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Beautiful Coach House In Idyllic 7 Acre Rural Setting With Private Pool

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

4 Bed, 3 Bathrooms Sleeps 8/9

The house is located between the two Bastide towns of Villefranche du Perigord and Monpazier, recognized as one of the most beautiful towns in France. It is ideally situated for exploring the stunning area of the Dordogne. Set in 7 acres of total peace and tranquility you can not fail to enjoy your time in this rural retreat.

The house is furnished to a very high standard with 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 on the first floor, including the master with super king bed and en suite. In addition there are two double bedrooms each with twin beds and a further bathroom. On the ground floor there is a double bedroom with super king bed with a separate bathroom. There is ample living space and a well equipped kitchen/dining area.

Enjoy outdoor living in the shade of the large covered terrace immediately adjacent to the pool (10x5), with superb views of the countryside. Watch out for the deer who regularly come to graze in the evening.

The swimming pool is made fully available for exclusive use by our guests during rentals. Rental rates quoted include all utilities, crisp white bed linen, full sets of towels (including pool towels) and tea towels. Bed linen and towels are changed once during a 2 week holiday. Guests are requested to leave the house clean and tidy. If necessary, heating is provided at a weekly supplement of €80 Euros per week. Use of the fireplace is not permitted during the Summer rentals season.

More Details

Tim and Glen
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2017

About Tim and Glen

We are retired history teachers. Our family home is in London and we have spent many years enjoying holidays in France with our three sons. We particularly liked the freedom that Gite holidays offered in the Dordogne region; hot summers, beautiful countryside, varied activities for all ages and many picturesque towns and villages to visit and sample the local cuisine.

Tim and Glen purchased this farmhouse in 2013

Why Tim and Glen chose Dordogne

Immediately fell in love with the place - it's setting, which is peaceful, tranquil and conducive to complete relaxation. Though retired we both wanted a bit of a project.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Spacious, not overlooked yet not isolated with fabulous views. A five minute drive to all the local amenities in Villefranche du Perigord. A perfect location for exploring the surrounding countryside, visiting local bastide towns and villages such as Monpazier, Domme and the famous tourist attraction, Sarlat. For less energetic days relax by the pool, snooze in the hammock, enjoy a glass of wine in the evening on the terrace and watch the deer come to graze on your own private meadow.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in the Saint-Cernin-de-l'Herm in the Dordogne

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en-suite to family room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , family room for occupancy of 9
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis
Tennis rackets and balls provided for play in local village court (free). Badminton net and bats also available on site.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

A wonderful quality holiday home in a fantastic setting.

  • 5 of 5

We have been bowled over by this beautiful holiday home and will definitely return.

Tim and Glen are wonderful hosts who are there if you need them; nothing is too much trouble.

Our two weeks just flew by leaving us with memories of a simply wonderful family holiday.

A super pool and shaded terrace is where we spent lots of happy times.

We couldn't have asked for anything better.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peace and Tranquility Guaranteed!

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully restored coach house with huge amounts of space inside and out. The house is well equipped with large comfortable beds and is spotless clean! The large covered dining terrace was a welcome relief from high temperatures some afternoons. The children enjoyed playing table tennis, swinging in the hammock & playing in the pool with the huge selection of inflatables.

Owners Tim & Glen live on site so available if you need them otherwise they will leave you in peace to enjoy your holiday.

Ruscoux Haut is the perfect location for exploring the Dordogne with picturesque towns such as Domme & the river for canoeing all just a short drive away & there are large supermarkets nearby.

We had a fantastic week and would most definitely return to Ruscoux Haut. Thank you Tim & Glen!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Gem In The Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

We received a warm welcome from Tim and Glen for our stay at Les Ruscoux, together with a basket of quality staples, including a chilled bottle of wine which was much appreciated after our long drive. We holidayed with our children, their partners and our grandchildren, and Les Ruscoux was perfect for our stay. The house was well equipped and spotlessly clean. We found the beds extremely comfortable and the lounge stayed cool in the day despite the high temperature outside. There was plenty to keep the children entertained, table tennis, badminton, basketball, however they spent most of their time in the pool, the hammock was also a firm favourite for relaxing and reading. We ate all our meals under the shaded outdoor patio area, and watched the deer grazing in the early morning and evening.

There was plenty to do and see in the area, and we particularly enjoyed canoeing on the Dordogne , the night market at Belves and exploring the beautiful town of Monpazier. Will highly recommend Les Ruscoux to family and friends .

Myers family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very well presented, picturesque property

  • 5 of 5

Ruscoux Haut is a simply stunning property, perfect for families looking to get away from it all, but still wanting to be able to take advantage of the best the region has to offer.

We've just returned from a week (two families of four with young children) and it gets five stars from all of us. It's perfectly represented by the website description and photos. Bedrooms are spacious, the kitchen is large and the terrace the perfect viewpoint to observe the deer in the meadow. All facilities really are first class.

We all loved the pool. It's not heated, but it doesn't need to be with day time temperatures as they are. The depth is a constant 1.4m across so something to bear in mind for non-swimmer children, but there's a plentiful supply of rings, noodles and the odd inflatable crocodile.

Owners Tim and Glen are the perfect hosts. They live in a separate house on site and are incredibly helpful, and apart from morning pool cleaning duties, they respect your privacy and you really do feel you have the place to yourself.

The local town is Villefranche (10 minute drive) which has two convenience stores (not supermarkets as such), boulangeries and a few restaurants. Supermarkets can be found 20 minutes north in Siorac (Carrefour) or 20 minutes south in Fumel (Lidl) for a wider choice.

The house is equidistant between the Dordogne and Lot rivers, though the Dordogne seems much more suited for canoeing and swimming. I would highly recommend hiring a canoe from Castelnaud and take one of the many start/finish options on offer.

The Thursday market at Monpazier is great as is the Wednesday night market in Belves, where you can choose your dinner from a variety of food stalls whilst eating in the impressive town square.

Whether your looking for a cultural break, adventurous days out or sitting by the pool with a good book, Ruscoux Haut is the perfect base to enjoy all of the above and more.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning property - book it!

  • 5 of 5

If you're reading this you are looking at a fantastic property!

The barn has been beautifully restored to an extremely high standard and offers spacious accommodation for eight people. The house has everything you could possibly need but if you find it lacking something, Tim and Glen (the lovely, inconspicuous owners), will do their best to provide it. The bedding, furniture, crockery are all of a high standard and the house and it's vast grounds were spotless when we arrived.

The outside area is excellent. We spent many hours just sitting under the large, shady patio area watching the wildlife and enjoying the surroundings. The pool was pristine on arrival and kept like that during our stay. The table tennis table provided us all (age range 23-61) with some entertainment too.

There is plenty of places to visit by car but nowhere is in walking distance. Two of our party cycled daily to the boulangerie for bread and crossiants which they enjoyed.

We have been renting holiday houses in France for the last 24 years and I will must say that this is the best!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this fantastic review which is so much appreciated . We feel so fortunate that we have always had such delightful guests and it is so heartening and rewarding when they take the time and trouble to write amazing comments.
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Five star accommdation in beautiful countryside

  • 5 of 5

Just what we as a family was looking for.This is a converted barn done to a v high standard with 2 double bedrooms and 2 twin rooms .The one double is down stairs ideal for disabled assess.The pool is next to a shaded outdoor roofed area for eating and chilling with a great vista over the feilds to woods.There is a great hammock under the trees for reading.It is quite isoloted so will need car--but lovely drive to nearest shop-about 6 miles--and 15miles for supermarket.River Dordogne about 15 miles away.It is a beautiful part of france.Tim and Glen were just perfect in that they were so helpful and supportive only when asked .Fully recommended

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in the Saint-Cernin-de-l'Herm, Aquitaine

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak season
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £500

The security deposit is refunded by bank transfer within 7 to 14 days after the end of your holiday subject to deductions for breakages/damage. Prices shown are for up to a maximum of 9 persons. All payments are to be made net of any bank charges incurred for transfers. Cancellations made within the 12 week period prior to your holiday will only be refunded in full if resold at full value.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.