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Beautiful 12th Century Manor, 50 Acre Private Park, Large Pool, Central Dordogne - Les Fleurs

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Les Fleurs

This former farm worker's cottage has been extended to include adjoining barns. With a huge vaulted ceiling, a bright luxurious lounge provides a spacious area perfect for relaxation. Opening directly onto a large covered terrace, overlooking fruit trees and spectacular views extending far across the valley. A wonderful space for 'outdoor living', for sitting and watching the world - especially the glorious sunsets! A well equipped kitchen is provided with everything needed for easy living! A ground floor bedroom shares wonderful valley views - beds can either be twin or double. There's a ground floor bathroom with WC, basin, bath and overhead shower and a further ground floor bedroom containing twin beds. On the first floor is a double bedroom with en-suite WC, basin and shower. This cottage has a gas barbecue, and large private gardens leading directly onto Bourgale's private parkland. A truly beautiful setting.


About the property

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Bourgale is perfectly situated to experience the Dordogne, the Manoir is steeped in history, dating from the 12th century, with carvings said to be by the Knights Templar.

Your cottage has been tastefully restored to provide a truly comfortable and independent setting. It is nestled within a private park, extending to some 50 acres of mature woodland, meadows and gardens. Relax by the pool and enjoy panoramic views in any given direction.

Bourgale is five minutes walk from the oldest "Bastide" village in the Périgord Noir - it's ancient covered market is renowned for the sale of Cépes and Chestnuts. The village shops include deli's, butchers, boulangeries, cafés and restaurants.

By car Bourgale is just twenty minutes from the central Dordogne valley with the Vézère valley beyond, both of which offer a multitude of attractions to suit all. Towns such as Sarlat, Monpazier, and Domme are within easy reach, as is Rocamadour, the city of Cahors and much, much more!

In a region famed for it's natural beauty and known worldwide for food and wine, restaurants and cafés are abundant, markets are to be found every day of the week. If your passion is food, we hope you will enjoy the well equipped kitchen, together with seasonal produce direct from the kitchen garden. Bourgale also has numerous fruit trees warmed by the sun - perfect accompaniments for those summer evening BBQ's!

More Details

Owner
David and Katie Dean
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About David and Katie Dean

With small children we took a holiday in this most beautiful region of France and never left...

We're now very fortunate to have become a small part of the very long history of Bourgale, falling in love with the beautiful buildings and gardens - so peaceful, so safe, it's own little world.

David and Katie Dean purchased this cottage in 2011

Available Rentals

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Notes

Booking Notes:

Rental rates are inclusive of electricity, gas, all linen and towels (swimming pool towels provided).

Cots, high-chairs pushchairs and other baby equipment are available on request.

Changeover Day:

Changeover day is Saturday, guests are asked to arrive after 5pm and leave by 10am on day of departure.

For out of season rentals - this can be flexible, please enquire.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Les Fleursin Villefranche-du-Périgord in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please read terms and conditions.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Super King size bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Beds can be arranged as a Super King Size or Twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Smoking - In the interest of safety and the comfort of fellow/subsequent guests, it is kindly requested that you refrain from smoking inside the cottages. Outside: Your cottage is surrounded by it's own gardens, meadows and woods. For children and adults it's a natural paradise, offering space and freedom. With a large 10 x 5m swimming pool, positioned to take full advantage of sweeping views of both meadow and valley - perfect for total relaxation. It also offers security for small children and is fitted with a safety alarm. Down by the kitchen garden, there are chickens, ducks, and geese. We also have pet rabbits and guinea pigs too! Within the park there are many wild animals, birds of prey, deer, badgers, red squirrels and wild-boar. The area is famed for its mushrooms, orchids and meadow flowers are abundant too come the spring. Barbecue facilities are provided and everything needed for summer out-door living!

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

The location is breathtaking, the welcome so warm it even melted away 6hrs drive with a screaming baby, the accommodation was top notch everything you could need and of a lovely finish, with its own undeniable style. The hosts and their family are naturals all warm welcoming helpful and fun, with great local tips and loads of ideas for things to do and places to go. An ideal Base if you want to go out and explore, but equally so if you fancy just getting away from it all, eating some amazing food and watching the sunset while sipping a great local wine. We'll definitely be going back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Steamboat Springs
5

Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in late May.

Dave and Katie are excellent hosts. They live on the property and are available to make suggestions and respond to questions.

Les Fleurs met our needs (2 grandparents, 2 parents and 2 children). Shady front porch, outside dining and swimming pool nice amenities.

It's a wonderful place for children - lots of room to run around and chickens to feed.

Villefranche du Perigord has all of one's needs: two fine boulangeries, grocery markets, liquor stores with good wine and locally made artisan beers! It's an historic town with none of the tourism that overwhelms Monpazier.

It is a great area for bikers: lots of side roads with very little traffic. And the famous Dordogne sites are only 30 minutes away.

Jon Halverson

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful! Well-maintained and well-equipped

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful holiday back in June. From the pictures, we were expecting the property and grounds to be lovely (and had spent a long time searching for a holiday property) but it was even better than we imagined.

We had a very warm welcome from Dave, Katie and the children (complete with wine and nibbles) and felt immediately at home. There was everything we needed for a relaxing holiday and, importantly for us, the property had everything we needed to keep a toddler safe and well looked after: stair gates around the terrace, a highchair and a very sweet children's bedroom with a travel cot.

Our daughter absolutely loved running around the gardens, feeding the chickens and having a miniature tractor ride with the children and ducks!

The surrounding area had plenty to offer - lots to see and do.

This is clearly a property that has been very thoughtfully and carefully renovated and maintained and having such friendly and helpful hosts (and playmates for our daughter!) was a real bonus. We will definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: .... and we're very much looking forward to seeing you again!
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4

Fantastic location and outlook, very relaxing but lots to do nearby if wanted. Eggs are eggcellent !

  • 4 of 5

A great Gite in a lovely location, near enough to the village to walk but far enough away to be tranquil. Entertaining Geese and chickens who produce eggcellent eggs

Thanks David and Katie for your hospitality

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house in serene surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the larger of the two gites and were delighted.

Spotless, well equipped and comfortable. We were travelling with two teenagers and a 9 year old and the entire group were very satisfied.

Katie and Dave were informative, helpful and entertaining from the first email, until we left.Together with their children, they are the perfect hosts, absolutely 5 🌟.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed meeting you all and are very much looking forward to seeing the Longboat return to these waters very, very soon! xxx
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South West England
4

Comfortable private chalet style property with great views

  • 4 of 5

Les Fleurs comfortably sleeps 6 with 2 bathrooms, is nicely furnished and very clean. The pool is shared with one other cottage and the main house. It has all the ingredients for a secluded 'away from it all' holiday and the English owners are extremely helpful and friendly. We were a little unlucky with the weather (it was cold and wet) which meant that we were unable to benefit from the unheated pool and the lovely veranda which would have been super on warm days for breakfast and dinner. The owners keep chickens so fresh eggs are available and ready made entertainment from their very lovely children should you have children of your own.

The local village is actually quite large with several shops, a few restaurants and its own tourist information.

We found that the property was a good 40/45 mins from the Dordogne river and the various places you might want to visit - not a problem but just something to be aware of especially perhaps if you are likely to have passengers as the roads are quite bendy! As the weather was cooler than expected we were able to cycle, there are plenty of good cycling routes available some of which are flat and offer a great opportunity for families as there is very little traffic and large parts of the route are on dedicated cycling paths. The area is very green and lush with plenty of cafes and places to visit. Overall I would recommend this gite to anyone wanting to visit the area and would hope you get better weather than we did! By all accounts it is usually very hot.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brian / Sue We're so glad you had a lovely time, and that you were happy with the house and grounds. It was very sad that you experienced such weather - I couldn't believe your luck, literally the sun broke through full force within hours of your departure and the pool was back up to 28c the next day! I was very glad to hear you arrived home too - without incident. I can't believe you had zig-zagged so across all of France on the way down, but was happy to see you finally relaxed! I'm sorry too that you found the river to be so far away - as well as our own experience, we've referred to the AA route planner - which suggests 30 minutes (tops!) Glad that you profited from some good cycling in the cooler weather and took in the beautiful scenery. Thank you for your review. Dave
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Location

Coast/Beach:

A little over 2 hours drive away is the Atlantic Coast with the stunning Baie d'Arcachon, famed for their oysters. In this same location is the highest dune in Europe, La Dune de Pyla.

Within 20 minutes drive of Bourgale are numerous river beaches and fantastic swimming lakes.

Travel:

It is an easy journey from the UK whether by car or plane.

By Car:

When using the excellent French motorway network we are approximately 350 miles from St Malo, 500 miles from Calais and Boulogne.

By Air:

Bergerac - 40 minutes with direct low cost flights from Stansted, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds, Southampton or Bristol.

Bordeaux – 2 hours direct flights from Manchester, East Midlands (Nottingham) and Gatwick

Brive - 1 hour 30 minute with flights from London.

Distances:

Monpazier: 12 miles

Roque Gageac: 21 miles

St Cyprien: 22miles

Le Bugue: 27 miles

Baynac: 27 miles

Sarlat: 26 miles

Les Eyzies de Tayac: 28 miles

Perigueux: 53 miles

Lascaux: 68 miles

Cahors: 26 miles

Rocamadour: 43 miles

Further Details:

Villefranche du Périgord, offers a selection of shops, bakers, cafés, bars and restaurants, all within walking distance. There is also a tourist information centre, bank, post office and doctors surgery. During the summer the village hosts a weekly marché nocturne in the town square, as well as many summer festivals and an open air cinema.

The Dordogne and Périgord Noir in particular, is famed for it natural beauty, fabulous rivers and a long history. Humans have long settled, thrived and fought over this land. From CroMagnon man to the hundred years war, all have left their mark, which make this a fascinating area to visit. There are breathtaking châteaux, beautiful villages, formal gardens, prehistoric sites and cave networks.

For those seeking adventure, all outdoor pursuits are catered for; hot-air ballooning, pleasure flights, horse riding, canoeing, quad-biking, air-parks, fishing etc!

There are numerous Theme and Adventure Parks, Museums and Galleries.

Food is life to the region, famed throughout France for the quality of its produce and central in location - to the best vineyards in the world. Every day of the week it is possible to visit a bustling French Market in a local village offering a spectrum of products to tempt all.

However, it may be argued that the space, freedom and pace at which to enjoy life - is all that is needed here! Take time to enjoy the simple act of swimming in a river, sitting in a café, or lying in a field with the sun on your face - the choice is yours!

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