Holiday home in Dordogne

Lanquais

Lanquais, Dordogne, Aquitaine

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Sleeps8

Bedrooms3

Bathrooms2

Lafage

Introduction

'Lafage' is an old stone farmhouse, typical of this part of South West France, at the edge of the village (under 5 minutes walk from the centre), straight across the valley from the medieval château.

The house has been sympathetically modernised to retain centuries' worth of character producing a family home and holiday destination.

Pool, 11.5m x 5m with roman steps.

Wi-Fi internet and UK Freesat.

Lawned gardens and dining terraces. 2 acres of further grounds with lovely countryside views.

The village has a small shop, with a fresh bread delivery every morning, and a superb, reasonably priced restaurant 'Les Marronnieres', which also has a friendly bar.

Note: Take advantage of our Concierge Service to raise your holiday to whole new level; book a massage by the pool, a beautician at your villa, a chef for a night or book a babysitter. Our property managers can have groceries ready and put away for you when you arrive and also pre-book local activities such amongst other services.

Details

Entrance hall.

Living room with 2 sofas, doors to terrace. Exposed beams and stonework, including huge fireplace and wood burner. CD / Radio.

Kitchen / dining area; Oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher. Table and chairs to seat 10.

Stairs to lower tower;
Bedroom 1, double with ensuite shower, hand basin and WC.

Stairs to upper tower;
Bedroom 2, two singles.
Separate bathroom with hand basin and bath with shower over.
Separate WC.

Stairs to attic;
Bedroom 3, family room with one double and two single beds. Exposed beams.

Cellar with washing machine and dryer.

EXTERIOR;

2 acres of woodland and meadows.

Shaded lawned areas and garden.

Terrace with wooden table and plastic chairs and parasol. BBQ.

Swimming pool 11m x 5m (depth 1.10m - 1.60m) Roman steps. Sun loungers.

Private parking.

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Prices

From To Weekly rental rates Euros Sterling * US Dollars *
10/09/2016 22/10/2016 late September & October € 990 £ 854 $ 1,111
Refundable Security Bond € 200
  • * Sterling & US Dollar rates are provided only as a guide. Rentals are payable in Euros.
  • Prices are for the rental of the entire property above, per week.
  • Bookings run from Saturday 4:00pm to Saturday 10:00am.
  • Neither Pure France nor the property owner are liable for any loss or interruption of internet service.
  • No smoking in the property.
  • Bookings include electricity, water, linen and towels, (inc. pool towels).
  • A full service management company is available to prepare the house for your stay and to offer an extended service to our clients. After booking, expect a contact e-mail making you aware of all the services they offer- such as baby-sitting, maid service or shopping, or luxuries such as such as beauticians or a chef to make your stay even more relaxing. This change means that for this year (2011) only, we will have to push out handover of the house to 6pm on the day of arrival, compensating with a departure time of 12 midday on the last day of your stay. If you arrive at the property between 4 and 6pm however, you may make use of the pool and gardens and will have access to a room and bathroom to change in or freshen up, assured that when the house is handed over at it will be presented to the highest possible standards.

Location

The property is located on the edge of the village of Lanquais. The village of Lanquais is included in the book 'Most Beautiful Villages in the Dordogne'.

Walking distance from the house to the village; small shop, with a fresh bread delivery every morning, and a superb, reasonably priced restaurant 'Les Marronnieres', which also has a friendly bar.

Supermarket shopping can be done in either Lalinde (10 minutes drive) or Bergerac (20 minutes away).

Bergerac is a bastide town and was once a flourishing port for the wine trade. All amenities are here. Plenty of shops and traditional restaurants. The town square features a statue of Cyrano de Bergerac. Supermarkets and Musée du Tabac (tobacco museum).

Just West of Bergerac is another bastide town, Sainte-Foy-la-Grande. Good tourist office here and also a superb Saturday street market.
8 miles further on is Montcaret with a wonderful 3rd century Roman villa with original mosaics and baths.

Sarlat-la-Canéda is a very popular tourist destination. A charming and busy traditional village which is the capital of Périgord Noir. Lots of 15th and 16th century houses make this a very picturesque place and there are many good restaurants and cafés to discover. Excellent market on Saturday.

Perhaps the most famous of the Dordogne tourist attractions are the cave paintings around Les Eyzies. There are more pre-historic caves in this area than you could ever visit in a day! Les Eyzies lies at the heart of an unspoilt area of great natural beauty with rolling hills, tranquil rivers and fascinating cliff and rock formations. It has some of the world's most beautiful caves with outstanding stalactite and stalagmite crystallizations. And the cave-lined Vézère valley has been classified as a heritage site by UNESCO. The most well-known of all is the cave at Lascaux which was discovered in 1940. The paintings date back some 17,000 years.

Brantôme is a very popular and pretty town. Well worth a visit, there are several churches and abbeys to discover as well as the Musée Rêve et Miniatures. Perhaps the best thing to do in the town is to firstly take a stroll along the beautiful balustraded river banks and then to choose your evening fayre at one of the many excellent restaurants.

Just North of Brantôme is the hamlet of Villars. The hamlet itself is unexciting, but it is surrounded by lovely countryside and is a great base from which to explore Château de Puyguilhem and Saint-Jean-de-Côle. The Grottes de Villars (pre-historic caves) are just past the hamlet and were discovered in 1958 and feature cave paintings.

Don't miss a trip to La Roque-Gageac, a stunningly beautiful village under the towering cliffs. The village regularly wins France's 'Prettiest Village' competition. Good canoeing centre here.

Competing with La Roque-Gageac in the prettiness stakes is the village of Carennac. Elevated just above the South bank of the river, it is best known for its typical Quercy architecture and Romanesque priory. Further Romanesque art at the Saint-Pierre church in Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne.

Canoeing on the Dordogne is hugely popular. There are rental centres on almost every curve and corner of the river. Some of the bigger centres are based at La Roque-Gageac, Martel, Argentat and Beynac.

Reviews

« Just to say we had a lovely week at Lafage which is a very generously stocked house in terms of utensils, towels and spirit plus the pool is fantastic! »  Ohagan Family (London, UK)

« This villa is just on the edge of a tiny village, walking distance for all even the small people. Yet while there you feel you are in the deepest country side and enjoy total privacy as the property is surrounded by trees and hedges. The pool was beautiful and spotlessly clean, again suitable for all ages. We dined most days outside under an old shaded tree, and had many enjoyable barbeques. The villa offered everything from, books, dvds, television, and was a cool respite from the very hot times of the day. A great place for families or groups of friends who enjoy walks and good food. The local village restaurant is superb and excellent value with extremely friendly locals. We went out to celebrate one of the childrens birthday there one evening, and they arrived at the end of the meal with a cake and candles! »  Aisling family

« This is a wonderful house, with a beautiful pool and garden. Set in a peaceful valley, but close to the little village. Extremely well equipped (even plastic kids crockery). Close to some lovely villages and markets. A perfect Dordogne holiday house. »  Katherine (London)

« This was the best self-catering accommodation we have had in France. The weather was very good so we were able to take advantage of the "outdoor" facilities. The meals we ate at the property were all eaten outside. The views from all the windows were delightful with a different vista from each one. It was nice also to have such a lovely garden around the house. All in all, a lovely holiday. Thanks »  Kelvin (Worcester)

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