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Farmhouse with private pool, private golf & fishing

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8 free wifi

Les Vachers is a stone built farmhouse dating back to the 16C. The large veranda offers a covered dining area for those lazy barbecues. Both the terrace and pool are floodlit to extend those relaxing evenings outside. The house is spacious with a well equipped updated kitchen with a range style cooker. The two double bedrooms each have their own en suite bathrooms. One of the twin bedded rooms is on the ground floor with a shower room next to it. The farmhouse is in a peaceful location set in 10 hectares of land with a private nine hole pitch and putt course. The south facing pool overlooks the private fishing lake which is well stocked with large carp up to 20lbs. Use of both the golf course and fishing lake are included in your stay at no extra charge. The 18 hole public golf course and leisure complex of Chateau les Vigiers is less than 10 minutes away. This holiday villa with it's private pool is ideal for those family get togethers or groups of friends chilling out.

Whether it is making restaurant recommendations or reservations for you, arranging for you to dine under the stars at a local chateau, a pampering session with a local beautician or simply arranging baby sitting we are here to make your holiday truly enjoyable.

With the owners being on hand we can organise a range of additional activities or services for you.

Fishing: The large well stocked lake offers carp, rud, roach and perch.

Carp of up to 20lbs have been caught in the lake. They have been well fed and offer easy fishing for children and fun for all the family. A large hunk of bread on the end of a line is normally all you need.

General Information: The summer season in the Dordogne offers hundreds of different events from town to town. Bergerac alone has 10 different events ranging from fireworks on the 14 July to long weekends of wine and food festivals. The local restaurants range from 4 course set lunches with wine at 12 Euros to the 4 star restaurant at Chateau les Vigiers.

There is lots of information available and the owner is on hand to give you his personal advice.

Wine: Les Vachers is at the heart of the wine growing region. Bordeaux and St Emilion to the west and Bergerac to the north.

There are hundreds of wine producing chateaux in the area, many of whom offer free tasting. The owner is on hand to give his advice and to direct you to the award winning vineyards in the area.

Sigoules wine festival is the weekend 16-17 July 2016, lots of stalls offering free tastings.

More Details

Alan Dagnall
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Alan Dagnall

I have lived in France for more than 40 years and adore this very special area of South West France. I have drunk more bottles of wine than I care to remember and enjoy a bottle or two with a good meal. I have an extensive knowledge of the local area and am happy to recommend places to visit, restaurants to try and wine to sample.

Why Alan Dagnall chose Thénac

Les Vachers literally means the cow complex. This farmhouse has been renovated by me to include all the comforts you would expect as well as retaining the character of the building. I make sure the kitchen is fully equipped with everything I would like to find in a kitchen so you can experiment with the local foods in the comfort of your own home. The private pool has steps leading down to the shallow end and a separate kiddies pool making it suitable for everyone.

The lake is overlooked by the pool so you an relax by the pool and still be within shouting distance if they catch the big one!

What makes this farmhouse unique

Whilst there are many villas with pools, not many come with their own private fishing lake and golf course. I provide clubs including ladies, kids and left handed clubs so everyone can have a go. Will also promise to keep Husky out of the way whilst you are playing. Not many courses have a golf ball eating dog as a hazard!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Thénac in Périgord

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Both of the double bedrooms have an ensuite bathroom.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The house is well equipped, with all linen and towels for house use provided. The open plan kitchen area has space for indoor dining. Changeover day is Saturday with arrivals from 5pm. A docking station is provided for your i-pod or MP3 player. The owners live locally and are on hand to offer help and advice to make your stay a pleasant one.


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Farmhouse with private pool, private golf & fishing
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews

A beautiful farmhouse situated in an amazing setting.

  • 5 of 5

The holiday as a whole was one we will never forget - it was beautiful!

The farmhouse was located in the most idyllic setting, overlooking the private pool, golf course and fishing lake.

On arrival we were welcomed by Sandra and Alan who were both lovely. They showed us round and offered help and advice on places to visit etc, and throughout our stay they were on hand if you needed anything.

The house itself had everything that you could possibly need, (and more).

The location of the house is in a quiet, peaceful setting, but is not too far away from small towns, the supermarket, and other local attractions. However a car is essential.

We would certainly, without any hesitation, book to stay here again. We had an amazing time and we now hope that one day soon we too could have a place in France of our own.

Thank you Alan and Sandra !

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Characterful property away from the hustle and bustle of life! The hosts were fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Alan and Sandra where wonderful hosts along with their very friendly and well behaved dogs, in a beautiful area of France, the fishing lakes were very well stocked and easy to catch in, the house itself was very tidy and provided everything needed but to be honest you wanted To spend all your day outsie either chilling on the property or exploring the French countryside and nearby towns

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enchanting, spacious accommodation, had all the facilities a family or group could want.

  • 5 of 5

Although a little isolated it gave us the peace and tranquillity that we were looking for. The pool was a good size and the fishing and golf were an added bonus.

Alan and Sandra were the perfect hosts, friendly and very helpful, booking restaurants and recommending places to visit. We thoroughly enjoyed the daily visits from the two dogs!.

A delightful holiday and would not hesitate recommending to others.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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lovely holiday

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic time weather was superb fishing was superb and the house was very well equipped with all that you needed . Owners on hand if you needed anything a village 5 mins in the car away with a small supermarket I would without a doubt go back

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Great, relaxing holiday in the sun 😎☀️

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week. Alan and Sandra were very helpful when needed without being intrusive. The farmhouse was very clean and comfortable. There were eight of us with ages ranging from 15 to 70 and we all enjoyed our stay. We particularly enjoyed the private pool and the outdoor eating area. The weather was superb too!! We really enjoyed eating out at Le Code Bar in Sigoules and the evening market in Duras. St. Emillion was also lovely if a little crowded and commercialised, however the views from the tower were stunning. Thank you for a great week!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
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The perfect getaway for relaxation.

  • 4 of 5

Thanks for a lovely relaxing week. All facilities as advertised. Alan & Sandra very helpful. Fishing excellent (a decent sized landing net would be advisable) Very hot week - downstairs rooms cool but upstairs very hot at night (air con?). Would love to return again and bring some friends. Thank you very much.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
600 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
on site
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Ste Foy La Grande
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Les Vachers is 20km south of Bergerac set amongst local vineyards. Bergerac offers low cost flights from a variety of UK airports with Ryanair, Flybe and Jet2. Bordeaux airport is 1 hour away.

A car is essential in this rural area. Bergerac and Ste Foy La Grande are the 2 main market towns. Bergerac has a wine museum on the river front which is well worth a visit and combine that with a boat trip along the Dordogne river. The pretty bastide town of Eymet is also nearby hosting both a weekly market and in the summer months a night market.

Duras with its imposing chateau is only 20 minutes drive and again has a wonderful night market with music and various food stalls.

There is plenty to explore in this beautiful area with canoeing down the Dordogne offering spectacular views.

The famous wine region of St Emilion is only 40 minutes drive away and this picturesque town is well worth a visit.

With so many restaurants in the local area you are spoilt for choice. There are 3 course set lunches from as little as 12 euros per head to the Michelin starred La Tour des Vents at nearby Monbazillac.

Golf: A private 9 hole pitch and putt course is set in the surrounding grounds, with the lake being a water hazard! Most holes are a par three with a couple of par 4s so those kids (and big kids) can play while Mum relaxes by the private pool.

A full range of golf clubs are available for your use during your stay at no extra charge. Ladies clubs, left handed ones and even kiddies clubs are available so no excuses.

Chateau les Vigiers is a golf and leisure complex which is only 7km from Les Vachers. It offers a 18 hole golf course and driving range. There is also a 6 hole academy course. Visitors are welcome and golfers with minimum 36 handicap can play, with clubs, trolleys and electric carts for hire.

The chateau also offers 2 restaurants and a beauty salon.

There are many other courses in the vicinity, the owner can give directions.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Thénac, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

The property may be available at other times - please contact the owners to check.
There is no additional charge for golf on the pitch and putt course, it is included in the rental rates, as is the fishing.

A deposit of £200 per week is required on booking. The balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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