Holiday house on wine route to rent, Dordogne

9.4/10
Saussignac (19km from Bergerac), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD002206 Advertiser since: 22 July 2005
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Village House and Pool nr Bergerac Self Catering Saturday 3 6 2 Annexe if booked Sleeps 2, One Bedroom

About this property

House & Pool, Saussignac. Annexe extra on request.. This villa is in a village setting.

Saussignac is famed for quality wines, surrounded by vineyards and rolling countryside. Tennis court 80 metres distance. Restaurant in village.  Château des Vigiers Golf and Country Club with restaurants 5km. Gardonne 5km, local shops, market, River Dordogne. St Foy-la-Grande 9km, supermarkets, huge Saturday market. Bergerac 14km, airport, all facilities. 
Accommodation.
 
House: (let with or without annexe). Hall, wc, lounge with satellite tv, telephone/telesejour and dvd player. Fully equipped kitchen/open plan diner, highchair, garage/laundry room, washing machine and tumbledryer.
Upstairs: luxury master bedroom with super-king size bed, en suite bathroom, cot, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom. Oil fired central heating for the cooler months is extra. Open sunterrace overlooking garden and vineyards.

Annexe. (Only let with main house). Ground floor disabled access, lounge/diner with kitchen area, twin bedded room, en suite shower room. Electric heaters are extra.
Enclosed 380m² garden with fenced pool (9 x 4.5m) surrounded by shrubs and lawn. Awning, bbq and garden furniture.
 
From our Visitors Book.
July 2016
Yet another fantastic holiday in this beautiful part of France This is our 8th stay in this gite and it is maintained to its usual high standard.
September 2016
Great house, fantastic pool and the house is very well appointed.
June 2105
This is our 7th visit to the lovely gite. It is a lovely way to spend a holiday with many options for the more adventurous. Thankfully little has changed in the sleepy village of Saussignac.
August 2015
We have had a really lovely memorable time in Saussignac..The house is great and well equipped. The pool makes it a really great holiday home. We had many meals up on the balcony watching the beautiful sunsets.
June 2014
The house is well equipped and the village wonderful. Loved it.
July 2014
Wonderful part of the world. Beautiful countryside, breathtaking historical villages and really friendly people- we want to come back very soon and experience the Dordogne magic again.
August 2014
Lovely stay- sad to be leaving.
September 2014
Wonderful week loved Saussignac -peaceful and friendly. Excellent.
June 2013
"We had a very enjoyable week at this well appointed gite situated in such a peaceful village."
July 2013
"We've had a wonderful relaxing holiday in a beautiful gite.  Pool was fantastic and used every day.  Have enjoyed exploring the many villages and small towns with their wonderful buildings and fabulous markets."
July 2013
"We had a great time in your beautiful house."
September 2013
"Wonderful holiday, great time. The house and annex has everything for a group. Seven days was not long enough. The village is gorgeous, the countryside beautiful and the weather was great.

Changeover Saturday in high season preferred but can be midweek at other times, please ask.

Type

Villa

Kitchen and dining

Main House: kitchen/diner, kitchen area fitted and containing fridge-freezer, electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, kettle and toaster. Dining area: table and 6 chairs.

Annexe: kitchen/eating/living room with fitted units, electric cooker, fridge, kettle, toaster, table and 6 chairs.

Living rooms

Main House: Two sofas, easy chair, foot stool and coffee-table.

Annexe: Two easy chairs, sofa and coffee-table. Cupboard/wardrobe.

Bedrooms

Main House: One with king size double bed, cot, wardrobe, 2 occasional tables, 2 chairs, trouser press, en suite bathroom. One with double bed, 2 bedside tables and wardrobe. One with 2 single beds, 2 bedside tables, chair and wardrobe.

Annexe: One bedroom with 2 single beds, 2 bedside tables and chair with en suite to bathroom.

Bathrooms

Main House: One family bathroom, one en suite bathroom to main bedroom. Showers over baths. Downstairs wc.

Annexe: One shower room.

Heating

Main House: Oil fired central heating.

Annexe: Electric radiators.

Entertainment

Satellite tv with British stations and dvd player. Swimming pool and terrace area fenced in line with French regulations and with pool loungers, parasols and lifebelt.

Garden and outside

Terrace and sun awning with garden furniture suitable for outdoor eating and relaxing. Garden has lawn and flowering shrubs. First floor sunterrace overlooks vineyards, has small table and 6 chairs plus 2 sunloungers.

Parking and garages

Garage with utility area: Sink, washing machine and tumbledryer.

On street parking.

Visitor suitability

The annexe is ground floor with separate entrance to street but accessible to garden. It would be suitable for those with less mobility.

Renting the house and annexe might suit a family with 3 generations or teenagers.

Although this is a village house in a terrace it is very quiet and secluded from neighbours.

Information about any additional facilities

The house can be rented with or without annexe. Advertised price is for the house, annexe will be extra at the following prices:-
19 March - 27 May 2016 £150.00
28 May - 16 July 2016 £200.00
17 July - 19 August 2016 £240.00
2o August - 23 Sept. 2016 £200.00
24 Sept - 4 Nov.2016 £150.00

Facilities

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Perch, carp, trout, salmon
Name of nearest fishing location: Dordogne River
Distance: 5 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Chateau des Vigiers 24240 Monestier
Distance: 5 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: 118 rte Ste Alvre 24100 Creysse
Distance: 26 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Route des vins de Bergerac

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR6

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Chateua Haut Garrigue 24240 Saussignac
Distance: 1 km

About the Owner, Mr David Worthy

As a lover of France and a French speaker, in 1995 I purchased the company’s first property in France ‘La Ruche’ which was formerly a wine ‘chai’ in the Charente Maritime near the coast in western France to offer for holiday letting. This was subsequently extended. In 2005 I bought the second property situated in the village of Saussignac near Bergerac in south west Dordogne installing a swimming pool and landscaping the garden.

Year property purchased 2005
Why this location? Situated in a hill side location in a quiet village surrounded by vineyards not far from the town of Bergerac. The airports of Bergerac and Bordeaux are easily accessible.
Unique benefits of property The property is in the centre of the village with a restaurant within a short walking distance. While built in the 19c it has been fully modernised and has a self contained garden with swimming pool. In addition the ground floor annexe offers more space perhaps for grandparents or teenage children. From Saussignac you can easily visit the Dordogne valley with its chateaux and picturesque countryside. There is a train service to Bordeaux if you do not want to drive there and the well known town of St Emilion is not far away.<br/>Many of the bastide towns have markets in particular Sainte-Foy-La Grande which has the largest market in the region on a Saturday morning.

The Owner Recommends

Aerial photos of Dordogne river and area

Web site www.photo-aerienne-en-paramoteur.fr/dordogne-

Bergerac

River Dordogne excursions in the 'gabarre' flat-bottomed boats.

Bordeaux World Heritage Site

Visit Bordeaux by train, or car to the new park and ride facilities connecting to the new ultra-modern tramway system. The city has been renovated and a new riverside walk created.

Chateau de Milandes

Former home of Josephine Baker particularly valuable for those interested in the history of music hall and the Folies Bergeres. Gardens, views of Dordogne river, excellent brasserie for eating, falconry displays.

Château de Montbazillac

Fantastic views over the surrounding countryside. Sample the famous sweet wines and visit the castle. 12km away.

Golf/Country Club

Château les Vigiers is among the top 50 golf courses in the world and only 5km away from the house. There is also a top class restaurant and a brasserie with reasonable prices.

House-Hunting

If you are thinking of moving to France this house is ideal for out of season house-hunting as it has central heating and is close to Bergerac for Estate Agents. Saturday flight from Gatwick to Bergerac now available.

Lion d'Or

Restaurant in village 2 minutes walk away.

Location and Activities

Saussignac is situated on a hill overlooking vineyards in the Bergerac wine-growing region. The Dordogne River is accessible nearby from Gardonne or Ste-Foye-la-Grande (riverside walks, fishing and canoeing). The quiet countryside roads are ideal for cyclists. Chateau des Vigiers golf and country club 5km away and open to non-members.

Marqueyssac Gardens

Hilltop topiary garden 130m over the Dordogne valley with chateau and woodlands.

Nearest Restaurant

Le Lion d'Or in Saussignac.

River Dordogne

An hour's drive along the river will take you to the abbey at Cadouin, the medieval castle at Beynac, or the caves and panoramic views of Domme.

St Emilion

For a great day out visit St Emilion renowned World Heritage site 40km away, famous for wine and the underground monolithic church.

St Foy Market

Regional market on Saturday mornings occupies the centre of the old town. Full of life and colour with cafés and restaurants to match.

Sunsets

Enjoy glorious sunsets with views over the hills and vineyards from the first floor sunterrace.

Wine-Tasting

Saussignac is on the Route du Vin with many different châteaux vineyards where you can taste the famous Bergerac wines. Chateau de Haute Garrigue in Saussignac has wine tasting, tours and seminars in English.

6 Reviews
9.4/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.5
  • Comfort: 9.5
  • Condition: 9.3
  • Facilities: 9.7
  • Local Amenities: 8.5
  • Setting: 9.2
  • Value for Money: 9.8
9.6 / 10 Allan Hassall 21 September, 2016

This is a fantastic house, very large and ideal for families with young or older children. It is very well equipped and the pool is just what you need for the hot climate of the Dordogne,we wouldn't go to France without one. The House was very clean with plenty of linen provided and it was a real bonus having an en-suite in the main bedroom with five of us in the house.
You do need a car for shopping and visiting the area because apart from a Restaurant, Bar and a small shop for ordering a few things there is nothing in the village except lovely peace and quite. Having said about the car most people travelling to this area of France would either go on the ferry as we did. or fly to Bergerac and hire one.
Mr and Mrs Worthy were very Professional and even rang us to see if everything was alright and provided excellent information. We would love to go again and would definitely recommend it to friends and family

9 / 10 Deryn 13 January, 2016

We had a wonderful two weeks in this house. We were met by the local housekeeper, who was extremely helpful throughout was spacious and extremely well equipped with everything from pots and pans, washing machine, tumble drier to dvd's and books and board games!
We cooked most evenings, eating on the upstairs terrace, watching the sunset across the vineyards, and enjoyed our lunches out on the patio in the garden near the fabulous pool.
The bedrooms and bathrooms were well appointed - the master bedroom and bathroom being particularly spacious and airy.
The only complaint would be that as all the bedrooms are on the front of the house, they are directly overlooking the road which, with windows open through the night, one is very aware of the (very early) local traffic every morning. Particularly lots of tractors and farming vehicles-incredibly noisy!
That said, it is a fabulous family house and the adjoining self-contained annexe provides a great place for friends to come and stay.
There is one local restaurant (which we didn't actually try as it was full of Brits!), but they do a lunchtime menu and it did look very pretty. There is also a local lady who takes orders for the next day's bakery needs - beautiful croissants, pains au chocolats and local breads! Also we got to know one of the local vintners - Monsieur Mornac - the former mayor, whose wines were lovely. I highly recommend a "degustation" there!
A lovely village and a lovely house with a fabulous pool!

9.6 / 10 trumbled 10 September, 2015

We decided on a last minute holiday, we booked it on the Monday to arrive Tuesday... David was very helpful and was able to sort out everything at such short notice. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and what a lovely place, the pool was magnificent and the house was comfortable and very welcoming. I normally struggle to sleep in a strange bed for the first few nights, but it was not the case here, really comfortable and nice cotton sheets. I would not hesitate in recommending this jewel of a place... enjoy

10 / 10 John & Angie Gresswell 28 August, 2015

The description given of the property was accurate, property was very clean, the service provided by the owner was excellent. I have no hesitation in recommending the property to family and friends. We intend to book the property next year. We thank the owners for a wonderful holiday. The swimming pool was heavenly.