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Traditional luxury Villa with Private Pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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.

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Nicholas Breakwell
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Saint-Méard-de-Gurçon in Périgord

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • 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
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 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 11
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
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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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Great place for groups

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with a group of friends for a long weekend of drinking local wine and eating lovely food. The villa is very well equipped and beautifully furnished and well kept. It could easily host a large group or extended family.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous stay

  • 5 of 5

The property is wonderful and excellently equipped to cater for large groups of people. The property is furnished to a high spec to allow for a comfortable stay and the views are wonderful. The house is very clean and well maintained. The pool is lovely to either relax or exercise. There are some great walks in the area and some lovely restaurants in the surrounding towns. A great get away and excellent value for money.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Outstanding house in a idyllic place

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house surrounded by vineyards and amazing forest. Perfect for families with kids, outdoor activities and relax. We really loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Simply perfect. Beautiful house lovely gardens and walks in the woods. The perfect relaxing holiday for our party of 9.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Simply Stunning

  • 5 of 5

Everything that we expected and more, what an amazing place. It's got everything - patio overlooking the pool, so always felt safe re kids, superbly equipped kitched, hot plate and BBQ, so much room for everybody, SKY TV, brilliant property managers (Andrea and David) on call whenever you need them. Kids loved it, we loved it. Nothing negative to report. Can'r recommend enough.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fab Fab Fab!!

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely place - great secluded location, fabulous pool. The owners were very helpful and attentive to our needs without ever being obtrusive.

A thoroughly enjoyable stay across the board

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the stay. You are most welcome anytime!
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Chateaux Vigiers
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Le Pressoir
Nearest Beach
120 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Mountain bike routes are available on our website at 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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
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

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.