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Farmhouse with private pool, private golf & fishing

Alan Dagnall

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Alan Dagnall

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015
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Farmhouse with private pool, private golf & fishing

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Sigoules Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8 free wifi

Les Vachers is a stone built farmhouse dating back to the 16C. The large veranda offers a covered dining area for those lazy barbecues. Both the terrace and pool are floodlit to extend those relaxing evenings outside. The house is spacious with a well equipped kitchen with a range style cooker. The two double bedrooms each have their own en suite bathrooms. One of the twin bedded rooms is on the ground floor with a shower room next to it. The farmouse is in a peaceful location set in 10 hectares of land with a private nine hole pitch and putt course. The south facing pool overlooks the private fishing lake which is well stocked with large carp up to 20lbs. Use of both the golf course and fishing lake are included in your stay at no extra charge. The 18 hole public golf course and leisure complex of Chateau les Vigiers is less than 10 minutes away. This holiday villa with it's private pool is ideal for those family get togethers or groups of friends chilling out.

Fishing: The large well stocked lake offers carp, rud, roach and perch.

Carp of up to 20lbs have been caught in the lake. They have been well fed and offer easy fishing for children and fun for all the family. A large hunk of bread on the end of a line is normally all you need.

General Information: The summer season in the Dordogne offers hundreds of different events from town to town. Bergerac alone has 10 different events ranging from fireworks on the 14 July to long weekends of wine and food festivals. The local restaurants range from 4 course set lunches with wine at 12 Euros to the 4 star restaurant at Chateau les Vigiers.

There is lots of information available and the owner is on hand to give you his personal advice.

Wine: Les Vachers is at the heart of the wine growing region. Bordeaux and St Emilion to the west and Bergerac to the north.

There are hundreds of wine producing chateaux in the area, many of whom offer free tasting. The owner is on hand to give his advice and to direct you to the award winning vineyards in the area.

Sigoules wine festival is the weekend 20/21 July 2013, lots of stalls offering free tastings.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alan Dagnall (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015

About Alan Dagnall

I have lived in France for more than 40 years and adore this very special area of South West France. I have drunk more bottles of wine than I care to remember and enjoy a bottle or two with a good meal. I have an extensive knowledge of the local area and am happy to recommend places to visit, restaurants to try and wine to sample.

Why Alan Dagnall chose Sigoules

Les Vachers literally means the cow complex. This farmhouse has been renovated by me to include all the comforts you would expect as well as retaining the character of the building. I make sure the kitchen is fully equipped with everything I would like to find in a kitchen so you can experiment with the local foods in the comfort of your own home. The private pool has steps leading down to the shallow end and a separate kiddies pool making it suitable for everyone.

The lake is overlooked by the pool so you an relax by the pool and still be within shouting distance if they catch the big one!

What makes this farmhouse unique

Whilst there are many villas with pools, not many come with their own private fishing lake and golf course. I provide clubs including ladies, kids and left handed clubs so everyone can have a go. Will also promise to keep Husky out of the way whilst you are playing. Not many courses have a golf ball eating dog as a hazard!

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Farmhouse with private pool, private golf & fishing
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
5

Stunning, magnifique 2 weeks 😄

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic 2 weeks at Les Vachers with welcoming hosts who were great from the first minute to last. Great Gite, loads of room for the 6 of us (4 adults and two youngsters), enjoyed the spacious kitchen which Colin (our trained chef!) made the most of! Great open verandah area for outdoor eating.......

The pool is great, perfect for everyone which is even floodlit for some late night dipping....

The lake is superb, great fishing for all.....we all caught carp, even my 10 year old daughter. With it being across the lane from the Gite, those of us who wanted to fish could do so but still be in close proximity to those chilling at the Gite or round the pool :-).......Oh, the golf as well, yes, again free for all and perfect for all ages or abilities.

Alan & Sandra have two lovely dogs, 'Vannie' and 'Husk' - all I would say is if your on the course and Husk is about, don't expect to finish your round with the same ball, if you get my drift ����.....Husk has the taste for golf balls !

Lovely villages around, Sigoules has all you need really, and Bergerac is great for Sunday lunch and a peaceful boat trip down the Dordogne.

Unfortunately my 10 year old girl was poorly whilst we were away and we had to go to Bergerac hospital. We came away with antibiotics but later that night and in the early hours, Lilly was poorly and feeling worse. We woke Sandra up at 2am as we could not get through to the out of hours Dr and Sandra was brilliant, she drove us to Bergerac in the early hours and got us seen again and we were given further antibiotics. I cannot praise Sandra and Alan enough for their kind welcome and help throughout our stay. We will be back in 2015....... cannot wait! Jason, Ali, Olly, Lilly, Colin & Joan

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Magnifique 2 weeks of chillaxing!

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic 2 weeks at Les Vachers with welcoming hosts who were great from the first minute to last. Great Gite, loads of room for the 6 of us (4 adults and two youngsters), enjoyed the spacious kitchen which Colin (our trained chef!) made the most of! Great open verandah area for outdoor eating.......

The pool is great, perfect for everyone which is even floodlit for some late night dipping....

The lake is superb, great fishing for all.....we all caught carp, even my 10 year old daughter. With it being across the lane from the Gite, those of us who wanted to fish could do so but still be in close proximity to those chilling at the Gite or round the pool :-).......Oh, the golf as well, yes, again free for all and perfect for all ages or abilities.

Alan & Sandra have two lovely dogs, 'Vannie' and 'Husk' - all I would say is if your on the course and Husk is about, don't expect to finish your round with the same ball, if you get my drift ����.....Husk has the taste for golf balls !

Lovely villages around, Sigoules has all you need really, and Bergerac is great for Sunday lunch and a peaceful boat trip down the Dordogne.

Unfortunately my 10 year old girl was poorly whilst we were away and we had to go to Bergerac hospital. We came away with antibiotics but later that night and in the early hours, Lilly was poorly and feeling worse. We woke Sandra up at 2am as we could not get through to the out of hours Dr and Sandra was brilliant, she drove us to Bergerac in the early hours and got us seen again and we were given further antibiotics. I cannot praise Sandra and Alan enough for their kind welcome and help throughout our stay. We will be back in 2015....... cannot wait! Jason, Ali, Olly, Lilly, Colin & Joan

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Relaxation was the order of the day and Les Vachers was perfect for that. Lovely spacious character house. Nice and cool in the warm days, Great fishing and the golf was a bonus. the kids loved the pool and the dogs, and there were plenty of beds and bathrooms to go round. The facilities were excellent with loads of extras and Alan and Sandra were great hosts ...always on hand and very relaxed. Sigoules was no distance with couple of places to eat, market and a good supermarket. Bergerac is only 20 minutes if you want something more to do ...the Maison Du Vins is well worth a visit. A bit worried about recommending the place as we want to go back and want there to be places available !!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Brilliant holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous holiday in Les Vachers last week. The house is spacious and kept very clean. The pictures on the internet do not do this fairytale house justice. We felt like we truly lived in rural France for a week (with all comfort accounted for). Alan and Sandra are magnificent hosts and will look after you throughout your stay. The dogs are a bonus! Our kids already miss them after having returned to Holland just yesterday. Golf and fishing are a welcome extra, but even without these, the house is perfect.

We highly recommend this property to everyone. We hope to return with our family next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Kingston upon Hull
4

French Idyll

  • 4 of 5

The house and facilities are as described in the listing, The house was clean and all was in working order, beds were comfortable and we had everything we needed and more for a very pleasant stay. The fishing and golfing were very entertaining and it was very good that they were included in the price. Sandra and Alan are gracious hosts and very helpful whenever needed. We are happily recommending this property to all our friends and are hopefully going to return soon in a bit to catch "moby dick" the monster carp.!! The two dogs are exuberant and like to spend time with the guests, (watch out for your golf balls when Husk is out!) however if not "dog people" Sandra and Alan will happily keep them in their run. Overall a brilliant , relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Characterful, Simple and Friendly

  • 4 of 5

Old French Farmhouse in need of some maintenance, but simple and clean, not luxurious.

Proximity of enclosed pool to house and covered verandah, good for children and families.

Lake and small golf course across the road from the house lovely for children's activities after a day out.

Fairly isolated, with closest good markets within 20 minute drive at Issigeac on Sunday morning and St Foye Le Grande, Saturday morning.

Also nearby in Pomport, Chateau Bellingard for wines.

Highly recommended, excellent restaurant, 'Famille Moutier' within 3 minutes of house for incredible French cuisine and wine, excellent service and very child friendly. Well worth booking!

Owners very helpful and welcoming, along with their 2 big dogs!

The local recreational airfield can produce some weekend noise pollution.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The local microlight field was hosting its annual open day on the weekend in question.

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Sigoules
Nearest Ferry
600 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
vigiers
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Ste Foy La Grande
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
sigoules
Car: necessary

Les Vachers is 20km south of Bergerac set amongst local vineyards. Bergerac offers low cost flights from a variety of UK airports with Ryanair, Flybe and Jet2. Bordeaux airport is 1 hour away.

A car is essential in this rural area. Bergerac and Ste Foy La Grande are the 2 main market towns. Bergerac has a wine museum on the river front which is well worth a visit and combine that with a boat trip along the Dordogne river. The pretty bastide town of Eymet is also nearby hosting both a weekly market and in the summer months a night market.

Duras with its imposing chateau is only 20 minutes drive and again has a wonderful night market with music and various food stalls.

There is plenty to explore in this beautiful area with canoeing down the Dordogne offering spectacular views.

The famous wine region of St Emilion is only 40 minutes drive away and this picturesque town is well worth a visit.

With so many restaurants in the local area you are spoilt for choice. There are 3 course set lunches from as little as 12 euros per head to the Michelin starred La Tour des Vents at nearby Monbazillac.

Golf: A private 9 hole pitch and putt course is set in the surrounding grounds, with the lake being a water hazard! Most holes are a par three with a couple of par 4s so those kids (and big kids) can play while Mum relaxes by the private pool.

A full range of golf clubs are available for your use during your stay at no extra charge. Ladies clubs, left handed ones and even kiddies clubs are available so no excuses.

Chateau les Vigiers is a golf and leisure complex which is only 7km from Les Vachers. It offers a 18 hole golf course and driving range. There is also a 6 hole academy course. Visitors are welcome and golfers with minimum 36 handicap can play, with clubs, trolleys and electric carts for hire.

The chateau also offers 2 restaurants and a beauty salon.

There are many other courses in the vicinity, the owner can give directions.

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Rates & Availability

From £71 Per night

Sigoules Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Earlybird
May 2 2015 - May 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
£500
 
 
Spring
May 23 2015 - Jul 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
£100
£600
 
 
Summer
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
 
 
Peak season
Jul 18 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,300
 
 
Autumn
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
£100
£600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £200
Notes The property may be available at other times - please contact the owners to check.
There is no additional charge for golf on the pitch and putt course, it is included in the rental rates, as is the fishing.


A deposit of £200 per week is required on booking. The balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival date.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Sigoules Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Both of the double bedrooms have an ensuite bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The house is well equipped, with all linen and towels for house use provided. The open plan kitchen area has space for indoor dining. Changeover day is Saturday with arrivals from 5pm. A docking station is provided for your i-pod or MP3 player. The owners live locally and are on hand to offer help and advice to make your stay a pleasant one.

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