12th-century French priory offers a very sophisticated charm.
Weekly price guide: £1600-£5155
Property Ref: LAC2237
Family villa in countryside France – internally up-to-the-minute but retaining all its original character, this former 12th-century French priory offers a very sophisticated charm. Original stone walls, old oak doors, huge windows, modern slate bathrooms and comfortable furnishings have been beautifully blended to create a relaxing, tranquil home-from-home, all accessed via an attractive enclosed cobbled courtyard. The property is set in attractive, extensive grounds in a region known for its vineyards and plum orchards, fresh fruit and vegetables and delicious cheeses, and also for its numerous medieval towns where you can select the choicest of local produce at the weekly markets. Some of these towns hold evening markets in the summertime, with music and stalls selling all sorts of delicious foods; a great night out for everyone. With its generously wide steps the heated pool at the villa is very child-friendly, but should you fancy a change of scene you could visit the fresh water lake at Blasimon with a gently shelving sandy beach, ideal for children, or St Laurent des Vignes where you'll find a large aqua park.
Double bedroom (1.6m comprising two 0.8m adjustable mattresses), integral bathroom, ensuite wet room/walk-in shower, WC (this room may be suitable for wheelchair users - please ask for details).
Double bedroom (1.6m comprising two 0.8m adjustable mattresses), integral bathtub. Door to terrace.
Steps up to Master double bedroom (1.6m comprising two 0.8m adjustable mattresses), integral bath tub.
Steep staircase leads to children’s attic dormitory room (stair gates at top and bottom) with four single beds: owing to the low ceiling in this room the beds do not have bases. Secure glass window overlooks main living room.
|Bathrooms:||3 bathrooms, 2 shower rooms, 3 WCs|
|Kitchen:||Open plan kitchen.|
|Living Rooms:||Entrance via large wooden door into enclosed cobbled courtyard and door to main living room: this is open plan, with kitchen, dining area and sitting areas. Door to garden and pool.
Archway through to additional sitting/TV room (DVD).
|Outside:||Extensive, flat, enclosed 5 acre garden with private heated 12m x 4m slate-grey swimming pool with wide, child-friendly steps & pool shower. Large dining terrace with portable charcoal BBQ, large covered outdoor living area, large lawns, space for football matches (goal posts available), cricket or rounders. Table tennis; golf net with mat and clubs; croquet game, dart board. Swing & see-saw (care with children) and sand pit. Boules area. Views over orchards and fields. Parking for 3 cars. An access ramp from villa to garden is available for wheelchair users.
Please note: there is an attached building on one side of the courtyard which is unused. A lane runs past the garden (local traffic only).
|Additional notes (if any):||Services
Included: pool heating (June-Sept), pool towels, WiFi internet; 4 hrs maid service for 2-wk rentals only.
Extras: chef services €35 per hour plus food, babysitting €15 per hour, extra maid service €15 per hour, selected wine by the case €45 (6 bottles), winter heating. Pool heating outside season on request at €150 per week.
Please note this is a non-smoking villa.
There is no telephone at this villa.