Very romantic and quiet, yet surrounded by innumerable worldclass sites
Franziska & Michela Thomann
- English, French, German
About Franziska & Michela Thomann
Hi! We are mother Franziska and daughter Michela Thomann. We're originally from Zurich, Switzerland, and we're fluent in english, french and german. We both live near-permanently in the Dordogne. Franziska is an acupuncturist and also does some accounting. Michela works as a tour consultant and route manager for an english hiking company in the Dordogne and the adjacent Lot region (atg-oxford.com). She is also developing a personal Lama-hiking activity 10min from the property. We're both happy to provide you with competent information about activities and sights in the region, as well as the culinary delights to indulge in.. We have a big heart for animals and will welcome you gladly with your four-legged companions.
Franziska & Michela Thomann purchased this House in 1985
Why Franziska & Michela Thomann chose Fleurac
Worldclass private swimming pool (20x45ft, up to 12ft deep), fantastic views from terrasse, pool, lounge & BBQ area. Idyllic and isolated yet centrally located in a UNESCO world heritage zone and major tourism region. Numerous prehistoric and medieval historic sites close by as well as traditional culinary delights and child-friendly attractions. Great for multi-generational and pet-friendly holidays.
What makes this House unique
The wide views from the terrasse over the valley and rolling hills is unique and soothing. Seeing as the house is oriented South-West you can enjoy magnificent sunsets from the pool area, the terrasse and also the BBQ area. Our grazing sheep in the adjacent fields add to the idyllic feel. With no neighbors close by, the extraordinarily big private swimming pool (20x34ft and up to 12ft deep) and its surrounding sunbathing area invite you to swim, play and relax at your leisure.
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Rauchen ist im oberen Stockwerk verboten.
ein Paradies für Vierbeiner.
Es liegen viele Spielsachen für die Kinder bereit.
Minimum age of primary renter:20
* Die Mindestmietdauer ist 1 Woche. * The minimum rental period is 1 week.
* Es können nur ganze Wochen gemietet werden, jeweils Samstag bis Samstag. * Only entire weeks can be rentetd, and only from saturday to saturday.
* Die Gebühr pro Vierbeiner beträgt 15 Euro pro Woche. * Pets cost 15 Euros per week per pet. * Les animaux d'accompagnement coutent 15 € par semaine
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
A really lovely welcoming French farm house just right for a truly relaxing holiday.
We had a wonderful relaxing 2 weeks in this lovely farm house with the garden. The swimming pool had beautiful water that was a treat to swim in every day. There was plenty to do right on our doorstep so we had a great mixture of seeing the sights and enjoying the lovely pool,garden and terrace the rest of the day.
Thank you for a lovely stay.
Wonderful property! most stunning tranquil location.
Just returned after 3 weeks of total bliss in the most peaceful location. Our party consisted of 2 adults, 4 children (aged 1 to 18 years ) and one dog.
The property is perfectly located with caves, castles etc within 30min drive.
We tended to go to a local village (le bugue) which is about 15 min drive away and has a good size intermarche but also a leader price, aldi and lidl amongst other shops. The owner, Franziska, put together a folder with contact details of local services and a full list of weekly Markets in the area which was very handy. There was also another folder with lots of leaflets about attractions in the dordogne. Franziska is very helpful and speaks perfect english.
Laudinie is a traditional, french, rustic farmhouse at its best. A gate leads to the charming enclosed court yard and the large garden is also fully fenced in with plenty of shaded spots which was perfect for our dog.The kitchen is entered via the courtyard, full of character and equipt with everything you would need. To the right of the kitchen is the big family bathroom and to the left is the lounge with a door leading to the big terrace which has stunning views and steps to the massive swimming pool. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs and 1 bedroom accessed via the courtyard. The beds are really comfortable and to my wifes delight came with proper duvets and not just your usual "paper sheets". The house has Wifi and a big flat screen TV with french, german and also plenty of english channels including cbbc and cbeebies. Thanks to the perfect layout our teenagers could enjoy the pool, our little one could get a rest from the sun watching the tubbies, playing with the available trainset or Lego, and my wife and I could relax on the terrace keeping an eye on all of them at the same time. It is also worth staying up that little bit longer to enjoy the night sky with its thousands of stars and listening to the owls.
If you are looking for a super clean, traditional, beautiful farmhouse in the most peaceful location than Laudinie is the place for you. We will definately be returning.
We stayed here with a group of 8 friends, and had a great time. The property was clean and very private, with only nature surrounding it. The view is simply amazing, especially when the sun goes down. The house is very much equipped to stay in it: a barbecue, a large and deep swimming pool, a lot of cooking equipment... This is the perfect place to cook an extensive meal and enjoy your French wine!
However, Laudinie was also well-situated to visit the many wonderful sights the Dordogne has to offer: castles (Castelnaud, Milandes...), gardens (candlelit Marqueyssac), prehistoric caves & parcs, canoe & kayak, Perigueux - not to mention countless charming small villages with historic streets, good restaurants and food markets.
A small downside is the fact that there's only one bathroom and one toilet, and these are both in the same room (which is not always practical with 8 people). Additionally, there's no hallway upstairs, which means that one bedroom is not fully private as people have to walk through it to access their rooms. This is minor though - only small things compared to the beauty and cleanliness of the rest of the house.
As for the owner, she was very organised and available for help. She also responded very quickly to enquiries beforehand.
In summary, very much recommended!
Es freut mich immer sehr wenn meine Gäste so zufrieden sind und ihre Ferien in "Laudinie" geniessen können. Natürlich ist ein Badezimmer für 8 Personen wenig aber dies steht auch so im Inserat. Es waren schon öfters Gruppen mit so vielen Personen in "Laudinie" und bis anhin war dies nie ein Problem. Aber für die nächste Saison ist ein weiteres Badezimmer in Planung. Das Durchgangszimmer im oberen Stockwerk muss man nur durchqueren wenn man in das hintere Zimmer möchte welches dann wiedrum eine eigene Türe hat. Das Haus bietet enorm viele Möglichkeiten um sich zurück zu ziehen. Auch im Aussenbereich hat man die Wahl zwischen Innenhof, Terrasse, Poolbereich, Garten und Grill-Lounge. Somit hat man auch bei so vielen Personen immer die Möglichkeit ein ruhiges Plätzlein zu finden.
Fantastic Place. 110% recomended!
Fabulous family fun in jaw dropping location
Every year it is a challenge to find a suitable spot for our family holiday. With 3 kids, their grandparents, and our two lovely labs, finding a place where everyones needs are fulfilled and nobody gets bored can be tricky to say the least.
Laudinie gave us the space to do just that. The adults had a magnificent time exploring the prehistoric caves and historical sights that are close by, not to mention the amazing local cuisine. If you like wine and cheese your heading to the right place believe me, the food and craft markets in the charming local towns are simply amazing.
The kids went wild for the sports on offer in the region. Not a single complaint of boredom (unheard of from my lot) for the whole holiday. In the end though, the house is the real attraction. The jaw dropping views, the friendly old horses, the open fire, the fact that you cant see a trace of civilisation apart from a cow farmer on the opposite side of the valley. All in all, pure magic. Imagine the kids going wild in the pool, my parents relaxing on the balcony or in the garden with a glass of wine and their books, and my wife and I floating between them and the kitchen (or more often the outside barbeque). It was a truly blissful time. I can not recommend it more highly.
Merveilleux séjour. Une tranquillité absolue et une vue imprenable
Nous sommes allés en Dordogne pour y chercher du calme, de la verdure et du repos. Et nous avons été servis! La maison est sur une colline, entourée de forêts et de champs avec une vue magnifique. Il est fréquent de voir des animaux, notamment des lapins, autour de la maison et dans les champs alentours. La maison en elle-même est très agréable, tout en pierre et poutres apparentes. Un point a noté cependant est le fait qu’une des chambres doit être traversée pour accéder à une autre et est de ce fait pas tout à fait intime. Cela ne nous a pas gêné personnellement car nous étions en famille. Le jardin est très beau et très zen et la piscine grande et profonde. La propriété est comme coupée du monde mais est en réalité proche de beaucoup de sites à découvrir absolument. Quelle belle région! Je recommande donc vivement cette endroit magique et y retournerai avec grand plaisir !
The domain 'Laudinie' lies in the heart of the Périgord Noir. The 19th century renovated farm is located in the small commune of Fleurac.
Although privately located, the house is centrally situated amidst innumerable attractions and outdoor activities of the Dordogne.
The Dordogne is most famous for its worldclass medieval castles (Chateau Castelnaud / Beynac / Milandes / Marqueyssac), medieval towns (Sarlat, with the highest density of historical monuments in France! / Domme / La Roc Gageac / Perigueux) and prehistoric sites (Font de Gaume / Lascaux / Roc St.Christophe).
Within 10min of the property you can also indulge in numerous outdoor activities such as canoeing, golfing, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, climbing, water and adventure parks etc.
To discover :
Every day of the week a traditional street market is taking place in another romantic medieval town close by. A great opportunity to taste the regional delicacies - a highlight for all gourmets!
Various large and small wineries invite you to taste their produce. Discover the famous wine regions of Bergerac, Monbazillac, Cahors, and Bordeaux and live 'like God in France'.
The region is known the world over for its wealth in prehistoric caves with up to 17,000 years old polychrome works of art (Lascaux 30min, Font de Gaume 10min, Grotte de Rouffignac 10 min), as well as geologically unique stalactite and stalagmite caves (Grotte Grand Roc 10min, Gouffre de Proumeyssac 20min, Gouffre Padirac 1hour).
The village 'Les Eyzies' (10 min) is home to the National Museum of Prehistory and the international exposure and information center 'Pole International de la Prehistoire'.
The medieval castles of 'Chateau Castlenaud' and 'Chateau Beynac' (conquered by Richard the Lionheart) have played crucial roles in the french/english Hundred Years War in the 14th century. Both provide unforgettable visits and great insights into europe's medieval history through museums and fantastic architecture. The 'Chateau des Milandes' and 'Chateau Marqueyssac' are also great highlights that shouldn't be missed.
A large network of hiking trails lead through the whole region. Along wild creeks, through endless chestnut and oak forests, past impressive rock formations and stunning natural landscapes. The property owner's daughter Michela is a professional tour guide and will gladly provide you with options!
There are also seven golf courses in the region, four 9-hole and three 18-hole.
The Dordogne lets children's hearts beat faster, too. The world of dinosaurs and stone age man is approached in creative and interactive ways (e.g. 'Prehisto Park', 'Roc de Cazelle', or the 'Parc du Bournat'). Europe's largest privately owned freshwater aquarium is only 15 km away ('Aquarium du Perigord Noir').
It also has a go-karting park, mini-golf and a fun park with water slides, pony rides, railway etc ('Jacquou Parc'). In addition, there's horse riding and canoeing a stone's throw away.
The ideal holiday region for families with various generations - through the wide range of excursions all ages will find suitable thrills!
Through the farm's central location you will find a lot of places of interest in the vicinity. The Dordogne is world famous for its caves and grottoes (e.g. Lascaux) and its unique arsenal of prehistoric relics and cave paintings (e.g. Font de Gaume).
You can glide down the picturesque rivers 'Vézère' or 'Dordogne' by canoe/kayak, past impressive medieval castles and rock formations.
Over a dozen castles can be visited within 30min drive, some offering additional attractions such as sculpted gardens, a Via Ferrata, medieval games, archeological explorations, etc.
There are two horseriding stables within 10min drive, offering rides for beginners and advanced riders.
Any day of the week you will find an idyllic village with a colorful street market offering local delicacies within a 30min drive.