About the home
This holiday home is in a very quiet and peaceful location but situated in one of the most beautiful and historic areas of France.Weather you are coming for a get away from it all holiday or a get up and go holiday this is the place for you.Situated between the two historic bastides of Villereal(13th century) and Montpazier(13th century and voted one of the most beautiful villages in France) each only 5 kms distant and only 10 mins away from the Chateaux Biron.
A short walk away from the lake and the many species of wildlife that the lake supports.Locally there is horse riding,fishing,swimming,bicycle hire and golf and many more activities.Villereal is a typical French market village with everything you might need supermarket,butcher,pharmacy,tabac,hairdresser etc. Every Saturday there is a market in the village square.
For the more serious shopper the big stores are at Bergerac and Villeneure-sur lot. A few kilometres north we will find Issegeac which has a Sunday market in the largely unchanged 13th century village centre.The property is located almost in the centre of the 'Bastide Circle' all of which are 12th to 13th century, well worth a visit are; Monflanquin,Beaumont,Monpazier,Eymet(as featured on Little England) Castillones and Issigeac(Check them all out on Google)
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake / river, Trampoline|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
This property is ideal for families or adult couples who want a quiet and peaceful holiday away from the hustle and bustle of modern life but with the option to go with the flow and live the French life.there is also a conservatory, in the unlikely event of wet weather occurring(dates dependant ) and indoor games. Also a selection of books and DVD's are provided and a full itinerary of local events taking place.
Further details outdoors:
A range of outdoor games for children and adults including, amongst others ,badminton,boules, football,swingball.There are also sun recliners a hammock and a number of tables and chairs.
A welcome pack is provided on arrival. There is an English speaking owner who lives locally (5 mins).A non
refundable deposit is required in the event of a cancellation of the booking.
Well behaved dogs welcome,no smoking in the house but smoking allowed in the conservatory,a non breakages refundable deposit of £250 is required on arrival(which will be re-funded 2 weeks after departure providing that no damage has occurred.Full terms and conditions will be sent with the booking form.Children under 10 welcome but must be supervised at all times around the pool.
The Aquitaine / Dordogne / Lot et Garonne region
Set in the heart of the bastide villages. A very historical region.England controlled this region during the Hundred Years War and many of the local villages were built by the English in the 13th and 14th centuries(depending on which side of the river Dordogne you stand).Bring your cameras as this is a region of real historic value.There are chateaux in abundance Chateux Biron only 15 mins away (entrance fee 8 euro's- 2012 adult price). Activities include Horse riding,Golf,Swimming,Fishing,Hiking,Cycling- also at the local Hippodrome is Horse trotting in August for a fun night out.During the summer the local bastides take it in turns to have a carnival night,( Bodega),(eat, drink and be merry).
The Villereal / Tourliac area
Tourliac is a hamlet situated between the 13th century bastide (fortified) villages of Villereal(french) and Monpazier(english).15 mins away is the 1000 year old Chateux Biron which is well worth a look (open Feb until Oct).There is market at Villereal on saturdays and a farmers market on wednesdays(in the summer).If you are a horsey person there is horse riding nearby and weekly meetings of horse trotting at Villereal stadium(in the summer). At Monpazier there is a medieval week in August (jousting,sword fighting etc). A short walk from the gite is a large lake/ nature reserve (fishing allowed).Antique markets abound in the local bastides in the summer time.
All in all a great place to holiday.
How to get there
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From Bergerac follow the signs for Agen and Villeneuve-sur lot you will pass the airport (turn left if leaving the airport).Low cost flights are available throughout the year from Ryanair-East Midlands -Stansted-Liverpool
Easyjet-East midlands-Birmingham ,car hire is available at the airport,go to www.bergeracairport.com for more information.After passing the airport continue for a few kilometres and turn left to Issigeac. At Issigeac, follow the signs for Villereal. At villereal,You will approach a junction with a stop sign,do NOT turn right(toutes directions) but turn LEFT. At the roundabout turn LEFT, sign posted Paris,Limoges,Beaumont. If approaching from any OTHER direction follow the ring road until you reach this roundabout.After 2 kilometres you will see a right turn to TOURLIAC.Turn right and follow the road,you will go past a large lake on your right keep going for a further 500 metres until you come to the sign for Tourliac (the Marie is on your right). 50 metres after the sign turn sharp right between two stone buildings.the churchyard is on your right hand side. 50 metres past the church the road turns left, in front of you is a stone house,you should turn RIGHT here, there is a small sign for Thoumazou (sign posted a dead end) follow the track when you reach the second building on your left Thoumazou can now be seen on your right.
Activities near Villereal
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
16 Apr 2013
WOW what can I say two friends and I stayed for one week in April, and did not want to leave Wendy ans Steve have thought of everything in the gite right down to nail clippers. what a wonderful... more
15 Apr 2013
In a beautiful setting with lovely views, this ideal home from home with everything you need, including a spare toothbrush, razor etc this lovely home belonging to Steve and Wendy Hurley should not... more
02 Sep 2012
We really fell on our feet with this holiday. Kind and thoughtful owners who did everything possible to make our arrival and stay smooth so that we could just get on with our holiday from day 1. We were greeted by Steve who led us to the property, showed us around and kindly gave us a welcome pack of essentials just in case we hadn't time to go shopping which I thought was very thoughtful.
The garden is about 1/2 an acre and lovely, there were lots of games for our daughter to play and plum trees which we made the best of. The pool was well maintained and very clean and because the weather was so hot it we spent most of our holiday in or near it. We didn't spend much time inside the gite apart from sleeping but the dinning room and lounge were tastefully decorated and comfortable and there was also a nice wood fire which would be a great focus point in cooler weather.
We were told in advance that there would be "everything needed for our holiday" and there really was to the extent there were even hair straighteners and a hair dryer in every room. With most Gites we've stayed at you generally will get what other guests have left behind so you might get some things but not others but we literally couldn't think of anything that we needed which meant the next day we only had to do a quick food shop and sit back and relax.
The Gite is nicely secluded and the gardens or pool aren't overlooked. It's easy to go for a walk up local lanes and is situated in a really nice area with a lake nearby and of course several Bastides which are within driving distance. There was lots of wildlife to see as well.
In summary the owners made every effort to make sure our stay was a great one. They were both helpful and thoughtful towards us but never intrusive and this really made the holiday. This part of France is my favourite and we've been several times but this was by far the best holiday ever.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|January-April||5 Jan 13||30 Mar 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|April & May||30 Mar 13||2 Jun 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|June||2 Jun 13||30 Jun 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|July & August||30 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|September||1 Sep 13||29 Sep 13||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|October||29 Sep 13||27 Oct 13||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|November||27 Oct 13||1 Dec 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|December||1 Dec 13||29 Dec 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|New Year||29 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 800||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
20% DISCOUNT FOR SERVING MEMBERS OF H.M FORCES
AIRPORT PICKUP FROM BERGERAC AIRPORT TO THE GITE AND RETURN TO BERGERAC AIRPORT AND FREE COURTESY CAR IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.
PREFERRED PAYMENT METHODS- CREDIT CARD-DEBIT CARD OR PAY-PAL 8 WEEKS BEFORE HOLIDAYBook
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