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Farmhouse with pool and open barn for games, perfect for family get-togethers

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 129 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Relaxed Family Farmhouse in Vergt, Dordogne, Aquitaine - 3 bathroom, 5 bedroom (+ kids dorm) 5 Mins Drive From Village

The property has been lovingly restored in recent years, as a fabulous family home for the owners. The large bedroom downstairs with ensuite and french windows to rear private patio and garden is great for those with elderly parents who want to come on the family holiday, but also prefer some extra privacy and peace! Or for a couple who feel more comfortable with their own space. All other bedrooms are on the first floor.

What is beautiful about the main farmhouse is the feeling of light and warmth. Exposed beams run throughout, and feature hand made staircases and mezzanine levels to maximize light.

Les Auxeloux: The beautiful farmhouse is light and airy, with a relaxed inside-outside feel. The country cottage kitchen has french doors leading to two patios on different levels: one for dining under the shade of the huge walnut tree, the other for relaxing on oversized sofas and comfy benches. Simply decorated throughout, the property features white washed walls, exposed beams and boasts a stunning galleried hall, relaxed lounge for evening games and reading, and an upstairs "dorm" for the kids to play and sleep. In addition, there are 3 large double bedrooms. The garden room on the ground floor has an ensuite bathroom with large shower, and features a private patio, double bed and study area. Upstairs are 2 additional double bedrooms , the dorm (with 2 double and 2 single beds) and a play area stocked with brio, lego and other toys.

Outside, in addition to the private pool and patio areas, this house has a huge open barn with table tennis and boules-a favourite with the little ones and an evening chill-out zone for the teenagers! Rugby, badminton and football matches are often arranged in the big field beside the house, and hide-and-seek is de rigeur! With tons of room inside and lots of space outside to let off steam, this is an easy place for kids to have fun and explore and for grown ups to unwind!

More Details

Owner
Anne
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 November, 2017

About Anne

Les Auzeloux is owned by a British family with 3 kids. We have had the property for over a decade and our kids have spent all the summers there, so its really perfect for anyone with children. Our boys are teenagers now but still love to come here. Where they used to make dens in the woods now they work out by the pool, spend hours playing rugby in the fields and play umpteen hours of card games in the family sitting room.

The Dordogne is a fantastic area as there is just so much to see and do, and we love the fact that we live just far enough away from the madding crowd to be able to relax but close enough to indulge!

Anne purchased this farmhouse in 1998

Why Anne chose Grun-Bordas

We loved the relaxed feel to this property - we fell in love at first sight as we knew this house had the right ingredients for us, for a family holiday home - light, bright, surrounded by fields and woods for the kids to play, and easy to maintain. We have grown to love the area and enjoy all aspects of french life: the food, the wine, the markets and the chilled way of life, a far cry from our busy lives in Dubai!

What makes this farmhouse unique

We wanted this house to be, as its most important feature, a relaxed place where our family and friends would love to visit. We have enjoyed entertaining here over the years, and are delighted to have found that the people who book our house use it in the same way. Lots of folk want to go on family holidays with either other family members or friends, and thats what our home is especially good at! We can cater for two families easily, and with the addition of the newly converted extra barn, we can make this easier by giving some of the group that extra bit of privacy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nous avons loué au mois d’aout et durant une semaine cette propriété à deux familles (4 adultes et 7 enfants) pour se retrouver entre frère et sœur et entre cousins pour la génération du dessous.



Cela a été un excellent séjour !! L’organisation de la maison, le jardin et son mobilier, le barbecue de compétition, et enfin la piscine ont permis de passer des moments géniaux du petit-déjeuner à l’apéritif... qui s’éternise quand les enfants sont couchés ;)







La maison est grande et très bien agencée avec notamment deux salons (très pratique quand le temps est un peu maussade), plusieurs salles de bain et des couchages dans les combles pour les enfants. Pour les parents, une chambre est parfaitement agencée (avec SBD privative) et fraiche lors des fortes chaleurs.







La propriété, entourée de nature, est à l’abri de la civilisation et plongée dans le calme ! Les enfants étaient à la chasse aux grenouilles et aux sauterelles quand les parents préparaient un grand barbecue familiale de magret… les vacances périgourdines par excellence !!







Enfin, un grand merci à Anne pour sa disponibilité dans la préparation du séjour et pour son accueil à notre arrivée.
Aug 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
La truffe D'Or
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Pergieuex
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Rocade/Neuvic
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
La truffe D'Or
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Cap Ferret/Arcanchon is the nearest beach, which takes about 2 hours by car. We absolutely love the beaches around Cap Ferret and often go there for day trips. The daily market there is worth the trip alone! Pyla & its famous sand dune, the biggest in europe are also in the same area. There are wonderful sandy beaches, fish restaurants & some very chic clothes shops. A great day trip is to drive to Arcanchon, then take the ferry across to Cap Ferret for lunch and go home via Bordeaux for dinner

Travel:

The nearest airport is 40 mins away at Bergerac. Bordeaux airport is about an hour and a half away by car. Car hire is essential as we are in the country, the nearest village Vergt is about 5 mins away by car.

Ryanair, Flybe fly into Bergerac airport from various destinations in England. British airways, Easyjet Ryanair and BMI fly into Bordeaux from various English destinations and other airlines fly to Bordeaux from other countries.

Distances:

The small town of Vergt is 7kms away and has a good farmers market on Friday morning, also banks and supermarkets. The village of St George de Monclard 6kms. Bordeaux, a mini Paris 1.15 mins/98km.?St Emilion- where some of the world’s finest wines come from 50 mins /55km.?Sarlat - medieval town with some wonderful architecture. 1 hour/ 90km.?Beynac, Roque Gageac, Maison de Reignac, Castelnaud, all approx 35 mins / 40km.?Perigueux 35km. ?Monbazillac 22kms? prehistoric caves, Lascaux 80km

Further Details:

There are several night markets in the summer months with outdoor dining and live music from 8km to 50km away. Bergerac is a nice town to shop in or visit and the old medieval part is fascinating with a lot of restaurants and snack bars and fashionable clothes shops, museums, art galleries & historic buildings. There is a very good farmers market on Wednesday & Saturday morning. ?There are some excellent restaurants in the immediate area including a Relais Chateau and two with Michelin stars. ?A visit to a vineyard or truffle farm can be made possible also. Canoeing is a popular sport on the Dordogne river as many of the Chateaux and villages can be seen along the way. There are two very good supermarkets within a short distance. Intermarché is only 7km away in the small nearby town of Vergt and the hypermarket is 22km. There is a wonderful farmers market with local fresh produce in the medieval Bastide town of Issigeac on Sunday mornings & brocantes every Sunday in various villages & farmers markets most days in other surrounding villages where fresh, home grown produce can be bought. Even in autumn & winter the markets continue & the truffle auction is held every Monday in the truffle season in St Alvere, only 20 mins away.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in the Grun-Bordas in the Périgueux

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 129 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Separate bath & shower, upstairs family bathroom
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite bathroom, with heated towel rail, ground floor
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor toilet with spa shower & heated towel rail
  • There are 3 bathrooms - one for the ground floor bedroom, one as the family bathroom with bath & shower upstairs, and a general cloakroom with toilet and "spa" shower in the hall downstairs. The spa shower is v popular for showering after the pool. It has a heated towel rail and umpteen hooks!
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs, close to bathroom, with plenty of closet space
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed , Upstairs, large chest of drawers, having area, lamps
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Large "dorm" adjoining bedroom 5, beds, cupboards
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ground floor, french windows, private patio, ensuite, study
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , Large "dorm", adjoins bedroom 4, beds can be moved to suit
  • There is one very large bedroom on the ground floor, at the far end of the house. It has an ensuite bathroom/shower and french windows out to a private patio. Plenty of room for a cot, so suitable for a young family with baby, or an older couple who prefer not to climb stairs. The remaining 4 bedrooms are on the first floor: 2 double bedrooms and one "dorm" which is suitable for the kids. It has 2 double and 2 single rooms, to accommodate 2 families. There is a bath and shower room on this level and a "spa" shower room/toilet downstairs in the hall, which is always v popular with the kids!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Perfect place for families to get together: spacious, kid-friendly, private. Bookings often for family reunions. Close to the wonderful attractions of the Dordogne but just outside the main tourist area so easy to access without the hassle of dealing with crowds and traffic! A much loved summer property by the owners! Outside: Further details outdoors: The property has a wonderful setting, set on a quiet lane, and surrounded by fields and woods. There are umpteen places to sit and relax! In the courtyard there is a natio area under the wisteria to catch the morning sun! Off the main farmhouse we have 2 patios leading off from the kitchen – one shaded by a huge walnut tree, the other in full sun. Across the garden leads to a private pool (9 x 5m) and patio with pergola with all the usual sun beds, kiddie’s pool toys etc. Beyond the pool is the orchard, and further into the woods are dens and bamboo forests. Outside the barn is a patio with 2 levels: one covered chill area, the other in full sun. From our property you can walk or cycle along little paths into the countryside. If you bring bikes, its a great morning activity to cycle down the back lane into the village to get fresh croissants (takes about 30 mins/5 mins by car)- just remember that you have to cycle back up the hill at the end!

Reviews

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Farmhouse with pool and open barn for games, perfect for family get-togethers
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Gorgeous converted farmhouse full of rustic charm, difficult to better this one

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Our group spanning 3 generations from 2 families arriving from Europe, North and South America had a fabulous time. We mainly used this wonderful home as a base from which to explore the many and varied treasures that Dordogne has to offer. But it would equally fulfil the needs of those looking for a more chilled out, relax at home/by the pool type of holiday.

Well equipped - we enjoyed the pool and table tennis - and with a massive garden, our dog had acres of room to chase balls.

Lovely walks through the countryside and neighbouring woods - thanks to Anne and Steve for the map with walks marked!

Anne and Steve, the owners, are extremely nice and helpful. We did have some problems with the wi-fi, which they did their utmost to resolve as quickly as possible. It would have been nice if the wi-fi had reached the downstairs bedroom - as it’s the best bedroom in the house. If that's important to anyone reading this, then ask whether the wi-fi has been extended to cover that room.

All in all, a wonderful home and a brilliant holiday - highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your positive comments, and so pleased you enjoyed our house! The wifi issues have now been resolved....as a tree had pulled the line down...but thanks for alerting us to the fact that the wifi doesn't extend to the downstairs bedroom. We will do our best to correct this! It was a pleasure to have you and your family with us, and we do welcome well behaved dogs such as yours!
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An Awesome Holiday in a Stunning Farmhouse!

  • 5 of 5

The Farmhouse was stunning with plenty of space inside and outside for all of us, to enjoy.

The pool, the open barn and outside areas provided endless entertainment for the kids and the big kids (adults)!!!

A perfect venue for a family or group of people, we had a relaxing and fun filled time.

We can't wait to go back again!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you had a good time and even more pleaesed that the weather was so fantastic for your holiday! Thanks for the excellent review. We try to make our house as homely as possible so that guests can relax and enjoy all the Glorious Dordogne has to offer!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in the Grun-Bordas, Aquitaine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Summer
19 May 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,331
for 7 nights
£1,331
 
 
High Summer
15 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,775
for 7 nights
£1,775
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,065
for 7 nights
£1,065
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £177.46

Booking Notes:
A 50% deposit is required to secure the booking with the balance being paid 4 weeks prior to arrival. There is a 200 Euro security deposit fee payable at the same time of the balance of the holiday rental which will be returned within 4 weeks of departure. Any breakages or damages will be deducted prior to the deposit being returned.
Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturdays. Arrival by 4pm and departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in Euros.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR LEAVING THE HOUSE AS YOU FOUND IT, WITH BINS EMPTIED ETC. IF YOU REQUIRE US TO CLEAN THE HOUSE AFTER YOU HAVE LEFT PLEASE LET US KNOW. OTHERWISE IT WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM THE SECURITY DEPOSIT.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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