Dordogne holiday homes for rental

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Le Bourdil Blanc incl. pig. - Manorhouse near Bergerac


Manorhouse the Bourdil Blanc with pigeonnier

This comfortable 18th century manorhouse just outside Bergerac has a large heated swimming pool, a private tennis court, riding stables, wifi,hifi, large screen TV with French and UK satellite and an excellent cook. It is an ideal venue for both large houseparties and familiy groups who appreciate the calmness of the French countryside being in the heart of the Dordogne yet close to the lively town of Bergerac. If the manorhouse is rented with the pigeonnier it can sleep a maximum of 20 people in 10 double bedrooms with 10 bathrooms.The house is centrally heated so it can be rented throughout the year and it is only 10 minutes from Bergerac airport so easy access from the UK and Paris is assured.


Internal equipment
  • Audio Visual Various televisions, Satellite TV-UK and Satellite TV-French, DVD, CD-ROM , IPOD docking system, mini grand piano , wifi
  • Bathrooms/Shower rooms Bathrooms 3 ( all with shower in bath, one with additional separate shower) Shower rooms x 6, Of these nine six are ensuite and three can be used privately
  • Bedrooms In total ten bedrooms
    Double bedrooms with double beds (5)
    Three double bedrooms with two single beds that can be used together
    One double bedroom with double bed and single bed and a sofabed
    One twin bedded room
  • Extra facilites Cook Yes, Maidservice can be arranged as well, croissants and bread delivered at cost
  • For Children Cot x 4, Highchair x 3
  • Heating Fuel in main house and wing and gas in pigeonnier included in rent
  • Kitchen Equipment 3 kitchens
    Main kitchen. Semiprofessional gas range, 2 electric Ovens, 2 large Fridge/Freezers, 2 Dishwashers, Washing Machine, Dryer, Wine store, microwave
    Wing kitchen: gas and electric hob, electric oven, fridge freezer,dishwasher, washing machine
    Pigeonnier kitchen: gas and electric hob, electric oven, fridge freezer and another small fridge, microwave,dishwasher, washing machine and dryer

The main house comprises:
- A large entrance hall/study which leads onto
- the main living room (50 m2) with open fireplace, 42 inch plasma high definition TV with French and English satellite , video, DVD player, hifi and two double sofa beds
- and also a dining room with fireplace seating 16-20 people
- A modern fully fitted and equipped kitchen complete with two dishwashers, two fridge freezers, a large gas cooking range with an electric oven,a microwave,a washing machine and separate dryer,

A staircase leads from the living room upstairs to:
the first floor which sleeps a maximum of eight people:
- Four large double bedrooms (one with two single beds which can be used as a double, two each with double beds and one with 2 single beds) with one ensuite bathroom and three ensuite shower rooms each with a wc.There are numerous cots and cribs and three high chairs.

On the second floor there are another three double airconditioned bedrooms , one with two single beds, one with a double bed and the third with a double bed and a single bed plus a small sofabed with two ensuite shower rooms and one private bathroom with wc and basin.

The wing comprises a large living room with open fireplace and 2 double sofa beds, a double bedroom (with double bed), a second fully fitted and equipped kitchen with washing machine and dishwasher, a bathroom with wc, basin and bath and a private walled garden.

The pigeonnier has a vaulted living room with 2 double sofabeds, an open fireplace and a fully fitted and equipped kitchen.
There are 2 double bedrooms (one with a double bed, the other with two single beds which can be placed together as a double bed) and a bathroom with wc, bath and basin and a private walled garden.There is a another washing machine and dryer available in an outbuilding

The main house sleeps between 8 to 14 people, the wing sleeps 2 people and the pigeonnier sleeps up to 4 people. They can be rented together or separately in any combination,although in the peak season they are not rented to separate groups to ensure privacy. Best to discuss privacy requirements as regards the tennis and swimming pool and gardens in the non peak season when booking. The house is centrally heated with 3 working fireplaces. There is also a telephone, fax, various TVs with French and UK satellite, stereo and wifi

Games include table tennis and various board games and there is a small rowing boat for fishing on the lake.

Garden & Grounds

External equipment
  • Garden Barbeque, various table and chairs, Sunbeds,permanent sunshade by the pool,ping pong table, hammock and fishing rods

  • Pool Size: 12m x 6m, Heated, Alarmed
  • Tennis court In very good condition,surface known as quick

Aside from the heated pool (12 x 6 m2), the private tennis court and barn, the seven acre grounds also feature a large meadow garden, a small fishing/boating lake, where you can try your hand at catching one of the fat carp or simply watch them from our rowing boat, some lovely mature trees, all bounded by a delightful trout stream. From the house one can enjoy beautiful views over woodlands and fields and there is a hammock to relax in


Le Bourdil Blanc is a beautiful 18th century manor house, recently restored to its former glory and now a warm and friendly and elegant home comfortably set in its own private grounds extending to over 7 acres. Le Bourdil is ideally situated 11 kms to the east of Bergerac, fifteen minutes from the airport and close to all the tourist attractions which make the Dordogne area such a great holiday venue.

  • Bergerac town airport and train station 11 kms 10 mins
  • Bordeaux town and airport 70 minutes
  • Lascaux caves just over an hour
  • Sarlat One hour
  • Tremolat 35 mins

Local Activities

Le Bourdil Blanc is looked after by a local resident who lives close by and is always available to give advice. She is a very good cook and can provide meals as and when required.Other services which can be prearranged are additional cleaning, baby-sitting, shopping, wine tasting, golf trips, historic tours and restaurant bookings.
The tourist sites of the Dordogne are within easy reach

  • Golf 9 holes 5 kms Chateau des Merles, 18 holes - 25 mins Chateau des Vigiers
  • Riding Private with guide can be arranged but needs to be prebooked, otherwise riding school 5 mins drive
  • Tennis, swimming, fishing On site

Availability / Prices

*Note to the rental rates

- All prices are per week per property from Saturday to Saturday Owners may be willing to accept mid week rentals or part week rentals in the low and mid season .Please email us your requests. We’ll be happy to answer your queries. Please book well in advance for peak season bookings as the best weeks tend to go quickly.

- Prices are quoted in Euros. If you choose to pay in £ sterling or US dollars please pay the equivalent rate quoted on the site which is approximate only. We will inform you when you pay what the exact equivalent amount is in Euros that you have paid, since it depends on the exchange rate on the day.

- Payment can be made by bank transfer, cheques in sterling or in Euros or by credit card. Prices are net of bank charges, i.e. tenants are expected to pay all bank charges. Payment by credit card through our secure Internet server incurs bank charges of 2% of the rental.

- A 33% deposit is required with the booking. The final balance is due three months before arrival ( a shorter period may be arranged for last minute bookings). A security deposit as defined for each house is required to be paid with the balance . This covers the cost of any damage or breakages and the cost of telephone and other services. This deposit will be returned after the rental, minus any charges for breakages, telephone, etc.

- Rental rates include: all linen, bathroom and kitchen towels, if renting more than one week cleaning on the Saturday of three hours with change of linen, electricity, gas, firewood and water and pool heating if available

- Rental rates exclude : additional cleaning, cooking, babysitting, heating in winter months charged at cost, phone calls when available, bedding for cots and pool towels

- Renters should arrive between 17.00 and 19.00 as cleaners need the house to be free for cleaning on changeover day until this time. Please try not to arrive at the house until that time. Departure date : for the same reason, please vacate the house (or all except one room) by

- Each house has a maximum number of people. In no circumstances may more than the maximum number of persons listed on the property particulars be exceeded without prior approval

- Cancellation charges apply. Should cancellation occur more than three months before the commencement date, then the deposit is not reimbursable, within three months cancellation charges are 100% of the holiday. You are strongly advised to take out appropriate insurance to cover you for medical and personal injury expenses but also in the event of delays in your travel arrangements and against any cancellation charges payable if you have to cancel or curtail your trip. Finally and most importantly you are expected to have third party cover insurance and insurance to cover for any breakages/losses and damage during your stay