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Spacious house with heated pool and tennis court backing onto the Dordogne.

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 shower room, 1 cloakroom, sleeps 8. Garden 2.5 acres.

'La Fontaine' is a 30-year-old spacious villa is set in the middle of a completely private 2.5 acre plot with a large variety of ornamental and fruit trees and shrubs. At the front is a fenced, full-size “Quick” surface tennis court, a large lawn, roses, a fountain and a well (sealed).

The rear of the plot backs onto the Dordogne with a lockable gate giving access to steps down 15m to the river. There is an 11m x 5m heated (April-Oct) swimming pool with a retractable cover, a full barbecue overlooking the river and a separate dining area with parasol and there are swings for children.

The accommodation is all on the ground floor (attic is used for storage) and comprises entrance hall with cloakroom, large, newly-fitted kitchen, 62sq m triple-aspect lounge/dining room with desk/study area with computer and broadband connection with wi-fi, 4 spacious double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms ,1 shower room & 1 cloakroom.

Food and Wine Lovers' Paradise: The Dordogne is an excellent area for getting away from the tourist crowds with the best of French scenery and superb food and drink. It is a wine-lovers paradise, 13 AOC wines including Bergerac, Pecharmant and Monbazillac which are just minutes away from the house, St Emilion just 40 minutes drive and the other classic Bordeaux regions just a little further afield. Follow one of the many Routes des Vins and sample the wines with the friendly winemakers. St Emilion is worth a day out in itself - a very picturesque small town with plenty of history from Roman times and before, great restaurants and of course wine cellars to visit both in the town and in the surrounding countryside.

As for restaurants, you are spoilt for choice! In Bergerac there is a terrific selection from small relaxed family-run brasseries to more formal places. Just a few minutes away near Monbazillac is the Michelin-starred La Tour des Vents and there are many more great places that we can personally recommend (after arduous research!) in the surrounding villages. They offer a great range of dishes to choose from including local specialities confit de canard, foie gras, wild mushrooms, walnuts and truffles.

The town of Bergerac has much to offer. Walking tours of the Old Town are organised regularly. The old quarter stretches up from the quays through quaint alleys and old squares with many fine stone and half-timbered buildings. From the old quay you can take a short excursion in a gabare, a traditional boat which carried the wine down the Dordogne river to Bordeaux, and enjoy listening to the history of the area. There is a wine museum and also a tobacco museum . There are markets on Tuesdays (organic), Fridays and Saturdays. Cultural events are staged all through the year and concerts, musical events and street parties abound in summer. For clothes shopping Bergerac has the usual high street French shops. For the younger generation there are a few trendy bars to hang out in the evenings. And if you are house-hunting, there are plenty of Agences Immobilieres doing their utmost to tempt you to settle in the area and live the French dream!

Further afield: A few miles away are the picturesque bastide towns such as Domme, Issigeac and Eymet that regularly changed hands between the English and the French during the Hundred Years War. Why not go to the night markets held in the squares where you can eat & buy local produce? For those interested in mankind's early history, you are in one of the best regions in Europe with the famous prehistoric caves of Lascaux & Les Eyzies nearby. Or maybe you just want to drive around enjoying the scenery, stopping off for lunch or reviving drink when the fancy takes you? Places to visit include Sarlat & the many medieval fortresses & chateaux like Beynac, Castelnau, Monbazillac & Lanquais. For something slightly more energetic you can canoe down the Dordogne or Vezere which is great fun for all the family (experience not necessary!) or maybe try go-karting (track nearby), & for golfers, you can enjoy the many golf courses nearby such as Chateau des Vigiers (Monestier), Chateau les Merles (Mouleydier) St Felix-de-Reihac, Siorac, Le Bugue & Domaine de Rochebois (Vitrac).

More Details

Stephen and Brigitte Hyde
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cannot recommend this house highly enough. Extremely well-equipped kitchen. Lots of secure outside space for playing in, excellent swimming pool which can be used rain or shine and a real ‘home from home’ feeling about the whole house.

We have stayed here twice and cannot wait to go back ! Brilliant location on the edge of Bergerac with so much to see and do in the area. Something for everyone in the family. We have rented out various different holiday homes in the last ten years or so and all agree that this is ‘la crème de la crème’ !
Oct 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Bergerac in Périgord

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • For those staying for longer than one week, we will change the bedding and towels at the end of each week.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , En suite shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Cot available. All bedrooms are spacious and have ample cupboards and wardrobes. Bedroom 2 has two large single beds; bedroom 4 has standard single beds. For those staying for longer than one week, we will change the bedding and towels at the end of each week.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 3 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The house is approached via a driveway to lockable gates & sits in the middle of a 2.5 acre (10,000sq m) plot. The tennis court located in the front garden, has a hard surface & is partially shaded by trees. The front terrace, accessed through French windows from the kitchen, is ideal for outside dining. The L-shaped swimming pool (11m x 5m) is surrounded by a paved area & extensive lawn giving plenty of space for lounging. It is 0.9-2m deep & has an easily retractable cover which can be used on those (albeit rare) chilly days, & when closed provides full security. An outside area with table & chairs offers an alternative dining area with a barbecue overlooking the river. The spacious lounge/dining room has 3 french doors leading to the garden; there is a log fire & comfortable seating for up to 9 people. The dining table sits 8 comfortably. All bedrooms & bathrooms are located in the west wing of the house. Washing machine & tumble-dryer are in the utility area in the side garage.


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Spacious house with heated pool and tennis court backing onto the Dordogne.
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Fabulous property and facilities

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at La Fontaine several times before as it is the perfect place to spend a relaxing time. We spent time with both family or friends over the 2 weeks we were there, to celebrate a special anniversary.

The house was beautifully clean and very easy to live in, everything works! With temperatures reaching 40' the pool was especially inviting.

The area around Bergerac is great for exploring. Chateau Montbazillac and Chateau Duras are well worth visiting. Of course it would be rude not to enjoy some of the many wine tasting opportunities too!

However perhaps what we most love is that there is no need to look elsewhere for things to do. As well as the lovely seating areas and the pool,- having bikes, tennis court and table tennis table, boule, internet and TV why leave La Fontaine at all?

We can't wait to return another time.

Many thanks to Stephen and Brigitte for our wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal for family holiday

  • 5 of 5

a well positioned, well equipped home with excellent facilities and in very good order.

the owner was very helpful prior to the visit and there are many thoughtful touches in terms of what is available for a visiting family .

we would have been happy to stay for two weeks - there was so much to do and see in the area and so much to do just in the grounds of the property.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Bergerac Holiday and House

  • 5 of 5

I'm not sure what else has been said but the scale of the house and grounds, the overall layout of the property and the amount of stuff provided by the owners was just superb.

From the moment you walk in to the house and then around the grounds you realise that Stephen actually cares about his property and the guests. The people who came to change the linens and towels were lovely and Derek the chap who does the pool was great. Not intrusive at all and we didn't feel like we were being monitored by an officious owner.

We came as two families with four children in total from 3 to 9 years old and all of them had a great time, the pool is alarmed and covered, the grounds flat and safe and the gate to the river was locked.

I couldn't recommend the property more highly and as a total bonus Bergerac itself is a fabulous little town with some great restaurants and a superb food market.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect house in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This is our third visit to this immaculate property where a great time was had by our family. Recent decorations enhanced our stay.

This house has all you could wish for and is situated with access to the Dordogne for canoeing and good fishing

Bergerac is just around the corner and has good restaurants and entertainment during the summer.

We highly recommend this property and congratulate Brigitte and Stephen for their attention to their guests needs.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
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Wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

When you arrive at la Fontaine, you can expect to experience the 'wow' factor!

The property is exactly as described and is fully equipped. Derek (pool man) and the two ladies who manage change over were a delight.

We were grand parents with the family including younger children. After a long journey to arrive, they spent the next few days just enjoying the pool and garden, etc. facilities. Parents having had a good rest persuaded the children out and about the Bergerac area including the trip on the river boat to wave at the grandparents at the bottom of garden river landing. Great BBQ too.

Overall, a brilliant and memorable family holiday in Stephen's and Brigitte's home from home.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
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Well Appointed Fun Yet Tranquil Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

A very well appointed and spacious property with enough to do for all ages, the fittings have been well thought out to give La Fontaine a homely feel while not compromising on quality. There is a great deal of space with many separate seating areas throughout the garden and house so that we never felt crowded at any time. The tennis court and pool are both in very good condition and got well used during the stay as did the table tennis table to the side of the property. While being convenient for the centre of old Bergerac, with its' large selection of restaurants, La Fontaine has a beautiful quiet setting with large grounds that made for a moments of peace and quiet when needed. With regard to restauants there is a wide selection, canvassing our group :Le Sud (Morrocan) did fantastic main courses, La Richleau had the best overall ambience and a very friendly lady manager/owner and all the local wines proved to be popular.

While we found the property to be in good condition and generally clean and tidy, it was felt that there were some parts that could benefit from a deep clean, but this may well be part and parcel of our holiday being towards the end of the season and the property having high occupancy through the season making it difficult to keep on top of the turn-rounds.

The local area towards Sarlat and Monbazillac is delightful with many medieval villages, neolithic caves, chateau and of course vineyards worth visiting. We would particularly recommend Chateau Commarque just for the views and setting alone although this does involve a bit of a walk to see a place undergoing recovery from having been lost to the undergrowth. Monbazillac is close by to the property (approx 5km) and worth a visit and tasting the local dessert wines.

Overall we had a lovely holiday and would recommend La Fontaine to you for a holiday whatever age group your party is.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
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Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
680 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
21 Kilometres
A89 Mussidan
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
La Table de Chloe
Car: recommended

You have the best of both worlds here! It is a spacious house in extensive grounds yet you are close to the picturesque old town of Bergerac with its wide range of cafes, restaurants, shops and markets. You have your own tennis court, pool and access to the river as well as an array of good restaurants just five minutes drive away in Bergerac and nearby villages. Large supermarkets are just a five-minute drive and the boulangerie is just a 20-minute walk. The house is on the southern edge of Bergerac, just a 25 minute walk (or a 5 minute drive) to the pedestrianised area of the old quarter and just a 10 minute drive to the small Bergerac airport (it is not under the flight path of the small number of planes that use it). The house is situated in a perfect location for exploring the Dordogne valley and beyond. Just 3 miles away are the famous wine regions of Monbazillac, Bergerac and Pecharmant; St Emilion and Bordeaux are 50 minutes and 80 minutes drive respectively.

Other Activities: Canoeing, wine-tasting, gastronomy


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Bergerac, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
June 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Bookings are Saturday to Saturday please.

We are happy to accept payment in Euros or Sterling.

We ask for a refundable security deposit of £500 at the time of your final payment. This is refunded within two weeks of your departure.
There are no additional charges. For fortnight stays linen and towels are changed after one week and a light clean is carried out.

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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