David and Katie Dean
- english, french
About David and Katie Dean
With small children we took a holiday in this most beautiful region of France and never left... We're now very fortunate to have become a small part of the very long history of Bourgale, falling in love with the beautiful buildings and gardens - so peaceful, so safe, it's own little world.
David and Katie Dean purchased this Villa in 2011
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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The best holiday we’ve had in years!!
David, Katie and family gave us the warmest of welcomes at their beautiful home in Villefranche-du-Perigord. The house and surrounding land was so picturesque that it is hard to put it into words. You have to see it for yourself to truly appreciate the peace, serenity and beauty of the place. The garden was so pretty and the house had everything we needed, from a lovely tree swing for our daughter, to deckchairs and chilled bubbles in the fridge on our arrival. The house was fantastically equipped with a super cot for our youngest, games, dvds and bags of information on things to do in the local area. Everything was clean and extremely well maintained - we couldn’t have asked for more! There was plenty of outside seating for a shady lunch as well as a beautiful canopied area for sundowners in the evening, where you could while away the hours looking at the fabulous fields and flowers and listening to the gentle buzz of the bees and sound of the cicadas - pure heaven!!! The gas barbecue was brilliant and made cooking delicious meats from the local butcher each evening a very simple task!! The swimming pool was excellent - a fabulous size and depth for young and old alike to enjoy. There was a great set of inflatables and pool toys and the sun loungers were really comfortable. David and Katie really go above and beyond to make you feel welcome here and we loved every moment of our stay. The children loved exploring the fields and the woods, playing in the lovely lawned area in front of the house and visiting the geese and the chickens each morning. This truly is a place of paradise where you could quite happily spend a whole week relaxing by the pool or alternatively visiting the beautiful bastides, caves and villages in the surrounding area. Rural France at its best with the most wonderfully kind, friendly and welcoming family in this, the most beautiful of homes. Thank you for one of the best holidays we’ve ever had as a family David, Katie and family and hope to see you again!!!
Wonderful escape in idyllic setting
We've just returned from a lovely stay at Bourgale. The property is in an idyllic setting with lovely views, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You can walk to the local village which has all the essentials along with cafes and restaurants. David and Katie were wonderful hosts and recommended some great days out (we had our 6 year old in tow). We did some canoeing, cycling, visited Castelnaud Castle and Marquessac gardens and did some tree walking so there's plenty to do within reasonable distance. Overall a lovely break
Great spot and hosts
Lovely week spent - spotlessly clean, well looked after, and wonderful surroundings. Couldn't have asked for a more relaxing week away. Hosts were brilliantly unintrusive but helpful, and had some excellent recommendations for restaurants and activities...
Glorious setting for a week of relaxation
Very comfortable accommodation in glorious surroundings. Our hosts were charming and helpful yet unobtrusive. We would thoroughly recommend Le Noyer
Wonderfully located, quiet peaceful and yet close to the town and a great location for exploring the area.
The property was very comfortable and well equipped. Dave & Katie we’re fabulous hosts, very friendly and great at suggesting places to visit.
High recommend it and we hope to return!
Perfect in every way! Beautiful setting, house was comfortable and the hosts were first-rate.
From the moment we arrived and were greeted by David in front of their 12th century manor house everything about our visit was perfect. The property was lovely and sited in a beautiful rural landscape. Our hosts were friendly and helpful, giving advice about places to eat and visit. The region is gorgeous...this is coming from people who live in one of the most beautiful villages in Maine.It was so comfortable, like visiting family, only better. Our cottage was well equipped and comfortable. David and Katie shared some products of the region with us as well as items from their garden. The geese, chickens and duck are particularly entertaining, especially while being fed our food scraps. Their children were delightful and not intrusive. The proximity to the village of Villefranche was particularly advantageous for us to be able to walk to town any time we wanted. All of the local merchants were friendly and welcoming. All in all, perfection!
A little over 2 hours drive away is the Atlantic Coast with the stunning Baie d'Arcachon, famed for their oysters. In this same location is the highest dune in Europe, La Dune de Pyla.
Within 20 minutes drive of Bourgale are numerous river beaches and fantastic swimming lakes.
It is an easy journey from the UK whether by car or plane.
When using the excellent French motorway network we are approximately 350 miles from St Malo, 500 miles from Calais and Boulogne.
Bergerac - 40 minutes with direct low cost flights from Stansted, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds, Southampton or Bristol.
Bordeaux – 2 hours direct flights from Manchester, East Midlands (Nottingham) and Gatwick
Brive - 1 hour 30 minute with flights from London.
Monpazier: 12 miles
Roque Gageac: 21 miles
St Cyprien: 22miles
Le Bugue: 27 miles
Baynac: 27 miles
Sarlat: 26 miles
Les Eyzies de Tayac: 28 miles
Perigueux: 53 miles
Lascaux: 68 miles
Cahors: 26 miles
Rocamadour: 43 miles
Villefranche du Périgord, offers a selection of shops, bakers, cafés, bars and restaurants, all within walking distance. There is also a tourist information centre, bank, post office and doctors surgery. During the summer the village hosts a weekly marché nocturne in the town square, as well as many summer festivals and an open air cinema.
The Dordogne and Périgord Noir in particular, is famed for it natural beauty, fabulous rivers and a long history. Humans have long settled, thrived and fought over this land. From CroMagnon man to the hundred years war, all have left their mark, which make this a fascinating area to visit. There are breathtaking châteaux, beautiful villages, formal gardens, prehistoric sites and cave networks.
For those seeking adventure, all outdoor pursuits are catered for; hot-air ballooning, pleasure flights, horse riding, canoeing, quad-biking, air-parks, fishing etc!
There are numerous Theme and Adventure Parks, Museums and Galleries.
Food is life to the region, famed throughout France for the quality of its produce and central in location - to the best vineyards in the world. Every day of the week it is possible to visit a bustling French Market in a local village offering a spectrum of products to tempt all.
However, it may be argued that the space, freedom and pace at which to enjoy life - is all that is needed here! Take time to enjoy the simple act of swimming in a river, sitting in a café, or lying in a field with the sun on your face - the choice is yours!