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Charming farmhouse surrounded by 25 acres wood and grass for 20 p

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms5
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Large pool, fitness centre, sauna, and 25 acres of beautiful grounds

La Borie du Four consists of two connecting farmhouses, La Figue and La Chataigne with room for 20. Since december 2013 the houses are registered with the tourist department of the Dordogne. La Figue has a three star qualification and La Chataigne a four star rating. La Figue sleeps up to 11 in 4 double bedrooms(two with an extra bed) and one single room. Our traditional stone farmhouse is a spacious house with exposed beams, extensive living and dining area, a lovely large fireplace and private sun terrace. With a fully equipped kitchen and open lounge area, the farmhouse is everything that a family or group of friends could wish for on their perfect vacation. There is a shower room, separate toilet and a bathroom. La Chataigne sleeps up to 9 in 3 double bedrooms and a twin bedroom all with en-suite shower rooms. Connecting to La Figue and sharing all the same amenities, La Chataigne is a charming property with a large open living space, a massive traditional fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen and a huge private sun terrace, partly covered in wisteria. Guests of both houses have full access to the pool, the sauna, the fitness room and the lovely grounds

Ideal for golf lovers: Three lovely golfcourses are located within 30 miles of La Borie du Four.

canoeing on the Dordogne: Canoeing on the Dordogne River

Your canoe slowly drifts passed medieval villages and towns dotted along the Dordogne river, seeing quiet sections of the river that can not be seen in any other way. Perfectly suitable for (older) children as well and the canoes only cost a few euros to hire.

You can picnic on the banks of the Dordogne, perhaps in a place suitable for paddling and swimming.

The canoes are hired from one of several hire companies that operate along the Dordogne, along with life-jackets and a large plastic tub to keep your picnic and camera dry. The canoe companies drive you upstream in a minibus and you canoe back downstream, or you canoe downstream from the start point and a minibus is waiting to bring you back. Either way, you only ever canoe with the flow of the river! You can also choose the length of your trip - generally half a day or a whole day

More Details

Property Manager
Ineke Steup
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Ineke Steup

We are a couple of 67 and 61 who love traveling. Having lived in Curacao, London, Bangkok and Sydney we now spent our time between Holland and France. The French countryside is unique in the peace and silence it offers. After purchasing the house in 2006 we spent months in renovating and making the house up to our own standard of cosiness and comfort. The houses are decorated with antiques and French bric-a-brac and have a welcoming atmosphere. We hope you will be as enthousiastic of the houses and the environment as we do, with something to offer for everybody and for every age.

Ineke Steup purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Guestbook comments from the manager

We honestly had a great week in La Borie the location is just brilliant and you had just about everything we could possibly have needed.



We didn't do a lot of sight seeing as everyone was happy just to switch off and enjoy the pool, lot's of lazing around especially in the hammock!!



For a big party (14 adults and 5 children/babies) it was all that we had hoped for and suited all the ages from 6 months to 77yrs old. It was certainly lovely to have Nadine pop in everyday to tidy bathrooms and make beds we felt very spoilt, she was always happy to answer any of our questions and made suggestions of local places to visit. She was brilliant.



We would thoroughly recommend La Borie to friends and family (in fact we already have!).



Thanks again!
Jun 2011
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Amenities

Villefranche-du-Périgord Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 La Figue - toilet , combination tub/shower , on the first floor
    Bathroom 2 La Figue - shower , on the ground floor
    Bathroom 3 La Chataigne - toilet , shower , on the ground floor
    Bathroom 4 La Chataigne - toilet , shower , on the ground floor
    Bathroom 5 La Chataigne - toilet , shower , on the first floor
    Bathroom 6 La Chataigne - toilet , shower , on the first floor
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 La Figue - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 La Figue - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 La Figue - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 5 La Figue - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 La Chataigne - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , with en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 7 La Chataigne - 1 queen , with en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 8 La Chataigne - 1 queen , with en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 9 La Chataigne - 2 twin/ single , with en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 3 La Figue - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • La Figue has room for 11 guests with a double bedroom on the ground floor. On the first floor: 3 double bedrooms (two with an extra bed) and a single bedroom. There is a shower room and a separate toilet on the ground floor and a bathroom on the first floor. La Chataigne has room for 9 guests, a double and a twin bedroom are located on the ground floor,two large double bedrooms (one with extra single bed and babycot) are on the first floor. All bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms and toilets. Three extra baby cots are available as well. During your stay our caretaker Nadine will come in every day for an hour of cleaning.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The farm La Borie du Four, consists of two connecting farmhouses set in 25 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds for you to explore, the perfect spot where you will feel a million miles away from the stresses and strains of everyday life. The property is special in its own unique way and makes the ideal base to visit some of the most spectacular locations in the Dordogne region. It is maintained to the highest of standards and will be clean, fresh and welcoming for your arrival. The two houses, La Figue and La Chataigne, have large private terraces, fully equiped kitchens and extensive living and dining areas that feature lovely large fireplaces with traditional wood burning stoves. During your stay our caretaker Nadine will come every day for an hour of cleaning and her sister Patricia will come three times a week to maintain the garden, the vegetablegarden and the pool. All available vegetables and fruits are for our guests to enjoy.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Charming farmhouse surrounded by 25 acres wood and grass for 20 p
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

wow, the most relaxing holiday ever!

  • 5 of 5

We rented La Borie du Four for two weeks in August 2008. We stayed with three families, 6 adults, 7 teenagers, 5 children and two dogs, an easy fit. LBF turned out to be a magical place, two very well maintained farmhouses in the middle of huge grounds. A pool with a view, a sauna, a fitness centre, a pool table, table tennis table, in short nothing left to be desired`.

The owners must be foodies like us, both kitchens are fitted out with new equipment, Le Creuset pans and even Nespresso machines. The vegetable garden was a delight, we made good use of it!

Breakfast on the new terrace of la Figue, dinner at the pool or on the terrace of La Chataigne. The children were building huts while we were lounging at the large pool. Nadine, the French caretaker, came daily for some cleaning and advise, she really knows all about the area.

And there is a lot to see and do: canoeing on the Dordogne, three nice golf courses within driving distance, castles, ruins and bastilles abound, don´t miss Monpazier...

Although the price is steep, we will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home - beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

18 of us stayed in this beautiful home for two weeks. The houses were lovely and clean and there was plenty of room for us all.

We made good use of all the amenities, the children particularly enjoyed the pool, table tennis and pool table. We had a few games of cricket too. The land surrounding the house is great for exploring on foot or bike.

The nearest village is approx a 5 min drive away so car is essential. The village do a great pizza on Monday night, there is also a small night market where you can buy cooked duck legs and courgette flowers.

This house is never too far from being able to explore different areas of the Dordogne or Lott! There are some beautiful towns near by.

Nadine, the caretaker is amazing, a lovely person with plenty of advice of what to do ... She even recommended mushroom picking to us!! The other great asset was the vegetable garden, it was lovely being able to pick fresh produce from the garden to use with our evening meals.

We used the bread oven to cook a leg of lamb, which is another must.

Would highly recommend this home, and would love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

La Borie du Four = MAGIC

  • 5 of 5

During the last five years we have stayed at LBF several times. Both houses are very well fitted out, with good beds, convenient and clean bathrooms, cosy living areas and well equiped kitchens. The many terraces ensure sun from dawn to dusk, the bread oven is a delight and the location is superb.

But possibly the best assets are Nadine and Patricia: the housekeeper and her sister the gardener. Nadine will come in to clean daily and knows all about the area and will guide you to unique places. Patricia takes care of the huge grounds and the vegetable garden and will provide you with ultra fresh fruit and vegetables during your stay.

We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday at this property - the owner is incredibly friendly and helpful, the property is lovely - obviously very well loved as a home and as a result its not clinical and boring like most rental places. It's well loved and lived in and has everything you could possibly need. With a private pool, gym, and your own vegetable garden what more could you need!? plus your own housekeeper Nadine who couldn't do more for us, she was perfect - recommending everything from local wines to trips out in the local area, stuff we'd have missed without her knowledge.

My whole family - ranging from my 96 year old grandmother to my 4 month old son had a wonderful time here - we'll be back!!!

Useful notes - property is very rural you'll need a car, but means if you have kids you can make lots of noise in the pool - no neighbours!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sue and family for your very complimentary review, I am glad that you enjoyed your time at La Borie du Four. And, of course, you are very welcome to come back.
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5

La Borie du Four exceeded all of our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Matthijs

A really big thank you from all of us!

From the time we booked the house in Villafrench there was a period of silence (no questions asked and no answers given)…. and I started to think subconsciously that the place maybe did not exist at all. Then I asked loads of questions and you were incredibly polite and efficient with your answers. In truth, we did not know what to expect, and as we drove along the roads towards our final destination, the children were playing a game of ‘who could spot the house first’ – and looking at properties in detail they were quick to say the sort of house they wanted La Borie Du Fours to be… in the end, when we did finally arrive the house exceeded all of our expectations. We loved the week there and especially the time we spent at the house… it was simply delightful.

I would like to say a big thank you from the whole party… and to also mention a couple of things I forgot to say in my farewell note… 1) We used the bread oven - and thoroughly enjoyed the experience… we cooked both Pizzas and a leg of lamb… both delicious… but would suggest you offer a little more detail in the stacking, lighting and control of the oven to guests in future (maybe a laminated sheet hung on the wall outside the oven itself… with hints and tips… and maybe even a known and favourite recipe?) And 2) Your - top 5 things to do and see – we did them all… with the one exception of the Farmers Market… we intended to go there on our last night, but instead favoured a meal out together – our children are really too young for a late night especially with the prospect of a 14 hour drive back the following day… so this was sadly missed… something we could one day return to perhaps.

Please feel free to use me as a reference or as an endorsement for your website… not that you would need to - as I feel anyone visiting there will want to return again the following year… so once again, many thanks for making our 2009 holiday very, very special.

Yours….

Mel, Sue and the rest of the team who visited last week.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful time at La Borie du Four

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at La Borie du Four, the house was perfect for our families, from the youngest (11 months) to the oldest (82 years). We found it very convenient to have the two houses, as all the young parents and their children were together in one, and the oldies on the other. Also, the fact that there is no traffic near the property makes it quite safe for the kids, and it was one thing we didn't have to worry about.

Your house is convenient, well furnished and equipped, without losing its country charm and authenticity and simplicity. A very good balance indeed. Very nice area too, we had some marvelous and easy walks in the woods and fields around the property.

Thank you also for letting us take advantage of your vegetable garden, the babies enjoyed fresh peas and everybody had wonderfully fresh salads and raspberries. A real plus.

Nadine was very friendly and efficient, and we only have praise for her work. We were also fortunate to be able to call her one evening when the power went out, as one of the electric boards was somewhat hidden behind a bed upstairs, but she knew all about it !

So a tremendous success, it felt just like home as soon as we walked in, and we were sad to see our vacation end. We will certainly recommend your house to other people and, who knows, perhaps come another time in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Villefranche du Perigord
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
La Lolivarie, Belves
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Gourdon
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
A20, exit 56 Gourdon
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
La Petite Auberge, Villefranche-du-Perigord
Car: necessary

Le Perigord Noir, in the South Dordogne region, dates back to medieval times and is a world unlike any other. With panoramic views of lush green valleys bordered by high riverside cliffs, tiny castles, winding country lanes, medieval villages, pretty harbours and lauze stone roofed cottages, the Perigord scenery is second to none.

The surrounding countryside offers crystal clean air and fertile ground in which truffles, nuts and mushrooms flourish. Local farmers breed geese and ducks, thus providing the world’s most exquisite foie gras, and vineyards produce globally acclaimed wines. Local village life sports delightful bars, restaurants, boutiques and markets. Right on your Perigordian doorstep, you’ll discover the surrounding area including the bastide town of Domme, medieval, Renaissance and 17th Century attitude in Sarlat. and the Riverside town of Le Roque-Gageac.

Whether you prefer slow strolls and lazy boat rides, or vigorous bike rides and hikes, you’ll find it here.

Other Activities: pool table, table tennis table, two Webber barbecues, jeu de boules court, fitness room.

Golf: Three lovely 18holes golfcourses are located within 30 miles from la Borie du Four.

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Rates & Availability

Villefranche-du-Périgord Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
May 5 2017 - Jun 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,089
 
 
Summer
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,086
 
 
Autumn
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,089
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$4,086
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $544.74

In spring and autumn only one house is for rent (La Figue) for 2-8 P for €1000 a week.
Bed linen, bathrobes and towels are provided at no extra cost. Rental also includes: heating, water, electricity and pool cleaning.
Changeover day is always on the friday.
In july and August only the total complex is for rent for max 20 people.

We ask for a 50% deposit to be paid upon reservation. Balance is due 6 weeks prior to the day of arrival.
We ask €500 for a deposit in case of a major breakage.
There is no extra charge or hidden costs.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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