About the property
- Farmhouse1291 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Country House near Savignac-Ledrier, Dordogne - Peaceful country setting
'Le Verger' is a charming and comfortable old stone house (120 sq.m.) set in its own gardens with views onto the rolling Dordogne-Perigord countryside. The attic bedrooms feature original beams and stone walls. The front south facing terrace is ideal for barbecues and there is a large covered dining deck ( 6 x 6 m) area to the rear. Nearby horse riding, lake, ideal for walks and bird watching, within reach of the prehistoric wall art of the Lascaux caves, and the famous Dordogne villages (Sarlat, Les Eyzies). 'Le Verger' is situated at the meeting point of three French departments (Dordogne, Correze and Haute Vienne), all fascinatingly different in their landscape, building style, history and gastronomy.
Saturday to Saturday rentals only in July and August.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french, spanish, russian, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About david lambert
David and Michele are both Francophiles and have lived in France a collective 10 years. When not in Cambridge, we run intensive French residential courses in our house, 'Le Verger' (Dordogne) and its converted gite in the grounds, 'La Petite Maison. Both enthusastic teachers, our courses give all our students a massive confidence boost in French at beginner, GCSE and A level French. Our new course : French for living and holidays. David is a writer and teaches creative writing. Contact us if you are interested in a Writer's Retreat: space, peace and quiet and time to write that novel or memoire with all home-cooked meals (including wine) and guidance if needed. We cater for all diets. For both French and Writing Retreats, get a group of 4 or more together and get your place discounted....
david lambert purchased this Farmhouse in 2004
Why david lambert chose Périgueux
Available from May to end of October. Wonderful views. Nature. Rust-coloured brown cows- les Limousines! Peace and quiet. Country walks. Relaxing in a chair under a tree reading a book... Lots of space for everyone.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Large new covered deck area ( 6 x 6 m) for dining, yoga views onto open countryside.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful stone house in the country
Comfortable rooms and a perfect house for 2 families. New decking got the morning sun so breakfast on the deck and the front garden, patio and BBQ got the evening sun - perfection! A lovely (unless you don't like hills) cycle in the country to get the bread and croissants every day. Lac du Rouffiac was idyllic but there are plenty of lovely lakes within a short drive and on route to some very pretty and interesting towns.
Spacious Accomodation - lots to do nearby
We really enjoyed our stay at Le Verger and found a lot to do in the surrounding area. Kitchen well equipped, coped well with preparing meals for 8. Veranda space was a boon as the Perigord weather wasn't at it's best for our visit. Huge fireworks nearby for the 15th August party. Lots to do at the Ruffiac lake, kept our 4 children (9-15) well occupied with swimming, tree climbing and even water skiing. Great mountain bike trails to discover too - expect some stiff climbs to go with the descents - most of the marked footpaths are suitable for MTB too. Less than 90 mins to Rocamadour. Jardins de l'imagination was worth a visit (guided in French with some notes in English). Grottes de Tourtoirac were spectacular and on the doorstep (20 mins). Canoeing on the Auzevere was good too - in spite of the lack of water. Prize for best local supermarket goes to Carrefour Connect in Julliac (12 km). We were only visiting for one week and did try to do a couple of things each day, but we know Perigord Vert has much more to offer.
Beautiful old French house with loads of original features in quiet hamlet with countryside views.
Loved our stay at Le Verger. Beautiful old house and gardens with rural countryside views. Fully equipped. Fab bar/restaurant 1 mile away. Owner will order croissants and baguettes if you order night before. Great Lake in nearby rouffiac with swimming beach and loads of activities. Supermarkets close by. So peaceful at house with lovely covered deck area out back for leisurely meals or just quiet contemplation. 10/10
Samantha and Andy and family were the perfect guests. I was lucky enough to be staying next door when they were there and it was a pleasure to get to know them. They really made the most of what the house and the area had to offer, and left the house so clean it was if they hadn't been there! They are welcome back any time ( and we hope we are there to see them).
Perfect base for relaxation and easy access to stunning locations
We had an incredible week made all the better by such a lovely base. the property is full of character and has an owner who ensures everything is just right for you.
We spent a week visiting the highlights of the Dordogne region with nothing more than a 75 minute drive away.
Pretty much perfect
Charming and peaceful retreat
We really enjoyed our stay at Le Verger, set in the beautiful French country side, it was so peaceful and charming! The house had so much character, was very clean and well equipped and we enjoyed eating our meals looking out over the wonderful landscape. There were many things to do with-in easy reach, including exploring the near-by towns, restaurants, historic Forge and the Rouffiac Lake. I can't wait to come back, thank you for a wonderful stay!
Beautiful old French farmhouse set amid p
Beautiful old French farmhouse set amid peaceful, rolling hills. Village with bar just 20 minutes walk away and, within 5-10km, numerous villages that time forgot .
The house is furnished with all you might need and decorated tastefully in the old French style, very comfortable. Views at the back of the house are glorious and make a wonderful setting for an al fresco breakfast.
This house sleeps many and is perfect for a family reunion. We enjoyed canoeing on the river, visiting the Lascaux caves, seeing where Josephine Baker founded her rainbow children's home, exploring fabulous ancient towns and simply hanging out together, eating outside and BBQ-ing together.
Special interest holidays:
For further details on Creative Writing Retreats, Mindfulness Retreats or Le Verger French Language Courses (general or A-Level) please contact the owners. (accommodation for up to 12 in Le Verger and La Petite Maison and Cabins).
The beautiful and very popular Rouffiac Lake and leisure centre (water skiing, boating, swimming) 12kms. Free entry, cafe and restaurant, life guard at set times.
Limoges Airport (70kms) Ryanair and FlyBe operates to London Stansted, Liverpool, Southhampton, Bristol, Nottingham and Edinburgh regularly (car essential).Brive airport (40 km)
Savignac-Ledrier village Chateau and forge (1.5km): bread depot, restaurant, cafe, post office. Daily boulangerie van. Payzac and Lanouaille villages (7km): supermarkets,banks, boulangeries, restaurants, open market. Rouffiac Lake and Leisure centre (water skiing, boating, swimming (12km). Hautefort Chateau and Gardens (20kms);Lascaux prehistoric cave art (45kms); Pompadour Chateau and stud farm and (17 km);Brive (30km); the famous village of Sarlat and Les Eyzies troglodyte residences (70 km).
'Le Verger' is set in a tiny hamlet of 4-5 houses within 1.5km walk to the pretty village of Savignac-Ledrier with its Chateau and ancient Forge on the picturesque River Auvezere. You can eat out in the excellent restaurant here and also buy your morning baguette. Horse riding (2k). A 7km drive takes you on to the pleasant larger village of Payzac with a supermarket and a wider choice of restaurants and bars and a bank. The property is ideal for birdwatching, walking the Auvezere Circuit which takes you along the river gorge, for river canoing or water skiing at the Rouffiac Lake. There is a wealth local markets within a few kilometres. Visit the beautifully laid out gardens of Hautefort Chateau (20km) or the lively 'truffle city' of Perigueux (50km) one of France's gastronomic centres. There is a wealth of excellent local markets.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
House available from May to end of October. Booking Notes, security Deposit and Cleaning Fee: There is a 150 euro security deposit payable in cash on arrival. The cleaning fee of 80 euros is taken from this deposit. (for La Petite Maison prices see property ref FR5702) 25% non-refundable deposit to secure property; 75% balance 8 weeks before stay. Cancellation charges (up to 8 weeks -no cancellation charge). 4-8 weeks -50% refunded. 2-4 weeks - 25% refunded. Less than 2 weeks - no refund. Changeover Day: Changeover day is Saturday in July and August, flexible the rest of the year. Departures by 10 am. Arrivals from 4pm. Notes on prices: Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Two Cabins (each sleeps 1) rent at £90 per week or part thereof (+10 euros cleaning). Subject to availability. Guests use the bathrooms in the main house.