Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
- english, french, dutch
We are the proud owners of the house of Rue St Felicien in Issigeac (that's our street above), and purchased it in 2006 from friends of ours, who had just completed a 5 year renovation - adding all new electrics, plumbing, central heating and double-paned windows. They bought it as a ruin and did an amazing job in bringing it back to life. We couldn't resist its charm when they had to sell it in order to move for their work. In fact, when we walked into the entrance way, we had already decided to buy it without seeing any further! Although our home is in California, we have traveled a great deal in western Europe and have rented many properties – some great, and some less than spectacular! We always appreciated cleanliness, comfort, good beds, furniture you could actually sit on, great linens and towels, appliances that really worked, and nice big wine glasses! After buying our dream French village house, our philosophy hasn’t changed - and we have upgraded the standard of the house to meet or exceed the best we’ve seen in terms of personal comforts. Basically, we have designed it to be the way we’d like it if we arrived tired and hungry from across the world. And we know you'll love it when you arrive too.
Janice purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Janice chose Issigeac
Issigeac is one of the precious medieval gems of the Dordogne, with so much of its history apparent in its wonderful architecture. We used to visit the Sunday market routinely, and so fell in love with this timeless village. With only about 600 inhabitants and the village being within a 'ring road' built in the classic Roman form of its predecessor, owning a home right in the heart of the village was a dream come true. Once you're parked and unloaded, you can walk to 3 restaurants, 3 boulangeries, various cafes, 2 butcheries, 2 grocery stores, a presse, a wonderful wine shop, a lovely boutique, and antique shops, - what's not to love! This was especially wonderful for our elderly relatives as well as visiting friends who didn't have a car, since they were completely independent once we arrived. With wine-tasting and historical sites so close, it was really the perfect location to have a 3-storey village house. And all of this is within 15 minutes of Bergerac and the airport as well.
What makes this Villa unique
As with our other properties, we believe that great beds, beautiful linens and decorations, and a superbly clean environment are the best benefits to a vacation home. We also love the 14th century history that comes with this home, as well as its proximity to all immediate services within a few minutes walk. With 3 floors all filled with light and sunshine, this ancient home offers a unique experience of blending the historical with the modern.
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
7 day minimum July and August
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Wonderful stay in a stunning property - highly recommended
We had a fantastic two weeks staying at this incredible medieval property. Janice was a fabulous host and couldn’t do enough to make our stay comfortable.
Issigeac is a wonderful village with everything you need (restaurants, bakeries, cafés, grocery shops etc.) and a brilliant market on a Sunday. The property is right in the centre but very quiet as it’s down a little side street. We were blown away by our first view of the house and you’ll love the medieval features (my favourite is the old manger right inside the front door).
The house is really well equipped and generously stocked with the things you need but don’t want to buy for a week or two (herbs, oil, sugar etc.) and has a great array of crockery and cooking things so you can make proper meals and even entertain.
The house was immaculately clean and beautifully laid out. There’s also a great range of local information, books, games etc. The beds are comfy and the shower powerful - we couldn’t ask for more!
Janice really did look after us before and during tour trip. She’s incredibly knowledgeable about the area and we had some great meals / days out based on her advice.
Overall it was a wonderful trip and we were so sad to leave! We will be back!
My husband and I, with our young son, found an oasis of calm and a feeling of home in this lovely little hamlet in France. From the moment we arrived, Janice welcomed us as if we were long lost friends - truly a special experience for us and above all a hostess that has thought of everything to make your stay pleasurable. Recommended, absolutely!
Janice is an amazing host! This is our second visit to this property. Lovely town and gorgeous home!
Just fabulous !
I do rent gîtes all over France, but this house is really home from home and designed for all your confort . The owner Janice is really welcoming and nothing is a Problem. The village Issigeac is gorgeous and worse to stay a fews days .
So nice to meet you and your aunt, Florence. We look forward to your return soon. I'm so glad you found Issigeac well-worth your stay! It's such a medieval gem.
This house is an absolute gem!
We spent 7 wonderful days in this house located in a quiet street in the center of Issigeac. The house is decorated with great taste and care. From linens to dishware and furniture everything is of really good quality.The kitchen is fully equipped (I was able to cook a large Turkey!). The two bathrooms are lovely and functional. The beds are very comfortable. We were there in the winter and the house was cozy and well heated. The owners are amazing and go far beyond the average market standard. They are warm, engaging and generous people. It's a happy place we would love to come back to at any time.
Perfect Authentic French Experience and So Luxurious!
Where to start? We knew nothing about the Dordogne region but saw the photos of Janice's place, did some research on the area, and included it in our trip. We've had two weeks in France, starting with the French Riveria, then to Provence, and next the Dordogne, to Janice's adorable home in Issigeac. First, Janice. All her responses during the booking process were prompt and helpful. When we arrived, we were fortunate that she was there to greet us and get us settled and to our good fortune, we saw her again during our stay. The house is even better than the photos. It's not just charming, it's amazingly gorgeous, authentically French, cozy, and truly luxurious. No detail has been overlooked as Janice's main objective is assuring the comfort and satisfaction of her guests, and it shows. Along these lines, the house is well stocked, with everything you will need for a comfortable stay. There are spices and other staples as well as a supply of coffee and a lovely bottle of wine from the immediate region. The beds are super comfortable with top-end linens and the bedrooms and bathrooms, like the rest of the house, are gorgeous. The water from the tap is delicious, there is great water pressure for showers, and the hot water works terrifically. We also appreciated the washer and dryer! As for the location, Issigeac is a storybook village of breathtaking nature and Janice's house is right in the center of it. The medieval architecture and warren of alley ways and lanes that make up the town are stunning. We loved having three patisseries, restaurants, a wine shop and other shops, and a pub within steps. Issigeac was also a great base for exploring the Dordogne. Each day we set off in a different direction. We saw countless castles and chateaus, villages, towns, and wineries. Grapevines are everywhere and every road is a picturesque country road with so much to discover. This part of France may well be the most beautiful in the country and not surprisingly lays claim to the majority of "The Most Beautiful Villages" in France. We visited several while staying at Janice's home and like Issigeac, they are mouth-dropping stunning. Thank you Jance for a terrific and unforgettable experience!
There's a FABULOUS and popular Sunday market on your doorstep in the village. There is a popular 'boules' court (also called 'petanque' or 'bocce') which hosts many matches and spontaneous challenges every week and weekend. An ancient French tradition in the village. There are festivals and summer markets many nights a week from June through August.