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19th Century Rural Farmhouse, Private Pool, Landscaped Gardens, Fantastic Views



Updated: 22-Oct-2016
Cottage in Villereal, Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine, France - Idyllic for the Bastides of Lot Et Garonne, Castles of Dordogne or Vineyards of Bergerac

Romantic quiet cottage situated down a long drive. Nouzieres Deux is an old stone farmhouse with exposed stone walls and oak beams throughout. Surrounded by open farmland, on early mornings or late evenings to may be lucky enough to see wild deer. It has been tastefully modernised recently and is now fully equipped for modern living to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable, yet retains its old world charm. You have your own private pool with spaces to sunbathe and relax, there are also shaded terraces for eating or a cooling drink if the summer sun gets too hot. The bastide towns of Villeréal and Issigeac are only 5 minutes drive away and have an excellent range of restaurants and local services. They have weekly markets on Saturday and Sunday mornings respectively. The weekly markets are the best place to find fresh, local produce, fruit and vegetables and the many regional delicacies and ingredients required in Périgourdin gourmet meals. The market’s other role as a convivial meeting place cannot be underplayed; sauntering past attractively laden stalls, bumping into friends and acquaintances are all part of the market’s charm."

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

This is our home from home in France and look forward to retiring there soon in the meantime we hope you enjoy our property as much as we do.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

We both agreed that your house is absolutely beautiful and we had a relaxing and peaceful time there.

The electric fans came in very useful at night but we are not complaining as the weather was lovely.

A big thank you for the barbecue it came in very handy and it works a treat and surprising easy to clean.

With temperatures in the mid thirties it’s no surprise that the pool got a lot of use.

We did get to see some deer leaping across the fields on our last day which was nice.

We both loved your picture above the fireplace and I think we will be looking to buy one for ourselves.

Thank you again for the use of your house and we will definitely recommend it to our friends and family.
Jul 2015
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Such a shame to have to come home ..........

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful week away and have to say this is one of the best if not the best self catering property we have stayed in. It is well laid out and well furnished and equipped so was very comfortable and enjoyed by us all.

And like one of the previous reviewers we were also very appreciative of the fans as it was a very warm week - so the pool was also well used and tested and given a big thumbs up by the boys.

The property is in a rural area and it was lovely sitting out in a evening with the solar lights prettily changing colours and looking up at the sky and seeing the stars so very clearly.

The boys also enjoyed the DVD's selection (Star Wars) and there was also a good selection of books if you had forgotten to pack your own.

What you do realise is how big France really is so we decided to combine trips out in the morning (such as to the Crytal Cave, St Christophers Rock, a paddle down the Dordogne River as well as the brilliant Crazy golf course) with an afternoon at the pool. The neighbours were friendly as was everyone we met and we tried speaking french which I think was well received if not necessarily correct! As always never enough time to see it all.

The daily ritual of choosing fresh croissants and chocolatines as well as the baguette for lunch (not forgetting the lovely pastries too) was also easy with Villereal just down the road with easy access and parking.

It was a shame to have to come back home but we would recommend this property for anyone looking for a great place to relax and also experience a little taste of French life.

Thank you Roy and Angie for your hospitality, we all had a fabulous time.


  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a relaxed French holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful old farmhouse in a gorgeous location with everything you need for great relaxing holiday. We have stayed there twice now and it's hard to beat.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa, great pool and fine views

  • 5 of 5

The villa is located in beautiful countryside between the characterful small towns of Issigeac and Villareal. It's a nice conversion of an old stone building with exposed timbers upstairs - mind your heads when walking around in the dark. The kitchen has everything you need for cooking meals, there's also a gas fired barbecue on the patio. There are great views all around and particularly to the rear when you are having dinner outside. The house is set well back from the road down a private drive that is shared with a neighbouring property. The pool is saltwater rather than chlorine, immaculately clean and of a good size and depth. Very good all round.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in an ideal setting

  • 5 of 5

The house lived up to all expectations and we felt at home as soon as we arrived. The front terrace was perfect for morning coffee, breakfast and a chat and the pool terrace gave us welcome shade as well as some amazing views over the countryside. Evening markets in the surrounding bastides or on a farm, tasting local produce and drinking local wine were definitely memories we will recall during English winter evenings. Cycle routes without traffic, brocante mooching and sampling the local hospitality all helped to make our holiday very enjoyable and totally relaxing. Well equipped, clean and tastefully decorated Nouzieres Deux really was a home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are so pleased that you had such a wonderful time at Nouzières Deux and in the surrounding area.
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Peaceful relaxing rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the most wonderful relaxing holiday. We loved the property. It had everything we needed and was very tastefully decorated and full of character. It was great to have two terraces and the pool was perfect. Watching the sunset and listening to the frogs in the beautiful countryside was the best way to relax in the evening. The area was very unspoilt and we loved the markets and enjoyed a cold beer watching the world go by in Villereal. We are not people who normally go back to the same place but we loved it so much that we might just have to make an exception. Thank you again

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a fantastic review, it is so appreciated. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Nouzières and in the region. It makes all our efforts worthwhile, not to mention the local cleaning and maintenance team, who keep it in good order for our guests. You have made today a truly happy one, thank you.
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From the Owner

During the previous 12 years or before purchasing Nouzières so we have explored all the regions in France on holidays. Always staying in gîtes, chambres d'hôtes or small hotels, when the opportunity arose we took the next step and purchased Nouzières Deux. Having fallen in love with the French lifestyle, the people, climate and of course the markets, the Lot et Garonne/Dordogne area seems to fit perfectly with all our plans to retire here. The region is quiet, yet close enough to the essential necessities and we have made a lot of new friends in the short time we have been here.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Various in Villereal at 5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Villeneuve-sur-Lot at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Various in Villereal at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Côte d ‘Argent at 210 Kilometres Car: necessary


The Côte d ‘Argent, to the west of Bordeaux is the longest stretch of sand in Europe and is 2.5 hours drive (210km).


By Air; Bergerac is 30 minutes drive. Airlines; Flybe, Jet2 and Ryanair. Car hire is available at the airport.

By Road; Calais 8.5 hours (900km), St Malo and Caen 6.5 hours (640km).

A car is essential to explore this region of France.


Villeréal 5km, bastide town, weekly market (Saturday), banks, shops, supermarkets (open 7 days) and restaurants.

Issegeac 11km, medieval village, weekly market (Sunday), shops and restaurants.

Castillonnès 13km, bastide town, weekly market, shops and restaurants.

Beaumont-du-Perigord 22km, weekly market, shops and restaurants.

Further Details:

Villereal has a wide range of shops, banks, restaurants and medical services. There is a supermarket with petrol station open 7 days a week during the summer. The weekly market dates back to 1288 and is one of the best in the region, held on Saturday mornings; get there early.

With high quality restoration Villereal is keeping its rich history alive while endeavouring to be a welcoming, peaceful and quiet little town. Villereal wishes to please you simply, sincerely, without pomp and circumstance and warmly welcomes you and offers you its friendship.

Issigeac is a medieval village situated on the edge of the Dordogne near the bordering department of Lot et Garonne which is unlike its many neighbouring bastides; the site first harboured a wealthy Gallo-Roman villa and a Merovingian necropolis before giving way to a 6th century monastery.

Inside the old, circular walls, the narrow roads wind snail-like round and round in a village characterised by light and shadow, stone and wood where the roads, the alleyways, even the shops, live and breathe their medieval past.

The bastide of Castillonnès, founded in 1259 by Alphonse de Poitiers, has a central square with traditional arcades and a covered market hall which has a charming "pepperpot" clock tower. The Town-Hall and the Tourist Office are located in a beautifully restored medieval 'chateâu', originally a tithe barn and later the local governor's house: the property has a beautiful renaissance-style main courtyard. You can see remnants of the old walls as well as vestiges of an old chateâu.

There are many 'famous sights' that we associate with the Dordogne, including Lascaux caves, Marqueyssac gardens, medieval Sarlat, castles such as Chateau Castelnaud and the prehistoric caves in the Vezere Valley. Yet it is the places that you visit outside these 'hot-spots' that will stay longest in your memory - the scenery, the peace, the coffee in a small café the picnic next to a stream.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
We expect our guests to leave the property in a clean and tidy condition at the end of the rental period, additional cleaning will be charged at cost.
A security deposit is required and will be refunded after your stay.
Full conditions available on request.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturdays.
Arrival time after 16.00.
Departure time 10.00.
Variations by prior arrangement with the owner.

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Updated: 22-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The location here is quiet and peaceful, you can sit and relax, watch deer across the field, but with the benefits of essential services nearby. It is uniquely located between the historic tourist locations of the Dordogne, vineyards of Bergerac and the bastides of the Lot et Garonne.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 300 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, on ground floor
  • Two bathrooms with shower, wc and basin. Hair dryer. One on the first floor off the large landing and one on the ground floor.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Beds can be pushed together to make super king size (ask)
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom has double bed, large built in wardrobe, storage and mirror. Twin bedroom has two single beds, large built in wardrobe, storage and mirror. (Beds can be pushed together to make super king size, please request with booking) Both bedrooms lead off the large first floor landing.


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


  • Self-catering


  • The owners do not live on site. Guests have sole use of the house and pool during their stay.

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