Le Noyer is a beautifully converted detached stone barn. Bright and spacious, it's open plan ground floor offers wonderful views onto the walnut grove, across open meadows and to the woods beyond. The lounge has comfortable furniture, TV/DVD, books and log burning stove. A well equipped kitchen has everything needed for a relaxing stay - gas cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and toaster. Located on the first floor are two bedrooms (a double and a twin) both en-suite. Directly outside Le Noyer is a shaded seating area, barbecue facilities and secure parking.
Bourgale is perfectly situated to experience the Dordogne, the Manoir is steeped in history, dating from the 12th century, with carvings said to be by the Knights Templar.
Your cottage has been tastefully restored to provide a truly comfortable and independent setting. It is nestled within a private park, extending to some 50 acres of mature woodland, meadows and gardens. Relax by the pool and enjoy panoramic views in any given direction.
Bourgale is five minutes walk from the oldest "Bastide" village in the Périgord Noir - it's ancient covered market is renowned for the sale of Cépes and Chestnuts. The village shops include deli's, butchers, boulangeries, cafés and restaurants.
By car Bourgale is just twenty minutes from the central Dordogne valley with the Vézère valley beyond, both of which offer a multitude of attractions to suit all. Towns such as Sarlat, Monpazier, and Domme are within easy reach, as is Rocamadour, the city of Cahors and much, much more!
In a region famed for it's natural beauty and known worldwide for food and wine, restaurants and cafés are abundant, markets are to be found every day of the week. If your passion is food, we hope you will enjoy the well equipped kitchen, together with seasonal produce direct from the kitchen garden. Bourgale also has numerous fruit trees warmed by the sun - perfect accompaniments for those summer evening BBQ's!
David and Katie Dean
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 20, 2019
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
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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!
Holiday at Bourgale first week of September 2018
We spent a thoroughly enjoyable week at this property. It is an oasis of relaxation, a cottage surrounded by gardens, meadows and forest. The accommodation is spacious, very well equipped and has a lovely character that blends well with the 12th century manor. David and Katie were welcoming and excellent hosts.Their recommendations and local knowledge ensured each day trip was memorable. We divided our time between relaxing at the cottage gardens and lovely pool, and exploring the Pergord region.
A wonderful stay at an amazing location.
The gite was spotless, well equipped, functional with access to a beautiful garden and a few steps away from a lovely pool.
The pool was large, clean, with no noticeable odour or taste of chlorine and equipped with numerous inflatables and sun loungers (with shade). The pool is complemented by large well-maintained gardens. Perfect!
The gite is part of a small group of buildings, typically with one other family and the owners staying on site. The buildings are surrounded by fields and woods and the location, a short drive away from the village, is peaceful and idyllic.
The owners, Kate & David, were super friendly and their children were a pleasure to meet. Although on site, at no time did we ever feel over-looked or checked upon - a perfect balance was struck.
We would certainly consider returning, as this was the best gite that we have experienced to date as a family.
Beautiful, relaxing AND great fun for the kids!
Thank you for a fabulous holiday. Wonderful hosts, great location and beautiful accommodation.
Beautiful rural setting close to a vibrant Dordogne village !
Our cottage was set in beautifully landscaped and private gardens within a lovely rural and tranquil setting, but a 5-10 minute walk from Villefranche du Périgord which had all amenities including convenience stores, restaurant, bar and a local outside 20m swimming pool & tennis courts.
The property was comfortable and well equipped with two en-suite bathrooms and lovely views onto open fields and gardens.
David & Katie were lovely hosts and gave us some great information on where to eat, local attractions etc
We had a fabulous time exploring the beautiful Dordogne from our lovely cottage - would highly recommend !
It was beautiful and absolutely amazing
Lazar, it was a pleasure having you stay, look after your lovely family - see you again soon!
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!
Rates & Availability
Changeover day is Saturday (out of season requests may be accommodated-please enquiry) guests are asked to arrive after 5pm and leave by 10am on day of departure.