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Beautiful Farmhouse With Private Pool And Grounds



Updated: 21-Sep-2016
Ideal for family gatherings, reunions or smaller groups enjoying the 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 shallo section. There is a separate table-tennis hanger on the courtyard.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

I'm Australian and enjoy gardening.

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Speaks English, French

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Here's what a previous guest had to say about her holiday at La Borie.
Feb 2007
  • 1 of 1

7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


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: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Jul 26, 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: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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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glorious holiday at la borie

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for more from la Borie or its owner Helen. La Borie was tranquil, comfortable, and had everything you would need for a family holiday. The kitchen was so well equipped, it was amazing, the bedrooms were spacious, and beds comfy. Everywhere was decorated beautifully & furnished thoughtfully. There was so much space throughout the house and gardens that even as a large family you would be able to find a quiet spot for some peace. The pool had a great shallow area for the toddlers, the garden was great for exploring. We will be returning next year without a doubt! Thank you Helen!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great! So pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Family reunion in May

  • 5 of 5

I think I can speak for all 11 of us in saying we had a wonderful holiday at La Borie once again. I'd never been so early in the year before (in May), but we still used the pool every single day. The advantage of coming a little earlier this year was seeing your garden in full glory and the Dordogne before being 'bleached' by the sun - and we really enjoyed burning logs on the huge open fire in the kitchen every late evening (it's normally too warm for this!). Everything was just right, Helen, as usual (and beds even more comfortable than last time)! I always enjoy the mixture of authentic farmhouse and stylish chic design of La Borie. And it was as peaceful and relaxing as ever - batteries are recharged!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Richard. It was great having you, and your extended family, here at La Borie. And so nice that everyone, adults, teenagers and little ones all enjoyed themselves. Helen
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From the Owner

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

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Lusignac at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Angouleme at 50 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lusignac at 1 Kilometres Car: necessary


There are several sandy beaches on rivers or lakes nearby with swimming and canoeing facilities.eg. 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 12 hours drive via the tunnel.

Caen is about 6 hours drive.


Lusignac village is 1km.

Nearest shopping is at Verteillac, 5km.

Riberac market and large supermarkets are 11km.

Further Details:

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


Rental rates

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

This may vary depending on when the booking is made, but in general I ask for £500 initially, with the remainder payable 1 month before arrival. A smaller deposit may be required for 1 week bookings out of season.

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From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic


  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural


  • 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
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • 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 - 4 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.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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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