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This charming house is situated on the edge of Villefranche-du-Perigord; a Bastide village in the Dordogne. The front door opens into the village with its restaurants, bakeries and various charming shops. The back door takes you out to the sun drenched terrace, the huge garden with numerous fruit trees, the 10m x 5m private swimming pool, and the countryside beyond. A true taste of the idyllic life awaits you.
The house originates from the 13th century but has all the conveniences of modern life including dishwasher and broadband internet access. Fully renovated, the house is comfortable all year round. Cool in summer with its ancient stone walls and window shutters. Warm in winter with oil central heating and large open fire.
- Living Room - Comfortable sofa, 3 easy chairs and an open fire
- Entertainment - Books, DVD Player, Music library, Brennan Music Jukebox, Stereo, Flatscreen TV with UK Satellite and CD/Mini Disc/ Radio system
- Kitchen/Dining - All modern conveniences including dish washer, fridge/freezer, coffee maker, toaster oven, gas hob and oven, extractor, double sink, A large selection of quality pots and pans (including Le Creuset), cutlery, glassware etc, Dining table seats 6
- Utility room / laundry with separate toilet
- Bedroom 1 - 1 x Queen size bed. Juliette balconies overlooking back garden
- Bedroom 2 - spacious room with 2 x over-size single sleigh beds.
- Bathroom - New large walk-in shower installed 2018, plus toilet
Garden - A sun drenched terrace leads off the kitchen/dining room. It overlooks the pool, the garden and the countryside beyond. Tables and chairs provided. Large garden with mature trees proving shade in summer. Many of the trees bear fruit and nuts in season. Small solid fuel barbecue
Pool (Exclusive Use) - 10m x 5m swimming pool with the latest salt technology. A one switch electric pool safety cover which complies with the stringent French pool safety rules. 4 pool loungers
Parking - Immediately outside the house plus further on-street parking a few metres away
THE VILLAGE AND LOCAL REGION
Villefranche-du-Perigord is a medieval, historic, Bastide village dating back to the 13th century and has many interesting features. It has everything you need for day to day life with a wealth of shops including 2 bakeries, a butcher, a deli and 2 food stores. There is a hardware store, a bank, a pharmacy, a medical centre, a newsagent with English newspapers and, in season, 5 restaurants/bars. All within 2 - 10 minutes stroll. The village has tennis courts, a boule court and a pool.
The region is dotted with beautiful towns and villages. Particularly well known are Monpazier, Dome, Sarlat, Bergerac and Cahors.
There is a strong culture of wine and cuisine reflected in many restaurants and fabulous markets. Locally there are many summer festivals.
We have owned this house for 18 years and have been renting it out very successfully for the past 17 years. Prior to purchasing this property we looked at many homes in the countryside around Villefranche-du-Perigord. Ultimately we decided to buy this house because of it's unique location on the edge of the village. This gives us, and anyone who rents the house, the opportunity to participate in daily, village life. In addition to being within a few minutes walk from the local cafes, restaurants and shops, we have the joy of an unspoilt pastoral view over the wooded hills of the region.
An oasis from the turbulence of modern life, we are sure you will love it.
Prices are per week for Saturday to Saturday, arriving after 4pm and departing by 10 am on the final day. (We can be more flexible with rental periods outside the peak summer months, so please contact us and let us know your requirements)
Prices include bed linen, bath towels, all utilities (gas, water, electricity) and pre-arrival and post-departure cleaning.
No security deposit is required.
A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the rental is required at time of booking. (Deposit can be refunded if weeks can be resold.)
The balance is due 6 weeks prior to arrival.
Payment can be made in Euros or, if more convenient, in GBPs (at the Euro/GBP exchange rate at time of payment)