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La Bidonne – Home 10951 House

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

House / 4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info

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

Description from owner

Description

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 village is also the home of Patricia Atkinson, the award winning wine maker and author.

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

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 village is also the home of Patricia Atkinson, the award winning wine maker and author.

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

Sunloungers

Garden table and chairs

BBQ

Location description from owner

The Dordogne region

The towns of Bergerac (15km) and Sainte Foy La Grande (10 km) are wonderful medieval market towns on the Dordogne and both have fine local markets and restaurants. There are many other places to visit, from St Emilion to the Lascaux caves and Roc Gageac where the Dordogne carves its way through a canyon and houses are built into the vast rock face. Historic castles and chateaux abound some with superb gardens including the famous 11th century chateau at Monbazillac. Nearly all the vineyards in the region will be only too pleased to welcome you into their ‘cave’ for a free wine tasting. Apart from the different local open markets there are large Leclerc supermarkets near Bergerac and St Foy La Grande.

Bergerac

There are a number of local walks - Saussignac, for example, takes 15 to 20 minutes along an old Roman road through the vines. The beautiful Chateau in Gageac is 10 minutes’ walk and is open in the summer to look around.

This part of France is a haven for wild birds. We regularly see a wide variety, from great buzzards to golden orioles, and at the right time of year the migration of thousands of storks overhead. Bring your binoculars with you!

The fields around the house are full of wild flowers, orchids and butterflies, and, at night, glow-worms. The area is very popular with cyclists as there are lots of quiet roads. There are also popular 1 to 3 day canoeing trips down the Dordogne with camping provided. Golf at Chateau de Vigiers is

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Families

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

Bed & bathroom

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

Amenities

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

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

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.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Edmund M.
Response rate:
93%
Calendar updated::
14 May 2017
Years listed:
11
Based in:
Saudi Arabia
Overall rating:

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 6 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1280 to £1710.

The Owner has a response rate of 93% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 14 May 2017.

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“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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