Village house with pool to let near Bergerac - AD002206

Saussignac (19km from Bergerac), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD002206 Advertiser since: 22 July 2005
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Village House and Private Pool nr Bergerac Self Catering Saturday 4 8 3 Annexe if booked Sleeps 2, One Bedroom

About this property

House and Private Pool, Saussignac. This cottage/gite 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. 
House can be let with or without annexe. House alone (for 6 people) £495.00 - £975.00 (2019), £515.00-£1015.00 (2020).
Hall, wc, lounge with satellite tv, telephone/telesejour and dvd player. Fully equipped kitchen/open plan diner, highchair, garage/laundry room, washing machine and tumble dryer.
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 sun terrace 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.
May/June 2018
A very pretty location. Saturday market at St Foy is what I really call a market. Lac de Gurson a really safe place for little ones to paddle in and build sand castles.
June/July 2018
Another year in Saussignac, our 10th. Lovely and relaxing as usual. All in all an excellent holiday.
September 2018
Our second holiday here and hopefully it won't be our last. Felt like coming home. We just don't tire of this beautiful area, so many places to visit.
July 2017
Our 9th visit to Saussignac for 4 weeks for the first time. Hope to make 10 next year.
July 2017
We have enjoyed a wonderful 2 week stay and the house has been perfect for us. Completely fallen in love with the area and the house is wonderful.
August 2017
The house has been a comfortable well stocked base for our holiday. Nice to have two good restaurants within walking distance.
September 2017
We have had a wonderful few days in the very comfortable house. The sunset was terrific from the terrace.
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 2015
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.
Changeover Saturday in high season but can be midweek at other times, please ask.



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.


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.


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

Annexe: One shower room.


Main House: Oil fired central heating.

Annexe: Electric radiators.


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.


  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool



Fishing nearby

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


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



Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR6


Wine tasting

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

About the Owner/Advertiser, 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.
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


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 riverside walk created. The Cite du Vin wine museum costing £63 million opened last year with interactive and digital features. A new bridge over the river Garonne opens in 2018.

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.


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.


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


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.

8 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.5
  • Comfort: 9.4
  • Condition: 9.4
  • Facilities: 9.6
  • Local Amenities: 8.3
  • Setting: 9.1
  • Value for Money: 9.8
10 / 10 Johnston Family 6 September, 2017

My Family of 3 (Two Adults and our 14 year old Daughter) stayed for two weeks at this beautiful house in Saussignac in France in August 2017.

Let me start by saying that while sitting on the pool steps on the last day of our stay, I called the owner and requested a booking of another two weeks in 2018, we have indeed come to an agreement and we're already far too excited for next year's visit!!!

Considering the house itself would sleep 6 and that's without the annex, to say we lived in two weeks of idyllic French comfort and luxury would be an understatement.

The house itself is stunning, we thought that the pictures looked lovely on the website however they do not do it justice in any way compared to how it looks in reality. The master bedroom is huge, with a fantastic big bed and enormous En-Suite, next door there is a sizable double room followed by an equally delightful twin room which would be perfect for youngsters. The rest of the house was extremely clean and very well maintained with every possible requirement catered for.

The pool in the back Garden is something else, we had endless hours of fun and relaxation. We tended to venture out for lunchtime then return home mid to late afternoon to enjoy the pool before retiring into the house to enjoy some homely french cooking and wine on the balcony.

I couldn't recommend this place higher if you are looking for a relaxing and peaceful holiday.

The owners could not have been more helpful. Thanks!

Owner response

We are delighted. Thank you so much.

8.7 / 10 Berryman 17 August, 2017

Lovely village , house has a lot to offer ,pool was very good and well used by all.

Enjoyed doing BBQ in the evening , kitchen well stocked.

Local area beautiful enjoyed visiting vineyards.

Would of liked some fans in the house as nights were hot.

Owner response

Some seven or eight years ago we left a couple of fans available for client's use. However both were taken by one of our clients. We have not replaced these as in spite of occasional very high temperatures no subsequent clients until now have raised the issue. To avoid this problem from our experience we recommend that provided the bedroom shutters and windows, "east facing" are closed from mid morning to late afternoon when temperatures are at their highest there should rarely be a problem.
Kind regards,
David Worthy Redworth Properties Limited

9.8 / 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

9.3 / 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!