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Beautiful 16th Century Barn on 80 acre grounds, Private Pool, Kids Park, wifi

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Nov-2016
Country Barn in Villefranche du Perigord, Dordogne - Peaceful location, WIFI, 10 Min Stroll to Village with shops, cafes & Restaurants

Set in 80 acres on a Private Estate with wild sweeping meadows and woodland, this stunning detatched 16th Century French stone Barn has been beautifully renovated and restored with large rooms throughout. It is filled with charm and character with the original beams and open stonework which keeps it lovely and cool during those long hot summer days!

The Private swimming pool area is for your sole use. It is totally secluded, fenced, hedged and gated for security of children. There are amazing views all around and with ample sun loungers and parasols plus a beautiful Pavilion to relax inside or to escape from the heat of the day!

There is a fab kids play park with a trampoline, swings, slide, sandpit and table tennis table, keeping the children entertained for hours and also a separate newly created boules and badminton court!

The whole area is a great place for cycling or walking on the many quiet roads.

Sleeps up to 6 (plus a cot) in 3 charming bedrooms.The double bedroom has a kingsize bed, large wardrobes and dressing table, with a view of the hazelnut tress where the family of, red squirrel live!

The second bedroom has a double bed and a single bed with a wardrobe and dressing table.

The twin bedroom overlooks the large back garden with weeping willow trees and the pool area. It has a wardrobe and drawers, so no need to live out of your suitcase!

The country style kitchen is well equipped with all the modern appliances, including washing machine, fridge freezer, dishwasher,cooker etc. Sits 6 comfortably around the table and the french doors take you outside to the terrace with the BBQ. It has a large pergola with a georgous climbing campsis covering it for shade! A great place for those summer evening BBQ's!

Inside the large living area there are 2 sofas and 2 armchairs, TV with english channels, Dvd player a large selection of Dvd's and books and games. The living area leads out onto the raised back terrace, where you can watch the most fantastic sunsets! The steps take you down into the garden with the very popular hammocks which are nestled between the shady trees for that peaceful book reading or an afternoon nap.

The grounds are full of wildlife, from the daily grazing of deer, family of red squirrels jumping across the hazelnut trees, badgers and wild boars frequent the woods, the hawks, cuckoo's, woodpeckers and owls, these are just a few of the animals you can expect to see or hear whilst on your holiday!

Just a 10 min stroll to our local and very friendly Bastide village with many shops including boulangeries for your fresh warm morning croissants and bread, butchers, cafes, mini-marts, coffee shops, bank with atm, gift shops, tourist office and restaurants.

Sarlat, Monpazier, Domme, Les Eyzies are just a few places only a short drive away.

Only 20 mins away from many activities including, canoeing, kayaking, caving, tree top climbing, water parks, chateaux, lakes, markets, hot air ballooning, castles.......

Bergerac airport is only 50 mins drive away. With many flights coming in from Liverpool, Southampton, East midlands, Stansted, Liverpool etc. Also plenty of hire cars to choose from too, Avis, Buggs, Hertz.....

More Details

Details for holiday barn Le Chataignier, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Le Chataignier has spacious rooms and wonderful views. A country style kitchen with gas hob and oven, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. French windows opens out onto the side terrace with BBQ under the trailing campsis pergola. The large living area has 2 comfortable sofas and 2 armchairs. TV with english channels, DVD player and a selection of dvd's, games and books. Wifi. The french doors leads out onto the back terrace which over looks the swimming pool and weeping willow trees. Full of character and charm with private terraces and a BBQ area under the trailing campsis pergola and next to the hazelnut trees where the family of red squirrels live!

The enclosed and gated Swimming Pool with ample sun loungers and parasols and also an Oak wood Pavilion. The large children's play park has swings, slide, sandpit, enclosed trampoline and table tennis, hammocks in the shade to read your book, mature gardens to explore, all for you to relax and enjoy

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French

17 Reviews

4.8
based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

England
5

A wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We had never visited this part of France before and were quickly enchanted by it's villages and countryside. The gite where we stayed was lovely, surrounded by gardens and 'play' areas. We stayed in the smaller of the gites and were happy with everything we found. The pool is great, we have two young children who would have been in it 24/7 if it wasn't for the towns, villages and castles that we chose to visit during our two week stay.

Tracy and her parents were super friendly to us, and nothing was any trouble. We really appreciated the quietness of the place and were sad to leave.

We are really looking forward to coming back next June.

Would definitely recommend. :)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Newcastle upon Tyne
5

Holiday Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our seventh stay at these wonderful gites,so I think that says it all.

Our family of four including two young children have holidayed all over France but as soon as we found the gites,that was it and now we are hooked.

They are so quiet and secluded and are so child friendly.The pool is incredible with its own oak pavilion which is perfect for escaping the sun when it gets too hot.The gites are really cool inside and are absolutely spotless.

The village is a 10 minute stroll down the lane and is beautiful.

There are some beautiful attractions round about and canoeing down the dordogne is a must.Tracy and her family are so helpful and live just down the hill so are on hand if you need anything.

Overall I can't rate this place any higher,so give this place a try and I promise you'll get hooked just like we did...see you soon Tracy!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you once again for your kind comments.......it is always a great pleasure to welcome you back and we are all looking forward to seeing you again very soon!!
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5

A wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was perfect, with everything that you would need, it was very clean and very comfortable. The area offered many attractions and we spent time at the night markets, swimming in the river and hours in the pool! We could easily of spent more time here and we would definitely recommend this gite to others and do hope to return. The hosts were welcoming, informative and on hand if needed. A lovely holiday! Julie, James, Matilda and Mabel

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! Glad you all enjoyed your stay here and was really lovely to meet you all. Hopefully see you again in the future. xx
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5

Perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

August 2012

This review is really late but we've only just become aware of Tripadvisor! Four years ago our family and friends had the most wonderful summer holiday in these gites. There were 16 of us all together and the family who own the buildings were incredibly welcoming and friendly, as were their two dogs Ty and Lara, who would just wander into out gites and fall asleep - all of our kids loved them! We had our own pool, which the kids (and adults!) had hours of fun in. The location and the gites were stunning. Hope all of the family are well! We hope to come back one day in the not too distant future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello to all of you! Hope everybody is well. Thank you very much for your kind words and glad you all enjoyed your stay here. Look forward to hopefully seeing you all again in the near future! Tracy
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5

Beautiful, Peaceful & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I don't normally write reviews for anything, but felt I had to let you all in on this little hidden gem!

A Beautiful property. It was very clean, large and cool inside with everything we needed and so much space outside! No roads, no traffic, just lots of peace and quiet!

Many a day was spent relaxing in the hammocks and at the pool and the kids had endless hours of fun in the great park area and woods which was truly an added bonus!!

The local village is stunning and only a short walk away through the wooded lane - great for morning croissants!!

A short drive to all the attractions and the whole area is just stunning.

Book this property you certainly wont be disappointed by anything!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. So glad you all enjoyed your stay here and sampled a little bit of the french way of life! Best wishes Tracy
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5

An unforgettable holiday - you will want to return

  • 5 of 5

Tracy is the most welcoming host I have ever met! From the moment we arrived to the day we left she made us feel completely welcome and at home. I have no faults at all, the gite was absolutely beautiful, the swimming pool was perfect for my boys as well as the play park, and the peace and tranquility at night was just what we needed! There is a village a 10 minute walk away which has everything you could want, or a short drive takes you to some bigger towns if you want to do a bit more serious shopping! We have already booked to come back next June!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments - it was a pleasure to have you all here. It is always nice to hear back from guests and look forward to seeing you all again.
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Location

From the Owner

The area is one of the most beautiful and friendly and with something different around every corner. There is something for everyone here .....from youngsters to the more mature age, to see or do. Within 30 mins you can be canoeing down the Dordogne, tree top trekking, caving, wine tasting, admiring castles, hot air ballooning, the list is endless - and return after a fun filled day to the peace and quiet, have a lazy swim, listen to the tree frogs and crickets, whilst softly rocking in the hammock with a book......... simply wonderful!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Villefranche du Perigord at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Villefranche du Perigord at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Villefranche du Perigord at 1.5 Kilometres Car: necessary

Dordogne river 25 mins away for canoeing, kayaking or a great day spent with a picnic and a swim, whilst surrounded by the beauty of the many castles.

Monpazier 12 kms away. Beautiful bastide village.

Sarlat, 2 weekly markets, Very old architecture in this bustling town.

Prehistoric area of Les Eyzies, Rocamadour and Lascaux. Caves with paintings.

So much to see and so much to do!!

Travel:

Bergerac airport is 50 mins from here and car hire is available. Flights arrive from Liverpool, Edinburgh, Southampton, East midlands, Stanted, Manchester. Flying with RyanAir and Flybe.

Bordeaux / Limoges airports about 2.5 hrs away.

Distances:

Villefranche du Perigord is 1.5 kms away

Monpazier is 12kms away.

Sarlat, Le Bugue, Domme, Roque de Gageac - 40 mins away.

Castles, caves, horse-riding, canoeing, water parks are all within 40 mins from here.

Markets are on evreyday at at nearby village.

Further Details:

Villefranche du Perigord, there are 2 boulangeries, 2 butchers, 3 mini-marts, bank with atm, paper shop, gift shops, tourist office, museum, hairdressers, coffee shops and restaurants.

DOMME

A magnificent walled medieval hill top village with fantastic views over the Dordogne valley. The spectacular grotto is well worth a visit and immerse yourself in the history of the Knights Templar and their close association with the village

Le ROQUE GAGEAC - 35 mins

A spectacular village carved into the cliff. The myriad of cobbled streets quaint shops and restaurants provide a perfect backdrop to a sail down the Dordogne and the perfect place for a refreshment as the sun goes down.

SARLAT - 40 mins

This medieval and walled town has been the backdrop to many movies and is an outstanding example of architecture beauty. The many twisting and cobbled streets will inevitably lead you to a fabulous restaurant, chic boutique or magnificent spot to watch the world go by.

LE BUGUE

Situated approx. 45 minutes away is the town of BUGUE, which has a fantastic aquarium, with not only fish but anacondas, pythons, Caimons and fish to stroke! Further a field why not try Park Walibi at Agen, approx. 2 hrs drive which has an adventure land that will keep the children happy all day long.

MARQUAYSSAC

A beautiful chateau with exquisite gardens situated overlooking the Dordogne valley and river. The walks around this magnificent house and its gardens are breathtaking, and to capture the romance try the Thursday evening candle lit, and stroll around and listen to the live romantic music wafting over the valley. Also, around the gardens are activities for children to become involved in and a great maze!

CASTLENAUD

One of the most impressive chateau in the region is 45 minutes from the house and with breathtaking views it is a perfect place for a picnic

LASCAUX cave contain the oldest existing cave drawing depicted by medieval man, Approx 2 hrs drive but well worth a visit.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
low
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
 
mid
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
high
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 7 nights
£1,395
 
 
mid
2 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
To confirm a booking, a third of the total cost of the holiday is required.
The remaining balance is due 8 weeks prior to your arrival along with a returnable damage deposit for £300.
Payment can be paid via a bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is changeover day, but out of high season, please check with us for an alternative day.

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Facilities

From the Owner

A step back in time where you can completely unwind!

Property Type

  • barn

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), hairdryer
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, hairdryer

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, With double wardrobe and dressing table
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, wardrobe and dressing table, over looking the pool area
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot, wardrobe and dressing table, over looking the swimming pool

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Discreet owners live on site for any answers to your questions, or any help and advice on the nearby activities and area. Cots and highchairs are provided at the guests request. Outside: The gardens all around have many private spots and hammocks to chill out in. The private pool is kidney shaped and 1.30cms in depth and 9 metres in length. The pool is enclosed and gated for childrens safety. There are ample sunloungers and umbrellas and has fantastic views of the valley. Grassed area around the pool and an oak pavillion to escape into from the heat of the day! Kids play park with a trampoline, swings, slide, sand pit, table tennis table. A seperate boules and badminton court. Large parking area. Wifi Le Chataignier has 3 private terraces. The rear raised raised terrace over looks the weeping willow trees and swimming pool area. The campsis covered pergola has a BBQ for alfresco dining and table and chairs. Large parking area. Wifi

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