La Mamine

Self catering holiday & vacation rental cottage with private pool

 

"The Dordogne at its best"





 

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La Mamine is a very special place. The building was constructed during the 17th Century and is an excellent example of a typical dwelling of the Périgord Noir. The thick limestone walls give a golden glow and the relatively small windows and doors keep the heat out during the summer and in during the winter. The steeply pitched roof is covered with lauze tiles. These tiles are heavy limestone slabs, hence they need the steeply pitched timberwork roof in order to distribute the weight. The wealthier houses, small towers and dovecotes tended to be constucted with this type of roof. La Mamine is believed to be a hunting lodge associated with Château Losse which is perched on a crag overlooking the Vézère river just a few kilometres away. It is an impressive building and well worth a visit.
From the outside La Mamine looks much the same as it would have done in the 17th Century but inside it has been sympathetically restored to create a spacious comfortable home whilst maintaining some of the original internal features.
A few steps lead up to the front door which opens directly into a large sitting room with a wood burning stove. To the right of this room the main part of the house is effectively split onto three levels. The kitchen/dining room is on the garden level and is well equipped with a washing machine, dryer and dishwasher. Double doors from the kitchen open onto the gravelled terrace with its garden furniture and the private swimming pool is to be found to the right and slightly behind this side of the house. From the kitchen an open plan staircase goes to the first floor where there are two bedrooms each with a double bed. One bedroom has it’s own ensuite shower, basin and WC. There is a bathroom with basin and WC on the landing. A short flight of steeper stairs lead up to the third twin bedded bedroom which is under the roof space.
The small town of Thonac is only 3kms away where there are a couple of restaurants and a small grocery shop. Main shopping is in Montignac, only 7 kms further on. Montignac is a delightful market town on the banks of the Vézère and has a good selection of restaurants, supermarkets, butchers and bakers. There is so much to see in this particular part of the Périgord Noir which is gentle and dramatic by turns as the river winds its way through this lovely valley. La Mamine is the ideal property from which to explore the region and a haven of tranquillity to return to at the end of a satisfying day.

IN BRIEF

Location: THONAC

Accommodation
Sitting room, Kitchen/dining room
3 bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 twin)
2 bath &/or shower rooms, 2 WC.
Features
Private swimming pool (10m x 5m)
Telephone, broadband internet, satellite television/video
CD/radio/cassette
Washing machine, dryer, dishwasher
Electric heating & woodburning stove
Garden furniture, barbecue
Situation
3kms from Thonac (basic shopping & restaurants); 7kms from Montignac (supermarket, banks & restaurants)
Additional Information
Pets not accepted
Heating extra in Low Season
Telephone with detailed billing
Security deposit £200 (E250)

A Dordogne cottage with pool

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