Gite in France

French holiday accommodation - delightful holiday rental in the Dordogne region of South West France

“La Sérénelle” is a traditional Maison de maître with its own private entrance and grounds (gardens extend over 1.5 ac). This delightful French property is tastefully furnished throughout with antiques and has the atmosphere of a “maison de famille”. Its thick stone walls help maintain a comfortable temperature inside the house.

The downstairs accommodation in this beautiful french property has very old exposed oak beams and traditional terracota tiled floors.



From the entrance hall you can access the living/dining room, which is a lovely room having an open fireplace, that provides ample comfortable seating where you can relax listening to music on the CD player, enjoy French or English (sky) television on a wide screen, watch DVDs or browse through a wide selection of reading books, together with an interesting range of guide books, which can be found on the book shelves. Also available is an internet connexion (Wifi access).

Another appealing feature of this room are the French doors through which you have immediate access to a large sunny terrace overlooking the south facing private gardens.


The kitchen, which can be accessed from both the living/dining room and the entrance hall, is modern and well equipped with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, gas hob and electric oven, microwave, toaster and kettle and all the necessary utensils and equipment you would need to cater for up to four persons.

 There is also an outside utility/boiler room which houses the washing machine and the water softner.



Upstairs there are two large comfortable bedrooms, one double and one twin bedded; with both having panoramic views of the garden and the surrounding countryside.

The bedrooms having been subject to recent renovation, creating light and airy comfortable rooms, whilst still maintaining their traditional features, and both now offering modern en-suite facilities for the 2010 season.

The alarmed 11 x 5m heated salt water swimming pool with its roman steps is located in a secluded part of the garden which has its own sunny private terrace in which to relax when not out sightseeing. On occasions the owner, Madame Goursolle may wish to use the pool, though only when guests are not in residence.

 The terrace offers garden furniture and a barbecue for relaxing and dining alfresco, whilst enjoying the view of this wonderful garden and listening to the numerous song birds that inhabit the well secluded gardens.

 There is parking on the road outside the property, also more sheltered parking can be found on the square more or less opposite the house.

 Shopping for your first meal and breakfast for the following day can be purchased upon request by the owner and would be payable in Euros upon arrival. On request, Madame Goursolle would be happy to prepare the occasional 4 course dinner during your stay at a cost of 30 € per head including wine.

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