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Christopher Barker
Les Bardots
Saint Laurent des Hommes


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The grounds of Villa La Touffière border the Forêt de Double. You can walk directly into the forest from the gardens here. You will find lakes, leafy walks and cycle tracks and of course plenty of trees in the forest, Pines, Chestnuts, Hornbeams, French & American Oaks. Wildlife is plentiful here.
The Villa is spacious, light and very comfortable.
All rooms have large opening French windows.
It remains cool inside even in the heat of the summer.

Around and About
There are lovely forest and riverside walks, beautiful lakes for swimming, fishing and picnicking. Horse riding too! Nearby you can play tennis, hire canoes, pedalos and cycles. Take boat trips on flat bottomed Gabares (barges) down the famous old rivers of the region, the Isle and the Dordogne.

Make time to sample the varied famous wines of the area, and to discover the numerous Chateaux. There are traditional markets for every day of the week to visit, selling local produce and regional specialities.

Play Golf at the historic city of Perigueux, only 35 minutes away, that famous old town of Bergerac is only 30 minutes.

Saint Emilion with its wonderful world renowned wines, Chateaux and medieval buildings is a 40 minute drive, and an absolute must see place. The beautiful historic and bustling city of Bordeaux only an hour away and the Atlantic surf and beaches of Arcachon (another great day out) an hour and a half.

Head east for an hour and you can discover some of the oldest Prehistoric sites in Europe at Lascaux and the surrounding area.
Bordeaux, Perigueux and Sarlat are all easily accessible by train from Montpon or Mussidan if you need a break from driving for a while.

In our village of Saint Laurent des Hommes you will find the Butchers and the Bakers, the Grocers and Newsagents shops, the Hairdressers, the Post Office, the historic Church and our typical French café/bar “L'Embuscade” (The Ambush).

Everyone here lives life at a far slower and relaxed pace than in the UK.
People have time for others, and we like it, we are sure you will too!

Swimming Pool
The pool is private and not shared.
It is 5 by 7 metres with a single depth of 1.4 metres. For your security it is fenced & gated.
Throughout the months of high summer the water temperature is usually between 24°C & 26°C.
Should you wish, the pool can be heated for an extra weekly charge.

A sizeable entrance Hall leads you to the Lounge with two large comfortable sofas, a typical French open fireplace and French windows opening to the front, giving access to the swimming pool and poolside barbeque dining area.

Satellite Digital Widescreen LCD TV, DVD, Hi-fi and a Video player are all here for your enjoyment. We currently have channels from the BBC, ITV, Sky News channels and various radio stations are also available from our satellite system.
You can watch DVD's in full surround sound on the home cinema system!

An archway takes you through to the spacious Dining room with French windows opening to the rear of the property where there is a covered dining area overlooking the pond.

The modern Kitchen accessed either from the Hall or the Dining room, is fully equipped with a Dishwasher, Microwave oven, Gas cooker and Fridge-freezer. There is a central breakfast bar.

Off of the Hall there is a Utility room with a Washing machine, and Ironing equipment etc...

Bedroom One has a solid pine double bed, large fitted wardrobe, a chest of drawers, bedside cabinets and lights, and a remote controlled ceiling fan. French windows open overlooking the pond, oak trees and vineyard.

Bedroom Two has a double bed, large fitted wardrobe, a chest of drawers, bedside tables and lights. French windows open to the front with garden views and many different varieties of trees.

Bedroom Three has bunk beds, drawers and hanging space. French windows open to the front with garden views.

The Bathroom has a separate shower cubicle, a bath and a vanity unit.
The W.C. is separate with a hand-wash basin.

To lighten your load we include all Bed-linen, Towels and Pool Towels, a hairdryer and a picnic coolbox. Sunloungers, boules and assorted indoor games and books are here for you too.

We also provide a welcome pack on arrival consisting of ; Bread, Croissants, Free-range Eggs, Milk, Butter, Bottled Water, Tea, Coffee, Sugar and a bottle of Vin Rouge.


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