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Fabulous Farmhouse with Private Pool in Dordogne, France

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Last updated: 04/25/2014

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

Beynac-et-Cazenac farmhouse description

Our fabulous French home set high on the side of the Dordogne valley offers six acres of complete privacy, yet is only five minutes drive from St Cyprien village. Gourmet restaurants, golf, gardens, caves, châteaux, canoeing and riding facilities are also close by.

Our elegant salon has French windows leading onto a spacious south facing terrace with stunning views across to Châteaux Milande. You can dine outside under the pergola, swim under the stars in the tiled and floodlit pool, play table tennis in the courtyard or just sunbathe and relax in the garden or on the pool patio. There is a well equipped open plan kitchen-dining room , two large double bedrooms and two twin bedrooms (two en suite and another shower/WC) all of which have lovely garden or valley views. The atmospheric mediaeval towns of Sarlat, Domme, Beynac and La Roque Gageac are in easy reach of our superb summer home. A beautiful venue for a special and private holiday.

A special place : This is our second home and we just love the place. We only let it out for a limited time each year (six - eight weeks maximum) because we are concerned to keep it in good condition. For us this is not a money-making enterprise, but a home we want our children and grandchildren to enjoy when we are ‘pushing up the cowslips in the meadow’!

We bought the house twelve years ago and have come every year to enjoy the peace, the food and the relaxed way of life in the countryside. The mist rising up from the valley in the mornings, the views, and the easy access to castles and caves, villages to potter around and the river itself , as well as towns all add to our pleasure in the place.

We had a couple of the villa agencies visit us to assess the place and in their opinion our home came in the A grade in all categories. We have undercut their recommended figures, so both from a financial and a personal perspective, we believe it is a beautiful place for a memorable holiday.

Relaxing outside by the pool or in the garden: We have approximately 13 hectares so there is plenty of space to relax, a large walled courtyard, where we play table tennis, a turning/parking area for cars, and a walnut orchard and terraced areas of lawn as well as a pool patio. The garage houses the table tennis table, bats and balls. les boules, Lego and badminton racquets.

Our home also has a substantial terrace which offers space for shady outdoor dining and sunbathing unless you would rather lie by the pool. This is Roman ended (7 x 14 metres, 2 metres deep), beautifully tiled and can be lit at night, as can the terrace. There are even lights under the trees.

A sunny home: Our home is full of light, with high ceilings and beams throughout and windows both sides. The sitting room, which has a decidedly artistic feel, has quality rattan and cherry wood furniture from Heals and floaty voile drapes and two French windows which take you onto the terrace.

We like to cook so the kitchen is well equipped, with plenty of decent white china and glassware, a gas hob and electric oven, microwave, large upright fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. The water is filtered. Light pours into this room too which looks out onto the terrace and across the valley.

Property Type

      • Farmhouse

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Children Welcome
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9

              • Bedroom 1: 1 double


              • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Additional zed bed folding bed...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


              • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


              • All the bedrooms have views, wooden floors and fans for those warm summer nights when you need a breeze. Our bedroom, 1 has a double bed, two chests of drawers and bedside cabinets all in beautiful Maine cherry wood and white. The room is the width of the house, and includes an en suite double basin bathroom, shower, bath, WC and bidet. Across the landing is bedroom 2, also the width of the house, with two single wooden French bateaux beds, several cupboards and a large curtained wardrobe. It also has an en suite shower, with basin and WC. Bedroom 3 downstairs, is next to the kitchen, with two single pine beds and a pine chest of drawers, as well as a large curtained wardrobe. Next to it is a shower room and WC. Bedroom 4 is reached via a wooden staircase from the kitchen landing. This is a large room which opens onto the courtyard. with a king-sized divan with drawers, pine bedside cabinets, and chest of drawers, a curtained wardrobe....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet


              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


              • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


              • Two bedrooms have en suite arrangements ( see above), the other pair share a shower , sink and WC. All shower and bath facilities are in good condition. The bedroom arrangements mean the house is ideal for two families, as one family can take the top two bedrooms, (both en suite) and the other the lower two, who share the shower and WC. All the beds have duvets and pillows,and if you want you can hire our matching sets of duvet covers, sheets and towels, then contact us. Please bring your own beach towels....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • We offer coordinating linen ( duvet cover, pillow slips and bottom sheet) and towels ( one bath sheet, one medium size towel and a face flannel each) at an extra cost of £26 per person. We provide drying up towels, tablecloths ( for indoors and outdoor tables) and cloth napkins, as well as oven gloves, shower/bath mats and hand towels for the downstairs cloakroom. When visitors arrive we ensure there is a small supply of toilet paper and paper towel/ cleaning cloths, washing up liquid and cleaning sprays. There are also masses of additional household items like a house golf umbrella, a market basket , hair dryer, candles , flower vases, tupperware, blenders, food nets, an electric hand vacuum and electric fans in each bedroom. The kitchen is very well equipped with decent quality glasses for wines, water, champagne and beer as well as plenty of white china, ramekins, vegetable dishes, salad bowls and large serving platters....moreless


                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Audio Tape Player
                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Ping Pong Table


                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Family


                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Caves
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Winery Tours

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                      • Rural

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Swimming
                      • Golf
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Spelunking

                      Arrival Day

                          • Saturday

                          catering options

                              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining Area
                              • Seating for 8 people


                              • Iron & Board
                              • Activities Guide
                              • Alarm Clock
                              • Filtered Water
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Local Activities Guide
                              • Local Maps
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Telephone
                              • Heating
                              • Parking
                              • Garage
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Fireplace


                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave
                              • Blender
                              • Grill
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Coffee Maker


                              • Child's Swing
                              • Large Cooler
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Patio
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Terrace
                              • Barbecue

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Outdoor Pool
                              • Private Pool

                              property descriptor

                                  • Detached


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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Rental rates quoted in: £
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  May 3 - May 23, 2014
                                  7 night min stay

                                  May 24 - Jun 27, 2014
                                  7 night min stay

                                  Jun 28 - Jul 11, 2014
                                  7 night min stay

                                  Jul 12 - Aug 29, 2014
                                  7 night min stay

                                  Aug 30 - Oct 3, 2014
                                  7 night min stay


                                  Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (£) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.

                                  Additional information about rental rates:

                                  Letting Conditions There is a 25% non-returnable deposit on booking. (We advise you take out cancellation insurance) The balance to be paid one month in advance before letting begins. There is a separate returnable deposit of £350 for breakages to be made when the final payment is paid. Please note we are unable to offer either house and BBQ cleaning, we consider this to be part of the letting conditions. Please ensure you are able to do this. The breakages deposit will be returned to you at your home address once we hear everything is in order, the house and BBQ thoroughly clean and the patio/courtyard plants have been cared for appropriately. Cheques to be made out to Mr. M. Cremin. Thank you.
                                  Linen If you want us to supply you with coordinating duvet covers, pillow slips, sheets and large bathroom towels, hand towels and flannels, there is an additional cost of £26:00 per person. Our towels are not for use at the pool, so please bring your own pool towels. Tablecloths, napkins, tea towels, hand towels and bathmats are of course provided.
                                  Additional information We have an information pack with photos and more details about our home, so just email us if you wish for a copy. Also please feel free to contact us if you have any questions and we will be happy to tell you more about our lovely home and/or the region.

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                                  45 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  480 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Ferry
                                  St Malo
                                  5 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Train
                                  St Cyprien
                                  31 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Motorway
                                  135 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Beach
                                  5 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Barpub
                                  St Cyprien
                                  9 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Golf
                                  Lolivarie at Siorac
                                  5 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Restaurant
                                  St Cyprien

                                  Car: Necessary

                                  Our secluded home is within easy reach of the world renowned Lascaux caves filled with the drawings of Pre-Historic man, as well as stunning Châteaux such as Beynac, Castelnaud, Milande and Fenelon. Also nearby are the medieval towns of Sarlat, Monpazier and Domme with wonderful restaurants , quality shops and bustling markets. St Cyprien too, our local village, has a colourful Sunday market , a large supermarket, butchers, patisseries and chemists.

                                  We are in the centre of the gastronomic region specialising in duck and goose delicacies

                                  (Foie Gras and Confit du Canard), and farm produced cheeses as well as excellent wines from Pechament , Bergerac or Cahors. Leisure activities include canoeing (1km), tennis (5kms), 18 hole golf (9kms). and visiting gardens (4 km), caves (6kms), castles and ancient villages clinging on to the hillside .You can even go hot-air ballooning or fly over the valley in a small plane!

                                  Other Activities: canoeing, air parks, caves, birds of prey events, castles

                                  Golf: There is an 18 hole par 72 golf course at Siorac, the Lolivaire about 9 km away, which runs alongside a stream leading to a small lake. There are practice putting greens/bunker, a driving range, equipment including Golf buggies, for hire and a decent restaurant with a pretty terrace.

                                  At Vitrac there is a 9-hole par 70 course alongside the Dordogne which is attached to a luxury hotel the Domaine De Rochebois. It has its own driving range, practice putting-green/bunker, pro shop, good restaurant and bar. This is all open to the public.


                                  Owner info

                                  Year Purchased: 1999

                                  About the owner: We are a family of six who live in East Sussex. Mark is a retired University lecturer, and Teresa is still working as a University Professor. Two 'children' are grown up and two at University. Mark came from WIltshire, but went to boarding school in Sussex and Bedford, before working in Africa and later going into education. Teresa comes from Surrey where she went to school followed by Bristol University, post graduate study primary education, advisory work and then university teaching and research. We enjoy the 'good things of life, like food and wine but both of us need a good menu of culture to keep us engaged.

                                  Why the Owner Chose Beynac-et-Cazenac:
                                  The house is our family holiday home and is equipped as a home , not a faceless holiday let. It is an old house, above one window gable is carved '1732' , it has a real sense of light and space, because of the large windows so most resonate with sunlight and warmth in summer. The general decor and lighting is contemporary. We loved the house as soon as we saw it, outside on the sunny side is a large patio, half of which is shaded by a pergola covered with Wisteria and Campsis, this is ideal for eating all your meals under as you benefit from the warmth but are not 'fried' in the sun. Around you is the large garden of six acres(3 Hectares) providing privacy, with the substantial pool and its tiled surround only a matter of paces away from you on the patio. The house and garden are on the west side of a small valley which sits high above, and feeds into the Dordogne river valley, on the east side half a mile away as the crow flies, is Roc Fraisset a promontory of the main valley which it looks across, as well as to our house and the woods and field around us. From the patio we see Chateau Milande which is on the other side of the Dordogne river. To summarize: the house is gracious, comfortable, has all the 'mod-cons' we expect in a home, and is situated in perfect rural peace and quiet. Many guests remark upon this aspect. However this is also deceptive, because the region has plenty to do for all ages, if you take a trip to St Cyprien village, minutes away in the car, you can see from the maps and guides that your leisure activities are very,very numerous: Chateaux, caves, outdoor activities eg Kayaking, Air parks, Zoos, gardens and so on! We love the combination of heat, culture, activities and rural peace.

                                  The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                                  It is uniquely placed: utter peace and quiet, but with a good sized village, containing a super market, plus a local baker, grocer, butchers etc only 8/9 minutes away, and Sarlat a beautiful medieval town with restaurants, hotels, cinema,fashionable shops etc just 15 minutes away. The views from the patio and the sense of light and space in the house particularly, the sitting room and kitchen, were just what we wanted in a family holiday home. Just relax and enjoy the good life in lovely surroundings (the feed back we get from visitors confirms this over and over)!

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                                  Speaks: english



                                  • Our sunny home

                                    Our sunny home

                                  • A corner of the sitting room

                                    A corner of the sitting room

                                  • The sitting room looking out on to the terrace

                                    The sitting room looking out on to the terrace

                                  • Our bedroom (ensuite)

                                    Our bedroom (ensuite)

                                  • A downstairs bedroom

                                    A downstairs bedroom

                                  • The edge of the courtyard

                                    The edge of the courtyard

                                  • Stepping outside onto the terrace

                                    Stepping outside onto the terrace

                                  • On the terrace in spring

                                    On the terrace in spring

                                  • Our home  in the spring

                                    Our home in the spring

                                  • The early morning mist

                                    The early morning mist

                                  • A balloon rises in the early evening

                                    A balloon rises in the early evening

                                  • The view out the front

                                    The view out the front

                                  • Peace at the pool

                                    Peace at the pool

                                  • The sitting room

                                    The sitting room

                                  • The kitchen

                                    The kitchen

                                  • Another upstairs bedroom (ensuite)

                                    Another upstairs bedroom (ensuite)

                                  • Another downstairs bedroom

                                    Another downstairs bedroom

                                  • Up at the pool

                                    Up at the pool

                                  • Long lunches on the terrace

                                    Long lunches on the terrace

                                  • On the terrace

                                    On the terrace

                                  • The patio on the evening in summer

                                    The patio on the evening in summer

                                  • The view in the mist

                                    The view in the mist

                                  • A view down to the pool n the spring

                                    A view down to the pool n the spring

                                  • Our nearest neighbours- out the back

                                    Our nearest neighbours- out the back

                                  £950 per week (GBP)

                                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 9

                                  Contact owner for availability
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                                  +44 (0)1435 884216

                                  Speaks: english
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