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Large 18thC Character Farmhouse With Private Pool, Outdoor Games and A/C



Updated: 17-Oct-2016
Farmhouse in Villereal nr Monpazier, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - Peaceful Location, 20min Walk To Family Restaurant, Original Features, 25mins From Airport

Lovingly restored with original features; this exceptionally large, 4 bedroom 18th century stone farmhouse is situated on the banks of the River Dropt, straddling the Dordogne and Lot et Garonne regions. Set within rolling countryside down a peaceful private lane, the country house is conveniently located just 4mins from the historic Bastide town of Villereal with it’s extensive amenities and fantastic weekly night market. We are just a 1.3km (20min) walk along a woodland path to a large family restaurant which includes a bar, games, playground and bouncy castles. An excellent beach on a lake is just a 15min drive away. The beautifully preserved medieval towns of Issigeac, Monpazier and Monflanquin are all within 15mins and Bergerac airport is just 25mins away. A wide variety of facilities are available include WIFI (see below for more details).

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My husband and I, along with our two small children escaped our hectic city lives to find a little piece of rural paradise back in 2011. And it has not disappointed.

This is the 4th house we have renovated personally (and the first time we have done it both in a foreign country and with toddlers; a challenge in itself!) but we have loved the adventure of uncovering the history and story of the building. We have also strived to restore it sympathically whilst giving it a contemporary feel (with the advantage that my husband is a carpenter and joiner, we have tried to make most design elements as bespoke and tailored as possible).

Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a marvellous holiday in this excellent accommodation, which suited all our needs. It's in a brilliant, quiet location close to Villereal which has great markets. The house is perfect for children with marvelous facilities, combined with being close to the airport. The hosts were lovely too and have delightful children.

The Hart family, July 2013

We have had a wonderful relaxing holiday. The private, traditional farmhouse has been finished and furnished to a high standard and the facilities provided are excellent (especially for children). The owners are very friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend Lascorades for any family looking for a traditional French farmhouse holiday with great facilities.

The Coulter family, July 2013

We've enjoyed a wonderful two weeks. The farmhouse is fantastic; well equipt, beautifully furnished and in a great location close to many interesting attractions and villages.

The Garrett family, August 2013
Apr 2013
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


We had a great time here

  • 5 of 5

We (6 adults and 2 children) stayed in the house for a week in early August and enjoyed everything about being here .

It's quiet , comfortable and a great place for a relaxing holiday . The bedrooms are large and ensuite ,The kitchen has plenty of room for everyone to sit in and eat . There are 2 sitting rooms for reading or watching TV . There are also 2 outside dining tables and a covered area for relaxing . The pool is excellent quality and with space for several sun loungers .

The house is surrounded by fields and is wonderfully quiet but you will need a car for visits to restaurants , supermarkets or other activities.

The owners were excellent in helping us set up the holiday via owners direct and were on hand to help us settle in on arrival .

A Allan , August 2016

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review Andrew. We are always so delighted by the response our guests have to the house and it's so lovely to receive reviews; thanks for taking the time out to write one and we look forward to welcoming you and your family and friends again.
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Such a peaceful place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Emma and Craig have created a wonderful tranquil holiday home in a beautiful area with plenty to do. We spent two weeks relaxing and exploring, with three young children under 5 travelling can be stressful: This Gite has everything you could ask for to keep a family of children happy for weeks. The playroom, outside play area, safe pool and lovely grounds provided hours of exploration and fun. There is plenty to do within a 30 minute drive and I'd challenge anyone to exhaust all of the local sights within a two week holiday. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this special place.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently stayed at Lascorades with our four young children and we had a fantastic time.

The property has charm and character whilst the swimming pool, garden and grounds create an excellent and enjoyable setting with fantastic facilities.

We found Craig and Emma to be very personable hosts keen to do anything to ensure you have a great experience and we thoroughly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Has everything you could ever want

  • 5 of 5

We've enjoyed a wonderful two weeks. The farmhouse is fantastic; well equipt, beautifully furnished and in a great location close to many interesting attractions and villages.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Has everything you could ever want

  • 5 of 5

We've enjoyed a wonderful two weeks. The farmhouse is fantastic; well equipt, beautifully furnished and in a great location close to many interesting attractions and villages.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A most enjoyable experience

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting the Dordogne/Lot region almost every year since 2006 and this year we have had the best experience to date. From the initial booking experience (seamless interaction with the owners who responded quickly to any enquiries) through our departure, everything went in the way that you would want it to. We like to travel down in a single day, so normally arrive at our holiday far from relaxed - what you need in this situation is the right information with the little fuss and this is what we go. The house is very well equipped - from the range of cooking equipment to the various entertainment options - and everything felt like you could use it like your own because it was so homely.

The house is set in a large garden with a good sized swimming pool that is secured so that you can feel safe with small children around. An added bonus is the outdoor seating area that we used most days and which allowed us to watch the children whilst we relaxed. In addition, the number of different downstairs rooms meant that there was somewhere for people to relax if they needed peace and quiet!

In terms of location, it is set back from a very quiet road so there is disturbance from traffic. There is an excellent Italian restaurant nearby that served the best (in terms of price and quality) Côte de Bœuf that I have every tasted (and I've had a few). It is very family friendly and serves a good range of pizza, pasta and other meat dishes for the family. There are numerous villages nearby, that have a lot of markets (and night markets) as well as a great lake that you can swim in. And there are numerous pre-mapped cycling routes.

Unsurprisingly - we will return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

When we found the farmhouse we really fell in love with the unspoilt charm of the place. We just wanted to draw out it's potential. It was only once we moved here that we realised how conveniently situated it is both from an amenity and accessibility perspective. Villereal is also unusually a fully functioning town which isn't solely dependent on tourists; so spending time here allows guests to have a real taste of South West France while being able to access the wide range of attractions that are within easy reach. We spend hours exploring the land, love choosing the fresh local produce at the market and being able to go for a dip in the pool whenever they fancy cooling off. We feel privileged to share this experience with our guests and know you'll fall in love with the place too.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 29 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : The Monti Cristo at 1.3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : The Monti Cristo at 1.3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lougratte at 15 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Fishing is available within the grounds of the farmhouse in the River Dropt (200m away) or in a variety of local lakes. Rods are available for free upon request.Large 4 man canoe available for free to use on river.

Cookery demonstrations.


There is a lake with a sandy beach within a 15 minute drive. Facilities include waterslide, playground, snackbar, picnic tables, lifeguard (afternoons only) and designated parking). During July and August entry is approximately 5 Euros per adult.

There is also a small beach on the Dordogne river at Limeuil which is a 40 minute drive. There is a bar and restaurant which overlooks the beach and canoe hire is possible nearby.


Bergerac airport (Ryanair, Flybe etc.): 25mins

Bordeaux airport: 1hr 40mins (approx)

Toulouse airport: 2hrs (approx)

Calais ferryport: 8hrs (approx)

Caen ferryport: 6hrs (approx)

St. Malo: 6hrs (approx)

Car hire is essential due to the rural location of the farmhouse. Car hire is available at Bergerac airport.


Villereal 5km (with large supermarket, post office, restaurants and bars, tourist information etc.)

Castillionnes 13km (cinema with films in English)

Chateau Biron 18km (enormous chateau)

Monpazier 20km (famous Bastide town)

Issigeac 20km (exceptionally preserved medieval town with busy market)

Bergerac 30km (city with beautiful old town)

Pujols 40km (listed as one of the most beautiful villages of France)

Penne d'Agenais 40km (roman village once used by Santiago de Compostella pilgrims)

And many more!

Further Details:

Eating, Drinking and general facilities:

- There is a large restaurant (Monte Cristo) just a 20 minute walk along a woodland path from the farmhouse which features bouncy castles in the summer.

- Villereal (4mins away) has 5 restaurants, 1 tearoom, 3 bars, 2 banks, 2 supermarkets (1 large and 1 open until 8pm and on a Sunday morning) plus other shops and boutiques.

- Vineyard tours are available locally and in English by reservation only.

- Villereal hosts a fabulous weekly night market for you to sample local produce and dance into the night! Other night markets are also regularly held.

- Local farms allow you to eat their produce at Ferme d'Auberge (by appointment only).

Activities for children:

- Various petting zoos and animal parks (the best being 30mins away)

- Parc en Ciel outdoor activity park (20mins) offers a range of outdoor activities are available for all ages.

- A well maintained softplay centre is available in Bergerac (30mins)

- Canoe hire is available (30mins),

- Lazor gaming available in Bergerac (30mins),

- Sandy beach lake with playground, snackbar and waterslide (15mins),

- Chateau featuring a variety of medieval games and a chance for kids to dress up,

- Various medieval and local festivals and seasonal activities.

Historical monuments and sites:

- Church of St Eutrope (30mins) is a fantastic 10th century church featuring remarkably preserved 15th century frescoes,

- At least 4 chateaux and forts to visit within a 30min drive of the farmhouse,

- Perfectly situated centrally to visit the majority of Bastide towns (and sites of the 100 year war),

- Cadouin Cloisters (35mins) is worth a visit with it's 10th Century Abbey,

- the picturesque towns of Sarlat, Beynac-et-Cazenac, La Roque-Gageac and Domme are all within easy reach.

- Various prehistoric sights including Lascaux can be easily visited as day trips.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Autumn/winter 2016
2 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Early summer 2017
4 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak summer 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer/autumn 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Autumn/winter 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
25% deposit at time of booking to secure booking
Payment due 8 weeks prior to arrival
£500.00 (returnable) breakage deposit

Changeover Day:
Changeover Saturdays: 4pm arrival and 10am departure

Notes on prices:
4-18th July 2015 has been reduced by £300 per week (from £1850) for the month of March as a special offer.

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From the Owner

Despite it's quiet, rural location, the property is just a 20 minute walk from a great family restaurant and perfectly situated to easily access all that the area offers. However, there is such a range of facilities offered that it's easy to spend days just enjoying your time at the farmhouse, whether it's having a dip in the pool, exploring the 10 acres of grounds, fishing, utilising all the different games facilities offered or taking in an outdoor film or match on our 3m HD projector, not to mention enjoying the fine wine and gourmet food that the area offers.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • lake
  • rural


  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 200 m²


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 ensuite shower, handbasin, wc. Bedroom 2 ensuite (shared with bedroom 3) bath with shower, handbasin, wc. Bedroom 3 ensuite bath with shower, handbasin,wc. Bedroom 4 ensuite roll top bath, wet room shower, handbasin wc (wheelchair access)


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 kingsize bed Bedroom 2 kingsize 2m long bed (or split to create two singles) Bedroom 3 twin bed or double bed Bedroom 4 double bed


  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Children welcome Suitable for elderly Wheelchair accessible Non-smoking only please No pets please Dressing up box Weekly film nights available with HD 3m projector screen Range of toys for under 5s Freesat tv WIFI 2 cots Highchairs and general baby facilities Books DVD’s CD’s Darts Board Games Outside: 10 acres of private land including mature landscaped garden. Covered parking for 3 cars. Pool (10x6m) with additional 1ft shallow section with spa jets. Fenced playground garden for safety including swings, 8ft slide and climbing frame. Giant outdoor blackboard (new 2014) Pool alarm. Pool inflatables. Sunloungers. Garden dining set (seating for 8-10). Table tennis. 10ft trampoline. Sun terrace. Various seating areas including balconies. Peach orchard. Access to River Dropt; 200m from farmhouse within grounds (fishing rods provided). Boules. Barbecue. Ride on toys for children under 5. Badminton net and rackets (new 2014) Wine fridge on veranda/sun terrace (new 2014) Note. The owners are based in another house on the land with their own private garden. Utility Room: Washing machine available within the playroom. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedding included, including pool towels Linen towel change once a week Maid service available at additional cost Cook available at additional cost Pre-arrival shop at additional cost Welcome box of local delicacies and staples Other: Separate downstairs toilet with environmentally friendly handbasin

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