About the property
- House3121 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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, with many fabulous outside terraces and quiet places to enjoy. 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.
Smoking outside areas ONLY.
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- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
About Tracy Scott
My husband and I and our 2 girls moved here nearly 15 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.
Tracy Scott purchased this House in 2003
Why Tracy Scott chose Saint-Cernin-de-l'Herm
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
Complete safety. The beautiful large gardens, the smells from the roses and lavenders,listening to the tree crickets soaking up the sun and the most amazing views and sunsets and starry skies that go on and on forever..........
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful property, well located for exploring the Dordogne and Lot
Property is set in a lovely location on the edge of Villefrance du Perigord. The property is well equipped and has everything that you could need. In addition to the sheltered and secluded pool area, there are a number of places to enjoy an evening glass of wine after a day's exploring. Highlights like canoeing on the Dordogne, Beynac, Castelnaud, Sarlat, Chateau de Bonaguil etc are all very easily reachable. Really appreciated the warm welcome and generous initial supplies from Tracy and family. Definitely somewhere we would recommend and would be happy to return to.
Thank you for your kind words. Glad you all enjoyed your stay and got to see many of the beautiful sites the Dordogne has to offer!
Look forward to welcoming you all back again one day.
This was the second time we have stayed here. Everything was fantastic, from the house to the pool to Tracy (the owner), and the weather!!
We had a great time. We have two children aged 9 and 7 and there is plenty of activities on site for them. Tracy is super friendly, and nothing is too much trouble for her. She even helped us with our dodgy BBQ-ing skills!
The house is fully equipped with everything you could need and more, and the outside areas are superb
The local village has two small supermarkets, two bakeries and a couple of cafes. It is beautiful and quaint. We enjoyed getting fresh bread every morning.
I would recommend this place to anyone wishing to have a relaxing holiday.
Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review!
Glad you all had such a great time and I look forward to seeing you all again anytime !! x
Wonderful house, grounds, location and hosts
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!
An absolute gem!
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!
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
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
Beautiful with breath taking views
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.
Huge thanks for your kind words. Glad you had a fab holiday and would welcome you back anytime!! Best wishes, Tracy x
Coast/Beach: Arcachon is within 3 hours from here. Dordogne river - 25 mins. Chateaux/caves - 15 mins Water parks - 30 mins Markets - everywhere! Travel: 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. Distances: 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. DOMME 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 Le ROQUE GAGEAC 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. SARLAT 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. LE BUGUE 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. MARQUAYSSAC 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! CASTLENAUD 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
Additional information about rental rates
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.