Large well appointed second home, peaceful and private
Professor Teresa Cremin
About Professor Teresa Cremin
We are a family of six who live in East Sussex. Teresa is a University Professor, Mark is retired from University life. Two 'children' are grown up and live away from home, and two are at University/living in Melbourne. Mark came from Wiltshire, and went to boarding school in Sussex and Bedford, before working in Africa and later going into education. Teresa comes from Surrey where she went to school followed by Bristol University, Cambridge University for her PGCE, The Institute of Education for her Masters and the University of Kent for her PhD. She taught in primary schools, then did advisory work and now does university teaching and research. We enjoy the 'good things of life', like family, friends, food and wine but both of us need a good menu of culture to keep us engaged. There is plenty of all of this in the Dordogne!
Professor Teresa Cremin purchased this House in 1999
Why Professor Teresa Cremin chose Saint-Vincent-de-Cosse
We realised the house was just what we were looking for the moment we walked up the patio steps and through the French doors into the south facing salon as this resonates with light and warmth. The whole house does, with high ceilings, large windows and spacious rooms and now it’s well-appointed too! The general decor and lighting is contemporary, though we have a few antique chairs. We were holidaying in France and Mark had retired, so somehow the idea of a second home began to raise its head. We loved the area - had been many times before with the children and began looking… We saw 6 properties and as soon as we arrived at Le Roudet we knew this was it! Its peace and privacy and the stunning views, which are hard to capture on our camera, just help one relax, though it’s only seven minutes away from the typical French provincial village of St Cyprien with its bakeries, butchers, supermarket, and restaurants. We are also near four other Chateau and the delightful medieval town of Sarlat. The area has a rich gastronomic history and excellent local wines which we also enjoy!
What makes this House unique
It is uniquely placed: utter peace and quiet and privacy, but with a good sized village, with all we need locally and Sarlat a beautiful medieval town with restaurants, hotels, cinema, fashionable shops just 15 minutes away. What we love are the views from the patio and pool, the peace and the sense of light and space in the house. It was just what we wanted in a family holiday home. It’s super too for two families to share and easy to keep clean, the kitchen has a traditional large stone tile floor as does the sitting room, (with big rugs), the rest of the house has wooden floors and rugs. We find the old stone of the building (built in 1732 ) very beautiful too and enjoy gathering walnuts, plums and figs from the orchard. To summarise: the house is gracious, comfortable, has all the amenities we expect in a home, and is situated in perfect rural peace and quiet. Many guests remark upon this aspect. However this is also deceptive, because the region has plenty to do for all ages: including for example visiting chateaux, caves, churches and gardens, and going canoeing, to air parks, zoos, walking, biking, and so on! We love the combination of heat, culture, activities and peace. Please note the satellite listing is not fully accurate, it is beneath the marked place.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Our secluded home is within easy reach of the world renowned Lascaux caves (filled with the drawings of Pre-Historic man), as well as stunning Châteaux such as Beynac, Castelnaud, Milande and Fenelon. Also nearby are the medieval towns of Sarlat, Monpazier and Domme with wonderful restaurants , quality shops and bustling markets. St Cyprien too, our local village, has a colourful Sunday (and smaller Wednesday) market , a large supermarket, butchers, patisseries and chemists and plenty of restaurants- a couple of which are very lovely.
We are in the centre of the gastronomic region specialising in duck and goose delicacies
(Foie Gras and Confit du Canard), and farm produced cheeses as well as excellent wines from Pechament , Bergerac or Cahors. Leisure activities include canoeing (1km), tennis (5kms), 18 hole golf (9kms). and visiting gardens (4 km), caves (6kms), castles and ancient villages clinging on to the hillside .You can even go hot-air ballooning or fly over the valley in a small plane!
Other Activities: canoeing, air parks, caves, birds of prey events, castles
Golf: There is an 18 hole par 72 golf course at Siorac, the Lolivaire about 9 km away, which runs alongside a stream leading to a small lake. There are practice putting greens/bunker, a driving range, equipment including Golf buggies, for hire and a decent restaurant with a pretty terrace.
At Vitrac there is a 9-hole par 70 course alongside the Dordogne which is attached to a luxury hotel the Domaine De Rochebois. It has its own driving range, practice putting-green/bunker, pro shop, good restaurant and bar. This is all open to the public.