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Superb villa in beautiful location with heated private pool

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's2
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 separate WC, 8/9 people

Fongrive Haut is a lovely country home with its own heated private pool, sun terraces and patios.The house is truly spacious and offers comfort and luxury in a rural setting. The villa has 3 bedrooms, one triple, one double and one twin. In addition, there is a bed/settee in the 2nd reception room. The beds will be made up for your arrival and towels are provided. The property is totally equipped you will need nothing but your own personal luggage. There are two en-suite facilities, a family bathroom with WC and separate WC. The spacious farmhouse kitchen/dining room is the hub of the house. The kitchen area is fully equipped and the dining table is able to seat up to 10 people comfortably. The lounge has a log fire and comfortable seating. There is a TV/Games room that has further seating with satellite television, various board games, books and a few CDs. There is a table tennis table, bats and balls. Outside there is ample garden furniture and a BBQ. If you are feeling energetic, there are six bicycles to use. The villa has stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Fongrive Haut benefits from full central heating in winter together with an efficient log burning stove. The house also has wi-fi to connect to the internet with your own equipment.

General Information: The towns of the Dordorgne offer many events throughout the year and most have a weekly market. There are many excellent restaurants in the area catering for all tastes and budgets. Touring is a pleasure with such splendid scenery and quiet roads. Walks are available direct from the house with maps displayed by the village church. Fishing is also available in the region. There are several golf courses in the area (see below).

Wines: The villa is located in the main wine growing area for the Bergerac wines. There is a 'Route de Vins' through the region where visits can be made to the local vineyards to taste the local produce.

Activities: There are plenty of things to do in the area although some activities are seasonal. The Dordogne is full of wonderful towns and villages to visit, numerous chateaux to see, pre-historic caves to explore, and of course the river itself. The Dordogne has many beautiful views, numerous riverside restaurants and why not hire a canoe for a trip on the river itself. Other activities within thirty minutes drive include ten pin bowling, go-karting, mountain biking, evening markets, organised walks, and horse-riding.

More Details

Property Manager
Susan or Frederick Young
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Thénac in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Basin
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Basin
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Basin
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Lake View - 1 Large Double Bed , With en-suite facilities
    Chateau View - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Library - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Tower - 2 Single Bed , With WC and wash basin
  • Lake View and Chateau View bedrooms are located on ground floor. Each has a large fitted wardrobe and one has a five foot double bed and a single bed and the other a five foot double bed. Both bedrooms have double aspect views. The lake view bedroom has an en-suite facility (WC, basin and shower) and the Chateau View bedroom has a family bathroom (bath/shower, basin and WC) adjacent. The tower bedroom is on the first floor and has twin beds and its own WC and wash basin. In addition, there is a bed/settee in the library (2nd reception room) that will sleep up to two persons.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Cart
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
The villa is spacious with large rooms and high ceilings. Comfortably furnished as a family home, the house has wireless broadband for your use. There are two terraces, the south is covered and the west is open thus giving plenty of space for outside dining. There are extensive views of the lovely countryside to the east, south and west where the sunsets are stunning. Local wine is available to purchase. There are two steps to access the front door. The villa is set in about 2500 square metres of garden where the 9m by 4m pool (depth 1.25m) is situated surrounded by a paved sun terrace. Pool is open May to Mid-October and is heated to around a minimum of 25 degrees. For further details and photographs, contact the owner for information about the property's website.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Superb villa in beautiful location with heated private pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

New Year at Fongrive.

  • 5 of 5

A superb property, set in beautiful landscape, surrounded by vineyards, a very well equiped house, well furnished and in a great situation, only 20 minutes from the airport. Amost enjoyable experience, we have already booked again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable house in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in a number of houses in France and this has been our favourite by far. The house is very well equipped, with large rooms and high ceilings, making it feel very spacious. We liked the fact that the kitchen is the central hub of the house and of a decent size. The really comfortable sitting room was a great place to retreat to and relax after sunset. The fantastic position of the property meant that views in every direction were possible, our favourite being the sunset terrace! Bicycles were a bonus and meant the trip to Sigoules for a bread run could be done without having to get in the car! A great place for family and friends to create some happy memories. Take a walk to the Buddhist retreat, which was well worth a visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful villa in a picture perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful holiday in Fongrive Haut. The villa was very spacious, clean and comfortable and well stocked with everything we needed to make this feel like a home away from home. The villa was perfect for us as we had two young babies, but with the games room full of board games, baby football, boules, table tennis and use of the owners bikes this would make a great holiday for children and adults of any age! The location is stunning - we were surrounded by vineyards and overlooking a beautiful lake. The closest supermarket was a short drive and is very well stocked and this was a good base for exploring the region and for doing some great wine tasting too! A great holiday and we will be recommending it to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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A Magical Week at Fongrive

  • 5 of 5

We felt completely at home as soon as we arrived. A beautiful house in a magnificent setting, it was all we hoped for and more. No need to pack a bottle opener or a travel plug...it's all there to the last detail. Cleanliness was impeccable but we were able to throw our bags down and relax immediately.

Local towns full of history and interest. We particularly loved Eymet and the Pizzeria! Check out Sigoules - a good size Carrefour and Friday evening is a buzz.

We hope to return to explore even more next time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Poitou Charentes, France

Rooms with views

  • 5 of 5

Although we knew the sleeping capacity of Fongrive Haut, we did not expect it to be so spacious, with bedrooms being far enough apart to ensure privacy. With three generations from three family groups, we found the accommodation surpassed expectation for comfort and equipment. The owners have thoughtfully provided everything you could want for fair weather or foul. The views are magnificent and the peace very therapeutic. With Sigoules and all its amenities only a few minutes' drive away, it is perfectly situated. The weather (mid June to early July) was magnificent, and even the odd thunderstorm did nothing but provide a wonderful light show! I would thoroughly recommend this property to any large party.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have been travelling to France for our summer holidays for many years and I can honestly say that this is one of the most enjoyable properties we have stayed at. For a start the location is simply stunning, set amongst the vines and overlooking a small lake. The property itself is spacious and incredibly well equipped. It very much has the feel of a family home rather than a rental villa which is what I think differentiates it from most other places we have stayed in.

We would thoroughly recommend Fongrive as a base for exploring this beautiful area of France. Thanks to Frederick and Sue for a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Bergerac airport
Nearest Ferry
350 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Train
12 Miles
St Foy la Grande
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Car: necessary

Fongrive Haut is situated in the Dordogne on a country lane just outside the village of Thenac about 12 miles south of Bergerac. The towns of St Foy La Grande, Eymet and Duras are all close by. The local countryside is both beautiful and unspoilt with rolling hills covered with the vineyards of the Perigord Poupre. The nearest supermarket is 3 miles distant in Sigoules. There are many medieval 'Bastide' towns in the area each with their own unique atmosphere and open-air markets are held in different towns every day of the week. The renowned Chateau de Vigier Golf and Country Club is a ten minute drive. There are good motorway links from the channel ports and the area is also served by flights to Bordeaux (90 mins from house) or Bergerac (30 mins from house).

Other Activities: Canoeing,Golf, Volley Ball and Leisure Centre nearby

Golf: The delightful 18-hole golf course at Chateau de Vigiers is about 4 miles distant. This is an excellent par 72, 6002 metres course designed by Donald Steel, in a beautiful location with superb facilities. The Chateau is also a top class hotel offering two delightful restaurants.

Some 40 minutes south is the par 72, 6090 metres course near Castelnaud called the Villeneuve Golf and Country Club. There are lovely views from the course across the rolling hillsides.

For those anxious to test their skills, there are a number of other good courses within an hour's drive.

There are four golf trolleys at the house for use by our guests.

Also nearby is a Leisure Centre offering tennis and crazy golf. There is a Volley Ball court in the local village..


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Thénac, Dordogne

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Apr 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jul 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
23 Jul 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
End August
20 Aug 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
27 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas & New Year
24 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A deposit of 25% is required at time of booking. The balance is payable 8 weeks before arrival date. A security deposit will be required and will be refunded at the end of your stay provided there is no damage.
The changeover day is Sunday as from experience we know travelling in France is easier on this day. During the Spring/Autumn the owners can be more flexible concerning changeovers.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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