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Stunning Private 17th Century Farmhouse With Private Pool



Updated: 19-Oct-2016
Farmhouse St. Pierre de Frugie, Nr. La Coquille Beautifully Restored, Peaceful Location, Private Grounds

The farmhouse is set in 7 acres of meadows and woodland and is the perfect choice for those seeking peace and tranquility. The 10m by 5m swimming pool is for the exclusive use of guests and is completely private. It is situated in the south facing back garden, well placed to enjoy sun all day whilst relaxing in the peaceful surroundings with plenty of outside eating areas, in sun or in shade. There is a large lawn area and neighbouring meadow and woods to explore. At the front of the farmhouse there are ample shady spots to park several cars. This is an ideal location for those who enjoy nature in unspoilt surroundings. You can play football in the garden, read in the shade or sit under the parasols with a drink overlooking the pool. There is a rich variety of flora and fauna - many different birds, toads, salamanders, lizards, wild deer and rabbits. The Sweet Chestnut tree has a resident Green Woodpecker, and the Blue tits nest in the dry stone wall by the outdoor dining table.

  • Sleeps 11
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We live in the United Arab Emirates and have 2 grown up children.

We have 2 holiday homes in Austria and in France and feel we provide a quality service and we pride ourselves on our rate of re-visiting holidaymakers.

We use the properties as our own holiday homes, therefore they are well-appointed and comfortable; we think, a cut above the rest.

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Speaks English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We are going back for the 3rd time this summer. Fab pool. Great log fire place both in kitchen and living room. Place is massive so would be great for large families. Kitchen equipment is modern and spotless. Owners are great at communicating by e-mail making the whole booking issue stress less. Davies family, August 2008.

"This is the best place ever to chill out. No traffic-noise, just bird-song in abundance. We have swanned about the pool basking in the sunshine, sipping chilled white wine! The Chateau at Jumilhac was a sight for sore eyes - what a thing of beauty! A good time was had by all." The Loudon family, July 2009

"Thank you - we all had a lovely holiday at your farmhouse (family members coming and going but all 10 of us together for 4 days of the holiday) and thoroughly enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the setting. It is a lovely house in a beautiful setting with refreshing pool ..... we relived quite a few memories of the area and it was interesting to see how much things and places had changed. We have a lovely night-time photograph of the Chateau Montbrun from the past which adorns our hallway and it was lovely to revisit this place again this time. We also managed two canoe party trips - one on the Vezere which was beautifully scenic and calm, and one at Aixe sur Vienne where the river fought back and one had to concentrate rather more on staying upright - great fun! Shopping at the Maison de la Porcelaine offered far too much choice but the tour proved fascinating and I was pleased to have plenty of opportunities to practice my French speaking." Carr family, July 2009

"Our 3rd visit and as fabulous as ever! Weather absolutely glorious and house as welcoming and cosy as usual. Saw deer and woody-woodpecker as well as Buzzards. The best and most relaxing holiday ever! We will be back again no doubt! Thanks Aillac!" T Davies, Aug 2009

"We visited the caves at Villars and the velo-rail at Corgnac amongst other things. Those were the kids favourites. Visited Perigueux too - lovely! Great place to relax - lots of lovely walks around. June - but we used the pool too, the kids loved it. We may visit again, beautiful location." Kemp family, June 2010

"The weather has been beautiful and we have really enjoyed the peace. Loved visiting Brantome which is surrounded by a river, and the Chateau at Hautefort is well worth a trip. Had excellent food at Les Voyageurs in La Coquille. We have had a wonderful holiday - just what we needed!" Eckersley, July 2010

"Lovely chill-out time as always. Canoeing for Montignac to St. Leon - fabulous! T Davies, Aug 2010

"What a great week we have all had. Beautiful house and amazing weather. We have had a very lazy week; eating, drinking, sunbathing, swimming. The kids will miss Mr Donkey over the road and the garden owl." The Murphy family, August 2010

"Having stayed in France many times over 25 years we found this to be a truly exceptional property."
Feb 2009
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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


We keep returning because there is no where better

  • 5 of 5

We are going back for the 3rd time this summer. We have been in both October and August before. Great for the dog, Fab pool. Great log fire place both in kitchen and living room.BBCue equipment great lots of suntraps with comfy garden furniture. Place is massive so would be great for large families and there's even a play station with loads of games and kids videos etc -not that you'll ever need them.

There are things to play with in the pool and the kitchen equipment is modern and spotless.

The bed is massive and lovely and there is a cinema sized TV with Satellite TV with all the usual British channels if you like a bit of a TV chill after a hard day of luxuriating. There is a great Intermarche in Chalus about 5mins drive away. Owners are great at communicating by e-mail making the whole booking issur stressless. It may seem expensive but you get what you pay for!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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All expectations exceeded - a lovely property

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful 2 week family (6 adults and a baby) holiday in this farmhouse. The property was very spacious, well furnished and extremely comfortable. The facilities are excellent - lovely pool, Wi-Fi, UK TV, dishwasher, etc. We found it best to alternate our days between exploring the area and lazing around the pool, which really worked well for us.

The couple who manage the house for the owner are very friendly and informative. They were there to welcome us on our arrival and change the bedding and towels half way through our fortnight.

We like to visit a different part of France each holiday and will probably have a hard time finding a property for next year that measures up to this one.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments. I will pass them on to Gill and Graham! Hopefully we can tempt you to stay at Aillac another time....Carolyn
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A spacious, well equipped country farmhouse.

  • 5 of 5

We (two families with four children aged 3-10) spent a week at Aillac Farmhouse in late August 2015. It was a lovely week. The farmhouse is very spacious and very comfortably furnished. There is ample seating for everyone in the inside and outside living and eating areas. The kitchen is very well equipped with plenty of crockery and cutlery etc. The bathrooms are modern and there was always plenty of hot water. The towels were large and fluffy and the beds comfortable.

We were greeted by an English house keeper and made to feel very welcome.

The house is situated in beautiful, peaceful countryside. There is a play park nearby and a choice of supermarkets and small towns a short drive away. We also visited Perigueux, Brantome and the caves of the Vézère valley.

If there was one thing I could change, it would be the pool. As it is unheated and the weather was cool when we arrived, it was very cold. By the middle of the week, once the temperature outside was back up to the late 20's and into the 30's, we couldn't get the children out of it!

A wonderful place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great for a "get away from it all" holiday

  • 5 of 5

The farmhouse could not be better for peaceful, relaxing holiday. The house is huge and will easily cater for large families - the pool is sure to be the main attraction for the kids. The house provides everything we were looking for in a "get away from it all" break with some great local towns and villages to visit. If you are wedded to your tablet/ phone be aware signal is patchy and there is no wi-fi (there is free wi-fi at McDonalds in Aixe-sur-Vienne - 20 minutes away) should you feel the need - there is a great supermarket next to it.

We had a great time and would not hesitate to return.

Mark and Karen, Malvern. Worcestershire

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments, the property is indeed a great "away from it all" property. We usually find the 3G coverage is ok. We did look into broadband this year but the unfortunately the option was not available to us. There is wifi at the local bar in St Pierre de Frugie too if you don't want to drive to Aixe.
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  • 5 of 5

We've recently returned from a fantastic stay at Aillac. We enjoyed every minute. The farmhouse is in a great position, very secluded but not remote with several supermarkets super market just 10 minutes drive away. The house is delightful and has such a homely feel that you can't help but completely relax! We definitely recommend the farmhouse and will most certainly be returning. We have recommended it to all of our friend who need a relaxing place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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So Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We had the most fantastic week at this beautiful farmhouse. It is well equipped and comfortable for our group of 8. No near neighbours to disturb with the kids making noise in the pool.

The owner was very accommodating and made the booking process very easy.

We thoroughly recommend it and will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We bought in the Perigord Vert because it is a beautiful part of France and not ruined by tourism. English is not as widely spoken in the area which makes it more 'authentically French'. It has such easy access - only 40 minutes of non-motorway driving from Calais. It is in the heart of the countryside, secluded but not isolated. Supermarkets are within 5kms either direction.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Limoges at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : firbeix at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : n21 at 1 Kilometres Car: necessary


2-3 hours Arcachon/Bordeaux.


Calais approx 6 hours drive - all but 50 minutes of the journey is motorway.

Limoges airport (Ryanair or Flybe) about 40 minutes drive. Car hire is available at the airport.

A car is essential.


La Coquille 5kms. Chalus 5kms. Limoges 30kms. Perigueux 40kms. Brantome 25kms. Thiviers 18kms.

Further Details:

Local supermarkets are easily located in the main towns 5 minutes drive away. Local boulangerie and bar 2kms at Firbeix. Restaurants again in the local towns and villages 5-10 minutes drive.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
Rate 4
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
Rate 5
26 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
Rate 6
9 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
It will work out much cheaper for you if you contact me directly rather than booking via OD. Please email me on cslegg@btinternet.com to reserve.
Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover day May to August, flexible at other times. Arrival 4pm earliest. Departure 10am latest.

Notes on prices:
The price per week is for a maximum of 8 people. An extra £20 per person per week will be charged for any occupation above 8.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

When we rent a property for a holiday we are always concerned that the photos have been taken in such a way as to avoid the pylon, the pig farm, the house overlooking the garden etc. You can be assured with this property that we have no direct neighbours, no surprises, and no owners on site watching what you are up to. What you see is what you get.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • rural


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 200 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • The main bathroom has been recently refitted to include a modern white bathroom suite, comprising a bath with shower head, wc, basin and a powerful walk-in shower. The second bathroom includes a white bathroom suite and a shower over the bath.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 4 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 11 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom (30sq.m) is a lovely dual aspect room with super king size bed and a magnificent open fireplace. Bedroom 2 (30sq.m) has twin beds and is also dual aspect. Bedroom 3 has a double bed and a single bed. Bedroom 4 has 4 single beds.


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The farmhouse is suitable for children and elderly alike. It is a rural property with uneven ground and steps however, and special care must be taken if you are infirm. Good mobile and 3G coverage. Cot and high chair available upon request. Outside: Large patio areas with sun loungers. Plenty of garden chairs. Outdoor dining. Barbecue. Private grounds and 10m x 5m swimming pool. The formal gardens comprise about 2 acres. The farmhouse is set within another 5 acres of meadowland surrounded by trees to form a natural border. It is completely private with no "near" neighbours. No staff/owners on-site although we do have the gardens and pool maintained once a week. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and towels (not for pool) are provided and changed once a week. The house will be clean on arrival but price does not include cleaning during your stay. Please bring your own pool towels.

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