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Sara Horton

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french

La Croix - Romantic farmhouse. Summer or winter retreat. Stunning views - Farmhouse

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Perigord Vert Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Self catering farmhouse & 2 gites.Beautiful summers,cosy winters.Lovely views

La Croix offers a comfortable base to explore one of the most beautiful parts of the Dordogne.The garden is filled with evening primrose, hollyhocks and buddleia which attract many butterflies, notably Swallowtail. The terraces and balcony allow ample room to eat 'al fresco' with a commanding view as the sun sets over rolling countryside. Aubeterre, one of 'Les beaux villages de France' is only 15 minutes drive away. It has great historical interest and has its own beach on the river Dronne. There are many good restaurants within easy reach and Riberac market on a Friday morning is essential!!!

The accomodation is in three very separate areas, suitable for families and friends, but also can be entirely independent. The farmhouse can accommodate 2 and the gite 2 with the option of a third on a sofa bed if required.The 'Gite in the garden' accommodates 2. La Croix is excellent for relaxing 'away from it all' with beautiful countryside. An artists paradise. A creative atmosphere. Perfect for spiritual renewal. Wood burning stoves make this a perfect, cosy winter retreat.


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Details for Farmhouse 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

The farmhouse has a large traditional kitchen. You walk from the kitchen into a spacious and comfortable sitting room with French window that leads onto a large north facing terrace on which there is ample room to lay a table for 'al fresco' dinner as the sun sets away to the west. A spiral staircase leads up to a big double bedroom which is the entire width of the farmhouse with a west facing large opening circular window at the gable end. The great pleasure of La Croix is its situation nestling against the top of a ridge with commanding views over the patchwork landscape. It is possible to enjoy the sunshine in the front garden on a variety of recliners and comfortable furniture surrounded by the scented shrubs and plants that abound. Enjoying a glass of wine or a meal on the balcony particularly in the evening as the sun sets is a special pleasure. This is an ideal romantic destination for a honeymoon or other special occasion.The perfect getaway.
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sara Horton (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french


based on 4 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Peace, relaxation and views.

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful place to stay. We wanted peace, relaxation and views and the gîte was perfect for all three! We were made to feel very welcome and the hosts are great at getting the perfect balance of hospitality and seclusion. The recommendations of places to visit were great and the gîte itself is lovely, especially the beautiful garden for sunbathing and reading and the balcony for breakfast and sundowners with that view! We would love to return one day

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your kind words. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future
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Rustic charm in rolling countryside

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week in the Farmhouse at La Croix and wanted to let others know that if they are thinking of booking this house, then they should most certainly go ahead!

The property itself is idyllic. It sits in a wild, romantic garden and has a terrace/balcony out the back with a view of the rolling countryside that looks almost like a painting. The interior is rustic, peaceful and quintessentially 'country' - the kitchen is large and has all the necessary equipment to rustle up meals (if you fancy cooking for yourself) but it's the upstairs bedroom which is the real show-stopper. With beautiful wooden beams and a free-standing bath, it's like something from a interior design magazine. From a practical point of view, the house was very clean and tidy and, although joined to the owner's own house, quiet and private. The swimming pool is small and only suitable for a dip rather than doing lengths - keen swimmers should head for one of the local lakes.

Sara was an excellent, friendly host, meeting us upon arrival with a complimentary bottle of wine. She gave us plenty of ideas about what to do and see in the local area - there were also stacks of brochures and flyers which we found very useful when planning days out. We took our iPad and made use of the wifi - this proved a very helpful addition to old-fashioned leaflets, as we could plan our routes thoroughly using Google maps and book restaurants/check opening times/buy tickets online (by the way, a car is essential for this region of France).

Places that we visited and would recommend include the village Aubeterre, with a subterranean church; Brantôme with its magnificent Abbey, prettily located next to the river Dronne; the steam train at Martel; caves and underground river at Padirac; lake at La Jemaye; Les Jardins de l'Imaginaire at Terrasson; the two contrasting chateaux at Bourdeilles; and St Emilion with its endless wine boutiques. We also had a delicious meal at La Vieille Maison round the corner in St Paul Lizonne.

5 stars!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your kind comments about your recent stay at 'La Croix'.I will add the extra attractions that you enjoyed to my list for future guests, Warm regards, Sara
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Romance and tranquility at it's best

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the farmhouse for a week-end retreat and it was just idyllic. I would totally recommend this beautiful farmhouse for it's location, tranquility, space, comfort and charm. Sara was a lovey host who made us feel very welcome indeed and the meal that was arranged for us, was just perfect. Very private and a special place to relax, unwind and get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to Michele and David for their kind comments.I'm so glad that they enjoyed their stay.
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Enchanting Le Croix

  • 4 of 5

Le Croix is, without a doubt, a magical place!

We stayed there for a week last October and the only unfortunate thing was the weather! This is a place to really enjoy in the sunshine where you can potter around the slightly shambolic but delightful garden and fall into one of the many seats dotted around, or sit on the wooden balcony, and soak up the peace and spectacular landscape. The house is a lovely eccentric mixture of the kind of creative charm that you might find in Country Living mgazine put together by a young artist and with enough personal details to make you feel 'at home' rather than in a 'holiday let'.

The countryside around is stunning with rolling fields and a great open landscape. Aubeterre is an enchanting small village nearby that caters well for visitors with cafes and restaurants. Don't miss the amazing monolithic church hewn from a single block of rock. It is spectacular!

Sara is a welcoming host who lives nearby during the letting season. She was around often enough to offer local guidance but we felt the place was our own during our stay.

My only small critism would be that it would be nice to have more books and CDs .....and maybe not have a TV, but this is a very personal view. Le Croix is a tranquil haven in which to immerse yourself in the joys of the countryside.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have just revisited this review dating back to October 2008.We now have an extensive stone balcony on the farmhouse replacing the old wooden one, a photo of which is there to be seen.I was delighted to receive this positive review of 'La Croix' (not 'Le Croix'). I have now built up a collection of DVDs/CDs but I often find my visitors like to bring a few of their own favourites and of course the comment about the TV is very personal. It is there for those visitors that enjoy it.
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
St Paul-Lizonne
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Perigueux, 45 minutes drive is the capital of the Dordogne. The medieval part of the town comes alive on Wednesdays and Sturdays when local artisans display their first-class produce, including cured meats, truffles, foie - gras and pies or 'pates de Perigueux'. La Cite, once a pivotal Gallo - Roman site of Versunna, is also worth a foray. If you walk up the hill from La Cite you'll come to the Cathedrale St. Front which proved to be a trial run for the architect Abadie who later went on to design the Sacre - Couer in Paris.

Angouleme, a cathedral city, used to be dominated by paper mills but now has a thriving tourist industry.The old town occupies a high steep sided plateau overlooking a bend in the Charente. It has many charms. Brantome, the Venice of the Perigord, is surrounded by a loop in the River Dronne. The towns pride is its Benedictine Abbey. Brantome is a must see as is St. Emillion, although a one and a half drive to the south is well worth the experience.

Other Activities: Painting,pottery,reiki


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Mar 13 2016 - Jul 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
Jul 3 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2016 - Jan 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

All towels and linen included. I ask 25% deposit and the balance transfered or sent a month before your arrival date

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Perigord Vert Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 225 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The bedroom is an extensive beamed light room of great character entered via a spiral staircase from the sitting room. The bathroom suite and wc is a screened and private area within the room. The large circular window in the gable end enjoys commanding views to the west. This a large room with a king size four poster bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming

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