About the property
- Villa2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Manor Hse in Beaumont du Périgord, near Bergerac, Aquitaine Dordogne, France -
BOOKING FOR 2018
SPECIAL OFFERS, ONLINE BOOKING and ONLINE PAYMENT are only available through our own site: wwww.mydordogneselfcatering.com
9 Reasons to choose to stay at L'Ancienne Ecole:
- You speak and book directly with the owner, Isabelle (Mobile : 0033 670537161)
- Book with confidence: Easily found online, Virtual Tour and testimonial video & reviews available on own our website : www.mydordogneselfcatering.com
- No car required, close to local shops and amenities.
- 20 minutes from Bergerac Airport
- Family Friendly Private pool and secluded, sunny terraces with BBQ
- Fully equipped with fast & free Wi-Fi
- Private and secured parking
- Flexible Changeover
- Concierge Services and Gourmet Tours by Taxi
(sample wine, beer, truffle "Black Diamond", saffron "The Red Gold", Goat cheese.. with english speaking guide on site), private airport transfer, (by taxi or mini-bus), restaurants and boat trips reservations, emergency doctors appointments (dentistl and GP).groceries when you arrive,
Prices listed here or on our website DO NOT include extra services (ie: Gourmet Tours by Taxi).
CHECK IN: from 5pm
CHECK OUT: by 10am
NEW: "Early Bird Special" (Early Check In), "The Late Late Show (for those who can't get enough of the place!) and "Drop and Go" (Drop off your bags at l'Ancienne Ecole)
Please contact us in advance to discuss availability and cost
When you fly into Bergerac, it takes only 20 minutes to drive from there to this very beautiful and secure house, yet a stone's throw away from the centre of the pretty little village of Beaumont du Perigord. The village is close enough to be really convenient but just the right distance away to not feel like you're right in the middle of it. The handful of little patisseries, butchers, restaurants and cafe/bars situated around the village square are perfect to pick up groceries from or to relax outside of. A slightly larger supermarket is just a five minute drive up the road. The house itself offered plenty of space, so you never feel like you are under one another's feet. The interior decor is clean and modern, ideal if you were staying out of season or had a rainy day inside. The pool area is gorgeous, peaceful and a great sun trap. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and perfect for long walks or runs.
Isabelle Shannon (mydordogneselfcatering.com)
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french, spanish, mydordogneselfcatering.com
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 29, 2018
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A special place, lovingly tended by special people
It started with the water lilies. They are a favourite flower in our family. Then the dragonflies and their blue gossamer wings. Breathtaking. And that was before we even entered the front door of L’Ancienne Ecole.
Once inside, we knew we were in a home, not a house. A place that someone – in this case, Isabelle, Paul and Amelia – had invested with skill and sensibility, charm and love. Their personal touch was evident in every room, in every corner. They wove their respect for the environment throughout – the washing machine bio-ball, the salt-water pool, the micro-fibre pool towels.
Over the next 10 days, our family explored every part of L’Anciene Ecole. We enjoyed morning coffee by the goldfish ponds, played board games in the dining room’s midday coolness, had our aperitif on the shady side patio and laid our evening feast in the outdoor dining area. We perfected our tans by poolside and counted the different varieties of fruit trees in the back garden. We slept with windows open to enjoy the freshness of night. At times, we would stroke the wood of the ancient staircase, its smoothness divulging years of use. Paul even shared with us a bit of the school’s history, opening the under-house garage to reveal the mammoth beams and wall paint of the original four-room edifice.
L’Ancienne Ecole’s location in Beaumont-du-Perigord could not have been handier for a family whose ages span 11 to 84 years. With only a five minute walk to the main square, we visited every market day, all the shops and each night-time event, knowing that it was easy if one or another wanted to retire early while the rest stayed to celebrate. A particular favourite was the quincaillerie, which seems to stock everything in the world (apart from espadrilles).
Being in such a central bastide town made trips further afield so simple. Between canoeing, chateau hopping, wine tasting or simply walking the surrounding countryside’s well-signposted paths, we had as little or as much activity as we wished.
All of this was made possible thanks to the hospitality and warmth of Isabelle, Paul and Amelia, the latter who arranged bouquets of garden flowers throughout the house for our arrival. They made us feel very welcome, so much so that we have booked a longer stay at L’Ancienne Ecole for next year. It cannot come soon enough for us.
A truly lovely family and a pleasure to have you as guests. We fell for you, hook, line and sinker!
And you're right, there are lots of activities in the village of Beaumont du Périgord : horse riding, tennis, fishing, cycling (you can rent bikes), walking, art galleries, brocantes, markets (special mention for the night market on mondays during the summer where you can taste local food and listen to live music).... . Every day, you will find something of interest to do around this small but busy "bastide" (fortified village).
Our daughter, Amelia, likes to pitch in too. For a seven y old, she happily likes to make some bouquets of garden flowers around the house.
Thank you for being such brillant guests!
We can't wait to see you all again next year!
PS: Amelia can't wait to meet up with Meredith again!
Fancy discovering the treasures of the Dordogne area : Bergerac (How has never heard of Cyrano de Bergerac?), Les Eyzies.... also famous for its wine (Pecharmant, Bergerac, Monbazillac...), food (foie gras...).... or simply go on canoeing trip on the Dordogne river ...there will be something for everybody !
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Changeover on Saturday. Departure by 10 am. Arrival from 5 pm Flexible (changeover day and flexible lenght of stay) ! So if you're interested, please contact us directly!