Our south facing farmhouse dates back to the 17th century and has been fully restored whilst maintaining its original style and character. It has beautiful wooden chestnut floors in the first floor bedrooms which forms the beamed ceiling for the kitchen and living room below. We have exposed stonework on various walls with an oak staircase leading from the kitchen to the upstairs. The attractive glazed arrow slit windows are a feature of the living room which has patio doors leading to the tranquil outdoor area. There are views of meadows, garden and/or woodland from all of the farmhouse windows. This edge of woods farmhouse home has a feeling of tranquillity and seclusion with lots of relaxing space; it is in an area where you can rely on not being disturbed.
There is a well equipped kitchen which houses a large sociable table, sofa and children’s toys (if needed). The kitchen leads to an outdoor patio eating area with a large table, parasol and BBQ.
We have a new swimming pool with roman steps which is equipped with a safety cover. There are comfortable sun loungers, parasols and tables on the patio area near the pool.
Our welcome pack for your arrival includes wine, biscuits, tea and milk to allow you to begin your holiday comfortably.
You can soak up the wonderful atmosphere at Sans Souci, and relax in the perfect sanctuary of our farmhouse. If you also want to explore the area, you will be spoilt for things to do. Several of the most beautiful villages in France are within a 40min drive away including Monpazier, Limeuil and Belves. There are river boat cruises at Beynac, Roque Gageac and Bergerac. There is a forest adventure park near Sarlat. The historic capital of the Dordogne is Perigeux with its spectacular cathedral. St Emillion, the oldest wine area of the Bordeaux region is within easy reach by car. Caves at Lascaux approximately 17,300 years old with stunning and unique cave paintings are not to be missed for anyone interested. Children’s activities include the nearby aqua park, indoor and outdoor play parks, & various museums. La Bugue area has lots of family activities including amusements, aquarium, an animal park and a themed village.
The farmhouse has good level wheelchair access at the front doors which leads to the ground floor bedroom and level access shower. The ground floor beds have been purchased with disabled people in mind and the level access shower area has a higher toilet, flip down shower seat and wide basin. Of course this area is suitable for everybody, including children.
We have plenty of varied and interesting wildlife living close by. Red squirrels & birds can be seen in the garden and if you keep your eyes peeled, there are deer, hares and otters around locally.
Local amenities: The medieval village of Issigeac, about 3km from the farmhouse, with its local shops, (there are larger supermarkets within a twenty minute drive) good restaurants, and bakers. The market on Sunday mornings is well worth the short trip. Get there early as it can get very busy, but there is plenty of parking. The tourist office in Issigeac is very helpful, but we also keep a selection of brochures in the house for our guest’s information.
The tourist office has free internet which means you can use it while sat enjoying a nice glass of wine or coffee at the local cafe.