Classic country house in walled gardens with views

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  • 7 bedrooms
  • 6 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 14
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Bedrooms: 7

Bathrooms: 6

Sleeps: 14

Type: House

Classic country house in walled gardens with views

Lionheart House is an old Presbytery dating back almost 200 years . This stone built house has a statue of St Joseph set into the eaves so he presides over the walled gardens . The character property has stone flags, oak beams, high ceilings ,antique furniture and many original features. The gardens are very special with many terraces with balustrading in the French style. There is a covered loggia for eating/relaxing and a wisteria covered pergola as well as outside sitting and eating areas. There is a summer pool , table tennis and table football to keep you amused.

Inside the rooms in Lionheart House, are elegant and airy, great for the summer ...Read more

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Classic country house in walled gardens with views
Thiviers, Aquitaine, France

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The local area is rural and is made up of rolling hills of the Dordogne with beautiful rivers, forests and chateaux. Pierrefiche itself is a small hamlet 5 kilometres from the local town of Thivers. Here is a large outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts. Close to Pierrefiche is a Plan D'eau..... this consists of a lake with white sand beach for swimming and lifeguard facilities. It has free access and good parking. There are also table tennis tables, volley ball court, cafe and childrens playground together with lots of shade.

Northern Dordogne, and Thiviers especially, is a centre of Gastronomy for all France. There are many fantastic restaurants with excellent food at reasonable prices in most larger local villages. Try the St. Jean Hotel in the elegant village of St. Jean de Cole. If you prefer to cook yourself, there are 4 supermarkets in Thiviers and markets on Tuesday and Saturday as well as smaller shops such as boulangeries and charcuteries. The regional centre is Perigueux which is a 30 minute drive from Le Presbytere. It is a university city and has elegant boulevards, buildings and shops.
Logis de France Hotels in the area all have excellent Perigourdine menus. Just try their menu of the day and you will be pleasantly pleased with the standard of the food for the price paid.

This is also Richard the Lionheart country, with magnificent chateaux and car trails to follow his adventures. He died beseiging a 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 a river. Elegant Brantome is also known as, Venice of Perigord as it is set in a beautiful riverside setting. Walking and cycling opportunities abound. 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. And don't forget our beautiful local Plan D'eau which has free access and is a great place for the kids to unwind!

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