La Vigne stands on a hillside with extensive views across the surrounding countryside yet is within easy reach of the city of Bergerac and the local airport. The house has a well-equipped kitchen with plenty of cutlery, crockery, glasses etc. and a big fridge/freezer - ideal for storing lots of the delicious local produce. The living area is spacious and comfy, as are the bedrooms. We really enjoyed the private pool, making full use of it during our visit - the water temperature was ideal and it looked particularly stunning when lit-up at night. David is an excellent host, providing us with lots of local information, helping us book taxis and uncovering the pool every morning. We look forward to our next visit to La Vigne.
La Vinge is a lovely refurbished Gite, which has a very homely feeling about it. Each of the 3 double bedrooms are very spacious and there is also a decent dinning and lounge area. Outside Is a lovely patio dinning area and your own private pool. David the owner is very helpful and always on hand to answer any questions or assist with anything.
We were only here for 3 days, but would of loved to stay longer.
We really enjoyed our last day, which we spent mainly in the pool, indulging in lovely Food and drink.
This property is set in the country, so you would need a car to be able to travel to local shops and towns.
My only con - is that the property has no air conditioning. Although this wasn't too much of an issue as David supplied a number of fans in the property.
Thank you David and Lydie for a lovely stay. Hopefully we will stay again next year!
The accommodation is idyllic, situated in a lovely environment and in nice and well managed grounds. The home is well placed for Bergerac which we visited several times. We would also recommend the local markets.
There is the additional benefit of a private pool. There is the expectation that you uncover the pool with a winch and cover on the days you are using it. This is a bit of a chore but OK if you are fit however as I was recovering from an injury David agreed to uncover it in the mornings.
Also, be aware that the pool is alarmed. You are provided with a handheld remote fob to arm and disarm the alarm. The alarm became an irritation as it went off numerous times whilst we were there (always have the fob near you). David said that the alarm is required due to French regulations.
There is also a hot tub available at additional cost however notice is needed for the owners to clean this beforehand.
Another recommendation would be to buy any provisions on the way as there was no welcome pack.
The building is a converted barn and offers very comfortable accommodation in the ground floor living area. The stairs to the bedrooms on the first floor are relatively steep. It was mentioned that these can be slippery which David said was more regarding children running around.
Unfortunately, I was unable to use the first floor due to mobility issues however I was told by family that the bedrooms are comfortable with lots of storage although the space does get hot.
Due to the age of the property the roof slopes into the toilet and bathroom and the upstairs might be an issue if you are tall.
There is a bedroom off the living room which unbeknown to me was also down steps. The bedroom was OK; there is an on-suite shower room with an old-fashioned shower curtain and a sink and toilet.
There are several bed and breakfast properties next door; there were no issues arising from this although you are overlooked from the pool area used by people staying over.
The car parking area is up the hill from the property and access is via a grassed bank. This would not be an issue for people who are moderately fit however it was a difficulty for me personally due to walking difficulties. My own view is that the accommodation is not the best for people with mobility or accessibility needs.
We met with the owners on several occasions during our stay. They live at the bottom of the driveway. They appear hard working and are helpful and likeable and business minded; David was helpful explaining the rules and his wife helped with recommendations where to eat and helped with booking a local restaurant.
I will try to submit photos to show that the accommodation is in many ways excellent however 'my' experience was marred due to disability and height and the practical issues to do with the property as discussed above hence my rate of stay which others might not share. My wife and her mother would still highly recommend to others.
We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful property. The facilities were excellent and the hosts extremely helpful and friendly.
We enjoyed exploring the local countryside and vineyards and as fans of French food had some great meals out.
Will definitely be back.
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