A lovely Perigordian style Farmhouse, nestled on the edge of a beautiful village with a local shop and popular restaurant on the borders of the Dordogne and Lot in the Perigord Noir region. Set in 3 acres of well maintained garden with a Private Pool [heated during late Spring and early Autumn], Games Barn which includes Gym facilities. Our home offers far reaching views of the beautiful local countryside,
Having spent many family holidays in French rental properties over the years, we have tried to provide all of the things that we would look for in a home from home for families or groups of people, looking to sample the delights of the area whilst enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the picturesque property and village.
With plenty of options for outdoor or indoor dining, pool loungers for everyone and inflatables for children, we have tried to think of it all.
Considered to be one of the most attractive properties in the village with commanding views, Bataille was completely renovated in 2013.
A warm and homely welcome awaits you as soon as you turn into the tree lined driveway. A short flight of steps leads to a stone floored bright hallway leading to a well-equipped kitchen/breakfast room with everything you need to enjoy home cooking for up to 12 people. Enjoy breakfast or an evening drink on the balcony overlooking the generous gardens and far reaching views over the valley, listening to the sounds of owls and the chiming of the local church bells as you watch the deer and local wildlife. On the same floor you will find a beautifully wood floored living room, complete with TV, log burner for winter visits and seating for 10 and views over the garden.
A wooden staircase leads up to two very large double bedrooms with additional sofa bed and ample wardrobe space, sharing a bathroom with shower and WC.
Meanwhile, stairs lead down to the sanctuary of the beautifully cool and spacious master bedroom, with King-size bed, en-suite bathroom and separate shower. French doors lead to the garden.
An inner hallway with a library and doors leading to a further WC and large utility room providing useful laundry facilities.
A few steps down from the entrance hallway leads to an internal self-contained gite, with double bedroom, king size bed, en-suite shower room and kitchen/5th bedroom with sofabed.
Further dining space awaits in the beautiful and bright atrium from which double doors lead to the patio and garden, with further outside dining plus a kitchen d’ete with pizza oven, log fire, fridge and covered dining for 12, overlooking the beautiful gardens and pool.
Surrounding the un-overlooked and tranquil 12x5 meter heated pool are 10 sun loungers and umbrellas set out in spacious patio area.
The grounds are expansive with rambling roses, places for hide and seek and another barn to explore at every turn.
A large open barn houses a gym for the morning workout overlooking another large play barn, where table tennis awaits and a great venue for a party!
An outside wooden staircase leads to a large studio which provides a (6th) summer bedroom with 5 single beds for additional guests or teenagers.
A short stroll in the direction of the church bells brings you to a beautiful village where you can buy your morning baguette and croissants from the local shop and partake of a delicious meal in the acclaimed and extremely popular restaurant at lunchtimes or in the evening.
Join or watch the locals as they play pentanque on a sultry summer evening.
Food Markets and Supermarkets.
Just a five minute drive will bring you to Cazals, for an array of shops, supermarket, restaurants and attractive village square which is home to the famous Sunday market. Fresh fruit and vegetables, and local specialties such as foie gras and walnut cake are just some of the things you can enjoy.
There are dozens of museums, castles and caves to visit in the Dordogne and Lot region. Visit the 12th Century Château de Beynac, which was at one time occupied by Richard the Lionheart or stop at the impressive Jardin Marquessac, well known for its exquisite gardens.
There are hundreds of caves to explore in the area. Discover prehistoric paintings and interesting rock formations including the well renowned Gouffre de Proumeyssac, known as the “Cristal Cathedral”.
Bastide Towns and villages
Pretty villages are found at almost every turn and the beautiful bastide towns of Montpazier, Belves, Domme and Villefranche de Perigord, are all within 20-30 minutes.
A slightly longer drive will bring you to the stunning sights of Rocamadour, perched on the hillside and Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, one of the most beautiful villages in France.
Food and wine:
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants in the region, including a highly rated restaurant just yards from our home. If you’re in the mood for a walk around a local vineyard, followed by some wine tasting, visit Domaine de la Voie Blanche on the hills on the right side of Saint Cyprien.
Summer Fetes and Festivals
Every weekend there will be something to enjoy. Traditional local fetes and festivals provide amusement for the young and old as tourists and locals come together often well into the evening.
The Dordogne River has something for everyone – from tranquil boat and canoe trips to great fishing, swimming and picnic spots. Explore the riverside towns of Beynac and Roque Gageac
Outdoor activities range from canoeing, fishing, hiking and cycling to tennis, horse riding, hot air ballooning and golf.