Restored barn for rental in the Perigord - AD004022

Journiac (9km from Le Bugue), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD004022 Advertiser since: 23 February 2015
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La Zenière Self Catering Saturday 2 5 2 Baby cot and childs bed available.

About this property

Beautifully Restored Barn and Pool for Rent.. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Beautifully restored barn of a Perigordian style house, situated in the rolling countryside of the Perigord, where you can take a well-deserved break and live in the heart of the Dordogne.
The house is accessed privately and can accommodate 2 to 6 people in a spacious living and dining area, with a well equipped kitchen and toilet on the ground floor. On the first floor are two large bedrooms, both en suite with shower, sink and toilet. There is also a covertible sofa/bed on the ground floor
There is a large terrace with gas bbq, a heated swimming pool,10 x 5, with an alarm plus a nice garden and private parking.
Journiac is a nice little village in the heart of the Dordogne, the land of 1001 castles. The nearest town, Le Bugue, is about 7 km away and here you will find shops for food and other supplies or to wine and dine, plus a doctors, vets and pharmacists.
It is a good starting point to discover the Perigord and its rich cultural heritage and breath-taking landscapes.



Kitchen and dining

Well equipped kitchen with gas cooker, refrigirator, dishwasher, washing machine, all cook and kitchen tools plus supplies like towels, table cloths etc.

Living rooms

Large dining area and spacious living room offers Satellite tv, dvd, radio, cd, books and information about the area.
There is also a convertible sofa/bed in this living room.


Two large bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, 1 has a king size bed and the other offers 2 or 3 single beds. Fresh linen and towels are in the rooms, changed and refreshed every week. A baby cot or child's bed is available. Also a sofa/bed on the ground floor.


Each en suite bathroom has a shower, sink and a toilet with carpet on the floor.


The house is fully centrally heated.


Swimming, badminton set and table tennis.

Garden and outside

The property is fenced, set in 1 hectare with a nice garden around the house. It is a rural location with a 5 hectare park beside it.

Parking and garages

Private parking for 3 cars.

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for wheelchairs


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: All over the neighbourhood during summer
Distance: 10 km



Name and address of nearest golf course: Mortemart
Distance: 7 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: horseback riding: De Belle Oreille, Saint-Avit-de-Vialard
Distance: 5 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: near the house


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Julien de Savignac, Le Bugue
Distance: 7 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Lut Van Beeumen

Why this location? Because you like nature and tranquillity and to settle down.
Unique benefits of property Situated at the end of a charming "cul-de-sac" . No other customers. No neighbours, no cars passing...

The Owner Recommends


Take your time to visit Bergerac, well-known for Cyrano and some of the finest wines in the Bordeaux region.

Les Eyzies

Les Eyzies, world's prehistoric capital is a World Heritage site. Lascaux is well known for his 17.300 years old paintings and caves, also Unesco World Heritage.

Local markets

But by all means, don't miss the local markets, night and truffle market in St Alvère, the many beautiful designed gardens, châteaux, churches, museums, prehistoric caves, fortified villages and...the many vineards in the area.


The prefecture of the department where you will find an amphitheatre an a luxurious Roman villa.


One of the most preserved 14th century towns where you must taste the delicious foie gras and truffels.

3 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.7
  • Condition: 9.7
  • Facilities: 9.7
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.3
10 / 10 Ruthie 17 June, 2019

La Zeniere is a beautiful gite set in lovely garden. The owner, Lut is a kind and charming host, providing wine and home made jam on arrival, fresh fruit from her garden during the week and assistance with things we needed to borrow etc, but never invading our privacy. Her house adjoins the gite but is accessed from and faces, the opposite direction, so you don't feel overlooked.

The photos don't really do the gite and the pool justice - its more attractive. The location amid meadows and woodland is perfect. We were constantly surrounded by birdsong, watched red kites and buzzards from the pool and saw deer in the surrounding fields. The gite is down a lane of about 500m off a tiny local road so your rarely hear any traffic.

The gite is well equiped, and the bed the most comfortable we've had in 30 years of gite holidays (there are some shockers out there!). The pool is heated and comes with loungers with cushions and tables and umbrellas- just add sunshine!

The local small town about 6 km away is really good- restaurants (including a great creperie) bars, wide range of shops and supermarkets etc and then you're only 30-40 minutes to Perigord, Sarlat, Bergerac and all the caves, castles and chateaux of the Dordogne.

We'd be more than happy to return.

10 / 10 PJ 20 June, 2018

We wondered where we were going driving up the winding narrow lanes, using the excellent directions, until we arrived at the most perfect gite and setting. We received a friendly welcome from Lut who showed us all around the house. The only noises came from birds and wildlife, a perfect place for us and our 2 dogs with the garden all fenced in. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed to self cater in style, colourful table covers and seat cushions for the outdoor tables too. Plenty of seating space for 4 people both round the dining table and the comfy sofas. The large king sized bed was comfy and the shower room was clean and had plenty of towels. There were pool towels provided and pads for the loungers too. The pool was in a lovely setting and was always warmed to around 25 degrees. The closest town was Le Bugue, around 10 min drive, which had everything you needed, supermarket, weekly market, bars, restaurants and bakery. I would recommend the gite to anyone wanting a get away from it all holiday and I’m sure we will return.

9.2 / 10 ROSBIFBONZO 15 September, 2016

Very rural, but we were happy with that. The owner lives on site and was very pleasant and helpful.
We would certainly be happy to use it again. It was a little expensive but if you want a heated swimming pool that's fair enough.

Owner response

Thank you for your comment.
It was a pleasure to meet you. Next time, I will order more sun...