Le Chemin Secret

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Sleeps: 4 - 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids

In a pretty hamlet in the hills above the historic village of Urval is Le Chemin Secret, a delightful stone house in a lovely countryside setting, ideal for exploring the idyllic villages and towns of the Dordogne.

The house is typically Perigourdine in style with its charming steep roof and it has been beautifully restored into a comfortable and spacious holiday home. Traditional features remain such as open fire-places in the living spaces, terracotta flooring and exposed stone walls allowing guests to soak up the characterful ambience throughout.  The three pretty bedrooms upstairs are bright and welcoming and the brand new shower room will appeal to all ages.

It’s a lovely family home with children’s games and books and a great garden for kicking a ball about or a game of badminton. There are plenty of shady spots to read a book or enjoy a long lunch whilst sun worshippers will appreciate the stone terrace around the glistening swimming pool. It’s such a picturesque setting with the colourful gardens surrounding the charming house, a true gem of the Dordogne.

This is a great location in the Dordogne, an area full of pretty medieval villages, fine wines, truffles, vibrant local markets, canoeing on the rivers and unspoilt views of stunning countryside. The tiny village of Urval is full of history and charm and you only have to drive four kilometres to the slightly larger but quiet village of Siorac on the Dordogne river with its restaurants, shops, pretty golden stone buildings and bustling market on a Tuesday.

Other magical trips out should include sampling the delicious black truffle in the city of Périgueux, heading north over the river 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, all within easy reach. Not forgetting the beautiful city of Bergerac with its unmissable Maisons de Vins.

This is a magical house in the heart of the glorious Dordogne where you are surrounded by Perigourdine style and charm both at home and your nearby surroundings.  

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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.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner
  • For four guests or less, lower rates are available outside the high season
  • The internet is for occasional use as the speeds may be too slow for streaming etc
  • The lovely owners live on a separate house next to the property.

 

 

Property Features

Private Pool Child-Safe Pool Internet BBQ Satellite TV Indoor Games DVD Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

House Interior

Ground Floor

- Living room
- Second lounge
- Kitchen, well equipped including dishwasher, microwave and separate freezer. Doors leading to terrace and pool
- Dining area
- Bath/shower room with WC

First Floor

- Two double rooms
- One twin room
- Dressing room
- Shower room with WC

Outside Grounds

- Private swimming pool (11mx5m) with pool alarm security system
- BBQ
- Al-fresco dining terrace
- Gardens

Facilities

- Internet
- TV with some English-speaking channels
- DVD
- CD/radio
- iPod dock speakers
- Telephone (payable locally)
- Children’s books and games
- Washing machine

Location

About the surrounding area of Le Chemin Secret
<1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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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.

Le Chemin Secret is set in a pretty hamlet in the hills just above the charming village of Urval with its 11th century church, castle and 14th century communal bread oven. Wandering around is a delight as you admire the typical Perigourdine style houses with steep rooves.

The nearest facilities are in the pretty and quiet village of Siorac (4km) where you will find a supermarket, bank and restaurants. It’s a lovely place to visit with golden stone buildings with terracotta tiled rooves and the impressive village chateau. Market day is Wednesday morning where you can pick up locally grown produce. 

Slightly larger St Cyprien (10km) has a wider choice of facilities with a large supermarket on the outskirts. It’s a beautiful old village which winds up to a 12th century belltower and abbey. There are lots of nice restaurants, interesting boutiques and good spots for coffee in picturesque surroundings.

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 to the south, a bastide town dating back to the 13th century. To the north you have the sophisticated small city of Périgueux, famous for its amazing black truffles and just across the Dordogne you should visit Sarlat with its maze of medieval narrow streets, lovely squares and amazing restaurants. Not forgetting beautiful Bergerac to the west with its medieval architecture, narrow streets of boutiques and great restaurants as well as the unmissable Maisons de Vins, visiting a number of pretty riverside villages on the way.

Other magical day trips include the Lascaux caves, just outside Montignac and beautiful Limeuil, 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. In addition, head to La Roque Gageac, Château de Beynac or Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, all of which are just exquisiute villages just short drives along the Dordogne. 

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. 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 Town/City St Cyprien

(10km)

Nearest Airport Bergerac/Brive/Bordeaux

(46km/70km/169km)

Nearest Supermarket Siorac

(4km)

Nearest Restaurant Siorac

(4km)

Nearest Village Siorac

(4km)

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: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids 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. 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.      

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Children's books
  • Child-Safe Pool
  • Indoor Games
  • DVD

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.
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 Thursday included for stays of two weeks or more.
Changeover day Friday. 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? On request only and by prior arrangement with the owner. Please enquire at the time of booking.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not permitted.
Linen & towels included? Yes, excluding pool towels. Mid-stay linen change on Thursday also included for stays of two weeks or more.
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 Lower rates for 4 guests are only available outside the peak season.
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.
Security deposit

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 18th 2019 - Jul 12th 2019 £1,441
Jul 12th 2019 - Aug 30th 2019 £2,305
Aug 30th 2019 - Sep 27th 2019 £1,441
Sep 27th 2019 - May 22nd 2020 £1,441
May 22nd 2020 - Jul 10th 2020 £1,441
Jul 10th 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 £2,305
Aug 28th 2020 - Sep 25th 2020 £1,441
Sep 25th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £1,441

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 18th 2019 - Jul 12th 2019 £1,740
Jul 12th 2019 - Aug 30th 2019 £2,305
Aug 30th 2019 - Sep 27th 2019 £1,740
Sep 27th 2019 - May 22nd 2020 £1,740
May 22nd 2020 - Jul 10th 2020 £1,740
Jul 10th 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 £2,305
Aug 28th 2020 - Sep 25th 2020 £1,740
Sep 25th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 £1,740

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 18th 2019 - Jul 12th 2019 €1,540
Jul 12th 2019 - Aug 30th 2019 €2,464
Aug 30th 2019 - Sep 27th 2019 €1,540
Sep 27th 2019 - May 22nd 2020 €1,540
May 22nd 2020 - Jul 10th 2020 €1,540
Jul 10th 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 €2,464
Aug 28th 2020 - Sep 25th 2020 €1,540
Sep 25th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €1,540

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 18th 2019 - Jul 12th 2019 €1,860
Jul 12th 2019 - Aug 30th 2019 €2,464
Aug 30th 2019 - Sep 27th 2019 €1,860
Sep 27th 2019 - May 22nd 2020 €1,860
May 22nd 2020 - Jul 10th 2020 €1,860
Jul 10th 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 €2,464
Aug 28th 2020 - Sep 25th 2020 €1,860
Sep 25th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 €1,860

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 18th 2019 - Jul 12th 2019 $1,729
Jul 12th 2019 - Aug 30th 2019 $2,766
Aug 30th 2019 - Sep 27th 2019 $1,729
Sep 27th 2019 - May 22nd 2020 $1,729
May 22nd 2020 - Jul 10th 2020 $1,729
Jul 10th 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 $2,766
Aug 28th 2020 - Sep 25th 2020 $1,729
Sep 25th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $1,729

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 18th 2019 - Jul 12th 2019 $2,087
Jul 12th 2019 - Aug 30th 2019 $2,766
Aug 30th 2019 - Sep 27th 2019 $2,087
Sep 27th 2019 - May 22nd 2020 $2,087
May 22nd 2020 - Jul 10th 2020 $2,087
Jul 10th 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 $2,766
Aug 28th 2020 - Sep 25th 2020 $2,087
Sep 25th 2020 - Dec 19th 2020 $2,087

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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