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Le Bourdil Blanc pigeonnier - Manorhouse near Bergerac


Manorhouse Le Bourdil Blanc pigeonnier

This pigeonnier or dovecote is situated in the grounds of a comfortable 18th century manorhouse just outside Bergerac . It shares a large heated swimming pool, a private tennis court, riding stables and an excellent cook. It is an ideal venue for a couple or two or four friends travelling together who appreciate the calmness of the French countryside being in the heart of the Dordogne yet close to the lively town of Bergerac. There are two double bedrooms (one with two single beds which can be put together) and one shared bathroom with a bath and shower in the bath.The pigeonnier is centrally heated so available for year round rentals and has wifi and TV with French and UK satellite.


Internal equipment
  • Audiovisual TV satellite French and English, DVD, CD Rom,wifi
  • Bathrooms One bathroom with bath, shower in bath, basin and WC
  • Bedrooms One small double bed and two twin beds that can be either used separately or combined as a double bed
  • Extra facilities Maid service and cook can be provided
  • For children various cots and high chairs
  • Heating Gas central heating included in rent apart from low season, when charged at cost
  • Kitchen equipment Gas hob, electric oven, small fridge, fridge freezer, microwave

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 twinbeds which can be put together to make a double bed) and a bathroom with wc, bath with shower and basin and a private walled garden.

There is a a washing machine and dryer available in an outbuilding

The pigeonnier has gas central heating and a wood burning stove so is ideal for winter rents.

The pigeonnier can either be rented together with the main house in the peak season or separately at other times, in the latter case it will share the heated pool, tennis and lake with the tenants in the main house. There is a telephone, fax, a TV 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, Table and Chairs, Parasol, Sunbeds, Ping pong table, Hammock Fishing rods
  • Pool Size: 12m x 6m, Heated, Alarmed

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


The pigeonnier is located in the grounds of the Bourdil Blanc manorhouse, 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 mins
  • 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 guide can be booked ahead of time or riding school 5 mins drive
  • Tennis, swimming, fishing and boating in lake 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