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Beautiful Dordogne holiday house, private pool, wonderful views, walk to village

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Private pool, stunning views, Sleeps 8, within walking distance of village

This lovely family holiday house is ideally situated within its own large grounds with panoramic views over beautiful countryside yet in walking distance of the picturesque village of Rouffignac St Cernin and only a short drive away from Les Eyzies, Sarlat, Perigueux, Bergerac and the Dordogne tourist attractions.

Our lovely private swimming pool is 10m x 5m with a depth graduated from 1 to 2m plus a shallow roman steps play area. The pool enjoys full sun all day long, is maintained weekly and heated automatically and has an alarm for your security. There are sun loungers, occasional tables, parasols and a selection of inflatable toys. Late night swimming in the summer is a pleasant way to cool down with underwater lighting making the water all too tempting.

We have a large sunny garden with 2 acres of lawns, orchard and woodland, plenty of space to play outside, tree swings, table tennis, boules and quoits.

With 2 'separate' areas of bedrooms/ bathrooms the house is ideal for friends or families holidaying together or for families holidaying with grandparents.

Both our lounge and kitchen open onto a covered south facing balcony which is enclosed on 3 sides and sheltered from the direct sun. This is our favourite outdoor dining place with stunning views over the valley, garden and swimming pool and only the mewing of buzzards or distant honking of geese to disturb the peace! In the summer we also set up a large table and chairs on the sunny paved lower drive, with cantilever parasols, which are perfect for long relaxed lazy lunches (while the kids play), or balmy barbecues using our superb Weber gas BBQ. Later still this area is perfect for evenings under the stars - the rural skies are truly breathtaking at night!

Our lounge is a beautiful double-height room with a high wooden vaulted ceiling and balustrades open to a first floor mezzanine. There are traditional shuttered French windows, a fireplace, colonial ceiling fan, tiled floors, oak furniture and comfy leather sofas. Relax listening to your music in here on the Bose speaker, play the piano, watch DVD's or television (French free view channels), enjoy the free wifi or play games with the family (we have Playstation1 and games, various board games and Duplo). For more formal meals the dining room has a lovely oak sideboard, dining table and seating for 8 people and is ornamented with a chandelier and original artwork.

The kitchen has an eye-level electric oven-grill combination, gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice-box, sink, kettle, water filter jug, cafetières, cooking utensils, pans, cutlery and crockery. The adjoining utility room houses the dishwasher, freezer, extra utility sink and additional cooking aids (slow cookers, mixers etc). On the lower ground floor are the washing machine, indoor washing lines, iron and ironing board and a utility sink. This is also where you'll find the outdoor play equipment and bikes. Outside is a superb washing line with amazing views which makes you want to wash just to use it!

Our bedrooms sleep 8 plus infants. All bedding is provided and beds will be made up for your arrival. There are shutters, insect nets and fans in all bedrooms and also a toddler bed guard and a fold up cot available (linen not provided). Hand and bath towels are provided. On the ground floor we have a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, bathroom with shower over bath , separate shower cubicle room and separate WC. On the first floor is a further double bedroom and twin bedroom, bathroom with shower over bath, and separate WC.

More Details

Owner
Sarah Burke
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2017

About Sarah Burke

La Font Mendosse has been our family holiday home for the past 10 years. Our children have grown up enjoying all their holidays here with a regular stream of friends and relatives joining us each summer. We hope that other families will love it as much as we do. The visitors who have stayed so far certainly have. take a look at our reviews!

Sarah Burke purchased this house in 2007

Why Sarah Burke chose Rouffignac

Heated private pool, wonderful views, Edge of village location, large garden, covered balcony & outdoor dining options, peace, tranquility and relaxation, bedding and towels included, free Wifi, piano, Weber gas BBQ, table tennis, boules, quoits, tree swings, pool inflatables, close to Dordogne tourist attractions...what more could you want!

What makes this house unique

2 'separate' areas of bedrooms and bathrooms make it ideal for extended families or families holidaying together.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Rouffignac in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Twin wash basins
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Wash basin
    Bathroom 4 - Bath with Shower , Wash basin
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Reviews

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Beautiful Dordogne holiday house, private pool, wonderful views, walk to village
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
West Midlands
5

Perfect family holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of my family stayed at La Font Mendosse for two weeks in August 2017. It was absolutely perfect for our needs. The house was beautifully furnished and was as well-equipped as anyone could wish for. No detail seemed to have been forgotten. I was even able to pursue my hobby of playing the piano! The sleeping accommodation was ideal for our group of four adults and two children aged 4 and 6 with two bedrooms downstairs and upstairs. Outside the house the pool was wonderful-we were blessed with perfect weather-but the owners had also left numerous other items of outdoor equipment which could be used or borrowed including bicycles, table tennis, swings and a netball hoop.

Rouffignac itself is a typical French village with a variety of shops including a fair-sized supermarket. There is also an excellent Sunday market. It is an ideal centre from which to explore this part of the Dordogne with its attractions such as the Grotte de Rouffignac and the new Lascaux Museum-both unmissable. The larger towns such as Sarlat and Perigueux are not too far away.

I wholeheartedly recommend La Font Mendosse for a vacation. For all our party it was a perfect family holiday home!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting such a wonderful and detailed review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday and that you made the most of the attractions at home and further afield! We hope to welcome you back sometime in the future.
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5

Lovely property with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and felt very home from home. Views were stunning, pool was fabulous and we spent many hours using it. Sarah was very helpful before we went away always coming back to us very quickly. As a party of 8 we had a fantastic time and we would return again if holidaying in the area. Lots of fantastic places to visit if you can tear yourself away from the pool. Short walk to the village where they have a lovely traditional market on a Sunday morning. Fabulous holiday

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you had a fantastic holiday. We're glad the whole family enjoyed it. Thanks for being great guests too.
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5

Stunning location, beautiful pool and all the facilities you need to make your stay effortless.

  • 5 of 5

The owner Sarah made our visit to her home so easy, she sent us excellent directions and the website for the property had all the information you need regarding supermarkets, restaurants and the very important boulangerie.

We are a family of five and the property is spacious with a large kitchen, sitting room, bedrooms and two bathrooms. You don't need to bring anything the house has everything you need with all the implements for the kitchen, cleaning materials, washing machine and excellent indoor and outdoor washing line.

They also have a brilliant selection of DVDs which we watched as a family which was lovely as it is difficult to find a good TV station.

The pool was the perfect size with relaxing sun loungers and the children spent the whole time swimming and when they got bored they played table tennis.

We loved the terrace dining table and ate most meals there as it provided shade on a hot day and the bonus was having a gas BBQ!

The local village has a bank, post office, coffee bar, supermarket, butcher and excellent boulangerie and was two minutes drive away.

We felt very lucky to have found the perfect location to spend our holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the fantastic review. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday and we would love to have you back another year.
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Huddersfield
5

Great spot

  • 5 of 5

This house is very well equipped the owners have thought of everything.

It was a fabulous week with a fantastic pool. The facilities are the be d t we have had with bikes and table tennis table. There was lots of room and our children all enjoyed playing the piano - practice whilst on holiday without nagging brilliant

The owners are extremely helpful and I would highly recommend it.

Thank you Sarah and Alan for the use of your property we had a wonderful time. The arrival gift was very thoughtful too. Thank you very much.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your holiday and are delighted that the pool and piano combination added to your experience! Hope you have lots of happy summer memories to sustain you through autumn and winter!
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Chelmsford, UK
5

Great location and beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic two weeks. The house was clean, spacious and comfortable with everything we needed (and more!) - it feels like a much-loved family home, rather than a holiday rental. The pool and garden are amazing; the views are stunning! We couldn't have asked for a better location - peaceful and relaxing - yet easy walking distance to the friendly village of Rouffignac, where there is a fabulous weekly market, a few small shops, bars and restaurants. On the days that we could drag ourselves away from the pool, it was a short drive to a variety of places to visit to entertain all ages and interests. The booking process was very straightforward - Sarah was very helpful and responded quickly to any queries, both prior to and during our holiday. She provided very comprehensive directions and useful information. As a party of 7, ranging in age from 9-67, we all very much enjoyed staying at La Font Mendosse and would love to return one day. Highly recommended for a truly relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. It means a lot to us to read a review like this and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday, our home and the area. Thank you too for being such considerate guests.
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5

Great location, ideal for families, heated pool perfect

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 families of 4 with children ranging in age from 2-8. The house was very well suited to our needs - particularly the separate sleeping areas. The house was well stocked with games and toys both inside and out. The kitchen was well equipped for food lovers. The proximity to the village was ideal and the perfect cycle distance. The highlight was the heated pool with wonderful views which was stunning. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you had a great holiday and that your children enjoyed the pool so much. And also the toys and games!
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Location

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Rouffignac St Cernin
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Perigueux
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
A89
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Rouffignac St Cernin

The Dordogne is a showcase for all that France offers: gentle rolling valleys and picturesque villages, ancient towns, buildings and sites of cultural and historic interest, gourmet cuisine, vineyards and sunshine, all within a day's drive from the Channel ports and Tunnel. La Font Mendosse is an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful Dordogne river valley chateaux, Lascaux and the cave paintings of the Prehistoric Vézère Valley, historic towns and villages such as Perigueux, Roman capital of the Perigord, medieval Sarlat and its famous market and Bergerac with its old town and riverside harbour. Add to this, the draw of world famous wines, local French food such as foie gras, duck, truffles, cèpes, and walnuts and a wide range of activities perfect for families and couples alike and its clear why many people come back year after year.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Rouffignac, Perigord Noir

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Rental periods are from 4pm Saturday to 10am Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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