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Charming French Cottages with Swimming Pool - Le Chai

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights



Le Chai

Le Chai, with stunning open views, is our largest gite (Sleeps 6) and has been sympathetically converted from a 200 year old, former wine-making barn with exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings and tiled floors. The property has French doors leading to a large, private terrace with large dining table, parasol and chef's barbeque.

The accommodation is on one level and has comfortable furniture and quality fixtures. The open-plan living/dining/kitchen is spacious with a vaulted ceiling and wood burning stove. The kitchen is well-equipped and has a gas cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with ice-box, and washing machine.

The property has three bedrooms, one double and two twin-bedded rooms. There are two shower rooms and a separate WC.

Guests can enjoy Wi-Fi Internet access, UK FreeView TV Channels, DVD Player, Music System, and a selection of books, DVDs, board games and a local information pack. Linens and towels provided.

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About the property

Le Peynau

At Le Peynau we provide self-catering holiday accommodation in two charming French country cottages or "gites". Our guests tell us that it's both the setting and attention to detail inside the gites that makes our holiday accommodation so special. Both of our gites have been sympathetically converted from former wine-making buildings and retain much French character and charm. The grounds consist of a 2.5 acre estate nestled among vineyards and sunflower fields in the Dordogne region of SW France. Le Peynau is situated just 20km SW of Bergerac and the Dordogne River and only 6 minutes from the medieval market town of Eymet where, along with an excellent range of restaurants and cafe-bars, you will find a choice of 3 boulangeries for your fresh croissants each morning.

The gites are available to let individually or together and are 150 metres apart, each with its own private dining terrace. They have Wi-Fi Internet access and UK Freeview TV Channels.

On-site facilities include a swimming pool and games courtyard with boules, ping-pong and pool table.

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Rachel Jones
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

About Rachel Jones

I moved to France with my husband in 2007 and our daughter was born here in 2012.

Rachel Jones purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Rachel Jones chose Perigord Pourpre

We considered a number of regions before choosing the Dordogne. It was the pretty towns and villages, undulating landscape, pace of life, climate and the ease of access from the UK that attracted us.

What makes this cottage unique

One of our favourite things is the Sunday lunchtime market at Soumensac which is just 2kms from our property (held in July and August). You pitch up and enjoy delicious, freshly prepared food and wine from local producers. The tables and chairs are positioned in the shade of chestnut trees and to take advantage of the stunning panoramic view. Such a relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our 2014 visitors' book entries include:

"Another fantastic stay at Le Peynau. Wonderful hospitality and beautiful vista. We'll be back". (Family S-B, Dublin, Ireland).

"Thank you. You have created a magical place. Le Chai has been perfect for relaxing, sharing with family, and as a centre for exploring the Dordogne". (Family M, Victoria, Canada).

"Hard to imagine a more perfect spot, facilities are second to none". (Mr & Mrs O, Kent, UK).
Sep 2010
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Booking Notes:
A completed booking form and deposit of 25% of total holiday cost is required on confirmation of booking. The balance together with a returnable damage deposit (£200 per gite) is due 8 weeks prior to your arrival date.

Changeover Day: Changeover day is Saturday. Check-in after 16.00 on arrival day and check-out by 10.00 on departure day.

Notes on prices: 15% discount offered for property occupancy by a couple only during May, June and September.

Please note that a maximum of one promotional booking offer can be used at the time of booking (if applicable).


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Eymet in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)


Perfect rural rental in the Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

Accommodation was excellent good quality equipment with large private outside space for dining and sun bathing , externally great pool and facilities for children table tennis , bowls ,badminton and pool. Best parts the silence, wildlife owls and deers and stars at night . We missed the sunflowers in bloom but can imagine how it would look in June / July ... Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, relaxing place to go

  • 5 of 5

We'd wholeheartedly recommend Le Peynau. Chris, Rachel and Ellie are wonderful hosts with lots of recommendations for things to do in the area (if you can drag yourself away from the pool). They helped us find places to canoe, eat and explore. Le Chai was really well-equipped - they have thought of all the little details to make your stay easier so there were no 'if only there was a...' moments in the kitchen. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and easy to explore on foot, or you can borrow a bike and go further afield. We particularly loved the pool, it is gorgeous and immaculately maintained, while the grounds were brilliant for the kids to explore and play. A fantastic holiday - we all wish we were still there! Thanks to Chris, Ellie and Rachel for a magical time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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100% recommend La Chai

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, peaceful place to stay, yet close to lots of activities and interesting places to visit. Lots of wildlife close by on various walks, long or short. Fishing, cycling, photography of the fab sunflowers a must, swimming, superb honey, markets, great restaurants nearby plus so much more... a week just isn't long enough!! Rachel, Chris and Ellie could not be more helpful. 100% recommend booking this property .....We will return for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fabulous place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

"Le chai" was so comfortable that it felt immediately like home. Perfect for a family of 6. There's so much outside space for the kids to explore too. Our 4 girls loved the chickens, the bee-hives, an abundance of wildlife and trying to catch elusive lizards! They also loved the swimming pool, table tennis, boules, badminton, slide and swings. The adults loved the tranquility of Le Peynau and being able to really relax. This is the sort of place that makes you want to sell up and move to France! Thanks to Rachel, Chris and Ellie for making it such a perfect holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay. We agree with many of our guests who tell us that there is something a little magical about Le Peynau!
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Fantastic gite

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fantastic week's stay at Le Peynau. A beautiful place to stay, relaxing as well as being perfect for our young family. We explored lots of the local area and loved the markets. We will be back, thank you Rachel and Chris for being great hosts!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you and your young family enjoyed your stay, and very much look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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wonderful Le peynau

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Le Chai and had a wonderful holiday. It really is a home from home. We cooked in every night in the well equipped kitchen - eating outside with a stunning view. The children loved all the toys and games provided and just having so much space to run around in and play hide and seek in. Chris, Rachel and Ellie are excellent hosts with lots of knowledge of places to go in the local area. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay, and looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
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