L'Ile Du Redge is situated approximately 30 minutes south of Bergerac.
We found L'Ile 4 years ago and loved its unique position and feeling of warmth and belonging. We have lovingly restored it to a high standard of comfort, whilst keeping a French feel to the property. We hope you will enjoy your stay and leave with as many lovely memories as we have.
The farmhouse is set in 11 acres of private gardens, fields and woodland, approached from the road over a small stream and down a private drive of weeping willows.
There is a small private lake which is a wonderful place to relax and watch the green frogs, crayfish, butterflies and dragonflies and to see more of the native wildlife.
You can cool off in the shaded woodlands and look for wildflowers and smell the wild mint underfoot, or relax on a cushioned sun lounger by the enclosed private swimming pool overlooking the lake and woodland.
Later enjoy a BBQ on the raised patio area to the front of the house for al fresco dining
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bordeaux 150 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
South West France and the Lot et Garonne, in particular, has been described as the French Tuscany and is renowned for sunflowers, 13C medieval Bastide villages, rivers, vineyards, castles and miles of unspoilt scenery.
The area has many good restaurants; the Resto Du Lac being about 3 minutes away by car, serves pizza and pasta and you can sit out and feed the two resident swans.
There is a natural swimming lake at Lougratte, 7 minutes away by car, which is warm and has a sandy beach, swings, slides and pedalos for children and ice cream too!
Most of the local villages have a market day and night markets during July and August. They also hold evening bodegas, where the whole village gets together for a street party with wine, barbecue and entertainment. A favourite market is the Sunday morning market at Issigeac (25 kilometres).
There are many historical places to visit from chateaux for wine tasting to the Bastide town of Monflanquin (13 kilometres) which is named in the “most beautiful villages in France” and set high on a hilltop with magnificent views.
We have already mentioned Issigeac, but Monpazier (43 kilometres) is another of the “most beautiful villages in France”. Both of these towns hold medieval weekends and chariot races, along with Villereal (27 kilometres) which has a stunning medieval market hall, cafes and for the cyclist, a bike hire shop. Issigeac and Beaumont du Perigord also have antique fairs.
Don't forget Bergerac (35 kilometres) to the north that still has a lovely part of the old town, which escaped destruction, to visit and also modern designer shopping.
Your other larger town is Villeneuve Sur Lot (20 kilometres) to the south; this has the Lot running right through the middle and three separate bridges across, both old and new. Being a larger town this has all the facilities you would expect, markets, shops, dining etc.
There is a golf course on the way to Villeneuve and horse-riding near both Lougratte and Monflanquin.
Details of all the above and more can be found at the local tourist office in Cancon (5 mins by car). Cancon is your village and has two small supermarkets, banks, post office, doctors, bars etc. It also has a market on Monday mornings and its own bodega during the summer months
Chateau Monbazillac, nr Bergerac – sweet white dessert wine
Cote Du Duras – Duras
Cave Beaupuy – nr Marmande
Les Vignons de Buzet – Buzet