Beautiful villa in Lusignac, Dordogne - truly breathtaking Views, Near Hill-Top Medieval Village Of Lusignac
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Hi, My name is Will. I am English. I have been renting property with Owners Direct for nearly several years. I try hard to reply promptly to your enquiries and arrange a great stay for you. So if you have any specific requirements let me know and I shall try to help. I hope you like my place and look forward to hearing from you.
Will purchased this House in 2005
Why Will chose Bouteilles-Saint-Sébastien
Hi, we bought this house in 2005, but before that we had been renting visitors. When the owner decided to sell we grabbed the chance to buy L'Ancien Chai. It is only 50 minutes drive from Bergerac airport or Angouleme TGV train station. Ryanair and Flybe fly to Bergerac. Easy jet fly to Bordeaux. You will have a very relaxing family time here. Plenty to do on site if you wish to stay local, and many lovely country walks starting at the house. In the evening there is a great bar-restaurant in nearby Lusignac only 15 minutes walk away.
What makes this House unique
We have enjoyed lots of family holidays here and we just love the open aspect, the on site pool and tennis and the panoramic views at sunset holding a glass of chilled beer. You'll love the house. It is set up for family holidays with 5 bikes, Satellite TV and wi-fi for social networking teenagers - a must these days!
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Perfect setting for family holiday
The house was lovely and having a pool and tennis court was great fun for the children. The views over the countryside were breathtaking. The pool was very welcome as temperatures were up to 42 degrees! The children enjoyed the space to play although it was too hot to do too much . Very close to lots of small towns to visit.
Wonderful home with pool and tennis court
A truly lovely home to stay in. We were a group of two adults and five children and it suited us down to the ground. The pool was literally metres from the house with the tennis court a little further. We had the pool to ourselves 99% of the time as the other home owners on the site were either not there or spent little time in it. The home itself is well proportioned with plenty of space. The downstairs has an open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge with two bedrooms (one double and one twin), bathroom and the laundry room off. The bedrooms have plenty of room with the double having a large wardrobe and the twin a large chest of drawers. The floor is all tiled downstairs and the upstairs has wooden floors. Upstairs there is a lovely galleried landing which overlooks the dining area and off this is another bathroom and two bedrooms (one double, one twin again). Will has tried to think of everything you might need. The kitchen is very well equipped, plenty of utensils, plates, cups etc. There are plenty of tennis rackets and balls plus games, bikes, DVDs, books and information leaflets. The wifi is good, and withstood all of us using it at the same time pretty well. We took our Firestick to watch Netflix on as suggested by Will but there is also English Freeview channels through the Sky box. The house is on a hill which gave us some very welcome breeze when it was too hot but also gave us some fantastic views. It also dried the clothes I hung on the most picturesque washing line just behind the swimming pool very quickly! Although Will was not there in person he kept in touch via email to make sure everything was OK which was appreciated, answering any questions or queries. We met some of the other home owners who were all very helpful and friendly. All in all a lovely place to stay and I highly recommend it and Will.
Thank you Sally. I am so pleased you enjoyed our house. Before I owned it, I was a paying guest too and came several times before the opportunity popped up to buy, so I very much felt I knew what guests would need. But things change all the time, as do expectations. So next year we are planning to upgrade the showers and explore an improved solution with Netflix. Will
The perfect place for 3 generations to holiday
The house is well away from villages but not at all remote. It is exceptionally well equipped and satisfied the needs of a family group with an age range of 7 to 70 without a hitch. Our stay was during the heatwave of August so the large pool was the chief attraction and pool sharing was never a problem.. Tennis, cycling and even long walks were all available but the heat kept them off our agenda. We found markets, shops and river swimming all within easy driving distance. The brief and direction given before arrival were first class and there was plenty of further material in the house.
This is a remarkably peaceful area with very light traffic and none of the hassle that is found astride the Dordogne a few miles to the South. The hilltop site of L'Ancien Chai means that a light breeze moderates the hottest of days and there are amazing views in every direction.
We enjoyed an excellent stay and thoroughly recommend it to others
Thank you for such an constructive and positive review. Before we owned our house in France we came here ourselves as clients and then jumped at the chance to buy as we enjoyed it so much. We hope we can see how it should be for our visitors as we can see it through their eyes.
Fantastic location and property
Outstanding property in a lovely location. Many interesting places to visit. I would recommend it to any one, whether they are a family or a group of singles. Bergerac was very interesting. The owner provided excellent customer service and was very attentive.
Thank you. I started off as a client here too before I bought out house so hopefully I know what clients will like. Come again!
An immediate relaxing ambience
As soon as you arrive at this house you feel relaxed. It's surrounded by beautiful countryside and is so very well equipped - it's a real home from home and is comfortable and a most inviting place to be. The pool and tennis court are great resources to have literally on your doorstop, and this weekend we've been eating the apples, plums and grapes picked from the extensive gardens. There are lovely views from all the windows of the beautiful French countryside, and a journey to any of the villages nearby always provides fascination - if not with markets, then with the history you find everywhere in this region. One surprise was the quality of the food at the small bar in Lusignac - we certainly weren't expecting it to be quite so good!
Thank you, very glad you enjoyed Lusignac and our house. Hopefully we can host you again.
September 2016 Holiday
Spend a lovely week here in early September. The house is delightful, has everything you need – it’s comfortable, tastefully furnished and very well equipped. The views are stunning and we loved the sunsets from the patio. It was particularly hot when we were there and so we used the pool most days in the late afternoon and were always the only occupants. The house is part of a small complex and everyone seemed very friendly, although it certainly wasn’t busy or crowded.
Hard to think of any detractions – little thing - people walking around upstairs is noisy for the rooms underneath but I guess that’s only a problem if you’re a group of people who go to bed and get up at different times .
The area is lovely and we loved the bar in the village early evening for drinks. We liked the little market at Aubetterre sur Dronne on Sundays and the beach on the river there. We also liked the market at Riberac. Brantome and Perigueux both worth a visit.
We hope to go back.
Thank you. glad you had such a great time. We are very lucky with the panoramic views
Special interest holidays:
Panoramic views will enthral the photographers and landscape painters amongst you. Superb for 2 families or groups of friends to spend quality time together.
Great rolling countryside for rambling and cycling. We have 5 bikes for your use.
Enjoy the all-weather tennis court.
Guest comment (Burton family, July 2014), "Just to let you know we have arrived at your wonderful cottage. My eldest son's comment just now as we have just come in from sitting outside watching the bats and the stars is "absolutely perfect!!!". "We chose it basically because it ticked 3 boxes - a pool, a tennis court and wi-fi. All essential when you have 2 teenage boys."
Guest comment (Whalley family, August 2014) "L'ancien chai: it is simply beautiful! We hadn't expected those views!" "This has been an ideal setting for our 3 generation family holiday. Such a comfortable, tastefully furnished and well equipped house - and the views from the terrace, swimming pool and tennis court have been excellent and, like the previous occupants, ticked all our boxes."
The coast is approx 2 hours away. There are fine sandy beaches including the largest sand dune in Europe ("Dune de Pilat"). Also there is nearby a "plage" river beach located at Aubeterre-sur-Dronne (14km) with family fun, sandy beach, fishing and canoe hire.
Bergerac airport 60km (our preferred), Bordeaux airport (130km), Limoges airport(129km). Car essential - hire pick up at airports. Car hire available at Bergerac airport.
Angouleme SNCF train station (52km) if using TGV/Eurostar. 5 hours drive time from St Malo (Brittany Ferries) or 500 miles from Calais (7.5 hours).
Lusignac is 10 mins walk (bar, restaurant, chateau, medieval church). Bouteilles St Sebastien is 15 mins walk (bar, restaurant, medieval church and mairee). Verteillac is 5km (shops, bars, restaurants, bank, post office, doctors, chemist, hairdressers, galleries, newspapers, boulangerie). Riberac (supermarkets, famous large wonderful Friday open-air market, many shops) 11km. Brantomme ‘Venice of Perigord’ is 36km. Monolithic church at Aubeterre (14km). Perigueux, capital of Dordogne 51km.
Boulangeries and smaller shops at Verteillac and St Severin. Large supermarkets (Leclerc, Aldi, Netto, Lidl, and Intermarche) at Riberac plus brilliant open air market on Friday mornings. Bordeaux wine area 1 hour away to West with Bergerac wine area 50 minutes to South.