About this listing
La Grange is a perfect holiday home. It is set high on a ridge by the edge of a tiny hamlet overlooking rolling countryside. The original oak-beamed barn complements the sunken garden as you step outside. There is a large open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area. A further large but 'hidden' extension contains the bedrooms & bathrooms over two floors. This division between communal and private space works perfectly. There are two double bedrooms (one on the mezzanine), two twin-bedrooms and two bathrooms (bath, shower, whb & wc) There is a laundry room with washing machine downstairs. Much thought and craftsmanship has gone into the house within its garden setting and wonderful views. From here you can venture out for long walks, horse riding, kayaking expeditions, tennis, golf, fishing, visit the market town of Riberac, or visit historic Brantome & Perigeaux nearby. Wine tasting in St Emilion, head to the caves of Les Eyzies, or hit the beaches near Bordeaux. However (be warned) it takes an effort to trade up the serenity you already have around you! Bed linen & towels included. House help is available on request (including babysitting.)
The nearest shops (butcher, baker, general store, hair salon, Hotel, cafes & restaurants) are in Verteillac, a charming small town 2km away. The larger town of Riberac (with Friday market) is a 20 minutes drive. Angouleme takes 45 minutes while Periguex and Bergerac are a short hours drive. Any direction takes you through sleepy villages, fields, along forests and rivers, always to a town that fascinates when you get there.
Angouleme has a TGV station with car hire facility alongside. Bordeaux (a 2hr drive), has an airport & car hire. It is also the TGV rail-terminal from Paris.
Bergerac (a 1hr drive) is the nearest airport for Ryaniar, Flybee, Easyjet etc. It also has taxi and car-hire facilities.
Note that public transport in the Dordogne is scarce and you will definitely need a vehicle to get round and about.
The house will be clean & ready for your arrival. There is a more detailed 'instruction book' that you will see in the lounge. Kindly put any soiled house linen in the laundry room and close all taps on departure. There are large refuse bins, collected weekly, located conveniently nearby. Details on board in kitchen.
The house works on its own septic system so please do not place anything other than toilet paper into the wc's.
Always remember to close the upstairs Velux windows before going out in case it rains while away.
There is spare gas bottle for the kitchen hob if needed (the oven is electric).
A large electric geyser automatically heats the house water.
In the case of a problem please contact Claire Durif Mobile No (phone number hidden)
We (owners) live in Kenya. Please be considerate with our house. Thank you.