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Family villa in countryside France – internally up-to-the-minute but retaining all its original character, this former 12th-century French priory offers a very sophisticated charm. Original stone walls, old oak doors, huge windows, modern slate bathrooms and comfortable furnishings have been beautifully blended to create a relaxing, tranquil home-from-home, all accessed via an attractive enclosed cobbled courtyard.La Champetre is set in attractive, extensive grounds in a region known for its vineyards and plum orchards, fresh fruit and vegetables and delicious cheeses, and also for its numerous little medieval towns where you can select the choicest of the local produce at the weekly markets. Some of these towns hold evening markets in the summertime, with music and stalls selling all sorts of delicious foods, a great night out for everyone.With its generously wide steps the heated pool at La Champetre is very child-friendly, but should you fancy a change of scene you could visit Blasimon where there is a fresh water lake with a gently shelving sandy beach, ideal for children, or St Laurent des Vignes where you'll find a large aqua park. Locally there is much to see and do. Just 10 minutes away is the Dropt river valley where you can hire canoes; slightly further at Ste Foy La Grande is the Dordogne where you can picnic, take boat trips on the gabarres, or hire kayaks. Riding and pony trekking is easily arranged at the nearby riding school, and there is a popular farm (Chaudron Magique) with various activities for younger children less than an hour away. For adults there are lovely award-winning gardens close by (Jardin de Boissona) where you can enjoy French afternoon tea, and a fabulous golf course with practice greens at Vigiers, and jazz fans may like to time their visit to coincide with the famous Monsegur Jazz Festival in July. For a full day out you could visit Arcachon and the Dune de Pyla, the highest sand dune in Europe, less than two hours from the villa. Other attractive day-trip destinations from this Family villa in countryside France would certainly include St Emilion and Bordeaux.
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In-Depth Villa Details
Baleyssagues under 1 mile (no amenities). Duras 2 miles for market, shops, restaurants. Monsegur 5 miles. Lake beach at Blasimon 16 miles. St Emilion 27 miles. Bergerac and airport 30 miles. Bordeaux and airport 1hr 30mins. Bassin d’Arcachon 2 hours. Golf, horse riding, cycling, hot air ballooning and canoeing locally. Aqua park 45 minutesGround floor:
Entrance via large wooden door into enclosed cobbled courtyard and door to main living room: this is open plan, with kitchen, dining area and sitting areas. Door to garden and pool.
Archway through to additional sitting/TV room (DVD).
Double bedroom (1.6m comprising two 0.8m adjustable mattresses), integral bathroom, ensuite wet room/walk-in shower, WC (this room may be suitable for wheelchair users - please ask for details).
Double bedroom (1.6m comprising two 0.8m adjustable mattresses), integral bathtub. Door to terrace.
Separate WC.First floor:
Steps up to Master double bedroom (1.6m comprising two 0.8m adjustable mattresses), integral bath tub.
Separate shower room with walk-in shower.Second floor:
Steep staircase leads to children’s attic dormitory room (stair gates at top and bottom) with four single beds: owing to the low ceiling in this room the beds do not have bases. Secure glass window overlooks main living room.Grounds:
Extensive, flat, enclosed 5 acre garden with private heated 12m x 4m slate-grey swimming pool with wide, child-friendly steps & pool shower. Large dining terrace with portable charcoal BBQ, large covered outdoor living area, large lawns, space for football matches (goal posts available), cricket or rounders. Table tennis; golf net with mat and clubs; croquet game, dart board. Swing & see-saw (care with children) and sand pit. Boules area. Views over orchards and fields. Parking for 3 cars. An access ramp from villa to garden is available for wheelchair users.Please note: there is an attached building on one side of the courtyard which is unused. A lane runs past the garden (local traffic only).
Sleeps 10 (6 adults and 4 children)
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 shower rooms, 3 WCsPRIVATE 12m x 4m HEATED POOL SPACIOUS GROUNDS
Included: pool heating (June-Sept), pool towels, WiFi internet; 4 hrs maid service for 2-wk rentals only.Extras: chef services €30 per hour plus food, babysitting €15 per hour, extra maid service €25 per hour, selected wine by the case €45 (6 bottles), winter heating. Pool heating in May on request at €150 per week.Please note this is a non-smoking villa.
There is no telephone at this villa.