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Chez Le Vigneron - Stylish, family-friendly gite with natural swimming pool

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Stylish 2 bedroom and 1 bathroom renovated barn in peaceful, woodland area.

Set in tranquil surroundings and backing onto woodlands, this stunning gite has been recently renovated with plenty of character, reflecting its humble mud and straw barn origins. Designed for couples, a family or a group of friends, there are 2 bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin), 1 bathroom (with shower) and an open plan kitchen / dining / sitting room. (There is also an additional sofa bed if required).

On one side a covered terrace overlooks the pool and on the other is an open terraced dining and BBQ area with views of the peaceful countryside and setting sun. The gite is a completely separate building lying adjacent to the owner’s property a few metres away.

The natural swimming pool (10m x 5m) is a rare, ecological gem and is filtered completely naturally by an adjacent pond filled with aquatic plants. Chemical free, the water is beautifully clear and gentle on the skin. The pool is protected by an infra-red alarm that sounds as soon as the perimeter line is crossed. There is plenty of local wildlife to be seen and heard, including the enthusiastic chorus of frogs in the evenings.

Available throughout the year, the gite is versatile in all seasons. In the cooler months, it is warm, snug and cosy with a wonderful roaring fire (wood heater), perfect for a romantic escape.

Chez Le Vigneron is situated in the beautiful Perigord region only 30 minutes from Bergerac airport and in close proximity to many activities and places of interest. The location enables both easy day trips away or a short stroll either through the woods or down the quiet road (2,5km) to the nearest (and very reputable) vineyard for tastings.

A working farm shop selling local eggs, fruit and vegetables is 5 minutes’ drive away. The nearest baker, small supermarket, post office, restaurants, café, newsagent and local wine co-operative cellar door are 10 minutes by car in the village of Le Fleix. Larger supermarkets and an organic health food shop and can be found 15-20 minutes away.

More Details

Property Manager
Karen
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

About Karen

After 13 years in Melbourne, Australia, we returned to Europe to be closer to our families in the UK. Our daughters who are 5 and 8, have embraced their new home here despite not knowing any French beforehand. They are constantly outdoors marvelling at all the insects, animals and greenery around them but are still adjusting to country life, preferring to do the gardening in roller-skates!

As for us, Richard, originally from Yorkshire, runs his own personal coaching business and is very passionate about his career and outdoor life in the Dordogne. Karen is busy in the community, integrating the kids into school life thanks to her fluent French and is an avid golfer. Having grown up in Hong Kong, the French countryside is quite a contrast! And as coeliacs arriving in France we are delighted to have found a number of fantastic restaurants in the area who are accommodating to our needs of being gluten-free.

We look forward to welcoming you to this special part of the world and sharing with you our knowledge of the area and life in France.

Why Karen chose Monfaucon

Chez Le Vigneron is tucked away in a beautiful and peaceful setting that gives you the feeling of being in a true haven, away from the hustle and bustle and yet near enough to civilisation! It is also perfectly positioned as there is so much to do in the area, exploring the local villages and towns, vineyards, rivers and lakes, cycling and mountain-biking, walks including the Santiago de Compostela trails and good fishing in 2 lakes close by, particularly carp.

What makes this barn unique

Chez Le Vigneron is available all year round and is very adaptable to the seasons. Experience a refreshing dip in the natural swimming pool on a hot summer's day or snuggle down with a book in front of a lovely warm fire in winter. The gite itself is extremely well insulated.

Whatever the weather, every visitor who has stayed with us has said what a special place it really is. And for us, it's truly a haven.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Monfaucon in Périgord

Property Type:
  • barn
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Positioned in an alcove of the barn partially open to lounge
  • Additional sofa bed available in living area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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5

Lovely and relaxing stay in the french countryside

  • 5 of 5

Perfect family holiday with our 2 year old. Beautiful house and grounds with never ending views of the french countryside. Karen & the family were lovely and were at hand if we needed any answers or recommendations. We prefer natural swimming pools so this suited us down to the ground.

Good base for exploring the Dordogne area and we particularly enjoyed our day out swimming in one of the lakes which was a short drive away.

Would thoroughly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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French Countryside Dream Guesthouse

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Karen and Richard's gite was the vacation of French Countryside dreams. What a special gem. Beautifully appointed on their incredible property, the gite has everything you can ask for - charm, updated bathroom and amenities, comfortable beds, incredible historic architecture, cows on the nearby dairy outside the windows, outdoor dining, privacy, a covered patio overlooking the pool and flowers, fully stocked kitchen, a local wine selection to choose from, warm and welcoming hosts. We spent the days touring nearby towns and afternoons sipping Rose and eating fresh cheeses and market goodies, followed by dips in their amazing all natural pool. It exceeded our expectations and made for a very special holiday. They even provided a cot and high chair for our one year old and a welcome happy hour with their adorable girls. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family holiday and were made to feel really welcome on our arrival by Karen and family.

The property is stylish, well proportioned and has everything a family would need for a family holiday. The pool was refreshing and quite unique but was just what we needed at the end of the day.

The gite is set in beautiful surroundings and the local area is great. If you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing and stunning location then you'll make a great choice with this property.

The owners went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and recommended some great places to visit locally.

Although we went in summer, we also imagine it would make for a wonderful winter retreat!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect country retreat

  • 5 of 5

The setting is ideal in a rural location. The buildings are rustic in appearance but the interiors are modern clean and comfortable. The hosts are fantastic friendly welcoming and attentive without being overly present or cloying. They helped us with booking activities and local information, on which they have obviously done their homework. A true time out.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay in a beautiful gite!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Chez Le Vigneron with our two children. The accommodation itself is beautiful; classic in style, clean, comfortable beds and we had everything provided that we could possibly need. Although the weather was cold (we visited in January!) the gite was nice and cozy with a log fire and the owners even put electric blankets in the beds which was a thoughtful touch. The grounds are gorgeous and the family is lovely :) Thanks Karen, Rich, Arabella and Julia for a fantastic time!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A picture perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

We concur with the previous reviewers that Chez Le Vigneron is a delightful place to stay and that the owners, Rich and Karen, are just like dream neighbours … so easy going, friendly and helpful, but unobtrusive.

As the pictures of the property show, the barn has wonderful original rustic features, but the internal fitments & furnishings are all modern, smart and so clean. It was a joy to come back to the relaxing coolness of the barn after a day out in the wonderfully hot temperatures of early September.

Rich and Karen gave us some suggestions of activities to try, including having our evening meal at a night food market in nearby Sainte-Foy-La-Grande. A car park near the river Dordogne was given over to rows of tables and benches, with food and wine stalls around the outside. We ate our spit roast chicken & sauté potatoes and drank our wine listening to a terrific trad jazz band. Such a happy atmosphere and lots of fun.

We tried and enjoyed paddle-boarding on the river; we actually managed to stand up on the boards after a few attempts. One tip – if you fall off the board near the end of the trip, make sure you hang onto it because the river is flowing faster at that point!

We also did a very entertaining and informative tour of the wine production process at the small Château Cantenac in Saint Émilion. The English speaking tour was easy to book via email; it was an unpretentious event, with no pressure to buy wine at the end.

So, lots of fun and relaxing things to do in a beautiful area of France, all based at the beautiful barn at Chez Le Vigneron. Just perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Bergerac (Roumaniere)
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Les Oiseaux
Nearest Ferry
576 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Chateau des Vigiers
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Ste Foy La Grande
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A89 Montpon - Ménestérol
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Les Oiseaux
Nearest Ski
269 Kilometres
Le Mont Dore
Nearest Beach
23 Kilometres
Lac de Gurson
Car: necessary

Chez Le Vigneron is situated in the beautiful Perigord region only 30 minutes from Bergerac airport and in close proximity to many activities and places of interest. The location enables both easy day trips away or a short stroll either through the woods or down the quiet road (2,5km) to the nearest (and very reputable) vineyard for tastings.

A working farm shop selling local eggs, fruit and vegetables is 5 minutes’ drive away. The nearest baker, small supermarket, post office, restaurants, newsagent and local wine co-operative cellar door are 10 minutes by car in the village of Le Fleix. Larger supermarkets and an organic health food shop can be found 15-20 minutes away.

Cycling is popular in the area with easy access to canoeing, good carp fishing, horse-riding and tennis in adjacent villages, including one of the Santiago de Compostela walking trails. An aqua park, go-karting, bowling, pottery classes, tree climbing adventure park and Lac de Gurcon are all located within half an hour’s drive. There is also hot air ballooning, an aerodrome and both family-friendly 9 hole and award-winning 27 hole golf courses nearby.

The region is known for its duck products, truffles and strawberries and local markets run almost every day of the week in different villages and towns. The Ste Foy La Grande market which is only 15 minutes away has been voted one of the top 100 markets in France.

Some of the nearby towns of interest are: St Emilion, Bergerac, Bordeaux, Issigeac, Perigueux, Monbazillac, Saussignac and Duras, with the furthest being Arcachon and Sarlat, both within 1hour 40 mins.

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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