Family holiday home at it's best! PRIVATE POOL, excellent entertaining space and close to a busy rural village.
This spacious property is located on the edge of the typically French village of Cherveix Cubas, Villa de la Colline is an ideal holiday retreat for families who want a break from busy everyday life.
Villa de la Colline benefits from ample privacy and is surrounded by a very large landscaped garden full of lovely flowers and colour which merges onto the nearby farm land, the views are wonderful. This holiday rental includes a private swimming pool and pool area for cooling off, BBQ and table tennis table are also available for family fun! There are various outdoor seating areas surrounding the house for relaxing, dining and sunbathing.
Internally the house is equally spacious. The ground level has a fantastic space for entertaining with open plan living/dining room which has direct access to the garden. There is also a log burning stove in the living room for cozy nights in! The kitchen is well equipped with plenty of appliances, there is one bathroom and two bedrooms on the ground floor too. The master bedroom with modern en-suite shower is located on the first floor via a lovely wooden spiral staircase, providing a private space for a peaceful nights sleep!
The village of Cherveix Cubas is a short walk away and provides a couple of good restaurants one of which 'Francas' is particularly popular with locals, a cafe/tabac, boulangerie, post office, a pharmacy and even a hairdressers! In and around the village there are some well signposted walks which take you through the countryside and along the nearby river, Auvézère. You will also find an option to hire canoes in Cherveix Cubas, so there's fun for all the family on the doorstep!
Interior layout Large light, open plan living/dining room with direct access to the garden, well equipped kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms and entrance hall on the ground level. Master bedroom with en suite shower on the first floor via a lovely wooden spiral staircase.
Exterior Modern house with lovely views overlooking the Dordogne countryside. Set in a large landscaped garden, with private pool and lots of space for parking.
Sleeping arrangements Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower, one with direct entry to the main bathroom; One Twin bedroom
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Cherveix-Cubas, lying on the Auvezere river and less than a kilometre down the hill, has two good restaurants, a grocery, boulangerie, pharmacy, hairdressers and post office.
Less than 5km away lies Hautefort, with its architectural gem of a 17th century chateau and gardens. Under the castle walls you will find excellent restaurants, as well as more small shops. En route to Hautefort is a well stocked supermarket 'Intermarche' and petrol/gas station.
Dordogne is a great region for walking and cycling, with rolling hills, valleys and woodland. Horse riding and canoeing can be found nearby, hot air balloon flights and quad biking can be arranged.
In the Auvezere valley, winding to the north, attractions include an old forge, a paper mill, and one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France, Segur le Chateau. Segur has an excellent farmer's market on Monday evenings in July and August, a lively venue where you can enjoy a barbecue run by the villagers. A little further on is Pompadour, site of the French National Stud and a beautiful race course overlooked by a chateau - a fantastic spot for a Sunday at the races... perhaps after a Sunday morning at the street market which takes over the nearby town of Objat.
The region is of course renowned for its prehistoric caves, including the world-famous Lascaux less than 30 minutes away, as well as the geological wonders at Tourtoirac, just 7km from the house, with its extensive galleries of stalactites. Other caves in the area include one which is toured by train and another by boat on an underground lake.
The A89 autoroute lies 15 minutes to the south, and provides rapid access to the west coast and the wine region of Bordeaux, and to the east to the Auvergne in the Massif Central with its majestic ancient volcanoes and ski resorts.
Travelling By Car (And Ferry)
For those driving from the Eurotunnel you can expect to be in Dordogne within 9 hours or so. There is a choice of routes - via Paris or via Rouen tend to be the most popular, depending on where you want to visit. The same applies to those arriving in France via the channel ferries (DFDS and Brittany offer the widest range of times and vessels). There is also an overnight ferry service from Portsmouth to Santander. Perigueux is around six hours drive from there.
Planes and Trains
Until March 2020 the Dordogne region was fairly well serviced by provincial airports and regional railway lines as well as links to the high speed TGV network. We are confident these links will open again once our respective governments learn how to control the Covid19 virus and curb the pandemic. Ryanair, Easyjet and British Airways have offered flights from the UK, historically, to Bordeaux, Bergerac, Toulouse and Brive (Vallee de la Dordogne) from departure points across the UK and Ireland. KLM and Air France also offer options from mainland Europe.
If the French leg of your journey begins in Paris there are a range of connecting flights to the airports mentioned above and also some options to travel onwards by train. The high-speed TGV drops you in Bordeaux in an impressive two hours (you could stop off in Saint Emilion for lunch..) or Brive La Gaillarde in around four hours or so.
The Voila Villas team have tried all of the above so please do get in touch if you would like to explore your options, we'll be happy to offer our advice from personal experience. We would heartily recommend having access to a car in order to make the most of your Dordogne experience, there are good hire car options at all airports and train stations.
Free parking is located at the property.