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Superb villa in beautiful location with heated private pool

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 separate WC, 8/9 people

Fongrive Haut is a lovely country home with its own heated private pool, sun terraces and patios.The house is truly spacious and offers comfort and luxury in a rural setting. The villa has 3 bedrooms, one triple, one double and one twin. In addition, there is a bed/settee in the 2nd reception room. The beds will be made up for your arrival and towels are provided. The property is totally equipped you will need nothing but your own personal luggage. There are two en-suite facilities, a family bathroom with WC and separate WC. The spacious farmhouse kitchen/dining room is the hub of the house. The kitchen area is fully equipped and the dining table is able to seat up to 10 people comfortably. The lounge has a log fire and comfortable seating. There is a TV/Games room that has further seating with satellite television, various board games, books and a few CDs. There is a table tennis table, bats and balls. Outside there is ample garden furniture and a BBQ. If you are feeling energetic, there are six bicycles to use. The villa has stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Fongrive Haut benefits from full central heating in winter together with an efficient log burning stove. The house also has wi-fi to connect to the internet with your own equipment.

General Information: The towns of the Dordorgne offer many events throughout the year and most have a weekly market. There are many excellent restaurants in the area catering for all tastes and budgets. Touring is a pleasure with such splendid scenery and quiet roads. Walks are available direct from the house with maps displayed by the village church. Fishing is also available in the region. There are several golf courses in the area (see below).

Wines: The villa is located in the main wine growing area for the Bergerac wines. There is a 'Route de Vins' through the region where visits can be made to the local vineyards to taste the local produce.

Activities: There are plenty of things to do in the area although some activities are seasonal. The Dordogne is full of wonderful towns and villages to visit, numerous chateaux to see, pre-historic caves to explore, and of course the river itself. The Dordogne has many beautiful views, numerous riverside restaurants and why not hire a canoe for a trip on the river itself. Other activities within thirty minutes drive include ten pin bowling, go-karting, mountain biking, evening markets, organised walks, and horse-riding.

More Details

Susan or Frederick Young
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018


Thénac Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Basin
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Basin
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Lake View - 1 queen , With en-suite facilities
    Chateau View - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Library - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Tower - 2 twin/ single , With WC and wash basin
  • Lake View and Chateau View bedrooms are located on ground floor. Each has a large fitted wardrobe and one has a five foot double bed and a single bed and the other a five foot double bed. Both bedrooms have double aspect views. The lake view bedroom has an en-suite facility (WC, basin and shower) and the Chateau View bedroom has a family bathroom (bath/shower, basin and WC) adjacent. The tower bedroom is on the first floor and has twin beds and its own WC and wash basin. In addition, there is a bed/settee in the library (2nd reception room) that will sleep up to two persons.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Cart
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
The villa is spacious with large rooms and high ceilings. Comfortably furnished as a family home, the house has wireless broadband for your use. There are two terraces, the south is covered and the west is open thus giving plenty of space for outside dining. There are extensive views of the lovely countryside to the east, south and west where the sunsets are stunning. Local wine is available to purchase. There are two steps to access the front door. The villa is set in about 2500 square metres of garden where the 9m by 4m pool (depth 1.25m) is situated surrounded by a paved sun terrace. Pool is open May to Mid-October and is heated to around a minimum of 25 degrees. For further details and photographs, contact the owner for information about the property's website.


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Superb villa in beautiful location with heated private pool
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

New Year at Fongrive.

  • 5 of 5

A superb property, set in beautiful landscape, surrounded by vineyards, a very well equiped house, well furnished and in a great situation, only 20 minutes from the airport. Amost enjoyable experience, we have already booked again.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2008
  • Stayed: November 2007
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Superb house

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house, clean and well equipped. Very spacious, we were a family of four but it could easily accommodate a second family. Would appeal to families of all ages!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Lovely house in a lovely but remote area

  • 4 of 5

Spent seven days in this idyllic location set in the Dordogne countryside. A bit remote for shopping, even for the most basic of household purchases but for peace and tranquillity you could not find a better location. Views were amazing and some of the best we have been lucky to have had whilst staying in a variety of locations across France.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Very comfortable house in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in a number of houses in France and this has been our favourite by far. The house is very well equipped, with large rooms and high ceilings, making it feel very spacious. We liked the fact that the kitchen is the central hub of the house and of a decent size. The really comfortable sitting room was a great place to retreat to and relax after sunset. The fantastic position of the property meant that views in every direction were possible, our favourite being the sunset terrace! Bicycles were a bonus and meant the trip to Sigoules for a bread run could be done without having to get in the car! A great place for family and friends to create some happy memories. Take a walk to the Buddhist retreat, which was well worth a visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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A beautiful villa in a picture perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful holiday in Fongrive Haut. The villa was very spacious, clean and comfortable and well stocked with everything we needed to make this feel like a home away from home. The villa was perfect for us as we had two young babies, but with the games room full of board games, baby football, boules, table tennis and use of the owners bikes this would make a great holiday for children and adults of any age! The location is stunning - we were surrounded by vineyards and overlooking a beautiful lake. The closest supermarket was a short drive and is very well stocked and this was a good base for exploring the region and for doing some great wine tasting too! A great holiday and we will be recommending it to friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
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A Magical Week at Fongrive

  • 5 of 5

We felt completely at home as soon as we arrived. A beautiful house in a magnificent setting, it was all we hoped for and more. No need to pack a bottle opener or a travel's all there to the last detail. Cleanliness was impeccable but we were able to throw our bags down and relax immediately.

Local towns full of history and interest. We particularly loved Eymet and the Pizzeria! Check out Sigoules - a good size Carrefour and Friday evening is a buzz.

We hope to return to explore even more next time.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Bergerac airport
Nearest Ferry
350 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Train
12 Miles
St Foy la Grande
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Car: necessary

Fongrive Haut is situated in the Dordogne on a country lane just outside the village of Thenac about 12 miles south of Bergerac. The towns of St Foy La Grande, Eymet and Duras are all close by. The local countryside is both beautiful and unspoilt with rolling hills covered with the vineyards of the Perigord Poupre. The nearest supermarket is 3 miles distant in Sigoules. There are many medieval 'Bastide' towns in the area each with their own unique atmosphere and open-air markets are held in different towns every day of the week. The renowned Chateau de Vigier Golf and Country Club is a ten minute drive. There are good motorway links from the channel ports and the area is also served by flights to Bordeaux (90 mins from house) or Bergerac (30 mins from house).

Other Activities: Canoeing,Golf, Volley Ball and Leisure Centre nearby

Golf: The delightful 18-hole golf course at Chateau de Vigiers is about 4 miles distant. This is an excellent par 72, 6002 metres course designed by Donald Steel, in a beautiful location with superb facilities. The Chateau is also a top class hotel offering two delightful restaurants.

Some 40 minutes south is the par 72, 6090 metres course near Castelnaud called the Villeneuve Golf and Country Club. There are lovely views from the course across the rolling hillsides.

For those anxious to test their skills, there are a number of other good courses within an hour's drive.

There are four golf trolleys at the house for use by our guests.

Also nearby is a Leisure Centre offering tennis and crazy golf. There is a Volley Ball court in the local village..


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $418.94

A deposit of 25% is required at time of booking. The balance is payable 8 weeks before arrival date. A security deposit will be required and will be refunded at the end of your stay provided there is no damage.
The changeover day is Sunday as from experience we know travelling in France is easier on this day. During the Spring/Autumn the owners can be more flexible concerning changeovers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.