Located in the charming Village of Ste Alvere in the Dordogne region is this elegant family home just 30 minutes from Bergerac Airport.
Here you can relax by the pool, explore the beautiful gardens, hear the birds singing and simply enjoy the tranquillity.
Stay in the summer for the night markets that give the area its claim to fame, taste and explore the stunning region.
So if you are looking for the perfect base for your next family getaway to explore castles, vineyards, markets, prehistoric caves, truffles, outdoor activities and stunning scenery, look no further than this picturesque, countryside oasis to build lifelong memories with your loved ones.
The home features 4 spacious bedrooms including a fun kid’s room, 2 bathrooms and a bright, open plan living.
Enjoy the 4000m2 of secure garden space ideal for families with a large inground trampoline, plenty of shady trees for picnics and an inviting salt pool area to enjoy the warmer days.
There are different terraces ideal for al fresco dining.
Make your way inside this modern, stylish family home where you are greeted with with views out to the stunning countryside and lush gardens from each window.
Relax after exploring this great touristy area in the bright, open living space that is filled with a sofa and two stylish chairs that surround the Smart TV giving you access to all your favourite streaming apps – perfect for a movie night in.
The French style kitchen comes fully equipped to cook up breakfast, lunch and dinner for the whole family with all the cookware, dinnerware and utensils you could need as well as high end Bosh and Siemens appliances. There is a full size Siemens fridge, a built in Bosch oven, a Nespresso coffee maker and a Bosch dishwasher and even a dish warmer.
Eat together at the beautiful, reclaimed dining table with seating for eight or if you don’t feel like cooking, take a short walk into the village for some fresh croissants for breakfast or 1 of the 3 restaurants like the award winning Dix Restaurant for a delicious dinner.
There are four generous bedrooms within the house with each offering comfortable beds topped in soft, quality linen and plenty of space to unpack and make yourself at home.
Bedrooms one and two are perfect for families with one offering two single beds and the other a fun bunk room with wooden toys and books perfect for kids. Bedroom three has a comfortable king bed while bedroom four features a king bed with access out to the terrace garden and a workspace with good WiFi to keep you connected.
The two modern bathrooms each have a luxurious walk in showers while the second bathroom also features a relaxing bath ideal for unwinding with a glass of wine and a good book.
Outside guests can enjoy the extensive gardens with its beautiful salt pool. The garde is filled with fruit trees, a trampoline for the kids, a handy outdoor shower and the sounds of many singing birds.
It is the perfect tranquil place to soak up the sun by the sparkling pool on the sun lounges or to sit back and enjoy an excellent glass of local wine while relaxing under the shady terrace.
On a sunny afternoon, take advantage of the inside summer kitchen and BBQ and enjoy lunch out under the terrace alfresco style while the kids play in the pool, jump on the trampline and run around the yard.
Guests have private access to the entire home and outdoor areas including the terrace and pool as well as free Wi-Fi, free parking and complimentary coffee.
Pets are also quiet welcome at the house as the yard is fully fenced and secured, please message before booking if you would like to bring a pet.
Interaction with guests
We strive to make sure your time at the house is relaxing and enjoyable and we are always available during your stay if there are any questions or for any recommendations on what to do and see in the area.
The best way to get around is with your own car or rental with free parking included at our carport.
Sainte Alvere is famous for its winter truffle market and its summer farmer's and night markets where you can discover the various gourmet products of the Périgord.
All the villages in the neighbourhood organize these renowned night markets complete with friendly atmosphere and musical entertainment held from the end of June to the beginning of September.
They are great places to meet the farmers, breeders and craftsmen of the region where you can buy duck rillettes from a local breeder with Périgord-style cheese, purchased directly from the local farmer. Bring your own cutlery and try different local dishes like foie gras, dusck rillette and off course the famous truffle at the communal table where the locals welcome you and your family to the area.
Take a day trip and visit several of the 162 most beautiful villages (les plus beaux villages) of France including Limieul, Beynac-et-Cazenac, Belves, Monpazier that are all close by.
Walk through 1 of the ‘1001’ beautiful old castles in the surrounding areas like the Chateau de Campagne, the Chateau de La Rue, Chateau of the Gaubertie and the famous Château de Hautefort that looks like something straight out of a fairy tale and was even used as a filming location for the classic Cinderella story in “Ever After”.
Bring along your golf clubs with five high end golf courses within 25kms of the house offering stunning courses for all skill levels including – Golf Blue Green the Marterie, Golf Originel du Sorbier, Golf Du Chateau Les Merles and even a course for the little ones at Jungle miniature Golf.
With its calm and clear waters ideal for canoeing, kayaking and loads of activities, the Dordogne River will leave even the most "ground-loving" people with a smile offering many first-class sights along its 130 mile long shoreline framed with walnut orchards, rock-sculpted villages, fields of sunflowers, eye-popping views and stone fortresses that patrol the cliffs above.
For guests that like to explore the region by bike, you can hire a bike via https://aquitainebike.com/ -- a great service that will bring and collect the bikes for free directly at the house.
Guests can even go horse riding through the country side with all experience levels catered for.
On a warm summer’s day, take a dip in one of the several aquaparks (Aquatic lagoon, Etangs du Bos or Jacqou Park) or at one of the river beaches in Limieul which is regarded as one of the “most beautiful villages in France.” Laying at the confluence of the Vezere and Dordogne Rivers, Limeuil is home to a fantastic sandy river beach. Being shallow at the edge, the beach is a great choice for families with young children.
If you can manage to drag yourself away from this beautiful beach, wandering around the cobbled streets of this postcard-perfect village, past honey-coloured houses and perfectly-manicured gardens, is definitely worth a visit.
Hungry? Treat your taste buds around dinner time with many renowned bistro-bars that are only a few kilometres away.
Some favorites in the area:
In Paunat, you will find the small restaurant 'Chez Julien' next to one of the most charming churches of Dordogne.
In Tremolat, you could go to the castle and inn 'Le Vieux Logis' and to its bistro-bar, the 'Château des Merles'.
Or stay closer to home in Ste Alvere and dine out at La Laterne an elegant family friendly pizza restaurant with al fresco dining or Le P’tit Factory, a great lunch spot.
Out pick is the award winning restaurant Dix (that was awarded a place in Gault & Millau’s Sélection 109 - a guide to the best new chefs and restaurants in France) where you can sit out on the terrace and eat some of the best seasonal food in the region surrounded by beautiful cobblestone streets and the charming village atmosphere.
You can also book Dix for a private dining experience at the house where you can enjoy the local specialties with the great wines from the region served inside or out under the terrace.