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18th Century Farmhouse In Rolling Dordogne Countryside, With Pool, In 11 Acres

Saint-Laurent-des-Bâtons, France
  • Farmhouse3229 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

Charming 18th century hilltop farmhouse, rural Dordogne, set in rollings hills. Four double bedrooms plus kids dormitory upstairs (sleeps 7). Large living room with open fire and grand piano and massive kitchen. 10x5m swimming pool with large patio set in 11 acres of fields and forests. 10 mins from local town and lake. Surrounded by woods and fields the property is perfect for those looking for a relaxing retreat, but close to all that the Dordogne region has to offer.

Owner

Owner

Member Since 2015
Response time:
within a few days
Speaks:
english, french, polish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
Why Owner chose Saint-Laurent-des-Bâtons

My wife and I were looking for a place to buy for 2 years in the Dordogne - this property was about the 50th we saw and the moment I drove into the drive we knew it was the one we would buy. The house itself is an charming old farmhouse from the late 18th century. But it's in the most idyllic setting, perched on the top of rolling hills surround by 11 acres of garden, forest and fields. It features a massive 10 metre long kitchen, with a high high ceiling. The living room is equally large, again about 10 metres long and about 7m wide, featuring imposing oak ceiling beams and doors to the outside on both sides. One half of the room is dominated by the massive stone fireplace, brilliant for fires in winter, surrounded by three sofas spread in a giant 'C' shape. The other half of the room features a baby grand piano, ideal for musicians that wish to keep their practice up whilst on holiday. The stairs to the upstairs lead from here, to the dormitory featuring 6 single beds - ideal for kids. The master bedroom is on the far side of the living room (with en-suite) as is the corridor leading to two other bedrooms and family bathroom. The corridor looks over the inner garden and is beautifully tiled with authentic french 'tomettes', rustic hexagonal terracotta tiles. We've a new 10x5m swimming pool installed in 2016. It has a rolling electric security cover (open and shut by a security key) rather than a fence, so as not to spoil the amazing views down the valley. We've also a field that originally had been earmarked for a cricket pitch but currently plays better for football!

What makes this Farmhouse unique

Brilliant location - heart of the countryside but close to everything that the Dordgone region has to offer. Perigueux only 30 minutes away. The Dordogne river 20 minutes to the south. A beautiful bathing and fishing lake (Lac Neufont) only 10 minutes away. A brand new swimming pool, 10m x 5m with massive patio - overlooking the valley below. Biking, countryside walks, beautiful villages with great restaurants close by - Le P'tite Factory in St Alvere one of our favourites 10 minute drive away, or the Ferme Auberge in Tremolat (views over the river are spectacular) where 18 euros will buy you 5 courses of home grown food, washed down with unlimited Bergerac wine - a gourmets delight! For mushroom pickers, the area abounds with fungi from late summer onwards - be sure you know what you are doing though!

Amenities

    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 baby crib
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        6 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen
      • There are 3 double bedrooms on the ground floor (one with en suite bathroom), one double on the first floor (with en suite bathroom) and a dormitory with 6 single beds

      Bathrooms

      • 4 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, en-suite to the upstairs double bedroom
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, En suite to one of the ground floor bedrooms

        Location Type

          • Rural

            Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Tourist Attractions

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Fireplace
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        We supply all sheets, duvets etc... for the beds, but TOWELS ARE NOT supplied - we ask that you bring your own towels for the bathrooms and poolside
                      • Living Room
                        With baby grand piano, tv and dvd
                      • Parking
                        Outside between the house and the garage - enough space for 4/5 cars
                      • Washing Machine
                        in the utility room - please turn off the tap once used

                        Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                            12 place dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            complete kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge with freezer compartment, coffee machine, blender, kettle etc...
                          • Oven
                            Neff electric fan oven
                          • Refrigerator
                            Fridge with reasonably sized freezer at the top
                          • Stove
                            Gas hob on island

                            Dining

                              • Dining
                                Outside - 12 seater extendable table which can accommodate 14 if two sit each end Indoor kitchen table - seats 8/10 with 4 at the breakfast bar
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 14 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • Books
                                    Various novels of differing quality!!
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Game Room
                                    More a garage than a games room - it's where we keep the bikes but also where the darts and table tennis are - so can be played whatever the weather or time of day (fully lit)
                                  • Games
                                    Football, table tennis, darts, cricket, badminton, slackline
                                  • Ping Pong Table
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    with sound bar
                                  • Toys
                                    Board games
                                  • Video Library
                                    We have a reasonable selection of DVD's including kids classics and a small selection of adult films (mostly cheesy comedies!)

                                    Outside

                                      • Bicycles
                                        Six adult bikes, 2 kids, all with gears
                                      • Golf
                                        Nearest is a 9 hole course at Chateau Les Merles, about 15 minutes away
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        20kms away is the Dordogne river which offers many canoeing and kayaking rental places
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Big garden, field and small forest - 11 acres in total
                                      • Outdoor Grill

                                        Suitability

                                          • limited accessibility

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Private Pool
                                                10 x 5m - newly installed in 2016, with electric security roller cover

                                                Attractions

                                                  • autumn foliage
                                                  • caves
                                                  • churches
                                                  • forests
                                                  • museums
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • winery tours

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • swimming

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            5 Reviews

                                                            Wonderful4.8/5

                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            WOW!

                                                            Lucy M.

                                                            I stayed in this gorgeous house with my whole family (9 adults + 4 kids) and it more than exceeded our expectations. The house had everything we needed and more which made our stay so comfortable. The large pool was perfect for the kids to splash around in the day with lots of pool floats and enough loungers for the adults to drink a cocktail on! I had the pleasure of staying in the master bedroom which was simply stunning with original exposed beams and a freestanding bath. Saying that all bedrooms either had views of the garden or pool which was so lovely to wake up to.

                                                            There are lots of things to occupy the kids, badminton, ping pong, slackline, football, cricket, bikes etc with no danger of cars zooming past as the lane is so quiet and peaceful.

                                                            I can honestly say have never stayed anywhere so beautiful where so much thought and care has gone into its design.

                                                            The only disappointment was the weather but think we just hit a dud week.

                                                            Lucy x

                                                            The whole family had a wonderful time in this beautiful farmhouse set in rolling French countryside

                                                            Roy B.

                                                            The house is even better than the pictures, much larger than I expected and is furnished to a very high standard. Everything had been thought through by the owners to make this a perfect holiday. All the equipment that you could need was there both for inside the house and outside. Some of the time we just enjoyed looking at the house as it had so many attractive features. The pool was a huge hit with the children as were all of the other games equipment ranging from football to badmington and table tennis. The grounds were extensive yet we didn't lose anyone as keeping an eye on small children can be a problem. Again, the grounds had been carefully constructed so there's were different areas to supervise. We loved the lavender and the plums. The sleeping arrangements worked very well especially the dormitory for the children. The adults also faired very well with very large bedrooms on the different levels. The kitchen was fantastic as was the eating area outside. In short, this really was the perfect place for us - a family of eight adults and six children. I would love to return at some point in the future and will be recommending the property to friends and family. FInally, the owners were really incredibly helpful at every stage of the booking process. Thank you very much indeed.

                                                            A beautiful house in a stunning location

                                                            Neil T.Guildford

                                                            We stayed in early August 2016 with another family (4 adults and 3 kids) and had a lovely stay. When we arrived there was

                                                            Stunning house in beautiful countryside with beautiful gardens and pool

                                                            Fiona W.

                                                            We holidayed here for a week in late July. The owners could not have been more helpful and the house is really lovely. Amazingly well equipped home with beautiful mature gardens filled with lavender. We were all adults and found it utterly relaxing but there is plenty to do for more active people and children. Stunning walks and villages, markets and lovely places to eat although eating dinner in the garden in the evening was perfect. Thanks so much Pete and Kate

                                                            Prachtige woning voorzien van alle gemakken. In een woord: een plaatje!!

                                                            Ed d.

                                                            Oude, gerestaureerde boerderij, schitterend gelegen in een mooie omgeving, met een prachtige ruime tuin, een perfect zwembad voorzien met alles wat daarbij hoort en past, in huis erg veel ruimte in de woonkamer en aangrenzende keuken, smaakvol ingericht en ook hier voorzien van alle benodigde apparatuur. Ook de slaapkamers, ruim en perfect en al weer voorzien van goede bad en douchegelegenheid. Voor iets oudere mensen is het aan te bevelen te zorgen voor "wat" comfortabele eetkamerstoelen. Alles samengevat:

                                                            Een meer dan fastastisch vacantieverblijf waar wij ontzettend van hebben genoten en veel plezier hebben beleefd. En wat ook belangrijk is, het weer was voortreffelijk

                                                            Location

                                                            Saint-Laurent-des-Bâtons, France

                                                            Availability

                                                            $245avg/night
                                                            5 Reviews
                                                            Wonderful 4.8/5
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