Villa in La Lande, Bouteilles St Sebastien, Nr. Verteillac, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - Panoramic Views Of Picturesque, Rolling Countryside
About Brenda Hartley
For the past 20 years I have enjoyed living up to 5 months a year in my second home at La Lande, a most magical part of France. Travelling through rural France some 30 years earlier, I was totally captivated by the countryside and the villages of this particular area, as if they had been painted there. When I retraced my steps, I was not disappointed!
Brenda Hartley purchased this Villa in 2001
Why Brenda Hartley chose Bouteilles-Saint-Sébastien
This is the second property I have owned in La Lande. Once a barn and purchased in 2001, La Dependance has been completely modernised to what we are told is ‘stunning’ effect. The Perigord Vert features open, undulating countryside, its rural communities ever respectful of the natural environment. Small towns, villages and hamlets dot the landscape. Ancient watermills stand silent beside watercourses today enjoyed purely for pleasure. Unchanged by the likely excesses of modern day, the Perigord Vert remains an unspoilt region of wide horizons. A long tradition of friendliness and conviviality sets this region apart, offering a unique opportunity to embrace the lifestyle and culture of rural France, with its passion for good food, and any excuse to enjoy it!
What makes this Villa unique
Set in a tranquil rural hamlet, La Dependance is within easy reach of all the region’s notable attractions. The accommodation provides all the amenities necessary for a relaxing stay and also features a roof top terrace with sweeping views over the Lizonne River valley. From La Dependance, enjoy this wonderful region; and in the evenings sit on the terrace, with your glass of wine and some of the wonderful local specialities as you witness a spectacular Perigord sunset.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
There are lovely river beaches at Aubeterre sur Dronne and St-Aulaye (20 mins drive) and many staging points along the Dronne river for kayaking. There is also swimming at the Lake Jemaye water park (30 mins drive).
The nearest airports are Bergerac (1 hour's drive), Angouleme (45 mins) and Bordeaux (1.5 hrs).
By rail, Angouleme is 2.5 hours from Paris by TGV and 6 hrs from London via Lille on Eurostar/TGV.
By car and ferry, La Lande is 380 miles from St Malo, 428 miles from Caen, 480 miles from Cherbourg or Le Havre and 540 miles from Calais/Tunnel.
A car is essential. Car hire is available from Bordeaux, Bergerac and Angouleme airports and Angouleme TGV station.
The nearby villages of St Severin (5 km) and Verteillac (6 km) provide for your immediate needs, while the regional centre of Riberac (15 km) offers hypermarkets and a range of speciality shops, and is famous for its Friday market.
Within a 10 km radius there are a great many very good restaurants to choose from.
La Lande is an attractive hamlet within easy reach of both local amenities and major attractions. The nearby villages of St Severin and Verteillac offer supermarkets, banks, medical services, petrol stations, cafes and restaurants, while the regional centre of Riberac also includes hypermarkets, specialty shops and a famous Friday regional market.
The nearby town of Aubeterre sur Dronne is a popular destination with its ancient chateaux and churches, including the tallest underground church in Europe. Artisan studios are found along the winding streets leading off the vibrant town square.
The old abbey town of Brantôme was founded by Charlemagne in 764, its 11th century bell tower is the oldest in France. Nestled in a crook of the river Dronne and known as the 'Venice of the Périgord', this largely renaissance town offers fine dining, fascinating boutiques, and a delightful day out .
In Périgueux, visit the remarkable roman ruins or shop in style in the fashionable boutiques found in the old city, in the shadow of the five domed Byzantine Cathedral of St Front.
Bordeaux and the adjacent wine regions of the Medoc, St Emilion, Graves and Entre Deux Mers are less than 2 hours away, while Cognac is a similar distance.
The ancient chateaux and bastides of the Dordogne river valley bring history to life, while the world heritage listed prehistoric cave art of the Vezere river valley provides a unique cultural experience.
Recreational pursuits include nearby golf and tennis and water sports at the Lake Jemaye water park. There are lovely river beaches along the Dronne at Aubeterre sur Dronne, St Aulaye and Lisle for swimming and kayaking. There is horse riding within 15 minutes and many walking trails, with bicycles available nearby for hire. Bird watching is popular and artists are also drawn to the beauty of the local region.