Dordogne, France
Sleeps up to 16 in total plus 4 infants in cots in 9 bedrooms
£1795 - £4160 per week

Top 10 Reasons to Stay Here

Huge nine bedroom barn conversion
Made up of two gites, ideal for two families holidaying together
Large solar heated enclosed pool with toddler section
Spacious grounds, dining terraces, swing set and Wendy House
Summer house entertainment room with games and an eight foot cinema screen
Babysitting service, cleaning service, beauty treatments available
Free baby pack, WiFi and welcome pack included
Enclosed garden with lockable gate
Seven minute drive to lake beach, nearby towns and villages
Owners on site if you require any assistance or advice

Guest Reviews


Pool protected by full enclosure and lockable gate

The Property

Double bedrooms Main Gite - Four & Second Gite - Two
Twin bedrooms Main Gite - One twin and one triple & Second Gite - One twin
Bathrooms Main Gite - Three & Second Gite - Two
Living room Separate dining room in Main Gite. Lounge/sitting room in the 2nd Gite

Local Information

Nearest village/town Tremolat 3 mins
Nearest supermarket Lalinde or Le Bugue- both 15mins
Nearest doctor Le Bugue 15 mins
Nearest A&E Bergerac 35 mins
Nearest beach Limeuil (river/lake beach) 7 mins
Nearest restaurant Tremolat 3 mins


Home cooked food No
Babysitting Yes 10€ per hour
Swimming Towels available No
Bikes 8 bikes (1 for under 5)
Local Bike hire Yes
Local assistance/housekeeper Yes
Welcome pack Yes bread-based products (eg croissants, pain de lait or madelaines), local preserves, juice, fruit, cheese, mini cakes or biscuits, milk, tea and coffee
Internet access Yes WiFi
Restaurant on site No
Shopping Service No
Swimming towels No
Flights included No


Pool Protection Yes
Central heating Yes
Open fire Yes
Enclosed Garden Yes
Garden shade Yes
Heated Pool Yes
Walking Distance to Village/Restaurant No
Dogs Allowed Yes
Suitable for Multiples Yes
Suitable for Wheelchair Users No
Home Cooked Food No
Babysitting Yes
Kids Club No
Restaurant on Site No
Additional Cleaning available Yes
Wifi Yes
Shopping Service No
Swimming towels No
Golf available locally Yes
Less than 1 hour from Nearest Airport Yes
Bikes Yes
Local Bike hire Yes
Air Con or Cooling System No
Car required? Required
Swimming Pool Yes
Private Pool Yes
Self Catering Yes
Creche No

Essential Kit Guarantee

Cots 2 (1 wood 1 travel cots) plus two cot beds
Highchairs 2 available
Booster seat 1 available
Bed guards 1 available
Potty 1 available
Steriliser Yes
Baby monitor Yes
Plastic crockery Yes
Plastic step Yes
Changing mat Yes
Stairgate(s) Yes
Non slip bath mat Yes
Indoor toys and books Yes
Microwave Yes
Food blender (hand held) Yes
DVD player Yes
Children's DVDs Yes
Child's loo seat Yes
Bath toys Yes
Blackout blinds or curtains/shutters Yes
Night light Yes
Cot linen Yes

Additional Equipment

Changing table No
Socket guards Yes
Baby den No
Baby bath Yes
Washing Machine Yes
Dishwasher Yes
Tumble dryer No
Garden equipment (slide etc) Yes
Hairdryer Yes
TV Yes
Sound system No
UK satellite TV channels Yes
Barbeque Yes

Extra Information

Other information The Security Deposit for this property is £300 and is payable directly to your host. Details of how to pay this will be available in your Travel Pack.

Please enquire about bringing your dog.

The pool is solar heated (increases av temp by 3 degrees).

The standard end of stay clean is judged on the condition the Gite has been left on the day of departure, judged and applied at the discretion of your host. The gite should be left in the same condition as found upon arrival. If your host does not feel that this is the case a mandatory €85 walk out cleaning charge will be applied.

For additional information and the individual Terms and Conditions, please see the 'Need to Know' section for this property.
Essential Kit Guarantee Info Some terms and conditions apply so please read our complete Terms and Conditions before booking.

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Indoors & Outdoors


Fougère's Barn - 6 bedrooms - sleeps 13

The front door into this wonderfully spacious accommodation is directly into the dining area, with a lovely big solid wood dining table at centre stage; seating 12. This room leads on to the kitchen, downstairs loo and utility room (with washing machine), plus the sitting room through an open archway.

The kitchen is a good size, and as well as all the smaller mod cons such as a microwave, coffee machine and toaster, etc, it is furnished with fitted cupboards, a big fridge freezer and a very large stand alone stainless steel oven.  Perfect for creating those culinary masterpieces with fresh ingredients from the local market.

The sitting room is as big as the dining area, furnished with comfy leather sofas, a big footstool full of toys, the TV (with UK freeview satellite channels) and DVD; there is also a bookshelf full of books and more toys and games for all the family to enjoy together.

Conveniently located on the ground floor is the downstairs double bedroom with ensuite shower room.  Perfect for grandparents or anyone who might find the stairs a little tricky, and with room for a cot if necessary too. The doors in this room (and its ensuite) are wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair (please enquire for further details on accessibility of this property in general for wheelchair users).

Upstairs there are 3 more double bedrooms, a triple room (bunk bed and single bed) and a twin room, all accessed from the same landing space and with a big family bathroom conveniently located in the middle housing a bath, bidet, sink and loo.

You might want to put your dibs on the double room on the far left though, as this one has its own shower room!

All rooms have space for a cot except for the twin room (unless one of the single beds is vacant).

Fougere's Gite - 3 bedrooms - sleeps 6

You'll find the front door to this smaller gite at one end of the barn conversion, leading from the gravelled outdoor terrace into the open plan sitting/dining room.  It is nicely decorated in neutral tones of brown and beige, and is furnished with a sofa and two armchairs in front of the TV (with UK satellite channels) and DVD. Plus, if you are travelling during the cooler months, you'll be glad to hear there is a lovely modern log burner in the corner (with fireguard) to keep you extra cosy.

The bright, light and airy kitchen is accessed from this room and is at the back of the gite.  It has fitted units and a lovely big dresser; just like the Barn, it is equipped with all the trimmings you'd expect to see in your holiday home kitchen and has views across the neighbouring crop fields (sometimes sunflowers, which are particularly spectacular!)

There is also a small downstairs loo and power shower to the right of the kitchen, great for children who might need to dash in from playing outside to use the loo.

Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms - two doubles and one twin.

Both double bedrooms have room for a cot and the twin room consists of a single bed and a cot bed. A Z-bed is available should you wish to accommodate two older children in this room instead.

There is a family bathroom at the far end of the corridor, with a fabulous corner bath that the children are going to have so much fun in (bath toys available), plus sink and loo.

The whole barn (both gites) have central heating for any chilly evenings and have WiFI throughout.

Parent point:

  • Both kitchens have glazed doors to the neighbouring crop field running along the back of the barn.  It is advisable to keep these doors locked in order to prevent young children accessing the lower field (150m), where the train track runs along the bottom of the boundary.


The discreet yet friendly resident owners and their children live in the farmhouse on the other side of the property's grounds. They are on hand to help you with any problems or questions you might have and ensure you have a wonderful holiday using their many years of insight into local life; from booking a riding lesson to dealing with an emergency, they will be happy to help.

The facilities have been designed for safe family holidays; the garden is enclosed with a lockable gate so that you don't have to worry about toddlers running off while you enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace with your friends and family, and the pool has a special child-safe enclosure with lockable gate.

After a big day visiting the wonderful sites on offer, or even just a full day swimming in the pool, why not have a delicious BBQ on the terrace, get the children to bed, put your feet up and watch a movie in your own private cinema, all within range of the baby monitor?

The fabulous separate summer house with table tennis, darts, and 8 foot cinema screen will truly wow the children, so no fear of getting bored if it rains one day.  

The huge private 'L' shaped swimming pool (45' x 18') and adjoining paddling pool (15' x 15') is a fabulous spot for everyone to come together for some fun in the sun. The toddler section is accessed by generous Roman steps, meaning nervous children have plenty of opportunity to gain their confidence before actually getting in.

Set in a big enclosed terrace which gets the sun all day long, but has a roofed area for shade as well, you'll find plenty of time to just sit back and relax on the numerous loungers whilst the children burn off some excess energy.

Both gites have a gravelled terraced area outside their front doors, furnished with outdoor table and chair sets and surrounded by the enclosed garden which runs alongside the building.  

The huge bricks and mortar style Wendy house, furnished with role play toys and curtained windows, is also situated here so children can while away many an hour in their own imaginary worlds whilst you relax in the sun.

There is also a big field on the other side of the enclosed pool area (accessed via a gate on the pool terrace) which has plenty of space for a kick about and a couple of swings to boot.

Parent points:

  • The back field should only ever be accessed by children under strict parental supervision, as it is not enclosed and there is a railway line in close proximity to the boundary. The trains are infrequent and it is far enough away not to be a noise problem, especially from indoors.  The gate from the pool area to the field has a self locking mechanism set right at the top of the gate, so children are unable to access this area of the property alone, but parents should be vigilant that it automatically closes behind them.
  • Parents may want to be vigilant that the gate from the enclosed front garden to the car park area is kept shut and locked at all times as the road through the village is approximately 20m from the entrance to Fougere, which is an open archway.
  • There is a rockery area within the enclose pool terrace. Parents may wish to keep an eye on young children who may be tempted to try a little rock climbing!
  • Young children should be supervised in the summer house as there are lots of wires for electrical equipment, plus the gym equipment should only be used by adults.

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What's Around?

Centrally situated in the region known as the Perigord Noir, famous for its fabulous countryside, wine, truffles, Fois Gras, walnut groves and prehistoric sites, Fougère sits nestled in a loop of the Dordogne river. A rural location, yet only about 15 minutes away from two small towns (Le Bugue and Lalinde, both with supermarkets), makes this lovely barn conversion ideally placed for everything you should need from a family holiday in France.

In addition, there are lots of small pretty villages with shops, cafes and restaurants such as Trémolat, Paunat, Pezuls, St. Alvere and Limeuil nearby. If you are looking for a somewhere to eat with the children, just check out the house guide to choose a local family friendly restaurant.

Only 3 minutes down the road, Trémolat boasts a fantastic 'Bistro', Pizzeria, and a 5 star restaurant "Le Vieux Logis". There is also a mini-market, bakery, post office and tennis courts. It is also the home of La Bassin Nautique, a beautiful lake and one of France's top water sports venues, where you can try your hand at water skiing, canoeing or just relax on the beach with a bucket and spade from the house.

Every day of the week one of the local towns or villages hosts a market in the morning; your hosts can provide you with a timetable to make sure you don't miss a thing. Throughout the summer there are also ‘marche gourmands' in the evening - like a street party - where you can join the locals in a bottle or two of wine and a choice of excellent local food...but you have to get there early to get a seat!

This part of the Dordogne is on the eastern edge of the massive wine-growing region that stretches all the way from Bordeaux. Wine here is cheap and plentiful, and you could spend weeks touring the wine Chateaux.

There are a great many family activities on offer in the region. Canoeing is very popular on both the Dordogne and Vézere rivers. Or there is another lake beach at Limeuil 10 minutes down the road.

You can also explore the local countryside by bicycle, on a Land Rover Safari or go horse riding.

Fishing is a popular pass-time here - there are some smallish carp lakes nearby. The whole of the Dordogne river is fishable and it's just a 5 minute walk from your accomodation.

Archery is another of the fabulous activities on offer and David your host will be happy to guide you to the right places; he and his son compete in local and national events so there's no better time to give it a go than on holiday here.

Bergerac Karting has great facilities for adults and children alike.

The Dordogne area is unbelievably rich in history, which can be seen in the architecture of the local towns (Sarlat, Bergerac and Périgueux) as well as the chateaux (of which there are more than 5,000 in the area!); and not forgetting the pre-historic caves and paintings such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Lascaux, as well as examples of gallo-roman sites in Périgueux.

In addition to the area's historic attractions, there are a number of parks in the area which make great days out for families with children, such as the Plan D'Eau at Lanquais, the Etang du Bos water park, the Aquarium du Périgord Noir or the Foret des Ecureuils (Squirrel's Forest) adventure playground.

For rainy days there is also a soft play centre in Bergerac called P'tit Castors.

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Need to Know

Before booking, please read our Terms and Conditions.

Start dates at this property are on a Friday giving the added advantage that travel costs are typically a lot cheaper and the roads less congested. However, if you would prefer a Saturday-Saturday let - or indeed any other dates, please do enquire and the owners will try to accommodate you.

Price Includes:

  • All Essential Kit items
  • Price includes: linen, towels, mid stay clean and change of sheets for bookings of two weeks or more, standard end of stay clean* 

Additional Charges:

  • *The standard end of stay clean is judged on the condition the Gite has been left on the day of departure, judged and applied at the discretion of your host. The gite should be left in the same condition as found upon arrival. If your host does not feel that this is the case a mandatory €85 walk out cleaning charge will be applied.
  • Reiki sessions bookable in advance and payable locally at a cost of €50 per session

Swimming Pool:

The swimming pool is solar heated (increases average temperature by 3 degrees) and is open from mid-May to the end of September.  The temperature of the water is dependent on the prevailing weather conditions.

Check-In & Check-Out Times:

Check-in is after 4pm

Check-out is before 10am

Security Deposit:

The security deposit for this property is £300 and is payable directly to your host. Details of how to pay this will be available when you pay your balance.

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Travel Info

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