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Choice of 2 character properties sleeping 8 or 4 people - 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

Domaine de Pemontier

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:
27 October, 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 Saint-Cernin-de-Labarde

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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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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average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

The Gite itself is perfect, SPOTLESSLY clean, nice and quiet, centrally located in a rural area whilst having easy access and well placed to visit the area and it's like being in your own home with EVERYTHING thought of and provided for. Our hosts, John and Leslie, were very helpful, nothing was too much trouble for them, both before and during our stay, quick to respond to any queries we might have before our stay and with lots of good ideas regarding places to go when we arrived.

We ate in quite a bit, as the kitchen is well equipped but also went to a few local restaurants, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The local village, Issigeac, is quite the most beautiful place you are likely to see, just a few miles away, in fact, we walked to it across the fields and Bergerac, a bigger town, maybe 10 miles. Both are well worth a visit, with local markets and lovely buildings and every way you turn there is a Chateau.

The comments book are full of really positive comments, with one couple from New Zealand, staying 10 weeks - all I can say is lucky them, as we would have liked to have stayed 10 weeks too!

So we definitely recommend John, Leslie and their lovely Gite .. and of course the local wine!

Tim & Jan

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tim and Jan, thank you so much for the lovely review and thank you again for choosing to spend your holiday at the Domaine de Pemontier. I am sorry that it took so long to write this response to your review but Owners Direct insist on keeping the review for 2 weeks before releasing it to us!
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This place is a little piece of French paradise!

4 of us stayed for 10 nights in the smaller gite and hired a car from Bergerac airport (which is an easy 10 min drive away). We were welcomed by Lesley and John and shown around. Throughout our stay both were available for advice and there were a good amount of local leaflets and also an information file in the gite (very used by us!!)

The gite was beautiful and very cosy, with plenty of space for 4 of us. The kitchen had everything we needed and we even had a little welcome basket of goodies. The beds were comfortable and the shower was quite powerful. There was a hairdryer, iron, washing machine & dishwasher and gas BBQ. We loved the patio outside our bedroom, which was a real sun trap all day - we had many BBQs there.

The weather was a little disappointing however we had enough good days to be able to lounge by the stunning pool area and enjoy the garden (there was badminton and bikes available should you want them). Just to the right of the property was a nice walk through the sunflower fields.

The ideal thing about this place is its location, though it feels in the middle of nowhere and very peaceful. The local village - Issigeac- is a 5 min drive away, with a couple of small general stores, 3 boulangeries and some lovely restaurants (the pizza place does lovely take away and La Bruceliere was fantastic, but you need to book). We loved the Sunday market and the Thursday night market.

Monbazillac is a short drive, with its lovely chateau, and the small village of Emyet is worth a visit. Bergerac is 10 mins away by car, with some good supermarkets on the way. Bergerac is a beautiful town, with a pretty river and wonderful old town, well worth a wander. The cathedral is breathtaking inside!!! We had 2 nice meals there - La Rouge et La Verre and Table de Marche (strange food combinations and more expensive but good!).

We also went further afield to see the beautiful Jardins de Marqueyssac (stunning views) and took a canoe trip down the river with Canoeric (recommended by John), both over an hour away. 2 of us also went to St Emillion and really enjoyed it there. We also did a little wine tasting around the area.

Overall I would highly recommend this property for its location, peace, facilities and proprietors, and we definitely intend to stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review and thank you for choosing to spend your well earned holiday with us at Pemontier. It was a real pleasure to meet you all and we look forward to meeting you again one day.
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Book this place with absolute confidence

  • 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: 28-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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: 28-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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: 18-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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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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.