Holiday home in France
Holiday home VillaFranche is an attractive detached holiday home on 7000m2 private property. You can enjoy the peace and quiet, nature, surroundings, gastronomy and a pleasant climate . Holiday home VillaFranche offers the intimacy of a small authentic village, close to the locals. The holiday home is set in a child friendly, quiet area on the edge of the village, half way on hill and five minutes walking from shops, restaurant, Tabac ( which sells newspapers) public swimming pool and fishing pond. VillaFranche is entirely at your disposal, there are no residents or other tenants on the property.
We have a gîte which sleeps six people and has all the amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. On the first floor, above the garage, you will find the large living room with fire place, a spacious kitchen-diner, a double bedroom, large bathroom and a WC. On the second floor are two more bedrooms: one double bed room and the other one has two single beds. There a two terraces where you can either find shade or sun. The whole house is equipped with window shutters. Note: there is a television but it only can play DVDs. there is no TV reception. Garden chairs, table and parasols are all provided on the terrace so you can enjoy the view!
- No smoking
- Local contact
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- High chair
Villefranche-du-Périgord is situated in the most southern part of department Dordogne right in between the two rivers Dordogne and Lot. The surrounding are hilly and wooded and very suitable for beautiful walks. The small village, in a very quiet area, is located on a hill and dates from the 12th century.
Périgord pourpe, the Purple Perigord, is the region of fortified towns and vineyards in the south west of the Dordogne. Amidst vineyards such as Monbzillac, Pécharmant and Mont Rave, is Bergerac. Bergerac, with many buildings from the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. Monpazier, Beaumont, Eymet, Lalinde and Molieres with its bastide towns and fortress-towns.
Périgord Noir, the black Périgord, the area of prehistoric remains in the Vézère valley and the Dordogne valley. Fifteen of the painted and scratched caves have been listed as UNESCO World heritage sights.. The river Dordogne flows along limestone ravines and forests of evergreen oaks. In the valley are numerous buildings and palaces from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, such as Domme, Beynac and La Roque-Gageac.
- Meadows and woodland
- In or near a village
- Near swimming water
Restaurants, food & wine
Perigord cuisine offers all sorts of traditional dishes which are made with local products. Typical regional dishes are: duck (confit en magret de canard), omelettes (with mushrooms and truffles) and salads dressed with nut oil.
Truffles, the black gold
Sorges has a museum dedicated to truffles. After visiting the museum, you can take a walk with the "truffières" and try to find truffles yourself along a path.
La Truffe Noir and Périgord, at Péchalifour in Saint Cyprien, allows visitors to look for truffles in the wild! Edouard tells the story of the truffle, the connection between the plants, trees and mushrooms, between the sun and the water, but also stories of animals, pigs, and dogs.
The Ecomusée de la Noix, inCastelnaud tells the history of the walnut, the work it involves, cultivating and harvesting.
* Musée du Vin de la Batellerie et de la Tonnellerie Bergerac explains the barrel making process for the wines of the region, transport and about the history of wine making.
* Wine Route from Villefranche-du-Périgord, where you will find the along the road Château Lamartine, in Sorutac.
Château Le Clou in Pompont, welcomes you on its domain of 28 hectares which is according to the "Ecocert" an organic vineyard.
Everywhere markets are held in the Périgord. The specialty markets, held in for instance Périgueux and Sarlat offer you the opportunity to taste the regional products.
In the village you can see the Chataignier (person who works with chestnuts) at work, and you can learn all about the chestnuts and mushrooms that grow in the chestnut forests. Châtaigne du Périgord on domaine de Rapatel has more than seven hectares of organic chestnut orchard, where the owners like to tell you about the "bread tree". In the shop you can discover the delights of this Camille chestnut. In autumn there is the festival in honour of the sweet chestnut and porcini mushrooms in Villefranche-du-Périgord. In summer, a 'repas' (outdoor meal on the market square) is frequently organised which anyone can join against a small fee.
The Dordogne offers something for everyone:
* 1000 castles spread across 575 municipalities
* A tour of the prehistoric, medieval towns, castles, fortified towns and churches, along the rivers and the lakes
* Visit gardens and parks
* Gastronomic highlights or simply eating well
* Canoeing or kayaking, horse riding, fishing, hiking, biking, golfing, hot air ballooning or a bird of prey show.
* Each village has its own festival with music, fireworks, tournaments, where anyone can join
* Enjoy nature, where you will be surprised by the wildlife: deer, rabbits, but also foxes and badgers. But you can also visit the unique gardens.
Dordogne is the French cycling paradise. It is wonderful to pedal along a wide meandering river with impressive limestone cliffs, mediaeval castles, forests and valleys. The rural roads are among the quietest of France. Villafranche offers a week with five bicycle tours. But you can also create your own route with the help of the cycling maps that are available in the holiday home.
Ferme équestre in Belves will welcome you in a nice setting and take you on rides of an hour or more.
From 'Le Bourg' (the town square) different routes have been marked out over a variety of distances. Villafranche offers several hiking trails in Chestnuts country .
The public swimming pool of Villefranche-du-Périgord is within walking distance of the house. The pool is open from June to September, from 12:00 to 19:00 hours. The fishing pond is located in front of the pool. You need to buy your fishing license at the Tabac or tourist office.
- Organised activities
- Near hiking trails
- Near ATB trails
- Near riding
- Water sports
- Flying and gliding
Additional price info and offers
Holiday home VillaFranche hopes to make your holiday special and comfortable by offering you the following:
♦ dinner at Villefranche du Perigord. The restaurant is happy to inform you about the region and its products.
♦ a visit to the organic vineyard of Château le Clou, Pomport
♦ a two day programme at Châtaigne du Périgord (April - October)
♦ cycling ( racing bike or mountain bike)
♦ horse riding
♦ or a stay wit a combination of activities.
During high season change over day is Saturday. In other seasons we are flexible ( upon request).
Prices include energy, linnen (for one week), bath towels, and use of internet (WIFI). We ask for a safe deposit of 300 euros.
Pitching a tent is only possible in combination with gîte rental. It is also possible to rent a gîte in order to spent the winter in Perigord or for a longer stay. Information and special rates upon request.
Cleaning fee, Towels, Bed linen
- Safety deposit € 300.00
Availability of 'VillaFranche'
Attention! Mira en Jan van Wolfswinkel has last updated the calendar on 30 Oct 2018
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Visitors of VillaFranche evaluate this property in the past 4 years with an average of:
M. Duba from Rotterdam,
Twee weken het hele huis en alle terrassen voor onszelf, heerlijk weer, een prachtige omgeving en een fijn dorpje met een boulangerie, of twee, een supermarktje. Wat heeft een mens nog meer nodig in Frankrijk? Niets dus. De hangmatten in de tuin, de barbeque op het avondbalkon, een koelkast met koude drankjes, ontbijtjes in de schaduw van het afdak bij de voordeur, de sterren vanuit een luie stoel op en donker plekje in de tuin. De kinderen die voetballen op twee terrassen tegelijk, iemand die een muziekje opzet en door de tuin laat klinken. Op deze laatste ochtend willen wij alle tien slechts één ding: BLIJVEN. A plus tard, heerlijk vakantiehuis. On t'aime.
Fietsclub from Eersel,
Een fantastische week fietsen in de Dordogne. Het was beste pittig, geen vlak stukje weg, maar we hebben naast flink afzien ook genoten van het weer en de omgeving. Het huis en de geboden voorzieningen en accommodatie waren prima naar onze zin.
Familie uit Nederland from Scherpenzeel,
Château Le Clou (wijn), Le Péchalifour (truffels) Franck Monsallier (oliën), en de domaine de Rapatel (kastanjegaard) bezocht, mooie verhalen over deze mooie producten. Dinsdagavond meegegeten van de locale producten in het dorp. En natuurlijk lekker gecanoëd.
Familie uit Nederland from Scherpenzeel,
Wij hebben genoten van het ruime huis, tuin en de rust. Prachtig uitzicht vanuit de tuin. Veel bezienswaardigheden in de omgeving. Leuke markten en brocante.
Familie from Nederland,
Genieten van de winterzon, natuur, rust en de openhaard. Heerlijk!