Vieille maison pittoresque avec poutres, pierres apparentes et cheminée. Vaste et confortable espace à vivre. L´énorme cuisine possède un coin salle à manger et donne sur une grande terrasse, orientée plein sud. Cette dernière surplombe la piscine privée et la magnifique campagne. Elle est éclairée la nuit, et est équipée d´un barbecue. Elle possède aussi un espace à l'ombre sous une vigne vierge. C´est une endroit idéal pour se détendre au soleil. On peut y assurer la sécurité des enfants en bas âge sachant que les normes de sécurité de la piscine sont bien entendu respectées (clôture). Trois des cinq chambres possèdent une salle de bains attenante; certaines de ces chambres ont des grosses poutres au plafond : attention la tête !
Située dans un endroit préservé de la Dordogne, près du Château de Hautefort, ¨Les Taloches¨ est un véritable paradis pour les enfants de tout âge avec ses 9,5 hectares de bois et de prés à explorer. Elle se trouve à une petite distance à pied d’un village aux bords d´une rivière. La maison de campagne, 'La Châtaigne', construite en bois de chêne, bénéficie sur deux des côtés d´une cour ombragée par un grand citronnier, et la grande grange en pierre, 'La Grange', a été reconvertie en une maison confortable. Pour plus d’intimité, chaque maison est complètement indépendante et possède sa propre piscine privée, son jardin retiré et son entrée indépendante. Vous trouverez aussi sur la propriété, pour les plus énergiques, une aire de jeux avec: badminton, tennis de table, salle de jeux et bicyclettes. Mais c´est aussi un endroit idéal pour ceux qui veulent se reposer au soleil, c’est très champêtre.
Suzie Andrews and Gary Hall
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- Dernière mise à jour du calendrier :
- 16 nov. 2018
Salle(s) de bain
Type de destination
Salle à manger
Equipements de loisirs
Piscine / Spa
Les réservations annulées au moins 60 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 100%.
Fabulous Family Retreat
Great house and grounds. La Chataigne had everything we wanted and more. A great outdoor play area and indoor games room kept the kids entertained when they were exhausted from the pool! Spacious and well-appointed, we enjoyed cooking and relaxing on the terrace. We were a group of 12 (3 families with 2 kids each) and we didn't feel cramped at all. Jo and John were great hosts and very helpful for recommending local excursions. We'd definitely return!
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted you had a good holiday with us at Les Taloches and enjoyed all our facilities to the full - we do try to supply everything that will make our guests feel comfortable. We look forward to seeing you again. Jo and John
La Grange was perfect for our family vacation. Jo was very prompt replying and helpful prior to our arrival with any questions we had. We were a family of 7, 4 adults and 3 little girls, 9,7 and almost 3 and our week's stay in the beautifully restored barn, which is huge, was wonderful. The pool which was very well maintained by John, was a big hit with our family, as was the play ground and sand box.
There is so much to see within the area or an hour or so drive away. Sometimes the pool kept us at home which none of us minded anyway as very relaxing. We ate at 2 of the restaurants in Hautefort as recommended by Jo and John and both were excellent.
All in all, a wonderful vacation and we could have stayed longer.
Thank yo so much for the nice review. We are delighted you had a good time at our lovely property and that you enjoyed the Dordogne-Perigord which certainly offers a lot for a holiday.
Dreams do come true!,
From my teenage years I've had a love affair with France. Unfortunately it's a long way from Australia, so books (both fiction and non-fiction), documentaries and movies have supplemented my four visits. Having 'done' many of the well known tourist activities I wanted to immerse myself in 'the real France'. The one where people lived real lives and went about doing normal things. I wanted to be 'in the moment' and not rushing off to the next cathedral or chateau.
This September, I stayed with a group of relatives and friends in 'The Grange', at "Les Taloches". I'd had plenty of time over the years to fantasize about the perfect farmhouse. This was it!! From my first impression, to the reality of living there for two weeks, I was in heaven. The atmosphere was so genuine with the thick stone walls and ancient beams, the wooden staircase leading to the mezzanine floor and the attic bedrooms. Huge shelves of books, records, cozy sofas, the enormous refectory table and huge swimmming pool all catered to the perfect setting for complete relaxation. The garden and surrounding terraces were charming and everything was beautfully maintained.
Our hosts Jo and John, couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. Their knowledge of things to do and see is excellent. As my ability with the French language is minimal, I found it very relaxing (and entertaining) to communicate freely with them. When I went to the village people were very friendly and tolerant with my attempts to 'parlez'.
I did go to the fascinating local caves, Hautefort, the Medical Museum, a birthday party, villaging, brocantes, Perigeux, Lascaux, a car boot sale, markets and several times to the local cafe. All great, however I also treasure memories of the curtain blowing in my attic window, the sound of the night birds, bells from the Abbey, the smell of roses and lavender, lazy meals at the refectory table, the beautiful fat cattle in the fields, laughter, good wine and feeling at home in this gorgeous part of the world.
This time at "Les Taloches" was more than a holiday. It was definitely not something I could have experienced staying in a hotel. I felt I 'lived' in rural France. The length of time was not the point....it was the quality!!!
Unwind and relax in a stunning venue
We stayed for only four days as part of a larger party in early July (2011), there lies our first error - it should have been longer! Jon and Jo were excellent hosts, both homes are stunning, homely, clean and full of character.
We have two little ones (18 months and 3.5 hrs) and it was the first trip we have had where we were fully able to relax. Every aspect is child friendly, the facilities are perfectly French, and the whole farmhouse set up just works for group stays.
There are airports very nearby despite its remoteness. Even if you travel in from Bordeaux, its a little under 2 hrs (just watch out for the Gendarmes!)
Anyone considering these houses should just get on with it, you won't regret it. The whole area is stunning for relaxation and experiencing the Dordogne life, something we hope to experience more of in the future.
La Chataigne (June 2011)
When we arrived at La Chataigne we quickly assessed this was no ordinary French cottage. The setup is amazing, the cottage full of character and able to accommodate lots of arrangements, the enclosed swimming pool cleaned daily, a BBQ area to die for and extended play and grounds that gave the family fun time without having to drive for an hour! Happy to recommend John/Jo to anyone wanting a family holiday in north Dordogne.
Thank you for the excellent review and we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay at Les Taloches so much. We try very hard to offer our guests - of all ages - everything we think would ensure they have a really good holiday.
A wonderful week
We like our space and hired La Chataigne for a week in August (2010) for the 4 of us. (2 adults, 1 x 5 yr old, 1 x 8 yr old) It was perfectly located in a really wonderful region of France we shall definitely return to. Jo and John were around to help when we needed advice but otherwise left us to our own devices. The house has a lovely relaxed feel and is very clean and well equipped. A generous amount of useful goodies were left out (butter, teabags, coffee, clingfilm, dishwasher tabs etc) which is a real godsend. The bread runs to the boulangerie each day were lovely (don't bother trying to make friends with the over zealous but pointless barky guard-labrador half way down the hill). The butcher in the village was especially nice as well. Wonderful and huge grounds - lovely to have complete freedom for the kids. The caves in the village are well worth a visit but wear warm clothes. Tours last about 50 mins. Canoeing was great fun from Montaigne and we enjoyed Hautfort. Pizza in St.Agnan jolly good at les Voyagers.
The covered barn was excellent and the kids got pretty skilled at table football and darts. Our son hared around the grounds on one of the many bikes provided and there are lots of suitable ride-ons for the under 5s as well. The pool is a great size but quite deep, our tall 5 yr old could only stand on tiptoes in the shallow part and as the pool is unheated, it meant we spent less time in it than we would have preferred. This would be our only criticism of an otherwise fantastic location with generous, courteous and helpful hosts. Have no hesitation in recommending them or the property and we would like to return.
En plus des bois et des champs, Les Taloches possède 1 salle de jeux au 2ème étage de la grange, une table de ping-pong, un badminton, un terrain de boules, un bac à sable, une aire de jeux pour partir à l'aventure, une cabane et des bicyclettes. Tout près : canoë, tennis, pêche et équitation; et à 20 min : escalade, spéléologie, planche à voile et wakeboard sur le lac ou tout simplement profiter de la plage. Il y a de nombreux sentiers adaptés pour la marche ou l´équitation. Nous sommes également près des châteaux, des caves, des sites préhistoriques tels que Lascaux et Les Eyzies, des lacs avec les sports nautiques, des parcs thématiques, des villes médiévales telles que Brantome et Sarlat, et de jolis marchés. Il y a de nombreux restaurants qui vous proposeront de la gastronomie régionale : canard, foie gras, truffes. Il y a aussi une jolie cuisine d’été, à l’ombre d’un citronnier, où nous proposons parfois des repas (pas besoin de baby-sitter ou de conduire ).
Autres Activités: Canoë, escalade, spéléologie et quad
Informations supplémentaires sur les tarifs de location
Weekly price includes welcome box, bedlinen, towels (not pool towels), wifi, water, gas, local taxes, electricity. All rates exclude heating which may be needed during Low season (end September to end May). This will be charged at cost. Pool towels can be hired at a nominal rate. We take a Damages deposit of £500/€500 which will be returned - less deductions - within 2 weeks of the vacation. Arrival time: 4pm onwards. - Departure time: 10am. Pets: No pets allowed. Smoking: No smoking in the property. Cleaning: Mid-week cleaning is available at an additional charge. Please note that on departure the property must be left clean and tidy. Any excessive cleaning of the property will incur an additional charge starting from €100. We take a 25% deposit. The balance and refundable damages deposit are due 8 weeks before the holiday.