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Detached House With A Large Fully Enclosed 'mature' Garden

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Updated: 10-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Detached House 3km from Le Bugue, Dordogne, France - Convenient location 3km from the centre of Le Bugue. WIFI Internet Access.

Approached by wrought iron gates with sweeping gravel driveway beyond, La Gardelle is a detached house set in mature gardens of just under one acre, fully enclosed.The property set on one level has two bedrooms and two shower rooms. Sleeps upto 4 people comfortably, in addition there is a cot. In the garden are two terraces, garden furniture and barbecue. In a very convenient location just 3km from the centre of Le Bugue, an ideal base to explore this beautiful region and its attractions.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Jackie Burrows
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
10 March, 2017

10 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)


Dordogne Out Of Season

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I travelled with our two dogs and had a great time. This property is an excellent base for exploring what the Dordogne has to offer.

The owners David and Jackie met us in town and escorted us to the property. They keep it spotlessly clean and it has everything you need to make your holiday go smoothly. They showed us how to work the central heating (needed in Feb/Mar) SKY and WIFI etc. Note, the wifi is fast and I had no problem watching movies & sport (Netflix) on my laptop through HDMI into tv!

La Bugue is a few minutes away in the car and has everything you would expect from a mid sized town, 3 supermarkets to choose from along with other smaller shops and restaurants. You can walk into town but the scenic route along the river is around 4kn and the direct route is under 3km but no pavements and partly main roads.

The owners live around 10 minutes away and they insisted if we ever needed anything or were unsure we should phone anytime.

Lastly, our dogs really enjoyed the secure garden and the Dordogne. Most places accept well behaved dogs and if you need a vet? It is around 300m away and both reception and the vet speak excellent English. Consultation and tapeworm treatments for both dogs cost us 60 Euros.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate that you have taken the time to write these comments about your holiday at La Gardelle. I am sure it will be helpful for future guests, who are considering renting out of season, thank you.
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Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from an enjoyable six week stay at La Gardelle whilst we were house hunting in the area. The property is situated in a lovely quiet country lane but is only 2 miles from the bustling town of Le Bugue with its many shops and supermarkets and is within easy access of all the main attractions in the area. The house was very clean and comfortable with an extremely well equipped kitchen. Our dog loved the large, fully fenced garden and we particularly enjoyed sitting out on the sunny front terrace looking out over the valley. The owners were very helpful and made sure that we had everything we needed during our stay. Thank you Jackie and Dave for all your help and advice.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, its very much appreciated. We are pleased that staying at our Holiday home was a positive step in your journey to find your French home. We hope you to see you again Jackie and David
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

This is a very peaceful area, so it is a pleasure to sit in the garden and relax. The property has everything you need, including speedy wifi; Le Bugue is a couple of miles away, with plenty of places to eat and a lovely river to walk along. Jackie and Dave look after you very well.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your Holiday and we look forward to seeing you again in 2016!
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Tranquility & Good Location

  • 5 of 5

It was our first visit to the Dordogne. We had a good holiday due to the tranquilty of La Gardelle. Le Bugue has a great weekly market (lovely fresh eggs and mushrooms) and is well located and easy driving distances to surrounding villages/sites, shops and restaurants. Jackie and David were very helpful in settling us into La Gardelle. The house was spotlessly clean and for a self catering holiday had sufficient utensils, gadgets etc a a bit like home away from home athough weather and food is unlike ole Blighty! Thank you Jackie and David for the use of your home which gave us a wonderful start to our holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review about your Holiday at La Gardelle. We appreciate your kind comments and we are glad that you enjoyed it so much. The comfort of our guests is extremely important, whether it is their first visit or returning guests. It was a pleasure to meet you. Jackie & David Burrows
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La meilleure maison

  • 5 of 5

I've seen reviews of this property referring to it as a Gite. This is misleading as it is a single storey house in a quiet residential area. It sits in approx an acre of grounds which are private and secure. It is very comfortable with well equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms, ensuite shower and separate bathroom. There is also a large living/dining area plus a choice of 2 terraces, the front one having lovely views over the valley. We stayed with our 2 dogs who loved the garden especially the shaded areas under the trees which was welcome in the 30 degree plus temperatures whilst we were there.. The house is only about 3 km from Le Bugue, a small market town with good supermarkets and an ample choice of bars and restaurants. It is situated well for exploring the Dordogne and Vezere areas. Our favourite place was Perigueux with good shopping, restaurants and a bit of history. Our dogs particularly loved Limeuil where there is a confluence of the Dordogne and Vezere rivers, great for cooling off. Both of these places were recommended by our hosts Jackie and David who provide excellent customer service. Overall I would recommend this property to anyone with the description perhaps underselling it. We have visited France on many occasions and can quite honestly say this is the best property we've ever stayed in. The only problem with writing this review is that it may make it more difficult to book a return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Thank you for this wonderful review! your comments make our work and committment all worth while. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your Holiday at La Gardelle and we hope you return to Le Bugue again in the future. It was a pleasure to meet you both, we hope to see you again. Jackie and David
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A Gem

  • 5 of 5

Set in a tranquil neighbourhood, offering peace and comfort. We loved the terraces and the spacious garden. We were a couple and it suited our needs perfectly, but I think the garden would have proved a hit with children of whatever age. Plenty of space to get lost in but entirely secure and private. Lovely, large, well equipped kitchen. Plenty of hot water always available for the showers. Comfortable sofas in the lounge and large comfortable double bed or two singles to choose from. Lovely welcome from Jackie and David, who went the extra mile offering help and support when we had a few problems with the car. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris and Ann for your review of La Gardelle. We appreciate your comments and hope that you enjoyed your Holiday. It was very nice to meet you both and we were more than happy to assist you, it was our pleasure. Jackie & David
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 45 Kilometres Nearest Train : Le Bugue at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 1 Kilometres Car: necessary


River beaches 15km, Atlantic coast 2.5 hours.


Bergerac airport is 40 minutes driving distance, Bordeaux is 2 hours. Car rental is available at the airports. Caen/Le Havre ferry ports are approx 8 hours by car.


Le Bugue 3km, Les Eyzies 5km, Bergerac 30km, Perigueux 32km, Sarlat 28km, Beynac 12km.

Further Details:

Le Bugue has 4 supermarkets, banks, restaurants, bars, post office, chemists and Doctors surgery (with English speaking doctor). Tuesday is market day in Le Bugue with a large selection of stalls to browse around. During the summer months several villages (including Le Bugue) hold night markets, with food and entertainment. We provide details of places of interest, restaurants and sporting activities in the area.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
low season
18 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
mid season
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Very high season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be done by email, confirmed as soon as deposit is received, full payment is due 6 weeks before the holiday starts. A cleaning fee of 50 euros is due on arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is changeover, with departure before 10am and arrival after 4pm.

Notes on prices:
Prices are based on renting the property Saturday to Saturday on a weekly basis. Out of season we can be more flexible. The house can be rented during November through to March on a monthly basis, please contact us for further details. The weekly price for this period is £350, which includes bedlinen etc. Internet, fuel and electricity costs.

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Updated: 10-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • river
  • village


  • caves
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower and basin to bedroom 1. Bathroom with shower, basin and toilet. Separate toilet.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps upto 4 people (2 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with Euro-king size bed (160x200) and en-suite shower and basin. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds (+ Cot).


  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Pets are only accepted in the property with the consent of the owner. Smokers are kindly requested not to do so in the property, thank you. Baby-sitting service available. Outside: Garden furniture, including loungers, barbecue. Two terraces, the front having a sunny aspect and views of the valley. The large stone rear terrace is excellent for dining in the evening. With steps leading to large lawned area with mature fruit trees. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedlinen are provided and will be changed weekly.

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