Our delightful French farmhouse is restored to a very high standard and is exceptionally well equipped. It is cool in summer with a large wisteria-covered outdoor dining terrace. It offers complete peace and is only a seven minute drive to the village of St Cyprien with its colourful Sunday market, boulangeries, patisseries, charcuterie et al. Gourmet restaurants, châteaux, caves, rivers, gardens, golf courses, prehistoric sites and villages are all close by.
We are ideally situated on a tranquil hillside in the central valley of the Dordogne. Our home is in 6 acres of meadow and woodland with stunning views across the central valley of the Dordogne to Chateaux Milande which is illuminated at night. The large pool (12 x 6m x 2m deep) is completely private and secluded, with beautiful vistas, furniture, parasol, and lighting under the trees and around the terrace as well as in the pool. The Roman ended pool, which had a new tile-effect liner in 2016, meets all safety requirements and will be maintained for you during your stay. The garden is partly landscaped; there is a large courtyard with table tennis and petanque, a walnut and apple orchard, a shrubbery, lavender hedges, a swing under the trees and parking for several cars.
Our light filled salon has two sets of French windows leading onto a spacious south facing terrace, a private setting, with BBQ and lighting, for outdoor dining and trying regional specialities. A perfect place to relax with a glass of wine and watch the hot air balloons float by. The salon has wicker sofas and chairs from Heals, cherrywood occasional tables, and two further windows, one with a seat for curling up with a good book, a cup of coffee and a croissant.
The salon and kitchen are both large (approx 24 x 26 and 24 x 18) and open plan with exposed beams, high ceilings and fireplaces. We like to cook so the kitchen is well equipped, with plenty of decent white china and glassware for every occasion and cooking utensils. The kitchen has a heavy wooden dining table and seats eight, a cooker, huge fridge/freezer (new 2015), washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, dishwasher and water filter. The house, which has wifi, is on three levels, the kitchen and salon are on the mid-level, with the terrace outside.
We have four bedrooms, all with views, three with their own ensuite and one with its shower room next door.
Bedroom 1: Master bedroom upstairs with double bed, dual aspect, views across the valley and of the countryside. Ensuite bath,shower , double sinks and WC.
Bedroom 2: Ground floor with king sized bed,views over the courtyard. New ensuite is being created out of an unused stone room in 2016. Large Italian shower, sink and WC.
Bedroom 3: Upstairs with twin beds, dual aspect, fabulous views across the valley and of the countryside. Ensuite shower and WC.
Bedroom 4: Mid-level with twin beds, views across the garden. Shower and WC next door.
Our home is full of light, with high ceilings and beams throughout and windows both sides with lovely views. We enjoy peace and privacy, yet are only 7 minutes from the village with restaurants and shops and less from the river with canoeing, horse riding and an air park.
In essence, ours is a superb summer home for a relaxing holiday.
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Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us
We loved the restorative effect of the views from the pool and the patio
Your fabulous home, its facilities and location made for a really memorable holiday.