The Maison: Built in 1729, the house is spacious and is elevated overlooking the Dordogne River (40 metres away). It has spectacular views of the old Bergerac medieval city directly across the river and stands close to the historic bridge connecting the south bank of the Dordogne to the old town. The house comprises three double bedrooms (master with en-suite, toilet and dressing room). A second bathroom, toilet services the other two bedrooms. The large salon overlooks the river and the modern kitchen and dining area has access to a large patio with BBQ. All modern appliances throughout including refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, oven, hot plates, cookware, coffee maker and washing machine/dryer in the utilities room. The maison is 100% totally renovated. The property is centrally heated. Free parking in the square where the house stands. All bed sheets, towels, etc. provided. Free WIFI, French & English SAT. TV
Villa in Bergerac, Aquitaine / Dordogne, France - Central Location Within Walking (5 Mins) Of Old Town Of Bergerac - Bars, Restaurants,museums.
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- Calendar last updated:
- 3 Jan 2019
Australian couple who visited Bergerac and fell in love with the region.
Ivor purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Ivor chose Bergerac
We found this lovely property overlooking the Dordogne and decided to purchase so that we can return each year to experience again the special ambiance of this corner of France. We are happy to share this experience with you.
What makes this Villa unique
It's convenient location to the quaint township of Bergerac which is packed with restaurants and friendly bars and cafes. It is one of the few properties available in or near the township that still has old-world charm, but has been tastefully modernised for new-age comfort.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
A lovely property in a great location
We spent a great week here. Whilst maintaining its character the property has been renovated to a high standard. It is spacious and comfortable and all mod cons are available. Also, it is in a central location with a short 10 minute walk over the bridge into old town Bergerac. Therefore, ideal if you don't wish to hire a car. Just to mention that prior to our stay the owners, Ivor and Frances answered our queries promptly and their agent in Bergerac, Ben and his wife were very helpful. All in all the property is as described in the details on the web site and we certainly would return
Thank you for your review Peter,
It is a great pleasure to us to have people who appreciate & enjoy staying in the fine surroundings of our property, Villa Barbacane, and the lovely town of Bergerac.We would love to spend more time ourselves there however it is not currently possible. Your rental goes towards the constant upkeep of the 300 year old property without which it would be difficult for us to maintain in good order for ourselves & others to enjoy. Thank you and we hope to see you again.
Ivor & Frances
Our group, of six adults, thoroughly enjoyed a two week stay at this well maintained and well appointed home in Bergerac in July. It's position was perfect for our stay and we were all extremely comfortable there, with all the amenities which we were expecting from the description on the website, and the wonderful view across the river to the old town was a real bonus to enjoy every day. Bergerac is a beautiful town, with an abundance of shops and restaurants, and the local markets are not to be missed! We also found the local people to be extremely helpful and friendly.
The house was ideally situated for either getting into the town centre (a quick walk over the bridge) or for heading out into the countryside to explore the many picturesque villages and towns in the area.
A big thank you to our hosts for helping to make our holiday so memorable - we loved every bit of it and would highly recommend it to any of our friends when they visit that beautiful area.
Everything on your doorstep
We stayed in the low season (Dec) and found this villa to have a fantastic location with everything within walking distance. A well equipped home with modern fixtures inside. A large table to eat meals at with friends and enjoy the beautiful view overlooking the river. A must see town with a large market on Saturdays along with a fish market on Friday which is practically on the doorstep! Not to mention the added bonus of the Noel market, a great surprise. So glad we stayed - we highly recommend it.
Lovely ... Recommended ....
This really is a wonderful house in a fantastic location. Its large and very well fitted out. Bedroom 1, has great view across the Dordogne, the dressing room and en-suite is lovely. Bedrooms 2 and 3, are spacious and comfortable, without en-suite, although the windows are internally facing within the building, they are nice, but that's only where you sleep. The photo's do reflect how good the accommodation is ! It really is a quality house ... just get advice on operating the brand new hob.
The owner's are Aussie's, and very good people, so take account of the time difference, when calling, they are absolutely genuine (emails may come from Bigpond and Worldwidetank). Frances was very helpful and allayed our fears after a Daily Mail, article regarding Ownersdirect. Their Agent, Sophie was excellent. Ask where the local doctor is, and their opening hours, just in case you need them.
We will be back again !
Paul, Rosie, Sheila, Martin, Mary and Chris
Thanks for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed our villa in Bergerac and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Best regards to you all.
If you're visiting Bergerac or just thinking about going to France then this Villa will make your holiday!
We went to Bergerac for a family wedding and all of my extended family visited the house, they all thought that it was fantastic.
Frances and Ivor we extremely helpful before the trip and even put a real wooden cot and high chair in the Villa for our baby. When we arrived the lovely Sophie gave us a tour of the house and gave us advice about the local area.
The Villa itself is ideal, it is spacious and has all the mod-cons including dishwasher and coffee maker. All of the bedrooms are huge and the master has an en-suite and walk in wardrobe!
The patio was really useful in the evening's as we had a BBQ and all of the family came round for the evening.
We hired a car but you could definitely manage without. (Free parking is available) The Villa is in a perfect location, just over the old bridge and is only a ten minute walk from the center of Bergerac where all the restaurants etc. are. You can see the Dordogne from the living room and master bedrooms windows, it's beautiful!
When we looked at the villa originally, we thought the pictures we a bit too good to be true. Well... the photos are correct!
There's only one slight downside if you have young children because there is no bath. But we actually put the paddling pool in the shower because it's so huge. Our baby loved it.
We will definitely be returning to this Villa!
Thanks Bridget for your charming review. It was good to hear that you and your family enjoyed the villa. We look forward to having you return at some time in the future.
Frances & Ivor.
Special interest holidays:
• Bastide Towns – definitely worth a visit
• The many farm restaurants in the Perigueux region
• In August, The medieval markets of Dropt, Eymet, Issigeac and Cadouin.
Painting classes, cooking classes are available from tourist bureau. Also Dordogne river trips can be booked daily.
2.5Hrs from Bordeaux and 3 hours from Arcachon ( both famous for their oysters and seafood).
How to Get There:
Flights into Bergerac Airport (9 minutes from township)
Airlines: Flybe, Jet2, Ryanair and transavia.com.
TGV Train from Paris to Bordeaux or Libourne then local train to Bergerac. (Paris-Bordeaux 3.5 hrs, Bordeaux-Bergerac 1 hr approx..
By car on autoroutes.
Many interesting vineyards, castles and Bastide towns in close proximity to Bergerac.
Supermarket and markets are all a short walking distance from the house. Larger supermarkets and shopping centres a short drive (or bike-ride) on the outskirts of the town. Most major French banks are centrally located and Internet facilities are available through Orange in the central area (many bars and WiFI offer free internet.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Please email the owner. Euro 100 to be paid at booking - this is non refundable. Balance of payment is due 4 weeks before the start of the holiday. If you cancel your booking less than FOUR weeks prior to the Arrival Date, we reserve the right to retain the Initial Deposit and the Rental you have paid to us. In these circumstances we will refund the Rental (less any additional costs incurred) to you if we are able to secure an alternative booking for the Property.