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Charming French Cottages with Swimming Pool - Le Pigeonnier

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



Le Pigeonnier

Le Pigeonnier is a quality conversion from a 200 year old, Perigordian, former pigeon tower and retains much charm with exposed stone walls and ceiling beams. Fully equipped and comfortably furnished, the self-catering accommodation is on 3 levels.

All rooms are south facing, with lovely views over the vineyard. So too has the terrace, with dining table, chairs, parasol and barbeque.

On the ground floor is a single room consisting of open-plan living, dining and kitchen area. The kitchen has cooker, fridge, microwave, washing machine and all equipment needed for basic cooking. The first floor comprises a double bedroom and a shower room with separate WC. The second floor offers a stunning twin-bedded bedroom with vaulted Perigordian ceiling.

The gite has Wi-Fi Internet access, UK Freeview TV channels, DVD player and music system together with a selection of books, DVDs and board games. There's also local information and a welcome basket on arrival. Bed linens and towels are provided.

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About the property

Le Peynau

At Le Peynau we provide self-catering holiday accommodation in two charming French country cottages or "gites". Our guests tell us that it's both the setting and attention to detail inside the gites that makes our holiday accommodation so special. Both of our gites have been sympathetically converted from former wine-making buildings and retain much French character and charm. The grounds consist of a 2.5 acre estate nestled among vineyards and sunflower fields in the Dordogne region of SW France. Le Peynau is situated just 20km SW of Bergerac and the Dordogne River and only 6 minutes from the medieval market town of Eymet where, along with an excellent range of restaurants and cafe-bars, you will find a choice of 3 boulangeries for your fresh croissants each morning.

The gites are available to let individually or together and are 150 metres apart, each with its own private dining terrace. They have Wi-Fi Internet access and UK Freeview TV Channels.

On-site facilities include a swimming pool and games courtyard with boules, ping-pong and pool table.

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Rachel Jones
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
13 January, 2018

About Rachel Jones

I moved to France with my husband in 2007 and our daughter was born here in 2012.

Rachel Jones purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Rachel Jones chose Eymet

We considered a number of regions before choosing the Dordogne. It was the pretty towns and villages, undulating landscape, pace of life, climate and the ease of access from the UK that attracted us.

What makes this cottage unique

One of our favourite things is the Sunday lunchtime market at Soumensac which is just 2kms from our property (held in July and August). You pitch up and enjoy delicious, freshly prepared food and wine from local producers. The tables and chairs are positioned in the shade of chestnut trees and to take advantage of the stunning panoramic view. Such a relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
A completed booking form and deposit of 25% of total holiday cost is required on confirmation of booking. The balance together with a returnable damage deposit (£200 per gite) is due 8 weeks prior to your arrival date.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Check-in after 16.00 on arrival day and check-out by 10.00 on departure day.

Notes on prices:
15% discount offered for property occupancy by a couple only during May, June and September.

Please note that a maximum of one promotional booking offer can be used at the time of booking (if applicable).


Accommodation and facilities for Le Pigeonnier in Eymet in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
A cot and stair gate can be provided for our younger guests if required. Outside: On-site facilities for our guests include: 11 x 5m swimming pool (fully alarmed) with sun-loungers and parasols, poolside dining terrace, games courtyard with boules, ping-pong and pool table, sports field for ball games. Mountain bikes are available to explore our beautiful surroundings on virtually traffic-free roads.


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Le Pigeonnier
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

We have just returned from a fantastic fortnight at Le Peynau - our best family holiday ever.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Le Pige, which was absolutely charming. The gite was well equipped and beautifully decorated. Rachel and Chris were excellent hosts and ensured that we were fully informed about the local day and evening markets. We have never eaten out so well or, indeed, so cheaply! Le Peynau is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. We spent many a lazy day by the pool and thoroughly enjoyed our family barbeques on the beautiful patio area. An idyllic home from home. Wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday at Le Pige, beautiful accommodation and amazing hosts!!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in the Dordogne staying at Le Pige. The property was amazing, Immaculately looked after with real love and care. The pool was beautifully maintained and there was a great hammock to laze away the days in!! The area was so pretty with Sunflowers in full bloom and vineyards aplenty. There were many markets in Eymet and the local surrounding areas giving us a great opportunity to sample the local food and wine. Evenings were spent at the restaurants and bars in Eymet or just staying in cooking great food and gazing up at the stars that were so clear to see.

Rachel and Chris are lovely hosts with so much local knowledge - this is a real treat of a property. Such a relaxing holiday, we will be back!!!! X

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A peace of heaven and tranquillity at Le Pigeonnier

  • 5 of 5

We just came back after 2 wonderful weeks in Dordogne. We really enjoyed our stay at the Le Pigeonnier ("Le Pige") and the rest of Le Peynau. It's a fantastic calm place, a real little piece of paradise and what you hope for when you dream yourself away on a long cold winter's night. The quality and careful restoration of Le Peynau is amazing. Furthermore, Rachel, Chris and Ellie are such great hosts with many good tips for trips and local life. We really enjoyed the Sunday Marché Gourmand (lunch) in nearby Soumensac village. We all ready talk about what we'll do next time we come back: spend more time in the pool!!!! Thanks a lot for everything, dear Rachel, Chris and Ellie, we really got a "taste" for Dordogne. See you in 2019.

Kind regards from

Noah, Per and Tanni

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tanni, Per & Noah, thanks very much for posting your review. It was a pleasure meeting you. Looking forward to welcoming you back!
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A lovely property in beautiful surroundings

  • 4 of 5

Very easy to find following the owners directions the cottage was beautifully placed amongst the vineyards of the Dordogne. The cottage had all the facilities to support a stay both internally and externally and was well placed for travel throughout the area. A very warm welcome from the owner/family who weren't intrusive but were available to provide recommendation and guidance. We arrived during slightly hotter temperatures than normal with the only slight negative being the heat within the cottage at night and the failure of the fan to reduce this significantly.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, Neil and Patricia, for posting your kind review. I'm delighted that we played a small part in making your first stay in the Dordogne a happy one. It's rare for the temperature here to reach 40 degrees, although it did during your stay. Appreciate the feedback and have oscillating, 3-speed fans in all bedrooms.
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Complete relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at "Le Pige" will go down as one of the most joyous holidays that our family have ever had. Rachel and Chris are the most perfect hosts, never intrusive they just seem to know when they might just be needed and along with the delightful little Ellie they made our stay a perfect one. Set in a beautiful area of the Dordogne, it was a joy to drive to some of the neighbouring towns through the gently rolling countryside decorated with stunning sunflower fields and lush green vinyards. Our children loved the pool area and would have been more than happy to have spent the whole of our stay swimming in the pool and playing monopoly on the patio area. If "Le Pige" has a problem with it, that is it. You just don't want to leave it.

Needless to say we'll be coming back.

Pete, Magdalena, Viktoria & Olivia

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolute Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We booked Le Pigeonnier (Le Pige) for the first week in August hoping for a relaxing time in a great property in a beautiful location. We weren't disappointed - in fact Le Pige exceeded our hopes and we had an absolutely fantastic week. We have visited the Dordogne a number of times and usually dash around to see the many beautiful sights, but Le Peynau is so lovely we just wanted to stay in the gite and chill by the great pool. That said, Eymet and Duras were easy to get to and well worth visiting. Rachel, Chris and little Ellie were great hosts and gave us some excellent recommendations for local places to see. Le Pige was very well equipped and beautifully presented and the four of us were very comfortable. The setting was absolutely stunning, with views over fields of sunflowers to the woods beyond. We were blessed with superb weather, but understand from Rachel and Chris that we had typically warm weather with endless blue skies.

Needless to say, we would highly recommend Le Pige and Le Peynau and will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
600 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Chateau Vigier
Nearest Train
70 Kilometres
Libourne (TGV Station)
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Arcachon Bay
Car: necessary


Le Peynau is just a 20 minute drive from Bergerac airport.

Le Peynau is a 1½ hour drive from Bordeaux airport.

Le Peynau is a 45 minute drive from Libourne, our closest TGV station.

375 miles from St Malo (ferry crossing from Portsmouth).

525 miles from Calais (having taken the Channel Tunnel or short ferry crossing).


Le Peynau is situated just 20km SW of Bergerac and the Dordogne River and only 6km from the medieval market town of Eymet.

Further Details:

Besides the wonderful wine country, the area is famous for its 13th century 'Bastide' towns with their arcaded central squares and medieval architecture. The closest of these, Eymet, is just 6 minutes away by car. Just 20km from Le Peynau, in Bergerac, you can explore the winding streets and beautifully restored old town.

The local area provides a wealth of interesting activities, you could...

artake in wine tasting at some of the numerous vineyards and caves on our doorstep, follow Bergerac's wine route, or choose to explore the fascinating hill town of St Emilion, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, only a 40 minute drive away.

Visit local Chateaux including the Chateau de Duras and the Chateau de Monbazillac.

Canoe or take a boat ride in Les Garbarres, traditional vessels, along the Dordogne River.

Enjoy a round of golf on the beautiful 18 hole (par 72) course at Chateau des Vigiers, only a 10 minute drive away. The Chateau also offers a beauty spa, gym and dining in their brasserie or more formal restaurant.

The region offers anglers a host of rivers, waterways and lakes, the River Dropt and Lake Escourroux to name just two spots for a peaceful days fishing near Eymet.

Traditional and Farmers' markets provide the perfect occasion to sample the delights of the land, such as duck, goose, truffles, porcini mushrooms, walnuts and strawberries, direct from the source.

Splash around in Bergerac's Aqua Park Junior Land, ideal for younger children.

Visit the educational Aquarium park at le Bugue where you will learn about nature - 6,000 fish inhabit 3,000,000 litres of water.

Learn about the region's history at a number of fascinating sites - feed your interest in Prehistoric man (France's national prehistoric museum is located at Les Eyzies), or tour Troglodyte villages and cave dwellings.

Cycling - enjoy virtually traffic-free, winding roads. Bicycle hire available locally. Keen cyclists may choose to head eastwards up the Dordogne or Vezere valleys.