|Gageolle Farmhouse||Self Catering||Saturday||2||4||2|
Gageolle is a beautifully restored country retreat with 2 Gites, pool and hot tub.
Gageolle Farmhouse sleeps up to 4 people and has two upstairs double bedrooms with king-size beds (160cm). Both bedrooms have en suite shower/toilet/sink etc.
From the main ground floor entrance there is a hallway with doors to front and back gardens, sitting area and an impressive oak staircase with mezzanine landing. Off the entrance hall to the left is a large fully fitted kitchen with a dining table and 6 chairs and dominated by an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and a door to outside private terraces, bbq and garden areas. Off the hall to the right is a large comfortable sitting room with sofas and easy chairs. Again the room is dominated by a large stone fireplace.
The Farmhouse is ideal if you are looking for something more than just a gite.
This accommodation is very spacious, full of character and is rather more grand than a typical farmhouse.
Off the entrance hall to the left is a large fully fitted kitchen with a dining table and 6 chairs and dominated by an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and a door to outside private terraces, bbq and garden areas.
Off the hall to the right is a large comfortable sitting room with sofas and easy chairs. Again the room is dominated by a large stone fireplace.
The Farmhouse sleeps up to four people in two upstairs double bedrooms with king-size beds (160cm).
Both bedrooms have en suites.
Heating by woodburning stove (kitchen and general heating) and open fire (sitting room), electric radiators in all rooms.
Tv and dvd with large collection of dvds in the sitting room.
A selection of books and board games available.
Large private covered terrace, with dining table and 6 chairs and adjoining bbq area.
Huge gardens with formal gardens, lawns, woodland. Very private swimming pool and spa (shared with occupants of the one-bedroom Gite).
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?||The Dordogne region offers the very best of France.|
|Unique benefits of property||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.
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.