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Barn Conversion With Private Pool



Updated: 11-Sep-2016
Barn in Cuneges, Bergerac, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - peaceful location In delightful Dordogne village, 20 Minutes South Of Bergerac

Les Niches offers a very high standard of accommodation throughout the year with the benefit of free wifi throughout. The ground floor of the property has a pretty kitchen well equipped with gas cooker and washing machine and dishwasher. There is a separate dining area next to the kitchen and also on the ground floor is a double bedroom and bathroom next door. The first floor has a large lounge area with west views to the countryside and magnificent sunsets, there are two further bedrooms 1 double with en suite and 1 twin bedded with bathroom adjacent. The entire barn exudes a feeling of quality and attention to detail.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My wife and I live in England with our 3 offspring (aged 27, 21, and 17) our 5 year old pet Golden Retriever "Luna" and a 3 year old Golden-doodle "Ron". Liz and I both work, but four years ago took the opportunity to buy Les Niches from my parents, Ricky and Marie, who have lived in Cuneges since 1999. They converted the barn into Les Niches in 2004 - discovering in the process it was originally a monastic building. Mum and dad still live "next door" in the Farmhouse and run Les Niches for us, always on hand when required to ensure guests have a superb holiday and get the full benefit of the joys of this wonderful area. Mum is a fluent French speaker and dad gesticulates a lot! Quentin Tailford.

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24 Reviews

based on 24 holidaymaker reviews


I cannot image a more wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely everything about this property is first class. The gite is beautiful, immaculate, and in a wonderful location. The swimming pool and surrounding gardens are just a joy. However, the best thing of all about Les Niches has to be the owners, Ricky and Marie. By good luck the weather was lovely, but , quite honestly I feel that the sun will shine for everyone when they are around.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Today is the anniversary of our precious daughter-in-law's death and is still a difficult time. To receive comments and praise as we just have restores the balance and lifts us a little. Thank you so very much. We love this way of life that we chose and meet wonderful people that we would not otherwise have met and we feel very blessed for that. Marie and Ricky Tailford.
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In a word - Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The property is very well appointed, equipped , clean and maintained. All aspects of our stay exceeded expectations. We would concur with all the positive comments posted by other guests.We highly recommend Les Niches. Rickie and Marie are an absolute delight. Thank you both for making our enjoyable stay that much extra special.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive feedback and kind words. We use Home/Away as our website agent but feel they should be called Home from Home as that is our mantra. We look forward to hosting you again in the future.
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An extremely well appointed property in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

Les Niches offers superb accommodation in a beautiful location. Marie and Ricky offer support and advice without being intrusive. The generous welcome pack is a wonderful addition.

We would recommend this property without any hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very positive review. We strive to offer a home from home coupled with the support and knowledge of friendly and helpful "locals" if and when required. It is nice to hear the Welcome Pack was appreciated too. As 5* guests you are welcome back anytime.
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Very well equipped and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We have spent a very happy week in this tranquil, pretty and comfortable house. The hosts are very kind and attentive, adding to what is already a near perfect experience. It is an ideal base from which to explore the plethora of Bergerac vineyards.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very positive feedback - much appreciated. We are glad you had an enjoyable week and would welcome you back anytime as you were super guests. Should you have any thoughts/ideas to help us towards achieving a 5* rating from you we would be pleased to hear them. We seek to constantly evolve and improve our offering and welcome input from guests.
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Perfect, exactly as shown. Comfortable and with everything you might need.

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully presented and pristine clean. Easy to find, with the help of a wizened neighbour. Ricky and Marie made every effort to make our stay completely faultless and a joy from start to finish. A family holiday that ticked all our boxes.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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10 star experience!

  • 5 of 5

Well what can I say that hasn’t already been said in these wonderful reviews! It is all true as Les Niches is in a wonderful location and we had one of the best holidays ever! This was my 8 year old son’s first “proper” holiday and he actually cried when it was time to leave and couldn’t understand why he couldn’t go and live with “his mate” Rickie and Marie.

The hosts are genuinely lovely people and nothing is too much trouble and their knowledge of the area is excellent. On their recommendation, we went to Chateau Bridoire which I suggest anyone with children should visit. They have loads of outside old fashioned games to play and knights helmets etc ,which my son loved.

The barn is home from home with excellent facilities and very comfortable. The pool is also a very good size and well maintained with an enclosed area in case it is too hot. A week was definitely too short!

Thanks again to Rickie and Marie (and Mannon and Fleur!) and a very special thank you from Seb who is already talking about his holiday next year! I wish I could give you 10 stars not just 5! Claire, Leon & Seb

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Château de Beynac

From the Owner

In the UK we live in the Cotswolds; beautiful. The escarpment on the South side of the Dordogne is equally wonderful with rolling hills behind, golden stone properties, friendly people and stunning villages and views. It is the Cotswolds WITH sunshine, sunflowers and vineyards. If you love open spaces, idyllic villages, great food and wine, the artisan culture, and a stunning refuge from the day to day madness, then Les Niches is truly number 42 - the Meaning of Life. Whilst there is plenty to see and do I would warn you that you may end up spending your days lying poolside soaking up the peace and tranquility of Les Niches. Enjoy!

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Sculpture and Life Drawing classes available

Numerous "D road" cycling circuits from village

Wine tour circuits in and around village

Monbazillac Chateau - 7 miles - 15 minutes


Arcachon (south of Bordeaux) - 96 miles - 2 hours


Bergerac Airport - 12 miles - 20 minutes


Sigoules - 5 miles

Bergerac -11 miles

Eymet - 9 miles

Further Details:

Cuneges has a seasonal small village shop with everyday goods.

Sigoules has a good supermarket, petrol station bank, restaurants and local artisanal shops

Bergerac has a huge range of shops and fabulous restaurants and museums. Other facilities include 10 pin bowling, canoeing, water park, go karts and gyms.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 4
3 Sep 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Non-refundable 25% deposit payable on booking by BACS, Pay pal or cheque.
Balance payable 40 days before arrival.
EURO 200 security deposit may be required - payable on arrival.
Late bookings can be accommodated (subject to availability).

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover day.
Arrival time by 4pm.
Departure time by 10 am.

Notes on prices:
All linen is supplied including towels for the pool and a welcome pack.

Prices for other dates and long-term lets available on request

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 11-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

3 bedrooms - 3 bathrooms - sleeps 6. Sunny upstairs lounge with lovely views. Fully equipped kitchen and separate dining room. Washing machine and dishwasher. Satellite TV. Broadband Internet access (if required!). Exclusive use of Private pool (10m x 5m - salt water so low chlorine). Large grassy garden with private patio area & BBQ. Boules set and other activities. Welcome pack on arrival (food and essentials). 20 Minutes to Bergerac Airport - free collection/drop off if required. Managing hosts live next door if needed.

Property Type

  • barn


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Master bedroom en-suite first floor. Family bathroom first floor. Shower room ground floor.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Double bedroom with en suite. Twin bedroom with separate bathroom. Double bedroom on ground floor with separate shower room.


  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Large grassy garden, secluded patio area with table and chairs, private pool with patio area with canopy section, parasols and sun beds. Pool is 10m x 5m. Cleaning / Towels / Linen Indoor and poolside towels and bed-linen provided. Cleaned and replaced weekly.

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