This beautiful country house with its own private swimming pool sits in three acres of grounds in the heart of the beautiful Dordogne countryside. It has recently been restored to a very high standard and all windows and doors are solid oak. Totally private and independent from any other properties, Faugereau is just twenty five kilometres from Bergerac airport and three kilometres from the quiet market town of Lauzun. Our sole aim has been to make it the perfect venue for a relaxing holiday.
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House in Faugereau, Lauzun, Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine, France - Country House Set In Three Acres Of Grounds, In A Totally Private, Peaceful Location
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- 16 Jul 2018
About Tom Gawthrop
Tom and Maggie sold their herd of Large white pigs and their smallholding and moved to France in 1990 with their two sons, three year old Ben and 10 month old Matt. Wherever have the years gone. Restoring property and winters skiing in the Pyrenees, that's where. To many of our friends and clients, Faugereau has become their very own special corner of France. Why not make it yours too?
Tom Gawthrop purchased this Farmhouse in 1999
Why Tom Gawthrop chose Sérignac-Péboudou
We bought Faugereau in 1999 and finished restoring it in 2008. The house has everything you could wish for, because we built it for our retirement. A beautiful stone fireplace that I built myself in the sitting room; and a kitchen big enough to swing a tiger round in, when she'll let me. Of course as soon as it was finished, we promptly changed our plans, and built a new house in the next parish. So come and reap the benifits and spend a relaxing holiday in a house that was designed, to be lived in as a proper home, not as a cheap holiday let like so many other properties. Outside, there is peace and quiet on the huge covered terrace, loads of flat lawn to play games on,and a sunny pool with shady trees to sit under, or drag your sunbeds to if it gets too hot on the paving round the pool.
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Perfect family house
Our party of 13 had a wonderful time staying at Faugereau... we were a family group of grandparents, children and grandchildren and everyone had a fabulous time! The house is very well equipped and had plenty of room for us all. Wonderful location with beautiful sunflower fields and lots of lovely villages to visit. The pool was excellent and perfect for the small grandchildren who spent most of the day in it! The garden area is great for adults wanting to relax and loads of space for the little ones to run around in. Great outside eating space out of the sun! The owners are very helpful and have a huge amount of knowledge of the area. If you are looking for a family house look no further!!
France as I rembered it
Smart, comfortable,extremely well equipped, house in the country with no neighbours to worry about with excited children in the pool, all set in a delightful region of France. This description fails to do justice to the property or the fabulous holiday we spent here. If you are in a family party then look no further. Many thanks to Tom for his attention too.
A lovely house in idyllic French countryside but with plenty to see and do nearby.
All 13 of us (aged from 5 to 71) really enjoyed our stay. The house was beautiful, very well presented, and had all the facilities we needed for a wonderful holiday.
Tom and Maggie are very helpful and on hand if you need them, and have great knowledge of the local area.
Pool was amazing, and if you go for a night swim see if you can find the glow worms in the garden!
Would definitely stay here again
A really brilliant house. It was very spacious and cool, with lots of room inside and out - and the most fabulous pool.
When a storm blew the TV aerial askew, the owner was round within half an hour to fix it.
Lovely outside space for eating too. We enjoyed the local markets and the Lac de Lougratte. The recommended restaurant in Castillones was excellent.
Brilliant holiday – we will be returning!
Perfect House with Perfect Owners!
This house couldn't have been more perfect! It lives up to and exceeds the description, it has the perfect balance of inside and outside areas to relax in, has an awesome swimming pool and great facilities such as the barbecue! Our party of 12 spent the week after finishing out A Levels and Tom and Maggie helped make our holiday as great as it was; a great hand with transport (since we couldn't hire cars), shopping, tips for walking routes and even took us to a town so that we could make the most of Bastille Day markets and celebrations. The location is awesome, surrounded by sunflower fields and orchards and the weather is cracking! We couldn't recommend this house enough, and it comes at a great price with great owners - we will definitely be back in the future!
Biscarosse and Arcachon are both beautiful beaches that are popular with surfers, and are two and a half hours away.
Bonnet is 7 - 11 hours drive from the Channel ports St. Malo/Le Havre/ Cherbourg/Calais.
Flights into Bergerac include: Ryanair fly in from Bristol/Liverpool/London StanRyanair who fly in from Bristol, Liverpool, London Stansted, East Midlands, and Brussels-Charleroi.
Flybe fly in from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Southampton, and Leeds Bradford.
Transavia fly in from Amsterdam-Schiphol.
There are also flights arriving at Bordeaux and Toulouse.
Lauzun is 4km from Faugereau, Castillonnes is 10km away where there is a good supermarket, several bakers and butchers, and even a cinema, alternatively there is a larger supermarket at Miramont de Guyenne, 15 minutes away. Bergerac is 20 minutes away from Faugereau.
There are a wealth of Chateaux and caves to visit, wine tasting, canoeing on the Dordogne, horse riding 10 minutes away, tennis at Castillonnes, and bastide towns to visit.
Booking Notes: Our prices are in euros, but to avoid 2 sets of international bank charges, we are happy to accept the deposit in pounds sterling, but the balance must be paid in euros. 25% Deposit (Either Euros, or Pounds at the days rate of exchange). 75% balance in euros, due 75 days before arrival date, a breakage deposit of £250 or €300 will also be due with the balance. An extra bed can be arranged (maximum 15) but there will be a surcharge of 20 Euros per person per night. Changeover Day: The changeover day is Saturday, the time our guests are expected to arrive is 4pm, and to vacate the house by 10am the day of their departure. Notes on prices: We do ask for a breakage deposit of £250 due with the balance. An extra bed (maximum 15) can be added, but there is a surcharge of 20 euros per person per night, (babies under the age of one are free). A Tourist Tax has been introduced in France which will be due along with the balance, this is 40 centimes per person over 13 years of age, per day.