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Gorgeous Stone Farmhouse, Swimming Pool, Acres of Pretty Gardens 10 mins

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse with 2 bedrooms + 2 Bathrooms and pool close to village

Traditional perigordian stone farmhouse set in acres of pretty gardens with a large swimming pool. Buttermilk stone walls and oak beamed ceilings fresh and bright furnishings create an ambient peacefulness at La Ferriere. Lovely long windows opening onto the gardens bring all the sounds of summer inside and keep the rooms cool. This tranquil farmhouse has 2 double bedrooms and two bathrooms. It has a spacious and bright french country lounge leading into the dining area and kitchen. The modern fully equipped kitchen is light and spacious with dining table and chairs for 6 if you choose to eat inside. Take your morning coffee on the 1st floor stone terrace surrounded by the smell of flowers or go down the stone steps into the garden where under trees. You'll find yourself listening to the birds or being tempted to take an early morning swim as the sun makes the water too tempting to resist. A warm welcome awaits you at La Ferriere where you can enjoy the best Aquitaine has to offer. Spend your days exploring and return to watch the sun go down over the Dordogne drinking one of the amazing local wnes from the many vinyeards and Chateau's in the valley.

Helder or Patricia Machado
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
1 August, 2018

About Helder or Patricia Machado


Helder and I would love to welcome you to La Ferriere its a peaceful place to stay set in lovely countryside. Its was our dream holiday destination before we lived here. Helder is originally from Portugal and I am from Yorkshire. When we got married we decided to make the move we found La Ferriere where we could offer the sort of place we loved to stay. Away

from the everyday stress of life and somewhere Helder could practice and teach Tai Chi and Qi-Gong.

We hope you will like it too.

Helder or Patricia Machado purchased this farmhouse in 2015

Why Helder or Patricia Machado chose Creysse

I came across this area while travelling by car from Paris to Barcelona. We booked a small hotel a few kms off the motorway to break the journey. It happened to be in the Dordogne. I will never forget the tranquillity - the green, milky stone buildings and tiny hamlets - the pace slowed to almost a stop and I fell in love in one night.. Returning the next month convincing Helder he had to see and feel it - we did and well the rest is history as they say..

What makes this farmhouse unique

La Ferriere is unique in that its a traditional perigordian style property set in 3 hectares of garden with a large infinity pool. Set amongst fields and forest on the top of the Dordogne valley but within 10 minutes drive to Bergerac, and the airport. Surrounded by vineyards the property was previously owned by the heirs of La Contess François de Saint-Exupéry

whose family included the famous author of the book Le petit prince. Today you can still see the history of the life of this building with its arrow slit window in the wine cellar old stone steps up to the house and mill stone in the grounds. In the evening we regularly see wild deer grazing and pheasants in the winter months. You can join a Tai Chi or Qi-Gong class whilst holidaying with us or have a private lesson with Helder.

Life goes on peacefully at La Ferriere with the best of cuisine countryside and fresh air and exercise has to offer in rural France.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Creysse in Périgord

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 1 is on the same floor as the bedrooms and bathroom 2 is on the living floor. The toilet on this floor is independent.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bathroom is Jack and Jill style on this floor and has a shower and toilet and vanity until
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • caving
  • swimming


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(3 traveller reviews)

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Gorgeous Stone Farmhouse, Swimming Pool, Acres of Pretty Gardens 10 mins
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

lovely place to spend a holiday

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful stone built rural property with large gardens and swimming pool. Accommodation was comfortable with plenty of space, and the owners were very friendly and helpful. Easy to take day trips from this central location with vineyards and three chateaus in close proximity. Great restaurants in Bergerac and the wine tours are not to be missed.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ein wunderbarer Ort zum Entspannen und für die Erkundung des Perigord. Hoher Standard, alles funkt.

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt sehr genossen und wurden von den wunderbaren Vermietern Pat und Helder liebevoll umsorgt und mit immer neuen Informationen für schöne Ausflüge, Kanutouren oder Märkten versorgt.

Die Ferienwohnung ist sehr sauber, gemütlich eingerichtet und großzügig. Der technische Standard ist sehr gut, alle Geräte haben funktioniert.

Auch der Garten und der Pool ( mit Kindersicherung) sind sehr gut gepflegt.

Alles in allem eine wirkliche Empfehlung

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Une très belle maison pour séjourner tranquillement

  • 5 of 5

Très bien située du point de vue touristique, au coeur du Périgord, la maison offre un bon confort, malgré quelques manques pas trop importants (peu de vaisselle, par exemple). Par contre, la tranquilité est vraiment à la portée des vacanciers, et les propriétaires, un 20 sur 20.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Chateau Merles
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Famous for Chateau's and Vineyards La Ferriere sits in the ideal position to visit all the local attractions including the famous Bastide villages and Bergerac old town and port. Sarlat and Lalinde are close by. Beautiful area to relax and picnic by the river - dejeuner sur l'herbe...

You can join Tai Chi & Qi-Gong classes on site or have a massage.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £44.64
Refundable Damage Deposit £178.57

Owner'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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