5* deluxe holiday villa with pool, Dordogne - AD005868_A

Lusignac (9km from Riberac), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD005868_A Advertiser since: 29 November 2017

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Petit Joli Verger Self Catering Flexible 3 7 2 2 baby cots available

About this property

Romantic, Renovated Medieval Farmhouse. This villa is in a rural setting.

Please note: July and August fixed arrival day Saturday, minimum stay one week.

Villa Joli Verger is a romantic 5 star holiday home and B&B in the picturesque Dordogne. The house was built in the 14th century as a nut farm. After thoroughly renovations, it now as all modern amenities but is still full of character.
Villa Joli Verger now serves as a holiday home with a heated swimming pool. We have recently been awarded 5 stars by the Ministry of Tourisme.
Set in lovely grounds with panoramic views and many private spots in which to relax and enjoy the sun or shade, it has become the perfect place to enjoy a peaceful and romantic holiday.

To view a complete description of the accommodation 'Petit Joli Verger', please visit our website:

Our FaceBook page: www.facebook.com/joliverger/



Kitchen and dining

Dining table seats 6.
Adjacent balcony seats 6 with Weber barbecue.

Fitted with:
4 hob induction cooker,
combination oven/grill/microwave,
electric kettle,
coffee machine,
fruit press.

Living rooms

Cosy living room with mantle piece, wood burner,
2 three-seater-couches, armchairs and chaise longue.
Satellite tv,
cd and dvd-player,
Library of books, magazines, cds and dvds,
Bluetooth amplifier to play your own music,


Three bedrooms

Bedroom 1 (Le Poirier):
Double bed (180x200 cm), wardrobe, dresser, vanity table and fan.
Bathroom and wc.

Bedroom 2 (Le Pommier):
Ground floor with two double glass doors opening onto a private terrace.
Either two singles (90x200 cm) or one double bed (180x200 cm).
Wardrobe, dresser, vanity table and fan.
Mini fridge.
En suite bathroom with very large walk-in shower, sink and wc.

Bedroom 3 (Le Prunier:
Cottage in the garden with double glazed doors opening onto a terrace.
One double (160x200 cm) and one single bed (90x200 cm).
Wardrobe, vanity table and fan.
This charming little cottage is located at 5 meters from the main house.


Bathroom 1:
Italian walk in shower
Double sink with cabinets
Mirror cabinets
Hair dryer
Washing machine
Iron and ironing board

Bathroom 2:
Ground floor, adjacent to bedroom 2.
Very large italian walk in shower
Sink with cabinets
Hair dryer


Airconditioning and heating.
Electrical heating
Central heating
Wood-burner (wood stacked in the garden)


Free fast Wi-Fi through access points
Table tennis table
Jeu de boules area in the garden
Satellite TV
Library of books, magazines, cds and dvds
Bluetooth amplifiers to play your own music
iPod with a docking station filled with music

Garden and outside

Heated pool
Poolhouse with shaded benches and dining area
Solar shower
Terrace around the pool with sun loungers
Terrace with club chairs
Very private terrace with sun loungers
Jeu de boules area

Parking and garages

Parking on the premises

Visitor suitability

The property is only accessible for the agreed number of tenants.

Information about any additional facilities

Upon your request and when available we can offer you:
- Ayurvedic massage on location by a professional masseuse.
- Horse riding and countryside hacks (please book in advance).
- Shopping service before your arrival.
- Transfer to Bergerac or Bordeaux airport, or Angouleme TGV station.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Verteillac
Distance: 5 km

Beauty treatments


Distance: 15 km

Creative arts


Family activities


Name and address of nearest golf course: Manoir de Longeveau Golf Club
Distance: 7 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Ecurie des Petites Fontaines
Distance: 7 km

Organic produce/dining

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Bergerac, Saint-Émilion and Bordeaux

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Villa Joli Verger

Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Bertilla Rooduijn

We are Cees (entrepreneur) and Bertilla (photographer), from the Netherlands. From early childhood we both dreamed of living in France and we bought Villa Joli Verger during our honeymoon. Slowly and carefully we renovated it to be let as a holiday home, or in parts as a gîte and bed and breakfast. We enjoy interior decorating, cooking, gardening and entertaining. Now, we share our house and our knowledge of the region with our international guests. (We speak English, French, German and Dutch.)

Owner's website www.joliverger.com
Year property purchased 2004
Why this location? After driving all over France in search of the perfect place, we found the ‘Périgord Vert’, a part of the Dordogne the most attractive. It is luscious and green, fertile, has a long history and lots of interesting sites. The cuisine in the Dordogne is renowned and the little quintessential villages often harbour some very good restaurants. The proximity of Périgueux, Angoulême, Bordeaux and Bergerac comes in handy. The rivers and lakes are crystal clear and great for swimming and canoeing. The nearby towns offer all you need, including brocantes weekly markets.
Unique benefits of property We fell in love with the warm character of this 700-year-old house. Set in a hamlet makes it a protected place; the garden is secluded and private yet offering vast views over the unspoilt hills of the Dordogne.
Renovation was done with great care so as not to disturb the medieval details. Our aim was to provide comfortable and hassle free holidays, as we know how busy and full life can be. Therefore we decorated the house and garden with high-end furnishings (no cheap plastic seats in our garden!). We invested in hypoallergenic beds, pillows and duvets. All linens are provided, we can stock up your fridge if you ask us. There are several fire places, and a barbecue.
The garden has been designed so that there is shade and privacy for everyone, even large groups. There is an orchard and vegetable garden so we can regularly provide you with some fresh produce.
It has become a place of comfort, harmony and tranquillity.

The Owner Recommends

Restaurant La Tour des Vents

Fabulous Michelin star restaurant with adventurous cuisine, stunning views and a great terrace. And... a 3 course lunch menu at € 39,- a head including several hors d’oeuvres. The service is impeccable and the sommelier has some very good suggestions of local wines.

City of Brantôme

This lovely pelgrimage city with it's surrounding canal, laced with restaurants, it's lovey abbey and quaint little shops and terraces is a lovely place to visit. Especially on Friday mornings when it boasts a large market by the waterside.

The famous caves of 'Lascaux'.

World renowned for the well kept prehistoric paintings on the cave walls. Well worth a visit.

Fortified village at Roque Saint Christophe

Medieval city built on a natural cliff with stunning views and an informative tour. Gives you an excellent impression on how people lived an protected themselves in another time and civilization.

Cháteau de Bridoire

This castle is not only furnished and inhabited, but it is also a games castle: 100 games for adults and children, indoor or outdoor. Trying on armour, crossbow, catapult, chessboard, snakes and ladders, shadow theatre, parlour games, skill games and a mysterious labyrinth.

Crystal cave ‘Gouffre de Proumeyssac’

Although there are many caves in the area to visit, this one stands out for it's stunning crystal formations. Do book the open elevator that let's you down from the top to get the most splendid overall view. End your visit with a lunch in Les Eyries or Le Bugue for which we can make many recommendations.

5 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9.6
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.6
  • Setting: 9.8
  • Value for Money: 9.6
10 / 10 William Hepburne Scott 1 November, 2019

We stayed at Joli Verger in the summer of 2019, and it really is a 5 star resort like holiday home. If you like decoration and finishing to a high standard, and luxury beds, towels, furniture, a well kept garden and a super clean house, this is the place.

The terrace offers fantastic views so we spent quite a bit of time just lounging, enjoying the scene. The crystal clear pool is heated so even our youngest could enjoy it to the fullest.

There’s lots of interesting things to see and do in the surroundings. We enjoyed the caves, canoeing, horse riding and the medieval towns close by. The owners have put together a book so we knew exactly where to go and where to eat. That saved us quite a bit of time. You do need a car to get around. The winding country roads make for a relaxing drive.

We have already booked for 2020 and cannot wait to come back!
Thanks a lot Cees and Bertilla for being such warm and welcoming hosts and for thinking of every little detail.

10 / 10 William Hepburne Scott 21 September, 2019

Dear Bertilla and Cees,

Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful home.
It is done up beautifully; clean, great taste and great comfort. It looks better and bigger than in the pictures.

All the information in your guide book really helped us to enjoy the region. And it was sp nice that we could call for your help with reservations etc..

We loved our stay and we would love even more to return without children one day, for an even more relaxing stay!

With best wishes, William

9.2 / 10 Wilcocks Family 25 August, 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our week stay at Joli Verger.
The accommodation was beautifully presented and kitchen was well equipped. The pool and grounds were fabulous.
I would recommend a car to travel to local shops however the town is a short walk away with a pleasant cafe/ restaurant and church.
We would definitely recommend a stay here to friends and family’.
The hosts were fantastic!
Thank you very much for a wonderful stay!

Owner response

Dear Freya, It was lovely to have you as our guest and thank you for your kind comments. You are quite right, you do need a car to get arround in the countryside. Such a pity that you did not get to see all the sights or go for a canoe ride. Hopefully you will come back and enjoy all that!

10 / 10 Ian & Pauline Ferris 10 June, 2019

We stayed during the last week of May 2019.
The property is of a very high standard and is kept lovely.
If you have a 5 star expectation, you will not be disappointed.
The facilities are excellent and the owners, Cees and Bertilla, are fantastic hosts.
They were available if you needed them but discreet during your stay. This makes for a very comfortable and safe stay.
We have two older children of 12 and 14. They stayed in a separate room downstairs and they couldn't believe their luck as it is delightful like to rest of the property.
The area is beautiful and well worth exploring.
Cees and Bertilla recommended some local wines they particularly enjoy and they were delicious (we bought a few cases to bring home).
I have rated full marks as we were so delighted with our stay (so much so, we are planning to stay again next year).

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