Fantastic Group Accommodation close to shops & sites w/ Onsite Fishing
Le Four a Sel Holiday Homes
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Why Brenda Archer chose Montignac
We came to Montignac with our 2 children on a family holiday in 2001. The kids loved the area-there was so much to see and do and always there was something new to experience and discover. We did this for 7 years , then we found Le Four a Sel fell in love with it and decided to make it our home We love the peaceful rural setting,the wonderful sense of freedom this large expanse of space our property gives us and being beside the river is just so relaxing . And we are still in awe of the stunning scenery of this part of the Dordogne.We still get pleasantly surprised when we drive around and stumble upon a quaint village , a hidden castle.
What makes this House unique
**Excellent Location- peaceful and secluded but not isolated, walking distance to a bar/restaurant . Charming Montignac is close enough for one to walk in across the fields or along the back roads, with its cafes& restaurants, Wednesday and saturday market where you can buy local produce. And we are just 30 minutes away from many attractions, you won't need to drive too far to get back to your house.There is so much to see & do, 2 weeks won't be enough **Lots of Space!You will never feel cramped here.15 acres of land for the children to run around in & expel all their excess energy. And still so much left for anyone to find their own private corner and get away from it all . **The riverside setting is simply stunning, and oh sooo peaceful! Set beside the river Vezere, the riverbank is lined with poplar trees a 100 feet high .Watch the trees swaying gracefully in the wind ,listen to the nightingale break into song, or catch a glimpse of a kingfisher . **Fabulous views . Wake up in the morning to views of lush cornfields from your bedroom window, or watch the early morning mist rise above the Vezere river at 7am Though we are by the river, both the swimming pool and the river are protected by a fence and gate to keep children safe. **Private Fishing on your doorstep- Half a kilometre of river frontage for fishing from dawn to dusk **Onsite facilities below provide sufficient amusement for everyone- no need to go sight seeing everyday. *swimming pool (fenced and alarmed)-10m x 4m *Table Tennis in a covered play area (handy during inclement weather). *Outdoor playground equipped with football and badminton nets, swings,slide, wooden playhouse, climbing frame; * Covered Terrace with tables and chairs to seat up 26 so you can enjoy al fresco dining in the shade and BBQ's whatever the weather *Large 400 sq meter Enclosed courtyard for Boules or Badminton; *Free Wifi in hotspots *Lots of parking for at least 12 cars , more if req
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October stay at Villa Hibiscus
The house and property were absolutely lovely. Villa Hibiscus was so comfortable and we had everything we needed. Brenda and David were the best hosts and had great advice for all sorts of our questions. This place, just outside of Montignac and beside the Vezere River, was perfect.
Great location beautiful properties.
The accommodation was great catering for all our needs, the location was a peaceful spot right on the rivers edge with fishing available or just to wander. The facilities were good with table tennis and a swimming pool for the more energetic but still room to escape and just read a book. We were warmly welcomed and well looked after by our hosts David and Brenda who were always on hand but never intrusive and gave sound advice on where to visit and tips about events in the area. Would definitely recommend for groups like ours of 12 adults or indeed for family holidays where you can come together and yet still do your own thing.
A wonderful family retreat
This was a beautiful and peaceful spot right on the river with great facilities. While some could be playing table tennis and others swimming, there was still room to escape and look out for kingfishers darting along the banks of the river. We were warmly welcomed and well looked after including sound advice on where to visit on our way home and tips about events in the area. Would definitely recommend for an extended family holiday where you can come together and yet still do yuur own thing.
Rural France at its best.
We had glorious weather which added to our enjoyment in Villa Hibiscus. We were a party of four adults and two children and so the house and amenities were perfect for us. Hibiscus was clean and very well equipped and as days were hot and evenings chilly the wood burning stove was much appreciated. The walk to the restaurant in Aubas was delightful. Brenda and David were very welcoming and helpful and we unreservedly recommend Le Four a Sel.
Brenda and David are exceptional hosts who always made sure we were comfortable and had a great time. They have a superb property by the river with a swimming pool. We could do barbecues, strolls and even dance all night long- what a perfect weekend! It was very clean and spacious. I strongly recommend.
A Fabulous week -with 7 families together
We're a bit late writing this as we were there for a week in August 2014.
7 families holidaying together for the first time! We had a really lovely time & many thanks to Brenda & David who were able to recommend where to go & what to see but also as they really just let us get on with our own thing! We self catered including several BBQs as the setting at La Four a Sel is just beautiful. We may well return one day!
Le Four a Sel is in the village of Aubas, 2km from Montignac & the prehistoric Lascaux caves and 25 minutes from the medieval town of Sarlat & Les Eyzies. Popular Tourist sites like Chateau Hautefort, Domme, the feudal fortress of Commargue, the gardens of Marquessac, Roque Gageac ,a village carved on a hilltop, Roque St. Christophe , the medieval village of Castlenaud are within a 30 minute drive. Major towns close by are Perigeux and Brive and closest airports are Brive Souillac, a 40 minute drive,served from London City airport by Cityjet. Bergerac & Limoges are 1hr30 minutes away. Bordeaux airport is 1hr 45 minutes, and the vineyards of St. Emillion can be visited as a day trip. For walkers, cyclists or those who simply like to take a gentle drive along meandering country lanes, this is a magnificent corner of France. Must do : canoeing/kayaking down the vezere river or the Dordogne- the best way to see the sites. Other nearby activities:Horseriding - 20 minutes away; 2 lakes nearby within 20 minutes where you can go sailing, waterskiing, and one has a small beach; watersports with waterslides, a fishing lake , large playground, is 40 minutes away. Lots of things to see and do here-2 weeks won't be enough!!
Golf: The Perigord Noir has some good golf courses with the added attractions of the region's wine and food to help you recover from the day's exertions plus a plethora of tourist sites and attractions to add variety to your holiday. Three 18 hole golf courses 40 minutes away .We can arrange tee off time.