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Relaxed Country Farmhouse, Great golf, near Dordogne SW France



Updated: 18-Oct-2016
Welcoming farmhouse near St Foy La Grande, Gironde, Dordogne, France - Charming, spacious house, peaceful hamlet 5 mins From Market Town, Sight Seeing, Wine & Activities.

A lovely, spacious farmhouse with a stunning, secure pool, (sleeps 10 in 5 BIG bedrooms), set in a peaceful hamlet in the heart of the Bordeaux wine region, Les Galineaux is ideally located for loads of great activities, including first class golf courses, among the vines and sunflowers that stretch for miles around. 5 minutes from the river there are all sorts of water activities close by, as well as horse riding, tennis, chateaux, vineyards etc....

Full of character and charm the house boasts exposed stone walls, traditional wooden flooring, stone flags, fire places, ancient beams all offset against soft muted colours. A contemporary shower room, bathroom and separate loo, luxury linen and a new country kitchen add comfort and convenience. Furnished with French furniture and contemporary pieces this a wonderful, relaxed and fun home for your holiday.

Refurbished to a high standard but in keeping with the rustic character of the house, the kitchen is well kitted out for cooking and baking, including English and French cookery books for you to enjoy the produce and delights of the local markets. Help yourself to home grown herbs and tomatoes from the garden and enjoy long and lazy meals on the terrace or under the shade of the ancient wisteria. BBQ also available.

A child friendly house, with secure garden and separately gated pool area, Les Galineaux has the usual high chair, stair gates and travel cot but we also provide toys, a play kitchen, extra toddler paddling pool, kiddy table etc. For older children (and adults) we have a table tennis table, badminton, pop up pool - it's not big but does the job for splashing around and cooling down on hot summer days - darts board, golf clubs and a couple of bikes you are welcome to use.

The layout of the house, almost in two halves, is ideal to allow privacy either with different families at opposite ends of the house or the kids on one side and the adults at the other! A spacious bedroom with king size bed on the ground floor with its own entrance from the garden is convenient for the elderly or those with mobility issues. The cool and welcoming large, country kitchen is at the heart of this lovely home. French doors onto the garden allow the dappled light and summer air to filter through.

There are 4 spacious bedrooms plus a mezzanine on the landing. This is less private but has the advantage of a four poster king size bed, antique armoire and a balcony for morning coffee. It is also close to the pretty blue twin room, convenient for a family. The master bedrooms (room 5) is a wonderfully large room with old beams and feature chimney. It has twin beds which can also be set up as a super king bed offering flexibility. It is reached by its own spiral staircase.

The ground floor bedroom (another king size bed) with whitewashed stone walls and beams, is again a spacious room with a sofa and French doors that open onto the garden. A traditional Godin wood stove adds character and warmth on autumn nights. A further double bed room is adjacent to bathrooms.

Reputed for its wines and fine gastronomy, there is an abundance of vineyards, truffles and foie gras, restaurants, patisseries and local produce in the area, including the oyster festival in Eymet and Medieval feast throughout the summer.

This is a truly wonderful place for a holiday!

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Pets considered
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live in Edinburgh, Scotland and have spent much time dreaming of having a holiday home in France. We were there 2 summers ago and fell in love with this wonderful farmhouse! So homely and welcoming...

Packed with such a varied range of things to do, for children as well as adults, we felt this area was great and we could easily come back here again and again.

With 3 children now 17, 14 and 12, and numerous years of renting houses or camping I am well aware of what makes a happy holiday. We have tried to think of all the little things that help reduce the stress of traveling with babies, toddlers, teenagers and even grumpy adults!

We very much hope you will love Les Galineaux as much as we do...

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Guestbook comments from the owner

A wonderful break in November sampling wines and fine food! 22 degrees, we ate outside - freezing and wet when we left London! St Emilion and Pomerol so easy to get to, Bergearac well worth a visit. We loved your house, so spacious and nice and cosy with the fires going, comfortable and full of character. Will be in touch about dates in the summer. The kids will love it! Many thanks

RB Wrotham, Kent
Dec 2014
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Loved the house - had fantastic holiday!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house - especially enjoyed us all being able to sit round the table eating our breakfast outside in the morning sunshine, and then again at lunch when it is lovely in the shade in the heat of the day!

Lots to see and do nearby - went paddle boarding in the river; swimming in the lake, not to mention all the fantastic markets.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and thanks for your lovely review! I'm glad you had a great holiday and enjoyed the house and garden. Do come again!
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Absolutely fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fantastic time had by all. House was beautiful, exceeded our expectations. Lots of space for us to chill both outside in the garden, playing chess and inside in front of the log burning fire with a glass or two of gorgeous French wine from nearby wineries. And cheese! Plenty of day trip opportunities. We'd recommend Bergerac, half an hour away, Eymet , half hour in another direction (great Italian restaurant) and Bordeaux is beautiful. Saint Emilion was a beautiful town, about 40 minutes west and well worth a visit. Sainte Foy La Grande is lovely. Gorgeous walk along Dordogne. Lovely restaurants Le Huit and Victor Hugo were our favourites. Market day on a Saturday well worth a potter around. All in all would thoroughly recommend staying here. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Diana for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you found so much to do in the area - it really is great - and enjoyed your two weeks! Aveline
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A traditional country house in a tranquil setting

  • 4 of 5

We spent two weeks at this lovely old French home and had a wonderful time. The house offers comfortable accommodation in a traditional style, is tastefully decorated throughout and there was plenty of room for our family of six plus granny. The kitchen was very well equipped with all mod cons but manages to retain the traditional character of the house. In addition there is a sunny garden with pop up pool.

The house is situated in a quiet hamlet but is very near to a large hypermarket. Saint Foye la Grande is about a 10 minute drive and has plenty of cafes, restaurants and shops as well as the fabulous market on Saturday - not to be missed!

We were very well looked after by the owner who gave us lots of tips about where to go and what to see. We particularly enjoyed the lake beach at Place de la Cadie, the Parc du Ciel - fabulous rope courses through the trees and a lovely outdoor pool, and the night market in Duras.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you Suzanne for your lovely review. I'm glad yoy had such a great holiday!
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Relaxed, comfortable and fun.

  • 5 of 5

Magic. A lovely quiet spot. The house was comfortable, spacious and well designed for easy, relaxed holiday living. All in beautiful countryside. Wonderful food and local wines on the doorstep. We very much enjoyed swimming in the Dordogne as well as one of the local lakes - great for the children. In the end we all liked it so much we have booked to go again in August!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you loved the house and location so much that you have decided to go again! The best endorsement! Many thanks. Aveline
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Fantastic Place, Wonderful accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We were 4 couples hoping to 'do the vineyard and foodie' side of the area. The accommodation was fantastic. Full of genuine character, spacious and just as described. We are all cooks and the kitchen worked really well. We had great evenings round the table into the night. The area was amazing for vineyards, markets and food experiences. I would recommend it to anyone who has a love of French culture and quisine. I am sure it would be fantastic for a family too as there is so much to do in the area. Loved this part of France and the weather was great too!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for such a lovely review. I am glad you and your friends had such a good time visiting all the vineyards!
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A fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

We came here just for a short winter break but will certainly be coming back again later in the year! The house is absolutely lovely with plenty of space and full of rustic farm house charm. The owner has done a fantastic job in maintaining the original character of the building while providing all the comfort one is looking for on a relaxed holiday. Not to forget the location itself which has plenty to offer in terms of things to see and do and is definitely worth a trip for anyone loving the French country side, culture and wine!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the house. Aveline
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From the Owner

Our holiday home is a home and not a purpose designed house with minimal fittings and basic comfort. The bedrooms are truly spacious with king size beds (or singles) and luxury linen and bath towels. The living areas are furnished with taste combining antique French furniture with modern pieces. The kitchen is well kitted out for enthusiastic cooks and again does not just include the bassics, and of course the pool will give you and the children hours of fun and relaxation. Les Galineaux has a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere. The location is perfect for a busy or a restful break - it's up to you! Do please read the reviews... our past guest say it all.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : St Foy La Grande at 5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Chateau Des Vigiers at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : St Foy La Grande at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : St Foy La Grande at 5 Kilometres Car: recommended


There are various river beaches along the Dordogne, the closest is less than 10 minutes away, there are also great lake beaches with inflatables, pedaloes, water skiing and jet skis etc. You are an hour and a half to the beaches of Arcachon on the Atlantic coast which are just great.



Bergerac - 30 mins

Bordeaux - 1hr.20 mins

Toulouse - 2 hour

TGV Paris - Bordeaux 2hr

Calais by car - 8hr 20 mins

Paris by car - 5hr 45 mins

Geneva by car - 6hr 15 min


- 5 mins to Sainte Foy La Grande with all restaurants, shops, banks, chemists, doctor, hospital and other amenities. Large hypermarket. Saturday is market day and it's one of the best in Aquitaine.

- 15 mins to Duras - with its castle, cafes, restaurants, craft fairs and market on Mondays.

- 30 minutes to historic and beautiful Bergerac - market Wednesday and Saturday

- 1.30 h to Bordeaux

- 10 mins Chateau des Vigiers golf

- 1.5 hrs to Golf do Medoc

- 10 mins horse riding

- 20 mins to great go-karts

- 20 mins laser quest or ice skating

Further Details:

On the border of 3 of the country's favourite counties, you are perfectly placed at Les Galineaux to explore and enjoy one of Europe's most acclaimed areas. The history, the wines, the gastronomy, the scenery, the ancient towns and bastides, the rivers.... all are captivating and offer great diversity to suit all interests and all ages.

A host of activities are available on your doorstep - board is not a word you'll hear on this holiday!

Within 10 minutes you can enjoy:



Horse riding


River beaches

Golf at a the manicured Chateau des Vigiers, or easier 9 hole courses




Markets including night markets


within 20/30 minutes you will find the Grand Cru wines of

St Emilion





Sauternes and many ohters


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2016
5 Nov 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
Christmas or New Year
22 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
5 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
High Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £450

Booking Notes:
Please contact the owner for bookings and T&Cs: A £450 deposit is required at the time of booking with the full payment 6 weeks before arrival. Should you cancel more than 6 weeks prior arrival date you will forfeit your deposit. Payment is by bank transfer or UK cheque. Euros at the current UK bank rate of exchange are also acceptable and no bank charges are incurred.

For more than 6 guests there is an additional fee of £50 per person. This includes all children age two and over - is is often the little ones who make the most mess! The rental fee includes EVERYTHING and there are no hidden extras. Linen, cleaning, electricity, wood, wifi, holiday tax etc are all included.

Guest must ensure they have full holiday insurance cover in the event of cancellation or damages.

Due to previous guests' excessive use of electricity there is now an additional charge for this from October to end March. A meter reading is taken on arrival and departure and a rate added. This is then deducted from your deposit at the end of your stay.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the change over day during summer months, arriving after 3pm and leaving by 10 am on the day of departure, although if we can we will accommodate you. At other times of the year we are happy to be flexible depending on bookings so please ask.

Notes on prices:
To keep rental fees low despite the size of the house, prices are based on an occupancy of 6 people. Children under 2 years old are not included although we are well equipped with cot, high chair, stair gates, toddler paddling pool, toys etc. For more than 6 guests there is an extra charge of £50 per person. Prices include all luxury linen, unlimited Wifi, local taxes, gas, electricity, and wood for the fires. The £450 deposit will become your breakage security and will be fully refunded 7 days after departure and a satisfactory check.

A hamper of local produce can be prepared for your arrival on request at an additional charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Warm, welcoming, homely and very spacious. Well kitted out kitchen where you can cook properly, loads of toys and kit for kids. Great location with quick access to 100s of things to do!

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • river
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Bath with Shower
  • 3 bathrooms at either end of the house: 1: Bathroom 2: Loo and wash basin 3: Spacious walk in shower, loo and glass basin on marble wash stand.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, This super king bed can be separated into 2 singles
  • 4 Poster - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, King size 4 poster and balcony
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Child Bed, On the ground floor with French doors onto the garden
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed, right by the bathroom
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: King size bed. Ground floor Bedroom 2: Twin beds Bedrooms 3: Four poster king size bed. Mezzanine with balcony Bedroom 4: Double bed, immediate access to bathroom Bedroom 5: Twin or super king, v large room, beams, own spiral staircase

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: A pretty, secured garden offers space to play, sunbathe or relax. Laze around in the hammock, read your book in the shade of the fig tree, splash in the pool or play badminton. A large table close to the kitchen ensures hours of convivial alfresco meals in the cool shade of an old plum tree. Raised vegetable patch for home produce. Sun loungers Table & chairs Benches Bistro table and chairs Pop up pool in fenced off area during summer months BBQ Parking for 2 cars This is a wonderful place to let the children play, explore and make up imaginary games. At the end of the lane there are fields, vineyards, woodland for walks and adventure and cycling tracks. At the entrance to the hamlet there is a Roman washing well teaming with wildlife! Utility Room: Separate area in the Grange - basic but functional Washing machine Iron Ironing board Clothes airer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All luxury linen and bath towels are included. Beds will be made up for you on arrival. We ask you to leave the house clean as you found it and to clean fireplaces if used. For bookings of 2 weeks or more, fresh linen and interim clean will be provided.

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