Les Vachers is a stone house full of character which dates back to the 13th Century. It has been lovingly restored to maintain all of it's original features. Downstairs is a large open plan room with a wealth of exposed beams. The large well equipped kitchen has an elm topped bar and the dining area boasts a hand made table which comfortably seats 10. There is a stone fireplace and a separate wood burning stove which runs the central heating. The south facing pool has roman steps leading into it and a shallow kiddies pool. The public golf course and leisure complex of Chateau les Vigiers is less than 10 minutes away. A private nine hole pitch and putt course is set in the 10 hectares of land surrounding the house. Unlimited use of the private course is included during your stay. The private fishing lake is opposite the house and offers very large carp for the serious fisherman and novice alike. Again unlimited fishing is included during your stay.
Fishing: The large well stocked lake offers carp, rod, roach and perch. Carp of up to 1M have been caught in the lake. They have been well fed and offer easy fishing for children and fun for all the family. Previous guests include serious anglers who have been impressed by the size and number of carp in the lake. Catch of 60lb to 80lb per hour is possible. A large hunk of bread on a hook is normally all you need.
General Information: The summer season in the Dordogne offers hundreds of different events from town to town. Bergerac alone has 10 different events ranging from fireworks on the 14 July to long weekends of wine and food festivals. The local restaurants range from 4 course set lunches with wine at 10 Euros a head to the 4 star restaurant at Chateau Les Vigiers. There is lots of information available and the owner is on hand to give you his personal advice.
With the owners being on hand we can organise a range of additional activities or services for you.
Whether it is making restaurant recommendations or reservations for you, arranging for you to dine under the stars at a local chateau, a pampering session with a local beautician or simply arrnging baby sitting we are here to make your holiday truly enjoyable.
Wine: Les Vachers is at the heart of the wine growing region, with Bordeaux and St Emilion to the west and Bergerac to the north. There are hundreds of wine producing chateaux in the area, many of whom offer free tasting. The area is often host to wine festivals in the summer season.
The nearest, Sigoules, is hosting the annual wine fair on 16-17 July 2016.