Near Beaumont du Perigord, Dordogne. Peaceful location within easy reach of the Dordogne
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About Sarah Farwell
We bought ’La Grange’ in March 2013 after spending several holidays with our 2 young daughters in the Dordogne area. It’s a cliché but we totally fell in love with the beauty of the region, its amazing food and wine, the river, the chateaux with their stunning views, night markets and generally the slower pace of life. The house for us is a gem – we hope it has a homely feel for those who visit and anyone who goes there wants for nothing and enjoys its tranquil and relaxing ambience.
Sarah Farwell purchased this House in 2013
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Sorry no pets.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Sarah's Pretty House
The house had everything we could possibly need for a week's holiday. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen very well equipped. Outside was a dream! The pool was an amazing bonus, as the heat wave had really set in when we were there. We ate every meal on the pretty, shady terrace and spent many nice evenings by the pool. It was ideally situated to explore the region's bastide towns and markets, but it was a pleasure to come home to the peaceful hamlet and a lovely swim at the end of a hot day.
Quirky and comfortable
This cottage is well situated for discovering the wonderful Bastide towns in the Dordogne. It is probably more suited to the younger generations as access to the upstairs bedrooms is negotiated by an steepish staircase through what appears to be an enlarged loft hatch with a child's stair gate at the top. There are beams to duck under so agility is required - all in our party were a bit creaky! However, the lounge is comfortable, the kitchen well equipped, the ground floor bedroom very spacious and beds/pillows comfortable. The twin bedroom upstairs is suitable for two children and the double bedroom is spacious and comfortable. The upstairs bathroom is large also, with a multi-faceted shower that has water coming from several directions! We loved eating outside on the covered terrace. The swimming pool is a good size and large enough to have a good swim to cool down. It has a cover to help retain the heat at night. The owners had left a comprehensive guide to the area which was most helpful. The Sky TV was a bonus - it meant we didn't miss The Bodyguard! The Internet signal was better than at home. It was a successful holiday and we enjoyed our stay. Thank you to Sarah and Gerry.
AMAZING holiday. The villa is absolutely charming, classically French and in SUCH a beautiful area
Beautiful location, private, good size pool for 4 children, charming decor - we love it and are already looking forward to next summer
Wonderful Property in Authentic Rural France
PROPERTY: This is a lovely property located in a scenic quiet hamlet just a very short distance from a thriving quaint French village. The house is well appointed and has very much been set up as a "home from home". The kitchen has everything you would need from extensive matching crockery and glasses to accommodate every drink type to plenty of pots pans, utensils and big presentation dishes. The beds are comfortable and all of the furniture is of an excellent standard. Everything works in this house, wiif, TV, DVD, appliances and there are 2 fridge freezers to store plenty of the great local Rose wine!
It is a beautiful place to spend time with a comfy living space, sheltered veranda at the back of the property and a beautiful deck (new from the photos) beside the pool with comfy wicker sofas. The whole place was very clean and well maintained to a high standard.
LOCATION: Close to Beumont du Perigord (5 min drive), it is a lovely setting, private and quiet with nice surrounding properties. Although Beumont is a small village/ town it has a thriving atmosphere with plenty going on, music events, markets and local amenities as well as a larger Intermarche on the outskirts which has everything you could possibly need.
OWNER: Sarah provided prompt and helpful responses to any questions we had prior to booking the property. She was also excellent in providing hints and tips for enjoying our stay and getting the most out of our visit. My twit of a son left his mouth brace behind and within 24hrs of contact Sarah had it located and packaged and on its way back to the UK (excellent service!!!).
RECOMMENDATION: I would thoroughly recommend booking this property to friends or relatives. We are a family of 5 and this was perfect for all our needs. The house and pool are great, the location and area are beautiful and dealing with the owner has been easy and a pleasure. What's not to love!
A Charming House in a Lovely Quiet Spot
As part of a trip through the length of France four of us, two couples in our seventies, spent a week at the house. The facilities are excellent including a good size pool with first class pool side lounging kit. Nearby Beaumont, five minutes in the car, is a delightful place as is Bergerac only half an hour away. We had a super time mixing laying around with visiting fine Bastide towns in the area. There are good restaurants in the area and all reasonably priced. The whole stay was first class. The owner takes great care and pride in the house.
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Sarah and Gerry
Quiet gem - perfect for a family holiday
We spent week in this well equipped holiday home in Blanc near Beaumont du Perigord. Our party include our two boys (youngest 10) and my wife's parents (oldest 80) - so it was Paediatrics and Geriatrics on tour!
The house, with it's back garden/ boule court and pool, was an ideal base to explore the interesting local area.
There are some super local restaurants from, simple to Michelin standard, and a great local supermarketer for the BBQ nights!
Everyone was happy and had a great week.
There is a very good swimming lake with a sandy beach about 15 minutes’ drive from the house at Lanquais. It has a cafe, pedalos, children’s play area and an inflatable assault course with water slide. There are no dogs allowed at the lake.
The bay at Arcachon to the west past Bordeaux is approximately 2.5 hours’ drive.
The nearest airport is Bergerac at a 25 minute drive away - Bordeaux is 1 hour 50 minutes. It is about a 6 hour drive from Caen harbour and about 6.5 hours from Le Havre. From the Chunnel is around 9 hours’ drive. Car hire is recommended.
Beaumont du Perigord is 5 minutes away for shops, restaurants, evening entertainment and market.
The Dordogne River itself is 10 minutes away and it's 45 minutes from the heart of the region with the river, chateaux and activities.
Bergerac town is a 30 minute drive for shops, markets, river trips, vineyards and culture.
The popular town of Sarlat is 45 minutes’ drive, or you can catch the train from Lalinde which is a 10 minute drive away.
The beautiful Lot region is only 45 minutes.
The beautiful bastide town of Beaumont du Perigord has all the necessary amenities including a bank, the tourist office, 2 supermarkets, pharmacy, boulangerie and butchers.
Most of these are on the town square, where there is also a café (which just serves lunches), a pizzeria, a tabac and twice weekly market. There are several other restaurants and interesting shops dotted around the side streets.
The area is spoilt for good restaurants - we have listed some in the house information as there are too many to mention. The surrounding villages are always worth exploring and you will often find a great restaurant just by chance! You can usually find a town market every day of the week selling fantastic local food and wine - the biggest being on a Sunday morning at Issigeac.
The Dordogne river is a 10 minute drive away and the more tourist area with its chateaux and picturesque towns are all within a 45 minute drive. The best chateaux are Les Milandes, Beynac and Castlenaud. There are gorgeous gardens with a sculpture trail and kids acitivites at Marqueyssac as well as a 'via ferrata' (or rock climbing experience) for adults and children alike.
Monpazier is another must see - a stunning bastide town with a lovely square and relaxed atmosphere. Further south from Monpazier in Biron is a 'Parc en Ciel' or skypark which boasts a network of tree walks, zip wires and obstacle courses for all ages and abilities - fantastic fun!
Our advice is to look out for posters advertising local events - especially music night in Beaumont during the summer - it could be the best night of your holiday!