As you pass through the gates down the tree-lined drive, you will glimpse through the trees on the right the tennis court and swimming pool with the beautiful 18th century manor house ahead. Lovingly restored over the last 20 years to its former glory it is now a warm, friendly and elegant home comfortably set in its own private grounds extending to over 7 acres
Aside from the pool, tennis court and stables, the grounds also feature a very picturesque pigeonnier, and behind the house is a large meadow garden, a small fishing/boating lake, some lovely mature trees, all bounded by a delightful trout stream. From the house one can enjoy beautiful views over woodlands and fields.
Although le Bourdil Blanc is a private house we encourage all guests to treat it as his or her own. Guests quickly settle in to a 'house party' mode, relaxing around the log fire with a glass of wine and enjoying each other's conversation.
The heated swimming pool (12m x 6m) surrounded by ample space for sunbathing is open from dawn till dusk.
For the energetic, the full size all-weather tennis court is the ideal place to build up a thirst, release a little pre-holiday stress, or relax after a day’s study. There is also a table tennis table for equally competitive tournaments.
You could try your hand at catching one of the fat carp in the lake or simply watch them from our rowing boat.
Totally relaxing, the hammock is available on a strictly first come first sleep basis.
A large entrance hall/study leads into the dining room to the left which seats 14 with ease, and out onto the terrace overlooking the lake, perfect for evening drinks.
There is a modern fully fitted and equipped kitchen complete with dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer, and during French language immersion weeks, a cook! There are also a washing machine and separate dryer on the ground floor available for guests.
Leading off to the right from the hall is the marvellously spacious living room, with open fireplace, satellite widescreen plasma TV and iPod dock.
From the living room, the staircase leads to the first floor landing where there are 4 large double bedrooms: with 4 double and 2 single beds, and 4 en-suite bathrooms.
There are also three air-conditioned double bedrooms, with en-suite shower rooms with WCs, on the second floor . These rooms are full of character but the beams are low so they tend to suit shorter people.
This self contained ground floor appartment has a spacious living room with open
fireplace and 2 double sofa beds, a double bedroom (double bed) with lovely views into the garden, a bathroom and WC, a fully fitted and equipped kitchen and a private walled garden.It is ideal for people not wanting to use the stairs
(a converted dovecote, a familiar
sight in this part of France) , and another self contained ground floor unit which comprises:
A vaulted living room with 2 double sofa beds, an open fireplace, a fully fitted and equipped kitchen, two double bedrooms (2 double beds) sharing a bathroom and WC , so it is ideal for friends sharing who perhaps want a bit of privacy or distance from the main house. It has a small private garden and private entrance out into the main gardens and lawns down to the lake with lovely views
The stable rooms
We have recently restored three more double rooms ( each with a double bed) in the stable block just 40m across from the main house They have wonderful new ensuite shower rooms and lovely views of the gardens.