This is not your standard villa / gite. This property is all about space; inside and outside. The gite was renovated fully in 2017 to a very high specification, with beautiful bespoke solid oak wood throughout.
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The Gite To Yourself
We do not rent out this gite in parts. You will not be sharing it with anyone you don’t already know. The whole property is yours for your holiday.
Your very own large 5 double bedroom farmhouse gite with a huge kitchen dining ‘Banquet Hall’ area, laid out in 26 acres of grassland, forest and lakes. You get to use all of it.
There is plenty of room for you and your family to stay and enjoy your holiday vacation. You might even want to holiday-share with some friends and their families.
As you arrive at the Gite in Dordogne, you have a large driveway, with plenty of on-drive parking space, as well as a 3-car walled (and lit) car parking area, off the driveway, and plenty of turning space.
The 5 bedroom area of the house is the white-walled area of the house in the photo above. There are 4 double bedrooms on the ground floor and the huge master double bedroom is upstairs, overlooking the double-height Banquet Hall lounge-kitchen-dining area. All bedrooms are large double rooms, 3 of which have ensuite bathrooms, 2 have access to the family bathroom. Gite Bedroom 2 has an additional single bed as well as an ensuite bathroom.
Please note, we can arrange additional beds as necessary, and have a travel cot for babies/toddlers, to save you travelling with that. We also have a high-chair, again to minimise your luggage, if you prefer.
Upstairs is the Master Bedroom, fitted with super-king sized bed and with a large L-shaped sofa for quieter social times, as well as a stunning solid-oak balcony overlooking the Banquet Hall lounge-dining-kitchen area.
The Master Bedroom comes with large 5-star hotel quality bathroom facilities, with solid oak beams and beautiful ceramic tiles. The ensuite bathroom is fitted with a large Victorian bath, ceramic double sinks and a large walk-in shower. While luxuriating in the bath, you can enjoy views out over the upper orchard.
Gite Bedroom 2, downstairs, has a kingsize double bed plus an additional single bed, a large oak wardrobe, as well as a spacious ensuite bathroom with bath/shower facilities.
Gite Bedroom 3 has a kingsize double bed and character brick fireplace for warm winter evenings, with views out over the upper orchard. In the small ante-chamber on the way to the ensuite bathroom is a large recessed wardrobe and desk/dresser table. The large ensuite bathroom has a sizable walk-in shower and views over the countryside.
Gite Bedroom 4 has a kingsize double 4-poster bed for the royal within you, and dresser table.
Gite Bedroom 5 has a kingsize double bed that has the option of inclined headrest. It also has 2 windows, with views over the front garden as well as the upper orchard.
Entering The Magic
As you walk from the bedroom area of the gite towards the Banquet Hall area, you find yourself facing this…
Think back to your childhood. Or maybe reading to your own children. Remember the Narnia series, The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Prince Caspian, etc, all by C. S. Lewis.
The children in the stories hide in an ancient, antique wardrobe, and accidentally slip through the back of the wardrobe, into a magical world of fantasy.
Imagine opening that door and going through…
The Gite’s Own Banquet Hall
This area is a stone barn converted into a double-height (no first floor) area, giving amazing space and height, and phenomenal acoustics. Playing (or making) music in here is beautiful.
You have a 10-12 seater sofa giving you a large social area to chat or watch TV. The lounge is equipped with a modern media centre, with DVD player, bluetooth music connection from your mobile phone, and (loud) speakers for either music or TV/DVD. You will also find a guitar or three around the house.
There is a large solid mango-wood coffee table for socialising and games. There is a large supply of family board games to choose from and play together.
The long twin solid oak tables seat up to 20 people. The dining area is fully furnished with all table accoutrements necessary for a large dinner; plates, bowls, tureen servers, heated serving bain-marie, spinning lazy-susans and all necessary cutlery.
The Banquet Hall is a beautifully renovated barn conversion. Looking up from the floor you can see the old oak beam structure. You can also see the 4 top-of-the-range Velux windows. With the remote control you can open these windows on hot days, and and for a better cinema film experience you can close their shutters.
NOTE: We made sure there is double the required thickness of insulation material on the walls and ceilings. Consequently, it is warm and cosy in winter, and cool in the hot summer days.
Large 4-metre-long Breakfast Bar
Built by an artisan carpenter, this bespoke solid oak breakfast bar makes for sociable mornings and any mealtime. There are 6 tall chairs for seated eating and socialising, and additionally, others often stand and chat while nibbling.
Large Country Kitchen
The large and open country kitchen is solid oak throughout, equipped with everything you will need to cook, serve and enjoy your culinary delights. Standing by the double sink you can look through the window out over the terrace, where you may see the rest of your family and friends enjoying a cold glass of something, and the acres of grassland beyond. The large Rangemaster double oven has 5 gas hobs plus an electric heat-plate and overhead extractor fan. There is a large American-style double fridge-freezer with water and ice dispenser.
The Balcony & Fireman’s Pole
An unusual and quirky feature within this Banquet Hall is the stunning solid-oak balcony leading out from the upstairs Master Bedroom. From the Master Bedroom you can enter onto the balcony to survey the Banquet Hall from above, and interact with your fellow family members and friends below!
From the balcony there is a fireman’s pole, allowing the fun-loving or courageous to slide gracefully down to the lounge below; Master Bedroom to lounge in 3 seconds.
NOTE: There are twin lockable doors to gain access to the balcony, so you can secure and close-off the balcony, away from anyone you don’t want access to it. Additionally, the fireman’s pole has a solid-oak hatch which will be closed and securely padlocked. You control if the fireman’s pole is used, and by whom. You will be given the keys to each of these in an envelope, which you can open if you choose to.
The central brick chimney divides the large space into the lounge area and the kitchen / dining area.
So you can see this beautiful area makes for a wonderful family friendly gite in France for you.
Winter Holidays in Dordogne
Although this gite is most popular for summer holidays, it is also a popular winter retreat for families, as well as family and friends holidays. The Banquet Hall is sumptuously insulated to make it snug and warm in winter, with both underfloor heating and a roasting log fire wood burner. There is also a warm air recycling system, that sucks warmed air that has risen to the ceiling and pipes it back down behind the walls, to gently blow it back out at floor level. With these 3 heat sources, together with the double-thickness insulation in the walls and ceilings, you will not be cold here in winter.
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