Availability, Pricing & wHEN TO VISIT
Prices shown are per week. The pool is opened mid-May. From then until the end of September, minimum stay is 7 days unless special arrangements have been made.
Changeover day May – end of September is Saturday unless special arrangements have been made.
Off- season lets starting and finishing on other days can be arranged from October – April, minimum stay is 4 nights.
Weeks spanning two months are charged pro-rata for the two different rates.
£20 per week discount for lets of 2 or more weeks.
May 1st - 17th | £550 pw
May 18th - 31st | £650 pw
June | £795 pw
July | £895 pw
August | £895 pw
September 1st - 20th | £825 pw
September 21st - 30th | £795 pw
October | £500 pw
Nov - April | £450 pw
Prices for Christmas and New Year: POA.
Lettings are from Saturday (4.00pm) to Saturday (10.00 am).
It should also be appreciated that the stairs up to the attic are steeper than standard stairs and are therefore unsuitable for young children or anyone who has difficulty walking. For this reason, we do not accept bookings which include children under 10 years old.
The tower is just outside Saint-Maime-de-Péreyrol, a tiny village situated in the heart of the Dordogne region of France. It is halfway between the historic cities of Périgueux and Bergerac, and is 8km from the thriving market town of Vergt which is the region’s strawberry-growing capital.
Nearest airports: Bergerac (about 35 minutes’ drive), and Bordeaux (about 1½ hour’s drive).
Nearest Railways: Bergerac (about 30 minutes’ drive), and Périgueux (about 30 mins drive). Car hire available at both railway stations.
Driving: Car hire is available at both airports. It takes about 10 hours to drive from Calais or Zeebrugge using the autoroutes
WHEN TO VISIT
The tower offers delights that change throughout the year. Summer is the most popular season, but at other time there are local festivals, specialist markets, concerts and more, and the ambience of the tower changes with the seasons. Weddings happen all year round and our tower has hosted many honeymoon couples and special anniversaries.
From March-April onwards, the orchids start flowering. In the famous markets of the Dordogne, early vegetables and fruit appear. In May there is a colourful annual strawberry festival at the nearby town of Vergt – centre of the Dordogne strawberry growers. Taste a slice of the 10 metre wide strawberry tart! The pool is opened in mid May.
The most popular time for visitors, with lazy days by the pool enjoying delicious meals of Perigord specialities and plenty of wine to sample. The markets are at their best, with night markets in peak season. Antique and flea markets are regularly advertised and are great fun.
Our local village hosts a pumpkin festival in October, the wine growers are harvesting their grapes, the autumn colours are ablaze around the tower, and late summer fruits abound. The pool is usually closed in mid-October.
Winter is a time for cosy days by the wood-burning stove, but it is possible to eat outside on the terrace on many bright winter days. The truffle hunters are out and a small truffle for two people is not expensive when bought direct from the hunter at the fabulous winter markets where you can sit and enjoy oysters and a glass of white wine and watch the world go by.