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   and instant bookings. Le Presbytere, Pierrefiche: This elegant country house was once the home of the clergy. Renovated to it's former sophistication, the large living areas and rebuilt exterior terraces will allow you to experience the days of its previous grandeur with fabulous views over the green rolling countryside and forests of the Dordogne. The detached property has gardens, pergolas, loggia, and a swimming pool. It is scenically located next to an ancient chapel and church (both unused so no church bells on a Sunday morning!). The property is refined and characterful, with wooden beams and ceilings, flagstone floors, and antique furniture.

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The modern kitchen and bathrooms are all fully equiped. The rooms are large and airy, great for the summer heat... The main terrace overlooking 
  the Dordogne countryside. if you need to escape from it! The property is designed for alfresco living, with three outdoor dining areas, Gas BBQ, swing seats, sunloungers etc. There are two pergolas for shade, one covered with wisteria and the other with vines. A large loggia with tiled roof provides further shade and faces south for the heat of the day. The swimming pool is ideal for kids and adults alike. We also provide outdoor table tennis and table football The vine covered pergola. on two of the front terraces.

The house has all modern convienencies, with the kitchen having a gas oven and hob, microwave, kettle, coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine etc. In the lounge there is SKY satellite TV, with BBC, ITV freeview channels etc. DVD, video and stereo, and a large collection of books and films. The kitchen. The lounge.

There are four bedrooms, two of which are double and two of which are twin. The master double bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, whilst the other double bedroom has a bidet and sink. A large bath and shower room is located on the bedroom floor, whilst downstairs there is a toilet and sink in the utility room.

A double bedroom. The twin bedroom. A double bedroom with ensuite. The large Swimming pool, BBQ and stunning view on the hot south facing terrace. Pierrefiche.

Around and about....

There is a large outdoor swimming pool in the town of Thiviers, five minutes drive away. Seven minutes from Pierrefiche is a Plan D'eau..... this consists of a lake with white sand beach for swimming and lifeguard facilities. There are table tennis tables, volley ball court, cafe and childrens playground together with lots of shade. The Dordogne, and Thiviers especially, is the centre of Gastronomy for all France. There are many fantastic restaurants with excellent food at reasonable prices in most of the larger local villages. If you prefer to cook yourself there are 4 supermarkets in Thiviers and markets on Tuesday and Saturday.

This is Richard the Lionheart country, with magnificent chateaux and car trails to follow his adventures. He died beseiging the castle in Chalus which is only 20 minutes away. Knights Templar have also left their mark here with old churches and other ancient relics. There is a large outdoor assualt course for adults and children 25 mins away called Acrobois. This is an excellent day out for active children and also has a lake for tired adults to relax around. In nearby Brantome, you can hire and canoe down the river, Brantome is also known as the Venice of the Perigord as it is a beautiful setting. Walking and cycling opportunities abound. The Velorails are an enjoyable and safe experience for children as they are on converted railway lines. There are tennis courts 5 minutes away in Thiviers. Golf can also be found near to Limoges, and of course Perigeux, which itself is a beautiful University city.

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