Farmhouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Le Verger is a restored stone farmhouse with large oak beams set in an idyllic rural position. The private swimming pool and surrounding terrace is a wonderful place for all the family to relax and enjoy the sun. The house has a comfortabe relaxed and homely feel with all the facilites you would expect on your holiday.Le Verger is situated in the Northern corner of the Dordogne with comfortable journey times to Perigeux, Bergerac and the Dordogne river and historical sites beyond. To the North and West the city of Angouleme is within 30 minutes drive with Cognac only a little further along the way. Bordeaux is due west and ideal for a day trip and don't forget the wonderful old wine town of St Emillion.

There are lots of activities within striking distance of Le Verger, here is just a sample;

River beaches can be found at Aubeterre and St Aulaye ( has a water side ), Kayas and Canoes can be found at Riberac, Brantome and Aubeterre. Tennis courts can be found in Villeboise.

In Angouleme you will find the Nautilus Water Park with 50m indoor pool, diving pools and outdoor and indoor slides plus a wave machine.

Also in Angouleme one of the best carting tracks around run by an former Indy car racing driver – speaks excellent English.

There are several golf courses within reasonable driving distance at Cognac ( 18 hole ), Aubeterre and Angouleme ( 9 hole ).

Shopping in the local town of Villeboise with it's SuperU hypermarket and local shops will take 10 minutes in the car and the busy market town of Riberac is only 20 minutes away with a large local market every Friday morning. It really is a perfect balance between the quiet and privacy of living in the beautiful Dordogne countryside and spending time wandering through the streets of old towns and villages or dining in one of the many fine restaurants in the area.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Royan 100 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 8 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 100 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

On the ground floor there is a comfortable lounge with woodburner and satellite/freeview tv with a DVD player for good measure. The kitchen/diner is large and very well equipped with a large diing table should you wish to eat in doors. There are two ground floor bathrooms, one with a large walk in shower and the other with a bath. Both have WCs and wash basin, there is also a bidet in the bathroom. Upstairs there are three bedrooms off a large gallery landing. Two double and one twin room all with new beds. Please note sheets and towels included in price.

Outside around the pool and on the covered terrace there is ample patio furniture including 6 sun loungers, two tables and 8 chairs. The pool area is very private and the house has wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. There is a large lawned area to the front of the house which is quiet and ideal as a play area.

Further details outdoors

The property is situated on a small private lane which in turn is off a quiet country lane. The grounds are surrounded by fields and meadows some of which are used for sunflower crops during summer. The views are stunning and the pool area boasts a covered terrace which is a great sunshade during the day but equally wonderful to sit and watch the spectacular sunsets in the late evening. The lawned area in front of the house is ideal as a play area and a three swing set is situated at one end of the garden. There is ample room for parking.

Further details

The 10m x 5m swimming pool is alarmed so we welcome families to the house.

The Dordogne region

The Dordogne region of France is one of the most beautiful and popular regions of France. Visiting this wonderful region of France you will discover the Chateaux, beautiful medieval towns and villages, unspoiled countryside and prehistoric caves. There are many famous sites in the Dordogne, including: Lascaux caves, Marqueyssac gardens, medieval Sarlat and the prehistoric caves in the Vezere valley. Yet it is the places you visit outside these ' tourist attractions' that will stay longest in your memory. The scenery, the peace, the coffee in a small cafe, the picnic by the stream.


Vendoire is the commune to which Le Verger belongs. It lies 1 Km to the south along a country lane and boasts a large, impressive Chateaux which unfortunately is not open to the public. Vendoire now has a new restaurant which occupies the old schoolhouse. Verteillac is less than 10 Km away and is a large, busy village with a good range of shops, two restaurants, bars and a bank and post office. It is a typical provincial french village, full of character and a great place to visit. An equivalent trip in the other direction takes you to Villeboise Lavalette a Charente market town with a full range of amenities including a SuperU Hypermarche, tennis courts and a lively market.