A Beautiful House set among the vineyards near Sainte Foy la Grande
The House is a fully equipped four bedroom property. There are two furnished patios at either side of the house and lawn areas where you can relax, eat, and drink. There is a large living room with double height vaulted ceiling, patio door and a wood burning stove and a large well equipped kitchen with farmhouse table and chairs for eight and an ice making American style fridge- freezer. The bedrooms are furnished with two double beds and four single beds. Cots and high chairs are available on request.
Our holiday home is set in an ideal location in one of the most beautiful parts of France. You can visit a host of picturesque and interesting places, engage in a wide range of activities or simple choose to read, relax, and sunbathe in peaceful surrounding, while sampling the wonderful food and wine the region has to offer. After dinner you can take a stroll up through the vineyards, walk up into the village or simply enjoy the quiet warm evenings and watch the sunset.
Only five minutes’ drive from the banks of the Dordogne River our holiday home is set in five acres of land surrounded by beautiful vineyards and views across the valley. We are ideally located just 30 minutes from Bergerac airport (23km) and twenty minutes from the motorway network (15km) just outside the village of Fougueyrolles. We are only five minutes by car from the picturesque town of Sainte Foy La Grande set on the banks of the Dordogne with its shops, markets and restaurants, ideal for food and wine lovers. Sainte Foy open air market is the best in the region and ranked among the best in France!
Our holiday home is situated on the border of the Dordogne and Gironde departments in the heart of the Dordogne river valley. Having visited many areas of France, this region stands out. The climate, lifestyle, history, and culture of the Dordogne valley offer an attractive mix which is difficult to beat. We are situated just outside the village of Fougueyrolles well known for its walks and cycle routes through the vineyards and sunflower fields. Our nearest town, (3km away) is Ste Foy La Grande set on the banks of the Dordogne River. It is a beautiful and charming little town with all the facilities you will need while on holiday in the region. The ancient centre is filled with little boutiques, timeless cafes and fine restaurants, (a list of my personal recommendation is available at our holiday home.) Every Saturday there is a large open air market filled with fresh and local produce. It is ranked within the top 100 markets in France and is the best in the department. To our east, along the Dordogne River valley, lay the medieval towns of Sarlat, Beynac and Bergerac and to our west is the UNESCO world heritage site of St Emilion and the impressive city of Bordeaux with its chic shopping, architecture and world class restaurants. Bordeaux was recently voted the best European destination. Past Bordeaux onto the coast is the up market coastal town of Arcachon with its mariners, excellent beaches and exclusive shopping…worth a visit.
I have many happy childhood memories of seemingly endless summer holidays in France (both my parents were teachers) and as a young couple we continued that tradition of visiting and travel around France. Linda and I would jump in our prized turquoise VW Beetle and take off to France, camping as we went. We of course would often break down but it never seemed to be a problem then.
Later on, when our family came along (a son and two daughters) we would take them camping and caravanning. As time progressed we moved on to renting holiday properties and have visited most areas across France. For us renting a holiday home offered the freedom and independence we wanted while avoiding the often ridged regimes of hotels which were not always family friendly. We could choose to eat drink and sleep when and how we wanted and enjoy the outdoor living that this wonderful climate allows - and particularly, in my wife’s case, avoid the hard ground and public toilet block of the campsite (how things change!)
We didn’t visit France every year as there were other parts of the world we wanted to see but we always returned to this beautiful country. When the opportunity to take early retirement arose the first thing on my rather long bucket list was to buy a holiday home in France. I am glad to say after much research and investigation we bought our dream property among the vineyards. I hope you will choose to stay and enjoy the property and region as much as we do.