Villa between St Emilion & Bergerac (Bordeaux vineyards) - amongst Bordeaux vineyards, acres private grounds, family-friendly, nr Chateau Rigaud & Soulac
Luxurygite.com is a chic baby friendly bolthole nr Bordeaux, just 25/30 minutes away from St Emilion/Bergerac & near Chateau Rigaud & Chateau Soulac for wedding guests. 7 bedroom Country House with 3 living rooms combines privacy and space with lots of extra facilities.. Ideal for groups - multi-generational, 2/3 families or just adults & wine enthusiasts. You will have exclusive use of all amenities, inc Spa, WIFI, Xbox, Wii & 2 pools. Le Verger has its own private fenced outdoor heated swimming pool plus small indoor swim spa. Stone terrace with Bordeaux vineyard views and large fenced gardens (several acres) providing plenty of space for alfresco dining. Ideal for a 2/3 family holiday as the property has 3 large living rooms, with seating for everyone, as well as plenty of bathrooms. The local bastide town (on the bank of the Dordogne river) is under 10 minutes drive away with an abundance of restaurants, shops and plenty of street cafes.
Top Traveller Review
Best holiday ever!
About the Owner
We are a family of four, who moved to France in search of 'La vie plus belle'! We set up Le Verger providing the sort of holiday accommodation we always wished we could find (but never did!). Although not perfect (though we try) - we've tried to think of all the little details, hooks where you want them, benches where you can sit whilst the children play, nice hairdryers, a kitchen with all the stuff you'd have at home. Our two boys go to local French schools and our days are spent managing our estate. We also have two golden retrievers and a cat. There is plenty more info about us on our website.
Guestbook comments from the owner
June 2014 (& already booked for 2015)
"We are now home and look back at a very enjoyable holiday! We all loved Le Verger and were delighted to meet you both. The family are all very keen to return next year so thank you for your offer! I shall certainly be speaking positively to other family and friends. Once again thank you so much for providing a wonderfully thought-through holiday home!! We do hope you have a good season.
I know my mum sent you an email but I also wanted to add my thanks. We really did have such a brilliant time. The house was so well set up for a family holiday, especially for the little ones – they had so much fun in the pool, on the trampoline and playing with all the toys. It was all so well laid out so that everyone had their own space and there was lots to keep the little ones amused spread out so well all over the garden. It is also just such an amazing location surrounded by vineyards but with so many things to do nearby – more wine tasting for me next year when Emma will be a bit older and the lakes were great. We are already really looking forward to next year.
“Outstanding house, fab location, wonderful “hosts” “
Le Verger is that rare, and wonderful combination of a gloriously grown-up getaway that is also ideally suited for children. We weren’t travelling with children – but have strongly and heartily recommended it to all of our friends with kids since our return. Mutliple ‘lounges’ with one including a Nintendo Wii, lots of kids toys, DVDs and books plus a swimming pool and extensive grounds make this the perfect place for children to play and relax. The beautiful decor, nice furniture and proximity to the Bordeaux Chateaux makes this a great adult playground.
From the friendly and useful pre-arrival information to the attention to detail in decor, services and information at the house, this ‘gite’ is more boutique hotel than self-catering rent-a-house. I thoroughly recommend Le Verger and advise other Gite owners to take a leaf out of Debbie and Richard’s book for a winning formula.
We’ll definitely be going back. My only hesitation about recommending the house is the potential for booking competition in future – I’d like to keep this one all to myself!
A lovely place, kind hosts, the pool marvellous. This is a wonderful set up with great space for a large multi-generational party.
Wine School of Philadelphia: Thank you so much for your hospitality. It was a great treat to spend time in your lovely home. It truly was a vacation of a lifetime. Thank you for a wonderful week, we had an awesome time. This is a truly beautiiful place.
We felt at home from the start! Facilities first class with plenty for the kids. Many thanks to Richard and Debi for your help leading up to and during our stay. We will be recommending here to friends and are planning a return as we write! Great house, fabulous location and wonderful amenities. The children had a fantastic time, t
5 based on 4 holidaymaker reviews
Best holiday ever!
We are seasoned travellers, so takes quite a lot to actually impress us, but have to say we all absolutely loved the villa. Where to start? We were 3 families with 7 children between us ranging from 3 months to 16. The children absolutely loved it (which made our holiday so much more relaxing) - I happily spent much of the week lounging on the terrace whilst the kids exhausted themselves. Whilst we had planned to do lots of days out, everyone just wanted to stay at the villa, which made life very easy and low cost!! The fact that we didn't have to pack all the usual stuff for the baby made such a difference, too (the place even had blackout blinds)! Oh, forgot to mention the spa. AMAZING. This has a jacuzzi plus a hydro spa - it's basically like an enormous hot tub/mini swimming pool with jets and it lights up! Best bit was the kids weren't allowed in, so was a real escape. The outdoor pool was definitely a hit with everyone. It was really important to us that it was fenced, or I'd have spent the whole holiday worrying about the little ones falling in. It's great, though, that you can see the pool from the terrace. The pool was heated which I loved (such a coward normally getting in)! So, to sum up, would we recommend it? Yes, wholeheartedly - we're already trying to sort out dates to go back.
Wonderful place to stay with lots of children!
We spent a wonderful holiday at Le Verger with 6 adults and 6 young children. The property has lots of space both inside and out, and there were lots of short day trips to do to keep adults and children happy. Most popular things: swimming pool (lovely and warm), spa, trampoline, walnut liquer, very thoughtful hosts, toys & very clean throughout. Thank you for a perfect place to go away with 3 families.
Many apologies Deborah and Richard - finally got round to doing a Review of Le Verger!! Had a late summer stay at Le Verger with our extended family, with grand parents, ourselves and siblings, and a mixture of babies, tots and toddlers - and all had a fantastic time. Le Verger is in a beautiful, private, spot surrounded by vineyards, next door to the local Chateau, with loads of space to roam about. The heated swimming pool was fabulous - we have stayed at a couple of places without this facility, at this time of year in France, and it can start getting a bit chilly in the pool - but not at Le Verger! The accommodation is very spacious, which allowed the grandparents to have a bedroom and lounge in a separate area so were able to have a break from the noisy kids if they needed to. Le Verger has loads to do to keep everyone happy - loads of kids toys, books, games inside, and outside; the pool, table tennis and a huge outside play area, with swings and climbing frame and trampoline - we became boules fanatics! There is a beautiful spa area with a normal jacuzzi and a massive spa which you can swim in - never seen one like it before. We didn't leave Le Verger too much during our stay, but we had a great trip out to a local wine Chateau, which Deborah puts us on to, which was excellent. The girls had a lady visit to do massages, and we had some meals with outside catering - all added up to a fabulous, relaxing holiday, in a really superb location. I can highly recommend a break there.
A Blissful Two Weeks
What a fantastic holiday! A family holiday that had everyone smiling. The property is stunning - huge rooms decorated beautifully. A mix of antiques and mod cons. The attention to detail is lovely - wooden hangers, citronella tea lights, your shopping done for you before you arive. We particularly enjoyed having a meal ready and waiting for us when we got there. There is so much to do! We all loved the pool and having so much space meant the kids were never bored. Evenings were spent playing cricket or rounders in the field and we had many table tennis tournaments. Surrounded by vineyards and sunflowers it was an effort to drag ourselves away during the day! Deborah and Richard were great - very discreet but on hand if needed. A wonderful, luxurious two weeks.
From the Owner
“What is there not to like?! This is the wine capital of the world, with the Dordogne river a few hundred metres away and stunning scenery to match. We love the privacy and tranquility we can offer our guests- yet with all the convenience of local towns being nearby. The property is set in gorgeous well-fenced gardens, with a lovely private swimming pool (also fenced). and a new swim spa (think indoor heated pool with hot tub area!) We can offer complete privacy to our guests. We are on site, but completely unobtrusive. The ease of access from Bordeaux and Bergerac airports is particularly appealing. We have lots of photos/information about the property and local area on our website.”
Activity and Interests
Near Chateau Rigaud (Mouliets et Villemartin) and Chateau Soulac (Juillac) for wedding guests.
Special interest holidays:
Personal fitness training is available by a fully qualified ex-army trainer. Please see website luxurygite.com for full details.
External Catering service available.
Masseuse/reflexologist will visit the property by appointment.
There are several very quiet local sandy 'beaches' to be found nearby at the Lakes (around 15 mins). These have pedalos, fishing, swimming, play areas & restaurants.
The beach at Arcachon is some 130km (around 1 1/2 hours) away where the world famous Dune du Pilat can be found.
Bergerac airport is some 20 miles away (30 mins). Bordeaux 40 miiles (60 mins) and St Malo 390 miles. Use of car is essential.
Limoges, Brive, Toulouse, Angouleme, La Rochelle, Poitiers, Pau all within approx 2 hours. Lots of info on our website about which airline flies into where, from where and on what day !
This region of the Gironde is famed for its wine making, with the historic town of St Emillion being some 25 mins distant. Numerous chateaux are to be found in the area - many open for wine tasting. The area abounds in gently rolling hills, vineyards, sleepy villages and bustling market towns.
The local market town Sainte Foy la Grande 7km. Bergerac 30km, Bordeaux is 60km.
Within 30 mins of
St Emilion – World Renowned and world heritage site. Chateaux, wine tasting and restaurants in a beautiful setting.
Bergerac airport - Home of Cyrano de Bergerac, river trips, restaurants and shopping in the atmospheric old town.
Chateau Vigiers Golf - Championship golf course with daily green fees available. Combined with superb Brasserie and Restaurant with outdoor swimming pool - great for the kids.
Sainte-Foy-La-Grande - beautiful 13th century bastide town 5 minutes away and with all amenities required for your stay (supermarkets, restaurants, cinema, tourist office, post office, and shopping). Has fantastic weekly market.
Canoe Rental – Available at both Pessac-sur-Dordogne and Ste-Foy-la-Grande both with 5-10 minutes.
Fishing - We can arrange a visitors licence for the duration of your stay for fishing on the Dordogne (we are only 1/2km from the banks of the river).
Pitch and Putt - 9 hole course for all the family.
Horse Riding - Hacks and riding lessons available within 10 minutes drive.1/2 day hacks with stop off for wine tasting en route can be arranged.
There are water parks, go kart riding and paintballing available within 1/2 hour's drive.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
27 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£500|
Please either contact us via the enquiry form here, of for the fastest response, please contact us via our own website luxurygite.com - we normally respond within minutes :)
The Security Deposit is £500
25% of rental fee due immediately to secure booking. Full balance required 12 weeks prior to holiday. All prices include (reasonable use) electricity costs, water, logs for wood-burner.
Flexible all year apart from mid July - end August, then Saturday only.
Notes on prices:
Please check our website & send us an email for any current offers.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Simply put, we offer high quality accommodation for the discerning traveller, but at reasonable prices. We are very convenient for all the attractions of Bordeaux, St Emilion, Bergerac and the Dordogne, but have plenty on site to keep everyone happy. Very popular with wedding guests at Chateau Soulac and Chateau Rigaud. We are also particularly popular with multi-generational groups - maybe you are planning a trip with parents, siblings and your/their children, too? Le Verger is perfect for this - plenty of space for the family to unite...with plenty of space to retain some precious me time. We set up Le Verger to offer the type of accommodation we searched for, yet never found. All those thoughtful little details - mirrors by sockets; hooks where you want them etc! For full details please see website or just yell with any questions.”
- chateau / country house
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Ceiling Fans
- Fireplace ...
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- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
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- Parking ...
- Towels Provided ...
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- Wood Stove ...
- Coffee Maker ...
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- Oven ...
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- Refrigerator ...
- Hob ...
- Toaster ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player ...
- Game Room ...
- Games ...
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Stereo ...
- Television ...
- Toys ...
- Video Games ...
- Video Library ...
Pool / Spa
- Heated Pool
- Hot Tub ...
- Indoor Pool
- Private Pool ...
- Private Chef
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- 350 m²
- Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Shared by ground floor bedrooms 1 & 2
- Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite to ground floor bedroom 3
- Shower room 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite to first floor bedroom 4
- Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Ensuite to first floor bedroom 5
- Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Ensuite to first floor bedroom 6
- Shower room 6 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Private (adjacent) shower room with separate WC to bed 7
- 4 ensuite bath/shower rooms. 2 other bath/shower rooms. Total 6 bath/shower rooms. 6 WCs.
- 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Washbasin in room. Cot available
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Twin beds or can be arranged as super king size.
- Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 4 poster king size bed with ensuite shower room
- Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 4 poster king size bed with ensuite shower room
- Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed, Twin beds or can be arranged as super king size. Ensuite
- Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 4 poster king size bed with ensuite bathroom
- Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed, Twin beds or super king size double with private showerroom
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (7 Bedrooms/6 bathrooms) Several cots available. Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor: 1) Bedroom with king size bed. 2) Bedroom with twin beds (or as super king size). These 2 bedrooms share large shower room/WC. 3) Bedroom with 4 poster king size bed with ensuite shower room/WC. First floor: 4) Bedroom with 4 poster king size bed with ensuite shower room/WC. 5) Bedroom with twin beds (or as super king size) with ensuite bathroom/WC. 6) Bedroom with 4 poster king size bed with ensuite bathroom/WC. 7) Bedroom with twin beds (or as super king size) with adjacent private showerroom/WC. All bedrooms with dressing tables, full length mirrors, lots of wardrobe space and proper hairdryers! 4 king size beds. 3 rooms with twin beds (or these can be pushed together to make 3 super king size beds).
- Bicycles ...
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Garden ...
- Barbecue ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- 14 bicycles
- Property comprises: 7 bedrooms 6 bath / shower rooms 3 living rooms Kitchen/diner Dining terrace Large grounds adjoining vineyards Private, fenced, heated swimming pool Private spa (adults only) Included in price: Exclusive use of this country house property & its facilities for up to 14 people* Daily (10h – 22h) use of swim spa & jacuzzi Pool heating (pool open May – September, weather-dependent) Wifi Super-size fluffy towels (even pool towels) All electricity, water & logs for the fires Parking Baby pack so you can travel light Tourist tax Chefs, masseuses, beauticians, bike hire etc etc usually general available to visit the property.