***UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT***
Holiday rental Southern France
French Holiday Accommodation
Independent gîtes - Bike Hire & Cycle Routes - Classic Car
We welcome you to the Prince Noir .... an oasis in the heart of the
vineyards of the Dordogne, France, just 20 kms South of Bergerac. Here you can
follow your own plan, rest, relax and please yourself how you spend your
° Enjoy the privacy of our comfortable, self-contained gîtes.
° Relax in the shade of the gardens .
° Soak up the sun by the swimming pool.
° Hire one of our well-maintained bikes to explore the quiet country lanes around us, routes & maps provided - cycle at your own pace.
° Have a wine-tasting visit at one of our local vineyards.
° Visit one of the nearby mediaeval Bastide towns and wander through a French country market.
° Are you a classic car enthusiast? We are in the centre of perfect driving country with lots of secure parking. Why not drive down to stay with us?
° Explore the stunning Dordogne countryside in a quirky French Classic Car - Dolly the 2CV
° Boulangerie (baker’s) 2mins walk, shops & restaurants 4kms.
° Bergerac airport 15mins drive.
° Accessible by train, Paris to Bergerac (via Bordeaux)
° Driving here? Substantial discounts now available, to our guests, on several Ferry crossings. Ask us for details once you have made your booking.
Le Prince Noir was originally a farm, built over 200 years ago in the style typical of the Perigord, with walls of golden sun-bleached limestone. The farmhouse and the two gîtes are quietly situated on top of a small hill, with panoramic views of the rolling hills of Dordogne. Our guests are free to wander in the 2 acres of grounds, amongst the Acacia trees giving lots of shade and enjoy our leisure facilities on site. Or you might feel like exploring, the area is perfect for cycling and quiet country walks.
We are just on the edge of the small village of Fonroque - only a five minute walk in the morning to get your warm croissants for breakfast, from the boulangerie. The village also has a small grocery shop and a café – ideal for a light lunch, or stopping for a cool drink. A French village that still has a ‘heart’ – you may even get the chance to join in the village meals in Fonroque, which take place during the summer months in the square.
Those looking for more activity will find the lovely bastide town of Eymet is just 4 kms away offering a range of shops, restaurants and bars. It’s a thriving centre especially on market days, with a popular evening market during the summer months. The historical city of Bergerac with a wealth of cultural events on offer during the summer months, is only 20minutes drive away.
At Le Prince Noir we can offer two newly refurbished gîtes, two in the converted barn, lovingly restored to retain many period features. And a fully-equipped independent apartment, Le Studio, created in the farmhouse. All the accommodation has its own individual private area where you can enjoy your meals outside if you wish. We have furnished them all to a high standard, trying to provide you with every home comfort ( and we’ve stayed in them all ourselves to check!).
There’s enough space here for everyone to do their own thing. There are plenty of sunloungers to relax on, with parasols, in the sheltered, lawned area beside the pool (this is alarmed in accordance with French regulations.) If you are looking for a quiet spot to read your book, the shade of the lovely old Acacia trees is perfect. Try the French game of boules on our shady boules pitch, or we have a golf practice net, badminton/volley-ball net and table tennis table. And there’s a separate, well-equipped play area for the children, situated in a flat, grassy corner of the garden.
At Le Prince Noir we have done our best to provide you with an independent holiday that is relaxing in every way. Enjoy slowing down to the French pace of life. We live on site, discreetly separate from our guests, and we are bilingual – happy to give you help and advice should you need it.
You may wish to make the most of being in one of the leading wine-producing regions of France. We can recommend local vineyards for wine-tasting.
We provide a Starter Pack in your gîte, with a range of basic food items, all included in your holiday price. Don’t forget some French supermarkets close on Sundays, so if you need any extra shopping please let us know.
Also, if required we can offer you a home-cooked, pre-prepared meal which can be waiting for you in the fridge of your gîte, for you to serve yourself on the evening of your arrival. So you don’t have to think about food after your journey!
Arrival meals need to be ordered in advance, so ask us to send you our reasonably-priced menu, when you complete the booking form for your holiday. And we give you a free bottle of wine with each Arrival Meal – with our compliments!
Your holiday starts here!