Elegant restored barn with a private heated pool, in a peaceful countryside setting

Sleeps: 7
Bedrooms: 3
Weekly price guide: £1397-£2078
Pool: Yes
Type: Villa
Property Ref: JOL2882

General Description

The owners of the property had a clear and simple plan: to create family friendly holiday homes in the heart of the Dordogne where castles, caves, market towns, vineyards and restaurants offer endless delights for the young and old.

The result is three simple yet charming stone houses made with families in mind, plus a host of handy and thoughtful services, designed to make guests' holidays easy and carefree.

This is a detached and elegant restored barn with a private heated pool with electric security cover as well as a gated play area, patio with barbecue and lovely dining area.

Indoors there are three bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen/lounge as well as a mezzanine with children's toys including a doll's house and a pirate ship. The kitchen is well-equipped and has the added bonus of offering a view over to the pool and fields.

The property benefits from a peaceful countryside setting with vineyards and small farms ideal for exploring by car or bike. Yet a village is only three minutes' drive away and there is easy access to the Dordogne's many attractions, like its pretty villages, night markets, châteaux and vineyards. Eymet is only 10 minutes away, a fun aqua park 15 minutes and Bergerac, Duras and Issigeac are all under 30 minutes away.

Relaxing and fun family holidays are guaranteed, so it's no wonder that many guests return year after year.

Accommodation Facilities

Villa Interior:
- Open plan kitchen/lounge area. The kitchen is equipped with electric range cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, American fridge freezer, microwave, kettle, coffee machine and toaster
- Dining room
- Bedroom 1 - Master with King size bed and en-suite bathroom including shower and bath. Balcony doors overlooking the fields. There is plenty of space for a wooden cot which can be made available.
- Bedroom 2 - Lovely French Oak King size bed and stone feature wall, double doors and balcony
- Bedroom 3 - Delightful twin bedroom with single bed and pull out trundle bed underneath. A charming third single bed on a mezzanine level is suitable for older children. 'The Birdsnest' is accessible via fixed steps.
- Family bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.
- Charming mezzanine play area with a selection of children’s toys including a dolls house and pirate ship.
- Downstairs Toilet

Outside Grounds:
- Private heated salt-water swimming pool (size: 5m x 8m - depth 2.4m) with electric childproof cover
- Sun loungers
- Patio dining space with outdoor garden furniture and barbecue
- Outdoor gated play area

Additional Notes:
High chair, bouncer chair, baby monitor, play mat, bed guard, food blender, night lights, child-friendly plates, cups and cutlery are also provided.
Baby and Toddler Equipment: pushchair, baby bath, booster seat, changing mat (and bath mat), bottle sterilizer, potty.

We are able to organise a range of extra services during your stay, to really make it a special break. Please do let us know if you would like us to arrange any of the following.

Services (except where noted otherwise) must be organised and are payable in advance. You will be invoiced once the extra has been confirmed and this must be paid for in by the time of your stay.

Arrive at your property to find a stocked kitchen ready for you to enjoy! Cost of the service €40 plus cost of shopping. Either give us a list or let us surprise you with local food and other delicacies for a set budget (minimum spend €100). 

Meals cooked and delivered ready for you to serve by one of our local chefs. Especially useful on your day of arrival. Menu available upon request. 

Private Chef
Price upon request depending on availability. Fees include a weekly rate plus cost of ingredients. Weekly rates are from €1300 to €6000 depending on number of guests, style of cooking and experience. 

Wine & Cheese Tasting
By local specialists, from €25 per person (around four wines, and accompanying cheeses, allowing approximately one glass of each wine per person). Price depends on the number of wines and selection of cheeses to go with them. Wine or cheese tastings also available separately.

Bike Hire
We will put you in touch directly with the lovely local renters. Bikes will be delivered to the property in time for your stay. 

Beauty Treatments
We have a wonderful therapist who speaks great English and provides a variety of beauty and massage treatments. Minimum 2 treatments per visit. Please email us for details and prices.

Daily Housekeeping
If you would like a daily (Monday to Friday) visit from our housekeepers (making beds, emptying bins, sweeping and tidying common areas etc) the cost is €150 for the week.  If you are staying for two weeks we are happy to come and do a full weekly change over for a cost of €50.

Babysitting and Nannies
Babysitting by our amazing housekeeper who runs our properties and still finds time to be a mum of four. €15 per hour payable directly to her. We trust her with our own children! 24 hours notice is required.
We also know a number of UK nannies who can be booked on a weekly basis, stay at the property and be flexible on hours with your children throughout the day. You will also pay for their travel.

Arrival time: 4.00 p.m.
Linen and towels included and 2 week mid stay linen and bath towel change included. Pool towels are also provided.
End of stay cleaning included.
Heating costs included.
No pool heating charge.
Minimum stay 7 nights during Easter, May Half Term, Summer, October Half Term, Christmas and New Year / 3 nights outside these periods.
Pets not allowed.
Weddings, stag/hen parties and other celebrations are not allowed.

Local Area / Activities

The nearest village with all the basic amenities you need for your stay is just 3 minutes away. Here you will find a boulangerie, a minimarket, a pharmacy, a bank and a post office. A vibrant wine tasting fair takes place around mid July, gathering more than 30 wine-makers from Bergerac and surrounding areas.

The bastide town of Eymet, sitting on the banks of the Dropt River, is just 10mins away. It is dotted with old buildings, alleyways, shops, bars, restaurants and a weekly market every Thursday to delight locals and tourists alike.

The charming medieval village of Issigeac is 25 minutes away where you will be impressed by its fascinating architecture, winding streets and its colourful Sunday morning market selling local produce. There are also boutiques, excellent restaurants and night markets in summer. Very popular events are the 'Foire aux Paniers et à la Vannerie' in July and the Medieval Day in August!
The old town of Bergerac (25 minutes) has kept its architectural heritage from the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries that can be seen in the half-timbered houses and narrow streets, full of local boutiques and good restaurants. Here, you will also find the unmissable 'Maisons de Vins' and will have the opportunity to take a tour along the 'Route de Vins'. Bergerac is also the starting point to discover the castles of the region such as Duras and Montbazillac.
For fun days out, there is an Aqua Park just 15 minutes away. It has swimming pools, water slides, beach volley, jacuzzi, sauna, spa, snack bar and evening entertainment. Moreover, the Bergerac Karting is also close by.

The nearest airports are Bergerac, Brive la Gaillarde and Toulouse, with Limoges, Rodez, Carcassonne and Bordeaux being further convenient options, all within a 3 hours' drive.

Although flying is the quickest way to get here, driving is a lovely way to travel and see other parts of France en route: get on a ferry and cross the Eurotunnel! The journey from Calais to the property is just 8 hours. Alternatively you can choose to travel by train, with the closest railway station being in Bergerac.

Local Amenities:
Nearest Airport: Bergerac/Brive la Gaillarde /Tolouse (25mins/1h/1h 30mins)
Nearest Train Station: Bergerac (13km-20mins)
Nearest Village: 3mins
Nearest Supermarket: Sigoules (5km-10mins)
Nearest Bar/Pub: in the village
Nearest Town/City: Eymet (5km-10mins)
Nearest Golf: Chateau de Vigiers (19km-25mins)
Nearest Tennis: Le Grand Fougueyrat (5km-10mins)
Nearest Restaurant: Eymet (5km-10mins)
Nearest Bar/Pub: Eymet (5km-10mins)

Kids Activities Close-by:
Horse riding
Historical sites

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £1397
High Season: £2078

Security deposit: £200 paid by cheque

Key Features

  • Exclusive Property
  • Swimming pool
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Fire / Stove
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Walk to village
  • Suitable for young children
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Watersports nearby


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