The contemporary 3 bedroom bungalow is set on the edge of a small hamlet with a magnificent view of the rolling hills of the Dordogne valley. The bungalow enjoys total privacy. The large garden with its sun-drenched patio and shaded terrace is ideal for lazy dining and relaxation. The large swimming pool faces south with garden furniture for secluded sunbathing. The property is set on gently rising ground in the midst of fields and woods at the end of a single track country lane. There is no traffic to disturb the peace. There are many woodland walks to be had from directly outside the back door. Waking up to the unspoilt sound of tranquility and to the mist swirling in the valley below is truly a delight.This area, with its wealth of breath-taking scenery, is very popular with walkers,cyclists and families. There are many river beaches lining the nearby Dordogne river ( just a ten minute drive away from the property) where you can paddle, swim, fish or canoe/kayak. This area has a huge number of visitors' attractions including castles, beautiful gardens,museums, animal sanctuaries, and quaint villages. Just 20 minutes from the house is the stunning, historical village of Rocamadour ( the second most visited site of interest in France.)
For children there are many things to do and visit, for example; a water park, 2 zoos, an aquarium,a high-ropes adventure park, mini-golf, a dinosaur park, a monkey sanctuary, reptile land etc.
Brive - Vallee de Dordogne airport 15kms/20 mins with CItyjet flights from London/Paris, Edinburgh and Dublin and Ryanair from Stansted. Limoges approx 125 km(90 mins), Ryanair, Flybe. Rodez Airport approx 141 km/2 hours ,Ryanair. Bergerac Airport approx 108 km/1 hour 40 Ryanair/Flybe. Toulouse approx 177 km/1 hour 45. Easyjet/ Jet2com/ Aer Lingus. Bordeaux airport 245 km / 2 hours 30, Easyjet. A car is essential. All airports have car hire facilities. Calais/Boulogne approx 9 hours drive. Brive railway station approx 22km where there is car hire available. Motorail too.
The hamlet is a 5 minute walk from the nearest village . 5km to the village of St Sozy (nearest baker and small supermarket, restaurants and cafes and access to Dordogne river). 10 mins drive to the town of Souillac with its large supermarkets, restaurants, bakers, markets, banks etc. 10 mins drive to the historic village of Martel, 20 mins to Rocamadour (second most visited village in France) 20 mins to nearest airport (Brive).
St Sozy (6 minutes by car) has a small supermarket, bakery, a paper shop, a gift shop and restaurants. There is a well-known restaurant just outside of St Sozy in the village of Meyronne. Martel and Souillac( 10 mins) have more comprehensive shopping facilities including large supermarkets, banks, cash points and weekly markets. Brive is the largest town and has 2 markets a week and great shopping. The food in the area is a culinary delight, it’s the heart of foie gras and truffle region, with some amazing Michelin starred restaurants in stunning settings. The area is steeped in history with its many traditional French villages, castles and towns. The famous hillside village of Rocamadour can be easily reached in 25 mins, as can the well-known town of Sarlat. The beaches of the Dordogne are just 6 mins from the villa from where you can hire a kayak/canoe to meander down the river taking in the breath-taking views. La Cave and Padriac caves make for a very interesting day out. The markets at Brive, Sarlat and Cahors are bustling. A boat trip, or for the more energetic, a day's canoeing on the Dordogne, are ideal ways to view the sights of La Roque Gageac and the Chateaux of Montfort, Beynac and Castlenaud. Family attractions include a steam train ride and Reptileland at Martel, Eagle and Monkey sanctuaries near Rocamadour and minigolf and horseriding at Souillac. Quercyland, a waterpark at Souillac 10km away, has 7 swimming pools, 3 water slides, go-kart area and paddle boats.