Bergerac holiday villa with pool - this pretty, stone-built house is the former Orangerie of an estate once owned by Dr Samuel Pozzi, the renowned surgeon and lover of Sarah Bernhardt the famous actress. With generously sized rooms, large windows and antique furnishings, this is an authentic and charming French country house just minutes from the medieval town of Bergerac.
This part of the Dordogne offers rolling hills covered in vineyards, fields of sunflowers, chateaux, spectacular caves and many quaint, fortified medieval villages (bastides) such as Monpazier, with fabulous weekly markets selling local produce, bric a brac and ceramics. The Dordogne River is nearby and canoes and kayaks can easily be hired. And of course this area boasts some of the most famous wine producing estates in the world, such as Chateau de Montbazillac down the road and St. Emilion only an hour away - you'll be spoilt for choice.
Visit Perigueux, capital of the Dordogne, which is one of the largest Medieval Renaissance towns in France and the home of foie gras. Or follow the beautiful Dordogne River valley along to Sarlat-le-Caneda and spend some time in its evocative old centre (if you're here in July or August you might catch the open-air Festival des Jeux du Theatre where all types of artists, musicians, sculptors and painters gather). Another wonderful place to visit would be the Bara Bahau caves at Le Bugue. Alternatively, for great shopping why not visit Bordeaux, just an hour and half away.
TV room (TV, DVD with film library).
Living/dining room, open fireplace French doors to terrace & garden.
Breakfast room, open fireplace, doors to garden.
Kitchen, door to garden
Double bedroom (1.60m), (TV, DVD), open fireplace, door to veranda, ensuite bathroom, WC.
Twin bedroom (0.90m), (TV, DVD), open fireplace, door to garden.
Single bedroom (0.90m), handbasin and door to driveway.
Separate bathroom (small bath), WC.
Master double bedroom (1.80m), dressing area, ensuite shower room, WC. Interconnecting door to single bedroom (suit young child or infant - single bed or cot on request).
Twin bedroom (0.90m), handbasin.
Large lawns within partially enclosed mature garden of over an acre extending into woodland, set within a 25-acre estate. Private fenced 10m x 5m swimming pool (depth 1m – 2m). Rear terrace with outdoor dining overlooking the garden and pool area. Additional covered dining area with table and chairs. Covered veranda at front of the house with table and chairs. Charcoal BBQ & gas Plancha BBQ. Ample parking. Table tennis, swings, bicycles (care with children).
Bergerac town 10 mins for supermarkets, shops, restaurants and bars. Bergerac airport 4 miles. Dordogne river 10 mins. Monpazier 25 miles, Le Bugue caves 25 miles, Perigueux 40 mins, Sarlat 45 miles, St Emilion 1 hour. Bordeaux 1 hr 30 mins. Tennis 2.5 miles. Golf, horse riding for adults & children, karting, aquapark, canoeing and hot air ballooning available locally.
6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 shower room, 3 WCs
PRIVATE 10m x 5m POOL
Included: 3 hours maid service on Wednesdays. ADSL internet. Pool towels. Telephone for local calls only.
Extras: Chef services. Additional maid service €14 per hour. Babysitting. Arrival dinner. Arrival shopping service. Private wine tours and tasting. Horse riding. Painting for children. Fencing lessons. Winter heating at €180 per week.