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A Secluded Farmhouse And Converted Barn With Private Pool and Spectacular Views



Updated: 03-Oct-2016
6 bedrooms 3 bathrooms beautiful views mature garden


Perfect holiday house for big groups or several families. Lovingly restored farmhouse and tasteful contempary barn conversion. The property consists of two living areas with their own sitting rooms, kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms. There are secluded, spacious gardens, with panoramic views over the valley and Chateau and a wonderful 10 X 5 metre private heated salt swimming-pool surrounded by wooden decking. The beautiful, mature gardens offer many places to sit with a glass of wine or a meal. Large games room with table tennis,dartboard, badminton, 4 mountain bikes and a toddler bike. Picturesque area, designated national park with great walks, fishing, kayaking and water sports close-by at Rouffiac and a new water park at Limoges. Local village of Jumilhac le Grand has a fairy-tale chateau, good resturant, bakers and a supermarket.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We were both teachers until we retired three years ago.

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Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks very much for a lovely stay at Vaux, we loved the place, great lay-out and connection between house, pool and games room, lovely garden, every comfort, really homely, well equipped(inc. dishwasher) one of the best houses ever! Le Mare Family

"Just got back from Vaux yesterday- my word it gets more excellent every time I'm here. My entire family fell in love with it." (JF, London)

"A perfect place to relax and so much to explore in the area" (BA Egham)

"It is always difficult to know exactly what things are going to be like before you go somewhere on holiday for the first time, but we had a really enjoyable time; the house worked well for us and we thought the area was lovely, quieter than further south in the Dordogne, but with lots of interest and lots yet to discover....we may well be in touch again about another visit." (AP Reading).

Thanks very much for a lovely stay at Vaux, we loved the place, great layout and connection between houses, pool and games room, lovely garden, every comfort, really homely, well equipped, one of the best houses ever. Alison et al
Mar 2013
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Home away from home in idyllic French setting

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful farmhouse was the perfect stay for our weekend away in France with friends. The owners were lovely & contacted us before our stay to make sure we had everything we needed. The property is spacious, charming and has all the facilities we required to make it feel like a home away from home, we cooked meals and enjoyed them in the gardens, and made good use of the pool, games, and mountain bikes - which were the perfect way to see more of the area while riding to the nearby village of Jumilhac.

We've stayed in many properties while travelling over the years, but this farmhouse and barn is a favorite, it has a special something that's hard to put into words. We highly recommend this property, and we would love to return again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect peaceful family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Vaux several times both with groups of friends and family. It is a lovely and unique property in a spectacular location. There's enough to entertain in Vaux itself with the excellent pool and well resourced house(s) to completely relax and never leave, but the area is also well worth exploring. From picturesque châteaus to kayaking trips and traditional markets it's easy to get a taste of rural France from this very special spot.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic and beautiful farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing summer holiday in Vaux the house is fully equipped with everything we needed. The kitchen was well equipped enabling us to cook a wide range of meals. Excellent and wide range of leisure and play equipment for children. We spent many hours in the well maintained pool.

The accommodation had amble space for a large group with comfortable beds and plenty of seating for relaxing and dinning inside and out.

The surroundings are stunning great for walks and running. The local area provided us with lots to do and explore we especially enjoyed kayaking and visiting caves.

The owners were especially helpful during the booking process and contacted us before hand to ensure all our needs were met.

We would highly recommend for families and groups.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Like a home from home, except much nicer than my actual home.

Beautifully decorated, in a crazily pretty location. Spacious and light. Great pool. Brilliant books everywhere. Smashing tabletennis table. Fast wifi. Everything you could need in the lovely open plan kitchen. Peaceful. It was a really glorious place to be during a heatwave!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely gorgeous house

  • 5 of 5

The house (or homes!!) are set in idyllic French countryside. SO much charm and character, all beautifully decorated. And the pool is amazing!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing & Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to say thank you for such a lovely stay at Vaux. The house is so well equipped for the babies and children of our party that we could thoroughly relax and feel at home in this gorgeous house. Many a BBQ was had on the deck by the swimming pool- g&t's in hand. The local area has lots to offer; walks, canoeing, visits to 'les grottes villars' caves, shopping in the chic Perigueux and water ski-ing at Rouffiac lake. We will certainly be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

It is very peaceful and relaxing. The property has wonderful view and we have created a garden which is always a pleasure to return to and work on. The house has a liberating sense of space. Jumilhac, the local town 5 mins away is a great place to sit with a drink under its grand chateau. My partner and I were married in Jumihac as well as our younger daughter. All of our friends have spent holidays in Vaux.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : limoges at 56 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Jumilhac le Grand at 6 Kilometres Nearest Golf : limoges at 55 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Jumilhac le Grand at 6 Kilometres Car: necessary


There is a lake-side beach c. 15 minutes away.

Horse riding and tennis (free) are available in Jumilhac.

Fishing is excellent and a temporary license can be bought in Jumilhac for access to the many local rivers and lakes.


Nearest airport is 45 mins (Limoges), 7 hours from most channel ports, 8 from Cherbourg.


Limoges and Perigueux are both approx 45 mins away. St. Yrieix and Thiviers are both 15 mins away. Jumilhac le Grand is 5 mins. Brantome is 30 mins away for river kayaking. The river Dordogne and its towns e.g. Sarlat are approx. 60 mins.

Further Details:

Local village of Jumilhac le Grand has a fairy-tale chateau which you can visit, museum, good restaurant, cafes, bakers and a supermarket, Also an excellent tourist information centre. The area also boasts several lovely traditional rural markets and also night markets, such as the Segur le Chateau event, which is held every monday night in season, with locally produced food and live music.

The area is known for gastronomie and has many excellent restaurants, such as Hostellerie St.Jacques at St.Saud and 2 near-by Logis du france at La Coquille and Sorges. Between La Cquille and Thiviers there is the beautiful chateau of Mavaleix where you can get a great meal in wonderful surroundings. The local town of Jumilhac Le Grand has a delightful restaurant with open-air eating under the chateau.

20 mins away is the Rouffiac watersports centre which has canoeing waterskiing / wakeboarding (wire system) on a large lake.There are many 'randonniers'/ walks on lanes, across streams etc very close to the property. There also broadband and WI-FI.


Rental rates

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2 Oct 2016 - 25 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
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1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
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23 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
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1 Oct 2017 - 24 Mar 2018
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My Standard Rate
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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Booking Notes:
Contact owner by e-mail or phone. 25% deposit required on booking, with remaining sum 6 weeks before booked dates.
Reduced rates for small groups out of season.

Changeover Day:
Saturday in season, out of season open to negotiation. Arrive after 3.30PM Leave by 10AM. House to be left in acceptable condition. Any damages to be identified and compensation to be discussed with owner.

Notes on prices:

25% Deposit on booking. Remainder payable 6 weeks before arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 03-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 90 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Farmhouse upstairs bath and shower room WC, farmhouse downstairs shower room and separate WC. Barnhouse upstairs shower WC, barnhouse downstairs WC.


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, Julliette balcony and views of the chateau
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, view of swimming pool
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, travel cot and views of chateau
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed, views of chateau
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed, en-suite
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Child Bed, window desk with views of chateau
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Farmhouse bedroom 1 with double bed, farmhouse bedroom 2 with double bed and single bed, farmhouse bedroom with 1 double bed, farmhouse bedroom 4 with single bed. Barnhouse bedroom1 with double + cot, barnhouse bedroom 2 with double bed.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Central heating in barnhouse only. 2 efficient woodburners heat the 2 buildings. Outside: Poolside has large deck with a range of outdoor furniture, excellent for sunbathing and outdoor meals etc. patio area at farmhouse with table and chairs for outside eating etc. private heated pool 10 x 5 metres. the property is surrounded by an acre of mature gardens. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is provided in the rental price except for swimming towels. For long stays cleaning service can be arranged at extra cost. Other: Games room with table tennis table, darts, 4 mountain bikes and toddler bike. Badminton Set

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