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Exquisite Village House with Large Garden, Private Pool and All Modern Amenities

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House in Villefranche du Perigord, Dordogne, Aquitaine - Bastide Village with Delightful Shops and Restaurants

This charming house is situated on the edge of Villefranche-du-Perigord; a Bastide village in the Dordogne. The front door opens into the village with its restaurants, bakeries and various charming shops. The back door takes you into the garden, the swimming pool, and the countryside beyond. A true taste of the idyllic life awaits you. The house originates from the 13th century but has all the conveniences of modern life. In the garden are numerous fruit trees and a sun drenched terrace overlooking the surrounding countryside. An oasis from the turbulence of modern life, we are sure you will love it.

Michael Fitzpatrick
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

Why Michael Fitzpatrick chose Perigord Noir

We love this part of south west France; the history, the food, the climate, the people and the pace of life.

What makes this house unique

Prior to purchasing this property we looked at many homes in the countryside around Villefranche-du-Perigord. Ultimately we decided to buy this house because of it's unique location on the edge of the village. This gives us, and anyone who rents the house, the opportunity to participate in daily, village life. In addition to being within a few minutes walk from the local cafes, restaurants and shops, we have the joy of an unspoilt pastoral view over the wooded hills of the region.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have been coming to France for 15 years on holiday, and found this was the 'Perfect' gite. Villefranche du Perigord is an excellent holiday base, so much to see and do, the shops are all you need, great steak from the first butcher!

The pool is amazing. Good size and perfect!

Ideally a great place to unwind!

Madame Ballety (the caretaker) does not speak English but we offered a glass of rosé and had a good chat in broken French!

Weathewise, we'd had a good week in the 30's.

We would recommend coming back again!

Thanks you Michael & Julie for letting us enjoy your lovely home!
Jun 2015
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Villefranche-du-Périgord House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on second floor next to the two bedrooms
    Toilet - toilet , Located on the ground floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Second floor. Juliette balconies overlooking back garden.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Second floor. 2 oversize single sleigh beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The house is a good sized, 3 storey, fully renovated village house. A terrace opens onto a huge garden with swimming pool. The house is great all year round. Cool in summer with its ancient stone walls and window shutters. Warm in winter with oil central heating and large open fire. All modern conveniences including dishwasher and high speed internet access. The property and pool are cleaned during each changeover day.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Exquisite Village House with Large Garden, Private Pool and All Modern Amenities
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Excellent Holiday Cottage in quiet location

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our needs for a relaxing holiday. The house has all the modern facilities you could possibly wish for with thick stone walls which keep it nice and cool in the summer and a patio area outside the kitchen which leads to a large back garden, with BBQ and large saltwater pool. The Pool although not heated was the ideal temperature in the summer. There are two supermarkets can be found at Prayssac, (only 20mins drive away) and an excellent larger Leclerc just outside Cahors which is worth a visit. We found you could buy most daily provisions in Ville-Franche, which has excellent Butchers, 2 Bakers, 2 small supermarkets and grocers shop, along with cafes and a bar.

We enjoyed visiting local towns and exploring the Lot / Dordogne area, coming home for a swim in the afternoon and BBQ each evening. There is also a very reasonably priced restaurant in the town, which did 3 course evening meals for just €16.

Overall we would highly recommend this property as a perfect place to stay and explore this very picturesque part of France and I am sure we will return again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always lovely for us when our guests enjoy their time at our house in Villefranche-du-Perigord. We are so lucky to be in one of the best villages in the region, with everything you need for a great stay just a few steps from the front door.
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  • 5 of 5

Found the property enchanting and the village and surrounding vicinity engaging. The house is exactly as described and although the weather was not too kind to us we found plenty to do, peace and quiet when we wanted nothing to do, and options to eat and drink within walking distance. (Le Petite Auberge was our favourite) The village residents were patient and helpful. The pace of life is slow with the local villages, markets and vine yards (Lot) easily accessible. On the owners recommendation and our own sampling we have brought a consignment of tasty Malbec home. We were moving on to Bordeaux and some Euro 2016 action so the peacefulness in this beautiful little village was much appreciated. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that you had a wonderful stay at our home, and you enjoyed 'village life'. Enjoy that delicious Malbec when you get home! Thanks for your kind review.
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Wonderful Accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Our first visit to this property and we loved it. Very comfortable accommodation with everything one could wish for including English TV. The pool is fabulous with gorgeous views and wonderful to relax by after a hard morning's sightseeing and marketing. We can thoroughly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our house. Many thanks for your lovely review.
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An exquisite house in a charming French village.

  • 5 of 5

Just as described...but better. This house was the perfect escape. Clean and tidy with all modern facilities. A large private back yard which encompassed fruit trees, gardens and a deck from the kitchen to enjoy the sunset with a barbecue and a glass of wine... and the perfect swimming pool. What could be more pleasant than enjoying the view of acres of treed landscape with perfect privacy. The historic village which has been preserved by the residents is a tribute to their restoration work. The people are friendly, and a real sense of community seems quite apparent. We enjoyed several markets in local villages and it appeared there were regular community events in our village. Chestnut festival and sep mushrooms in our time. There are many historic sites and Chateaux to visit..we enjoyed a day at Josephine Baker's Chateaux. Plenty of restaurants in the area offering local fare and wines.

In all a great experience and a perfect place to enjoy the real rural France. I would recommend this property to anyone wanting the real taste of France in a well appointed village house, in an area untouched by modernity.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very well situated with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to 'Place des Cayres' and it once again provided a relaxing holiday in a lovely setting.

The views from the patio over the beautiful pool are as good as we remembered. Villefranche is very well supplied with cafes and amenities so days go by without using the car.

We enjoyed the market at nearby Prayssac, and St Circ Lapopie is really well worth a visit.

Thank you Michael and Julie

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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*Perfect holiday base*

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our choice of Villefranche du Perigord as a base for our holidays in the region. The village is charming and quaint, but still with a real village feel to it - with 2 butchers, 2 bakers (one we preferred for the wonderful bread - our favourite: the villefanchoise - and one which did great cakes), restaurant/cafe and a traiteur.

The house is beautiful and while central, has a lovely unobstructed view from the terrace and pool to nearby hills. The size was just nice for our needs, with a well equipped kitchen and a cosy sitting room with a fire place. Not that we needed the fire place in September, we were still enjoying the pool !

This was our first time renting and the owners (Michael & Julie) were very quick to respond answering all our questions, which gave us confidence to go ahead and book. Everything was seamless when we arrived as the caretaker (Mme. Ballaty) had arranged everything perfectly.

All in all, a perfect holiday!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Café De La Poste Bar
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Gare de Villefranche-du-Perigord
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
La Bastide
Car: recommended

Further Details:

Villefranche du Perigord is a medieval, historic, Bastide village. It has a wealth of shops including 2 bakeries, 2 butchers and 3 foodstores. There is a hardware store, a newsagent with English newspapers and, in season, 5 restaurants/bars. All within 2 - 10 minutes stroll. The village has tennis courts, a boule court and a pool. The village dates back to the 13th century and has many interesting features. The region is dotted with towns and villages. Particularly well known are Monpazier, Dome, Sarlat, Bergerac and Cahors. There is a strong culture of wine and cuisine reflected in many restaurants and fabulous markets. Locally there are many summer festivals.


Rates & Availability

Villefranche-du-Périgord House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
October 2016 - April 2017
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 2017
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July - August 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
October 2017 - April 2018
Sep 30 2017 - Apr 27 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 2018
Apr 28 2018 - Jun 1 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
June 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July - August 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
September 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 28 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
October 2018 - April 2019
Sep 29 2018 - Apr 26 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

- For cancellations within 60 days, rental payments are non-refundable unless week(s) can be resold. If we can resell the weeks, we will notify you and arrange for the refund less a small administration charge.
- Rental prices includes bed linen, bath towels, all utilities (gas, water, electricity), wifi, taxes, and house cleaning prior to and after your stay.
- Upon receipt of the final balance, we will email you comprehensive files covering driving instructions, phone numbers, and house and pool details etc

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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