Holiday cottage with pool in sunny Dordogne - AD006780

Jayac (20km from Sarlat-la-Caneda), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD006780 Advertiser since: 10 January 2019
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Le Fournil Self Catering Saturday 3 7 2 Travel cots available for up to 2 babies

About this property

A characterful Cottage With Original Bread Oven. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Le Fournil is one of our 7 family friendly holiday cottages at Les Crouquets. Les Crouquets is a small hamlet of holiday cottages with its own free 9 hole pitch & putt course exclusively for our guests. There is also a large heated swimming pool and spacious games room - see below for full details.

Le Fournil is a 3 bedroomed cottage reminiscent of old rural France with rugged beams and exposed stone work creating a wonderful homely atmosphere.

This cottage was once the workshop for the farmhands who looked after the estate and the bread oven in the living area would have been the source of the delicious aroma of freshly baked loaves.

The oven stretches back for over 2m and although not used today is still in working order.

A large leafy walnut tree provides shade for the rear terrace which overlooks the pool and gardens.

There is also a glorious suntrap at the entrance where you can enjoy the full afternoon sun or relax beneath the shade of the mature horse chestnut tree.

Check in day for Le Fournil is a Saturday in peak season but we may be able to be flexible off season and depending on existing bookings - please enquire for further information.



Kitchen and dining

Open plan kitchen / dining / living area
Fully equipped kitchen with gas hob and electric oven, full sized fridge freezer. Cool box and blocks supplied for use during your stay.

A detailed list of all the equipment supplied is available on our website.

Living rooms

Open plan kitchen/dining/living area

Original bread oven provides an interesting focal point in the living area. The door opens on to the terrace and over looks the pool and gardens.

There is an led tvwith free to view UK and French channels and a dvd player with an extensive free loan dvd Library and free 24 hr wi-fi.


1 ground floor bedroom with king size bed and en suite shiower room - suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Upstairs there is one double bedroom and one triple bedroom with 3 single beds.


There is one en suite shower room with sink, shower and toilet downstairs and a family bathroom upstairs with a bath and overbath shower, toilet and sink.


Gas central heating is available when required at no extra cost.

Garden and outside

Les Crouquets has extensive grounds with lots of grassy areas for children to run around safely.
Each cottage has its own terrace with garden furniture and bbq.

Guests at Les Crouquets can enjoy the following:

16m x 6m heated swimming pool which is fully enclosed and complies with all the French safety regulations.
free 9 hole pitch & putt course including use of clubs and balls
large football pitch
childrens swings, chute and sandpit
table tennis
boules pitch and several sets of boules
farm animals - Susie the donkey, Maddie the sheep, Figloo, Bibi and Fudge the goats, hens and our own two resident cats, Miss Molly and Poppins

65m2 games room with table football, snooker table, comfy seats, books, dressing up basket, blackboard, toys & games, train set and lots of tourist information to help you plan your stay.

Office/Library with books and jigsaws for free loan

Fully equipped laundry - see details below

Parking and garages

Ample shaded parking in the grounds.

Visitor suitability

Certain cottages including Le Fournil may be suitable for people with reduced mobility as they have ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms. The peoperties unfortunately are not suitable for wheelchair users.

Our cottages are perfect for all the family including parents, grandparents, teenagers, young children, toddlers and babies. Travel cots, changing mats,high chairs etc are all available on request and free of charge.

Information about any additional facilities

Fully equipped laundry

3 washing machines.
Tumble dryer.
All laundry products, stain removers etc supplied free of charge .


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool

  • Splash pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Various markets locally throughout the year
Distance: 10 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Trout
Name of nearest fishing location: Coly
Distance: 5 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Souillac golf and country club (also 9 hole pitch & putt onsite at Les Crouquets)
Distance: 25 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Cublac
Distance: 20 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Local wooded walks

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Elena Djelil

Amar & I met at Heriot Watt university in Edinburgh way back in 1981. Amar went on to become a lecturer in economics and I went down the path of retail management. 15 years on we decided to work for ourselves & we left city life to build up a small hotel & restaurant in the Scottish Borders. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute ( well, most of them anyway!) but 10 years, much renovation, several awards, 4 stars & 2 children later we knew we needed to move on. And so we found Les Crouquets.

Year property purchased 2006
Why this location? This really is the very best of all worlds .... set in the tranquil countryside but close to all tourist attractions and everything else needed for everyday life. Quiet enough on site for adults to get some downtime but enough going on to keep the children occupied. Living here is a breath of fresh air – we are truly at home here and we’re sure you will be too!
Unique benefits of property All of above reasons!!

The Owner Recommends

Too many to mention!

Jayac is in the heart of a farming community and offers local produce , especially foie gras. There are also plenty of walking trails. Salignac has all the daily facilities you need and also boasts the famous Jardins d'Eyrignac which hosts a delightful white picnic every Monday evening in the Summer. Most of the main Dordogne tourist attractions are within 15 mins to an hours drive, including the internationally renowned Lascaux caves, suspended gardens of Marqueyssac, Chateau de Castelnaud and many more. From canoeing and adventure parks to trips on a steam train there is really something for everyone here.
The medieval city of Sarlat, with the most listed buildings per mile in Europe, is 25 mins away and shouldn't be missed!
Rocamadour, a village built into the rocks,is in the Lot and also within easy reach - well worth the visit.
The Perigord Noir is the heart of French gastronomy and the specialities of foies gras, duck, walnuts & cepes (penny bun mushrooms!) are to be found in abundance.
There are several local producers as well as plenty of good restaurants and so no shortage of places to sample these culinary pleasures. We'll be more than happy to direct you to our favourites!
Why not soak up the atmosphere with a visit to the local market? Each town has its own market day so you'll be spoiled for choice!
There is a wealth of activities nearby for all the family - canoeing,adventure parks, gardens, night markets, candlelit evenings, monkey forest, underground caves, steam train rides, paragliding, karting and even hot air ballooning to name but a few! You can find lots of toursist information in our games room.
A car is essential here as there is no public transport - ample shady parking on site
accessible airports - Brive vallée de la dordogne -25 kms / Bergerac - 109 kms / Limoges - 128 kms / Bordeaux- 200 kms / Toulouse - 192 kms
Train stations at Condat - 15 kms / Sarlat - 25 kms / Brive - 29 kms