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Charming House in Secluded Gardens with Large Private Pool Ideal for Families



Updated: 03-Dec-2016
Villa in Villamblard, Dordogne, France - Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Walk To Village

La Petite Foret is a spacious comfortable 5 bedroom house. Set in two acres of private enclosed grounds, with mature trees bordered by a stream, leading into woodland. It has a large circular private pool, BBQ and table tennis, making this delightful house an ideal retreat for families wishing to unwind and relax. La Petite Foret nestles in the South West corner of the Perigourd Pourpre, betwixt the towns of Bergerac and Perigueux both of which offer a good selection of restaurants, bars and shops. Bergerac, famous for its wine grapes offers some of the best wines. The local cusiine includes truffles and foie gras and is noted for its rich goose and duck dishes. Named after one of France's longest and most beautiful rivers, the Dordogne is celebrated for its lush woodland, rolling green countryside and fertile valleys, and offers some of the best landscape scenery in France.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Guestbook comments from the manager

• On behalf of all of us, I would like to thank you for letting us stay at your 'Chateau' We loved just lazy days around the pool with the children running in the garden. Had a lovely lunch at the local bar and made friends with 'Gerard'the cat and 'Schewps' the dog. We didn't go out much as we wanted to just relax and your house provided the perfect environment.

• Great house for completely chilling out/ - The facilities were superb, from the extremely comfortable beds to the table tennis, badminton and roller skates.

• Fab house brilliant pool/ garden perfect for croquet, petanque, footbal, frisby, chip'n'put and general messing about in the lovely sunshine.

• Had a very pleasant stay in this 'Chateau' /played ping-pong, badminton and enjoyed the pool - Especially enjoyed the garden, secluded, with sun & shade as you wish.

• We had a lovely stay here, the children enjoyed the garden and the pool so lots of relaxing in the sun - daily crossants and baguettes from the village were a real treat.

Thank you....

• We have had a wonderful stay at La petite foret. Thank you for all the opportunities for organised fun - including table tennis, badminton and roller blades. It was great having our own pool.

The house is lovely and exactly what we were after,


• Thank you very much. We had a wonderful stay at La Petite Foret, loved the house, garden and pool and the bar in Villamblard! Weather was fab. We certainly do feel relaxed and refreshed.

• Tad & Rieko Japan It was like being in heaven! The house was perfect for us We enjoyed cheese, bread, pate, wine, fruits and vegetables. Thank you for letting us stay in this gorgeous house.

• Kids comments...

I loved staying here and i enjoyed the pool and the garden and I loved playing badminton and playing on the pogo stick but I didn't like bugs! (Heidi 9)

I really enjoyed staying in the amazing house. I played badminton when it was sunny....and we a went in the great pool! Thank you for an incredible time. (Claudia)

(Lloyd 8) says - he has learnt to "bomb" into the pool and has improved his swimming and can now swim 10 metres - he enjoyed the shower a lot!

(Carys 6) says she learnt to swim for the first time and can now swim across the pool - also enjoyed playing hide and seek.

Louis said, Love your pool and beds

Darcy : The house is wonderful we will definitely be back, loved the pool and all the activities, muchley appreciated.

• The villa was lovely, really really good - and just as nice as it looked in the photos! The downstairs kitchen is great, really handy to have it right on the back of the house near the pool and everything. The pool is lovely, as are the grounds."

• La petite foret is really well thought out as a holiday let with the large downstairs dining room/kitchen and the comfortable outdoor living. We found lots of good walks in the forest, and excellent simple restaurants nearby and splashed out at Manzac at the Lion D'Or for our last outing.
Nov 2006
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Wonderful house , very peaceful ,

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house in a peaceful location . Well maintained large garden is stunning and lovely big pool .

Bedrooms very comparable

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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We had a Great Time

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at Lapetite Foret. The garden was fab for the children, but in May the pool was too cold for the adults, although the children didn't think so. The little village is so quaint and friendly, ideal for fresh bread and groceries etc and there is a local bar about 10 mins walk.

So much to do when you want to but brilliant just for lazing around or playing tennis. Thanks so much

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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'A grande time had by all!!

  • 5 of 5

Spent lazy days relaxing around the pool, whilst the enclosed gardens provided the children with adequate space to play badminton, table tennis, boules etc. and heaps of fun exploring.

The house was perfect for us and provided us with all we needed for a great family holiday, a good location for sightseeing and some excellent restaurants nearby.'

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

My family and friends stayed here with our three children and had such a wonderful time. The house and grounds are surrounded by walls and trees making is safe for the kids to go of and explore. The house is truly magnificent with two kitchens with one being on the lower level so that you can enjoy those lovely evenings evenings outside.

Thank you so much and we will def be back and recommend to our friends

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 17 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Local Village at 200 Metres Nearest Golf : Chateau les Merles Mouleydier at 26 Kilometres Nearest Train : Mussidan at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Local Village at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : Arcachon at 173 Kilometres Car: recommended


The sandy beach at Arcachon on the west coast is approx. a 2 hour drive.


Bergerac Airport is 25 mins by car with regular flights from Flybe & Ryanair.

Bordeaux Airport 1hour by car

8 hours drive from LeHavre

6 hours drive from St Malo

10 hours from Calais

We recommend having or hiring a car.


5 minutes walk to the historic village of Villamblard.

15 minutes drive to the market town of Mussidan.

25 minutes drive to Perigeuex.

25 minutes drive to Bergerac.

Further Details:

Only 5 minutes walk to the quiet historic village of Villamblard where you will find, a Boucherie, Charcuterie, Boulangerie/Patisserie, small supermarket, bank, hairdressers, local bars and Tourist Office, located in the ruins of the 12th century Chateau de Barriere. Tennis courts are available within a 2 minute walk. Market in Bergerac on Saturdays.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
10 Sep 2016 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
3 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
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

Booking Notes:
Bookings are not accepted from persons under 18yrs of age. To secure a booking a non-refundable deposit of 33% of the total cost will be requested when returning the booking form. A further refundable deposit of £250 will be requested to cover damage or breakages at the property.
Balance of payment becomes due not less than 8 weeks prior to your stay.

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday, arrival from 4pm departure at 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
5% discount on bookings of a fortnight or more.

Manager'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: 03-Dec-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Budget
  • Family


  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with bath,wc,separate shower and vanity unit. En-suite to Bedroom 1 with shower, wc and sink with vanity unit. Cloakroom wc and sink. Lower level shower room. Cloakroom.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed - door to balcony Bedroom 2 with double bed - door to balcony Bedroom 3 with double bed - double aspect windows Bedroom 4 with double bed Bedroom 5 with 2 x single beds Cot and Highchair available.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The house is centrally heated and therefore suitable for booking out of season. There is an additional charge for fans of £15 per fan per week. Outside: The large secluded garden offers many areas to relax, mature trees offer plenty of shaded areas. A stream runs along the rear of the garden. The circular pool 10metres in diameter is completely private. BBQ, garden furniture, sun loungers, table tennis, badminton, and tennis raquets available. Utility Room: Washing machine and sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are provided (please bring your own pool towels) and are changed weekly. For fortnightly bookings please strip beds and leave for collection by our housekeeper who will supply you with clean linen. Other: On the same level as the living room there is an additional room(can be used as an extra bedroom if necessary) with TV, games console and various games, dining table and chairs.

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