|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Beautifully restored stone cottage in a small private complex.. Nestled between the medieval Bastide towns of Ste. Foy la Grande, Eymet and Duras, Les Granges sits amidst rolling countryside and vineyards consisting of a collection of 18th century farm buildings including 2 beautifully restored cottages. Both Jonquille and Campanule have 2 double bedrooms and 2 triple bedrooms (no bunk beds).
Les Granges is ideal for families or groups of friends for whom it offers a stunning location to relax, share meals and explore the beautiful countryside of the borders of the Dordogne/Gironde . It also provides a great venue for special occasions such as weddings, birthday celebrations or other special events.
There is a wonderful, salt water pool (12m x 8m) with plenty of room for all guests to relax and enjoy the sunshine.
Superbly situated for touring the Dordogne/Gironde and the Bastide towns of Aquitaine, Les Granges is only 10 mins drive from Ste. Foy la Grande (best Saturday market in France for 2015) and there are many leisure activities in the area including horse riding, canoeing and kayaking, vineyard visits and traditional local markets.
Daily flights from the UK to Bergerac
Direct trains from Paris to Libourne (1 hour from Les Granges)
Jonquille /Campanule accommodates up to 10 people. Each cottage consists of a large and airy living room with an open plan kitchen, opening onto a large sunny patio overlooking the pool. One triple bedroom and one double bedroom, iincludes television, WiFi, washing machine, fridge/freezer, gas oven, microwave, gas hob, parking, barbecue and garden furniture
We were looking for a stone house for ourselves but then fell in love with Les Granges which was much larger than we had anticipated. We spent 6 months in the UK and 6 months in France renovating Les Granges of which we are the very proud owners. We are on hand to point you in the right direction if needed and can recommend trips, restaurants and activities to ensure you make the most of your stay while keeping out of your way.
Pauline Vincent purchased this cottage in 1989
We are tucked in a small corner of the Gironde that borders the Dordogne and are in the heart of rural France yet well placed for international airports and TGV. The people here are open and friendly, local wine and cuisine among the best in France. Ste Foy La Grande is a beautiful town, totally charming in looks and atmosphere, and with all the facilities and luxuries you could need whilst on holiday in the region. The ancient centre is filled with little boutiques, timeless cafes and fine restaurants where lunch lasts hours due to the astonishing array of gourmet dishes that arrive at your table, complete with the perfect wine to accompany each course. Those wishing to return home with some special recipes under their belt will be wonderfully happy staying in self catering Ste Foy La Grande accommodation, as recipes and tips are always easy to come by, and the finest of fresh ingredients are easily sought. The vast market that rolls into town every Saturday is the best in the department, and is filled with fantastically fresh local produce. The river banks provide a marvellous route for walking, cycling and horse riding from Les Granges, but the region is a maze of marked trails, so finding new routes is always a delight from Les Granges. There is also an excellent golf course just 15 minutes from Les Granges, at Chateau des Vigiers, which is a stunning 18 hole course in the Gironde countryside, set among the famous vineyards of the region. Wine tours and wine tasting events are excellent in the region, and are readily available; perfect for amateur wine lovers and connoisseurs alike.
It is difficult to say why we love this area but there is something relaxing and calming about the property. The old thick stone walls and high ceilings keep the rooms cool in summer. The restaurants and people are so welcoming and you feel really at home here. Effortless relaxation seems to come easy here.
Wonderful 2 weeks. Everything was beter than expected. The pool, the weather and accommodation and Mike and Pauline.
We enjoyed our stay in Clematite very much. The apartment, the pool - everything was very clean, well maintained and had all we needed. And Mike and Pauline were very kind and helpful.
This is the perfect place to relax enjoying the sun and a large pool. And we had a very interesting trip to la Vézère, the river of prehistoric man.
We will certainly recommend this property to our friends and relatives.
Linda and Kristen, Denmark
A tranquil location in the beautiful rolling hills of the Dordogne, south of Ste Foy. Mike and Pauline have taken a run down complex of old stone buildings and breathed new life into them, creating 5 gites full of charm and character. The quality of the workmanship and the standard of facilities is excellent. Cosy and warm on a cold day and cool in the heat. It is an easy drive to Ste Foy- which has a new Leclerc supermarket with a superb restaurant. There are wonderful walks and drives to the Bastide towns and not too far down to The Garonne. We stayed longer than planned and really enjoyed the whole experience. Our thanks to Mike and Pauline who were so helpful and welcoming
Well maintained, beautiful pool, everything was as described. It is a car drive away from anything, but the nearest village is only 5 minutes drive. Mike and Pauline were welcoming and helpful.
We had a very relaxing time here. The accommodation was spacious, very comfortable and fully equipped for all our needs. The outdoor space was perfect as it caught the sun all day, as did the wonderful, good sized salt water pool, both of which were furnished with plenty of parasols. Our hosts were unintrusive, yet always there if you needed anything.
We can with 100 % recommend this lovly place Nice and clean 👍😀 And lovly vine 🍷
Pauline and Mike are The nicest hosts.
And if we ever visti South france again, this is defintely The place we Will sign in.
Thanks Pauline and Mike for your hospitality..
Anne Cathrine & Michael from Denmark ☀️😎
Nous avons passé 15 jours idylliques, tout était parfait l'accueil de Mike et Pauline, le gîte d'une grande propreté, la piscine à nos pieds et la beauté du paysage ainsi que le calme de cet endroit enchanteur. De plus les balades à faire entre Périgord et Bordelais sont très nombreuses sans oublier la gastronomie et les dégustations des nombreux crus de la région. Nous recommandons vivement cette location pour tous ceux qui souhaitent passer des vacances inoubliables.
Ste. Foy la Grande has a full range of banks, shops and supermarkets as well as a superb Saturday morning market. The square and surrounding streets are taken over by a fabulous market that draws crowds from miles around. Enjoy shopping for oysters, home-cured sausages, fresh fish, prepared meats and curios. Throughout the whole summer the town is home to evening concerts, night markets and events. Close by is kayaking, horse-riding, golf, tennis and go-karting. The town of Bergerac is just a few miles along the River Dordogne from a holiday rental at Les Granges. Bergerac is the largest town in the local area, and is a wonderfully picturesque place to spend a day, roaming the shop filled streets of the ancient centre, taking in one of the gourmet restaurants or hunting for the best wines produced in Aquitaine. The wine heritage of Bergerac is unsurpassed, with a great range of museums and cellars on show.
Visiting the local vineyards and tasting the wine is a must also. Various tours can be arranged to suit your needs.
Visit the famous chateau where Josphine Baker lived which is now a museum.
For a simply meal try the Restaurant Rapide in Ste. Foy. Finer dining nearby at Les Maillets where you can sit outside with views over the vines and enjoy the finest steak around or try one of their many other local dishes. Further afield try Le Camelia a family run restaurant with excellent cuisine all a short drive away.
A 'must do' is to go to the famous re-enactment of the Battle of Castillon (100 years war) where you can watch the famous battle, enjoy a drink or some food as part of the experience.
The Dordogne River, on which the town stands, is always a treat for holiday makers and locals alike. The blissfully clean and clear waters of the Dordogne offer a perfect retreat from the heat of the midday sun, whether you sit in the shade along the banks, fishing rod in hand (permits are very easy to obtain from any of the local tabacs), slowly strolling along the shaded banks, stopping at some of the little river beaches and having a swim, or simply paddling slowly along the river’s gently flowing course in a rental canoe.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
|Stay tax||£1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 5 years.|
Flexible dates are available during the low and medium season