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Beautifully renovated country house in fantastic location and a vast private pool!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

Very romantic and quiet, yet surrounded by innumerable worldclass sites

The 19th century renovated farmhouse 'Laudinie' is beautifully situated on a hill at the end of a dirt road off a quiet country lane. The house is free-standing, amidst 11 hectares of private land. Those seeking peace will find it here. 'Laudinie' is fully protected from prying eyes - perfect for a private, rejuvenating vacation! The generous sunbathing area surrounding the very large pool (20x45ft, up to 12ft deep) invites you to enjoy undisturbed sunbathing or relax in the shade of large trees. The covered BBQ and lounge space allows for grilling even in (rare) uncertain weather conditions. Enjoy enchanting sunsets from the wide-view terrasse which can be accessed through the romantic courtyard or the living room.

Four bedrooms, a fully equipped modern kitchen and bathroom provide all the comfort necessary to never leave the house if you so desire!

Although privately located, the house is centrally situated amidst innumerable attractions and outdoor activities of the Dordogne. The Dordogne is most famous for its worldclass medieval castles (Chateau Castelnaud / Beynac / Milandes / Marqueyssac), medieval towns (Sarlat / Domme / LaRocGageac / Perigueux) and prehistoric sites (Font de Gaume / Lascaux / RocSt.Christophe). Within 10min of the property you can also indulge in numerous outdoor activities such as canoeing, golfing, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, climbing, water and adventure parks etc.

To discover :

Every day of the week a traditional street market is taking place in another romantic medieval town close by. A great opportunity to taste the regional delicacies - a highlight for all gourmets!

Various large and small wineries invite you to taste their produce. Discover the famous wine regions of Bergerac, Monbazillac, Cahors, and Bordeaux and live 'like God in France'.

The region is known the world over for its wealth in prehistoric caves with up to 17,000 years old polychrome works of art (Lascaux 30min, Font de Gaume 10min, Grotte de Rouffignac 10 min), as well as geologically unique stalactite and stalagmite caves (Grotte Grand Roc 10min, Gouffre de Proumeyssac 20min, Gouffre Padirac 1hour).

The village 'Les Eyzies' (10 min) is home to the National Museum of Prehistory and the international exposure and information center 'Pole International de la Prehistoire'.

The medieval castles of 'Chateau Castlenaud' and 'Chateau Beynac' (conquered by Richard the Lionheart) have played crucial roles in the french/english Hundred Years War in the 14th century. Both provide unforgettable visits and great insights into europe's medieval history through museums and fantastic architecture. The 'Chateau des Milandes' and 'Chateau Marqueyssac' are also great highlights that shouldn't be missed.

A large network of hiking trails lead through the whole region. Along wild creeks, through endless chestnut and oak forests, past impressive rock formations and stunning natural landscapes. The property owner's daughter Michela is a professional tour guide and will gladly provide you with options!

There are also seven golf courses in the region, four 9-hole and three 18-hole.

The Dordogne lets children's hearts beat faster, too. The world of dinosaurs and stone age man is approached in creative and interactive ways (e.g. 'Prehisto Park', 'Roc de Cazelle', or the 'Parc du Bournat'). Europe's largest privately owned freshwater aquarium is only 15 km away ('Aquarium du Perigord Noir').

It also has a go-karting park, mini-golf and a fun park with water slides, pony rides, railway etc ('Jacquou Parc'). In addition, there's horse riding and canoeing a stone's throw away.

The ideal holiday region for families with various generations - through the wide range of excursions all ages will find suitable thrills!

More Details

Owner
Franziska & Michela Thomann
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Franziska & Michela Thomann

Hi! We are mother Franziska and daughter Michela Thomann. We're originally from Zurich, Switzerland, and we're fluent in english, french and german. We both live near-permanently in the Dordogne. Franziska is an acupuncturist and also does some accounting. Michela works as a tour consultant and route manager for an english hiking company in the Dordogne and the adjacent Lot region (atg-oxford.com). She is also developing a personal Lama-hiking activity 10min from the property. We're both happy to provide you with competent information about activities and sights in the region, as well as the culinary delights to indulge in.. We have a big heart for animals and will welcome you gladly with your four-legged companions.

Franziska & Michela Thomann purchased this house in 1985

Why Franziska & Michela Thomann chose Fleurac

Worldclass private swimming pool (20x45ft, up to 12ft deep), fantastic views from terrasse, pool, lounge & BBQ area. Idyllic and isolated yet centrally located in a UNESCO world heritage zone and major tourism region. Numerous prehistoric and medieval historic sites close by as well as traditional culinary delights and child-friendly attractions. Great for multi-generational and pet-friendly holidays.

What makes this house unique

The wide views from the terrasse over the valley and rolling hills is unique and soothing. Seeing as the house is oriented South-West you can enjoy magnificent sunsets from the pool area, the terrasse and also the BBQ area. Our grazing sheep in the adjacent fields add to the idyllic feel. With no neighbors close by, the extraordinarily big private swimming pool (20x34ft and up to 12ft deep) and its surrounding sunbathing area invite you to swim, play and relax at your leisure.

Amenities

Fleurac House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • * Die Mindestmietdauer ist 1 Woche, in der Hochsaison (Juli/August) 2 Wochen. * The minimum rental period in the high season is 2 weeks, else 1 week.
  • * Es können nur ganze Wochen gemietet werden, jeweils Samstag bis Samstag. * Only entire weeks can be rentetd, and only from saturday to saturday.
  • * Die Gebühr pro Vierbeiner beträgt 15 Euro pro Woche. * Pets cost 15 Euros per week per pet. * Les animaux d'accompagnement coutent 15 € par semaine
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Badezimmer 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Badezimmer 3 - outdoor shower
  • The downstairs bathroom is very large and spacious.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Schlafzimmer 4 - 1 queen
  • We attach great importance to clean and comfortable beds. The mattresses are regularly checked and replaced if necessary. Bed linen, bath- and kitchen towels are available in sufficient quantity and will be washed by us after your departure. The house is big enough to accomodate up to 8 persons but its' romantic character also makes it a very comfortable stay for two. For the children, various toys are available such as a rocking horse, a doll house, wooden blocks, stuffed animals, lego, puzzles, various board games and a wide range of books for all ages.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The traditional yet modern kitchen is fully equipped. A large fireplace and the 200year-old oak beams give the kitchen its special charm. A romantic courtyard with direct access to the kitchen offers another dining place (especially nice for breakfast). The house has a modern central heating system, making it very cozy and easy to heat in the off-season.

Reviews

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Beautifully renovated country house in fantastic location and a vast private pool!
average rating of 4.972973 based on 38 reviews
5

A really lovely welcoming French farm house just right for a truly relaxing holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing 2 weeks in this lovely farm house with the garden. The swimming pool had beautiful water that was a treat to swim in every day. There was plenty to do right on our doorstep so we had a great mixture of seeing the sights and enjoying the lovely pool,garden and terrace the rest of the day.

Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful property! most stunning tranquil location.

  • 5 of 5

Just returned after 3 weeks of total bliss in the most peaceful location. Our party consisted of 2 adults, 4 children (aged 1 to 18 years ) and one dog.

The property is perfectly located with caves, castles etc within 30min drive.

We tended to go to a local village (le bugue) which is about 15 min drive away and has a good size intermarche but also a leader price, aldi and lidl amongst other shops. The owner, Franziska, put together a folder with contact details of local services and a full list of weekly Markets in the area which was very handy. There was also another folder with lots of leaflets about attractions in the dordogne. Franziska is very helpful and speaks perfect english.

Laudinie is a traditional, french, rustic farmhouse at its best. A gate leads to the charming enclosed court yard and the large garden is also fully fenced in with plenty of shaded spots which was perfect for our dog.The kitchen is entered via the courtyard, full of character and equipt with everything you would need. To the right of the kitchen is the big family bathroom and to the left is the lounge with a door leading to the big terrace which has stunning views and steps to the massive swimming pool. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs and 1 bedroom accessed via the courtyard. The beds are really comfortable and to my wifes delight came with proper duvets and not just your usual "paper sheets". The house has Wifi and a big flat screen TV with french, german and also plenty of english channels including cbbc and cbeebies. Thanks to the perfect layout our teenagers could enjoy the pool, our little one could get a rest from the sun watching the tubbies, playing with the available trainset or Lego, and my wife and I could relax on the terrace keeping an eye on all of them at the same time. It is also worth staying up that little bit longer to enjoy the night sky with its thousands of stars and listening to the owls.

If you are looking for a super clean, traditional, beautiful farmhouse in the most peaceful location than Laudinie is the place for you. We will definately be returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with a group of 8 friends, and had a great time. The property was clean and very private, with only nature surrounding it. The view is simply amazing, especially when the sun goes down. The house is very much equipped to stay in it: a barbecue, a large and deep swimming pool, a lot of cooking equipment... This is the perfect place to cook an extensive meal and enjoy your French wine!

However, Laudinie was also well-situated to visit the many wonderful sights the Dordogne has to offer: castles (Castelnaud, Milandes...), gardens (candlelit Marqueyssac), prehistoric caves & parcs, canoe & kayak, Perigueux - not to mention countless charming small villages with historic streets, good restaurants and food markets.

A small downside is the fact that there's only one bathroom and one toilet, and these are both in the same room (which is not always practical with 8 people). Additionally, there's no hallway upstairs, which means that one bedroom is not fully private as people have to walk through it to access their rooms. This is minor though - only small things compared to the beauty and cleanliness of the rest of the house.

As for the owner, she was very organised and available for help. She also responded very quickly to enquiries beforehand.

In summary, very much recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Es freut mich immer sehr wenn meine Gäste so zufrieden sind und ihre Ferien in "Laudinie" geniessen können. Natürlich ist ein Badezimmer für 8 Personen wenig aber dies steht auch so im Inserat. Es waren schon öfters Gruppen mit so vielen Personen in "Laudinie" und bis anhin war dies nie ein Problem. Aber für die nächste Saison ist ein weiteres Badezimmer in Planung. Das Durchgangszimmer im oberen Stockwerk muss man nur durchqueren wenn man in das hintere Zimmer möchte welches dann wiedrum eine eigene Türe hat. Das Haus bietet enorm viele Möglichkeiten um sich zurück zu ziehen. Auch im Aussenbereich hat man die Wahl zwischen Innenhof, Terrasse, Poolbereich, Garten und Grill-Lounge. Somit hat man auch bei so vielen Personen immer die Möglichkeit ein ruhiges Plätzlein zu finden.
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5

Fantastic Place. 110% recomended!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous family fun in jaw dropping location

Every year it is a challenge to find a suitable spot for our family holiday. With 3 kids, their grandparents, and our two lovely labs, finding a place where everyones needs are fulfilled and nobody gets bored can be tricky to say the least.

Laudinie gave us the space to do just that. The adults had a magnificent time exploring the prehistoric caves and historical sights that are close by, not to mention the amazing local cuisine. If you like wine and cheese your heading to the right place believe me, the food and craft markets in the charming local towns are simply amazing.

The kids went wild for the sports on offer in the region. Not a single complaint of boredom (unheard of from my lot) for the whole holiday. In the end though, the house is the real attraction. The jaw dropping views, the friendly old horses, the open fire, the fact that you cant see a trace of civilisation apart from a cow farmer on the opposite side of the valley. All in all, pure magic. Imagine the kids going wild in the pool, my parents relaxing on the balcony or in the garden with a glass of wine and their books, and my wife and I floating between them and the kitchen (or more often the outside barbeque). It was a truly blissful time. I can not recommend it more highly.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Tolles Haus. Vor Ort noch schöner, als die Bilder zeigen. Es strahlt soviel Wärme aus. Wunderbar!

  • 5 of 5

C’est la France. Wir haben zwei wunderbare Wochen auf Laudinie verbracht. Ein tolles Haus, eindrucksvoll restauriert mit vielen liebenswerten Details, innen wie außen.

Der Pool ist riesig, toll! Wir und unsere Kinder fanden in Klasse, genossen ihn jeden Tag, die Betten bequem und großzügig, die Küche bestens ausgestattet, das große Bad gefiel uns gut und mit nur einer Toilette hatten wir kein Problem. Dazu dieser wunderbare Ort, ruhig, romantisch und doch mitten im Perigord. Es stellt sich sehr schnell ein phantastisches Gefühl von Urlaub und Freiheit ein.

Vielen Dank, Franziska, du bist eine großartige Gastgeberin. Immer ansprechbar, tolerant, liebenswürdig und hilfsbereit.

Wir sehen uns wieder. Alles Gute und und Au Revoir.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Vermieterin, Haus, Umgebung - alles prima!

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten eine wunderbare Woche Ende Mai 2018 bei Franziska im Perigord. Schon die Kommunikation vorab war super und wir wurden sehr freundlich vor Ort von Franziska begrüßt. Das Haus, der große Pool und vor allem die herrliche Lage waren für uns perfekt. Mit 7 Personen plus Hund hatten wir ausreichend Platz und konnten die sonnige Terrasse und den großen Garten genießen. Die Ausstattung der Unterkunft war sehr gut (inklusive Fahrräder, Grill, W-LAN....), wir haben nichts vermisst. Das Haus liegt absolut ruhig, allerdings sind es zum nächsten Bäcker/Supermarkt ca. 5 km, was aber kein Problem war. Wir können dieses Ferienhaus ohne Bedenken empfehlen!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Les Eyzies / Rouffignac
Nearest Golf
28 Kilometres
18-hole golfcourse 'Lolivarie'
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Les Eyzies
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Perigueux
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Les Eyzies / Rouffignac
Car: necessary

The domain 'Laudinie' lies in the heart of the Périgord Noir. The 19th century renovated farm is located in the small commune of Fleurac.

Although privately located, the house is centrally situated amidst innumerable attractions and outdoor activities of the Dordogne.

The Dordogne is most famous for its worldclass medieval castles (Chateau Castelnaud / Beynac / Milandes / Marqueyssac), medieval towns (Sarlat, with the highest density of historical monuments in France! / Domme / La Roc Gageac / Perigueux) and prehistoric sites (Font de Gaume / Lascaux / Roc St.Christophe).

Within 10min of the property you can also indulge in numerous outdoor activities such as canoeing, golfing, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, climbing, water and adventure parks etc.

To discover :

Every day of the week a traditional street market is taking place in another romantic medieval town close by. A great opportunity to taste the regional delicacies - a highlight for all gourmets!

Various large and small wineries invite you to taste their produce. Discover the famous wine regions of Bergerac, Monbazillac, Cahors, and Bordeaux and live 'like God in France'.

The region is known the world over for its wealth in prehistoric caves with up to 17,000 years old polychrome works of art (Lascaux 30min, Font de Gaume 10min, Grotte de Rouffignac 10 min), as well as geologically unique stalactite and stalagmite caves (Grotte Grand Roc 10min, Gouffre de Proumeyssac 20min, Gouffre Padirac 1hour).

The village 'Les Eyzies' (10 min) is home to the National Museum of Prehistory and the international exposure and information center 'Pole International de la Prehistoire'.

The medieval castles of 'Chateau Castlenaud' and 'Chateau Beynac' (conquered by Richard the Lionheart) have played crucial roles in the french/english Hundred Years War in the 14th century. Both provide unforgettable visits and great insights into europe's medieval history through museums and fantastic architecture. The 'Chateau des Milandes' and 'Chateau Marqueyssac' are also great highlights that shouldn't be missed.

A large network of hiking trails lead through the whole region. Along wild creeks, through endless chestnut and oak forests, past impressive rock formations and stunning natural landscapes. The property owner's daughter Michela is a professional tour guide and will gladly provide you with options!

There are also seven golf courses in the region, four 9-hole and three 18-hole.

The Dordogne lets children's hearts beat faster, too. The world of dinosaurs and stone age man is approached in creative and interactive ways (e.g. 'Prehisto Park', 'Roc de Cazelle', or the 'Parc du Bournat'). Europe's largest privately owned freshwater aquarium is only 15 km away ('Aquarium du Perigord Noir').

It also has a go-karting park, mini-golf and a fun park with water slides, pony rides, railway etc ('Jacquou Parc'). In addition, there's horse riding and canoeing a stone's throw away.

The ideal holiday region for families with various generations - through the wide range of excursions all ages will find suitable thrills!

Through the farm's central location you will find a lot of places of interest in the vicinity. The Dordogne is world famous for its caves and grottoes (e.g. Lascaux) and its unique arsenal of prehistoric relics and cave paintings (e.g. Font de Gaume).

You can glide down the picturesque rivers 'Vézère' or 'Dordogne' by canoe/kayak, past impressive medieval castles and rock formations.

Over a dozen castles can be visited within 30min drive, some offering additional attractions such as sculpted gardens, a Via Ferrata, medieval games, archeological explorations, etc.

There are two horseriding stables within 10min drive, offering rides for beginners and advanced riders.

Any day of the week you will find an idyllic village with a colorful street market offering local delicacies within a 30min drive.

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $17.51
Endreinigung / cleaning $116.71
Refundable damage deposit $583.57

Diese Preise gelten für bis zu 4 Personen. Für jede weitere Person werden 3 Euro pro Nacht verrechnet. Vierbeiner kosten 15 Euro die Woche. Die Kaution beträgt 500 Euro. Die Endreinigung kostet 100 Euro.
Es können nur ganze Wochen gemietet werden. Der An- und Abreisetag ist jeweils der Samstag.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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