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Restored 17th Century Stonehouse 1st WEEK of JULY SPECIAL OFFER!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

17th Century Mansion near Perigueux, Dordogne - Very Peaceful Location On A Dead End Street, Top Of The Hill, 5' From The Village, Nice Pool

LE TOUR DE FRANCE 2017 will be in PERIGUEUX the 10th of july 2017 (15 minutes from the house!)

Located in the heart of Perigord (Périgueux Brantôme Ribérac Sarlat) with amazing panoramic view over the surrounding countryside, this stunning 17° century stone build quality house stepped in history provides the best comfort to our guests. Stretching over 37 acre, Le Domaine des Cèdres The Cedar Mansion stands on the top of a nice & quiet hill, in a secure fenced park. The pearl grey shuttered mansion offers 350sqm on two levels. The ground floor features 3 vast reception areas: a great 80sqm lounge with a 9 feet billiard (SnookeR 8 pool US) in a bistrot atmosphere, a cosy fireplace. A game room for kids with a tiny old fashion classroom, an impressive doll house, plus many stuff for children Playstation (Tekken, Red Dead R), skittles... A dining room for 10 to 12 people opening on a terrace, close to an impressive oak kitchen. Three beautiful bedrooms plus a dormitory & 2 bathrooms are also located at the ground floor. Two large En suite bedrooms upstairs. Many terrace with view

3 large flat screen led TV (+British SAT)

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Dominic Ray CHIARLA
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Dominic Ray CHIARLA

We used to live and work in San Francisco, in Mayotte and Tahiti. We have two boys, 12 and 8 years old.

We like both antics and design furniture. We bought beautiful pieces like the 9 feet snooker to please our hosts. Hobbies and interest : horses, classic car, rugby, architecture, arts, history, food & wine.

Dominic Ray CHIARLA purchased this house in 2012

Why Dominic Ray CHIARLA chose Bussac

We bought and renovated this beautiful house 3 years ago. My great grand father used to be the mayor of the village BUSSAC. It's very sentimental. This quality house is next to our restored barn.

What makes this house unique

We have the best snooker table you can find in a rental house.

An Olympic champion lives on our hill!

The 2 cars garage is perfect to pamper your cars (classic or not).

We offer Golf net practice dome driving cage for adults and wooden golf practice for kids.

We can provide French lessons to adults and children during the summer : we are highly qualified French teachers and use to teach French all over the world (USA, Mayotte, Tahiti).

We can also provide wine tasting soiree, cooking class (french italian cuisine) and a very impressive cooking book collection (from Apicius to Martha Stewart).

We were born and raised in Perigord: we know all the best places and restaurants you cannot find in any guide!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home it was absolutely perfect! Peaceful, tranquil, fantastically equipped house (especially for toddlers), baby friendly garden and house - a real home from home. We had total privacy and I would definitely say that the way your home is equipped and set up is a lesson to other home owners - this is how to do it properly! Could not rate you highly enough! Sam &Giles

Thank you !!! We had a really nice time and would definitely recommend you. We can see you are heading for a very posh finish with the things you have.

Many thanks - Very "Chic" James and Charlotte.

Dear Dominic and Vanessa, What a stunning property! We particulary enjoyed the privacy, the comfort and the snooker! Kids were very happy with all the toys and the Playstation. We will return ASAP! Take care, Andrew.

Hi Vanessa, Our stay at your lovely villa was great we had a really fantastic holiday. Once again, many thanks Tony.
Aug 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bussac in Périgueux

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No food and drinks in the bedrooms. Do not shout around the swimming pool Leave the house as you found it
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 large bedrooms upstairs (45 m2) have en-suite bathroom with bath and WC. One is brand new with huge italian shower 1 bathroom downstairs with shower and WC. 1 en-suite bathroom in the guest's house with TV, bath, WC. (TOTAL OF 4 BATHROOMS)
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms with 160 cm beds + 3 cots + 2 single beds + 1 double sofa bed) 1- La Marquise (downstairs) : 160 cm four-poster bed +2 single 2- Botanica bedroom (downstairs) : 160 cm bed 3- Family bedroom (upstairs) : 160 cm dble bed + new comfy sofa bed for 2 + cot + LED TV 102cm 4- Mid Century bedroom (upstairs) : 160 cm bed + cot 5- 5th bedroom in the Guest' House (downstairs) : 160cm bed + LED TV
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
1 hour from ANGOULEME : CLASSIC CAR SHOW + CLASSIC RACE CAR mid september (UNIQUE IN FRANCE and world known) with Bugatti, porsche, etc... Kids club: one of the living room is dedicated to children, satellite tv with free british Sat, Play Station, dvd's, superb doll house, toys and old style classroom. Swimming pool with roman stairs + new pool house fully fenced for your sole use. Nice shape, excellent SUN EXPOSURE, the pool is great (from 24 to 29° in july, august and september). Most of heated pool are only 26°! FENCE and ALARM equipped Teck garden furniture (table with 10 seats) / 6 sun loungers. BEST tennis table table football, toddlers paddling pool, petanque area, football pitch with goal posts. Minigolf for children Mini billiard for children Golf: 2 putting mat for golf player and a Dome Cage Drive in to improve your swing. All the facilities are for the sole use of guests and there are no shared areas with other guests/owners. Outside: Wonderfull view all around the property. Beautiful 5000 m2 garden with hundred-years-old Cedar, great pines, an old Rose Garden (with more than 40 specimen), topiary. Fresh parsley, thyme, bay, mint, leaves... Fruit trees (cherry in may June, prunes July, blackberry and fig in august September). Private fenced secured swimming pool Outdoor teck furniture (no nasty plastic). 1 big Weber BBQ ONE TOUCH +NEW ! 1 big GAZ BBQ + PLANCHA WEBER Fun ! Petanque pitch + boules. A 2 car garage + fenced parking for 10 cars. 37 acres around the property (woods, corn, sunflower or wheat fields). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen provided. Pool towels can be provided for 2,50€ per week. Dining room: amazing wood table for 12 people with St Hubert (traditional Dordogne furniture) facing the coutryside & the pool Climatized wine cellar to get wine at the perfect temperature Cigar humidor, but non smoking hous


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average rating of 4.95 based on 21 reviews
Hampshire, UK

Fantastic house and even though we were there in December the house was well heated.

  • 5 of 5

Dominique and Vanessa did a great job to make our stay over Christmas and the New Year an enjoyable one. The house is very well equipped and we had a fantastic time with the log fire glowing in the evenings. The snooker table was a real bonus and we used the bar area for our drinks. I would recommend this house for staying at any time of year. I would imagine in the summer it is even more enjoyable with a fantastic pool area.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Séjour de rêve

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour dans cette maison incroyablement bien équipée. Un paradis pour les enfants comme pour les parents.

La maison est encore mieux en vrai que sur les photos.

Nous avons déjà prévu de revenir avec des amis.

Un grand merci à Dominique et Vanessa.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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I asked my family and they said just put fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Ideal property for a family such as ours - 9 adults in total - with very good sleeping accommodation and sports facilities for us all. Dominic and Vanessa were very welcoming but not obtrusive.

The property was very clean and the welcoming food pack well appreciated especially the alcohol.

The property was as decsribed - propablably better

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing holiday and beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We had a family holiday for 2 weeks here. There were 7 adults and 4 children. The house was perfect, plenty of space for everybody and excellent facilities for families.

The pool was enjoyed very much and the gardens were lovely. Lots of space for the children to run around all day and play with the toys there.

The house itself is beautiful and so much bigger than pictures make it look. The bedrooms were lovely with plenty of space and comfortable.

The owners were friendly and accommodating, nothing was too much bother and always willing to help out. The welcome basket was lovely and very much enjoyed. The local desert wine and pastry tart that the owners dropped into us was also lovely, very tasty.

Would highly recommend this place for families, plenty of space that your not all on top of each other. The owners have thought of everything for families, plenty of baby accessories, cots and high chairs. The toys there were great, the kids loved playing and the mini pool table is a great idea.

We had many nights playing killer pool and the kids having a disco with the disco ball light, something they thought was fascinating, It really is a wonderful house and ideal for families of all ages.

We had lovely days out and the local Perigeux market on the Wednesday is a must, So mush fresh produce and local at great prices. Brantome was a beautiful little town and the canyoning was very fun.

Will be going again another year as the house was everything we needed for a family holiday. Highly recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Property

  • 5 of 5

We booked "Cedars" for two weeks at the end of May 2016 and had a wonderful time.

The party of 7 adults and four children all had a great time and the house was perfect for us.

It is a beautiful, quiet location about 15 minutes from Perigeuex and Brantome.

The pool is very secure, and we had four young children with us - it is fenced, with a bolted gate and has an alarm to alert you if anyone goes into the pool. The pool isn't heated but the weather got so hot we spent a lot of time in and around the pool - the pool house has table tennis, a poolside bar and all the lounges you could need

All the bedrooms were large well appointed, and the guest lodge is right next to the house ands its own bathroom. The living areas and kitchen were comfortable with the 'play room' with the bar, snooker table and even dressing up clothes! We spent many a night playing pool. The sitting rom had UK TV on a large screen and loads of excellent toys for the children to play with and enjoy. It also has an open fire for the cooler times of the year.

The garden is large and very well laid out, the large table on the patio was our prime eating locations, surrounded by lovely flowers, full of carpenter bees. There is also a barbecue, regular and gas, which we enjoyed using.

As I had taken my Harley motorbike I was delighted to be able to store it int he garage that come with the property.

We will certainly looks o stay there again - you can't say more than that.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Een echte aanrader

  • 5 of 5

Wij zijn met 9 vrienden van 8 oktober - 12 oktober in het huis van Vanessa en Dominique geweest.

Het huis in in alle opzichten een aanrader voor een verblijf met grote groepen.

Het is ruim, de slaapkamers en badkamers liggen ver genoeg uit elkaar om ook wat privacy te hebben. Er is ook een afzonderlijk vrijstaand huis met daarin ook slaapplaats voor 2 personen en, tv en een eigen badkamer met toilet.

Het poolbiljart is iets wat je in maar weinig huizen zult aantreffen. Het was voor de meesten van ons wat te koud voor het zwembad, maar dat ligt er ook mooi bij.

Bij binnenkomst lag er een welkomstpakket voor klaar (een ambachtelijk brood, wijn, worst e.d.) Als je vragen hebt ga je gewoon even naar hun huis dat er naast ligt en je krijgt antwoord.

Kortom: Dit huiseen aanrader voor grotere groepen. Het ligt ongeveer een uur - 1/12 uur rijden van de echte bezienswaardigheden in de Dordogne, maar het wat ons betreft de extra moeite meer dan waard.meer dan waard.

De fietstocht van Thiviers naar Saint Pardoux via Dordogne cycle hire is zeker ook de moeite waard.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
140 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

French classes for kids and adults during the summer.

Cooking classes around foie gras and regional specialities. Several formulas.

Wine tasting evening

CLASSIC CAR SHOW + RACE IN ANGOULEME 15-17 th of september


Lakes, rivers are very very close to the house

La Jemaye, Les Rosiers, Moulin de la Jarousse (wake board)...


Bordeaux international airport is 1h30.

Limoges is a very convenient airport to fly into - cheap flights, speedy processing and a beautiful drive down in 1h 45 minutes thru the Limousin national Park. (and less expensive than Bergerac !)

Bergerac (Ryanair, flybe, jet2. . . ) fly directly from London Gatwick- Stansted - Nottingham - Liverpool -Manchester - Newcastle - Edinburgh -Glasgow - Birmingham) airport is 50 minutes only.

By train from Paris to Angouleme TGV 50 min. Easy


Lascaux Cave, Sarlat...

5 mn tennis court. Canoeing & kayaking on Dronne, Dordogne & Vézère

Horseback riding in 5 different clubs (1 km)

Rock climbing in Rochereuil (6 km), in the Grand Brassac commune, and on the cliffs of Paussac (10 km)

Tree climbing

Nautical centre and fishing in the ponds of La Jemaye (33 km) in the Double forest

Swimming in the river in Montagrier or Lisle

Brantôme (the Venice of Perigord) is 10 minutes from the house

Périgueux, main city is 10 minutes

Further Details:

5 minute distance for the closest mini market.

Biggest supermarket of the area is 15 minutes.

PERIGUEUX fresh market rated 4th BEST MARKET IN FRANCE

Best restaurants of the region are 10 to 15 minutes.

Bank, post office, Boulangerie are 5 minutes.

Organic supermarket 10 minutes.

St Emilion vineyard within one hour.

Contact us for further information, We will send you A NICE BROCHURE with more pics, description, tips and advice...


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit is required at the time of booking. The balance is due 10 to 6 weeks before arrival. - A damage/ breakage security deposit of £500 is payable with the final payment and will be refunded in full less the cost of any damage or breakages.
Bath, hand towels and all bed linen ARE INCLUDED in the price.
Maid service can be arranged upon request (£).
The pool is open from End APRIL till October.
We strongly recommend that a holiday/travel insurance to be taken out at the time of booking.

Changeover Day:
Arrival time is Saturday 4 pm and departure time is sat. 10:30 am.
Flexible for your convenience

Notes on prices:
Available throughout the year.
Shorter breaks more flexible are welcome upon request in low season.
All rentals are for exclusive use of the House the pool & its garden.
Privacy guaranteed.
Welcome gift: free bottle of Champagne & a welcome pack
Last minute reservation: special offer!
Contact us!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.