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Beautiful South Facing Converted Barn, Shared Swimming Pool And Tennis Court.



Updated: 02-Oct-2016
House in Riberac, Aquitaine / Dordogne, France - South Facing With Superb Views. Ideally Situated To Explore Many Beautiful Local Historic Towns

The property is ideally located in a beautiful rural location with fabulous south facing views over rolling countryside, with a shaded terrace, ideal for relaxing over a glass of wine or delicious local food. The house is a beautifully converted 19th century barn with a delightfully light and airy feeling, retaining many original features such as exposed stone walls and beams. It has all 21st century amenities, well equipped with satellite TV and DVD player. The shared swimming pool and tennis court are 40 meters walk away, within the beautiful gardens which are shared with five other properties. Local historic towns such as Brantome, Perigueux, Bourdeilles, Domme, Sarlat and Aubeterre are all within 1 hour drive and are perfect for a day out exploring, shopping, dining out or sampling the varied delights of the Perigord Region. Riberac, with its famous Friday market and local shopping amenities and restaurants is only 5 miles away. Nearby is the beautiful lake of La Jemaye with swimming, water sports and restaurants to enjoy.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi, our names are Janet and Howard Johnston. We have both lived and worked in Yorkshire for many years, where we have raised our two children. We have had many family holidays in the Dordogne, where we fell in love with the sunshine, the people, the food and of course the beautiful scenery. Whether you are looking for peace and tranquility, sunshine and fun around the pool or history and culture on your doorstep - this property has it all. Happy Holidays Janet and Howard.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely two weeks here in this great home, with a beautiful view. The pool and tennis court were brilliant and we used them constantly. The Dickinson family from Norfolk 2012

We had a fantastic two weeks in this beautiful place. The view is wonderful, the house very comfortable. The weather and pool have been fantastic. The Dordogne has forced us to relax and take on the pace of life - it has certainly fed the soul. Ivan and Edna from Newmarket 2012

Your home is beautiful and so well equipped, we felt really spoilt! The information on what to do in the area was really helpful. We loved and used the pool and tennis court. We found Lake Jemaye perfect and both our daughters thoroughly enjoyed the free canoeing. Helene and John from Reigate 2013

It has been a perfect holiday for us. Winding down, playing tennis, swimming in the pool + eating and drinking, looking at this wonderful view. Tina and Mike, Harrow, August 2013

Another wonderful stay. Spent most of our time locally at Riberac (great market on a Friday) and Aubeterre (good kayaking) Thanks again for a wonderful stay, hope to come again next year. Tina and Mike, Harrow. August 2014

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful house. We have had a very relaxing holiday, making full use of the pool and tennis court. We enjoyed great visits to Brantome, Bourdeilles, Aubeterre, La Jemaye and a very memorable trip to a wonderful chateau in St Emilion. Fiona and John, Sevenoaks. August 2014
Jan 2012
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Relaxing, beautiful and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We very rarely go back to the same property twice but we will be doing so next year as we have found the perfect property for us. The house itself is very comfortable and fully furnished to a high standard. The view from the balcony is marvellous especially when the sunflowers are out in the opposite fields. Also to burn off those inevitable calories when on holiday there is the large pool and tennis court which we made full use of. There are various outings to enjoy in wonderful countryside and there is a thriving market town very nearby. I would definitely recommend this property if you want a relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful French countryside

  • 5 of 5

Thankyou Janet and Howard we had a lovely time in your beautiful home. The house was easy to find and very clean on arrival. We loved the views from your kitchen over the beautiful surrounding countryside. Our kids loved the pool and tennis court. We really enjoyed the surrounding towns and had some great days out especially to Brantome. The gardens there are lovely and we'd recommend the boat tour to your future guests. Thankyou for an amazing holiday, we'll definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We have had such wonderful family holidays in this region. It offers so much - food, wine, sunshine, relaxation, culture, history as well as lots of outdoor activities such as swimming, canoeing, walking, horse riding, golf - so we finally decided to take the plunge in 2011 and buy ourselves a slice of the "joie de vie!" The area is fantastic with its wonderful views, peace and tranquility, long summer days and warm nights looking at the stars. There are many of chateaux and castles to visit in the region as well as the unique prehistoric caves

Activity and Interests


15 minutes by car is the Grand Etang de La Jemaye - a large lake in the Double Forest. It has a very good sandy beach, a safe swimming area with lifeguards, a diving platform, plus fishing and canoeing. There are a couple of cafes and a large restaurant.

There are a number of river beaches on the River Dronne, including Aubeterre and St Aulaye.

On the Atlantic coast there are a number of excellent resorts, especially the beautiful resort of Royan 80miles away.


Bergerac Airport is 34 miles away - 1 hour - with low cost flights from many UK airports.

Bordeaux Airport is 76 miles away - 1hour and 40 minutes

By car from the Channel Ferry Ports

Calais is 498 miles - about 8 hours

St Malo is 320 miles - about 6 hours

Caen is 325 miles - about 6 hours

Cherboug is 405 miles - about 7 hours

If you like the train to take the strain, take the EuroStar to Lille or Paris, then take the TGV to Angouleme - 35 miles by car.


Riberac with its famous market, restaurants and supermarkets is only 5 miles away.

The pretty village of Vanxains with its boulangerie,shop, bar and post office, nestles in the valley below and is only 5 mins by car, or 15 mins if you prefer to walk for your breakfast baguette/croissants.

The medieval abbey and town of Brantome is 35 miles; Perigueux, the capital of the region with its magnificant cathedral is 37miles , Aubeterre which has a unique church carved out of a cliff face is 10 mil

Further Details:

Only 10 minutes drive away, Riberac has a famous Friday Market and a number of large supermarkets, banks, and restaurants. The main square has several cafes and bars and the Tourist Information Office. It is renowned for its gastronomic delights such as fois gras, snails, boar and truffles. There are music and arts festivals and crafts of all kinds.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
4 Sep 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
6 Nov 2016 - 25 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
26 Mar 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
25 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is taken at the time of booking. The balance of the holiday should be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival together with a £150 refundable damage deposit. Any reservation made within 8 weeks of the rental period requires full payment at the time of booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, although this may be flexible in off peak times. Guests are required to vacate the property by 10am on the day of departure. Arrival time is anytime after 4pm

Notes on prices:
10% Discount is available for bookings of more than 1 week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 02-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The house is modern, comfortable , light and airy while still maintaining many period features. The views from the terrace over the shared swimming pool and tennis court are magnificant and ideal for sitting with a glass of something special. The stunning views, rural location with peace and tranquility make it somewhere to really unwind and relax.

Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • The ensuite to Bedroom 1 has a wash hand basin, toilet, bath and overhead shower Family bathroom has a wash hand basin, toilet, bath and overhead shower Both bathrooms are located on the ground floor.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor with a king size bed and en suite bathroom Bedroom 2 is on the ground floor with 2 single beds which can be joined to make a double bed and an adjoining family bathroom. Bedroom 3 upstairs is a spacious twin bedroom


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: The hamlet of Champagnac consists of four buildings, six properties altogether. Our home is half of a 19th century barn, which was beautifully renovated with the rest of the properties by a British architect in 1995. Leading from the living room there are French doors onto the south facing terrace, enjoying fabulous views over the garden and swimming pool. There is a shady pergola and a sun bathing area for those who enjoy the sun. The terrace is provided with a dining table and chairs, and sun loungers. A barbecue is available for outdoor eating. There are books, board games and a boules set provided. Mobile electric fans and radiators are available for your added comfort. Outside: The surrounding gardens of more than 2 acres have been landscaped and planted with local shrubbery, and includes a large shared swimming pool (14m X 9m) and an all weather tennis court. Tennis racquets and balls are provided. The large south facing terrace has a shady pergola with garden furniture. This is an ideal spot to enjoy the wonderful views and to take in the sun and savour a glass of local French wine with your barbecue. A parking area is provided, directly behind the property within the grounds. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is fully cleaned for all our guests before arrival. Towels (excluding pool towels) and bed linen are provided. Other: All rooms are decorated to a high standard with white walls, exposed stone walls and wooden beams. The wooden staircase leads to a minstrals gallery overlooking the kitchen. Both living room and kitchen are double height, giving a lovely spacious feel

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