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The Maison: Built In 1729, The House Overlooks The Dordogne River 40M away



Updated: 23-Oct-2016
Villa in Bergerac, Aquitaine / Dordogne, France - Central Location Within Walking (5 Mins) Of Old Town Of Bergerac - Bars, Restaurants,museums.

The Maison: Built in 1729, the house is spacious and is elevated overlooking the Dordogne River (40 metres away). It has spectacular views of the old Bergerac medieval city directly across the river and stands close to the historic bridge connecting the south bank of the Dordogne to the old town. The house comprises three double bedrooms (master with en-suite, toilet and dressing room). A second bathroom, toilet services the other two bedrooms. The large salon overlooks the river and the modern kitchen and dining area has access to a large patio with BBQ. All modern appliances throughout including refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, oven, hot plates, cookware, coffee maker and washing machine/dryer in the utilities room. The maison is 100% totally renovated. The property is centrally heated. Free parking in the square where the house stands. All bed sheets, towels, etc. provided. Free WIFI, French & English SAT. TV

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Australian couple who visited Bergerac and fell in love with the region.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello there Ivor and Frances,

Just a quick note to let you know how much our little group enjoyed staying at your lovely home in Bergerac. It was perfect for our stay and we were so comfortable there, and really enjoyed the wonderful view across the river. What a delightful town, I can see why you we're drawn to it, and the locals were very friendly too.

The house worked so well for us, in such a good position for popping into the centre or going to restaurants, etc., but also great for heading out to other places of interest nearby - and you really are spoilt for choice there, just so many picturesque towns and villages around that area. Although my husband is fairly used to driving on 'the wrong side of the road', it was a bit of a challenge as we were in a large people carrier type vehicle, with the steering wheel on the left, and it was manual ...... and the roads in rural France aren't quite as wide as we are used to back here in Oz! Exciting times!

So, thank you both very much for helping to make our holiday so memorable - we loved every minute.

Bye for now,

Jul 2016
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

Adelaide, South Australia

Beautiful Bergerac

  • 4 of 5

Our group, of six adults, thoroughly enjoyed a two week stay at this well maintained and well appointed home in Bergerac in July. It's position was perfect for our stay and we were all extremely comfortable there, with all the amenities which we were expecting from the description on the website, and the wonderful view across the river to the old town was a real bonus to enjoy every day. Bergerac is a beautiful town, with an abundance of shops and restaurants, and the local markets are not to be missed! We also found the local people to be extremely helpful and friendly.

The house was ideally situated for either getting into the town centre (a quick walk over the bridge) or for heading out into the countryside to explore the many picturesque villages and towns in the area.

A big thank you to our hosts for helping to make our holiday so memorable - we loved every bit of it and would highly recommend it to any of our friends when they visit that beautiful area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Middle East

Everything on your doorstep

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the low season (Dec) and found this villa to have a fantastic location with everything within walking distance. A well equipped home with modern fixtures inside. A large table to eat meals at with friends and enjoy the beautiful view overlooking the river. A must see town with a large market on Saturdays along with a fish market on Friday which is practically on the doorstep! Not to mention the added bonus of the Noel market, a great surprise. So glad we stayed - we highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely ... Recommended ....

  • 5 of 5

This really is a wonderful house in a fantastic location. Its large and very well fitted out. Bedroom 1, has great view across the Dordogne, the dressing room and en-suite is lovely. Bedrooms 2 and 3, are spacious and comfortable, without en-suite, although the windows are internally facing within the building, they are nice, but that's only where you sleep. The photo's do reflect how good the accommodation is ! It really is a quality house ... just get advice on operating the brand new hob.

The owner's are Aussie's, and very good people, so take account of the time difference, when calling, they are absolutely genuine (emails may come from Bigpond and Worldwidetank). Frances was very helpful and allayed our fears after a Daily Mail, article regarding Ownersdirect. Their Agent, Sophie was excellent. Ask where the local doctor is, and their opening hours, just in case you need them.

We will be back again !

Paul, Rosie, Sheila, Martin, Mary and Chris

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed our villa in Bergerac and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Best regards to you all.
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Amazing Villa!

  • 5 of 5

If you're visiting Bergerac or just thinking about going to France then this Villa will make your holiday!

We went to Bergerac for a family wedding and all of my extended family visited the house, they all thought that it was fantastic.

Frances and Ivor we extremely helpful before the trip and even put a real wooden cot and high chair in the Villa for our baby. When we arrived the lovely Sophie gave us a tour of the house and gave us advice about the local area.

The Villa itself is ideal, it is spacious and has all the mod-cons including dishwasher and coffee maker. All of the bedrooms are huge and the master has an en-suite and walk in wardrobe!

The patio was really useful in the evening's as we had a BBQ and all of the family came round for the evening.

We hired a car but you could definitely manage without. (Free parking is available) The Villa is in a perfect location, just over the old bridge and is only a ten minute walk from the center of Bergerac where all the restaurants etc. are. You can see the Dordogne from the living room and master bedrooms windows, it's beautiful!

When we looked at the villa originally, we thought the pictures we a bit too good to be true. Well... the photos are correct!

There's only one slight downside if you have young children because there is no bath. But we actually put the paddling pool in the shower because it's so huge. Our baby loved it.

We will definitely be returning to this Villa!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bridget for your charming review. It was good to hear that you and your family enjoyed the villa. We look forward to having you return at some time in the future. Kind regards Frances & Ivor.
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From the Owner

We found this lovely property overlooking the Dordogne and decided to purchase so that we can return each year to experience again the special ambiance of this corner of France. We are happy to share this experience with you.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 10 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Bergerac at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 0.5 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Nearby Attractions

• Bastide Towns – definitely worth a visit

• Bordeaux

• Perigueux

• The many farm restaurants in the Perigueux region

• In August, The medieval markets of Dropt, Eymet, Issigeac and Cadouin.

Painting classes, cooking classes are available from tourist bureau. Also Dordogne river trips can be booked daily.


2.5Hrs from Bordeaux and 3 hours from Arcachon ( both famous for their oysters and seafood).


How to Get There:

Flights into Bergerac Airport (9 minutes from township)

Airlines: Flybe, Jet2, Ryanair and transavia.com.

TGV Train from Paris to Bordeaux or Libourne then local train to Bergerac. (Paris-Bordeaux 3.5 hrs, Bordeaux-Bergerac 1 hr approx..

By car on autoroutes.


Many interesting vineyards, castles and Bastide towns in close proximity to Bergerac.

Further Details:

Supermarket and markets are all a short walking distance from the house. Larger supermarkets and shopping centres a short drive (or bike-ride) on the outskirts of the town. Most major French banks are centrally located and Internet facilities are available through Orange in the central area (many bars and WiFI offer free internet.


Rental rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning/Laundry £112

Booking Notes:
Please email the owner. E50 to be paid at booking - this is non refundable. Balance of payment is due 4wks before the start of the holiday. Cancellation Policy: Less than 4 weeks cancellation an amount of 25% will be withheld.
A credit card guarantee for breakage will be required on arrival but will be returned upon departure.

Changeover Day:
It is preferred that arrival be on a Saturday. Preferred arrival time is 3.45 - 4.00 p.m. with departure time 10.30 a.m. However this is negotiable.

Notes on prices:

Booking Notes:
Please email the owner. E50 to be paid at booking - this is non refundable. Balance of payment is due 4wks before the start of the holiday. Cancellation Policy: Less than 4 weeks cancellation an amount of 25% will be withheld.
A credit card guarantee for breakage will be required on arrival but will be returned upon departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

It's convenient location to the quaint township of Bergerac which is packed with restaurants and friendly bars and cafes. It is one of the few properties available in or near the township that still has old-world charm, but has been tastefully modernised for new-age comfort.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • river
  • waterfront


  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing

Floor Area

  • 185 m²


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite to main bedroom well equipped with large shower, cabinet, heated towel rails. Second bathroom well equipped with large shower, cabinet, heated towel rails etc. Separate toilet on landing.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: queen bed, desk, ensuite, and dressing room. Bedroom 2 - queen bed, robe. Bedroom 3: Two single beds robe. Bedrooms 1 & 2 share access to second bathroom/toilet. All centrally heated.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: About Bergerac: Bergerac is situated in the heart of the Perigord/Dordogne region in south west France. (Aquitaine). The ancient city of Bergerac is compact in size and characterised by its elegant renaissance buildings from medieval times. Quaint bars and gourmet restaurants line the city streets and lane ways and the fact that almost all the city can be seen on foot is part of its charm. Shop opening hours are generally 10 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and then from around 2.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. daily. Shops are closed Sundays (sometimes on Mondays). Some may open longer during the summer season or on the weeks over Christmas. Bergerac is renowned for its wine and a short trip to the outskirts of the city reveals a landscape of vineyards that produce some of the world’s finest vintages. Fantastic markets including spectacular fish market every Friday. Outside: Very private large patio area running off dining area with potted plants, table, chairs umbrella and barbecue. Utility Room: Modern washing machine, electric clothes dryer, ironing board & steam iron and shelving unit Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, bed linen inclusive with change of linen for second week for all bedrooms. More can be provided at extra cost. Cleaning can be provided at extra cost. Baby Cot and high chair are also provided. Other: Large Patio area leading off from kitchen with large outdoor table, six chairs, umbrella and barbecue.

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