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Enchanting 450 Year Old Stone Farmhouse with Detached Guest House!

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Last updated: 04/04/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bed/2 baths. Main house has 1/1 and guesthouse has 1/1

We have a wonderful southern exposure allowing for gorgeous sunrises and sunsets and views of mountains and a patch work of small working farms. Available for 1 week minimum with a Saturday afternoon check-in and a Saturday morning check-out. Located in the medieval village of Carves just 4 kilometers to Belves. This is the most beautiful valley close to
the Dordogne River in the heart of the Perigord Noir. We often take bicycles to the river (30 minutes) of surreal scenery. Idyllic, private location perfect for discovering prehistoric caves, ancient castles, wineries, quaint stone villages, fois gras, delicious french country cuisine and many other wonderful
scenic experiences. Canoeing or kayaking on the Dordogne is a dream...slow, clear and calm best describes this gorgeous river...it is an awesome experience for ANY age, young and old alike! Come and learn the meaning of bliss!
Master ensuite bedroom upstairs with king bed and ensuite guest house with a queen bed...perfect for two couples or two friends. Montauban enjoys peace and quiet away from all the hustle and bustle of all the tourist sites that attract people to the Dordogne but we are within easy driving distance to all major attractions, cafés, restaurants, caves, historical monuments, castles, chateaux, the Dordogne River, the Vezere River and the Lot. In addition to all that, the home is full of character, charm, and comfort.

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, french, dutch
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/04/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 year minimum age for renter...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Because there are only two bedrooms, one en-suite with king bed in the main house and one en-suite with queen bed in the separate, directly adjacent guest house, children must be old enough to sleep in the separate guest house in the one queen sized bed...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Detached Unit

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master bedroom in main house with full bath, incl. bidet...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    2nd bdrm and full bath in detached guest house. Charming! ...moreless

  • 1 en-suite king bed in main house and 1 en-suite queen bed in separate, detached, directly adjacent guest house. Children must be old enough to sleep in separate building or with one parent....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Bathroom 2

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  • One bathroom in main house with tub and hand held shower, sink, bidet and separate toilet room. One bathroom with sink, shower and separate toilet room in detached, adjacent guest house....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We require a minimum of 1 week stay check-in on a Saturday and check-out on a Saturday, however, occasionally we make exceptions especially if more than a week, and sometimes less than a week. Please inquire....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    selection of French and English books and local maps...moreless

  • Games:

    A few board games, jigsaw puzzles, deck of cards...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Free WIFI Free long distance to USA and Canada, Western Europe, Australia, etc. a few English channels, BBC, CNBC, CNN etc. Mostly French channels....moreless

  • Television:

    HD flat screen TV...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Numerous lovely shades of green, yellow, red soft colors of the valley and the forests beyond. Truly nature's masterpiece. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Delicious patchwork farm country, pre-history, ancient villages, castles, bastides, caves and clear slow moving river the Dordogne ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 6 comfortably. Please use coasters on all table surfaces to avoid water rings and spotting....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    Free WIFI...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    You can park in our barn if want....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Walk-in fireplace in living room. ...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    USA and Canada and all of Western Europe and Australia, etc....moreless

  • Garage:

    Garage is our old stone barn. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    central heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    no computers for guests...feel free to bring your own PC or tablet....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens, towels, etc. are here and at your disposal....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room has a few antiques, hardwood floors, walk-in wood burning fireplace, heavy beamed ceiling, comfortable for six or seven people....moreless

  • Parking:

    offstreet parking and garage parking. No mobile homes, caravans, etc....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    You can park on the lawn outside of barn entry or on the lawn in front of barn....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line phone with free long distance to 40+ countries ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels are provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine is all yours while you are here. Detergents are provided. Clothes are dried on outside clothesline, or in the basement (cave) on rainy days. ...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    No fires please...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    basic electric coffee maker. We use french press as well. You will need to provide your own condiments but can use anything that is here....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you could imagine but no microwave. Blender, toaster, electric coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    everything you can think of! Plenty of everyday dishes and a set of good dinnerware for special meals ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Gas stove/oven, refrigerator, double sink, blender, toaster, coffee maker No microwave ...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Use paper towels you find but replace before you leave...same with toilet paper, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Beautiful views from our second story balcony...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    No bicycles but you can rent them at the Belves train station and ride them home. Rent by the week is the best deal....moreless

  • Boat:

    Tickets available for Dordogne river sightseeing cruises in Beynac...about 15 minute drive from our house....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a covered terrace/deck with great views. There is also table and chairs and umbrella for dining on the grass courtyard....moreless

  • Golf:

    18 hole course 2 minutes drive...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoes and kayaks available for rent at many places along the Dordogne. We recommend CANOE RAID. Their canoes have flip-up seat backs which are more comfortable for us old folks. Brochure in house....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Webber charcoal grill...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low
Oct 6 - May 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$602
High
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$766
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$766 $3,064
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $273.54
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rate for June, July, August and September is 700 euros for 7 nights

Rate for all other months is 550 euros for seven nights

More than 7 nights but less than 2 weeks maybe negotiated

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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bergerac 25 miles.Toulouse, Blagnac airport 2 hrs
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Golf Lolivarie 18 holes
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Belves
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Belves, Siroac en Perigord, La Roque Gageac,

Car: Necessary

Located in the in the medieval village of Carves, 4 kilometers from Belves in the Perigord Noir, an area with beautiful rivers (Dordogne and Vezere) perfect for canoeing, swimming, and fishing. Ancient caves, Lascaux, Gouffre de Padirac, prehistoric cliff-side dwellings, and beautiful chateaux and castles. Gorgeous rolling country side dotted with small working farms. Quaint ancient stone villages everywhere.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1975

About: Kristi and I were born and raised in central California. We have lived in Big Sur, CA (Monterey Peninsula) 40+ years. We have three children and three grand children. We absolutely love our ancient stone cottage in Carves, the heart of the Dordogne, as the english speaking call the area. The french refer to this area as the Perigord Noir, famous for their fois gras, truffles, goat cheese (chevre) and all products of duck.

Why Carves, France:
My mother bought this property as a ruin in 1975 and lovingly restored it to the warm and cozy home it is today. She deeded the property to us in 1999 (we are truly blessed).

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Our favorite part of this home is that our neighbors make the absolutely best award winning chevre (goat cheese) in all of France...I have sampled it throughout other parts of the country and nothing beats it's quality. I didn't even like the stuff until I tried their's now I can't get enough! All the food there is a true delight. Considering the food, scenery, history, pre-history, rivers and valleys and patchwork farms and medieval stone villages and castles and prehistoric caves we never grow tired of the area and we spend 6-8 weeks there every year for the past 20 years.


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Speaks: english, french, dutch
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/04/2017

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Photos

  • entry to the main house

    entry to the main house

  • view from street

    view from street

  • Living room, fireplace, hardwood floors, ancient oak beams, comfortable furnitur

    Living room, fireplace, hardwood floors, ancient oak beams, comfortable furnitur

  • Sofa new 2016, coffee table

    Sofa new 2016, coffee table

  • master bath with tub, hand held shower, sink and bidet; separate toilet room

    master bath with tub, hand held shower, sink and bidet; separate toilet room

  • another view of the guest quarters with shower, sink and separate toilet room

    another view of the guest quarters with shower, sink and separate toilet room

  • Strolling through picturesque Belves. 5min. drive

    Strolling through picturesque Belves. 5min. drive

  • another view towards sunset

    another view towards sunset

  • View from deck looking south-west to valley and Poplar trees/les pupliers

    View from deck looking south-west to valley and Poplar trees/les pupliers

  • Looking Good!

    Looking Good!

  • Dordogne River canoeing...10 minutes away

    Dordogne River canoeing...10 minutes away

  • more canoeing on the Dordogne.

    more canoeing on the Dordogne.

  • Veranda faces south.  From here you can watch the sunrises and sunsets.

    Veranda faces south. From here you can watch the sunrises and sunsets.

  • from left: Barn, guesthouse, main house

    from left: Barn, guesthouse, main house

  • Dining room and staircase to master bedroom suite

    Dining room and staircase to master bedroom suite

  • en suite master bedroom with king bed

    en suite master bedroom with king bed

  • chambre d'ami or queen bed in detached ensuite guest quarters

    chambre d'ami or queen bed in detached ensuite guest quarters

  • Courtyard in foreground guest house in background

    Courtyard in foreground guest house in background

  • Fig tree, plums, apples,  all for the taking in late July & August.  Walnuts Oct

    Fig tree, plums, apples, all for the taking in late July & August. Walnuts Oct

  • our neighbors make the best chevre in the whole of France

    our neighbors make the best chevre in the whole of France

  • view from deck off Living area

    view from deck off Living area

  • Ancient cliff dwellings above Dordogne 15 minutes away

    Ancient cliff dwellings above Dordogne 15 minutes away

  • Dordogne River 15 minute drive from rental.

    Dordogne River 15 minute drive from rental.

  • The Dordogne in full bloom in June and July. Very unique and truly beautiful.

    The Dordogne in full bloom in June and July. Very unique and truly beautiful.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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