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l’Âne d’Ôr - La vieille Grange

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Our site, farm house and converted stables, large gardens with a pasture and orchard is located in the hamlet of Cantegrel on a quiet mountain road. Looking out from the gite, the views are of the estate on the hill side and valley with our private forest land while from our farm house the view is the expansive valleys up to the famed mountain top village of Domme. The gîte and farm house are located between the towns of Sarlat and Domme, not far from the river Dordogne.
The history rich surroundings are dotted with ancient towns and castles. In the direct surroundings you will find scores of prehistoric caves and grottos which were inhabited by neanderthals during the ice age. The area is also famous for the medieval castles, chateaus and fortresses. Nature is glorious in the Dordogne valley, making it especially pleasant hiking, biking or getting around on the water anywhere from spring to fall.
Do you crave convenience and quietness, but enjoy being close to the tourist heart of the area? This is the place for you. Welcome to the Dordogne Valley.

  • Rural
  • Hilly
  • Meadows and woodland
  • In or near a village

Restaurants, food & wine

The various castles and caves where you’ll be able to enjoy the many wines that the area is known for. Restaurants are in abundance and for local markets you can shop to your hearts content in Sarlat, Domme, Le Bugue, Lalinde, and various other historic towns nearby. Several villages also celebrate several seasonal feasts with lots of food and dancing. Nearby Sarlat hosts a very quaint day, but also night market (during peak season). Cahors is renowned for it’s rich wines, which you can sample in the countless wine cellars. The same is true for Bergerac, and we could go on for a while. In short, the foodies can indulge fully in the area.


The Dordogne is known for it’s many forms of water activities like canoeing, kayaking and white water rafting. For those less brave of heart, there are numerous more casual boat tours along the stunning castles lining the valleys. Of course, there is plenty of opportunity to go for a swim. The riverside is dotted with patios and beaches. The river Dordogne is just 5 minutes away by car. A little bit longer if you bring your bicycle, but even on foot merely a brisk walk away. The forested area is ideally suited for outings on a bike, on one of many bicycle routes, or explore the area hiking through the stunning forests, valleys and towns. The GR6 long distance foot path runs through our area. The region knows many pre historic caves, ancient dwellings and caverns and many are accessible with a tour or guide. The region has been inhabited since before recorded time and there is evidence of cavemen in ancient rock drawings and dwellings hewn out of rock faces. The area is also home to numerous castles fortresses as well as some stunning vineyards and gardens. The town of Domme has a small airport with tours over the river and valleys by plane or helicopter. Or coast casually in a hot air balloon. The launching area is just outside our town. Or, perhaps, golfing is more your taste, for you, there is a wonderful golf course nearby.

  • Bicycle
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near riding
  • Water sports
  • Flying and gliding

Further remarks

From Great Britain, you can fly directly to Bergerac from:
London Stansted, East Midlands, Liverpool, Bristol and Southampton.
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You can fly to Brive-la-Gaillarde from:
London City Airport, London Stansted, Amsterdam, Paris, Porto, Ajaccio.
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Transavia flies in 2018 from Rotterdam to Bergerac.
For flight information have a look at flight and booking information
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We recommend to fly from outside Europe via Amsterdan / Schiphol and hence with Transavia (cheap) fly further to Bergerac. If any stop, we recommend spending a few days in Amsterdam and Rotterdam :-)
You can fly from Amsterdam/Schiphol also with KLM, Air France of Easyjet tp Bordeau, Brive or Toulouse.
Also you can fly via Paris Orly Airport and from there continue to fly to Brive-la-Gaillarde.

For flights from Canada look for inexpensive flights
For example: Toronto via Montreal to Toulouse.

Bergerac - Vitrac is about 1 1/2 hour drive.
Brive-la-Gaillarde is about 1 hour drive.
Toulouse - Vitrac is about 2 hours drive.
Bordeaux - Vitrac is about 2 1/2 hours drive


Additional price info and offers

plus, if necessary, a little baby in a crib( in the master bedroom).
Cot and a highchair we have for free.

For rental prices see our Calander of availabilty.

For reservations we ask a deposit. €200,=
Final cleaning cost € 60, =.
Rent linen package is optional. costs € 12.00 per week p.p.
A linen package includes among others fitted sheet, duvet cover, pillowcase, sufficient bath / hand towels, kitchen and tea towels, new dishcloth, dish brush and mop.
There are also dishwasher tabs and basic kitchen herbs in stock.

The rental fee includes;
- Gas, water and electricity for normal use.
- TV via satellite, including Dutch and English-language channels..
- Wi-Fi (also on terrace and in the garden).
- Wood for use fireplace, fire pit and BBQ.
- Use washer and dryer during normal use.

Dogs are allowed on request. We ourselves have two naughty, crazy cats.

For more pictures and info please check our website
Are you interested and want more info, please email us through this adv. or

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Price exclusive

  • Safety deposit € 200.00
  • Cleaning fee (optional) € 60.00
  • Price bed linen per person (optional) € 6.00
  • Price towels perp person (optional) € 6.00

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Visitors of l’Âne d’Ôr - La vieille Grange evaluate this property in the past 4 years with an average of:

Visited in September 2018

2 september 2018

Bep en Ton,
Sarlat en de Dordogne zijn ons niet onbekend. Nadat we deze regio hadden ontdekt, kwamen we jaarlijks terug om te genieten van de omgeving. De laatste jaren hebben we andere, ook mooie, plekken in Frankrijk bezocht. Dit jaar, bij onze last minute zoektocht kwamen we terecht bij jullie. De foto’s straalden meteen een goede sfeer uit. Toch nog even verder gesurft, want willen we weer naar Sarlat? Uiteindelijk toch besloten om naar Cantegrel te komen. Geen seconde spijt van gehad!

Wat een heerlijke plek om tot rust te komen. La Grange, de tuin, dat heerlijke terrasje en absoluut niet in de laatste plaats jullie gastvrijheid. We hebben in de loop der jaren een lijstje van dingen die we standaard mee nemen omdat deze niet of niet voldoende aanwezig waren in de gîtes waar we verbleven. Dit was bij jullie absoluut niet nodig, alles is aanwezig.
Jullie kunnen zeer trots zijn op de manier zoals jullie vinden dat jullie je gasten moeten ontvangen.

Merci Beaucoup pour cet agreäble séjours. Chapeau!!
Thierry en Leontien.

Visited in August 2018

23 augustus 2018

Beste Ton & Bep,
Drie weken zijn we op vakantie in de Lot/Perigord/Dordogne. Waarvan de laatste week in L’Âne d’Or, jullie huisje La vieille Grange. Huisjes vergelijken kun je eigenlijk niet, elk huis heeft z’n eigen sfeer en charme. Toch zijn we het er over eens dat we ons in dit huis het meest “thuis” hebben gevoeld. Het is een heel gezellig huis.
De omgeving is niet nieuw voor ons. Twee van onze dochters hebben in Argentat aan de Dordogne gewoond. We hebben dan ook andere dingen gezien dan wat voor de hand ligt. Maar we hebben zéker genoten, mede door jullie gastvrijheid.
Mike & Meintje.

Visited in August 2018
Fam. Russ

August 19th, 2018

Dear Bep and Ton,
We enjoyed the stay in your cozy home and wonderful garden very much and feel like home here, so much that it it’s very hard to say good-bye! We love the landscape (the green hills and the orange coloured rocks with the nice houses and castels), the cities with their markets (so many delicious fruits and different kinds of olives), the rivers (how much fun we had on the Dordogne and the Vézère!), the vast forests (it’s so wonderfully quiet there!), the many different plants that grow and blossom here – we love it all and hope to come back some day!

Thank you for your hospitality (and the fresh croissants and the bread and the many “Insides – Tipps” you gave us Ton! What a delicious meal we had Yesterday!!!)!

Enjoy your life here! Thanks for everything!

Love from Germany
Artur, Carmen, David and Anna.

Visited in August 2018
Judith en Martijn

10 augustus 2018

Lieve Bep en Ton,
Wat hebben we genoten met z’n viertjes. Het huis is voorzien van alle gemakken en zeer comfortabel. De tuin en het zwembad waren heerlijk. Prachtige omgeving met enorm veel te bezoeken en beleven. Tweemaal zalig in jullie gezelschap uit eten geweest. Ton was onze geduldige en zeer behulpzame vraagbaak.
Kortom: een uitermate geslaagde vakantie en zeker voor herhaling vatbaar!
Liefs, Martijn, Judith, Job en Sophie.

Visited in July 2018
Tom en Sandra

20 juli 2018

Beste Ton en Bep,
Bedankt voor jullie warme welkom van de afgelopen week. We hebben genoten van de rust, de ruimte en de schitterende omgeving. Het huis is prettig, knus en erg goed uitgerust met alles wat we ons maar konden wensen. Dankzij de goede tips hebben we veel van de omgeving gezien en hebben een heerlijke week gehad.

Hartelijk bedankt!
Tom en Sandra.


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