Farmhouse | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 12
The property is ideal for family holidays as it offers accommodation in 3 separate buildings. The main house has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a large sitting room with open fire, tv/dvd loggia, kitchen and dining room which leads onto a breakfast terrace.
The sitting room and kitchen lead onto a large verandah, overlooking a mediaeval castle, where you can dine al fresco throughout the summer, rain or shine. Across the courtyard there is a studio with a double and single bedroom which share a spectacular wetroom.
A separate self-contained cottage has a double and single bedroom, bathroom and WC, sitting room with kitchenette (coffee, tea toast) and verandah overlooking fields away from the main house.
The property has a large swimming pool (13m x 7m) with loungers and shady pergola with sofas and armchairs.
Given its situation deep in the beautiful rolling French countryside, a holiday in la Bergerie offers peace and quiet, an ideal place to recharge the batteries with family and friends, good food and wine.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 7 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergerac 67 km, Nearest railway: Agen 65 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, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Aquitaine/Dordogne region
Although the nearest town is Fumel in Lot-et-Garonne the property is situated on the border, in the neighbouring Department of the Lot. The Department of the Lot is famous for the river of the same name which runs through it and on to Bordeaux. Along its banks are numerous vineyards which produce the famous black wine of Cahors from the Malbec grape. The river provides all types of water activities including fishing.
The food is magnificent and the region is often called the kitchen of France. Local specialities include duck and goose confit, foie gras, truffles, goat's cheese and all kinds of fruit. The English and French fought over the land during the Middle Ages and as a result there are many castles in the area today. La Bergerie actually overlooks the Chateau de Bonaguil but within a short drive you can visit other castles like Biron or Fumel or bastide towns like Monflanquin, Monpazier or Tournon d'Agenais.
Fumel is less than 10 minutes away by car. It is a small town but has a Leclerc hypermaket and several supermarkets. Every Thursday morning throughout the year there is a big market in Monsempron-Libos which adjoins Fumel (offering everything from local food to clothes and dvds).
Every Wednesday and Sunday morning there is a small market in Fumel itself selling fruit, vegetables, breads, cheeses and other local produce. The Chateau de Fumel overlooks the Lot river. There are often spectacles in its amphitheatre. The Chateau de Bonaguil belongs to the town of Fumel.
You can visit any time (there are English language tours) and there is a famous annual music and theatre festival in August. Almost every day during the summer one of the local villages will host a market. Please check the local paper. The nearest large towns are Villeneuve-sur-Lot (30mins by car), Cahors (40mins) and Agen (50mins).