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The Byre - an Exquisite Cottage with Outstanding Views.

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Last updated: 08/15/2014
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Daglan cottage description

Situated with the most wonderful far reaching views across the valley towards the Chateau Du Peyruzel, The Byre is a newly renovated cottage that sleeps 4 people in great comfort.
Part of La Prairie Estate, The Byre is just a few minutes drive from the wonderful village of Daglan that has the added luxury of being host to one of the loveliest restaurants in the area. Eating wonderful food prepared by Sylvain at Le Petit Paris is one of those moments in life that fades reluctantly in order to become an everlasting memory....

This gorgeous cottage is set at the heart of the Estate and the views are breathtaking over the village towards Le Chateau Du Peyruzel, its 13th Century Castle, and down the valley towards Le Chateau de Castelnaud, a must for every budding Knight and Damsel.

Along the valley floor after you have left Daglan you will come into the ridiculously beautiful villages of Beynac and La Roque Gageac, both of which are straight out of Medieval times. In fact, dawn or early evening in either of these villages, leaves you pinching yourself to make sure you are really in the 21st century...

The Byre has been lovingly knocked about and altered this last winter and is proud to offer luxury accommodation for 4 people in 2 bedrooms, one of which is our new double bedroom with its 180cm new bed with matching bed linen, curtains, lampshades etc...
On this first floor is also the newly painted bathroom and the sweet bunk bedroom.

We have also redesigned the living room, creating a new opening and popping into place a new couch and armchair and a new soft rug. The walls, floors and doors have all been redone and the kitchen updated and new crockery, saucepans etc., make this a fabulous working kitchen that leads out onto the terrace with eating facilities and the BBQ!

La Prairie Estate provides you with all you need for your holiday and there is a fully equipped laundry room, a play barn with every toy imaginable, books, etc... Up on the top field beyond the garden is the children's play area where we have put the football goal, two log cabins, swings, slides, sandpit and table tennis table.
A few meters walk away from the house, beyond your covered garage is the spectacular swimming pool with the pool house. The swimming pool is gorgeous even if I say so myself. It was revamped in February 2012 and new stone cobbles laid all over. It is an exceptional pool in everyway. The pool house provides much needed shade during the very hot months. There are plenty of sun loungers with cushions too.

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Small dogs only allowed. No cats please. Dogs must be cleaned up after. They are not allowed at the pool....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            La Prairie is safe for all children of all ages....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Discreet outdoor smokers only....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • King size beds (1) Wonderful 180cms bed with fantastic views across to the hamlet of Peyruzel., Baby Cribs (1) Cot and high chair available., Bunk Beds (1) In the second bedroom there are bunk beds....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Electric oven, gas hob. Coffee maker, kettle, toaster and all the necessary bits and bobs that go towards making this home fully equipped....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Everything is provided - if I have forgotten something then please say and I will provide it....moreless

          • Microwave:

            There is a microwave for your use in the laundry room....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            I can arrange for your own private chef. Choice of 2....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            A large fridge and a large incorporated freezer too....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            There is, of course!, a dishwasher....moreless

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            All beautiful house linens are provided from dishcloths to towels to pool towels to bedding to bath mats....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            (3) There are 2 washing machines in the communal laundry room in the lower courtyard....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Possibility of parking anywhere on the Prairie estate for large vehicles....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            There is a dryer in the communal laundry room in the lower courtyard....moreless

          • Garage:

            There are 2 double garages on the Estate....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Log burning stove in the lounge room....moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            Both double garages are covered....moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • Please note that same sex couples/families are warmly welcomed. There is so bias or racism or discrimination of any kind present at La Prairie....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                There is a video library in the playbarn for use with the TV/VCR in the same barn....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Satellite television (BBC, CBBC, CNN etc...)...moreless

              • Television:

                Flat screen of course....moreless

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

              Communications

              • Broadband Access:

                Broadband internet available free of charge...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Free wireless in the house....moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    What a wonderful swimming pool awaits you! Free form, chlorine free, submerged beach which is wonderful for children, steps and a beautiful covered pool house for the really hot days! The swimming pool is open from the 1st April through to the 30th September every year....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    A lovely terrace with large round table with 6 chairs. Beautiful views. There are also 2 sunbeds here with cushions....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Activities

                  • Live Theater
                  • Hunting
                  • Hiking
                  • Tennis
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Water Parks
                  • Ruins
                  • Churches
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Zoo
                  • Museums
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Cycling
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.9
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                  April- weeks beginning the 30th March to the 27th April 2013................500
                  May - weeks beginning the 4th to the 25th May 2013..........................600
                  Jun - weeks beginning the 1st to the 22nd June 2013........................ 695
                  PEAK - weeks beginning the 29th June to the 24th August 2013................950
                  September - weeks beginning the 31st August to the 21st September 2013......650
                  October - weeks beginning the 28th September to the 26th October 2013.......565
                  

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                  Last updated: 08/15/2014
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                  Location

                  78 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Bergerac and Brive 78kms and 50 kms distance
                  630 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Caen
                  17 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  Sarlat
                  28 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Souillac
                  160 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Bordeaux
                  3 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Daglan
                  180 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ski
                  Le Lioran
                  8 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  Rochebois
                  3 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Le Petit Paris in Daglan

                  Car: Necessary

                  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? 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.

                   

                  Owner info

                  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 Daglan:
                  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 Cottage:
                  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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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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