|La Verrerie |
A traditional farmhouse with swimming pool in the Dordogne area of France.
the area . . .
Main tourist sites including Les Eyzies (Prehistory Centre), mediaeval city of Sarlat, châteaux of the Dordogne valley and cave paintings at Lascaux are all within easy reach.
Outdoor activities including canoeing on the Dordogne and Vezère rivers, swimming, cycling, walking, tennis, riding and golf are available locally.
Excellent restaurants serving regional cuisine, local markets and shops selling local specialities such as foie gras, confit de canard and truffles and the wine growing areas around Bergerac and Monbazillac all serve to make this an ideal place to relax and enjoy good food and drink. Three miles away is the village of Sainte Alvère with a bank, post office, church, baker, butcher, general store, tennis courts and weekly market. Le Bugue, a small market town, is five miles away and has most facilities including supermarket and petrol station.
the property . . .
La Verrerie is situated on the edge of a small hamlet and has a lovely view over a valley and across to distant hills. There are four other houses and a small working farm in the hamlet that is surrounded by fields and woodland ideal for country walks.
The property consists of a house, outbuildings, barn and pigeonnier set around a courtyard plus a swimming pool and garden.
The house has been restored to a high standard as a family home.
There are four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a kitchen and large sitting/dining room.
The kitchen is large and well-equipped with 5-ring gas hob, electric double oven, microwave, dish washer, double sink, fridge, freezer, central work station and washing machine. A breakfast table seats six.
The main reception room has many original features including a large stone fireplace with wood-burning stove, exposed oak beams, natural stone walls, ancient stone sink and an 'oeil de boeuf'. It is furnished with sofas, coffee table, television, video and an oak dining table seating up to ten people.
On this level is bedroom 1, which is light and airy with windows facing in three directions. It has beamed ceiling, stone walls and chestnut flooring. There are three single beds, free-standing bedroom furniture and a piano.
Up on the half landing is a door leading to bedroom 2. This also has exposed beams and chestnut flooring with a window looking onto the garden. The free-standing bedroom furniture is in natural pine and there is a king size double bed. A door leads to a spacious ensuite bathroom with WC, washbasin and large bath.
Upstairs is a small bathroom with WC, wash basin and bath.
On the lower ground floor is a large shower room with WC, bidet, wash basin, shower and second washing machine.
Adjacent to the shower room are two further bedrooms.
Bedroom 3, with a window looking onto the garden, has a tiled floor, double bed and fitted wardrobe.
Bedroom 4 has a window overlooking the valley and a french window onto the garden. It has a tiled floor, free-standing bedroom furniture, a single bed and two single bunk beds with room for a cot on request.
Linen is provided excluding swimming towels.
Outside is a recently constructed eight by five and a half metre swimming pool with a shallow end of just over one metre and a deep end of two metres. The surround is hardwood decking and pebbles and the seating area offers privacy together with stunning views. The pool is in an enclosed area of the garden reached by upper and lower gates.
The courtyard has a lawn, gardens and a gravelled ideal for outdoor dining.
Garden furniture is provided and includes sun-loungers, a barbeque and dining table and chairs with parasol.
The whole property covers approximately one acre and there is ample parking and privacy.
prices . . .
The property is available
- throughout May, June and September at £1000 per week.
- during early July at £1200 per week.
- during late July and August at £1400 per week.
booking . . .
Bookings are generally for a minimum of two weeks.
The letting period begins at 4pm on the first day and ends at 10am on the last day.
Reservations will be confirmed upon receipt of 25% of the cost of the holiday together with a completed, signed booking form. Booking form and conditions on request.
The balance must be received at least 8 weeks prior to the start of the letting period.
A breakage deposit cheque for £200 must be sent with the balance; this will be returned within 2 weeks of the end of the holiday if not required.