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Situated on the banks of the Dordogne river, in SW France, this beautiful cottage is the perfect base for your dream holiday. With 3 bedrooms, spacious living area and fully equipped kitchen, Les Tournesols comfortably accommodates 6 (with room for 2 extra on a comfortable convertible couch)

 The 8mx4m swimming pool is private and for your exclusive use. Security cover and solar shower. English TV channels. WIFI.

 Stroll along the river bank and country lanes. Dine in the local restaurants in the village (250m) or take a picnic to the beach ( 150m away) and enjoy a wonderful al-fresco lunch. Why not rent a canoe and drift downstream, soaking up the wonderful atmosphere of the many châteaux and pretty villages en route?

Visit nearby Sarlat and Domme, renowned for their medieval architecture, café culture, street entertainment and lively markets. There are magical underground caves to explore, and the 17,000 year old prehistoric caves at Lascaux are well worth a visit. Golf, tennis, swimming, close by.

 

Weekends and short breaks possible

 Les Tournesols is a stone cottage totally self-contained and situated in private, landscaped gardens just a short walk from the village of Vitrac Port on the river Dordogne, 6km south of Sarlat.

 

Ground floor:

 Sitting Room:
The spacious sitting area room is full of character, with exposed stone walls and original oak beams. The comfortable couch and armchairs are arranged around the open fireplace with wood-burning stove. There is a TV, DVD player, music system and a selection of books and games. Unlimited WIFI internet access.

 Kitchen-Dining room:
The contemporary kitchen-dining room (new for 2012)opens onto the sunny dining terrace, poo area and garden. There is a full range of fitted cupboards, large island unit and it is well equipped with electric hob and oven, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, dish washer, washing machine. The dining table seats 6 people.

 Master bedroom: 160 cm bed and built-in wardrobes. En-suite full bathroom.

There is an independent toilet.

 

First floor:
There are two bedrooms and a shower room on the first floor. Bedroom 1 is a generous size with 160cm (5ft) bed, bedroom 2 is a twin room with two single 90cm (3ft) beds. Both bedrooms are carpeted and very comfortably furnished. They have electric radiator heating and both have lovely views over the gardens and surrounding countryside. All beds are made up for your arrival with crisp bed linen. The shower room has a shower unit, wash basin and WC There is a heated towel rail. Bath towels, hand towels and bath mats are supplied.

 

Outdoors:
French doors open from the sitting room onto the spacious paved terrace which is bathed in afternoon sunshine. With a dining table and chairs for 6 people and the barbecue close by it is perfect setting for an aperitif or al-fresco meal. From the kitchen-dining room one set of doors opens onto the terrace and another onto the garden and pool area.

The mature garden with specimen trees, shrubs and lawned areas surrounds the house and terrace giving great privacy. The pool, surrounded by a paved terrace with sun loungers, parasols and dining furniture is adjacent to the charcoal BBQ. Measuring 8m x 4m with roman steps at the shallow end and 1.2m at the deep end, the pool is provided with a modern roll-on cover which acts as a security barrier and a heat insulator. There is a solar powered shower for your convenience. Table tennis and badminton.There is secure off-road parking for two cars.