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17 century farmhouse on top of a hill with beautiful views and Heated Pool

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,217 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse: 3 Bedrooms, sleeps 7, 2 bathrooms

Maison de Nicola has been restored to a very high standard, with oak beams throughout, offering spacious living accommodation. Lounge approx 65 sq metres with terracotta tiled floors with underfloor heating if needed. There is a Bang & Olufson TV and stereo with 4 speakers for a wonderful surround sound also with a remote link in the kitchen dinning room. The lounge has an oak staircase leading up to a large bedroom with double bed and futon this room has a large on suite bathroom with separate bath and shower.Heated swimming pool Air Conditioning in bedrooms

Kitchen dinner approx 55sq metres well equipped with another TV area and wood burner This room also has an oak staircase leading up to two bedrooms one twin bedded one single bedded with shower,toilet,basin

The lounge has wonderful views through the patio doors of the surrounding countryside and magnificent pool with palms around The private swimming pool is alarmed with approx half an acre of garden with many fruit trees that you are free to help yourself if in season.

More Details

Graham Headhouse
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018


Issac Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2217 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(36 traveler reviews)

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17 century farmhouse on top of a hill with beautiful views and Heated Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful week staying at Graham and Sarah's house. With three young boys under 6, this was the perfect place for us - somewhere private with a child friendly pool and a huge garden (complete with boules, football and a badminton set) for them to run around. Graham and Sarah left the most wonderful welcome pack - wine, cheese, meats and bread etc - and greeted us on arrival.

The house is really well equipped, with lovely comfy beds, air con in the bedrooms, a gorgeous bathroom and a brilliant music system (complete with thousands of songs). We ended up dancing in the kitchen most nights after dinner. The house is at the top of a lane with a farm next door. We took regular walks down to the farm after dinner to meet the animals, which the boys loved.

The surrounding countryside is gorgeous - all sunflower fields, picturesque villages and hay bales. We enjoyed some great day trips - St Emillion and Bergerac - as well as a private tour round the nearby Chateau de Montreal (well worth a visit). Mussidan has a great bakery and supermarket.

We had several BBQs out of the terrace, as well as having a wonderful meal at the restaurant in nearby Issac (the goats cheese salad is incredible) - which was all very relaxed and child friendly. We also enjoyed some lovely early evening drives to nearby Villemblard (for takeaway pizzas) and St Astier, which has a lovely church and square.

Graham and Sarah were the perfect hosts - there if we needed them, but otherwise, totally unintrusive. We all enjoyed a glass of champagne on the terrace on our last night.

We would DEFINITELY come back and have recommended this gorgeous place to all our friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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The perfect (and cool) escape

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a luxury villa away from it all after weeks of exam revision with the kids and Maison De Nicola did not disappoint. The photos of the property looked fabulous so we booked up a week in July, and we're so glad we did. From the moment we arrived we felt relaxed, thanks in no small part to the warm welcome we received from owners Graham and Sarah and their now legendary welcome pack brimming with wine, cheese and other local delights.

The house is set in spacious grounds with nothing overlooking it, so it is entirely private, even though Graham and Sarah live nearby. The pool is gorgeous and warm - when they say it is heated, they're not kidding. The comfortable sunbeds provided the perfect place to read and sleep (and have a beer!) or watch the kids messing about in the water.

The house itself is very luxurious - large open plan rooms downstairs with sumptuous sofas and a well equipped kitchen. It also has an amazing multi-room CD player - just don't forget your favourite CDs, although there are plenty in the house. To have music wafting over to the pool was a lovely addition.

The bedrooms are in the roof space and so often in the past we have stayed in houses where it is too hot to sleep. Not the case at Maison De Nicola. Graham and Sarah have installed very high quality air conditioning with separate units in each of the bedrooms. Turn them on and in 10 minutes, the rooms were cool which meant we all slept incredibly well, impressive given it was over 30 degrees outside.

I have to say, the addition of air con really did place this villa in the top bracket for us, just knowing that however hot it gets, you know you can cool off. For parents with very small kids, that is a godsend!

The area around the house is delightful, with a Super U just 10 mins away. Bergerac is only 25 mins down a country road with its lovely old town and restaurants, and if you really want to tear yourself away from that pool, the stunning towns of Sarlat (and surrounding sights) and Saint Emillion are close enough for a day trip. We flew to Bordeaux (easyJet) and rented a car, and it was one of easiest trips we have ever had.

So would we recommend Maison De Nicola? Absolutely 100%. The combination of the rural setting, the pool, the luxury and of course the air con, makes this a house of very happy memories. We intend to return. Cheers Graham and Sarah

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Maison de Nicola. The house is lovely - spacious and comfortable. The new air conditioning worked brilliantly and the bedrooms were lovely and cool in the hot evenings! The pool is a great size and perfect for the kids - they loved it.

Graham and Sarah are lovely hosts - the welcome basket was fab and they were available to give advice if needed.

We had lots of lovely lazy days around the pool as well as great day trips to Bordeaux, Bergerac and Saint Emillion - I would recommend them all. The house is a perfect place to come back to!

Really can't recommend the house and the hosts enough!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous house in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday at Graham and Sarah’s house. The location was very handy for trips to the Dordogne, Perigaux and other villages.

The house is full of rustic charm and the kids loved the pool and sitting having meals on the patio.

Graham and Sarah were very helpful and we would love to come back again sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning family holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful peaceful location, but still within easy reach of everything you could need with Mussidan and Bergerac only a short drive away

Nothing too much trouble for Graham and Sarah, arriving at 1:30am after being delayed wasn't a problem at all ,and their now infamous hamper was an absolute godsend after arriving so late on a Saturday night

Really cannot fault anything at all.,even the sat nav instructions took us right to the gate

The house has everything you could need, with Graham and Sarah on hand nearby if you need their assistance with anything

I definitely would not hesitate to recommend for a peaceful relaxing holiday

Many thanks Graham and Sarah for letting us stay in your wonderful house

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Having traveled to France and stayed in Gites for 20 years this was the BEST by far!

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent holiday cottage. Nothing is too much for Graham and Sarah; they are great hosts always ensuring the customer has a great experience. The cottage is spacious with everything you need. We were catering for 3 generations and it delivered in all areas. The layout and facilities are outstanding; you will not be disappointed. Location amazing; isolated but within easy reach of Mussidan and Bergerac that have everything you require.

In summary an amazing holiday cottage. Thank you Graham and Sarah and guess what we've booked to come back next year .

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Bergerac Airport 20kms
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Issac is situated in a beautiful part of the Dordogne surrounded by beautiful countryside and many places of interest to visit nearby, Bergerac airport is about 20 km away but also a beautiful place to eat with many restaurants to be found in the little side streets that are full of charm. There are also some good golf courses and plenty of other activities to be found. Bordeaux is about 1 hours drive away with vineyards plentiful.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A Security deposit of £250pounds is required

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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