Perigord family villa with heated pool - L'Ancienne Borie is a delightful, renovated farmhouse situated in a small hamlet in the Perigord Noir. This area of the Dordogne region is characterised by its lush countryside and pretty villages. The farmhouse has been renovated to a high standard and decorated throughout in warm, neutral colours, with particular emphasis placed on comfort and artistic lines. It is an ideal base for a peaceful and relaxing family holiday: you can relax by the heated pool while the children swim or play in the gardens.
You are just over a mile from the village of Tourtoirac, where you will find local shops and a restaurant, as well as some nice picnic spots along the banks of the Auvezere river. The village is famous for its thousand-year-old abbey and also for its amazing caves, which opened to the public in 2010. The larger town of Hautefort is only five miles from your villa and here you will find more restaurants serving local specialities, a baker, a butcher and a variety of shops, a supermarket and pavement cafes... there is also a small market on Wednesday mornings. Don't miss a visit to the imposing chateau and its beautiful gardens (a UNESCO world heritage site). And if your holidays aren't complete without an unusual experience, you can go hot-air ballooning here!
For days out, the world famous Lascaux caves are less than 20 miles away, and the fascinating Grottes de Villars just 28 miles. Sarlat and several famous towns and villages along the river Dordogne are within easy reach. One of France's "most beautiful villages" - St Leon sur Vezere - is not far either. If you appreciate history, chateaux, prehistoric painted caves with stunning rock formations, natural beauty, great cuisine and authentic rural France, you will find it all here in the Perigord Noir region. The only question is, will a week be long enough!
Entrance door leading into open plan living room (TV, DVD), fireplace. Dining area and kitchen. Door to garden and pool area.
Twin bedroom (0.90m) with integral shower cubicle and handbasin and garden view.
From the dining area, steps lead up to:
Double bedroom (1.6m) with ensuite shower room, handbasin and WC.
Original feature staircase leads up to large open-plan Family bedroom/sitting room. Original beamed ceiling.
Two twin beds (0.80m) at one end of the room and a double bedroom area (low 1.6m bed, no base, would not suit elderly or infirm) at the other end of the room. Between these two areas is an integral bathroom with Italian bath, WC and handbasin. Sitting area with settee, armchair, TV and DVD. Please note this large upstairs family room is entirely open-plan and room areas are separated by curtains only.
Private 10m x 5m heated swimming pool. Courtyard, garden with lawns. Original borie next to pool, lit at night
Outdoor dining, BBQ. Table tennis in covered barn, boules, ample parking.
Please note that there is a paddock adjacent to the grounds, where horses are occasionally exercised.
Tourtoirac 1.25 miles (local shops, restaurant, abbey)
Hautefort 5 miles (shops, supermarket, restaurants, bars, tennis), Lascaux caves 19 miles, Perigueux 22 miles (45 mins), St Leon sur Vezere 26 miles, Grotte de Villars 28 miles (1 hour), Sarlat 36 miles (1 hour), Brive 1 hour, Limoges 1 hr 15, Bergerac 2 hours (airport 40 miles), Atlantic coast 2.5 hours.
Sleeps 8 (6 adults and 2 children)
1 bathroom, 2 shower rooms, 3 WCs
PRIVATE HEATED 10m x 5m POOL
Reduced rates for smaller groups outside peak season: please call for details.