Luxury villa to let in rural Dordogne - AD004507

9.8/10
Thenac (22km from Bergerac), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD004507 Advertiser since: 13 January 2016
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La Grange Sud Self Catering Saturday 4 10 4 Single beds x2

About this property

Luxury Villa With Heated Pool next to Vigiers Golf. This villa is in a rural setting.

La Grange is a fantastic family friendly holiday farmhouse, that caters for all sizes of groups from a couple on a romantic break to 8 adults and 2 children, with room also for 2 cots.

Whatever type of holiday you are looking for, this very well equipped villa has something for all ages and interests with extensive golf equipment, infant facilities and a range of bikes for all ages.

We have a long history of helping our guests arrange holidays for special occasions.

Location
The farmhouse is located at the end of a 200 metre lane which means it is very peaceful and safe for children. It is situated in a beautiful, part of the Dordogne, close to Bergerac and surrounded by vineyards, plum orchards and woodlands, perfect for a relaxing holiday. La Grange overlooks Chateau Vigiers Golf course with a Michelin star restaurant and spa. Our guests receive a generous reduction on golf rounds and beauty treatments.

The villa is easy to reach either driving or flying. It is under a 6 hour drive from St Malo or Caen and only 20 minutes from Bergerac airport or 90 minutes from Bordeaux airport.

Pool
La Grange has a stunning heated pool from which there are super views. The pool has the sun all day and is also a wonderful place to enjoy the sun sets. There are lots of sun loungers with large sun shades with a huge Kettler dining table and chairs to accommodate the larger groups. The pool also benefits from a retractable cover that is very easy to use and has the benefit of keeping the water as warm as possible as well meaning guests can swim in any weather conditions and at night. Visiting families with younger children will enjoy the Wendy House, sand pit and Little Tikes play area. There are lovely views from the pool terrace over the Lower Garden and also across woodlands and the golf course. The pool is open and warm from Easter until mid November and the heating is always set at 28 degrees C.

Bedrooms
All four bedrooms have air conditioning which is essential for a good nights sleep in the Dordogne in the hotter months.

All bedrooms are en suite with hairdryers, tea and coffee facilities, flat screen TVs, luxury Bedeck bedding and towels including pool towels are provided free of charge.

There are two ground floor bedrooms;
The Lavender Suite - with beautiful views and direct access to the large balcony that has a glass balustrade not to interrupt the views, an en-suite shower room, a super king bed with memory foam mattress and a relaxing sofa which can convert to a single bed
The Yellow Suite - with a large en-suite bathroom and a super king bed which can convert to twin beds if preferred.

There are two first floor bedrooms, both with views over the countryside
The Rose Suite - with an en-suite shower room, a super king bed and a relaxing sofa which can convert to a single bed
The Green Suite - with an en-suite shower room, and a choice of a super king bed or twin beds. 

En Suite Showers and Bathrooms
The four en suites have oak fittings, large walk in showers, Grohe appliances, shaver mirrors and sockets, heated towel radiators with two bath towels per guest plus a pool towel provided free of charge.
 
Gardens
La Grange has extensive grounds to enjoy with lots of space for everyone. Much thought has gone into providing several areas for guests to sit and relax.
The Upper Garden is a one acre lovely space with the pool area, the circular driveway and a huge garden with a super size trampoline. There is a seating area at the far end of the garden with lovely views over the golf course.
There are steps to the large Lower Garden with stunning views along the valley and the golf course. This is a very beautiful area with a seating area around a covered well as well as swinging hammocks. Enjoy a game of table tennis here too!
You can also reach the Lower Garden with a stroll down the little lane and then following a grassy path from here.

Facilities
Heated pool, super size trampoline, table tennis, air-conditioning in every bedroom, hundreds of DVDs for all genres, flat screen TVs in bedrooms, extensive infant equipment and golf equipment, bikes and helmets for all ages, Hamleys Board games, book library, Wendy House, sand pit, Weber gas and charcoal BBQ, WIFI, luxury Bedeck bedding, choice of pillow types, tea & coffee in bedrooms, memory foam mattresses.

Golf
La Grange is perfect for both golfers and non golfers. It is also perfect for a family holiday combined with golf. The choice is yours! Our guests receive a 30% discount at Chateau Vigiers which is a friendly course and warmly welcomes our guests. No handicap certificate is required. All the golf equipment you may need is provided at the villa, including gloves, balls, tees. As well as the main course there is a par 3 course.

Chef and In House Dining
The area has a wide choice of restaurants for all tastes and budgets however our guests also have the option of dining at La Grange with a range of dining to choose from including; canapes, meals for your arrival, BBQ boxes delivered for you to do the cooking or the chef stays and cooks for you, a choice of set menus delivered or a choice of set menus cooked by the chef at the villa. Bespoke menus can also be arranged. We are able to cater for all special occasions and to make all the necessary arrangements.

Family Friendly
We have been welcoming much loved family pets for the last 10 years, with many becoming regulars and returning each year. The majority of local restaurants and vineyards welcome dogs too. There are lovely walks directly from La Grange through the vineyards and along the single-track lanes. It is very easy to bring them on the ferry in the dog friendly cabins and the journey to the villa is straightforward. Tracey the owner can provide all the details.

Beauty Treatment/Yoga/Massage/Spa
We offer a complimentary concierge service to ensure you have a stress free holiday from the time of your first enquiry and can beauty and massage treatments at the villa. There is a luxury spa at Chateau Vigiers where our guests receive a generous discount. Yoga can also be arranged at La Grange for both novices and experienced yogis.

Cycling and Walking
The villa is surrounded by a network of single-track lanes without hedges which are perfect for cycling and walking. One of the great joys in rural France is to enjoy a walk or cycle to a local restaurant. The villa has an extensive selection of bikes and helmets for all ages as well as a toddler pull along carriage and infant seats.

Wine Tasting
We have strong links with a range of local family and dog friendly vineyards for our guests to enjoy.
We also have links further afield in St Emilion.
Extensive information can be provided for wine tasting adventures and transport can be arranged.

Type

Villa

Kitchen and dining

The large kitchen has lots of character with the original ancient bread oven and oak Welsh dresser. There are oak kitchen units, a cream dual fuel Range Master stove, Bosch fridge freezer, integrated washing machine & dishwasher.
An Italian glass table and 4 chairs are located here for informal meals.
Extensive equipment is provided including 3 types of wine glasses, champagne glasses, cafetieres, sharp knives, lots of cutlery and crockery, coffee machine, plastic crockery and glasses for the pool area, tupperware, table mats, large casserole dishes, microwave.
The kitchen window overlooks the pool area.
The kitchen doors lead to the enclosed drive area.

Living rooms

The sitting room has a fantastic character cherry ceiling and ancient oak beams and is open plan with the dining area.
The sitting room has wonderful views through the French doors onto a large balcony with glass balastrade to make the most of uninterrupted lovely views over the plum orchards and golf course.
There is a very comfortable large sofa which seats six with two of the sofa seats being reclining chairs. There are also 2 leather chairs and a large oak and glass central table, side lights and more side tables.
Guests can enjoy a 42in plasma, hundreds of dvds, Hamleys boards games.
An oak staircase leads from this room to the first floor.
A real fire adds even more character, with the benefit of a glass front for added safety.

Bedrooms


All four bedrooms have air conditioning which is essential for a good nights sleep in the Dordogne in the hotter months.

All bedrooms are en suite with hairdryers, tea and coffee facilities, flat screen TVs, luxury Bedeck bedding and towels including pool towels are provided free of charge.

There are two ground floor bedrooms;
The Lavender Suite - with beautiful views and direct access to the large balcony that has a glass balustrade not to interrupt the views, an en-suite shower room, a super king bed with memory foam mattress and a relaxing sofa which can convert to a single bed
The Yellow Suite - with a large en-suite bathroom and a super king bed which can convert to twin beds if preferred.

There are two first floor bedrooms, both with views over the countryside
The Rose Suite - with an en-suite shower

Bathrooms

En Suite Showers and Bathrooms
The four en-suites have oak fittings, large walk in showers, Grohe appliances, shaver mirrors and sockets, heated towel radiators with two bath towels per guest plus a pool towel provided free of charge.

Heating

Very effective heating throughout ensures that if visiting in the cool months your visit is still very cosy.
There is a real fire in sitting room with logs, firelighters and matches provided.

Entertainment


Entertainment at the Villa

Heated pool, super size trampoline, table tennis, air-conditioning in every bedroom, hundreds of DVDs for all genres, flat screen TVs in bedrooms, extensive infant equipment and golf equipment, bikes and helmets for all ages, Hamleys Board games, book library, Wendy House, sand pit, Weber gas and charcoal BBQ, WIFI, luxury Bedeck bedding, choice of pillow types, tea & coffee in bedrooms, memory foam mattresses.

Entertainment in the Area
There is a huge amount to enjoy in the area and Tracey the owner has an extensive Guest Area on the website with detailed information on all activities.

Garden and outside


La Grange has extensive grounds to enjoy with lots of space for everyone. Much thought has gone into providing a choice of areas for guests to sit in and relax.

The Upper Garden is a one acre lovely space with the pool area, the circular driveway and a huge garden with a super size trampoline. There is a seating area at the far end of the garden with lovely views over the golf course.

There are steps to the large Lower Garden with stunning views along the valley and the golf course. This is a very beautiful area with a seating area around a covered well as well as swinging hammocks. Enjoy a game of table tennis here too!
You can also reach the Lower Garden with a stroll down the little lane and then following a grassy path from here.

Parking and garages

Off road, large circular driveway with parking for 6 cars

Visitor suitability

La Grange welcomes everyone and extensive facilities are provided for all ages and interests.
Guests with limited mobility may wish to call me to discuss suitability due to the various steps in the house and on the terraces.

Information about any additional facilities

Extensive golf equipment provided for a small charge of £10 per set which includes golf clubs, trolleys, bags.
Tees, gloves and balls can be purchased for a very small charge.

Complimentary bikes and helmets for all ages.

There are no hidden charges at all.

Tracey the owner offers all guests a complimentary holiday concierge service to ensure their holiday is stress free from the time of enquiring. Tracey can help with all aspects of planning a holiday and also book on behalf of guests.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Clinique vétérinaire de Duras 1 Rue Jean Odieux, Route de Sainte-Foy la Grande, 47120 Duras 0033 (0)5 53 83 71 18

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Ste Foy la Grande
Distance: 8 km

Beauty treatments

Cycling

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Les Eaux de Queyssac
Distance: 20 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Vigiers.com
Distance: 7 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: La Jumenterie, 24240 Rouffignac de Sigoules
Distance: 20 km

Organic produce/dining

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Duras

Sports

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Razac-de-Saussignac

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Chateau Feely, Saussignac
Distance: 4 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Tracey Jones

Hello, my name is Tracey Jones and I live in Salisbury, Wiltshire, in England. I live with my husband Adi and elderly Golden Retriever Holly. We have a daughter who is married and lives in Cape Town and a son who lives in the Dordogne. After many enjoyable family holidays in the Dordogne, we decided to buy two holiday cottages, 10 minutes apart, and offer our guests a stress free, enjoyable experience. Holidays are really important and I do everything I can to ensure our guests are happy.

Year property purchased 2008
Why this location? This area of the Western Dordogne is very special as it really does have something for everyone. Both villas are surrounded by vineyards, sunflowers, woodlands and single track lanes which are perfect for cycling and walking. Family pets are very much welcomed and also really enjoy their holidays at Acabanes and La Grange.
It is a truly beautiful, relaxing part of the world where traffic jams and noise can be left behind.
Activities to enjoy locally - wine tasting, walking, cycling, go karting, canoeing, colourful markets daily, chateaux
A little further - Bordeaux, St Emilion, Bergerac
The wildlife is plentiful with owls, bats, deer, wild boar, birds of prey and many species of birds.
Although it is rural and peaceful it is not remote with many restaurants locally.
The location is easily accessible as Bergerac airport is only a 20 minute drive. Bordeaux is 90 mins and the ferry ports of Caen and St Malo 6 hours.
Unique benefits of property I offer a complimentary, holiday booking concierge service to ensure you holiday is stress free.
Matthew, our young talented optional in house chef - taster menus, bb's, canapes, picnics, wine tasting. This means you can dine very well at the house and not worry about babysitters or taxis.
Both villas have heated pools with retractable covers, trampolines, wi-fi, table tennis, air con in bedrooms, luxury bedeck bedding and towels, memory foam mattresses, tea/coffee facilties in bedrooms, flat screen tvs in bedrooms, hundreds of dvds, plasma tvs, full satellite packages, new bikes and new helmets.

The Owner Recommends

Canoeing on the river Dordogne

Great fun for all ages and abilities

Ecological farm - Le Chaudron Magique

Feed the animals, make bread and cheese

Explore Bordeaux

Great city, traffic free with state of the art trams, super restaurants and shops, artisan markets

Go karting in Bergerac

Fun activity for all the family. Next to a large supermarket so perfect for those who wish to avoid the shopping!

Organic wine tasting locally

Feely Wines in Saussignac offer a range of wine experiences on this family run farm www.feelywines.com

St Emillion UNESCO world heritage site

A wonderful day out, only 35 minute drive! Historic village with artisan shops and good restaurants.

Walabi Aquitaine

Great water park for all ages

Wine tasting at Chateau Thenac

Local chateau, Caroline will give you a private tour and children are very welcome too with toys available. www.chateau-thenac.com

Wine tasting Tour

Tracey, the owner can arrange wine tasting in St Emilion or Bordeaux

9 Reviews
9.8/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.9
  • Comfort: 9.9
  • Condition: 9.9
  • Facilities: 9.8
  • Local Amenities: 9.1
  • Setting: 9.8
  • Value for Money: 9.8
10 / 10 Tunnicliffe 9 November, 2018

Stayed for one week at the end of October along with another family so 4 adults and 3 children in total. The accommodation is beautiful and very well kept with excellent facilities, the owners really have thought of everything!
There are lots of spaces to sit and read or enjoy a glass of wine, the kids enjoyed the table tennis and the heated pool while the golf course next door provided lots of entertainment for the golfers Monday us.
Tracey is always on hand for advice regarding places to eat and local attractions which really helped when we had a rainy day.
We could not fault anything apart from the weather but you have to expect the odd cloud or two in October.
We will definitely be returning!

Owner response

We very much look forward to you all returning! Thank you for your super comments and kind words and we are pleased you very much enjoy La Grange.

10 / 10 CathyW 29 October, 2018

Beautiful villa in the Dordogne, so relaxing and peaceful.
This was our 3rd time there and we will definitely return.
We adore this part of France.
Owner extremely helpful, nothing is too much trouble.
Ideal for families with young and older children. Everything you could possibly need.
Accommodation is absolutely superb, just like being at home.
Extremely clean and well kept.
Set next to a golf course, my husband and son played but also loved watching the golfers. Would be ideal for golf enthusiasts.
Clubhouse is great to wander to for a drink or refreshments.
Lots to do and likewise ideal location to just completely unwind and relax.
Visited Eymet, Beynac, Domme and Chateaunaud.
Next time we plan to find things closer to home as Domme is quite a trek but worth it for the views over the Dordogne.
Previously we’ve driven without doggies, this time we opted to fly into Bergerac which is only 29 minutes away.
Can’t recommend enough- superb. A little peace of heaven.
Can’t wait until we return, love love love this place, the best villa we have ever found:-)

10 / 10 Toula. 4 August, 2018

Another great holiday at La Grange

Air conditioning made all the difference in 40 degree heat and the new barn addition is stunning along with the original farmhouse ideal for larger groups.
Tracey the owner goes the extra mile to provide everything you would need to have a fabulous holiday.
Cant recommend highly enough.

9.3 / 10 JohnB 11 June, 2018

Overall an excellent holiday home, overlooking one of the best golf courses in France.

The facilities and condition were very good, however some distance from shops etc.

Owner response

Thank you for your kind comments and I am delighted your family had an enjoyable holiday.