• View from the top terrace

    View from the top terrace

  • The Barn Room

    The barn room

  • Lower terrace view

    View from the lower terrace

  • Villereal market

    The market, Villereal

  • French chic

    French chic

  • The guest lounge

    The guest lounge

  • Monflanquin


  • The lower terrace

    The lower terrace

  • Relax


  • You’re welcome

    You’re welcome!

Barn room


l'Ancienne Forge has been in our family for three generations and nearly 30 years.

Guests have their own private rooms (double or twin), both en-suite (one with shower, one with bath and shower), together with a guest lounge.

Breakfast is served in the spacious Barn Room, with its large, wall-length folding glass doors leading directly onto the terrace and swimming pool; or on the terrace where you can take in the idyllic country views.

We serve fresh croissants and baguettes for breakfast, together with fresh fruit salad, cereals, yoghurts, jams, orange juice and a choice of coffee or tea.

Villereal square


Just a half-hour drive from Bergerac and ten minutes’ from the nearby 13th Century Bastide towns of Villereal and Monflanquin, our B&B is an attractive converted forge in the small hillside village of Born, with glorious views over the surrounding countryside.

There’s plenty to see and do in the area with great restaurants, chateaux, castles and lots of authentic French markets to enjoy.

Born is just 30 minutes’ drive from Bergerac Airport (where car hire is available) and is surrounded by historic market towns and wonderful countryside. L’Ancienne Forge sits in the centre of the village, at the top of the hill.

Village view


With its views across the village to the surrounding countryside, the heated, salt-water swimming pool is available for guests’ use in season. WiFi is free, and there is English TV, as well as tea and coffee facilities in the comfortable guest lounge.

We will be available if you would like ideas about where to go and what to do in the area.

We can recommend day trips – whether you are looking for history, local landmarks or vineyards – as well as a variety of inexpensive or fine-dining restaurants, for which we will gladly help with lunch or dinner reservations.