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Beautiful 250 year old Stone Farmhouse with Private Pool



Updated: 08-Sep-2016
Farmhouse in Payzac, St Yrieix-la-Perche, Dordogne - Peaceful Rural Location with Breathtaking Views set in 2 acres of Gardens

Nestling peacefully in the beautiful Perigord Vert, our 250 year old stone farmhouse, sits within 2 acres of immaculately maintained gardens.

Renovated to an extremely high standard, whilst retaining many of it's original features, the farmhouse offers spacious accommodation & is tastefully appointed throughout. The main house opens straight onto the stunning salt-water pool area & fabulous outdoor terrace, perfect for al fresco dining. With stone floors, exposed beams & cathedral ceilings, L'Aubuge Haute offers guests absolute peace & tranquility & yet is only 1km from the delightful village of Payzac, with supermarket, boulangerie, restaurant, bars, post office, pharmacy & antique shop. The farmhouse offers a convenient base to explore the picturesque villages, towns & chateaux of the Dordogne & is within easy travelling distance of the major tourist attractions of this area & the neighbouring Limousin.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in may properties over the years, L'Aubuge Haute is by far the nicest Gite we have stayed in. The welcome pack was amazing allowing you to relax without the worry of dashing to the supermarket straight away! The house is ideally located to explore if you want to, its so peaceful should you decide to hideaway for the duration of your stay, the house is so well equipped you will want for nothing! My children loved the games and the use of the bikes. The house and pool is immaculate, Tracey was an absolute pleasure to deal with from booking to ensuring everything was ok whilst we were there. We will definitely be returning to this fabulous Gite! Thank you again Tracey & Nigel for sharing your beautiful Gite :-)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in a lot of properties in the 10 years of traveling through France, this one is by far the best. Beautiful property very well equipped with everything you need. Excellent and well thought out welcome pack on arrival. The gardens and surrounding areas are stunning. The pool was lovely and well needed as some very warm days. All in all a truly relaxing holiday in a beautiful home, did not want to leave and will hopefully return soon. Tracey and Nigel are excellent hosts, would recommend this property to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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fantastic house in idillic area

  • 5 of 5

a beautiful house with absolutely everything you could need for a relaxing (or energetic) holiday.

the grounds are amazing with plenty of room for kids to run wild and free and plenty of sporting equipment to keep them entertained.

the area is very rural so great if you want to get away from it all. would definitely recommend this property.

oh and the owners are really helpful if you need any advice.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a fantastic week at L'Aubuge Haute.It is fair to say that L'Aubuge Haute is not a your ordinary holiday cottage , in fact it is a well loved family home you are invited & encouraged to enjoy to the full . The House is set in extensive secluded grounds overlooking beautiful countryside .Inside, the house is beautifully renovated and equipped with every possible need, complete with many thoughtful additional touches , such as the welcome pack. Nigel & Tracy Prosser are generous hosts . We look forward to coming back.

The Carey Family , Cumbria .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just what the doctor ordered

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate and well maintained villa in the sleepy village of Payzac. A car is essential to visit many of the stunning towns within easy commuting distances circa 40km. We particularly enjoyed Sarlat, Perigeux and Brantome.

Tracey provided very clear and useful booking information and directions, though Sat Nav also proved very useful.

The Villa itself was just stunning, having said that I just loved the outdoor space and pool area which was amongst the best we have had in the 13 years we have been hiring private villas through this and similar websites.

Have never stayed in same villa twice, but are currently struggling to find anything better for next year, so watch this space

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Activity and Interests


L'Aubuge Haute is 1km from the spectacular Lake Rouffiac. It's many facilities include a sandy beach, swimming, water skiing & wake boarding, sailing, tennis, climbing walls and a bar/restaurant. Perfect for young children & teenagers alike with supervised activities including paint balling, archery and high tree adventures.


Limoges is our nearest airport, 40km away, with daily flights from numerous UK airports facilitated by Ryanair & Flybe.

Brive-Vallee de la Dordogne (London City & Jet 2) & Bergerac airport (Ryanair & Flybe) are within 1 1/2 hour's drive.

The property is 455 miles from Calais - nearest motorway is the A20, Limoges (J36 at 30 miles).

Use of a car is essential.


The farmhouse is situated in a small rural hamlet, 1km away from the village of Payzac which offers 2 bars, a restaurant, supermarket, boulangerie, butchers, post office, bank with cash machine, pharmacy and an antique shop. Alternatively 8km north is the town of St Yrieix-la-Perche which has a wide selection of cafe/bars and restaurants together with large supermarkets.

Perigueux is a mere 35 minutes drive south.

Further Details:

St Yrieix-la-Perche is a historic & pretty market town with a longstanding tradition of being associated with the famous Limoges porcelain. With it's quaint medieval cobbled streets, boutiques, shops & 12th century collegiate church, it also holds a lively farmers market on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. In addition it has a new indoor leisure pool with outdoor water slides and an indoor tennis centre. This region is home to a plethora of beautiful chateaux, notably Hautefort & the fairytale castle at Jumilhac le Grand. The nearby village of Excideuil with it's 10th century monastery, gothic church & 16th century houses is well worth a visit - it is also home to one of our favourite restaurants in the Perigord Vert, Le Fin Chapon. The North Dordogne is one of the most beautiful & popular regions in France & is well known for its numerous prehistoric sites, including the famous Grotte de Lascaux & Grotte de Villars, or for the more energetic there are endless opportunities to canoe & kayak upon its many rivers. For the wine enthusiast, we are within easy travelling distance of the vineyards of Bergerac and Bordeaux. The local countryside is both beautiful and unspoilt with rolling hills and valleys containing many rivers and lakes, ideal for those who enjoy walking or cycling.

The historical centres of Limoges, Perigueux and Sarlat are all within easy travelling distance.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
18 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
We ask for a 25% deposit at the time of booking with the remaining balance becoming due 8 weeks before your arrival date together with a £200 returnable security deposit.
Prices are for the sole use of the property per week in UK GBP.
All prices include electricity, water & a welcome pack.
Central heating is not ordinarily provided from the beginning of May to the end of October, however a small amount of logs are provided for the wood stove.

Changeover Day:
Peak season changeover day is Saturday - outside of these dates the owners can be flexible concerning other changeover days.
All bookings run from 4.00pm of the day of arrival to 10.00am on the day of departure.

A 25% deposit is required upon booking - the balance, plus a £200 security deposit, being due 8 weeks before your arrival.
Payments can be made by bank transfer (preferred) or by cheque.

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Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Ceiling Fans
  • 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


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Full bathroom on 1st floor - bath with shower over, wc & washbasin


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 plus baby (3 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 - queen size bed, Dutch armoire, TV, exposed beams & cathedral ceiling. Bed 2 - large family room with 3 single beds, TV / PS3, oak wardrobe, exposed beams. Bed 3 - the Bread Oven, separate to the main house with double bed, oak furniture.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 7 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Wi-fi access is available throughout the house and grounds. Outside: The farmhouse sits within 2 acres of beautifully maintained landscaped gardens with 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside. The main house opens onto the stunning south facing salt-water pool area & outdoor terrace with table & seating for 8 ... perfect for al fresco dining! There is a second patio area to the front of the farmhouse which catches the morning sun at breakfast time. High quality poolside furniture is provided together with a gas BBQ &, within the grounds, a grass badminton court, table tennis table & cricket wicket. For the less active, there are plenty of shaded areas to simply sit & take in the views. Outdoor games are provided, including boules & we have a number of old but roadworthy bicycles should you wish to explore on 2 wheels. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen & towels are provided, including pool towels. A changeover of linen &/or towels is offered for guests staying longer than one week. Travel cot & linen available, if required. The farmhouse is cleaned before & after each let. Other: Landing - spacious landing area with chaise longue & desk/office area with Wi-Fi access.

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