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Beautiful Woodland Cottage. Weekly lets from £375 per week



Updated: 22-Nov-2016
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

2 Double Beds, 1 Bath Beautiful Peaceful Rural Location . Close to all amenities

'Les Fougeres' is a beautifully converted cottage with many natural timber features set in a peaceful rural location. The ground floor has an L shaped open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge with wood burning stove. A good sized double bedroom with patio doors opening onto the terrace and side garden. A seperate shower room. On the first floor is a twin bedroom, and a light and airy mezzanine which provides a lovely second chilling out area with sofas and armchairs, books and games.Attached to the cottage is a large utility room which also has space to store your bicycles.The pretty fenced garden with gated entrance is set within 5 hectares of the owners woodland and with many other delightful walks nearby including the Foret Vignoble (2 min walk from the cottage) which has designated nature trails and cycle trails (48km & 28km) and a wealth of information on the local flora and fauna. We have BICYCLES that you are very welcome to use for your enjoyment at no extra cost. Albeit tranquil and relaxing you are very conveniently placed. The nearest restaurant is in the village of Beaupouyet (3mins drive) and the nearest town is Mussidan which caters for all your needs, and includes an open air swimming pool.The Perigord region is a beautiful unspoilt region rich in history and wildlife. Activities include boating, horse riding, golf at Bergerac (30mins) and Perigueux (40mins). Lac Jamaye Regional Park (35 mins ) Lac De Gurcon (30 mins) There is an excellent direct train service from Mussidan to Bordeaux and Perigueux. Bergerac is approx 30-35 mins by car and Perigueux 40-45 mins.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Lana and Frederick Ward
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 November, 2016

About Lana and Frederick Ward

We have lived here in the Dordogne since 2005. We love the tranquillity and the slower pace of life.

Why Lana and Frederick Ward chose Dordogne


What makes this cottage unique


9 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

One of the best gites we have ever stayed in. Lovely & clean with everything you need. We loved sitting outside with three areas to choose from & the covered terrace is a delight. Fred & Lana what can we say. You are perfect hosts & we really enjoyed staying in your gorgeous home from home.

Wendy & Barry

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and rural

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a fortnight and had a great time. The hosts, Fred and Lana, were so accommodating! It was really lovely to be able to sit on the verandah and watch the wildlife - deer, red squirrels, field mice, birds...good facilities, too: the utility room was very handy! For a bit of adventure, visit Bergerac and Bordeaux.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just wonderful

  • 5 of 5

A simply wonderful week in Fred & Lana's very comfortable accommodation in a quiet peaceful setting , we will be back.

Alan & Gina


  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from Fred and Lana's Gite, after having a wonderful weeks holiday. The location is superb, the accomodation wonderful. It was the most relaxing time we have had in ages. Fred and Lana were around when needed but did'nt intrude in any way what a lovely couple! We would recommend this place to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday in a beautiful part of France.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much, that is wonderful of you. We are just so happy that you enjoyed your time here and should you ever decide to come this way again we look forward very much to seeing you !
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned to England after staying for a week in Fred and Lana’s delightful cottage, and cannot praise it and them highly enough.

Despite Fred and Lana’s misgivings about letting us stay there during November in case the cottage wasn’t sufficiently warm, I can genuinely say that we were snug as the proverbial bugs in a rug – aided by Fred’s plentiful supply of wood for the stove, we were toasty throughout and didn’t need to revert to the electric heaters.

The rural setting is wonderful – totally tranquil and there’s space and privacy to sit out in the garden.

The cottage has been totally converted/renovated to a very high standard, thoughtfully decorated and then fully equipped (to English standards).

Fred and Lana are the perfect hosts: they keep a discrete distance so you’ll enjoy total privacy, but conversely they’re only a few minutes away if you need anything.

Access to/fro the Autoroute is easy hence it's a great base for discovering the region, but locally for a good day out try a spot of wine tasting/buying at the Cave in Le Fleix followed by the multi-course 12 Euro lunch in the Restaurant Les Oiseaux just along the road – after that you’ll just want to return to ‘your’ lovely cottage and chill…

Trust me, you won’t regret staying at Les Fougeres.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much ! We are really delighted that you were happy with everything. It means a lot to us to know that you had an enjoyable week all round, thankyou !
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Great cottage, lovely owners

  • 5 of 5

We needed accommodation for a friends wedding and came across this little place...... Wow, absolutely lovely cottage with fantastic owners to boot. Fred and Lana (owners) done everything possible to make sure we were comfortable and happy all week, cannot praise them enough. The photos of the cottage really doesn't do it any justice as it's stunning, well equipped, cosy, warm, relaxing and very comfortable. Wi-fi and English TV were a nice added bonus. We highly recommend this beautiful peaceful cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Vicki & Dan, thankyou so much for your lovely comments. We are just so delighted that everything was OK for you and that you had a lovely week. So pleased that you loved the cottage, thankyou !!
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From the Owner


Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


Arcachon beach 1hr 35 mins by car. Arcachon Bay is crowned by Europes largest sand dune, the Dune de Pilat, 3 klm long, 500 mtrs wide and 110 mtrs in height, quite an incredible sight.


Bergerac Airport 30 mins by car.

Bordeaux Airport approx 1 hr 15 mins by car.

Limoge Airport approx 2 hrs by car.

Car hire available at the Airports.

If driving Calais is approx 10 hours drive and St Malo approx 6 hrs


Beaupouyet with restaurant and tennis court 3km

Mussidan with all amenities 6km

Bergerac historic town 30km

Perigueux, capital of the Dordogne 46km

Further Details:

Mussidan (10 mins) is the nearest town, a market town with a good choice of Supermarkets, Boulangeries and Restaurants. A charming cinema and open air swimming pool.

There are local street markets every day of the week.

Lac Jemaye (beach, childrens play) 30 mins

Lac de Gurcon ( beach, childrens play ) 30 mins

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Rates are for a 7 night stay i.e. Saturday - Saturday. Arrivals from 4pm. Departures by 10am.
A non refundable deposit of 25% is payable on booking.
Balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to start of rental
Refundable damage deposit of 100 gbp.
Preferred payment by bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Saturday, Arrival 4pm. Depart 10am.

Welcome pack on arrival i.e. tea, coffee, milk, sugar, biscuits and wine.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 22-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with large shower, wash basin and wc. On ground floor.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 on ground floor,with double bed. Patio doors to side garden, which is a wonderful sun trap, with deck chairs and further table and chairs. Wash basin. Bedrooms 2 on first floor with twin beds.Wash basin


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Open plan L shaped living acc. fully equipped dining kitchen and lounge. Double bedroom and shower room on ground floor. On first floor, mezzanine and 1 twin bedroom. All rooms are fresh bright and well furnished. Outside: Private driveway with plenty of off-street parking. To the front of the cottage is a large oak beamed terrace, ideal for al fresco dining, with table and four chairs and cane suite. Further table and chairs for dining in the walled area outside the kitchen. Large garden area to 3 sides mainly laid to lawn with flower beds and young fruit trees. A hand gate leads to the walks in the owners woods. Small portable BBQ. Large Utility Room: Washing machine. Freezer, Ironing board and iron. Clothes airer. Room for bicycles. Bed linen and towels are provided and changed weekly. Cleaning is done weekly on departure of guests. Other: Light, bright and airy Mezzanine with large sofa, armchair and cupboard containing books and board game

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