Beautiful 16thC barn to let in Aquitaine - AD007135

2km from Villefranche-du-Perigord, Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD007135 Advertiser since: 18 September 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Tournesol Self Catering Flexible 2 4 2

About this property

Beautiful 16th Century Barn. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

This is a beautiful, charming and very cosy 16th Century French barn, with a private pool. Sleeps 4 in two bedrooms and each having their own en suite bathroom facilities. Lovingly restored with keeping it's original beams and open stonework.
An ideal place for couples, families or friends looking for a peaceful haven to unwind and relax within stunning and mature large gardens. A private play park with swings, slide, enclosed trampoline, sand pit and table tennis to keep the kids entertained!
Slightly off the beaten track with no passing traffic, yet just 1.5 kms from our pretty village Villefranche du Perigord which has many shops and restaurants. Warm freshly baked croissants and baguettes for breakfast and delicious cakes at lunch...
If you are wanting to explore this beautiful region which is steeped in history, we are just a short drive away from many Castles, Dordogne river, vineyards, markets and glorious historic towns and villages.
The large double bedroom with high ceilings over looks the large willow tree, has an en suite bathroom with a corner bath, sink and wc.
The second bedroom has twin beds and an en suite with shower, toilet and sink.

The open plan kitchen/dining/living area is super cool during the long hot summer days and is fully equipped for all modern day living including, cooker, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, toaster etc.
There is a covered terrace with delightful views of the gardens so you can eat outside no matter what the weather and a separate bbq area under a rose and honeysuckle pergola.
With many different places to sit around the grounds to choose from, either following the sun or cooling off in the shade you really wont be disappointed!
The swimming pool is for your sole use only and is totally secluded, fenced and hedged for total privacy and has wonderful views of the rolling countryside and such a great place to watch the most beautiful of sun sets and night skies! There are plenty of sunloungers with comfy cushions and parasols. A stunning oak pavilion to relax inside with your book when you want to escape the heat of the day!
Water, gas and electricity included.
All house towels, pool towels and bed linen provided.

Monpazier - 12 kms
Sarlat - 40 kms
Cahors - 40 mins
Bergerac - 50 mins
Bordeaux - 2.5 hours
Beynac - 40 mins
Dordogne river - 30 mins

Bergerac airport only 50 mins drive. Ryanair, flybe, Bristish Airways and Jet2 fly into here from many UK destinations - Stansted, Southampton, Liverpool, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Bristol, London City, Manchester
Wide choice of hire car including Buggs english speaking.



Kitchen and dining

Open plan kitchen/dining/living area with table and chairs and a large kitchen island.
Cooker, hob, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, cafetiere, toaster etc.

Living rooms

Cosy open plan with 2 sofas, tv and a large choice of dvd's.


One large bedroom with chest of drawers and wardrobe overlooks the beautiful gardens and large weeping willow tree.

All bed linen supplied.

One twin bedroom with views over the gardens, hammocks and valley beyond.


One bathroom has a large corner bath, sink and wc.
Hairdryer supplied
Heated towel rail

Second en suite has a shower, toilet and sink.


Books, games and dvd's.
Boules court and badminton area
Private play park with swings, slide, trampoline, sand pit and table tennis.

Garden and outside

Large mature gardens on all sides of the property.
Boules court and badminton area.

Bbq area in a hidden pergola, covered in honeysuckle and climbing roses.

Parking and garages

Ample parking in the very large courtyard

Visitor suitability


Information about any additional facilities

A separate boules/petanque court and badminton area

Bbq area

Many different outdoor areas for al fresco dining, or reading and relaxing.

Cot and highchair on request free of charge


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Villefranche du Perigord
Distance: 2 km


Family activities


Name and address of nearest golf course: Lolivarie
Distance: 15 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Frayssinet
Distance: 10 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 2 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Bergerac



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Villefranche du Perigord


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Bergerac
Distance: 60 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Tracy Scott

We moved here to the Dordogne 15 years ago with our very young children. We love every single day in this beautiful region. <br/>I love spending time with my family, in the garden, going on and exploring long walks and meeting new people.

Year property purchased 2003
Why this location? Off the beaten track with no neighbours, yet just 2 kms from our beautiful village with shops and friendly local people.
Unique benefits of property 40 mins from all the major attractions, castles, markets, caves, prehistoric area with so much to see and do - stunning scenery.

The Owner Recommends

Dordogne river

Spending the day in a kayak or canoeing down the river with castles to admire on your way!



Starting from Vezac, you are taken with your canoe/kayak up the famous Dordogne river to your chosen distance. Then spend the day lazily rowing back down. Take your picnic and stop off at the many beaches or snack stops while gazing at the beauty of the castles and caves all around you!


Villefranche du Perigord

We’re 1.5 km from Villefranche-de-Périgord, one of the oldest and prettiest fortified villages in the Dordogne, 12km south of Monpazier. The village has a good selection of shops, including two boulangeries, two butchers, three min-marts, cash machine, hairdressers, gift shop and tourist office.
There’s a weekly market in the square. Look out for the mushroom stalls – mushrooms and chestnuts are among the most highly prized local produce.



This medieval walled town has been the backdrop to many movies and is an outstanding example of 14th century French architecture. The many twisting and cobbled streets will inevitably lead you to a fabulous restaurant, chic boutique or magnificent spot to watch the world go by.
Sarlat’s main square plays host to a huge market for local produce – duck and goose confits and patés, goat and bovine cheeses, breads, walnut cakes, pastries, wines, brandies and aperitifs.



A magnificent walled medieval hill top village with fantastic views over the Dordogne valley. The spectacular grotto is well worth a visit and immerse yourself in the history of the Knights Templar and their close association with the village.



The village of Rocamadour is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has been an important pilgrimage destination for 1000 years. Today, it remains popular among tourists, who marvel at the medieval buildings hewn into the cliffside.


Les eyzies

Les Eyzies
The UNESCO heritage site of Les Eyzies lies in the heart of the Vézère Valley, and can be coun