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Luxury 3 Bed Barn Conversion and Extensive Gardens with Private Pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Large 3 Bd FarmHouse in the Hamlet of Barat in rural Dorrdogne with Private Pool

La Laiterie at Barat offers a stylish barn conversion coupled with contemporary convenience in a country setting. With 35 acres of private woodland as a backdrop, outdoor dining on the patio or lawn 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.

La Laiterie is dominated by the enormous open plan living area centred around the feature stone double fronted fire place. Enormous white leather sofas, each seating 5+ flank the fireplace and provide the ultimate in comfortable luxury.

A dining area with oak dining table and seating for up to 8 can be found en route to the kitchen. On the other side of the fire, a cozy corner or kids play area provides a quiet space to retreat from the rest of the house.

La Laiterie has 3 large bedrooms: the master bedroom, a twin room and another double bedroom. Each room is elegantly furnished with unique pieces, mixing new with old to create a stylish but comfortable sleeping area.

The large kitchen at Laiterie includes an additional dining table seating up to 8 and every modern convenience including dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, kettle and large fridge freezer. A very large selection of pots and pans and crockery is available.

Outside, extensive gardens provide ample space for games and for outdoor dining. The above ground pool (wood frame, 5.3m x 3.5m, nearing completion, photos to follow) and patio area features a BBQ, table and chairs and sun loungers. Outside the master bedroom on the gravel patio is the perfect place for croissant and coffee in the morning. A small stone building by the pool is great for kids to make a den in.

More Details

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:
21 April, 2018

Why Nicholas Breakwell chose Saint-Méard-de-Gurçon

The hamlet of Barat is a truly special place. The sense of calm and relaxation is impossible to resist. With deer running through the fields, the hoot of owls at night and, if you are lucky, a glimpse of wild boar in the forest, the feeling of being away from it all is complete. In the heart of the Bergerac wine region and yet only 40 mins from St Emilion and Pomerol (the best wine in the world in my opinion) there is something for everyone. And you can work off the wine calories with numerous walks on way marked trails starting in the surrounding villages.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Saint-Méard-de-Gurçon in Périgord

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathrrom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Both family sized bathrooms are situated off the inner hall with easy access from all three bedrooms. The shower room features a large shower while the bathroom features a bath with integrated shower. A third sink is also available in the inner hall.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Child Bed , 1 Cot , Large patio doors to patio area
    Double Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom with Feature King size double bed, and double sliding doors to private patio area beneath the trees. Antique french bedroom suite including enormous wardrobe. Sufficient room for two additional put up beds and/or cot if required. Double Bedroom with own external entrance if required. Feature wardrobe. Twin room, with two full size single beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Barat is very secluded and offers complete privacy and is ideal for children. A large patio area and BBQ offers the perfect setting for outside dining. The large lawns provide ample space for all types of ball sports. For more pictures see weblink below. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: High quality linen and towels included. Cleaning before and after rental. Linen change and additional cleaning can be arranged locally at extra charge.


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Luxury 3 Bed Barn Conversion and Extensive Gardens with Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Idyllic Rural Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We came to France looking for a tranquil escape from city life and were not disappointed. The clean, well-maintained barn conversion was well-equipped with plenty of space to enjoy. The pool and grounds were a welcome feature and when we tired of lounging around there were a myriad of traditional French towns to explore just a short drive away. If you are looking for a relaxing break in traditional rural France then this is the property for you.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious, peaceful, super comfortable, family friendly villa

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place! Me, my wife and our two young kids (3 & 5) spent 2 weeks here in august 2017 and absolutely loved it. It has 3 good sized bedrooms - the master bedroom is massive, and there's a twin room next door to it that's perfect for kids (you can hear them through the wall which is reassuring / annoying depending on how you're feeling at the time!) There's also a good sized double room which we didn't use, as well as two bathrooms, a decent kitchen diner and a massive living area with huge, comfy sofas and English freeview TV (including CBeebies - phew!)

Outside there's a big open garden area with plenty of room for the kids to run about, plus a sun terrace and above ground pool. The pool is small and shallow but perfect for young kids who aren't quite swimmers yet - ours splashed about in it for hours every day. It's great as well because it has stairs that can be removed, which means you don't have to worry about the kids climbing up and falling in when you're not paying attention.

The villa is looked after by Andrea and David who are lovely and always on the end of the phone / email if you need them.

The only thing to be aware of is the location, which is very rural - this means it's extremely peaceful, but also that there is nothing really walkable in terms of shops etc. The nearest town is saint meard de gurcon, which has a boulangerie, a tabac, a restaurant, a hairdresser and a nice old church - but not much else - and it's a good 20 minute drive to the nearest supermarket, near saint foy la grande (which btw also has an amazing market on Saturday mornings). La laitiere itself is one of three holiday homes at Barat, so you don't feel completely cut off from civilisation, but if you're after something in a town or village then it's not for you. If you're happy to drive around a bit, which we were, then there's plenty to do in the surrounding areas - particularly if you drive out towards sarlat and its environs.

Overall we'd highly recommend la laitiere to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway villa that's well set up for young kids. We didn't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Better than we imagined

  • 5 of 5

We hired the house as we had a family wedding nearby, it was better than we ever imagined. There were 8 of us in total (6 adults and 2 babies) and the house managed us all easily! The master bedroom is simply huge.

There are so many places nearby to visit, the week went by far too quickly. Lascaux caves about 1 hr drive - blew me away.

The best holiday we have had for a very long time.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rural idyll

  • 5 of 5

Great spot for relaxing. We stayed for two weeks in September, weather was incredible with the result that the pool was really warm. Lovely outdoors area and inside so wonderfully cool when it got hot outdoors. Love those sofas - I fell asleep on them more than once. Photos do not do the lounge or kitchen areas justice. Would love to return . . . .

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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Great property for the price

  • 5 of 5

Our young family had a fantastic time in La Laiterie. The lounge is huge with leather sofas so we didn't have to worry about the kids messing them up. Bedrooms were all all large, especially the master bedroom and the kitchen was very well equipped. We were a little apprehensive about the above ground pool but it worked out fine for splashing around in and was big enough for our 4 and 6 year olds - very warm too which was welcome. Andrea and David welcomed us and were on hand via a quick call to change the gas bottle and tell us how to work the TV. All in all a relaxing easy break. Happy customer!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
St Meard de Gurcon
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Chateaux Vigiers
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Le Pressoir
Car: necessary


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

Prices for this holiday barn in Saint-Méard-de-Gurçon, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Peak 18
14 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival from 4pm, Departure 10am.

Barat Booking/Rental Conditions

Provisional bookings will be held up to 5 days pending written confirmation accompanied by a non-refundable deposit of 25%. An invoice will be returned as formal confirmation of the booking.

Payment in full is due 8 weeks prior to the date of arrival. If payment is not received by the due date, the owner reserves the right to give notice in writing that the reservation is cancelled. The client remains liable to pay the balance of rental unless the owner is able to find another rental.

Insurance: To cover any unforeseen circumstances or illness we strongly advise all our guests to take out a comprehensive travel/holiday insurance policy, including a cancellation clause. We do of course have full liability cover.

A security deposit of £300/€400 will be required with the final payment. (Cheques are accepted and will not be deposited unless necessary). This is to cover any eventual breakages and any abnormal cleaning costs. The deposit will be destroyed following your departure and once the property has been returned in the correct condition.
• The owner reserves the right to make a retention claim, to be withdrawn from the security deposit and to cover extraordinary cleaning costs if the property is left in an unacceptable condition.
• The sum of 10 Euros will be charged per broken kitchen item. Alternatively guests may replace the breakages with similar items before departure.
Problems: Occasionally problems may arise. If any equipment/ appliances do not function correctly or if guests have a complaint it is essential that these are reported immediately. Firstly guests should contact our property managers in France, David and Andrea Gregory on +33 (0)553 738369. All efforts will be made to rectify any faults, or alternative arrangements may be suggested. If any defects remain unreported we may not be held responsible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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