Lovingly restored 200 year old house with heated pool, stunning views, Wifi, near Sarlat
'Le Pech de Giroux' has an exceptional setting in a secluded hamlet between Domme and Sarlat. This delightful house stands on a ridge with spectacular views 8 miles across the valley. Private grounds of 3 acres comprise an enclosed alarmed heated swimming pool (10x5m) with Roman End steps, professionally designed and landscaped garden, meadow and woods. A large sunny south-facing terrace fronts the house. The terrace and the rooms have wonderful views. The house, over 200 years old built from the local golden limestone, has been carefully restored to a superior standard, retaining all original features with exposed stonework, inglenook fireplaces and beams. Air conditioning in four of the bedrooms. Two comfortable living rooms each have an English satellite TV, DVD and video. Well equipped and tastefully furnished in sympathy with its traditional style and character. Exceptional location within easy reach of all the attractions of this most famous, historic and picturesque region of South West France. The region contains more listed architecture than anywhere in France except Paris. The heated swimming pool is fully enclosed, with lockable gates and alarm for the safety of children. Pool depth is 0.9 metres for the first 1.5 metres then slopes to 2.1 metres at the deep end for diving. At the shallow end are four 'Roman End' steps. Spacious decked and paved sunbathing areas on three sides afford superb views across the meadow and the valley. The pool is heated to 25°c free of charge and filters automatically needing no attention as it is maintained weekly. Sun loungers with arms and cushions are provided. Large terrace area fronting the whole length of the house laid to flower beds, paving and gravel. Large outdoor dining table and armchairs. Gas barbecue. Table tennis table and bike storeroom is in a shaded area of hard-standing beyond the terrace. The roof has been beautifully restored with the original 'A-frame' roof structure exposed and revealed as a stunning feature, numerous beams and exposed stonework. There are far-reaching views across the valley. Please note that the availability list for this property is kept up to date as much as possible. If the dates you require are not available, please enquire, as we may have other suitable properties to offer.
Bedroom 1 - twin beds or double bed. Built-in air conditioning
Bedroom 2 - single bed leading via a (lockable) door to bedroom 3.
Bedroom 3 - is accessed from bedroom 2 or from the terrace. Built-in air conditioning. It has a non-working inglenook fireplace and its own door to the terrace, a double bed and a door to an en suite shower room including shower cubicle, vanity unit and toilet
Bedroom 3 - door from kitchen leads to double bedded room with bedside tables, wardrobe, chest of drawers, mirror.
Bedroom 4 - built-in air conditioning, vanity unit with basin and twin beds.
Bedroom 5 - within a traditional 'Pigeonnier Tour' with french windows affording great views down the valley. Built-in air conditioning and king size bed.
Shower room - includes shower cubicle, basin and toilet.
En suite shower room including shower cubicle, wash basin and toilet
Bathroom - wash basin, toilet & small-sized bath with shower attachment.
En suite shower room with toilet, wash basin and shower cubicle.
|Kitchen:||Kitchen/dining room - with exposed stone walls, beamed ceiling and door to terrace.
Equipped with dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, electric hob and oven, wine fridge.
|Living Rooms:||Ground Floor
Living room with exposed stone walls, ceiling timbers and a wood-burning stove within the original inglenook fireplace, sofas.
High-definition (HDTV) flat screen satellite television, over 150 TV & Radio digital channels mainly HD and many other non-UK channels.
DVD, video player with selection of music/video tapes, books and board games.
Telephone for incoming/outgoing calls.
Living room with 2 sofas.High-definition (HDTV) flat screen satellite television. English and French TV channels available together with DVD & video player. Telephone. Internet broadband point for laptop use.
|Other Rooms:||Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer|
|Linen/Cleaning/Towels etc:||Bed linen, personal and swimming pool towels included in the price.
|Outside:||Private drive with parking for two or three cars
Large garden with superb views over surrounding countryside.
Large front terrace with garden table and chairs, ideal for alfresco dining.
Private heated swimming pool with alarm and Roman Steps.
Sun loungers and cushions.
Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
Table tennis table
Bicycles - 6 adults provided free of charge
3 acres of grounds
|Additional notes (if any):||What is included:
Water and electricity. Cleaning of house prior to arrival. Maintenance of grounds, garden and pool prior to arrival and pool during the holiday. Duvets, English pillows and bed linen made up for your arrival. One bath and one swimming towel per guest. Incoming telephone calls, outgoing charged as used.
Free internet broadband access for your own laptop. Neither Poolside nor the property owners are liable for any loss or interruption of the internet service.
Please note: Electricity will be charged as used in October.
Travel details: Calais is 520 miles, almost all motorway or dual carriageway. Many of our guests fly CityJet from London City airport to Brive, only 27 miles away. City Jet also fly from Manchester to Brive. Ryanair fly from Stansted to Brive they also fly to Bergerac, 55 miles away, or Limoges and Rodez each 100 miles. Other companies fly from many UK and International airports to Bordeaux and Toulouse. Pre-booked car hire is available at all airports.