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Beautiful Country Home in the heart of the Dordogne

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

The luxury of space in your very own farmhouse.

Prairie House is ideal for a large family reunion, 3 couples with their children or a group of friends. Prairie house sleeps 10 people plus the posibility of 2 children in cots or we can provide up to two camp beds. There is a spacious family kitchen with a walk in larder, lovely cooking areas and all the amenities necessary to make this a real working kitchen that is also an absolute delight to the eye! There is a lovely living room with wood burner, soft couches, chairs, flat screen TV with freeview and a DVD player. On the ground floor is also an ensuite bedroom which has it's own private access to a gorgeous terrace. Lovely walk in shower and a seperate toilet. Upstairs you will find the twin bedroom which is gorgeous, a French box bed on the landing with curtains for privacy and a single bedroom too decorated in chalet style. There is the amazing 2nd double ensuite at the end of the house with a fabulous bathroom. On this floor is also a bathroom with bath, hand held shower and a toilet. The house has plenty of room to spread out! Down in the annexe is an ensuite double with four poster bed and luxury shower room, stone flagged floor and is completely private. Terraces abound outside with a huge covered one with old oak table, an open one with huge round table and seating for 10.

Just across the lawn is the incredible enclosed swimming pool.

More Details

Property Manager
Louise or David Thums
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Louise or David Thums

We came to France back in 1986 in order to work and to stay somewhere just after our marriage in the April of that year. We quite simply never went back to England. We both spoke French as I had been educated here for 4 years whilst living in Normandy with my parents and David had spent many winters in the Alps. We lived and worked all over France before falling for La Prairie in 1996. We have spent the last 20 years accomplishing what we have now and are still at it! We love what we do, love La Prairie very much and can't wait for 2017 to start although we don't finish this year until the 29th October.

Louise or David Thums purchased this house in 1996

Why Louise or David Thums chose Daglan

Why did we choose the Golden Triangle of the Dordogne? Well, because of its proximity to 1001 castles, the nearness of Daglan, La Belle Etoile in La Roque Gageac, the history, the river itself, the people, the climate, everything in short. We came across La Prairie quite by accident though. It was in 1995 when we were living about an hour away in the Lot. We came over this way because we had heard tell of its incomparable beauty. We did as we had always done and drove around the country lanes, avoiding the busy parts of the area. This led us to Le Peyruzel. Destiny? Undoubtedly. Easy? No, not at all. We loved it here although there was nothing but some ruined buildings and weeds and brambles 7ft tall. We offered a price. Accepted with joy on both parts then turned down as 'family' wanted to buy it. Fortunately for us 'family' decided against it at the very last minute and we jumped in as quick as possible and signed over the money before it could happen again. We had seen the extraordinary potential, the position of the property was unique. All was needed was hard work and we had plenty of that to give!

What makes this house unique

Perhaps the best thing about living here at La Prairie is the peace and quiet. You could be a million miles from problems that beset the rest of the world yet we are so close to noise, ferment, news and people if we choose. I find that a rare combination.

Also, there is the village of Daglan which is so beautifully maintained and so French and so welcoming.

Walking the dogs is a treat not a chore as is the gardening. Spring comes very early here too. By the end of February there are many signs that the warmer weather is returning: the Black Redstarts are nesting early, the swallows appear at last, the dandelions come out and the light changes. You can rise at 5.30 in May and be greeted by deer and rabbits and maybe, if you're lucky a shy wild boar. The air is warm already, the promise of another day of unbroken sunshine. And then there's lovely Sarlat of course, a fabulous town, so rich in culture and history that even after 30 years of living in France, I still find this town fascinating and love nothing better than having tea in one of the cafés along the side streets.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Daglan in Périgord

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom to Garden room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom to first floor bedroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom shared - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Ensuite bathroom to bedroom on ground level - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Restroom - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Double ensuite bedroom at ground floor level - 1 Large Double Bed
    Single bedroom - 1 Single Bed
    Garden room bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Box bed - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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(3 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Wow, what an amazing place. Cannot fault it

  • 5 of 5

This house exceeds expectations

The rooms are beautiful and the little quirky additions make you feel right at home.

We have been visiting the Dordogne for over 19 years and this house is in a prime position for all the beautiful sights.

We had two families and a whippet and it was just perfect

Just want to go back again to enjoy the amazing pool as we had cloudy weather for most of the week.

However we still had an amazing week and loved everything about it.

Daglan great to walk down to and great restaurants and lovely jewellery shop

I'd advise shopping in daglan or nearby supermarket as Sarlat hypermarkets too busy and expensive

Can't wait to go back again !!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So delighted you enjoyed our home. We missed meeting you very much but if you come back then we shall meet again anyway! It is such a beautiful house and we are privileged to be able to share it with lovely guests like yourselves. Thank you for coming!
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WOW WOW WOW

  • 5 of 5

truly amazing holiday, Louise and David are the the perfect hosts, the property is to die for from the oak beams to the hand made kitchen to the beautiful swimming pool and the most stunning views , accommodation is just right and the decor is bang on for the style of house, really impossible to fault the place and will be returning again and again.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfection!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at La Prairie with our family the Farmhouse where we stayed was amazing, a gorgeous house, with the most beautiful decor I have witnessed for a long time. . The ensuite bathrooms were wonderful, the beds ultra comfortable, our kitchen was to die for and the sitting room divine, outside was fabulous, a super terrace with climbing plants everywhere and the pool was perfect, there was nothing that wasn't quite marvellous, we have booked again for next year taking two houses this time, think this will be our summer holiday for years to come.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
BRIVE
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
CENAC
Nearest Ferry
630 Kilometres
CAEN
Nearest Golf
19 Kilometres
SIORAC EN PERIGORD
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
SARLAT
Nearest Motorway
28 Kilometres
SOUILLAC
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
LE PETIT PARIS ET LA CANTINE
Nearest Ski
180 Kilometres
LE LIORAN
Nearest Beach
160 Kilometres
BORDEAUX
Car: necessary

The problem with describing the area where we live is to know exactly where to start. It is so beautiful, so rich in activity, culture and that 'Je Ne Sais Quoi' that only the French possess that it makes the following task quite tricky! But I will endeavor to tell you just why you should come and visit us.

Daglan is stunning so let us start with our home village. We live 3 km up the hill from this quintessentially Perigordine village and it is here that we take the children to school, gossip at the market and occasionally indulge in a meal at the fantastic Petit Paris and La Cantine in the village square. The village was taken into hand about 7 years ago and spruced up and polished and scrubbed and neatened by the ambitious Maire who was in residence at the time. He accomplished something quite lovely and we are all proud of our village and the people in it too. The Church is very pretty especially inside, the little shop is run by a delightful couple, there are Artisan shops everywhere. It is a jewel of a village and you will see why when you come!

Our little hamlet of Le Peyruzel is gorgeous as well. No shops but a real living/working community of farmers and everyday people living here in the peaceful countryside that surrounds us. The walks we have from here are fabulous and the new bike tracks are amazing with the added luxury of having your bicycles delivered to La Prairie! The walk from La Prairie down to Daglan takes about 40 minutes.

Approximately 15 minutes from La Prairie are Domme, La Roque Gageac, Beynac, Castelnaud, the river, the castles, the gardens.....

Domme is stunning; a hilltop village that is like something out of a fairytale but then again so is La Roque with its medieval houses built into the rock. Beynac castle is awe inspiring, Monfort Castle is breathtaking. Les Jardins De Marqueyssac and Eyrignac are extraordinary. Sarlat is so stunning as to be quite overwhelming especially visited early when you have it to yourself.

Our local restaurants are delicious; Le Petit Paris in Daglan is the best place to sit outside as is the wonderful Cantine by Fabrice Le Chef. La Belle Etoile, our favorite, is the best place for a meal and the loveliest terrace anywhere. Our local Auberge serving fabulous wholesome home produced food is a must. Le The Vert is delicious for lunch, L'Eole has fantastic take away pizzas,

Then there is Rocamadour, Eagles Rock, the must see Gouffre De Padirac, the indispensable Font De Gaume...

I could go on forever but the best thing to do is to have a look at our website and it will lead you to everything you need to know........But just before I sign off and let you discover our website in peace and quiet let me talk about what there is to do for the children. We have 6 children so we know pretty much all there is to know about their dreams and hopes whilst on holiday with Mum and Dad.

For the tiny ones and young ones we have provided the sloping beach for the pool. The gate is difficult to open and there is an alarm system so you can really relax! The toy barn is what has made some parents holiday; they can spend hours in this room and you are just a few steps away from them. There are swings, log cabins and a goal for football. You can take them to a castle and they can become a Knight or a Damsel. How about walking around the gardens in Marqueyssac which is illuminated with thousands of candles every Thursday night in the summer? Go to Sarlat to watch the miming acts, the street artists. How about Eagles Rock to watch the birds of prey? Sounds boring? Would it convince you if I told you they walk on your head, over your legs, swoop down, narrowly missing your ears and the Griffon Vultures weigh 13kgs and have a wingspan of nearly 10 feet? How about the aquarium in Le Bugue? Not content with fish, the owners have provided Anacondas, Pythons, Caimans and fish you can stroke (all ages love this) and the wonders of the fish themselves, the size of the sturgeons are breathtaking and if you are lucky there will be someone in the huge tank swimming with them. And what is there for the teenagers, the budding teenagers and the young in us all to do? That age can be difficult to say the least so here are some things to consider! There is the pool, swimming in the Dordogne, horse riding, paint balling, hot air ballooning, kayaking, canoeing, tree top trekking, cycling, rock climbing, pot holing, being punted down an underground river, being lowered in a basket to an underground cave, exploring the Chateau De Castelnaud and if you are really desperate to please them there is a McDonalds in Sarlat!

So go ahead and discover our website and we hope to see you very soon.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Daglan, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer!
24 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,090
for 7 nights
£3,090
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £100
Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000

Security deposit is held with credit card details

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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