About the property
- Villa1076 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Bourgale in Villefranche du Périgord, Nr. Sarlat, Dordogne, France. - Central Dordogne location - 5 minute stroll from village, with shops, bakers, cafés and restaurants.
Bourgale is perfectly situated to experience the Dordogne, the Manoir is steeped in history, dating from the 12th century, with carvings said to be by the Knights Templar.
Your cottage has been tastefully restored to provide a truly comfortable and independent setting. It is nestled within a private park, extending to some 50 acres of mature woodland, meadows and gardens. Relax by the pool and enjoy panoramic views in any given direction.
Bourgale is five minutes walk from the oldest "Bastide" village in the Périgord Noir - it's ancient covered market is renowned for the sale of Cépes and Chestnuts. The village shops include deli's, butchers, boulangeries, cafés and restaurants.
By car Bourgale is just twenty minutes from the central Dordogne valley with the Vézère valley beyond, both of which offer a multitude of attractions to suit all. Towns such as Sarlat, Monpazier, and Domme are within easy reach, as is Rocamadour, the city of Cahors and much, much more!
In a region famed for it's natural beauty and known worldwide for food and wine, restaurants and cafés are abundant, markets are to be found every day of the week. If your passion is food, we hope you will enjoy the well equipped kitchen, together with seasonal produce direct from the kitchen garden. Bourgale also has numerous fruit trees warmed by the sun - perfect accompaniments for those summer evening BBQ's!
David and Katie Dean
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
About David and Katie Dean
With small children we took a holiday in this most beautiful region of France and never left... We're now very fortunate to have become a small part of the very long history of Bourgale, falling in love with the beautiful buildings and gardens - so peaceful, so safe, it's own little world.
David and Katie Dean purchased this Villa in 2011
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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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It was beautiful and absolutely amazing
Lazar, it was a pleasure having you stay, look after your lovely family - see you again soon!
Above expectations. Quiet and quaint little village, rich in history. So well looked after by the owners, we shall certainly return to explore more of the region and relax in the south of France! Thank you for a wonderful experience.
Best Holiday Ever!
We (myself and my wife) recently stayed for 11 nights at Le Noyer and couldn't imagine in advance just how wonderful a time we would have.
David, Katie and family were perfect hosts - close enough to be available for any questions and tips and far enough away to feel properly secluded. The property itself is of a very high standard and manages to combine feeling cosy with a sense of spaciousness, which is quite hard to pull off! It properly felt like home for 11 days.
In terms of location, it's just far enough away from the village to really enjoy the quiet of the grounds and the woods (not to mention seeing stars like I haven't in years once away from streetlights) but easily close enough to walk in for morning croissants and daily baguettes - which we did most days.
As a base for exploring it's also great - the list of great places to visit within an hour's drive would keep you going for a month, let alone 11 days, which is just one of the reasons that we'll definitely be back in 2017.
Finally - if the option of a meal at Chez Julien is available then grab it with both hands. Lovely restaurant in abbey grounds, with excellent food and assured but relaxed service.
Beautiful gite in a stunning location
Our two bedroomed, two bathroomed gite had everything we could need to make a perfect stay near to a beautiful little bastide town. The location and its grounds are stunning and the owners are so welcoming and helpful. There are so many places to visit within the area and a swimming pool if you want some down time. A place to return to!!!
Total paradise - best holiday rental we've ever had!
We simply can't recommend this place highly enough. Simply put, Book Now! You won't regret it.
The peace and tranquility of the gardens and beautiful views made this the most relaxing holiday we've ever had. We ate every meal outside, the swimming pool is a great size, the accommodation is well equipped, very comfortable and tastefully done, Dave's fantastic recommendations of places to visit were all bang on, the kids loved feeding the chickens, ducks and geese, the Dean's are a lovely family, our 4 year old said excitedly that 'he didn't realise he was going to make new friends on holiday!' but also strike a lovely balance of being there for advice and recommendations but without being overbearing.
Villefranche du Perigord is a lovely little village, well stocked with cute cafes, delicious boulangeries and even a couple of restaurants.
Days out to Beynac Castle, Limeuil and Bridoire Castle were all firm family favourites.
We're already planning a return trip and can't wait to come back!
Thank you for your lovely kind words - we're very much looking forward to seeing you all again soon!
A wonderful oasis of calm, beauty and relaxation
A wonderful oasis of calm, beauty and relaxation in a truly great part of France. A third week would have been simply wonderful, what a shame real life has to intrude! A heartfelt, sincere thanks to Dave, Katie, Martha, Jude and Roberta (And Emily the duck!) for being gracious, discrete, friendly and helpful hosts. We will miss Bourgale and its our real hope that life will allow us to return someday.
You're very welcome - hope too to see you again someday!
Coast/Beach: A little over 2 hours drive away is the Atlantic Coast with the stunning Baie d'Arcachon, famed for their oysters. In this same location is the highest dune in Europe, La Dune de Pyla. Within 20 minutes drive of Bourgale are numerous river beaches and fantastic swimming lakes. Travel: It is an easy journey from the UK whether by car or plane. By Car: When using the excellent French motorway network we are approximately 350 miles from St Malo, 500 miles from Calais and Boulogne. By Air: Bergerac - 40 minutes with direct low cost flights from Stansted, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds, Southampton or Bristol. Bordeaux – 2 hours direct flights from Manchester, East Midlands (Nottingham) and Gatwick Brive - 1 hour 30 minute with flights from London. Distances: Monpazier: 12 miles Roque Gageac: 21 miles St Cyprien: 22miles Le Bugue: 27 miles Baynac: 27 miles Sarlat: 26 miles Les Eyzies de Tayac: 28 miles Perigueux: 53 miles Lascaux: 68 miles Cahors: 26 miles Rocamadour: 43 miles Further Details: Villefranche du Périgord, offers a selection of shops, bakers, cafés, bars and restaurants, all within walking distance. There is also a tourist information centre, bank, post office and doctors surgery. During the summer the village hosts a weekly marché nocturne in the town square, as well as many summer festivals and an open air cinema. The Dordogne and Périgord Noir in particular, is famed for it natural beauty, fabulous rivers and a long history. Humans have long settled, thrived and fought over this land. From CroMagnon man to the hundred years war, all have left their mark, which make this a fascinating area to visit. There are breathtaking châteaux, beautiful villages, formal gardens, prehistoric sites and cave networks. For those seeking adventure, all outdoor pursuits are catered for; hot-air ballooning, pleasure flights, horse riding, canoeing, quad-biking, air-parks, fishing etc! There are numerous Theme and Adventure Parks, Museums and Galleries. Food is life to the region, famed throughout France for the quality of its produce and central in location - to the best vineyards in the world. Every day of the week it is possible to visit a bustling French Market in a local village offering a spectrum of products to tempt all. However, it may be argued that the space, freedom and pace at which to enjoy life - is all that is needed here! Take time to enjoy the simple act of swimming in a river, sitting in a café, or lying in a field with the sun on your face - the choice is yours!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rental rates are inclusive of electricity, gas, all linen and towels (swimming pool towels provided) and cleaning. Cots, high-chairs pushchairs and other baby equipment are available on request. Changeover day is Saturday (out of season requests may be accommodated) guests are asked to arrive after 5pm and leave by 10am on day of departure.