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Luxurious Country Estate in Pastoral Surroundings

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Our glorious 20 x 50 ft (8x18m) inviting pool!

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Last updated: 03/31/2014

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bergerac chateau / country house description

In one of France's most pastoral areas, two 17C self-catering farmhouses with huge swimming pool, surrounded by 20 hectares/50-acres of parkland and pasture, stunning hillside views, peaceful and private. For larger groups, can be rented together with La Bergerie (VRBO #168525) which is on the same site.

The Dordogne, known as Périgord since Medieval times, is a land of green valleys, charming honey colored villages perching on forested hillsides, lazy meandering rivers - a feast for the eye. Ancient doorways and archways abound, guarding their secrets. The countryside is dotted with dovecots & drystone huts crowned with "lauzes", the famous dry stone roofs.

This is Eleanor of Aquitaine country where troubadours sang in feudal castles. Later, for a century, site of bitter warfare between English and French Kings. Legacies of this era are everywhere: vast fortified churches, over 1000 castles & chateaux, the 'Bastides' - walled towns built by the Kings to attract settlers.

In our more peaceful times, summer evenings offer a medley of concerts & festivals in the ancient churches and chateaux, antique fairs and flea markets are held under the arcades. Lovely just for a leisurely stroll!

Périgord, with a pleasant climate and abundant wildlife, became a center of human culture already in pre-historic times. Early man has left the region with some of Europe's oldest art treasures, the 20,000-year-old cave paintings of Lascaux near Montignac, Font de Gaume near Les Eyzies and many others. Spectacular caverns such as the 'Gouffre de Proumeyssac' and 'Grotte du Grand Roc' contain stunning natural rock formations millions of years old in a seemingly infinite variety.

Who could pass up the local cuisine and wine?! Rich 'paté de Foie Gras', the famous 'Confit' of duck or goose and the 'black diamonds' of Périgord, truffles, are among the local culinary traditions. Lively country markets offer fresh produce, cheeses, wine, homemade specialties. The world-renowned St. Emilion and Bordeaux vineyards are a short drive away. The Bergerac area next door has tasty red, white and rosé wines. Monbazillac is a luscious sweet wine alternative to Sauternes.

Our 17th Century Perigordian estate "Cantegrive" is situated on 20 hectares/50 acres of forest and pasture on a hillside with sweeping views, just one of two properties on a small country lane that ends in a cul-de-sac about 3/4 mi (1 km) past the house. The tranquil location offers peace, quiet and privacy. However, shops, sites and services are a short drive away. American and Finnish nationals, we live on site together with our horses and dog.

La Grande Maison has 300 sq m/3300 sq ft of living space on two floors. On the ground floor is your fully equipped kitchen with adjoining dining room, living room with fireplace, and a well stocked library. Upstairs is one bedroom with ensuite bathroom and its own roof terrace overlooking the pool area, plus two other bedrooms sharing the second bathroom. Terracotta floor tiles, exposed oak beams, wall-to-wall carpeting in bedrooms.

Around the house are spacious shaded lawns and terraces. Our large 20x50 ft (8x18m) pool, equipped with an alarm system, is in its own landscaped area. For your vehicles there is a covered carport.

La Grande Maison can be rented together with La Bergerie (2-4 people) ref VRBO #168525


The perfect place for the vacation of your dreams!




Keywords: Country Estate

Property Type

      • Chateau / Country House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Catering Available:

                Distinctly local meals provided by our local buthcer/caterer and others available in the area. Most farmer's markets offer a variety of ready made foods....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                Linen and towels changed on the middle Saturday during stays of more than a week...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Shared with the owner. Drying racks provided...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                English and French language stations...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • Ping Pong Table

              Communications

              • Mobile Phone:

                upon request and against deposit...moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Nicely landscaped, with regulation alarm. Partly fenced. Measures 20 x 50 ft (8 x 18 meters) so you really can swim!...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Balcony

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        Sweeping views of the countryside from our peaceful location at the top of a gentle hill. ...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Theme Parks
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Hiking
                      • Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Cycling
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Boating
                      • Tennis
                      • Shopping
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Cinemas
                      • Museums
                      • Zoo
                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Golf
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      middle
                      Aug 30 - Sep 26, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      €1,350
                      low
                      Sep 27 - Oct 31, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      €1,100

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Prices include bed linen, pool and bath towels, utilities (gas, hot water, electricity) and taxes plus end cleaning. Extra charge for cleaning if requested during your stay.

                      Prices are per week Saturday - Saturday, arriving after 4pm and departing by 10am on the final day. A non-refundable deposit of €500 per week is requested to make a firm booking with the remaining amount due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Please be sure you have adequate cancellation insurance.


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                      Location

                      petanque games and badminton court.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1991

                      About the owner: We are US and Finnish nationals and live on the property full-time, with our horses and dog. Twenty years ago we were looking all over France for a property to keep our horses - as we came to the Dordogne, we fell head over heels in love with the area. On a sunny crisp March morning we came to see "Cantegrive" for the first time - the rest is history! Twenty years later, we are still as happy and love to share our life experience in the Dordogne with our guests.

                      Why the Owner Chose Bergerac:
                      As told above - perfect for us and our four-legged friends. And we decided to share this paradise with others.....

                      The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                      Peace, quiet, privacy, wildlife - and not far from interesting sights and sounds!


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Our glorious 20 x 50 ft (8x18m) inviting pool!

                        Our glorious 20 x 50 ft (8x18m) inviting pool!

                      • Your sunny living room

                        Your sunny living room

                      • Your well equipped kitchen

                        Your well equipped kitchen

                      • Second bedroom with queen sized bed

                        Second bedroom with queen sized bed

                      • Voila - summer at last!

                        Voila - summer at last!

                      • Take time to smell the roses!

                        Take time to smell the roses!

                      • The pool has both a fence and an alarm system for your safety

                        The pool has both a fence and an alarm system for your safety

                      • Our DOG "Vanille"

                        Our DOG "Vanille"

                      • Under the linden trees....

                        Under the linden trees....

                      • Dining room with view toward kitchen

                        Dining room with view toward kitchen

                      • Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom

                        Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom

                      • Third bedroom with twin beds

                        Third bedroom with twin beds

                      • Thru the trellis....

                        Thru the trellis....

                      • View from the front lawn toward the pool and carport

                        View from the front lawn toward the pool and carport

                      • Peace and quiet

                        Peace and quiet

                      • All of our resident Critters

                        All of our resident Critters

                      VRBO #164482

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                      This listing was first published here in 2008.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

                      €1,100 - €1,350 per week (EUR)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

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