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Accommodations for Dordogne Getaway

 

Accommodation
This is a stationary ride, so you will be staying in the same location during the trip.

Description

Main Building
A large entrance hall/study with a double sofa bed, leads onto the main living room, with open fireplace, satellite TV and two double sofa beds. A dining room that seats 14 with ease. The staircase leads from the living room to the upstairs landing.
Upstairs, there are 4 large double bedrooms (all with en-suite bathrooms): with 2 double and 4 single beds, numerous cots and a crib. 
Downstairs, there are 3 double bedrooms one with 2 twin beds and another with a double and 2 single beds and the last with a double bed. Each room comes with their own shower room and WC on the second floor. 
The occupants can also use another bathroom on the ground floor.

The Wing
It comprises a large living room with open fireplace and 2 double sofa beds. There is a double bedroom (with double bed), a fully fitted and equipped kitchen and a bathroom with a large walk in shower and a private walled garden.

The Pigeonnier
This converted dovecote has a vaulted living room with 2 double sofa beds, an open fireplace and a fully fitted and equipped kitchen. There are 2 double bedrooms (1 double and 2 single beds), a bathroom and a private garden.

Stable Block
There are 3 recently restored double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms

Amenities include a  heated outdoor pool, tennis court, free Wi-FI, a TV (both French and UK satellite), DVD and music center in the living room.  Please help yourself, but be conscious of other people’s choices.  Ask for instruction to use the Satellite TV.
Washers and dryers are free to use in both kitchens. Please help yourself and please clean up as necessary.

Smoking: Please do not smoke in the bedrooms and bathrooms! Otherwise, in the communal areas please feel free to do so, but please first ask your fellow guests - especially at meal time!

Room Occupancy
We do not charge single supplements for solo travelers.

 

Meals
All meals are included in your package except for the dinner on Thursday night.

One of the highlights of your stay will be relaxing in the lounge with a drink after the day's exertions, discussing the day's events, before enjoying a delicious dinner based on regional cuisine such as duck, foie gras, truffles, asparagus... All this prepared by our local cook with fresh ingredients.

 

Continental Breakfasts are served around 8:30 am and typically include croissants, bread, butter and  a selection of jams, muesli, yoghurts, fruit, juices and coffee and tea.
Lunch is either picnic style on the trail or taken at the accommodation, usually between noon and 2pm.
In the evening, aperitifs/drinks are served around 7:30 pm and dinner is served around 8pm.

All dinners are served with the finest local Bergerac wines, red, rose and white, beer and soft drinks in unlimited quantities.

 

Sample Menu

Day

Breakfasts

Picnic lunch

Dinner


Saturday

Yes

Arrive after lunch

Shrimp & Grapefruit salad.
Lamb , provencal tomatoes, green beans
Lemon tart
Coffee/tea 


Sunday

Yes

Pate
Quiche
Salad
Cheese
Fruits
Coffee/tea 

Nicoise salad
Chicken, carrots, potatoes
Chocolate mousse
Coffee/tea 


Monday

Yes

Enchaud
Potato salad
Cheese
Fruits
Coffee/tea 

Turkey & chestnut salad
Grilles pork, spinach, ratatouille
Pineapple cake, ice cream
Coffee/tea 


Tuesday

Yes

Cantaloup
Smoked ham
Nicoise salad
Cheese
Fruits
Coffee/tea 

Salad
Confit de canard, peas with bacon ,potatoes
Fruit salad
Coffee/tea 


Wednesday

Yes

Non riding day
Lunch is not provided

 

 

Non riding day.
Opportunity to try the local restaurants


Thursday

Yes

Tortilla
Tomatoes Avocado
Salad
Cheese
Fruits
Coffee/tea
 

Stuffed tomatoes
Creamy grilled fish
Vegetable Tian
Chocolate cake with English cream
Coffee/tea 


Friday

Yes

Picnic 

Bouches a la reine
Beef stew, potato gratin
Apple tart, ice cream
Coffee/tea 
 

Saturday

Yes

Depart

 


Dietary Restrictions
Vegetarians and special diets can be well catered for at the house as long as we receive sufficient prior warning, so please make sure that these are included on the booking form if this is important to you.

This trip includes some wine with dinner and can accommodate special dietary requests.

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Dordogne Getaway
Tour Code: IT-FR-DOR01
8 days / 7 nights ~$1,900.00
Dates : April to Nov

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2019 10/05 - 10/12 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /10 Expired
A 2019 10/12 - 10/19 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /10 Expired
A 2019 10/19 - 10/26 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /10 Expired
A 2019 10/26 - 11/02 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /10 Expired
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Accommodation
Tack: French trail saddles; snaffle. Saddle...
Horses: Anglo-Arab and Arab crosses
Pace: You should be comfortable, confident a...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Bergerac
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