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Choice of accommodation: the 4 bedroom Grange and the 2 bedroom Pigeonnier - Le Pigeonnier (sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



Le Pigeonnier (sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms)

Le Pigeonnier provides guests with stylish and comfortable accommodation featuring original stonework walls and exposed wooden beams.

One bedroom is found up a narrow staircase and offers a beautiful and romantic setting. The other bedroom can be found off the living room on the ground floor and provides access to the secluded patio.

The kitchen/dining room is provided with gas cooker, fridge, microwave oven, dishwasher, washing machine whilst the lounge area has a flat screen TV with English TV, CD and DVD players.

The spacious bathroom is also found on the ground floor.

It is worth noting that the Pigeonnier is fully centrally heated making it ideal if you wanted to book out of season, please contact the owners for details of pricing.

All bed linen and towels are provided and changed on a weekly basis.

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About the property

Vieille Grange and Pigeonnier

The Domaine de Pemontier is set in a quiet location perched on a hilltop within an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Vieille Grange has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and accommodates 8 people comfortably whilst the self contained Pigeonnier sleeps 4 in comfort in 2 bedrooms. The properties can be booked together for large family gatherings or group of friends or separately whilst the 13 x 6 metre pool is large enough to cater for all guests. Both properties provide fully equipped kitchens and have their own patios for barbecues. If you want to eat in a restaurant the town of Bergerac with its wide range of restaurants and shops is only a 10 min drive away, or the medieval village of Issigeac is even closer and offers a good selection of restaurants and shops. The area offers easy access to all the facilities the Dordogne has to offer, with its chateaux, bastide towns, vineyards, rivers and countryside and if you yearn for even more sophistication the beautiful town of Bordeaux is not very far.

John Lewis
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
30 June, 2017

About John Lewis

We have dreamed for years that we would move to France and run gites, providing excellent accommodation to discerning clients from across the world. We are now able to realise our dream and hope that we will be able to share our enthusiasm for France with you soon.

John Lewis purchased this cottage in 2013

Why John Lewis chose Perigord Pourpre

Pémontier offers great space and comfort and is ideally situated to explore all that the Dordogne has to offer. The private terrace and the large pool have been designed to allow you to make the most of your holiday.

What makes this cottage unique

Pémontier offers a quiet environment set within beautiful countryside but close to all the major cultural and physical activities to make your holiday one to remember for ever.

Available Rentals

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Changeover Day:
Normal changeover day is Saturday and guests need to leave by 10am so that we can get the properties ready for the next guests. Guests are asked not arrive before 4pm.

Notes on prices:
Le Pigeonnier is available from April to October as it has central heating, although it should be noted that the pool is not heated and the temperature of the water cannot be guaranteed as suitable for swimming.
La Vieille Grange has a wood burning stove so please enquire if you are interested in renting outside the usual periods.


Accommodation and facilities for Le Pigeonnier (sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms)in Saint-Cernin-de-Labarde in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Downstairs Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The large double can be split into 2 singles if required
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation in both properties is spacious and comfortably furnished with all modern facilities. The well kept grounds provide lots of space to play or just wander around and admire the views on all sides. The owners live on site and are available for advise and guidance on where to go and things to do, but equally are happy to step back and allow their guests to enjoy their holiday on their own. The 13 x 6 metre pool is spacious enough to accommodate all the guests and has lots of areas for lounging around. It is surrounded by mature hedging which provides a private space where children can be safely supervised. Both the gites are fully equipped for longer stays with dishwashers, washing machines, irons, hair dryers, TVs, DVD and CD players, private patios with outdoor furniture. Outside: The large 13 x 6 metre is pool is shared between the 2 gites and provides ample space for everyone to swim and play or just sit and relax. The pool area is very pretty, surrounded by mature hedging and has views across the valley to St Cernin de Labarde. Each property has its own private patio area with BBQs, tables and seating for al fresco dining. The grounds are spacious and well cared for with mature fruit and nut trees and ample areas to find somewhere quite and shady to read a book, or play games.


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Le Pigeonnier (sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyable stay.

The owners Lesley and John have high standards and were such fantastic hosts, being personable, attentive, professional, and knowledgeable about the region. I genuinely could not have wanted for more during our stay.

Le Pigeonnier had bags of character, and balanced a rustic charm with all creature comforts and 21st century necessities. It was immaculately clean and all linen was provided.

The properties are within vast and well maintained grounds, and the pool area, also very well catered with seating and shelter, was surrounded by dense greenery, offering good privacy.

It was an excellent base to explore the regions vineyards, bastide towns and exquisite scenery. A couple of local villages, which had restaurants, general stores and boulangeries, were less than a 10 minute drive away, and a couple of huge supermarkets (in Bergeracs outskirts) were only 20 minutes away.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review, it was great to meet you and your lovely family and we hope to see you again one day.
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Fantastic gite with beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Le Pigieonnier for 7 nights and wished we had booked for longer.

We had a welcome basket on arrival which had all the necessary bits for breakfast and some lovely wine thanks.

The gite had everything and more we could have asked for and John and Lesley went out of their way to help us out with child gates and pushchairs so we didn't have to take any with us which was such a help as we have 3 yr old twins which come with a lot of baggage!

The gite was very clean well laid out and had lots of outdoor space for bbq's, relaxing and for the kids to run around.

The pool is a great size and there was plenty of seating and shade around it if needed.

It is a great base for exploring as there is so much to do and see nearby, aswell as some lovely restaurants, cafés and shops a few minutes car drive.

Only a 15 min drive or so from the airport which is always a bonus.

We will certainly be returning and recommending it to family and friends.

Thank you for a lovely and relaxing stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for coming to Pemontier, it was lovely to meet you and your lovely family and we hope to see you again soon.
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A thoroughly enjoyable week in a rural location.

  • 5 of 5

This is, without doubt, the best gite we have stayed in in France. Everything you could possibly need and very clean, well-maintained and comfortable. The on-site owners were warm and friendly and attentive to our needs, without being intrusive. We will definitely return here and would recommend it to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us at the Domaine de Pémontier and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the future.
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A wonderful & welcoming house with stunning pool

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week at Le Pigeonnier in August with our two sons (8 and 5). We had a wonderful welcome from John & Lesley who really are great hosts. We spent most of the week in the gorgeous pool (well set up for kids, with shallow steps to enter and a large flat shallow end, but also long enough to have a decent swim in). We dragged ourselves off the property a couple of times to explore the Dordogne region, with canoeing, vineyards and the lovely local town of Issigiac. We enjoyed a medieval evening in Issigiac square, plus a night market for great street food. The only potential downside is that the Pigeonnier is 400 years old and so has lots of character - the rooms are on different levels and the stunning attic mezzanine room is up a v. steep flight of stairs - wouldn't suit the elderly! Apart from that, I would definitely recommend this property, and we plan to return ASAP, hopefully for a fortnight next time! Thanks John & Lesley for being the perfect hosts!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely words, we're so glad you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again in the future.
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Great holiday rental

  • 5 of 5

Had an excellent holiday at Domaine de Pemontier. Le Pigeonnier is a converted pigeon loft - think French pigeons lived in luxury judging by the quality of the building. 2 bedroom property was really well equipped. John and Lesley had thought about the basics to make a holiday easier - provision of miscellaneous groceries on arrival was much appreciated - milk, fruit juice, butter, wine, etc. Really comfy beds and decent linen and towels too . Excellent location just 10 mins drive from Bergerac airport. Large and spotlessly clean swimming pool with loads of umbrellas and a large sun canopy for shade.

Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A fantastic location for a relaxing, peaceful break. The accommodation is very well appointed and has everything that you might need. The swimming pool is large and very well maintained with plenty of sun loungers and shaded areas, there is also lots of space around the gite with a lovely terrace where we enjoyed lots of wine, BBQs, watching red squirrels!!and watching the sun go down. The owners John & Leslie were wonderful and nothing was too much for them and we can't thank them enough for making our stay such a pleasure. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10.4 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Chateau Les Merles
Nearest Train
14.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
A89 Bordeaux - Lyons
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Pemontier is located approximately 2 hours drive away from the very chic beach side village of Cap Ferret and the vast beaches of Arcachon and Biscarosse, making a fabulous day-trip possibly combined with stop offs in St Emilion or Bordeaux on the way.


Bergerac airport is a 10 minute drive away and with its increasing number of destinations from the UK and elsewhere. Alternatively Bordeaux airport is around 1.5 hours away.

The ports of St Malo and Caen are around 7 hours drive away and Le Havre with the Channel Tunnel is around 8 hours drive.

The TGV runs to Libourne and a local train can take you directly to Bergerac train station.


Bergerac on the banks of the Dordogne river is close by as are Domme, Roque-Gageac, Beynac and Sarlat. The medieval village of Issigeac is just 5km away, making it an easy drive or a short cycle ride and offers excellent local facilities, a great market on Sunday, three superb boulangeries, an epicerie and a number of casual and fine restaurants, plus a very popular evening market.