Haut Combiers is a small farm dating from the 1800's with house and barns built in the Perigordian style. It is set in a beautiful, rural location in an elevated position, giving stunning views of the surrounding Dordogne countryside. There are historic villages and towns nearby, with chateaux, restaurants and markets to visit.
The farmhouse has recently been re-furbished but retains lots of French character, while having all modern facilities and comforts. Ideal for a couple, larger family, or two families sharing, being spacious but cosy, with four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The ground floor bedroom has a king-sized bed and en-suite bathroom, with a shower over the bath, plus washbasin and w.c. Also at this end of the house is a loft room, which has one double and one single bed. Although designed for children, this room can also be used by adults. The loft room has it's own stairs, which wind into the room, so there is no door. The entrance to this room does have a slightly reduced head height. Also at this end of the house, on the ground floor, is a separate w.c. with washbasin and washing machine.
On the first floor there are two bedrooms and a shower room, with w.c. and washbasin.. One bedroom has a king-sized bed and the other two singles, although these can be put together to make a comfortable super-king sized bed if required. We also have a travel cot with bedding, high chair, baby bath, changing mat, plus stair gates and bed guards if required.
The fitted kitchen has a four ring ceramic electric hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer, kettle, toaster, coffee maker etc. The kitchen is well equipped with plenty of plates, bowls, cutlery and cooking equipment including blenders, a mixer, cake tins etc. A picnic hamper with a cool bag is also available for use.
The large kitchen table comfortably seats up to ten people. There is a large sitting room area with three comfortable sofas and a wood burner (logs are provided for the colder months,) 40” flat screen TV with English free-sat, dvd player, plus games, books, toys and dvd's for both adults and children. Wifi is freely available. All bedding, bed linen and towels, for both inside and pool use, are provided.
The kitchen, dining and sitting room are open plan, with French doors leading onto the terrace from both the kitchen and sitting room areas. On the terrace are a table and chairs for up to 9 people, plus parasol and gas barbecue. The terrace and a smaller lawned area are fenced off from the pool and larger garden, so that visitors with younger children can restrict access to the pool area.
Access to the private 10m x 5m x 1.5m heated swimming pool is via double gates from the terrace. The gates swing back completely if visitors do not have younger children, giving open access up to the pool. The pool is conveniently situated close to the house and set in the large garden with lawns and mature trees. Sunbeds are provided for all occupants. A hammock is available in a shady spot near the pool. There is a table tennis table, boules pitch, picnic bench, and tree house with slide in the garden, plus a swing set in part of the adjoining orchard.
To the front of the house is a smaller enclosed garden, also with comfortable, shaded seating.
A welcome pack of bread, butter, cheese, ham, eggs, orange juice and a bottle of wine is provided on arrival and the kitchen has basics such as salt, pepper, kitchen roll, tin foil and cling film.
We have a variety of animals, including dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, rabbits, horses, pigs, Dexter cattle, plus two miniature ponies, who love being petted and groomed. The ponies graze the orchard area next to the house, with a stile over the fence for access to them. Guests are welcome to help feed and look after the animals if they wish.
This is a wonderful area for cycling and guests can be accompanied for longer rides, taking in some of the nearby sights or more hidden countryside. Good quality touring and racing bicycles can be hired locally, although we would advise booking in advance.
There are nearby lakes and rivers, offering various activities, plus caves, chateaux, gardens and activity parks.
The owners are happy to be contacted should you have queries. This includes prior to booking or before your stay and can be via face-time at a pre-arranged time, if preferred.