|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
There are many barn conversions in the Dordogne but few equal this one in terms of quality and attention to detail, not to mention the space.
Furnished in keeping with the spirit of the building the massive living room has enough comfortable sofas and chairs to seat all the guests. The raised dining area contains a large dining table which can seat 8 adults comfortably. the large terrace provides the opportunity for al fresco dining overlooking the picturesque village of St Cernin de Labarde on the other side of the valley.
La Grange is equipped to a very high standard with gas cooker, fridge, microwave oven, dishwasher, washing machine, BBQ, large flat screen TV offering both French and English programmes as well as CD and DVD players.
The bedrooms are spacious and airy and the thick walls keep the worst of the heat outside.
Two of the bathrooms are equipped with showers whilst the 3rd has a bath with shower.
All bed linen and towels are provided and changed on a weekly basis.
The Domaine de Pemontier is set in a quiet location perched on a hilltop within an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Vieille Grange has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and accommodates 8 people comfortably whilst the self contained Pigeonnier sleeps 4 in comfort in 2 bedrooms. The properties can be booked together for large family gatherings or group of friends or separately whilst the 13 x 6 metre pool is large enough to cater for all guests. Both properties provide fully equipped kitchens and have their own patios for barbecues. If you want to eat in a restaurant the town of Bergerac with its wide range of restaurants and shops is only a 10 min drive away, or the medieval village of Issigeac is even closer and offers a good selection of restaurants and shops. The area offers easy access to all the facilities the Dordogne has to offer, with its chateaux, bastide towns, vineyards, rivers and countryside and if you yearn for even more sophistication the beautiful town of Bordeaux is not very far.
We have dreamed for years that we would move to France and run gites, providing excellent accommodation to discerning clients from across the world. We are now able to realise our dream and hope that we will be able to share our enthusiasm for France with you soon.
John Lewis purchased this barn in 2013
Pémontier offers great space and comfort and is ideally situated to explore all that the Dordogne has to offer. The private terrace and the large pool have been designed to allow you to make the most of your holiday.
Pémontier offers a quiet environment set within beautiful countryside but close to all the major cultural and physical activities to make your holiday one to remember for ever.
Gemma and Alan Lovett - Feb 2013
Lesley and John made us feel really welcome and we really enjoyed our all too brief stay at Pemontier. The accommodation was fantastic and there was a great deal to do in the surrounding area. We will be back really soon.
Normal changeover day is Saturday and guests need to leave by 10am so that we can get the properties ready for the next guests. Guests are asked not arrive before 4pm.
Notes on prices:
Le Pigeonnier is available from April to October as it has central heating, although it should be noted that the pool is not heated and the temperature of the water cannot be guaranteed as suitable for swimming. Please contact us if you would like to stay outside these periods.
La Vieille Grange has a wood burning stove so please enquire if you are interested in renting outside the usual periods.
As a family of seven we stayed for two weeks in the Vieille Grange.
Owners John and Lesley were very welcoming.
We found the location and facilities to have been accurately described in the listing.
The accommodation was clean, well maintained, well equipped and perfectly located to offer privacy for a relaxed family holiday.
The thick walls and high spaces kept a reasonably even temperature inside the building, which we found essential in the hot weather.
The upstairs accommodation was comfortable and well provided for.
The ground floor accommodation was well laid-out, allowing all spaces both internally and externally to be used.
Sun loungers, umbrellas and shaded areas were provided around the swimming pool and hedges grown along all sides formed an ideal windbreak. Children’s playthings were provided for use in the swimming pool.
The extensive grounds and swimming pool were augmented by views over a beautiful landscape providing an excellent peaceful setting for the holiday.
Conveniently situated near the airport, and between Bergerac and Issigeac, it was an ideal location for exploring the wine region. We found Issigeac with its medieval architecture, restaurants and markets to be an absolute delight. The area offered something for all members of the family with lots of activities for children and places to visit.
We look forward to staying at the Domaine de Pemontier again.
We stayed at la Vieille Grange for a week in July 2016. We are a family of 4 so had plenty of spare room in this lovely property. It caters for 8 and is very spacious so even if fully occupied you would all have enough space. Everything about this property is lovely, from the wonderful terrace where you can enjoy the views, to the fantastic pool, which is clean and large. There is another rental property and the owners house on site but privacy was never an issue. The house itself is a converted barn with a huge living area and open plan kitchen. There are several settees and armchairs and a very large table with plenty of seating and there is wifi and Sky TV. The kitchen is well-equipped and there are spacious bedrooms with comfy beds, as well as plenty of bathrooms.
The owners, John and Lesley were delightful, always on hand if needed but never intrusive.
The area is fantastic, probably the best we've stayed in and we visit this region a lot. The nearest village, Issigeac is an absolute delight: stunningly beautiful without feeling touristy. The Sunday market there is really good and we also enjoyed the night markets. Bergerac is very close (10 mins by car) and is also a lovely town with lots of restaurants. Vineyards abound at varying prices so shop around. We found several that sold very reasonable, good quality wine and went home with a car full.
If you're coming by plane the airport is 10 mins away and car hire is available.
The views are great from the property and we enjoyed a morning croissant while watching the red squirrels in the garden and the deer in the field across from our terrace. We were also really lucky with the weather as we had hot sunshine every day. All in all we had a fantastic holiday and intend to book again for next year!
It has taken a while to get around to writing about our time at this fabulous place.
We went with a gang of friends, so we took up full occupancy.
John and Lesley looked after us in a most amazing way and we wanted for nothing. From the swimming pool during the day to the BBQ's and log burners in the evening, nothing was to much trouble.
It is also an ideal location for exploring the region, which has a fascinating history as well as beautiful surroundings.
We have never stopped talking about it with our friends and the gang and hope to make it a bi annual event.
We cannot recommended this place highly enough.
For a second year in a row, our extended stay at Domaine de Pémontier was "extraordinaire." The two gîtes are located on a gorgeous piece of property conveniently situated between Bergerac and Issigeac - perfect for exploring the wine country, the bastides, and the incredible local cuisine.
Last year we stayed in the smaller gîte, Le Pigeonnier, and absolutely loved it. It is incredibly charming, spacious, and accommodated 3 of us very comfortably. We would have stayed in it again this year, but it was already booked for part of our travel dates. So, instead, we stayed in the larger gîte, La Vieille Grange.
La Vieille Grange is a luxurious place to stay. It is beautiful, comfortable, and well-appointed. It's more like a home-away-from-home than a vacation rental, which makes it a perfect place for families.
For those that want a relaxing vacation, the poolside at Domaine de Pémontier offers the perfect setting. If history and architecture are of interest, this is the best base from which to do your touring. If you are interested in food and wine, you are in foodie heaven and the facilities at La Vieille Grange will even allow you to cook up some of the delicious offerings from the local outdoor markets. Whatever your reason for visiting this area of France, you will be assured of a fabulous stay here. Lesley and John are fabulous hosts. They are truly interested in ensuring the comfort of their guests. They are also very knowledgeable about this area of France and can recommend some lovely day trips and great restaurants. We highly recommend staying at Domaine de Pémontier to anyone planning a visit to this part of the world.
A wonderful location with stunning views and beautiful sunsets, La Vieille Grange was the perfect venue for a relaxing family holiday.
The Grange itself was great in every aspect: from the space, cleanliness and tastefully decorated rooms, through to the general facilities and the exceptional warm hospitality from owners John & Lesley.
The large and well appointed swimming pool where the five children in our group spent many hours splashing as children should on their summer holidays was used by us every day. There were pool toys plus plenty of sun loungers for all the group to relax on and soak up the rays within the secluded private garden.
The local attractions were great, and again, John & Lesley were most helpful in providing tips on restaurants, child-suitable attractions and local towns to visit. Bergerac was a mere ten minutes away and a beautiful town to visit; equally stunning were the views from the Chateau of Monbazillac - and the free wine-tasting was a bonus! The Sunday market at Issigeac was quite the most enjoyable we'd ever experienced and had something for all members of the family - make sure you go with cash for gifts, food, housewares, children's entertainment and some small change to sit down over a coffee + croissant whilst soaking up the atmosphere.
La Vieille Grange was a home-from-home in a beautiful part of France and we could quite happily have taken up residence; it was with regret that we had to wave farewell at the end of two glorious weeks.
Had a short break with my daughter to visit the area. All arrangements were totally efficient , and flying direct from Southampton couldn't have been easier . The weather on arrival was fantastic but changed quickly so unable to use the pool unfortunately. Hired a car and spent few days exploring the beautiful countryside.
Accommodation in the Pigeonier was fantastic, every need catered for and all facilities of the highest quality . Spotlessly clean too. John and Lesley were great hosts and very helpful . Look forward to staying again , and would highly recommend .
Pemontier is located approximately 2 hours drive away from the very chic beach side village of Cap Ferret and the vast beaches of Arcachon and Biscarosse, making a fabulous day-trip possibly combined with stop offs in St Emilion or Bordeaux on the way.
Bergerac airport is a 10 minute drive away and with its increasing number of destinations from the UK and elsewhere. Alternatively Bordeaux airport is around 1.5 hours away.
The ports of St Malo and Caen are around 7 hours drive away and Le Havre with the Channel Tunnel is around 8 hours drive.
The TGV runs to Libourne and a local train can take you directly to Bergerac train station.
Bergerac on the banks of the Dordogne river is close by as are Domme, Roque-Gageac, Beynac and Sarlat. The medieval village of Issigeac is just 5km away, making it an easy drive or a short cycle ride and offers excellent local facilities, a great market on Sunday, three superb boulangeries, an epicerie and a number of casual and fine restaurants, plus a very popular evening market.