5 Bedroom Renovated Dordogne Farmhouse with Private Heated Pool, France
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- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Pet Friendly
La Maison du Pain is part of an extensively renovated farmstead nestling within the rolling Dordogne countryside in France. Set within 10 acres and home to a glorious range of flora and fauna, it is a paradise for bird watchers and nature lovers. A peaceful escape, yet with endless activities and places to visit on your doorstep and exclusive use of the site's facilities.
The property is centrally located for a wide range of holiday activities and boasts numerous onsite facilities (of which you will have exclusive use) that includes private use of the large heated swimming pool, together with its superb summer kitchen. The local town of Rouffignac St Cernin offers a good selection of amenities, including restaurants, shops and that all-important boulangerie. La Perode comprises three detached buildings and a separate pool area, with around three quarters of the land given over to natural wildflower pasture and the remainder made up of unspoilt oak and mixed forest.
5 minutes away is a world-famous grotte that is part of one of the most extensive underground systems in the region. A subterranean train takes you over 2kms into these caves, which are listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. The nearby towns of Le Bugue, Montignac and regional capital Perigueux offer comprehensive shopping and tourist attractions, whilst world-famous Bergerac and the beautiful medieval town of Sarlat are easily accessible within an enjoyable hour’s drive. Whilst offering many spectacular attractions, the wonderful Dordogne valley can be more than matched by the prehistoric Vezere river valley. Whether your interests lie in natural or cultivated gardens, shopping, golf, horse riding, hiking, river pursuits, ancient sites, churches, food (and drink) or even hot air ballooning, you are coming to the right place. One unmissable joy is canoeing (or kayaking) down either the Vezere, Dordogne or Dronne rivers - one such in the Dordogne valley passes beneath several famous chateaux including Baynac and Castelnaud, and passes through the eye-candy village of La Roche Gageac.
Bergerac 58km / Brive 60km / Limoges 117km
Nearest Train Station:
Miremont 11km / Perigueux 33km
The Maison du Pain is estimated to be at least 150-years old and after a comprehensive refurbishment now consists of five bedrooms and three modern bathrooms. The well-appointed kitchen and dining area complement a large outside BBQ and dining terrace that is partially covered from sun and rain. It is here that the original bread oven is located. The modern kitchen has a large breakfast bar, a large double-oven range cooker with five ring ceramic hob, an integrated dishwasher and is well equipped. There are five bedrooms (one single, three doubles, one triple) including a large ensuite with private ground level terrace, a spacious timber framed room with private balcony and a cosy loft room with exposed beams. There are three bathrooms (one ensuite), one with a cast iron bath and shower, and the other two with showers. The living room has a woodburner, piano, flatscreen HDTV with UK satellite channels, WiFi, DVD’s, books and games.
During your stay you will enjoy exclusive use of the private heated 12m x 6m pool, with roman steps at one end. Pool depth varies from 1m to 1.5m and for peace of mind it is fully enclosed by a norm-compliant security fence with child-proof gated access. There is a pantiled abri (shelter) within this large area that is fitted out with a summer kitchen with a top-of-the-range Weber gas BBQ with side burner. This leisure area also sports table tennis and other games facilities and there are plenty of chairs and loungers.
Conditions of Rental
A few regional delicacies and a decent bottle of the local Bergerac wine awaits your arrival. Changeover days are on Saturday. Our weekly rates include all linen and towels (excluding pool towels). A 25% deposit is required to confirm the booking, payable within 7 days, with the balance due 8 weeks before the start date of your holiday. A