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Lovely Renovated Barn Close To The Dordogne - One Of The Most Beautiful Rivers In France - Nicotiana

 Nicotiana
  • ID: 166
  • House ( 2800 sq. f. )
  • Weekly £ 400 - £ 850
  • Bedroom(s) 4
  • Sleeps 8
  • Bathroom(s) 2
Average guests rating:      0 / 5 ( 0 Reviews )
Highlights: Lovely Renovated Barn, Oak Beams, Near Dordogne River, Ideal for exploring the Dordogne, Sunny Deck/Terrace, Children Welcome, Fully Equipped Kitchen, WiFi, Sleeps 2 - 8

Summary

Lovely Holiday Barn is in the heart of one of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of the Dordogne, South West France. Ideal base for a sightseeing holiday. WiFi. Sleeps 2 - 8

Description

Nicotiana is situated in a small hamlet, close to La Dordogne, arguably one of the most beautiful rivers in France.

Our extremely charming barn has been converted into two very high standard holiday homes decorated in fresh colours and full of light and sunshine. The attention to detail is superb and the kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need.

In the grounds guests are able to enjoy the sunny terrace decking for sunbathing and eating and drinking al fresco.


Nicotiana
You enter into the Kitchen / Dining area with oak beams, a comfortable settee and armchair, dining table and chairs and the large fully equipped kitchen - microwave, electric oven & hob, coffee machine, kettle, large fridge with good sized freezer compartment. A high chair is available if required.
Windows or doors to both sides of the room giving a superb sunny aspect.

To the side you enter the lounge which has old oak beams. There are comfortable sofa's coffee tables TV with free-view channels, CD Player, MP3 Player and iPod docking, a bookcase and games for those who want them. Free WiFi available by request

A further door leads to a separate WC with wash hand basin and fully tiled shower room containing shower cubicle, wash hand basin, large mirror with overhead lights plus a washing machine and ironing board / iron.

From the lounge a wide staircase leads to the first floor landing with four bedrooms and a bathroom.

Bedroom one - a large bedroom with King-size Bed, Wardrobe, Dressing table and bedside tables
Bedroom two - a second large bedroom with King-size bed, chest of drawers, Wardrobe and bedside tables
Bedroom three - a double bedroom with 2 Single beds, wardrobe, bedside tables
Bedroom four - a second double bedroom with 2 Single beds, Wardrobe, bedside tables

Bathroom with shower cubicle, vanity unit and WC


Outside
Leading from one side of the Kitchen / Diner is a sunny terrace for al fresco dining with a large wooden garden tables and chairs, sun loungers, sun umbrella and BBQ. There is a delightful large grassy area beyond.

Map

Address: La Plaine, Fajoles
Post Code (Zip): 46300
Latitude / Longitude: 44.804389 / 1.3741410000000087
Airport Brive Airport 45 minutes
Bakers Masclat 5 minutes
Beach Dordogne River Beach 5 km
Doctor St Julien de Lampon 10 minutes
Ferry Port Calais 850 km
Hospital Gourdon 20 minutes
Market St Julien de Lampon 7 km
Metro Station Gourdon 12 km
Restaurant Masclat 5 km
Shops St Julien de Lampon 7 km
Town Gourdon 12 km
Train Station Gourdon 12 km
Village Fajoles 2 km

Directions

Arriving by Air
La Plaine Fajoles is less than an hours drive from the new airport in Brive which currently has flights from Manchester using Jet 2 and also flights are available from London City Airport. We are also two hours drive from three airports serviced by Ryanair (Limoges, Rodez and Bergerac)
Brive Airport: 45 Minutes
Limoges Airport: 1 Hour 45 minutes
Bergerac Airport: 2 Hours
Rodez Airport: 2 Hour 10 minutes
Toulouse Airport: 2.5 Hours


Distance from the Ports
Easily reached by the A20 motorway La Plaine Fajoles is 786kms (8 hours) from Calais and 640 kms (7 hours) from St Malo. You may wish to try P&O Ferries, Sea France or DFDS Seaways for Ferry Times and Rates.


Arriving by Eurotunnel & Rail
The Paris-Brive direct service takes just under 4 hours and we are 35 minutes from Brive. Alternatively, you can take the Paris-Toulouse service which stops in Souillac, 15 minutes drive from our location.

Area description

From the era of Prehistoric Man through the middle Ages and beyond the Dordogne and Lot area is a sightseer's paradise - steeped in history. The Dordogne region also formed the historic frontier between France and England during the Hundred Years War and this rich heritage offers a renowned variety of sights for you to discover on your sightseeing break in France.

The Perigord boasts numerous castles, churches and medieval bastides towns as well as beautiful stone villages and prehistoric caves, all set in some of France's loveliest countryside. The Dordogne and Lot rivers meander throughout undulating hills, forests and limestone cliffs with new discoveries around every corner.

A few of the many highlights you should not miss are

Domme
This famous 13th century bastide (fortified) town of Domme was founded on a dauntingly sheer cliff eight centuries ago, high above the Dordogne valley. Classified as "L'un des plus beaux villages de France", Domme offers cafes and restaurants with stunning views over the river.

La Roque-Gageac
Like Domme, La Roque-Gageac is one of the many villages labeled as "L'un des Plus Beaux Villages de France" in the area. Situated on the banks of the river, the ochre-coloured houses are built directly into the face of the huge cliff that overhangs La Roque-Gageac. When sightseeing in La Roque-Gageac, you can take a ride on a Gabare, the traditional flat-bottomed boats of the Dordogne that used to trade goods up and down the river.

Rocamadour
The second most visited site, by sightseers in France, Rocamadour spectacularly clings to the cliff of the Alzou canyon. Rocamadour is part of the medieval Christian pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostela, where, Kings and peasants alike once crawled up the Rocamadour chapel steps on their knees seeking redemption and cures.

Sarlat-la-Canéda
Probably the most famous town of Perigord, Sarlat has survived almost unchanged since the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Arched alleyways and ancient narrow cobbled lanes radiate out from the Sarlat main square. On market days (Wednesdays & Saturdays) the streets of Sarlat -la-Canéda burst with local produce such as foie gras, truffles, cheeses, wine, walnuts and mushrooms in season.

Château de Beynac
The Dordogne boasts as many as 100 châteaux and Beynac is one of the best preserved castles in the region. This 12th century fortress is open for visits and gives a remarkable insight into what it must have been like in The Hundred Years War. The Château de Beynac was captured, for a time, by the English King Richard-the-Lionheart. When sightseeing, visitors can take a tour inside the remarkably well preserved interior of the chateax and explore the dungeons, great hall and lookout towers with magnificent 360 degree views across the beautiful countryside.

Prehistoric Man - Lascaux II & Les Eyzies-De-Tayac
This world heritage site is home to prehistoric cave paintings 17,000 years old and contains the finest examples of Palaeolithic art in existence. Lascaux offers a fascinating glimpse into the souls of our distant ancestors and guided tours are conducted both in French and English.

Les Eyzies, the prehistorical centre of France, is situated below limestone cliffs where our direct ancestors used to roam 40,000 years ago. The Vézère Valley in particular houses some 250 UNESCO sites including caves and rock paintings, making it the undisputed 'Prehistoric Capital of the World'.

There are also many caves to explore, such as Gouffre de Padirac where you take a boat ride on an underground river or Lascaux, where you can see some of the world's most significant prehistoric paintings. If you want to step back into more recent history, the fortified castle of Beynac with its museum of ancient warfare is the place to visit. It was once the scene of bitter fighting but now looms over the narrow streets of a medieval village on a bend in the river Dordogne.

You can also feed monkeys in La Foret des Singes or encounter rare species of eagles in Le Rocher des Aigles in a breathtaking show where eagles and condors are let free high above the Alzou canyon then nosedive towards you.


Local Cuisine and Specialties, Haute-Cuisine in The Dordogne
Food and wine are at the heart of French culture and when in the Dordogne the best way to experience this is through colourful French markets and local restaurants.

The Perigord is renowned for its Confit de canard (duck), its world-famous foie gras, truffles, goat's cheese and walnuts served in salads or in the delicious Gâteau aux Noix. Local red wines from Cahors and Bergerac, and the famous white Monbazillac are bound to find their way onto your table. From Haute-Cuisine and Michelin Star restaurants to simple and delicious Auberges serving local produce and specialties, the Dordogne / Lot region offers an unforgettable culinary experience.


Canoeing in the Dordogne
With the Dordogne river at the heart of the region, a number of canoe operators provide all equipment and will drop you off upstream so you can leisurely canoe down river through villages and beautiful countryside.


Golf
If golf is your passion, there is a superb 18 hole golf-course within a short drive, with excellent greens and tree-lined fairways. If you don't wish to bring your golf clubs etc. on the plane with you, everything you need to enjoy a game or two of golf in the Dordogne is available for hire.


Walking and Cycling
A visit to the Dordogne offers walkers of all abilities the chance to explore the beauty and wilderness of the countryside as hundreds of marked walks are available (including the famous GR 46 route). You can also hire bicycles in Souillac (15kms from your holiday barn). If you're feeling adventurous you can even see the world from above on a hot air balloon flight.


Family Friendly - Activities for children
The Dordogne valley is also a fantastic family friendly area, full of fun leisure activities for kids. They can canoe or swim in the river, which is quite safe and shallow in the summer months. For kids in need of thrills, they can splash in a waterpark with water slides, swimming pools, trampolines and bouncy castles in Quercyland Or they can go tree climbing in La foret des Ecureuils where they can jump from tree to tree and dangle from a flying fox 40 feet above the ground!


Activities in Dordogne
There are plenty of leisure and pleasure opportunities in this area - Swimming, Karting, Walking, Visiting Castles and Chateaux, Canoeing, Art Galleries, Cycling, Craft Markets, Golf, Animal & Bird Parks, Hot-Air Ballooning, Parascending, Fishing, Churches, Horse riding, Waterparks, Pot-holing, Cave Diving, Rock Climbing, Garden Visiting, Tennis, Aquarium, Cinema, Music Festivals, Adventure Playgrounds and Ancient Cave Paintings.

Accommodation, Facilities and Services

Property type: House

Board: Self Catering

Bedroom(s): 4 ( 8 Sleeps )
  • Cot: 1
  • King Bed: 2
  • Twin Room: 2
Bathroom(s): 2
  • Baths: 1
  • Separate Toilet: 2
  • Showers: 2
  • Wash basins: 3

Suitability

  • Long term rentals: Yes
  • Pets: Some pets, please enquire
  • Smoke: No smoking
  • Children: Yes, great for kids
  • Wheelchair: No
  • Eldery or infirm: Yes

Holiday type

  • Couples
  • Family
  • Fishing
  • Group
  • Romantic
  • Rural

Views

  • Countryside
  • Garden
  • Golf
  • Lake
  • River
  • Village

General facilities

  • Balcony / Deck
  • Electricity
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Terrace
  • Water Supply
  • Welcome Hamper
  • WiFi

Indoor facilities

  • Blender
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooker
  • Cot
  • DVD Player
  • Films
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Games
  • Hair Dryer
  • Highchair
  • Hob
  • Iron and Board
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Radio
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine

Outdoor facilities

  • Badminton
  • Barbecue
  • Bikes
  • Climbing Frame
  • Football
  • Garden Furniture
  • Patio
  • Swings

Services

  • Catering (extra)
  • Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided

Access

Car is essential
  • Off-road Parking
  • Private Car Park
  • Steps

Activities

Local activities:

  • Badminton
  • Beaches
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sailing
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Walking
  • Wine Tasting

Other activities:

  • Ancient Monuments (5 km)
  • Art Gallery (12 km)
  • Badminton (12 km)
  • Beaches (20 minutes)
  • Bird Watching (2 km)
  • Boat Trips (10 km)
  • Canoeing (5 km)
  • Cathedrals (12 km)
  • Climbing (10 km)
  • Fishing (4 km)
  • Flying (12 km)
  • Golf (12 km)
  • Historic Houses / Chateau (4 km)
  • Horse riding (4 km)
  • Museums (12 km)
  • Nature Reserve (8 km)
  • Paragliding (15 km)
  • Sailing (5 km)
  • Swimming (5 km)
  • Tennis (12 km)
  • Theme Parks (15 km)
  • Vineyards (18 km)
  • Zoo (18 km)

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Rates

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Rate summary - £ 400 - £ 850 - 7 Nights -
No rates available

Add-ons

 PriceCharge type
Optional 3 Course meal on arrival £ 20One time - per person

Policies

Check in: 16:00, Check out: 10:00

Bed linen / personal towels included in price

Pets are only allowed subject to prior agreement and are also subject to an extra charge.

Terms and conditions

All bookings are for a minimum of 1 week during the period May to end of June and September to the end of October.

Two week bookings are preffered in the July/August period.Short breaks minimum 3 nights will be considered out of season.

Bookings require a 30% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking and the balance is payable no later than 8 weeks prior to the holiday commencing.

Any bookings within 8 weeks of the arrival date must be paid for in full at the time of booking.

We strongly recommend that you take out holiday insurance in order to protect your booking payments.

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Owner

  • Bob McNeil
  • Phone #1: 0033 565414263
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