The house has three terraces; you have the option all day long whether to follow the sun or to sit in the shadow. Around the house, there is a fenced lawn/play area, and at the front a natural field with flowers. The backyard offers a heated pool (up to a maximum of 20 degrees). We built a tree house in the old oak tree aside the terrace, so the children can create their own world at home! What you experience here is 'living like God in France' (the Dutch equivalent for 'living the life of Riley') for a while.
- Chateau / Country House2368 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms are available for 10 people to use.
Frans and Nia van Helvoirt
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French, German, Dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- 10 Jul 2018
About Frans and Nia van Helvoirt
We grew up in Brabant, close to the Belgian border, and both at a farm. I was a teacher for 20 years and after that, we had a horticultural company for 15 years. Now, we have been living in France for 15 years and we enjoy the still present nature a lot (with overflying common cranes, for example). There is a large international community where we live: we hike together, sing in a choir, take French classes, and we meet up at the markets. Since a couple of years, we have a second house in Diessen: this is why we offer our house in France for renting in summer. Besides a rich nature, the region offers a large cultural and historical heritage. Part of the latter are the three-bastide towns of Villeréal, Monflanquin and Monpazier. We are located amid them.
Frans and Nia van Helvoirt purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2000
Why Frans and Nia van Helvoirt chose Dévillac
Long story short: living the life of Riley when lying alongside or floating inside our swimming pool. In Villeréal (6 km away), all amenities are available: a GP and dentist office, a supermarket, garages, banks, and a much-frequented local Sunday market. The much-attended Monday night summer evening market is another event: among hundreds of tourists and locals, you can enjoy the local products offered to you on site: try some tasty Blonde d'Aquitaine meat, or the best Bergerac wines of your choice. Alternatively, maybe you just feel like staying at home for a day, reading a good book underneath the centuries-old oak tree, while your children play in the swimming pool or tree house.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Our region has all tourist amenities, though it is not yet as crowded as, for example, the French Riviera or the Dordogne region. The place still breathes the French rural atmosphere of 2 generations ago, something we know from our youth in Brabant. Here, you can still go shopping or go to the petrol station without ending up in a traffic jam. In addition, for people who prefer not to drive in the high season: Bergerac airport is just 30 km away. If necessary, we can pick you up and bring you back.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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Summer evening markets: tasting local products and drinking good wine among the locals in the market hall of Villeréal.
Additional pricing information
Prices: your price depends of the number of persons you will come: high season:6 p €2100, -7p €2200,-8p €2300,-9p €2400,- 10p€2500,-11p€2600,-12p€2700,- low season: 6p €1600,-7p€1700,- 8p €1800,- 9p €1900,- 10p€2000,-11p€2100,-12p€2200,- Upon reservation, you make a downpayment of 50%: total nr of persons+2 baby`s t/m 2 year gratuit The second payment of 50% includes the deposit of EUR 500, and should be payed 14 days before stay at the latest. Please contact the owner for more information (we prefair contact by mail, please). After the first reservation we send you a contract in English and French about your reservation and rent of our house `Courteau`.