|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 plug...it'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.
Although we knew the sleeping capacity of Fongrive Haut, we did not expect it to be so spacious, with bedrooms being far enough apart to ensure privacy. With three generations from three family groups, we found the accommodation surpassed expectation for comfort and equipment. The owners have thoughtfully provided everything you could want for fair weather or foul. The views are magnificent and the peace very therapeutic. With Sigoules and all its amenities only a few minutes' drive away, it is perfectly situated. The weather (mid June to early July) was magnificent, and even the odd thunderstorm did nothing but provide a wonderful light show! I would thoroughly recommend this property to any large party.
We have been travelling to France for our summer holidays for many years and I can honestly say that this is one of the most enjoyable properties we have stayed at. For a start the location is simply stunning, set amongst the vines and overlooking a small lake. The property itself is spacious and incredibly well equipped. It very much has the feel of a family home rather than a rental villa which is what I think differentiates it from most other places we have stayed in.
We would thoroughly recommend Fongrive as a base for exploring this beautiful area of France. Thanks to Frederick and Sue for a wonderful holiday.
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..
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
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.