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Delightful 15th Century Cottage In Private Garden With Magnificent Views & Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 15ft plunge pool, rural view in peaceful location

The house is situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Villac. It is enclosed in its own private garden with a 15ft plunge pool to cool down on those lovely hot days. The location of the house provides an ideal base for exploring the Dordogne region with its beautiful views, castles, Bastide villages and relaxed French culture. It has its own boulangerie, just a two minute walk away where you can see the fresh bread being made and purchase it daily. A summer village fete and brochante are a delight, also local daily markets to explore. Alternatively just while away the day relaxing on your sun lounger on the terrace or play the local game of petangue (boules) on your own private pitch.

Elaine Bacon
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
6 June, 2017

About Elaine Bacon

Happy with partner, 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren. I have two small dogs, a Westie called Charlie and a long haired Jack Russell called Billie and a chickens called Louie, these are my family and are the light of my life. I am 18 months into my early retirement and I love it, my partner is in the building trade and he loves that, bless him. We have done most of the restoration on the house ourselves and although it has been really hard it has been a delight to see it grow from a sad little house to a happy big home.

Elaine Bacon purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Elaine Bacon chose Perigord Noir

Pure fate I believe, no real intention of buying in France. My partner was helping a friend on his property out here and saw this delightful cottage for sale. A phone call, a flight and the deal was sealed. Just fell in love with it. The complete peace and tranquillity was breathtaking, sitting listening to the crickets on my own doorstep in France was a dream I never knew I had. Needless to say sixteen years on I still get that same thrill each time I am here, bliss. What initially was considered to be a project easy to achieve in quite a short period of time became a momentous project of such huge proportions at times it was hard to believe it would ever happen. No regrets though, we now have a holiday retreat which is so easy to get to. It is near enough to all amenities and far enough away to hide and enjoy.

What makes this cottage unique

We have had the opportunity to explore this wonderful region, learn of the history, enjoyed the sunshine and visited some stunning Bastide villages. We have met such wonderful people who will be friends forever and created memories which are priceless. The property is private, has an outside dining area, petang (boules) pitch and plunge pool. Boules are provided both for adults and children. What could be nicer than al fresco dining, a few glasses of wine and a fun game of family boules. The house is cool on the inside in summer and so warm in winter you can close up, light the log burner, choose a good book to read or just rest to your hearts content.

***Even if the calendar shows booked please contact me as it may be that there is still availability of your chosen dates***

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guests 1

Thankyou for letting us stay in your lovely cottage. We have had a wonderful time visiting some very beautiful places, particularly Sarlat & Montignac. the weather has been amazing for us. We have been very comfortable here and really appreciate your hard work in making this a great place to be.

Guests 2

What a fantastic first family holiday we have had here. We have seen some amazing places and enjoyed lots of nice food and wine. Thankyou for our stay in your beautiful home.

Guests 3

We have really enjoyed our time here in your beautiful cottage. We have managed to visit many of the local towns including Sarlat, Montignac, Terrasson and Les Eyzies. The weather has been really kind to us so we have made good use of the sun loungers and boules kit. The bottle of wine was a lovely touch. We will definitely be returning.
Jun 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Villac in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wash hand basin
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Shower has own wet room space, Wash hand basin
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with corner shower, wc and wash hand basin. Family bathroom on the ground floor has claw and ball roll top bath with side shower hose attachment, walk in wet room shower 2m x 1m wc and wash hand basin. Washing facilities here also.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 Kingsize with cot - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 Double bed - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 twin room - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 in Lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double sofa bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 plus baby (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with mahogany king sized sleigh bed and cot. Bedroom 2 with twin single beds. Bedroom 3 with antique pine double bed. Also double sofa bed in lounge
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes on accommodation: This cottage was built in the 15th century & has been sympathetically renovated. All the original structure has been retained although it was necessary to take the roof off in order to add the top floor & dig down in order to gain space for the bottom floor. The original fireplace is still there although it has been re-sited at one end in order to make a lovely family lounge/kitchen/dining room. An en-suite was added to the master bedroom & a large family bathroom gives two families or friends private bathing facilities. The private garden with terrace for outside dining, plunge pool, petangue pitch adds everything here for you to enjoy the perfect holiday There are 2 smoke alarms fitted in the house. A fire extinguisher, fire blanket and first aid kit are located in the kitchen. Suitable for couples, families & friends. No smoking please. 2 dogs are permitted but not in bedrooms. Thankyou. Outside: The front stable door leads onto a covered balcony which provides fabulous views of the garden and pool. Steps down take you to the newly laid patio which has a chimenee (wood to burn provided), plus folding wooden chairs & sun-loungers. A picnic bench seating 8-10 people is situated under a stunning pagoda. Adjacent to this is a full sized ‘petangue’ (boules) pitch. The garden is south facing, private and self contained. It currently has a large grassed area which situates a 15ft plunge swimming pool, children’s play area & shrubbery. A small private courtyard with patio table, chairs & parasol is adjacent to and accessed from the lower double bedroom external stable door. For the romantics there is your own ‘sun downer seat’, positioned where you can sit, share a bottle of wine, watch the sun go down, star gaze & watch the satellites travel across the sky. Many unexplained lights in the sky have been reported here. Utilities: Electric fan oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, blender, mixer, washing machine, iron/ironing board, central heating, log burning fire, cot, baby alarm system, high chair, children’s board games, hairdryer, stair gates, cot, satellite TV. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Inclusive in the rental - The house is cleaned, beds made and towels provided prior to arrival. Cot bedding is also provided. For those staying longer than a week an additional change for linen can be arranged for an additional charge. Other: A linen store is found off the family bathroom which is to be used by the maid service only. All crockery and utensils are provided. If wood is used there will be an additional charger of 30 euro which will be deducted from the bond payment


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful holiday in Chez Bake. So comfortable, large and in a quiet pretty area. The house has everything you need and very comfy sofas and beds. The garden was great for our two dogs. Terrasson and Montignac were lovely and we enjoyed a day kayaking from Montignac. Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your comments. I am so please you found Chez Bake and its surrounding area met all your families holiday requirements. We are so lucky that within a 30 minute travel time there are so many fabulous things to do and places to see. To all my potential future guests, please give Chez Bake a look when choosing your holiday home it really does feel like a home from home and has so much to offer. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
spring 17
6 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
summer 17
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
autumn 17
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
winter 17
28 Oct 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
winter spring 18
6 Jan 2018 - 4 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
spring 18
5 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
summer 18
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
autumn 18
1 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
winter 18
3 Nov 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 30% non-refundable on reservation to secure the booking, the balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival. UK sterling cheques & French Euro cheques accepted. Credit card payments accepted via PayPal. A damage deposit cheque of £200 repaid to you (less any costs for bank charges, damage, breakages or additional cleaning) within 2 weeks of departure.
Cancellations - Up to 90 days before arrival – Full refund less admin fee . 60-90 days - 50% refund less admin fee. 1-60 days – No refund.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day would be Saturday but we are prepared to be flexible to meet requirements if flights are not available.
Entrance on arrival day not before 3.00pm.
Exit on departure day please leave by 10.00am.

Notes on prices:
Prices include bed-linen and towels.
£25 covers electricity usage - Over and above this will be deducted from damage deposit.
30% deposit payment to confirm booking. Remainder including £200 damage deposit to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival. Cheques accepted GBP and Euro. Credit Card payment accepted via PayPal.
Damage deposit cheques will be shredded or cash repaid to you (less any costs for bank charges, damage, breakages or additional cleaning) within 2 weeks of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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