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Luxury self-catering accommodation with pool (2 Bedrooms, sleeps 5)

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Gite with heated pool, close to the heart of Dordogne's numerous attractions

This is a brand new gite with a pool, not far from Le Bugue and Bergerac in a peaceful rural location in the Dordogne, close to the heart of the Dordogne's numerous tourist attractions.

The private heated pool and hot tub have a beautiful view over the valley and village of St Laurent des Batons, surrounded by decking and with shower and sun loungers.

Be one of the first to stay in our 200 year old barn converted into a well equipped, comfortable self catering gite, with 2 bathrooms, one en-suite, sleeping up to 5 people.

PLEASE NOTE We live discreetly on site in the adjoining farmhouse. Being on site means we can provide you with help finding or booking restaurants, canoeing, markets or anything else you may need. Alternatively, we will just ensure the pool and gardens are maintained to a high standard and leave you to your own devices!

The main area is an open plan living space with a well-equipped kitchen area.

There is a private entrance with separate parking, newly established garden and a private, heated 8x5m pool with a beautiful view.

We are situated to the north of Perigord Noir, the heart of the Dordogne, minutes away from both the Dordogne and Vezere valleys. A peaceful rural location situated just 10 km south of Vergt, 10 km north of Sainte Alvère and 24km north of Le Bugue with their numerous tourist attractions, weekly markets and a selection of supermarkets.


We have provided everything we would hope to find in a brand new fully equipped fitted kitchen - full size cooker, microwave, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, food processor, cooks knives, serving dishes, kettle, teapot, coffee maker and all cooking utensils. There is also a washing machine, iron and ironing board.

New 49" flat screen HD TV, satellite TV (with all English free to air channels), and a DVD player. We have an up to 20MB broadband connection with WiFi and a good 3G mobile signal. We've included a Bluetooth speaker to play your music from your laptop, phone or music player. There is also a large selection of books, puzzles and games.

To minimise the amount of luggage you need to bring (especially for those flying) all bed linen and towels are provided and included in the price, including pool towels. For 2 week bookings, a fresh set of linen and towels will be provided for the second week. A travel cot is available, but we do not supply linen for it.

There is a mobile air conditioning unit and a portable fan in the upstairs bedroom and a ceiling fan is provided in the downstairs bedroom.

Smoking: in the interest of safety and the comfort of subsequent guests, we kindly request that you refrain from smoking inside the gite.

A fire extinguisher and fire blanket are provided in the kitchen and smoke alarms are fitted.

2 Bedrooms - sleeping up to 5 adults.

1 x king size bed - with en-suite shower room.

2x single beds, with an additional day bed (this room can be made into a double bed if required).

Family bathroom with bath and shower over the bath. Perfect for adults and children.

Hairdryers are located in both rooms.

The upstairs bedroom has a high ceiling with exposed beams and is accessed by stairs.

Blinds are included in both rooms - ideal for putting the kids to bed.


The heated pool is 8 x 5m and 1.4m deep with steps providing easy access and is in full sunshine for most of the day with views over the valley and the village of St Laurent des Batons. It conforms with all French pool security regulations and, for added security and peace of mind, the pool is surrounded by decking and set in a fully fenced pool area. We also have a four-person hot tub next to the pool.

Our pool is a traditional chlorinated pool, checked and maintained daily, to ensure bather comfort. The hot tub is also checked daily.

There are sun loungers and umbrellas in this area to ensure that you get all the sun or shade you desire.

Solar heated shower.

All pool maintenance is undertaken by Dean. You're on holiday – there’s nothing for you to do (unless you really want to).

There is parking for two cars next to the barn.

The gite has a terrace with a charcoal barbecue, wooden table, umbrella and chairs. There is a private seating area overlooking the valley as well.

There are stunning views over the surrounding countryside from the gite, terrace and pool. The newly established garden around the barn is for sole use by gite guests, with some trees offering shade.

Some garden maintenance (yes grass cutting and watering) will be necessary during your stay - but we’ll endeavour to do this whilst you are out and about.

We are surrounded by open fields and woods - excellent for an evening stroll.

More Details

Debra Fetzer
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2017

About Debra Fetzer

We moved to the Dordogne after two decades living in London, with a view to a quieter and better life in a place we love.

Debra Fetzer purchased this barn in 2014

Why Debra Fetzer chose Perigord Pourpre

This is a great location, with fantastic views over the beautiful valley and is on a quiet side road. The great climate, the local sites and facilities, not to mention the wine and local produce were all reasons for us to make the move. Having spent many years visiting the area, the 200 year-old farmhouse and the barn were just right for us and feels like home now - we hope you feel the same!

What makes this barn unique

A quiet rural area on a road with little traffic, this is a tranquil place to enjoy the Dordogne and still be within a short distance of many of the natural and man-made attractions of the area. A private pool and very comfortable gite make this an ideal place for that family getaway or a chance for the two of you to get away from it all and relax.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Saint-Laurent-des-Bâtons in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This is ensuite to the downstairs bedroom.
  • There are heated towel rails in both bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - downstairs, ensuite shower room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Travel cot can be used in either room.
    Bedroom 2 - upstairs - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Can be super king or twin, additional daybed if required.
  • Both bedrooms are airy and spacious, with adequate storage and hanging space. The downstairs bedroom is a super king and has sufficient room for a child's cot. The upstairs bedroom is suitable for up to three people, either in two twin beds or a large double, and the additional day bed. There are hairdryers in both bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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(7 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Two weeks in the dordogne

  • 5 of 5

We returned to France after a 10 year absence, and it did not take us long to remember what we had been missing. Wonderfull scenery, uncrowded roads, and most of all, Dean and Debs fabulous gite.

Everything you could think of was provided in the gite, which was furnished to a very high standard. The swimming pool was brilliant.

Dean and Debra are perfect hosts, and do absolutely everything to ensure a perfect stay.

We will return to this most perfect holiday rental.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautifully tranquil property in the Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely, relaxing stay at this property. Just half an hour from Bergerac airport, this cottage provided an ideal setting for our family of four on our two-week break in France. The cottage is tranquil, beautifully presented and well-equipped with everything we needed to make ourselves comfortable. We all loved having the pool at our disposal and the boys got plenty of use out of it every day. The perfect hosts, Dean and Deb were on hand to make sure we had everything we needed, yet were discreet at the same time. The fact that we didn't go out exploring the region half as much as we should have is a testament to how comfortable and relaxing a base the cottage provided! We all had a wonderful holiday - thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great gite in the Dordogne!

  • 5 of 5

Debra and Dean made us feel very relaxed and at home in their Gite. The accommodation was very clean, fresh and comfortable and had everything that we needed. A perfect spot for a couple or a family with 2 children. Loved the hot tub and the pool. They also suggested sites to see and great restaurants for a special night out. Loved Chez Julien's!

Hated to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding property

  • 5 of 5

An outstanding property beautifully developed and furnished with everything you could possibly want. The interior was spacious and modern and all renovated with style and comfort. We had a wonderful 2 week vacation at this property which was lovely. It is in a very rural location - peace and quiet, areas to walk or jog, great opportunity to relax and chill !

Proprietors (Debra and Dean) were on hand if required and were extremely helpful in suggesting places to visit, restaurants to eat out but were not at all intrusive. Dean looked after the pool each morning and they were both friendly and very welcoming.

The pool was a lovely attraction and benefit as we had some very hot days so it was a delight to cool off with a swim at any time of day or night. The hot tub was a godsend after a run!

We visited many lovely surrounding villages/towns generally on market days which were an added attraction and they created an interesting atmosphere to browse around. Vergt, St Alvere were very local towns we visited and further afield we went to Le Bugue (excellent market), Perigeux, Lalinde, Beynac and Domme (both beautiful old towns on the river) and Bergerac. The restaurants suggested by Debra and Dean were all very good and reasonably priced although not many places catered very well for vegetarians! They don't seem to in France.

We would certainly recommend this property to anyone looking for the rural idyll. It is in a lovely area and very peaceful with easy access from Bergerac airport which is where we arrived.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful gite in an amazing location !

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a lovely holiday at Deb and Dean's gite. Cannot fault it - had everything we needed and was immaculate. Private pool was perfect and Deb and Dean extremely good hosts ! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking at a holiday in this region of France.

Hopefully we will be able to return !

The Simmons family, Bedford.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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A stunning property with excellent facilities and pool

  • 5 of 5

We have been travelling to France for 8 years and this is one of the best properties we have visited. The accommodation is very homely and has been really well thought out in a great location.

The property and pool are maintained to an excellent standard and the owners are most helpful and welcoming. The pool is maintained daily by the owners which is very rare for France and is absolutely spotless.

The property has everything you need and has been completed to a really high standard.

Will definitely be returning as soon as possible as must be one of the best breaks we have had in France. if only all the properties in France were this good!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Prehistoric Sites and Decorated Caves of the Vézère Valley
Grotte de Lascaux II
"This reproduction of the famous cave is a great trip and well worth a visit!"
Grotte de Font de Gaume
"Unusual in that it's still open to limited visits by the public - not sure for how much longer."
Grotte de Rouffignac
Grotte de Bara-Bahau
Gouffre de Proumeyssac
Jardins panoramiques de Limeuil
Les Jardins de la Brande
Restaurant de l'Abbatiale
"Excellent food and very helpful staff - book ahead, as it gets busy in summertime, particula..."
Le Sechoir
La P'tite Factory
Au Coin de la Rue
Le Vieux Logis
Le Cendrieux, cendrieux france
"Fab local village restaurant with daily lunch special and reasonable a la carte menu."
Auberge de Layotte
Maison Forte de Reignac
Chateau Lalinde
Château des Milandes
Château de Beynac
Château de Puymartin
Château de Monbazillac
Château de l'Herm
montgolfières du périgord
Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
St Alvère
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
34 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Le Séchoir
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach: Bordeaux - Dunes of Arcachon, just over 2 hour drive.

Rivers & Lakes – many of the local lakes have beaches, some with slides/swimming platforms and lifeguards during the high season.


It is an easy journey from the UK whether by car or plane.

By Car: We are approximately 350 miles from St Malo and 500 miles from Calais & Boulogne.

Both are easy journeys using the excellent French motorway network. If you'd like us to recommend a route for you, just ask.

By Air:

Bergerac – 25 minutes away: direct low cost flights from Stansted, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds, Southampton or Bristol.

Brive – 1 hour : direct low cost flights from London City, Stansted

Bordeaux – 2 hours direct flights from Manchester, East Midlands (Nottingham) and Gatwick.


We are ideally situated to enable our guests to enjoy our peaceful location yet be within easy reach of all the main tourist activities, shops & restaurants:

Cendrieux – 10km/10 mins - restaurant, village shop, bar/tabac, post office.

Le Bugue – 25km/25 mins – tourist activities, restaurants, numerous supermarkets & weekly market.

Vergt – 10km/10 mins – banks, supermarket, markets & restaurants.

Les Eyzies - 30km/30 mins – pre-historic caves & museums.

Sarlat - 50km/55 mins – famous medieval town.

Lascaux caves at Montignac - 55kms/60 mins - world-famous cave system with prehistoric wall paintings.

Further Details:

The Dordogne offers something for everyone:

Peace and tranquillity or plenty of activities, fine wines and cuisine, rivers and stunning countryside, hundreds of years of history and even a golf course nearby. Perigord Noir is the heart of the Dordogne offering a variety of landscapes, flamboyant chateaux and the centre of prehistoric history. All the main attractions are within easy reach - these are just a taste:

• The vineyards of Bergerac, Bordeaux and St Emilion are within easy reach and regional delicacies include: truffles, foie gras, duck, walnuts and strawberries.

• For the energetic, the rivers and stunning countryside offer boundless opportunities for walking, horse riding, cycling, golf, canoeing and fishing or simply relaxing by the pool or on the shores of the many lakes and rivers. The Dordogne & Vezere rivers are just 20 minutes away.

• Hundreds of years of history: prehistoric caves – the world famous Lascaux caves are nearby. Châteaux and fortified villages, including Beynac & Castelnaud Castles, fine examples originally dating back to the 100 years war between France & England.

• Some of the most beautiful villages and towns in France are within easy reach: Perigueux (regional capital), Bergerac, Sarlat, La Roque Gageac, Rocamadour.

• Le Bugue: aquarium, recreated village, canoeing, caves.

• Bastide towns: Lalinde, Monpazier, Eymet.

• Excellent shopping: enjoy shopping the local way at one of the many local markets, or for your day-to-day requirements there are also numerous shopping opportunities minutes away in Le Bugue, Vergt, and the regional capital Perigueux.

• Vergt has a supermarket which is open 7 days a week - supplying all the essentials including fresh bread, fresh fruit, vegetables and wine and beer and a Friday market. There are restaurants, bars, a tabac and a post office there, as well. Alternatively, in the other direction, St Alvère has a small shop, a post office, a restaurant and a bar tabac and a Monday market.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Saint-Laurent-des-Bâtons, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August bank holiday
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
31 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August bank holiday
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:

Please note: for the first time in our area, the tourist tax known as "tax de sejour" is being levied. The tax is already payable in most of France and Europe in all types of holiday accommodation from apartments to campsites to five star hotels.

For our gite, the charge is €1.10 per adult - i.e. anyone 18 years and over – per day, and is payable locally at the end of your stay. This can’t be included in our prices, as it is varies depending on the make up of your group, and we have to account for it separately to the tax man.

For further information and to book, contact Dean and Debra on (00) 33 or via email at enquiries at frenchfarmhouseholiday.com. Saturday arrivals after 4pm. Departure Saturdays by 10am. We will confirm by email details of your booking together with a breakdown of the total costs and the dates by which the deposit and final payments are due.

Changeover Day:
Saturday arrivals after 4pm. Departure Saturdays by 10am.

Cleaning is available for an additional fee of 50€ payable locally.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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