Perigord farmhouse for rent in the Dordogne - AD003985

9.6/10
Bayac (7km from Beaumont-du-Perigord), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD003985 Advertiser since: 29 January 2015
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Perigord Farmhouse Self Catering Saturday 5 10 2 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 bunk (kids), 1 family room

About this property

Your Own Beautiful 13th Century Perigord Farmhouse. This villa is in a village setting.

Early bookings deals with big savings for Summer 2020.

Plus extra savings for family parties of five or less. Book now with a small deposit and pay the balance in 2020.

Ideal for multi generational groups.
Located in the traditional old village of Bayac, close to Beaumont du Perigord in the picturesque Couze Valley and within 1 hour's drive of almost all the Dordogne's famous historic sites, our farmhouse is a great base to explore from. Close by are Lalinda, Molieres, Le Buge and Beaumont and historic chateau a stones throw away.

With its beautiful steep sided Perigordian roof this large property has 5 bedrooms, many with original features, including the original 13th century upstairs fireplace. The interior is restored in a classic French style but with many modern extras as we have gas central heating throughout.
 
"Best Pool Ever", is what many of our guests tell us. The private pool and gardens are enclosed with lockable gates to keep youngsters safe. There is an adjoining, shaded play area, with trampoline and swings.There is ample secure parking for up to 4 cars, 3 large south facing patios, a solar shower poolside, large gas barbecue and plenty of shade in the gardens and walnut grove. An 8,000 square metre paddock to the rear gives room for sports.

The pool is private and south facing, warm in summer 30C +. Size, a generous 8M by 5 M with a depth of 1.2M (4ft) to ensure younger children can play safely. Children must be supervised at all times. Large pool patios with sun loungers, tables chair and parasols. The pool is fully automatic and is cleaned daily, free of charge. No need to heat it.

Nearby is the village adventure playground for children, with swings, slides, rope walks etc. Next to it are the Boules courts.

Newly opened Bayac village pizzeria and restaurant. Great food and piazza's from 9 pizzas, ideal for families, kids menu. Just a short walk from the house so adults can have a drink too. Try the amazing three course 14 Euro lunch, but book in advance very popular.

'Pick your own' fruit and vegetables from the well-stocked organic garden. Children DVDs and books for the adults and board games provided.
 
Drive down from the Channel or Normandy in under 7 hours or fly to Bergerac, just 25 minutes drive, with flights from 11 top UK airports. 

Many guests, drive down with the kids and fly gran and granddad to Bergerac Airport. Great way to do that much loved big family get together.

This is a large and spacious farmhouse, with lots of room for everyone. It is not a small gite or chalet property.
 
Take advantage of the new pricing for 2020 and the extra reductions for smaller family groups.

Type

Villa

Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped and Large farmhouse style kitchen which includes a large 5 ring cooker & oven, mini oven, fridge-freezer, double sink, microwave, coffee-maker and highchair.
Lots of crockery, pans, cookware and utensils plus a large 20 place dishwasher. Everything you need for a big family holiday.
Plus large gas BBQ outside for the hot summer nights.

Living rooms

Parts of the house are 800 years old including one original fireplace,.
Free wi-fi across the property, including by the pool!!. Two large salons with original beamed ceilings, wooden staircase and traditional French furniture, which consists of large sofas and a huge feature stone fireplace for that authentic log fire, in use winter only.
Full HD British TV with 100+ UK satellite channels available. In addition, French TV satellite plus HD DVD player, small library and board games.

A large beamed dining room with a massive oak table, seating 10 to 12 persons. The 5 feet thick walls makes the interior cool in summer and warm in winter.

Bedrooms

There are 5 bedrooms in total; 1 large double with a four-poster bed, 1 large twin bedroom with original 13th century fireplace, 1 large double with a sun terrace, 1 bedroom with bunk beds for children plus a full toy box and 1 family bedroom with a king size bed, 1 single and cot.
Bedding and towels available for modest charge.
These are large bedrooms and have plenty of space for all your holiday needs.

Bathrooms

Downstairs is a large wet room, washbasin and towel rails, separate toilet and utility room with washing machine, hanging space and iron and board.
Upstairs there is a bathroom with large cast iron bath, shower, washbasin and toilet.

During the summer only, there is an additional poolside solar shower.

Heating

Central heating throughout the property, though not in summer (you definitely don't need it!). Large log fire in main lounge during winter only, logs provided for a modest fee.

Entertainment

Free wi-fi across the property and login provided prior to arrival. What's App poolside.
We have the latest French Zen box WiFi with super fast broadband, excellent to work from home!.
UK Sat TV with all the regular channels, French sat TV, board games and DVDs for the kids. Small library of books for the adults.
Facing the property is a new large adventure playground for children, provided free by the village.

Garden and outside

Gardens to the side with lockable gates for security and lots of shade. To the rear is a large shaded walnut grove with child swings and trampoline plus a shaded play area to protect the kids. You can watch over them from the poolside patio above.
Large 8,000m paddock plus a large fruit and vegetable garden.

Free - your own fruit and vegetable garden planted by the owner - pick your own organic tomatoes, sweet corn,courgettes and raspberries - great fun for the kids.

Village green opposite the house with basket ball court and two boule courts
There is a brand new adventure play area for kids with slides, swings, rope ladders etc.

Parking and garages

Private parking in farm courtyard with lockable main gates for complete security.

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for wheelchairs.
Ideal for children, older people, pets and families.

Information about any additional facilities

There are 2 very private patios which are not overlooked, lit at night, so you can eat al fresco. A large barbecue, dining table shaded by gazebo, private enclosed south facing pool with solar shower and a 3rd large patios with a 2nd table and chairs, parasol and ample loungers. The pool is lit at night.

Large cot for infants plus a highchair when needed.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Lalinda, Beaumont
Distance: 7 km

Climbing/mountaineering

Distance: 1 km

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Bayac River Couze
Distance: 0.2 km

Fishing on-site

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Beaumont Riding Centre
Distance: 8 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km

Organic produce/dining

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Several including the Pechament, Dordogne and many others. Lots of information from Office de Tourist

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Bayac from centre of village large public map many RD routes locally well signposted great for walkers

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Dozens within in local villages 40+ within 20k radius
Distance: 10 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Philip Walker

We love France and everything about it

Year property purchased 2000
Why this location? It has the best of everything, great food and wine, beautiful countryside, castles, chateaux, historic towns, picturesque villages and above all charming, friendly people.
Unique benefits of property Large bedrooms that allow you space. These are not small cramped gites but this is a larger than average house with lots of space inside and out. It is private, not overlooked and offers you a welcome, restful holiday that 99% of our guest don't want to go home.

The Owner Recommends

Lalinda Wine Festival.

First weekend of August. Just 7K away.
Dozens of local and distance producers selling direct to the public in the town of Lalinda. Free tasting then buy genuine French Champagne for half the regular price, plus Bordeaux, Bergerac and Alsace quality wines.

Marche Gourmand - Beaumont

Every Monday night during July & August Beaumont hosts a night festival. Just 7k away. Local food and wine from nearby producers and restaurants at very good prices. The main square is converted into a giant restaurant with music stage and dance floor. Live music from local performers into the evening. Nights are warm and dry.

Chateau de Lanquais

Less than 10 minutes by car. This wonderful old chateau is beautifully restored complete with dungeons, banquet hall and exquisite bed chambers with original furnishings. A great place to walk around and see a traditional chateau in its original condition. There is a shop and drinks but the great bonus are the man made lake for water activities and the highly recommended village restaurant. The Auberge des Marronniers serves good food at a good price with some English spoken and menus in English. Book as very popular in summer.

Wine Tasting on the Wine Trail

Including the famous Chateau du Jaubertie, Clos de Verdots, Monbazillac and many more. Begin your trail in Bergerac on the main N21 route Eymet. Dozens of famous vineyard less than 20 km radius. Fantastic labels with some outstanding wines and very good lower priced wines all organic. English spoken by the very hospitable hosts a must for wine tasting.

Parc Le Bournat

This is a reconstitution of a rural village at the turn of the last century with its school, chapel, town hall, wash house and wine cellar. In each of the buildings, actors stage the joys and chores of the past: a harvest supper, a wedding celebration, or washerwomen at work. Bakers, smiths and other craftsmen perpetuate the traditional trades. 191 Allée Paul-Jean Souriau, 24260, Le Bugue Great for the kids and adults and lots to do

Local French farmers markets

All our local towns and villages host farmers markets. All food locally produced. Plus night markets July & August. Ask Phil for more details.

3 Reviews
9.6/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.7
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 9.3
  • Facilities: 9.7
  • Local Amenities: 9.7
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.3
10 / 10 Garymid 20 June, 2019

If you want peace but with facilities to keep the kids happy this is the place. My wife and I, 7 year old daughter and 3 year old dog stayed for a week and will go back for definitie Beautiful views, huge forest on your doorstep to walk the dog and wear out the children and keep cool. Wonderful fantastic value restaurant/bar 10 mins walk from the property. Very clean pool which is not too chlorinated. Weather gets very hot in summer so the fact that the house is centuries old with very deep walls means it’s a Wellcome respite from he heat. New gas BBQ was used a lot and seating area is shaded and big enough for a large family The owner Phil was there so any problems sorted immediately and his knowledge of where to visit was very Wellcome. Beautiful medieval villages all around and Bergerac is just 30 mins drive for shopping eating and go karting. Phil provided excellent directions from Calais which I recommend using for cost and speed of journey. Highly recommend for an authentic French experience.

Owner response

Glad you enjoyed the stay. It was a pleasure taking you on the nature trail, great fun for the youngsters.

8.8 / 10 SteppieG 18 September, 2018

Freshly picked fried tomatoes with baguette – my favourite breakfast of this holiday! Freshly picked raspberries on cereal was a close second. This was only made possible with free access provided by the owner to his allotment. We have never spent a holiday in France where we didn't have to buy any vegetables! The property in is in a quiet setting near Bayac. The owner and his friendly dog were only too happy to help our group of nine which were easily accommodated in this large property. The swimming pool associated with the property in my view is exceptional - by far the best we've had access to on holiday in France. There is a really good pizza restaurant within 10 minutes walk of the property and many other excellent restaurants within a 20 minute drive. Intermarche is within 5 km of the property. There is easy access to bike hire and canoeing / kayaking. The area has several excellent vineyards within easy reach by car. During the football season, football fans may be tempted by the cheap access to Ligue 1 Games at Bordeaux FC – approximately two hours drive. I would highly recommend this property.
Top Tip - if travelling from the north of France by car, take the owners advice for your route!

Owner response

thank you

10 / 10 Laura Hill 31 August, 2015

We enjoyed a fabulous fortnight in this beautiful, traditional property. We really enjoyed the pool, and the peaceful and private environment. Phil, the owner, was exceptionally helpful, with clear directions and suggestions for local sightseeing. The area is beautiful and there are lots of lovely places to explore and nice places to eat.