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Holiday villa in France with a pool, near Bordeaux, Bergerac and the Dordogne south west France

(FV) Le Verger

Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
3
Pets
No
Property ID
FV
Changeover Day
Sunday
£568 to £2795
Featured in "France Magazine"
Beautiful, secluded location. 5km to nearest town. Private pool, Air conditioned, Table Tennis. BBQ. Wi-Fi. Country views. Surrounded by Gardens & orchard. Short drive to historical towns with weekly farmers markets. Bordeaux wine region near Saint Emilion, Bergerac & the Dordogne, South West France. Making this an ideal location to explore this beautiful unspoilt area. Sunday change over during the peak season.
£568 to £2795
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  • Price
  • Availability
  • Map
  • Local Area
  • Reviews
  • Private Pool 10m x 5m
  • Air conditioned
  • Table Tennis
  • Modern kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Large grounds
  • Fruit orchard
  • Private off road parking
  • Laundry area
  • Free WiFi
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD Player
  • BBQ
  • Baby package
  • Golf courses nearby
  • Cycle hire
  • Private catering available
  • Supermarkets shops
  • Bars restaurants nearby

FEATURED IN FRANCE MAGAZINE’S JANUARY 2015 ISSUE

Built in 1813 Le Verger has been renovated into a beautiful holiday home, nestled amongst 4 acres of private grounds in a secluded and quiet situation, complete with a private swimming pool, and air conditioning in 3 bedrooms situated in south west France.

Set just 5km away from picturesque small town of Lauzun, 6km from Miramont de Guyenne or 9km from Eymet on the Dordogne border.

The private pool offers a welcome place to cool off in the summer sunshine whilst taking in the country views. There is even an orchard full of different trees where you pick your own fruit.

An idyllic place to enjoy a holiday in this beautiful region. From the moment you walk through the front door you will fall in love with it’s charm, character, light and space.

This holiday home comprises 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, comprehensive kitchen/diner, grand salon and utility room. The upper floor bedrooms are air conditioned.
A pretty veranda provides a relaxing spot to escape the mid-day sun in between a cooling dip in the private 10m x 5m swimming pool. A further outside eating space is located just outside the kitchen door where dappled shade can be found under mature trees.

Bedrooms

Double bedroom – (Master bedroom) ground floor
A pretty double aspect room with King size bed (160cm x 200cm) and sofa (converts to a double sofa bed, providing extra sleeping space). Located next to a bathroom with shower cubicle, bath and wash basin, There is also a separate wc next to this room.

Double room – (Bedroom 2) upper floor
Romantic bedroom in the eaves of the house with double bed (140cm x 190cm) and views over the front garden and pool area.  En-suite shower room with shower cubicle, wash basin and wc. Mosquito nets over the window. Air conditioned.

Double room – (Bedroom 3) upper floor
Beautiful bedroom with characterful beams in the eaves of the house. Double bed (140cm x 190cm), views over the front garden and pool area. Small dressing area. Mosquito nets over the window. Air conditioned.

Twin room – (Bedroom 4) upper floor
Pretty room located in the eaves of the house with views over the front garden and pool area.
Two single beds (80cm x 190cm each). Opposite bedroom 3. Mosquito nets over the window. Air conditioned.

Twin room or office – (Bedroom 5) ground floor
Filled with light this twin bedroom doubles as an office with a desk. The window overlooks the front of the house and gardens and there is also a door leading into the garden. There is a wc opposite this room. A shower room down the corridor with shower cubicle, wash basin and wc.

Bathrooms

Three bathrooms in total plus two separate wc.
There is one en-suite shower room with a wc on the upper floor. There are two shower rooms on the ground floor (one with a bath). A total of 4 wc over the entire property, two of which are separate.

Kitchen

The well stocked kitchen has a good range of facilities including a dishwasher, range cooker with 5 gas rings, double electric oven/grill and Plancha grill, American style fridge/freezer with ice maker, microwave, bread machine and double sink overlooking the garden.  Dining table seating up to 8-10 people.

Utility area

Laundry area with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron/ironing board.

Living room

The comfortable and cosy lounge has a large feature fireplace with wood burning stove, an original stone sink built into the wall dates back to when the house was built, TV with UK Satellite channels, DVD Player and Bose Bluetooth sound bar. French doors that open onto the wonderful terrace and gardens.

Cleaning/towels/linen

Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided and included in the price.

Outside

Enjoy breakfast on the patio at the front of the house overlooking the pretty, well maintained grounds or take lunch under the shady covered veranda which has a table and chairs for 10 people. A large gas BBQ is great for alfresco eating and there is additional outside furniture for relaxing in the shade. Table tennis provides great entertainment and the large grounds offer space for children to play.

To add to all of this Le Verger has a private orchard where you are welcome to pick your own fruit including figs, cherries, apricots, quince, apples and a selection of nuts.

Private pool

The 10m x 5m pool is 1.1m – 1.8m deep with walk-in roman steps, sun terrace and loungers. The pool is situated in front of the house on the other side of a hedge and is protected by an alarm.

Baby Package

The owners have thoughtfully provided a cot, highchair and buggy. Please book at time of reservation.

Services:

Shopping service
Shops and supermarkets in France close at lunch time on Sundays. The house manager provides a full shopping service on request for a charge of €40. Full details provided with arrival instructions or please contact us.

Gastronomic experiences and wine tours
www.lovingaquitaine.com

Private catering (including arrival meals)
www.lovingaquitaine.com
www.aftereight.jigsy.com

Cycle hire
www.bikehiredirect.com
Delivered to the door with all safety equipment supplied, electric cycles are also available in the area.

For more services and what to do in the area please see the ‘Local Area’ tab above.

Travel

Airports:
Bergerac 37km
Bordeaux 123km
Toulouse 191km

Train:
Bordeaux station (TGV) 117km
Sainte-Foy-la-Grande (Bordeaux / Bergerac line) 37km

Car:
Approximate driving distances from north French ferry ports.
Calais 560 miles
Le Harvre 433 miles

Use of car essential. Car hire quote with the best price guarantee, click here.

Changeover day: Sunday

Sunday changeover between the dates of 15 July – 15 September 2018

We are happy to consider alternative changeover days and length of stay outside of peak season.

Short breaks

Any changeover day and any length of stay of 5 nights or more.
If the value displayed is £0 then no short breaks are available during this period.


Reservation Information:

No booking fee.
A 25% deposit secures a reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before rental commencement.
A refundable security bond of £500 is payable with the balance which is returned within 7 days of departure subject to a satisfactory inspection.

Please view information about credit card and debit card charges.

Arrival from: 4pm
Departure by: 10am

Included in the price:

Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided and are included in the price.
A complimentary extra supply of bed linen and bath towels will be provided for bookings of 2 weeks or more.

Additional charges:

Heating is charged based on consumption. Indicative average charge £80 per week dependant on usage.

Availability is live and always up to date

The local area and what to do, Eymet / Monsegur / Duras, Bordeaux and the Dordogne, France

Situated near the towns of Lauzan (6km) Eymet (9km) and Miramont de Guyenne (6km) in the region of Aquitaine within the Bordeaux wine region and on the border of the Dordogne, Gironde and Lot et Garonne, France.

Bordeaux city centre is 119km drive drive to the west and Bergerac is 33km to the north, St Emilion 69km north west.

This is the ideal base from which to explore South West France. Located in the region of Aquitaine on the 3 borders of Gironde / Dordogne / Lot et Garonne and is considered to be one of the most picturesque areas of France.

The gently rolling countryside is a pleasure to explore, with excellent roads winding their way through fields and vineyards. Perfect cycling country!

Eymet, Monsegur and Duras are ancient Bastide towns set around a market square which are host to weekly markets and also a weekly night market during the peak summer season. There is a good selection of shops including cafes, bars and a pizzeria which host’s weekly live music.
There is also Cinema Eden in Monsegur, which does show international films in their original language version (VO), a selection of English speaking films with French subtitles.

The market squares are also hosts the many festivals and events throughout the year.

Wine and Gastronomy

The Bordeaux wine region has 21 appellations. Visit some of the many local Caves and Chateau who offer free tastings and tours while you choose a bottle or two.

Not to be missed is the world famous Saint Emilion, just a short drive away. A designated world heritage site and is truly stunning. Explore characteristic narrow lanes lined with wine merchants, cafes, restaurants and interesting independent shops. A guided tour of the monolithic church is highly recommended.

Follow Rick Steins French Odyssey (Bordeaux to Bazas) trail across this region and encounter some of the best culinary experiences France has to offer.

Bordeaux

This designated world heritage site is a must for all visitors. This cosmopolitan city offers a diverse range of attractions. The golden triangle has a fabulous range of shops for those shopaholics.
A rich variety of architecture forms the backdrop for the street cafe’s, restaurants, bars and not forgetting the superb Grand Theatre.

Dordogne

The Dordogne is just one of the many places to visit for day trips. Anything from Canoeing or boat trips on the Dordogne river to exploring ancient villages.

Markets

Most villages and towns hold weekly markets full of fresh and interesting local produce. An ideal place to pick up your holiday mementoes and gifts.
Eymet (9km) Thursday morning. Miramont de Guyenne (6km) Monday morning.
Eymet, Monsegur and Duras also have night markets during the summer where you can eat and have a drink as well as browse the many stalls.

Supermarkets, shops

Pineuilh, ste Foy large hypermarket 36km E-leclerc

Miramont de Guyenne supermarket 6km Intermarche. There is also a Lidl and a Netto on the Marmande road, mixture of small shops on the town.

Eymet supermarket 10km Carrefour Contact

Lauzan 5km, small selection of local shops, small convenience store, pharmacie, restaurant, tabac newsagent bar.

Activities

 

Beach

A fresh water lake with sandy beach at Blasimon is just 52km away and is a popular attraction to take children for a day out. The gently shelving sand provides a safe, fun environment for splashing around and cooling off in the heat of the summer sun. Blasimon lake.

Aquafun Park near Casteljaloux fresh water lake, 55km. Park with a huge lake, picnic benches, walks, facilities, sandy beach, water sports, kids play area….. its great for adults and the kids. Aqua fun park Clarens web site. AquaFun’ Park Clarens Tripadvisor.

Visit Europe’s largest sand dune 170km, the Dune du Pilat where both the climb and the views will take your breath away! Reward yourself by feasting on fresh seafood around the Bay of Arcachon or take the ferry to Cap Ferret and feel the sand between your toes whilst you enjoy oysters and chilled white wine.

Cycle hire, Bike hire

The countryside around our properties is popular for cycling, whether it’s just a gentle ride around to explore or, if you are a keen cyclist, a long training ride on fantastic stretches of road to get the blood pumping whilst taking in the fantastic views.
Maybe cycle to a cafe bar or the chocolate shop!

Bring your own bike or bike hire is available, we recommend booking in advance.

The Gironde and Lot et Garonne (Monsegur and Duras areas), guide and information Gironde bike information or Dordogne bike information
Bike hire can be delivered to your door, view prices and book – click here for details.

Bike Hire Direct, cycle hire

Electric bicycles can be hired at Allemans du Dropt and Eymet cycle hire

Carbon road bike hire in Bordeaux, they will deliver to Bordeaux train station for free, they do not deliver to your door but if you are a serious cyclists just ride the bike back to your holiday villa. Carbon road bike hire Bordeaux.

Chocolate

Yes we believe chocolate is also an activity… we often have to visit and make sure the quality is up to standard so we can continue to recommend this.
Maison Guinguet gourmet chocolate, they have a very nice shop to visit next to their artisan factory. 24km, near Duras.

Tea room with gardens

There are six little gardens, each with their own character. Outside seating and inside seating. Various drinks but especially known for their teas and delicious cakes. Baleyssagues 3km from Duras. Jardin de Boissonna 26km, near Duras.

Tree adventure and climbing park

Just 31km, climbing through the trees and zip wire, fun for all the family, ideal for all ages. Playground and snack bar. Des chênes toi Aventure

Wild life park, animal park

Parc du Griffon, animals, play areas, picnic areas and refreshments 26km Parc du Griffon.

Animals and refreshmentsFerme Exotique 106km away.

Crazy Golf

Crazy golf and animals. Drinks and snacks 28km.
www.paysdeduras.com/activites-culturelles/melly-golf

Duras Castle

The famous Duras chateau 26km.
www.chateau-de-duras.com

Public tennis courts

Good quality courts are located in Miramont de Guyenne 6km, Duras 26km & Saint-Sernin de Duras 25km and are usually booked via the local tourist information office.

Canoeing and kayaking

Canoe hire is available on the rivers. The river Dropt winds through the valley with a slow flow on it.
The Dordogne river at Sainte Foy has a faster pace but has plenty of canoe hire opportunities and literally just go with the flow and be picked up further down stream. Of course the easiest way is a boat trip and let some one else do the work.

Canoe Kayak hire:
Allemans-du-Dropt 13km: Dropt river, information
Sainte-Foy-la-Grande 38km: On the Dordogne river, information

Boat trips

Dordogne river boat trips on the are available in Bergerac, 34km.

Golf

There are many pay and play golf courses within the area, the best being the beautiful Chateau Des Vigiers Golf and Country Club 28km. The chateau dates back to 1597 and is set in 450 acres of stunning countryside. Facilities also include a fine restaurant and relaxing beauty spa.

Zoo

Zoo de Bordeaux Pessac is 125km.

Great relaxing holiday with stunning views
★ ★ ★ ★ 
Exactly as it was written and could not fault the property or the location. The pool was cleaned everyday and was great for the kids. The house was well maintained and had everything we were looking for, would go again in a heartbeat.

Alan M. July 2017

Gorgeous and peaceful
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful house in a fantastic setting, it couldn’t of been any more relaxing. The grounds, pool and house suited all 4 of our children at different ages. I would definitely recommend and return for another stay.

Emma D. August 2016

Peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings
★ ★ ★ ★
We had a week with three generations sharing this lovely, spacious house and gardens. There was a good-sized pool, table tennis and terrace for eating out. The rooms were all generous and comfortable. The only criticism was that the bedrooms on the first floor became very hot and it was difficult to cool them down, which meant that the babies had trouble sleeping. However, that said, I would happily come back again for a longer stay.

Naomi B, July 2016

Beautiful house and garden in rural setting
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
House was beautiful, well-equipped and ticked all our boxes. Garden was lovely, full of breeding birds and Bill & Elaine v attentive at keeping pool spotless. Excellent walks and cycles from the house. Very much the sort of place we like.

Interesting local towns with bastides, castles etc. Several good markets in nearby towns, well stocked Intermarche only few miles away.

We would certainly stay at Le Verger again and would recommend to others.

David H, June 2016

We’ve had a wonderful holiday in this lovely house and peaceful garden, enhanced by the interesting birds and wildlife and the sight of Bill keeping the pool in pristine condition every morning! The house itself has been special, clean, comfortable, so well equipped and we felt instantly at home. There are lots of lovely walks form the door – one favourite being a leisurely stroll through the butterfly filled woods into Lauzun for a coffee and back a different route. There are tennis courts at Lauzun, lovely cycles around Miramont and Eymet and markets a plenty. The weather was not always warm and sunny but the pool area was still much used. Huge thanks to Bill & Elaine who were always there, smiling, with help and advice – merci beaucoup! We fully intend to return if you will have us!

The Hoods and Templeton's - lucky enough to be here for the month of June (2016)!

A lovely quiet place to stay
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Very nice quiet, gite and well maintained and equipped, especially as the weather was indifferent. We went on the Bergerac wine tasting tour which was excellent and one evening had the service of After Eight to cook us supper, both good value for money and thoroughly enjoyable.

Rosalind J. September 2015

Fantastic Property
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The house has been beautifully maintained and is well equipped with all essential amenities. The property is very clean. Bill and Elaine were superb, they went above and beyond to ensure we were well looked after. Bill arrived every morning to change the pool filter and the pool was kept immaculately cleaned every day for our use. I would highly recommend La Verger to anyone.

Hilary R. August 2015

Beautiful French villa with amazing garden space
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We loved the villa and would definitely consider going back there. The grounds are fantastic and our boys and the men were able to play football, cricket and lots of other activities. It was great having table tennis too and the pool all really nicely placed. The village nearby had a great festival one evening and the people who look after the villa live few hundred yards away and were happy to help us with any thing we needed.

Caron S, UK. July 2015

A lovely quiet place to stay
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Very nice quiet, gite and well maintained and equipped, especially as the weather was indifferent. We went on the Bergerac wine tasting tour which was excellent and one evening had the service of After Eight to cook us supper, both good value for money and thoroughly enjoyable.

Rosalind J, UK. September 2015

We spend a wonderful 2 weeks at Le Verger with guests from 3 to 87 years old. The house was beautifully decorated and stocked with equipment for our stay by owners who clearly take pride in their property. The housekeeper was very accommodating and responded to any request very swiftly – as well as being a font of knowledge on the area. This is definitely the type of holiday home you would want to visit again – or own yourself!

The Aouane's. August 2014
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