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Spacious Cottage, private pool with great views, good for hiking, golf opposite

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

3 good size bedrooms and two showerrooms. private pool. located south of Bergerac, enroute to Villeneuve-sur-lot down a rural lane.

Our spacious self catering cottage/gite offers french charm and character with style and comfort. It is ideally situated for visiting places of historical/cultural interest, it is close to the picturesque towns of villeneuve-sur-lot, Villereal, Monflanquin, Bergerac & Agen which have many restaurants, cafes and bars. The area also offers many night markets during the summer months enabling visitors to enjoy the local culture, music and food. Leisure activities include canoeing/kayaking on the river Lot and river Dordogne, Parc-en-Ciel (climbing ropes, rope swings etc) walking, cycling and the bonus of an 18 hole championship golf course less than 5 minutes from the cottage/gite. We can also supply three full sets of men's clubs and one set of ladies.. So if you are flying in or the car boot is full you don't have to worry about your golf clubs. Alternatively you can simply enjoy a relaxing holiday soaking up the summer weather which normally starts around May and continues well into October. There is a private pool for the sole use of the gite guests, 10 x 4.5 mtrs (33ft x 15ft). catch up with your social media with the free WiFi.

Within easy reach of Teyssie, there are a variety of chateaux to visit and places of interest for all the family.

More Details

About Us

Hilary Dryhurst
Teyssie, Pailloles
47440 pailloles
seret number 789 68321600012
VAT Reg NoTVA FR36789683216

Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About Hilary

After searching for nearly three years for our ideal early reitirement venture we found Teyssie which is a beautiful house and with a superb gite. I immediately knew it was the perfect home. We moved here in January 2012 and haven't looked back.

I was successfully running a pre school and my husband Gary had his own Interiors business for over 30 years.

One of the many criteria we had when house hunting was that we would have great views, and yes the views are stunning, we are surrounded by countryside and orchards. Plus as we are both golfers the Villeneuve Golf and Country Club is just a couple of minutes from us.

Now we are enjoying a different sort of work, but its a pleasure and we can go at our own pace whilst gardening and preparing the gite for our most welcome guests.

Hilary purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Hilary chose Pailloles

It's our early retirement venture, super views, near to a championship golf course and close to a town which offers all you want. It has easy access to the N21 but also peace and quiet.

What makes this cottage unique

The gite can offer tranquility and relaxation with rural aspects but offering easy access major towns and airports including Bergerac which is only 25 minutes away.

The gite comes with its own good size private pool and garden for guests to either sit and relax or for younger guests to kick a ball around.

Guestbook comments from the owner

we feel no need to look elsewhere for a holiday as teyssie has that rare quality of having it all. Disa, johan & boys south africa.

The Cottage was lovely and perfect for our needs, thank you so much for a lovely break in a beautiful part of France. The Davidsons

what a lovely 2 weeks we've spent at teyssie, hilary & gary have thought of everything Regular dips in the gorgeous pool have been a particular pleasure, We have enjoyed visiting the local bastides, the best being monflanquin, pujols and tournon d'agenais. we enjoyed canoeing at casseneuil. Donna, john, hannah & luke cresswell of kettering

What a wonderful Holiday!! The Gite is immaculate! And the hosts even better! Hilary and Gary are so helpful and had thought of everything we could possibly need (even books and toys!) Their beautiful house and surroundings are perfect to get away from all the hustle and bustle of home. So peaceful and tranquil, with gorgeous views, we had a wonderful holiday, Hayley and family, Su
Feb 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Pailloles in Lot-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both floors offer a modern shower room complete with glass shower cubicle, toilet and wash basins. There is also a baby bath available if required and anti slip rubber mat for those who require it.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • ground floor Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , a cot/cot bed or single bed can also be added to this room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , a cot/cot bed or single bed can also be put in this room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , a third single bed or cot could be in this area also.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) facility for extra bed &cot are available Notes on bedrooms: there is a ground floor Bedroom with a double bed, upstairs a double bedroom plus a bedroom with twin beds, the rooms have the capacity to accommodate either cot or extra bed! Each room has chests of drawers and wardrobes., side tables, all you need.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Children are most welcome but this is a non smoking cottage and sorry we do not accept pets. If you have a little one there is a wonderful cot/cotbed, complete with a good selection of bedding, also a camping cot which is ideal for a day sleep in the garden, a stair gate is available to be installed at the top of the stairs if you require one. There is also a high chair, good selection of toddler/baby toys and a good quality Silver Cross push chair. We try to minimize all the items you may need to bring on holiday. All the bedding including cot linen, kitchen tea towels, dish clothes, oven gloves etc is provided in the gite along with towels for both showering and the swimming pool. There is a welcome pack in the fridge and the usual essentials such as tea, coffee, sugar etc not to mention wine are waiting for you in the kitchen. Outside: The cottage has its own large private garden with good views, there are seating areas for al fresco eating. A large teak table with a seating capacity for 8 with a rectangular sun parasol. The BBQ allows guests to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine whilst savouring the local produce not to mention the wine. there are sun loungers around the private new pool, so you can relax and enjoy the sunshine. There is also a garden swing set for our younger guests to enjoy along with various outdoor games such as boules etc. Utility Room: there is a lobby with a large cupboard containing all the cleaning equipment you may want, an ironing board and iron. Plus its storage for the garden cushions. Cleaning / Towels / Linen All towels for both shower and swimming along with all bed and kitchen linen are included in the holiday price. There is also cot bedding if required. The cottage is cleaned on changeover day. All linen/towels are changed weekly. Other: to the front of the gite there is a covered terrace area which guests often enjoy a leisurely breakfast under, giving them shade from the wonderful sunshine whilst being able to see the surrounding views.


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An exceptionally attractive and well equipped property

  • 5 of 5

We have now made three visits to Teyssie, and the welcome that we received from Hilary and Gary was as warm as ever. The property is very comfortable and is exceptionally well equipped. The unseasonably cold and wet September weather meant that we did not sample the new swimming pool, but it is clearly a very elegant and attractive addition to the property. Its rural location means that it is exceptionally quiet and (weather permitting) allows spectacular views of the night sky, unspoiled by light pollution. The owners live immediately adjacent to the property and are available to help with any problems, but they at no time intruded on our privacy.

The local area has a number of attractive Bastide towns that are well worth a visit, and there are several other tourist attractions for the visitor. The city of Villeneuve-sur Lot is less appealing, though there is a good selection of shops and the E Leclerc hypermarket on the outskirts of the city is an easy drive away and provides for all one’s needs.

We can thoroughly recommend Teyssie to any potential visitors, and we extend our sincere thanks once more to Hilary and Gary for their efforts to give us a really enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Andy & Jenny, Thank you for taking the time to give Teyssie an excellent review. Its a huge pity that you were unable to enjoy the new pool, we are in shock at how chilly it is at the moment, so unusual for here. But it appears you still had a good holiday and it was an pleadure to have you here for the third time. Hopefully we will see you again and it will be hot! Kind regards Hilary & Gary
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A fantastic cottage with an amazing pool

  • 5 of 5

We have just got back from two weeks in this property and had a fantastic time.

The cottage is modern, very clean and is equipped with everything you could possibly need to enjoy your stay.

There are 3 outside seating areas and an excellent pool that is situated within the walls of an old barn. The pool area itself is stunning and we spent a lot of time there in the sun.

The owners, Gary and Hilary did everything they could to make our stay a pleasurable as possible.

We would highly recommend this property and would like to return again. It is easily the best French cottage we have stayed with our family and the cottage, outside areas and the pool are all amazing.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your super review of Teyssie, so glad you all had a good time and enjoyed the pool, garden and if course the gite. We certainly appreciate your comments and look forward to you revisiting again in the future. All the best Hilary & Gary
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Great pool, fantastic views, very comfortable gite

  • 5 of 5

A wonderfully relaxing family holiday, thanks to the foresight of the gite owners who have equipped the gite so well and considered guests needs - such as receiving on arrival a superb 'home cooked' meal and chilled wine, very welcome after a long journey! A beautiful rural setting with lovely country views but with the benefit of good local amenities and plenty of activities nearby. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review on Teyssie, we try to think of everything and the new pool has proved to be an obsolete bonus, it is a picturesque setting and you were able to appreciate the lovely sun sets. As you say its a rural setting but so easy to visit all amenities, places of interest and activities for the children. all the best Hilary & Gary
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You can't go wrong here

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful 10 day here. As a family of 5, the size and layout of accomodation was perfect for us. Hilary & Gary go the extra mile and leave you all sorts of stuff you'd likely either have to go out and buy, or keep forgetting to have with you. The outside area offers plenty of space and options, with numerous areas to sit and relax, or to eat in. The pool is fabulous, situated in an old cow barn, and adds some real character. Even though you're clearly close to the main house, the property feels very private, although you might need to wave to the farmer next door about 10 times per day. Oh, and our kids loved naming one of the cows "Bernard" and shouting to him every day......holidays need a little odd stuff huh!

The surrounding area is dotted with beautiful Bastide towns, all within easy driving distance. Villeneuve sur Lot is the closest nearby town, with all the shops and facilities you'd need, and a lovely Friday evening food market in the summer.

Go, relax, enjoy, and watch out for a lovely wine infused evening of engaging chat and great company with Hilary & Gary

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, it was good to know you all enjoyed staying here and the pool was a great success. Its still so hot here, not complaining of course. As for the enjoyment of wine that is what a holiday in France is all about!!!! Take care H
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Teyssie: an outstanding property in a superb locat

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully made over, spacious and well-equipped, the cottage at Teyssie was a delight. The recently completed pool simply added to its appeal. Owners Hilary and Gary are welcoming (they laid on a super hot dinner for us on arrival), friendly and very happy to help. The location opens up the Lot and Dordogne valleys and their multiple attractions. Perhaps the best rental cottage I have encountered in several decades of exploring France this way.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: many thanks for the glowing review, so glad you had a good week at the the end of your grand tour before flying back to Australia. We are very lucky to have all this on our door step and for holiday makers to be able to sit and relax and soak up the sun. All the very best Hilary & Gary
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Beautiful Countryside Gite

  • 5 of 5

What can i say the Gite was beautiful and well appointed . The owners were fantastic and really accommodating bar sorting the weather out they couldn't have done anymore.

The new pool is beautiful and a real suntrap too.

Everything within the Gite is well thought out and provided a homely base whilst we were over in France.

Kudos to the Dryhursts Teyssie is a beautiful property and they are perfect hosts by being there when required (as they only live next door) but also giving space to enjoy the privacy.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you Alex for your generous review of Teyssie, yes we are so sorry about the weather as this week is a heat wave...... but you have had a restful time here and a chance to enjoy the football game at Toulouse. thank you and perhaps we will be able to welcome to again when the sun shining at its best. Hilary
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Nearest Airport
39 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Golf & Country Club
Nearest Ferry
670 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Villeneuve sur lot Golf & Country club
Nearest Train
43 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Villeneuve sur lot (various) & Villereal
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
180 Kilometres
Car: necessary


If you fancy a day at the beach its about 2.5hrs drive to the atlantic Ocean where you can have the thrill and discover the famous sand dunes at Arcachon. The Mediterranean Sea is roughly a couple of hours away.

But there is a very large swimming lake at Lougratte, which has play equipment, life guards in the afternoons, sandy beach, cafe, toilets, picnic area, pedalos for hire. A good family day out and only about 10mins drive from us.


Bergerac airport is under 30mins by car and Bordeaux airport about 1hr 45mins. From bergerac airport its straight onto the N21 and continue until you reach our turning, couldnt be easier.

if you are driving from calais (tunnel) you will reach us easily and we provide detailed directions if needed.

Limoges and Toulouse airports are approximately 2 hours from us.

car hire is available at the airports as a car would be necessary as there is lots to see.


The nearest village whic is l km away is Castelnaud de Gratecambe, this has its own shop and bar providing the essentials, especially for your morning breakfast.

The largest town is Villeneuve-sur-lot which is about 10 kms and offers all you can need or want. There are many mediaeval Ville de bastide towns, Monpazier, Monflanquin, Penne d'Agenais, Pujols and Belves, There are also lots of chateaux and castles to visit. All of which are very accessible and close to Teyssie

Further Details:

Villeneuve-sur-lot is our main town and has everything you need, a good selection of shops, restaurants and bars in the heart of the town and on the outskirts excellent choice of supermarkets.

Of course there is canoeing either on the river Lot or Dordogne. For those of you who like to cycle there are lots of areas around here.

As mentioned the golf course is on our doorstep and fishing is available on our local lakes and rivers.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 30% deposit of total holiday cost is required upon confirmation of booking. The balance together with a fully refundable damage/loss deposit is due no later than 10 weeks prior to arrival. The damage deposit being £300.00 which is refunded within 7 days of your departure. This deposit covers damage or loss of items during the stay. We also ask that the gite is left clean before your departure or some of the damage deposit may be held back to cover extra cleaning costs.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday we ask that guests vacate by 10am and new arrivals are after 4pm. Consideration is given to out of season bookings with regards to dates and times.
Please note all bed and kitchen linen plus pool and swimming towels included

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.