Converted medieval building, 300sqm, 4 bedrooms, 4 en-suites sleeping 8 people. The Orangerie is a 4 bedroom holiday home surrounded by an large established park, located in the heart of Perigord near all the touristic attractions. With a heated pool surrounded by a beautiful exotic garden it offers a warm and cosy atmosphere associating the comfort of a modern house and the lifestyle of the calm and peaceful Dordogne.
Cendrieux, only 5 min, has a village shop, a restaurant, bar tabac and post office. There are excellent restaurants in the nearby villages where we can book a table for you on demand. For outdoor activities there is a good riding school minutes away, canoeing trip on the nearby Dordogne River, tree adventure park, and for our most adventurous guests hot air balloon rides. Discover Dordogne and its variety of landscapes, flamboyant Chateaux and rich prehistoric history.
We (4 adults, 2 children, 2 dogs) have just spent a week in this Villa and absolutely loved it. The villa is spacious and very well equipped with the most beautiful, huge gardens surrounding it. The owners are very helpful and friendly and very kindly allowed our daughters to ride their ponies free of charge several times.
The location feels very secluded but is actually a very short drive to supermarkets, restaurant etc in nearby villages. We went to the local restaurant in Cendrieux and were very warmly welcomed (including the dogs!) and the food and service were excellent.
The villa overlooks the owners' horse paddocks and myself and the children throughly enjoyed watching the horses play whilst we relaxed around the pool.
The location is truly relaxing with some lovely country walks right on the doorstep. We would definitely recommend and plan to visit again.
Just a short note to thank you for such a great holiday and house in a wonderful setting.
As you are aware our group of 11 people ranged from 9 years to 90 year old and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the week and could fault nothing.
You have my number and email address and would be more than happy in providing further endorsements to your blog to congratulate you on a fantastic holiday for anyone.
Wow ... What a wonderful location and house! We stayed in the Barn with 3 young children and a grandpa, and it had everything you could ask for. After our long days out we could come back to the house and just relax at the pool and jacuzzi.
The set up of the grounds is perfect for children lots of green space to run around and toys to play with. The large TV was perfect for watching the World Cup, and Grant was so great to have fans for us in the hot weather.
The house was super clean and had all the modern amenities.
Just can't recommend this place enough! We had a fabulous vacation. Thanks!
A little piece of paradise in rural France. We stayed in the spacious 3 bed villa (the old tobacco barn). There were just three of us but there is ample room to fit 6, very comfortably, with a sizeable open plan living area complemented by two covered verandas. Plus of course there is a great swimming pool area and delightful grounds with plenty trees for shade. The villa has been beautifully renovated in a simple but cozy manner with charming beams and wooden floors.
The kitchen has everything you will need from a potato peeler to an nespresso machine our teenage son wanted to take home. Modern Ikea furnishings compliment some beautiful traditional French pieces which give the place a homely feel, without having to worry about accidentally damaging an antique or family heirloom. Certainly parents with younger children could relax. Great facilities. In addition to the swimming pool there is a ping pong table and badminton/volleyball net with ample space to enjoy these games.
And of course a smart TV with DVD player and Wifi access. We visited during the heatwave (38 degrees) and found that if you stuck to the advice about keeping windows and curtains closed during the daytime, the bedrooms were perfectly comfortable at night time. Although a fan was provided if needed. We particularly enjoyed being able to enjoy some of the country’s wonderful food outside on the covered verandas. The back one was also a great spot to enjoy the stunning sunsets and abundant wildlife from bunnies to bats. This is rural France so if you aren’t keen on a few bugs this may not be the best place for you.
It does mean however that there are plenty of birds. Despite the two other adjoining properties we found the barn very private and peaceful. Everyone has their own private space. Grant and Christelle were generous hosts who responded immediately to any queries. Should you be able to tear yourself away from the Dezie domain there are numerous attractions nearby, most within a 45 minute drive, including Lascaux, Castlenaud, Brantome along with numerous other canoeing and caving opportunities. Supermarkets, ATMs etc are all a short 10 minute drive away.
We found La Vieille Dezie great value for money, a great location and would happily recommend to anyone.
We stayed in the Barn in June and were instantly in holiday mode with the tranquility and peacefulness of this fantastic location. Our little boy learned to walk in the huge Garden (I suspect he was actually chasing the chickens that come and greet you and perform their daily comedy routine on the terrace... ;o).
The interior was immaculate and although we did a lot of travelling through the day, it was a haven to return to for a long leisurely dinner on the terrace. We are thinking about coming back in 2013 in a larger group as it offers the space to be able to holiday with friends but have your own quite time. Great for the kids with plenty of safe space. Grant is a great host greeting us warmly on arrival and being available if you need him through the stay.
With loads of advice and recommendations for where to eat and what to do already prepared and the high standard of facilities in the building you will want for nothing.