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The private pool and sunny terrace

(FLT) Les Tulipiers, Welcoming family friendly holiday home in the Dordogne Périgord France

Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Pets
Upon request
Property ID
FLT
Changeover Day
Saturday
£595 to £2195
Just five minutes walk from the charming market square of Ribérac in the Dordogne with lots of shops, restaurants and cafes, weekly farmers market. Private secure gated heated swimming pool, garden, BBQ. Parking. Wifi. Dog friendly upon request. Ground floor bedroom with shower and wc. Set in the Dordogne, Ribérac South west France. Saturday changeover during the peak season.
£595 to £2195
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  • Local Area
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  • Private 10m x 5m Pool
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Pool security cover
  • Modern fitted kitchen
  • Dog friendly
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor wc
  • Outside dining tables
  • Gardens
  • Table tennis
  • Off-road parking
  • Laundry area
  • Free WiFi
  • BBQ
  • Cot and highchair
  • Stair gate (1)
  • Satellite TV and radio
  • Walk to weekly markets
  • Walk to bars, restaurants, shops

Les Tulipiers is a 4 bedroom 4 bathroom holiday home just five minutes walk from the charming market square of Ribérac in the Dordogne, France. Complete with private heated pool, and garden.

The whole property consists of two maison bourgeoises, built in 1888, which were once the home of Achille Urbain, the professor after whom our street was named.
Les Tulipiers is one of the two houses and is now a well-appointed and stylish retreat offering holiday accommodation. Across the large courtyard sits the other house, with its two Périgord-style towers, where owners Peter and Lesley live.

Les Tulipiers is ideally situated just a few minutes walk from the centre of Riberac, yet in an area which is quiet and green. Many of our guests have commented on how it feels as if we are in the country, surrounded as we are by established trees and gardens.

A complimentary apéritif is offered to Les Tulipiers guests who dine at Le Chabrot, an excellent local restaurant (Full details provided on arrival)

The professor would no doubt be delighted to see what has become of the twin Virginian tulip trees, magnificent Magnolia Grandiflora, yew, box and numerous other species which he nurtured. All are flourishing and look particularly splendid when they are illuminated at night.

In what was once the professor’s orchard, there now lies a secluded 10 x 5 metre heated swimming pool. It has been sited diagonally across the garden so as to allow the maximum benefit from the sun.

Peter and Lesley have restored Les Tulipiers carefully, retaining most of the original features, whilst installing modern plumbing, heating, Wi-Fi, and English speaking British Freesat television. They have created a welcoming environment, set in pretty gardens, where there is always a shady spot in which to read or enjoy a glass of wine.

Living area

The living area is open plan with the lounge, kitchen and the dining table.
A comfortable lounge seating 8. DVD player, TV, CD player, English speaking satellite television. Internet access Wi-Fi.

Fully-equipped kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, fridge-freezer and microwave.

Dining table seating 8 guests.

Central heating for the cooler months.

Laundry room

Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.

Bedrooms

Grenier: Is a large room with double height oak beamed ceiling. King size bed 160 x 200cm. Twin aspect windows with views of the garden and the front courtyard.
En-suite shower room with wc.

The East room: Is a light and airy room with twin beds 2 x 90 x 190cm or large king size bed can be configured as 180 x 190cm. Twin aspect windows with views towards the town and the front courtyard.
En-suite shower room with wc.

The West room: Is a spacious room with a double bed 150 x 200cm. Twin aspect windows with views of the garden and the front courtyard.
En-suite bathroom with wc.

The Studio: Situated on the ground floor, double bed 140 x 190cm. Its own entrance to the front courtyard terrace, twin aspect.
En-suite shower room with a separate wc.

Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided and are included in the price. Hair dryers and fans in each room.

Games room

Table tennis, two single guest beds and a sofa bed, if required.

Baby facilities

A cot, high chair and stair gate can all be supplied on request. The stair gate can be easily moved around to wherever it is required.

Outside and the garden

The owners live opposite Les Tulipiers. They are very discreet and unless you would like some advice or information, they will allow you to enjoy this lovely property and its gardens in peace. There is plenty of room for everyone to enjoy their privacy.

Large mature gardens with sunny seating areas and still plenty of shade under the trees and parasols if your require. Outside table and chairs for 8.

Private off-road parking for up to 3 cars.

Private swimming pool

Private outdoor heated pool with a security cover, sun terrace with loungers and parasols, there is also a handy wc in the pump house.

The pool is open from late Spring to Early Autumn.
Pool heating is included during certain dates. Pool heating can be ordered as an extra during all other dates when the pool is open, charged at £100 per week. Pool heating is always weather dependant.
Please see the ‘Price’ section for specific dates and details.

Dog friendly

We are happy to welcome one dog. We would appreciate it if you did not leave any evidence of your dog’s stay, inside or outside the house.
Dogs are accepted upon request only, £50 per booking.

Local area and what to do

Les Tulipiers has lots to offer being just a short walk away from the restaurants, cafés and shops of Ribérac. In the area there are many activities and places to visit, please click on the ‘Local area’ tab above for more information.

Travel

Airports:

  • Bergerac 60 km
  • Bordeaux 120km
  • Limoges 117km

Train:

  • Angouleme 59km – Eurostar/TGV
  • Mussidan 29km – for the train to/from Bordeaux

Car:

  • Calais 794km
  • Caen 530km

Use of car essential. Car hire quote with the best price guarantee, click here.

Changeover day: Saturday

We are happy to consider alternative days outside of peak season.


Reservation Information:

No booking fee.
A 25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.

A refundable security bond of £250 / €250 cash only is payable on arrival and refunded on your departure subject to a satisfactory inspection.

Please view information about credit card and debit card charges.

Arrival from: 4pm
Departure by: 10am

Included in the price:

Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided and are included in the price.
Central heating if required.
Taxe de séjour of 45 cents per adult per nights and is included in the price.

Additional charges:

Dogs are accepted upon request only, £50 per booking.

Pool opening times and heating information/charges:

2019 Pool is open April 19 – November 1.
Pool heating is included in the price during May 25 – September 27.
Pool heating for all other dates may be available (subject to weather conditions) for an additional charge of £100 per week.

Availability is live and always up to date

The local area and what to do, Ribérac and the Dordogne, France

Les Tulipiers has lots to offer being just a short walk away from the restaurants, cafés and shops of Ribérac. This delightful country town also has tennis courts, a cinema which often shows English-language films and a renowned Friday market, where you can buy antiques, soap, jewellery, delicious local produce, pottery, linen and vintage clothing, – you name it – it’s there. There is also a smaller farmers’ market on Tuesday mornings. The town has medical and dental facilities, pharmacies, bakeries, banks, supermarkets and, if you are thinking of buying a house in the region, there are several estate agents.
Five minutes’ drive takes you to Canoes Ribérac, where you can hire a kayak or canoe for the day or a few hours and explore the river Dronne. Take a picnic lunch and look out for the wildlife.

Riberac hosts many musical events during the summer, ranging from classical Baroque to blues, jazz, rock and folk.

There is good walking in and around Ribérac and for those who love old buildings, a superb circuit of Romanesque churches is on the doorstep. Mushrooms of various types love it here and there are guided outings for those who wish to find and cook with them. The Dordogne has attracted countless artists, professional and less so and one could do no better for a subject than the very attractive view of Ribérac and its churches, from the house itself.

Further afield

Ribérac is well-placed for visits to Bourdeilles and Brantôme, the monolithic church of Aubeterre and the very pretty town of Verteillac – home of night markets, music and good eating places. Périgueux, the region’s capital, is half an hour away by car and well worth a visit so that you can see its cathedral and wander through cobbled streets and squares that would grace any film set. It has a first-class Roman museum, a Wednesday and Saturday market and a museum of the Périgord region, housed in a magnificent building with parking nearby.
The magnificent city of Bordeaux and the unmissable town of St Emilion are about an hour and a half away by car. We can suggest possible wine tours and tastings if you are interested in learning about or buying wine. Whilst on that theme, we are about an hour’s drive from Cognac and Jarnac, where the scent of cognac is in the air.

If you like rummaging around for brocante, you will find plenty of opportunities to do so, perhaps at one of the many vide greniers held throughout the summer in towns and villages nearby. They often include a fishing competition, moules frites and a firework finale. Nearby La Rochebeaucourt includes duck racing in its summer festival. If you wish to view the area from the sky, there are very reasonably-priced flights in small aircraft from the flying club at Périgueux or you could even try hot-air ballooning.

Golf

There are 2 local golf courses.

There is an excellent lake with a man-made beach, two restaurants and pleasant woodland walks and bike trails, just 20 minutes away at La Jemaye.

Gardens – Near and far

Autumn in the Dordogne is usually quite mild and the abundance of deciduous woodland makes for some spectacular colours. Your cuisine could be enhanced by the addition of some local mushrooms or truffles. At this time, one might notice the aroma of wood smoke in the air as people begin to light their log fires and our garden will be carpeted with wild cyclamen.
When spring arrives, our orchard is a riot of cherry, plum, apple, peach and pear blossom, followed by Japanese quince and early peonies. Throughout the year, you are likely to catch a glimpse of our resident red squirrels chasing each other through the trees.

The area has a variety of gardens to visit but our favourite is at Sardy, about an hour’s drive from here. It is an elegant Italianate garden which is beautiful, natural and unpretentious and from which one can take ideas for one’s own garden. If you prefer something more thought-provoking, the Gardens of the Imagination at Terrasson are just over an hour away.

Sandy Beach, Water sports

There is an excellent lake with a man made sandy beach, canoe hire, two restaurants with facilities, pleasant woodland walks and bike trails, just 15km away at Grand Etang de la Jemaye.
Lac Jemaye TripAdvisor link

Cycle hire, Bike hire

The countryside around our properties is popular for cycling, whether it’s just a gentle ride around to explore or, if you are a keen cyclist, a long training ride on fantastic stretches of road to get the blood pumping whilst taking in the fantastic views.
Bring your own bike or bike hire is available, we recommend booking in advance.

The Dordogne bike guide and information Dordogne bike information
Bike hire can be delivered to your door, view prices and book – click here for details.

Bike Hire Direct, cycle hire

We cannot put into words how much we have enjoyed our 2 weeks at Les Tulipiers.
From the lovely welcome hamper and supplies to the magnificent house and pool area, the only thing wrong is that we had to go home.
Thank you so much for your kindness and supple of pies and chocolate cake. The quality of fixture and fittings is second to none and we all said it’s the best equipped holiday home we’ve ever stayed in. We’ll recommend wholeheartedly Les Tulipiers to everyone, thank you to Peter, Lesley & Woody xxx

Middleton, Childs & Forster families. August 2018

A wonderful relaxing week – beautiful house, glorious pool and an entertaining companion in ‘Woody’. We’ll be back!

Di, John & Anne-Marie. August 2018

Wonderful place and fantastic hosts. The children & adults were both over the moon with the pool. The location is superb for visits into the local countryside, with great advice from Lesley (internet supremo). As for Peter well for an Aussie not bad but got a bit wound up about sandpaper – no idea why!! (in-joke)

Richards & Smith families. August 2018

The house was beautiful and everyone (including Woody) were so welcoming. Plus I got to swim everyday!  😃
Liam.

Thanks for a great 3 week stay, really loved the house and the garden. It was a great place to stay to enjoy the Dordogne.
Tracey.

Had a lovely 3 week here! Thanks for being such great hosts. It’s a lovely part of the world. Hopefully to be back someday. Allez Les Bleus!!
Mark.

Thank you for a wonderful holiday and making us feel so at home ini your beautiful home. Lots of very special memories to take back.
Trina

Family from Australia. July 2018

Pete & Lesley – first of all thanks for putting up with our noise and welcoming us a family. We shall be singing your praises to all we know and would return without fail (should you allow!)

Beautiful home and beautiful location.

Best wishes to you both (+ Woody)

Milsom & Bewsher families. July 2018

Great house, Great location, Great hosts, will recommend and hopefully return.

Davorn family. July 2018

A wonderful welcome not only from Peter, Leslie & Woody but the above & beyond food pack & delicious cake. So relaxed, what a beautiful home. One of the best! we have stayed in many holiday homes.
Thank you from us all xx

Melanie, Stephen, Jenny, Bex, Aston, Grace & Phil. June 2018

This was our second visit to Les Tulipiers, and it was as lovely as we remembered from our first visit 3 years ago, if not more so. The house is very comfortable, clean and extremely well-equipped. Lesley and Peter are ideal hosts, generous with their time and advice on local places to eat and visit, but unobtrusive. We had a relaxing enjoyable week and are looking forward to our next visit.

Carol H. June 2018

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
What a find. Home from home.
We were a family of 5 adults and we found everything we needed at the house. It was a very short walk into town to buy provisions. There’s also a friendly vet. We joined the local tennis club for the week. Tried our hand at kayaking. Returning to the house for a swim in the lovely pool. Peter and Lesley were so helpful and great hosts. We will definitely be back

Jackie D. June 2018

Lovely relaxing family time, very comfortable stay, Lesley and Peter were great hosts. Swimming pool was lovely & Woody was a great companion & dustbin!

Price & Davies families. June 2018

Great family re-union. All had a great time. Lovely house & pool. Thank you Lesley, Peter & Woody for being great hosts.

Kiwis felt right at home. Great place to celebrate the BIIIG birthday. Thanks for the bubbly.

Suzanne, Howard and family. September 2017

This was our third visit to our “second home” & we loved it as usual!

Miriam, Victoria, Rebecca, Tim, Eve + Sebby. August 2017

A fabulous week to be remembered by everyone. Thank you for a lovely time and a relaxing holiday.

We had a lovely welcome with lots of helpful tips.

We enjoyed everything and thank you for the toys. We enjoyed our holiday, thank you 🙂 Bye xx

John Janet and the rest of the family. August 2017

A very relaxing week. Lovely house, fantastic pool. Everything is done beautifully. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it to others.

Thank you for the lovely welcome and all the help & tips.

Barnes party. August 2017

We had a wonderful relaxing time in this beautiful house. The pool was refreshing and the countryside incredible.

Thank you so much.

Katherine and Ian. July 2017

Lovely house, lovely location, great hosts and Woody!!

Many thanks.

Tony and Pat. July 2017

A lovely home from home and a very warm welcome. We had a fantastic time.

I love this holiday house. Thank you Woody!!! he always put a smile on my face. (From Jess)

Amazing stay in this fantastic house, beautiful garden / pool and interesting town. Book restaurants in advance if going to those restaurants recommended.

Massive thanks to Lesley and Peter. We’ll visit again!

Zoe, Dave, Edith, Hazel, Jess, Es, Madz. July 2017

A beautiful house, gardens and pool. A lovely place to stay.

Clare and Graham. July 2017

Tres bonne vacances! A lovely property and area. Thank you for all your help and suggestions of places to visit.

Jan and Paul. July 2017

We had a fantastic stay at this beautiful house.

Olaf, Gerd, Sofie, Kristian, Sigrid, Svein and Atle. July 2017

Had a fantastic stay at this beautiful place. A very chilled out holiday by the pool, we hope to visit again and explore this beautiful part of the world.

5*

Steve, Laura, Lucy, Kimberly and Liam. June 2017

It would be difficult to find a more idyllic setting. The villa is superb, the pool wonderful and the hospitality of the owners is unsurpassed. Everything has been done to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible.

Excellent X

Les Ecossaises. June 2017

Tres belle Maison, tres bon weekend. Une accueille tres bien, merci pour tout.

The Bombards. May 2017

Great thought and care has been taken to make this a comfortable and welcoming holiday – from the delicious chocolate cake to the politeness shown by Woody to our little boxer Flossie.

With peter’s help we have enjoyed some lovely riverside walks and visited many picturesque spots.

Thank you very much to peter and Lesley.

Rob, Shirley and Flossie. September 2016

A peaceful oasis where we have had a lovely week together swimming, cooking and laughing!

Barbara, Martin, Jane and Roy. September 2016

Thank you for a fantastic break away, your hospitality was amazing. We loved every bit of our time here. We hope to see you both again soon. (and Woody, we cant forget him)

5* all round.

Ray, Becky and Janet. September 2016

We have had such a fabulous holiday, thank you for your amazing hospitality.

I liked Woody (Tyler)

Tracy, Tim, Tyler and Beau. August 2016

Thank you for amazing hospitality, the house and grounds are beautiful. We really enjoyed staying here and exploring the area. Hopefully we will be back soon.

Sarah, Alistair and Elliot. August 2016

Another fabulous visit, we all loved being back at this special house.

We hope to be back again!

Miriam, Victoria, Rebecca, Tim, Eve and Sebby. August 2016

Lesley and Peter, we have had a lovely relaxing week. The house is beautiful and lived up to our expectations. The pool was a welcome addition.

Thank you for all your advice and help before and during our visit. Including a lift back to the airport. We hope to return in the not too distant future.

Thank you to Woody too for his company (Morgan)

Fantastic holiday would like to visit again (Jean)

Chris, Sonya, Morgan, Elaine, Ken and Jean. August 2016

From the bottom of our hearts we have had the most wonderful few days. Lesley and Peter are the most magnificent hosts. We have all had the best nights sleep we have had for years. The accommodation is 5*. special touches like the welcome pack to the little flower arrangements made us feel very cared for.

The ’40 s’ fancy dress gang will return.

 

Patricia, Maureen, Mike and Carol. August 2016
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