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Charming House in Secluded Gardens with Large Private Pool Ideal for Families

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Villa in Villamblard, Dordogne, France - Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Walk To Village

La Petite Foret is a spacious comfortable 5 bedroom house. Set in two acres of private enclosed grounds, with mature trees bordered by a stream, leading into woodland. It has a large circular private pool, BBQ and table tennis, making this delightful house an ideal retreat for families wishing to unwind and relax. La Petite Foret nestles in the South West corner of the Perigourd Pourpre, betwixt the towns of Bergerac and Perigueux both of which offer a good selection of restaurants, bars and shops. Bergerac, famous for its wine grapes offers some of the best wines. The local cusiine includes truffles and foie gras and is noted for its rich goose and duck dishes. Named after one of France's longest and most beautiful rivers, the Dordogne is celebrated for its lush woodland, rolling green countryside and fertile valleys, and offers some of the best landscape scenery in France.


Property Manager
Carole
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

• On behalf of all of us, I would like to thank you for letting us stay at your 'Chateau' We loved just lazy days around the pool with the children running in the garden. Had a lovely lunch at the local bar and made friends with 'Gerard'the cat and 'Schewps' the dog. We didn't go out much as we wanted to just relax and your house provided the perfect environment.

• Great house for completely chilling out/ - The facilities were superb, from the extremely comfortable beds to the table tennis, badminton and roller skates.

• Fab house brilliant pool/ garden perfect for croquet, petanque, footbal, frisby, chip'n'put and general messing about in the lovely sunshine.

• Had a very pleasant stay in this 'Chateau' /played ping-pong, badminton and enjoyed the pool - Especially enjoyed the garden, secluded, with sun & shade as you wish.

• We had a lovely stay here, the children enjoyed the garden and the pool so lots of relaxing in the sun - daily crossants and baguettes from the village were a real treat.

Thank you....

• We have had a wonderful stay at La petite foret. Thank you for all the opportunities for organised fun - including table tennis, badminton and roller blades. It was great having our own pool.

The house is lovely and exactly what we were after,

merci!

• Thank you very much. We had a wonderful stay at La Petite Foret, loved the house, garden and pool and the bar in Villamblard! Weather was fab. We certainly do feel relaxed and refreshed.

• Tad & Rieko Japan It was like being in heaven! The house was perfect for us We enjoyed cheese, bread, pate, wine, fruits and vegetables. Thank you for letting us stay in this gorgeous house.

• Kids comments...

I loved staying here and i enjoyed the pool and the garden and I loved playing badminton and playing on the pogo stick but I didn't like bugs! (Heidi 9)

I really enjoyed staying in the amazing house. I played badminton when it was sunny....and we a went in the great pool! Thank you for an incredible time. (Claudia)

(Lloyd 8) says - he has learnt to "bomb" into the pool and has improved his swimming and can now swim 10 metres - he enjoyed the shower a lot!

(Carys 6) says she learnt to swim for the first time and can now swim across the pool - also enjoyed playing hide and seek.

Louis said, Love your pool and beds

Darcy : The house is wonderful we will definitely be back, loved the pool and all the activities, muchley appreciated.

• The villa was lovely, really really good - and just as nice as it looked in the photos! The downstairs kitchen is great, really handy to have it right on the back of the house near the pool and everything. The pool is lovely, as are the grounds."

• La petite foret is really well thought out as a holiday let with the large downstairs dining room/kitchen and the comfortable outdoor living. We found lots of good walks in the forest, and excellent simple restaurants nearby and splashed out at Manzac at the Lion D'Or for our last outing.
Nov 2006
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Villamblard in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with bath,wc,separate shower and vanity unit. En-suite to Bedroom 1 with shower, wc and sink with vanity unit. Cloakroom wc and sink. Lower level shower room. Cloakroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed - door to balcony Bedroom 2 with double bed - door to balcony Bedroom 3 with double bed - double aspect windows Bedroom 4 with double bed Bedroom 5 with 2 x single beds Cot and Highchair available.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The house is centrally heated and therefore suitable for booking out of season. There is an additional charge for fans of £15 per fan per week. Outside: The large secluded garden offers many areas to relax, mature trees offer plenty of shaded areas. A stream runs along the rear of the garden. The circular pool 10metres in diameter is completely private. BBQ, garden furniture, sun loungers, table tennis, badminton, and tennis raquets available. Utility Room: Washing machine and sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are provided (please bring your own pool towels) and are changed weekly. For fortnightly bookings please strip beds and leave for collection by our housekeeper who will supply you with clean linen. Other: On the same level as the living room there is an additional room with games console and various games, dining table and chairs.

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Charming House in Secluded Gardens with Large Private Pool Ideal for Families
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

A picturesque idyll on the banks of the Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

As the large iron gates open onto the drive of La Petite Foret symmetrical firs line your passage into this quintessential French Maison.

Bright white French windows stare out of the beautiful, ivy covered brickwork, conveying the vast amount of light this impeccable home lets in.

I came out here for my 28th birthday with my incredible girlfriend, who arranged it as a surprise, and a few other couples, every one of which looks forward to returning.

On top of the comfort of the house with large double bedrooms, large kitchens and a huge sitting room, highlights include the circular swimming pool, surrounded by the beautiful well maintained and expansive grounds themselves.

The back door patio features a large BBQ where we cooked delicious meals with local produce and herbs picked from the garden. Dinners lasted anywhere between 2-6 hours as sunsets turned to star filled skies with Orion's belt reminding us to loosen our own.

We made a thirty minute drive to a charming piece of river where we rented canoes for the day. We literally watched the world drift by as the sun sparkled off the calm waters. We pulled over for a packed lunch of freshly baked bread and sublime cheese bought from the Villamblard tabac. We washed this down with a glass of crisp white wine we let cool in the waters as we ate.

The numerable activities available in the surrounding area offer the adventure of Asterix and Obelix alongside the calm domesticity of Madeline, as you feel both at home and away at the same time. As I whiled away long summer afternoons, almost getting lost in the large grounds whilst reading poetry and conversing with loved ones, time seemed at a standstill: as if this summer dream would never end - only all to be over far too soon.

I look forward to returning with my family next summer to melt back into the state of calm abandon I felt here and explore everything else this region has to offer.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great time in a nice property

  • 5 of 5

Our two families, with 5 children, have spent a great time in La Petite Forêt. The house is beautiful, the garden and woods incredible, and the pool met all the children's expectations! The villa is very well equipped. The little village of villamblard is adorable and we have discovered the "guinguette" near the lake of Neufont near Vergt, where we have spent a great evening with a band playing and us dancing. I would recommend the place without hesitating.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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5

Lovely week in the Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely house a few weeks ago. Three families (and a dog) with kids from age 6 to 14. The house was clean and spacious and comes with two kitchens, so plenty of cooking equipment etc. The garden is lovely and the pool is huge. We didn't have great weather so we went out a fair bit. Lots of lovely towns and villages to visit and bike around. There is also a table tennis table in the garden which was great. The local tennis courts are literally next door and you can pay as you go or get a weekly pass. The booking and all related admin went smoothly and Carole and Sally (in France) were quick to respond to any queries we had. All in all a great holiday. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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5

Wonderful house , very peaceful ,

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house in a peaceful location . Well maintained large garden is stunning and lovely big pool .

Bedrooms very comparable

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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5

We had a Great Time

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at Lapetite Foret. The garden was fab for the children, but in May the pool was too cold for the adults, although the children didn't think so. The little village is so quaint and friendly, ideal for fresh bread and groceries etc and there is a local bar about 10 mins walk.

So much to do when you want to but brilliant just for lazing around or playing tennis. Thanks so much

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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'A grande time had by all!!

  • 5 of 5

Spent lazy days relaxing around the pool, whilst the enclosed gardens provided the children with adequate space to play badminton, table tennis, boules etc. and heaps of fun exploring.

The house was perfect for us and provided us with all we needed for a great family holiday, a good location for sightseeing and some excellent restaurants nearby.'

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Local Village
Nearest Golf
26 Kilometres
Chateau les Merles Mouleydier
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Mussidan
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Local Village
Nearest Beach
173 Kilometres
Arcachon
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The sandy beach at Arcachon on the west coast is approx. a 2 hour drive.

Travel:

Bergerac Airport is 25 mins by car with regular flights from Flybe & Ryanair.

Bordeaux Airport 1hour by car

8 hours drive from LeHavre

6 hours drive from St Malo

10 hours from Calais

We recommend having or hiring a car.

Distances:

5 minutes walk to the historic village of Villamblard.

15 minutes drive to the market town of Mussidan.

25 minutes drive to Perigeuex.

25 minutes drive to Bergerac.

Further Details:

Only 5 minutes walk to the quiet historic village of Villamblard where you will find, a Boucherie, Charcuterie, Boulangerie/Patisserie, small supermarket, bank, hairdressers, local bars and Tourist Office, located in the ruins of the 12th century Chateau de Barriere. Tennis courts are available within a 2 minute walk. Market in Bergerac on Saturdays.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Villamblard, 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
 
Low Season
9 Sep 2017 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,275
for 7 nights
£1,275
 
 
Mid Season
2 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,575
for 7 nights
£1,575
 
 
High Season
14 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,775
for 7 nights
£1,775
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Bookings are not accepted from persons under 21yrs of age. To secure a booking a non-refundable deposit of 33% of the total cost will be requested when returning the booking form. A further refundable deposit of £250 will be requested to cover damage or breakages at the property.
Balance of payment becomes due not less than 8 weeks prior to your stay.

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday, arrival from 4pm departure at 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
5% discount on bookings of a fortnight or more.
PLEASE NOTE: POOL ONLY AVAILABLE FROM MID SEASON THROUGH HIGH SEASON

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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