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Country Gite with private pool and wooden Chalet with private pool - 17th Century Farmhouse with private pool

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


17th Century Farmhouse with private pool

Open plan living kitchen diner. Fully fitted kitchen with modern appliances including dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, gas hob, electric fan assisted oven and fridge/freezer. Double bedroom with romantic beamed ceiling. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and additional fold up bed if required. Both rooms overlook the pool and terrace.

Shower room with large walk in shower and wash basin. Separate WC with hand basin.

About the property


Stone built in 1685, situated in the village of Vaunac, the farmhouse has been carefully restored keeping its original character. Newly built, the Chalet offers modern and comfortable accommodation. The properties each have a private pool, car parking and private gardens and are surrounded by meadows and woodland. Situated only 10 minutes from the market town of Thiviers. These well furnished and equipped properties provide comfortable accommodation for families, as well as couples and are ideally situated for discovering and exploring the delights of the Perigord. There are lots of woodland walks directly from the back garden where sweet chestnuts and cepe mushrooms can be gathered.These properties are idealy situated to explore the towns and villages of the Perigord Vert, such as Limoges, Perigueux, Brantome, St Jean de Cole and the martyr village of Oradour-sur-Glane, all within an hours drive.

Cath Hall
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our second stay and another wonderful visit. Cottage very well equipped. Hope to return for a 3rd time. Brian and Bridgette, Kent.

Les Vignes is the jewel in the crown, the beautiful area offers so much to see and do and every comfort is provided in this beautiful, well equipped gîte. A holiday never to be forgotten. Judith and Damien, Cleveland.

Stayed whilst house hunting. What a pleasure to return "home" each evening, nothing left to chance, everything beautifully prepared. Maggie and Peter. Kent
Sep 2009
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Booking Notes:
25% non-refundable deposit to be paid so that booking can be confirmed. Full balance to be paid 8 weeks before rental period.

Changeover Day:
Lettings are from Saturday 5pm to Saturday 10am.

Notes on prices:
B&B available on request- please contact the owner €50 per room, per night, out of high season. Private use of the gîte.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)


Lovely gite in a quiet location

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the property to a lovely friendly welcome together with food items - bread, cheese, pate, milk, croissants, jam and a bottle of wine. Lots of basic cupboard ingredients too. The property was clean and well-equipped and outside was the courtyard leading on to an inviting pool area with table / chairs and sunbeds, BBQ and gardens. There were geese and chickens (who enjoyed being fed left-overs) and a large open area where we played badminton.

I cannot thank the owner Cath enough for her help and advice during her stay, especially when we had problems with our van and needed it looked at before the journey home!

The town of Brantome nearby was great to visit and we hired canoes (or you could try paddle boards). The Friday market there was well worth a visit.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the property to friends / family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Le Chalet. Very well equipped, Cath has thought of everything you could possibly need. A fantastic food package was very much appreciated after such a long journey down. The pool was especially welcoming with temperatures souring above 40 degrees! We would highly recommend a stay here with plenty to do including a visit to Brantome, Oredour Sur Glanne and Saint Jeanne De Cole. Thank you for a fantastic stay, we hope to come here again in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllic setting for a great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Superbly equipped cottage in the heart of the Dordogne that delivers on its promise of tranquility and relaxation. Fabulous fortnight in a great location - lovely pool and garden - surrounded by woodland and walks - just the recipe for a lovely holiday. Cath is a great host who knows what makes a holiday. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Great Gite and Very Welcoming Host

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we felt that this was going to be a good week. Cathy met us and directed us to the property and said after we had settled in she would call later, which she did. We knew immediately that we would feel at home because she originally was from the North of England as we were. What can I say, the Welcome Pack was very generous, never in our travels have we received one like this before. During the week she was there when needed but not obtrusive, we had some lovely chats with her,felt we had known her for years, the eggs from the hens were the best we have tasted. The property was very nice and clean, lovely bedding etc and we just loved the walk-in shower. The pool was an added bonus but unfortunately because it was cold at night the water never got up to the temperature during the day that would invite you to go in. Lovely to sit outside though and admire the beautiful gardens and go down at night to see the deer in the fields below the gite.We visited St Jean de Cole, a must, Brantome, very nice but full of English and we thought very over--rated not sure we would go there again. Perigoux is a must, lovely place. Go to the Tourist Office, the young man we spoke to very knowledgeable and spoke perfect English,gave us a map and we did a walk around the old parts, very interesting. Didn't want to leave the gite. We would love to return to Vaunac next year but I fear that Cathy is well booked up already, that's a shame, but we will return soon hopefully.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a faultless property. It looked like a dream come true on the website and it more than lived up to the advance publicity in the flesh. The building itself is beautiful and is also cool, well-equipped and tastefully furnished. As well as a sumptuous welcome pack, Cath, the owner, thoughtfully provides all the basics you might need such as condiments, cooking oil and barbecue materials, so that you don't have to find a shop that is open late on a Saturday after a long journey. Our children would have been perfectly happy swimming in the pool all day and we enjoyed lounging by it ourselves and then jumping in to cool off. However, the gite also makes an excellent base for exploring castles, caves and towns in the locality. We especially enjoyed the nearby town of Brantome, cycling along the Voie Verte, canoeing on the Dronne and swimming in the lake at Thiviers. Cath is the perfect host - attentive but not at all intrusive.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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A lovely typically French Gite

  • 5 of 5

Was very impressed with the high standard of accommodation and equipment in the property, extremely good value. The owner makes you feel very welcome, the generous welcome pack and extra little touches make you feel immediately at home. The property is in a very pretty location with some very nice woodland walks from the door and is also well placed for tourist attractions in the area such as the caves at Villars. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Vaunac in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet Room - Toilet
    Shower Room - Shower Enclosure , Heated Towel Rail
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , 3rd bed pulls down from wall
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Gite is heated by wood burning stove, air source heat pump/air conditioning and electric radiators (bedroom and bathroom). Suitable for children. The Chalet is heated by air source heat pump/air conditioning. Towels and bed linen are provided together with a generous welcome pack of food and supplies of washing powders, soap etc. Outside is a large decked terrace leading to the swimming pool with sun loungers, BBQ and children's play area. In the surrounding fields and woodland, wildlife such as wild boar, deer, foxes and badgers can often be seen. The small quiet hamlet is situated between Perigueux and Thiviers, both towns have all the amenities required. Fresh bread and croissants delivered twice weekly into the hamlet. Restaurant and bar within walking distance. Within the area many Chateaux and caves are open to the public for visits; leisure activities can include canoeing, climbing, walking,golfing, fishing, horse riding, and cycling. Outside: Each property is set in its own private gardens with private swimming pools (approx 6.5m x 4.5m) sun loungers, BBQ and children’s play area. In the surrounding fields and woodland wildlife such as wild boar, deer, foxes and badgers can often be seen.

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