Private Swimming Pool Beautiful Gardens Stunning Views, 5 Minutes From Local Town with sandy beach
Spacious House With Period Features; A Rural Haven Where You Can Relax In Private
Sleeps 8 + 1 Cot (4 Bedrooms)
Lionheart House has large living areas and exterior terraces. It is designed for alfresco living, with two outdoor dining areas, outdoor sitting room, BBQ area, swing seat, sun loungers There is also a pergolas for shade covered with wisteria and the garden has vines and fruit trees. A large loggia provides more shade and there is also a private swimming pool, and table tennis. The house is characterful with wooden beams, high ceilings, flagstone floors and antique furniture. All modern conveniences have been installed into the house, with a fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, washing machine etc. In the lounge there are comfortable sofas with Sky satellite TV with free view channels. There are DVD and CD players, an ipod dock and a large collection of books and films and table football. There is a local lake beach 5 km away and there are many cycle and walking routes. This is Richard the Lionheart counrty with many chateaux and beautiful small towns to visit.
Flexible arrnagements for your party:
Bedroom 1 with double bed, fitted wardrobe, dressing table ,chairs i pod dock and en-suite.
Bedroom 2 with double bed and fitted wardrobe.
Bedroom 3 twin bedroom with wardrobe
Bedroom 4 Twin bedroom with wardro
The large main bathroom has a cast iron bath, separate shower, washbasin and WC.
The en-suite shower room has shower, washbasin and WC.
Downstairs cloakroom with WC and wash basin.
The kitchen has a gas oven and hob, microwave and electric oven, kettle, coffee machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and extra drinks fridge. There is also a large kitchen table and sofa. The crockery is stored in a large antique French armoire.
This is in the downstairs cloakroom with automatic washing machine.
The main living room runs the length of the house with large windows at each end and a door to the loggia. One end has a fireplace with comfortable sofas, chairs and TV. The other end of the room has exposed stonework, bookshelves and a dining table.
The property is spacious and all the rooms have high ceilings. The bedrooms all have comfortable beds and antique furniture as well as fitted wardrobes. The original carved staircase gives the house charm. Fully renovated for comfort. Beautiful decor.
Bed linen, hand and bath towels are provided. However you will need your own swimming towels.
Barbecue, Private Pool, Parking, Garden.
Dishwasher, Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Washing Machine.
Cot, Room Fans, Satellite, TV.
This house is designed for the sun and is a peaceful private place for you to relax. It has restored stone walls and set into the apex of the roof, a statue of St Joseph presides over the garden.
The house is surrounded by walled gardens with swimming pool and stunning views over the surrounding countryside.
There is a pergola for shade, covered with wisteria. A large loggia provides more shade running the length of one side of the property, with dining table, seating area, electric lights, and views. Other facilities include table tennis, hammocks BBQ area. There are several outdoor dining areas and an outdoor sitting room with comfortable rattan sofas and armchairs.
There is a swing seat, sun loungers and hammocks are provided under the trees. You can pick the figs, plums. peaches and grapes from the garden trees and vines.
The gardens are beautiful and the series of balustrades, terraces and statues have been nicknamed by a local as "Petite Versailles".
Important notes on accommodation
Lionheart house is a private rural haven where you can relax and enjoy the sun. It is set in the rolling hills of the Dordogne with beautiful rivers, forests and chateaux.It is 5 km from the local town of Thivers with all amenities; supermarkets, tennis,shops, restaurants etc and a lake with sandy beach
There are many facilities to make a great holiday; private pool, table tennis, table football, boules, satellite TV , libraries of books and DVD's and board games
The gardens are special. You can breakfast in the sun, lunch alfresco and listen to the owls by candle light at night. You can enjoy all modern conveniences whilst going back to the past for peace and tranquility in this converted presbytery with its own statue of St Joseph.
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|1 May 2014 - 30 June 2014||£ 495.00||-|
|13 July 2014 - 31 August 2014||£ 995.00||-|
|1 September 2014 - 21 September 2014||£ 495.00||-|
Notes on prices
These prices are for up 8 people We also offer special deals for couples and smaller groups Please contact us for any special requirements
Flexible changeovers. Please contact owner for more details.
Please contact owner for details. Deposit due when booking is made and balance due 2 months before departure. Keys are posted to your home address.
Country House in Thiviers, Aquitaine - Dordogne, France
About the area
Lake for swimming with white sandy beach 5 kilometres away with free entrance, on site cafe, children's playgrounds etc. Many opportunities for walking, cycling and canoeing in the local area.
Richard the Lionheart country with many chateaux.
How to get there
Nearest airport is Limoges, 60 mins drive away. Bergerac is also a similar distance. Driving distance from channel ports is about 9 hours and mostly motorway except for the last hour. The use of a car is essential for this property.
There is a railway station in Thiviers.
The nearest town is Thiviers which is 5km away. The town has 3 supermarkets, many small shops and twice weekly markets. Perigueux is 30 mins away by car with hypermarkets and all big city facilities.
There is a large outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts in Thiviers town, a 5 minutes drive away. Seven minutes from Pierrefiche is a Plan D'eau - this consists of a lake with white sand beach for swimming and lifeguard facilities. There are also table tennis tables, volley ball court, cafe and children's playground together with lots of shade. This has free entrance.
Northern Dordogne and Thiviers especially, is a centre of Gastronomy for all France. There are many fantastic restaurants with excellent food at reasonable prices in most larger local villages. Try the St. Jean Hotel in the elegant village of St. Jean de Cole. If you prefer to cook yourself, there are 4 supermarkets in Thiviers and markets on Tuesday and Saturday.
This is Richard Lionheart country, with magnificent chateaux and car trails to follow his adventures. He died beseiging a castle in Chalus which is only 20 minutes away. Knights Templar have also left their mark here with old churches and other ancient relics.
There is a large outdoor assault course for adults and children 25 mins away called Acrobois. This is an excellent day out for active children and also has a In nearby Brantome, you can canoe down a river. Elegant Brantome is also known as, Venice of Perigord as it is set in a beautiful riverside setting and you can canoe down the river.
Walking and cycling opportunities abound. Velorails are an enjoyable and safe experience for children as they are on converted railway lines.
Perigeux, which itself is a beautiful University City with Roman remains is 30 minutes away.
'We really enjoyed staying here. The house and grounds were well equipped and there was plenty to keep our family occupied both around house, garden and in the local area. We would certainly consider returning in the future!'
What a great house, what a great week! - we stopped off in northern France on the way home but everyone was talking about the house in Perigourd. We had looked at the pictures on the website but the house has character that pictures can't convey. We found it large, comfortable and cool in the day. Sitting in the garden (the green gauges were just becoming ripe and delicious - figs will be a few weeks yet) was great.
Just to say thanks very much- yes we had a fantastic holiday and liked the house which we thought was very unusual. The village was also very quiet and peaceful and we found the cycling (we are into road biking) excellent.
We had an absolutely lovely time in Pierrefiche. We are missing the warm sunshine already!
About the Owner
We have been running holiday properties for 8 years and specialise in providing a fantastic property with stunning views.
We know people like to enjoy the outdoors on holiday so we always provide well equipped gardens/terraces.
Our house will be a real home from home with comfortable sofas and beds, large dining tables and TV, DVDs, books and games for everyone.
The kitchen will have all modern conveniences including dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and large fridge/freezer. There will be a bath as well as showers and we provide a cot at no extra charge.
We stay in our house for part of the year to make sure everything is in good order and we have a local manager. As we have no borrowings on the house, you can trust us to provide you with an excellent holiday experience.
Year property purchased: 2002
Why this location?
Pierrefiche it is a beautiful part of France with hot summers. It is quiet and peaceful even in the summer.It is easy to get to by car or plane but you can relax in the heart of the countryside. There are many local chateaux and the countryside is beautiful. The house is on the route to Santiago de Compostella and pilgrims walk past it . There are cockle shells set into the pavements of the local town of Thiviers to show this. It is the centre of gastromomy for France and there are good restaurants and farmers markets. What we love most about the house are the stunning rural views and the original features such as stone walls, oak beams, walled garden. We loved the space inside the house and the fact that it is cool in the summer heat. Our favourite place is the loggia.
What are the unique benefits of the property?
The house has been sympathetically modernised without compromising the character. It was originally a presbytery and has a statue of Saint Joseph set into the apex of the house. This makes it very special We give great attention to the exterior with lots of terraces and excellent quality garden furniture.There is sun or shade as you choose. We provide a library of books and DVD's as this is how we like to relax on holiday. There is also table football, table tennis and English TV as we have 4 children to amuse.
Send an enquiry to the owner for booking or further information
Property Ref FR4260
Les and Maureen Morton
(UNITED KINGDOM) +44 7408881345
Languages spoken: English, French.
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