GITE SLEEPS SIX
Welcome to our lovely property situated in the heart of the Dordogne, with three bedrooms (one double and two twin rooms) and two bathrooms which makes it ideal for families and couples. See below for full details.
You will arrive at the property along a country lane with no-through traffic and we have a lovely long garden which makes it safe for families with young children. There are some lovely country walks for those who like to ramble and don’t forget your bike maybe you could enjoy your own Tour de France!
The cottage has an open-plan lounge and newly fitted kitchen with french doors opening up onto a sun-drenched terrace and built-in barbecue, ideal for spending long summer evenings under the stars, excellent for sharing a bottle of the locally produced wines or for just reading a good book. For parents that would like a romantic evening out without the children, babysitting can be arranged.
Our cottage provides total relaxation yet with all the jewels the region has to offer within a mere 10-20 minutes away.
Castelnaud is a pretty little hamlet offering amenities including a bakery/patisserie, butcher, general store, post office, café and riverside restaurant. The Dordogne river runs through Castelnaud allowing you to swim, hire canoes and have lovely summer picnics.
High above the village is the commanding presence of the famous Château affording stunning views of the Dordogne valley including the château of Beynac where the English and French used to battle it out centuries ago.
In the immediate area there are many activities to be enjoyed including hot air ballooning, fishing, 18 hole golf course, canoeing, walking, lazy boat trips down the river, pony trekking and wine tasting.
Chateau Millandes is only a five minute drive away, the château was once owned by the famous dancer Josephine Baker, whose life story is fascinating and there is also an excellent display of birds of prey, this is definitely one we recommend you visit. In the grounds of the château are lovely gardens, a restaurant, crazy golf and a swimming pool.
Only 15 minutes away is the stunning historic town of Sarlat, where there are many events during the summer with plenty of restaurants and cafes to choose from. There is also an excellent market held on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Other markets in the area include Le Bugue on a Tuesday and St Cyprien on a Sunday. Meander through the streets trying and buying the local produce or alternatively laze away an hour or two at one of the many cafes watching the people go by.