Lovely Perigourdine House With Private Heated Pool. This villa is in a rural setting.
Clos Esperance is a traditional Perigourdine house dating from 1701, with attached barn, in a sleepy hamlet near the bustling town of Thiviers. It has just under an acre of gardens and a 12 x 5m heated swimming pool (mid May to late September). The house is on a no-through lane and so the daily post van is about the only traffic we see.
The house has been recently renovated and is comfortably furnished and decorated in neutral colours. It sleeps six in three bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor. The downstairs bedroom has an en-suite shower room and there is a further bath and shower room upstairs, as well as two separate wcs. There is full central heating for spring/autumn stays, and a large log-burning stove. We have retained the traditional features such as the terracotta tiles in the living room and the oak floors in the bedrooms, as well as the original beams, while installing a modern kitchen and new bathrooms. All three bedrooms have an insect blind at the window.
We do not live on site, but we have a great team of local people to manage the house, pool and garden. So you have all the peace and quiet you need, safe in the knowledge that any problems will be dealt with promptly.
We remember how complicated it used to be sometimes travelling with our children when they were tiny, so we can provide a travel cot (please bring your own bedding), high chair, baby bath, bed rail, blackout blind, non-slip bath and shower mats and a step to reach the wash-hand basins. We also have plastic plates, bowls, cups and cutlery which can be used for picnics if not needed for younger guests.
We have tried to think of everything you will need for a lovely holiday. All linen and towels (plus swimming towels) are included in the price, and we provide a welcome pack to start you off. Each bedroom has a hairdryer.
The house is non-smoking and we do not accept pets. Please do contact us with any questions you may have and to confirm availability before you book.
Kitchen and dining
The large kitchen diner is fully equipped with oven, hob, microwave, fridge freezer, toaster, coffee makers, washing machine and everything you will need to rustle up delicious meals. There is also a dishwasher, because who wants to be doing the washing-up on holiday?
The living room has two large sofas and an armchair, a television, dvd player (plus a selection of dvds) British tv channels, board games and lots of books for adults and children.
The ground floor bedroom has a king-sized double bed and an en suite shower room/wc.
On the first floor there is a further king-sized double room and a twin room with full size single beds.
The downstairs bedroom has an en suite shower room/wc. The main bath/shower room is upstairs.
There is also a separate wc upstairs and a separate downstairs wc.
The house has full gas-fired central heating which is nice for spring/autumn stays, and a large log-burner in the living room.
As well as the tv and dvd player, we have board games and badminton, table tennis, darts and boules.
Garden and outside
The house sits in a garden of just under one acre, mainly laid to grass with a number of mature trees. We have a table tennis table in the barn, plus boules and a badminton set for use in the garden.
The main attraction is the 12 x 5m heated swimming pool, which is open from mid May to late September (if you are booking for late September, do check with us whether the pool will be available).
There is a barbecue outside the barn and a wooden table, chairs and large parasols for al fresco dining.
The terrace by the pool is in sun all day and has six wooden sun loungers with cushions, plus parasols.
Parking and garages
There is plenty of parking in front of the house (still leaving space for a game of boules).
There are steps leading up to the front door, but once inside there is just one small step up to the downstairs bedroom.
The pool is alarmed for the protection of small children.
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