The Dordogne-Périgord-Bordeaux region of Southwestern France is one of the country’s most distinctive and most diverse. Home to arguably the world’s most famous vintages, historic sites ranging from cave paintings to the numerous châteaux and perched villages lining the countryside, to the city of Bordeaux itself - three times the capital of France.
With its endless opportunities for hiking, cycling, golf and water sports, the region also offers a broad selection of physical activities to challenge even the most dedicated sports enthusiast.
We have just come home from a fabulous week at Maison Metcalf. The accommodation is amazing perfect for families or a group of friends. So much to do if the weather misbehaves (table tennis, table football, darts, dvds, boardgames etc) and beautiful gardens and pool for when the sun is shining! David and Lee could not have been kinder or more helpful making sure our first holiday away with our 1 year old was as stress free as possible.
T. Bird - July 2018
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What you get
To the South are the vineyards of Bordeaux and Saint Emilion, West is Blaye with its formidable citadel and ferry to the Médoc, drive North for a day in Cognac country, Angoulême and the caves of Villars, head East to Périgueux and admire the town's Roman remains and famous Cathedral. South of Perigueux is Bergerac for a day of wine tasting and exploration. Whatever your chosen direction you are guaranteed to stumble upon something exciting to do - not too far from Maison Metcalf.
A large, typically French, Maison de Maitre country house, Maison Metcalf is perfectly positioned as an ideal base from which to explore the breathtaking scenery and diversity of south western France. We are situated in a rural setting, fulfilling that "let's get away from it all" desire, yet we are only a 3 minute drive to the local village.
* spacious lounge * large dining room * big kitchen * 4 comfy bedrooms * 3 bathrooms * 1 g/floor loo * welcome hamper * indoor play area * outdoor play area * private pool fresh, seasonal fruit and veg * fresh eggs * safe outside space * wifi throughout the house * sole rental * karting, mini golf, water slides and more, on our doorstep. Maison Metcalf has all the inside & outside space; the perfect place for that special holiday with a group of friends, and it's ideal for family gatherings too!
A 5 minute walk from us is Le Paradou leisure park with a beach on the lake and lots of fun stuff to do for the kids. Climbing high among the trees, archery and bungee trampoline are equally popular at Saint Aulaye. For something more adult, whizz around on a quad bike or explore the lake on a super fast jet ski. Jump in a canoe on the Dronne or play a quick 9 holes before breakfast. Besides all the activities, many historical sites are scattered throughout this wonderful landscape.