DREAM COUNTRY FARMHOUSE WITH HUGE POOL ON BEAUTIFUL GROUNDS - IDEAL FOR FAMILIES

Janice

Speaks french, english, Afrikaans/Dutch
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 - 21 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

DREAM COUNTRY FARMHOUSE WITH HUGE POOL ON BEAUTIFUL GROUNDS - IDEAL FOR FAMILIES

Le Bugue Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

High-end, Restored Villa, 6 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Not far from Sarlat, where the Dordogne river makes a dramatic loop, 'Les Volets Bleus' is a very private, beautifully-restored 300 year old Perigord stone farmhouse. It sits on two acres of lawned garden, with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside.

With its characteristic blue shutters, this spacious retreat is elegantly furnished with French country antiques, and is situated among fig and walnut trees. It has with three outstanding verandahs, two that overlook the large, magnificent (secretly fenced) pool that receives day-long sunshine.

Luxuriously furnished, and with all modern conveniences, 'Les Volets Bleus' sleeps 12, with four queen-size/king bedrooms and two single/twin bedrooms, all with crisp white linens and sumptuous beds.

The property is ideal for one large group, or for two or more smaller family groups, since the Farmhouse property includes a wonderful converted Barn (attached to the main house), with both the Farmhouse and Barn having their own fully-equipped kitchens, dining and living areas, so that two groups can have their own completely separate eating/living spaces, or they can all join together in the huge country kitchen of the Farmhouse.

'Les Volets Bleus' offers quality and seclusion for a family or group of friends wanting to holiday together. With four bedrooms (three queen-size and one twin) and two bathrooms in the Farmhouse, and two bedrooms (one double and one twin) and one bathroom in the Converted Barn, 'Les Volets Bleus' offers a total country getaway in the heart of the Dordogne.

Walk or drive into the timeless village of Trémolat with its well-known Relais & Chateaux hotel and Michelin-starred restaurant, historic Romanesque church and casual bistrots, and you will immediately step back in time into the wonderful, yet simple Perigordian past.

'Les Volets Bleus' offers a unique retreat from the business of day-to-day life, while still offering you the comfort of modern conveniences, all set in an atmosphere of charm and stylish elegance - like free WIFI, free INTERNATIONAL phone, and satellite TV inside a 300 year old stone farmhouse! The best of both worlds...

The property was purchased in 2005 and renovated to an exceptionally high standard with all new furniture, beds, linens, appliances and filled with antiques. All this was done with a careful eye to modern comforts, while staying true to the charm and history of the area.

For enjoying the outdoors, there are plenty of sunbeds, outdoor tables and garden furniture along with barbecues to enjoy the warm summer evenings. The 11m X 5 m flood-lit pool sits in a large grassy area, with plenty of lounging chairs and umbrellas available.

'Les Volets Bleus' is situated in the Perigord Noir within easy reach of the famous caves and paleolithic history of Les Eyzies (25 minutes), Le Bugue (15 minutes) a lively local market town, Sarlat (40 minutes) with its medieval streets and famous market, and Bergerac (35 minutes), famous for foie gras, wines and ancient architecture. Périgueux (40 minutes) has fabulous shopping, while St Emilion (one hour) offers the perfect excursion to a quintessential Bordeaux wine-country town.

This region is rich in historic sites including the Lascaux Caves, and the fascinating Bastide towns such as Beaumont, Moliéres, and Monpazier which run along the spectacular Dordogne river.

Travel by car or by flat-bottomed 'gabarres' (river boats) on the Dordogne to see the many magnificent châteaux to be found within easy reach of 'Les Volets Bleus'. Local, traditional markets abound and your days will be spent trying the freshest produce including the best selection of the classic food of the Perigord: foie gras, duck confit, walnuts, goat cheese, truffles and wine.

So find yourself a place in heaven, or rent it for a week at least, and enjoy long lunches out under the wysteria, or late-evening barbecues overlooking the pool. A delightful 20 minute walk through the countryside takes you into the nearby village of Trémolat, while a wander to the next-door farm offers a wonderful, local meal at the area’s best 'ferme auberge'.

Keywords: Countryside, Farmhouse, Villa, Luxurious, Family-friendly,

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Janice (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
Show Phone Number
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks french, english, Afrikaans/Dutch

About Janice

We are the proud owners of “Les Volets Bleus” and purchased and upgraded/renovated the property in June 2005. Although our home is in California, we have traveled a great deal in western Europe and have rented many properties – some great, and some less than spectacular! We always appreciated cleanliness, comfort, good beds, furniture you could actually sit on, great linens and towels, appliances that really worked, and nice big wine glasses! After buying our dream French farmhouse, our philosophy hasn’t changed - and we have upgraded the standard of the house to meet or exceed the best we’ve seen. Basically, we have designed it to be the way we’d like it if we arrived tired and hungry from across the world.

READ REVIEW on our website.

Janice purchased this farmhouse in 2005

Why Janice chose Le Bugue

We found this beautiful area in 2003 when we took cooking classes in the area - and were amazed by the gentleness of the region: gentle food, gentle geography, gentle people. In addition, it's really how you hope life will be when you head to rural France. Most of our guests are shocked that a place like this REALLY exists! We looked at other countries, and considered other areas of France, but we pinch ourselves routinely at how fortnate we were to find villages like Tremolat, Le Bugue, Limeuil, Ste Alvere, Paunat and a place like the Dordogne. We bought the house in 2005 and have never been happier. In addition, we're 15 minutes walk into Tremolat and 15 minutes drive from Le Bugue and Lalinde, so the easy access from Bordeaux and all the area is a plus. We've never met more welcoming and agreeable people in all our travels, and have never enjoyed food and wine like we do when at 'Les Volets Bleus'! We just love visiting our Farmhouse whenever we can. Rather than finding a holiday home, we've found a life.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The most commented on benefit about staying at our property is the number and quality of double beds, the wonderful linens and cleanliness of the house. We feel that when you're on vacation, you should sleep as well as possible, and so we spared no expense in finding and furnishing really good, queen-size beds in our home. We furnish them with Indian-cotton linens and great pillows - accompanied by soft, fluffy white towels. Others warned us that putting in 4 double bedrooms (and 2 singles) would be a mistake since you 'get more guests per room' if you put everyone in singles beds - but we disagreed! As a married couple, we LIKE to sleep together in a good bed when in vacation, so squashing together 2 tiny single beds is not our idea of fun! So at 'Les Volets Bleus' at least 4 couples get to sleep in a 'master' bedroom... rather than having one nice bedroom and then all the late-comers getting the dark rooms with single beds! Not my idea of fun either! In addition, we run our home like a boutique hotel with all the cleanliness, perks and amenities you'd expect at an upmarket location. We have an expert cleaning and prep team who go through the house with a fine-tooth comb... and it shows! So you can rest-assured that you will be sinking into beautiful, white, Indian-cotton sheets, and a bed that will give you the rest you deserve...and all in a house that meets the top standards for cleanliness. In terms of the outdoors, our guests also love all the terraces to sit outside on, and appreciate all the chairs and tables on each terrace, including all the pool chairs and towels. In addition, the beautifully clean, large pool (fenced to all highest EU regulations) is a winner with families of all ages in the summer. The proximity to all popular locations (being half-way between Bergerac and Sarlat) is also a definite plus, and our guests enjoy all the area has to offer, and not having to drive for hours to take part in it!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We had a fantastic holiday in your farmhouse with three generations of our family. The swimming pool and delightful grounds were a great success, especially with the children. The dogs loved to lay in the cool shade under the beautiful wisteria canopy, whilst we whiled away the afternoons over long, lazy lunches. The accommodation far exceeded our expectations. We have rented many holiday properties over the last forty years and rate ‘Les Volets’ Bleus as the best.’ - Mike and Christine Coleman + Family
Aug 2007
  • 1 of 5

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 - 21 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

Write a Review
Dream Country Farmhouse with Huge Pool on Beautiful Grounds - Ideal for Families
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
business
Dream Country Farmhouse with Huge Pool on Beautiful Grounds - Ideal for Families
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p79727vb
+1 (916) 837-0934 (California, USA)
Le Bugue Perigord Noir
Cape Town
5

Movie Picture Perfect

  • 5 of 5
You know those French arthouse movies? The ones with a lovely farmhouse and an equally charming storyline? With night markets in small towns, spontaneous folk dancing with the locals, warm balmy evenings with friends (old and new) and breakfast outside in the shade in the garden?

Those movies where we are reminded that life is best enjoyed in a simple and sincere way.....with good friends, food, wine and happy moments?

Now add to that the perfect hostess .....and you have "even-better-than-the-movie" magic!

Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Dream Country Farmhouse with Huge Pool on Beautiful Grounds - Ideal for Families
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p79727vb
+1 (916) 837-0934 (California, USA)
Le Bugue Perigord Noir
Cape Town
5

Lived up to its name and MUCH more!!

  • 5 of 5
What an incredible find! This is true French country living with all its magic, simplicity and beauty. The setting is ideal - peaceful and tranquil, yet close enough to a fab little town with great restaurants & boulangerie for morning croissants. The house is cosy and spacious all at the same time. The outside area is perfect for lazy breakfasts and the pool is large enough to work off the additional calories :-) There is the most wonderful restaurant within walking distance - tucked away behind trees and one that you'd never ordinarily find, but guaranteed to fall in love with instantly. The 2 weeks spent here were truly magnificent! I loved it & am certain to return.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Dream Country Farmhouse with Huge Pool on Beautiful Grounds - Ideal for Families
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p79727vb
+1 (916) 837-0934 (California, USA)
Le Bugue Perigord Noir
5

Wonderful family time

  • 5 of 5
We just enjoyed a wonderful vacation in "Les Volets Bleu" with three generations of family. The location and setup was ideal for meeting everybody's needs. The multiple bathrooms were very helpful so each family had their own space and privacy. The house is divided so one family can have their own house with complete kitchen two bedrooms and family room. The other part has 4 bedrooms, a big kitchen, and a living area. This is also convenient for kids play area while the adults have the other part of the house in the evenings. The plush linens and comfortable beds were wonderful. The kitchen is well stocked and set up for large family meals. However, we mostly ate on the patio. The whole setting is picturesque and perfect for family photo shoots. Janice the owner/hostess was delightful and entertaining. Her stories, and advice made our trip even more interesting by personalizing the whole experience and making sure we took in all the Dordogne has to offer. We had wonderful days out wine tasting, had a delicious meal at the restaurant down the driveway, and took many beautiful walks straight from our front door. Staying at "Les Volet Bleu" with Janice looking after us made for a wonderful, memorable vacation for all. Each of us hope to return soon.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Dream Country Farmhouse with Huge Pool on Beautiful Grounds - Ideal for Families
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p79727vb
+1 (916) 837-0934 (California, USA)
Le Bugue Perigord Noir
5

Great Property

  • 5 of 5
This house is ina wonderful corner of France. Theere is a Relais and Chateau hotel nearby for a Michelin blowout meal and a decent bistro. Many small towns within easy dricing distance and the owners have a comprehensive guide to whats what and where in the area. The house is very comfortable with high speed, free phone service,maps and guidebooks, English channel TV, comfortable beds and bathrooms. A notch below luxurious but should exceedd most users needs. If the owner Janice is in France she is a fountain of information and will make your stay memorable.
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Dream Country Farmhouse with Huge Pool on Beautiful Grounds - Ideal for Families
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p79727vb
+1 (916) 837-0934 (California, USA)
Le Bugue Perigord Noir
Hinsdale, IL USA
5

OUR THREE-GENERATION FAMILY LOVED LES VOLETS BLEUS

  • 5 of 5
Our three-generation American family of ten from Illinois, Wisconsin, and Colorado spent the first week of July at Les Volets Bleus. All of us, including grandchildren ages 9, 7, 7, and 5, have memories that will be with us forever. Besides wanting to spend a fun week together in a great house with plenty of outdoor space and a pool, we wanted our grandchildren to become familiar with France where their parents lived when they were young. We thought the Perigord would give them a good introduction to French history and rural France. Les Volets Bleus and its location were more than we dreamed of.

The house is impeccably clean, comfortable, tastefully furnished, and beautifully restored in a manner that respects its rusticity. It is very easy to live in with the bedrooms in three separate areas in the house and barn, two kitchens with every convenience and a large table, and the salon where the two who had to work from time to time found a place to concentrate. Outside on the terrace near the grill there was enough table space for the whole family. The pool is as pristine as the photo and the grounds are spacious enough for four energetic kids to run, hide, play ball, and create new games.

The location is ideal. Tremolat is a good example of a friendly French town with the added advantage of really good restaurants. We drove through beautiful farmland and old villages to get to most of the sites that interested us. And when we finished with caves, castles, bastides, and canoes on the Dordogne we drove home to the top of the hill and peace and quiet and a great pool surrounded by nature.

You feel at home there because Janice and Bill seem to want you to feel that way in their home. The packet Janice sends is filled with information and suggestions anticipating all questions. Like others, we thoroughly enjoyed our time and unique Perigordian meal with Yannick at Les Truffieres. We thought the Bistro d’en Face on the square in Tremolat was great and appreciated being able to have four happy children when we ate at the pizza restaurant. We rented bikes from Robert Owensmith for everyone for the week, and that worked well with routes he recommended.

Thank you, Janice and Bill, for restoring beautifully and renting such an appealing French farmhouse and for making us feel so much at home.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Dream Country Farmhouse with Huge Pool on Beautiful Grounds - Ideal for Families
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p79727vb
+1 (916) 837-0934 (California, USA)
Le Bugue Perigord Noir
New Zealand
5

79727 Les Volet Bleu

  • 5 of 5
We had a thoroughly enjoyable time at Les Volet Bleu where 12 of us stayed for 3 weeks and found it worked out very well with the layout especially having the separate barn attached for families with little ones. We found everything in the house was clean, plentiful and the owner went more than the extra mile to cater for our needs and the beds/bed linen was of the highest quality. Thoroughly, recommend this place to any with a large group of people, there was more than enough space inside and out to spread yourselves around, lovely safe large pool/area enjoyed by the adults and toddlers alike, plus different options for BBQ areas too.

Attractions for us were the restaurant next door "Les Truffieres" with their fantastic food and authentic French cuisine and only a 3 minute walk away, also the Tremolat night market was the best in the area, we had travelled far and wide to others and on the last week found out the one on our doorstep was by far the best food/fun and we could walk home from there too. Daily highlights were the beautiful walks we could do from the house, stunning views all round. Would certainly consider another holiday there in the future. Thank you Janice!!
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Email Owner Contact Me

Map

Map

Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
NEXT DOOR!! 30 paces... Ferme Auberge seats 30
Car: necessary

Walking, Hiking, canoeing, visiting Chateaux, many pre-historic caves closeby, Mushrooming.

Email Owner Contact Me

Photos

Photos

Email Owner Contact Me

Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

Available
Unavailable

Le Bugue Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2014
Aug 31 2014 - Nov 6 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
Late Fall/Winter 2014
Nov 7 2014 - Mar 6 2015
21 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Spring/Early summer
Apr 4 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,700
 

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Email Owner Contact Me

Amenities

Amenities

Le Bugue Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 ensuite - toilet , shower , This is ensuite to a queen size bed room downstairs
    Bathroom 1 large family bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Lots of space with storage as well.
    Bathroom upstairs - toilet , This also has a sink. It's between 2 rooms upstairs
    Bathroom 3 in Barn - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , This has a sink as well.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Downstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king , Overlooks garden
    Downstairs Master ENSUITE - 1 queen , Has ensuite bathroom with great, American-style shower
    Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king , Very large bedroom that can accommodate a crib or 2
    Upstairs Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Two single beds in upstairs room
    Barn Master Upstairs Bedroom - 1 king , This has bathroom alongside it
    Barn Twin Downstairs - 2 twin/ single , This is perfect for 2 singles or 2 children
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (2) These are available with matching linens and pillows, as well as 2 high chairs.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • churches
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • miniature golf
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • hot air ballooning
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • water skiing
Notes:
Doors and windows are screened for TOTAL inside comfort. Lots of Pool Chairs and Sunbeds and Umbrellas. Lots of Garden Furniture. Swimming Towels provided. Hairdryers in EVERY bathroom. Boardgames, Badminton and other games. iPod speakers. HIGHLIGHT: Country Restaurant within 3 minutes walk. Babysitting available on request.
Email Owner Contact Me