Sainte-Sabine-Born, Dordogne

Great for families – splendid countryside, understated stylishness, a heated pool, ball games, great markets – 20 mins from Bergerac


9 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 12


The stuff of serious French country house envy! An attractive, stone-built Maison de Maître, topped with red terracotta tiles and flanked by a charming courtyard – probably built for a 19th-century lawyer. Careful renovation and decoration means its rustic appeal isn’t masked by its mod cons; families can really relax and enjoy themselves here in uncluttered, stylish comfort. Bedrooms are dreamy and deeply comfortable in warm greys, natural wood and stone, with antique beds and richly coloured rugs. There’s a sleek modern Italian shower room, a big claw-foot tub in the bathroom and a gorgeous living room with huge, duck egg blue linen sofas. Concoct feasts from your local market shopping in the well-equipped kitchen, complete with brocante finds and wood-burner, and gather round the big, friendly farmhouse table. Outside is the fabulous heated pool, the barn full of ball games, the acres of lawns and orchards… and the pretty detached cottage for two. Tear yourselves away to go walking, visit St Emilion and the chateaux, villages and prehistoric caves of the Dordogne valley. Lovely.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Smaller parties welcome - please ask for rates. Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
Dinner, 3 courses, £40. Restaurants 3km.


Nightly price
from £200
Weekly price
from £1400
Damage deposit
£500 - required 1 week in advance
1 House for 12
From £2009 beds5 bedrooms


The whole family - from 7 months to 70+ had a completely wonderful time at Fonqueyrade; we couldn’t have asked for more. The house is beautiful, spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The gardens are enormous and the lovely warm pool was the centre of much fun and laughter. There is plenty to see and do in the area - local markets in Villereal and Issigeac; we also had a day trip to Beynac-et-Cazenac with a boat trip on the Dordogne. But, the best part was simply being at Fonqueyrade.

Ann-marie, Cambridge, uk

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Lucy Wakefield

  • Situated between the medieval Bastide market towns of Issigeac and Villereal, perfect for browsing and shopping.
  • Children and adults will love a day out kayaking at Tremolat on the Dordogne. Pack a picnic and stop off on a small island for a proper adventure.
  • Enjoy the local wines, the Monbazillac vineyards are a short drive away, and the St.Emilion vineyards an hour away, there are also plenty of smaller producers waiting for you to pop in. The house is only 1.5 miles away from a Michelin starred restaurant...
  • Surrounded by beautiful countryside and some fantastic historic towns such as Monpazier and Monflaquin. Spend an afternoon in market squares and side streets having a coffee or an ice cream.
  • Only 20 minutes away from Bergerac airport, Fonqueyrade is easily accessible from the U.K
  • Visit one of the many brocante markets, or spend an evening eating at a food market, there are so many opportunities to immerse yourself in French culture.