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Barn Conversion With Private Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

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.

More Details

Quentin Tailford
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, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Quentin Tailford

My parents, Ricky and Marie, have lived in the Farmhouse next door to Les Niches since 1999 and we 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 purchased this barn in 1999

Why Quentin Tailford chose Cunèges

The escarpment on the South side of the Dordogne is reminiscent of The Cotswolds; with rolling hills, 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 just right for you. 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!

What makes this barn unique

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Cunèges in Périgord

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • 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
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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(27 traveller reviews)

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Barn Conversion With Private Pool
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews

Extremely comfortable and charming property which was very well equipped In a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

This charming property is a perfect place to relax in beautiful countryside in great comfort.

There was a generous welcome pack provided by Ricky and Marie who were most charming, interesting and helpful.

There is a lovely garden for dining outside and

Overlooking the countryside and a lovely pool to swim in.

The thoughtful owners have provided everything for a wonderful stay.

We would highly recommend this special property where we enjoyed a wonderful week and enjoyed visiting thevlovely surrounding villages.

We will hope we can return for another visit.

Thank you to the lovely owners

Susie and Party

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed Les Niches and the surrounding area. It was a pleasure to meet/host you and you are of course welcome back any time.
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Beautiful, peaceful location. Excellent hosts. Wonderful holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Les Niches is a beautiful, individual, well equipped barn conversion. In a great location for visiting the Dordogne, the wonderful wine region, and the exquisite Bastide Villages. The local nature including nesting Kestrels were amazing. Ricky and Marie are excellent hosts. Well informed, helpful and extremely welcoming but giving you enough privacy for just relaxing in the peaceful surroundings. All in all it's one of our favourite places. We stayed here last year and decided to come back this year, and we will return again. It's a little slice of paradise. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased you once again enjoyed your time at Les Niches and thank you for your kind words. We try to make it a home from home but "a little slice of paradise" is praise indeed. You are lovely guests to host and are more than visit anytime - we look forward to it.
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Perfect Dordogne Getaway near Bergerac

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous long weekend at Les Niches which is a very comfortable, well run 3 bedroom gite. The owners who live next door could not have been more welcoming and knowledgable about the local area. We had a splendid time visiting a different market every day and the Chateaux at Duras and Montbazillac. We would highly recommend a stay at Les Niches! Flew on Flybe from Southampton to Bergerac which I would highly recommend too.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had a lovely time and got to see some of the wonderful chateaux and bastide towns in the vicinity. The Dordogne "Out of Season" is delightful and Les Niches offers tremendous value for money at this time of year and in early Spring. For me this is the best of times in the real France.
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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: 18-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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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Château de Beynac
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Golf Vigiers
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
26 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
96 Miles
Car: recommended

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:

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.


Prices & Availability

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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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.