|Minimum Stay||7 - 30 nights|
Le Perroquet is a 7 bedroomed property which can sleep up to 15, with private pool. It is ideal for holidaying with friends or family, as it consists of 2 independent (adjoining) gites. Being set in 3.75 acres of grounds, including mature gardens and grassland, with the river Dordogne flowing along the bottom of the garden you have plenty of space. The farmhouse has been lovingly and thoughtfully restored to reveal original stonework and large oak beams. Le Perroquet is in the commune of Saint Germain et Mons, just 11km east of Bergerac.
The ground floor has a large open plan kitchen/dining area, which is nicely equipped and furnished with country style furniture. In the lounge there is a traditional wood burning stove and plenty of comfortable seating. An exotic wood staircase leads to the landing on the first floor. Also on the ground floor there is a shower room with toilet and wash basin. First floor: This has three bedrooms and a shower room with toilet and wash basin. All the bedrooms are furnished with antique furniture, have chestnut parquet flooring and original large oak beams.
Ground floor: Kitchen/dining room: The large kitchen/dining room gives you plenty of space to prepare and eat your meals in comfort. It is nicely equipped and has antique pine country furniture. In the Napoleonic marble style fireplace stands a wood burning stove.
Entrance hall: The French doors bring you into this tiled, light and spacious area which has French furniture, the old wooden staircase takes you to the landing on the first floor. Also there is a separate toilet and hand basin. Lounge: On entering this room your first sight is of a large inglenook fireplace, with it's original brick and stonework it is quite a feature. Set inside is a wood burning stove.
First floor: This has four bedrooms. Master bedroom: This is a large en-suit bedroom, full of character with all it's beams and original brick chimney breast. Bedrooms two and three: These both have a double bed. Bedroom four: This has one double bed and one single bed. Shower room: The shower is spacious and multi functional. There is also a toilet and wash basin.
Outside: The front of the house has a nice mature garden. The rear has a 10x5 swimming pool with a large terraced area. A barbeque is provided.
The grassland stretches some 230 metres to the river bank, making it large enough for all types of ball games. A boules set and skittles are available.
We stayed here as a group of 14 friends who met at university. The house is spectacular: big, beautiful, well decorated, and very clean. The grounds around the house are also vast, with a large swimming pool, a couple of acres of land, and the river Dordogne running at the bottom of the garden! We had a great time just relaxing in the house and grounds, as well as getting involved in all the local activities - night markets, day markets, river walks, kayaking etc.
The property was excellent just what we all needed, the pool was a great asset and the kids were never out of it although it was cold it never bothered us or them. weather was superb and we could not have asked for anything better. The owners were lovely and were always there if we needed them. I would definitely go back it was one of the best properties I have stayed in we had the best 2 weeks thank you.
We came here for a family holiday - grandparents, children and grandchildren, 13 in all. We were all taken aback by the quality of the accommodation - the owners have wonderful taste and a terrific eye for detail. All of the rooms were large and furnished beautifully and the bathrooms were very modern. The garden is amazing, the pool was cleaned in the early morning every day. We enjoyed many happy meals at the long, covered table outside. Mark and Lynn were very friendly and helpful but not intrusive. We played lots of outside games because the garden is so large and there was a very good table tennis table which we made a lot of use of. The Dordogne area is beautiful but sometimes we found we were just happy to spend time around the pool and garden, so relaxing. Main points are quality and cleanliness, we were really impressed - only sad part was when we left. Spar 5 minute walk and a cheap but very good takeaway pizza shop in Mouleydier, some good river walks there too.
We decided to take a family holiday in Bergerac and Le Perroquet fitted our needs wonderfully. There were 13 of us, and therefore we booked both cottages. Right from the outset the owners were helpful, answering our emails for advice about activities and facilities promptly. Their comments were very helpful, and saved us the trial and errors method of finding our feet when we arrived. They pointed us in the right direction for a good local wine supplier, and we felt Mark and Lynn greatly added to our overall enjoyment of the holiday. The accommodation is of a good standard, and certainly excellent value for money. The garden is huge, and the seven children present made full use of it, memorably when Mark mowed a decent sized racetrack into the grass, which provided hours of fun as they raced each other round (on foot!). Local shops are five minutes walk away, but the big hypermarket was our main source of provisions, and is only a short car journey away.
Overall, this property is a great base for a holiday in the Dordogne, and I would certainly recommend it.
We stayed for a week with friends here and had a really lovely time.
The houses are very comfortable and well appointed. We particularly enjoyed being able to eat outside at the long table under the covered dining area looking out over the enormous garden. The pool was kept beautifully clean.
The local shops for really good quality bread etc. are a 10 minute walk, 5 minute bike ride or 2 minute drive away.
There's a very big Intermarche supermarket about 10 minute's drive towards Bergerac which has pretty much everything you need (and more!) in terms of food and drink.
There's so much to see and do locally that I can't do it justice here, but suffice to say that this is a beautiful part of the world.
The owners, who live next door, are very friendly and helpful.
I am french and live in London, I wanted to celebrate my big 40 in France with my friends. It is the perfect place for it, we had a great time in this farmhouse. It is spacious and give plenty of room for people not to feel on top of each other, all rooms are furnished with traditional wooden furniture and all is very clean. The swimming pool area is great for relaxation or daytime party. I held a Miami Beach party and we had so much fun. The owner Mark & Lynne are fantastic, they are very helpful and great company as we had a few drinks together. There is also a patio area for about 20 people where we had our bbqs and late night fun. Overall, it's a great place to relax and enjoy the sweet ''French life''. There is the village at about 5mins walk so we had our fresh daily baguettes and croissants!!
There are many activities round and about for you to choose from including :- Canoing, go-carting, golf, riverside-woodland walks, and fishing (which you can do at the bottom of the garden, a license can be obtained from the local shop). There are local markets to go to every day of the week, providing you with fresh produce.
The Dordogne has an abundance of attractions to visit, ranging from chateaus, caves with pre-historic paintings, bastide towns, theme parks and of course restaurants providing all the local specialties. Just driving to your designation is a joy, taking in all the lovely scenery.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$537|
A security deposit cheque for £500 Sterling to be sent with final payment, which is fully refundable should there be no damage done to the property or contents.
Change over times are 10 am. and 4 pm.
Cot and high chair available. Please bring own cot bedding.
For out of season bookings weekday change overs can be arranged.
25% of the total rental cost on booking. Remaining 75% plus a separate £500 sterling cheque for the security deposit to be paid 6 weeks prior to rental date.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.