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Rural idyll on the Dordogne border, with heated pool and fishing lake - Gite Les Clefs

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,162 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Thermos Flask
  • Internet



Gite Les Clefs

Gite Les Clefs can easily accommodate 8 people having 1 double and 3 twin bedded bedrooms and two bathrooms , one with bath and shower, the second a seperate shower.

A large entrance hall doubles up as a dining area, which leads on to a lounge and well equipped kitchen, where you will find a cooker with hob, a microwave dishwasher and a fridge freezer, as well as a good supply of cutlery, crockery and kitchenware. There is also an outside dining area, with barbeque, for your own use as well as a second (undercover) communal terrace. Here you will also find a table tennis table.

A woodburning stove and electric heating also make this a great place to get away to during the low season.

Large gardens provide children with plenty of space to play, should they ever get tired of being in the salt water pool

and a selection of books and games is provided for those odd inclement days.

A cot, high chair and childs folding buggy are available on request.

Rental of bikes can be arrange

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About the property

Les Clefs

Situated in a small hamlet, in the heart of the French countryside, Gite Les Clefs and La Fournière are 2 delightful properties that retain the charm of yesteryear. Set in extensive gardens and surrounded by farmland they are the perfect place to get Away From it All, peaceful but not isolated. Why not check us out on the following link -

The larger house has 4 spacious bedrooms with 1 double room and 3 twins, large entrance/dining room, lounge, well furnished kitchen and 2 bathrooms. Great for families and friends.

The smaller studio type accommodation with its twin beds, dining area and kitchen is a charming place for couples to relax.

For larger parties, renting both properties ensures exclusive use of the heated pool.

Extensive grounds offer access to an orchard, play area and a well stocked fishing lake.

At the end of a quiet lane there is no passing traffic making it a safe place for children to play.

The owners offer a warm welcome and are always available to answer your questions but will respect your privacy.

Located on the border between the Dordogne and Lot et Garonne regions and only 20 minutes from Bergerac airport gites Les Clefs and La Fourniere should meet the needs of any holiday maker.

The main gite sleeps up to 8 and the smaller is ideal for 2. For larger groups ( up to 10) the rental of both together ensures exclusive use of the pool. Clients choosing to rent both properites will be offered a 10% discount on the combined price.

For those who just wish to unwind the peace and tranquillity of the location is ideal. You can just sit and relax by the pool or in the shade of the gardens, take a stroll around the grounds or indulge in a spot of fishing in our well stocked lake. From the terraced area beside the salt water pool, situated at the rear of the property, there is nothing to disturb you in the surrounding fields but the local wildlife. If you want to take relaxation to the next level then a visit by a trained holistic therapist can be arranged.

If you wish to indulge your cultural passions, the historic city of Bergerac is only a short drive away. Here you can stroll through the old town, enjoy a coffee by the river or even take a leisurely boat trip up the Dordogne. Alternatively, why not visit one (or more) of the pretty villages and Bastide towns that populate this area, such as the town featured in the ITV show 'Little England', Eymet. You will discover beautiful buildings and the local markets, where you can enjoy the authentic French Experience or even just purchase some local produce.

Further to the east in the Dordogne valley there are many areas of historical and geological interest including cave dwellings, magnificent underground caverns and medieval homesteads. These are well worth a visit and the beautiful, at times staggering, countryside through which you pass will only add to the adventure.

The more energetic in your group can indulge in activities such as canoeing and aerial parks (where you or your children can swing through the trees) which make for a great family day out. Alternatively you can cycle or walk through surrounding fields and vineyards.

In a region also famed for its food and wine there are many places to sample local cuisine, including a local favourite, Famille Moutier's Restaurant, which is only a 10 minute walk away. The numerous surrounding vineyards offer the chance to taste their wine, see how it is produced and purchase it direct from the Chateau. The local restaurants and bars provide an interesting and unique insight into the local culture. The night markets allow you to choose from a wide array of local dishes and wines to eat and drink al fresco while soaking up the atmosphere. These are especially enjoyable since during the summer months there is normally entertainment laid on at the same time.

If you have very small children cots and high chairs can be made available on request.

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John/Jill Wolstenholme
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
1 June, 2018

About John/Jill Wolstenholme

Having purchased a holiday home in the area many years ago we soon found ourselves drawn in by the area and the french way of life. In 2010 we made the decision to relocated ourselves and our family to this beautiful part of the world.

We live on site at the property but are careful to respect the privacy of any guests staying with us.

We have lived and worked here, and watched our children grow, since then and are still as taken with the area as we were before.

Why John/Jill Wolstenholme chose Loubès-Bernac

The house is warm and welcoming whilst still being spacious enough for families or groups.

The gardens offer a peaceful haven where you can sit and read, fish in our lake, or take a siesta under a shady tree.

Whilst located in the Lot et Garonne you are only a stones throw from the more famous Dordogne region , the border between the two counties runs along the stream at the bottom of the garden.

A gate to the back of the property leads you into the rolling fields, woods and vineyards, a must for any keen walker, cyclist or runner. For the less energetic a 10 minute stroll will find you in the chai of the local vineyard where you can taste the produce or even partake of a sumptuous meal ( a favourite activity of ours).

Available Rentals

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Discount given when both properties rented together.
Additional charges may be made to cover heating costs during low/early and late seasons.
Long term rentals available during low season. Price on request.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Loubès-Bernac in Périgord

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1162 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Cot available on request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • 4 fabulous bedrooms make this a great place for familes and friends to holiday together. It has 2 bedrooms on the ground floor and 2 on the first . The large master bedroom has enough space to comfortably house a cot if required. The rental of both properties on the complex increases the capacity to 10.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Small well stocked fishing lake . Off season charge for heating incl firewood


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Gite Les Clefs
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

if you are looking for a quiet holiday this place is it. Its surrounded by fields and wineries. It has plenty of things to do for children with lots of local walks, fishing lake swimming pool and table tennis. For adults there are plenty of local wineries to sample local wines and lots of fabulous restaurants - a couple within walking distance - if you want the ultimate french food experience.

The nearest town is bergerac which is on the dordogne river and is 20min drive. There are also a couple of local quaint villages you can visit for a true french cultural experience.

The property was clean and the owners are friendly approachable people and can help you discover the area with their local knowledge. We would love to visit again and feel that we got a real taste of french living.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A really relaxing Easter break!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely relaxing week at Les Clefs. The gardens are amazing and the trampoline (with a little help from our hosts lovely children) kept the children occupied for hours! The property had everything we needed and we ate every meal in the lovely outdoor seating area. The area is so lovely and quiet and we really enjoyed our days out to Duras market, to Accrozarbres (ropes course) and to a local castle with medieval games! It was a great holiday and we're really keen to come back. Maybe in the summer holidays? Would definitely recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: For those looking to visit outside of the busy holiday times this region always has something to offer. And every season brings its own special something to the gardens of Les Clefs - the beautiful blossom in springtime and the glorious autumn hues.
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Batteries fully recharged

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week-long stay in August. This was our first visit to the area, and we loved the beautiful countryside in which the gite is situated, with vineyards and sunflower fields as far as the eye can see. The tranquility makes Les Clefs a very special place to unwind. Not far away is the fascinating town of Bergerac, which is well worth exploring. Local markets are easily accessible, and make for an interesting visit, and a fabulous atmosphere, particularly if you go to those held in the evenings. With a swimming pool, fishing lake, table tennis and barbecues, set within the extensive grounds, as well as the company of the owners' delightful children, our kids loved their stay. We could not have asked for more in terms of the warm welcome we received, which made for a relaxing and memorable holiday in this lovely part of the Dordogne.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Finding a holiday location that is enjoyed by both adults and children can be difficult. We like to think that a stay at Les Clefs provides a happy balance. With both the location and the property combining to create the perfect holiday why choose anywhere else?
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Easter Break

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely Easter break, the property was well presented and equipped. A warm welcome was received from the owners and we felt at home from day one. We had a lovely bike ride, the roads are very quiet, showing us the local countryside. There are lots of vinyards in the area where wine tasting is encouraged. With an excellent restaurant within walking distance, there are lots of markets to browse around in the surrounding villages. The Chateau in Duras is well worth a visit. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: March 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The diversity of the area makes it worth a visit at any time of year. Our aim is to make your holiday as enjoyable as possible. Having taken over the property less than 12 months ago we are pleased that we have fulfilled that goal in such a short space of time.
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A lovely get away

  • 5 of 5

A lovely property in a tranquil and beautiful part of the Dordogne. A well equipped gite with four large bedrooms and ample space to relax and eat together. The beds in our room were very comfortable and we slept very well. As it was a bit chilly weather-wise we were grateful for the wood burner and efficient heaters in the rooms.

Set down a long track the owners house is on site and they were very helpful in helping us find things to do and providing maps, as we were a group of 7 with 3 of those children. We hired the bicycles and explored the very quiet roads, visited the local town of Duras and the chateau there and Bergerac market which is set around the large church in the town centre. Lots of things to do and places to see so will be going back to discover those as our break was only 4 days.

Visitors must try the Familie Moutiers restaurant which is a short walk away - although the menu is set (apart from the main course and pudding - 7 courses!) the food was exceptional and each course is served with a different wine to complement it. Although too cold to swim, we could imagine relaxing by the pool with the children having fun when the weather was warmer in the summer.

A thoroughly relaxing stay - we'll definitely be returning!

Thank you to our lovely hosts John and Jill.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: March 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our aim is to make your holiday as enjoyable as possible. Even out of season the area has much to attract visitors and whilst the weather may be out of our hands your comfort is not. The provision of heating within the gite makes it an ideal place to stay all year round.
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Loubes Bernac
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Chateau Vigiers
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
St Foy la Grande
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Famille Moutier
Car: recommended

A little piece of heaven in southern France, Les Clefs is located on the Dordogne/ Lot et Garonne border, in the heart of the french countryside.

Getting here couldn't be easier with a choice of airports - Bergerac - only 20 mins away or Historic Bordeaux with its international connections.