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Your Own Petit Chateau in the Dordogne, Pool & Tennis !

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View of the grand maison from the garden.

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Just imagine your own 'petite chateau', set in the heart of the Dordogne, a region steeped in history going back for thousands of years. Your holiday home is situated just minutes from key attractions such as: Sarlat, one of France's most well preserved medieval villages; Beynac and Castlenaud, two of the most famous chateaux in the region; the cliff hanging village of Roque de Gageac; the prehistoric sites of Les Eyzies and the famous caves of Lascaux. This, combined with 2 large rivers for canoeing; day and night markets and hundreds of cultural events means that your holiday can be as quiet or as full as you wish.

Set in an hectare of private gardens, your grande maison has a unique tower with open battlements where you can gaze out over the peaceful valley and watch the sun slowly setting. What better way to enjoy your evening aperitif?

Afterwards, lounge in the shadow of the massive stone tower, then fire up the barbecue and enjoy dinner by the water lily pond, stocked with frogs and fish. Or, as the mercury rises, simply relax by your own private pool, overlooking the valley, and catch up on that
reading you always meant to do. The breakfast area overlooks the pool at the front of the house where you can enjoy croissants, breads and yogurts from our famous artisanal boulangerie, 5 minutes walk away.

Built in the mid eighteenth century, it's thick walls a testament to older, more robust building standards, Maison Grise, nonetheless has every modern convenience. It's four spacious bedrooms, (sleeping 8 in double or twin configuration) all have an ensuite bathroom, to ensure luxury with privacy. Bath towels. pool towels and hairdryers are provided.

Living in history doesn't mean you have to abandon your modern comforts. Broadband WIFI
is provided, along with an IPOD/Iphone docking station, quality stereo speakers, and large digital flat screen TV. There is a washing machine, a drier and a spare freezer in the laundry (which also has a magnificent view over the valley), whilst the well equipped and spacious
open plan kitchen will have you itching to release your inner Nigella (or Gordon for that matter). Outside, the lush gardens have plenty of shady areas to sit and enjoy a drink or just to gaze at the peaceful pastoral scene in the valley below.

During the high seasons, total privacy is assured as the owners do not live on site. In the off seasons, special rates can be negotiated for smaller groups or couples. For example, the entire ground floor including the master bedroom is available from 850 Eu per week for 2 people, and with 200 Eu per room thereafter. However, privacy is still assured as you will have the whole kitchen/lounge/living area to yourselves, as you would be the only group there. Priority though, will be given to bookings for the whole house, rather than for smaller parties. Please contact us if you need any further further information.

Keywords: Farmhouse, Stone House, Tower, Chateau, pool, tennis, Gite, country property, near Sarlat, Beynac, Domme, Castelnaud

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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/17/2016

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Bedroom 4

    ...moreless

  • King size beds (1) Super King Sized bed in the master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Queen sized bed convertible into two singles for a twin configuration., Double Beds (1) Again, convertible into twin configuration, Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) For small children there is a cot provided + High chair...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Stone Tower with 360 degree view of the valley below, Pond with fish, lilies & frogs ...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Large, flat panel TV...moreless

  • Stereo
  • VCR

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Set on a hill, on the outskirts of a village, with a breathtaking view of the fields and wooded valley below. From the tower, you can see almost to the Dordogne river....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    The stone walls are 3 feet thick and provide plenty of insulation, so there is no need for air conditioning...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street:

    A large parking area inside the main gate can accommodate up to three cars comfortably. ...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    There is parking just by the house on a side road....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    You won't need this in summer of course, but still nice to look at....moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    We have recently acquired the services of a chef to cook superb meals for you at the Château. No requirement for baby sitters or worries about driving home! Sample menus available when you book....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
EarlySummer
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,920

Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer
Jul 1 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,773
LateSummer
Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,920
Autumn
Oct 1 - Oct 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,280
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,280

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

A damage deposit fee of 250 Euros will be charged upon arrival, and refunded when you leave, subject to having no breakages or damage.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bergerac
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sarlat
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lolivary Golf course
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Souillac
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Sarlat
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sarlat

A magnificent historical area, famous for the 100 years war between England and France in the middle ages. Near the fabled Dordogne river, with a chateau on every corner, with hundreds of chateaux in the area. This is also a famous area for pre-history, with Lascaux caves a few kilometers away and many other pre-historic attractions, plus canoeing, walking & cycling trails, balloons and microlight flights. With great restaurants and vineyards nearby, it is truly a wonderful summer destination for all the family.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: As avid travelers, Anne & Charles see the wild places of the planet shrinking due to the encroachment of human activity. With that, wild animals no longer have the space and freedom to live their lives normally. To try to redress this balance in their own small way, they have set up a charity wingsoverafrica, to work with wild animals in Africa to help them co-exist with humans. They have purchased a small light aircraft to conduct surveys and anti poaching activities, initially in Namibia, but ultimately wherever in Africa they are needed. If you wish, you may visit the owners website for more information on their activities.

Why the Owner Chose Saint-André-d'Allas, France:
We always wanted a vacation home in France, and when we first visited the Dordogne, we were blown away by the beauty of the countryside, the history, the medieval villages and the Chateaux.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Watch the sunset from our tower which enjoys a 360 degree view of the surrounding countryside, whilst sipping a glass of champagne. Breakfast at the pond in the shadow of the tower, watching the frogs on the lily pads.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/17/2016

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Photos

  • View of the grand maison from the garden.

    View of the grand maison from the garden.

  • A champagne breakfast on top of the tower overlooking the valley!

    A champagne breakfast on top of the tower overlooking the valley!

  • The cosy lounge area with wood fire

    The cosy lounge area with wood fire

  • The large dining area with wine rack in the fireplace

    The large dining area with wine rack in the fireplace

  • The master bathroom with stunning views over the valley

    The master bathroom with stunning views over the valley

  • The third bedroom in twin configuration.

    The third bedroom in twin configuration.

  • The Tower bedroom.

    The Tower bedroom.

  • Another view of the large pool overlooking the valley

    Another view of the large pool overlooking the valley

  • The well equipped laundry with washer, dryer, iron and ironing board.

    The well equipped laundry with washer, dryer, iron and ironing board.

  • A butterfly feeds on the flowers

    A butterfly feeds on the flowers

  • The peaceful Lily pond with fountain, frogs and fish (and recently) Salamanders!

    The peaceful Lily pond with fountain, frogs and fish (and recently) Salamanders!

  • The crystal clear & very private pool

    The crystal clear & very private pool

  • The pond teeming with frogs & fish

    The pond teeming with frogs & fish

  • The open plan kitchen

    The open plan kitchen

  • The master bedroom with huge King size bed

    The master bedroom with huge King size bed

  • This is the second bedroom set up in double configuration.

    This is the second bedroom set up in double configuration.

  • One of the spotless on suite bathrooms

    One of the spotless on suite bathrooms

  • The pool from the breakfast patio

    The pool from the breakfast patio

  • A view of the lush back garden from the pond.

    A view of the lush back garden from the pond.

  • The original and ancient spring....

    The original and ancient spring....

  • Frog nestling in a fossil, of which there are many in the garden.

    Frog nestling in a fossil, of which there are many in the garden.

  • There are many quiet places in the garden to read or to have a private lunch

    There are many quiet places in the garden to read or to have a private lunch

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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