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Luxury family friendly19th C. village villa with large pool and superb views



Updated: 02-Oct-2016
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), sleeps 7 comfortably, floor area 250m2

Le Belvedere is a unique combination of 19th c. splendour and modern luxury. Set in the heart of a 14th c Village with all essential amenities, you will be seduced by its breathtaking views and the privacy of its walled Mediterranean garden and terraces planted with Olive trees, palms & lavenders. The south terrace with its 12m pool is a nice sun trap perfect to relax and sunbathe in the quiet. Inside, wooden floors, chandeliers, marble fireplaces, stucco, granite kitchen tops, set the tone for a voluptuous experience made of pure luxury. The former residence of a local Notaire, the house is spacious & arranged over 3 floors. On the ground floor: large entrance hall, sitting room, Kitchen, study and separate dining room. On the first floor: 3 double bedrooms, Family bathroom & separate WC. On the second floor, TV - Drawing room with magnificent views, & a small double bedroom with en-suite. A very special house where every detail participates to a unique experience.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


a charming villa in a sleepy town

  • 5 of 5

our party consisted of two grandparents,two parents, a three year old and a baby.there was something for everybody..the house was really child friendly with cots,toys,books..a boulangerie across the road provided breakfast pastries...the bar in the square was very welcoming..and the lake provided a sandy beach,play area,cafes and a walk/running path surrounding the lake.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, great place, great holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Charming house, exactly as the pictures and description suggest.

The house was clean and well equipped and there was plenty of room for the 6 of us ranging in age from 14 to 81 years old.

The village, although small but has 2 local shops, a friendly bar/restaurant and comes alive on a Friday night.

The nearby lake has a small beach/swimming area, playground for children and kayaks to rent - all free!

Thanks for a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Calm, relaxing and Superb family home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday at your house, very special. With the fete we timed our visit well as this was good to watch and obtain many pictures.

We made a couple of trips into Saint Emilion where we met Jean luc Thunevan and purchased some of his famous bad boy wine.

The farmers market, as you suggested, in Foy le Grande was also very good and interesting and a little purchase of Macaroons from their kept the kids happy.

The area is good to cycle and my morning run down and around the lake set up the day well. Just had to purchase a table tennis table when back in the UK, forgot how competitive that can get!

We would certainly love to visit the area and my wife fell in love with the house.

Our trip back via Bilbao was a little uncomfortable as the bay of Biscay was true to its reputation.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, well presented and charming

  • 5 of 5

5 of us stayed here for a week - 4 adults and a 4 year old. The house was roomy and uncluttered so we felt we had plenty of space. There were lots of books and toys for our 4 year old granddaughter and a great ping pong table for the adults. The pool was just lovely and having enjoyed lovely weather for most of our week, we spent a lot of time in there or enjoying meals on the terrace. The pool is fenced in and also has an alarm. There are spectacular views from the room at the top of the house. We dined twice at the village restaurant L'un des Sens and it was very good but not cheap. Lovely for a treat. The village is very quiet so a car is essential for getting out and about e.g. Bergerac, St Emilion. All in all we had a lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Le Belvedere

  • 4 of 5

We had an absolutely superb time here. We adored the villa; it was so full of character. Customer service was excellent and we had an extremely comfortable stay. Thanks too for the little touches like the roses from the garden and the delicious wine.

The surrounding area is beautiful with so much to see and delicious food and wine to enjoy. We would have no hesitation in recommending the villa and we would certainly love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Does exactly what it says on the tin...

  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculate. Spacious, trendy and by far the best house we have stayed in, when we've been in France (and we've stayed in a few). Ludovic, the owner, is very professional and easy to deal with, which we appreciated. The house is also absolutely perfect for kids.

The only two things we would comment on are;

- Even if it says two showers on the website, there is only one. There are two baths with showers and one proper shower.

- There were several lorries driving past the house in the morning and afternoon every weekday. This made a lot more noise than expected staying in a small village.

In total we had a great holiday. The area is lovely and there is loads to do. We would definately recommend for anyone to stay in this villa!

P.S. you really do need a car to stay at this property.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

A property full of character , in a unique location , a beautiful village and fantastic views

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bordeaux or Bergerac at 35 Miles Nearest Barpub : Vilefranche Village at 100 Metres Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 600 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf de gardegamps - St Emilion (Opening May 2015 at 12 Kilometres Nearest Train : Montpon at 6 Miles Nearest Motorway : Montpon at 7 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Chez Jean et Margot at 100 Metres Nearest Ski : Pyrenees at 270 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lac de Gurcon at 1 Miles Car: recommended

Villefranche de Lonchat is a former English bastide founded in the 13th c. The village is full of character with a few beautiful houses. It is build on the top of a hill and enjoys one of the most interesting view of the region, overlooking over 40 miles of rolling countryside. Down the hill near the village is a lake with a beach and a choice of open air activities (paddling, swimming, horse riding, tennis, etc). The village is ideally located for a historical/ cultural stay in this part of France, with St Emilion, Bergerac, Ste Foy la Grande, Castillon la Bataille, Montaigne nearby. It is also an excellent base for those who would plan a wine tasting trip to France with some of the most prestigious French Chateaux less than 30 mn away. With 2 airports (Bergerac and Bordeaux) less than an hour away, A TGV station in Libourne, and a motorway junction 6 miles away, it is an easy destination to reach.

Other Activities: Beach, Sightseeing , Wine Tasting, chateaux, St Emilion


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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £6

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Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Luxury


  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper
  • Staff


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 230 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • First Floor WC - Toilet
  • Ground Floor WC - Toilet
  • Outside Pool WC - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathrooms at Le Belvedere are brand new and enjoy neutral modernist décors. The Family bathroom has fantastic views over the countryside , and is in shades of White ans grey . The En-suite bathroom on the Second Floor is largely white with a touch of Eau du Nil and Antique earth to match the adjacent bedroom. There are separate WC on the ground and First floor , as well as outside next to the pool , which is very convenient .


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Romantic - 1 Double Bed
  • Louis XV - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Enfants - 2 Single Bed
  • Oeuil de Boeuf - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Each bedroom at Le Belvedere has its own style and has been decorated with the support of a London decorator. All enjoy double exposure, with 2 windows per room & therefore plenty of natural light. Enjoy the lake views and the Toile de Jouy décor in the Romantic bedroom, choose the more formal atmosphere of the Louis Xv bedroom with its marble fireplace, exquisite 18th C furniture, and far reaching views over the village roofs, or prefer the Oueil de Boeuf Bedroom and its modernist antique earth and white shades with coordinated en suite. The choice is yours.


  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

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