Charming Renovated Farmhouse Near Town
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Bergerac house description
Le Grindoux is a three hundred-year-old farmhouse that has been completely renovated into a cozy, four-bedroom, two-bath family home.
Sitting on top of a hill on the department road just outside of town, it has expansive views over the surrounding countryside while being quite convenient for your morning croissant and newspaper run.
Have your morning coffee on the patio and watch the sun rise over the fields (which might be filled with sunflowers!)
Pick up lunch at a village farmer’s market: locally-made aperitifs and wines, foie gras, truffles, fraises des bois, tomates de Marmande, or charcuterie from one of the very good butchers in town.
You'll see why the French have a saying about the region: “on mange bien là bas,” ('one eats well there.')
Explore the sights of the Dordogne and the Lot-et-Garonne: chateaux of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Edward the Black Prince, Henry IV of France, and Josephine Baker and the prehistoric caves of Font De Gaume and Lascaux.
Enjoy the beautiful countryside: ride bikes on the country roads (if you’re lucky, the Tour de France will swing nearby), take walks on the randonnées (pilgrim paths) that criss-cross the area, visit family farms and sit down to a meal with the farmer’s family at a ferme auberge, swim at the Castillonnès pool, or play tennis at the town courts. There are also river boat rides, ornamental gardens, horseback riding, golf–lots of outdoor activities to keep you busy.
Return to the patio for your evening meal and watch the sun set over the village while you sip a locally-made Armagnac. Then spend the rest of the evening in front of a fire in the original fireplace.
You will sleep well at Le Grindoux: all of the bedrooms have American queen-sized beds.
One bedroom is quite large and also contains two twin beds, and downstairs off the salon is the smallest–perfect for one, but possible for a couple. There are skylights in the upstairs bedrooms.
There is a split bath (WC and shower room) on each floor (total of 2). It is ideal for families with school-age children, or couples sharing a vacation.
The pleasures of country life in southwest France await you!
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Wood Fireplace
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
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Great Countryside Retreat
Great Countryside Retreat
Four retired senior citizens thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Le Grindoux at the end of April 2013. The description of the property was accurate and was as comfortable as it appears in the photos. The owners' local representative, Hilary Lloyd, was most helpful and provided food and wine for our late afternoon arrival. The house and bedrooms were very comfortable and the outdoor area was great for sitting and enjoying a glass of local wine and reflecting on our adventures after a day's explorations. It was a very relaxing location and perfect as a "home base" for exploring the countryside and nearby attractions: local wineries, market days in nearby Bastide towns, visiting Bergerac, Sarlat, and Lascaux II with its prehistoric cave paintings. Even drove as far as the amazing caverns of the Gouffre de Padriac and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Roc Amador. The nearby grocery stores and bakeries provided all the necessities; we also ate a delicious meal at La Marechalerie, a restaurant in town and at the Monte Cristo, on the road to Villeral. Would highly recommend a stay here.
- Guest Dave (Santa Cruz, CA (USA))
- Date of stay 04/24/13
- Review Submitted 05/20/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
le Grindoux must mean awesome!
le Grindoux must mean awesome!
Our stay at le Grindoux was just totally awesome. The house is great, just like the pictures. There was six of us and we were all quite comfortable. Our bed was super comfortable, the house was very clean and the showers were really nice . We loved eating at the outside table everyday. The views are beautiful! As soon as you arrive you start to relax. Castillones is lovely and sweet. The owners left great suggestions for activities, attractions and restaurants. We did so many things because le Grindoux is so conveniently located. We even went to Spain for the running of the bulls in Pamplona. We hit the beach in Hendaye, went stand up paddling on the Dordogne and kayaking in Villeneuve Sur Lot. We rented a boat and all got to captain on the canal. We went to a different market everyday, several castles and caves, celebrated Bastille Day in Castillones with the locals, and on and on so much awesome fun. We were also very happy just chilling at le Grindoux. We made amazing dinners with the fresh produce, cheese and bread from the town markets and drank delicious local wines. Everything was perfect and amazing. Loved it!! Can't wait to return.
- Guest Sid (Massachusetts)
- Date of stay 07/09/12
- Review Submitted 07/24/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
Our family of 10, 6 adults and 4 children, stayed at Le Grindoux in June, 2011. We couldn't recommend it more. Ideally located in the heart of the Dordogne, there is a range of nearby sites and activities for all ages: chateaux, farms, lakes, wineries and wonderful village markets where one can find an array of gourmet foods to take home for the evening meal. You can rely on the accurate description of the property; it is as ever pleasant and comfortible as it appears in the pictures, and the owners and the their local representative couldn't be more helpful in providing suggestions, information, and even a stocked kitchen upon request.
- Guest Big G (Mission Viejo, CA)
- Date of stay 06/25/11
- Review Submitted 07/20/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+.
Wonderful relaxing vacation
Wonderful relaxing vacation
Charming house, comfortable, clean and well-appointed - good beds and good bathrooms! - lovely patio w/beautiful view & easily workable bbq - very close to the town of Castillones which has 3 excellent restaurants at which we ate, Le Marechalerie, Les Remparts Hotel restaurant and Le Gourmet - also good grocery store and wonderful market day on Tuesdays in Casti - easy drive to many other bastide towns in area and several chateaux - only minor problem was that washer/dryer needs better instructions to go with it - otherwise a marvelous rental and would & have recommended it to friends
- Guest Lee (Paso Robles, CA, USA)
- Date of stay 09/08/10
- Review Submitted 10/23/10
Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway.
Le Grindoux June 2010
Le Grindoux June 2010
We loved our time at Le Grindoux. We are a family of 4 with 2 very active boys aged 11 and 8 and arrived at Le Grindoux after a 27 hour flight from Australia to the UK, a night in each of London and Bordeaux and a drive from Bordeaux getting used to driving on the RHS of the road! Needless to say we were over the moon when we arrived and saw that the house was just as the photos depicted (without the use of wide angle lenses etc..) and just as described. The house was immaculate and the welcome pack of wines, fresh bread, foie gras, jam, cheeses, fresh fruit, ham was perfect. The information pack provided us with many great leads on where to go and what to do. We tried out the local restaurants, Casti Pizza (great thin based wood fired pizzas), made friends with the locals at the Bar where we had our morning coffee and evening aperitif, went to the local markets and cooked BBQs at the house, ate copius amounts of bread, cheeses, fresh salads dressed with walnut oil, fresh fruits (the cherries in particular) all washed down with local wines. The boys loved the space in the yard and kicked footballs around. We rode the bikes along the quiet roads nearby, walked in the early mornings, swam at the local pool, raided the boookshelves for the many books on France and soaked up the sun in the courtyard which seems perfectly positioned to capture morning and afternoon (and evening at that time of year) sun. This is a truly beautiful part of France. The owners were very helpful answering all of our questions before the trip making sure we were looked after during our stay. We have no hesitation in recommending the house to family and friends and are already planning ways in which we may return to Castillones and stay again at Le Grindoux.
- Guest Scott and JM (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
- Date of stay 06/22/10
- Review Submitted 07/23/10
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers.
My husband and I, along with 3 friends, had the most enjoyable stay at Le Grindoux mid-April. This charming, rustic and very clean farmhouse is in a superb location for exploring the French countryside. Each day brought a new adventure as we explored the area visiting wineries, the “beaux villages”, chateaus, prehistoric cave paintings, and the daily farmers markets of the neighboring villages. The rates were so affordable too! Whether you want to explore by car or cycling (all the roads are paved) I highly recommend Le Grindoux for a vacation that is both full of delights and relaxing at the same time. We can’t wait to go back.
- Guest Guch L (Driggs, ID)
- Date of stay 04/15/10
- Review Submitted 05/20/10
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Guest comment entered by owner
We were lucky enough to stay at Le Grindoux in June of 2008, and had a wonderful time. My husband and I were travelling with 2 older teenagers, so you never know how your accommodation decisions are going to be received. The house is done with particular style, while allowing for every comfort. The area is beautiful, with caves and a winery nearby. Needless to say, everyone was very well pleased, and we are anticipating our next stay! Liz and Matt Howitt San Francisco, California
- Guest Liz and Matt Howitt
- Date of stay 06/07/08
- Review Submitted 03/30/10
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