Holiday cottage in rural Dordogne with pool - AD005497

Bonneville-et-Saint-Avit-de-Fumadieres (8km from Sainte-Foy-la-Grande), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD005497 Advertiser since: 8 May 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
La Grosse Forge Self Catering Saturday 3 5 2 One bed can be changed into a double 1 extra perso

About this property

Traditional, Comfortable, A Great Place To Relax. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

This house is a spacious traditional stone cottage. It retains a lot of original features.
It has a lovely garden in which to relax with a fun pool, sun loungers,
garden furniture and umbrellas. It is well equipped and comfortable.

It is situated in a small village but it is not isolated. If you like to walk/cycle this is the area for you.

There is also wi-fi.



Kitchen and dining

The large kitchen is well equipped so if you like cooking you'll find everything you need. It’s a bright and open kitchen which suits groups who gather around the table.The cooker is gas.
There is a large farmhouse style table and a breakfast bar. A family sized fridge with a freezing compartment, a coffee machine and a large selection of crockery/glasses, dishwasher, ironing board/iron, washing machine.
There is also another dining area at the back of the house.

Living rooms

The living room has sofas, television, music centre.
Fire place (no fires to be lit, for insurance purposes). Comfortable area.


Bedroom 1 has a double bed, wardrobe, and chest of drawers. With this bedroom there is a door which opens on to the garden.

Bedroom 2 has two single beds, wardrobe.

Bedroom 3 has a single bed (which can be turned into a double) with wardrobe and drawers. This bedroom has an en suite. A door to the garden.


Both bathrooms have baths, bidets, toilets, showers.


The heating is gas.

Garden and outside

Fun pool, table, chairs, umbrellas , sun loungers, bbq.
Private garden.

Parking and garages

Parking is outside the front of the house.

Visitor suitability

La Grosse Forge is suitable for all ages, families with young children ,couples and groups.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Splash pool

* Vet details: My vets are Clinique Veterinaire Animalis 24700 Montpon-Menesterol 0553802878. There are vets nearer to us but I use these guys and can recommend them.


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: During the summer there are always markets being held all over the area
Distance: 5 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: River Fish (Dordogne)
Name of nearest fishing location: Sainte Foy Peche
Distance: 9 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Chateau Vigiers
Distance: 23 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 5 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: This area is surrounded by vineyards you only have to call at the vineyard



Name/number of nearest marked trail: The area is surround by indicated walking routes

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Depending on your taste , we are surrounded by Wine Producers
Distance: 3 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Clive Miller

I am a retired Police Inspector from Suffolk, who just loves the life that France has to offer. Stunning countryside, great wines, local traditional dishes and of course the fabulous weather. Being part of a community .

Year property purchased 1994
Why this location? The weather was the first draw, the idyllic slower pace of life, and the local traditions and customs. Being surrounded by open countryside and all the freedom that goes with it.
Unique benefits of property Our house is a 200 year old character cottage retaining its original features, comfortable, well equipped. Lovely private gardens, a place to relax. We are in a small village but not isolated. A great base for exploring and at the end of the day a nice place to come home to. We have a fun pool to cool off in or just lounge around in the garden. If you need any help or advice we are on hand. Always contact us if you need special dates or short breaks, special prices available.

The Owner Recommends

Markets full of life and colour

Ste Foy La Grande Saturday
Bergerac Tuesday and Saturday
Eymet Thursday
Issigeac Sunday
Castillon La Bataille Monday
Its a wonderful way to taste local products by local producers, fresh and interesting. Fresh fish, vegetables, cakes, Foie Gras, meat and cheeses.
During the summer months there are night markets, with music, dancing, and fabulous food stalls.
At Castillon La Bataille during July and August (in the evening) there is a re-enactment of the battle that took place between the English and the French. Horses, costumes, noise and lots of fun.
10 mins from our house is a man made lake with safe swimming (life guards) beach, restaurant, play area for children, and canoes. All FREE. You can also hire a canoe and at your leisure paddle down the Dordogne.
There is a great range of restaurants to suit all budgets.
A stunning location for lovers of food and wine. Visit the Chateaux and taste the delicious wines of this is also the centre for Foie Gras.

A great site to look at which will tell all the things going on in the region is ‘Not Just For The Holidays’

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 8
  • Comfort: 7.5
  • Condition: 7.5
  • Facilities: 7.5
  • Local Amenities: 8
  • Setting: 8
  • Value for Money: 8
5.5 / 10 Patrick & Family 25 September, 2018

The Gite is quite large but is in need of some TLC lots of damp and flaking paint in kitchen,
It states there is a TV but it only plays dvd’s which was a bit disappointing if you wanted to watch the news or someting.
Although one of the bedrooms has a bathroom next to it the other bedroom is at one end of the gite and the other bathroom at the other end not very convenient in the middle of the night .
Jane & Clive we’re very nice and very helpful with any request.
I would sum up with the view that it is rustic gite and we had a wonderful holiday.

Owner response

I have to admit that the television was my fault, on the other sites I have put that it only plays DVD’s. All our other guests have had smart phones, iPads etc , so,they been able to access news ,films etc., and have made the point that they didnt need that facility. But in 2019 that will be rectified. This is a 200year plus cottage so there are bound to be some tiny issues which we accept and address on a regular basis. It is 27 steps to the bathroom. This is the first negative review we’ve had.

10 / 10 Anne Hart 8 August, 2018

We have had a wonderful time in this gorgeous cottage. Jane and Clive are wonderful hosts and the communication has been fabulous. Wonderful location and so relaxing.