- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- sleeps 2
Description from the owner
Each of the individual studios is part a tasteful barn conversion in a sought after corner of the Dordogne. L'Ecurie is a luxury studio for two in a couples only environment and is proud to be awarded "Top Vacation Rental" status. Located in picturesque countryside the apartment offers the opportunity for discerning couples to relax and savour the tourist delights of the Dordogne. Accommodation is well appointed,self contained ,private and not ovelooked.
Guests have use of an indoor/outdoor pool, sauna, jacuzzi and gym along with a lounge and numerous outdoor retreats.The outdoor facilities include shaded parking,a boule area, golf n...Read more
Dordogne Studios- L'Ecurie
Bourniquel, Aquitaine, France
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
The property is in a secluded agricultural hamlet with spectacular views.
Close to tourist sites from caves to castles,historical tours or wine tasting,there is much to see or do within easy reach.
Bergerac airport is a mere half hour away so fly /drive is an attractive and easy option.
A car is a necessity and there is shaded off road parking provided.
Location Type Away from it all, Rural
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: November 13, 2013 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Date||Nightly Rate||Weekly Rate||Monthly Rate|
|Apr 06, 2013 - Oct 26, 2013 |
|7 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|All other dates ||$106||$614|
|3 night min stay | Any day check-in|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Damage deposit | $164
Additional notes from owner
Rates are per apartment. per couple
20% Deposit Payable with Booking.
Balance eight weeks in advance.
Damage Deposit of £100
Prices include Tourist Tax,Bed Linen,House and Pool Towels and Dressing Gowns.
- Wireless Internet
- Parking [?]
- Washing Machine
- Electric Stove
- Suitable for the elderly - Ask
- Away from it all
What Past Guests Are Saying
Lovely setting for a retreat in the sun with a super pool
The owners made us very welcome, having thought through everything that quests might need.
The accommodation was well-appointed and spotlessly clean. for me, the bed was just a little hard.
I was able to swim early morning with the pool covered then open the roof when the sun came up. Superb. I'm sure we'll be back and we've already recommended to friends.
We stayed at this wonderful place for our Honeymoon for ten nights and enjoyed the peace and tranquility of every one of them. I was sceptical when booking as the price seemed remarkably cheap but took a chance and booked. I was in contact with Kate the owner to enquire if she could supply some champagne and flowers as a surprise for my wife and she duly obliged. Nothing was too much trouble for both Kate and Dave. The place was lovely and furnished we everything necessary, great swimming pool...I could go on but suffice to say we loved it so much we will be going back
We will definitely be back!
A beautiful rural setting in the Dordogne. The studio had everything we needed and we knew that if there was anything else, we would only have to ask our hosts, Dave and Kate, and it would have been provided. The weather was very hot on our visit so we were thankful for the lovely pool, or if we felt more energetic the cool gym which also contained two massage chairs which we'd love to have taken home. Athough we shared the facilities with two other couples we often felt it was all ours! It was one of the most relaxing holidays we've had and we have already booked for next year!
Chris and Charlotte
West Berkshire, England
Would recommend without hesitation
We spent a week at Bourniquel in Le Grenier which is a beautifully designed and comfortable studio, with all that you need and more. Immaculate actually. We often stayed on site because it was so relaxing to swim, sit in the Jacuzzi or the sauna, on the massage chairs and then sunbathe and read. We used the running machine too! Great hosts, who were friendly and very helpful. The surrounding area is beautiful with plenty to do and see, if you can drag yourself away from the tranquility of Bourniquel!
Bob & Ann
A rural jewel
We arrived at L'Ecurie after following the precise and very accurate directions provided by Dave and Kate.
There was a warm welcome waiting for us along with a bottle of very good local wine.
The studio really exceeded all expectations, fitted out and decorated to a high standard, but with a gym, sauna, jacuzzi and indoor pool as well it was difficult to fault it.
The setting was for us superb, quiet and rural, with just the bird song to listen to.
Local shopping and the Dordogne river, was just a 10 minute drive away, and a supermarket only another 5 minutes or so.
We will return!!
Excellent facilities and location
Facilities are excellent and only a few miles from plenty places to eat. Very peaceful location with very welcoming hosts.
Peace and tranquility
Excellent accomodation in an excellent location. Ideal for those seeking peace and quiet. Impeccable service from hosts Dave and Kate. Accomodation was modern, clean, spacious, and very well equipped. Swimming pool and hot tub were welcoming; mountain bikes were kindly provided by hosts. Accomodation is close to the historical attractions of the Dordogne; water sports including kayaking were available on the river. Bergerac and Perigeaux are within easy reach. Recommend the wine tour, taking in the local chateaux. Five stars in every category.
Jacky & Huw
Brilliant relaxing holiday -away from it all!
A warm welcome from David and Kate, a bottle of local wine to start the relaxation process. A perfect, quiet, country location. The facilities are great- swimming pool and mini gym, very clean and well kept and extensive views over the Dordogne countryside. Would definitely wish to visit again.
Fantastic location, amenities and value, a perfect holiday
Kate and Dave have created a real haven for getting away from it all. The apartment and its many facilities are set in an idyllic French hamlet, it is comfortable, modern and every little detail is thought of to make your stay a pleasure.
James & Sara
way beyond expectations
After a long drive down through france it was we approached bourniquel with some weary trepidation. We needn't have worried. Dave and kate have obviously put in a huge amount of effort to make sure the apartments and facilitieshave everything you could hope for. The studios are well sized and equipped, the swimming pool is wonderful and the sundry other bits and bobs - hot tub, massage chairs, gym, sauna - allowing just enough luxury to feel you are spoiling yourself. Bourniquel is in a beautiful region of france with hundreds of fascinating towns, villages, sites of interest within a 30 minute drive.
Dave and kate were wonderfully accommodating hosts; friendly and helpful but always ensuring that you were left to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the location. Can't wait to go back.
The Perfect Holiday Retreat
Stockton on Tees
Our Perfect Holiday Retreat
L'Ecurie exceeded all our expectations. Location so peaceful and countryside spectacular. Covered pool, jacuzzi, gym, sauna, all to hand. Excellent layout. Dave and Kate were the perfect hosts. Returned home feeling relaxed and refreshed. Wonderful. Sheila Deric Foy
Ian and Margaret Littlehales
A truly relaxing holiday
The weather always helps - and did once again for us - but this was a very tranquil and interesting holiday in pleasant, quiet surroundings with all the creature comforts. It was a return visit to the Dordogne studios for us and that should tell you everything. The place is well equipped and you can get away from it all and keep in touch (or not!)at the same time as wi-fi and satellite tv are provided. The swimming and exercise facilities are literally ten paces from the studios and of a high quality as is the living srea in the studio. The hosts, Kate and Dave are friendly and helpful without being intrusive and we would recommend the area and the studios to any couple. The Dordogne/Perigeux region is full of interest or you can stay on site and just relax!
Keith &Sue Jones
Fantastic spot ,lovely accomadtion,great hosts could not be more helpfull.
David & Lesley Ring
Chelmsford, Essex, UK
The Bourniquel experience.
Back in May 2008 we were looking for a destination where we could enjoy the French experience and were surfing the rental sites to find that ideal location. Well we found that place! In fact, it seemed too good to be true, a pool, hot spa, sauna & gym and for a price that was so reasonable compared to other accommodation in the same area.
Our enquiry was dealt with quickly and we were soon booked for a 2 week stay in L'Ecurie. With some trepidation we drove up the winding road from Lalinde until we came out of the forest into fields bathed in sunlight and looking across, as advised on our directions we saw Dave and Kate’s place standing on top of the hill.
We were treated to a warm welcome by Kate and shown to our apartment. This was clean and tastefully furnished to a high standard. The view from the terrace was worth all the money. Facing towards the sunrise the terrace was bathed in sunlight from early morning till mid-afternoon.
The pool is bigger than most pools that we have had in villas that we have stayed in Florida and warmer. The hot tub helps soothe away the stresses of travel when you do venture off site to visit the historic villages and Bastide towns that the area is famous for. The local restaurants are varied and cater for different budgets - the local Bar in Moliere to the Cote Rivages next to the Dordogne all provide tasty food. Ask Dave about the Pizzeria in Couze if you want a real treat!
This location is ideal for couples looking to de-stress and relax for the strains of everyday life. The lifestyle is slow paced and the hosts make sure that every thing is provided so that you enjoy your stay with them. So much so that they are not hosts they are your friends.
As a holiday Dordogne Studios are second to none and we liked the place so much after our stay in 2008 that we spent our 3 week summer holiday in 2009 there as well and the experience was even more enjoyable the second time. Do we recommend? An unequivocal YES!
A great choice for a break from life.
We spend up to 6/7 weeks in the Dordogne annually. In addition to 5 weeks in the Summer at our regular location we try to have 1 or 2 weeks in other parts of the area. We were delighted with L'Ecurie for a short stay last year. The studio,location and facilities were excellent. The welcome and hospitality were first class and we would certainly consider another short break here again. Sadly,for us,the layout of the studio would not be conducive to a stay longer than 2 weeks.
Dave and Kate have a wonderful location and have created a super complex in which to relax and use as a base to explore this lovely region of France.
Andy and Lin
One of The Best
If tranquility is required we have yet to find a better location in France. The care and attention you receive is first class. Kate and David are very professional yet very warm and friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Accomodation very clean,modern and very well maintained. A very relaxing holiday with first class facilities.
This is our third visit in consecutive years.
Beautiful, peaceful location, with excellent facilities.
Beautiful, peaceful location, with excellent facilities. Appartment very comfortable. Hosts very friendly and helpful. Good base for exploring Dordogne region, and only a short drive from Bergerac Airport.