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Stunning house ~ large pool with covered dining terrace, tennis court & gardens

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

6 bed 4 bath, pool & tennis court, sleeps 14 Peaceful countryside location.

La Ronciere is a stunning Country House, situated in a little hamlet just 15 minutes north west of Bergerac and the Dordogne river. The size of the house and grounds make it ideal for family gatherings or celebrations. The house is mostly on one level with reception rooms flowing into one and another, lots of french windows out on to the terraces and garden. There is a well equipped kitchen and all the bedrooms have high quality beds, luxurious Egyptian cotton linen & towels. Outside you can enjoy acres of garden, a private hard tennis court and large 6m x 12m pool with sun loungers, brollies and Egyptian cotton pool towels. The two terraces, the pool house and the garden provide a choice of locations for outdoor dining & BBQ's. Our location is great for exploring the Dordogne river valley, Bergerac wine routes, St Emilion, Bordeaux, the varied countryside and historic bastide is just too much to see in just one visit so hopefully you will wish to visit this lovely area again and of course, stay at La Ronciere!

About Us

Sara FitzGerald
La Ronciere
La Ronciere, Le Cluzeau
24130 Lunas
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Property Manager
Sara FitzGerald
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
1 November, 2017

About Sara FitzGerald

Nick and Sara have been in the hospitality business for over thirty years. Having been based in the UK they are now relocating to France. Their plan is to offer their house for week long rentals to groups of up to 14 guests on a self catering basis. However Catering is offered by separate arrangement for some or all meals.

Sara FitzGerald purchased this chateau / country house in 2017

Why Sara FitzGerald chose Lunas

La Ronciere is set in a stunning location. Peace and quiet but within 15 minutes of the historic city Bergerac. In Le Cluzeau we have absolute quiet and tranquility to ensure a truly peaceful and relaxing stay. Within 15 mins you have all the facilities of Bergerac or Mussidan where there is also the weekly markets.

Great days out........Bordeaux is just over an hours drive with St Emilion around 40 minutes. Going east we have the stunning Dordogne valley with Baynac and Sarlat under an hour & a half. La Ronciere provides a central location to visit many of the famous attractions in this area. Lots of information on days out and local attractions available once you arrive.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

La Ronciere has just been refurbished and has the benefit of a new Astro Turf tennis court along with a newly installed liner for the pool and a revamped pool house which is perfect for lunches and dinners. There is also a new croquet lawn suitable at the moment for amateurs! The house is set in approximately 13 acres of park like garden and woodland and is therefore extremely peaceful.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We stayed at La Ronciere in August 2016 for one week with three families (6 adults, 5 children). There are 5 bedrooms including a loft bedroom that can sleep 4 and which our children loved. The house is in a tranquil setting on large grounds. The owners, Ruth and Kate, live on-site but we never saw them except if we had a question. The house was very clean, nicely decorated and comfortable. My husband's family love cooking and they were all impressed by the well-equipped kitchen with plenty of room for all of us to be pitching in at mealtimes. We ate almost every meal outside, either in the courtyard or at the beaufiful poolhouse table. Two of us would drive to Bergerac (15 minutes) every day or two for supplies from the market or the organic grocery store and then it was a day of relaxing by the pool, tennis, walks around the lovely countryside and playing games in the evenings. There is a DVD player in the winter salon with lots of English movies. We used the summer salon for quiet reading and relaxing while overlooking the large green expanse of the back garden. The Wi-Fi connection is strongest in the winter salon and a bit weaker in the rest of the house because of the thick walls but for us, this was actually a positive as it helped us disconnect from work and focus on enjoying time together. This house is an absolute gem - all the positives of a French holiday with English-speaking hosts who know how to make sure you can relax from the moment you arrive.
Jul 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Lunas in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Twin Basins
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Twin Basins
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Single Basin
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower room with basin and a seperate toilet with basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 185cm x 200cm as a super-king or 2 x 90cm x 200cm twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 153cm x 200cm king size
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 Attic Family Room with screens to divide room. - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 158cm x 200cm. Also 2 x 90cm x 190cm
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Stunning house ~ large pool with covered dining terrace, tennis court & gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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  • 5 of 5

La Ronciere is an extremely attractive, well equipped and comfortable house. It was immaculately clean on arrival and Ruth and Kate were there to meet us. Throughout our stay they were extremely helpful, and on one evening cooked us an absolutely delicious dinner. The pool was great, and it was lovely to be able to play Vicarage Tennis! The court isn't up to much more than that, but it was great fun. The house is in a pretty hamlet, but not far from the main road to Bergerac. It is very private. We were lucky to have wonderful weather throughout our stay, but had we not, boring though it would have been, there is plenty of room in the various reception rooms and plenty of indoor things to do, there being a well stocked library of books and dvds. We had a really lovely time, and cannot recommend it more highly. Many thanks to Ruth and Kate Guilor!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grant, Thank you very much for your kind comments; we hope to see you again sometime in the future. Ruth & Kate
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Location

Nearest Airport
19 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Ginestet
Nearest Ferry
566 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Golf
27 Kilometres
Chateau les Merles
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Bergerac or Mussidan both are the same distance
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A89
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Lunas
Nearest Beach
157 Kilometres
Cap-Ferret
Car: necessary

La Ronciere is situated between two rivers, to the south is the mighty Dordogne and to the north the more gentle flowing L'isle; both offer riverside walks, fishing and canoeing. On the Dordogne you can also take a cruise in a Gabbard, the craft traditionally used for taking barrels of Bergerac wine to the seaport of Bordeaux. It's worth visiting the Maison du Vin in Bergerac or maybe join a local vineyard tour to one of the many Chateau to sample the local wines. A little further afield (45mins drive) lies the UNESCO site of St Emilion, a must see for all wine lovers! Within half an hour to an hour we have many historic 'Bastide' towns and villages so interesting for those that enjoy the history of the 100 years war, many of them also have great markets and the evening food markets are a great way to sample the local produce. This leads us on to the famous Foie Gras and other local delicacies - Goose and Duck are seen on all the local menus and we have a farm restaurant just 5 mins away form the house in the next village. In the summer season we have a abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables and of course the markets are great for soaking up the local atmosphere. The area offers wonderful walks, cycle routes or you can just leisurely drive along the quiet roads. To the east are gorges, castles and gardens to explore; punctuated by a lazy lunch in a local café of course!. For those that like shopping, Bergerac has some quaint cobbled streets with some lovely shops and restaurants and on the outskirts there are a good selection of supermarkets, fuel stations etc There is also a smaller selection of supermarkets at Mussidan. Half an hour to the NE there is the capital of the Dordogne, Perigueux with its Byzantine style cathedral and historical sites. The magnificent city of Bordeaux is only an hour away by train and just about 15 mins longer by car.........There is just too much to see & do in a single visit to this fascinating and beautiful area of South West France!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Lunas, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid Season
31 Mar 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,500
for 7 nights
£4,500
 
 
High Season
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£5,500
for 7 nights
£5,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£3,500
for 7 nights
£3,500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £750

Please note our prices include the local taxe de sejour, a small nightly charge imposed in this area of France to support facilities for tourists.
Please see our terms and conditions for full details of our cancellation policy.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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