Maison Soleil is in the heart of the Dordogne countryside but close to shops and amenities. Located in a quiet village with local tabac and grocers shop and only 30 mins from St Emilion or historic Bergerac. Also close to many other delightful towns and villages, Castles and Caves. Outside, there are pleasant gardens, a large table and chairs, sunbeds and above ground splash pool plus a BBQ, boules, badminton and outdoor table tennis. Inside, watch a DVD or one of 40+ UK Freeview TV stations or listen to the radio. However, if you want something more energetic, there are 4 bikes (you are surrounded by quiet country lanes) or there is tennis or football pitch just 100mtrs away. Also try canoeing, kayaking or horse riding (all 10 mins away) or try out go-carting or even paint balling in Bergerac. There's lots to do including sampling the many Wine Chateaux of St Emilion and Bordeaux located all around the area. Alternatively, just relax in the garden with a glass of wine and a good book.
Accommodation Summary : Bedrooms: Ground floor - Twin bedroom with 2 single beds, TV for PS2/DVD.
First floor - 3 bedrooms, 2 double and 1 twin, all with exposed beams.
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WINTER LET AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2010 TO MARCH 2011 - £400 PCM PLUS UTILITY BILLS. 10% OFF FOR RENTAL OF 2 MONTHS OR MORE
Additional Information :
Prices are per week in GBP for up to 6 people and include provision of bedlinen and towels, electricity, gas and water for the duration of your stay. Additional Charges:
French Regional Tourist Tax - £0.25 P.p.p.n.
£25 p.w. for over 4 and up to 8 (max capacity).
£45 (optional) p.w. for air-con June - Sept.
£40 p.w. for heating and logs during October to April.
Travel Fly Ryanair Liverpool - Bergerac (40 mins away). Flights also from Birmingham, East Mids, Leeds, Bristol, Exeter, Southhampton and Stansted. (Flybe & Ryanair)
Fly Bmibaby Manc'r - Bordeaux (60mins away). Also from Liverpool, Luton, B'ham and Gatwick. (Easyjet & BA).
Car hire is essential.
Driving: from St Malo around 350 miles (6 hours), from Caen - 450 miles (8 hours), and from Dunkirk or Calais - 570 miles (9 -10 hours). Happy to provide information on routes and stop-over locations.
Outside and things to do Outside
Located on a quiet country lane, Maison Soleil has an enclosed garden making it private and suitable for children. There is a BBQ, paved patio area, sun-loungers and a full size outdoor table tennis table. Garden chairs and tables are available for your use. Also, to keep the children amused there is badminton, boules, four junior/adult size bicycles, darts and a 15ft circular above ground splash pool (NB only available July to September). The splash pool is only 3ft deep so usually quite warm. All around the house you will find vineyards and open fields with a number of pleasant walks with lots of wildlife and birds to spot as well as horses that like the odd carrot or two.
The Lac du Gurson is a managed Lake with beach, water slides, restaurants, bars and picnic area and is just 15 minutes away. Only 2 or 3 Euros per person per day! The Atlantic Coast is a pleasant 2 hours drive (60 miles) directly west (via Bordeaux) where you will find many stunning beaches around Arcachon. Nearby, there is the Dune du Pilat the largest sand dune in Europe and a magnificent sight that is well worth seeing.
Golf is available at Chateaux Vigiers Monestier, around 30 minutes away to the south of Ste Foy La Grande. There you will also find a beauty treatment centre plus a gourmet Restaurant.
Distances St Emilion is 12miles away and a pleasant 30 minute drive. St Foy La Grande (a fairly large market town) is 20 minutes away. Bergerac is 15miles and the lovely villages of Limeuil, Beynac, Sarlat La Caneda and La Roque Gageac are around 30 to 45 miles along the River Dordogne. The grand architecture and city life of Bordeaux is 35 miles and around an hour by car.