About the home
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 lets|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|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 bathroom and 3 en suites|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Dining seating for 16, Lounge seating for 12|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Aquitaine / Dordogne / Lot et Garonne 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.
The Fumel area
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).
How to get there
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The nearest local airport is Bergerac (Ryanair, Flybe, Air France) less than one hour away by car. All major car hire companies are represented there.
Toulouse and Bordeaux airports are within 2 hours' drive (British Airways, Easyjet, Air France, Ryanair, BMI). Again all major car hire companies represented.
By train the nearest large station is Agen.
By car take the A20 to Cahors.
For more detailed information please contact the owner.
Activities near Fumel
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
28 Aug 2012
This was our second year in succession staying at La Bergerie and we fully intend to return next year. The house is perfect for large groups of family or friends or both as it allows privacy and yet the ability to eat and socialise together. The pool is excellent being larger than most private pools and a magnet for daytime dips and evening get togethers under the stars. We ate all our meals on the terrace, the view from there to the castle is magical and the whole experience allowed us to return home (reluctantly) fully relaxed and recharged.
10 Aug 2012
Eight of us stayed for two weeks, the last week in July and the first in August and had the most relaxing holiday in a long time. The house itself works brilliantly, with somewhere for everyone to relax, swim, chat, doze. We ate every meal outside on the terrace, with the view through the trees to the castle. The pool is a perfect size and is located in the warmest part of the plot, with a very comfortable and shaded seating area. The village of Bonaguil is a ten minute walk away with delightful shops and restaurants and the castle to explore. The house is obviously loved and makes a very comfortable and relaxing place for a holiday.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 12|
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|1 Jun 13||8 Jun 13||£ 1600||-||-||1 Week|
|8 Jun 13||15 Jun 13||£ 1600||-||-||1 Week|
|15 Jun 13||22 Jun 13||£ 1600||-||-||1 Week|
|22 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 1600||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Jun 13||6 Jul 13||£ 1600||-||-||1 Week|
|6 Jul 13||13 Jul 13||£ 2200||-||-||1 Week|
|13 Jul 13||20 Jul 13||£ 2200||-||-||1 Week|
|20 Jul 13||27 Jul 13||£ 2200||-||-||1 Week|
|27 Jul 13||3 Aug 13||£ 2200||-||-||1 Week|
|3 Aug 13||10 Aug 13||£ 2200||-||-||1 Week|
|10 Aug 13||17 Aug 13||£ 2200||-||-||1 Week|
|17 Aug 13||24 Aug 13||£ 2200||-||-||1 Week|
|24 Aug 13||31 Aug 13||£ 2200||-||-||1 Week|
|31 Aug 13||7 Sep 13||£ 2200||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Sep 13||14 Sep 13||£ 2200||-||-||1 Week|
|14 Sep 13||21 Sep 13||£ 1600||-||-||1 Week|
|21 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||£ 1600||-||-||1 Week|
|28 Sep 13||5 Oct 13||£ 1600||-||-||1 Week|
|5 Oct 13||12 Oct 13||£ 1600||-||-||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The main house is available throughout the year (sleeps 6). The pool is open between April and October. The main house is centrally heated and has a large open fire. Please enquire about other dates.Enquire now
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