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La Croze is a recently restored stone farmhouse in a peaceful location on the edge of the famous village of La Roque Gageac. There's plenty of space for an extended family - Large dining family kitchen with exposed beams and stone (range cooker, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave) - 25' lounge overlooking the pool with exposed beams (WIFI, freesat TV, DVD/CD player) - 5 bedrooms [ 3 double (1 with en-suite bathroom), 2 twin - 2 shower rooms (hairdryers)- laundry room (washing machine). The house has secluded gardens set below an impressive cliff with its own cave and spring, lovely woodland views and a vine-covered dining area with a barbeque. There's a 10 x 5 meter pool with a large decking terrace, a graveled area to the front for playing boules etc.and a grassy area at the back. The property is on the edge of several beautiful woodland walks with breathtaking views. There is space for 3 cars. A five minute walk from the house takes you to the river and the village of La Roque Gageac. Here you'll find a medieval church, boulangerie, post office, gift and wine shops and several lovely restaurants and cafes for enjoying what the French do best! Canoeing is very popular and a lovely way to see the countryside and castles from another angle. Just walk along to the canoe base, paddle down the river and then a minibus brings you back from your chosen stopping point. Take a picnic and stop off at a wee beach for lunch by the river before you finish. You can take a boat trip from the village too on the flat bottomed gabarres which used to transport produce up and down the river. Hire bikes nearby for another wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful Dordogne countryside. Several recently completed cycle paths make this safe and easy. This is a really superb location for a holiday in the Dordogne. it's set in the heart of the most celebrated part of South West France. No fewer than five castles are within a mile or two of the house and the famous medieval town of Sarlat is only 5 miles away. The picturesque vllage of Beynac (2 miles) was used as a film location for 'Chocolat' and Beynac castle is well worth a visit. Castelnaud is just over a miles walk away along a beautiful riverside path through fields of sunflowers. It has a fascinating museum of medieval warfare and a few more lunch options. Marqueyssac has world famous topiary gardens to see and a lovely cafe with stunning views. . Chateau de Milandes was famous as Josephine Baker's residence in the 1930s. The medieval town of Domme is about 3 miles away. Here among the cobbled streets are lots more charming shops and restaurants. You can also visit a fascinating cave system here from its entrance in the town square. The route descends past amazing calcium formations and ends in a spectacular trip back up in a glass-sided lift. The Dordogne is simply a glorious place to be - a paradise of beautiful tree-clad landscapes studded with medieval castles, ancient churches, bastide towns, and amazing caves. Pretty Perigordine houses abound, with their steep roofs and pigoniers. It is also a place of walnut groves and potagers where local people harness the rich soil and warm climate to grow things for the wonderful local markets. We have been delighted to buy melons fresh from the field from a man with a trailer and earthy hands! And it was a joy too to watch Papi hunting truffles with his lovely dog and an old fork! Everyone has a walnut tree or ten and the nuts are taken to the local walnut mill to be pressed for oil. The area is of course renowned for its food and there is no shortage of restaurants and auberges happy to let you sample the local cuisine, rich in duck, truffles, ceps and walnuts. People have lived here for 40 000 years and evidence of the past is everywhere. From prehistoric dwellings, castles of the Hundred Years War to the medieval and Renaissance buildings of Sarlat, there are historical sites everywhere you look. The beautifully preserved town of Sarlat, 5 miles away, boasts the highest density of listed medieval buildings in Europe. A visit to Sarlat is a 'must do' - whether for an evening walk through the cobbled streets by gaslight, or a trip to the fabulous market. The Dordogne is world famous for its prehistoric sites. At 15 miles away, the entire Vezere Valley is a Unesco World Heritage site and the home of the National Museum of Prehistory, Lascaux IV and countless fascinating caves. There can be few better locations for a holiday in the Dordogne than La Croze - close enough to walk to all the facilities in La Roque Gageac but set in its own peaceful woodland paradise.