Luxury Gites for 2 in the beautiful Dordogne
The 14m x 7m swimming pool has a deep end of 2.2m and a shallow end of 0.9m with roman steps. It is near the edge of a gentle grass slope and benefits from pastoral views and inspiring sunsets. Plenty of sun beds are provided around the pool, which is diligently covered every night to retain the solar gain in temperature.
Time, care and effort have been spent with selecting the right contents for each beautifully furnished home to make them as perfect as possible. They all have pine kitchens fully equipped with pretty china, plenty of glasses (very essential!), pots and pans etc., a large fridge with separate freeze compartment, gas fired oven and 4 burner hob, washing machine, dish-washer, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, iron and cold box for food shopping and picnics. A hand towel and tea cloths are provided for the kitchen, along with a cleaning sponge, washing up liquid, washing powder and dishwasher tablets.
The pretty bedrooms will be made for your arrival with bed linen, pillows and duvets or blankets provided. The linen is changed weekly; hairdryers, soap and loo paper supplied. Towels for personal & pool use can be rented, these are the only extra that we charge.
The furnishings are all of good quality with some country antique pieces.
The surrounding gardens are mostly laid to lawn with several trees for shade. Some are cherries which you can help yourselves to in June, also we have figs, walnuts and grapes which are ready in September. We also have three ponds, stocked with goldfish greedy for your stale bread. A word of warning - from April until June the frogs croak happily, they can be quite noisy!
Each property has its own private courtyard area with a table and chairs provided for four people so you can share a barbecue, apertifs or a meal with your neighbours. Also for each house is a gas BBQ, sun beds and a set of boules for those of you with a competitive edge (or the energy).
Our land is designated a "Reserve de repeuplement" by the local Chasse which means there is no hunting allowed on it and it has therefore become a refuge for all the local wildlife. Golden Oriels and nightingales enchant us in spring and early summer; buzzards, owls, bats and hawks entertain us all summer and autumn. Because of a careful policy on pesticides with farming and vines, our land benefits from wild orchids and fritillaries in early summer.
For your enjoyment, we have added a spa whirlpool pool at the end of the swimming pool terrace, which is also diligently covered every night to retain the solar gain in temperature.