House / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 18

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 140 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

La Fauconnie is located just 10 minutes' drive from Bergerac and makes it the best starting point for a lot of visits.

Quiet and peaceful, yet only ten minutes from all amenities, including the local market and many excellent restaurants for eating out.

La Fauconnie benefits from its own private 14m x 7m heated pool and jacuzzi.

Leading from the dining room is a very spacious terrace with an amazing view on the swimming pool, furnished with tables and chairs to enable you to dine outside.

With eight double bedrooms and one single bedroom, the large property is ideal for families or friends, with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay.

If you want to experience living in a luxury and authentic french manor, this property is for you !

Size Sleeps up to 18, 8 bedrooms
Nearest beach Arcachon 140 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 12 km, Nearest railway: Bergerac 12 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Please contact the owner

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private outdoor pool (heated), Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (5), Single beds (8), Cots (1), Dining seats for 18, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The house which has more than 500 square meters has been completely restored in 2011 combining contemporary and luxurious furnishings.

Very large and fully equipped kitchen, master bedroom (queensize bed) with its own log fire, private bathroom, and separate WC, 7 other very large bedrooms, one single bedroom, 4 other bathrooms.

Very large dining room leading into a very large terrace where you can eat, BBQ, drink or relax outside. Very large living room where you can relax front of the log fire.

Further details outdoors

The property is located in the middle of about 46 hectares of forest and land. Nobody can come to disturb you ! Except perharps rabbits, hinds or deers...

Depending on the period you stay, you will have the chance, if you like them, to find mushrooms (cepes, chanterelles) in our forest.

Face to the house, you will find the large heated swimming pool, 14m x 7m, with its jacuzzi and its terrace where you can relax on the deckchairs. The swimming pool is secured with a cover and comply with current regulations. It has a depth of 1,80m at the deep end.

Behind the house, you will find a terrace where you can eat (tables with chairs), BBQ or drink, relax.

Further details

NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.

- Linen & towels: All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.

- Energy costs: Heating charged to expenditure in winter.

- Pets: No.

- Smoking: Yes - on the ground floor.

- It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.

Changeover is Saturday in high season. In low season, please contact us if you would like different dates.

The Dordogne region

The Dordogne region is one of the most popular holiday destinations in France with many attractions on offer. Although the Dordogne has no coastline for 'bucket and spade' holidays, there are wonderful rivers for canoeing and swimming, as well as sandy river beaches.

The scenery is dramatic and interspersed with pretty towns and villages, both in the hinterland and along the Dordogne/Vezère rivers, plus innumerable châteaux, caves, museums, picnic spots and viewpoints. The four main areas are: Périgord Pourpre, in the southwest, named after its vineyards; the Périgord Vert to the north; the Périgord Noir, centred on Sarlat, named after its dense forest; and finally the Périgord Blanc that covers the limestone countryside around Périgueux.

For those who enjoy sampling different foods this is an area renowned for truffles, walnuts, duck, goose and foie gras - the markets are overflowing with local produce and at every corner you will see signs offering opportunities to sample and buy local products.

For wine buffs, the areas around Bergerac and Bordeaux are the places to head for with vineyards stretching in all directions as far as the eye can see.

Bergerac, the capital of the Périgord Poupre, lies on the riverbank in the wide plain of the Dordogne. The old town is a calm and pleasant area to wander through, with drinking fountains on the street corners and numerous late medieval houses.

Sarlat-la-Canéda, the capital of the Périgord Noir, lies in a hollow between the hills 10km back from the Dordogne river. The best way to explore this medieval town is to wander through the cool, shady lanes and courtyards – cour des Fontaines and cour des Chanoines – around the back of the cathedral. Wonderful old houses can be found in the streets to the North before Sarlat's labyrinthine lanes lead you back to the central place de la Liberté, where the large Saturday market spreads its stands of geese, flowers, foie gras, truffles, walnuts and mushrooms.

There are more prehistoric painted caves around Les Eyzies than you could possibly hope to visit in one day! 26km up the Vézère valley you will also find the town of Montignac that acts as the main base for visiting the Lascaux caves.

Canoeing is hugely popular in the Dordogne, especially during the summer months when the Vézère and Dordogne rivers are shallow and slow-flowing – ideal for beginners. There are rental outlets at just about every twist in both rivers – a half-day (or longer) is recommended to give you enough time to simply cruise downstream and soak up the atmosphere!

Campsegret

Campsegret is situated 12 km north of Bergerac. Its name comes from 'Segret’ or ‘Segeridus’ which was doubtless the name of the estate’s owner. The village was built on the confluence of two streams which led into canals supplying several mills.

The village boasts a number of old and beautiful buildings, in particular a tower (private property) which can be seen in the village centre. According to tradition, as related by Father Brugiére, it belonged to a governor of Toulouse under the reign of Louis XIV.

You will find all amenities in Campsegret : bakery, restaurants, taxi service, wine-maker, animal farm.

At 12 km you will find Bergerac with its old town and wonderful timber buildings, narrow streets and the statue of Cyrano de Bergerac. You can embark on a barge tour on the river Dordogne, at the Maison du Vin sample the sumptuous local wines and the adjacent cloister holds free evening concerts in the summer months. Saturday and Wednesdays are market days in Bergerac. You will find seasonal local produces such as strawberries, honey, vegetables, walnuts, truffles, free range meats and chicken and lovely fresh baked breads in abundant.

In July and August , the 'night markets' in various villages are a great favourite of the locals and tourists alike where one could enjoy the delights of the local cuisine outdoors in the warm summer evenings with music and sometimes dance and often end with fire works towards midnight.

It is an ideal place to discover and taste Bergerac' wines, Pecharmant & Monbazillac, the vineyards are just a short drive from the house. Other famous châteaux in St Emilion, Pomerol and Bordeaux are also within easy reach.

The area has many restaurants offering local gastronomy with such mouth watering cuisine like confit de canard and foie gras.