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A converted chai set in a glorious setting on a promintory overlooking the River Dordogne - visible only in winter. Just a few minutes drive away from the market town of Ste.Foy la Grande offering many restaurants and shopping. Tennis, riding, golf, canoeing, fishing, boat are all nearby. A superb private restaurant (Table d"Hôte) owned by one of our chefs, in an idyllic setting with a terrace on the banks of the Dordogne, is within easy walking distance.
Turn left on entering the house into the dining room, which seats 10 at its antique refectory table, through to the fully equipped kitchen and summer dining room beyond. The large kitchen (20ft.x12ft) has terracotta tiled flooring, with windows to the south and north overlooking the garden, vineyard and orchards, and making it bright and airy. Designed to make cooking a pleasure, there is a gas cooker, microwave, dishwasher, double-sink and drainers, American fridge with ice-maker and plenty of granite worktop. The summer dining room has a round oak gate-leg table which seats 10. French doors open onto the pool terrace.
Three bedrooms run along the back of the house with 2 bedrooms upstairs. The upstairs bedrooms are set well apart from the other three, offering two families sharing a holiday a good measure of privacy. All the ground floor bedrooms enjoy peaceful views of the vineyard and orchard; the master bedroom has its own small terrace through french doors. On the ground floor there is one queen-size bedroom, with its own bathroom having a bath and a shower, and two twin-bedded rooms, each with its own shower-room. A wooden staircase takes you from the entrance hall up to the two bedrooms ( 1 double, 1 twin-bedded) and one fully equipped shower room on the first floor. Double aspect windows in both rooms provide superb views over the gardens, the Dordogne and to the South. All rooms are furnished with modern and antique furniture and decorated to a good standard for comfortable holiday living. All bed linen and towels are provided. A washing machine and dryer are provided in the basement.
Housecleaning, babysitting, musicians and a chef are available as optional extras at separate cost upon request. Our option list includes hire of 9-seater VW Transporters (with airport pick-up and delivery), our own 4 seater canoes. Wine tours to the chateaux of the Medoc or locally may also be arranged upon request.
The house has full oil-fired central heating, oil/logs are a separate charge between 15th September and 15th May.
All our houses are restored to high standards to provide you with a great holiday experience. We do our best to make it easy for you to have fun, rain or shine. We look forward to welcoming you.
Ian & Sharon Christians: Schumannstrasse 1, Berlin 10117, Germany. Tel/fax: +49 30 2759 4174/5, Mobile: +44 7808 727735
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