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Romantic French farmhouse, pool, views.



Updated: 29-Nov-2016
3 bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 triple), use of pool, private terrace and balcony.

This large, romantic farmhouse instantly warms you with its very personal charm. It was built around 1400 out of blocks of white chalk stone. The hamlet of La Roussie is part of Lusignac, one of a chain of medieval villages in the Perigord. There are many places of interest to visit nearby, as well as horse riding stables, golf courses, canoe renting places. What first strikes when you enter the garden is the enormous space and lovely view over the pool and the soft rolling hills. There are bountiful fruit and nut trees to pick from as well as a vegetable garden, and several places to sunbathe, dine and play.

The farm is split in two, one half for the owners, the other for holiday makers. The set up is such that each has their own space to lounge in the garden, their own parking space, their own terrace. You can be assured that you have ample space to be outside in absolute privacy.

Description of the rooms/area's:

First floor: ± 90m2, balcony with entrance, dining area, modern kitchen with all appliances, huge living room with 3 three-seater-couches, wood burner and high ceiling, large bedroom with double bed, large bathroom with washing machine and dryer. It all makes for a lovely, light, airy space with wonderful views all round.

Ground floor: Separate entrance, room of 30 m2 with double bed, very large bathroom, glass doors opening directly to the garden, stunning views and access to private terrace.

Garden: The garden cottage is ideal for children. It is a small, stand alone house some 5 meters from you front door, has a private terrace, wonderful views and is very cosy. It has a double and a single bed.

More Details
  • Sleeps 13
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Dear Reader,

My wife and I bought this property in 2004 after gaining experience in The Netherlands and Portugal in buying and decorating houses for rent. My wife specialises in photography and interior design, while I am now retired but used to run an advertising agency.

Many years were spent renovating the house, which was first a holiday home. But, upon retiring we moved to France in 2014 and now benefit from this lovely spot all year round.

We both enjoy sharing this little paradise and making our guests feel at home. To ensure your comfort we filled the house and garden with ample and luxurious furniture and appliances. We would like you to experience a home away from home.

The farm is split in such a way that there is enough space and privacy for both us and our guests.

We feel sure that you shall have a wonderful and relaxing holiday on this extraordinary location, and look forward to welcoming you.

With kind regards,

Cees and Bertilla

Call Owner
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a lovely house. We are immediately booking for the second year round. Such a relaxing and quite place. And still plenty of things to see and do! There is so much space that we easily shared the house with our friends. The big barbecue came in handy. (Pete and Shirley).

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Roussie. The house is so romantic and the children had a ball when they found all the toys in the garden. We came back truly rested. (Freddie and Jolanda).

I rented this house as a holiday home to stay with all my girl friends. We had all the space and comfort one could ask for. And what a marvellous kitchen. We made spectacular tribal meals. Any appliance you could dream of was there. (Andrea)

I was especially impressed with how well the both house and garden were furnished and had never seen this before at any rental house. We stayed in the house with two families with children. It was the perfect holiday for everyone. We are sure to book again. (Eleanor Woods)
Nov 2009
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Magnificently renovate romantic farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

None at all did the owners of this very well renovated medieval farmhouse exaggerate the situation, spectacular views, condition of their premises or their hospitality and knowledge of the many things to see and do in the nearby environs. They succceeded in retainting original features of the farmhouse and outbuildings and brought in a very lovely, romantic, personal touch. This is one of those places you dream of and do not suspect to find in a rented vacation home. I can not think of anything I missed during my stay.

I doubted whether I would write a review because this is such a place that you actually want to keep for yourself.

As the French do say: Chapeau!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your compliments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and loved to have you as our guests. Hope to see you back soon!
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Fabulous Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fabulous time in this beautiful, luxurious farmhouse. This was the second time we have been here. The location is lovely and the house is very nicely decorated. The rooms are spacious and clean. Good beds. Everything was according to the description on the website. The garden/pool area is well maintained, very spacious and private. Lots to see and do in the near area. We all had a great time and would highly recommend this property to friends and family!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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DeLuxe property in lovely surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

We booked holiday homes throughout France for the past 5 years, but this deluxe old farm house was above and beyond our expectations. It has been renovated and decorated with great love and care. We found it in immaculate state and very clean. It had a practical layout which was lovely in the first week when we were with our own family, and also worked very well when my sister and her family joined us in the second week. The kitchen was a dream with it's gas cooker and ovens and a vegetable garden close by. The garden was so spacious and has the most wonderful views. The beds were comfortable and the owner had gone out of his way to make our stay a memorable one. We felt most welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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welcome to paradise

  • 5 of 5

A good friend of mine told me about this beautiful and romantic holiday house in the Dordogne.

When you enter the house you immediately feel welcome and peaceful. The surroundings are breathtaking.

The owner of the house provided us with detailed information of all the activities in the neighbourhood. I really loved horseback riding and floating down the river in a canoe.

I will definately book this house again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

After viewing many properties we instantly fell in love with this house. It breathes the old, romantic medieval atmosphere we were looking for. Now that we have renovated the property it provides so much space and light and is ideal for sharing. We like the fact that the garden offers so much privacy, and yet we are not isolated and feel very safe in this little hamlet.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 54 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lusignac at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen at 470 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Aubeterre at 9 Kilometres Nearest Train : Angouleme at 48 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Angouleme at 48 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lusignac at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Barèges at 400 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Solace-sur-Mer at 140 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Horseback riding at 10 minutes drive.

Canoe trips within 10 minutes drive.

Visit the caves at Vilars, 30 minutes drive.

Lakes La Jemaye with playground, beach and hiking tracks at 30 min. drive.

You will receive a booklet with all there is to do in the surroundings, including restaurants.


Beaches near Bordeaux at 90 minute drive.

At about a 30 minute drive there is a big lake (Grand étang de la Jemaye) with white sandy beaches, lined with pine trees, a nice restaurant and a playground. This is a lovely spot to relax for both children and elderly alike.


Nearest airport: Bergerac (Transavia) (50 minute drive).

Limoges airport (Ryanair or Flybe) (70 minutes drive).

Larger airport: Bordeaux (90 minute drive).

Nearest High Speed Train station: Angouleme (45 minute drive).

Calais approx 6 hours drive - all but 50 minutes is motorway.


Bakery in next villages (all 5 minute drive) and deliveries on request.

Big Supermarket in Riberac at 10 minute drive.

Riberac also has markets and fairs throughout the summer season.

Countryside restaurants all at close distance.

Lot's to see and do in Aubeterre (20 minute drive)

The historical cities of Perigueux, Brantome and Angouleme all at 45 minute drive are very interesting to visit and have a range of high quality restaurants for lunch or diner.

Further Details:

Larger village with supermarkets, charming town square and local market is at 7 minutes drive. All around the countryside you will find restaurants that serve the famous Perigordine cuisine. Castle with horse riding stables at 7 minute drive. Several places to rent a canoe at 7 minute drive. River for fishing at 5 minute walk. The cities of Bergerac, Brantome, Perigueux and Angouleme are all about 40 minutes away. These cities are a must see, with beautiful cobble stone streets, historical centers, churches and the river running through.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
All year round
30 Nov 2016 - 29 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £419

Changeover Day:
Arrival on Saturdays after 17:00 pm.
Departure on Saturdays before 09:30 am.
No smoking in the house.

Your booking will be secured upon your first, nun refundable payment of € 500,-.
All payment details are listed in the rental agreement, which is sent to you upon your booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 29-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

As we want people to have their own space, we only let to one single group of people. This means you will not be disturbed by other holiday makers. We will be on the property and can help you find your way and advise you where to go if you wish.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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 ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


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

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 450 m²


  • 3. Ensuite to room 1 Le Pommier - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Spacious new shower room with huge Italian shower.
  • 2. First floor shower/washingmachine - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, New shower room with double wash basin and loo.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • 1. Le Poirier - 2 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Large bedroom, 1st floor, adjacent to living room, views.
  • 2. Le Pommier - 2 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Ground floor garden room of 30 m2, ensuite bathroom.
  • 3. Le Prunier - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, Garden cottage (5 meters from the house) with terrace.
  • All bedrooms are large and with views, opening either to a private terrace or adjacent to the living room with balcony. Bedroom 1 and 2 have bathrooms with walk in showers. 3 double beds 1 single bed Possibility of high chair and cot for a child up to 2 1/2 years old.


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


  • Self-catering


  • We can book you a professional masseuse who does the most fabulous Indian massages. If you wish, we can organise a cleaning lady to come and assist you. You will find information on all there is to see and do in your accommodation.

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