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Beautiful Farmhouse With Private Pool And Grounds

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

IdeaI for family gatherings, reunions or smaller groups enjoying luxury of space.

The house is in the little hamlet of La Borie, just over the hill from the listed village of Lusignac with its fortified farmhouse, ancient church and pretty restaurant/bar. The house is set in 3 acres of grounds which include a field, orchard and small wood. The scale of the house is impressive and it has all the features you would expect in a 250 year old farmhouse plus all the modern conveniences necessary for a comfortable stay. It's well equipped and the decor is an interesting mix of old and new, paintings by friends and family and objects collected over the years. La Borie is a great location for family gatherings or reunions, as there is plenty to occupy all ages both around the house and in the wider area - wonderful markets and restaurants, historic villages, and canoeing on the river. The Bergerac and Bordeaux vineyards, Dordogne valley including Les Eyzies, and Beynac and the sea are all within striking distance.

But for those who just need to relax, be quiet or enjoy time with the family, the property is spacious enough for even a large group not to feel over-crowded. The pool is big enough for swimming lengths, and there is a shallow section ideal for little ones. The property is arranged over 3 floors. Large farmhouse kitchen and sitting room on the ground floor. The 2 principal bedrooms with ensuites on the first floor, and a further 3 bedrooms and a bathroom on the top floor where there is limited headroom. The pool is large and has a diving board and shallow section. There is a separate table-tennis hanger in the courtyard.

More Details

Mrs Helen Harrison
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Mrs Helen Harrison

I'm Australian and enjoy gardening and taking care of our lovely house.

Mrs Helen Harrison purchased this farmhouse in 1980

Why Mrs Helen Harrison chose Lusignac

We bought the house because it was such a contrast to our tiny terraced house in central spacious and relaxing. Its elegant lines appealed to my architect husband, while its primitive state provided him with a new challenge.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Our young children fell in love with La Borie much space to run around and explore. Twenty years later, they still love it and enjoy bringing their friends along too. I love the big skies, the absence of traffic noise, the bird song and the cicadas.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Here's what a previous guest had to say about her holiday at La Borie.
Feb 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Lusignac in Périgueux

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Renters should leave the house in a clean, tidy condition, and any breakages reported to me.
  • Rubbish, including bottles should be disposed of on departure.
  • No excessive outdoor noise, especially ping-pong after 11pm, when neighbouring houses are occupied.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 have en suite bathrooms with bath and wc There is a third bathroom upstairs, and a toilet on the ground floor.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 3 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 and 2, on the first floor have double beds and optional single bed or cot. The other bedrooms are in the roof space. Bedroom 3 has 2 singles, bedroom 4 has 2 singles or a double suitable for young people, and the dormitory has 4 singles. Please note that I only allow maximum occupancy of 10, due to pressure on other facilities.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The house feels homely and I like to welcome guests with flowers, home cooking or fresh produce from my vegetable garden whenever possible. The garden is at it's loveliest in early summer. Outside: There is a courtyard with paved dining area, raised pond, table-tennis barn, barbecue, lawn and garden. Just beyond, there is a great L-shaped pool. It's big (13m x 6.5m), has a diving board at one end and a shallow section in the short arm of the L which is ideal for little ones learning to swim.There is a large terrace with ample sun-lounges and solar shower. The area is tastefully enclosed. Boule and badminton equipment are provided and there is a field for games. There are lots of wild orchids in the field during June. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and bath towels are provided. The property is thoroughly cleaned between lets, and extra cleaning or changes of bed-linen can be arranged on request. Other: There is a small room across the courtyard which is used as a store-room, and an open hanger with table-tennis and bar-b-que.


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A Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from the most wonderful holiday in an equally wonderful house La Borie. Helen, the owner greated us warmly and had also baked us a cake which was unexpected but so appreciated. The house is absolutely beautiful and large, spacious, tastefully furnished rooms allowed everyone to gather or find a quiet area. The house is exceptionally well equipped and mirrors and sockets perfectly placed for hairdrying, a very important feature!

Fabulous good sized pool with enough loungers for all. We were 8 strong, 2 sets of parents with our 4 grown up children (18-25). We all agreed that this was the best house that we have rented ( and we have been renting lovely houses for many years). Helen, the owner was simply delightful and we would see her from time to time cleaning the pool early morning. Ideally situated for nearby towns of Aubeterre and Bourdeilles and some lovely walks directly from the property too. We would not hesitate from returning to La Borie in the future and think it would be ideal for all age groups.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. So pleased you all enjoyed your stay at La Borie. Hope to see you again sometime.
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perfect, two-family holiday in an idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

We had all looked forward to staying at La Borie just from its location and seeing the lovely pics and the reality was still better and just perfect for two families of five. There's a wonderful secret garden feel and we were surrounded with the best of early summer in the garden Helen quietly keeps looking stunningly natural. The house has a lovely laid-back, stylish vibe with a huge kitchen, spacious bedrooms and a large comfy sitting room we never needed to use. The shady terrace outside the kitchen with roses and jasmine and every possible seating and lazing opportunity was the centre of 'activities' and wonderful for every meal. Early morning swims with the scent of jasmine and lavender were a particular treat and there were endless pingpong, badminton (and tanning) challenges.

La Borie is perfectly positioned for enjoying local life from markets to canoeing and Perigueux is just an hour away. We loved the Lusignac bar. You won't be surprised to read that we are returning this year!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gosh, thank you Chrissy for such a complementary review. So very pleased you enjoyed yourselves at La Borie, and looking forward to seeing you back again.
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Another fantastic holiday at La Borie

  • 5 of 5

This was not our first visit to La Borie and yet again we have enjoyed a wonderful family holiday. The house has such character whilst being both spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is well resourced and the sitting areas both inside and outside comfortably sit 10 people. The garden is beautiful and filled with an array of varied and colourful plants and shrubs whilst the pool is large and cleaned regularly by the owner. Yet again we enjoyed some lovely days out to St Emillion, Brantome and Cognac to name a few - and of course some pleasant evening drinks in Vertaillac.

Thank you Helen - we have treasured memories of a fantastic holiday!

H Hall

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. So pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Fabulous old French Farmhouse.

  • 4 of 5

The house is fabulous,well maintained lots of character and charm, but well equipped too for modern living. Beautiful pool and gardens and an exceptional host .

We had plenty of sunshine so we were able to really enjoy the beautiful countryside and nearby quaint villages. A really good holiday, thank you Helen.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jane. So pleased you enjoyed your stay at La Borie.
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A perfect house for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

La Borie is much more than a holiday house - a real home beautifully decorated, very comfortable and clean and with a spacious, well equipped kitchen which was a pleasure to cook in. We were unlucky with the weather but it really did not matter, the evenings in front of the blazing fire in the kitchen were as memorable as those that we did spend outside in the beautiful garden where there were two spacious seating areas. Helen made us feel really welcome and went out of her way to provide everything we needed from the clear maps she sent to help us find the house to finding out about kayaking for us and even bringing us plenty of extra games and dvd's when the rain came down on our second day. In spite of the weather we really enjoyed the pool in its beautiful setting and the boys enjoyed playing football in the meadow. The gardens are beautiful and we enjoyed exploring and walking through to the lane and up to the small bar in the village. We hired bikes which were delivered and picked up and it was a great way to explore the surrounding countryside and villages. We all hope to go back next summer, there is so much in the area still to see though if the sun shone I don't think we would want to leave the garden and swimming pool! Thank you Helen for a really memorable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments Nel. Unfortunately good weather cannot be guaranteed in May, but, as you mentioned, an evening around the open fire is a treat these days, and the indoor areas spacious and comfortable enough for even a large group not to feel confined.
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Perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful stay at the property. The garden is beautiful and the swimming pool amazing. Inside everything set up for comfortable stay for all - kids loved the hammocks! Thank you Helen for making it so welcoming. I hope that we will be back very soon

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I'm so pleased you enjoyed yourselves, and took advantage of everything the house has to offer. Helen
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Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary


There are several sandy beaches on rivers or lakes nearby with swimming and canoeing Aubeterre and Lake Jemaye.

Ocean beaches such as Arcachon or Cap Ferret are about 2hours by car.


Bergerac and Bordeaux airports are about 1.5 hours by car.

London is a 12 hour drive via the tunnel.

Location. The house is in a pretty hamlet comprising 3 houses. The picturesque village of Lusignac and nearest bar/restaurant is a 1 km walk.

Our nearest shopping is at Verteillac, 5km where there are several restaurants, a boulangerie, bank and a lively monthly brocante where I have bought lots of fun objects for the house.

Riberac, 11km has a popular weekly market and several large supermarkets.

Further Details:

I live nearby and look after the pool. I am available for help when needed.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Lusignac, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early bird
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High summer
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the changeover day.
Arrival time is 4pm and departure 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are for the property per week in UK pounds, however equivalent prices can be paid in euros. Prices outside the main school holiday period are meant as a guide, and may vary depending on the size and nature of the group

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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