|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Fully renovated farmhouse and barn with recent new kitchen, bathroom and utility room. It retains many original features and is decorated to a very high standard throughout. It is an extremely spacious property, comfortably housing 10 people. There are 2 double bedrooms and 3 twin bedrooms, with a cot and additional travel cot available. Set in one and a half hectares of private land. It boasts a huge west facing terrace overlooking a secluded heated swimming pool. The house is set in a beautiful location, surrounded by fields. There are no direct neighbours and its very private. The surrounding area belongs to the local farmer and the only disturbance will be from the local cows in the adjoining fields. Nearby are numerous charming Bastide market towns, such as Castillonnes, Villareal, Eymet, Monpazier along with activities including canoeing, horse riding, fishing and go-karting. Chateaux's and vineyards are also in abundance! Available all year round and with new central heating system for winter use. Cosy up to the log fires in the living room and kitchen. Changeover day is a Sunday.
I live in the North West of England with my Wife, always trying to make the most of life in the outdoors, when not looking after our granddaughter. Full time work prevents us from moving full time to France.
D & S Gibson purchased this farmhouse in 2013
We love the slow pace of life in France. This region has beautiful countryside, good for walking or cycling with the freedom to enjoy the quiet roads. The property is in a remote unspoilt rural location with quaint market Bastide towns. Close to the local airport of Bergerac. Lots of good food and wine. The property is a typical French farmhouse/barn made of local stone which personifies this area of France.
We love the pool and outdoor life. Privacy and get away from it all feel, plenty of space both inside and out to relax whilst taking in the French way of life.
The Gite offered everything we needed both inside and out. The accommodation was clean comfortable and stylish. Plenty of games and dvd's.
We would have liked a table tennis table in addition to the other entertainment provided.
The kitchen had everything we needed and we loved the ice machine.
There were plenty of sun loungers and you could find some shade under the trees but a canopy or two would have been good for the midday sunshine. Children loved the pool and it was a comfortable heat and the adults loved the hammock!
Nice well -equipped property with a good deal of living space. We especially liked the comfortable sitting areas in the living area and at the end of the kitchen. The heated pool which is cleaned twice a week was especially welcome during the hot spell at the beginning of our stay.
The bedrooms are all a good size.
The location means that it is peaceful and undisturbed. Ideal for taking a pile of books to read in the sun by the pool or in the shade of the terrace or hammock.
It was great to be able to eat out on the terrace during the warm evenings but we also liked the spacious modern kitchen with a large table for the days when it was a little cooler.
The nearest village, Serignac- Péboudou has no shop/bar facilities but there are lots in Castillonnes which is about ten minutes drive away. The house is very well placed for driving into Bergerac/St Emilion/Cahors and visiting local vineyards and villages.
We had a brilliant time at the property whilst enjoying the southwest region of France. It was in a convenient location to get to Bergerac or Bordeaux or the smaller market towns. The house was well maintained and was of an excellent standard. The bedrooms were spacious and so was the bathroom and shower room although it would be really useful if there was another shower/toilet. The lounge and kitchen were perfect for two famillies.
The kitchen was well equipped and the pool was a great size for all the kids to play in and they could make as much noise as they wanted as the location is very private. The inflatables were much appreciated and so were the fans in the bedrooms.
The owners have been helpful when we had a problem with the Wifi which was hit and miss. We would definitely recommend this to our family and friends and would come back again.
The house is fine, cheaply furnished from Ikea but what you would expect for the price. The knives all needed sharpening (we bought our own steel for this purpose - the one provided wouldn't sharpen butter!), the freezer would not stay shut properly, the garden furniture was not clean upon our arrival and there were no cleaning solutions provided.
However, the owner is claiming that we broke/stole items and left the property 'filthy' and is refusing to refund our deposit. Makes me wonder why there are so few reviews - is this their business practise??!!
I would NEVER recommend dealing with these people unless you are willing to accept that 'refundable deposit' means extra fees!
The property lived up to all expectations, spacious,attractively designed and furnished. As a large all age family group we enjoyed all of the living and entertainment facilities all excellently maintained. The house is located in spacious grounds with a good pool and large outside barn providing good BBQ and eating spaces. There is much to enjoy in the area with plenty of small villages providing great evening events and sports opportunities. Both adults and children thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and would recommend this property as ideal for a large family group. The owner provided excellent customer support.
10 of our immediate family enjoyed a wonderful week in Grand Buc.
With ages varying from 5mts up to Senior citizens (including a 4 and 5yr old) the house gave us the space that was needed both inside and out. It was very clean, well cared for and very well equipped.
We found the listing description accurate in all cases.
The owners provided a very good customer service and we would certainly recommend it to our family and friends.
If the opportunity arises, we would have no hesitation in a return visit.
The most popular route to the house is to drive from any of the channel ports and use the network of roads down to the south-west of France. Flying is easy, Bergerac airport serves daily flights to and from London Stanstead, London Gatwick, East-Midlands, Liverpool, Southampton, Leeds-Bradford, Exeter, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Bristol Airport. Bordeaux airport is approximately one and a half hours by car and is served by all main UK airports.
'Grand Buc' is set amongst beautiful and historic rolling countryside of France. It is situated 3 km from the nearest town of Lauzun, approximately 7 km from the market town of Castillonnes and 10 km from Eymet. It is 25 minutes south of Bergerac on the Dordogne river.
'Grand Buc' is set on the borders of Lot et Garonne and the Dordogne. The area boasts many activities. There are numerous beautiful Bastide towns within half an hours drive away, which are always worth a visit. All of these towns have a market once a week, selling anything from fresh produce to clothes. A number of them also have a weekly night market in the summer months. For the more active there are two golf courses nearby as mentioned above along with the tennis and canoeing. There is also an excellent riding stables, 10 minutes walk away, which caters for all abilities with very well behaved horses. The area also offers donkey cart rides and go-karting and for the adults, there are numerous places to carry out the obligatory wine tasting.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$313|
All prices are per week and are quoted in pounds sterling. Bookings are confirmed on receipt of a 25% deposit and full payment is required 6 weeks prior to arrival. A security deposit of £250 is also required 6 weeks prior to arrival and is fully returned after the end of the holiday period subject to the property being checked and approved by the maintenance company. Please ensure that you are fully insured against cancellation.
Please note that the changeover day is a Sunday. Guests can arrive after 4pm and should vacate the property by 10am on the day of departure. Prices include all bed linen, bath towels and pool towels, electricity, hot water and final clean.