Sigoules is a small and friendly village only 15 mins drive from Bergerac airport. The house is 2 mins away from the boulangerie selling delicious baguettes and croissants etc, and the newly refurbished bar/restaurant now called the Code Bar is also 2 mins from the house. Here the very friendly owner David continues the great 5 course lunches each weekday and is now open late into the night during the summer months.There is also the brilliant and friendly pizzeria Chepaou for eat in and take aways, a supermarket, bank, post office, butchers & charcuterie, pharmacy, doctors and dentists! Brilliant daytime and evening markets can be found in all local towns and villages, Friday evening is the marché nocturne in Sigoules, tables and chairs are laid out in the top square where you can eat and drink delicious local cuisine and wine as the sun goes down and sometimes the dancing commences! 10 mins walk away is a lovely lake where you can stroll there is a good bar restaurant with a campsite and swimming for campers. The beautiful countryside around Sigoules is covered in vines with lots of farms offering wine tasting. There are so many attractive bastide towns around Sigoules all with market days which make great days out. Bergerac and Ste Foy La Grande are both about 16 kilometres away and Eymet and Duras are the nearest smaller bastide towns and Issigeac around 20 mins drive is a wonderful medieval town. Spectacular and dramatic chateaux are plentiful along the Dordogne river which offers many places for hiring canoes.
Taxis from Bergerac airport can be arranged, the journey takes 10 mins and costs around £25.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 10 km, Nearest railway: Bergerac 16 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Our lovely old house has 3 floors, with 2 singles and 1 double bed in the top bedroom and one duoble bed in the middle bedroom so 6 people can easily be accommodated. On the landing, there is also a single sofa bed.
Downstairs there is a fully equipped kitchen area and a large farmhouse dining table.The inglenook fireplace has comfy seating around and a T.V. DVD and music system.The front patio is great for soaking up the sun and being sociable with the locals!
|Further details outdoors|
The courtyard and first floor balcony are completely safe and private with lighting for eating out under the stars.There is plentiful garden furniture in both and in the height of summer the sun appears until about 3.00pm after which time they provide welcome cool.
The front patio with plants all around is great for soaking up the sun and being sociable with the locals.
A booklet about all relevant information regarding the house such as rubbish collections is left at the house .
On arrival, you will find a bottle of delicious local wine to start you off on your holiday.
A wealth of information about local events is left at the house.
The weather in the Dordogne is gorgeous! hot during summer months often around 30c, warm in spring and autumn and in winter generally it is bright and crisp! The immediate countryside is covered in vines on gently rolling hills and there are many beautiful bastide towns built during the 100 year war in the 14th century. Around 3/4 hours drive east the landscape suddenly changes and becomes quite rocky and mountanous, this area is brilliant for days out visiting all the famous caves and historic chateaux
All the local Bastide towns have wonderful daytime and evening markets.The day markets are great for buying locally grown fruit and veg and enjoying a few glasses of local wine in the cafes. Evening markets offer a wide range of local cuisine and everyone eats altogether al fresco!
There are so many farms where the delicious wines of the area can be tasted ....white, rose, red and the lovely desert wine Monbazillac.
The lake with all its attractions make for wonderful lazy days and the restaurants in the village are a must!