Les Niches offers a very high standard of accommodation throughout the year with the benefit of free wifi throughout. The ground floor of the property has a pretty kitchen well equipped with gas cooker and washing machine and dishwasher. There is a separate dining area next to the kitchen and also on the ground floor is a double bedroom and bathroom next door. The first floor has a large lounge area with west views to the countryside and magnificent sunsets, there are two further bedrooms 1 double with en suite and 1 twin bedded with bathroom adjacent. The entire barn exudes a feeling of quality and attention to detail.
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Barn in Cuneges, Bergerac, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France - peaceful location In delightful Dordogne village, 20 Minutes South Of Bergerac
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 30, 2018
About Quentin Tailford
My parents, Ricky and Marie, have lived in the Farmhouse next door to Les Niches since 1999 and we converted the barn into Les Niches in 2004 - discovering in the process it was originally a monastic building. Mum and dad still live "next door" in the Farmhouse and run Les Niches for us, always on hand when required to ensure guests have a superb holiday and get the full benefit of the joys of this wonderful area. Mum is a fluent French speaker and dad gesticulates a lot!
Quentin Tailford purchased this Barn in 1999
Why Quentin Tailford chose Cunèges
The escarpment on the South side of the Dordogne is reminiscent of The Cotswolds; with rolling hills, golden stone properties, friendly people and stunning villages and views. It is the Cotswolds with sunshine, sunflowers and vineyards. If you love open spaces, idyllic villages, great food and wine, the artisan culture, and a stunning refuge from the day to day madness, then Les Niches is just right for you. Whilst there is plenty to see and do I would warn you that you may end up spending your days lying poolside soaking up the peace and tranquility of Les Niches. Enjoy!
What makes this Barn unique
3 bedrooms - 3 bathrooms - sleeps 6. Sunny upstairs lounge with lovely views. Fully equipped kitchen and separate dining room. Washing machine and dishwasher. Satellite TV. Broadband Internet access (if required!). Exclusive use of Private pool (10m x 5m - salt water so low chlorine). Large grassy garden with private patio area & BBQ. Boules set and other activities. Welcome pack on arrival (food and essentials). 20 Minutes to Bergerac Airport - free collection/drop off if required. Managing hosts live next door if needed.
Pool / Spa
My husband and I had a lovely stay at Les Niches, Ricky and Marie were very accommodating and helpful, thank you.
Thank you - much appreciated, you were lovely guests to host.
We notice a 4 star rating so what can we do better?
Your honest input is welcome as we ALWAYS strive for five.
Beautiful barn conversion with upstairs lounge to enjoy the views.
We had a lovely time in Cunèges. Our hosts were very welcoming and very interesting! They were there if we needed them but didn’t intrude unnecessarily. The barn conversion was perfect for the four of us, plenty of space and everything we needed was on hand. We didn’t use the pool as the weather wasn’t warm enough to heat the water but it looked very inviting. It is just the right area to have plenty of good places to visit and we visited somewhere every day.
Thank you to Ricky and Marie for a lovely stay.
Thank you for your kind words which I will pass on to Ricky & Marie.
I am sorry you did not get to enjoy the lovely pool on this visit but you are welcome back anytime.
Heartwarming words from ideal and charming guests, thank you.
Because of storms and squalls it was necessary to leave the pool cover off at night which meant that the pool lost the heat it had gathered during the day. We are now in a settled period and we might need to leave the cover off to cool the pool down ! C'est la vie !!
Fond memories and regards,
Marie and Ricky Tailford
Beautiful, peaceful location. Excellent hosts. Wonderful holiday.
Les Niches is a beautiful, individual, well equipped barn conversion. In a great location for visiting the Dordogne, the wonderful wine region, and the exquisite Bastide Villages. The local nature including nesting Kestrels were amazing. Ricky and Marie are excellent hosts. Well informed, helpful and extremely welcoming but giving you enough privacy for just relaxing in the peaceful surroundings. All in all it's one of our favourite places. We stayed here last year and decided to come back this year, and we will return again. It's a little slice of paradise. Thank you.
We are very pleased you once again enjoyed your time at Les Niches and thank you for your kind words. We try to make it a home from home but "a little slice of paradise" is praise indeed. You are lovely guests to host and are more than visit anytime - we look forward to it.
Extremely comfortable and charming property which was very well equipped In a beautiful setting.
This charming property is a perfect place to relax in beautiful countryside in great comfort.
There was a generous welcome pack provided by Ricky and Marie who were most charming, interesting and helpful.
There is a lovely garden for dining outside and
Overlooking the countryside and a lovely pool to swim in.
The thoughtful owners have provided everything for a wonderful stay.
We would highly recommend this special property where we enjoyed a wonderful week and enjoyed visiting thevlovely surrounding villages.
We will hope we can return for another visit.
Thank you to the lovely owners
Susie and Party
Thank you for your lovely review.
We are so pleased you enjoyed Les Niches and the surrounding area.
It was a pleasure to meet/host you and you are of course welcome back any time.
Perfect Dordogne Getaway near Bergerac
We had a fabulous long weekend at Les Niches which is a very comfortable, well run 3 bedroom gite. The owners who live next door could not have been more welcoming and knowledgable about the local area. We had a splendid time visiting a different market every day and the Chateaux at Duras and Montbazillac. We would highly recommend a stay at Les Niches! Flew on Flybe from Southampton to Bergerac which I would highly recommend too.
We are so pleased you had a lovely time and got to see some of the wonderful chateaux and bastide towns in the vicinity.
The Dordogne "Out of Season" is delightful and Les Niches offers tremendous value for money at this time of year and in early Spring.
For me this is the best of times in the real France.
I cannot image a more wonderful place to stay
Absolutely everything about this property is first class. The gite is beautiful, immaculate, and in a wonderful location. The swimming pool and surrounding gardens are just a joy. However, the best thing of all about Les Niches has to be the owners, Ricky and Marie. By good luck the weather was lovely, but , quite honestly I feel that the sun will shine for everyone when they are around.
Today is the anniversary of our precious daughter-in-law's death and is still a difficult time. To receive comments and praise as we just have restores the balance and lifts us a little. Thank you so very much. We love this way of life that we chose and meet wonderful people that we would not otherwise have met and we feel very blessed for that.
Marie and Ricky Tailford.
Numerous "D road" cycling circuits from village
Wine tour circuits in and around village
Monbazillac Chateau - 7 miles - 15 minutes
Arcachon (south of Bordeaux) - 96 miles - 2 hours
Bergerac Airport - 12 miles - 20 minutes
Sigoules - 5 miles
Bergerac -11 miles
Eymet - 9 miles
Sigoules has a good supermarket, petrol station bank, restaurants and local artisanal shops
Bergerac has a huge range of shops and fabulous restaurants and museums. Other facilities include 10 pin bowling, canoeing, water park, go karts and gyms.
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: Non-refundable 25% deposit payable on booking by BACS, Pay pal or cheque. Balance payable 40 days before arrival. EURO 200 security deposit may be required - payable on arrival. Late bookings can be accommodated (subject to availability). CHANGEOVER COSTS SAVINGS REDUCTION OFFERED FOR TWO WEEK OR LONGER BOOKINGS Changeover Day: Saturday changeover day. Arrival time by 4pm. Departure time by 10 am. Notes on prices: All linen is supplied including towels for the pool and a welcome pack. Prices for other dates and long-term lets available on request