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Large, luxury detached house with private pool, stunning views and air con - Les Lavandes



Updated: 04-Dec-2016
A lovely house with great accommodation in a superb location

Les Hortensias and Les Lavandes are luxurious, detached self-catering holiday homes each with their own private swimming pool . The houses are set in a wonderful location close to the small village of Vanxains with its boulangerie, yet only 5 miles from Riberac with all its amenities and famous market. The location is wonderfully peaceful and ideal for getting away from it all. The houses are spacious, superbly equipped and beautifully furnished with luxury features . Each house has its own private pool and the large south-facing terraces which have been designed to make the most of stunning views and fabulous sunsets.

Details for holiday home Les Lavandes, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

Les Lavandes is spacious, superbly equipped, luxury detached house with heating and air conditioning and is beautifully furnished inside. This brand new house has 3 bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 twin) , 2 bathrooms plus separate WC. The kitchen is superbly equipped with Bosch washing machine, tumble drier and dishwasher. The sitting room has satellite TV and DVD player and wood-burning stove and enjoys panoramic views. Outside, the south-facing terrace has a pergola - wonderful for eating outside - and the grounds have been landscaped to include the private swimming pool (10mx5m) . The house is all on one level. The master bedroom has a super king double bed with private dressing area and en-suite luxury shower with WC. The other double bedroom and twin-bedded rooms share a bathroom and toilet. All the bedrooms have air conditioning and electric radiators. Linen is included in the price. We regret no pets

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  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

Hello, I'm Linda Reddie and alongside my husband co-owner of the properties. We love France and especially this part of the Dordogne so much that we decided to build our ideal holiday homes here.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Another lovely holiday at this beautiful house. Again this was a brilliant place to unwind after a hard year. Thank you so much.
Aug 2012
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8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Wicklow, Ireland

The perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

The house and grounds exceeded our expectations. It is located in a beautiful setting and the perfect size for six people. It was beautifully clean and very well equipped. We were lucky with the weather and used the pool everyday. It's really big and like the house, well maintained. We had great fun sitting around it in the sunloungers. The view from the house is amazing and we loved having supper on the terrace enjoying the sunsets over the valley. In fact, we ate all our meals outside and made good use of the barbecue!

The caretaker lives close by and was extremely friendly and helpful. Although there are two other houses on the property, the layout is so well designed and landscaped that we were hardly aware of our neighbours.

It's a great base to explore the area - we went to see the historic cave paintings at Rouffignac and would really recommend this. You have to arrive early in peak season though! We fell in love with Aubeterre and made several visits there. Brantome was also lovely to visit and St Emilion a must!! Canoeing and cycling are other great activities though we will do these the next time we visit. We did play tennis every day in the court in the nearby village.

All in all we had a wonderful time and can't recommend this property highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a fantastic property!

  • 5 of 5

10/10. Fantastic property and would recommend to anyone. Highlights were the large pool, amazing views across the fields from the pool and terrace area, loved evening meals on the terrace from the BBQ. No better way to watch the sun go down with a glass of vin rouge. Internally the property was spacious and well equipped with everything we needed. Will definitely be coming back! 😃

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wiltshire, England

A special place

  • 5 of 5

We love this area of France, close to Riberac and a number of interesting villages. The gite is charming, well equipped and comfortable with its own private garden and pool with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside in a quiet rural location. Ideal for exploring or just relaxing on the terrace. This was our second visit and it did not disappoint.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely House in Lovely position

  • 5 of 5

The property was of a very high standard with excellent fixtures and fittings and beautifully clean. We loved the view and also the little villages around with some fun markets. Had a great time and will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houghton le Spring

Perfect Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Les Lavandes is a perfect retreat from a busy lifestyle. It is only a few minutes drive from the nearest village, but far enough away to feel perfectly secluded. The villa is one of three on a small development surrounded by farmland, however the size of the garden and the orientation of the property mean you hardly notice you have neighbours. The property exceeded our expectations - the photographs on the website don't do justice to how lovely it really is. It is equipped with everything you could possibly need and was beautifully clean; the pool in particular was the cleanest and safest I have ever come across. If you like a holiday with bars, shops and entertainment within walking distance this is not the one for you. However, if you crave peace, tranquillity and relaxation you couldn't do better. The only sounds while sunbathing are the birds and the occasional turn of a page and you can't help but sleep in way past your usual getting up time. We thoroughly enjoyed our family holiday at Les Lavandes and will most definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing, pituresque, peaceful, luxury

  • 5 of 5

It was a fuss free arrrival and when we walked through the door the 3 bed house was very presentable, clean and comfortable. There is a good sized kitchen, large fridge/ freezer and very spacious living and dining area. There is a TV with UK channels 1-5 and board games.

Bedrooms are spacious with very comfy beds and with plenty of storage and air conditioning throughout.

The outdoor space at the rear of the property was delightful - The terrace is large and the views are spectacular - field after field of sunflowers. There is a swimming pool which was extremely well used and plenty of chairs/ sunloungers.

There are plenty of great things to do and we went to Aubeterre which has a beautiful sqauare with cafes, shops and restuarants. You can also kayak there. We went to Riberac which had a fanatastic market selling hot and cold food/ clothes and everything in between! Brantome is a must see with an amazing monestry, river (with kayaks), pretty bridges lots of nice restaurants.

Whether you laze around the pool or get out to the various towns/ villages you will have a great time. I will definatley be recommending Les Lavendes to friends and family.

One very happy customer - Ed

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

I love our French idyll here and the slower pace of life. I especially love the views and the tranquillity. I find I sleep and relax here better than anywhere else in the world so I get a rare chance to re-charge the batteries.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 35 Miles Nearest Barpub : Riberac at 4 Miles Nearest Ferry : St Malo at 330 Miles Nearest Golf : Aubeterre at 9 Miles Nearest Train : Angouleme at 40 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Riberac at 4 Miles Nearest Beach : Jemaye - man made at 6 Miles Car: necessary

The houses are set in a small rural hamlet called Champagnac which sits astride a ridge with lovely views. The old village of Vanxains, with its boulangerie and post office nestles in the valley below and is only a short drive away - you can also cycle or walk to it. Riberac, a bustling town is five miles away. It has all kinds of shops, hypermarkets, restaurants and other facilities such as canoeing and horse riding. The famous Friday market at Riberac is a must for visitors and is as much a social occasion as a shopping opportunity. Aubeterre, a very old and very beautiful village is only 15 minutes drive away - the nearest golf course is also located here. There are lots of other lovely places to explore. Brantome, Bergerac, Perigueux and St Emilion are all less than an hour's drive and are brilliant for sightseeing (and wine tasting!). For familes Lac Jemaye with its lakeside setting, great man-made beach, kayaks and beach bars is very popular.


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8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Lower rates may be available for smaller groups - please enquire.

A deposit of £350 per week to be paid on booking.
The balance payment plus a refundable security deposit of £400 to be paid 8 weeks before your holiday.
The security deposit if refunded after your holiday if the house is left clean and in good order.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 04-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

Panoramic views, peace, tranquillity. A modern house with modern advantages such as air con and satellite tv. But designed with charm and furnished with love.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury


  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Room


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 150 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • All bedlinen and towels provided apart from swimming towels.

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