|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
A villa in a stunning location, relaxing and comfortable, with 2 acres of land and garden, private but not isolated. 10x5m pool (floodlit at night) with sole use, sun terraces, barbecue, equipped and furnished to a high standard, parking for 3 cars; 2km from Thenon a small market town with all major facilities, . 10 minutes from Lascaux caves and Montignac, close to Vézère and Dordogne areas. Surrounded by vineyards and pine forests with lots of lovely walks.' The house is available all year round.
The villa is ideal for the discovery of Perigord Noir, the area of the Dordogne in which it is located. An area of beautiful scenery it is also the land of '1000 châteaux', steeped in history and prehistory with caves full of engravings and paintings. It is also a haven for wild life including many species of orchids, birds and butterflies, and the villa though within easy reach of all major tourist attractions is off the main tourist routes and set high above a valley, quiet and secluded.
The main balcony and poolside terraces are sun traps and in the summer a warm and sunny from dawn to dusk. There is alfresco eating at the picnic bench in the garden, and on the terrace. Outdoor table tennis is provided, a barbecue, loungers and parasols. There is ample parking for up to three cars and the villa and the site are airy light and not cramped. A vineyard borders one side of the property and a small quiet road runs into the forest and the outlying hamlets. The villa is in the country but yet in easy reach of shops banks and restaurants.
NB Linen provided except pool towels
Eating in Perigord Noir is a gourmet's delight and there are many fine restaurants nearby as well as those which offer good meals at budget prices. Perigueux and Sarlat the two nearest big towns have splendid medieval centres, International Mime and Theatre festivals, and Montignac, 12 minutes away, has a world famous international dance festival at the end of July. The house and the region offer the opportunity to relax in lovely surroundings and comfort with all the pleasures of quality tourist attractions if required, close at hand.
Well equipped house lovely private pool very relaxing. The boys had a good time with plenty of games provided
Overall the holiday was fantastic. Extremely Relaxing if you just want to get away from it all. Weather was very good all week with warm evenings. Amazing views from the verander overlooking the valley, the hills and onto the pool area. House is very well equipped with plenty to do so will never get bored. Plenty of games, activities and table tennis in the cellar area. Television with english speaking channels if all else fails.
The pool area is delightful and tranquil. Sun trap with sun all day long. Sun Loungers and chairs available. Peaceful very big plot of land and garden to play games in or just to relax. Local shoppi very well stocked with all needs covered.
Pleasent walks or bike rides (house has 3 bikes in garage). Montignac has a few nice bars along the river for an enjoyable drink. Sarlat is another town about 20-30km away with a brilliant Saturday Market.
Overall i would thoroughly recommend this little treasure of a house as a must see as i will be to friends and family.
Overall this Villa is a great place for a holiday in a lovely area of the Dordogne, close to all the main places one would want to visit. It is well equiped and comfortable. The Villa pool is great, a good size for the property. The villa itself could do with a bit of TLC and with a small outlay this could be 1st class. One shower room for 3 bedrooms (a possible 6 people) is not enough - the studio needs its own shower or bath, as there is plenty of room. It also needs better ventilation as the extractor fan did not work and it was a bit wiffy to start with. The BBQ was rusted and dirty and the terrace chairs and garden benches were not comfortable and the latter were on the verge of collapse. The lock on the front door needs replacing as it takes 10 mins to lock the door when you leave -its simply not good enough to say it is quirky- it is broken! These are all small quibbles but if they had been dealt with, this would have been perfect. I would certainly recommend this villa to others if the small details were fixed and I would be happy to return.
The property is in a nice, beautiful and peaceful area, but it is in the following bad conditions:
1- When I arrived to the house and I opened the front door I saw a long line of ants. It seemed that they said to me welcome. That situation was repeated in the sink of the kitchen.
2- Every corner of the ceiling of all rooms had cobweb and spiders
3- The carpets and rooms were dirty. The house had not been cleaned for ages
4- The room called "studio" smelled extremelly musty and I could see fungus near to the shower. We decided not to use it and my daughter slept in the sofa of the living room.
5- We found the washing machine with towels inside and blocked door. It didn´t work. I called to a local manager. In the first case, the voice, on the other side of the phone, said to me he was working. In the second oportunity, he said to me he was going to look for an engineer in order to resolt the problem. After that I didn't receive any more new from him. I was waiting for him to explain the situation of the house. He didn't appear.
6- The wifi often failed. (The instalation is made with a lot of cables and plugs).
7- The hot water in the shower sometimes failed.
8- All the garden furniture was dirty and poorly maintained. It´s a shame because the property with mantenance and cleaning would be a great house. I have been rented houses and apartment in the web Homelidays since 2008 in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Austria and Switzerland and I had never been in this situation.
Too much expensive for no services
I couldn't recommend to my friends.
Thenon is a small traditional market town on the edge of Vézère Valley with its famous prehistoric sides. The countryside is green with steep sided wooded valleys, and rivers winding through limestone cliffs. Ancient chateau, picturesque villages and medieval towns are everywhere. This is an ideal area for walking, swimming, canoing and sightseeing. There are two golf courses nearby, Perigeux and Brive.
Enjoying the fine food, pavement cafés, and basking in the sun, are pleasant and less strenous activities on offer.
Thenon with its weekly market also has a range of restaurants and bars, a supermarket, a plan d'eau for fishing and boating and a forest challenge activity park with tree top walks and abseiling .
All the major tourist sites of the Dordogne Valley are within easy driving distance, but the house itself is in an area of unspoilt beauty, quiet and peaceful, comfortable and welcoming.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$246|
A deposit ID required on booking and an indemnity payment with the balance which is returned if the property is left in good order at the end of the booking
Please note 30% deposit required to secure your booking Special offers available.
We are happy to accept, Euros, dollars and English Pounds.
30% with booking reservation, balance 8 weeks prior to arrival