Les Vignes du Bac

  • Jumilhac le Grand Holiday Villa with Pool
  • Sleeps 2 to 8, 4 bedrooms
  • £595 to £1495 per week

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Set in a hamlet near the village of Jumilhac le Grand, this spacious south-facing single storey villa stands in its own grounds of around a quarter of an acre, and offers views over the surrounding countryside of the Dordogne.

To the rear of the house is a private swimming pool with terrace which enjoys sun all day. If it's just too hot, retreat to the covered terrace and take in the views over the garden and beyond.

Home from home, Les Vignes du Bac promises you a relaxing, easy-living holiday in the heart of an authentic and unspoiled part of France. If you can tear yourself away from cooling off in the pool, you will be able to explore the lovely local countryside, towns and villages and to enjoy activities ranging from rambling, fishing and horse riding to tennis and golf.

If, unlikely as it may be, it's a rainy day, you can relax in front of a film (or your favourite BBC or ITV programme) on the 37" plasma screen TV with full surround sound.

Don't miss out on the excellent local restaurants, including Auberge de Combiers at Saint Paul la Roche, Les Voyageurs at La Coquille and Le Cheval Blanc and La Tour Blanche at Saint Yrieix la Perche.

The accommodation

Kitchen/dining area - spacious with french doors and dining table, two fridges, electric cooker, microwave, dish washer, toaster, Bodum coffee maker and kettle.

Living room - comfortably furnished with two large sofas and large coffee table with french doors onto terrace, surround sound 37 inch plasma screen TV which has digital receiver to receive all UK terrestrial channels, DVD and CD players.

Double bedroom 1 - with double bed, chest of drawers and hanging space.

Double bedroom 2 - with two single beds, chest of drawers and hanging space and with french doors.

Double bedroom 3 - with double bed, chest of drawers and hanging space.

Double bedroom 4 - with two single beds, chest of drawers and hanging space and second TV and DVD player.

Bathroom with WC.

Shower room with WC.

Spacious hallway, small utility area with washing machine and chestnut floors throughout.


Private and luxurious 8m by 4m swimming pool with exclusive use, fenced according to safety regulations. Paved terraced area surrounding the pool with sun-loungers and parasol. Large sandpit which can be supervised from the kitchen window. Covered terrace with modern very large glass dining table and eight chairs, barbecue. Large garden laid to grass with flower beds and fruit trees.

Area information

Distinguishing features of the landscape are green pastures with Limousin cows interspersed with woods, orchards, rivers and lakes. In the rivers and lakes one can fish for trout as well as pike, perch and other coarse species. The impressive 13th Century chateau of Jumilhac is part of the Richard the Lionheart Route together with other neighbouring chateaux Nexon, Coussac-Bonneval and Chalus. Nearby larger towns are Limoges, Brantome and Perigueux - all pretty with lots of historical interest.

The villa is about 40 minutes drive from Limoges, the home of fine porcelain. It is also about an hour's drive from prehistoric caves to the South. You can visiting many famous chateaux and other places of interest within a short distance. Driving southwards the landscape becomes more Mediterranean in its climate and vegetation and it is fun to drive along the many picturesque river valleys.

There are a number of lakes for swimming and boating with lifeguards and small beaches that are ideal for children within 10 to 20 kilometres.

Festivals, fetes and fireworks are held most weekends in one or more of the region's towns and villages throughout the summer.

Local attractions

Swimming, Walking, Tennis, Canoeing (especially on the river Dronne at Brantome), Horse riding, Cycling, Fishing, Mountain biking, Boating, Crazy Golf and Roller Park at Jumilhac Le Grand, Golf (Perigueux and Limoges). There is a National stud where you can visit and see the mares and foals and stallions at Pompadour.

To the West there is the Parc Naturel Regional Perigord - Limousin with its pathways for rambling or mountain biking and where, even when driving, you can come upon wildlife such as hares, wild boar, deer, otters, pine martens, buzzard and kite.


The nearest boulangerie, small supermarket, newsagents, pharmacie, bar and restaurant are in Jumilhac Le Grand (km away). There are large supermarkets at Saint Yrieix (8 km away), Chalus (15 km) and Nexon (24 km). Markets: weekly at Thiviers (8 km away) on Saturdays; every second and fourth Friday in the month at Saint Yrieix, Brantôme on Fridays, Chalus on Fridays, and in July and August there is a Sunday farmers market in Jumilhac.

Feedback we have received on the villa

"Perfect family holiday home - spot on" (Rosina Kelly, County Kilkenny)

“The house and pool were beautiful and clean. The shutters were great for getting our baby to sleep. The house is really lovely and you have decorated it beautifully - it's a real credit to you" (Terry Nolan, Dumfries and Galloway)

"Bright and airy accommodation. Plenty of grass for children to enjoy racing around." (Paula and Robin Greenlees, London)

"Loads of room, peace and quiet, home from home." (Kevin Beech, Hampshire)

"Great, relaxed location, entertainment facilities, tvs, pool, barbecue, sandpit etc" (Simon and Maria Hibbins-Butler, London).


Les Vignes du Bac

Jumilhac le Grand holiday villa with pool

Jumilhac le Grand
Dordogne 24630