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3990€: 5BR for July/August- Walk to the restaurants/pubs- Concierge & Tours



Updated: 21-May-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Manor House in Beaumont du Périgord, near Bergerac, Aquitaine Dordogne, France -

***SPECIAL OFFERS for 2017 (Only available on our own website,easily found online)***

Special Rate for Under-Occupancy outside the High Season


ONLINE BOOKING and ONLINE PAYMENT are only available through our own site: wwww.mydordogneselfcatering.com


8 Reasons to choose to stay at L'Ancienne Ecole:


- You speak and book directly with the owner, Isabelle (Mobile : 0033 670537161)

- Book with confidence: Easily found online, Virtual Tour and testimonial video & reviews available on own our website : www.mydordogneselfcatering.com

- No car required, close to local shops and amenities.

- 20 minutes from Bergerac Airport

- Family Friendly Private pool and secluded, sunny terraces with BBQ

- Fully equipped with fast & free Wi-Fi

- Private and secured parking

- Concierge Services and Gourmet Tours by Taxi

(sample wine, beer, truffle "Black Diamond", saffron "The Red Gold", Goat cheese.. with english speaking guide on site), private airport transfer, (by taxi or mini-bus), restaurants and boat trips reservations, emergency doctors appointments (dentistl and GP).groceries when you arrive,

- NEW for 2017: Flexible ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE DATES even during the High Season

Prices listed here or on our website DO NOT include extra services (ie: Gourmet Tours by Taxi).

CHECK IN: from 5pm

CHECK OUT: by 10am

Flexible changeover

NEW: "Early Bird Special" (Early Check In), "The Late Late Show (for those who can't get enough of the place!) and "Drop and Go" (Drop off your bags at l'Ancienne Ecole)

Please contact us in advance to discuss availability and cost

When you fly into Bergerac, it takes only 20 minutes to drive from there to this very beautiful and secure house, yet a stone's throw away from the centre of the pretty little village of Beaumont du Perigord. The village is close enough to be really convenient but just the right distance away to not feel like you're right in the middle of it. The handful of little patisseries, butchers, restaurants and cafe/bars situated around the village square are perfect to pick up groceries from or to relax outside of. A slightly larger supermarket is just a five minute drive up the road. The house itself offered plenty of space, so you never feel like you are under one another's feet. The interior decor is clean and modern, ideal if you were staying out of season or had a rainy day inside. The pool area is gorgeous, peaceful and a great sun trap. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and perfect for long walks or runs.

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About the Owner

Isabelle Shannon (mydordogneselfcatering.com)
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish, mydordogneselfcatering.com
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Good markets on Sat and Tues am and a mix of useful shops.Supermarket about a mile away on the road of Monpazier. Very pleasant walks around the village
Sep 2011
  • 1 of 4

Guestbook comments from the owner

Good markets on Sat and Tues am and a mix of useful shops.Supermarket about a mile away on the road of Monpazier. Very pleasant walks around the village
Sep 2011
  • 1 of 4

1 Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


A special place, lovingly tended by special people

  • 5 of 5

It started with the water lilies. They are a favourite flower in our family. Then the dragonflies and their blue gossamer wings. Breathtaking. And that was before we even entered the front door of L’Ancienne Ecole.

Once inside, we knew we were in a home, not a house. A place that someone – in this case, Isabelle, Paul and Amelia – had invested with skill and sensibility, charm and love. Their personal touch was evident in every room, in every corner. They wove their respect for the environment throughout – the washing machine bio-ball, the salt-water pool, the micro-fibre pool towels.

Over the next 10 days, our family explored every part of L’Anciene Ecole. We enjoyed morning coffee by the goldfish ponds, played board games in the dining room’s midday coolness, had our aperitif on the shady side patio and laid our evening feast in the outdoor dining area. We perfected our tans by poolside and counted the different varieties of fruit trees in the back garden. We slept with windows open to enjoy the freshness of night. At times, we would stroke the wood of the ancient staircase, its smoothness divulging years of use. Paul even shared with us a bit of the school’s history, opening the under-house garage to reveal the mammoth beams and wall paint of the original four-room edifice.

L’Ancienne Ecole’s location in Beaumont-du-Perigord could not have been handier for a family whose ages span 11 to 84 years. With only a five minute walk to the main square, we visited every market day, all the shops and each night-time event, knowing that it was easy if one or another wanted to retire early while the rest stayed to celebrate. A particular favourite was the quincaillerie, which seems to stock everything in the world (apart from espadrilles).

Being in such a central bastide town made trips further afield so simple. Between canoeing, chateau hopping, wine tasting or simply walking the surrounding countryside’s well-signposted paths, we had as little or as much activity as we wished.

All of this was made possible thanks to the hospitality and warmth of Isabelle, Paul and Amelia, the latter who arranged bouquets of garden flowers throughout the house for our arrival. They made us feel very welcome, so much so that we have booked a longer stay at L’Ancienne Ecole for next year. It cannot come soon enough for us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A truly lovely family and a pleasure to have you as guests. We fell for you, hook, line and sinker! And you're right, there are lots of activities in the village of Beaumont du Périgord : horse riding, tennis, fishing, cycling (you can rent bikes), walking, art galleries, brocantes, markets (special mention for the night market on mondays during the summer where you can taste local food and listen to live music).... . Every day, you will find something of interest to do around this small but busy "bastide" (fortified village). Our daughter, Amelia, likes to pitch in too. For a seven y old, she happily likes to make some bouquets of garden flowers around the house. Thank you for being such brillant guests! We can't wait to see you all again next year! PS: Amelia can't wait to meet up with Meredith again!
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 34 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at the square at 20 Metres Nearest Golf : Mouleydier Chateau des Merles at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lalinde at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : next door : Hostellerie St Front at 20 Metres Car: recommended

Fancy discovering the treasures of the Dordogne area : Bergerac (How has never heard of Cyrano de Bergerac?), Les Eyzies.... also famous for its wine (Pecharmant, Bergerac, Monbazillac...), food (foie gras...).... or simply go on canoeing trip on the Dordogne river ...there will be something for everybody !

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Middle Season
1 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
15 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Middle Season
1 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
April May 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
July 2018 : Before 14th
1 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 2018: After 14th & August
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £842.19

Changeover on Saturday. Departure by 10 am. Arrival from 5 pm
Flexible (changeover day and flexible lenght of stay) ! So if you're interested, please contact us directly!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 21-May-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Historic


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Steam Shower

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 200 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 4 - Bath with Shower


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed


  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • smoking allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Special Offers

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot