Our house is a very easy 25 minute drive from Bergerac airport. It is completely self-contained.
You’ll love our place because of it's charming character, the ambiance, the calm, the outdoors space, and the light. There is freedom to roam and relax.
Though in the country, it is close to beautiful towns such as Sarlat & Perigeux and a myriad of ancient bastide towns and villages.
A fabulous family retreat!
We have a cot, a high chair and baby-changing mat for an infant.
Every person who has visited our house have used the same word. They look out, around; they look in, up and own, sigh, smile and say - tranquil!
The house is situated in about a hectare of land (2-3 acres) which has two small woods. You are free to wander, set up picnics or an evening meal anywhere you want. We have lots of garden furniture. tables and parasols, all free to use.
The umbrella-shaped oak tree is a delight to sit and sip cold drinks beneath when the temperature is over 30 Celsius.
The house inside is full of character, comfortable, with most modern amenities.
There is a log fire which we use to blaze up in winter.
Arrival Times for Guests - after 16.00 please
Departure Times for Guests - before 10.00 please
To ensure availability, please request the use of a high-chair and/or cot as well as the two small floor mattresses at the time of booking.
We live in the whole building when we are alone or have our own friends around, but for paying guests we divide the house into two completely self-contained properties.
Our paying guests thus have the benefit of the older, more characterful part of the building, with the old enclosed terrace and the south-facing shaded vine arbour for your sole use.
Two washing machines are available in the attached garage.
Many people use the large washing machines outside the medium/large supermarkets which are becoming very common in France now. They put the washing/drying in the machines and then do the weekly shop while the washing is being done. Filling stations are usually on-site too, which is all very handy so you can do three jobs in one place.
The nearest are:
Netto in Miramont de Guyenne
Intermarche in St Pardoux d'Issaac
(all part of the same town really)
Interakcija s gostima
We are available most of the time and will leave our guests completely alone for their holiday.
If anything is unavailable or can't be found, please ask - it may be next door!
We have a few chickens so fresh eggs may be available - it depends on the hens and how many eggs are left!
The main thing to note, which affects most country-dwellers and is a surprise for those that live in towns, is that only certain things can go down the loo - this means no bleach and no nappy or face wipes.
The other main thing, and affects those used to 70Mb fibre broadband - the internet maxxes out at 2.3Mb download. :-(
Upload is much worse. So large video uploads and downloads will take ages. Enjoy the sun and scenery while you wait.... (Most country properties are like this in France unless they have internet satellite, but this system is next to useless for video calls because of the long lags)
We have an old inherited cat that lives with us. She resides in the part of the house where we live, she does not enter the main house.
We also have chickens, please be aware that the coq will 'sing' around dawn. He is a handsome coq and looks after his girls, but will call to the farmers coqs. His girls are funny, altogether we have five chickens (at the moment)
Depart before 10:00
Arrive after 14:00
Smoking IS FORBIDDEN IN THE HOUSE
Absolutely nothing must be put down the toilet except loo paper.
No fat can be poured down the sink.
Please respect our house and its contents, it is our home and we have made it comfortable for everyone to enjoy.
Only the number of people who have booked are able to stay at the property. The house is only suitable for six adults and no extra guests can stay at the property. Please let me know immediately if you are expecting guests. The house and area must remain calm and tranquil at all times.