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

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking




Situated between the Lot et Garonne and Dordogne borders, the romantic 'Pigeonnier', renovated to the highest standards, retains its original timbers, stone walls and tiled floors. Luxuriously equipped and beautifully furnished, the Pigeonnier is the perfect holiday rental for couples or a young family. Ideally situated for touring both the Dordogne and the Bastide towns, castles and Chateaux of the stunning local countryside, the property is also only a half hour drive from several good 9 and18 hole golf courses including Chateau Vigiers, Castelnau de Guyenne, Tombeboeuf,Sarlat and Siorac

There are traditional local markets every day of the week many in extraordinarily well preserved medieval villages or you may want to go horse riding, karting, ten pin bowling,or simply enjoy a walk on any of the country lanes.

The Pigeonnier is also perfect for a romantic winter break with it's wood burning stove and full central heating

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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.

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Gary Michelson
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 May, 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 cottage 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 cottage unique

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

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Accommodation and facilities for Pigeonnieraround the World around the

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • one double bed and a sofa bed in the lounge
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private 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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average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
Ely, Cambs, UK

Lovely hideaway in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Great views, quiet, surrounded by sunflower fields and lovely bastide towns, the Pigeonnier does indeed make a wonderful romantic hideaway for a couple. Or you can squeeze in your teenage sons like we did and have a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable family holiday.

Tower bedroom is lovely. The covered patio makes a great living and eating area - beautiful sunsets from there and only a few short steps to the pool. Or back to the kitchen for more food and drink.

Great cycling country too. Castillones is a relaxed and friendly bastide and Monpazier, Eymet and Bergerac within easy reach.

Thanks, Keven, for great hospitality and we hope to be back soon...

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Real Rural France

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect relaxing get away oozing with character, comfort and charm.

A romantic hide away, where we could have stayed for far longer than a week.

Great location, with so many historic towns and markets within short drives.

Kevin the host was incredibly helpful with local tips and anything we needed but also in helping us sort our car issues - he went above and beyond.

We'd definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing Holiday in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks at the Pigeonnier and had a great time.It was perfect for the two of us – comfortable, clean, very well equipped accommodation, a beautiful private pool just for us, peaceful surroundings and very welcoming (but not intrusive) hosts.

When you can drag yourselves away from the terrace and the pool, it is a great area to explore. The nearby Issegeac Sunday Market is a must and there are many more pretty villages and towns to see in the area. If you want to venture further afield, Sarlat and the Marqueyssac Gardens overlooking the Dordogne River are well worth a visit, as are the Water Lily Gardens at Latour-Marliac at Le Temple sur Lot. We also enjoyed visiting the Chateau at Biron. Far too much to do in a fortnight, so we will definitely be back!

Thanks once again for your hospitality Keven.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing holiday

  • 4 of 5

I stayed at the Pigeonnier with my wife and two Children for two sunny weeks in July 2012. The accommodation is as described on the website - comfortable and well equipped.

It is very suitable as family accommodation for 2 adults+2 children. The house stayed remarkably cool during the very hot days (up to 37ºC) and the pool was a good size and was cleaned regularly. There are large lawns to the side of the house that were great for play and sports.

We spend our days relaxing by the pool or touring the beautiful French countryside with it’s pretty villages and historic buildings and gardens. The evenings were spent going for walks on the very quite rural roads, picking wild flowers after which we dined alfresco on the terrace and watched the glorious sunsets, and later the scanned the clear night skies for satellites and shooting stars.

The owners are warm and helpful and although the live nearby next to another holiday rental there is a good feeling of privacy.

There is a horse riding centre near Lougratte (20 mins drive) where English is spoken. We also canoed on the Dordogne (1 hr 30 min drive), it was a fantastic experience - very scenic and easy with the gentle river current.

Overall I would recommend this holiday home for those who want a relaxing 'away from it all' type of holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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un séjour des plus reposants et appréciables

  • 5 of 5

Notre séjour au pigeonnier était excellent.

Tout d'abord les photos correspondent vraiment à l'annonce (équipements, décorations, rien ne manque même pour les enfants ...)

Gary et Mike ont pensé à tout y compris au plateau de bienvenue, et cela fait très plaisir. Ils savent se rendre tout à fait disponibles et sont malgré tout très discrets. Votre intimité sera respectée. La piscine est très agréable et la vue de la terrasse est à couper le souffle à l'heure du coucher de soleil.

Bref nous recommandons cette location et y reviendrons avec joie en famille ou entre amis!

a bientôt ;-)

Sandra, Boris, Margot et Guapa

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Délicieuse location au pays des Bastides

  • 5 of 5

Calme mais à proximité des villages aux marchés conviviaux , tout est prévu dans ce gîte..

Un accueil sincère et sympathique du propriétaire mais respectueux de votre intimité.

Le plus: piscine personnelle à 5 mètres de votre salon.

A conseiller sans modération!!!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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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, 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.