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

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The front of the House
Pool with house behind
The Château at Gageac - a short walk away
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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 main doors to the house open into a spacious double height salon with great timber pillars that r...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 main doors to the house open into a spacious double height salon with great timber pillars that reach up into the high roof beams. A period fireplace, solid oak floor and local stonework with antique Perigourdine furniture and large comfortable sofas make it a very welcoming room that is the heart of the house. There are 3 double bedrooms and a bathroom and shower on the ground floor and a further double bedroom with en-suite bathroom on the first floor. The large kitchen/dining room opens off a wide passageway that runs the width of the house. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: N/AMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Intstructions for the house and swimming pool, as well as a list of the local markets, vineyards and restaurants will be provided with each booking. If you have any questions in advance then please contact me. Thanks
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Edmund M
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2006
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Reviewed 18 September 2019 via mobile

La Bidonne is exactly as described by the owner and previous reviewers. It is in a beautiful secluded position 25 minutes from Bergerac (and airport). The house is large comprehensively well equipped with a large swimming pool and access to many country walks as well...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Plagmd
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We had a really enjoyable and relaxing holiday in the beautiful tranquil setting of La Bidonne (although the local spelling seems to be with one 'n'?).The house itself far exceeded our expectation with the interior being far more spacious than the photographs had suggested and...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank bjkinnes
Edmund999, VR Owner at La Bidonne - Secluded 18th Century Farmhouse with stunning views of Saussignac, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

I am glad you all had a great time. The spelling does seem to vary depending on which map or signpost you look at!

Reviewed 14 August 2018

Family had a great two weeks stay. The pool was awesome as bigger than most private ones so children and "big kids" are happily occupied all day. Big bedrooms and comfortable double height salon to relax in the evenings (although with the views you'll find...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank abib975
Edmund999, VR Owner at La Bidonne - Secluded 18th Century Farmhouse with stunning views of Saussignac, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay (and the eclairs!).

Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Everything about La Bidonne is restful. We stopped off here on our way driving from Spain to northern France and barely left the premises! It has everything you need - beautifully comfy beds, sofas in the huge main lounge to snuggle up on, a big...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Linds87
Edmund999, VR Owner at La Bidonne - Secluded 18th Century Farmhouse with stunning views of Saussignac, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

We are very glad you enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed 4 June 2018

Back for a second visit to the most wonderful holiday home I have yet to find. This visit saw some improvements on my last visit:the patio has been renewed and extended and there are now two bedrooms with double beds which will make the accommodation...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank toriar334
Edmund999, VR Owner at La Bidonne - Secluded 18th Century Farmhouse with stunning views of Saussignac, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thank you. I am glad you like what we have done.

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: September 2017
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Edmund999, VR Owner at La Bidonne - Secluded 18th Century Farmhouse with stunning views of Saussignac, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

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

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: August 2017
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Edmund999, VR Owner at La Bidonne - Secluded 18th Century Farmhouse with stunning views of Saussignac, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

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

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

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Date of stay: July 2017
Edmund999, VR Owner at La Bidonne - Secluded 18th Century Farmhouse with stunning views of Saussignac, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

La Bidonne is a spacious, comfortable farmhouse located in a stunning, peaceful setting with views towards Saussignac chateau. The swimming pool is large and well positioned below the house. It is a great base to explore the wine-growing region of Bergerac, with top quality restaurants...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank PennyDavies
Reviewed 14 August 2016

La Bidonne is a wonderful place to stay. 

The location is stunning, with beautiful views across the valley to the village of Saussignac, the swimming pool, on a lower terrace, was a great size and depth and provided endless hours of entertainment for the children....More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Victoria D
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Parking
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
There are a number of local walks - Saussignac, for example, takes 10 to 15 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, from great buzzards to golden orioles, and at the right time of year the migration of thousands of storks overhead. 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 also few minutes drive away.
Getting around
Outside of Saussignac (a short walk away) the best way to see the local area is either by car or bicycle. Both Bergerac and St Foy la Grande are a 15 min drive or you can take the local train to both from Gardonne which is 3kms from the house. Likewise Duras and Emyet are a 30 min drive.
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