Holiday home in France
"Holiday Gite, France, Corrèze, Limousin, Troche, l'Ancienne Ecole, accommodating 8 guests”
Ancienne Ecole in the Corrèze
The house is a former school, located at the highest point in the village of Troche, which lies in the hilly landscape of the Corrèze department, close to the Dordogne.
Large 1000m2 private garden
The house has a large private garden (1000 m2) full of old trees, shrubs, box hedges and a lawn to enjoy the glorious sunshine. The old barn has been converted in to a covered area and has plenty of shade during the day and is the ideal place to enjoy the peace and quiet during the evening. Garden furniture (sitting and reclining) is provided for 8 people. During summer there is a swimming pool (4,50 x 1,10) for a refreshing swim.
Providing all comforts
The huge 80 m2 living room is divided into a sitting, dining and kitchen area. With high ceilings the room is light and airy. It also has in-floor heating, a wood-burning stove and ambient lighting. With a 48 '' curved HD flat screen satellite TV with all UK channels, audio system, Apple TV to stream your audio or movies and Wi-Fi internet, being bored inside is nearly impossible. There is also a large wooden dining table to enjoy meals with family and friends.
Luxury Entertainment Space
The attic is converted into a spacious and luxurious 'Entertainment Room'. To offer even more comfort to our guests we have created an ideal place to watch films (by Apple tv of Netflix), listen to music or play a game of table tennis, or perhaps to just get away from it all. Or maybe you can send the kids upstairs to this amazing space, and finally enjoy 'grown up' time in downstairs!
The latest technology
The entertainment room (100 m2) is completely darkened in an instant. On a big screen a powerful overhead HD Projector displays films by Apple TV or Netflix, HD satellite TV (incl. Film1- & family subscription). The powerful surround system will make you believe that you're in a real cinema. There is a hard disk present with more than 100 movies in popular genres. For the more sporty there is table tennis, and two heavy air conditioning units will keep the temperature just right. The downstairs living room and the entertainment room both have AirPort Express to stream to your laptop (e.g. iTunes). Satellite TV with several channels, including Film1- and family plan.
Sleeping in old school style
The first floor has it's characteristic atmosphere of the past preserved and is possibly even accentuated. The four bedrooms are each equipped with comfortable box spring mattresses. The rooms have high windows with views over the garden to the south and the picturesque village, Troche. On arrival the beds are already made up., so your vacation can begin immediately!
The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom area with toilet, washbasin and a large bath. All bedrooms have large closets with suitable hanging space for clothes. Two of the bedrooms have a washbasin. The family bathroom at the first floor's hallway has a large double shower, washbasin and toilet. Also this bathroom has a heated towel rail. There are 5 toilets in total: at the ground floor entry, in the hall, at the end of the first floor corridor and one in each of the two bathrooms.
- No smoking
- Local contact
- Historic building
- Safe for small children
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Pets welcome
- High chair
- Tennis court at the house
- Course room
- With swimming pool
- Heated pool
- Private pool
Ancienne Ecole is situated on the highest hill within the hilly surroundings in the village of Troche. The villa with its majestic garden lies close to the watertower and is just steps away from the village bakery and a cozy restaurant.
A bell-tower on the roof and a statue of Mary in the façade give the villa an authentic and magical appearance. The house is anything but standard and surely has all the comfort you need to relax for a little while.
- Meadows and woodland
- In or near a village
Restaurants, food & wine
Within a 3 minute walking distance from the house, towards the little Village of Troche, a typical French bakery awaits your order.
In Pompadour (5 miles) there are numerous shops and facilities. Besides a supermarket and petrol station there is a pleasant town square with cafes, a castle and an excellent “traiteur”, who can supply ready made food and meals including several of the areas specialties (such as rillettes, truffles, sausages, foie gras etc). With a car everything is within reach.
Among others there are:
Uzerche (10miles) offers canoeing, mini-golf, tennis, swimming pool, cinema and tourist attractions such as mountain biking and archery. There is an 11th century church of St Vigeois (6 miles), a lake with swimming pool (Lac de Pontcharal), fishing, a bicycle route (Treignac) of 20 miles and a large dam lake where you can rent sail boats at Seilhac. At 18 miles there is the Lac de Bournazel where you can enjoy various types of water sport and a beach. Tulle (18 miles) has a cathedral, sports museums and there are various artists villages near it. Limoges (45 miles) is well-known for its porcelain. A town which attracts many tourists is Brive (25 miles) with its colourful architecture and sports. Pompadour (5 miles) is known for its castle, the horse racing and stables. The 15th century village of Rocamadour built on the rocks of Collonges-la-Rouge is also known as the red village, due to the colour of the red sandstone. By car everything is easily accessible!
- Organised activities
- Near hiking trails
- Near ATB trails
- Near riding
- Water sports
The house is an old Catholic girls school with an old chapel in it. For tens of years girls from the area had classes here, run by 3 nuns who lived on the first floor themselves. This all ended late 80's when the last nun left the house and the whole property was put on 'the market'.
Additional price info and offers
- Safety deposit € 100.00
- Cleaning fee (compulsory) € 125.00
- Price bed linen per person (compulsory) € 12.50
Availability of 'Ancienne Ecole'
Aernoud Florijn has last updated the calendar on 18 Feb 2019
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Visitors of Ancienne Ecole evaluate this property in the past 4 years with an average of:
Noordhof & Fritsma from Amstelveen,
We hebben volop kunnen genieten van onze vakantie; een prachtige bestemming, huis voorzien van alle gemakken, heerlijke tuin en een living lounge om jaloers op te worden!
Familie Bollen from -,
Wij hebben een zeer relaxte vakantie gehad. We hebben eigenlijk nauwelijks iets gedaan dit keer. Veel in en om huis gehangen, maar dit geen moment als storend ervaren. In dit huis is het alsof je meer zuurstof kunt opnemen. Net of je beter kunt ademen. Of dit komt door de hoge plafonds en de grote ruimtes weten we niet. Het was in elk geval super
Familie Rens from -,
Wij hadden met onze kinderen van 17, 19 en 21 jaar een heerlijke vakantie in de Ancienne Ecole. Het is een ideaal, comfortabel vakantiehuis, zeker ook voor een gezin met oudere kinderen, als je houdt van rust en het Franse platteland. De living lounge was een groot succes
Familie van der Woude from Amsterdam,
We hebben erg genoten van de mooie plek en het mooie huis. De buitenkeuken was super omdat het erg mooi weer was. We hebben daar dan ook veel gezeten. Het is een mooi huis, goed opgeknapt met luxe maar ook de geschiedenis van het huis is nog goed voelbaar.
Familie Bros from -,
Mooie omgeving, prachtig huis, van alle gemakken voorzien, een echte aanrader voor jong en iets minder jong! Jammer dat we nog maar één week konden boeken."