The lane leading to the Duckhouse at Les Praderies Bas peters out to a chemin rural (rural path) thereafter. Under the shade of a large walnut tree, it’s easy to forget that you’re only a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Le Buisson, a classic example of a small but active French community.
The cottage is about 60 metres from the owners' house with several large trees in between that add privacy. A large carpark area is shared with the owners. Entering the front door to the cottage takes you into the kitchen which features a ceramic hob, full-size electric oven, fridge, microwave & dining table. Adjacent to the kitchen is a spacious bathroom with a full-size bath and separate walk-in shower. From the kitchen 4 steps lead down to the living area and a cosy sleeping area. French doors in the living room open onto a decked patio under the boughs of a large walnut tree. Beyond that, your private garden dotted with cherry, pear and plum trees.
Le Buisson itself boasts having the best swimming beach on the Dordogne river and 'Les Grottes de Maxange' - the caves of the stars. On the main rail line from Bergerac towards Sarlat, Perigueux and beyond, it is the perfect location to explore the Dordogne and Vezere river valleys.
In town there are 3 boulangeries, a weekly market, mini-market, post-office, ATM machine and a petrol / taxi station. Le Buisson also has a tourist office and a cinema. Not forgetting the typical cafe/bar where you can watch life pass by over a good cup of coffee or glass of wine.....
Larger Supermarkets are a 10 minute drive either in the direction of Le Bugue or Siorac.