Gite to let with pool & fishing lake Dordogne - AD003943

Saint-Remy (5km from Montpon-Menesterol), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD003943 Advertiser since: 15 January 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Bidonne Gite Self Catering Saturday 2 3 1

About this property

Luxury Self-Contained Gite In Rural Tranquil Setting. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

A beautiful self-contained gite with stunning views set in 14 acres with exclusive use of the swimming pool and private fishing lake. The tranquil setting at the end of a small lane makes it an ideal getaway for couples or a safe secure environment for families with children.

The well-appointed gite is attached to the end of a restored 200 year old farmhouse, making it private and fully self-contained with full oil fired central heating if required.
St. Remy is situated between the market towns of St. Foy La Grande and Montpon.  We are surrounded by forests providing excellent walking, horse riding and cycling.
The Dordogne is famous for its wine, climate and history and La Bidonne Gite is ideally situated to sample them all. The towns of Bergerac, Perigueux and the famous vineyards of St. Emilion are all within 30 minutes’ drive. Bordeaux with its beautiful architecture, great shops and restaurants is 50 minutes away.
There are lovely nearby lakes for swimming, beaches for relaxing, take river boat trips and visit chateaux and museums.  Shopping in the local markets is a must and there is one on each day in the different nearby towns.



Kitchen and dining

Fully-fitted dining kitchen with cooker, fridge freezer, microwave, dining table and chairs.

Living rooms

Comfortable lounge with new sofa (which can be made into a 4ft bed) and chairs, coffee-table and UK tv.


Large double bedroom with double bed and a single bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables. Additional optional cot.
Single bedroom with single bed, bedside table and hanging cupboard.
To sleep 4 an additional single bed is necessary in the double bedroom. The single bedroom and bathroom are both directly of the main bedroom.


Luxury bathroom with shower cubical, toilet, bidet and washbasin.


Full oil fired central heating.


UK tv, dvd player (no dvds), books and games.

Garden and outside

Directly outside the gite is a lovely shaded patio with table and chairs, bbq, and sunloungers.

In the expansive and enclosed gardens there is a fully fenced swimming pool (11m x 4m) which is exclusively for our guests. It enjoys full sun and is lit for evening swimming. Sunloungers, parasols and pool towels are provided.

We have created a private well stocked fishing lake of about 1 acre. There you will find a summer house with table and chairs, great for a picnic after woodland walks.

Parking and garages

Parking available adjacent to the gite.

Visitor suitability

The gite is suitable for couples or families but not suitable for disabled persons.

Information about any additional facilities

A free grocery 'welcome pack' is provided.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: St. Foy La Grande
Distance: 10 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp to 25lb
Name of nearest fishing location: On Site

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Perigueux
Distance: 45 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: St. Remy
Distance: 2 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km

The Owner Recommends

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St. Emilion

6 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 9.8
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 9.8
  • Facilities: 9.8
  • Local Amenities: 9.2
  • Setting: 9.8
  • Value for Money: 9.8
10 / 10 Andy, Jo & Dillon 15 September, 2019

Booking anything online can be a lottery, however, with this Gite you are assured of a win. The weather was lovely for us, and we made good use of the wonderful pool. Table tennis, soft archery, and a fishing lake provided further opportunities for fun. We were lucky enough to see a family of wild boar down by the lake (thankfully on the other side of the fence!) how privileged we were! The meadow was filled with butterflies, and the night was hum of chirping insects, and many stars.

The gite was beautiful and clean, and Paul and Dee were nothing but helpful, supplying us with lovely home produce and practical information about the local area, including the local lake beach, where you can hire canoes and paddle boards for free. A truly beautiful part of France, and well worth a visit.

Thank you to Paul & Dee for a most memorable holiday. 😊

10 / 10 Kevwolves 14 August, 2019

Can not recommend this property highly enough. Spotlessly clean in a lovely quiet location with private pool and your own fishing lake! Lots of places to visit just a short drive away. A big mention for the hosts Paul and Dee who were very friendly and helpful throughout our 2 week stay. We would love to go back again.

Owner response

Thankyou, , we would love you to visit again

9.8 / 10 Lel12 15 July, 2019

La Bidonne is in a beautiful region of France and is near a town and large supermarkets so is easy to get everything you might need.The gite is at the end of a country lane where it is extremely peaceful and quiet.

The accommodation is a lovely self contained area, is very clean and well maintained- a lot of thought has gone into providing everything you need for a holiday - even a welcome grocery pack to get us off to a good start. Paul and Dee are lovely hosts and were there to welcome us and for advice on the area - the gite is attached to their home but the swimming pool and lake are exclusive to their guests.

As the weather was lovely we spent most of our time in the outdoor spaces available - outside the gite which has a table and seats and a BBQ but my favourite places were down by the lake where Paul has provided all the equipment you need to fish or just relax under the trees or by the brilliant swimming pool where there are sun loungers and an umbrella.

We enjoyed our week here so much we have already booked for 2 weeks next year.

Owner response

Thankyou for such a lovely review ,

10 / 10 Joe and Angela 27 August, 2018

La Bidonne Gite is a fantastic base to explore the delights of the Dordogne area. Dee and Paul were great and knowledgeable hosts for our two week stay. Of course, the near 100% sunshine helped. We were able to have all our meals outside.

We had some wonderful trips to Bergerac, St Emillion, Lac de Gurson, Chateau Bridoire, Eymet, Issigeac, Duras and Village Bournat. In addition we went for a ride to Oradour-sur-Glane near Limoges to visit the memorial village.

The gite was immaculate with UK TV (if you want it), WiFi and a pool which we made good use of. Down the road is Montpon Menesterol which has all the facilities like supermarkets etc. I hired a bike to explore the endless back lanes, only really getting slightly lost once which added a few enjoyable kilometres to that day's ride.

We would without hesitation highly recommend this gite and holiday.

Many thanks to Dee and Paul for making us so welcome and for the home grown vegetables!

Owner response

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review