2- bedroom freestanding Tower in Dordgone - Secluded Property with sun and shade
Mrs Nichola Fletcher
- english, french
About Mrs Nichola Fletcher
Our tower belongs to me, my husband and our two daughters. We live on a deer farm in Scotland, and we have all had good experiences of foreign travel, both individually and as a family. We bought the tower as a holiday home for ourselves, and have been fortunate in that we have friends who are skilled artist craftsmen so that the woodwork at the tower is quite stunning. Much as we'd like to spend more time in France, work keeps us here so we felt it much better to share the tower than to have it lying empty. We like to think that it contributes to the economy of a region that we have come to love and respect.
Mrs Nichola Fletcher purchased this Castle in 2002
Why Mrs Nichola Fletcher chose Saint-Maime-de-Péreyrol
When choosing a property to buy in France, we rented places ourselves and we became aware how difficult it was to find a place that was truly private, utterly charming, and with a pool you don't have to share. So when we were shown the tower in its beautiful surroundings, we could see instantly that this could be restored and made into a place that fulfilled all our wishes. It was simply a stone tube with a roof and windows when we bought it, but restoring it was a rewarding experience. We chose the Dordogne because we'd been lucky enough to share a friend's house in the area. The weekly markets are fabulous, the architecture is stunning and the countryside is simply lovely. As wine lovers, we also enjoy buying direct from the many producers on both banks of the Dordogne river.
What makes this Castle unique
What we love about the tower is that is is so tiny and yet so perfect, and so very old. As one guest wrote to us, 'it's like the Tardis' - from the outside it seems improbably small but actually once you live in it, it seems an ideal space to live in. Its ancient but - so far secret - history we find intriguing. Was it a watchtower in the Hundred years war? Was it a refuge for pilgrims? No-one knows. The prehistoric traces in the Dordogne region are also interesting; in fact, most of the stones in the tower are some sort of fossil. We love the seclusion and the complete privacy. We love the beautiful pool as well as the delightful eating place under the field maple trees. And one day we hope to enjoy our own truffles, having planted some impregnated tress in the grounds!
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovely little tower.
Suberb little place to get away from it all. Owners and agents are really easy to deal with. Would recommend and will come again pending funding my own little tower.
We had a wonderful holiday, the best thing about this place is it's location, the views and the outside area including the pool.
A lovely place to visit.
Charming and totally private
Very well equipped kitchen for a gite. Gorgeous big pool all to ourselves. Lovely area, great markets.
Site exceptionnel avec un magnifique et grand jardin, au calme
Nous avons vraiment apprécié le calme de ce gîte situé à l'écart du village et sans aucun vis à vis.
La tour du XVIeme est superbement restaurée et pleine de caractère, l'aménagement intérieur est de qualité (très belle salle de bain notamment).
Très beau jardin à l'anglaise avec une vue magnifique.
Local 'plan d'eau' is 3 miles. The sea beyond Bordeaux is a 2 hour drive.
Bergerac airport is 25 minutes drive away. Car hire is essential at this property. Car hire available at Bergerac airport. Approx 8 hours drive from Dover.
St Mayme de Pereyrol approx 1km - no shops but a bar/restaurant. Nearest town with shops is Vergt (8km) - it has a weekly market on Fridays. Bergerac (Weds and Saturday markets) approx 20 km; Perigueux (Weds and Saturday markets) approx 20 km.
There are many excellent markets in the Dordogne area. A list of local markets is provided in the tower. Vergt (8km) has most facilities: doctors, pharmacies, supermarkets, butchers (2), bakers (3) banks and cash points. Kayaking and canoeing available on the Dordogne river, and the area has many beautiful castles. A large amount of tourist details is available at the tower.