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La Bidonne - Secluded 18th Century Farmhouse with stunning views of Saussignac

Pool with house behind
Certificate of Excellence
10 reviews
Pool with house behind
The view from the garden
The view from the garden
The front of the House
Saussignac at sunset from the garden
The salon
The salon
The salon from the upstairs landing
The dining table
The Kitchen and back door
The kitchen
The master bedroom upstairs
The master bedroom ensuite upstairs
The bath in the upstairs ensuite
Bedroom 2
The shower in bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 4
Kitchen windows
The garden in Autumn
The Château at Gageac - - a short walk away
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4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Bergerac, Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
La Bidonne is a beautiful old stone house with unforgettable views over the valley and the vineyards to the village of Saussignac with its chateau and church on the horizon.

Approached along a quiet lane through the vineyards the house rests at the end of the road in its own private grounds. The house, which dates from the 16th century, has been sympathetically restored to include all modern amenities without detracting from its ancient charm and character.

La Bidonne is in the Comune of Gaegec et Rouillac. The village's stunning 12th century, family owned, fortified Chateau is a short walk from the house. The local towns of Bergerac and St Foy La Grande are a 15 to 20 miute drive. The village is also the home of Patricia Atkinson, the award winning wine maker and author.

The main doors to the house open into a spacious double...
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About the Owner, Ed M
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 34 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2006
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 10 reviews and 1 property
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

La Bidonne is a beautifully renovated farm house with views to die for. It's close enough to civilization to be able to walk for a delicious wine-soaked meal when you can't be bothered to cook in the very well-equipped kitchen; yet isolated enough for kids & teens to let off steam in the pool or field without having to worry...

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Thank you. I am glad you had a wonderful time.


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Tim S
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We enjoyed our visit to La Bidonne. The directions to the house were very clear and easy to follow. The house is excellent with a double height sitting room and large kitchen diner for relaxed sociable cooking and eating. The master suite is also beautiful with great views especially at sunset. The pool is below the house and was enjoyed...

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I am glad you enjoyed your time at La Bidonne (and the figs!)


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Reviewed 6 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

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Thank you. I am very glad you had a wonderful time.


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(6)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Kitchen: Gas Hob with Electric oven, Dishwasher, Deep fat fryer, Fridge/Freezer

Dining Room: Table and chairs for 10, open wood fire

Salon: 2 x 3 seater sofas, comfortable chairs, large traditional fireplace

4 Bedrooms: 3 twin, 1 Double

2+ Bathrooms: 1 en-suite and 1 separate (both with bath, shower, toilet and washbasin). Separate toilet. Further shower and washbasin in twin Bedroom.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    6 Twins
    1 King
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7 nights
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  • Damage Deposit: £500 / stay - Deposit
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Deposit of £500 per week required for all bookings. Returned within 10 days of departure.
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About the neighbourhood
There are a number of local walks - Saussignac, for example, takes 15 to 20 minutes along an old Roman road through the vines. The beautiful Chateau in Gageac is 10 minutes’ walk and is open in the summer to look around.
This part of France is a haven for wild birds. We regularly see a wide variety, from great buzzards to golden orioles, and at the right time of year the migration of thousands of storks overhead. Bring your binoculars with you!
The fields around the house are full of wild flowers, orchids and butterflies, and, at night, glow-worms. The area is very popular with cyclists as there are lots of quiet roads. There are also popular 1 to 3 day canoeing trips down the Dordogne with camping provided. Golf at Chateau de Vigiers is
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Bergerac: 15.0 km
Railway: Gardonne: 3.0 km
Ferry: Bordeaux: 100.0 km
By air: The nearest airport is Bergerac some 20 minutes away from which Ryanair and Flybe operate as well as internal French flights. Cars are available at the airport but early booking is recommended. Taxis are also at the airport. Bordeaux Airport is about an hour and a half by road.

By car: Calais takes about 8 hours and St Malo about 6 hours, both on good motorways.

By Train: The TGV train runs to Libourne from Paris and there is a good regular local train from Libourne to Gardonne, a small local village 5 minutes away.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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