|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
**Early Bird: 10% off weeky rates April- July. Book 2 weeks get 100 eur off.Additional discount for couples only**
Villa Mimosa is a comfortable cottage with rustic charm. It sleeps 5 people in 2 bedrooms : Bedroom1 with kingsize bed with fabulous views ; Bedroom2 has 3 single beds with a view of the courtyard; open plan groundfloor with a dining table & chairs for 5 , a fully equipped kitchenette with a dishwasher, seating area with a settee & armchair , flatscreen TV with English satellite channels , & a dvd player .The spacious bathroom has a bathtub & separate toilet, ideal for families with very young children , equally perfect for couples wanting a romantic getaway. All rooms have electric heaters for the cooler months.
The garden has table & chairs & a BBQ for al fresco dining & lots of fruit trees to provide shade. The swimming pool and orchard are a few meters away so you can watch your children frolicking in the pool or playing in the orchard within your view
Le Four a Sel is a beautiful riverside property comprising 3 fully equipped houses with shared pool , located outside Montignac,just 5 minutes from shops and 30 minutes from Sarlat and other Dordogne attractions.Set in 15 acres of private grounds in a peaceful location, it consists of a :
*Large house with 6 Ensuite bedrooms that sleeps 15 people (with a 7th bedroom made available on request for a small supplement)
*a renovated Farmhouse with 4 bedrooms ,2 bathrooms ,sleeps 8
*and a Cottage with 2 bedrooms , sleeps 5. Please click on the individual tabs above to see the detailed description .
The 3 colocated but separate houses can be rented individually or together to accommodate up to 30 guests ,ideal GROUP ACCOMMODATION for MULTI-GENERATION FAMILY GATHERINGS OR several friends wanting to share a holiday together in one location in separate houses.
*****OUR UNIQUE FEATURES****
**Space! Lots of it- you will not feel cramped here. We have 15 acres of private grounds to let the children expel all that energy while you relax and unwind in your own private corner
**Fabulous riverside setting in french countryside
**Magnificent views from your bedroom window
**Great Location- secluded and peaceful yet amenities ,cafes & riverside restaurants are a mere 5 minute drive, and major tourist attractions are 30 minutes away. The world famous prehistoric caves of lascaux are 5 minutes drive. You can walk to the village for fresh baked croissants & baguettes .There is also a bar & restaurant offering 4 course meals for 12 euros!
**Onsite facilities to amuse all ages, No need to go sight seeing everyday to entertain the kids:
-Picnics and BBQ's beside the glorious Vezere river without leaving the property
-Alfresco dining and BBQ's WHATEVER the weather in a covered terrace that can seat up to 26
- Unlimited Private Fishing from dawn to dusk ON YOUR DOORSTEP
-Outdoor playground with swings, slide, climbing frame, and a wooden playhouse, football and badminton nets
-Table Tennis in the covered play area
-Large 400 sqm courtyard for Boules(also called petanque)
-Free Wifi in hotspots
-Lots of parking for at least 14 cars
Available all year, all rooms have electric heaters for the cooler months. Villa Orchidee & Villa Hibiscus also have a woodburner stove.
We came to Montignac with our 2 children on a family holiday in 2001. The kids loved the area-there was so much to see and do and always there was something new to experience and discover. We did this for 7 years , then we found Le Four a Sel fell in love with it and decided to make it our home
We love the peaceful rural setting,the wonderful sense of freedom this large expanse of space our property gives us and being beside the river is just so relaxing . And we are still in awe of the stunning scenery of this part of the Dordogne.We still get pleasantly surprised when we drive around and stumble upon a quaint village , a hidden castle.
**Excellent Location- peaceful and secluded but not isolated, walking distance to a bakery /bar/restaurant . Charming Montignac is close enough for one to walk in across the fields or along the back roads, with its cafes& restaurants, Wednesday and saturday market where you can buy local produce. And we are just 30 minutes away from many attractions, you won't need to drive too far to get back to your house.There is so much to see & do, 2 weeks won't be enough
**Lots of Space!You will never feel cramped here.15 acres of land for the children to run around in & expel all their excess energy. And still so much left for anyone to find their own private corner and get away from it all .
**The riverside setting is simply stunning, and oh sooo peaceful! Set beside the river Vezere, the riverbank is lined with poplar trees a 100 feet high .Watch the trees swaying gracefully in the wind ,listen to the nightingale break into song, or catch a glimpse of a kingfisher .
**Fabulous views . Wake up in the morning to views of lush cornfields from your bedroom window, or watch the early morning mist rise above the Vezere river at 7am
Though we are by the river, both the swimming pool and the river are protected by a fence and gate to keep children safe.
**Private Fishing on your doorstep- Half a kilometre of river frontage for fishing from dawn to dusk
**Onsite facilities below provide sufficient amusement for everyone- no need to go sight seeing everyday.
*swimming pool (fenced and alarmed)-10m x 4m
*Table Tennis in a covered play area (handy during inclement weather).
*Outdoor playground equipped with football and badminton nets, swings,slide, wooden playhouse, climbing frame;
* Covered Terrace with tables and chairs to seat up 26 so you can enjoy al fresco dining in the shade and BBQ's whatever the weather
*Large 400 sq meter Enclosed courtyard for Boules or Badminton;
*Free Wifi in hotspots
*Lots of parking for at least 12 cars , more if req
We stayed in the Villa Mimosa with our 2 children aged 5 and 9. We had a lovely stay there. The gite was charming and was very clean. It has a well stocked kitchen which meant we were able to cook meals when we wanted to. There are 2 bedrooms in the villa, both of which were very large. The downstairs bathroom was also a really good size. It is a beautiful property to stay in, and the surroundings are just lovely. The garden was beautiful and it was good to let the kids run around and play, while we sat in the sun enjoying a glass of wine!!! I only wish we were there in summer, because the pool looked amazing. David and Brenda were fantastic hosts. They were very friendly and had a lot of great information about the local area. I would definately stay there again and would recommend it to other families.
Please be aware that we require a 30% deposit to guarantee the reservation. the balance is payable 12 weeks before arrival. Homeaway/owners direct site display a 25% deposit(unfortunately, this is what is showing in their drop down menu which we have no control of).
**** Reduced rates for couples only during certain periods , Please.enquire ***
A security deposit of 200 (£175) is payable 4 weeks before arrival. This will be refunded no later than 1 week after departure, subject to no damage or loss. There is an end of stay cleaning charge payable on arrival
From October -2nd week of May , there is a heating supplement.
Taxe de sejour applies between June-September
The cottage is in a lovely setting quite close to the river It is conveniently situated for shopping in the ancient town of Montignac and for exploring the beautiful countryside locally. The owners went out of their way to ensure that we were comfortably settled in and that we had everything we needed to enjoy a lovely holiday. Thank you both very much Dorothy and Mike.
Le Four a Sel is In a lovely setting and close to many beautiful towns, villages, fascinating caves and castles, not forgetting the beautiful Vezere and Dordogne rivers. We spent a great two weeks with our young children enjoying the pool, the sights and a very warm welcome from Brenda and David.
We stayed for a week in 2 of the gites for a US-European family vacation for my brother-in-law's 60th birthday. Two generations, 13 people. The property is perfect for a large group, with the large outdoor table and area for lovely dinners. There was a heat wave when we were there, and the pool was always a welcome cooling experience after a day of exploring the nearby caves, old villages, and chateaux. Our hosts informed us of market days, the best dining experiences, and sights.
We loved our stay at Brenda and David's gites. The arrangement of three gites really suited our huge family (22-25 of us) well. There was a welcoming bottle of wine on our table which was just what needed after our long drive. Our gite was spotlessly clean. Brenda and David were a mine of useful information regarding activities in and around Montignac - and there is so much to do. Our family ages range from 3 to 70+ and there was something for everyone - kayaking; climbing; water sports for the adventurous ones and beautiful towns; markets; gardens and, of course, the caves for the more sedate. A really good holiday.
Myself and four friends had an excellent time at Le Four a Sel. Brenda and David were both excellent hosts and extremely helpful in letting us know about nearby attractions and towns. The weather wasn't on our side but we still had an excellent holiday - thoroughly recommend the Saturday market at Sarlat. A car is essential.
The gite is ideally situated to visit this beautiful region and the ground is magnificent in border of river and contains games for children and very attractive swimming pool.
The owners are charming.
We really appreciated(estimated) our stay.
Le Four a Sel is in the village of Aubas, 2km from Montignac & the prehistoric Lascaux caves and 25 minutes from the medieval town of Sarlat & Les Eyzies. Popular Tourist sites like Chateau Hautefort, Domme, the feudal fortress of Commargue, the gardens of Marquessac, Roque Gageac ,a village carved on a hilltop, Roque St. Christophe , the medieval village of Castlenaud are within a 30 minute drive. Major towns close by are Perigeux and Brive and closest airports are Brive Souillac, a 40 minute drive,served from London City airport by Cityjet. Bergerac & Limoges are 1hr30 minutes away. Bordeaux airport is 1hr 45 minutes, and the vineyards of St. Emillion can be visited as a day trip. For walkers, cyclists or those who simply like to take a gentle drive along meandering country lanes, this is a magnificent corner of France. Must do : canoeing/kayaking down the vezere river or the Dordogne- the best way to see the sites. Other nearby activities:Horseriding - 20 minutes away; 2 lakes nearby within 20 minutes where you can go sailing, waterskiing, and one has a small beach; watersports with waterslides, a fishing lake , large playground, is 40 minutes away. Lots of things to see and do here-2 weeks won't be enough!!
Golf: The Perigord Noir has some good golf courses with the added attractions of the region's wine and food to help you recover from the day's exertions plus a plethora of tourist sites and attractions to add variety to your holiday. Three 18 hole golf courses 40 minutes away .We can arrange tee off time.