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Beautiful Hilltop Country House, Large Heated Private Pool, Gardens, Play Park

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with sweeping views of the valley. Peaceful Location, Mature Gardens, 10 min stroll to the local village with shops

This is a charming property full of character, and beautifully furnished. You have the feel of the 17th century, but all the upgrades and comfort of home. Ideal for those seeking relaxation and outdoor activities. So whether you are a couple on your honeymoon, friends on vacation, or a family wanting some quality time together, there is something for everyone to enjoy at La Borie Grande.

4 large bedrooms. Master bedroom with king-size bed has its own en-suite, double wardrobes dressing table and a fabulous view of the valley and of the raised terrace below! A further double bedroom with a french relaxed feel about it over looks the orchard. There are 2 bright twin bedrooms with open views of the gardens and the beauty beyond. A separate shower room upstairs and a downstairs bathroom with a corner bath and double wash basins. The delightful kitchen feels like home from home and has all the modern appliances, including an oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge, etc and the french doors open out onto the breakfast terrace with an undercover seating area.

There is a separate cool laundry room which has a washing machine, fridge freezer, iron and board and ample shelf storage.

The very large, bright living area has a beautiful antique table and chairs, seating 8 comfortably, piano, and a dresser. There is also an inglenook fireplace, with a widescreen tv, dvd player and selection of dvd's, 2 sofas and 2 armchairs. This leads out onto the raised terrace which looks over the open fields, where the deer graze happily away!

Set in 80 acres of secluded meadow and woodland, a safe and peaceful environment with large mature gardens surrounding the property on all sides with fantastic views over-looking the countryside. Lots of walks in the cool and peaceful woods. Shaded private terraces for outside dining with a lovely middle terrace with a pizza oven and BBQ. The secluded and enclosed swimming pool area has a beautiful oak Pavilion to relax inside from the heat of the day, or chilling out with a good book. Fruit and nut trees, honey suckle pergolas, lavender pathways, shaded hammocks ... all for you to enjoy, relax and explore! Just a 10 min stroll to our local Bastide village, Villefranche du Perigord, has many shops, cafes and restaurants. It is one of the oldest and prettiest Bastide villages, dating back to the 12th Century, which still has its cobbled streets with tiny alleyways and large covered market square. A real step back in time, where you can enjoy the fresh produce from the friendly local people. It is only 12 mins from Monpazier, 30 mins from Sarlat, Beynac, and the Dordogne river. Great place for cycling with quiet roads.

Smoking outside areas ONLY.

More Details

Owner
Tracy Scott
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2017

About Tracy Scott

My husband and I and 2 girls moved here nearly 14 years ago. As soon as we saw this beautiful house and old stunning barn within the grounds, we immediately fell in love with not only the place but also the surrounding area which is steeped in history and beauty! We simply just couldn't go back! It truly is a step back in time!

Come and experience it for yourself.

Tracy Scott purchased this house in 2003

Why Tracy Scott chose Perigord Noir

Off the beaten track, yet close enough within walking distance to the local friendly village with plenty of shops, boulangeries, butchers, cafes, restaurants, mini-marts, bank, tourist office etc.

No passing traffic, safe haven for everybody to enjoy the peace and quiet and all the wildlife and feel totally relaxed. A great base to do some serious sightseeing!

What makes this house unique

The most amazing views and sunsets and stars that go on and on forever..........

Guestbook comments from the owner

We all had such a wonderful time here.

Heaven does exist!!!

The photos really don’t do it justice at all!! There is so much space to just chill out and relax!! My advice to anyone wishing to come here would be book early...... you really wont be disappointed by anything!!

Thanks Tracy x



Our 4th year here - that says it all!!! A place to simply just chill out and watch life go slowly by!! Great safe environment for the kids, so much to do in the gardens alone - and great hammock for the adults! See you again soon!!



Fantastic place. Everything we dreamed of in a holiday. Wonderful discreet family on site who gave us lots of useful information. Have already booked our holiday here for next year, can't come soon enough.
Aug 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Villefranche-du-Périgord in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 1 is ensuite to the master bedroom, with a shower, wash basin, wc and hairdryer. Bathroom 2 has a shower, wash basin, wc and hair dryer. Bahroom 3 is downstairs, with a corner bath, double wash basin, wc and hair-dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) plus a baby. Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower room. Large built in wardrobes. Fantastic view of the valley. 2 Large Twin bedrooms with views of the gardens. Gorgeous Double Bedroom which overlooks the orchard. Wooden cot available with foam matress.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Discreet owners live on site who are on hand if needed to help with any questions or queries. Outside: The property is approached up a tree-lined driveway into mature gardens, lavendar pathways lead down to the lower level private terraces. Under the wisteria arch takes you to the Heated 10m x 5m swimming pool with roman steps and diving board. The area is enclosed and hedged for total privacy, beautifully landscaped with mature plants and shrubs. There are plenty of sun loungers and parasols, and a stunning oak Pavilion with relaxing furniture when you want to hide from the heat of the day! There is a large enclosed children's play area with swings, slide, trampoline, sand pit and table tennis. A Boules area and Badminton Court with seating. You can enjoy beautiful peaceful walks both in and around the 80 acre grounds. In the evening, simply watch the sun go down and the world go by in this wonderful location! The dining area is charming and bright, seats 8 around an antique table with chairs a piano, wooden dresser and drinks cabinet. The door takes you outside where you can sit and relax in total privacy on the raised terrace to watch the world go by and the sun go down! The dining area is charming and bright, seats 8 around an antique table with chairs a piano, wooden dresser and drinks cabinet. The door takes you outside where you can sit and relax in total privacy on the raised terrace to watch the world go by. Utility room has a large fridge/freezer, washing machine, ironing board and iron. Smoking outside ONLY.

Reviews

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Beautiful Hilltop Country House, Large Heated Private Pool, Gardens, Play Park
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5

Beautiful property, well located for exploring the Dordogne and Lot

  • 5 of 5

Property is set in a lovely location on the edge of Villefrance du Perigord. The property is well equipped and has everything that you could need. In addition to the sheltered and secluded pool area, there are a number of places to enjoy an evening glass of wine after a day's exploring. Highlights like canoeing on the Dordogne, Beynac, Castelnaud, Sarlat, Chateau de Bonaguil etc are all very easily reachable. Really appreciated the warm welcome and generous initial supplies from Tracy and family. Definitely somewhere we would recommend and would be happy to return to.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Glad you all enjoyed your stay and got to see many of the beautiful sites the Dordogne has to offer! Look forward to welcoming you all back again one day. Tracy
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we have stayed here. Everything was fantastic, from the house to the pool to Tracy (the owner), and the weather!!

We had a great time. We have two children aged 9 and 7 and there is plenty of activities on site for them. Tracy is super friendly, and nothing is too much trouble for her. She even helped us with our dodgy BBQ-ing skills!

The house is fully equipped with everything you could need and more, and the outside areas are superb

The local village has two small supermarkets, two bakeries and a couple of cafes. It is beautiful and quaint. We enjoyed getting fresh bread every morning.

I would recommend this place to anyone wishing to have a relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review! Glad you all had such a great time and I look forward to seeing you all again anytime !! x
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5

Wonderful house, grounds, location and hosts

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful week at La Borie Grande. We were an extended family group and the size of the house, different areas outside, and the gardens meant that we all felt we had plenty of space to enjoy together, or alone! The local town is lovely, and Tracy and family couldn't be more helpful hosts. A week just wasn't long enough!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

An absolute gem!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property by the beautiful photographs and were amazed when we arrived just how stunning it is in real life! The house is just fantastic! The rooms are huge all with outstanding views over the countryside. The outside space was beyond our expectations, from the gardens to the outside pizza oven and bbq area to the gorgeous decking that we spent many a night sat watching the sunset while sampling the local vin! Having our own private swimming pool was fantastic and it was always spotlessly clean. Tracy and her family are so lovely and helpful, they went above and beyond to help us plan trips and were even there in an instant when we couldn't light the pizza oven. Please don't hesitate to book this wonderful property, you will not regret it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much - glad you all enjoyed your stay and made great use of all the on site facilities! See you all again soon, Tracy
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5

Fabulous house

  • 5 of 5

On arrival, we were kindly greeted by Tracy and a wonderful 'Welcome Pack'. The house is absolutely stunning. All the rooms are large and spacious as are the grounds which are kept so immaculate.

Our first week was my husband and I and our 4 children, aged from 4-16 yrs old. There was so much on site to keep them all occupied with a fab park, badminton and boules courts, and the endless walks in the woods and chasing after the butterflies and squirrels in the garden - it was hard to drag them away to see the sites around.

Coming back to the pool was such a delight! It is completely safe being fenced and gated and a hedge all around so you are totally private.

My parents joined us for our 2nd week and loved chilling out in all the shady places for 'book reading' and spending the evenings chatting while cooking on the bbq and watching the amazing sunsets and we have never seen so many stars!!!

We all agreed we have never enjoyed a holiday so much or felt as relaxed.

Thank you so much x

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful with breath taking views

  • 5 of 5

The borie grande was beautiful and clean with everything you could wish for and more. The pool area was perfect - safe for the kids (4 and 5) and relaxing for the adults. The views from the house are amazing and the dining area over looking the forest and hills was picture perfect. There was plenty to do in the local area (the caves in padirac definitely worth a visit) and the fact that the house was a 10min walk to the gorgeous town was perfect.

Tracy and her family were helpful, friendly and on hand if we needed anything, but the way in which the house was situated it felt like we were the only ones there.

I loved it and can see why Tracy has settled there in that perfect part of France.

Thank you for such a fab holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Huge thanks for your kind words. Glad you had a fab holiday and would welcome you back anytime!! Best wishes, Tracy x
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
villefranche du perigord
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Lolivarie
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Villefranche du Perigord
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Villefranche du Perigord
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Arcachon is within 3 hours from here.

Dordogne river - 25 mins.

Chateaux/caves - 15 mins

Water parks - 30 mins

Markets - everywhere!

Travel:

Bergerac airport is 50 mins away. Car hire available and is essential. There are at least 3 different car hire companies at this airport. RyanAir & Flybe flying in from Southampton, Stansted, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Edinburgh.

Bordeaux and Limoges airports are 2hrs 30 mins away.

Distances:

Villefranche du Perigord is 1.5kms away and is one of the oldest and prettiest Bastide villages in the Dordogne. It has many shops including 2 boulangeries, 2 butchers, 3 mini-marts, atm machine, hairdressers, gift shop, tourist office etc and a weekly market.

Monpazier is 12 kms away.

Sarlat is 40 mins drive away. In summer the Square will have musicians and street entertainers adding to the atmosphere.

Canoeing is 30 - 40 mins away.

Castles & caves - 30 - 40 mins away

Further Details:

The Dordogne has so much to offer, you will return year after year!

Discreet owners live on site who can help with any questions, queries or places to visit.

DOMME

A magnificent walled medieval hill top village with fantastic views over the Dordogne valley. The spectacular grotto is well worth a visit and immerse yourself in the history of the Knights Templar and their close association with the village

Le ROQUE GAGEAC

A spectacular village carved into the cliff. The myriad of cobbled streets quaint shops and restaurants provide a perfect backdrop to a sail down the Dordogne and the perfect place for a refreshment as the sun goes down.

SARLAT

This medieval and walled town has been the backdrop to many movies and is an outstanding example of architecture beauty. The many twisting and cobbled streets will inevitably lead you to a fabulous restaurant, chic boutique or magnificent spot to watch the world go by.

LE BUGUE

Situated approx. 45 minutes away is the town of BUGUE, which has a fantastic aquarium, with not only fish but anacondas, pythons, Caimons and fish to stroke! Further a field why not try Park Walibi at Agen, approx. 2 hrs drive which has an adventure land that will keep the children happy all day long.

MARQUAYSSAC

A beautiful chateau with exquisite gardens situated overlooking the Dordogne valley and river. The walks around this magnificent house and its gardens are breathtaking, and to capture the romance try the Thursday evening candle lit, and stroll around and listen to the live romantic music wafting over the valley. Also, around the gardens are activities for children to become involved in and a great maze!

CASTLENAUD

One of the most impressive chateau in the region is 45 minutes from the house and with breathtaking views it is a perfect place for a picnic

LASCAUX cave contain the oldest existing cave drawing depicted by medieval man, Approx 2 hrs drive but well worth a visit.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Villefranche-du-Périgord, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Christmas
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 7 nights
£2,500
 
 
Low
1 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
mid
28 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
middy
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
High
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
mid
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
low
29 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 7 nights
£1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Booking Notes:
When making a booking, a third of the total cost of the holiday is required - this is non-refundable.

The remaining balance is due 8 weeks prior to your arrival along with a returnable damage deposit for £400.

Changeover Day:
Our changeover day is Saturday. Arrival time is from 4pm and departure time is 10am.
We are flexible on changeover days out of high season - please ask.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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