Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
- english, french, Dutch
We are the proud owners of the house of Rue St Felicien in Issigeac (that's our street above), and purchased it in 2006 from friends of ours, who had just completed a 5 year renovation - adding all new electrics, plumbing, central heating and double-paned windows. They bought it as a ruin and did an amazing job in bringing it back to life. We couldn't resist its charm when they had to sell it in order to move for their work. In fact, when we walked into the entrance way, we had already decided to buy it without seeing any further! Although our home is in California, we have traveled a great deal in western Europe and have rented many properties – some great, and some less than spectacular! We always appreciated cleanliness, comfort, good beds, furniture you could actually sit on, great linens and towels, appliances that really worked, and nice big wine glasses! After buying our dream French village house, our philosophy hasn’t changed - and we have upgraded the standard of the house to meet or exceed the best we’ve seen in terms of personal comforts. Basically, we have designed it to be the way we’d like it if we arrived tired and hungry from across the world. And we know you'll love it when you arrive too.
Janice purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Janice chose Issigeac
Issigeac is one of the precious medieval gems of the Dordogne, with so much of its history apparent in its wonderful architecture. We used to visit the Sunday market routinely, and so fell in love with this timeless village. With only about 600 inhabitants and the village being within a 'ring road' built in the classic Roman form of its predecessor, owning a home right in the heart of the village was a dream come true. Once you're parked and unloaded, you can walk to 3 restaurants, 3 boulangeries, various cafes, 2 butcheries, 2 grocery stores, a presse, a wonderful wine shop, a lovely boutique, and antique shops, - what's not to love! This was especially wonderful for our elderly relatives as well as visiting friends who didn't have a car, since they were completely independent once we arrived. With wine-tasting and historical sites so close, it was really the perfect location to have a 3-storey village house. And all of this is within 15 minutes of Bergerac and the airport as well.
What makes this Villa unique
As with our other properties, we believe that great beds, beautiful linens and decorations, and a superbly clean environment are the best benefits to a vacation home. We also love the 14th century history that comes with this home, as well as its proximity to all immediate services within a few minutes walk. With 3 floors all filled with light and sunshine, this ancient home offers a unique experience of blending the historical with the modern.
Max guests: 6
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Wonderful stay in a stunning property - highly recommended
We had a fantastic two weeks staying at this incredible medieval property. Janice was a fabulous host and couldn’t do enough to make our stay comfortable.
Issigeac is a wonderful village with everything you need (restaurants, bakeries, cafés, grocery shops etc.) and a brilliant market on a Sunday. The property is right in the centre but very quiet as it’s down a little side street. We were blown away by our first view of the house and you’ll love the medieval features (my favourite is the old manger right inside the front door).
The house is really well equipped and generously stocked with the things you need but don’t want to buy for a week or two (herbs, oil, sugar etc.) and has a great array of crockery and cooking things so you can make proper meals and even entertain.
The house was immaculately clean and beautifully laid out. There’s also a great range of local information, books, games etc. The beds are comfy and the shower powerful - we couldn’t ask for more!
Janice really did look after us before and during tour trip. She’s incredibly knowledgeable about the area and we had some great meals / days out based on her advice.
Overall it was a wonderful trip and we were so sad to leave! We will be back!
My husband and I, with our young son, found an oasis of calm and a feeling of home in this lovely little hamlet in France. From the moment we arrived, Janice welcomed us as if we were long lost friends - truly a special experience for us and above all a hostess that has thought of everything to make your stay pleasurable. Recommended, absolutely!
Janice is an amazing host! This is our second visit to this property. Lovely town and gorgeous home!
Just fabulous !
I do rent gîtes all over France, but this house is really home from home and designed for all your confort . The owner Janice is really welcoming and nothing is a Problem. The village Issigeac is gorgeous and worse to stay a fews days .
So nice to meet you and your aunt, Florence. We look forward to your return soon. I'm so glad you found Issigeac well-worth your stay! It's such a medieval gem.
This house is an absolute gem!
We spent 7 wonderful days in this house located in a quiet street in the center of Issigeac. The house is decorated with great taste and care. From linens to dishware and furniture everything is of really good quality.The kitchen is fully equipped (I was able to cook a large Turkey!). The two bathrooms are lovely and functional. The beds are very comfortable. We were there in the winter and the house was cozy and well heated. The owners are amazing and go far beyond the average market standard. They are warm, engaging and generous people. It's a happy place we would love to come back to at any time.
There's a FABULOUS and popular Sunday market on your doorstep in the village. There is a popular 'boules' court (also called 'petanque' or 'bocce') which hosts many matches and spontaneous challenges every week and weekend. An ancient French tradition in the village. There are festivals and summer markets many nights a week from June through August.