Welcome to La Retraite
For the perfect get away
A traditional perigordian Gite with Heated private pool, sleeps six.
Please click on the you tube link above for a video tour of our gite.
Character cottage with stunning views set in the Perigord Vert Region of the Dordogne. Landscaped private pool. Pet friendly.
La Retraite comprises of:
Ground floor: Enter in to the character lounge/dining room with beamed ceilings, large fireplace and wood burning stove. There are two large settees and an armchair, tv and satellite and dvd player.High speed Wifi 94mbps.
Two steps down lead into a fully equipped cottage kitchen, consisting of electric oven and hob, washing machine and dishwasher, microwave oven, coffee-maker, fridge-freezer.
Door leading to Bedroom 2 with one double bed and patio doors.
Separate toilet and shower room also on this floor.
There are two steps up into the master bedroom consisting of a king size bed and leading through to an en suite bathroom.
A staircase leads from the lounge to the character beamed attic bedroom with two single beds.
The 8x4 pool is for private use only by the occupiers and is secluded and surrounded by a landscaped garden. Access on to a large grass area with outstanding views across the countryside and woodland.
It is a 3km walk to Corgnac-sur-l'Isle, an unspoilt riverside village with all amenities including bars and restaurants, walking trails, activity lakes, river fishing, velorail and tennis courts.
Here you can buy your daily fresh bread. Corgnac has a bar, restaurant, grocery shop, hairdressers, chemist and an English speaking doctor.
The property is also 2km from Saint-Germain-des-Pres where you can buy bread, cakes, and groceries. There is also a small sports bar cafe.
La Retraite is located 7km from the market town of Thiviers, the capital of foie gras, which has a popular Saturday market and an excellent range of local shops and supermarkets.
Rail links to Périgueux (25 mins), Limoges (50 mins) and Paris. Convenient airports at Limoges and Bergerac and Bordeaux.
7km in the other direction you will find the picturesque town of Excideuil, where you will find various shops and restaurants. A market is held every week on a Thursday. Excideuil is overlooked by an impressive Chateau on the edge of the town. There is also a picturesque circular river walk .
Périgueux is 40 mins away by car, a beautiful city with lots to discover and a wealth of restaurants to enjoy.
The Dordogne offers endless opportunities for walking and cycling. A dog walkers paradise with circular marked routes through the beautiful countryside.
Fishing available in the nearby river. Lake fishing at Ruffiac, just 20 minutes drive.
Local lakes with beaches and restaurants within 10 minutes drive.
There are a range of great restaurants in the area and information is provided on the best places to suit your palette.
Private off road parking available. A car is essential for your stay.
Activities in nearby village of Corgnac-sur-l'Isle include the velorail, canoeing, tennis, fishing and range of marked walkways. Cycle the stunning Voie Verte from Thiviers to St Pardoux la Riviere – a traffic-free by-way, passing the beautiful and historic village of St Jean de Cole which is listed as one of France's 'most beautiful villages'. Bike hire available locally. There are numerous restaurants in the area, and we will be happy to supply you with a list of our recommended haunts! We are located centrally for visits to the chateaux at Hautefort, Puyguilham, Villars, Jumilhac, St Jean De Cole and Brantome - all within 30 minutes drive.
Canoing at Brantome
There is a fabulous lake at Nantheuil - with a beach and watersports, plus a small restaurant just 10 minutes drive. Within 20 minutes drive is the stunning lake at Ruffiac, where you will find enchanting walks, wake boarding and canoeing, rock climbing and acrobranche (high wires) - a good restaurant also overlooks the lake - perfect for a spot of lunch.
If you’re looking for peace and tranquility, you won’t be disappointed. Rush hour here is the local farmer on his tractor!