Les Fieux Dordogne France £475 – £975£475/week
Listing type: For Rent
Property type: Gite, Villa
Private salt water pool (unheated) with outside hot water shower adjacent to pool.
Terrace with al-fresco dining area and BBQ, and a very large, enclosed private garden laid to lawn surrounds the property – ideal for ball games! On-drive parking.
Inside you will find all the comforts of home. The villa has
Digital TV/DVD/CD player, Wi-fi, Skype, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine, Clothes dryer, Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer.
Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6, Sleeps maximum of 5,
1 x Double bed, 2 x Single Beds and a Futon.
1 Bathroom with separate WC,
Linen and towels provided. Central heating and open fireplace for cooler days and romantic nights.
For a peaceful villa vacation, situated on a quiet road, privacy and tranquility is offered at this comfortable, heated villa set in the Dordogne countryside of the Perigord Blanc. Wild deer, otters, falcons and eagles have been seen in the surrounding woodlands and meadows.
The villa is within easy walking distance to the village of Gravelle with a few shops including a bakery, butchers, bar and a small, pretty restaurant. Larger supermarkets are located in Perigueux (10km) and St Astier (7km).
Perigueux is the proud owner of the largest cathedral in south western France. The Romanesque Cathedrale St-Front was only completed in the 19th Century when the architect Paul Abadie oversaw the restoration of the building.
Around the cathedral you will find a number of winding lanes from the 15th and 16th Centuries. Follow them down to the pedestrianised Rue Limogeanne and you will discover where the locals have been doing most of their shopping since the Middle Ages.
Today it is still a major market town on Wednesdays and Saturdays when people come from all over the region to display their goods and browse for the latest bargains. The local specialties are truffles, fois gras and pies.
Nearby is the delightful medieval town of Brantome, where you will find the 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. Other nearby towns worth a visit are Bergerac with it’s beautiful old town, Les Eyzies for the caves and
Sarlat and Riberac.
Tennis, Water sports, Waterpark, Fishing. Horse Riding and Golf within 15 mins drive.
Great for: Walking holidays, Rural/Countryside pursuits, Cycling holidays.
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 notion 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 Airport – 45km
Perigueux Rail Station – 28km
Nearest Ferry Port – 530km
Not suitable for children under 5. No smoking. Refundable breakages deposit required of £200 refundable 10 days after departure. Heating £40pw additional for period Oct thru April. Changeover day – Saturday (or, if preferred, Wednesday for longer lets). Payment: £150 deposit per rental week with booking payable by bank transfer. Balance payable 8 weeks before arrival.