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The House and Pool

Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 9

Key Info
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car essential

Fongrive Haut is an elegant and delightfully restored farmhouse with its own heated private pool, sun terraces and patios. The house is truly spacious and offers comfort and luxury in a rural setting ideally suited for family groups or friends holidaying together. It is well-equipped and will satisfy all your needs for a lovely holiday. The house has about one acre of garden together with sun terraces and patios that have delightful and extensive views.

There are 3 bedrooms comprising of one triple, one double and one twin. In addition, there is a cot and high chair and a bed settee in the 2nd reception room. The house has an en-suite facility, a family bathroom and a separate WC. There is an elegant lounge and a games/TV room and the house has wi-fi for your own equipment.

Size Sleeps up to 9, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 15 km, Nearest railway: Bergerac 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The house is equipped to a very high standard. The spacious farmhouse kitchen/dining area is the hub of the house and the dining table is able to seat up to 10 persons comfortably.

The elegant lounge has a log fire and comfortable seating. The second reception room is dual aspect and has a library, a number of games, satellite TV, DVD and further seating. The house has wireless broadband if you wish to take your own equipment.

Both ground floor bedrooms are dual aspect one with a single and five foot double bed and the other has a five foot doble bed and en-suite bathroom. The tower bedroom on the first floor is twin-bedded and has its own wash basin.

Further details outdoors

The house has extensive patios and terraces to the east, south and west all with extensive and delightful views.

The evening sunsets are stunning.

There is ample garden furniture for sitting around and dining alfresco. There is a barbecue and if you are feeling energetic there are six bicycles to use.

There are countryside walks that can start and finish at the house.

Further details

The swimming pools is open from May until Mid-October and is heated to a minimum of around 25 degrees. The depth is 1.25 metres throughout.

All guests receive a Welcome Pack on arrival and local English speaking house managers can be contacted if any problems arise.

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

Fongrive is situated on a country lane just outside the the hamlet of Thenac in the south west Dordogne. The countryside around the house is noted for its rolling hills cultivated with vines and plum trees and dotted with Chateaux and Bastide Towns. The house has lovely, extensive views to the south, east and west.

The nearest large village is Sigoules with a bakery, supermarket, chemist, hairdressers, post office and doctors’ surgery. There is a wine festival in Sigoules that usually takes place in the second week of July.

The towns of Bergerac, Eymet, Duras and St Foy La Grande are all close by.


Markets: There are markets to go to virtually every day of the week.

Walks: There are three designated walks that start in Thenac and many more in the area.

Eating: There are several restaurants within easy distance of the house offering meals to suit every budget from basic local to gourmet eating. There is a guide to all our local establishments at the house.

Dordogne Boat trip: You can explore the Dordogne River in a traditional gabare boat from Bergerac.

Wine Route: Red, white and rose are all produced locally and the Route de Vin is an established route around the local vineyards where you are encouraged to sample the local produce.

Golf: An excellent 18-hole golf course at Chateau des Vigiers is a 10 minute drive away. There are 4 golf trolleys at the house.

Canoeing: There is no better way to experience the beauty and tranquillity of the Dordogne Valley and its tributaries than by hiring a canoe and paddling various distances, depending on how the mood takes you.

Other activities within 30 to 60 minutes drive are: Go-karting, ten pin bowling, pre-historic caves, bastide towns and general sight seeing with such towns as Arcachon (with its beaches), Bordeaux, St Emilion, Sarlat, Brantome etc., that are all waiting to be visited.

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Review 1-3 of 3

10 Sep 2013


"Spacious well equipped villa, beautiful views, away from it all holiday"

We were a group of 7 - 4 adults and 3 teenage boys, and the villa accommodated our number perfectly. All the downstairs rooms - kitchen, bedrooms and living room are very spacious and laid out very we… More

10 Sep 2013



We stayed in the villa in August 2013 for a week on our way down through France and onwards to Spain. When we made our reservation, we relied on other reviews on various websites as such reviews are o… More

28 Jul 2012


"Certainly has the wow factor, unbelievable views, beautiful villa, home from home."

We visited in July with family for 1 week at Fongrive Haut, near Thenac. On driving towards the villa for the first time, we were completely awestruck by the beautiful surroundings. On entering the property, again we were overwhelmed, it is a real home from home, each room beautifully laid out with the kitchen in the middle as the focal point and the rest of the rooms around it. The kitchen itself is very large, with every amenity you will need and a beautiful fireplace/stove. The bedrooms are set on either side with amazing views from each of them which you can wake up to each morning. My daughter loved the tower bedroom, we have several pictures taken from outside with her pretending to be Rapunzel.

The pool is lovely, very big and with supplies of inflatables if you require. Downstairs we found the table tennis which we enjoyed so much we are going to buy our own, it really brought out our competitive side. The bicycles were great too, we cycled to the nearby hamlets, on roads surrounded by fields of sunflowers which were lovely. Plenty of recreational equipment in the house, along with books, games etc too many to mention.

All in all a fantastic holiday which we can highly recommend, close to all surrounding towns and villages, car required, Sigoules nearby town is very friendly and has a good supermarket and lovely pizza restaurant which was excellent.

Too many good things to mention, thank you so much Fred & Sue for letting us share your lovely villa.

Alison Griffiths & Family

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