Villa Sandie

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Sleeps: 11 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

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If Jane Austen’s characters took a holiday in the south of France, they might select this storied villa in the Dordogne. Generations of family ownership have each left their mark; you could spend days investigating the historic trinkets and artwork on the walls. However, it’s certain you’ll be drawn outside to the grounds, where a 70-hectare walnut grove and a private pool beckons you.

From the moment you see this ivy-covered family villa, you’ll fall in love. The carefully tended grounds, pretty walking paths, and the allure of the surrounding countryside all conspire to give you a taste of refined country life in days gone by. Inside you’ll delight at the antique furniture and decor, especially the hunting lodge style living room.

Located in the commune of Liorac-sur-Louyre, you’ll find picturesque chateaux and town markets all around. However, this holiday villa is not as remote as it feels - it’s a mere 20 minute drive to Bergerac, the beating heart of the Dordogne (and site of the closest airport). Here, visit the Musee du Vins to learn about the wine of the region, and then put your knowledge to practical use at the dozens of wineries nearby.

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What you should know…

  • There are some low ceilings and beams upstairs - watch your head!
  • If children are staying, be sure they don’t get lost on the property (it’s that large)
  • The Manager lives in a house at the bottom of the estate

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Outdoor Games Table Tennis DVD Caretaker/Owner on Site

Ground Floor

- Entrance into foyer (with stairs leading to upper floor)
- Living and dining rooms
- 1 bedroom with queen size bed and ensuite bathroom with separate shower and WC
- 1 bedroom with queen size bed
- Kitchen with table and benches and access to garden
- WC

Upper Floor

- 1 bedroom with queen size bed
- 1 bedroom with two single beds (can be combined to make a king size bed)
- 1 bedroom with three single beds
- Bathroom
- Shower room with WC

Outside Grounds

- Private unheated pool with roman style steps and fence ( size: 15x6 m / depth: 1-2.2 m)
- Pool terrace with sunbeds
- Poolside covered terrace
- Vast walnut orchard

Amenities

- Wi-Fi
- TV
- DVD
- Portable BBQ
- Washing machine
- Dishwasher
- Microwave
- Electric oven
- Gas hob
- Table tennis
- Swings

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Sandie
<1hr to Airport Watersports Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
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Villa Sandie is set in glorious gardens and grounds, featuring an amazing walnut grove. There are some wonderful walks and hikes that can be taken straight from the villa. Truffle hunting, flying lessons and horse riding nearby can also be arranged.

Liorac sur Louyre is a picturesque small village in the canton of Lalinde, boasting medieval chateaux, manor houses and surrounded by a unique natural reserve featuring blocks of sandstone and extremely rich in flora and fauna.

The riverside market town of Le Bugue, boasting fascinating narrow streets, traditional houses, several tourist amenities a very popular Tuesday market is a short drive away from Villa Sandie.

The medieval town of Lalinde (15 km), with its little lake ideal for picnics and lively Thursday market is also worth a visit.

The city of Bergerac, with its international airport is conveniently located at 15 km. A visit to the old town standing out for its medieval architecture, narrow streets full of local boutiques and good restaurant, is highly recommended. Here, you will also find the unmissable Maisons de Vins and will have the opportunity to take a tour along the Route de Vins de Bergerac.

Wine has been produced in the region for well over 400 years. Wine enthusiasts will find similar grapes to those found in the Bordeaux region including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec reds; Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadet whites. 

The Dordogne is the supplier of almost half of France’s fine produce including truffles, cepes and foie gras, which are available at the Metairie adjoining the estate. 

Finally, Sarlat (60 km) bustling narrow pebbled streets, a number of ancient buildings, beautiful gardens and lively markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays is a must visit for all.

The whole region is a true haven for nature and sport lovers alike offering a wide array of outdoor activities, from horse-back riding, to tennis, mountain-biking, golfing and watersports, not to mention the number of hiking and fishing opportunities.

Local Activities and Amenities

- Watersports :

Aqua Parc Junior Land, Rte. de Bordeaux, Bergerac (18k's approx). 4 swimming pools, toboggans, mini-golf etc. with access onto the River Dordogne for canoe hire. Tel : 055 358 3300
Pro Glisse, Fougeyrolles, jet ski, quad, blades, paintball etc. Tel : 055 374 6033
Parc de Loisirs, Neufont, St. Amand (15k's approx). 11 hectares of woodland, 4 hectares of lake, free parking in the shade, cafe, safe swimming, beaches. Tel : 055 354 9390
Moulin de la Guillou, Lalinde (16k's) Canoe/kayak . Tel : 055 361 0291

- Beach: Neufont, St. Amand de Vergt
- Fishing: Lake Fishing and on the River Dordogne
- VTT/bicycle hire: The Mountain Bike Hire Co., Bergerac. Tel : Malcolm +33553 630 891. Bikes are delivered with security hats, locks and puncture equipment. It is best to reserve in advance.
- Horse riding: Club Hippique de Bergerac, Creysse. (10k's) Tel : 055 357 7716
- Local produce market:

Bergerac - Wednesday and Saturdays
Sigoules - Friday
Vergt - Friday
Issigeac - Sunday

- Pharmacy: Mouleydier
- Doctor: Mouleydier
- Bank: Mouleydier
- Cash machine: Mouleydier
- Tourist information: Creysse, Tel : 055 323 2045. Bergerac, Tel : 055 357 0311
- Tourist attractions :

Museum/Aquarium of the Dordogne River, Creysse (10k's), many species of fish, also boat trips on Gabarre. Tel :
Parachutism : Centre Ecole Regional, Bergerac. Tel : 055 357 1524
Gabarre de Bergerac, visit the town and the region by sailing gently down the River Dordogne. Tel : 055 324 5880
Route des Vins de Bergerac, for more information Tel : 055 363 5755

- Night life: 'Le Roxane', Rte. d'Agen, Bergerac. Tel : 055 373 8387

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Bergerac

(15 km)

Nearest Town/City Mouleydier

(8 km)

Nearest Golf Chateau les Merles

(6 km)

Nearest Tennis Chateau les Merles

(6 km)

Nearest Beach Neufont (St. Amand de Vergt)

(20 km)

Nearest Restaurant Mouleydier
Nearest Supermarket Shopping Mall E. Leclerc, Bergerac
Nearest Bar/Pub Mouleydier

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids

This property is child-friendly.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities

Onsite Facilities

  • Swings
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Outdoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following:

- Maid service every Monday and Thursday afternoon - free of charge
- Extra cleaning - €12/hour
- Babysitting service - €12/hour (to be requested at the time of booking)
- Cook/catering
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Taxi / Car rental

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 charged to clients' credit card prior to arrival.
Arrival time Between 16.00 and 18.00 (If you are unable to do so please contact owner to advise estimated time of arrival).
Departure time Before 10.00 a.m.
Linen & towels included? Yes (linen changed weekly).
Pets welcome? on request.
Insurance Adequate travel insurance is required.
Minimum stay 7 nights
End of stay cleaning included? Yes
Smoking Allowed? Outdoors only.
Other Ts and Cs The pool is open from June to October.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 25th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 £2,390
Jun 22nd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 £4,631
Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 21st 2019 £3,436
Sep 21st 2019 - Jun 20th 2020 £2,390
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 £4,631
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 £3,436
Sep 19th 2020 - Oct 26th 2020 £2,390

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 25th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 €2,647
Jun 22nd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 €5,127
Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 21st 2019 €3,804
Sep 21st 2019 - Jun 20th 2020 €2,647
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 €5,127
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 €3,804
Sep 19th 2020 - Oct 26th 2020 €2,647

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 25th 2019 - Jun 22nd 2019 $2,952
Jun 22nd 2019 - Aug 24th 2019 $5,718
Aug 24th 2019 - Sep 21st 2019 $4,243
Sep 21st 2019 - Jun 20th 2020 $2,952
Jun 20th 2020 - Aug 22nd 2020 $5,718
Aug 22nd 2020 - Sep 19th 2020 $4,243
Sep 19th 2020 - Oct 26th 2020 $2,952

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
The property has been in the family for 50 years. Three generations have inherited it and have worked to conserve its authenticity and comfort.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
The location is exceptional. The house is very light and is located on a hill in the heart of the green countryside. There are no buildings opposite to ruin the view and the calm of the estate.

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The house is an 18th Century monastery with typical architecture of the region. It was a house for textile workers who reared silk worms, a regional tradition which is no longer in existence.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?

You must explore the region: visit the local market with its regional produce or the typical bastides of Perigord (Eymet, Bergerac, Perigueux, Lalinde...). Be sure not to miss the caves of Lascaux, known worldwide for its carvings.

Really eat?
The local products are unmissable. Foie gras accompanied with wine from Monbazillac, mushrooms, excellent wines from Bergerac, the delicious tomatoes from Marmande, and the strawberries from the strawberry capital Vergt.

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Reviews

  • It was like being at home!

    Posted by Francesca on 10/06/2018

    The house was perfectly equipped, in a beautiful setting. The host was lovely and we felt able to make ourselves at home. Many happy evenings eating outside with the sun setting.

  • Fantastic Stay

    Posted by Richard P on 18/08/2016

    Many thanks for a fantastic stay – we were here 11 years ago and it was amazing to come back. It is a beautiful house and grounds and we loved watching the sun set from the hay bales on the outfield. Thank you for your lovely hospitality.

  • We enjoyed every moment

    Posted by Justin on 18/07/2016

    Many thanks for two wonderful weeks, we enjoyed every moment. Beautiful house, pool and very happy times for everyone.

  • Lovely Holiday for all

    Posted by Mark on 20/06/2016

    Lovely holiday, from the bottle of wine and fresh bread when we arrived after midnight to all your help – a lovely place, we had a super time.

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