La Vallée - Private Heated Pool, Spa, Sauna & Pizza Oven
Relax in the superb swimming pool, totally private for your exclusive use. La Vallée is ideal for holidays outside of the main season, as well as the summer holidays, as the pool is heated with solar panels and has an insulated cover to keep the water warm, ideal for both swimming and relaxing. The pool measures 12m x 6m - 40' x 20', which is almost 50% larger than other pools measuring only 10 x 5m. There are security fences, as per French law, to protect your children from accidents, with gates which cannot be opened by young children. The coloured underwater lighting is perfect for a night-time dip. Towels are included in the price, which is ideal if you are coming by train or plane, or simply to give you more room in the car. Take advantage of the luxurious spa, in its own summerhouse, so you are protected from the sun. Relax in the bubbles and appreciate the view over the valley. Experience the wood-fired sauna. For the more energetic there is the games field for table tennis, football, badminton, volleyball etc, as well as a nature area for picnics with plentiful butterflies etc. The immediate area is ideal for walking or mountain biking, with marked routes. (Maps available.) The surrounding roads are ideal for cycling, as there is so little traffic. Horse riding and tennis are available in the village, only 2 minutes away by car; canoeing and fishing on the River Dronne are available in the town, only 5 minutes away by car. Have a go at baking your own pizzas in the wood-fired oven. La Vallée is a charming large holiday home for 14 people in the Dordogne countryside, yet only 5 minutes from town. The interior has been fully renovated, giving you all the comforts whilst retaining the original features of the house, such as exposed beams and stonework. The kitchen is very well equipped, including Bosch dishwasher, Panasonic microwave, Bosch pyrolytic (self-cleaning) multi-function oven, 2 fridges (one is large American style) and Bosch 6 kg capacity washing machine as well as a huge oval table, specially made for this house, to easily seat 14 people. There are plenty of glasses, crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, pots and pans etc to comfortably cater for 14 people. The lounge has a large 55" Ultra HD television, with French and UK channels, Blu-ray DVD player, Panasonic hifi and free wi-fi internet access. Ensure a peaceful night's sleep in the peace of the Dordogne countryside in comfortable beds, with all bedlinen provided, as well as pool and bath towels. There are 6 bedrooms: 2 King size double bedrooms (160cm wide beds), 2 twin bedrooms, 4 single beds in one room (2 of which are high bunk beds), and 1 double sofa-bed in its own private room on the ground floor. 2 cots are also available. Enjoy your family meals together with the permanent triple barbecue, whilst sitting on the large, shaded terrace which benefits from shade at lunchtime and lighting for the warm evenings, overlooking a superb view of the valley. The surrounding gardens are expansive with a large grassed area, flower beds and swings and a sandpit for the children close to the terrace. The village of Villetoureix is 2 minutes away by car, with a village shop with daily bread delivery and a charming popular bar and restaurant. The town of Ribérac is 5 minutes away by car: with banks, pharmacies, doctors, bars, restaurants, supermarkets and a weekly market, the largest in the Dordogne area. La Vallée is ideally located to visit the Dordogne and the Charente regions, within easy reach of many tourist attractions: Brantome, “the Venice of the Dordogne”, the monolithic church at Aubeterre, the caves at Villars, Puyguilhem chateau, the lake and nature area at La Jemaye, canoeing on the River Dronne and of course the farmers markets (Ribérac's Friday market is the largest in the Dordogne). There are plenty of visits for children and adults alike within easy reach. The owners live close by so are available for maintenance of the pool, spa, sauna and gardens, as well as for advice on restaurants, shopping and days out etc. Use of the spa, sauna and pizza oven are included in the price, as are bedlinen and towels. La Vallée is ideal for a quiet and relaxing holiday, with friends or family, in the peace of the Dordogne countryside.
Super place to stay
Super holiday home. Photos do not do this property justice! Far nicer and bigger than in the advert. TV useful to keep the kids quiet (and adults too!) Pool v.clean with a robot. Grounds well looked after. Spa, sauna etc well maintained. Kids loved the table tennis. We booked massages which were marvellous. Everyone loved the pizza evening, by the second week we were almost professionals! (My husband is now looking into building one in our back garden!) Booking was pain free, owners replied promptly and answered all our questions. We had a contract with details of what to pay when. They explained various things when we arrived, then left us to it, but were helpful for translation, booking restaurants and help with the odd visit to the pharmacy and doctors (broken toe canoeing!) All in all, great place for a family holiday.
What a Truly Wonderful Place to stay
Having a large family, we found the perfect place to stay at John and Lesley's. We had plenty of room for all the children and adults alike! The pool was fabulously inviting and warm and always kept clean. John and Lesley were excellent hosts and were always around if we needed anything and during our stay they arranged an excellent pizza night which was enjoyed by all. Throughly recommended!!
(Yvonne, Hampshire, UK)
Holiday in "La Vallée"
We spent a very enjoyable week at La Vallée. The house is comfortable and well equipped. The heated pool with lights allows you to swim or relax during the day or evening (Try it at nightfall;-)). You can also enjoy the jacuzzi, very relaxing after a long day walking and the sauna's good too. The place is very quiet and allows you to recharge your batteries, all in a beautiful area. Ideal for a holiday with family or friends. Thank you again to John and Lesley for their hospitality and kindness.
(Arnaud et Magalie, Paris, France)
La Vallée -
A holiday home perfect in every way: quiet without being too isolated, very well equipped & decorated. The pool is large, properly secured, very clean. The spa is also ideal for watching shooting stars in August! If at the time of booking, the jacuzzi had seemed a little "trivial", it was very much appreciated, especially in the evening. Finally, our hosts John & Lesley were perfect, both available and discreet at the same time. We hope to come back one day!
(Thierry m. 62 Pas de Calais, France)
The owners have done a magnificent job with this house. A perfect balance of quality and price. The house is very comfortable, in small details, beds and plenty of room available. The property allowed everyone to have their own space : pool, spa, games for the children etc. A most enjoyable stay in a beautiful region. Thanks you to them for their welcome, availability and kindness. We'll be back.
(Cuny Remiremont, Vosges, France)
Our Family Holiday
This very well equipped and tastefully decorated home is ideal for a family holiday. Spacious and well maintained, it was a hit with both parents and children. The house and the many facilities of the property allowed everyone to have their ideal holiday. Quiet area. Discreet owners.
(Brahmslaure Lieusaint 77 France)
We spent our holiday at La Vallée in August , with the whole family , 7 adults and 5 children ( aged 11 years to 17 years) and our father, who celebrated his birthday (89 years) during our stay. It was a fantastic, idyllic location, with far-reaching views of the beautiful countryside , yet only a short drive to the town of Riberac and many interesting places . Our hosts, John and Lesley , were fabulous , always there if you needed them , but never intrusive. The house is beautiful with all the equipment you could need , gorgeous and extremely comfortable bedrooms. With the excellent weather we had , we ate most of our meals outside , with large table and very large barbeque . La Vallée has a lovely private swimming pool in a beautiful garden , and now the wonderful jacuzzi has been added . The large plot included a football field, table tennis and room for badminton and also beautiful walks. It was perfect, a beautiful area of France . Well recommended.
(Margaret & family, Somerset, UK)
Our impressions of La Vallée
Very nice well maintained place for large families, very beautiful and large secure swimming pool, we were 14 to dive enthusiastically into the pool and we never had the feeling of being cramped. Great home, great hospitality, immediate availability of the owners in case of problems or questions yet on the other hand, the owners were never intrusive, only coming to the house at our request. Large space for playing football, volleyball ... highly recommended! (Funny, Belgium)
Relaxing weekend with friends
The house has every comfort you could wish for : well equipped, good beds... The house is very big, full of quirky corners, and everyone had their own room. Sadly the weather wasn't up to much during our short stay in May, but that meant we could take advantage of the sauna (approximately for 7 people), spa (5 people) – both at the top of the list – as well as the table tennis and some pool-time. All in all an ideal opportunity to relax in the peace and quiet in a nice region. The main plus point of this house is without doubt the kindness and availability of the owners who were always ready to take care of small details to make our stay enjoyable.
(Thomas R. Paris, France)
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Satellite / Cable
- Lawn / Garden
- Pets Considered
- Away From It All
- Dining Area
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Towels Provided
- Fitness Room / Equipment
- Child's Highchair
- Heated Pool
- Private Pool
- DVD Player
- Coffee Maker
- Hot Tub
- Kayak / Canoe
- Outdoor Grill
- Iron & Board
- Ping Pong Table
- Hair Dryer
- Dishes & Utensils
- Living Room
- Deck / Patio
- Smoking Allowed