La Ferme Aux Vignes
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What Oliver loves…
- A gem of a Dordogne villa with gorgeous vineyard views from its terrace and swimming pool
- It’s very close to the highly regarded Château des Vigiers with its golf course, spa, bistro and Michelin starred restaurant
- Such a perfect setting for visiting pretty bastide towns including Sainte-Foy-la-Grande with its famous Saturday morning market, only 8km away
- Bergerac, Bordeaux and the enchanting hilltop town of Saint-Émilion can be visited for wonderful days out
*EARLY BIRD 2023*
Book a 2023 villa holiday by 31st January and receive:
- A welcome hamper on arrival
- Up to £100 private chef voucher
- Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay
Gaze out towards organic vines from your gorgeous terrace and swimming pool at La Ferme Aux Vignes, an attractive Dordogne farmhouse set on the edge of a hamlet close to the market town of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande.
Just a 10-minute drive from the banks of the Dordogne, this is a perfect base for exploring this captivating part of south-western France. Step inside this characterful home and relax in the open plan lounge and dining area with doors opening to the lovely terrace with stunning views. Cook feasts in the well-equipped kitchen or outside on the barbecue, using locally sourced ingredients from a nearby market of course, then dine al-fresco with those wonderful vineyard and countryside views.
Sleeping up to 9 guests, there are four attractive double bedrooms and an extra room with a sofa-bed suited to a child or teen. Across this welcoming farmhouse, alongside an ambience of traditional charm, guests can expect modern touches such as reversible air-conditioning, a Smart TV with an Amazon firestick as well as DVDs, books and games, allowing everyone to spend quality time together. Outside, a table tennis means more family fun and the glorious swimming pool will delight all ages.
Bordering organic vines, arrange a tasting at the hamlet’s winery which produces several bio-dynamic reds, whites and rosés. Also close by, around a 5-minute drive away, is the highly regarded Château des Vigiers, home to a 27-hole golf course, spa, bistro and Michelin starred restaurant.
Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, only 8km by car, is a must on a Saturday morning with its beautiful market, one of the best in the region, whilst other atmospheric markets can be found in bastide towns such as Eymet, Duras, Issigeac, Villeréal and picture-perfect Monpazier.
Don’t miss the old town in Bergerac, also on the Dordogne, or head west to be enchanted by hilltop Saint-Émilion, yet another paradise for wine and history lovers alike.
You could even spend the day in or around Bordeaux with its fascinating architecture and wine heritage, or head further west towards the Atlantic coastline for a lunch of oysters and white wine by Arcachon Bay or to try a little surfing around the vast shores of the Médoc peninsula.
What you should know…
- This villa sleeps up to nine people – eight guests across four double bedrooms and one extra guest in a small room with a sofa-bed (best suited to a child/teen).
- The open grounds border a working organic vineyard – you may see its owners tending to the vines at certain times of year and tastings can be arranged.
Villa Interiors (across two split-level floors)
- Open plan lounge and dining area with doors leading to al-fresco dining terrace
- Kitchen, well-equipped
- Bedroom 1 with double bed and en suite bathroom
- Bedroom 2 with double bed
- Bedroom 3 with double bed
- Bedroom 4 with double bed
- Bathroom with bath and walk-in shower
- Separate WC
- Bedroom 5 - small room with sofa-bed (for one child/teen)
- Swimming pool (8x4m, depth: 1.52m) with alarm and cover. Open approximately end-April to end-October
- Poolside sun loungers
- Al-fresco dining area
- Landscaped garden and grounds (open, bordering an organic working vineyard)
- Reversible air-conditioning/heating
- Smart TV with Amazon Firestick
- DVD and Blu-ray player
- DVD library
- Board games
- Table tennis
- Electric security shutters
- Washing machine and tumble dryer
Around 8km south-east of the delightful market town of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, La Ferme Aux Vignes is in the Dordogne department of France, close to the Gironde border, under half an hour from the heart of Bergerac.
The house is located on the edge of a little hamlet and its open grounds border a large working vineyard - you may see the wine chateau’s owners working on their organic vines from time to time and of course wine tastings can usually be arranged.
There are a couple of good bakeries for fresh bread and pastries within a 10-minute drive - the nearest supermarket sits next door to one of them. Find plenty more shops in Sainte-Foy-la-Grande (8km), a very picturesque bastide town on the banks of the Dordogne which is especially loved for its wonderful Saturday morning market, known to be one of the best in the region. Indeed, there’s an abundance of atmospheric Farmer’s markets across the area – the owners will provide information on where and when the best Dordogne markets take place.
Other bastide towns across this area include 13th century Eymet (21km) with its pretty arcaded houses and gorgeous Issigeac (31km), with its famous Sunday morning market. Perhaps combine Issigeac with Villeréal (48km), crossing over into the Lot-et-Garonne department, and don’t miss a trip to Monpazier (58km), officially classified as one of France’s ‘Plus Beaux Villages’.
Even closer to home, the highly regarded Château des Vigiers is less than a 5-minute drive away, home to a 27-hole golf course, high-end spa, excellent bistro and Michelin starred restaurant – of course, booking ahead is essential.
As well as beautiful walks, cycling trails and hikes across the region, you can hire canoes and kayaks along the Dordogne in places such as Sainte-Foy-la-Grande and Pessac-sur-Dordogne. Another way to appreciate the beauty of the Dordogne is by taking a boat trip from Bergerac where traditional Gabarres boats sail along the river.
Bergerac (22km) itself is a charming historic town to spend time in with some excellent restaurants - wine-lovers will be keen to visit the Maison des Vins or head to Château de Monbazillac just south of the town.
Heading west, the enchanting hilltop town of Saint-Émilion (40km) is a delight for history and wine lovers alike with its UNESCO World Heritage vineyards. The grand city of Bordeaux (75km) is another fine day out reached in around 90 minutes by car (or consider the train which takes just over an hour from Sainte-Foy-la-Grande).
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Bakery in local village
Château des Vigiers/Sainte-Foy-la-Grande
Château des Vigiers
The pace of life in the Dordogne is languid, laid back and positively infectious. Relax in bucolic beauty as you drift along the Dordogne River, or wander among the forests and hillside of the Périgord Natural Park.
The foodie scene too, is a relaxed affair. Take your time over your lazy lunches of local duck, black truffles and goats cheese. If you’re feeling energetic, you can even hunt for them yourself. The wine here is second to none, with infamous grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chenin Blanc all having a huge presence here.
The Dordogne is also brimming with history. Castles and chateaux are scattered throughout the region, among the enchanting medieval villages. History of an altogether more ancient sort can also be explored in the incredible prehistoric cave drawings of Lascaux and Grotte de Rouffignac.
La Ferme Aux Vignes is an 8km drive from the charming and historic town of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande which lies on the banks of the Dordogne. Here you will find a little beach ideal for summer paddling as well as canoeing and kayaking opportunities.
Another way to appreciate the beauty of the Dordogne is by taking a trip on a traditional boat called a Gabarre which departs from Bergerac. Also close to Bergerac you will find other family-friendly activities such as go-karting, tree-top adventures, a waterpark and miniature boats on a small lake (Port Miniature).
Look out for the fantastic re-enactments of the Battle of Castillon which usually take place in the height of the summer on Friday and Saturday evenings, around half an hour away, just north of Castillon-la-Bataille.
As well as horse-riding opportunities in the region, cycling trails and beautiful walks across the landscapes of the Dordogne and Gironde, you could also spend the day exploring the great city of Bordeaux with its historic architecture, museums and riverside setting.
Heading even further west, venture towards the Atlantic coast with the vast sandy beaches, dunes, lakes and surfing spots of the Médoc peninsula such as Lacanau, reached in under two hours by car.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- <1hr to Airport
- Tennis Nearby
- Horse Riding
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Board games
- Child-Safe Pool
- Indoor Games
- Table Tennis
At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!
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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||€1000 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.|
|Arrival time||5.00 p.m.|
|Departure time||10.00 a.m.|
|Energy costs included?||Yes.|
|Heating costs included?||Yes (via reversible air-conditioning).|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, including mid-stay towel and linen change.|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.|
|Tax||French Visitors Tax payable locally (typically costs €1-€5 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).|
|Changeover day||Friday. All other changeover days on request.|
|Minimum stay||7 nights. All other durations on request.|
|Pets welcome?||Not allowed.|
|Pool opening dates?||The pool is open approximately end-April to end-October. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.|
|Pool towels included?||Yes.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.|
|Other Ts and Cs||This villa sleeps up to nine people – eight guests across four double bedrooms and one extra guest in a small room with a sofa-bed (best suited to a child/teen).|
Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:
|Jan 30th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023||£2,150|
|Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023||£2,957|
|Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023||£3,494|
|Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023||£2,957|
|Oct 1st 2023 - May 30th 2024||£2,150|
|May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||£2,957|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 2nd 2024||£3,494|
Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:
|Jan 30th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023||€2,302|
|Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023||€3,165|
|Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023||€3,741|
|Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023||€3,165|
|Oct 1st 2023 - May 30th 2024||€2,302|
|May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||€3,165|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 2nd 2024||€3,741|
Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:
|Jan 30th 2023 - Jun 1st 2023||$2,504|
|Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023||$3,442|
|Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023||$4,068|
|Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023||$3,442|
|Oct 1st 2023 - May 30th 2024||$2,504|
|May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||$3,442|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 2nd 2024||$4,068|
Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
When did you become the owner?
We acquired the property in April 2022.
What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
We were looking for something that was as comfortable as our family home and felt settled as soon as we stepped through the door. The interior layout and style immediately suited us and the view from the veranda was stunning as our early evening viewings extended into sunset. The proximity of the vineyard at Chateau le Payral and the relaxed atmosphere of the village were also instantly appealing.
Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The site was originally occupied by a much older farmhouse, the style of which has been replicated in the wood and stonework throughout giving the property period character without the constant need for period maintenance!
For anyone coming to stay, is there anything you suggest that they really…
Explore the ‘bastides’, especially on market days (the Sunday market in Issigeac is a particular favourite); kayak down the Dordogne; check out the bars and restaurants in Bergerac’s Centre Historique; drive out to St. Emilion and book a wine tasting somewhere.
You’re in duck country, so try it if it’s your thing. There’s also a local ‘noix’ cheese infused with walnuts which is also worth trying. If you’re up for an evening dining treat, book a table in advance at La Brucelière in Issigeac.
Too many places to choose from (really!), but we would recommend checking out Chateau Monbazillac as it’s very close and would be a shame to miss – a tour of the Chateau and grounds followed by a glass of the estate’s wine is very reasonably priced.
What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?
At the house, make sure you have a drink to hand on the veranda at sunset as the change can be spectacular. During the summer months, some of the neighbouring villages have weekly open-air cook outs for the whole community – the local wineries take turns pitching in with bottles for as little as €5. We had great fun mixing with the locals at events in Saussignac and Monbazillac in 2022. Finally… if you like your wine, why buy at the supermarket if you can contact Thierry and Isabelle at Chateau le Payral and buy direct from them! Their range is organic and very well priced, and their property’s a 30-second walk through the vines from the house…
Relaxing family holiday
Beautiful farmhouse, had a relaxing family holiday, well equipped, comfortable beds, great showers. Shopping and restaurants only a short drive away and the property managers are easily contactable to deal with any queries.
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