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Spacious Edge Of Village Villa with Private Pool & views

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Sep-2016
Villa in Lacapelle-Biron, Nr. Monpazier, Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine / Dordogne, France - Peaceful Location. Private pool. Minutes' Walk To Village Facilities and Fresh Croissants and Cafe.

The house has been beautifully restored with Perigordine tiles, original stone block-work and oak beams and features. Stone archways connect the main living spaces and create a sense of flowing light and space. Despite its age it is a sunny and warm house. State-of-the art gas central heating warms the house in the colder months, while the thick stone walls retain the cool in the Summer heat. Les Garrigues has a dominant position in the village, overlooking a tranquil village green, and with extensive rolling fields to the side.

The outside areas have been perfected for outdoor Summer living. Two main warmly-tiled patios provide ample al fresco dining options in terms of sun and shade. A large wooden table seats 8 to 10. Various plastic outdoor furnishings can be moved around the garden as required. The pool is connected to these patios by pathway, with a lawn between them - ideal for children's play or a game of boules. A lower patio looks over the tranquil village green - the 'Place du Foirail' - and beyond, and is an ideal setting for sundowners. Garden drinks table and chairs are provided here.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I'm an English photojournalist and antique carpet business owner, currently living in Kenya. As a boy I was at school in Bordeaux and have loved France ever since. My sister has lived in the Bergerac region for 25 years, and I have visited her every year. My wife and I decided to buy our own house about 12 years ago. We had to do extensive renovations to the house, and were able to use hand-carved wooden pillars and hand-made tiles from Pakistan, where we were based at the time. My wife works in the public health sphere. We have two daughters and a son, all at an international school in Nairobi. We split our base and home between France and the UK.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Beautifully appointed family gites in the heart of the rural Dordogne”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 for a stay in June 2013



We stayed at Les Garrigues last year - two families: 4 adults and 6 kids from aged 13 down to 3 and there was room to spare. The house itself has been beautifully restored and decorated - living area and kitchen very comfortable to live in and use - fabulous eating areas inside and out - the bedrooms are spacious and there's plenty of safe outdoor space for kids to run around in. The village is classic rural France - lovely walk to the boulangerie of a morning - plenty to see and do within easy reach - all in all - a fabulous holiday retreat and great value for money - we'll be back!





“Great house in a wonderful location”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 for a stay in April 2013
Apr 2014
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5 Reviews

4.8
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

5

Lovely house in lovely village

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the house and location was just as described, and three generations of us spent a lovely two weeks here. The house is spacious and very clean, fully equipped with everything you need and more - a real home from home. The teenagers were very happy with the pool, tennis within walking distance and the high ropes at parc en ciel also just a 10 minute walk. The 5 minute walk for bread in the morning was a lovely way to start the day. We will definitely be back - thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review, and for choosing to stay at Les Garrigues. You were the perfect guests, and it was especially kind of you to email us just a day or two into your stay, to tell us what a lovely time you were having - always reassuring to hear that things are going well and puts our minds at ease! We look forward to hosting you again.
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Canberra
5

Space and beauty

  • 5 of 5

Firstly it is a beautiful looking stone house adjacent to a small park. Inside is spacious with many wonderful details from the owners travels, with carved columns/beams from the subcontinent. The layout worked well with adults and kids having inside space, while the kitchen was well laid out and easy to get full use from. The kids (ages 3-9) loved all the space outside and the quiet roads had us felling relaxed right away. There were several options for al fresco dinning with the kids also taking us for a picnic in the park. Loved the location and the region is fantastic for walks and plenty to see and do only a shirt drive away. Loved it and will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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London
4

Peaceful, unique little gem

  • 4 of 5

We've stayed here twice, both times with groups of friends for which the property is ideal. It's a large, comfortable extended house with plenty of bedrooms and good-sized communal areas (kitchen, dining area, living room).

The outdoor areas are private and a good size with a lawn, shaded area and two separate patios (one immediately outside the rear of the house, and one in a lovely 'nook' in a corner of the garden raised above a local lane). Additionally, the lower level bedroom/living area opens directly onto a large 'village green' area which was entirely unused by others during both our stays and thus served as additional 'chilling' space or as a play area for the kids.

The house is located a short (5 min) walk from the centre of the little town of La Capelle Biron and its amenities. Supermarkets are an easy drive away. The local area is very rural with plenty of places to visit (historical, nature, viniculture), walk, swim, eat & drink etc., plus Bergerac is easily close enough for a day trip for those needing a decent sized town.

We've had lovely times here and will definitely go back.

A swimming pool would get it 5 stars, and we understand one will probably be built in 2015.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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NORTH FREMANTLE
5

LA CAPELLE BIRON

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 months during which time we hosted many family members and friends. The house accommodated everyone very satisfactorily and all who came enjoyed their stay.

The location in the small village is wonderful and within easy travelling distance of lots of interesting places to visit - we never tired of taking new guests to revisit places we had already been to, particularly the many local markets.

Everything needed was provided, the beds were comfortable and the living areas spacious.

All in all, a wonderful holiday experience.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bloxham, Oxfordshire
5

Beautiful, peaceful gite in the Perigord

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Les Garrigues in July last year - 10 of us in all - two families: 4 adults and 6 kids from aged 13 down to 3 and there was room to spare.

The house has been beautifully restored and decorated - living area and kitchen very comfortable to live in and use - fabulous eating areas inside and out - the bedrooms are spacious and there's plenty of safe outdoor space for kids to run around in.

The village is classic rural France - lovely walk to the boulangerie of a morning - plenty to see and do within easy reach - all in all - a fabulous holiday retreat and great value for money - we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

I was more familiar with the Dordogne region around Bergerac, and was initially looking to buy there. However, we once stayed in a large campsite, Les Moulinals, near Lacapelle-Biron, and we fell in love with the area - it's intensely rural, wooded and tranquil. It almost feels suspended in time and exudes a near medieval aura. Woodland and beautiful walks abound, and the village itself is unpretentious, not too touristy, and has all the facilities that a small, vibrant settlement needs. A signboard outside the villages proclaims proudly 'Lacapelle-Biron, un vrais village!'.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Le Cyber at 0.4 Kilometres Nearest Train : Cuzorn at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Pallassy at 0.8 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Two hours drive.

Travel:

Bergerac: 40km

Bordeaux: 120km

Toulouse: 200km

Distances:

Lacapelle-Biron: 0km

Biron: 4km

Monpazier: 7km

Monflanquan: 12km

Further Details:

The village itself can supply most of your daily needs: bakery, butchers, small supermarket, pharmacy, doctor's surgery, library, post office, garage, two cafe/restaurants, public tennis courts, rugby field, honey shop, stained-glass makers, mobile pizza van etc. It also has the fantastic 'Parc en Ciel' - an adventure climbing, zip-lining activity park that draws visitors from miles around.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
16 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Christmas & New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Low
8 Jan 2017 - 6 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Mid
7 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 7 nights
£1,000
 
 
Peak
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,495
for 7 nights
£1,495
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Booking Notes:
20% deposit secures the booking, with balance due a month before vacation start date.

Changeover Day:
Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

What immediately strikes me upon arriving back in Lacapelle, is the sheer peace and tranquillity of the place. It's the perfect place for decompression and relaxation, and you could perfectly happily while away the whole holiday in the house, village and the woods around. However, there is much of historic interest - ancient bastide towns, fortified chateaux (both English and French), prehistoric cave paintings, roman ruins and much more. It's a unique place, and whenever I smell woodsmoke I am transported back there.

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath and separate shower, wc. Bathroom next to bedroom 3 with bath/shower over, wc. Separate wc near dining area.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with three single beds, Bedroom 3 with double bed.

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Notes:

  • Outside: There is a sparkling private 8m by 4m (salt electrolysis) swimming pool with sun-lounging terraces and pool furniture. There are four patios, which all catch the sunshine at different times of day. There are secluded paved areas under the shade of trees as well as a lovely lower patio (with chairs & small table) with a high vantage point overlooking the village green and views beyond. There is a large (10 seat) wooden table for al fresco dining and various bits of plastic garden furniture that can be moved around the garden as desired. Utility Room: Miele washing machine, Miele dryer, Miele hoover etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels & linen are included. House is cleaned before and after stay. Mid-stay cleans can be arranged (at cost). Other: The main rooms are joined together by stone-surround arched doorways. Carved wooden pillars & furniture. Basement bedroom is independent and has fridge, hob, door onto village green.

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