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Charming Apartment For 2, With Private Garden In Country Hamlet, Lovely Walks

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Nov-2016
Apartment for 2, 1 bedroom, 1 living room/kitchen, own garden/parking- Tranquil Location, Ideal For Walkers And Cyclists, Lake Swimming Is 10 Mins Drive Away, Golf 10 Mins

Charming apartment for 2, attached to owners 14 century house, set in a quiet hamlet, among the rolling hills and forests of the Dordogne valley. It has own garden+parking. B & B is in the main house, and guests can use our garden. Please, absolutely NO SMOKING INDOORS, sorry; there is a smoke alarm. Local activities include tennis, horse-riding and canoeing. The local post office sells bread (1km) Nearest restaurants at Lembras, St Sauveur and Campsegret which are 2.5-5km. Bergerac (10 min), with its medieval old town, on the river Dordogne, has plenty of gourmet restaurants and shops selling local produce and regional wines, and a lake for swimming nearby. The airport (15 mins) has flights to many towns in the UK. The area has much to offer for walkers, cyclists, sightseers and wine tasters, with quaint medieval villages, châteaux and gardens to visit. Les Eyzies,with its prehistoric caves & cave paintings is an hours drive along the Dordogne river passing châteaux and vertiginous clifftop villages, orchards and walnut farms.

Details for holiday apartment Apt: Le Vieux Fournil slps 2+child,1xdbl,1xsgl , 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Charming apartment for 2, attached to owners 14th century house.

Consisting of one double bedroom, with period double bed, wardrobe, dressing table and bedside table.

Plus one sizeable room, (with period single bed acting as sofa, which could also sleep a child ) which serves as the dining/sitting room with equipped kitchen at one end with gas cooker, fridge, microwave and washing machine. Shower room/toilet.

Freeview British T.V. and DVD player.

Free Wifi is available.

There is a separate garden and parking area for guest use only.

Sorry, absolutely NO SMOKING is permitted indoors, there is a smoke alarm.

Please make sure you have spelled your email address correctly, we occasionally have our reply emails returned undelivered, and there is no way we can answer you-that can be very frustrating!

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Graham and Liz - They have been living in the Dordogne for 25 years and therefore speak fluent French. As well as running the chambres d’hôte and the apartment, they work in the restoration and decoration of châteaux, where, as an artist, Liz paints frescoes and trompe l’oeil. In addition Liz paints oils and water colours which she exhibits locally and in the uk. The property is an old fortified farm built by the English during the 100 years war, set in 5 acres of land, in a small hamlet in their village commune, which lies a kilometre away.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We have thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in this stunning location. Thank you both for your warm welcome, generous help and for making our stay so special and memorable. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family and hope to return soon.
May 2014
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10 Reviews

4.9
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

5

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and clean. Lovely walks and easy driving to the gardens we had come to see. Graham and Liz were wonderful hosts and gave great advice on what to see and do.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, we were glad all the gardens lived up to your expectations. There is almost too much to see round here, especially within a week, so we like to advise people to visit our own favorites.
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5

What a lovely place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Liz's and Graham's beautiful house - where we found absolutely everything we needed: the kitchen is perfectly equipped, there is the terrace for the morning and our breakfast, and the garden on the other side for the evening sun and barbecue (which we didn't use as it was too early in the year and not warm enough). Liz and Graham, who a perfect hosts, had great tips on what to see and where to go. We can recommend this beautifully positioned and maintained place to everybody. Five stars from us!! :)

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the 5 stars, we are very glad you enjoyed your stay, ( as we did too). I hope we shall see you again, we will arrange warmer weather so that you can use the barbecue next time!
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5

The Perfect French Farmhouse Retreat?

  • 5 of 5

You know that feeling when you walk into a property and you know its 'just right'? Well that's the feeling my partner Lynne & I had when we arrived.

Those initial feelings, sometimes become tarnished by the little things that aren't quite right. We found none of them, the accommodation was clean, light, cozy, really well equipped and immaculately dressed and decorated. This is truly wonderful self catering accommodation that provides a perfect base to explore the Bergerac area and further afield.

The Sunday Market at Isseygeac, about 25-30 mins away is a must do (if you are here on a Sunday) as is a trip to the Chateau at Monbazillac. We did a trip down the Dordogne to Sarlat-la-Caneda and visited the sink hole at Proumeyssac and the gardens at Marqueyssac. The area is quite simply beautiful.

So you've got beautifully appointed accommodation, in a glorious part of France, what about the hosts? One word probably sums Graham & Liz up 'lovely' although there are many more descriptive verbs that I could list. Just trust me they will make you feel welcome and ensure you have an amazing stay.

So there you have it ... nearly! Poor weather (El Nino year) brought our stay to an earlier stop than we would have hoped. We had no plans where we were going next, sort of 'see when we get there'. Graham recommended Amboise & Blois, about 5 hours North in the Pays de Loire, specifically Clos Luce, the last home of Leonardo Da Vinci. Top recommendations! Clos Luce is one of the most inspiring places I have ever visited.

I have 3 regrets: (1) that its taken me nearly four months to finally write this review and let Graham & Liz know just how 'knocked-out' Lynne & I were by our visit to their little bit of heaven on earth; (2) that our stay was too short and, (3) that we aren't there now!

In concluding this review, the answer to the question posed in the title is Lynne & I think so.

To Graham & Liz, heartfelt thanks for allowing us to fleetingly share the magic space.

Paul & Lynne xxx

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goodness, thanks for the accolade! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and especially as your appreciation stayed long enough for you to have such strong memories to write about 4 months later! It's always a pleasure to have guests who get to know and love the area as we do, and doubly a pleasure to have them enjoy the setting we provide. Thanks so much for taking the time to write, we hope you will come again, we promise to arrange sunshine next time!
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5

Lovely Countryside Escape

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is beautiful – it's beautifully decorated and felt like home! And the wood burner in particular was a source of great joy!

I thought the kitchen was great – with everything you needed – we cooked proper meals every night.

The house and grounds are stunning - and there are lots of lovely local walks to do (Liz has done some great maps for walks).

Liz and Graham were very welcoming and helpful and went out of their way to make us feel at home and comfortable.

We had an incredibly relaxing and enjoyable week – it was the perfect place to kick back and unwind!

There's so much to see in Dordogne and it was a great location.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review; we do enjoy having guests who appreciate our home, we try to create a balance between leaving them to their privacy and being on hand for advice. I am glad you liked the area too, there is so much to see here, and it renews our love for the region when we see others discover it for themselves. Thanks once again, Liz.
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5

Dordogne paradise, superb experiences and friends

  • 5 of 5

"We arrived in early June 2015 for a 10 day stay in this great location, in the Dordogne region of France.

Festooned with chateaus, waterways, historic villages and even cave dwellings, the Dordogne proved to be a winner.

The location was recommended to us by a friend who gave us a genuine gift by doing this.

Our host and hostess Liz and Graham provided us 'local' information, socialised with us, helped us with administrative matters including forward bookings and ensured we enjoyed the great accommodation in the historic and comfortable apartment.

The property was clean and well maintained, they were terrific and we have no hesitation in recommending this abode as the perfect place to stay for those wanting a holiday within striking distance of Bordeaux..

We know you will enjoy it like we did!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goodness, thanks for the 5 stars! What lovely words, certainly the Dordogne deserves such words of praise, but also I'm very glad that we have merited such a good review. Our guests are very important to us and we have met some wonderful people over the many years we have rented out the apartment; some of whom return again and again; I suppose we've been lucky enough to strike a happy balance between making sure they have their privacy for their precious holiday time and being readily available for information and help.
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Liz&Graham country home

  • 5 of 5

The listing description was accurate. The property has been lovingly restored and was very clean. They provided excellent service. Yes I would certainly recommend this property to our friends. All activities were listed clearly along with restaurants. Liz&Graham showed routes to take to visit various locations. 5star rating

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the 5 stars, we are so glad when our efforts are appreciated, especially when we are lucky enough to have guests who value staying in our special place!
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Location

From the Owner

We love the French countryside here, and Graham, being particularly keen on cycling, enjoys the off-road opportunities, through the forests and fields. We both enjoy walking our dog too, and there are many 'chemins randonées' to choose from where you can walk for hours without seeing a soul. As an artist the area is ideal for Liz , with so many views to draw and paint , the unique Perigordian architecture setting it apart from the rest of France.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 12 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lembras at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Santander or Caen at 555 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Château des Merles,Tuilieres. at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Bergerac at 12 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A89 at 45 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Campsegret at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Boutx at 345 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Man-made lake,Bergerac at 10 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The joint owner is an artist. Daily or longer painting courses are available. Please ring for further details.

Coast/Beach:

Lake swimming nearby at Pombonne 10 mins drive, also at Vergt, a lake with mature trees for shaded parking 15 mins drive, and Lanquais, where there is also a mature lake below the Château of Lanquais at 15 mins drive. Canoeing at Bergerac, canoeing and water-sports in the river at Limeuil and Tremolat (30 mins drive). The nearest coastal beach is 2 hours away (Arcachon).

Travel:

The nearest airport is at Bergerac 15 mins. Although a small country airport, there are many flights to the UK: Scotland, England and Ireland. Also to Paris, Rotterdam and Brussels. Brive airport 1.5 hour and Bordeaux airport 1.5 hours. The ferry ports of Caen and Le Havre are 7-8 hours drive and Calais, Dunkerque 10-11 hours drive. The ferry port of Santander in Spain is 5 hours. We can pick up from or drop off guests to Bergerac airport, or train station for a fee of 20€ each time.

Distances:

The old town of Bergerac is 10 minutes drive away. Perigueux, with its medieval narrow streets, and Moorish cathedral, is good for shopping at 30 minutes drive. The capital of Aquitaine, Bordeaux is 1 hr 15 mins by train or car. Here, you can experience the flavour of Paris, with its pavement cafés, boulevards and magnificent architecture. There is an excellent tramway system, where you can park and ride. The wine capital of St Emilion 1 hrs drive. Limoges, the porcelaine capital, is 2 hours.

Further Details:

If you enjoy off-road cycling and walking, there are many 'randonnée' tracks in this area. There are 3 nearby villages for commerce: St Sauveur, at 2.5 kms with a superb boulangerie and a restaurant, Lembras 5km for bread and shopping for regional produce, with 2 restaurants. Then there is Campsegret, at 5kms, where there are 3 restaurants, one of which is an excellent pizzeria. The bustling town of Bergerac is 10 mins away with banks, boutiques, galleries and restaurants and 2 market days. There are opportunities for river trips, canoe trips, a road-train round the town and plenty of wine tasting to be had. There is a local bus from the village to Bergerac and Perigueux, running twice a day. Visitors can also take a train from Bergerac to the medieval town of Sarlat and the grand city of Bordeaux.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter, Rate 3
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
£290
 
 
Christmas, Rate 1
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
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£55
£330
 
 
Winter, Rate 3
7 Jan 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
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£55
£295
 
 
Easter, Rate 1
9 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
£340
 
 
Mid season Rate 2
29 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
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£55
£315
 
 
Summer season, Rate 1
28 May 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
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£55
£340
 
 
Mid season, Rate 2
27 Aug 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
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£315
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £2

Booking Notes:
Apartment for 2: Please refer to the table for prices. A non-refundable deposit of 20% is required upon reservation and the balance is payable 1 month before. In peak season we prefer to limit to one week stays, although occasionally we accept shorter stays ( such as 3 -5 nights) where we charge £55 per night. If a third guest stays, there will be a charge of £100 per week, (or for 3-5 night stay the charge for a third person is £15 per night.)
Taxe de séjour is not included in prices, this will be collected in euros on your arrival, (0.30€ per person per night), unfortunately this due to the interminable bureaucracy we have to deal with, and is required by law. It is at our discretion that we accept dogs, and only then do we accept well-behaved and only small to medium sized dogs. There is a charge of 2.50€ per night per dog.
Changeover Day:
Changeover day on Saturdays in high season ), but you can always enquire, we have occasionally changed this to accommodate flights.
Flexible during low season.
All guests asked to arrive after 4pm and to depart by 11am, please.

Notes on prices:
Self-catering apartment: prices are for the property per week in pounds sterling, or, can be paid in euros at the going rate. Taxe de séjour of 0.30€ per person is not included. During low season, possibility of shorter stays, minimum 3 nights and long week ends, at £55 per night. ( Extra person £100 per week, or £15 per night)

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Facilities

From the Owner

The house is 10 mins from Bergerac, and 4km from 3 villages with commerce, therefore handy to pop out for supplies. Bergerac Airport: flights go to many parts of the UK , so it is extremely handy for visiting our family and friends. The region is so varied that we can drive in any direction and the landscape changes from forest to vineyards, from rolling hills to orchards, then from river to gorge, even within 10 mins of leaving our home. There are numerous châteaux to visit either for wine-tasting or for their historic interest: Josephine Baker's château with it's art deco rooms, makes a fascinating visit because of its history of being the home she created for her 12 adopted "rainbow" children. .....Château Biron with beautifully restored rooms, and spectacular views. .... Castelnaud, again with beautiful views, has interesting replicas of mediaeval war machines. Weather-permitting, the clear starlit skies at night are free from light pollution, and therefore good for stargazing, especially in August when the Perseids meteor shower is at it's peak, it's humbling to see so many shooting stars.

Property Type

  • apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 40 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • The room has a shower, WC and sink. The shower is a good size. We provide a roll of toilet paper in the event that guests haven't had a chance to shop. The washing machine is housed in the shower-room.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • The light and airy bedroom has an antique double bed, wardrobe and dressing table. There are french windows which open onto the terrace where there is a table for breakfasting in the morning sun.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: We occasionally accept short stays in the apartment, the charge is £55 per night, not 1/7 of a 7-day rental. The rental rate includes the obligatory stay tax. Outside: Le Vieux Fournil (apartment): There is a secluded courtyard and garden with mature trees providing shaded areas for sitting and eating. At 12m x 21m (36' x 63') it is a good size. Here, there are the garden table, chairs and loungers. A barbecue is available for guests' use. Although we do not normally provide evening meals, if guests arrive on a Sunday evening, for example, we can provide a meal (vegetarian only) for 15€ per person plus wine. Equally, if guests require some basics shopping because they arrive late, we can do that if you give us a list of what you need. We offer a pick-up/drop-off service for visitors who arrive at Bergerac airport or train station. The charge is 20€. The apartment decor is quiet and reposing, with period furniture giving a French country feel to the rooms.

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