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Dordogne house in delightful Valley with Private Pool contact for special rates

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,883 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Living room, dining room/kitchen, bathroom,3 bedrooms, shower room.

La Gourdonnie is a farmhouse located on the outskirts of Campagnac-les-Quercy in a valley where the surrounding countryside is gently rolling hills and forest. The cottage is over 200 hundred years old and has been lovingly restored with exposed beams throughout. Living accommodation on the ground floor consists of a dining room and fully equipped kitchen, a living room with an enclosed wood burning fire and a bathroom. On the first floor there is a master bedroom, a double bedroom and a twin bedroom all with views over the surrounding valley. There is also a shower room /toilet on the first floor. The cottage is surrounded by a mature garden with lawns and apple and walnut trees. To the front of the house there is a covered patio and there is a further patio/barbecue area to the side of the house with garden furniture. The pool (8mX4M exclusive for the renter) has ample tiled and grassed areas with pool furniture and while being private retains views over the surrounding countryside.

The area has a wide variety of restaurants offering good value and excellent value for money. All will be busy over the summer and booking is essential. Good Food/Budget Prices. Cazals: restaurants on the square in Cazals Auberge du Bon Accueil and Restaureant de la Place. Salviac: opposite the Church in Salviac Auberge du Quercy-Damien-Le Patron)-v. good and similar to the Auberge in Cazals. Daglan (beyond St Pompom on the way to the river) has two restaurants Ferme Auberges: Le Maraval and Le Rocque: It's in the forest, about 2 km from St PomPom. In La Rocque Gagac -La Belle Etoile and in Les Arques-La Recreation - both excellent. The Cahors appellation extends to some of the land around Prayssac and a visit to the market can be combined with a visit to some of the vineyards on the way into the town. Both the Dordogne and the Vezere have excellent water sports and fishing facilities. “Soleil Plage” on the Dordogne at Cenac/Vitrac has a reputable canoe hire place and a good river beach. Sharp right turn in the middle of Vitrac village and drive out to the river passing a golf course. It is adjacent to a large camp site. The are many other canoe bases along both rivers and trips can be varied from a few hours to full day. Swimming Pool: The nearest public pool is in Salviac. Mountain Bikes: Can be hired in Sarlat –the Peugeot bike shop and in Gourdon. Riding There are riding schools in a number of nearby villages. Walks The whole area is good walking country- see walks guides on the book shelves. Domme Airport Micro-lighting and short light plane sight seeing trips at reasonable prices. Day Trips Cahors- a market trip can be combined with a visit to the Pont Valentre in the town with a picnic after on the river banks

More Details

Owner
Mike
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Ferry
550 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Belves
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Gourdon
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Various
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Cenac
Car: necessary

La Gourdonnie is situated amongst rolling hills and valleys on the outskirts of Campagnac-les-Quercy.The location is ideal for exploring the Dordogne and Lot with numerous river beaches a short drive away. In the adjoining villages of Cazals, St Pompom, Salviac and Gourdon there area wide selection of bars, restaurants and markets. The Medieval town of Sarlat is 20 min away by car and is well worth a visit. There is a wide variety of trips which can be made using the house as a base. Perhaps the most widely known are the prehistoric sites and cave systems which are dotted throughout the area. Lascaux, Peche Merle and the Roc St Christophe are amongst spectacular. The bastide towns at Monpazier, Beaumont are also well worth a visit. Cenac, Vitrac and Soleil Plage all have beaches where canoeing, fishing etc. can be arranged.

Golf: There are golf courses near Belves and Soleil Plage.

Amenities

Campagnac-lès-Quercy Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1883 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The utility area adjoins the ground floor bathroom (which has a bath with a shower attachment, toilet, sink ) has clothes washing machine and a clothes drying machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Access to the first floor is by a staircase leading from the dining room. This contains a double bed, antique bedside tables, a linen chest, a chest of drawers and mirror, a full length mirror, clothes rails, a coffee table, a cane sofa and armchair and an electric storage heater. There are two further bedrooms. The front is a double bed (bedroom2) and the rear is a twin bed(bedroom 3) with a French door leading to an external stone staircase to the courtyard. Both bedrooms have a chest of drawers and bedside tables.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The living room has two 2-seater couches, an enclosed wood burning fire, which acts as a heating system in the winter, an armchair, antique coffee table, bookcases and occasional tables. There a TV, DVD, radio cassette and a disc-man (with some CDs), with mini speakers in the room. There is a reasonable selection of holiday reading and guides on the book cases. The dining area kitchen area has a table and six chairs, a large built French style cupboard (crockery etc.), various built- in cupboards in the kitchen area, a gas cooker for summer use, and an Aga type stove for winter cooking and heating, a microwave, a fridge, freezer, clothes drying machine. The kitchen is more than adequate for family cooking.

Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
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Dordogne house in delightful Valley with Private Pool contact for special rates
average rating of 4.2352943 based on 17 reviews
4

Summer in the Dordogne

  • 4 of 5

We all had a lovely stay in the Dordogne. The house was beautiful with plenty of outside space with sunny spots and shade available. The pool was fantastic as was the view. The three bedrooms were spacious with plenty of storage. It was very tranquil. There had been some very inconsiderate guests previous to us but Mike's cleaner did her best to have the house ready for us. Although remote in location, there are plenty of things to do for both adults and children within a 30-45 minute drive. We would definitely stay again as communications with Mike were excellent and we always had a speedy reply if we had any queries.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really glad you had a good time, Mike
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5

Great Family Holiday House

  • 5 of 5

The communication with Mike was always good and prompt. The kids loved the swimming pool, with lots of meals lounging by the poolside. There are also lots of great days out within a 40 min drive including canoeing, Caves and river beaches. It is rustic but as you would expect from an old farmhouse - perfect if you want some rural seclusion where you don't have to worry how much noise the kids are making. Stunning views as well

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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French Retreat

  • 4 of 5

Arriving after a long journey the keys were exactly where we expected, the house was a typical French farmhouse, everything was there that we needed to make our stay enjoyable. the outside living area was excellent. we explored the local area and went for several walks that we found from information in the farmhouse . the local village St Pompon had an excellent restaurant that we would recommend to anyone staying there.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic! Exceeded our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with our 2 boys (6y and 8y) and cocker spaniel made the journey from Cambridge down to the Dordogne. We were extremely impressed when we arrived because the location, house and pool far exceeded our expectations.

The house was a quintessential french farmhouse made of stone, with wooden beams, iron balcony and bright red shutters. It is set in beautiful surroundings on a hillside with fantastic views to watch the sun set each evening. The lounge contained a beautiful fireplace, bedrooms were a good size (gigantic master incl a cot), the kitchen contained everything that we needed to cook in the evenings and bathrooms were modern and spacious for the kids with bath and shower. There was an abundance of kitchen equipment, towels and sheets (beds were all made up for us when we arrived) and a welcoming bottle of wine. Outside there is a brand new pool (very clean) with small diving board and lights; of a good size more than enough to fulfil my little fish's needs for the week! (shallow area is approx 1m deep). It was delightful sitting out in the gravel courtyard under the trees in the evening with a glass of wine or two while the children played in the hammocks, thereafter by the pool watching the sunset with my husband while the children slept.

There are many things to do in the area and the house is perfectly located to access everything. We spent a delightful day on the Dordogne and can highly recommend the 3 hour kayaking trip. The current helped us along, we were able to take a picnic with us and a shuttle bus brought us back again. We then spent the afternoon teaching the boys how to fish and making dams. The house was only 15 mins drive from the Dordogne itself and so was perfectly located. We also visited a chateau and watched a Medieval Night by candle light. We bought fantastic foods at local markets (foie gras a speciality) and enjoyed a spot of shopping in some of the local towns with lunches in historic courtyard cafes. Vineyards were in abundance with guided tours.

Mike was very responsive and professional on emails and provided a thorough information pack. This is our first time using Owners Direct typically using Kuoni and Thomson Sensatori 5* AI holidays historically and we'd highly recommend this property and would stay here again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Leek Wootton
5

Peaceful and Rural - Great to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

This Gite has lots of character and charm and is situated in a very peaceful and private location. The pool has great views over farmland and into the forest. The property was clean and well presented on arrival and we enjoyed our stay greatly.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review
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5

Rustic farmhouse in rural and peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a great family holiday here in August. The farmhouse is a rural retreat but only a short drive to local shops. It has a well equipped kitchen and a refreshingly large fridge! The pool was well used as were the eating out areas for all meals. It was quite hard to drag ourselves away from the pool to explore the area but we did and highlights included kayaking down the Dordogne (took nearly 3 hours!), the Friday market in Prayssac, the Chateaux of Beynac and Castelnord and topiary gardens at Marqueyssac. Rather than rushing around trying to see all the attractions we took full advantage of the beautiful location of the farmhouse and luxury of a private pool! Would definitely recommend and would love to go again.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Owner's Response: Many thanks, Mike
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The minimum stay is 7 days
Please be advised that there is a £450 deposit which is refunded upon check out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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