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La Bidonne - Secluded 18th Century Farmhouse with stunning views of Saussignac – Home 10951 House

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

La Bidonne - Secluded 18th Century Farmhouse with stunning views of Saussignac – Home 10951

  • House
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay

Excellent Excellent – based on 14 reviews

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House / 4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


La Bidonne is a beautiful old stone house with unforgettable views over the valley and the vineyards to the village of Saussignac with its chateau and church on the horizon.

Approached along a quiet lane through the vineyards the house rests at the end of the road in its own private grounds. The house, which dates from the 16th century, has been sympathetically restored to include all modern amenities without detracting from its ancient charm and character.

La Bidonne is in the Comune of Gaegec et Rouillac. The village's stunning 12th century, family owned, fortified Chateau is a short walk from the house. The local towns of Bergerac and St Foy La Grande are a 15 to 20 miute drive.

The main doors to the house open into a spacious double height salon with great timber pillars that reach up into the high roof beams. A period fireplace, solid oak floor and local stonework with antique Perigourdine furniture and large comfortable sofas make it a very welcoming room that is the heart of the house. There are 3 double bedrooms and a bathroom and shower on the ground floor and a further double bedroom with en-suite bathroom on the first floor. The large kitchen/dining room opens off a wide passageway that runs the width of the house.

Further details

The house is well equipped and furnished with bed linen and house towels provided.

There is electric central heating throughout the house and electricity is provided free in the summer and is charged at cost for the rest of the year.

Further details indoors

Kitchen: Gas Hob with Electric oven, Dishwasher, Deep fat fryer, Fridge/Freezer

Dining Room: Table and chairs for 10, open wood fire

Salon: 2 x 3 seater sofas, comfortable chairs, large traditional fireplace

4 Bedrooms: 3 twin, 1 Double

2+ Bathrooms: 1 en-suite and 1 separate (both with bath, shower, toilet and washbasin). Separate toilet. Further shower and washbasin in twin Bedroom.

Further details outdoors

The very private 15 x 6 metre swimming pool with safety cover is set just below the house on the side of the hill. It is paved all around and is excellent for sunbathers whilst providing spectacular views of the valley. There is a deep end for diving and wide steps lead into the shallow end.

10 acres of grass and woodland

15m x 6m swimming pool with wide steps in shallow end


Garden table and chairs


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 En suites


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Outside of Saussignac (a short walk away) the best way to see the local area is either by car or bicycle. Both Bergerac and St Foy la Grande are a 15 min drive or you can take the local train to both from Gardonne which is 3kms from the house. Likewise Duras and Emyet are a 30 min drive.

Interaction with guest

I am available by telephone or email and happy to answer any questions about the house or the area. A list of local markets, vineyards and restaurants etc is left at the house.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £500.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Intstructions for the house and swimming pool, as well as a list of the local markets, vineyards and restaurants will be provided with each booking. If you have any questions in advance then please contact me. Thanks


About the owner

Edmund M.

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Calendar updated:
24 Jan 2019
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Based in:
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Languages spoken: English, French

This House has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 11 Apr 2006. Located in Dordogne, it has 14 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1489 to £1832.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Jan 2019.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 14 reviews Excellent
14 reviews

Very Good

“Fantastic relaxing location”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2017

Had a fabulous time at La Bidone. The house was comfortable and well equipped, and was situated in a beautiful and peaceful location. Plenty of space for our two boys to play football and the pool was fantastic. Loved cafe 1500 in Saussignac and the vineyards. Recommend the market at Saint-Foy-la-Grande and Eymet. We will be back!!!

Owner's reply: Thank you. I am very glad you had a wonderful time.

“Perfect - Peace, calm and beauty in luxary - with lots of space and perfect pool for fun.”

Reviewed 9 Jan 2014

Our holiday in this beautiful home and garden was just perfect. The feeling of peace, calm and beauty which you get swimming in the fabulous pool and eating al fresco under the trees with a view of Saussignac cannot be beaten. Being able to walk into Saussugnac for bread (depot de pain), dinner or ice creams was a real plus for us. Walks to the surrounding vineyards to taste the local wine are great - although we needed our car to pick up all the wine we bought! We have spent many years searching for the perfect holiday house and believe we have at last found it. It ticked all the boxes necessary for really lovely family holiday where our 3 boys could play and dance and play music to their hearts content without disturbing anyone and we could relax and enjoy the countryside. The swimming pool and diving board are by far the best we have rented. The feeling of space around the pool with excellent views while you are swimming added to our enjoyment. The house and kitchen had all the comforts you might need though we were lucky enough to spend nearly every minute outside. We have no hesitation in recommending this holiday house.

“Beautiful house, gorgeous views and excellently positioned for local activities!”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2013

We had a fabulous time staying at La Bidonne. The house itself is full of character and rustic charm and has plenty of space for 8. We also enjoyed the cool interior it offered when it was a bit too baking outside! The pool has a wonderful view of the nearby village and vineyards, so many relaxing hours were spent down there! The house is well equipped with everything you need and Bergerac / large supermarkets aren't far away. Also at hand is wine tasting and boulangeries for morning bread. The McMahon Turners were incredibly helpful and friendly and made booking and organising the trip an easy and pleasant experience. I'd highly recommend a stay here!

“Beautiful Villa in a stunning setting - Perfect...”

Reviewed 24 Jun 2013

The villa " La Bidonne" is situated in a stunning area of French countryside, surrounded by vineyards and small picturesque villages. The villa's grounds are extremely large and well kept, with the stunning swimming pool overlooking fields, woods and the nearby village of Saussignac - which is only a short walk away where you can pick up fresh baguettes and pastries. Plus eat or have a drink in the friendly restaurant in the village square. The villa itself is beautiful, having been restored to a very high standard with loads of room for a large family or two...The airport at Bergerac is only 20 mins away and the town of Bergerac is worth a visit as it has bags of charm and places to visit. There are numerous vineyards nearby who welcome wine tasting visits as long as you prebook. The area is well serviced by amenities such as supermarkets and shops, plus the Dordogne river itself is very close where you can get involved in numerous activities, canoeing etc. We had a wonderful stay in La Bidonne and will treasure the memories of our holiday there and would definitely recommend a holiday there to anyone - Perfect......

“Well-appointed French farmhouse in beautiful location”

Reviewed 8 Jan 2012

La Bidonne is a spacious, well appointed farmhouse in a beautiful, private setting. It is excellent for entertaining friends and family, with a large pool and space for children.

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