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Charming & Peaceful House In A Rural Setting - No Smoking



Updated: 05-Oct-2016
House at La Groussie Campsegret, Nr. Bergerac, Dordogne, France - Peaceful Rural Setting, 15 Min Walk From Village With Boulangerie Etc

There is a large terrace with electric awning, table & chairs for 6, perfect for alfresco dining with steps to our private 10 x 5 m heated salt water pool with roman steps, alarm system for safety and ample sunbathing furniture. Solar heated shower at pool. Tiled conservatory at rear of house. The completely secluded gardens extend to nearly 3 acres, which are mainly in lawns with shrubs and a few mature trees for shade, handy for a siesta! Ideal house for chilling out and using as a base for touring the Dordogne region. Bergerac is now served by the many Flybe, Ryanair & Jet2 & BA flights. We regret we cannot cater for very small children or pets.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Date of Stay: September 2012

La Groussie is just what we were looking for and more. Beautiful setting, very well equipped, pool very inviting and owners very helpful. In the surrounding area there are lots of local markets with fresh high quality food. I think we had a different fresh bread every day. The wine is plentiful and the wineries are worth a visit. We took a trip to Brantome which was recommended by the owners and we were overwhelmed with the scenery. There were so many places to visit and we couldn't do it all justice so I think we will certainly make a return visit.

August 2012

The pictures do not do it enough justice. The house was lovely and clean and much bigger than the pictures show. Everything that you needed was provided for. The main feature for us was the beautiful views of the surrounding area and the excellent pool with its views over the valley below. Owners were extremely helpful both by phone and e-mail.
Jan 2013
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


A lovely property with pool, near Bergerac

  • 5 of 5

We (3 mature adults) had a wonderful September two-week holiday at La Groussie which is as described in the text, and more. The photographs don't really do justice to the amount of outside space that the property has. As it was fairly late in the season we were able to benefit from wonderful figs picked from the tree and plums which, due to a high wind, fell in huge numbers to the ground. The pool is a perfect size (we were 3 adults) and was always a warm average of 25 degrees – with the assistance of its solar cover.

The house is very comfortable and the well equipped kitchen is apparently being remodelled for next year with the inclusion of wall cupboards which will lessen the need to bend to under counter shelves. There is a good selection of books and DVDs.

We followed the advice of an earlier reviewer and approached the farmer next door for eggs. No problem. Two euro for 12 magnificent eggs, most of which were double-yolks.

The instructions and advice we received with the keys were the most comprehensive ever, covering every possible how, where, why question!

Thank you, Aileen and Alastair, for letting us stay in your Dordogne home.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you most sincerely for your excellent review of La Groussie and really appreciate your comments. Our aim has always been to ensure all aspects of the house etc are of a high standard. We, of course have two very hard working helpers in the background our changeover lady and pool cleaner & gardener who also appreciate your comments. Once again many thanks for your kind comments. Aileen & Alastair.
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Les vacances ideales, rurales et reposantes

  • 5 of 5

La Groussie is in such a great location for getting around but also just to relax and unwind in such lovely surroundings. It is in a peaceful, rural location surrounded by hills, trees and fields. The house was immaculate on our arrival and it took us no time to settle in. We felt at home straight away! The owners make a point of always being helpful and always thinking about the comfort and well-being of their clients. The fantastic swimming pool added to our overall enjoyment and provided us with many family photos.......and memories.The "terrasse", with its tables and chairs provided us with the ideal place for family meals and socialising. There are plenty of wonderful places to visit in the surrounding area. One of our favourite places this time was Pombonne Park which provided us with trails for walks, runs, even a cafe for drinks or even lunch. So many memories, so many beautiful villages, excellent restaurants.... la belle France never disappoints. La Groussie has many leaflets which will allow you to decide on what activities you might participate in during your stay or where to visit. La Groussie provided our family with excellent accommodation, with plenty of space to roam free and with the opportunity to explore or just have fun in the pool.Thank you so much for allowing us to experience the Dordogne. For us, it has enabled us to have family celebrations and has given us many memories. Merci mille fois. A la prochaine visite.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you very much for the glowing praise for La Groussie. It is very pleasing to read families so enjoy the experience of the Dordogne countryside. Anita, our changeover lady, and Andre, our pool cleaner & gardner ensure everything is perfect for our guests. Again thank you for your appreciated comments. Aileen & Alastair Masson
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Traditional house in a tranquil setting

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at La Groussie this summer with our two teenage children. The house was larger than we'd expected with lovely views out over the valley. It was spotlessly clean, everything we needed was to hand and we felt at home straight away. The garden slopes away from the house and we enjoyed fresh peaches and plums from its trees. It has different areas where you can sit for a choice of sun/shade or breeze. The pool was clean, well maintained and the perfect size for a good swim or a play - we all loved it. The owner was very helpful and provided good information about how to use everything in the house and about things to do locally. We enjoyed trips to Issegiac and Beynac but spent most of our time in the pool as the weather was fantastically hot! Three delicious meals at La Terrasse restaurant in Campsegret with very friendly service. We have booked a repeat visit for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the very positive review. We very much appreciate reviews as it helps us to ensure we are achieving our aims of ensuring the house, pool & gardens are of a high quality and are as we would expect a holiday house to be. A & A Masson.
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Still a favourite

  • 5 of 5

Having found La Groussie last year, we and our two friends had decided to return in 2015 as it exceeded expectations in everything we were looking for. The owners, together with Anita and Anil who look after the property locally are all most helpful and do all within their power to make us feel welcome and at home. Thank you Anita for the cleanliness of the house which was faultless and to Anil for his services too. The location and beautiful surroundings ensure a convenient but tranquil holiday, being very close to Bergerac, the airport plus other lovely old towns and several good supermarkets, yet the house could be in another universe, only a few chickens and cows from the nearby farm to disturb your peace. The friendly farmer's wife again kept us supplied with her fantastic eggs so fresh and we started to become disappointed when we found one without a double yolk!!! Having ventured out more this year, we came upon Issigeac by accident but spent a wonderful morning wandering the streets and alleyways of this medieval town. Well worth a visit the buildings which have stood the test of the centuries are amazing. We only wish we had found it earlier as apparently there is a good market on Sundays. Our trip this year ended on a lovely note. The restaurant in the centre of old Bergerac is rather touristy, but we found the food excellent and we enjoyed 2 lunches and suppers there. On our final visit, the chef came out to wish us Bon Voyage and our waitress who kept our table specially, handed us 2 bottles of Grand Vin de Bergerac to bring home. We were very touched and agreed it was absolutely synonymous with the reception we received everywhere in this locality. Go and enjoy, but leave some time in September for us to revisit please.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you very much for your comprehensive review of La Groussie and the Bergerac area which has many places to visit and restaurants to enjoy the local food. We appreciate your kind comments and along with Anita & Anil thank you most sincerely for the review.
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Our perfect holiday!

  • 5 of 5

La Groussie is our favourite holiday accomodation we have found in France, after staying in quite a few other villas. After 3 consecutive years, we have booked it again for 3 weeks for 2015. (I have kept this wonderful house a secret...... as we wish to keep coming back each year!)

The location is ideal, very close to Bergerac airport, the beautiful town of Bergerac itself and a very good location to explore all the attractions the area of SW France has to offer. Both the Dordogne River in all its glory, several nearby towns and of course the wine Chateaus.

The accomodation itself , beds, seating and kitchen all good. Plenty of areas to store things. Lovely views to be had sitting outside for meals.

A new BBQ in 2014.

Pool area is super, enough loungers, a table and 6 chairs and sun shades........and did I mention.......the pool is heated!

The owners are perfect, always available for any help/ assistance before and during our stay.

We always drive from the tunnel, depending on the traffic can be managed in a day. A car is essential.

Looking forward to this summer already!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jackie, we thank you very much for your very favorable comments above and hope you all enjoy your 4th holiday at La Groussie this year - 2015. The secret is out! Aileen & Alastair Masson.
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One of the Best

  • 5 of 5

With two friends, we have been holidaying in France for 40 years. During that time, we have explored much of France and stayed in many different houses. We can honestly say, that La Groussie has been one of the best. On arrival we found the house beautifully clean (always and anxious moment when you unlock the door of a holiday home) and we settled in immediately. As the years have gone by, we tend to spend less time exploring and sightseeing and more relaxing by the pool and for this, La Groussie hits the button. In the most tranquil and breathtaking situation, we had no need of other activities beyond our daily walk in the exceptional countryside and restocking the wine box!!However, the morning/evening walks and swims in the after noon, ensured we did not return to the UK too unhealthy. To go to sleep after seeing the night sky with the most amazing stars ever and to wake up to the sunshine seeping through the window of your lovely bedroom was magical and will ensure that we return to La Groussie soon. So if you want relaxation and peace, this house is highly recommended but still close to airports and other amenities. We would recommend tearing yourself away to visit Bergerac however, especially the old town. The farmer next door was happy to sell us his enormous fresh eggs and the shop in the village supplied basic needs with a friendly smile - the Mousse de Canard is recommended to accompany their excellent bread. Merci bien Aileen and Alastair

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Aged but Fit Travellers for your very much appreciated comments about La Groussie. We are so pleased you enjoyed the house and the local produce! We have also marvelled at the night sky especially in the Autumn when you can view the galaxy with little or no light pollution. Merci beaucoup Aileen & Alastair
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 12 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Campsegret at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Chateau Merles at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Bergerac at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N21 at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Campsegret at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lacanau at 140 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Within a short distance you will find some of the world's most renowned vineyards - St. Emilion, Pomerol, to the South Cahors and of course on our own doorstep the wines of Bergerac that are usually either strong palatable reds, rosés or dry whites. Monbazillac, just south of Bergerac, produces the intensely sweet white wine that is delicious with dessert, foie gras or pâté. The other main wines around Bergerac are Montravel to the west, Saussignac to the southwest with Pécharmant & Rosette just north of Bergerac and only 10 minutes from La Groussie. There are also VTT routes for mountain bikers, quiet lanes for cyclists, peaceful rural tracks for walkers, rivers for canoeing, leisure lakes with windsurfing, pedalos, swimming, fishing etc. Bird watchers will find plenty to see and hear, especially around our garden while artists and photographers will have endless opportunities to develop their talents in idyllic surroundings and there is no light pollution for star gazers.


Atlantic Ocean approx 2 hours drive westward to nearest sea swimming. Beaches there perfect for all water sports.


Bergerac Airport is approx 12 kms/15minutes from the house. Car hire companies at airport. Car essential as we are not on a bus route. Bergerac railway station 12kms away. Bikes can be hired in Bergerac.


There is a boulangerie & 3 restraurants in Campsegret 2km/15minutes walk. Bergerac 12kms.

Further Details:

There are many markets in the area. Wednesday & Saturday in Bergerac. This region of the Périgord is world famous for its gastronomic delicacies of - duck, goose, foie gras, pâté, truffles, wild mushrooms, cherries, plums, strawberries and nuts and endless varieties of cheese, (we have only sampled just a few!) They say you can eat a different cheese every day of the year in France. Périgueux, at its centre, 30 minutes north on the N21, is a fascinating old town with Gallo-Roman and Romanesque remains, pedestrian walkways and is a fun place to shop with an interesting Sunday morning market.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
4 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
2 Sep 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
The rental period is for minimum 2 weeks in the high season or minimum 1 week at other times & starts on a Saturday at 5 pm until 09.30 am on day of departure. To ensure that you reserve the house for your preferred time a deposit of 25% of the total rental is required. The balance plus a damages/breakages deposit of £200.00 is payable 2 months before your arrival which is refunded if no damages/breakages occur.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Saturday. Arrival after 5.00pm with departures by 9.30am.

25% of holiday payable when booking. Balance [75%] plus damages deposit of £200.00 payable 2 months before holiday starts. Damages deposit refunded in full if no damages/breakages occur.

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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , wash hand basin/vanity unit, heater & electric wall socket . Bathroom 2 - shower wash hand basin, wc, heater & electric wall socket Toilet with wc & wash hand basin.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Double Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 double rooms are light & airy. Both the blue & yellow bedrooms are east facing and have patio doors leading onto the terrace with stunning views over the valley. Even during the heat of the summer both these bedrooms remain relatively cool.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Large grassed garden with mature trees. Terrace with electric awning. Ample outdoor furniture. Private heated 10 x 5m saltwater pool with solar shower, roman steps. Pool furniture with table and 6 chairs. Pool alarmed. Utility Room: Microwave on shelf. Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Utility costs included. All bed linen & towels provided. No pool towels provided. Cleaning costs included in rental charge. Pool cleaned weekly. Other: Fully tiled enclosed veranda at rear of property.

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