House in Thonac, Sarlat, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - Peaceful Country Setting, Close To Local Amenities, All Major Attractions A Short Drive Away
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About David Poole
We have been taking our family holidays in the Perigord Noir since 2005. Back in 2012 we decided that the time was right to buy our own place, and thus began a two-year search for the perfect holiday house based on all the knowledge we acquired during that time. As soon as we saw Le Chause Haut we knew that this was the house for us, as it was in the perfect location for a holiday in the Dordogne. Our experiences have also allowed us to equip and furnish the house to the standards you would expect to make your stay both comfortable and memorable. We are sure that once you have seen this part of the Dordogne for yourselves, like us, you will want to return again and again.
David Poole purchased this House in 2014
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Peaceful and relaxing
This is a lovely property in great surroundings. Highly recommended.
Lovely stay in beautiful surroundings
We had a lovely holiday in the Vezere valley. There are lots of things to do in the area and Dave and Lori provided lots of great advice on days out and places to eat. We enjoyed a day canoeing on the Vezere, visiting the chateau at Castelnaud, the Marqueyssac gardens and the caves at Rouffignac, which the children liked because of the train that takes you down into the cave.
We also enjoyed spending time at the house, which was really well equipped. The gardens are particularly lovely and there are several different seating areas to enjoy the views from. We all loved the swimming pool and there are inflatables and toys for the children to play with. We also made use of the badminton racquets and the table tennis table so there was lots there to keep the children entertained.
We had a great holiday and would definitely recommend a stay at Le Chause Haut.
Great house in the Vezere valley
A well appointed and comfortable house to stay in for 2 weeks. Good showers, kitchen etc, and very good internet connection. Lots of sitting places around the outside of the house depending on the time of day and the temperature, so always easy to find some shade and cool. But the pool steals the show! A good size and depth, it is in an elevated position that affords amazing views across the valley.
Nothing is too far away, and there are lots of things to do in the area, though we did drive over to near Rodez, 3 hours each away, to see a stage of the Tour de France. If you don'tnt mind a few hills, it's a great place to cycle!
Dave and Lori are on hand and very friendly when you need them or just to ask for advice about different places to go to/shop.
Fantastic property in awesome location
This house gives the impression of being quite small but it really isn’t. There was plenty of space for a family of three generations. The outside space is beautiful - the views across the fields are absolutely stunning.
The house is very well equipped with everything that you could need. The owners live next door and are on hand if you need them but don’t intrude on your holiday.
Perfect in every way
An idyllic holiday spot with everything you would need. The house is homely and comfortable, and bigger than it looks from the outside. Dave and Lorraine were the perfect owners, they were very friendly and available if ever we needed them. The location of the property is perfect with lots to do in the surrounding area. The views are breathtaking, especially from the pool area. We would not hesitate to stay here again.
Rural Tranquility in the Vézère Valley.
It’s hard to choose which superlatives to use to describe this property.
Rural it is, tranquil as well.
You could add magical, since sitting on the bench looking down the valley at dawn with a coffee is the most magical way to start the day - especially as the morning sun catches the Château Belcayre accross the river to the west.
Add to the mix, the kindness and generosity of David and Lorraine, and you wouldn’t wish to be in any other place on earth.
There’s a certain timeless quality to this area. You can’t miss the evidence of the earliest inhabitants - They’ve left their marks, quite literally, in cave paintings as well as carved-out dwellings in the honey-coloured limestone cliffs along the river.
Enough of inadequate descriptions- just book a holiday here and discover the area for yourselves!
Le Chause Haut is easily accessible by the following means.
By air -
Brive Airport : 45 mins
Bergerac Airport : 60 mins
Limoges Airport : 80 mins
Bordeaux Airport : 120 mins
By car -
From Caen : 6 hours
Fom Cherbourg : 7 hours
From Calais : 7 hours
From Saint-Malo : 6 hours
By train :
Nearest Station - Les Eyzies : 20 mins
A car is recommended
Approx distances to -
Thonac - 1.5km (shop, restaurant/bar)
Montignac - 8 km (Supermarket and petrol, cafés, restaurants, boulangeries, Post Office, banks, pharmacies, tickets for Lascaux cave)
Les Eyzies - 20 km Centre of European pre-history & numerous sites of interest
Sarlat - 20 km One of the most attractive and most visited medieval towns in France. Sarlat has more listed buildings per square metre than any other town in Europe
Périgueux - 45 km - Capital of the Dordogne
The "Golden Triangle" contains several of the must-see tourist attractions in the whole of France, and they are all within an hour-or-so's drive of the house - some are right on your doorstep!
The River Vézère is a few meters from the end of the drive, and you can hire canoes from Thonac, just a 10 minute walk from the house.
There are riding stables at Sergeac, just a 15 minute walk from the house.
Montignac is a ten minute drive to the north, and the troglodyte fortress of La Roque Saint-Christophe a ten minute drive to the south.
The Dordogne Valley with its medieval castles and beautiful villages is only a half hour drive away.