space, both inside and out made for the most relaxing two weeks we have spent in France. Lac Ferrier is by far the best property of several we have stayed in.

The house was spacious, immaculate and well equiped; and the hours spent in the grounds or relaxing in and around the pool were fantastic.

Thank you to the owner and family for letting us stay in their fantastic home....we din't want to leave, but we will be back.

A great experience from booking to being waved goodbye by M. Luc.

Can't recommend this property highly enough........Fantastic

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Immaculate, spacious villa, excellent value, with gorgeous grounds and helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in the villa last week. The villa is spotless (and I can be very squeamish about these things!) and the furnishings are new. It feels more like a home than a rental property - clearly the property is loved and cared for. It has all mod cons that are hard to find elsewhere, even air conditioning and a heated pool which were essential for us with a 7 month old baby. The pool is fab and the easy-to-use cover keeps it nice and clean without the need to fish bits out every morning, our baby loved it and went in every day! The barbecue was excellent and we used it several times, it is beside the pool and there is a table and chairs nearby. Loved the new bespoke table complete with 'lazy Susan'! Everything is very well thought out. The villa would be great for a big group, though we were only 5 and even only using the ground floor had more than enough space. Would highly recommend for families - there is some play equipment in the garden and loads of safe, large areas for children to run around in if needed. Even a big trampoline which of course I had to have a go on... We enjoyed the wildlife and think we saw polecats and a hoopoe, not to mention the cows with their calves in the field next door, oh and the sound of the frogs! I was concerned the pond might attract mosquitoes but this wasn't a problem at all. The grounds were lovely with some beautiful flowers. On the whole we were very impressed. The owner even sourced a high chair especially for our stay. If I'm being picky, we would have welcomed a little more info on the local area such as local places to eat (opening times etc), precise directions to the nearest super market and bakeries, and perhaps a little welcome pack of essentials (bread, milk) as we arrived later than planned and needed to get the baby to bed and in the end we went hungry as the super market was a little tricky to find and we were too late by the time we got there and nothing else was open. Partly poor planning on our part. A large kitchen knife, grater and possibly another armchair would be useful too especially for larger groups. I am only mentioning these things because in the hopes Wallyd will find the feedback useful. It is a fabulous villa and we would like to thank Wallyd for a lovely holiday. Don't hesitate to book it!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Everything made easy for us by this lovely house!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in June 2016. The setting is rural - you definitely need a car but the house has everything else you need at hand. It's fitted out to a high standard - comfortable beds (all without any foot board/bedstead at the end - important if you are over 6ft!) - amazing sized kitchen, and the house and gardens are kept to a high standard. The photos on this site are true to what is there and how the property is set up. We liked that the house is set back a bit from the road behind a mature hedge so you feel comfortable and private when outside. The pool is heated just enough that it isn't cold but is still refreshing on a hot day. Enjoyed the frog chorus from the pond every morning, watching the swifts during the day and bat-spotting at night. Overall it felt more like staying at a close friend's house than a holiday home and we'd definitely recommend it.

There are plenty of things to do between 30 mins and 1 hour away - the market at Périgueux is fun to wander round on a Weds morning and we drove to Monbazillac to look round the house and do a bit of wine tasting which was also a nice day out.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $659.98

10 % discount is offered on the second week, consequent to the first one if you book two weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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