La Maison Soleil

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Pool Walk to Village

On the hillside just above the tiny village of Paunat, just a short walk away from one of the best restaurants in the area, is the beautiful La Maison Soleil. 

Recently renovated with great care, this characterful house offers the perfect combination of traditional features alongside contemporary style. You’ll find beamed ceilings and a wood burner in the cosy living room with French windows leading straight out to the glorious gardens. Exposed stone features in the quirky dining room, which has its own office space on an open mezzanine, the perfect place to find some peace and quiet! The rustic kitchen is lovely and features all the modern conveniences you would expect to prepare your feast of French delights.

The two ground floor bedrooms are light and airy with their own stylish walk-in showers and picture book windows. As you wander outside you can read a book on a bench overlooking the gardens, have your morning coffee listening to the birds, sit by the pergola to take in the views or relax by the small but dreamy swimming pool with the gentle sounds of the stream below. It’s the perfect place for a couple, two or three friends or maybe even those looking for a romantic honeymoon.

This is a great location near both the Vézère and Dordogne rivers, an area full of pretty medieval villages, fine wines, truffles, vibrant local markets, canoeing on the rivers and unspoilt views of stunning countryside. There’s an excellent restaurant within a short walk in Paunat, a lovely village with a little stream, 1000 year old abbey and wonderful countryside views around or head to the town of Le Bugue (8km) on the Vézère riverside which has a fantastic market on a Tuesday. The pretty Dordogne village of Limeuil is also within a short drive and an enchanting place to visit. 

Other magical trips out should include sampling the delicious black truffle in the city of Périgueux, heading east to the exquisite town of Sarlat or simply exploring some of France’s Plus Beaux Villages along the Dordogne such as La Roque Gageac, Beynac and Castelnaud-la-Chapelle. Not forgetting the beautiful city of Bergerac with its unmissable Maisons de Vins.

Whether you are a lover of fine foods, exquisite scenery or just looking for a romantic and relaxing break away, La Maison Soleil is a picture-perfect place for your stay in the magnificent Dordogne.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking
  • The house is not suitable for children under the age of 12
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner
  • The dining room has a steep staircase leading to an open mezzanine office area
  • Although there’s a restaurant within walking distance, car hire is essential in order to explore this wonderful region 
  • Due to the lovely traditional thick stone walls the Wi-Fi can be patchy in some rooms and should only be used for holiday use as the speeds may be too slow for streaming

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Heating

House Interior 

- Sitting room with wood burner and French doors opening up onto terrace
- Well equipped kitchen, including dishwasher and microwave, with doors leading to terrace
- Dining room
- Office (on open mezzanine level with steep open stairs leading from the dining room)
- Master bedroom with king-size bed, walk-in shower and WC
- Twin/double bedroom with walk-in shower and WC

Outside Grounds

- Heated swimming pool (5mx3m) with security cover
- Terrace
- Garden furniture
- BBQ
- Gardens

Facilities

- Internet
- TV with some English channels
- DVD
- Nespresso coffee machine
- Library
- Washing machine and dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of La Maison Soleil
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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The Dordogne is known as the valley of 1000 chateaux with endless pretty medieval villages, fine wines, truffles, local markets and spectacular valleys and rivers. Both the Vézère and the Dordogne rivers offer great kayaking, canoeing and unparalleled views of the countryside.

The house is on top of the hill in the lovely village of Paunat which has a little stream, pretty church, a 1000 year old abbey and wonderful countryside views around. The village’s restaurant is within a short walk and has an excellent reputation. Just down the road, a further 4km away, is beautiful Limeuil. This is where the Vézère meets the Dordogne and you can paddle by the river beach or enjoy some fine views from Parc Limeuil after wandering through the delightful village.

Nearby Le Bugue (8km) is a charming market town on the Vézère riverside with narrow winding streets to explore and beautiful buildings to admire. Visit on a Tuesday to experience the bustling market day, then hire canoes on the river or enjoy lunch in one of the many lovely restaurants. The pretty Dordogne village of Tremolat (6km) is also within a short drive and another enchanting place to visit, featuring the Michelin starred restaurant Vieux Logis.

The Dordogne and Vézère rivers host a wealth of beautiful villages and towns, many of them classed as France’s Plus Beaux Villages such as glorious Monpazier (30km), a bastide town dating back to the 13th century. To the north you have the sophisticated small city of Périgueux (44km), famous for its amazing black truffles and to the east should visit Sarlat (40km) with its maze of medieval narrow streets, lovely squares and amazing restaurants. Not forgetting beautiful Bergerac (38km) to the west with its medieval architecture, narrow streets of boutiques and great restaurants as well as the unmissable Maisons de Vins.

Other magical day trips include the Lascaux caves, just outside Montignac and the famous Dordogne villages of La Roque Gageac, Château de Beynac and Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

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 in the area. Older children will love the nearby waterparks, visiting the Aquarium du Perigord Noir, exploring prehistoric caves and historic castles or even a magnificent hot air balloon ride across the stunning region. The more adventurous may enjoy go-karting just south of Périgueux or tree-top activities in the forests near Sarlat.

Local Amenities
Nearest Village Paunat/Limeuil

(300m/4km)

Nearest Town/City Le Bugue/Monpazier/Bergerac

(8km/30km/38km)

Nearest Airport Bergerac/Brive/Bordeaux

(40km/121km/161km)

Nearest Supermarket Le Bugue

(8km)

Nearest Restaurant

(300m)

Region

 

The pace of life in the Dordogne is languid, laid back and positively infectious. Relax in bucolic beauty as you drift along the Dordogne River, or wander among the forests and hillside of the Périgord Natural Park.

The foodie scene too, is a relaxed affair. Take your time over your lazy lunches of local duck, black truffles and goats cheese. If you’re feeling energetic, you can even hunt for them yourself. The wine here is second to none, with infamous grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chenin Blanc all having a huge presence here.

The Dordogne is also brimming with history. Castles and chateaux are scattered throughout the region, among the enchanting medieval villages. History of an altogether more ancient sort can also be explored in the incredible prehistoric cave drawings of Lascaux and Grotte de Rouffignac.

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Kids

Best Suited For: Teens
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Teens

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 in the area. Older children will love the nearby waterparks, visiting the Aquarium du Perigord Noir, exploring prehistoric caves and historic castles or even a magnificent hot air balloon ride across the stunning region. The more adventurous may enjoy go-karting just south of Périgueux or tree-top activities in the forests near Sarlat.

Please note that apart from babies, children under the age of 12 are not permitted in this farmhouse.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Heated Pool

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning 
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
- Bike hire

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €600 charged to the clients' credit card prior to arrival.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes. Included in low season. From end of May to end of September, heating is on request and at a supplement.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay clean on Monday included for stays of two weeks or more. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Saturday. Other days may be possible on request in mid-season (end of May-mid July & September, approximately) for bookings of 7+ nights only.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Pets welcome? No.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Linen & towels included? Yes, excluding pool towels. Mid-stay linen change on Monday also included for stays of two weeks or more.
Pool heating charge? No. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Other Ts and Cs The house is not suitable for children under the age of 12.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not permitted.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs One high chair and one cot are included. Extra high chairs and cots are available for hire at a cost of €25 for each item per week (limited availability, to be pre-booked).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 25th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 £1,901
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 £2,370
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 £1,901
Sep 28th 2019 - May 23rd 2020 £1,901
May 23rd 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 £1,901
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £2,370
Aug 29th 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 £1,901

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 25th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 €2,033
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 €2,534
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 €2,033
Sep 28th 2019 - May 23rd 2020 €2,033
May 23rd 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 €2,033
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €2,534
Aug 29th 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 €2,033

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 25th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 $2,317
Jul 13th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 $2,890
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 28th 2019 $2,317
Sep 28th 2019 - May 23rd 2020 $2,317
May 23rd 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 $2,317
Jul 11th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $2,890
Aug 29th 2020 - Dec 26th 2020 $2,317

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

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