Dordogne period town house with heated pool - In a central location at the heart of the quaint town of Riberac, this 18th century former Mayor's residence is a veritable oasis just steps away from shops, restaurants and market. Within a few minutes' drive is the sandy beach of Lake Jemaye offering a range of water sports, whilst horse riding, canoeing, tennis, fishing and cycling are all available locally along the river Dronne.
Furnished with a tasteful combination of antiques and period furniture, this imposing town house has a relaxing atmosphere with bright, individually appointed rooms. The enclosed garden is safe and fun for children to explore and the large games room is well equipped to keep them happy, whilst the adults relax or sunbathe on the pool terrace. In this charming setting you can fully immerse yourself in the typical lifestyle of a French country town' everything from morning croissants and coffee to a lovely evening meal are just a pleasant stroll away.
The Perigord region is renowned for its lovely vine-clad valleys crisscrossed by countless rivers, excellent wine, fois gras and truffles. Riberac itself is a beautiful place to stay, not only for its historic buildings and fountains but also for its lively atmosphere all-year-round. Food-lovers will enjoy food fairs and festivals organised in the town during the summer months, to sample the excellent wines, fois gras, truffles and delicious Perigord Noir ham produced in the region. Antique fairs, music concerts and firework displays are also an appealing attraction. Only a short drive from Riberac is Brantome, often referred to as the 'Venice of the Dordogne', which boasts a stunning church cut into the mountain side, a glass blowing factory and romantic riverside walks. Another gem of the Perigord region is the medieval town of Sarlat, whose cobbled streets and narrow alleyways crammed with shops, ancient houses and restaurants are certainly worth a visit. Chateaux, prehistoric caves and ornamental gardens abound in this region and greatly contribute to the well-deserved fame of Dordogne.
A perfect house right in the heart of the lovely small town of Riberac with a twice-weekly market, four restaurants and just moments away is gorgeous countryside. Just park the car and relax, everything is on your doorstep or within the house itself. It's a generous sized house with large bathrooms and two different outdoor dining areas as well as a games room, heated pool and pretty rose filled garden.
Living room, fireplace, piano.
Kitchen/breakfast room, French doors.
TV room (TV), fireplace.
Study, door to courtyard.
Stairs to mezzanine level:
Curved stairs to:
Double/twin bedroom (1.80m or 2 x 0.90m) interconnected with
Double/twin bedroom (1.80m or 2 x 0.90m).
Separate bathroom (step down and low height ceiling) large corner bath tub, WC.
Stairs to first floor:
Twin bedroom (2 x 0.90m), ensuite shower room, large walk-in shower, WC.
Double bedroom (1.80m), ensuite bathroom, shower cubicle, WC.
Master double bedroom (2m), ensuite bathroom, large walk-in shower, WC.
Enclosed walled garden planted with roses, palm and mature trees and box hedging. Feature fountain. Large games room (table tennis, football table, darts, fridge). 10m x 5m heated pool (depth: 1.40m, Roman steps) accessed via courtyard and steps, not visible from the house. Gazebo. Dining terrace with awning, outdoor dining facilities, charcoal BBQ. Parking for 3 cars.
Please note: the nearby church bells ring a single strike every half-an-hour only from 7am to 7pm - this is fairly unobtrusive and adds to the charm and authenticity of a stay here in the heart of Riberac.
Included: Pool heating. WiFi internet. Pool towels.
Extras: Maid service €15 per hour (to be paid locally). Babysitting service €15 per hour. Winter heating €175 per week. Bergerac airport transfers €100. Cookery classes on request.
About The Location
- In the centre of Riberac
- Perigueux 16km
- Brantome 29km
- Bergerac airport 56km
- Brive airport 97km
- Bordeaux airport 121km
- Shops | restaurants walking distance
- 9 hole golf course
- Tennis hire locally
- Cycle hire locally
- Canoeing locally
- Horse riding locally
- Fishing locally
- Lake Jemaye 16km
- Water park 20 minutes
- Glass blowing factory (Brantome) 29km