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Fabulous Farmhouse On The Prairie Estate Near Daglan

People9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 8 In Great Comfort.

The Farmhouse is a fabulous home that sleeps 8 people and can also accommodate babies in cots.

There are three bedrooms in total and the main double room is a wonderful room with fantastic views across to the 13th century chateau that sits atop the village in Le Peyruzel. The second double is brand new and also as gorgeous!

There is also a family bedroom that comprises a single bed and bunk beds and a futon!

On this first floor is also the bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, toilet and a basin and the shower room also with toilet and basin. All of these rooms have lovely views and have been beautifully decorated.

Downstairs you will find the spacious accommodation that comprises the living room, the hallway and the kitchen.

The lounge room has 2 huge soft couches which surround the lovely old brick fireplace that has a wood burner for the cooler months. Here there is the satellite TV and DVD.

The hallway is as lovely and has a separate toilet with hand basin. From the hall there is access to the two terraces.

Off from here is the huge kitchen which is fully equipped and also has a separate larder with a fridge and a washing machine and access to the terrace at the rear of the house.

The two terraces are at opposing sides of the house and the first one is the covered front porch. Here you will find wicker chairs complete with cushions and tables; it is a wonderful place from which to watch the birds or the hot air balloons come up from the valley in the early morning or the evening.

The other terrace is where you will find the table for your al fresco meals and also a separate table with 4 chairs. There is a little porch here over the kitchen door (visible in the photographs) and we have also installed a lovely steel pergola for the wisteria which covers most of the terrace.

We have tried to create the loveliest place possible for our guests, making this house comfortable, cozy and welcoming. This has been aided by the addition of a dresser in the kitchen, lovely rugs and curtains and comfortable furniture and all the bits and bobs that we consider important.

Outside there is the covered double garage.

We also provide cots, high chairs, bedding, towels, bath mats, tea towels, pool towels, strollers etc... all free of charge of course.

Have a look on our lovely website: www.luxurydordognerentals.com

More Details

Owner
Louise or David Thums
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
1 May, 2017

About Louise or David Thums

We came to France back in 1986 in order to work and to stay somewhere just after our marriage in the April of that year. We quite simply never went back to England. We both spoke French as I had been educated here for 4 years whilst living in Normandy with my parents and David had spent many winters in the Alps. We lived and worked all over France before falling for La Prairie in 1996. We have spent the last 15 years accomplishing what we have now and are still at it! We love what we do, love La Prairie very much and can't wait for 2017 to start although we don't finish this year until the 20th November. The winter months will be very welcome in order to work in the houses making them lovelier, replacing what needs to be replaced, adding new and up to date essentials. We hope that you will come and stay with us very soon.

Louise or David Thums purchased this farmhouse in 1996

Why Louise or David Thums chose Perigord Noir

Why did we choose the Golden Triangle of the Dordogne? Well, because of its proximity to 1001 castles, the nearness of Daglan, La Belle Etoile in La Roque Gageac, the history, the river itself, the people, the climate, everything in short. We came across La Prairie quite by accident though. It was in 1995 when we were living about an hour away in the Lot. We came over this way because we had heard tell of its incomparable beauty. We did as we had always done and drove around the country lanes, avoiding the busy parts of the area. This led us to Le Peyruzel. Destiny? Undoubtedly. Easy? No, not at all. We loved it here although there was nothing but some ruined buildings and weeds and brambles 7ft tall. We offered a price. Accepted with joy on both parts then turned down as 'family' wanted to buy it. Fortunately for us 'family' decided against it at the very last minute and we jumped in as quick as possible and signed over the money before it could happen again. We had seen the extraordinary potential, the position of the property was unique. All was needed was hard work and we had plenty of that to give!

What makes this farmhouse unique

Perhaps the best thing about living here at La Prairie is the peace and quiet. You could be a million miles from problems that beset the rest of the world yet we are so close to noise, ferment, news and people if we choose. I find that a rare combination.

Also, there is the village of Daglan which is so beautifully maintained and so French and so welcoming.

Walking the dogs is a treat not a chore as is the gardening. Spring comes very early here too. By the end of February there are many signs that the warmer weather is returning: the Black Redstarts are nesting early, the swallows appear at last, the dandelions come out and the light changes. You can rise at 5.30 in May and be greeted by deer and rabbits and maybe, if you're lucky' a shy wild boar. The air is warm already, the promise of another day of unbroken sunshine. And then there's lovely Sarlat of course, a fabulous town, so rich in culture and history that even after 30 years of living in France, I still find this town fascinating and love nothing better than having tea in one of the cafes along the side streets.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Daglan in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Fantastic new shower room in new extension - ready for 2015!
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • The Farmhouse has a separate downstairs toilet as well as a toilet upstairs in the bathroom which has a sink, a bath and a hand held shower. The new shower room also has a toilet, making three in all.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed , 1 single bed, bunk beds and a futon!
  • All of the bedrooms are lovely. They are all without exception decorated each year so no grubby walls. We try to make it as homely, as uncluttered, as warm, as fresh and as welcoming as possible.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The swimming pool is, as some of our friends/guests have informed us, the 'piece de resistance' of the whole Estate. Not content with a 11x5 standard liner pool, David decided to build something special, something unique. The pool is on a salt water system (no chlorine=no red eyes) and has been constructed with children in mind. We decided to build a sloping access to the pool and we call it the beach. This has been the starting point for many a cautious child to venture into the water and take their first strokes! There are also steps and it is more than deep enough for diving. Disliking liners we decided to tile the pool and the effect is totally different than that of your average swimming pool. The water is the colour of the seas in the Caribbean. The addition of the pool house in 2007 is amazing and now we have it in place we cannot imagine how we ever did without it. We built it using oak beams - the roof is totally exposed from underneath - and antique tiles for the roof itself. There are plenty of tables and chairs for your comfort and for the pool itself we have provided numerous wooden sun loungers with cushions and parasols too.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

5

A wonderful holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at the farmhouse with our family and grandchildren. The Prairie Estate was all we had hoped it would be. The farmhouse was large enough for us all and very comfortable clean and easy to feel relaxed in, with good beds and two bathrooms. Each evening we were able to light a fire. The children loved the house and their double bunks. But outside the house was extra special, with large landscaped gardens a play area for the children and a beautiful swimming pool - cleaned daily - which we swam in most days, and had a lovely barbecue on the patio area outside. The wild flowers were out and we had many walks directly from the house as well as going kayaking, donkey riding and visiting the wonderful medieval town of Domme. Louise and David were very helpful and accommodating, all in all it was one of the best holidays we have had. Thanks to Louise & David's great Prairie Estate!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in the Farmhouse for a too brief 4 nights. We really enjoyed it and were able to meet David who was very friendly and helpful.

The farmhouse was very relaxing to just hang around, and there are a ton of things for kids to do on the property. There are also countless activities to do in the area. Louise helps by providing many very useful recommendations.

Two things just to be aware of if you're considering renting: first, the internet isn't the most reliable. Not a big deal for us, but just something to be aware of if you have to have a consistent, fast connection for work or something else. Second, there is a 75 euro cleaning fee that you are pay in cash. Also not a big deal, but it is something I'd rather be aware of prior to booking. It is also a little confusing because the listing directly states that the rental rates are all inclusive and there are no extra fees from April to October.

Again though, we really enjoyed our time and would stay again in a heart beat. Thanks David and Louise.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

My Happy Place

  • 5 of 5

This is my most favourite place in the world. We've just returned from our 6th visit and are suffering serious La Prairie withdrawals. The house is beautiful with all the comforts of home. The pool is fantastic and we struggled to get our children out of it this year. Perfect location for exploring the many chateaus and villages like Domme, Monpazier, Rocque Gageac. Louise & David are so helpful, nothing is too much trouble, they've helped us with everything from booking restaurants to arranging the vets. My whole body & mind relaxes here, it's just perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Zürich, Switzerland
5

Wundervolles Haus für entspannte Ferien

  • 5 of 5

Wir durften zwei wunderschöne Wochen im Farmhouse verbringen. Wir haben viel Zeit auf dem wunderbaren Anwesen verbracht. Am Pool, im Garten auf der lauschigen Terrasse. Das Haus ist sehr grosszügig und bietet genügend Platz auch für die Kinder.

Das Spielzimmer war für alle toll! Unsere Gastgeber Louise und David waren super! Sie halfen uns bei allen Fragen schnell weiter.

Wir haben viel unternommen - die Gegend bietet für jeden Geschmack etwas. Sehr zu empfehlen!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chelmsford
5

Awesome at every level

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful, beautiful and welcoming place. This part of France is paradise, I have brought my family here for many years since we discovered La Prairie and watched our children enjoy the magic on every holiday. The hosts David and Louise are fantastic, helping with every little detail whenever it is needed. To my Wife and I this is our perfect retreat as La Prairie can be like home, if you just want to relax in the house or grounds, but equally there are a million things to do if you want to be busy. Such a romantic and idyllic home from home, so much so that we booked our 2016 holiday as we were leaving last year. Can't wait for the road trip to begin in August this year...

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Every dream you've ever had....

  • 5 of 5

La Prairie is every dream you've ever had about the French countryside, every dream you've had about rural living, and every dream you've had about holidays. I don't think I've been happier than I was in the farmhouse at La Prairie.

The family and I spent a perfect, dreamy, seamless month in the Farmhouse. The girls climbed trees, chased butterflies, played endlessly in the cubbies, the sandpit and the dedicated toy-house. They picked chestnuts, flowers and heritage apples. They loved watching the hot air balloons drift over the horizon. They chased squirrels and deer. My husband and I played table tennis, walked through woods, read novels, cooked coq au vin and planned our dream life.

Every day we would have an al fresco lunch as a family on the terrace and we would talk and laugh. On Wednesday and Saturday we would head early to the stunning markets in Sarlat and buy fresh local produce.

We ate well, slept well, played well.

The Dordogne region was beyond divine. We canoed, explored castles and gardens, zoos of rare animals, villages, caves, cafes. I mean, it was the dream.

Louise and David were gorgeous hosts and did whatever they could to accommodate us. I wept when I left. I want to go back. If I had the money, I would buy the place and build my life there. I mean, it's that perfect.

You must go. La Prairie really is the stuff of dreams.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathy, is that you? Mmm, what to say when an authentic review is so wonderful? I know La Prairie is lovely but one loses sight after a while which is largely unforgiveable. It takes the Cathy's to come along and open my eyes again. We loved having you here, knowing you loved it, knowing your sabbatical was going to be amazing knowing we contributed to these factors. Thank you so much for the praise. I can't tell you how much we appreciate it!
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Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Mayflowers
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£557
for 5 nights
£780
 
 
Jubilant June
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£990
for 7 nights
£990
 
 
Summer at last!
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,680
for 7 nights
£1,680
£6,720
 
 
Indian Summer
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£424
for 3 nights
£990
 
 
Chestnuts and Log Fires
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£291
for 3 nights
£680
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£389
for 4 nights
£680
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Our rental rates are all inclusive. This means that anything extra that you wish to have is free. Cots, high chairs, cot bedding, extra bedding, mid week linen change, firewood, electricity, towels, water, use of washing machines and tumble dryer, use of pool 24hrs a day.....
There are NO additional charges for the 6 month rental period of the year from 1st April to the 31st October.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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