Les Mirabelles (formerly Fig Tree) - This gite is part of an ancient farmhouse which is set in its own private grounds of 0.5 acres. The property, which dates from before the French revolution, has been tastefully restored to include all modern amenities without losing its rustic charm and character.
"Les Mirabelles" gite was the old cattle shed, housing hay lofts and oxen which ploughed the local fields and vineyards. Now renovated to a charming, self-contained accommodation, and replicating the characteristic beams, stone walls and floors which is set in the deep French countryside. The gite overlooks the garden and mixed fruit orchard where the chickens roam and provide fresh eggs on request! The gite is secluded and separate from the main farmhouse with its own front door and double door opening on to the garden. Guests have the private use of the swimming pool.
You enter the gite through the front door and you are greeted with an open plan living area which is light and airy.
There are a number of walks - the modest Gardonette stream is an amazing route takings its source not far from Monbazillac and then losing itself in the Dordogne some 50km or so. A journey that mingles between hillsides covered with vineyards, sunflower and cornfields, meadows and small shady valleys which in passing, greets hamlets, or chateaux and provides the rambler with a few surprises! The Gardonette takes the rambler into another experience.
Saussignac takes you approximately 15-20 minutes to reach along an old Roman road through the vines. Gageac has a beautiful chateau and the superb vineyard of 'Clos de Vigne' - the subject of Patricia Atkinson's best selling books - "The Ripening Sun" and "La Belle Saison".
Sigoules is set amongst the vineyards where you will find a selection of shops (baker, butcher, grocery store, a hairdresser and also a doctor and pharmacy!|). For those of you who desire an active outdoor break, the area is very popular with cyclists as there are lots of quiet roads. There are also popular 3 day canoeing trips down the Dordogne with camping provided. Golf (18 hole) at the famous "Chateau de Vigiers" - just a few kilometres away and may be followed by an excellent lunch or dinner in their restaurant. Tennis and horse ricin are among other sports facilities available.
All summer long, the medieval town of Bergerac has many wonderful restaurants - just 15 minutes drive from the gite. Saussignac, Sigoules, Eymet and Issigeac and other local towns have markets, concerts and exhibitions with lots to do and see.
Fig Tree Gite offers you a perfect location from which to base yourself whilst you pursue whatever activities you enjoy most. The gite is set in half-acre of land with typical country garden and chickens roaming peacefully. A private swimming pool which is not overlooked, offers privacy for the bather. The gite accommodation is full of rustic charm with oak beams, a log fire. There is an open plan dining and sitting room, with kitchen attached. A modernised shower/wet room is on the same floor. A mezzanine floor provides bedroom for 2 people. TV is provided with numerous DVD's as well as board games.