Le Grand Fougueyrat
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Le Grand Fougueyrat

1972 Route du bois de Vie, 24500 Saint Julien d'Eymet France
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4.5
#1 of 1 all-inclusive in Saint Julien d'Eymet
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Le Grand Fougueyrat is an 18th century barn in the countryside, converted for maximum conviviality into a unique holiday center. It offering excellent all inclusive accommodation, superb French cuisine and a range of indoor and outdoor activities, all set in 15 hectares (40 acres) of beautiful countryside in the heart of the Dordogne.
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MRS-SCOTT-KING wrote a review Sept 2007
Durham, United Kingdom71 contributions92 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first stay in this part of France and in this hotel. Well to call it a hotel seems wrong, it is I would say a cross between staying in a friends home and a chalet holiday with a small pinch of a hostel thrown in. None of this makes it a bad place to stay its just different from any hotel I have been in. Its personal, you get to know the owners (and fellow guests) as friends plus you feel at home straight away. (For this review however I will call it a hotel) It is an Adults only hotel children are only allowed for 3 weeks of the year unless you fully book out the whole hotel and then it is ok.

The deal: You pay a deposit and the rest before you arrive or you pay a deposit then the rest when you get there. You are picked up by the owner from the airport. (its only a 30 minute transfer from Bergerac airport). You are taken to the hotel. All meals and drinks are included as are several activities. We paid 285 pounds each for a week in September. You must book your flights seperate which can push the price up.

The rooms:
The bedrooms are basic but you dont come away to stay in your room all the time. There is a wardrobe, chair, 2 heaters, a double bed and a door to the pool. The rooms are carpetted and have plugs for hairdryers/alarm clocks. There is also an ensuite with a shower, hand basin and toilet. You must be careful though as the bathroom is tiled and becomes very slippy when wet. Hand and bath towels are provided. During your stay your room is not tidied once nor are the towels changed- this didnt matter to us though but thought it would be best to mention it.

Public Rooms/Activities:
Within the hotel there are several other rooms.
A small kitchen area where you can make tea/coffee/hot chocolate and a fridge where you can help yourself anytime to locally produced wines, beer, tonic water, milk or lemonade.
A dining area where lunch and dinner is taken.
A skittles room
A short tennis area
A lounge with open fire.
Outside there is a parking area.
There is also a pool and seperate hot tub

During your stay you can use the bikes or go fishing in the on site lake, there is also a vast area where you can practise golf. Or pretend you're a local and play boules!

Activities provided are clay pidgeon shooting, hand pistol shooting and use of skittles/bikes/tennis equipment. One activity you have to pay extra for is a canoing trip, this costs 12 euros and includes your travel there and back, a vast picnic and canoeing down the Dordogne taking in some amazing views. You also make two stops to medieval walled villages.

Food:
All food is provided all meals are shared and taken with your fellow guests and the hotel owner sat around a big table. So you have to be a pretty socialble person to be here.

Breakfast is laid out for you at about 8am, cereals, boiled eggs, french bread, croissants and pain au chocolat. Also provided is jam/marmalade/butter, tea, coffee and orange juice.

Lunch is served at about 1pm. Its is served either inside or in a terraced area. There is bread, cheese, salad, some cooked meat and one or two hot items of food be it roast potatoes, casserole or a tradional French dish.

Drinks are served at 7pm, where there is martini, wine, beer, home made cocktails and crisps, nuts, olives.

Dinner is served from 8pm (ish) all of it is traditional French food. It is a four course dinner, starter we had foie gras/garlic mushrooms/salads/terrine. Main courses are usually a meat item, salad and potato/bean/pasta accompanment. A cheese board with a selection of 5 local cheeses is served. Then dessert, then coffee.

There is entertainment some nights too, a quiz night, sing song, blind badminton- none of it is forced though - if you dont want to do it-its fine.

The hotel is out the way a bit so having a car is preferable as the nearest town is 8km away. During our stay we went to 2 French markets but without the kind offer of a lift from fellow guests we would have been stuck.

Despite us having only been to the hotel once, the majority of the guests have been 3 or 4 times.

The hotel is due to change hands allegedly next September (2008) so the atmosphere may change. Currently the owners are Tony, Sharon and Joss. Tony is very outgoing, friendly and insults everyone (so please dont be offended by his "flowery colourful language") He is the one who does the transfers. Sharon will be seen most mornings tidying up and wearing not very much. Joss does the cooking and is French but speaks very good English.

The hotel is situated near Eymet. It is 30 minutes away from Bergerac airport. It is a very rural area with lots of vineyards, sunflowers and wildlife. The local towns are pretty and speak English and French as many English people have moved here in recent years. However no English Cafes or Bisto gravy to be found here (thank goodness)!

When we stayed in September the temperature was about 25-30 degrees we had one day of rain also.

It is a beautiful part of France and a wonderful hotel especailly if you want to make friends, enjoy good food, great wine and good conversation.
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Date of stay: September 2007
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chrissie B wrote a review Sept 2012
Famagusta, Cyprus46 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Now run by Jos with help from husband Tim LGF has been spruced up and is as wonderful as ever. With much more flexibility of dates and board i.e. b & b, half or full board available this lovely guest house should attract a wider variety of guests. Jos' cooking and welcoming personality make your stay so relaxing and enjoyable. The facilities for table tennis, badminton, snooker, boules, golf, fishing, and of course swimming along with free bikes make for a holiday where you can choose to do as much or little as you like. The locale is also wonderful to explore with lovely french markets and stunning architecture in abundance.
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Date of stay: September 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: All rooms are ensuite and open on to the pool. There are also rooms which are wheelchair...
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essexcoastmum wrote a review Jul 2009
Essex Coast17 contributions38 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Don't go to this place if you want a fancy room and food. Don't go there if you haven't got a sense of humour. And certainly don't go there if you're boring.

If however you like a laugh, are light-hearted and don't take yourself too seriously, if you like the idea of a sort of summer Christmas run by a manic hippie-like character, if you like good hearty food with no frills and aren't too fussy about your wine, then this is the place for you.

Race you there .....
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Date of stay: July 2009
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Chrissie B wrote a review Oct 2008
Famagusta, Cyprus46 contributions24 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We travelled with 4 friends to Le Fougueyrat from Jersey by train and were met by Tony at Bergerac station. We cannot praise Tony and Ros and Sharon too much or their hospitality, cooking and fun. All 6 of us are fun loving and soon realised that all the other guests were the same. We met for drinks around the pool and then in for dinner around the most amazing dinner table made by Tony himself. The food, wine and conversation flowed and we were soon having a party. Every day and evening Tony provided us with fun, and sometimes bizarre, activities. Other days we went to the markets and drove ourselves in Tony's minibus. Lunch was around another huge table at the front of the property which often took a couple of hours as we indulged in wonderful, healthy food, cheese and fresh fruit and of course wine. The most abiding memory is the laughter from all often instigated by Tony. Badminton, tennis, snooker, boules, golf practise, jacuzzi. table tennis, cycles and pool were available to use at any time as was tea/coffee making facilities and fruit juice, water, milk, wine and beer. The proof that we all had such a good time is that we have all booked the same week next year.
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Date of stay: September 2008
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Yvonne W wrote a review Aug 2013
Crail, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at LGF in July, for just a few nights... and wished we had booked it for longer! As it happened, we were the only guests staying at the time, but we were made to feel so welcome by Jocelyn and Tim, it really didn't matter. The relaxed atmosphere was just perfect for us, and there was plenty to keep us all (including our 2 sons aged 15 and 8) entertained. The setting is beautiful, the pool lovely, and there are bikes to ride and lots of other activities (indoor and outdoor). The indoor soft tennis/badminton court was a real hit - and nice and cool when it was hot outside. Jocelyn cooked us a lovely meal on our last night, and she and Tim joined us for the meal. It felt more like visiting good friends than staying in a B&B! While we wouldn't say that the room was huge or luxurious, everywhere was very clean and the layout very practical. It worked well for us. If we ever go back to the area, we'll definitely try to stay there again.
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Date of stay: July 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: All rooms have doors out to the patio and pool. We had a family room with bunk beds, which was...
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JulieWood72 wrote a review Aug 2013
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom18 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jocelyne makes you feel very welcome and her cooking is fantastic. It's a lovely place to stay at, amongst the vineyards and sunflowers. The room size is adequate and from your room, you can walk out onto the pool area.
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Date of stay: August 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Sandy J wrote a review Jul 2013
Christchurch, United Kingdom10 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Four of us stayed two nights, which included bed and breakfast and we also chose two evening meals which were excellent. Joc. Is an excellent cook and hostess and nothing is too much trouble, she makes you feel so welcome and we will definitely return.

We were very lucky to be able to fine accommodation with Joc. as her hotel was practically full and when we left on the Friday morning the hotel was full once again.

The weather was gorgeous so we took advantage of the luxury swimming pool. We had a excellent two nights and three days and will return again very shortly.

Thanks Joc. we had a brilliant stay with you.
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Date of stay: July 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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TallBlerk wrote a review Jul 2011
Warlingham, United Kingdom1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed with Tony and Sharon last August on their family week with our two children (8 and 10). A real relaxing break with great and plentiful food, wine and fun!

Kids loved playing in the pool with the other kids who were there (even if it was a little cold for my liking!) and certainly enjoyed engaging in some banter with Tony.

Highlight of the holiday is most certainly the canoeing trip on the Dordogne. This is a full days trip, extremely good value as you take in a full days gentle canoeing with a lunch on the banks of the river.

Yes it is a little tired in places at Le Grand Fougeyrat, but if you want good wholesome fun, food and wine, prepared to join in, you will have a wonderful time.Tony, Sharon and Jocely are wonderful hosts and work their socks off to make sure you have a great time.
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Date of stay: August 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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kindygirl wrote a review Jul 2017
Bundaberg, Australia41 contributions28 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Well I've just spent a relaxing beautiful week here in this stunning part of France. Having stayed here before but when Tony was the owner we didn't know what to expect, was it the same NO the food was much better we had bed and breakfast plus evening meals The evening meals were delightful and mouth watering 4 courses of simple but yummy french food at its best served with local but lovely wine. There are lots of the games available still just not oraganised as they were before you'll find badminton skittles chess and a large pool plus lots more to keep you occupied. There are 5 bedrooms that are basic and comfy only thing I would like added is a fan for hot evenings so get some friends together and come and enjoy
I will also say it is not far to visit many of the interesting places where you can see a great number of beautiful buildings rivers and countryside
Thank you to our host for the week we are really relaxed and a few kilos heavier 😊😘👏👍🥇
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Date of stay: July 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: All rooms overlook the pool area with lots of chairs and lounges for guests
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Tfir wrote a review Sept 2013
9 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 3 nights in August after the Eymet tourist office rang Jocelyne and booked us in. Jocelyne made us feel welcome immediately and nothing was to much trouble. Jocelyne's cooking is amazing and the evening meals shared with a mixture of German, French and English guests were great, plenty of wine, food, chatting until late into the night. Lovely swimming pool accessed straight from the rooms, acres of fields/vines to walk in and a pond.

Rob
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Date of stay: August 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Next to the pool!
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kindygirl wrote a tip Jul 2017
Bundaberg, Australia41 contributions28 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms overlook the pool area with lots of chairs and lounges for guests"
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Tfir wrote a tip Sept 2013
9 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Next to the pool!"
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Yvonne W wrote a tip Aug 2013
Crail, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms have doors out to the patio and pool. We had a family room with bunk beds, which was excellent value."
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Lem b wrote a tip Jul 2013
Bath, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms either overlooked or were close to the swimming pool."
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Chrissie B wrote a tip Sept 2012
Famagusta, Cyprus46 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are ensuite and open on to the pool. There are also rooms which are wheelchair friendly. This is a good place for people with limited mobility as there are no stairs with just a couple of steps around the grounds"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Le Grand Fougueyrat
Which popular attractions are close to Le Grand Fougueyrat?
Nearby attractions include Château de Bridoire (3.5 miles), Bastide d'Eymet (4.2 miles), and Cafe de Paris (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Le Grand Fougueyrat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Le Grand Fougueyrat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Le Grand Fougueyrat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Le Grand Fougueyrat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Walnut, La Cour D'Eymet, and Andine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Le Grand Fougueyrat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Le Grand Fougueyrat located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the centre of Saint Julien d'Eymet.
Are there any historical sites close to Le Grand Fougueyrat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Eglise Saint Jacques de Sigoules (2.4 miles) and Lavoir d'Eymet (4.1 miles).