Within the southern tip of the Dordogne with its history, stunning bastide villages, wine, sun, architecture, restaurants, night life, markets etc, Calfour gite is set on its own peninsular, elevated, with stunning views over’the Dropt valley. Calfour is a spacious, light and sunny, renovated, 4 bed, 2 bathroom gite. Situated within its own unspoilt and natural 11 hectares of meadow and highland. With many nature trails. It is a private sanctuary for you alone to enjoy. There are no near neighbours, the gite is private, quiet and secluded. Comfortable with a sunny 8 x 4 private pool with roman steps and heat retaining cover. The pool also enjoys splendid views over the surrounding countryside. The land falls away poolside to create an infinity pool type of view of over 180 degrees. Rural, yet still within 3.5 km of the beautiful bastide town of Eymet with its many restaurants, summer night life and stunning 12 century buildings.
Sleeping 9 adults and 2 babies, our gite is suitable for friends and / or extended family wanting space, peace & privacy away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life, yet only a short drive or bike ride from one of South West Frances' most popular Bastide towns. Saying that, we often have just a couple staying who just want the space, peace and proximity.
It is a single story long house consisting originally of the main farmhouse dating back 200 years or more, and an attached stable and barn. The property has been added to over the years but retains a lot of its original features and charm. Large open fireplace, original flooring, massive foot thick beams and metre thick walls.
Our gite has excellent space consisting of a large open plan lounge with a traditional open and working fireplace and games room with a full size pool table, a very well equipped and large kitchen, four bedrooms, a full bathroom with WC, bath, walk in shower and vanity wash hand basin and a further shower room with walk in shower and vanity wash hand basin and a separate WC off of the entrance hall, all on one level. ( with a few steps ).
The sleeping arrangements are currently arranged - bedroom 1 with double bed and single bed, bedroom 2 with a kingsize bed, bedroom 3 with twin beds and the fourth with full size bunk beds. We provide you with both bath towels and swim towels and all of the linen you need for bathrooms and kitchen and we also have 2 cots with lots of baby towels, bedding and linen, We have plenty of standard fans, although these are not really needed with our thick stone walls and deep window cils, thick walls and shutters. The gite remains cool inside even during the hottest of summers.
The living areas have a combination of 5 sofas allowing space for everybody to spread out, dining table and chairs, desk and a full range of English TV stations. An office area has a desk and the wifi is strong with little or no problems. The decked area also has good wifi for those of you that still need to contact the outside world.
Set in approximately 30 acres or 11 hectares of its own land. It is an ideal retreat for nature enthusiasts wanting to explore, experience and photograph the local wildlife - deer, sanglier ( wild boar), hares, rabbits as well as numerous birds including, buzzards, herons, kites, falcons, the hoopoe and the exquisite song of the golden oriole, both young and old. We have created our own nature trails taking you through our reserve.
This year we have been delighted to have been pointed out to us many species of indigenous Orchids growing all over our land, both high and low. The foot tall Lizard Orchids being a favourite. We have added a short break Orchid Season for 2019 where we can organise an Orchid walk with a local English speaking guide. A small fee, please ask.
Please feel free to help yourselves to fruit and nuts from our trees which include apple, plum, cherry, fig, hazelnut & walnut. Cherry season is June and the mulitude of blackberries are August.
Upon your arrival we will meet you to show you the essentials and we leave you a welcome pack on arrival contains baguettes, butter, pate, milk, cheeses, a bottle of red local wine and rosé local wine and a large pack of crisps. Even if you arrive at midnight after a long drive, we try and make life a little easier for you, with no charge of course. We also provide a few dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid and washing machine liquid, and various new cloths and cleaning sponges etc. a few T bags and coffee posettes. Hand wash and shower wash. Both swim towels and bath towels are also provided. This gite is our home during the winter months and so is set up as such with all you may require. We understand how important it is to get it right for you to enjoy your stay without stress. We had guests of 4 generations and 2 x 3 generations our first season, each coming and going when they could and using Calfour as a much loved base for the families to come together.
A good friend has described our gite as a home and not a gite. We wanted to provide a luxurious and comfortable holiday experience. A place where you can feel at home on your holiday.