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Exclusive use,secluded Hilltop Farmhouse 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 4.
1 double, 1 twin, 1 futon on the large covered balcony. Futon ideal for an afternoon nap. All beds have comfortable mattresses, pretty bedding and the rooms are pleasantly furnished, with insect screens on the windows so that you can enjoy the cool night air. Fans are provided in both bedrooms. It is hoped that a/c will be installed in the bedrooms for 2020. Doorways and some ceiling areas in the bedrooms are low, please see photos.
Pool / Spa
- Bookings at this property are non-refundable.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Lots of stairsLots of stairs
Max guests: 4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- No unauthorised people on premises. Maximum of 4 people on property, including any non-resident visitors. Details must be provided.
- Guests must read and accept house rules.
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
Cleaned with disinfectant
Minimum 1-day vacancy between guest stays
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
This is rural France, perfect for walkers and ramblers, cyclists, artists and those wishing to explore the region by car or bike. The tiny hamlet of La Croix, is situated high on a hilltop in the commune of Bouteilles St Sebastien, in the Perigord Vert. It is to the South of Angouleme and North West of Perigueux. The nearest villages are St.Severin, (10 mins), just over the border in the Charente and Verteillac (10 mins) in the Dordogne. The thriving, popular market town of Riberac is 20 min away to the south, en route to Perigueux.
The ports of Le Havre St. Malo and Caen are now an easy, fast drive, on modern autoroutes.
Bergerac (1 h.) is the nearest airport, Bordeaux (1h.30) is a little further, but your journey could include a visit to this wonderful city. Both have car hire.
Angouleme station is some 40 min away, with very fast TGV trains to/from Paris and car hire offices.
The hamlet and surroundings:
Surrounded by farmland, La Croix sits on a ridge overlooking a beautiful valley. The view is predominately undulating meadows with mixed fields of corn and sunflowers. A quiet lane leads to the property, which is set amongst a few other homes in the hamlet of La Croix, in the commune of Bouteilles St. Sebastien.
The region is well known for its antiquities, art, Romanesque architecture and of course its cuisine. In addition to the wine and cognac, foods include foie gras, walnuts, strawberries, truffles, pates and cheeses. There are many attractive restaurants in the area.
Over the border in the Charente is the beautiful medieval village of Aubeterre sur Dronne (25mins), famous for its monolithic underground church. The tree-lined square is full of cafes and quirky shops, perfect for browsing. There is also a river beach, kayaking and many other tourist attractions. There is a good 9-hole golf course nearby.
The Grand Etang at La Jemaye is a lovely place to visit for those with children; a sheltered lake (with lifeguard) on a lovely sandy beach surrounded by pine trees. This popular pôle loisirs also offers a playground, fishing area, restaurant, snack bar and graded fitness trails.
Brantôme, the ‘Venice of the Périgord’, is just 40 mins drive away, on the banks of the Drone. A delightfully picturesque town with independent shops, superb restaurants and a wealth of riverside cafés. Guided boat trips run hourly during the summer months and Friday night sees the weekly ‘river joust’ - great fun to watch!
The historic cities of Périgueux and Angoulême are both within 40 mins drive. Périgueux, the ‘capital’ of the Dordogne dominated by the magnificent Cathedrale de St Front, offers hidden delights within its winding, cobbled streets. Angoulême is an ancient fortified town, and the world cartoon capital. In September the walled streets are closed for the Circuit des Remparts, the annual vintage car race.
The fabulous roman town of St Emilion is a must for wine enthusiasts and gourmets. For those who prefer brandy, the chais of Rémy Martin, Hennessy and Courvoisier are just an hour away at Cognac.
With so much to do and see, it’s impossible to list everything here! For additional ideas and visitor information during your stay, you’ll find a wide selection of leaflets and local guides in the property.
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About Helen Griffith
David and Bonnie Williams own this charming property. They live and work in California and the house is looked after for them by Helen Griffith. Helen has looked after the house for them for the last 8 years, and lives locally in the area. She has a wealth of local knowledge, and will do her best to ensure you have a really enjoyable stay.
Helen Griffith purchased this house in 2008
What makes this house unique
Big skies with gorgeous views. A very well equipped kitchen. Comfortable beds with lovely linen and towels. A lovely covered balcony with a futon and cushions to relax on, a table for 4 to dine on while enjoying the views and/or the stars. There is a little balcony outside the kitchen door, perfect for a petit dejeuner a deux. Or why not take your apero and go to sit underneath the walnut tree.... Perfect.
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