4 bedrooms/3 bathrooms - Heated pool - Lot of charm and abundance of serenity
En Toutes Saisons Agency's team
- english, french, spanish
About En Toutes Saisons Agency's team
We are based in Cénac and Saint Cyprien, in the heart of the Dordogne, and act as year round caretakers for the beautiful residences we look after, all within a 30kms radius of our office. We know them inside and out, and so can recommend the most suitable property for you. In the majority of cases, our properties are second homes, regularly occupied by the owners. As such they are fully equipped and benefit from a superior comfort and decoration. By renting through us you avoid the middleman and so benefit from rental prices free of commission charges. You can see our wide selection of holiday homes on our site: http://www.holiday-gites-dordogne.com We look forward to welcoming you soon to the Dordogne! The En Toutes Saisons Team
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
garden fully enclosed
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
This is a beautiful traditional property of the area which has been tastefully renovated by the owner making it a real home from home for our party of six adults. The setting is perfect for exploring the beautiful villages of the Dordogne as well as the local village and all it has to offer. The actual cooking area in the kitchen is quite small for the size of the room but there was a large kitchen table which seated eight comfortably both inside and outside. There was plenty of crockery, cutlery, utensils, pans etc. The pool and decking areas outside were a good size and provided plenty of shade in the hot weather. We had an issue with the dishwasher in the first few days which caused the electricity to go off and a leak under the kitchen sink but this was dealt with very quickly by the property manager and a replacement dishwasher was provided. There was no change of bed linen provided which could have been a problem in bad weather as the tumble dryer did not work. However we had lots of lovely weather so it was not a problem. There were plenty of towels in an upstairs cupboard. Overall we had a wonderful stay and would thoroughly recommend this property. We certainly would like to visit again.
dear Mr and Mrs Waddell, many thanks for your lovely comment and for your stay with us ! It has been a thrue pleasure to welcome you at La Vieille Grange de Fontenille and we hope to see you again !
Beautiful house, great bbq (v efficient)
We were 8 adults and a baby. Twin room a bit of a squeeze but all other bedrooms lovely. Loads of room to spread out, one of the best bbqs we have come across and a sun recliner for everyone! Such lovely outdoor spaces, and a super warm pool, although not so deep. We had a couple of issues with our dishwasher and pool but problems were dealt with super fast and efficiently. Such a pleasure. Fabulous house and much enjoyment was had by all. One little bonus was the discounts issued when we spent money at the Petit Casino supermarket in Le Buisson-de-Cadouin, saved us so much money and run by a lovely couple! Sarlat-la-Canéda was far too touristy and a nightmare to park in. Beynac Castle was wonderful, particularly if you go nice and early. Chateau des Milandes was highly enjoyable too.
Really lovely place
A great place,has everything you could possibly need. Very little traffic passes by but you are still in an excellent location for touring the whole area. The really clean pool is a good size - and warm! Highly recommended.
Lovely tranquil traditional farmhouse
We arrived on a very wet Saturday night, once inside the property we were presented with a charming traditional farmhouse with soft furnishings. We all were a bit bedragled as we'd travelled in persistent rain for 2 and half hours but Catheryn was so kind to organise food and a well received bottle of wine for us.
The property is set out really well with a good size living area and a large kitchen. Upstairs the bedrooms are a good size with comfortable beds and en-suit.
The Kitchen had all the utensils which you need to cook up a great meal and with the lovely under cover decked area outside was a great place to eat and hide from the Dordogne heat if it gets too much.
The pool outside was a good size and a lovely place to soak up the sun! The kids spent hours in and out of the pool and there were many things in the shed which could be used in the pool, inflatable dolphin name (Derek), badminton rackets, French boule, pool tennis rackets and balls.
The Farmhouse is set amongs a large garden which in the morning we were lucky enough to see Roe Deer and red squirrels playing.
There are many places to visit around the area, Bergerac and sarlat being just two of the lovely cities. I'd advice going to Domme, it's our second time there but has such great views of the Dordogne river that's it's worth time to sit and eat ice cream and soak up the atmosphere.
On a whole we arrived in heavy rain which lasted 3 days but didn't damper our spirits as there was lots to do in the property, DVDs , games, English TV, but once the rain cleared and the BBQ was lit ,wine opened and the sun was shining I can honestly say we couldn't have picked a more peaceful place to have our French holiday experience.
Many thanks also to John our pool cleaner who came twice a week to clean the pool, charming man and very helpful.
Once again our holiday in the Dorgdone was a joy and many thanks to Cathryn for letting us stay in such a beautiful property.
Roger and Sarah Moore
Beautiful & relaxing property in perfect location
This property is just as lovely as in the photos, but if offers much, much more than photos can capture. It is as spacious as the photos suggest, very tastefully furnished with everything you need for a 'home from home'.
The pool is a perfect size with a really good decked area around it with plenty of room to spread out, and even a nice little bit of shade from a tree! There is a large area of secure garden with plenty of room for playing games (our two little dogs loved it and didn't find an escape route!).
The outside dining table on the veranda area is one of the real highlights of the property giving shade in the daytime and getting the evening sun. True care has been taken by the owners to ensure guests have everything they need. The kitchen is very well equipped with plenty of pots, pans, china, cutlery, glasses etc.
The location is perfect with the friendly town of Le Buisson de Cadouin just a 20 minute pleasant walk away. There's a good variety of shops in the town and a very good English speaking vet if you take your dogs and need to do the pre-return visit. There are caves to visit just a few minutes from the property, kayaking etc. a very short drive away, lots of excellent restaurants.
This was our second year of visiting this property as we had enjoyed it so much last year and this year we loved it just as much. I hope we will return again in the future.
Relaxing week in beautiful house, garden and pool
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at La Vieille Grange. The house was very roomy, comfortable and well maintained, the pool clean and warm. We ate on the lovely decked verandah. We loved relaxing in the peace and quiet of the house and garden, but also visited Sarlat, swam in the river, watched glass blowing and dined out at the restaurant up the hill at Limieul.
Only 1km away is Le Buisson. A quiet village with a restaurant and bar, which springs to life on regular market days. 3 km away from Scarpat is the village of Cadouin, with its stunning 12th century cloistered abbey and pretty market square. During the summer season, Le Buisson host a weekly night market. This is a great opportunity to meet the locals, practice your French and for everyone to enjoy an evening of food, wine, music and dancing.
Sightseeing opportunities are endless with many surrounding medieval towns and villages, chateaux and prehistoric caves to explore.
The picturesque Dordogne river, which passes close by to Le Buisson, allows for lazy afternoons sunbathing, swimming, fishing and canoeing. Other activities within easy reach are horse-riding, tennis, golf (Siorac en Périgord (18 and 9 holes) - 7 kms) and cycle hire.