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

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 2,045 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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!

John & Sally Bleaken
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About John & Sally Bleaken


John & Sally Bleaken purchased this farmhouse in 1993


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Granges-d'Ans in Périgueux

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2045 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
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
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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Beautiful 18th Century Farmhouse Private Heated Pool Set In Glorious Countryside
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
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Perfect extended family retreat

  • 5 of 5

This property was a perfect family holiday. We had two young kids and it had everything we could possibly need to make it an easy and enjoyable stay.

We all loved lounging by the pool in such a stunning setting.

The house is big enough that if you want to get some quiet time you can find an area alone to relax. We look forward to returning again!

Sally was a pleasure to deal with when we had questions.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a delight having you to stay and so pleased that you all had such a great time. We would be delighted to welcome back again in the future.
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Excellent. Beautiful home tastefully furnished with care and love. Wonderfull scenic area.

  • 5 of 5

Please refer to above.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

There were 10 of us staying at the farmhouse with ages ranging from 2 - 70. And it was just perfect for our family. There was plenty of room for us all to spend time together and for times when we needed our own space.

The accomodation was exactly as described in a beautiful location. The village itself was a little isolated but was within easy reach of a supermarket, petrol stations, lovely restaurants and delicious bakeries. There were so many activities to do in the area for all of us, ranging from markets, canoeing, aquariums / animal parks, castles, waterparks and paintballing or just walking in the surrounding villages. I'd recommend looking for events in the local area, especially during the summer. We found posters advertising all different kinds of events and had a fabulous evening watching a light show on the Saint Sour church in Terrason and an international cultural festival celebrating art, dance and music in the nearby town of Motignac. Both of which we would not have known about otherwise.

The house was well maintained and had everything we could possibly need. Plenty of pots, pans and cooking utensils & the BBQ was a good size. The pool was cleaned twice while we were there and a problem with the pool heating, after an electrical storm, was sorted straight away. There were plenty of board games for us all to play together if the weather wasn't great, or in the evenings after a BBQ.

I would highly recommend this property. It's a beautiful house in a beautiful area.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It really was a pleasure having you to stay at Lachaud and I hope you will return to us in the future. With kind regards Sally & John
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Delightful home in Perigord.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fantastic house which is more like a home than a holiday house. Beautifully furnished with great taste in quiet hamlet that is so restful. This is a property which wants for nothing and ideal for large groups as we were. Fun BBQ by the pool in a secluded area...just perfect. We will be back!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Malcolm, It was a pleasure having you to stay and we're glad you all had such a good time. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Kind regards Sally
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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: 26-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Granges-d'Ans, 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
Rate 6
28 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
8 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 10
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 11
5 Jan 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 12
27 Apr 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 13
29 Jun 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 13
7 Sep 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 14
2 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

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.Pets allowed buy prior arrangement and charged at £50 per pet per week.

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