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Comfortable stone 4-bedroom country house

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Country House near Savignac-Ledrier, Dordogne - Peaceful country setting

'Le Verger' is a charming and comfortable old stone house (120 sq.m.), set in its own large gardens with views onto the rolling Dordogne-Perigord countryside. The attic bedrooms feature original beams and stone walls. The front terrace is ideal for sunbathing and barbecues. Nearby horse riding, lake, ideal for walks and bird watching, within reach of the prehistoric wall art of the Lascaux caves, and the famous Dordogne villages (Sarlat, Les Eyzies). 'Le Verger' is situated at the meeting point of three French departments (Dordogne, Correze and Haute Vienne), all fascinatingly different in their landscape, building style, history and gastronomy.

Saturday to Saturday rentals only in July and August.

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david lambert
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2017

About david lambert

David and Michele are both Francophiles and have lived in France a collective 10 years. When not in Cambridge, we run intensive French residential courses in our house, 'Le Verger' (Dordogne) and its converted gite in the grounds, 'La Petite Maison. Both enthusastic teachers, our courses give all our students a massive confidence boost in French at beginner, GCSE and A level French. Our new course : French

for living and holidays.

David is a writer and teaches creative writing. Contact us if you are interested in a Writer's Retreat: space, peace and quiet and time to write that novel or memoire with all home-cooked meals (including wine) and guidance if needed. We cater for all diets. For both French and Writing Retreats, get a group of 4 or more together and get your place discounted....

david lambert purchased this farmhouse in 2004

Why david lambert chose Perigord Vert

Wonderful views. Nature. Rust-coloured brown cows- les Limousines! Peace and quiet. Country walks. Relaxing in a chair under a tree reading a book...

Lots of space for everyone.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We found Le Verger charming, so authentically French, so peaceful and quiet, yet within easy reach of excellent restaurants and shops in unspoilt Perigord villages. Great for walking and unwinding in beautiful countryside. The kids loved boating and water skiing at Rouffiac Lake'. C. Newbury (UK).

'We loved the quiet and the inky black night sky with shooting stars. The house is so French and authentic, a great location for exploring the Dordogne (beautiful Sarlat) without the crowds." J. Henderson (UK)
Feb 2006
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5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

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Charming and peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Le Verger, set in the beautiful French country side, it was so peaceful and charming! The house had so much character, was very clean and well equipped and we enjoyed eating our meals looking out over the wonderful landscape. There were many things to do with-in easy reach, including exploring the near-by towns, restaurants, historic Forge and the Rouffiac Lake. I can't wait to come back, thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful old French farmhouse set amid p

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful old French farmhouse set amid peaceful, rolling hills. Village with bar just 20 minutes walk away and, within 5-10km, numerous villages that time forgot .

The house is furnished with all you might need and decorated tastefully in the old French style, very comfortable. Views at the back of the house are glorious and make a wonderful setting for an al fresco breakfast.

This house sleeps many and is perfect for a family reunion. We enjoyed canoeing on the river, visiting the Lascaux caves, seeing where Josephine Baker founded her rainbow children's home, exploring fabulous ancient towns and simply hanging out together, eating outside and BBQ-ing together.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
13 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes, security Deposit and Cleaning Fee:
There is a 150 euro security deposit payable in cash on arrival. The cleaning fee of 80 euros is taken from this deposit.
(for La Petite Maison prices see property ref FR5702)
25% non-refundable deposit to secure property; 75% balance 8 weeks before stay. Cancellation charges (up to 8 weeks -no cancellation charge). 4-8 weeks -50% refunded. 2-4 weeks - 25% refunded. Less than 2 weeks - no refund. Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday in July and August, flexible the rest of the year. Departures by 11 am. Arrivals from 4pm.
Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds.

Two Cabins (each sleeps 1) rent at £90 per week or part thereof (+10 euros cleaning). Subject to availability. Guests use the bathrooms in the main house.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Saint-Mesmin in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • First floor bathroom with bath/shower over and WC. Attic bathroom with bidet, sink, shower and WC.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8+ (4 Bedrooms) cot available Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 with double bed. (possibility of renting two separate cabins, each sleeps 1)
  • Books
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The property is in its own gardens to the front, side and rear and is located off a very quiet country road, and so safe for children. The house is centrally heated (heaters in attic rooms). Parking for 2 vehicles. For larger parties, Le Verger may be rented with The Piggery, a converted stone gite in the grounds, which sleeps a further 2 /4 (see property ref. FR5702 at www.ownersdirect.co.uk).There are also 2 charming wooden cabins in the grounds ( each sleeps 1) to let separately. Outside: Le Verger has large gardens to the front (entirely enclosed and gated) and side and the back garden is open to the orchard with views onto rolling countryside. In season there are cherry, greengage, nectarine, fig, apple and pear trees as well as fruit bushes. The sunny front terrace is south west facing and has a BBQ, table and chairs and parasol, and swing seat. The back garden also has table and chairs for a choice of dining spots. The converted Piggery in the grounds of Le Verger is available for rent by arrangement (sleeps 2/4) and there are 2 charming cabins to let ( each sleeps 1). Cleaning / Linen : All laundry except towels are provided. There is a laundry charge of 80 euros payable in cash direct to the housekeeper at key handover with the security deposit (150 euros). Please wash up dishes and empty rubbish/ recycling on the last day. Other: All rooms have good views, the second floor bedrooms have original fireplaces while the entirely renovated attic bedrooms and bathroom have oak beams a

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