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

Bedrooms 1
Space 355 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Heated Pool
  • Internet



Les Clefs Le Founière

This delighful spacious 2 bed studio style gite makes an ideal getaway for 2.

It has a well furnished kitchenette with hob, microwave and fridge as well as a good supply of crockery, cutlery and kitchenware.

Along with twin beds the main living area also has a dining table and chairs. The bathroom is equipped with toilet, basin and shower cubicle.

The private outdoor seating area, with barbeque, overlooks the lower gardens and fishing lake, a view also enjoyed from the rear window of the gite. Look closely you may spot our elusive terrapin!

A second covered terrace, at the back of the main property near the pool, provides an additional communal eating area as well as housing a table tennis table for the more energetic.

The extensive grounds, which include an orchard and fishing lake, are a great place to stroll or sit when you are not lazing by the pool or taking a swim.

Bike rental can be arranged if requested in advance.

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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 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 offered when renting both properties together.
Additional charges may be made to cover heating costs in low/early and late seasons.
Long term rentals accepted. Price on request.


Accommodation and facilities for Les Clefs Le Founièrein Loubès-Bernac in Lot-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 355 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
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


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Les Clefs Le Founière
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
Oxford, Oxfordshire

Charming Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We thoughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage, it may seem small on the outside at first view but it is quite large on the inside and there is plenty of room for 2 people to move around.

The views from the windows are lovely especially the window that overlooks the lake.

The kitchen is basic but adequate but the most lovely touch is the herbs, vinegars, oils etc that are there for your use.

the bathroom is small but could do with a update but there is plenty of hot water available all day.

The outside space overlooks the lake and breakfast outside is delightful as is dinner, it gets very hot during the day with little cover but there is cover available on other areas of the whole site especially near the pool.

The pool is exceptionally clean and there are plenty of sun beds.

The property is rural but it is easy to drive to the surrounding villages and towns, whilst driving look out for the deers, there are plenty to see in the surrounding area.

Whilst talking about deers, one evening whilst having dinner overlooking the lake a deer walking past the lake oblivious that we were watching.

The property was clean, tidy and well maintained.

If you need the internet the owner John will sort it out for you to borrow the house system.

We are looking forward to returning sometime soon with our family to stay in the main house rental.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent holiday

  • 5 of 5

Although the weather not very good at the beginning of the week it didn't spoil the holiday. The gite was very comfortable and cosy in the damp weather, plus once the sun came out it was lovely to sit in the sun on our patio having lunch! The supermarket is easy to find and can be visited on the way to the gite from the airport. Although apart from breakfast the restaurants are very good in the area so didn't buy much.

The owners were helpful in giving ideas of places to visit both in sunshine and rain and the children were very well behaved, helpful and delightful but not pushy.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: April 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We believe that La Fourniere is the ideal place to get away from it all, no matter what the weather. And this spring has been unusually inclement. It is spacious enough for 2 to relax indoors as well as outside And for those who wish to explore there are so many places of interest to visit in the region even the wettest of days can bean adventure - topped off with some fabulous food and wine.
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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.