"Les Rosiers", Calès, Périgord

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"Les Rosiers" is set on a hillside overlooking the small quiet village of Calès, high above a great oxbow bend in the River Dordogne.  The main house has been sensitively restored, leaving its massive adze-finished oak beams exposed.   We do not know how old the house is, but its foundations of two-foot-thick masonry are pierced with arrow slits.   The pool deck and three of the four bedrooms look down on the village.  

Begin your day with a leisurely al fresco breakfast on the terrace: croissants, butter and real French coffee.   The sun falls early on the pool and the children will be impatient to swim.   Lunch on the pool deck: barbecue fresh sardines from the market and add a green salad dressed with balsamic vinegar and local hazelnut oil, washed down by a chilled glass of white Bergerac.  Another drowsy afternoon reading beside the pool and watching the acrobatics of the swallows high above the mairie, while the children play safely beside you.  Then a long dinner on the terrace under a chandelier of real candles.   Cook yourself a local menu: pate de foie gras followed by confit of duck with seasonal vegetables and Sarladaise potatoes sauteed in goose fat, finishing with a selection of cheeses from the market, all accompanied by a mature red Bergerac.  Watch the stars come out over a fine liqueur.

Some of the many other things to do on your holiday are described on the Local Attractions page.   The owners live in a self contained property joined to the main building, and will be available to greet you, to offer advice regarding the local amenities and attractions and to help you to settle into your relaxing break in the Dordogne.   They will be on hand each day to take care of routine maintenance as it arises.  The owners may make limited use of the pool, but never while you or your guests are using it.   A complimentary bottle of wine will await you, and a welcome basket of essential groceries can be provided if you anticipate a late arrival.   If you really need to bring your laptop with you, WiFi connections are available.

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Lower floor

  • living/dining room with DVD and video players and TV receiving UK channels, board games, stereo system
  • fully equipped kitchen with 4-burner gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher

 

 

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Lower floor:

  • twin bedroom
  • double bedroom
  • bathroom with toilet, handbasin, bath and shower.
  • hall with local maps and guides and well-stocked bookcase

 

 

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Upper floor

  • double bedroom
  • twin bedroom
  • bathroom with toilet, handbasin and shower.  
  • reading corner with more books

 

 

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Outside

  • enclosed private pool adjacent to house, with loungers and parasols
  • pool deck with dining table, loungers and parasols

 

 

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Outside

  • dining terrace,  loggia and barbecue
  • parking space.

 

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