Large holiday let with heated pool, Dordogne - AD005836

Fougueyrolles (9km from Sainte-Foy-la-Grande), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD005836 Advertiser since: 16 November 2017
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La Bastide Nord Self Catering Saturday 4 8 3 2 additional single beds can be provided

About this property

Large Converted Barn With A Heated Swimming Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Spacious barn with a heated swimming pool surrounded by vines in 8.5 acres of land.

Welcome to La Bastide Nord a converted barn peacefully situated between Bordeaux, Bergerac and St Emilion and only 5 minutes from the popular medieval market town of St Foy La Grande on the banks of the Dordogne river, with supermarkets, boulangeries, chemists, doctors, restaurants, bars, post office and banks.

A light and sunny house on 2 levels comfortably sleeping 8 people plus infants. With a large terrace and heated pool it is well equipped and ideal for a family holiday or a group of friends. Pets welcome.

The bastide towns of Ste Foy La Grande and Bergerac are closeby. You can visit a different local market everyday and buy wonderful local food, artisinal crafts, many different stalls, a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours and then sit and enjoy a drink in one of the many cafés.

During high season, there are a number of night markets where you can buy food and drink, sit and eat on long tables and enjoy the music and entertainment. Very french and good fun.

Lots of activities, canoeing, cycling, horse riding, walking plus lakes, waterparks, treetop climbing and lots more!



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen and inside dining area are in the huge full height 60m2 converted barn.
The fully fitted kitchen is well equipped with oven, induction hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, coffee machine, kettle and toaster. The washing machine, hoover, iron, ironing board etc. are in a separate utility room.

Living rooms

The main living room is the original full height 60m2 barn which was once used to make the wine from the surrounding vines.
It has exposed stone walls and original beams. It houses the open plan kitchen and dining area and leads out to a large covered terrace which is essentially a second living area overlooking the pool and surrounding countryside.


Downstairs there are 2 large double bedrooms both with en suite bathrooms. There is room for a cot if needed. Upstairs there are 2 large twin bedrooms with plenty of room for a cot or an extra bed. All the rooms have exposed beams and stone walls.


Both downstairs bedrooms have an ensuite bathroom with a walk in shower. There is a separate wc in the hallway.
Upstairs there is a family bathroom with a bath and integral shower.


In the open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area there is a woodburner.
Also if needed we have underfloor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs.


The lounge has a flat screen tv with UK Sky, French tv and dvd player.
Upstairs on the landing between the twin bedrooms there is a tv and dvd player. We have a selection of books, dvd's, games and outside garden games.

Garden and outside

Triple doors lead out to a large terrace and covered area with plenty of outside seating and a bbq.
Steps take you up to a large garden and a heated 11m x 5m swimming pool (1.4m deep) with an approved security alarm.

The gardens have views overlooking vines and countryside. La Bastide Nord has 8.5 acres of land (3.4 hectares) but also surrounded by vines, fields and forest to explore.

In addition to the pool we have a football goal, badminton net and rackets, and garden games.
Bikes can be hired locally and delivered to the door.

Parking and garages

Masses of room for off road parking.

Visitor suitability

Ideal for families and groups of friends including your pets. If you love rural France and want some peace and quiet but also plenty to do if you fancy venturing out.
Wine tasting, fantastic walks, good food and markets, canoeing, golf and much more.

Information about any additional facilities

We can organise activities such as canoeing, golf, cycling, wine tours, restaurant bookings etc.
Also airport pickup and drop offs, taxing to and from restaurants, babysitting and dog sitting.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Castanet, 63 Av de Bordeaux, 33220, Port St Foy et Ponchat


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: St Foy La Grande
Distance: 9 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Etangs de Peytavit
Distance: 7 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de St Meard
Distance: 4 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: L'Eperon Laurentais
Distance: 6.5 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 1 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Route de Vin (All around us)


Name of nearest resort: Le Mont-Dore
Distance: 282 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Peyrute


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Chateau Laulerie
Distance: 4 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Jackie Henson

In 2007 Paul and Jackie and their 5 year old twin boys moved to France and bought La Bastide Nord. It was a complete renovation project, mud floors, no plumbing, everything needing replacing and renewing. We are now very proud of the house we have renovated and have lived happily here in Fougueyrolles getting to know the area, the people and settling into local life. We can help with any questions or information you need about the area.

Year property purchased 2007
Why this location? We love the feel of being in the countryside but actually not far from the main towns of Sainte Foy La Grande, Bergerac, Bordeaux and St Emilion. The Dordogne river is nearby as well as Lac de Gurcon with beaches and cafes. The beautiful Atlantic coast is 1.5 hrs drive and in the winter we can easily get to the ski slopes of Le Mont-Dore and the Pyrenees. There are fantastic markets, restaurants, world renowned wine and cheese and activities such as golf, horse riding, canoeing, fishing, cycling and walking.
Unique benefits of property La Bastide Nord is in a great location for exploring South West France or just relaxing round the newly built 11 x 5m heated swimming pool and large outside terrace. Whether you are a family or a group who want to explore, relax, cycle, canoe or play golf we can arrange activities, taxis, babysitting and food and drinks. Being that we live on site we are available to help, answer any questions about the area and what to do, recommend places to go and visit or eat. However you will have complete privacy in the house and won’t even know we are there unless you need to ask anything.

The Owner Recommends

Canoeing on the Dordogne River

The Dordogne River is only 5 minutes drive away and there are several starting points along the river for canoeing, paddleboarding and kayaking.

Lac de Gurson

Such a great place for children, a clean, man made beach with life guards, a cafe/restaurant on site, kayaking and a wooden climbing area for children new in 2015.

Carsac 15k. (approx 20 mins)

AccroZarbres (Treetop Adventures)

Have fun in the Dordogne forest navigating across rope ladders and down zip wires.....

Nr Bergerac 30 k (approx 30 minutes)


Hire bikes to explore the area. Delivery to the door.


The beautiful city of Bordeaux is about an hour away, which is worth a visit for its architecture, shops and restaurants. You can use the park and ride system and get the tram into the city centre.

Paintball Spirit

Situated in 6 acres and 6 different camps for Paintball fun.
80ks (approx 50 mins)

Golf St Meard de Gurson or Chateau Vigiers

Just 5 mins drive from La Bastide. This 9 hole course and driving range is great for local golf and beginners.

Chateau Vigiers (20 mins) for the more experienced golfer.

Winetasting at Domaine de Beauregard

Visit the vineyard and meet Robin and Sasha the owners who will explain the winemaking process and try some of their wines.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 9.5
10 / 10 Jamie Lowe 31 August, 2018

I would highly recommend La Bastide Nord. Jackie & Paul were great hosts and the villa was immaculate and very well stocked. The pool was one of the best we'd used in a private villa. We wished we could have stayed longer

Owner response

Thanks Jamie and Rachel. Really hope to see you next year. xx

9.8 / 10 TF 16 July, 2018

A fantastically well-equipped gite with lovely swimming pool and terrace. A perfect stay for a family with an adventurous 15-month old child and an energetic dog who were able to pad about in safety.

Peaceful setting but only 5 minutes from the town of Ste Foy and its amenities.

Owners very friendly and accommodating and have done a wonderful job of renovating the property.

The local area provides excellent cycling opportunities on quiet roads and some local restaurants offering 'Menu du Jour' are well worth a visit.

Would highly recommend La Bastide Nord.

Owner response

Thanks Tom, glad you all enjoyed the house and area.

Thank you also for leaving the house so clean and tidy. Very much appreciated.