This fully-renovated, quiet, charming and authentic property is in the very heart of the Perigord Noir in a "commune" (municipality) bounded by both the great Perigordian rivers, the Dordogne and the Vezere. Within 30 to 40 minutes by car visitors will find almost all the attractions of this remarkable region: the beautifully-restored medieval town of Sarlat, innumerable picturesque towns and villages, scenic landscapes, pre-historic caves, chateaux, gardens, river canoeing, gastronomic restaurants, golf courses, etc.
The town of Le Bugue is 7 minutes away by car with all amenities: 4 supermarkets, banks, an excellent medical centr...e, chemists, post office, tourist bureau, railway station. Le Bugue also has a shop specialising in local produce, meat, vegetables, fruit, etc. For day trips by train, BORDEAUX and Saint EMILION are respectively 2 hrs and 1/12 hours away.
The house has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen with all conveniences. The heated swimming pool (11m x 5 m) is set in an ocean of greenery and is for the exclusive use of guests. Bed linen, pool and bath towels, Wifi broadband Internet, satellite and terrestrial TV, DVD player with DVD library, printer and children's games are all provided. The property is fully-equipped so that you can arrive by plane and hire car and find the house functional at once. It is set in meadows and woodland and is perfectly private and peaceful but not isolated. The gardens and lawns are well-tended with many areas for playing and shady areas for reading or sleeping. There are of course numerous possibilities for walks and bikes can be hired and delivered to the house. The privacy of guests is fully respected. However, the owners will readily provide help and information if required. Their aim is to give guests a perfect experience in a context of sober and authentic excellence worthy of the centuries-old stone construction, its terraces and dry-stone garden walls.
There is a geo-thermal central heating system for winter lets, an open fire and wood-burning stove with wood provided for both. Mobile air conditioners are available for summer when necessary. Fans are also supplied.Read more
Peaceful, restored Dordogne farmhouse, heated pool Saint Chamassy, Aquitaine, France
Additional Location Information
The house is just outside the village of St Chamassy: a small village with just a handful of houses, a church and a post office. Le Bugue is a 7 minute drive and has all amenities. The house is surrounded by fields and woodlands with an occasional property. A car is essential and there is ample parking on the property. The countryside around is good for walking and for cycling if you don't mind a few hills. Tourist attractions of all sorts are abundant and within an easy drive.
Location Type Away from it all, River, Rural
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Changeover day is Saturday to Saturday. There are no extra charges. The rental is fully inclusive.
Low season and some mid-season dates are flexible and don't have to be Saturday to Saturday. This also applies to the Christmas/New Year period. Choose the days you want and we will charge a pro rata rate. In August we only take fortnightly lets unless there is an odd week left over.
Left on 09/20/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Andrew Dudley
We were a group of 9 (6 adults and 3 early teens). We had a wonderful week's stay at this charming home sited in a most beautiful part of France. The accommodation afforded by Les Bourgezies Hautes suited us very well, with the downstairs family room (with en-suit bathroom) ideal for my elderly parents. The house was equipped with everything we needed and was spacious and comfortable, with much traditional character. The swimming pool was a top feature and the gardens provided plenty of space for games and running around.
We found the location of the house very convenient, with Le Bugue less than 10 minutes away and many traditional Dordogne sites within easy driving distance. Although a pity there is no local boulangerie, a large Inter Marche on the edge of Le Bugue has a separate boulangerie by the main entrance. There are a number of good restaurants a short drive from the house (Le Bugue, Tremolat, Limeuil and Cadouin) and we had an enjoyable meal on our first evening at the restaurant in the local village of audrix, a 15 minute stroll up the hill from the house.
We enjoyed the cave art at Grotte de Rouffignac and there are several quality stalagmite caves in the area, although the local one, proumeyssac, is not one of the best. There are dramatically sited chateaux and picturesque villages around every corner and of course, there are stunning rivers that run through it all. We had a lovely day canoeing on the Vezere from Campagne to Limeuil.
There were many more places we would have liked to have visited but ran out of time, so a return trip is definitely on the cards and Les Bourgezies Hautes would certainly be somewhere we would consider returning to.
Many thanks to Gillian and Ross for being so helpful before and during our time in France. A great family holiday.
Left on 09/06/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | June Miller
This was a truly wonderful experience. My family and I stayed here in august an had a lovely week. This Villa had the lot!! I can't think of anything that was not provided - just hope we will go back one day.
Left on 09/02/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Julian B
We've just come back from a fabulous week at this property which, as far as we were concerned, had everything we needed. The pool was great (and never too cold), the beds were uniformly comfortable and the T.V. and wifi worked (lovely to have English channels available on the T.V.). The position of the villa is tranquil without feeling isolated. A car would be essential, however.
The level of equipment is outstanding - the friendly owners have clearly thought of everything, including more than enough bath and pool towels.
The owners have renovated the property over many years and have done a remarkable job.
Whilst we are unlikely to return to the Dordogne in the foreseeable future (having been there three times in the past four years), we would recommend this villa to anyone, but especially to large family groups.
Left on 07/13/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | The Branches
I travelled to the cottage from the UK (by car) with my 89 yr old mother and 66 yr old brother. The cottage, 'grounds' and pool are really designed for 1 or 2 families, each with children, but we were attracted by the seclusion and we needed a downstairs, ensuite bedroom for my mother (which it has). The cottage is exceptionally well equipped - almost every household item that you may need is available somewhere (in a cupboard or draw). There seem to be enough plates and different types of glasses for a dinner party for 20 people (I estimate). There is even a well tuned piano in the downstairs ensuite. The cottage is secluded - the nearest other property is a small shop about 150m away, which sells wine from it's own vineyard and is open for 1 hour per day. The cottage is accessible from the 'main' road (not very major) via approx' 1 km of small roads and tracks. You will only get close to it on your sat' nav'. Surrounding countryside is exceptiional. The swimming pool is also quite large and is tucked away on it's own terrace. The cottage would be even better for a family (or two) with children.
Comfort and tranquility with a beautiful garden and pool
Left on 06/12/2011 for a stay in August 2010 | Ro Q
We thoroughly recommend this extremely well appointed house for it's comfort and tranquility .Excellent provision for a large family to relax and cook in comfort . There were also endless different indoor and outdoor spaces for all family members to find somewhere private to relax .
The swimming pool was a generous size and in a lovely secure setting in the garden . The extra bedroom away from the house is also a real benefit . All linen and kitchen utensils are of a good quality enabling full use of the house as a 'home away from home '. The owners were very helpful and reasonable.
we have given 4 stars for location only because we were slightly disappointed with the 2 local towns. The house itself is peaceful and secluded .
Left on 10/22/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | K. Gaemers
We were looking for a hollidayhome in the Dordogne region for an extended
family including friends. Ages between 6 month and 65 years. We found
this house on an internet site and booked it for three weeks during
the summer of 2009. It turned out to be just perfect for our purpose.
The large family (bed)room was great for a small family. The upstairs
bedrooms were very tastfully decorated in warm colours. They were
equipped with fans as well as airconditioning. Very useful during
a hot Dordogne summer. The kitchen was fully equiped with everything
an ambitious amateur cook may wish for. It was the first time in many
years of renting in the Dordogne region to find this. The heated pool
was used every day by young and old. The pool was bordered by lovely
flowers adding to the pleasant atmosphere.
Gillian and Ross, the owners, left us in full privacy but were around
to help us with questions when needed. We were so enthousiastic about
the house and our holiday that we have booked it almost immediately for
Left on 08/16/2009 for a stay in April 2008 | Sydney C
On hearing of our plans to visit the Dordogne with our adult daughter, an English friend recommended we stay at Les Bourgezies Hautes. We could not have been more pleased that we took up her recommendation!
Les Bourgezies Hautes is situated in an extremely peaceful location which had great appeal to us. Surrounding the house are lovely areas of garden, lawn and established woods, and there is a very attractive swimming pool. Close to the house, in the garden, is a table and chairs and we enjoyed our meals outside as often as possible.
The restored farmhouse with its beautiful stone roof is typical of the wonderful domestic architecture of the region. The house itself was comfortable and very well equipped for every occasion, from entertaining and relaxing, to keeping up with the washing! We loved sitting before the open fire on cool evenings.
With a combined interest in Architecture, Art and Medieval History, we had researched the area before we left Australia, however the owners recommended some wonderful places to see that only locals would be aware of. We found that the house provided us with an excellent base to explore the whole of the area. (Don?t miss the beautiful village of Limeuil, where the Dordogne and Vezere Rivers meet.)
The local markets in the villages and towns were great and we were also well serviced with large supermarkets at Le Bugue which is close by. (Le Bugue also has a very impressive bottle shop with local and imported wines.)
We feel that we have found a home away from home in the Dordogne and are planning another stay at Les Bourgezies Hautes very soon!
Left on 08/09/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | Shepherd Family
We spent 12 nights in Les Boorgezies Hautes in July and had a wonderful holiday. The house was planty big enough for the 5 of us with everything you could ask for, from Nespresso Coffee to Wireless Internet to Heated Swimming Pool and many Garden areas. It is very secluded and pieceful yet only a few minutes from a number of small villages and the little town of Le Bugue which has everything you really need. The Dordogne area is easily in reach with a 45 minutes drive reaching most places of interest. We spent many lazy days by the pool, in the garden enjoying the peace and privacy. Only downside was the wasps which seemed to appear more often as the stay went on and made eating outside a little unpleaseant.
Left on 07/17/2009 for a stay in July 2006 | Biddy Green
A warm welcome from the owners (Ross & Gill)to a well-prepared house. Any necessary maintenance during our stay (eg care of the pool) was carried out unobtrusively.
We loved the house. The huge ground floor bedroom with en-suite was a quiet retreat for us (grandparents) while our son, his wife and 2 daughters (one only 6 months old) occupied the upstairs rooms and bathroom. The kitchen/diner is large and very well equipped. The lounge area is very comfortable with very attractive stone fireplace for colder months and table and chairs for dining. The downstairs cloakroom is also great for families. The garden is huge, shaded and well furnished (perfect for outdoor eating). The pool is a very good size and extremely well maintained and has safety fencing.
The location is peaceful and secluded but not too isolated. Shopping and restaurants in Le Bugue are excellent and all the attractions of the Dordogne and Vezere valleys are close by.
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