Beautiful Farmhouse in the Heart of the Dordogne
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Domme farmhouse description
In the heart of the Dordgone, just minutes from the beautiful riverside villages of Beynac and La Roque Gageac and the hill top village of Domme, lies La Prairie.
Dominating the hamlet of Le Peyruzel we have tried to create the perfect place for your much deserved holiday.
The Farmhouse sleeps 8 people and can also accommodate babies in cots.
There are four bedrooms in total and the main double room is a wonderful room with fantastic views across to the 13th century chateau that sits atop the village in Le Peyruzel.
There is also a 2nd double bedroom, a single bedroom and a family bedroom that comprises a single bed and bunk beds.
On this first floor is also the bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, toilet and a sink. All of these rooms have lovely views and have been beautifully decorated.
Downstairs you will find the spacious accommodation that comprises the living room, the hallway and the kitchen.
The lounge room has 2 huge soft couches which surround the lovely old brick fireplace that has a wood burner for the cooler months. Here there is the satellite TV and DVD.
The hallway is as lovely and has a separate toilet with hand basin. From the hall there is access to the two terraces.
Off from here is the huge kitchen which is fully equipped and also has a separate larder and access to the terrace at the rear of the house.
The two terraces are at opposing sides of the house and the first one is the covered front porch. Here you will find wicker chairs complete with cushions and tables; it is a wonderful place from which to watch the birds or the hot air balloons come up from the valley in the early morning or the evening.
The other terrace is where you will find the table for your al fresco meals and also a separate table with 4 chairs. There is a little porch here over the kitchen door (visible in the photographs) and we have also installed a lovely steel pergola for the wisteria which covers most of the terrace.
We have tried to create the loveliest place possible for our guests, making this house comfortable, cozy and welcoming. This has been aided by the addition of a dresser in the kitchen, lovely rugs and curtains and comfortable furniture.
Outside there is the covered double garage.
Down in the courtyard you will find the washroom which we have tried to make as complete as possible in order to make the inevitable washing and ironing as painless as can be.
We also provide cots, high chairs, bedding, towels, bath mats, tea towels, pool towels, videos, strollers etc... all free of charge of course.
In the same courtyard is the wonderful toy barn which, as some of our guests have informed us, has been absolutely essential in making their holiday as successful as it was!
It is in this same courtyard that you find our three other stunning properties.
The swimming pool is, as some of our friends/guests have informed us, the 'piece de resistance' of the whole Estate.
Not content with a 11x5 standard liner pool, David decided to build something special, something unique.
The pool is on a salt water system (no chlorine=no red eyes) and has been constructed with children in mind. We decided to build a sloping access to the pool and we call it the beach. This has been the starting point for many a cautious child to venture into the water and take their first strokes! There are also steps and it is more than deep enough in the deep end for diving. Disliking liners we decided to tile the pool and the effect is totally different than that of your average swimming pool. The water is the color of the seas in the Caribbean. The addition of the pool house in 2007 is amazing and now we have it in place we cannot imagine how we ever did without it. We built it using oak beams - the roof is totally exposed from underneath - and antique tiles for the roof itself. There are plenty of tables and chairs for your comfort and for the pool itself we have provided numerous wooden sun loungers with cushions and parasols too.
There is a playground at the top of the Estate and plenty of our own private land for you to wander off.
All other details are on our lovely website.
We hope that you will join us before too long and that we can welcome you to La Prairie.
Keywords: Farmhouse, Views, Peace, Fun
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9
- King size beds (1) One lovely 165cms double bed is provided in the fabulous double bedroom., Queen size Beds (1) A 140cms bed in the gorgeous pink bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) There is one bed in the blue room., Baby Cribs (1) Cots are provided for little people., Bunk Beds (1) A bunk bed along with a single bed is provided in the triple bedroom....moreless
Bathrooms: 1.5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
Wonderful farmhouse kitchen, fully equipped. Larder with the fridge freezer and shelves and accessories, a lovely big cooker top, a new oven and all the necessary equipment to cook everything you need. But if there should be anything missing I buy it for you (within reason!)....moreless
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- Catering Available:
- Linens Provided:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- CD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- DVD Player
Pool & Spa
Wonderful swimming pool. Chlorine free, free form, steps and a beach. Plenty of sun loungers with cushions and a covered area for shade. Open from the 1st April through to the 30th September every year. The pool could stay open longer upon request and depending on the weather conditions....moreless
Deck / Patio:
There are two terraces at The Farmhouse. One is a covered proch at the front of the building and the other is a large terrace at the back with plenty of eating and seating arrangments and here are the 2 bbq's too....moreless
- Outdoor Grill
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Medical Services
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Rock Climbing
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- The problem with describing the area where we live is to know exactly where to start. It is so beautiful, so rich in activity, culture and that 'Je Ne Sais Quoi' that only the French possess that it makes the following task quite tricky! But I will endeavor to tell you just why you should come and visit us. Daglan is stunning so let us start with our home village. We live 3 km up the hill from this quintessentially Perigordine village and it is here that we take the children to school, gossip at the market and occasionally indulge in a meal at the fantastic Petit Paris in the village square. The village was taken into hand about 7 years ago and spruced up and polished and scrubbed and neatened by the ambitious Maire who was in residence at the time. He accomplished something quite lovely and we are all proud of our village and the people in it too. The Church is very pretty especially inside, the little shop is run by a delightful couple, there are Artisan shops everywhere. it is a jewel of a village and you will see why when you come! Our little hamlet of Le Peyruzel is gorgeous as well. No shops but a real living/working community of farmers and everyday people living here in the peaceful countryside that surrounds us. The walks we have from here are fabulous and the new bike tracks are amazing with the added luxury of having your bicycles delivered to La Prairie! The walk from La Prairie down to Daglan takes about 40 minutes. Approximately 15 minutes from La Prairie are Domme, La Roque Gageac, Beynac, Castelnaud, the river, the castles, the gardens..... Domme is stunning; a hilltop village that is like something out of a fairytale but then again so is La Roque with its medieval houses built into the rock. Beynac castle is awe inspiring, Monfort Castle is breathtaking. Les Jardins De Marqueyssac and Eyrignac are extraordinary. Sarlat is so stunning as to be quite overwhelming especially visited early when you have it to yourself. Our local restaurants are delicious; Le Petit Paris in Daglan is the best place to sit outside. La Belle Etoile, our favorite, is the best place for a meal and the loveliest terrace anywhere. Le Martial which is 10 minutes away has amazing food, our local Auberge serving fabulous wholesome home produced food is a must. Le The Vert is delicious for lunch, L'Eole has fantastic take away pizzas, Castelnaud has a new take away food service which we have tried and were blown away by the quality of the food. Then there is Rocamadour, Eagles Rock, the must see Gouffre De Padirac, the indispensable Font De Gaume... I could go on forever but the best thing to do is to have a look at our website and it will lead you to everything you need to know........But just before I sign off and let you discover our website in peace and quiet let me talk about what there is to do for the children. We have 6 children so we know pretty much all there is to know about their dreams and hopes whilst on holiday with Mum and Dad. For the tiny ones and young ones we have provided the sloping beach for the pool. The gate is difficult to open and there is an alarm system so you can really relax! The toy barn is what has made some parents holiday; they can spend hours in this room and you are just a few steps away from them. There are swings, log cabins, a sand pit and a goal for football. You can take them to a castle and they can become a Knight or a Damsel. How about walking around the gardens in Marqueyssac which is illuminated with thousands of candles every Thursday night in the summer? Go to Sarlat to watch the miming acts, the street artists. How about Eagles Rock to watch the birds of prey? Sounds boring? Ok then, would it convince you if I told you they walk on your head, over your legs, swoop down, narrowly missing your ears and the Griffon Vultures weigh 13kgs and have a wingspan of nearly 10 feet? How about the aquarium in Le Bugue? Not content with fish, the owners have provided Anacondas, Pythons, Caimans and fish you can stroke (all ages love this especially me) and the wonders of the fish themselves, the size of the sturgeons are breathtaking and if you are lucky there will be someone in the huge tank swimming with them. And what is there for the teenagers, the budding teenagers and the young in us all to do? That age can be difficult to say the least so here are some things to consider! There is the pool, swimming in the Dordogne, horse riding, paint balling, hot air ballooning, kayaking, canoeing, tree top trekking, cycling, rock climbing, pot holing, being punted down an underground river, being lowered in a basket to an underground cave, exploring the Chateau De Castelnaud and if you are really desperate to please them there is a McDonalds in Sarlat! So go ahead and discover our website and we hope to see you very soon....moreless
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La Prairie = Stunning !!
La Prairie = Stunning !!
On arriving at the farmhouse at La Prairie, we were soooooooo happy, the house, the view, the facilities, the owners....and of course the wOOFies (which were my little girls favourite thing) everything was spot on! The set up was amazing for the kiddie-winks, which of course meant we had the most relaxing time. Couldn't fault anything about our stay ..... we'll be back ! Thankyou Louise and David Lauren, Andrew, Henry (2yrs) & Edith (1yrs)
- Guest lauren h.
- Date of stay 06/13/13
- Review Submitted 08/20/13
THE FARMHOUSE, LA PRAIRIE
THE FARMHOUSE, LA PRAIRIE
WONDERFUL PROPERTY, VERY COMFORTABLE. LIKE A HOME FROM HOME, BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED. THE POOL WAS LOVELY AND WE WERE LUCKY TO HAVE IT MOSTLY TO OURSELVES. A HAVEN FOR CHILDREN WITH LOTS OF PLAY FACILITIES.
- Guest HELEN MP (UK)
- Date of stay 06/23/12
- Review Submitted 09/20/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Dear Helen and Family, It was lovely having you all here and we are delighted that you had such a wonderful time. Hope to see you again one year!
Magnificent Farmhouse & Hosts
Magnificent Farmhouse & Hosts
First and foremost, what a beautiful town! Accompanying that was a beautiful property owned by the most gracious hosts you can find. We have never been to the Domme region of France and we stayed for one week in the lovely Farmhouse. When we arrived there was cookies and orange juice waiting for the pregnant woman (me). The house was clean and came with a detailed book of where to get food and anything you will need for your stay. We read it cover to cover. Everything from firewood, heaters, laundry, pots, pans, utensils and all that you will ever need for a weeks stay was ready for us. The farmhouse was clean and very cozy. You can choose a book to cuddle up on the couch or watch tv or surf on the free wifi. We also enjoyed our stay as our host so graciously booked a tour of a local farm and dinner reservations afterwards. They also gave us great recommendations on what sights were a must-see that were not in our guidebooks. Amazing amazing!! Be sure to say hello to their two lovely dogs and we will be coming back as soon as our little Jr. is old enough to travel! In the meantime, we will be sure recommend family, friends and anyone who want to experience the wonderful French countryside to go stay at the Farmhouse.
- Guest diana c. (Oakland, California)
- Date of stay 05/19/12
- Review Submitted 06/14/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Vacationing from Canada with 7 people
Vacationing from Canada with 7 people
We had an amazing time at La Prairie. The house was perfect and extremely roomy for our group of 7. It was well equiped with plenty of dishes and cutlery (seems unimportant but it's not) for such a large group. The house was very clean and the property is even more beautiful than the photos. The property is in a wonderful location close to so many small towns to poke around in, there is a nearby market in a different town each morning. The landscape is beautiful. Louise helped us with all of our questions immediately. The book they have at the house has many great ideas for things to do both near and far. They even set up hot air ballooning for us. Kayaking on the Dordogne is also a must. There is a wonderful bakery in Cenac which is 5 minutes away. The very beautiful town of Domme is about 7 minutes away. Can't say enough about this beautiful area. We would all go back for sure.
- Guest Bea (Canada)
- Date of stay 05/12/12
- Review Submitted 06/12/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing.
Sejour chez Louise et David THUMS
Sejour chez Louise et David THUMS
Séjour très reposant à la campagne dans une très belle maison en pierres s'appelant ''kestrel''.Son intérieur avec sa décoration originale, sa grande pièce principale, sa bonne literie ainsi que son extérieur avec ses terrasses,l'une dans la verdure, l'autre en contrebas pour se relaxer à l'abri des regards.Endroit idéal avec des enfants et un chien.Beaucoup d'espace, une belle et grande piscine.Et très important, un accueil chaleureux de la part de Louise et qui sait en même temps rester très discrète.Nous y retournerons.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/05/12
- Review Submitted 06/11/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
This was a holiday to remember! The Farmhouse is completely charming, and even more lovely than it appears in the photos! The grounds are serene and peaceful with the most magnificent views of tranquil countryside and hamlets. We were inspired. Although the weather was not entirely cooperative during our stay (late April early May), it didn't matter. We will have to come back however to take fuller advantage of the stunning pool. We rented bikes and enjoyed visiting several nearby towns, which were all within a short trip of LaPrairie. We highly recommend this as a way to get around, and say hello to JoJo LaFrite, the bike rental owner (he will get a kick out it if you address him this way!) Louise and David were great hosts and helpful in retrieving one suitcase that was delayed at the airport. Our only regret was that we did not stay longer!
- Guest West Coast Canadian (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
- Date of stay 04/27/12
- Review Submitted 05/23/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+.
Myself and my boyfriend spent an incredible week residing in our adorable cottage at La Prarie. It really was like a home from home, with every need catered for. David and Louise were always on hand if we had a question or query. Louise even very kindly booked us a meal in the local restaurant in Deglan .. As our French was not quite up to scratch ! Our cottage for the week was equipped with everything you could possibly require. The kitchen possessed everything we needed and then some ! The cottage was immaculate, with a very personal touch, thanks to Louise and her exceptionally talented needle work ! There was a welcome pack detailing places of interest in the area, which we found to be very useful during our stay ! The free wifi and access to British TV channels was an added luxury we did not anticipate ! La Prarie itself is stunning, and the area surrounding it is breathtaking ! We were there when the weather was not so great, yet it still did not detract from appreciation of the unspoilt beauty of this must see part of the world. We very much enjoyed out stay and 100% recommend it to everybody !
- Guest Meely.C (Derby UK)
- Date of stay 04/21/12
- Review Submitted 05/22/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
My dream home from home
My dream home from home
I have been meaning to write this since getting back from yet another faultless, fantastic, relaxing (yes with a 2 & 6 year old) stay in October last year (2011). Where do i start, well with our wonderful hosts (now dear friends) Louise & David, nothing and i mean nothing is too much trouble from advise and recommendations of where to eat, shop or visit (if you have not found this in the comprehensive information folder which Louise has written herself) to a personal demonstration of how to use the equipment in generous utility room (it is idiot proof but i am a bloke). We have stayed in 3 of the 4 properties and in the Farmhouse on more than one occasion which i consider to be my dream home from home. It is very spacious yet cosy and oozes local charm, the kitchen is large & very well equipped & ideal to get the children involved. In the warmer months after a full day out (or a game of Golf 10 mins away) or a hard day playing and relaxing by the INFINITY POOL (WOW) it's a BBQ outside on the private patio under the arbor ( i think that's what it's called, sorry) and when the children have gone to bed another glass of the local wine on the front porch reading & watching the sunset, just tranquil. In cooler months the warm lounge is perfect to snuggle down with the family, the children normally have acquired a small shops worth of toys, games & books etc from the 'TOY BARN' (fantastic). The 4 bedrooms which sleep 8 comfortably are beautiful and guarantee a good nights sleep. I can't wait until we return this summer. In my opinion a 5 star destination without a 5 star price tag.
- Guest Si (Channel Islands)
- Date of stay 10/29/11
- Review Submitted 01/12/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Fantastic in October!
Fantastic in October!
This is our third consecutive stay in the Gorgeous rustic Farmhouse. However we have stayed overall 5 times on site.... A different time of year that we normally pick ( usually May/June, but couldn't pull it off with work commitments), but knowing the Farmhouse, the owners and the stunning area we were right at home as soon as we arrived - well we knew what just to expect! I definately needed a bit of relaxation and no fuss ( i work full time and have three kids too - never easy). In the F'house each child has their own bedroom and space, this is a huge plus for me. Year on year out Louise and David never cease to amaze us with there persistence in making us feel at home! The touches of homemaking here and there including lovely fluffy towels ( why can i never get them that way!), the welcome pack, which was a godsend. I do have a 2 & 6 year old so having immediate cold squash and cookies helped after an 8 hour drive through France! We arrived at 7pm so asked Louise to pop the heating on should it be a little chilly, she obliged regardless, it was a treat walking in.... never used the heating before ( as i said normally come in May which is Hot) but, found it idiot proof, really no bother. We didn't do much on this trip except chill, walks down to Daglan & Cenac eat copious amounts of French fare and just be family; away from busy lives back home. Daglan is a short walk down the hill, a beautiful quaint village with a sweet little market every week, a small store and bakery, not to mention the exquisite restaurant Le 'Petite Paris' - a firm favourite and they tolerate children however this time was a treat for my hubby and i to indulge alone ( louise babysat). The bakery in the village in Cenac is better, and of course the delights of Pito's patisseries are heavenly. You cannot resist, trust me, my husband bought me one every day - disgusting really but when i'm on my holidays it's a must to not watch the waist line; right? The children were very well entertained; dvd's, lots of toys to hand from the barn ( don't you find your kids always play with other peoples toys more than the ones you bought?). They played kick around a lot outside and we made up silly games. They used the slide a lot too. Of course years previous the stunning pool kept them busy. We took them to the aquarium in Le Bugue; suitable amount of fish and reptiles and the zip wires. Effortless holiday we've booked for next year already. kids happy = adults happy. job done ;)
- Guest Kerry (Jersey Channel Islands)
- Date of stay 10/29/11
- Review Submitted 12/17/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Booked 2 week stay in October, to catch the last of the summer sun, relax and swim. Alas found the pool closed although no mention of this (website has now been amended). Whole house had a distinctly end of season shabby and grubby feel to it (note: owner now says she is redecorating). Dirty, greasy oven, which contained the remains of oven chips and which I had to clean before use Kitchen equipment was woefully inadequate. There were ample dinner plates, dessert plates and bowls and cutlery. There were four cups and saucers and teapot displayed on a tray, and a mix matched set of mugs. There were no food preparation bowls or jugs. A microwave oven was present, but no bowls or containers to use in it. No roasting tins, but bizarrely there were in fact several cake tins. Kitchen knives were provided after four days, but by that time I had bought my own together with bowls, pans and a roasting tin for our own use. The bathroom fell well short of an acceptable standard. Extremely poor lighting, cracked tiles and grout, and on investigating a foul smell, black mould around the base of the toilet. The toilet bowl stained with heavy lime scale deposits. In order to shower necessary to climb into the bath and use the bath tap shower spray. It was then necessary to stand in the dormer window space, this being the only place whilst standing in the bath with sufficient head height. 1 bathroom for a house for 8? Despite 2 log burners and two paraffin heaters (central heating appears to have been removed) no smoke alarms, or fire fighting equipment of any kind. Very concerned to read note in welcome book advising that pool alarm system is kept switched off as it is noisy! Complex is currently being offered for sale as owner wants to return to UK We were asked to vacate the house for a viewing.What it did mean in reality was that we had to spend time cleaning and tidying and moving our personal possessions, in particular items of value and importance, laptop computer, travel documents etc, into our car to take out with us, and which clearly we couldn’t leave lying around. Owner said property now removed from market but it is still in fact being advertised! A letter to the owner was met with vitriol, personal insults, and an accusation of simply taking away a tablecloth. This was a cheap plastic one which was accidentally melted with a hot dish. A new one (regrettably different colour) was bought and left with an apology and receipt.Overall, very disappointing.
- Guest Alpha Delta (Oakham)
- Date of stay 10/14/11
- Review Submitted 12/09/11
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with young children, sightseeing.
Owner response: I imagine that all the guests that have stayed at La Prairie will be wondering why, how and where the above lady stayed for her vacation as it is so very far from an accurate description of our beautiful farmhouse. I was very distressed to read her review and honestly cannot understand her unpleasantness. She seemed a very nice person whilst here and even hugged me twice with the pleasure of being here with us. The house was immaculate upon arrival, warm, cosy and welcoming. Unfortunately all that the lady has written is almost impossible for me to answer as it is all untrue apart from the closure of the swimming pool which is advertised as being open from the 1st April to the 30th September. Thee were adequate kitchen utensils and the knives sharp and clean and provided after 2 days, with an apology for the tardiness, as I wanted them nice and sharp! I can only imagine that the lady has confused her stay with us with another property that perhaps she was unable to leave feedback with and has decided to take it out on us. We can only imagine that it stems from this or maybe some jealousy? For all those future guests who are thinking of coming to stay with us, if you are still anxious about this review then don't be! Look at the other reviews or ask me personally for a link to the email addresses of so many guests (now friends)who have loved and continue to love La Prairie.
April- weeks beginning the 30th March to the 27th April 2013...........640 GBP May - weeks beginning the 4th to the 25th May 2013.....................740 GBP June - weeks beginning the 1st to the 22nd June 2013.................. 695 GBP PEAK - weeks beginning the 29th June to the 24th August................1480 GBP September - weeks beginning the 31st August to the 21st September .....840 GBP October - weeks beginning the 28th September to the 26th October.......640 GBP
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- Nearest Airport: Bergerac 78 kms and Brive 50 kms at 78 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Caen at 630 Kilometres
- Nearest Train: Sarlat at 17 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: Souillac at 28 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: Bordeaux at 160 Kilometres
- Nearest Barpub: Daglan at 3 Kilometres
- Nearest Ski: Le Lioran at 180 Kilometres
- Nearest Golf: Rochebois in Vitrac at 7 Kilometres
- Nearest Restaurant: Le Petit Paris in Daglan at 3 Kilometres
Year Purchased: 1996
About the owner: Hello Everyone! Well, after browsing the photographs in my online album I decided that the best advertisment would be a photograph of our wonderful children who have made La Prairie what it is today. Inspired by them from the beginning, they have all lived here, The Farmhouse being especially important, as it is here that Huckleberry came at 2 days old and where at the age of 5 years, 8 months and 2 days, Nadia arrived from Burundi in Africa to be a part of our weird and wonderful family forever. As for us, I and David, well, what to say that you would want to know?! You can't go and blow your own trumpet can you? But I can blow David's and let you all know that he is the Master Craftsman who has done it all. We came to France back in 1986 in order to work and to stay somewhere just after our marriage in the April of that year. We quite simply never went back to England. We both spoke French as I had been educated here for 4 years whilst living in Normandy with my parents and David had spent many winters in the Alps. We lived and worked all over France before falling for La Prairie in 1996. We have spent the last 15 years accomplishing what we have now and are still at it! We love what we do, love La Prairie very much and can't wait for 2013 to start although we don't finish this year until the 20th November. The winter months will be very welcome in order to work in the houses making them lovelier, replacing what needs to be replaced, adding new and up to date essentials. We hope that you will come and stay with us very soon.
Why the Owner Chose Domme:
Why did we choose the Golden Triangle of the Dordogne? Well, because of its proximity to 1001 castles, the nearness of Daglan, La Belle Etoile in La Roque Gageac, the history, the river itself, the people, the climate, everything in short. We came across La Prairie quite by accident though. It was in 1995 when we were living about an hour away in the Lot. We came over this way because we had heard tell of its incomparable beauty. We did as we had always done and drove around the country lanes, avoiding the busy parts of the area. This led us to Le Peyruzel. Destiny? Undoubtedly. Easy? No, not at all. We loved it here although there was nothing but some ruined buildings and weeds and brambles 7ft tall. We offered a price. Accepted with joy on both parts then turned down as 'family' wanted to buy it. Fortunately for us 'family' decided against it at the very last minute and we jumped in as quick as possible and signed over the money before it could happen again. We had seen the extraordinary potential, the position of the property was unique. All was needed was hard work and we had plenty of that to give!
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Perhaps the best thing about living here at La Prairie is the peace and quiet. You could be a million miles from problems that beset the rest of the world yet we are so close to noise, ferment, news and people if we choose. I find that a rare combination. Also, there is the village of Daglan which is so beautifully maintained and so French and so welcoming. Walking the dogs is a treat not a chore as is the gardening. Spring comes very early here too. By the end of February there are many signs that the warmer weather is returning: the Black Redstarts are nesting early, the swallows appear at last, the dandelions come out and the light changes. You can rise at 5.30 in May and be greeted by deer and rabbits and maybe, if you're lucky' a shy wild boar. The air is warm already, the promise of another day of unbroken sunshine. And then there's lovely Sarlat of course, a fabulous town, so rich in culture and history that even after 30 years of living in France, I still find this town fascinating and love nothing better than having tea in one of the cafes along the side streets.
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View of the pool with The Farmhouse in the back taken from a hot air balloon.
The Farmhouse - pretty from all angles.
And more attention to detail.....
The wonderful swimming pool.
The Farmhouse Lounge with the wood burning fire.
The swimming pool
The Hall with the feature staircase.
The wonderful master bedroom.
The Double Garage. Even this is lovely!
The Pool House.
Attention to detail.......
The Master Bedroom
Attention to detail.....
The Triple room
The Blue room
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