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Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Le Grand Bois is in a rural location, set in a hectre of land with orchards and beautiful outside roman pool. Only 15mins from Bergerac airport, and nestled between the bastide towns of Issegeac and Eymet, with their weekly markets. The gite is traditional and beautifully laid out, with all modern comforts. This is a place of tranquility, where you can watch the sunset with a glass of wine, and immerse yourself in the French countryside. Plenty of attractions nearby, and set in the middle of many vineyards.

During peak season the whole house can be rented consisiting, of a further 3 bedrooms, which would make it ideal for larger groups of family and friends. The rate for July and August is for the whole house, with an interconnecting door into the gite. An additional 1x double with en-suite, huge kitchen living space with dining room table to accomadate 10, mezzaine level with sofabed, twin room with additional spare bed, living room with sofabed. Outside covered dining area. This property also has a dishwasher

Size Sleeps up to 7, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Nearest Amenities 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 10
Other High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

Le Grand Bois is an old country farmhouse gite, close to the little Mediaeval Bastide Town of Eymet, on the unspoilt southern edge of the Dordogne, set amidst fields of sunflowers, vineyards and rolling farmland.

It is easily accessible from the channel ports or very convenient for Bergerac Airport which is only twenty minutes away and which has daily 'no frills' flights from Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Exeter, Leeds, Liverpool, Southampton, and Stanstead. There are several car-hire agencies based at the airport. Once you arrive you will find the roads and lanes of the area quiet, even at the busiest times taking you back to an era when driving really was a pleasure.

The grounds of four acres has its own wild flower meadow which last year included five different kinds of orchid, including the elusive Bee and Lizard varieties. Many wild birds such as Hen Harriers, Golden Oriels and Hoopoes, can be seen in the woods and fields around.

St Capraise d'Eymet is in the heart of the Bergerac and Duras wine country offering countless wine tasting opportunities and slightly further afield are the well known vineyards of St Emilion. Many of the local farms also still retain the right to distil eau de vie which is a feature of many of the local feast

Bergerac

There are so many delightful little towns and villages all within 30 mins drive. They all have market days on different days of the week, with night markets during the Summer. Bergerac is about 20 mins drive away, and is a large town on the river Dordogne. Here you can take a ride on a river launch, or hire a boat and row yourself.

The fantastic Sunday market at Issigeac is only 20 mins away

Tennis, golf, horse riding and fishing are all available in the area, and of course, the many restaurants that serve the most delightful food at even more delightful prices!

All towns have tourist offices, with leaflets in English.

Vineyards

We are surrounded by some of the very best vineyards France can offer.

Enjoy a visit to the wine museum in Bergerac, with it's “smell” experience, film presentation and wine tasting.

The famous sweet desert wine of Monbazillac is near by and the Chateaux is well worth a visit for both an education in French history and wine production and of course, a tasting.

Very close to Le Grand Bois, at Saint Julien d'Eymet is the renowned producer Roland Tatard at Clos Le Joncal, who opens his doors at 6pm each Thursday evening, for a talk about wine and it's production, a walk through his vines culminating in a tasting of his superb wines.

for more information take a look at:

Lot-et-Garonne guide

Dordogne guide

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30 Sep 2014

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"What an amazing find"

Spent lovely long weekend in May, perfect from the moment landed at Bergerac airport a dream stepped out of airport straight to car hire only 15 min drive through beautiful countryside. Arrived to a l… More

22 Sep 2014

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"Lovely family holiday property"

This is a great choice for a group of friends or family. The outside pool is larger than you would normally expect at such a property and there is plenty of space surrounding the property. The outside… More

20 Sep 2014

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"Would absolutely recommend you rent this gem of a farmhouse/gite!"

Our family stayed here for a week in April 2014, and had glorious weather. This property is so full of character, and the gardens are beautiful. The stunning setting is completely tranquil, and we f… More

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