Le Fougueyra 2
Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Tranquil, mature, 1-acre garden with 90 metre river frontage to river Dordogne (child-proof gate). Private heated pool surrounded by lawns and terrace. Shaded al fresco dining areas .
Secure, secluded gardens include toddler friendly lawns with plenty of running-around space plus lots of outdoor games for all ages.(Table tennis, badminton, boules, croquet)
Spacious sitting room with three large, comfortable sofas around an open fireplace, opening on to a terrace shaded by vines and wisteria Separate dining room area seating 10. Separate cinema room,with 50 inch flat screen TV. DVD and surround sound. Drop down cinema screen
Internet access. WiF
Large, well-equipped kitchen. Cookbooks, fish kettle, food processor, and much more. Fresh herbs an arm's reach away.
2 ground floor bedrooms, each with a large double bed, one en-suite, one with dedicated bathroom. The larger of these rooms has an additional lit banquette. Two twin-rooms upstairs, sharing shower room/wc. Additional shower/WC downstairs.
Utility area with washer and dryer.
Private pool, heated from mid May to late September.
90 metre river frontage. Sip the evening apero and watch the swans glide past.
Wondeful place to relax with family and friends. An idyllic summer holiday retreat, but also, thanks to central heating, a cosy log fire and huge squashy sofas a perfect destination for a Christmas/New Year getaway or for an autumn or winter break. The house is extremely spacious, allowing guests to be as private or as sociable as they wish.
While many of our guests enjoy just chilling out by the pool, relaxing by the river bank or picking raspberries for supper, the more energetic will find the villa a perfect launchpad for exploring the local area or going further afield for various cultural, sporting and gastronomic activities, including trips to the busy and colourful local markets, which are such an essential feature of French life.
Children are specially welcome and as well as cots and a crib we can provide pushchairs, highchairs a changing mat etc. to make travelling a little easier. Just let us know what would be helpful and we will do our best to provide it.
Our rates are fully inclusive and we offer guests a simple welcome meal on the first evening which includes some of the excellent local wine.
We live a short distance away, and are always happy to help should guests need any assistance or advice.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Arcachon 70 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 40 km, Nearest railway: Libourne 30 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, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Fully equipped home cinema, plus large flat screen TV, DVD player, surround sound.
|Further details outdoors|
The secluded one acre garden has a 90 metre frontage to the Dordogne river. A childproof gate protects wandering toddlers. There is plenty of running around space for children as well as outdoor games such as table tennis, croquet and badminton.
A large barbecue built from old local stone is situated near a huge round table shaded by mature trees. In addition there are other smaller tables strategically placed to take advantage of sun and shade.
There is parking for at least 4 cars .
Guests are welcome to help themselves to strawberries, raspberries, artichokes and any fruits in season as well as to the comprehensive herb garden placd outside the kitchen window.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
This is a region of outstanding beauty with rich and varied scenery. From the vineclad hills, mountainous gorges, and peaceful river valleys of the interior to the white sandy beaches and the picturesque fishing villages of the coastal area , there is something to please everyone.
Wine lovers will enjoy the many opportunities for tasting provided by nearby chateaux where you will receive a warm welcome alongside some wonderful wines. We can help you find placeswhere excellent wine is made for extremely modest prices.
In addition, world famous vineyards, such as those at St. Emilion, Pomerol and the Medoc welcome interested wine lovers. Bustling, vibrant street markets enchant with displays of ultra fresh and seasonal produce. Lively fairs, festivals, and celebrations keep ancient traditions alive.
The area is steeped in history, reflected in ancient bastide towns and châteaux.
Cities too: Bordeaux, one of the great cities of France, and Bergerac, the town of Cyrano, offer museums, galleries, churches, shopping , and fine dining. to. the discerning visitor.
Flaujagues is a small village on the Dordogne river between the bastide town of Ste-Foy-La-Grande, with its famous Saturday morning market, and Castillon La Bataille, which celebrates the end of the 100 years war with spectacular summer Son et Lumière recreations of the last Battle. (Not to be missed!)
The village is a kilometre from the villa and has a restaurant; a bar and a shop/post office. Bread is available from 8a.m.
The world heritage wine town of St. Emilion is nearby. Drive , through the spectacular vineyards , stopping for free tastings when you fancy. Stroll along the banks of the Dordogne. Stop at a trucker's Routier for lunch, or dine in a Michelin rated restaurant in a nearby village.
Bikes can be hired and delivered. Nearby Pessac has canoe and kayak hire. Tennis courts at Pessac and Gensac. Horseriding approx 10kms away. Golf is at Château Vigier, a half hour's drive. Go-karting is near Bergerac airport (30 mins). Special treat for children, a chocolate tasting at the Guinguet chocolate factory, near Duras (30 mins).
Nearby Gensac (7kms) has doctors, a pharmacy, a mini supermarket; bakers and bars, and one of the region's best restaurants. : The award-winning, Les Remparts, with its glorious views across the Dureze valley. (Ask for a table on the terrace.) On request, with just a little notice, the chef is happy to prepare delicious vegetarian meals .
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9 Sep 2013
"A great holiday"
We have just returned from a fabulous stay in this wonderful villa. The owners could not have been kinder or more accommodating. We started our holiday staying in their house in Gensac - they quickl… More
19 Aug 2013
The photo's do not do the property justice, its actual size is bigger! Well equipped, has modern gizmo's, but lacking concise instructions; which prevents their full use. Shame looking tire… More
We are sorry that our villa did not meet these guests expectations.
Apart from the "tired" decor (which is in the corse of being rectified) almost all of their concerns could have been addressed if they had mentioned them on our visits for pool maintenance or at any time by phone.
Bulbs do pop and French electrics sometimes have "outages" which can lead to a temporary disruption of some circuits.
Previous guests have accessed the river, although it is a bit of a scramble and best suited to the young and fit. Our neighbour has a stone jetty fwhich he kindly allows our guests to use for fishing.
Instructions for "gizmos" are usually in a kitchen drawer, but may have been misplaced by previous guests.
Croquet set was in the garage along with the other outdoor games. (Ping Pong table OK, perhaps they needed help setting it up properly)
We have been surprised and disappointed by the negativity of this review as these guests seemed to enjoy their stay and at no point mentioned any of the concerns they now complain of.
We always go the extra mile for our guests from greeting them personally on arrival and providing them with a welcome meal to being available at all times to answer queries and address their concerns.
20 May 2013
"Wonderful villa perfect for adults and children"
We had our first family holiday with our 15 month old son, another couple and their 8 month old son. We all returned very happy and ready to book again!
Maurice and Jill were the perfect hosts with great local knowledge and suggestions for days out - not to mention the delicious dinner they had prepared for our first night.
The villa itself is stunning - very spaciaous and set on beautiful grounds. The BBQ and swimming pool were put to great use. I would also recommend St Emillion for a day out - it is a close by medieval village and very pictuesque.
We really had a wonderul time and would reccomend staying here for a group for friends or for a family.
5 May 2013
"Relaxing stay at beautiful villa"
We enjoyed a very relaxing stay at this beautiful villa with our little boy. Jill and Maurice (villa owners) were very welcoming and fantastic hosts. They greeted us on our arrival and had great know… More
10 Jul 2012
"Best Holiday home ever"
A huge thank you to Jill and Maurice for their hospitality. A magnificent home with huge amounts of space for the grandchildren to play. We all loved the pool. We have never been to a holiday home before that was so complete, right down to the fresh lemons off the tree in the back garden. The fresh bread etc in the mornings from Pensac, a mere 5km away each morning, was well worth the effort. The biggest problem was the distance to attractions for the grandchildren, but we overcame that by staying in the villa/pool most of the time. Do go to St Emillion, it is a lovely town. Finally Maurice and Jill recommended Les Remparts restaurant in Gensac, owned by Steve and Veronica Parker, also Brits. It was so good we went back a 2nd and 3rd time.
26 Aug 2011
"A Lovely Big House With Superb Facilities"
Maurice and Jill were excellent hosts . Dinner was provided on the first day by our hosts and it was such a nice touch after the long drive.
The house is large and accommodating with superb facilities and a great pool. Table tennis, croquet, Boule , DVD,s and more books than possible to read in 2 weeks
Relaxing, peaceful, very rural french and a real get away from it all kind of holiday
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