About the property
- House2359 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
4 Bed 4 Bath Village House with Large Garden, Private Heated Pool and A/C
Les Arbres is a newly renovated, well presented village house set in the small, attractive village of Serres et Montguyard in the Dordogne, South West France. Whilst benefitting from all mod-cons and quality furnishings, it retains its traditional French charm. Its generous size means it's perfect for 2 families to stay, in the knowledge that there will be plenty of room to enjoy and relax.
Just 4km away you will find the beautiful 13th century Medieval Bastide town of Eymet, with its weekly markets, shops, and excellent choice of bars and restaurants, including food from France, Italy, China and even Peru! Les Arbres is less than half an hour drive from Bergerac Airport.
Les Arbres has a large, fully enclosed garden, where children can play safely and which, as its name suggests, has many varieties of trees and shrubs. A wide path leads down to the private, heated pool (11 x 5m), due for completion in May 2018. The pool is open during the months of May to the end of September for guests to enjoy. It is surrounded by a large travertine sun-terrace with 12 sunbeds, further 'ratten' style seating in a relaxation area at the head of the pool and large parasols under which to relax during the heat of the day. A shallow platform in the pool, measuring 5m x 1.2m and 20cm deep, allows for younger children to play, with full width steps then leading into the pool. In line with French law, an electric safety, roller cover is provided.
Stepping out from the large lounge, you will find a substantial terrace for outside dining and relaxation. A dining table which seats 12 and assorted sun loungers are also provided, along with 2 large parasols providing shade. On the terrace, you will find a gas BBQ and fire pit for outdoor entertaining, and a table tennis table for your use along with croquet and boules sets. Off road parking is available for 2 cars under a shaded area beside the house.
Les Arbres is our holiday home, and we have enjoyed spending the last 18 months refurbishing it to our own high standards. It provides 4 large bedrooms. The master and family bedrooms each have their own ensuite shower rooms, and are situated upstairs. The remaining two bedrooms are on the ground floor providing easy access for less mobile guests. The ensuite shower room serving these bedrooms has a 'Jack and Jill' arrangement. A fourth bathroom, with bath and shower attachment, basin and WC, is at the rear of the house, being more convenient for the garden and pool area. The property is centrally heated and the first floor is air-conditioned.
Master Bedroom - has a king size bed plus single 'day' bed. A large, tastefully decorated, air-conditioned room with beams, offering wardrobe, chest of drawers, armchair and dressing table. TV and coffee making facilities, 2 velux windows. A door leads through to the very large, beamed ensuite, providing rainfall shower, WC, heated towel rail and large basin and vanity unit with illuminated mirror, shaving point and hairdryer.
Family Bedroom - has a double bed and 2 singles. This characterful, air-conditioned beamed room with feature chimney breast, offers flexible accommodation for either a family of 4 or 3/4 children. Velux windows in both the bedroom and ensuite allow for plenty of light. The walk in shower, WC, heated towel rail and vanity basin unit with illuminated mirror complete the spacious ensuite.
The ground floor is cool all summer, benefitting from newly tiled floors throughout.
Lounge - a large living area with corner and leather sofas, Sky TV with DVD player. There is a large selection of board games in the sideboard for the use of guests. A beautiful handmade ash staircase leads up to the first floor. An open fire makes for a homely atmosphere on autumn/winter nights. A wide door leads out onto the terrace.
Kitchen/Diner - the fully equipped kitchen/diner is accessed from the lounge and has granite worktops, an American fridge/freezer, dishwasher, calor gas hob, separate oven with grill, microwave, Tassimo coffee machine, toaster and kettle. A woodburner provides heat for the cooler months. From the large oak table and 10 chairs there are views through the French doors onto the garden and pool beyond.
Bedroom 2 - has a king size bed with wardrobe, tall corner cabinet, dressing table and chair, with a large window to the front. The room is kept cool in the summer by the thick stone walls and portable Dyson fan. The ensuite has a 'Jack and Jill' arrangement, with walk-in shower, WC, heated towel rail and vanity basin unit with illuminated mirror and hairdryer.
Bedroom 3 - has a king size bed with wardrobe and drawers, and a leather armchair. A portable Dyson fan is provided. A large window looks out onto the terrace and garden.
Bathroom 4 - with its bath, shower attachment, vanity basin unit and WC, this room is useful for its proximity to the terrace and pool.
Utility Room - washing machine, tumble dryer, sink, iron/ironing board and vacuum cleaner.
Quality bed linen, towels and pool towels are provided. For bookings of two weeks or more, a mid-stay/weekly clean and change of linen and towels is included.
Helen and Colin Molton
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- within a few hours
- English, Limited French spoken
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Helen and Colin Molton
We purchased Les Arbres in 2016 having decided to buy a holiday home a couple of years previously with the intention of dividing our time between England and France in the future. Please see our website for further information on Les Arbres - www.dordognegiterentals.com
Helen and Colin Molton purchased this House in 2016
Why Helen and Colin Molton chose Serres-et-Montguyard
Having spent many years visiting the area, we finally "bit the bullet" and bought a village house to renovate in Serres et Montguyard, near the historic medieval town of Eymet. The village has a lovely cafe providing a selection of hot drinks and cakes. It is also a 'depot du pain' where you can buy your daily bread and croissants. Part of the cafe is also a shop where you can purchase basic foodstuffs and household goods.
What makes this House unique
Les Arbres is a lovely spacious property in which to relax inside and out. Its large garden and pool area allow guests of all ages to enjoy time with their families and friends. From the terrace by the house, you can soak up the atmosphere of French village life over a glass of wine with a lovely view of the garden and the church spire over the medieval terraced roofs.
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Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Shopping The beautiful Bastide town of Eymet is only 4km away, with its cobbled square and streets. A good sized supermarket and wonderful boulangerie are available for day to day provisions. You can also enjoy weekly day and night markets in several medieval towns in the local area, including Eymet, Issigeac, Duras and Monsegur. The larger supermarket at Miramont provides a fantastic range of regional specialities as well as everyday items. Eating Out Eymet provides several excellent restaurants and bars for those wishing to eat out during their stay at Les Arbres. There is plenty of choice from around the world, including France, Italy, China and even Peru! A popular local event in the Summer months, is to enjoy Sunday lunch at Soumensac, where you can choose your food and drinks from local producers and then sit and eat at trestle tables with panoramic view towards the Pyrenees. Why not take a tour of a local vineyard where you can enjoy a picnic, lunch or dinner surrounded by vines and sample their organic wine? Log onto www.thenakedvigneron.com where you will see that David and Amanda Moore cater for parties up to 16. They have built up a reputation locally for tasty homemade food and excellent hospitality. Places to Visit Nearby, you will find the chateaux of Monbaziallac, Bridoire (great for children) and Duras. Take a trip down the Dordogne River on a historic wooden barge (Gabarres) from the pier in Bergerac. The beautifully preserved Medieval hilltop town of Monpazier is half an hour drive away with several fine restaurants. For those of you who enjoy a round of golf, the well regarded course at Chateau des Vigiers is just 15 minutes drive away. Further afield, the picturesque town of Sarlat and the prehistoric caves at Lascaux make for a fantastic day out during your stay. Visit the amazing wine centre of Bordeaux at Saint Emilion. The historic City of Bordeaux with its many historical buildings is an hour away (you can leave the car and take the train down the Dordogne valley from Gardonne or Bergerac) and the Dune of Pilat on the west coast is the tallest sand dune in Europe.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
A non-refundable deposit of 25% is payable at the time of booking in order to secure your holiday. The balance of 75% is due 60 days prior to your holiday commencement date. For holiday bookings and rates in 2019, please send a request and we will get back to you as soon as possible.