The Vines – Gageac-et-Rouillac
This property is based in the Dordogne, or “The Périgord” as it is often referred to. This ancient land, deep in the heart of sunny south-west France, is perfect holiday country, a magical place that will reward all those who choose to explore it.
The Périgord Noir is the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of the Dordogne for here, in the triangle formed between the rivers Vézère and Dordogne, you will find the greatest concentration of natural wonders and historic sites, and the loveliest stretches of both rivers. The area is bounded by four famous towns and this property is well situated within this boundary – Sarlat, a medieval treasure house; Périgueux, a thriving and sophisticated small city; Bergerac, shippers of wine since the Middle ages and Monpazier, an extraordinarily well preserved bastide built by King Edward I in 1285.
Less then 15 mins from Bergerac airport, 1.5 hours from Brive airport, 2.5 hours from Bordeaux airport/TGV station and 2.5 hours from Toulouse airport.
2.5kms from Saussignac (boulangerie & alimentation); 16 kms from Bergerac (supermarchés, banques et restaurants).
Set high up in the heart of the vineyards around Bergerac, close to the village of Gageac-et-Rouillac, this charming cottage has uninterrupted views right across the countryside and surrounding vineyards. The large garden is mainly laid to lawn with an interesting selection of mature fruit trees providing pockets of shade. The pool is set slightly lower than the property and has the same superb views over the vineyards and countryside. There is a covered pergola along one side of the pool with barbecue area, providing an ideal spot for outside eating.
The cottage is comfortably furnished and equipped to a high standard. Its elevated situation, combined with the many French doors leading from each of the rooms to the garden, means this is a delightfully light and airy property.
The entrance door leads into the large kitchen/dining room with terracotta floor tiles, picture windows overlooking the garden, central granite island and wood burning stove. A door leads from the kitchen into the charming sitting room. There is also a fireplace with wood burning stove in this room. The decor throughout makes use of light colour schemes and there are many thoughtful touches which add to the charm of this property.
Returning to the kitchen, an interior door leads to a hallway off which are two very pretty bedrooms – one double and one twin – each with their own ensuite bathroom. The double bedroom has its own dressing area. Also at this level is a separate WC with hand basin.
For those clients who have paid the 6 person price the third double bedroom is located on the upper level of the tower with lovely vineyard views and has its own large shower room located on the ground floor of the tower.
A delightful cottage, set in a very tranquil location with lovely views yet close to the main town of Bergerac with its many amenities.
Features and Additional Information
Private swimming pool (10m x 5m) – (may be heated at additional cost)
Pool security system – Fenced
Pool heating on request (heating is included in low season)
Full central heating
Telephone with detailing billing
Television with some English speaking channels
Pets not accepted
Damage deposit: €600
Linen available to hire. Please note this does not include a change of linen during the stay. A linen change can be arranged for a supplementary fee.
3 Bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin; 3rd double bedroom with bathroom in
tower if you have paid the 3 bedroom price)
3 Bath &/or shower rooms
* French houses have very thick stone walls and often WiFi signals do not travel to every room in the house.
Internet service is for occasional holiday use – speeds can be slow not suitable for commercial use/streaming films etc.
26th Sept – 17th Oct
€1,776 (3 rooms) / €1,440 (2 rooms)
29th Aug – 26th Sept
€2,364 (3 rooms) / €1,920 (2 rooms)