This lovely family holiday house is ideally situated within its own large grounds with panoramic views over beautiful countryside yet in walking distance of the picturesque village of Rouffignac St Cernin and only a short drive away from Les Eyzies, Sarlat, Perigueux, Bergerac and the Dordogne tourist attractions.
Our lovely private swimming pool is 10m x 5m with a depth graduated from 1 to 2m plus a shallow roman steps play area. The pool enjoys full sun all day long, is maintained weekly and heated automatically and has an alarm for your security. There are sun loungers, occasional tables, parasols and a selection of inflatable toys. Late night swimming in the summer is a pleasant way to cool down with underwater lighting making the water all too tempting.
We have a large sunny garden with 2 acres of lawns, orchard and woodland, plenty of space to play outside, tree swings, table tennis, boules and quoits.
With 2 'separate' areas of bedrooms/ bathrooms the house is ideal for friends or families holidaying together or for families holidaying with grandparents.
Both our lounge and kitchen open onto a covered south facing balcony which is enclosed on 3 sides and sheltered from the direct sun. This is our favourite outdoor dining place with stunning views over the valley, garden and swimming pool and only the mewing of buzzards or distant honking of geese to disturb the peace! In the summer we also set up a large table and chairs on the sunny paved lower drive, with cantilever parasols, which are perfect for long relaxed lazy lunches (while the kids play), or balmy barbecues using our superb Weber gas BBQ. Later still this area is perfect for evenings under the stars - the rural skies are truly breathtaking at night!
Our lounge is a beautiful double-height room with a high wooden vaulted ceiling and balustrades open to a first floor mezzanine. There are traditional shuttered French windows, a fireplace, colonial ceiling fan, tiled floors, oak furniture and comfy leather sofas. Relax listening to your music in here on the Bose speaker, play the piano, watch DVD's or television (French free view channels), enjoy the free wifi or play games with the family (we have Playstation1 and games, various board games and Duplo). For more formal meals the dining room has a lovely oak sideboard, dining table and seating for 8 people and is ornamented with a chandelier and original artwork.
The kitchen has an eye-level electric oven-grill combination, gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice-box, sink, kettle, water filter jug, cafetières, cooking utensils, pans, cutlery and crockery. The adjoining utility room houses the dishwasher, freezer, extra utility sink and additional cooking aids (slow cookers, mixers etc). On the lower ground floor are the washing machine, indoor washing lines, iron and ironing board and a utility sink. This is also where you'll find the outdoor play equipment and bikes. Outside is a superb washing line with amazing views which makes you want to wash just to use it!
Our bedrooms sleep 8 plus infants. All bedding is provided and beds will be made up for your arrival. There are shutters, insect nets and fans in all bedrooms and also a toddler bed guard and a fold up cot available (linen not provided). Hand and bath towels are provided. On the ground floor we have a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, bathroom with shower over bath , separate shower cubicle room and separate WC. On the first floor is a further double bedroom and twin bedroom, bathroom with shower over bath, and separate WC.