6 Bedroom (Sleeps 12) Villa in Bergerac

Family holiday villa with pool near Bergerac
At a glance: Child Friendly, Pet Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Garden.
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Owner: John Randle
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  • Property Type: Villa
  • Location: Bergerac
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 6 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Minimum nights stay: 7
  • Low season price per week: £1000
  • High season price per week: £2450
  • Average price per week:£1850
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (2 Reviews)
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A Great Family Holiday Home With Large Swimming Pool And Garden. This villa is in a rural setting. Dogs are welcome.

The accommodation comprises a very private one acre enclosed plot, with no immediate neighbours. The property comprises a main house with 4 bedrooms, made up of two large doubles with king sized beds (including one en-suite) an additional cot, a twin-bedded room adjacent to the bathroom, and a further room (twin single or double), which opens on to the the terrace. In addition to the en-suite with Bedroom 1, there is a family bathroom and toilet, and a separate toilet.

The separate summer house 25m away next to the swimming pool, has 2 additional bedrooms, one a double and the other a three-bedded room with one single and a pair of bunk beds. The summer house and has its own shower and toilet facilities, and a kitchenette where hot and cold drinks can be prepared.

All bed linen and bathroom towels are provided, as are the swimming towels. Laundry and cleaning costs upon departure are both included, so the price published is an all inclusive price. There are two washing machines for guests’ use during their stay

The kitchen in the main house is extensively equipped for catering for large groups, and the covered terrace seats up to 14 in comfort. As well as a large range cooker with hob, there are several barbecues for conjuring up those Al Fresco evenings. There is a dishwasher, microwave, and large fridge-freezer with ice making facilities, plus a drinks fridge.

There are plenty of on site activities including a table tennis table on the terrace, dart board, and a boules court behind the main house. In the garden there is a Tree House and a Wendy House for the children to play in, and a well-maintained mature garden. The house has been fully and sensitively refurbished in recent years, and the covered and shaded terrace area is ideal for evening sundowners as well as relaxing meals.

The larger-than-usual swimming pool (12m x 6m) has gentle steps at the shallow end, and is 2m at the deep end. There is a large tiled patio area with many sun-loungers, and several parasols for shade if required. The pool benefits from direct sunshine all day. Complimentary swimming towels are provided for guests to save on luggage. These just need to be washed and put out to dry on the last night.

There are numerous local activities including kayaking, paddle-boarding, and canoeing on the Dordogne, golf at Chateau des Vigiers, zip wire, paint ball, cycle hire, tree-top walking, riding and so on. A number of brochures are to be found at the house, but all of these can be booked online.

The property is about 7km (6 mins) from the nearest town at Ste-Foy-La-Grande, therefore a car is essential (enter "Allez des Vigiers" for exact location if using SatNav). There is ample parking for several cars at the end of a 50m driveway. For those choosing to fly/drive, the nearest airports are Bergerac (25mins) and Bordeaux (90mins). Le Petit Vigier’s is on the D18 Route du Seignal road between St-Phillippe-du-Seignal and Couture, 1km north of Chateau des Vigiers, a Golf Spa Hotel complex, with its own 27 hole golf course which forms one of the boundaries. This relative isolation means that parties can make as much noise as they like without fear of causing offence, or alternatively can enjoy a quiet holiday without disruption. There is a first class LeClerc Hypermarket on the outskirts of Ste-Foy which caters for all needs under one roof, as well as other supermarkets in and around the town. There are terrific outdoor markets to be enjoyed on most days of the week offering fantastic fresh fruit and vegetables, fish and shellfish, and fresh and cured meats. The Saturday morning Market at Ste-Foy is in the top 100 in France, and the Thursday morning Market at Eymet is a delight. Both offer a great variety of food as well as clothing, and various local crafts. There will be a small complimentary welcome pack for guests on arrival, and the house will provide a working stock of utility items in the kitchen.

The area is renowned for its food and wines, and is internationally recognised as a gourmet centre within France. Perigord is famous for its foie-gras, walnuts, and the elusive black truffle, Arcachon for oysters, Atlantic ports for fresh fish, and some form of duck is available on every menu. The property is surrounded by vineyards large and small, many of which are little more than smallholdings, though this does nothing to curb their enthusiasm for their wine or their pride in the product. Very pleasant wines can be bought from them during wine tastings at around 6-8 euros a bottle, and they welcome visitors. The larger Chateaux are major suppliers to the London and UK markets, and boast some very fine wines which will benefit from laying down for several years. Details of local bars and restaurants (4km, 5 minutes away) can be found in a comprehensive guide to the area provided at the house, along with contact details for local sports and leisure facilities, including bicycle hire, kayaking and paddle-boarding, zip-wire, go-karting etc.

The area between Bergerac and Perigueux boasts many ancient sites of historical interest, the pinnacle of which are the prehistoric caves at Lascaux, and the also the cliff-face prehistoric dwellings above the River Vezere. There are many medieval castles in strategic positions along the Dordogne, an outstanding example being the stronghold of English King Richard the Lionheart at Beynac.

The River Dordogne itself is fascinating, as are the many towns on it as it meanders down from the gorges of the higher eastern source, with Rocamadour, Domme, and Beynac, to the relatively wide and flat valley west of Lalinde and Bergerac to Ste-Foy-La-Grande, and Libourne, before joining the Garonne on its way to the sea north of Bordeaux. Each part of this river has a different tale to tell, from prehistoric time to the modern era, through the battles won and lost, and finally won once more, to expel the English from the region which they had ruled for many years, to the growth and decline of the tobacco industry, and the prosperity of the wine trade, and its inextricable connection to protected English markets. Beautiful St-Emillion is a forty minute drive away and is accessible by train also, and well worth a day trip. The area south and east of the property takes in the Dropt and Lot valleys, and includes some of the finest medieval Bastide towns, such as Eymet, Beaumont, Monpazier, Castillones, and Issigeac, where an excellent market can be found on Sunday mornings.

World famous Atlantic surf beaches run south from Arcachon, including the amazing spectacle of the Dune de Pilat through Biscarosse and Mimizan, and numerous unspoilt and accessible sandy beaches flanked by pine forest, all the way to the Spanish border, and are around 2.5 hours away.
Bordeaux itself is well worth visiting, and best done so by train from Ste-Foy. The medieval town of Sarlat is at the other end of the same railway line.

2 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Our best holiday in France yet!

By Leah Fentiman on 26-Jul-2019

Fantastic stay at Le Petit Vigier. It has everything you need for a holiday with young children, meaning we didn’t have to pack things like cots - it has cots, high chair, bath mat, toys/Wendy house, inflatables, baby play mat, bouncy chair etc. Plus the pool has a safety gate and fencing around it for extra peace of mind. The house itself is beautiful, in stunning surroundings with a large garden, fantastic big clean pool with shallow steps for children, tree house, Wendy house and large pool house with additional accommodation. Very spacious when there are multiple families. The bathrooms and kitchen are brand new, with the kitchen being very well stocked. The shutters mean the rooms can be blackout and cool at night - an extra win! Easy access to beautiful towns including Saint-Emilion and Brantone. Will definitely be returning, best holiday in France so far!

5 of of 5

Great family holiday

By Sarah Lawrence on 15-Aug-2018

Review Le Petit Vigier is the perfect property for a large group holidaying together. The house is traditional in style but has all the mod cons you need for a comfy stay, including brand new kitchen and bathrooms. The bedrooms are large with big comfortable beds. There is a terrace that runs around two sides of the property, which is great if you want to have lunch whilst keeping an eye on the kids playing or swimming. But the best bit is the pool, which is huge, spotlessly clean, with steps down into it that little ones can play on. It also has a shallow ridge going the whole way round, so even if children are in the deep end, they are only a few strokes away from being able to stand. Plus it's fenced, so really safe. Nearby is St Foy La Grande which has a fantastic Saturday market and Thursday evening food festival celebrating local produce with live music etc. Duras is nearby, which is lovely, as are gorgeous towns such as St Emillion and Monbazillac. The house is right in the heart of wine country, surrounded by vineyards and Chateaux where you can arrange to visit and taste the wines. We hired bikes and spent the day cycling around the beautiful Dordogne countryside, canoed down the river, which you can do from St Foy, visited castles and markets - as well as spending plenty of time Laing by the pool. I can't recommend this house highly enough.

5 of of 5


02/4 to 28/5 low season 1340
28/5 to 25/6 Standard 1950
25/6 to 23/7 High 2260
23/7 to 27/7 peak 2450
27/7 to 03/09 standard 2260
03/09 to 01/10 low Season 1340
01/10 to 31/05/24 off season 1000



Children Welcome
Smoking Allowed
Pets Welcome


Pantry Items
Coffee Maker
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Living Room
Ironing Board
Video Library
Table Tennis
Water Sports Equipment


Away from it all
Sports activities
Tourist attractions