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Alan Dagnall

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french

Farmhouse with private pool, private golf & fishing

17 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Thénac Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8 free wifi

Les Vachers is a stone built farmhouse dating back to the 16C. The large veranda offers a covered dining area for those lazy barbecues. Both the terrace and pool are floodlit to extend those relaxing evenings outside. The house is spacious with a well equipped updated kitchen with a range style cooker. The two double bedrooms each have their own en suite bathrooms. One of the twin bedded rooms is on the ground floor with a shower room next to it. The farmhouse is in a peaceful location set in 10 hectares of land with a private nine hole pitch and putt course. The south facing pool overlooks the private fishing lake which is well stocked with large carp up to 20lbs. Use of both the golf course and fishing lake are included in your stay at no extra charge. The 18 hole public golf course and leisure complex of Chateau les Vigiers is less than 10 minutes away. This holiday villa with it's private pool is ideal for those family get togethers or groups of friends chilling out.

Whether it is making restaurant recommendations or reservations for you, arranging for you to dine under the stars at a local chateau, a pampering session with a local beautician or simply arranging baby sitting we are here to make your holiday truly enjoyable.

With the owners being on hand we can organise a range of additional activities or services for you.

Fishing: The large well stocked lake offers carp, rud, roach and perch.

Carp of up to 20lbs have been caught in the lake. They have been well fed and offer easy fishing for children and fun for all the family. A large hunk of bread on the end of a line is normally all you need.

General Information: The summer season in the Dordogne offers hundreds of different events from town to town. Bergerac alone has 10 different events ranging from fireworks on the 14 July to long weekends of wine and food festivals. The local restaurants range from 4 course set lunches with wine at 12 Euros to the 4 star restaurant at Chateau les Vigiers.

There is lots of information available and the owner is on hand to give you his personal advice.

Wine: Les Vachers is at the heart of the wine growing region. Bordeaux and St Emilion to the west and Bergerac to the north.

There are hundreds of wine producing chateaux in the area, many of whom offer free tasting. The owner is on hand to give his advice and to direct you to the award winning vineyards in the area.

Sigoules wine festival is the weekend 16-17 July 2016, lots of stalls offering free tastings.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alan Dagnall (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french

About Alan Dagnall

I have lived in France for more than 40 years and adore this very special area of South West France. I have drunk more bottles of wine than I care to remember and enjoy a bottle or two with a good meal. I have an extensive knowledge of the local area and am happy to recommend places to visit, restaurants to try and wine to sample.

Why Alan Dagnall chose Perigord Pourpre

Les Vachers literally means the cow complex. This farmhouse has been renovated by me to include all the comforts you would expect as well as retaining the character of the building. I make sure the kitchen is fully equipped with everything I would like to find in a kitchen so you can experiment with the local foods in the comfort of your own home. The private pool has steps leading down to the shallow end and a separate kiddies pool making it suitable for everyone.

The lake is overlooked by the pool so you an relax by the pool and still be within shouting distance if they catch the big one!

What makes this farmhouse unique

Whilst there are many villas with pools, not many come with their own private fishing lake and golf course. I provide clubs including ladies, kids and left handed clubs so everyone can have a go. Will also promise to keep Husky out of the way whilst you are playing. Not many courses have a golf ball eating dog as a hazard!

Reviews

4.6
based on 17 traveler reviews

Farmhouse with private pool, private golf & fishing
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews
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Great, relaxing holiday in the sun 😎☀️

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week. Alan and Sandra were very helpful when needed without being intrusive. The farmhouse was very clean and comfortable. There were eight of us with ages ranging from 15 to 70 and we all enjoyed our stay. We particularly enjoyed the private pool and the outdoor eating area. The weather was superb too!! We really enjoyed eating out at Le Code Bar in Sigoules and the evening market in Duras. St. Emillion was also lovely if a little crowded and commercialised, however the views from the tower were stunning. Thank you for a great week!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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The perfect getaway for relaxation.

  • 4 of 5

Thanks for a lovely relaxing week. All facilities as advertised. Alan & Sandra very helpful. Fishing excellent (a decent sized landing net would be advisable) Very hot week - downstairs rooms cool but upstairs very hot at night (air con?). Would love to return again and bring some friends. Thank you very much.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

property exceeded our expectations. Our family used both houses for 2 weeks and we all loved it. Alan, Sanda and Husky the dog were perfect hosts. The houses and gardens had everything we needed and the pools were great.

We all enjoyed the golf and fishing and the weather was perfect. The property was so good we hardly left it, we enjoyed BBQs most evenings and spent most of our time outdoors.

Day trips to Bergerac and St Emilion were enjoyable and we had some nice meals in the local villages.

We would recommend this property to anybody looking for a relaxing holiday in beautiful, peaceful surroundings. It is impossible for children of any age to be bored with the pool, golf and fishing. We will return!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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5

Stunning, magnifique 2 weeks 😄

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic 2 weeks at Les Vachers with welcoming hosts who were great from the first minute to last. Great Gite, loads of room for the 6 of us (4 adults and two youngsters), enjoyed the spacious kitchen which Colin (our trained chef!) made the most of! Great open verandah area for outdoor eating.......

The pool is great, perfect for everyone which is even floodlit for some late night dipping....

The lake is superb, great fishing for all.....we all caught carp, even my 10 year old daughter. With it being across the lane from the Gite, those of us who wanted to fish could do so but still be in close proximity to those chilling at the Gite or round the pool :-).......Oh, the golf as well, yes, again free for all and perfect for all ages or abilities.

Alan & Sandra have two lovely dogs, 'Vannie' and 'Husk' - all I would say is if your on the course and Husk is about, don't expect to finish your round with the same ball, if you get my drift 😊😄.....Husk has the taste for golf balls !

Lovely villages around, Sigoules has all you need really, and Bergerac is great for Sunday lunch and a peaceful boat trip down the Dordogne.

Unfortunately my 10 year old girl was poorly whilst we were away and we had to go to Bergerac hospital. We came away with antibiotics but later that night and in the early hours, Lilly was poorly and feeling worse. We woke Sandra up at 2am as we could not get through to the out of hours Dr and Sandra was brilliant, she drove us to Bergerac in the early hours and got us seen again and we were given further antibiotics. I cannot praise Sandra and Alan enough for their kind welcome and help throughout our stay. We will be back in 2015....... cannot wait! Jason, Ali, Olly, Lilly, Colin & Joan

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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5

Magnifique 2 weeks of chillaxing!

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic 2 weeks at Les Vachers with welcoming hosts who were great from the first minute to last. Great Gite, loads of room for the 6 of us (4 adults and two youngsters), enjoyed the spacious kitchen which Colin (our trained chef!) made the most of! Great open verandah area for outdoor eating.......

The pool is great, perfect for everyone which is even floodlit for some late night dipping....

The lake is superb, great fishing for all.....we all caught carp, even my 10 year old daughter. With it being across the lane from the Gite, those of us who wanted to fish could do so but still be in close proximity to those chilling at the Gite or round the pool :-).......Oh, the golf as well, yes, again free for all and perfect for all ages or abilities.

Alan & Sandra have two lovely dogs, 'Vannie' and 'Husk' - all I would say is if your on the course and Husk is about, don't expect to finish your round with the same ball, if you get my drift 😊😄.....Husk has the taste for golf balls !

Lovely villages around, Sigoules has all you need really, and Bergerac is great for Sunday lunch and a peaceful boat trip down the Dordogne.

Unfortunately my 10 year old girl was poorly whilst we were away and we had to go to Bergerac hospital. We came away with antibiotics but later that night and in the early hours, Lilly was poorly and feeling worse. We woke Sandra up at 2am as we could not get through to the out of hours Dr and Sandra was brilliant, she drove us to Bergerac in the early hours and got us seen again and we were given further antibiotics. I cannot praise Sandra and Alan enough for their kind welcome and help throughout our stay. We will be back in 2015....... cannot wait! Jason, Ali, Olly, Lilly, Colin & Joan

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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5

Wonderful Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Relaxation was the order of the day and Les Vachers was perfect for that. Lovely spacious character house. Nice and cool in the warm days, Great fishing and the golf was a bonus. the kids loved the pool and the dogs, and there were plenty of beds and bathrooms to go round. The facilities were excellent with loads of extras and Alan and Sandra were great hosts ...always on hand and very relaxed. Sigoules was no distance with couple of places to eat, market and a good supermarket. Bergerac is only 20 minutes if you want something more to do ...the Maison Du Vins is well worth a visit. A bit worried about recommending the place as we want to go back and want there to be places available !!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Sigoules
Nearest Ferry
600 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
vigiers
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Ste Foy La Grande
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
sigoules
Car: necessary

Les Vachers is 20km south of Bergerac set amongst local vineyards. Bergerac offers low cost flights from a variety of UK airports with Ryanair, Flybe and Jet2. Bordeaux airport is 1 hour away.

A car is essential in this rural area. Bergerac and Ste Foy La Grande are the 2 main market towns. Bergerac has a wine museum on the river front which is well worth a visit and combine that with a boat trip along the Dordogne river. The pretty bastide town of Eymet is also nearby hosting both a weekly market and in the summer months a night market.

Duras with its imposing chateau is only 20 minutes drive and again has a wonderful night market with music and various food stalls.

There is plenty to explore in this beautiful area with canoeing down the Dordogne offering spectacular views.

The famous wine region of St Emilion is only 40 minutes drive away and this picturesque town is well worth a visit.

With so many restaurants in the local area you are spoilt for choice. There are 3 course set lunches from as little as 12 euros per head to the Michelin starred La Tour des Vents at nearby Monbazillac.

Golf: A private 9 hole pitch and putt course is set in the surrounding grounds, with the lake being a water hazard! Most holes are a par three with a couple of par 4s so those kids (and big kids) can play while Mum relaxes by the private pool.

A full range of golf clubs are available for your use during your stay at no extra charge. Ladies clubs, left handed ones and even kiddies clubs are available so no excuses.

Chateau les Vigiers is a golf and leisure complex which is only 7km from Les Vachers. It offers a 18 hole golf course and driving range. There is also a 6 hole academy course. Visitors are welcome and golfers with minimum 36 handicap can play, with clubs, trolleys and electric carts for hire.

The chateau also offers 2 restaurants and a beauty salon.

There are many other courses in the vicinity, the owner can give directions.

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Rates & Availability

Thénac Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
peak season
Jul 16 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,712
 
 
autumn
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$856
 
 
Early Bird
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$856
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,185
 
 
Peak
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,712
 
 
Autumn
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$856
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $263

The property may be available at other times - please contact the owners to check.
There is no additional charge for golf on the pitch and putt course, it is included in the rental rates, as is the fishing.


A deposit of £200 per week is required on booking. The balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Thénac Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Both of the double bedrooms have an ensuite bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The house is well equipped, with all linen and towels for house use provided. The open plan kitchen area has space for indoor dining. Changeover day is Saturday with arrivals from 5pm. A docking station is provided for your i-pod or MP3 player. The owners live locally and are on hand to offer help and advice to make your stay a pleasant one.

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