A spacious, stone farmhouse in the heart of the Limousin-Perigord National Park

Sleeps: 9
Bedrooms: 4
Weekly price guide: £1086-£3612
Pool: Yes
Type: Farmhouse
Property Ref: AIL3100


General Description

Welcome to this charming 17th Century property in the heart of the Limousin-Perigord National Park.

This is a spacious, stone farmhouse that offers comfortable accommodations for a holiday rental for up to 9 people in four bedrooms. It has been renovated with great care to maintain its original character. The 10 x 5m private swimming pool is fully terraced and alarmed. It is for your exclusive use.

The property is on 7 acres of completely private grounds within the Perigord-Limousin National Park.

This is an ideal location for those who enjoy nature in unspoilt surroundings. You can play football in the garden, read in the shade, or sit under the parasols with a drink, overlooking the pool. There is a charcoal barbecue for your use.

The cities of Limoges and Perigueux are approximately 40 minutes away. Aillac is just 5 kms from either La Coquille or Chalus for everyday shopping and services. Limoges airport is 40 minutes away by car. The property has everything you need for a relaxing time in the heart of the French countryside.

Note: the advertised prices are for 8 guests. The chateau can sleep an extra guest at an additional cost of £20/person/week.

Accommodation Facilities

Chateau Interior:

Bedrooms:
There are four large bedrooms over two floors.

The master bedroom (30 sq m) is a lovely dual aspect room with super king size bed and exposed beams on ceiling and walls. There is a magnificent open fireplace in the bedroom and a door leading directly to the upper garden. This is a fantastic place to watch the early morning wildlife as you look over the pool.

Bedroom 2 (30 sq m) is also on this floor. It has twin beds and is also dual aspect, overlooking the front and side gardens.

The main bathroom has been recently refitted to include a modern white bathroom suite, comprising a bath and a powerful walk-in shower.

On the top floor there are two further bedrooms and bathroom.

Bedroom 3 (25 sq m) has a double bed and a single bed (sleeping 3) and a football table.

Bedroom 4 (20 sq m) has twin beds, a small TV, video recorder and a PS1 with games. There is a travel cot available if required.

The second modern bathroom comprises of a white bathroom suite with an in-bath shower.

Kitchen/Dining Room:
The large traditional farmhouse Kitchen/Dining Room is a perfect area to unwind during a long French lunch. Traditional features include a vast open fireplace with wood burning stove and exposed beamed walls and ceiling. The Dining Room table seats up to ten. Appliances include an electric cooker with gas hob, American fridge freezer, microwave, washer-dryer and dishwasher.

Living Room:
The main living room is some 30 sq metres but retains a cosy feel with a wood burning stove. It is a lovely cool room in summer but very warm and comfortable in winter. It has a large 42" satellite TV with British television if you fancy a night in after a day in the sun, and a CD player and DVD player/recorder. The French doors open out onto the extensive gardens.

Outside Grounds:
The property is set in 7 acres of meadows and woodland and is the perfect choice for those seeking peace and tranquillity. The 10x5m swimming pool, situated in the south facing back garden, is for the exclusive use of guests and is completely private. The pool is well placed to enjoy sun all day whilst relaxing in the peaceful surroundings. There are plenty of outside eating areas, in the sun and in the shade. There is a large lawn area and neighbouring meadow and woods to explore. At the front of the farmhouse there are ample shady spots to park several cars.

There is a rich variety of flora and fauna in the grounds, including many different types of birds, toads, salamanders, lizards, wild deer and rabbits. The Sweet Chestnut tree has a resident Green Woodpecker nesting, and the Blue and Great tits have made a home of the wall by the table. If you fancy a bit of exercise, there are plenty of established walkways in the surrounding countryside.

Additional Notes:
Baby and Toddler Equipment: cot(s) and high chair(s).
Swimming Pool: Outdoor Unheated. Please note that the swimming pool is not supervised. It is your responsibility to ensure children and non-swimmers are supervised at all times. The alarm should be set at all times when not using the swimming pool.
Child safety: The property is rural and young children must be watched at all times as there are areas of the grounds which are a potential danger to children, e.g., swimming pool, steps and steep drops.
Guests are requested to bring their own towels for the pool area.
Guests are responsible for the replacement or payment of any breakages.
All household rubbish should be removed on departure. A charge will be made for rubbish left in or around the property after departure.
Arrival time: 16:00.
Linen and towels included, excluding pool towels.
Pets welcome: £30 dog charge.
End of stay cleaning included.
Smoking outdoors only.
It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
If there are more than 8 guests at the property the owner will charge £20/extra person/week.
Heating costs: extra £50 per week for fuel between November and March.
The swimming pool will be open from 1st May through to 12th September. If the owners receive advance notice, these dates are potentially negotiable.
For bookings based on the maximum occupancy of 9 guests, there is a surcharge of £20/week to cover additional laundry costs.

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Local Area / Activities

The property is located in a small hamlet of houses 2km away from the beautiful village of St. Pierre de Frugie. It is found halfway between Limoges and Perigueux, on the edge of the Dordogne, bordering the Limousin. The farmhouse is set within the Parc Naturel du Perigord-Limousin and surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Limoges Airport is located approximately 40 minutes away. Calais is a 6-7 hour drive.

The towns of La Coquille and Chalus - where Richard the Lionheart was fatally wounded - are nearby. The prehistoric caves at Les Eyzies and old towns such as Rocamadour, Bergerac, and St. Emilion are within reasonable distance.

There are several medieval market towns within easy driving distance of the farmhouse. Thiviers has a traditional farmers' market and Piegut has a market every Wednesday where you can buy fresh fish, oysters, and local produce. Nontron, the principal town of the Perigord Vert, is not very far away. It has ancient ramparts and a fine square from the 18th century. Visit the chateau at Jumilhac le Grand to experience spectacular views.

The local produce of the area includes foie gras, truffles, cepes, confit, and clafoutis. Guests will find Cep wild mushrooms growing in the farmhouse garden. Local wines cover all budgets from Bergerac to St. Emilion, and Pineau to Cognac. The vineyards in Bordeaux and distilleries in Cognac are well worth a day out.

The property is 40 minutes from the cities of Limoges and Perigueux. Between them you will find the usual tourist attractions, caves, chateaux, churches, aquariums, war memorials and museums.

The town of Brantome, known as 'The Venice of the Perigord Vert', offers a lovely day out: perhaps try canoeing in the picturesque setting, followed by a picnic.

There are plenty of fun days out in the local region, including velo-railing (an unusual experience of biking on train tracks), quad biking, karting, and Acrobois (acrobatics in the woods). There are various swimming lakes in the vicinity of the farmhouse, and plenty of private lakes for fishing.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport: Limoges (46-50 km)
Nearest Village: St Pierre de Frugie (3km)
Nearest Town/City: Chalus (5 km)
Nearest Restaurant: La COQUILLE (5km)
Nearest Bar/Pub: Firbeix (2km-walking distance)
Nearest Supermarket: Carrefour (5km)

Kids Activities Close-by:
Fishing
Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
Tourist Towns & Villages

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £1086
High Season: £3612

Please note that access to the property is subject to the payment of a security deposit of £250, to be paid via bank transfer to the owner one month before the arrival and will be refunded in full aft

Key Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • English satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Fire / Stove
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Pets considered
  • Fishing nearby

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