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Charming newly restored Medieval town house with courtyard



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
2 bedrooms beautifully restored authentic medieval town house, sleeps 4 to 5

The house is located in the centre of the tranquil village in a quiet pedestrian street leading to the village's church and square. The house originates from the XIIIth century , and has just been fully renovated for your comfort, bringing you all modern conveniences. The house is heated throughout for cosy stays whatever the season. Original features : oak beam ceilings throughout, beautiful original stonework...

Upstairs : 2 large bedrooms, and a family size bathroom with bath and shower.

Downstairs : large lounge / dining room with sofa, wireless internet connection, english satellite TV, DVD player, dining table and chairs. From the lounge you walk into the fully equipped kitchen that leads directly onto the courtyard where you can sit out for your meals, or read a book... Downstairs you will also find a utility room with washing machine.

There are always parking spaces available in the streets nearby , or the church's carpark about 50m away. Free parking.

Numerous festivities from June until September. In the summer : every thursday night , there is a night market/dinner on the square of the village.

SARLAT 40km , bastides of Monpazier 20km , Eymet 20km.

Bergerac airport 15minutes away / Bordeaux airport 170 km

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We are a french-english couple who moved to the area in 2003 after living in south London. We always dreamt of bringing up our children in the country and Garreth wanted to renovate old buildings so we headed back to France and chose the Dordogne for its beauty, and work opportunities. We first renovated what is now our home near Monpazier , and in 2007 took on board the project of a derelict medieval house in Issigeac. It took longer than expected to get to this stage as we since have had 3 children.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had an amazing 2 weeks in this fabulous old house. Everything you need. Just love the old town and the sunday market. Ate at Chez Alain and La Brucelière both excellent. Very good weather too !
Aug 2012
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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

Arrived just in time for the Sunday market, very busy day. The property is in the centre of Issigeac, very easy to find . Beautiful place, two large bedrooms , large bathroom with bath and separate shower, lounge/ dining area, plus further table in kitchen or outside patio area. Think everything you could think off has been provided. A few restaurants , cafes, along with butchers , supermarket and bakeries . Very pretty and interesting medieval village, but you do need a car to visit other villages, very limited bus services, but we did make it to Bergerac, and went on a day's wine tasting, vineyards and lunch, highly recommended with 'Bergerac wine tours'. 15 minutes to the airport on very quiet roads. A very enjoyable holiday, would recommend. Thank you Garreth and Caroline.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in a lovely town

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely few day in this super house in issigeac. The house was really nicely updated, with stone walls and wooden floors throughout and had everything we needed.

Issigeac was a really pleasant surprise. Although the house is about a minute from the centre it is totally peaceful. Even on market day (Sunday) which is a must by the way, there was little disturbance and we really had the feeling of being in an oasis.

There are a couple of small supermarkets in town, places to get your morning croissant, two or three great restaurants and a really nice cafe in the square. There really is so much to see in the area as well. We had considered staying in Eymet but really glad we stayed here instead.

If you are looking for a lovely peaceful medieval town look no further.

Caroline was super helpful too and all in all highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super house in a lovely medieval village

  • 5 of 5

We spent a few nights in this very comfortable house in issigeac. Finished to a high standard, spotlessly clean and tastefully furnished we really enjoyed this holiday home. We were met by the owner who was very helpful and friendly. There was wifi and television with English channels and the beds were comfortable.

The village itself is very charming with lots of little streets to explore and a good range of shops etc. There was a really good restaurant in the village we particularly enjoyed called the bruciliere (booking a good idea) and the pizzeria was also very good too. Sunday market in issigeac is not to be missed.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nikky and Jacques, we are happy you had a comfortable stay in our house , we look forward to hearing from you again , and wish you all the best with your project. Caroline & Garreth
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Beautiful home from home in Issigeac

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much Caroline & Gareth for a wonderful stay in your beautifully restored townhouse. It had everything that we needed for a great week - you even supplied the lovely weather. Issigeac is beautiful - our only regret that we weren't in town for the Sunday market! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to visit this lovely region.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tim and Linda , thank you , we wish to see you again soon in our "chère Dordogne" ! Caroline et Garreth
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Très joli gîte à Issigeac

  • 5 of 5

Très joli gîte que cette maison rénovée avec goût et précision : rien n'est laissé au hasard, tout l'équipement nécessaire est disponible, tout est propre et bien fait. En un mot : parfait ! Aussi bien pour un séjour à deux qu'en famille, l'espace est idéal, et les attractions, balades et villes médiévales ne manquent pas aux alentours.

Y aller absolument !

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Stay in the Dordogne!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, spacious house in the charming medieval village of Issigeac. We stayed a week and loved it! The house is immaculate and very well equipped and even better than the pictures. We were able to park very close to the house and drove out everyday to explore the beautiful surrounding area. For such a small town, Issigeac has some wonderful restaurants plus an outstanding Sunday market. And don't miss the pizza truck on Thursday evening. Excellent!! We would highly recommend a stay in this comfortable, quiet home and we hope to be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much for your nice comments that might help other travellers in making their choice , we are delighted you enjoyed your holiday at the house and loved our beautiful Dordogne. We'll be happy to have you back !
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From the Owner

We just happened to visit this house with a friend who was thinking of buying it but decided the work involved was just too much. Then Garreth set himself the challenge of renovating it, he did everything himself, with precious help from family and friends at difficult times ! We just love the village of Issigeac and were charmed by the property and the fact that it had outside space. We started renting it out for holidays in 2012 and we are delighted that guests enjoy it as much as us.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Le Lion d'Or at 100 Metres Nearest Train : Bergerac at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : La Brucelière, Chez Alain, Casa del Seyrat at 100 Metres Car: necessary

Charming french authentic Medieval village, located just 15 minutes away from Bergerac city and airport! Issigeac is a large medieval village oozing charm and character, that feels untouched by time. It would be instantly recognisable to a time travelling resident from 600 years ago! Our beautiful French house, restored in keeping with the strict local conservation requirements, is surrounded by other stunning half-timbered houses in the tranquil centre of the villlage.

Issigeac benefits from some truly excellent restaurants, some of the best in the area, with options to suit all budgets and tastes, from confit de canard to pizza! Tempting boulangeries and patisseries, chabby chic furniture and gift shops sit alongside cosy bars and tea rooms, spilling out onto the pavements in the warm sun. The sunday morning market is viewed by locals and holidaymakers alike as perhaps the most atmospheric and vibrant in the region.

A few minutes stroll brings you outside the village and into glorious rolling countryside, perfect for walking, cycling, riding, birdwatching, and, of course, finding that perfect little vineyard for wine tasting!

Close to the vineyards of Pécharmant, Monbazillac and Bergerac, our house is also an ideal starting point for wine tasting, and days out exploring the outstanding medieval castles, villages and prehistorical heritage available in the Dordogne.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
3 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Peak 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £171

Rates include bed linen and towels. Pay in euros or british pounds.
Outside of school holiday period, possibility to rent for a few nights, weekends... prices : please send a request.
Arrival day is flexible outside of the summer season , unabling you to benefit from the best deals on flights direct to Bergerac with Ryanair and Flybe.
Please note : security deposit requested 200 € or pounds

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

I would say that what makes our house special is that it is located in the heart village but still has an outside space with the courtyard where you can sit down for meals on long summer evenings.

Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Historic


  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 130 m²


  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Family size bathroom with shower, bath and toilet.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • We would consider a party of 6 if it includes an infant / toddler.There is plenty of room to add a cot in bedroom 1, which we can provide for you. Please don't hesitate to ask.


  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Self-catering


  • Smokers are welcome to use the private outside patio. For elderly guests, please note the house is on 2 levels with staircases to access bedrooms and bathroom. The staircase is secured with child gates.

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