Overlooking a scenic meadow, Villa Mareuil is a beautifully restored villa in Perigord. In addition to its five bedrooms and light-filled living areas, it features a heated swimming pool.
How would you describe Bassivière in a nutshell?
Just south of the Dordogne in the region of Lot-et-Garonne in southwest France, Bassivière are five boutique holiday apartments in an original 17th century farmhouse. The barn and the medieval tower now house luxurious loft apartments with contemporary industrial design. The entire property has a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere with lots of space. It’s embedded in nature and has all the comforts one could want.
How would you describe the atmosphere at Bassivière?
Bassivière might just be the kind of rural country holiday you’ve been dreaming of in France. The old structures carry an incredible charm and the contemporary design and fun creations within each apartment make it a unique place to visit. Original stonewalls and oak ceiling beams are combined with urban steel, concrete floors and huge windows. It is comfortable yet at the same time has a very attractive modern-vintage feeling.
Who should stay at Bassivière and who should rather book something else?
Most of our guests come here for the good food, the good wine and a nice romantic getaway, especially in months like May, June, September, and October when we have mostly couples. During July and August we do have a lot of families coming to stay with us. Therefore, the ideal type of guest really depends on each individual month. We do have quiet times that are rather peaceful but we also have busier times when there are several families here at one time.
What is the food like at Bassivière?
La Cantine Perchée, the restaurant at Bassivière, is open five days a week. We serve organic food that is bought fresh daily from local farmers. The dishes we serve are mostly regional Mediterranean cuisine, high in quality yet simple and not pretentious at all. It is honest food people can enjoy together in a group or just as a couple.
Our apartments are rented as holiday apartments so that our guests can choose which meals they want to include in their individual package. We offer breakfast and dinner regularly and lunches from mid-June through mid-September. Guests can also order fresh bread and even take-away picnics. Yet, each apartment does have a fully equipped kitchen as well.
For those who prefer to leave the premises, there are several really nice restaurants in the area. This is a region that is known for its good food and we therefore have everything from Michelin star restaurants to smaller authentic restaurants.