La Batellerie

Porte Ste Foy & Ponchapt, Dordogne

A privileged spot beside the fast-flowing Dordogne, with charming owners in the big house next door, and Sainte Foy over the bridge


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


This is the former stables to the big house, where the owners – he French, she Thai, both delightful – run gourmet B&B; if you book in advance, they can bring over dinner. You share an Italianate garden, a peaceful retreat, a riverside haven: balls of box parterre set into white gravel, paths dotted with olive trees and stone cornucopiae, arbours for reading, pergolas for tea (and WiFi that reaches all corners!). Inside, an open-plan living area of excellent dimensions, with massive oak doors, smart-tile floors, clean-cut sofas, an oval dining table, a big American fridge, river views and generous touches: fruit, flowers, wine, and towels for the main house’s indoor pool. Up open-tread stairs are two bedrooms with gleaming wood floors, vintage white-iron beds with sweet patterned covers, low heavy beams, sloping ceilings, and shutters to encourage late risers. Just the other side of the bridge (only rush-hour traffic invades the tranquillity) is a lively selection of shops, market and restaurants… and tennis, canoeing and a river beach for swims. Beyond: Bergerac, Montbazillac, St Emilion.


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

Family friendly

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


  • Pub 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

Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.


Nightly price
from €93
Weekly price
from €650
1 Cottage for 4
From €932 bedrooms


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