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Three beautifully restored houses with two pools.Let together or separately - The Farmhouse

People10
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Description

The Farmhouse

The beautifully renovated 4 bed farmhouse is in a superb rural setting with a 12 by 6 metre swimming pool with it's own pool-house. The immediate area has great countryside, walks and bike rides, lots of history, bastide towns, castles and plenty of leisure activities. The accommodation is superbly equipped and is very comfortable. Out of season bookings are well catered for with central heating and log fire in the living rooms

The farmhouse has a large kitchen, huge living room, 4 bedrooms one en-suite, family bathroom, cloakroom and open terrace with seating for 8

The farmhouse is often let together with the Chai and both can cater for a maximum of 14 plus up to 3 babies and the price varies according to the number of people in the group.

Please note the rates vary depending on the season, and if you are renting one or both houses.

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About the property

Fon Du Bourg

NEW! BETTER WI FI NOW INSTALLED IN EACH HOUSE!

WOOD BURNERS AND CENTRAL HEATING IN EACH HOUSE FOR COSY WINTER BREAKS!

Three charming and characterful properties situated in beautiful countryside with capacity for up to 18 people plus up to 2 babies. Situated in the Aquitaine between the Lot et Garonne and Dordogne borders.

Please see listing of the Farmhouse for details of that property.

The Chai has 3 bedrooms, and a sofa bed also.

These luxuriously equipped self-catering holiday properties,renovated to the highest standards and retaining original oak beams, stone walls and tiled floors, are beautifully furnished. Gardens provide space and privacy,

The farmhouse and chai share the 12 x 6 metre swimming pool with Roman steps with it's own large pool house and covered terrace, which enjoys stunning views and sun throughout the day.

The Chai has a covered terrace with area for dining drinks and BBQ.

PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE SEPARATE TARRIFS DEPENDING ON SEASON AND NUMBER OF GITES YOU NEED; A 10% DISCOUNT IS OFFERED ON BOOKINGS OF BOTH FARMHOUSE AND CHAI.

Superbly situated for touring both the Dordogne and the Bastide towns of the beautiful Lot et Garonne countryside, the property is only a half hour drive from several excellent 18 hole golf courses. There are a wealth of leisure activities in the area including horse riding, canoeing and kayaking, vineyard visits, traditional local markets, karting, water-parks and swimming lakes.

We are situated in the middle of the old Aquitaine and every village and town has something of historical interest . There are many Chateaux and castles within easy travelling distance from us and the countryside is amongst the finest in France.There are many lovely walks , great lanes for cycling, horse riding and golf courses of championship standard within a half hour drive . You may enjoy the bustle of the local markets, all taking place in villages and towns dating back to the 12th century, and there are, of course, a wealth of local restaurants where you can enjoy some superb food. Wine estates are nearby, and we can arrange a wine tasting tour to local vinyards or to saint Emilion, one of the great Bordeaux wines.

More Details

Owner
Gary Michelson
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
8 June, 2017

About Gary Michelson

Gary and Mick bought the property in February 2015, from the previous owners who renovated the properties from 2000 over the next few years. We live in the main house, a converted barn, so are available for help and information if you need, but will completely respect your privacy and enjoyment of your holiday.

We have been carrying out a series of improvements to the properties, including a new pool liner and other upgrades to improve your experience.

Gary Michelson purchased this farmhouse in 2015

Why Gary Michelson chose Lot-et-Garonne

It's intrinsic character, the quality of life and the countryside not to mention the weather!!

What makes this farmhouse unique

Unbelievably peaceful and in the midst of really gorgeous countryside but very near to lots of great places and activities.

Available Rentals

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Notes

All prices are per week from Saturday to Saturday in Euros . Deposit and main payment non refundable in the event of cancellation.Guests should arrive after 4pm and should vacate the property by 10am on the day of departure. Failure to vacate on time will incur an extra fee as cleaning team will be delayed; 50 euros for each hour, part hour late vacating.Short breaks are available except in Peak season (June through September)

We are also able to offer more 'tailored' holiday packages to ensure your perfect break with meals,excursions, extra cleaning etc etc. Discuss your requirements with us


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Douzains in Lot-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en suite, Farmhouse
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Farmhouse
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , and basin
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , and basin
  • The farmhouse has a separate downstairs cloakroom with toilet and handbasin. The ground floor double bedroom has it's own en suite shower room with walk in shower and handbasin. Upstairs the family bathroom has toilet, washbasin and bath with overhead shower. The Chai has one en suite bathroom with walk in shower, toilet and handbasin and one family bathroom with bath plus shower, toilet and handbasin There is constant hot water 24 h /24h.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed
  • PLEASE NOTE THE BEDROOM DESCRIPTION ABOVE INCLUDES THE CHAI; THE FARMHOUSE HAS 4 BEDROOMS. FARMHOUSE HAS A GROUND FLOOR DOUBLE WITH EN SUITE SHOWER; 1 DOUBLE AND 2 TWIN BEDS ON FIRST FLOOR
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The Farmhouse has its own superbly equipped kitchen with 6 ring range stove, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and large fridge freezer, there is a a very large living room with comfortable seating, widescreen TV with CD/DVD player. The Terrace has seating and table for 8 with a large inclinable awning. The Chai has a very attractive large living room,very well equipped kitchen with 6 ring hob and large oven, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, and large fridge freezer. The dining room has seating for 6 The pool has a large pool-house with covered terrace, table and chairs, recliners, parasols, barbecue and fridge freezer. There is also a separate washroom and W/C. Leisure facilities include table tennis, badminton and boules.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to stay at Gary and Mick's for a long weekend in January while we were doing some wedding planning in the area. My fiancée and I stayed with our baby and we had such a nice time. The pigeonnier was lovely and warm with central heating PLUS a wood-burning fire (all wood was supplied for us). We arrived to a basket of welcome supplies plus a bottle of wine - really thoughtful and helpful since we arrived in the evening when almost everything was shut. We liked our stay so much that we've rented the houses for 2 weeks in the summer during our wedding. Highly recommended for other families looking for a comfortable, beautiful place to spend some time together.

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

Fon du Bourg Euro's Special

  • 5 of 5

Fon Du Bourg is set in the heart of rural Bergerac with sweeping generous lawns and landscaped vistas.

The venue is stunning, nestled to the south of Bergerac, one can enjoy peace and quiet with brilliant views from the top pool (Fon du Bourg has 3 by the way).

I stayed in the Farmhouse which was well appointed with a comfortable bed, spacious rooms, multiple BBQ's which were ideal for the blistering hot weather we experienced and sky television - perfect for watching the Euro's football on!

Gary and Mick our host's were extremely welcoming and friendly throughout our stay and they have a wonderful dog called Alfie and kitten called Socks who are simply delightful to be around!

I certainly can't complain about the price either which was very competitive.

Overall, I would be very happy to stay there again and would highly recommend to anybody.

Travelling en masse as a group of 12

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

All you want from a French holiday in the sun.

  • 5 of 5

Attracted by the advertising photo and we were not dissapointed. 6 adults,2 children(7 and 9) + one 20 month old and 2 friends from Brittany,looking for the sun, walked in and began a lovely holiday from the start. The farmhouse and Chai were both roomy and light and gave us all the amenities we wanted. Our host , Gary, was welcoming and helpful throughout the 2 weeks and his visiting granddaughters were a delight. Golfing at Villaneuve, canoeing on the Garronde, fishing for carp in a local lake and local markets of course all our interests were catered for. The large pool deserves an individual mention providing a private and continuous source of fun and relaxation. Regarding local visits our favorite 'bastide' of Monpazier (we could sit in the square all day) and Chateax Biron, the massive proportions were breathtaking. altogether a wonderful 2 weeks, absolutely recommended.

Tim and Gloria Holmes.

Kent.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A wonderful week…

  • 5 of 5

A spacious farmhouse in the middle of nowhere with beautiful views over the countryside. Fab pool and plenty of varied areas for eating outside in the evening. Nearby you've got the gorgeous Castillonnes and Eymet with their wonderful markets and a real bonus for families is the lake 9k away at Lougratte. Mick and Gary are unobtrusive yet endlessly helpful hosts. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay, the farmhouse and Chai were both amazing and very well equipped. The pool was heaven and we made good use of it every day! The owners Gary and Mick were so accommodating, they even moved a single bed into the other bedroom so that all the boys in our party could sleep in the same room, nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend staying here and we hope to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy Thanks very much for your generous comments. Our family had a great time with yours, on the trampoline etc. We very much hope to accommodate you again, and if you are in the area do not hesitate to pop in for refreshments! Kind regards Gary and Mick
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5

Lovely place, fantastic holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the farmhouse and chai for two weeks. Our friends stayed with their family (2 adults, children of 6, 4 and twins of 1 year old) in the farmhouse. We stayed with our family (2 adults, twins of 6 and one of 2 years old) in the chai. It is nice to spent a holiday apart but also together. The properties are very spacious, well equiped and have many extra's for children (children chairs, gate on the stairs, plastic plates, ...). Nice and very spacious pool with also a nice water depth for the children. The different terraces give you the opportunity to enjoy the morning or evening sun or choose for the shadow at noon.

Keven is the perfect host. He is available when you need him, but he stays at the background not disturbing your privacy. Our friends had a problem with the heating of the warm water. Keven called the plumbers the same day and the next day everything was repaired.

Nice to know is that the supermarket in Castillonnes is open on Saturday until 18h and is also open on Sunday morning.

We visited the market in Castillonnes on Tuesday (nice), Château de Bridoire (fantastic for the children), Bergerac, Issigeac (mediaval village - bwah, not that impressive), a daytrip to Jacquou Parc (fantastic, not that expensive) and Château de Biron (interesting for adults, children a bit bored after 30 min. ;-))

Despite the changeable weather this summer in France, we had a fantastic holiday at Fon du Bourg. We can recommend this place!

Meaby small remarks for Keven: a little sign of 'Fon du Bourg' at the entrance of Douzains and at the entrance of the domain and some of atmospheric lighting on the terrace of the farmhouse ;-) ;-)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
27 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Lalandusse
Nearest Ferry
650 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Golf
27 Kilometres
Bergerac or Tombeboeuf
Nearest Train
23 Kilometres
Bergerac or Marmande
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Junction 5 A62
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Castillonnes
Nearest Beach
140 Kilometres
Biscarosse/ lacanau
Car: necessary

Romantic and rural the Farmhouse (4bed),Chai (3bed) and Pigeonnier (1bed) at 'Fon du Bourg' are situated on the edge of the small hamlet of Douzains, which is 6 kms from the nearest market town of Castillonnes, and 27 kms from Bergerac and its airport. (Daily flights from Paris, Amsterdam, Southampton, Stansted, Exeter, Liverpool, Leeds,Manchester and Edinburgh with Ryanair, jet2.com and Flybe). The property is surrounded by the beautiful open rolling countryside of the Aquitaine. The larger regional airports of Bordeaux and Toulouse are just one and a half hours drive.

There is a wealth of places to see and things to do including visits to the Chateaux and romantic castles built during the 100 years war, canoeing on the Dordogne, the fabulous local traditional markets, hundreds of vineyards, wonderfully scenic medieval villages, a day trip to the gorgeous white sand beaches of the Atlantic coast, karting, bowling , Aqua parks , leisure lakes and activity centres at the Lac de Gurzon; or just walks, cycle rides or horse riding on any of the country lanes near us.

Other Activities: Horse riding, cycling, aqua parks, karting, vineyards, leisure lakes.

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