Listing type: For Rent
Property type: House
*3-Bedroom house sleeps * Private outdoor pool with garden and BBQ * Rates £350 to £900 per week depending upon season. * Car advisable – nearest amenities: 10 km * Pets welcome – just let us know! *Non-smoking
500 years old yet the house is absolutely marvelous and restored to perfection. The massive beams give you an idea of the age but the modern kitchen and furnishings bring you back to the 21st century. The views from the property are stunning especially from the pool area. The sitting room is comfortable and spacious with a satellite TV offering BBC programs. There is a DVD and CD player. The enormous open fire makes you wish it was cold enough to light it – it would seem so very warm and cozy. The house is centrally heated so it makes it perfect for late season bookings.
The modern American style fully fitted kitchen has a serving hatch through to the dining area which has the usual large dining table. The spacious bedrooms are a double and two twin-bedded rooms all with ample hanging space. There are two toilets and a very large shower room. So no need to queue! The pool is large (9.5M by 4.5M) and not overlooked and is for your sole use. There is a barbecue and a large sun terrace with table and chairs for alfresco dining. There are sun loungers for those lazy days.
This delightful gite, in 9 acres of land, 50% wooded, provides peace and tranquility in a wonderful rural setting providing views over fields and woodland. You are likely to see deer, stoats, wild boar and certainly falcons. There is a lake with lots of fish nearby and the walking in the area is fantastic.
There is an occupied chateaux almost in the garden. Very picturesque.
MAISON LANNET is located equidistant (10 kms) from the towns of Nontron and Brantome giving access to shops, restaurants, medical and other services. Nontron to the north has a range of shops, banks, post office and two large Supermarkets. Brantome to the South is referred to as the Venice of the Dordogne. A picturesque town with shops and numerous excellent restaurants.
There is Tennis in Nontron and St Pardoux and you can find Go Karting in Teyac near Javerlac, which offers an excellent track with fast machines loved by teenagers. Water sports, Fishing, Horse riding, Hiking and Golf are all activities which are available, in and around Nontron. Canoeing is a great fun day out for everyone. You can choose to start at just about any point of the Dronne River. There are several collection points where you can pick up your canoe and start your adventure. Be prepared for getting wet though, as you go through Brantôme under the bridges and over the small waterfalls. It is very safe and can be as strenuous as you want to make it. You can stop when you like leaving the canoes at a drop point where you can be taken by minibus back to where you started.
There are three leisure lakes in the area with restaurants and bars. St. Estephe – a great facility with a beach. The Grand Lac – on the road from St. Mathieu to Maeval, and St. Mathieu – follow signpost to the lake when you approach St. Mathieu. Throughout the summer months, each village has a Fete and there are often many festivals in Nontron
The whole year is mild in Aquitaine. The 2,200 sunshine hours per year make the region similar to the Mediterranean. Brantome to the South is referred to as the Venice of the Dordogne. A picturesque medieval town with shops and numerous excellent restaurants, where it is a delight to walk around the remarkable and ancient abbey founded by Charlemagne (742-814). With its soaring campanile this is one of the most elegant medieval and Renaissance buildings in the Dordogne, complete with caves used by the monks as kitchens and cellars. The town sits on a bend of the river Dronne and a stroll along the riverside is an unforgettable experience and there are also boat trips and canoes available. Loads of brilliant restaurants complete the experience – you will come back.
About 10 km down the river you come to the pretty village of Bourdeilles where there are two chateaux of different periods built on a fortified hill – a medieval fortress (13th – 14th century) and a Renaissance palace (16th) with a remarkable collection of furniture.
Aubeterre sur Dronne Its charming narrow streets wind through white stone houses and ancient buildings. Built in the shape of an amphitheatre this former stronghold is classified as one of France’s prettiest villages. The most outstanding and impressive monument in Aubeterre is the underground church of St John.
Not very far away is the town of Grottes de Villars and a short distance north of the town are the caves with some impressive stalactites and paintings more than 17,000 years old. Nearby is the Chateau de Puyguilhem in a village of the same name. It is a fascinating structure way out in the woods a Renaissance masterpiece that fell into disrepair but was carefully restored after WW2. It contains some suburb Aubasson tapestries and fine furniture and several fireplaces that are carved with exceptional beauty. And so it goes on – I just wish I had room to tell you more – come and find out for yourselves!
There is a golf course at Pillac but if you are a real professional you need to go to Perigueux about 40 kms away – a first class 18-hole course. Great for: Walking holidays, Rural/countryside pursuits, Cycling holidays or a winter sun break.
How to get there
Driving from Calais is 760kms and takes about 8 hours. (via Boulogne-Rouen-Le Mans- Poitiers- Angouleme). There are a number of alternative ferry companies, Sea France are very competitive. If you are prepared for a longer drive you can use Norfolk line to Dunkirk instead of Calais. This is about 45 kms further but you can detour through Paris if the fancy takes you.
By air to Bergerac, Brive, Limoges or Angouleme, we suggest Ryanair and they are cheap if you book ahead and other options are Easyjet to Bordeaux or Flybe to Bergerac. Rentals cars are available from a large number of companies at Bergerac airport. You can book Hertz through Ryanair and their rates are competitive. Europcar and Avis are also available.
Bergerac/Limoges – 80km
Angouleme Rail Station – 55km
Nearest Ferry Port Caen – 537km
Provisional reservations held for 7 days. A Deposit of £150 per week is required to secure your booking and the remaining balance should be paid 8 weeks before your arrival. Maps, directions and information regarding the final details of your arrival will be sent to you about 4 weeks before your holiday. Should you require any further information on ‘Ortillac” we are happy to help please telephone or e-mail Mila. Your mobile tel. no. will help us acknowledge your enquiry promptly. There is a security deposit of £200 against breakages payable on you final invoice. This will be refunded 10 days after your departure.
Tel: 01925 820891
Mobile: 0770 641 2257
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