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Character Stone Farmhouse With Beams, Inglenook Fireplace, Large Pool & Wifi

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Farmhouse in Vergt, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - Own Forest And Paddocks where pets are welcome. CALL OWNER FOR LAST MINUTE OFFERS

La Petite Foret is a charming four bedroom French farmhouse set in the beautiful Dordogne countryside with a swimming pool and nine acres of glorious woodlands and paddocks. This large gated property is a traditional Perigordian stone farmhouse, full of character and charm and is an ideal holiday accommodation for families and groups of up to nine people. Situation between the historic city of Perigueux and the medieval town of Bergerac, La Petite Foret is only 30 minutes from Bergerac airport. Five minutes away is Vergt, a busy French village with everything you'll need for your French self catering gite holiday. Our property is ideal for larger families, groups of friends or work colleagues seeking a shorter out of season breaks. As well as the forest and paddocks we also provide a BBQ to cater for your party atmosphere.

Property Manager
Michele Rickards
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2017

About Michele Rickards

My name is Michele. I am English and bought and renovated the farmhouse in 2006.

Michele Rickards purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Michele Rickards chose Dordogne

I chose La Petite Foret (The Little Forest) because of the peaceful location and the private rambling forest that came with the property. The place is surrounded by trees and paddocks and the natural fresh water fountain at the edge of the forest. I have loved to sit in the shade on the terrace and drink my morning tea and only hearing the birds and watching the kids playing in the pool. I enjoy entertaining and have had many a bbq and pool party well into the early hours with my teen children and other families. I love the feeling of living outside and at La Petite Foret, you do!

What makes this farmhouse unique

A visit to the medieval town of Sarlat is a must (45 min drive) Have lunch at one of the many cobbled street restaurants and take your camera!

Explore the prehistoric caves, or visit the old Abbey at Brantome

Canoe the Dordogne river at Beynac (45 min drive) and float under the bridges and past all the chateaux, its magical. Take a picnic and beers and pull up your canoe on the grassy banks. Don't forget sunscreen!

Explore the tree top trail and zip wires at Parc en Ciel in Lacapelle-Biron (1 hr drive). Take a picnic and your swimmers for the newly built pool on site.

Enjoy the live music every Sat night at the lake restaurant (Lac de Neuf Font) just 5 mins drive.

Shop at the many markets in the surrounding cities and towns or take a day trip to the magnificent city of Bordeaux (1.5 hr drive).

Or just chill out by the pool!


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

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 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
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor - 1 x shower room and wc First Floor - 1 x bathroom and wc
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground-floor large double bedroom with additional child’s bed (or travel cot if needed) First floor – 2 x double bedrooms First floor – 1 x double bedroom + additional single bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Outside: 10x5 family swimming pool. Covered terrace with dining table and chairs and garden sofa and chairs. bbq. Utility Room: Washing machine, double sink unit, ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels are provided. Bed linen is provided and weekly exchange available for longer lets. Other: Large exterior terrace allows for al fresco dining in the shade. Outside dining table, sofa and chairs and bbq.


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Character Stone Farmhouse With Beams, Inglenook Fireplace, Large Pool & Wifi
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Gorgeous place

  • 4 of 5

Clean and tidy, lovely comfortable house with lots of privacy and space. The pool is lovely. Owner very helpful and easy to deal with.

Only downsides we thought are that the house sleeps up to 9/10 but cooking there for that many could be difficult. Also, just like anywhere else on holiday in the countryside, take A LOT of citronella candles!

Highly recommended. Thanks again Michele and Cato who was a huge help onsite.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a good time and that it lived up to your expectations. I do understand that the logistics of cooking for many people can be a challenge. I had a party of 14 prior to your stay (airbeds on the floor).....and that was challenge but we did it with all hands on deck and the dishwasher a godsend! You were terrific guests and would be happy to see you again if ever you chose to visit another time. Michèle
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Simply Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

14 days of bliss!!! House is absolutely stunning and all you could possibly need is provided, (accept for a car, which is a necessity) the owners have thought of everything and the management team were very attentive and accommodating. We were very lucky with the weather so the provision of fans in all bedrooms were a god send as were children's games and colouring etc. The garden is an amazing space, Idyllic quiet location - it was the perfect way to start the school holidays, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. You were lovely guests and will always be welcome if ever you choose to visit again. Michèle
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Great Accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Had a great trip to the Dordogne. The Accommodation was exactly what we were looking for with a mixture of adults and children. It was an ideal base to explore the area.

The house is clean and comfortable throughout with a great area outdoors for meal times and relaxing with a glass or two of wine. The pool is clean and an ideal size for 9 people in the house, it could have done with being a couple of degrees warmer but I believe this is down to abnormal weather over the summer months.

Sarlat market is a must with a fantastic medieval town. La Bugue is another impressive town with a very good market.

Les Foret Des Ecureuils is also a must particularly if you have children in your party. Seems expensive when you initially turn up but great value for money once you have spent 3 hours zip wiring through the forest.

Lac de Neuf Font is a pleasant day out and great value for money.

The scenery in this part of the world is amazing and well worth a trip; we will be revisiting and hopefully staying at La Petite Foret.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you had a lovely time and glad you explored the area. It truly is beautiful, especially the historic villages along the Dordogne River. I will be very happy to receive your family again next year if you choose to visit again, you have been super. Best regards Michele
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Great Gite

  • 5 of 5

A little bit of paradise. Set in wonderful grounds the Gite offered spacious accommodation and is well equipped. There is a fantastic Abri and a secluded pool. The Abri was great a great living area for alfresco dining and family gathering. We had regular morning and evening visits from deer with their young. Great area for cycling, lots to see and do in the area. Gouffre de Proumeyssac (cave) well worth a visit. Large markets at Sarlat and Bergerac with many more close by. Le Bugue is a wonderful place to walk around with its cobbled streets then down by the river for a picnic. The aquarium here is lovely for children

Michael & Karen (management team) were great and on hand if required

We will definitely be going back

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Debbie for your review. So pleased that you had a lovely time and that the property lived up to your expectations. I am glad that the management team, Michael and Karen, looked after you and made you welcome. It's lovely to know that Bambi is now visiting with her mini Bambi! Hopefully look forward to seeing you and your family again in the near future. Michèle Rickards
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Car: necessary


1.5 hr drive to the beaches and sand dunes at Arcachon near Bordeaux.

5 min drive to the beach lake Lac de Neuf Font or 30 mins cycling, where you can go fishing, have a picnic or barbecue, swim and ride or have a meal at the restaurant and listen to live music.


Bergerac airport 25 mins drive. Car hire available at the airport.

Portsmouth to Caen ferry and approx 4.5 hr drive to the property.

Portsmouth overnight ferry to St Malo and 5 hr drive to property.


7 min drive to village of Vergt

20 min drive to city of Perigueux

25 min drive to town of Bergerac

1.5 hr drive to Bordeaux

Further Details:

Vergt provides banks, supermarkets and restaurants and a Friday morning market.

Perigueux has markets every Mon and Wed, restaurants and cinema and bowling.

Bergerac has market every Sat morning.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
6 Jul 2017 - 6 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
10 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Xmas/New Year
21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
4 Jan 2018 - 7 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
8 Mar 2018 - 2 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Summer
3 May 2018 - 11 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Summer
12 Jul 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
6 Sep 2018 - 24 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
25 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees


Midweek bookings has proven popular with guests as flights and ferries are cheaper midweek. One also avoids the masses of weekend travellers.

Please first check availability on calendar and post the booking form from the personal website link with the deposit (20%) to the address supplied on website. Receipt and confirmation of booking will be forwarded. Full amount due 8 weeks before arrival.

A refundable security deposit of £350 will be requested at the time when the final balance is due.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is on a each Thursday. Departure by 10am to allow for cleaning.
Arrival time after 4pm (earlier by arrangement).

Changeover day and arrival/departure time is flexible out of high season.

Notes on prices:
Number of nights can be adjusted to suit when booking out of season and priced pro rata.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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