A renovated old stone property with private pool and large garden.
Las Peyras is part of a building dating back to 1837 which has been renovated to a high standard to provide spacious accommodation for up to 5 persons. With a large garden and west facing terrace, there is a gated entrance to a long private drive, ample off road parking. The property benefits from a private pool with roman steps and the pool area securely fenced. The house offers a rural outlook on the heights of Sourzac with a paddock next often with horses or ponies.
INSIDE THE PROPERTY
From the east side of the house, facing the pool, an entrance door opens to a large hall/vestibule, with a double ground floor bedroom off, plus large shower room, separate wc and large cupboard with washing machine.
The hall leads onto the large lounge with vaulted ceiling open to the mezzanine floor and through to the kitchen diner. Two sets of French doors open out onto the west facing terrace overlooking the large lawned garden.
There are garden chairs and table for eating out and a barbecue to enjoy those warm summer evenings.
In one corner of the entrance hall a spiral staircase leads up to the open mezzanine floor with one double and one single bed in a large area under the vaulted roof.
The lounge has seating for five or six with the fully fitted kitchen and dining room off. The kitchen has an electric cooker, oven and hob, plus extractor hood. There is a small fridge, dishwasher, filter coffee machine and kettle, plus, of course , all the necessary pots and pans, plates and glasses etc. The lounge has a television receiving the main French national channels and the whole living area benefits from air conditioning.
Situated in the Vallee de l’Isle the area has numerous places of interest to visit including the regional park at Lake Jemaye, with sandy beach, swimming, boating and nature trails. The Abbaye Notre Dame de Bonne Esperance at Echourgnac a Cistercien monastery where you can sample and perhaps take home the famous cheese.
The nearby market town of Mussidan with it’s large Saturday morning market has the Museum Andre Voulgre, a bourgeois house with a collection evoking the crafts of times past. For those seeking something more active, why not hire a canoe, or an electric boat at nearby Neuvic, a boat trip on a traditional Gabare from the Moulin de Duellas at St Martial d’Artenset.
A little further away but within easy reach for a day out are all the classic sites of the Dordogne, from dramatic and picturesque medieval stone villages to pre-historic cave dwellings and fairy tale chateaux, not forgetting the world famous vineyards.
The property is completely private, attached on one side to the old barn. The large garden and pool are for your sole use.
In a rural setting within a small hamlet the local village is 5 minutes drive and the nearby market town 5 minutes in the opposite direction.
The village of Sourzac on the banks of the River Isle has a magnificent church (ancient Abbey) and a highly recommended restaurant offering excellent food in a unique setting.
For all your other needs the market town of Mussidan has shops, banks, supermarkets, tourist office etc.
We loved our stay here in 2010 so much that we decided to go back this year.
The accommodation is lovely and clean, the pool amazing, the area is beautiful, the kids loved the long evening walks and bike rides.
Angie & Dave are terrific hosts always close at hand if you need anything but leave you to enjoy the peace and tranquility of your holiday.
Hillary from Maryland USA
Stayed 05 Jul 2010
spotlessly clean convenient location for our needs comfortable lovely grounds my only recommendation would be a fan to circulate air upstairs in the loft and cool it down also the directions to the property would be clearer if the name of the business across from the turn was specified (Muebles Af-Faires) as the landmark the sign is huge and easy to see from a distance in either direction and the road to the property, while marked, is very small.
We would definitely love to go back here on holiday. The accommodation was spotless and well looked after, everything we needed was close at hand but the property was secluded and very private. It is the first time we have not been abroad and stayed in a hotel and initially worried if the children would be bored but they loved the freedom of being able to have lazy mornings, feed the horses in the paddock and then swim in the pool all afternoon and early evening. The owners were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble (even when we arrived at about 10pm at night due the ferry being cancelled).
Just came back from a week long stay at Las Peyras with the family and wish I was back there already!
Everything we needed was available and matched the description given on the website. We were looked after very well and could call upon a number of people if need be.
Very peaceful area and the swimming pool was lovely, we would definitely recommend this villa to anybody and would love to go back.