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Three beautifully restored houses with two pools.Let together or separately - The Chai

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



The Chai

Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom traditional stone farmhouse with oak beamed ceilings , terracotta tiled floors, mortared stone walls and perigourdine tiled roof. Superbly equipped and beautifully furnished with 12 by 6 metre pool with roman steps, poolhouse with covered terrace and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside

About the property

Fon Du Bourg



Three charming and characterful properties situated in beautiful countryside with capacity for up to 18 people plus up to 2 babies. Situated in the Aquitaine between the Lot et Garonne and Dordogne borders.

Please see listing of the Farmhouse for details of that property.

The Chai has 3 bedrooms, and a sofa bed also.

These luxuriously equipped self-catering holiday properties,renovated to the highest standards and retaining original oak beams, stone walls and tiled floors, are beautifully furnished. Gardens provide space and privacy,

The farmhouse and chai share the 12 x 6 metre swimming pool with Roman steps with it's own large pool house and covered terrace, which enjoys stunning views and sun throughout the day.

The Chai has a covered terrace with area for dining drinks and BBQ.


Superbly situated for touring both the Dordogne and the Bastide towns of the beautiful Lot et Garonne countryside, the property is only a half hour drive from several excellent 18 hole golf courses. There are a wealth of leisure activities in the area including horse riding, canoeing and kayaking, vineyard visits, traditional local markets, karting, water-parks and swimming lakes.

We are situated in the middle of the old Aquitaine and every village and town has something of historical interest . There are many Chateaux and castles within easy travelling distance from us and the countryside is amongst the finest in France.There are many lovely walks , great lanes for cycling, horse riding and golf courses of championship standard within a half hour drive . You may enjoy the bustle of the local markets, all taking place in villages and towns dating back to the 12th century, and there are, of course, a wealth of local restaurants where you can enjoy some superb food. Wine estates are nearby, and we can arrange a wine tasting tour to local vinyards or to saint Emilion, one of the great Bordeaux wines.

More Details

Gary Michelson
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 March, 2018

About Gary Michelson

Gary and Mick bought the property in February 2015, from the previous owners who renovated the properties from 2000 over the next few years. We live in the main house, a converted barn, so are available for help and information if you need, but will completely respect your privacy and enjoyment of your holiday.

We have been carrying out a series of improvements to the properties, including a new pool liner and other upgrades to improve your experience.

Gary Michelson purchased this farmhouse in 2015

Why Gary Michelson chose World

It's intrinsic character, the quality of life and the countryside not to mention the weather!!

What makes this farmhouse unique

Unbelievably peaceful and in the midst of really gorgeous countryside but very near to lots of great places and activities.

Available Rentals

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guests are advised to take out insurance against cancellation


Accommodation and facilities for The Chaiaround the World around the

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • The Chai has 3 bedrooms; one double with en suite, and two twin bed rooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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The Chai
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Top Holiday

  • 5 of 5

What a great holiday!

Fon du Bourg is a fantastic Dordogne farmhouse set over three different but equally charming buildings all with their own pool and fantastic views.

The surrounding countryside has a real Mediterranean feel and we enjoyed walks to near by Lalandusse as well as great drives to other towns near by. We visited a couple of charming markets set in the medieval Bastide towns selling the regions famed black tomatoe!

Our hosts Gary and Mick were brilliant. Treated us to wine on arrival and full taxi service round the local vineyards, we invited them to join us for BBQ's and the euros and the odd dog walk.

I would defiantly recommend a visit!!


  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location for large group holidays

  • 5 of 5

I would echo the comments made by Robert G. We were part of the same group and Fon du Bourg works very well as a holiday destination for large groups. We were a mixture of family and friends and took both the farm house and the Chai. The accommodation is spacious and large. The terraces are great for BBQ's and socialising under a starlit sky and the top pool (ours) perfect for relaxing and lazing in the Sun.

The houses are set in lovely Dordogne country side where you really can get away from it all. Surrounded by charming Bastide towns we were hosted by Gary who took us on a Wine tour of local Chateaux. Monpazier fantastic. Bergerac too. Canoe on the River. Play Boules in the early evening. Tremendous local wines - what's not to like? Great market at Eymet. Highly recommended

John and Bridget

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fon du Bourg Euro's Special

  • 5 of 5

Fon Du Bourg is set in the heart of rural Bergerac with sweeping generous lawns and landscaped vistas.

The venue is stunning, nestled to the south of Bergerac, one can enjoy peace and quiet with brilliant views from the top pool (Fon du Bourg has 3 by the way).

I stayed in the Farmhouse which was well appointed with a comfortable bed, spacious rooms, multiple BBQ's which were ideal for the blistering hot weather we experienced and sky television - perfect for watching the Euro's football on!

Gary our host was extremely welcoming and friendly throughout our stay and has a wonderful dog called Alfie and kitten called Socks who are simply delightful to be around!

I certainly can't complain about the price either which was very competitive.

Overall, I would be very happy to stay there again and would highly recommend to anybody.

Travelling en masse as a group of 12

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
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This owner has not provided a specific location. If you would like more information, please contact the owner.
Nearest Airport
27 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
650 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
27 Kilometres
Bergerac or Tombeboeuf
Nearest Train
23 Kilometres
Bergerac or Marmande
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Junction 5 A62
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
140 Kilometres
Biscarosse/ lacanau
Car: necessary

Romantic and rural the Farmhouse (4bed),Chai (3bed) and Pigeonnier (1bed) at 'Fon du Bourg' are situated on the edge of the small hamlet of Douzains, which is 6 kms from the nearest market town of Castillonnes, and 27 kms from Bergerac and its airport. (Daily flights from Paris, Amsterdam, Southampton, Stansted, Exeter, Liverpool, Leeds,Manchester and Edinburgh with Ryanair, jet2.com and Flybe). The property is surrounded by the beautiful open rolling countryside of the Aquitaine. The larger regional airports of Bordeaux and Toulouse are just one and a half hours drive.

There is a wealth of places to see and things to do including visits to the Chateaux and romantic castles built during the 100 years war, canoeing on the Dordogne, the fabulous local traditional markets, hundreds of vineyards, wonderfully scenic medieval villages, a day trip to the gorgeous white sand beaches of the Atlantic coast, karting, bowling , Aqua parks , leisure lakes and activity centres at the Lac de Gurzon; or just walks, cycle rides or horse riding on any of the country lanes near us.

Other Activities: Horse riding, cycling, aqua parks, karting, vineyards, leisure lakes.