Town Mansion With Private Pool And Garden, Riberac, Dordogne
Peaceful And Secluded Mansion, Yet At The Centre Of This Busy Little Town
Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms)
If your dream holiday house in France is one within easy walking distance of the boulangerie yet a haven of peace, then this imposing 18th century mansion, situated in the centre of the little town of Riberac, is for you. The walled garden is safe for children and the proximity to local entertainment means you do not have to run a teenage taxi service or take turns to drive at night, giving you the makings of real fun and relaxation for all. The main entrance is through double front doors into a large chandelier-lit, tiled hall with the main reception rooms to right and left. Through the back there is a courtyard, and beyond this is the heated pool and a long terrace with electric awning. From this the garden creeps up a small hillside giving superb views over the town and countryside providing glorious tranquillity for adults and a safe adventure playground for the young. By contrast the Friday market and main square, with restaurants and bars, and the high street are all a short walk
Bedroom 1 (super king size) + en suite bathroom
Bedroom 2 (king size) + en suite bathroom
Bedroom 3 (2 x 1m) + en suite shower room
Bedroom 4 (2 x 90cms or super king size) + shared bathroom
Bedroom 5 (2 x 90cms or super king size) + shared bathroom
En suite bathrooms for bedrooms 1 and 2
En suite shower room for bedroom 3
Bedrooms 4 and 5 share a bathroom
Ground floor has another shower room and also a separate WC
The kitchen is electric, with double sink, American fridge, fridge, deepfreeze, dishwasher and microwave. The kitchen table seats 10-12 for informal meals when you don’t want to use the very elegant, traditionally-furnished dining room next door.
The utility room has a washing machine, tumble drier, iron and ironing board.
There is a TV room with a 127cm screen and free sat. In addition to this, the grand salon has ample seating for 10, and the study provides a quiet environment for those who want to/have to work. There is wi-fi throughout and an iPod station in the salon.
At the end of the courtyard is a very large barn converted into a games room with table tennis, darts and table football. As well as the kitchen and dining room, there are also two areas for dining al fresco.
All linen including pool towels is supplied and changed weekly. Cleaning is included on the Saturday of a two week booking. More can be arranged at extra charge paid locally (20 euros per hour). Cooking can be arranged for meals/days/weeks.
Barbecue, Pool Heating, Private Pool, Parking, Garden.
Dishwasher, Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Tumble Dryer, Washing Machine.
Central Heating, Cot, High Chair, Internet Access, Satellite.
The private pool is heated and measures 10m x 5m x 1.40m.
There are 2 areas for dining outside, both seating 10-12 people.
The Courtyard provides parking for about 5 cars, accessible via electric gates to the left of the main entrance to the house.
Important notes on accommodation
The house has been newly decorated thoughout and furnished with an eye to comfort and convenience.
Three bedrooms have views over the courtyard and surrounding outbuildings.
The garden with the pool is walled and secluded.
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|1 September 2013 - 31 October 2013||£ 2500.00||7|
|1 November 2013 - 22 December 2013||£ 2000.00||7|
|23 December 2013 - 4 January 2014||£ 2500.00||7|
|4 January 2014 - 29 March 2014||£ 2000.00||7|
|29 March 2014 - 3 May 2014||£ 2500.00||-|
|3 May 2014 - 28 June 2014||£ 2950.00||-|
|28 June 2014 - 30 August 2014||£ 32500.00||-|
|30 August 2014 - 25 October 2014||£ 2500.00||-|
|25 October 2014 - 20 December 2014||£ 2000.00||-|
Changeover day is Saturday. Clients are asked to leave by 10 am and can arrive from 4pm.
Bookings are confirmed on receipt of a 20% deposit. The balance plus a refundable deposit against damage of £500 is due 8 weeks before the rental period commences.
The rental period begins at 4pm on day one (Saturday) and finishes at 10am on the final day.
Dates over the Christmas and New Year period are negotiable.
Mansion in Riberac, Dordogne, Aquitaine / Dordogne, France
About the area
There are several 9-hole golf courses within 20 minutesand an 18 hole golf course at Perigueux, 50 minutes away.
How to get there
The nearest airports are Bergerac serviced by Ryanair and Flybe (1 hour) and Bordeaux by Easyjet (90 minutes). The nearest Eurostar station is Angouleme via Paris or Lille (1hour). Car hire is easily available from all three. If travelling by car from the UK, the approximate driving time from Calais is 9 hours.
Perigueux the principal town in the area is 50 minutes away and Brantome, the Venice of The Perigord, equi-distant, and both worth a visit for their history and ancient buildings. If pre-history is your passion the ancient cave paintings and carvings at Les- Eyzies-de-Tayac are not much further on. Lascaux itself, the most famous of them all, is only 2 hours away and easy on French roads.
Riberac is famous for its extensive Friday market and there is a farmers market on Tuesdays. In October walnuts are for sale and in winter months and there are special markets for the sale of foie gras and truffles. On the sporting front, in Riberac itself you can book tennis courts by the hour or by the week and there are bicycles for hire. There is also canoeing and riding. There are several 9 hole golf courses within 20 minutes and 18 holes at Perigueux. In the unlikely event that you tire of the private pool, Riberac has a large open air one complete with diving boards and a special area for children. There is also the riverside ‘beach’ at the beautiful village of Aubeterre. For the culturally inclined there is a little cinema and in summer, a short walk from the house, wonderful concerts in the deconsecrated 12th century romanesque church, Collegiale-Notre-Dame de Riberac. In July Riberac hosts a 4-day pop concert of more than local repute and throughout the summer there are antique markets, food fairs and festivals (some with major firework displays) all around the region. The whole area is famed for food and drink and tastings and tours abound.
There are five restaurants within walking distance and others in Verteillac, Bertric Buree, Lusignac and the middle of nowhere just ten minutes away by car. Cooking is rustic... French…., international…, fish……Chinese……Thai…….you can take your choice. The wine of the area needs no introduction. Bordeaux, Graves, Sauternes , Medoc and many more. Pineau de Charentes a fortified white wine is the local aperitif of choice – also delicious over melon!
If you want to do a major shop in one go, there are two large supermarkets a short drive away.
Send an enquiry to the owner for booking or further information
Property Ref FR11101
(UNITED KINGDOM) +44 02073731002
Languages spoken: English, French, German.
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