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Beautiful Hilltop Country House, Large Heated Private Pool, Gardens, Play Park

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with sweeping views of the valley. Peaceful Location, Mature Gardens, 10 min stroll to the local village with shops

This is a charming property full of character, and beautifully furnished. You have the feel of the 17th century, but all the upgrades and comfort of home. Ideal for those seeking relaxation and outdoor activities. So whether you are a couple on your honeymoon, friends on vacation, or a family wanting some quality time together, there is something for everyone to enjoy at La Borie Grande.

4 large bedrooms. Master bedroom with king-size bed has its own en-suite, double wardrobes dressing table and a fabulous view of the valley and of the raised terrace below! A further double bedroom with a french relaxed feel about it over looks the orchard. There are 2 bright twin bedrooms with open views of the gardens and the beauty beyond. A separate shower room upstairs and a downstairs bathroom with a corner bath and double wash basins. The delightful kitchen feels like home from home and has all the modern appliances, including an oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge, etc and the french doors open out onto the breakfast terrace with an undercover seating area.

There is a separate cool laundry room which has a washing machine, fridge freezer, iron and board and ample shelf storage.

The very large, bright living area has a beautiful antique table and chairs, seating 8 comfortably, piano, and a dresser. There is also an inglenook fireplace, with a widescreen tv, dvd player and selection of dvd's, 2 sofas and 2 armchairs. This leads out onto the raised terrace which looks over the open fields, where the deer graze happily away!

Set in 80 acres of secluded meadow and woodland, a safe and peaceful environment with large mature gardens surrounding the property on all sides with fantastic views over-looking the countryside. Lots of walks in the cool and peaceful woods. Shaded private terraces for outside dining with a lovely middle terrace with a pizza oven and BBQ. The secluded and enclosed swimming pool area has a beautiful oak Pavilion to relax inside from the heat of the day, or chilling out with a good book. Fruit and nut trees, honey suckle pergolas, lavender pathways, shaded hammocks ... all for you to enjoy, relax and explore! Just a 10 min stroll to our local Bastide village, Villefranche du Perigord, has many shops, cafes and restaurants. It is one of the oldest and prettiest Bastide villages, dating back to the 12th Century, which still has its cobbled streets with tiny alleyways and large covered market square. A real step back in time, where you can enjoy the fresh produce from the friendly local people. It is only 12 mins from Monpazier, 30 mins from Sarlat, Beynac, and the Dordogne river. Great place for cycling with quiet roads.

More Details

Tracy Scott
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Tracy Scott

My husband and I and 2 girls moved here nearly 14 years ago. As soon as we saw this beautiful house and old stunning barn within the grounds, we immediately fell in love with not only the place but also the surrounding area which is steeped in history and beauty! We simply just couldn't go back! It truly is a step back in time!

Come and experience it for yourself.

Why Tracy Scott chose Perigord Noir

Off the beaten track, yet close enough within walking distance to the local friendly village with plenty of shops, boulangeries, butchers, cafes, restaurants, mini-marts, bank, tourist office etc.

No passing traffic, safe haven for everybody to enjoy the peace and quiet and all the wildlife and feel totally relaxed. A great base to do some serious sightseeing!

What makes this house unique

The most amazing views and sunsets and stars that go on and on forever..........

Guestbook comments from the owner

We all had such a wonderful time here.

Heaven does exist!!!

The photos really don’t do it justice at all!! There is so much space to just chill out and relax!! My advice to anyone wishing to come here would be book early...... you really wont be disappointed by anything!!

Thanks Tracy x

Our 4th year here - that says it all!!! A place to simply just chill out and watch life go slowly by!! Great safe environment for the kids, so much to do in the gardens alone - and great hammock for the adults! See you again soon!!

Fantastic place. Everything we dreamed of in a holiday. Wonderful discreet family on site who gave us lots of useful information. Have already booked our holiday here for next year, can't come soon enough.
Aug 2013
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Villefranche-du-Périgord House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
  • Bathroom 1 is ensuite to the master bedroom, with a shower, wash basin, wc and hairdryer. Bathroom 2 has a shower, wash basin, wc and hair dryer. Bahroom 3 is downstairs, with a corner bath, double wash basin, wc and hair-dryer.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) plus a baby. Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower room. Large built in wardrobes. Fantastic view of the valley. 2 Large Twin bedrooms with views of the gardens. Gorgeous Double Bedroom which overlooks the orchard. Wooden cot available with foam matress.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Discreet owners live on site who are on hand if needed to help with any questions or queries. Outside: The property is approached up a tree-lined driveway into mature gardens, lavendar pathways lead down to the lower level private terraces. Under the wisteria arch takes you to the Heated 10m x 5m swimming pool with roman steps and diving board. The area is enclosed and hedged for total privacy, beautifully landscaped with mature plants and shrubs. There are plenty of sun loungers and parasols, and a stunning oak Pavilion with relaxing furniture when you want to hide from the heat of the day! There is a large enclosed children's play area with swings, slide, trampoline, sand pit and table tennis. A Boules area and Badminton Court with seating. You can enjoy beautiful peaceful walks both in and around the 80 acre grounds. In the evening, simply watch the sun go down and the world go by in this wonderful location! The dining area is charming and bright, seats 8 around an antique table with chairs a piano, wooden dresser and drinks cabinet. The door takes you outside where you can sit and relax in total privacy on the raised terrace to watch the world go by and the sun go down! The dining area is charming and bright, seats 8 around an antique table with chairs a piano, wooden dresser and drinks cabinet. The door takes you outside where you can sit and relax in total privacy on the raised terrace to watch the world go by. Utility room has a large fridge/freezer, washing machine, ironing board and iron, ample storage space. All e


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful Hilltop Country House, Large Heated Private Pool, Gardens, Play Park
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful house, grounds, location and hosts

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful week at La Borie Grande. We were an extended family group and the size of the house, different areas outside, and the gardens meant that we all felt we had plenty of space to enjoy together, or alone! The local town is lovely, and Tracy and family couldn't be more helpful hosts. A week just wasn't long enough!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An absolute gem!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property by the beautiful photographs and were amazed when we arrived just how stunning it is in real life! The house is just fantastic! The rooms are huge all with outstanding views over the countryside. The outside space was beyond our expectations, from the gardens to the outside pizza oven and bbq area to the gorgeous decking that we spent many a night sat watching the sunset while sampling the local vin! Having our own private swimming pool was fantastic and it was always spotlessly clean. Tracy and her family are so lovely and helpful, they went above and beyond to help us plan trips and were even there in an instant when we couldn't light the pizza oven. Please don't hesitate to book this wonderful property, you will not regret it!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much - glad you all enjoyed your stay and made great use of all the on site facilities! See you all again soon, Tracy
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Fabulous house

  • 5 of 5

On arrival, we were kindly greeted by Tracy and a wonderful 'Welcome Pack'. The house is absolutely stunning. All the rooms are large and spacious as are the grounds which are kept so immaculate.

Our first week was my husband and I and our 4 children, aged from 4-16 yrs old. There was so much on site to keep them all occupied with a fab park, badminton and boules courts, and the endless walks in the woods and chasing after the butterflies and squirrels in the garden - it was hard to drag them away to see the sites around.

Coming back to the pool was such a delight! It is completely safe being fenced and gated and a hedge all around so you are totally private.

My parents joined us for our 2nd week and loved chilling out in all the shady places for 'book reading' and spending the evenings chatting while cooking on the bbq and watching the amazing sunsets and we have never seen so many stars!!!

We all agreed we have never enjoyed a holiday so much or felt as relaxed.

Thank you so much x

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful with breath taking views

  • 5 of 5

The borie grande was beautiful and clean with everything you could wish for and more. The pool area was perfect - safe for the kids (4 and 5) and relaxing for the adults. The views from the house are amazing and the dining area over looking the forest and hills was picture perfect. There was plenty to do in the local area (the caves in padirac definitely worth a visit) and the fact that the house was a 10min walk to the gorgeous town was perfect.

Tracy and her family were helpful, friendly and on hand if we needed anything, but the way in which the house was situated it felt like we were the only ones there.

I loved it and can see why Tracy has settled there in that perfect part of France.

Thank you for such a fab holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Huge thanks for your kind words. Glad you had a fab holiday and would welcome you back anytime!! Best wishes, Tracy x
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Fantastic family holiday at La Borie Grande

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family holiday at La Borie Grande! Perfect for the toddlers as pool not at all accessible without adult present. Quite surroundings with fab local amenities and activities. Rural and away from it all, this was the perfect spot. Plenty to explore or just stay local and enjoy. Tracy and family were so welcoming and literature all very personal and insightful local knowledge which was super helpful. Night markets a must and very helpful local tourist office in Villefranche. Easy commute from Bergerac. Stunning local scenery. Villa is very well kept and lovingly restored, and owners mindfully unintrusive and easy going. Was lovely to have them close for questions if we had them. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really happy you all had an enjoyable stay! It was a pleasure to meet you all and look forward to welcoming you back at any time, Best wishes for the future Tracy x
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Truly wonderful !

  • 5 of 5

From our initial enquiry through to our departure Tracy and her family helped to make our holiday such a memorable and relaxing 2 weeks. We arrived to a heatwave that lasted the 2 weeks but the house was a cool retreat and the pool was brilliant. There are many beautiful oak pergolas and shaded areas and the views and gardens are spectacular and beautifully maintained. It is a short walk into the town which is very picturesque. We would like to thank the whole family at La Borie Grande for sharing their home with us and being such wonderful hosts.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Fiona, Thank you for your most kind comments. It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay in La Borie Grande. We look forward to welcoming you back anytime! Best wishes Tracy
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
villefranche du perigord
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Villefranche du Perigord
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Villefranche du Perigord
Car: necessary


Arcachon is within 3 hours from here.

Dordogne river - 25 mins.

Chateaux/caves - 15 mins

Water parks - 30 mins

Markets - everywhere!


Bergerac airport is 50 mins away. Car hire available and is essential. There are at least 3 different car hire companies at this airport. RyanAir & Flybe flying in from Southampton, Stansted, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Edinburgh.

Bordeaux and Limoges airports are 2hrs 30 mins away.


Villefranche du Perigord is 1.5kms away and is one of the oldest and prettiest Bastide villages in the Dordogne. It has many shops including 2 boulangeries, 2 butchers, 3 mini-marts, atm machine, hairdressers, gift shop, tourist office etc and a weekly market.

Monpazier is 12 kms away.

Sarlat is 40 mins drive away. In summer the Square will have musicians and street entertainers adding to the atmosphere.

Canoeing is 30 - 40 mins away.

Castles & caves - 30 - 40 mins away

Further Details:

The Dordogne has so much to offer, you will return year after year!

Discreet owners live on site who can help with any questions, queries or places to visit.


A magnificent walled medieval hill top village with fantastic views over the Dordogne valley. The spectacular grotto is well worth a visit and immerse yourself in the history of the Knights Templar and their close association with the village


A spectacular village carved into the cliff. The myriad of cobbled streets quaint shops and restaurants provide a perfect backdrop to a sail down the Dordogne and the perfect place for a refreshment as the sun goes down.


This medieval and walled town has been the backdrop to many movies and is an outstanding example of architecture beauty. The many twisting and cobbled streets will inevitably lead you to a fabulous restaurant, chic boutique or magnificent spot to watch the world go by.


Situated approx. 45 minutes away is the town of BUGUE, which has a fantastic aquarium, with not only fish but anacondas, pythons, Caimons and fish to stroke! Further a field why not try Park Walibi at Agen, approx. 2 hrs drive which has an adventure land that will keep the children happy all day long.


A beautiful chateau with exquisite gardens situated overlooking the Dordogne valley and river. The walks around this magnificent house and its gardens are breathtaking, and to capture the romance try the Thursday evening candle lit, and stroll around and listen to the live romantic music wafting over the valley. Also, around the gardens are activities for children to become involved in and a great maze!


One of the most impressive chateau in the region is 45 minutes from the house and with breathtaking views it is a perfect place for a picnic

LASCAUX cave contain the oldest existing cave drawing depicted by medieval man, Approx 2 hrs drive but well worth a visit.


Rates & Availability

Villefranche-du-Périgord House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
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May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
Apr 28 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
May 26 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2018 - Sep 7 2018
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Sep 8 2018 - Sep 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sep 29 2018 - Oct 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $513.46

Booking Notes:
When making a booking, a third of the total cost of the holiday is required - this is non-refundable.

The remaining balance is due 8 weeks prior to your arrival along with a returnable damage deposit for £400.

Changeover Day:
Our changeover day is Saturday. Arrival time is from 4pm and departure time is 10am.
We are flexible on changeover days out of high season - please ask.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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