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The Farmhouse at Rigal farm, pool, 100 acres, adult, children and animal heaven.

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The Farmhouse at Rigal farm, a few steps from the heated pool, adult, children and animal heaven.
The Farmhouse at Rigal in the landscaped private courtyard of the Manoir, unique,boutique,eco-chic
12th century church at Cause - viewed from our drive, the walking in this area is superb
1 of 25The Farmhouse at Rigal farm, a few steps from the heated pool, adult, children and animal heaven.
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3 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
6 guests
5 nights minimum
Rigal is open all year, 20 minutes from Bergerac airport. Long weekend winter breaks, perfect tranquility but close to ALL amenities. Half term and Easter holidays, full central heating and cosy wood burner. Wonderful vineyards, markets and Chateaux and delightful Bordeaux is a day trip away. Summer is sun, fun & luxury living. Stay at our stylish family-friendly farm with heated salt water swimming pool in a beautiful corner of France & you may never want to leave. Your holiday at Rigal is an exciting opportunity to enjoy a relaxing and authentic French farmhouse experience. Our three-bedroom child-friendly farmhouse nestles in 100 acres of organic pasture and woodland on a low intensity, free-range organic farm and is ideal for up to 6 guests plus cots, perfect for a family or a fami...Rigal is open all year, 20 minutes from Bergerac airport. Long weekend winter breaks, perfect tranquility but close to ALL amenities. Half term and Easter holidays, full central heating and cosy wood burner. Wonderful vineyards, markets and Chateaux and delightful Bordeaux is a day trip away. Summer is sun, fun & luxury living. Stay at our stylish family-friendly farm with heated salt water swimming pool in a beautiful corner of France & you may never want to leave. Your holiday at Rigal is an exciting opportunity to enjoy a relaxing and authentic French farmhouse experience. Our three-bedroom child-friendly farmhouse nestles in 100 acres of organic pasture and woodland on a low intensity, free-range organic farm and is ideal for up to 6 guests plus cots, perfect for a family or a family travelling with grandparents who have their own ensuite bedroom on the ground floor. The children can immerse themselves in safe and peaceful country surroundings, explore the extensive outdoor space and play equipment, make friends with the farm animals and help to feed them every morning, a highlight for the children ( and often all the family) Our completely renovated farmhouse has: 3 en-suite bedrooms Large lounge diner with woodburner and fabulous fireplace Modern fully equipped kitchen 2 private terraces overlooking our 100 acres 12x6m heated saltwater pool with verandah, sunloungers 2 play areas for the children, netted trampoline, toys Daily animal feeding, plenty to see and stoke Extensive equipment for toddlers and babies including: • Cot(s) and linen, fitted cot sheet, top sheet, blanket • High Chair • Booster seat • Baby Monitor • Changing mat and/or changing table • Steriliser • Stairgates (where needed) • Potty • Child's Loo seat • Child's step • Plastic cups, crockery and cutlery including weaning spoons • Bath Toys and non-slip mat • Hand held blender • Bed Guard • Blackout blinds/curtains/shutters in child's bedrooms • A range of age appropriate outdoor toys • A range of age appropriate indoor toys and books • DVD player, screen and children's DVD – on request • Microwave • Night lights in children's bedrooms INSIDE Our farmhouse is a classic honey-toned Dordogne stone building, renovated with care and attention to ensure a beautifully decorated interior with a contemporary French feel. The huge open plan sitting room and dining space, with a high exposed beamed ceiling, has two comfy sofas positioned in front of the fabulous ancient fireplace with a wood burner. Family evenings, or taking a break from the French sunshine, are easy with the children helping themselves from the dresser full of toys and books or snuggling up in front of the television with UK satellite television or a movie from the DVD library. French windows look out over a terrace and the huge back garden leading onto the medieval-designed organic vegetable patch, fields and woodlands. The large dining table has plenty of space for all the family to enjoy meals together, with seating for up to 12. Whether its preparing a simple breakfast or rustling up a French feast, cooking in the bright and airy kitchen is a pleasure - and there's plenty of room for the whole family to get involved. Fully-fitted with Shaker-style units and a double butler sink, it's equipped with all the usual mod cons including an oven/hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave. A kitchen table with stools is perfect for snack time. And there's no need to take all your laundry home with you as there is also a washing machine, neatly tucked away in a cupboard under the stairs. Also on the ground floor is a delightful double bedroom, with a king-size bed, designed to ensure a good night's rest or relaxing afternoon nap. This bedroom is perfect for grandparents who might like some space and privacy, or may find negotiating the stairs difficult. Alternatively, the room has plenty of space for a cot if being used by a couple with a baby. A modern bathroom is accessed directly from this bedroom and the kitchen. Upstairs, with child safety gates at the top and bottom, are two bedrooms in the renovated attic space. The landing and bedrooms have sloping ceilings and beautiful exposed beams. The stylish master bedroom, with feature oak beamed, has a king-size bed, separate dressing room and en suite shower room. There is ample space for several cots in this relaxing bedroom. A twin room, with an en suite shower room, is a lovely children's bedroom and also has space for a cot. OUTSIDE The private rear terrace is the perfect place to enjoy adult time in the evening when the children are in bed and it's position takes full advantage of the wonderful evening sunshine. The private front terrace overlooks the tree-shaded courtyard, furnished with a table, chairs and barbecue, where there is a swings and slide set for smaller children. At the far end of the courtyard is the fully-enclosed 12m x 6m salt-water, heated swimming pool, with Roman steps for easy access, enclosed by fencing and a self-locking gate and featuring two splash alarms. Poolside shade is provided by a covered veranda and there are plenty of sun loungers for relaxing. Beside the pool is a large, netted trampoline and, a little further up a gentle slope towards the woods, sits a second very large timber play set for older children. Designed by British company Treetops, the play houses, swing, slide, climbing wall and climbing net are sure to be a magnet for older children and provide hours of creative play. There is a good view of the play equipment from the pool area, allowing grown-ups to enjoy some quiet time while the little ones play to their hearts' content. The farm also has plenty of friendly animals to see and stroke, from pigs to cows, rabbits to guinea pigs, ponies to doves. Or you can visit the rare breed chickens - and maybe even collect some eggs - which share their stone-built home with the farm's resident ducksMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Family friendly, toddler and baby equipment, certified by Tots to Travel, toys, books, dvds, cots, cot bedding, high chairs, buggy, potties we have most equipment for little ones, just ask.
Bathrooms
3 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Chris and Jacqueline H
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Listed Since:August 2009
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Reviewed October 5, 2019

We had the perfect week at Rigal in September! It was the ideal holiday for our young family - Chris and Jacky made us feel very welcome, and our daughter couldn’t wait to see Jacky in the mornings to help feed all the animals! We...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank lisadel13
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We had a wonderful week staying in the gite at Le Rigal. The gite itself is very well equipped, comfortable and decorated tastefully. Le Rigal itself is blissfully relaxing, the pool is a good size and there are plenty of loungers to while away an...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

This is our second holiday at Rigal after staying last October. It was even more fantastic than we remembered , we couldn’t have asked for a better family holiday. The pool was lovely and warm and the weather beautiful. Even on rainy days we didn’t...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank icklelou2
Reviewed June 24, 2018

We stayed with friends in the Gite….very well appointed and fantastic areas at both the front and the back of the house to enjoy sunshine at both ends of the day. Chris and Jacky are regularly seen at the farm and are lovely people as...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank FarAway706488
Reviewed April 21, 2018

This is the most wonderful place to stay! Chris and Jacqui were wonderful hosts, they provide so many things for children, even including a buggy, we had everything we needed. The farmhouse is beautiful and made a really comfortable home for the week. We were...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank 123louc
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Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

We had such a lovely time last year we have booked again for this June. Chris and Jacky are such excellent hosts and it really does feel like it comes so natural to them. Both children said 'best holiday ever'. Enough said :-)

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Welshelvis
Reviewed May 21, 2017

Jackie and Chris made us very welcome.The accommodation was lovely and very spacious.The area was central to all places of interest.The pool is a lovely size and very clean.We will definitely try to visit again if there are any vacancies next year.Thankyou Jackie and Chris...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank dianeandmartin2016
Reviewed May 12, 2017

We stayed as 4 adults, a 3 year old and two 1 year olds - the gite and its surroundings is so well equipped for kids, you could want anything more. Had a lovely time both at the gite and exploring the local area and...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank foody_manc
lerigal, VR Owner at The Farmhouse at Rigal farm, pool, 100 acres, adult, children and animal heaven., responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2017

It was a pleasure to have you all staying at Rigal, thank you for leaving the gite so tidy. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed April 22, 2017

This was our second visit to this amazing site and it was even better than last year! The site itself is very stylish yet comfortable, the grounds surrounding this site are superb and Chris and Jacky's hospitality strikes the right balance between friendly but never...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank sjgb171
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

5 of us (5 adults & 1 child) stayed over October half term. The gite is deceptively spacious and was well equipped. Handy having a bedroom downstairs and all rooms having their own en suites. We didn't spend a great deal outside when we were...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank slnic
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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About the neighborhood
There is so much to visit on our doorstep. The local village boasts the ruins of the oldest castle keep in France, honey coloured houses and pretty roof lines. There are local fetes and fayres in the summer and medieval fayres at Issigeac and Cadouin during July and August. Every Thursday there is a huge market in Lalinde all year round with wonderful fresh produce, ( the area is famed for its strawberries and the olives are delicious) and interesting local goods. The area is wooded which makes for wonderful walking and cycling along shaded paths. The pecharmant vineyards are dotted around producing excellent wines and Chateaux les Merles less than 5 minutes away has a wonderful restaurant, bistro and golf course. There hand made paper mills on the river Dordogne 10 minutes away dating f...
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