The wonderful Dordogne River winds its way along from its source beyond Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne down towards the coast. As you drive along it, at the edge of the pretty hamlet of Montfort you turn sharply up hill and bump your way along a track and through some gates to a clearing in the wood. You have arrived at River View House. Walking into the house and out through the French doors onto the large terrace, you feel the full impact of the 180 degree view down over the rolling countryside and the river meandering its way below you.
There are two terraces; the top, wide stone terrace which runs the full length of the house has a shady dining corner under an old oak tree, directly off the kitchen and dining area. Steps lead down to the lower terrace where a heated pool with roman steps is surrounded by decking and there is another shady area here under a pergola. Plenty of outdoor space with a view for everyone.
Inside, the open plan living room is comfortable and light, furnished with cool linen sofas, rugs and a mélange of rustic and antique furniture. The large kitchen and dining room are through an arch at one end. Here there is also a study/library, shower room and a large double ensuite bedroom which opens onto the terrace. Upstairs there are a further five bedrooms, three with ensuite bathrooms and two sharing a family bathroom.