La Trepinie is a uniquely appointed family residence which carefully preserves the rustic ambience of provincial France. Oak beams, an open hearth fireplace and a large country style kitchen give visitors to this beautiful house a taste of the more pleasurable aspects of country living. An inspired mixture of antique and modern furnishings, family silver and oriental carpets add to its elegant charm. There is a covered terrace with barbecue, a family sized swimming pool in a secluded garden leading to adjacent woods which are also part of the property. It is centrally heated for winter occupation and airconditioned for Summer heat. An idyllic haven of old world charm and contemporary luxury.
A 400 year old stone farmhouse set in its own wooded grounds wonderfully restored, retaining cenuries old oak beams, accessible by a private lockable tarmac drive with parking in a gated and fenced shaded wood which forms part of the property.
La Trepinie is a small rural hamlet 3.5 kilometres from the medieval village of Tocane St Apre in Dordogne Province .. 90 kilometres from Bordeaux .. 12 kilometres from Riberac..
- a large market town - 18 kilometres from Perigueux - the prefecture of the Dordogne - and 1.15 minutes drive from Bergerac - accessible by Ryanair twice daily.
It is accessible by rail :
Eurostar from Waterloo via Lille -Europe - change at Lille-Europe to TGV (Train Grande Vitesse) for Bordeaux - St.Jean. From Bordeaux St.Jean take train to Perigueux.Taxi from Perigueux to La Trepinie - fare Euros 30. Book through Rail Europe - phone 0870 584 8848.
B By ferry:
Brittany Ferries - Portsmouth to Caen P and O - Portsmouth to Le Havre Allow a 6 hour road journey via Le Mans, Tours, Poitiers, Angouleme, Riberac, Tocane St Apre.
The house sleeps 9 people comfortably:
1 twin bedded double room with ensuite bathroom and wc.
1 Double bedded room with en suite bath- room and wc
1 Double bedded room with en suite shower and wc with French door on to breakfast terrace and garden
1 Single bedded room with access to above shower and wc with television.
2 attic single bedrooms are air conditioned and share a w/c shower facility.
There is a large provincial style refectory/kitchen with dining table which accomodates 8 to10 people. It is fitted with dish washer, washing machine, refrigerator, electric oven, gas hob and extractor, stainless steel sink and electric hostess trolley. There is a breakfast terrace leading off the kitchen. There is a large electric clothes tumble dryer in the attic.
The Pool is full size, properly filtered. It has Roman steps for ease of access and is fenced for child safety in accordance with French regulations. It is in a secluded area and very private.
The gardens are extensive and private . They are treed, full of bird-life surrounded by hedges and fences and are very safe for children. They are tended by the caretaker. The adjoining woods are wondrous places for walks and bicycle trips. At the end of the laneway to La Trepinie there is a stream which is a tributary to the Dronne (the main river in the area) which is full of trout
The Reception Area
The very large reception area is divided an open hearth fireplace and television nook