|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This charming house is situated at the edge of a secluded hamlet. In a wooded location, the house features one double bedroom, one double on mezzanine plus two singles on the landing. Downstairs the open area includes kitchen, dining table and seating area in front of the large stone fireplace. Sheltered terrace with brick barbecue provides respite from both heat and sunshine, while a large garden which runs into woodland provides a calm and relaxing atmosphere. There is a private pool directly in front of the house. The village of Florimont Gaumier, boasts its own winery 'Vin de Domme' as well as a tower giving panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. It is close to many popular attractions. The house is 15 minutes from Domme, 25 mins from Sarlat and 20 mins from Gourdon. There is canoeing on the Dordogne and outdoor swimming available nearby.There are beautiful medieval castles in Beynac and Castelnaud as well as the chateaux of Marquessac and Milandes.
Tranquil, isolated, perfect for a real get-a-way. No wi-fi, no noise from traffic, no shops near by. A truly rustic retreat, lovely pool (a touch on the chilly side - but I'm old and soft!), really well equipped but not for anyone with mobility issues because of stairs or expecting vibrant night life nearby! A beautiful part of the country and well worth a visit.
After traveling from far, it was lovely to just arrive and relax from the first moment. We were welcomed easily and just made ourselves at home. The site is very isolated, which is just what we wanted. We have 3 noisy girls who could splash around in the pool as early or late as they wanted, as well as a puppy which ran around like a crazy beast for most of the time we were there. We were left to our own devices, but had all the details to contact if there were any issues. The listing and photos are accurate, but definitely don't do it justice, as it really is beautiful.
It would be good for people to note the following - The site is not suitable for toddlers as the property is not fenced off (thats what we loved about it - the rustic rural nature) as well as stairs etc (although the pool is fenced off) It is on a bit of a slope, with natural vegetation surrounding, so tiny people might fall etc.
Also, if, like us, you want somewhere that is simple, neat and family friendly, then this is perfect - if you want the luxuries of life and the perfect finishes, then this probably wouldn't suit you. (it comes with the most comfortable beanbag in the world...)
There are lovely walks all around, but they nearest shops/bakery would need a car.
We will definitely return here if possible and had the most relaxing break we could have imagined.
Special interest holidays:
The area boasts great cycling and walking tracks. There is possibility of photography workshops nearby - please ask for details. The caves of Lascaux and Pech Merles and Cougnac are also easy to visit from this location.
Nearest airports are Bergerac and Cressensac-Brive which are around an hour away, with Toulouse, Rodez and Limoges around 2 hours drive away. Trains from Paris arrive at Souillac and Gourdon. Car is necessary.
5 minutes to St Martial for bakery and restaurant, 15 minutes to Cenac/domme for supermarket, bakers, chemist, doctor, restaurants. Big shop in Gourdon for the week's supplies.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Please contact me direct. Deposit of 30% required in advance to secure booking then balance two calendar months beforehand. Deposit forfeit if within 2 months of proposed booking.
Saturday preferred but flexible outside high season.