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Two Exceptional Family Gites, each with Private pool and Garden, in Southwest Dordogne

Weekly Rental:From GBP 750 to GBP 2200

Property

Cottages / Gites

Sleeps

14

Single/Double

8 / 3

Bathrooms

5

Pets

Not Allowed

Pool

Yes

Two exceptional family gites, each with private pool and garden, in Villefranche-du-Perigord,12km South of Monpazier - Southwest Dordogne

Set in 80 acres of secluded parkland, a safe and peaceful environment with large mature gardens surrounding the properties on all sides and fantastic views overlooking the countryside. Fruit and nut trees, honeysuckle pergolas, lavender pathways, shaded hammocks… all for you to enjoy and explore.

Whichever of our two family gites you choose, we know you’ll immediately feel at home, and at the same time filled with that delightful sensation of being on holiday – with oodles of space throughout the property and literally acres to explore and enjoy outside. Each gite has its own private, enclosed pool and numerous places to sit or lounge or wander in the gardens.

The properties are approached up a pretty, tree-lined driveway into mature, secluded gardens. All guests have use of the children’s play area, which has swings, slide, trampoline, table tennis, badminton and boules.

La Borie Grande 
Sleeps 8 (plus a cot) 4 Large Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms (One en-suite)

This is a charming property full of character, and beautifully furnished. You have the feel of the 17th century, but all the comfort and convenience of a modern home.

The large, bright living area has a beautiful antique table and chairs – seating eight comfortably – a piano and a dresser. There is an inglenook fireplace, a widescreen TV, DVD player and selection of DVDs, two sofas and two armchairs. The room leads onto a raised terrace, with views over open fields where deer roam.

The kitchen feels like home from home and has all the modern appliances, including an oven, hob, dishwasher and fridge. The French doors open onto the breakfast terrace with undercover seating area.

There is a separate cool laundry room with a washing machine, fridge/freezer, iron, ironing board and plenty of storage space.

The master bedroom has a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom, double wardrobes, dressing table and a fabulous view of the valley and of the raised terrace below.

A further double bedroom with a relaxed French feel about it overlooks the orchard.

There are two bright twin bedrooms with open views of the gardens and the rural beauty beyond. These are served by a separate shower room upstairs and a downstairs bathroom with a corner bath and double wash basins.

Outside, there are three shaded private terraces – one with a pizza oven and BBQ. Under the wisteria arch takes you to the heated 10m x 5m swimming pool with Roman steps and diving board. The area is enclosed and hedged for total privacy and beautifully landscaped with mature plants and shrubs. There are plenty of sun loungers and parasols and a stunning oak pavilion with relaxing furniture when you want to hide from the heat of the day.

Le Châtaignier
Sleeps 6 (plus a cot) 3 Large Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

This stunning French stone barn has been beautifully and lovingly renovated. Original beams and open stonework bring out its charm and character.

The living area has comfortable sofas and chairs, TV with English channels, DVD player and a selection of DVDs. Plus plenty of toys, books and games to keep the kids amused inside and outside.

The French doors lead out onto the back terrace which overlooks the weeping willow trees and shaded hammocks – great place for quiet book reading.

The bright, country-style kitchen has a gas hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. This opens onto the side terrace with a pergola covered in a gorgeous climbing campsis and a built-in BBQ for ‘alfresco’ dining.

The double bedroom has a king size bed, double wardrobes and looks out onto the hazelnut trees which are visited by a family of red squirrels.

The two twin-bedded rooms (cot available), are bright and airy with high ceilings, and look out over the weeping willows and swimming pool.

Upstairs bathroom with bath, washbasin and wc and a separate shower room downstairs with shower, washbasin and wc.

The area around the 10m x 5m swimming pool is fenced, hedged and gated for safety. Here, you’ll find plenty of comfy sun loungers and parasols, plus a lovely oak pavilion to relax inside when you wish to escape from the heat of the day.The large, mature and well-kept gardens are for you to explore, relax in and enjoy.

PHOTOS

Kitchenware Appliances

Cooker/Hob Fridge Freezer Microwave Toaster Kettle Dish Washer High Chair Washing Machine

Fixtures & Equipment

Hairdryer Iron Air Cond Log Fire TV Satellite DVD Player CD Player Internet Access Games Room Table Tennis

External Features

Private Pool - Heated Private Pool - Unheated Pool Barrier/Alarm Fitted Shared Garden Private Garden BBQ Trampoline Swing Sun Loungers : 14 Suitable for Children

Other Interior Facilities

TV/DVD, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave. dvd's, books, games and toys.

Local Attractions

BBQ and Pizza oven, Boules court, badminton area, kids area 80 acres of meadow and woodland.
Canoeing down the Dordogne river, tree parks, Caves, Castles, markets, water park, hot air ballooning ......

Southwest Dordogne – full of wonder, history and fun
If you have yet to discover for yourself the pleasures of southwest Dordogne, you’re in for a treat. No other region of France holds quite the same fascination, particularly for the British.

This undulating landscape wins our hearts with its lush green meadows and vineyards, peppered with chateaux farms and fortified hilltop villages. The Dordogne river lends its own majesty, medieval architecture takes our breath away and prehistoric man reveals his presence.

Sarlat-la-Canéda
This medieval walled town has been the backdrop to many movies and is an outstanding example of 14th century French architecture. The many twisting and cobbled streets will inevitably lead you to a fabulous restaurant, chic boutique or magnificent spot to watch the world go by.

Sarlat’s main square plays host to a huge market for local produce – duck and goose confits and patés, goat and bovine cheeses, breads, walnut cakes, pastries, wines, brandies and aperitifs.

Domme
A magnificent walled medieval hill top village with fantastic views over the Dordogne valley. The spectacular grotto is well worth a visit and immerse yourself in the history of the Knights Templar and their close association with the village.

La Roque Gageac
A spectacular village carved into the cliff. The myriad of cobbled streets quaint shops and restaurants provide a perfect backdrop to a sail down the Dordogne and the perfect place for a refreshment as the sun goes down.

Rocamadour
The village of Rocamadour is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has been an important pilgrimage destination for 1000 years. Today, it remains popular among tourists, who marvel at the medieval buildings hewn into the cliffside.

Les Eyzies
The UNESCO heritage site of Les Eyzies lies in the heart of the Vézère Valley, and can be counted among the area’s many notable prehistoric landmarks. It was near Les Eyzies that Cro-Magnon man (evidence of the some of the earliest homo sapiens) was discovered, along with cave paintings at Font de Gaume.

The town is small, with just 900 inhabitants, yet draws around one million visitors a year – so expect it to be busy!

Lascaux Caves
In 1940, four teenagers discovered paintings on cave walls near the village of Montignac, which archaeologists believe are the oldest ever found, dating back 17,000 years. Although opened to the public in 1948, the Lascaux caves were closed in 1963 as modern pollution took its toll.

Today, Lascaux II and neighbouring Le Thot, provide visitors with a rare glimpse into the world of prehistoric man, with a walk-through replica of the original caves, plus an immersive experience of this truly remarkable story.

For more information see the Lascaux website.

Marqueyssac
A beautiful chateau with exquisite gardens overlooking the Dordogne valley and river. The walks around this magnificent house and its gardens are breathtaking, and to capture the romance try the Thursday evening candle lit, and stroll around and listen to the live romantic music wafting over the valley. Also, around the gardens are activities for children to become involved in and a great maze.

Châteaux of the Dordogne
The Dordogne region has many of the finest castles in France, often in spectacular locations, and frequently surrounded by carefully manicured gardens with far-reaching views over the Périgord countryside. Many of the castles date from the turbulent times of the 12th-14th centuries and the wars between England and France.

Find out more about these and other chateaux on the Guide to Périgord website

The 12th century church
Chateau de Puymartin

Cafes at Pons
Chateau des Milandes

Local vineyard
Chateau de Beynac

View to Echebrune
Chateau de Biron

Castlenaud
One of the most impressive chateau in the region, the Château de Castlenaud stands on a rocky outcrop in the heart of the Périgord Noir. From here, you can enjoy a panoramic view across the Dordogne Valley. Founded in the 12th century, the castle is a perfect example of a medieval fortress.

Things to do in southwest Dordogne :

Cycling
Exploring rural France on a bicycle is certainly the best way to see the pretty villages and catch a glimpse of rural French life.

The Dordogne really excels, with fields of sunflowers that stretch as far as the eye can see, attractive woodland, meandering riverside lanes, and astonishing viewpoints that were made for leisurely picnics.

For information about routes and bike hire, see the Aquitaine Bike website.

Horse riding
If you fancy taking in the Dordogne scenery on horseback, you’ll be pleased to know there are over 1000 km of bridleways to explore.

There are several riding stables in the area which specialise in riding for families, including the Pony Club Arc En Ciel at Le Peyrat, Campagne.

Canoeing
With the abundance of rivers, the Dordogne is blessed with large numbers of companies who provide all the equipment for you to take up this sport or to develop your skills further. All ages are catered for, with great emphasis on safety and using the correct equipment. The rivers are beautiful and what an opportunity to see them from a completely different aspect.


Aquarium and Reptile Centre, Le Buque
Situated approx. 45 minutes away is the town of BUE, which has a fantastic aquarium, with not only fish but anacondas, pythons, caymans and fish to stroke!

Walibi Fun Park, Agen
If you don’t mind a drive of 1½-2 hours, you could give the kids a treat at Walibi Sud-Ouest. This adventure park has 25 attractions, including water rides, rollercoasters and slides, plus a programme of shows throughout the day.

More information and tickets from the Parc Agen website.

Special Rental Conditions

Bed linen, house towels and pool towels gas and electricity included.
Sorry no pets.

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Property Exterior

Private Pool (Heated):
Yes
Private Pool (Unheated):
Yes
Pool Barrier / Alarm Fitted:
Yes
Shared Garden:
Yes
Private Garden:
Yes
BBQ:
Yes
Trampoline:
Yes
Childrens Swing:
Yes
Safe for Children:
Yes

Local Attractions

BBQ and Pizza oven, Boules court, badminton area, kids area 80 acres of meadow and woodland.
Canoeing down the Dordogne river, tree parks, Caves, Castles, markets, water park, hot air ballooning ......

Southwest Dordogne – full of wonder, history and fun
If you have yet to discover for yourself the pleasures of southwest Dordogne, you’re in for a treat. No other region of France holds quite the same fascination, particularly for the British.

This undulating landscape wins our hearts with its lush green meadows and vineyards, peppered with chateaux farms and fortified hilltop villages. The Dordogne river lends its own majesty, medieval architecture takes our breath away and prehistoric man reveals his presence.

Sarlat-la-Canéda
This medieval walled town has been the backdrop to many movies and is an outstanding example of 14th century French architecture. The many twisting and cobbled streets will inevitably lead you to a fabulous restaurant, chic boutique or magnificent spot to watch the world go by.

Sarlat’s main square plays host to a huge market for local produce – duck and goose confits and patés, goat and bovine cheeses, breads, walnut cakes, pastries, wines, brandies and aperitifs.

Domme
A magnificent walled medieval hill top village with fantastic views over the Dordogne valley. The spectacular grotto is well worth a visit and immerse yourself in the history of the Knights Templar and their close association with the village.

La Roque Gageac
A spectacular village carved into the cliff. The myriad of cobbled streets quaint shops and restaurants provide a perfect backdrop to a sail down the Dordogne and the perfect place for a refreshment as the sun goes down.

Rocamadour
The village of Rocamadour is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has been an important pilgrimage destination for 1000 years. Today, it remains popular among tourists, who marvel at the medieval buildings hewn into the cliffside.

Les Eyzies
The UNESCO heritage site of Les Eyzies lies in the heart of the Vézère Valley, and can be counted among the area’s many notable prehistoric landmarks. It was near Les Eyzies that Cro-Magnon man (evidence of the some of the earliest homo sapiens) was discovered, along with cave paintings at Font de Gaume.

The town is small, with just 900 inhabitants, yet draws around one million visitors a year – so expect it to be busy!

Lascaux Caves
In 1940, four teenagers discovered paintings on cave walls near the village of Montignac, which archaeologists believe are the oldest ever found, dating back 17,000 years. Although opened to the public in 1948, the Lascaux caves were closed in 1963 as modern pollution took its toll.

Today, Lascaux II and neighbouring Le Thot, provide visitors with a rare glimpse into the world of prehistoric man, with a walk-through replica of the original caves, plus an immersive experience of this truly remarkable story.

For more information see the Lascaux website.

Marqueyssac
A beautiful chateau with exquisite gardens overlooking the Dordogne valley and river. The walks around this magnificent house and its gardens are breathtaking, and to capture the romance try the Thursday evening candle lit, and stroll around and listen to the live romantic music wafting over the valley. Also, around the gardens are activities for children to become involved in and a great maze.

Châteaux of the Dordogne
The Dordogne region has many of the finest castles in France, often in spectacular locations, and frequently surrounded by carefully manicured gardens with far-reaching views over the Périgord countryside. Many of the castles date from the turbulent times of the 12th-14th centuries and the wars between England and France.

Find out more about these and other chateaux on the Guide to Périgord website

The 12th century church
Chateau de Puymartin

Cafes at Pons
Chateau des Milandes

Local vineyard
Chateau de Beynac

View to Echebrune
Chateau de Biron

Castlenaud
One of the most impressive chateau in the region, the Château de Castlenaud stands on a rocky outcrop in the heart of the Périgord Noir. From here, you can enjoy a panoramic view across the Dordogne Valley. Founded in the 12th century, the castle is a perfect example of a medieval fortress.

Things to do in southwest Dordogne :

Cycling
Exploring rural France on a bicycle is certainly the best way to see the pretty villages and catch a glimpse of rural French life.

The Dordogne really excels, with fields of sunflowers that stretch as far as the eye can see, attractive woodland, meandering riverside lanes, and astonishing viewpoints that were made for leisurely picnics.

For information about routes and bike hire, see the Aquitaine Bike website.

Horse riding
If you fancy taking in the Dordogne scenery on horseback, you’ll be pleased to know there are over 1000 km of bridleways to explore.

There are several riding stables in the area which specialise in riding for families, including the Pony Club Arc En Ciel at Le Peyrat, Campagne.

Canoeing
With the abundance of rivers, the Dordogne is blessed with large numbers of companies who provide all the equipment for you to take up this sport or to develop your skills further. All ages are catered for, with great emphasis on safety and using the correct equipment. The rivers are beautiful and what an opportunity to see them from a completely different aspect.


Aquarium and Reptile Centre, Le Buque
Situated approx. 45 minutes away is the town of BUE, which has a fantastic aquarium, with not only fish but anacondas, pythons, caymans and fish to stroke!

Walibi Fun Park, Agen
If you don’t mind a drive of 1½-2 hours, you could give the kids a treat at Walibi Sud-Ouest. This adventure park has 25 attractions, including water rides, rollercoasters and slides, plus a programme of shows throughout the day.

More information and tickets from the Parc Agen website.

In the area

This Property is situated in Dordogne, Aquitaine

Nearest Airport: Bergerac airport 50 mins

Nearest Station: Villefranche du Perigord

Nearest Ferry:

Nearest Beach:

Nearest Ski Resort:

Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town or village.


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