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Large Villa With Independent Gite And Private Heated Swimming Pool

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Manor House and Cottage in Riberac, Dordogne - Set In A Beautiful Walled Garden 10 Minutes Walk From The Market Town Of Riberac

La Charrouffie is an old property full of character and charm completely enclosed by beautiful stone walls. Within these walls, set in a large garden offering seclusion and shade are the main house, a small independent gite and a private heated swimming pool. The house is perfect for small children, as well as being luxurious for their parents and grandparents! There are lots of toys and games for everyone.

Helen Burton
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Helen Burton

We moved to the Dordorgne in 2005 having fallen in love with the area on holiday the previous year!!! When we walked into the walled garden it was love at first sight. We had 3 children under 3 and the house and garden gave us all the space, freedom but security we had so longed for. It felt like the countryside but in a small town. The walk into Riberac is only 5 to 10 minutes and offers all basic services. We wanted to be able to walk to the bakers and school.

Helen Burton purchased this house in 2005

Why Helen Burton chose Ribérac

We loved the rolling countryside and tranquility of the area. Our property is very private but not isolated. We love beng able to walk to the market. We are within an easy drive of bigger towns such as Perigueux and Brantome and all our visitors love to visit the very picturesque village of Aubeterre just 15 minutes away.

What makes this house unique

We offer a fully detached main house and independent gite all within a beautiful walled garden. The pool is large with a shallow and deep end, and a wooden deck where you can relax. The kitchen is fully equipped and opens out onto the garden making outdoor eating very convenient. After several years of renting gites for our own family, we do hope we can provide you with a peaceful and beautiful environment in which to enjoy your holiday. Please do feel free to ask if you have any special requirements.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have a guest book which is full of lovely comments.
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ribérac in Périgueux

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Main House En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 Bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC serving bedrooms 3 & 4 Downstairs toilet Gite Bathroom with bath/shower over Separate WC
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main House Bedroom 1 and 2: Large double with en-suit Bedroom 3: Large double with family bathroom bedroom 4: 2 single beds and a child's 'high' bed Gite Large bedroom with a double bed and a single bed toddler beds and baby cots available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The house is fantastic for families with many garden toys for the children to enjoy whilst the adults relax by the pool or enjoy the cooler evenings with a bottle of local wine. A great place for an extended family to enjoy a wonderful hide-away which is only minutes walk from the town. The Gite has a family bedroom upstairs and downstairs a living room. No smoking permitted. Outside: The houses are surrounded by an 1/2 acre of beautiful walled gardens, which offer plenty of quite shady spots as well as areas to play. The private, heated swimming pool is placed at the end of the garden and measures 12 x 6 m. Utility Room: Main House Washing machine, sink, freezer, shelving units with saucepans, casserole dishes and a selection of cooking utensils. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels, tea towels and linen included. Please bring your own pool towels. Airport pick-up/drop-off available up to 6. Clean linen available after one week for guests staying longer than a week. Other: The kitchen in the main house is a large open plan room with space for everyone to gather and relax.


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Large Villa With Independent Gite And Private Heated Swimming Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Manchester , UK

A brilliant location with an holiday home that is stunning

  • 5 of 5

We took our extended family and everybody was overwhelmed by the space and facilities it had. In our 2 week stay we had unseasonably bad weather so the heated pool was a real bonus and so large. The grounds are very large so the children can roam around and explore but very safe as it is all surrounded by high walls hence only one way in and out. The hosts Mark and Helen could not do enough for us even ferrying us to catch our plane. The house has masses of games and things to do for children if the weather turns bad. The surrounding area is stunning and I would recommend the tree climbing in St. Aulaye and canoeing in Riberac. I have no hesitation in recommending this gite as it is everything it says on the website and more, in fact it is not an holiday home because it feels like your own home because of all the personal touches around the home. The cottage next to the house is a real bonus and as grandparents it was good to go there for a bit of tranquillity as it is fully self contained.A truly stunning property.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb house & stay-couldn't have asked for better

  • 5 of 5

The owners are very nice and contacted us prior to arrival to ensure we had directions to the property and to ask if we wanted any supplies (milk, etc) brought in for when we got there. Helen also asked the ages of our children so she could leave out age appropriate toys which was great. The house was stunning. It was better than we had hoped and the facilities are second to none. Helen and Mark had gone to the trouble of getting in some fresh bread and milk as well as a few bottles of wine, which were enjoyed!

The pool was the best thing and the boys loved it. The fact that it was heated helped as we spent most of each day in there. The grounds are lovely too and there were fresh cherries on the tree when we were there which we got to enjoy. The property itself is very safe and secure, with gated entrance and ample off-road parking.

The house itself is well equipped with everything you could possibly need. There is a great DVD collection for the kids which went down well with my boys and kept them out of mischief when they got a bit tired.

The town itself is only a 15 minute walk away (max) and has a few nice restaurants, bars and cake shops, as well as bakeries and butchers. It is a quaint town, typically French. There is a small park for the kids and some water fountains too which my two enjoyed playing in. There are various supermarkets close by too. We tended to get meat from the butchers and use the BBQ at the house for dinner.

There are various places to visit that are only a short drive away.

As I say, Helen and Mark go above and beyond their call of duty and made our stay completely stress free.

We absolutely loved the place. We are already looking at dates for next year!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The best holiday house we have ever stayed in.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many holiday properties over the years but this is simply the best. Helen and Mark are truly special hosts who provided a very warm welcome and ensured that essential items as well as copious bottles of wine were available to make sure we didn't have to dash out on a buying spree the moment we arrived. The house is beautiful, spacious, warm, and genuinely homely with loads of toys for the small people, great washing facilities and a fantastic garden with a fenced off swimming pool that averaged 29 degrees during our stay. There are lots of wonderful towns, villages and areas of countryside to explore nearby and thanks again too to Mark who managed to arrange for some assistance, remotely, from his friend Stefan when my co-pilot forgot to remind me that our car was low on diesel and we ran out in the middle of no-where on Bastille day.

Thanks to both our hosts for a wonderful experience... we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect especially if you have children

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing manor house plus gite with a huge garden which our two year old grandson described as not a garden but a park! It's a brilliant house for any group but if you have small children it could not be bettered - completely secure pool, great array of toys, games, books, and unlimited play space. The owners are extraordinarily helpful and welcoming while at the same time leaving you to get on with your holiday. We could not recommend La Charrouffie highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property in lovely French town

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful two weeks at La Charrouffie this summer. The accommodation is very spacious and well furnished (great kitchen in particular) and the grounds are delightful. The large heated swimming pool is fantastic.

The house is a 10-15 minute walk from the centre of Riberac, which is a decent sized town with a number of nice restaurants. The house is also well located to delve into other parts of the Dordogne, including the very pretty village of Aubeterre.

We received a very warm welcome from the owners and it felt like we were staying in a friend's house.

We would without hesitation recommend La Charrouffie to others.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Maison très chaleureuse , Hôtes très agréables

  • 5 of 5

Merci à Henen & Mark , pour leur accueil chaleureux dans cette magnifique demeure, formidable prestation , maison très bien équipée nous n'avons manqué de rien un lieu calme un parc très agréable et en plus nous avons eu droit à du champagne et des cerises fraiches à notre arrivée.

Je recommande fortement ce lieu pour un séjour en famille ou entre amis.


  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Céline !
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Manoir de Longeveau
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
la Jemaye
Car: recommended



Nearby is the magical Lake at la Jemaye, with free water sports and fantastic woodland walking trails.

Just over 2 hours drive away is the Atlantic Coast where there is the highest sand dune in Europe, La Dune de Pyla (117 meters high), close to the stunning Baie d'Arcachon, famous for their fantastic oysters! Shopping, sightseeing in Bordeaux is approx. 1hr 45 minutes by car.


Bergerac Airport: 60 minutes by car or taxi. Ryan Air/Flybe/Transavia.

Bordeaux Airport: 1 hour 40 minutes (British Airways/Air France/Easyjet/Flybe

Limoges Airport: 1 hour 45 minutes (Ryanair/Air France). We are approx 500 miles from Calais and Boulogne. Please use the toll roads whilst driving in France or your journey will be very long! Reasonable fees are charged for using this very well maintained motorway system. We will send you clear driving directions to find us on booking.


Riberac 0km

Perigueux 35 km

Aubeterre 15km

Brantome 37km

Bergerac 51km

Further Details:

In Riberac you will find all services, supermarkets, banks, and 5 bakers. There are several cafes and restaurants mostly serving traditional French cuisine but Riberac also has a Thai and Chinese restaurant. Every Friday morning there is a wonderful market, selling a fantastic selection of local produce including in season fruits and vegetables, foie gras stuffed in figs and wine all from the local area.

There is canoeing at the camp-site in Riberac, just 2 minutes drive from the house.

Aubeterre Sur Drone is a beautiful village a 10 minute drive from Riberac. It has been officially listed as one of « The Most Beautiful Villages in France» since 1993. There is a man made beach by the river and canoe hire.

La Jemaye is a 15 minute drive from Riberac. There is a beautiful lake and beach. There are lakeside cafes and play areas for children.

Perigueux is a beautiful market town with cobbled allies and a magnificent Cathedral, 40 minutes drive away. There is a wonderful market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Brantome is another beautiful town, 30 minutes drive away. This is often referred to as "The Little Venice of the Dordogne".


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ribérac, Dordogne

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
9 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit - 25% on booking.
Balance - 10 weeks before start of holiday.
Guests must make their own travel and insurance arrangements.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day
Saturday to Saturday unless by prior agreement (please feel free to ask).
Please arrive after 4pm. Depart by 10am.
We will try to be as flexible as possible.

Notes on prices:
Payment by direct transfer. Payment can also be made in euros.
During off-season, we offer 'Short Stays' - enquire for prices.

There are no hidden charges and all linen, towels (except pool towels), water & electricity are included.

There is no 'end of stay' cleaning charge as long as the property is left in a good, clean condition.

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.
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