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  • Quiet, rural area with some agricultural activity

This exceptionally cozy gite, or cottage in the Dordogne valley, France, has a spacious, authentic and luxurious open concept kitchen furnished with every imaginable convenience. The kitchen is equipped with a dish washer, fridge/freezer with drawers, five burner authentic Boretti gas stove top with extra large gas oven, microwave oven, griddle, bread maker, toaster, juicer, blender, coffee maker and electric kettle as well as dinnerware, pots and pans for 6 guests. Some basic herbage and spices are stocked in the kitchen.
The large and homely living room with dining area adjacent the kitchen features exposed natural stone and a fireplace. You’ll feel right at home, in one of the heavy leather sofas with coffee table, watching your regular shows and movies in convenience with satellite TV, DVD player, stereo with MP3 player and complimentary WiFi.

Through the L shaped hallway you’ll find the stylish master bedroom with a luxurious queen sized canopy bed with antique linnen closet, drawer cabinet and night stands.
The second bedroom is ideal for children with single sized bunk beds and open closet.
The spacious and authentic four piece bathroom is classically furnished with vanity, large bathtub, separate shower and toilet.
The kitchen has access to a cozy and secluded private patio which makes it a wonderful place to lounge on particularly warm French afternoons. The four piece patio set makes this also the ideal spot to enjoy your breakfast or lunch outdoors, or to savour a glass of local wine after supper.
The patio steps will give you access down to pastures and the and shaded orchards where you can pick your seasonal apples and pears, all natural, or course, and a fun, fenced in, private play area with fire pit, swing set, slides and trampoline. For our smallest of guests we have a play set with a small see-saw, slide and small tampoline.
Our guests will have access to several of our authentic charcoal barbecue grilles in the pastures.
And, finally, from the first weekend in June, you will have access to our private, heated pool, where you will probably spend most of your days.

Because the site is our private domicile during the off-season you will find some closets and areas locked, or off-limits


  • Independent
  • Local contact
  • Safe for small children
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • Fenced garden
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Playground
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Bath
  • Airconditioning
  • With swimming pool
  • Heated pool

Availability of '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
  • In or near a town


l’Âne d’Ôr - La vieille Grange has received 31 reviews over the past 4 years with an average of:

9.741935483870968 stars
  • 9 stars

    20 - 09 - 2023
    Beste Ton en Bep,
    Wat hebben wij heerlijke dagen gehad in de Dordogne en jullie huisje. Ietsjes korter dan gepland door de muggenplaag zoals bekend. Maar we hebben genoten! Van de omgeving en zeker van het prachtige ☀️ weer. Ook onze Teddy heeft genoten van de rivier de Dordogne. Morgen weer terug naar Nederland. Bedankt voor jullie gastvrijheid en de vele tips van Ton.
    Warme groet, Eric en Stéphanie en Teddy 🐾

  • 10 stars

    12 sept. 2023
    Beste Bep en Ton,
    Wat hebben we genoten van de gîte. De sfeer die hier hangt is voor ons het ultieme Franse leven. De rust, de sterrenhemel, de uilen en de lommerrijke tuin, alles wat we ons maar wensen in "La douche France". Maar ook de leuke gesprekken over de omgeving en de andere zaken die ons bezighouden. Kortom, we zullen jullie en deze plek niet snel vergeten. We wensen jullie een mooi naseizoen in aanloop tot de terugreis naar NL. En als het even kan hopen we volgend jaar weer langs te komen.
    Wij zeggen dus graag tot ziens.
    Veel liefs, Arien en Monique. Monnickendam.

  • 9 stars

    Beste Ton en Bep,
    We hebben erg genoten van deze 2 warme weken in de Dordogne. De gite is perfect en van alle gemakken voorzien. Het zwembad was heerlijk! De goede tips van Ton over fietsroutes kwamen erg van pas.

    Ook de vele tips over goeie restaurantjes, we hebben ze met veel genoegen geprobeerd. Vooral in Carlux en de eendenboerderij vlakbij verdienen een pluim.
    We wensen jullie alle goeds voor de toekomst!
    Groetjes, Ger en Riny.

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.
For flight information have a look at http://www.bergerac.aeroport.fr
For car rental see http://www.rentalcars.com/fr/airport/fr/egc

You can fly to Brive-la-Gaillarde from:
London City Airport, London Stansted, Amsterdam, Paris, Porto, Ajaccio.
For flight information have a look at http://www.aeroport-brive-vallee-dordogne.com
For car rental see http://www.aeroport-brive-vallee-dordogne.com/en/practical-information/taxi-car-rentals.html

Transavia flies in 2018 from Rotterdam to Bergerac.
For flight information have a look at http://www.transavia.nl flight and booking information
For rental car see http://www.rentalcars.com/fr/airport/fr/egc

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 www.airtransit.com
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 www.degoudenezel.nl
Are you interested and want more info, please email us through this adv. or [email protected].

See You! Bep Groot van Spronsen

Price exclusive

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

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