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Large Luxury Villa with private heated Pool, Jacuzzi & Sauna for up to 25 people

Bedrooms 12
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking


About the property

12 spacious & comfortable Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms/shower-rooms, 10 WC; Sleeps 25

Near the Golf of Château des Vigiers, close to the castles of Bridoire and Monbazillac, just 10 minutes south of BERGERAC and its airport (daily low cost flights from UK, Belgium, Holland and Germany). Set on 8 acres of unspoiled, safe,& peaceful land, the Villa, full of charm & character, renovated in order to retain its original stone walls, beamed ceilings is furnished with elegance & comfort. Modernized to the highest standards with the latest facilities,“Les Grands Chênes” is suitable for family gatherings, anniversaries, celebrations, wine tasting parties,friends wanting to have fun...It can accommodate up to 25 people: 12 bedrooms (some with en-suite bathrooms and terrace), 10 bathrooms/shower-rooms, 10 WC. This luxury villa, with its solid, comfortable furniture is occupied all the year. It is the main residence of its owners who live in when it is not rented. During their stay, our guests are alone on the property and take advantage of the villa, the garden, the surroundings and all the amenities

Outside facilities: On the spot: the heated swimming pool (11m x 5m) with a large surrounding terrace, and equipped with an immersion alarm for the safety of small children; the billiard room is always available, also an organ and a guitar; the mature garden makes for peaceful relaxation. In a new renovated building (120m²), there is a large Jacuzzi for 5 people (2 lying & 3 sitting), a sauna, a balneo shower and fitness equipment. There is a children's area with swings, ping-pong, bikes, table football, volley-ball, darts; Complete garden furniture, a large barbecue, sun lounger’s, several covered or open air terraces around the house and a parking area.

Near-by: riding school (800m) which offers horse riding in the nearby countryside, maze, hiking in the neighbourhood along numerous marked routes; Golf des Vigiers10 minutes away; canoeing, aqua park, karting, bowling, tennis courts, discotheques & cinema in Bergerac.

Many terraces maximising individual space: - The pool terraces have been designed to offer the maximum space for guests whilst maximising individual space. In addition, there is 7 other terraces around the villa:

* a 3,5 x 3,5m stone terrace outside the kitchen ideal for having breakfast while breathing crisp morning air.

* a 10 x 3,5m covered terrace for the outdoor meals of the whole group, just in front the main kitchen to save too much walking.

* a 4,5 x 3,5m south terrace under superb pine trees, overlooking the pool, ideal to watch the swimming area and view the breathtaking sunsets while having a drink.

* a 4 x 3m sheltered stone terrace on one side of the villa, surrounded by flowers and trees.

* a 3,2 x 3,2m cosy stone terrace bordered by a fig tree outside the master bedroom.

* a 4,7 x 3,5m stone terrace at the other side of the villa, shared by both a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, surrounded by stone walls and flowers groves.

* a 3 x 3,5m romantic terrace with bench under a century old oak, facing woods.

Suitable both for the very young & the elderly: Includes 12 large & comfortable bedrooms, 10 bathrooms/shower rooms, 10 lavatories and caters for parties of all sizes up to 25 people ( Family or friends gatherings, anniversaries, celebrations, wine tasting parties, club meetings…), this charming property is able to accommodate both the very young ( cots, high chairs, games, bikes…) and the elderly (2 independent self-contained apartments with secondary equipped kitchens).


Outdoor lighting throughout enables the pool and terraces to be used late into the evening.

- a relaxation room with Jacuzzi (5 people), sauna, balneo shower and fitness equipment

- the billiard room, is always available, also a Lowrey organ and a guitar.

- the mature garden makes for peaceful relaxation,

- there is a children's area with swings, ping-pong table, trampoline, football, volley-ball, mountain bikes, darts; Complete garden furniture, a large barbecue, sun loungers, several covered or open air terraces around the house and a parking area.

More Details

Marie-Jeanne and Daniel
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2017

About Marie-Jeanne and Daniel

Having lived in Paris for many years, in 1996 we felt the need to move to the Dordogne, for a better quality of life. This is a gorgeous area that we had previously discovered on holiday and with which we fell in love. We now have the pleasure to help our guests from all over the world to discover this beautiful area.

Marie-Jeanne and Daniel purchased this villa in 2002

Why Marie-Jeanne and Daniel chose Perigord Pourpre

This property has seduced us with its exceptional location, without any nuisance, that even the best photos were hard to represent, by its nature, by its volume and brightness, and despite extensive renovation to make.

What makes this villa unique

To summarize the benefits, we prefer to let one of our guests talking:

'An absolutely amazing home and location for the ultimate family vacation. Set in the beautiful French countryside minutes from all amenities is this superb home surrounded by nature at it's best. I would recommend to visitors coming from afar to fly directly into Bergerac and rent a car at the airport. Les Chenes is just minutes from the airport. The villa is outstanding , easily accommodated our group of 20 adults and 3 children. With multiple seating and play areas we never felt crowded or uncomfortable. There is an abundance of bicycles, toys, games and of course the fantastic pool to delight and entertain every member of the group. The gym comes equipped with multiple exercise equipment, sauna and very large hot tub. The property and all facilities are spotlessly clean and everything was in perfect working order. Daniel and Marie-Jeanne were always only a phone call away if one needed information or help. Everyone had such a marvelous time either lazing by the pool, exploring the countryside with its numerous wineries and chateaux or reading a book whilst lying in a hammock. There is so much to do or nothing at all but just to enjoy and relish the moment. This was a holiday of a lifetime over to quickly but memories that will last forever'. Judith Z.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ribagnac in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Spa
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 25 people
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet , En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En-suite
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , En-suite
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , En-suite
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , En-suite
    Bathroom 10 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • The balneo shower room n° 10 is in the fitness building near the jacuzzi and the sauna.
  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , With shower room en suite, WC and terrace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , With shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , With terrace
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , With shower room en-suite and WC
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , With terrace
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , With shower room and WC
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , With bathroom and WC
    Bedroom 9 - 2 Single Bed , With bathroom en-suite and WC
    Bedroom 10 - 1 Large Double Bed , With shower room en-suite and WC
    Bedroom 11 - 2 Single Bed , With shower room en-suite and WC
    Bedroom 12 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , With shower room en-suite and WC
  • 6 doubles,1 double + 1 single, 5 twins, 2 cots
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 12 bicycles
  • 25 garden chairs
  • 12 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
This luxury Villa, in a gorgeous setting, has its living quarters disposed on a single floor, and comprises: a) a main living accommodation: fully equipped kitchen 25m² (an adjoining laundry room provides washing and drying facilities), a nice dining room 45m² with oak tables & chairs, a large and pleasant living room 47m² with fire place, a billiard room 45m² with bar, 8 large bedrooms, with top quality bedding, most of them with king/queen size bed, en-suite bathroom and private terrace, 4 shower-rooms, 1 bathroom, 5 WC. b) 4 independent bedrooms with en-suite bathroom or shower and WC. These last four large bedrooms at the end of the house facing the heated pool, have their own entries leading out onto a pleasant patio. They are all fitted with top quality bedding and queen or king size beds. 2 of them have a fully fitted kitchen area and can communicate with the other bedrooms if so desired. All the house's rooms are well decorated and furnished. Most have high, beamed ceilings


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average rating of 4.98 based on 50 reviews

Beautiful place with all the amenities

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay. Marie-Jeanne and Daniel are warm and welcoming hosts and have created a perfect holiday home.

The kitchen had all the equipment you could possibly need - salad spinners, blender, deep fryer, TWO dishwashers, so many saucepans and frying pans, electric knife sharpener...

The pool and surrounds are a delight - so many beautiful flowers, plenty of comfy sun beds with cushions, fabulous views. Great separation with bedrooms and living areas spread around the property. If you have small kids (we didn't) in the party there is an alarm on the pool area and toys galore.

The location is 15 mins from Bergerac airport (but far enough to have no planes going overhead) and close to markets etc but with almost no passing traffic it is ideally quiet.

We all loved our stay here and are grateful to Marie-Jeanne and Daniel for creating such a lovely atmosphere for our family gathering.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sophie, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review. We were very pleased to welcome you and your family and look forward to seeing you soon
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Family celebration of 50th wedding anniversary

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful property with with something for everyone to enjoy. Our ages ranged from 2 to 70+. The pool and games room were a great hit.

The description does not do this property justice.

Every care and attention was given by Marie-Jeanne and Daniel to make our stay amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location for large group reunions

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 26 (comprising 16 adults and 10 children under 12) has just returned from a wonderful weeks holiday at Les Grands Chenes. We had a rain free week with the last day being almost too hot for the younger children.

The accomodation was perfect for our six family groups with plenty of patios and gazebos on the eight acre site to find peace and quiet if required. The children loved the pool and the enormous gardens in which to run around and play.

Advantage was taken of several local amenities. An older group went Go-Karting,

a mixed group went "tree walking" and swinging from zip wires and a younger group went to the adjacent riding school, some to have their first experience on horseback.

We self catered for dinner each day and only needed to use the main kitchen where we were delighted to find two dish-washers which catered for our numbers.

Our ages spanned from 6 months to 81 and, without exception, all concerned would welcome the chance to return.

We would thoroughly recommend Les Grands Chenes for any form of family gathering or group occasion.

A sincere "mille remerciements" to Marie-Jeanne and Daniel from all of us.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello David and Josephine, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review. We were very pleased to welcome you and your family and look forward to seeing you soon
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A perfect French rural delight !

  • 5 of 5

We were all delighted with La Grand Chenes .... it was all we had hoped it would be... and more! Beautifully furnished and spacious, with everything that you need to hand. We were spoilt with the weather which made the experience all the better ! Daniel and Marie are charming owners and were very accommodating. We are already drawing plans for next year ! Many thanks... a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A truly wonderful house and setting.

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd stay, with friends, at Daniel and Marie-Jeannes house and it never disappoints. We were fortunate to have good weather during our entire stay and so, used the pool area a lot. The house sits in the most beautiful setting you can imagine, with a wonderful view of the valley beyond and is very well equipped with all you could want for a self catering holiday.

There are a good selection of restaurants nearby although we rarely felt the need to leave the house and garden, apart from having to purchase food and wine.

The house is always presented well, is very clean and the welcome from the owners is exceptional. Like meeting up with old friends again!

Every time we leave, we look forward to the time when we can return. We have stayed in a few other houses in the region over the years, but Les Grands Chenes is the only one we keep returning to, so I guess that alone must tell one all you need to know about this absolute gem.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brent, Thank you for your review. It was great to have you stay again. You and your friends will always be welcome on your next vacation.
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Idyllic family villa to share with friends

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed in this villa and may well not be the last! The owners, Marie-Jeanne and Daniel, are friendly and helpful and the villa is a beautiful, spacious home that comfortably accommodates five families without ever feeling over-crowded. The kids love all the space, not to mention the private pool and games room. A five-minute walk from the villa is Chateau Bridoire and a maze, both of which are worth a visit. I would thoroughly recommend this villa to families wishing to go away together for a relaxing, stress-free break.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Le code bar
Nearest Ferry
600 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Château des Vigiers
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
L' auberge de Monbazillac
Car: recommended

The region is particularly lively in spring and summer, with outdoor events galore. Each town has its own outdoor fêtes and events: there is always something to do. Open-air markets at local bastide towns are a daily event. Ste Foy la Grande, Bergerac, Eymet, Beaumont, Duras, Monpazier, Issigeac and Monflanquin are just some of the medieval towns within a short drive. From your comfortable residence, you can explore the many treasures of the Perigord: an abundance of prehistoric painted and carved caves, picturesque markets and mediaeval villages, excellent restaurants, outstanding food, some of the world's finest wines (Monbazillac, Bergerac, Pecharmant and just a little further afield, Sauternes, Pomerol, St Emilion). In every direction around Bergerac, the undulating countryside is stripped with vines. Note the proximity of two beautiful castles open to visits: the castle of Bridoire (800m), the castle of Monbazillac (4 km) and also an equestrian center and a vegetal maze very close.

Other Activities: canoeing, karting, bowling, discotheques, cinema

Golf: Château des Vigiers forms the centrepiece of a spectacular 27 hole golf course designed by Donald Steel who is considered one of the very best 'natural' golf course architects.

The original 18 hole golf course was opened in 1991 and is set amidst plum orchards, oak woods, lakes and vineyards. A fantastic 9 hole course has just been finished, also designed by Donald, to integrate beautifully into the existing course. Golfers are now able to play three different configurations of 18 holes, each with different slopes (from 125 to 129). In addition, there is 2 training zones for chipping, bunkers or rolling, a covered range with targets from 50m to 200m and the 6 hole academy course (1035 m).

The three 9 hole loops:

“La Vallée” Course: PAR 36, 3112m (3403 yards)

“Le Lac” Course: PAR 35, 2937m (3212 yards)

“Les Vignes” Course: PAR 36, 3083m (3372 yards)

now combine to form three different 18 hole combinations:

Vallée & Vignes: Par 72, 6195m (6775 yards) slope 129

Vallée & Lac: Par 71, 6049m (6615 yards) slope 125

Vignes & Lac: Par 71, 6020m (6584 yards) slope 127

The courses are maintained with short rough, promoting quick play and accessibility for higher handicaps whilst still offering a challenge to lower handicappers. In addition, there is a 6 hole academy course, ideal for beginners and, in combination with a covered driving range, practice greens and bunkers, you have an ideal place to begin or improve your game.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ribagnac, Dordogne

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas/New Year 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
March 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 11 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May/June 2018
12 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June/July 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July/August 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2018
18 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August/September 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas/New Year 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £446.68
Stay tax 1.0% per night. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.

Additional price information: Arriving after 4 pm and departing before 10 am; supply of linen and house towels; cleaning included at the end of the stay; heating included (the property has central heating); A deposit of 25% is required at time of booking. Balance due 8 weeks before arrival, also a damage deposit of € 500.This will be returned at the departure, if the property is left in good order

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