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

Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Jul-2016
Two delightful properties(1x8 beds 1x2) to be rented individually or as a unit.

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 -

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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.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage Les Clefs Le Founière, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

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.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

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About the Owner

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Speaks English, French

2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

Oxford, Oxfordshire
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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: Nov 13, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: May 9, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Loubes Bernac at 4 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Chateau Vigiers at 6 Kilometres Nearest Train : St Foy la Grande at 14 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Famille Moutier at 1 Kilometres 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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
£400
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£400
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

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.

Deposit required at time of booking to secure reservation, full payment for stay due minimum of 6 weeks prior to holiday. Late cancellations may be subject to charges.
Payment via bank transfer.

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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • 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

Floor Area

  • 33 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

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