Are you looking for a holiday home with some real character? A renovated farmhouse, in the middle of nature and still within walking distance of the bakery? A large villa with swimming pool, guesthouse and an enormous garden? Quickly read on...
La Pralade promises a lovely, relaxing holiday in the Dordogne, covered in greenery and surrounded by tall trees and a lush garden. Here you will find absolute peace and privacy, with a view of a beautiful landscape. It is a special home with a lot of living space inside and outside, an ideal place for kids to play in nature. You can reach the village in 5 minutes along a romantic footpath. The smell of freshly baked bread will tempt you to go inside the bakery. Equipped with a baguette under your arm and some fresh croissants, you can start the day. Enjoy a rich breakfast on your terrace or in the fantastic kitchen of your holiday villa.
The former farmhouse, the guesthouse and the barns are located on a plot of more than 7,000 m² and date from the 18th century and earlier. The current owners have beautifully renovated their precious property and adapted it to today’s requirements. Authentic details and the monumental character of the original farm have been preserved, including the large fireplace, the original stone walls and the wooden beam ceilings. For example, the main bedroom is a lovely room that goes up to the ridge, with the original brickwork and the beams on view. Here, as well as in the other bedrooms, you have a phenomenal view of the garden and the unspoilt surroundings.
The living area of the holiday home includes a kitchen-diner and two sitting rooms, one of which is furnished in a modern and stylish way. In this spacious, bright room, you will find an original table-football table and various media. The cosy family room, on the other hand, invites you to play the piano or have a game on the Wii. The fantastic kitchen-diner is the heart of the home, with the kitchen area occupying half of the seventy square metres of space. The kitchen has everything you could want. It is beautifully equipped with a large American-style fridge and a seven-burner gas stove with two ovens. The rest of the room has a lovely seating area and a large dining table that seats ten people. Old elements such as the fireplace provide a homely atmosphere.
Through the garden doors in the kitchen, you enter a sheltered terrace at the back of the home. The ideal place to enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine in perfect peace and quiet, while looking out over the lovely oak trees in the back garden. Thanks to the gas-fired plancha, this terrace offers an excellent opportunity for a pleasant dinner outside with the whole family. Have you invited some friends or family? Offer them to stay in the guesthouse where they have all the privacy.
The garden only has one purpose: to let its guests relax in an oasis of tranquillity, far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The saltwater swimming pool is surrounded by a large sun terrace with loungers. Great for reading a good book and taking a refreshing dip now and again, while the kids can freely play in the water and the garden. The trampoline and various outdoor games also offer plenty of entertainment.
The surrounding nature of La Pralade is a gently sloping landscape with forests and some agricultural land. Go for lovely walks and bike rides in the woods, where you will encounter lots of wildlife. Make sure you take the kids to the beautiful nearby swimming lake, where the little café with ice creams and French fries will certainly be appreciated.