Le Bournaguet - From €4,000-€8,500 per Week
Dating from the 18th Century, Le Bournaguet is a beautifully renovated and remodelled farmhouse, built in the attractive local stone which glows golden in the sunshine. With its hilltop setting, Le Bournaguet provides panoramic views of the Périgord Noir countryside and offers total peace in a very private world. 8 Bedrooms, sleeping up to 15. (3 double/twins, 2 twins, 1 double, 1 triple, 1 single – ideal for a nanny or an au pair)
- Bathrooms:4 (plus 2 separate w.c.’s)
- Key features: panoramic views over the Dordogne
- Movie room showing DVDs & exercise room with equipment
- Heated and alarmed pool & well equipped pool house
- DVD / CD players, Satellite TV with UK channels
- Tennis court, table tennis and boules court
- BBQ for al fresco dining
- 3 accommodation wings
- Pets are allowed at the owner’s discretion
- Linen, towels and pool towels provided
- WIFI included
A lovely, welcoming family house in a beautiful setting standing in an 85 hectare setting, this suits large families or friends holidaying together.
The filtered, alarmed and heated swimming pool with underwater lights measures 13.5 x 6 metres, with a maximum depth of 2.1 metres, and Roman steps at its shallow end. There’s an extensive range of pool furniture, including a table seating 8 and 2 large sun umbrellas. The pool is very private and partly protected by a high hedge.
This is very much an “all-year-round” house, and is therefore centrally heated throughout. Wood fires can be lit in the sitting area at one end of the kitchen/dining area, in the sitting room, and in bedrooms 7 and 8. Wood will be provided if and when required. A BBQ is available for al fresco dining.
The cleaner/s is/are paid by the owners to carry out housework on 6 days per week for 6 hours per day. This includes washing up, and cleaning the kitchen, living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms and terraces, as well as making breakfast if and when requested.
The caretaker, Jean-Louis Blanc, is paid by the owners to look after the grounds and to maintain the pool and the tennis court. A cook can also be arranged (in advance) for as many dinners and/or lunches as may be required. A babysitter, tennis coach, a masseur and/or tailor-made tours of the surrounding region can also be arranged in advance.
- There are open-air markets in numerous local towns and villages, taking place on different days of the week and details are included in the House Manual. Very well worth a visit is the Saturday market in nearby Sarlat, an enchanting small town with a pedestrianised medieval centre which is floodlit at night and a ‘must-see’.
- Fairs, festivals and concerts are held in the region throughout the summer, including the renowned Festival du Film de Sarlat every November. Details are included in the House Manual and are also available in the Tourist Office in Sarlat.
- The nearest golf course (9 holes) is Golf de Rochebois at Vitrac (8 kms). Golf de la Forge (also 9 holes) is at Siorac-en-Périgord (10 kms), whilst the 18 hole Golf la Croix de Mortemart is near Le Bugue (15 kms).
- Canoes and kayaks can be hired at various points on the magnificent Dordogne river to paddle serenely past chateaux and negotiate some gentle rapids.
- There are numerous local riding stables where everything from lessons to pony-trekking can be arranged.
- Nearby are many stunning chateaux that are well worth a visit – Beynac, Castelnaud, Commarque, Les Milandes, Fénelon, Biron, Puymartin and Bourdeilles to name but some.
- There are also some exceptional gardens that are open to the public – Jardin/Manoir d’Eyrignac, Chateau d’ Hautefort and Marqueyssac
- Amongst the many ecclesiastical buildings of note are the Abbeys of St Amand de Coly and de Cadouin.
- Fascinating small towns and villages abound – Rocamadour, Domme, Salignac, La Roque-Gageac, Montignac (where the caves of Lascaux are situated), St Cybranet, La Roque St Christophe, Léon-sur-Vézère etc.
- Hot-air ballooning is a special attraction, with many ballooning organisations to choose from.
- The pre-historic caves of Lascaux and Les Eyzies and their fascinating wall paintings are world-renowned. Also well worth a visit are the Grotte du Grand Roc, and the Gouffre de Padirac near Le Bugue (also with an excellent aquarium).
- Children's Play Equipment
- Sports Facilities
- Swimming Pool - Heated
- Swimming Pool - Private
- DVD Player
- Linen Included
- Smoke Alarms
- Toys and Games
- Washing Machine
- Children Welcome
- Pets allowed