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Large Villa With Independent Gite And Private Heated Swimming Pool



Updated: 02-Nov-2016
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!

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have a guest book which is full of lovely comments.
Jan 2013
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


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: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Jun 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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: Sep 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Riberac at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Manoir de Longeveau at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Angoulême at 60 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Riberac at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : la Jemaye at 15 Kilometres 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".


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Off Season
1 Oct 2016 - 9 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
10 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Off Season
7 Jan 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
10 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
7 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
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

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Updated: 02-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • house


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • town


  • 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


  • 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 Separate WC Downstairs toilet Gite Bathroom with bath/shower over Separate WC


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • 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.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • 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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