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Traditional luxury Villa with Private Pool



Updated: 25-Nov-2016
Luxury 4 Bed Manor House in the Dordogne - Large Gardens in the heart of wine country

The Manor House at Barat offers uncompromising French rural luxury coupled with contemporary convenience in a country setting. With 35 acres of private woodland as a backdrop, outdoor dining and lazing by the pool is the natural focus at Barat. Barat is ideally located to visit the famous vineyards of St Emilion, the historic towns of Périgueux, Bergerac and Castillion la Bataille, the city of Bordeaux and the prehistoric caves of Lascaux. Also close by is a lakeside beach resort.

The renovated Manor House at Barat dates from 1803. The pigeonnaire affords the property a particular charm. The property at 250 sq/m is spacious yet cosy. Downstairs the impressive entrance hall leads to a large dining room on one side and a restful, comfortable and spacious lounge on the other. The farmhouse style kitchen is the centre of the house with a large island which is the social epicentre. Downstairs, the property also offers a playroom off the kitchen, a utility room and a bathroom with shower.

Upstairs there are 4 double bedrooms, 2 of which are ensuite and one family bathroom.

The house offers many recreational spaces to enjoy time together with family/friends or time alone with a book or one's thoughts admiring the view (living room with fireplace, dining room with lounge area, pool side, terrace, barn with table tennis). Barat is a wonderful place to leave the cares and stress of daily living behind and immerse yourself in the beautiful French countryside.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

From Dublin

Left on 01/15/2013 for a stay in October 2012

Our young family has stayed in Barat on several occasions through all seasons and each visit reveals added attractions. This is high end accommodation at its finest with attention to detail evident in every aspect. The comfort and spaciousness of the house are second to none and the pool is the best villa pool we have enjoyed anywhere on the continent. The house is always spotless on arrival and the location is ideal for excursions near and far. On our most recent visit, we delighted in exploring the many waymarked walking and cycling trails which are well sign-posted from the nearby villages, taking us into deep into the heart of the beautiful french countryside.

We plan on returning again very soon.

From London

Left on 02/13/2013 for a stay in June 2012

Barat is perfect for a big family "get together" or also for a big group of friends. The house is very spacious with lots of different rooms and is perfect for kids too. Spacious fully fitted but country house kitchen which is a pleasure to cook in. Choice of either formal dining or more relaxed dining as part of the kitchen, or even better outside (there is a great built-in bbq). Great poolside area with loads of space for games with the kids. There is table tennis, boule, football,mountain biking - all sorts!

It's also nice if the weather isn't warm as it's cosy and there are two lovely wood burners to keep you warm.

Overall great stay and we'll be back - thank you!

From Birmingham

Left on 01/04/2013 for a stay in August 2010

The home is well equipped with everything a family requires. It is spacious and has been renovated to the highest standard. It is child friendly with a lovely pool and spacious grounds to explore. Local villages that are a short drive away provide an authentic French experience. Local amenties are sufficient for all your needs, including a vibrant market and fine dining experiences to suit all budgets.The service was excellent and this property offers fantastic value for money. We will be back.
Oct 2007
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect winter break

  • 5 of 5

The perfect location to unwind after a hectic Christmas. The house is wonderful with excellent facilities, spotlessly clean and beautifully presented.

The area is peaceful and rural, within touching distance of some lovely old wine estates (visit St Emilion if you can). There are some nice trails for hikes and bike rides around the house if you fancy some exercise and the bikes are good quality. Overall I highly recommend this location, the perfect place to relax.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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High End Luxury French Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our young family has returned to this marvellous villa several times now and it continues to exceed expectations on every occasion through all four seasons. It is an exceptionally well kept and equipped property in an exquisite rustic setting but still very accessible to larger towns in the area. The owners have spared no expense in furnishing to a high standard and it is impossible not to enter into a state of complete relaxation whilst staying here.The extensive garden and pool offers a perfect playground for younger children and the only reason to ever venture very far is to replenish wine and food stocks.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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So relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

This house is easily the best I have ever stayed in - a real wow factor when you walk in the front door. We stayed with another family also with 2 kids under 10 - weather was amazing. All the furnishings, decor, supplies and utensils are top notch and it is so vast. My kids had a brilliant time - the devices were actually forgotten about (OK not every day) - there is so much room to play, bikes to ride and the woods to explore. I can't recommend Barat enough. Make sure to have lunch in the Pressoir just up the road.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We are a diverse family which includes over 50's, 20's,30's, young children and a dog! We found Barat perfect for all our needs.

Beautiful house, fabulous location, great weather and all amenities at the house for a very comfortable stay.

Andrea and David who look after the house are delightful, very friendly, nothing is too much trouble and fonts of local knowledge.

We would definetly reccommend Barat and hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 35 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Chateaux Vigiers at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Pressoir at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Arcachon at 120 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Mountain bike routes are available on our website at www.luxuryfrenchholiday.com and 2 mountain bikes are available for hire.


The nearest beach is on the West side of Bordeaux, approx 90 mins drive.


Bergerac 30 mins. Bordeaux 60 mins.


St Meard de Gurcon 2km. Ste Foy de la Grande 10km. Montpon Monensterol 15km. Villefranche de Lonchat 8km. Castillon 15km. St Emilion 30km.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
25% deposit is required on booking. Balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Quality linen and towels are provided. Cleaning prior to arrival and after departure is included. Linen change and additional cleaning can be arranged locally.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • chateau / country house


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • 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
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural


  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Floor Area

  • 250 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms, one with shower and one with bath/shower. 1 family bathroom with bath and shower. 1 shower room downstairs.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, Plenty of room for up to 3 additional camp beds for kids
  • Double Room - 1 Double Bed, Beautiful traditional French bed
  • Family Room - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Child Bed, Additional room for camp beds for kids
  • Twin Room - 2 Single Bed, Additional room for kids camp beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 12 (4 Bedrooms), 8 adults, and up to 4 kids in camp beds and/or cots.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Barat is a small hamlet consisting of three properties, each very secluded and private. Barat was, in a former life, a working farm. Outside: Barat is very secluded and offers complete privacy and is ideal for children. The pool can be seen entirely from the patio from which 4 steps lead down to the pool area. Parents can therefore maintain a quieter area while children play around the pool in clear view. Additional patio areas around the pool offer the choice to spend time poolside as well. The large lawns provide ample space for all types of ball sports and the 35 acres of private woodland offers the opportunity for exploration. For many more pictures see weblink below. Utility Room: Utility room with downstairs bathroom next door. Washing machine and clothes drying area are situated here. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: High quality linen and towels included. Cleaning before and after rental, pool cleaned weekly. Linen change and additional cleaning can be arranged locally at extra charge. Other: Large dining room with 3m oak dining table seating 12 and additional lounge area. Extensive outdoor eating areas on patio and around pool. Ample seating for 12

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