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Delightful Stone Farmhouse 7km from Eymet with 10m heated salt water pool.

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Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Sainte-Innocence Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse in Eymet, Dordogne - Aquitaine, France - Restored and Equipped To a High Standard with a Heated Salt Water Pool and Large Shaded Terrace

A truly delightful stone farmhouse carefully restored and equipped to a high standard. 3 large reception rooms, 2 bath/ shower rooms and 4 light and airy bedrooms make this a perfect holiday home for 8/9 people. In the large and mature garden we have a wisteria shaded terrace for alfresco dining and a superb heated salt water pool with paved sunbathing area and shady pergola. We are ideally situated for you to experience the peace and tranquillity of the Dordogne and discover its numerous markets, fetes and festivals. The gite is heated by 2 wood burning stoves, radiators and under-floor heating for your comfort at any time of year. We are discreetly on hand to offer any help we can to ensure you have a wonderful holiday. A welcome basket is provided with some essentials to get your holiday off to the best possible start. Should you need another double bedroom or just want exclusive use of the facilities we have a separate 1 bedroom gite (Property 6514) for 2 people.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

John Rivers
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
October 28, 2016
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About John Rivers

We are in our 60's and consider ourselves semi retired. Our working life in England was split between London and Gloucestershire in the antique jewellery business.

Although our French is pretty basic (some more basic than others) we have many french friends and Susie is a local councillor. We thoroughly enjoyed our first full season and met many charming people who were very kind in their comments about La Petite Grange. We like to keep a low profile but are always on hand if needed.

John Rivers purchased this farmhouse in 1980

Why John Rivers chose Dordogne

We bought the property 25 years ago as the fulfilment of a dream to have a second home in France. The peace, tranquility and pace of life were compelling attractions as was the gentle rolling countryside and soft limestone buildings. When we decided to move to France permanently we embarked on a major building program, upgrading and extending our original holiday home,which is now a four bedroom gite and converting two barns in the grounds to a one bedroom gite and our two bedroom house. This winter we upgraded and extended the sun terrace around the salt water pool and are considering installing solar heating for the pool thereby making swimming from May to November feasible.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A.M. Aug.09 What a blissful place La Vieille Grange is.Early morning swims before the heat of the day gets up; breakfast on the terrace, aperitifs on the swing seat; salad lunches under the giant parasol; an afternoon zizz; and then candlelit dinners under the stars. This is one of the most beautiful gites I have ever stayed in(and I've stayed in some).

F.S. Aug 09 John and Susie, the owners and neighbours, are very welcoming and extremely thoughtful in their approach to letting their beautifully decorated and furnished house. My teenage family had a really good time. I would have no hesitation recommending La Vieille Grange to family and friends.

C.B.Sept 09 A lovely peaceful home with pool. Our family of two adults and three kids really enjoyed our time here. We would recommend this home to all.

S.W July 17 Exceeded expectations in everyway. A superb holiday for all of us ..

K.C. 27/8 What a wonderful place to stay-the best equipped property we have stayed in....
Sep 2009
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Delightful Stone Farmhouse 7km from Eymet with 10m heated salt water pool.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

French countryside at its very best

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 generations in 3 cars and this was the first time, other than Christmas, when the whole family could holiday together. The accommodation was perfect for our group ranging from 2 years old to 72. Very clean and nicely presented and by far the best rental kitchen we have ever had. The pool was warm and well maintained and the situation perfect. What a shame we just missed the sunflowers - miles of them reaching right up to our boundary. Eymet is a lovely old town and Bergerac certainly worth a visit. John and Susie are the PERFECT hosts and went the extra mile when we needed some help. We met repeat visitors in the one bedroom gite also on the property - no wonder they keep coming back. If you are looking for peace and quiet in beautiful countryside this is it !

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideal setting for family time in Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

We recently enjoyed our week in Le stang, a peaceful hamlet close to the beautiful town of Eymet. This house had everything in it that you could possibly need; in fact I was able to bake a birthday cake with electric beaters and use the magi max food processor. Not normal items to be found in a holiday home. The owners have thought of everything. The attention to detail in the furnishings is not shown fully in the photographs. In fact this house is even better in reality than in the photographs

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this spacious and comfortable house to explore a beautiful part of the Dordogne.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bliss at St Innocence

  • 5 of 5

Waking to birdsong from the beautiful main bedroom was a delight. The whole wall is glass mounted in polished chestnut. Everywhere the standard was so high. Susi has such an eye for detail. Soft colours, exquisite bedding,antiques and fine paintings created the gentle ambiance of this beautiful farmhouse. The sun crept out each afternoon, so sat and read by the pool. In such a short trip visited markets at Bergerac and Emeye. Wine tastings in a chateau and lovely evening meal in Emeye under the arches. I cannot recommend this perfect holiday location enough. Perfect for a large group, although we were lucky enough to be there at a quiet time in early May. The small gite ideal for a couple with a baby or grandparents who may wish to have their family share the holiday in perfect french style. A car essential although Bergerac airport only 20 minutes away as the roads are so quiet.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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blissfully relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfully relaxing time in John and Susie's gite The accommodation was spacious, comfortable and well-maintained, and the kitchen was one of the best equipped I have used in 30+ years in gites. John and Susie were ideal hosts-always on hand when required, and attending to minor problems immediately-and supplying us with fruit and vegetables on occasion.

The pool area was superb-clean, attractive and well supplied with loungers and shade.

The area around the gite is our favourite part of France-lovely rolling countryside with many attractive villages for browsing and coffee! There is quite a lot of wildlife around- we saw several groups of deer and a large variety of birdlife. There are local markets every day of the week, and a very good local Carrefour in Eymet nearby.

We planning a possible return next year and would unhesitatingly recommend the gite to friends and relatives

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Cafe de Paris - Eymet
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Les Vigiers
Nearest Train
24 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
La Bastide Eymet
Car: necessary


Bergerac airport is a leisurely 25 minutes drive away.The channel port of St.Malo is a 6-7 hour drive.


Our nearest town is Eymet(7kms), an unspoilt 13th Century bastide with numerous fetes, festivals and markets throughout the summer. Bergerac with its charming old town is 24km away. We are ideally placed to visit numerous fascinating places. Our nearest baker is 2kms in Fonroque.

Further Details:

Canoeing on the majestic Dordogne river, Go-Karting, Golf at the beautiful Chateau des Vigiers, Tennis, Horse riding and wine tasting are all within easy reach.


Rates & Availability

Sainte-Innocence Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 4 2016 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $304

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit secures your booking.The balance is payable not later than 6 weeks before the commencement of the rental,a security deposit of £250 should be sent with the balance.
We aim to reply to e-mail enquiries within 4 hours, if you haven't had a reply please check your Junk Mail, or telephone us.

Changeover Day:
Our usual changeover day is Saturday,with arrivals after 4.30pm and departures before 10.30am. We are happy to be flexible if possible.

Notes on prices:
If it is more convenient payment can be made in Euros. Prices for longer lets are negotiable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Sainte-Innocence Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 with shower, WC, basin and heated towel rail. Bathroom 2 with shower, bath, WC, basin and heated towel rail.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1- kingsize double bed and single bed with remote controlled ceiling fan. Bedroom 2- kingsize double bed with remote controlled ceiling fan. Bedroom 3- kingsize double bed and freestanding fan. Bedroom 4 -Two double beds and and standing fan.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: All heating costs are included in the rental. If you would like another double bedroom and exclusive use of the pool we have a 1 bedroom gite (for 2 adults)on site, prop.ref.fr5561. Outside: There is a large mature and grassy garden with plenty of room to kick a ball or hit a shuttle cock. The shared heated 10m saltwater pool with Roman steps has a paved sunbathing area with shaded pergola. There are swings and a slide for the children and a table tennis table with bats and balls provided. Adjoining the house is a large terrace shaded by wisteria and roses with a swing lounger and dining table and chairs for 9 people. Utility Room: A utility room is available with washing machines and a tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and quality linen are provided,the linen is changed weekly. Pool towels are also provided. Other: There is a large reception room off the open plan kitchen with a desk and wood-burning stove.

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