About this rental
Rooms & beds
Bedrooms: 2(Sleeps: 4)
tub · Toilet · Combination tub/shower
Toilet · Shower
- Pets welcome
- No smoking
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About Karen Levesque
The former owner of this house are the late poet W.S. Merwin and his wife Paula Merwin. The caretaker of the house, Romilly Waite, is the poet's cousin by marriage. We, Matthew Schwartz and Karen Levesque, are the children of the poet and his wife who now own the house.
Why Karen Levesque chose Loubressac
W.S. Merwin found and fell in love with this house and the region when visiting friends in the area after World War II. Many of his poems were written while staying in this house. Many others were inspired by his memories of the time he spent living here.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
It is difficult to convey the peace and beauty that come with staying in this simple but elegant house that was designed and served for many years as a retreat for a great poet and his wife, who together lovingly and painstakingly restored the beautiful rose garden just outside the front gate over a period of ten years beginning in 1990. There is a sense of history and purpose in the house and the surrounding area, which in addition to its bucolic beauty, was home to the French resistance and witnessed many acts of bravery during World War II. It's proximity to the beautiful Dordogne River, many historic castles and towns, some of the most interesting caves and cave paintings, and delicious regional produce make for endless opportunities for excursions and great meals.
- english, french, spanish, italian, Indonesian
- 100% refund of amount paid if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund of amount paid (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Check in after 4:00 PM
Check out before 11:00 AM
Maximum overnight guests: 4
Minimum age to rent: 12