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Beautiful 18th Century Farmhouse Private Heated Pool Set In Glorious Countryside



Updated: 03-Oct-2016
18th century Former farmhouse in Hautefort, Dordogne, Aquitaine/Dordogne, France - The Perfect Place To Unwind!

We spent a romantic week in Lachaud in 1993 & fell in love with this house, the area & above all the people! By the end of the week we had secured our little patch of France! The house had not been occupied for over 30 years & was in desperate need of some TLC! Blood, sweat, tears & lots of laughter have transformed it into the wonderful home you see today & we look forward to welcoming you! The accommodation is equally suited to extended families, friends or couples. With its 5 Ensuite bedrooms & large living areas there's plenty of space for everyone. The beautiful countryside will appeal to nature lovers & offers fantastic walking, cycling, bird watching & photography opportunities. If culture & History is more you, you'll be just 20mins drive from UNESCO's World Heritage Site of Lascaux & the Vézère Valley. We do not live on site and we'll leave you to privately enjoy your holiday, we are however only a phone call away should you have any problems or need advice. Pets welcome!

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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21 Reviews

based on 21 holidaymaker reviews


A perfect, peaceful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this beautiful house and it's peaceful surroundings. The house has been lovingly restored and is extremely comfortable. We particularly loved the terrace & swimming pool with areas to suit all - some sun, some shade & some in between.

The area is very rural but close enough to local amenities and for day trips. We had a lovely peaceful day kayaking down the Vezere (somewhat quieter than the Dorgogne - we observed from the beautiful gardens Marqueyssac!!)

We enjoyed visiting Hautefort & had a very special meal at Auberge du Parc - would highly recommend!

A wonderful time had by all - thank you John & Sally!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope we can welcome you again. Kind regards Sally & John
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Restful stay in France

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the farmhouse. The house is well equipped and the location is in a very peaceful setting.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An amazing holiday home.

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we have visited Lachaud and it is just as fantastic. The house has everything you could possibly need and more. The location is perfect for us, nice and quiet but just a short drive to shops and towns. The provision for our toddler was great with cot and highchair and the pool was amazing, the perfect place for a family holiday and I'm sure we will be back again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to have you stay a second time! Hope to make it a third!
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Perfect stay in lovely property

  • 5 of 5

Just had a wonderful weeks stay with three other couples. We are all very discerning (fussy) but it suited us all. House is everything the information says. It has been completed to a high standand. Very smart bathrooms. Too cold to swim but a lovely pool & we even managed to sit outside on a couple of occasions on the terrace for early evening drinks. Met by the owners who were a lovely couple & were extremely helpful. We ate in three of the recommended restaurants & had no complaints - food was excellent. Visited some of the recommended towns & again details given were correct. Bit rural but we loved it. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet you and we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope we can welcome you and your family and friends in the future, Kind regards Sally & John
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Super séjour

  • 5 of 5

Une excellente semaine ds cette propriété. La maison est superbement restaurée. La piscine était un must pendant ce mois d aout. Et pour les soirées plus fraîches, le poêle fonctionne bien.

La dordogne est une belle region avec soit du tourisme soit des activités outdoor.

Bref une semaine n est clairement pas suffisante pour tout visiter.

Je recommande!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci bien d'avoir pris le temps de nous laisser une telle critique merveilleux et nous sommes très heureux d'entendre que vous avez pris du plaisir de votre séjour chez nous. Nous espérons que nous pourrons vous accueillir bientôt. Cordialement Sally & John
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  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property, well maintained and obviously lovingly restored. The setting is perfect for a relaxing stay in lovely countryside. The village of St Agnan has a well stocked supermarket. The pool and all the other facilities are exactly as, or better than described. There are so many places of interest within easy driving distance that a week is not long enough.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Eric, Thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure having you to stay and we hope we can welcome you and your family back to Lachsud in the not too distant future. Kind regards Sally
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Activity and Interests

Car: necessary


We are 2 and a half hours drive from the great surfing beaches west of Bordeaux but don't let that stop you enjoying your favorite watersports! We are only 16 miles from the Base de Loisirs de Rouffiac at Lanouaille which offers glorious sandy beaches & all watersports plus paint-balling, rock climbing & Archery. Activities are accessible to all and are supervised by qualified instructors.


Nearest airports Bergerac & Limoges both approx. 1hr 20mins, approx. 60 miles. Brive 32 miles 45 mins. Flights to Amsterdam, London, Paris & Maastricht.

Bordeaux 2hrs approx. 122 miles.

Channel ports distance in miles: Calais 465, St Malo 433, Roscoff 517, Caen 354.

A car is essential to fully explore the region.


By car:

Hautefort 10 mins, Montignac Lascaux 20 mins, Terrasson 30 mins, Sarlat 45mins

Périgueux 40mins Brive 40mins.

Further Details:

There is just so much to do in the Dordogne it is impossible to mention it all!

The Périgord is famed for its food & hospitality & the excellent local restaurants & Auberge are too numerous to mention here, more details are available at the house. Perigueux & Sarlat markets are not to be missed!

Canoeing down the Vézère river is a must whatever your age! Passing by fabulous countryside, châteaux & historic villages. Stop for a swim & a pique-nique; it really is delightful! Book with any of the local centres, canoes, oars, lifejackets and waterproof containers are all supplied. Start at Montignac and select your distance depending on your group, the canoe company will then pick you up and bring you back to your car.

L'Appell de la Forêt at Thenon 10 mins away, is suitable for those aged 7 to 70! A little too high for me! though the children love it and even hubby made it to the hardest stage!

There are reportedly 1001 châteaux in the Dordogne - you'll need more than a fortnight to see them all! The local ones are Hautefort, Château de Losse and Château d'Eyrignac.

Limeuil, situated where the Rivers Dordogne and Vézère meet is classed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. A bustling river port of old, the medieval village with its stone-built, dark-tiled houses so typical of Périgord Noir is now a charming, refreshing place in which to stop and the evening market is a must.

Caves and caverns are everywhere in this region, they are all spectacular; Tourtoirac is the closest and is accessible to all including pushchairs.

I could go on and on! But I'll let you discover all that the Perigord has to offer - you'll be amazed!


Rental rates

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Rate 9
3 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
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Rate 10
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
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Rate 11
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
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Rate 1
7 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
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Rate 2
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
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Rate 4
9 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
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Rate 5
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
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My Standard Rate
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Pet Fee £50

Booking Notes:
Changeover Day: Saturday. Other days by arrangement.
Arrivals not before 4pm.
Departures no later than 10am.
Please note: Prices include pool heating for bookings from 1st June to 30th September. The pool is NOT heated for bookings from 1st October to 31st May without prior negotiation and will be subject to a small charge. There is a security alarm on the pool. WiFi included at no extra charge. All towels for both bathing and swimming are provided at no extra cost.

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Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • 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 ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 190 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, twin wash basins, large bath, WC, separate Shower cubicle.
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet, Downstairs cloakroom.
  • Shower room 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite to Bedroom 1: Shower, luxury bath, twin handwash basins, WC, heated towel rail and electric heating. All 4 other Ensuites have large Shower cubicles, handwash basin, WC & heated towel rails. Downstairs: WC & handwash basin.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Double with en-suite shower room, UK TV.
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed, Double room with en-suite shower room, French TV.
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, Double with en-suite shower room, cot.
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, En-suite bathroom, twin washbasins, bath, shower, WC, UK TV.
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed, Twin bedded room, en-suite shower room.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom 1 with en-suite, kingsize bed UK TV. Bedroom 2 with en-suite, double bed, UK TV. Bedroom 3 with en-suite, double bed and cot. Bedroom 4 en-suite, double bed, with french TV. Bedroom 5 en-suite, twin beds.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Children are most welcome & we do provide high chair, cot, pushchair etc, but parents are reminded that there are steps to the front door & stairs to all bedrooms. The pool is within the property curtilage which is fenced & gated but this does not separate the pool from other area's. The pool is fitted with security alarm. The hamlet and surrounding area is very quiet & a wonderful place for children. Our own children have many happy memories of holidays spent here, catching newts & tadpoles, cycling & exploring. The house was built in 1788 and retains many of it's original features, wide floorboards, exposed beams & stone walls. There is a large inglenook in the Entré adjacent to which are the original stone hob & sink. The village of Hautefort is only 10mins drive & has all the services you'll need including 2 excellent restaurants, bakers, butcher, Fuel station, Supermarket etc. Dogs with responsible owners are most welcome, the walks in this area are superb. Wifi access. Outside: The Farmhouse is situated in the centre of the hamlet which is surrounded by acres of open countryside to explore and play in. The gated entrance opens onto a large courtyard which has parking for several cars. The patio adjacent to the pool provide both a sun terrace & a shady area which are great for alfresco dining & barbecues. Sun loungers, recliners, garden furniture & umbrellas are all provided. The swimming pool 8m x 4m has a constant depth of 1.2m and is accessed via roman steps - much easier for access than a pool ladder. The top step provides a shallow area for supervised paddling for toddlers and smaller children. The pool has underwater lighting so you can continue to enjoy the heated pool throughout your evenings! Please note the pool is not heated for bookings between 1st October & 31st May without prior arrangement. Smoking outside is permitted. Utility Room: American style Fridge/Freezer, Microwave, Please note: We have a separate Laundry see below. Cloakroom: WC & handwash basin. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen & Duvets (Winter & Summer) Pillows & cot bedding. 1 Bath, 1 Hand & 1 Pool Towel supplied per person. The house will be thoroughly cleaned before your arrival, please leave the house as found. Mid week cleaning by arrangement. Other: Laundry: Automatic washing machine, tumble dryer, clothes airer, ironing board & Iron.

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