|Gageolle Gite||Self Catering||Saturday||1||2||1|
Gageolle is a beautifully restored country retreat with 2 Gites pool and hot tub.
Gageolle Gite is attached to the southern end of Gageolle Farmhouse with a view of the pool but is entirely private. The main entrance leads off a covered terrace into a small entrance porch. This enters into an open plan kitchen/dining area with fully fitted kitchen and dining table and chairs. French windows open to the garden.
A short flight of 3 steps takes us up to the sitting room which has a sofa and easy chairs and a wood burning stove. A Staircase leads up to the bedroom which has a super king-size bed (180cm) and ensuite shower room with toilet and sink.
The Gite offers very unusual and spacious accommodation. It was converted from a stable and retains much of the original woodwork. It is entirely open plan on 3 levels with the bedroom overlooking the sitting room below. The most impressive feature of the gite is the exposed original ‘A’ frame roof structure. Ideal for a single or couple who are looking for something a bit different.
Open plan kitchen/dining, fully fitted with patio doors out to gardens.
Spacious sitting room with woodburning stove.
One upstairs bedroom with super king-size bed.
Bedroom with en suite.
Tv and dvd in sitting room.
Large collection of dvds available.
Selection of books and games.
Covered terrace with dining table and 2 chairs. Private garden areas with bbq and view to the pool.
Plenty of parking space. No garage.
Not suitable for children.
Sorry - no pets.
Gageolle is owned and run by Brian Robbins and Simon Kenworthy. We have lived in France since 2006. We live on site but our accommodation is entirely separate in respect of the privacy of our guests. In our former lives in England Brian was a potter and Simon a musician. As well as offering accommodation we run creative music and pottery courses at Gageolle, please feel free to enquire about these when you contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!
|Year property purchased||2007|
|Why this location?||Gageolle (pronounced Ga-jol) is a beautiful fully restored 18thC farmhouse and gite set in 40 acres of peaceful countryside 20 minutes south of Bergerac in the southern Dordogne region. Simon & Brian offer a perfect combination of stylish, spacious accommodation in a tranquil country location yet within easy walking distance of one of the most popular villages in France.|
|Unique benefits of property||Gageolle is very private with no neighbours and is just 3 minutes drive to the picturesque Medieval village of Issigeac which boasts shops, fine dining restaurants and a bank, as well as a famous Sunday market. Issigeac plays host to numerous festivals and events throughout the summer months. Gageolle is the perfect base for your holiday being less than an hours’ drive to most of the ‘must see’ attractions in the Dordogne.Travelling to Gageolle is made easy with Bergerac, Bordeaux and Toulouse airports offering regular flights to the area.|
The wonderfully preserved medieval village of Issigeac is only 4 minutes drive away and is very popular with visitors with its winding streets with overhanging half timbered buildings. There are fascinating examples of medieval architecture and sculpture at every turn. Although a small village, Issigeac is at the centre of a large rural community and so you need not travel beyond the village for all your holiday needs. There is a supermarket, 2 pharmacies, 3 boulangeries, 2 butchers, a tabac, 5 fine dining restaurants, a pizza restaurant, 2 bars, health centre, garage, post office and a bank with cashpoint. The community is especially diverse and cosmopolitan, newspapers and magazines are available in the village in French, English, Dutch and German. The village is quiet and undisturbed except for on Sunday mornings when it comes alive with a fantastic market voted in 2018 one of the top 10 markets in France. Issigeac plays host to many special events and festivals throughout the year.
The local area is world renowned for its food and wine. We have AOC Bergerac wine growers all around us who welcome visitors for a tasting (degustation) selling by the bottle or, more usually, bag-in-box (from 5 to 20 litres). Guided tours with explanations of the wine making process (in English) can be easily arranged locally. For the more serious ‘wineaholics’ a day’s pilgrimage would read like a ‘who’s who’ of wine taking in Duras, St. Emilion, Cotes de Bordeaux, Medoc (Chateaux Mouton and Lafite Rothschild) Sauternes and Barsac!
20 minutes away the Dordogne valley offers plenty of distractions whether a gentle stroll along its banks at Lalinde or Bergerac, a visit to one of it’s 100 Chateaux, an historic boat trip or something more energetic like water skiing and canoeing at Tremolat.