Our hilltop farmhouse, for your exclusive and private use, is in a small hamlet set high up amongst fields and woods, with wonderful views and a 'big' sky.It has been lovingly restored, offering an attractive and generously equipped interior, prepared by the American owners.
The large covered, furnished balcony is a place of extraordinary relaxation
The pool has a sun deck and wonderful views.
We are very popular with couples who want a private home to unwind in, after busy marriage celebrations and/or working life. With many stairs and open areas, the property is generally not suitable for children; babies are welcome!
The nearest big villages are St. Severin and Verteillac. The surrounding countryside is full of history and offers many leisure facilities, including wonderful canoeing on the River Dronne, tennis and riding. Strolling along country lanes, with fantastic views, is recommended, two good quality bikes are also provided.
The exterior of La Croix farmhouse reflects its long history, blending well into the other few buildings in the hamlet. The large courtyard is sheltered by the ancient barn, the garden opens onto the wonderful views, pool and its sundeck.
The house is on three floors.
The double bedroom, twin bedroom and separate fully fitted bathroom. This is a conversion from the old granary and there are some low ceilings and doorways.
The large, very light well proportioned salon has a window and three glazed doors, the front door to the lane, rear door to a landing with stairs to the courtyard and doors to the large balcony room.
The kitchen has a work island with solid wood chopping board, fridge and dishwasher. The pots, pans, food processor, knives and utensils are mostly imported from America and of a very good quality and reflect the fact that the American owners love to buy the excellent local produce and cook.
The cooker has 5 burners and an electric grill inset in the gas oven.
The table comfortably seats 6 or you can eat on the sheltered furnished balcony, or down on the ancient stone table in the courtyard, or under the old walnut tree.
The large leather sofa and adjacent leather chair encourage relaxing, reading one of the many paperbacks provided, or watching the TV, which has English free channels. There is also WIFI.
The sitting end of the salon opens onto the large, furnished balcony, where meals may also be taken at the table or seated on the very comfortable futon sofa. The view from here is magnificent.
A large utility room with washing and drying machines, large sink, second fridge freezer and direct access to the courtyard, through barn type doors. Storage space for the two good quality bicycles.
Shaded parking under the balcony.
A shower and separate toilet accessed directly from the courtyard. There is a stone table and gas BBQ.
There are several parasols, cushions, chairs and sun loungers for you to arrange as you wish and further shade under the lovely huge walnut tree.
Further down the garden, past the barn, the pool and sundeck offer the chance for a cooling dip and to sunbathe and enjoy the view.
Please contact us if you require further information and extracts from the house book. You may e mail or phone and we will arrange to call you back at our expense. We will aim to provide you with a clean, bright and beautiful home for your all important holiday and we ask that you take care of this lovely old house.
Some extracts from the guest book, which will be available for you to read in full at the house:
‘Thank you for sharing your sanctuary from the stresses of the work a day world! It’s charming, comfortable, interesting and quiet.’ B and D.
‘The house has been fantastic, with such wonderful surroundings, and excellent cookware. I’m sure we’ll be back. This is undoubtedly the best house we’ve stayed at in France.’ H and C.
‘It’s a beautiful house, thoughtfully kitted out in a stunning location, with views to die for.’ P and C and baby.
‘Thank you for making our week so wonderful. The place is gorgeous and in such glorious countryside. The view from the balcony is very special and we’ve enjoyed ending days just watching the sky and its changes.’ J an J.
‘The highlight was yesterday, when we were in the pool and the swallows were swooping in for a drink and suddenly a deer ran by!’ A and A.