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Luxurious Country Estate in Pastoral Surroundings

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La Bergerie front yard and entrance

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Last updated: 08/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bergerac chateau / country house description

In one of France's most pastoral areas, one of two 17th Cetury self-catering farmhouses with huge swimming pool, surrounded by 20 hectares/50-acres of parkland and pasture, stunning hillside views, peaceful and private. For larger groups, can be rented together with La Grande Maison (VRBO #164482) which is on the same site.

The Dordogne, known as Périgord since Medieval times, is a land of green valleys, charming honey colored villages perching on forested hillsides, lazy meandering rivers - a feast for the eye. Ancient doorways and archways abound, guarding their secrets. The countryside is dotted with dovecots & drystone huts crowned with "lauzes", the famous dry stone roofs.

This is Eleanor of Aquitaine country where troubadours sang in feudal castles. Later, for a century, site of bitter warfare between English and French Kings. Legacies of this era are everywhere: vast fortified churches, over 1000 castles & chateaux, the 'Bastides' - walled towns built by the Kings to attract settlers.

In our more peaceful times, summer evenings offer a medley of concerts & festivals in the ancient churches and chateaux, antique fairs and flea markets are held under the arcades. Lovely just for a leisurely stroll!

Périgord, with a pleasant climate and abundant wildlife, became a center of human culture already in pre-historic times. Early man has left the region with some of Europe's oldest art treasures, the 20,000-year-old cave paintings of Lascaux near Montignac, Font de Gaume near Les Eyzies and many others. Spectacular caverns such as the 'Gouffre de Proumeyssac' and 'Grotte du Grand Roc' contain stunning natural rock formations millions of years old in a seemingly infinite variety.

Who could pass up the local cuisine and wine?! Rich 'paté de Foie Gras', the famous 'Confit' of duck or goose and the 'black diamonds' of Périgord, truffles, are among the local culinary traditions. Lively country markets offer fresh produce, cheeses, wine, homemade specialties. The world-renowned St. Emilion and Bordeaux vineyards are a short drive away. The Bergerac area next door has tasty red, white and rosé wines. Monbazillac is a luscious sweet wine alternative to Sauternes.

Our 17th Century Perigordian farmhouse "Cantegrive" is situated on 20 hectares/50 acres of forest and pasture on a hillside with sweeping views, just one of two properties on a small country lane that ends in a cul-de-sac about 3/4 mi (1 km) past the house. The tranquil location offers peace, quiet and privacy. However, shops, sites and services are a short drive away. American and Finnish nationals, we live on site together with our horses and dog.

La Bergerie, the smaller of the two houses, has 100 sq m/1100 sq ft of living space on two floors. On the ground floor is your fully equipped eat-in kitchen and living room with wood burning stove. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a full bathroom. Terracotta floor tiles, exposed oak beams, rattan furniture give you a cozy home feeling.

Around the house are spacious shaded lawns and terraces. Our large 20x50 ft (8x18m) pool, equipped with an alarm system, is in its own landscaped area. For your vehicles there is a covered carport.

La Bergerie can be rented together with La Grande Maison (6-8 people) ref VRBO #164482.

THE PERFECT PLACE FOR THE VACATION OF YOUR DREAMS!


Keywords: Country Estate

Property Type

      • Chateau / Country House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Smoking Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Ping Pong Table
          • Satellite / Cable
          • VCR

          Attractions

          • Cinemas
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Restaurants
          • Theme Parks

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Boating
          • Horseback Riding
          • Miniature Golf
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

              • Mountain View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              General

              • Covered Parking
              • Linens Provided
              • Mobile Phone
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Stove

              Kitchen

              • Catering Available
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill

              Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  low
                  Sep 27 - Oct 31, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  €750
                  off-season
                  Nov 1 - Apr 3, 2015
                  30 night min stay

                  €900
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Price includes bed linen, pool and bath towels, utilities (gas, hot water, electricity) and taxes plus end cleaning. Extra charge for cleaning if requested during your stay.

                  Prices per week, Saturday - Saturday, arriving after 4pm and departing by 10am on the final day. A non-refundable deposit of €300 per week is requested to make a firm booking with the remaining amount due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Please be sure that you are fully insured against cancellation


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                  Last updated: 08/13/2014
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                  Location

                  Petanque games and badminton

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1991

                  About the owner: We are US and Finnish nationals and live on the property full-time, with our horses and dog. Twenty years ago we were looking all over France for a property to keep our horses - as we came to the Dordogne, we fell head over heels in love with the area. On a sunny crisp March morning we came to see "Cantegrive" for the first time - the rest is history! Twenty years later, we are still as happy and love to share our life experience in the Dordogne with our guests.

                  Why the Owner Chose Bergerac:
                  As told above - perfect for us and our four-legged friends! And we decided to share this paradise with others.....

                  The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                  Peace, quiet, privacy, wildlife - still not far from interesting sights and sounds.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • La Bergerie front yard and entrance

                    La Bergerie front yard and entrance

                  • Time to relax

                    Time to relax

                  • Spacious eat-in kitchen

                    Spacious eat-in kitchen

                  • Sunny living room

                    Sunny living room

                  • Main bedroom with double bed

                    Main bedroom with double bed

                  • The POOL (20 x 50ft/ 8 x 18m) with both alarm system and fence for your safety

                    The POOL (20 x 50ft/ 8 x 18m) with both alarm system and fence for your safety

                  • A pretty poolside garden

                    A pretty poolside garden

                  • "Vanille" our Dog

                    "Vanille" our Dog

                  • Spring's glorious colors

                    Spring's glorious colors

                  • What a view!

                    What a view!

                  • Some local delights for your palate!

                    Some local delights for your palate!

                  • Out to your backyard to enjoy the sunset....

                    Out to your backyard to enjoy the sunset....

                  • Second bedroom with twin beds

                    Second bedroom with twin beds

                  • Time for a swim.....

                    Time for a swim.....

                  • Peace and quiet....

                    Peace and quiet....

                  • All of our resident Critters!

                    All of our resident Critters!

                  VRBO #168525

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, October 01, 2014

                  €210 - €750 per week (EUR)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

                  View calendar: Updated 08/13/14
                  Minimum stay: 7-30 nights
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                  Member since: 2008
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated 08/13/2014
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                  +33 5 53 22 49 29 (France)

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