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Les Gites Fleuris - Wisteria house is a traditional stone 3 bedroom farmhouse set in a quiet countryside location with lovely valley view. Large gardens with pool, jacuzzi, terrace, indoor games room, acres of fruit trees you can pick, play areas,...
Les Gites Fleuris - Wisteria house is a traditional Perigordian French farm house in Hautefort, Dordogne, France. This "traditional" holiday home is perfect for a family up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms, free Wifi, with large beautiful gardens, swimming pool, jacuzzi, indoor games room and fantastic view of the valley. Renata & Larry, your hosts, are here to give you a warm welcome, enjoy a glass of the homemade walnut wine, and help you plan your vacation day trips in France!
The Wisteria house is wonderful “RETREAT”, located on a quiet road, in a hamlet of stone 18c buildings, surrounded by acres of gardens, orchards, and forests. Up a few stone stairs leads you to the living room, with a large stone fireplace. It’s a reminder of centuries ago, when they used to cook in the fireplace.
The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to cook your own gourmet meals in the comfort of your holiday home. The 3 bedrooms are upstairs, 2 with carpet, one with hardwood floor and all have the classic feature of wooden beamed ceilings and windows with fantastic views of the rolling hills of the French countryside.
There is a full bathroom with tub/shower and double sinks, and a separate toilet room. You have 2 private entrances, both with balconies. One balcony has the morning sun, the other has a fantastic valley and sunset view. This is our favorite view on the property and a wonderful place to enjoy a glass of wine!
Self catering holidays are more enjoyable when life’s necessities are easily met. Les Gites Fleuris is perfectly located in a country setting, yet walking distance to everything! Boulangerie and supermarket are a pleasant walk 1 km down a quiet country road! Within 2 kms the local services include: bakery, grocery store, bank, restaurants, bar, medical center, pharmacy, post office, shops, and the office of tourism.
Dordogne climate is perfect to enjoy the swimming pool with sun deck and lounge chairs, a relaxing heated jacuzzi spa, private outdoor dining terraces with barbecues, all have the magnificent valley view. The vacation rental property is family and child-friendly offering: a play area, swing set, raised fort with rock climbing wall, toys, ping-pong, badminton/volleyball, football nets, mini golf, horseshoes, boules, croquet, hammocks, bicycles, and open space in the acreage and nearby forest to just wander and explore. An indoor games room has billiards, ping-pong, toys, board games, and a TV with Disney videos for children.
Dordogne has so many famous historic sites and Hautefort is the perfect location to explore from! The spectacular castle: "Chateau de Hautefort" is a 17th c Castle famous for its architecture and French and English gardens. Visit the "Musée de la Medicine" which depicts life in a 17th c Hospice. The region is dotted with 1001 castles, medieval villages (Sarlat), pre-historic sites, Cro-Magnon man caves (Lascaux), grottes, troglodyte sites, Bastille towns and abbeys. The area offers many sporting activities including: tennis, basketball, soccer, canoeing, fishing, hot air ballooning, ropes par course, paintball, and quad riding.
Bordeaux and the Bordeaux wine regions are easy drive away. Take a wine tasting tour of the areas: Saint Emilion, Paulliac, Saint Estephe, Margaux, Bergerac, and Monbazillac!
The area around us is dotted with small independent farms, where you can take the family to visit to see the production of foie gras, cheese, or other products. The Perigord, has delicacies renowned throughout France, and is known for the food: pate de foie gras, cepes, black truffles, canard, and cheese! There are many good restaurants in the area. We have had guests tell us that the best meal they ate in Dordogne was here in Hautefort! Vegetarian options are available in the area – ask your hosts for recommendations!
Les Gites Fleuris is a perfect vacation rental for the family or small group holidays in France!
Guests have full access to the large 6ha property, with except of the terrace's of the other houses.
Interaction with Guests
We are available anytime, we offer an "open door" policy, for questions, help, chatting, coffee, wine, and story telling about our move and life in France!
We love the calm and quiet. There is the sounds of nature (birds, frogs, crickets....) and the feel of being in a stone built village from centuries past.
Car is essential to see all the small medieval villages, and amazing sites!
Other Things to Note
Your holiday is made easier because you can walk to everything you need. No need to get into the car for your daily needs! You feel "away from it all" in our quiet location, but are close to shops!
Your fully equipped house is for you to enjoy.
The house is non smoking, and you are asked to leave it tidy, but final cleaning is included in the price.
We ask that you take your rubbish to the bins, and recycle.
More importantly: Enjoy yourself and relax!.
From Jul 11 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
About the Host, Renata
We look forward to welcoming our guests with a glass of homemade walnut wine! We have been living here for 12 years, and love the area so much that we enjoy sitting with our guests and giving them tips about where to go to really enjoy their time here in Dordogne.
We love to watch movies, and have an extensive DVD collection for our guests.
We also enjoy good wine and food, and have enjoyed many an evening sitting outside with our guests recanting stories.
We want everyone to leave here feeling like they have had a real French experience and that this is their home in France.
We have been reviewed on other travel websites with 5*/5!- just waiting for our first reviews here on Airbnb.