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2 & 4 Bedroomed Holiday Homes - PRIVATE Heated Pools, FREE CAR HIRE, FREE WIFI - MAISON DES BOIS



Updated: 08-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided



Space to spread out. Space to relax.

The sympathetically converted huge stone barn with 4 large bedrooms, ochre stone walls and oak beams are offset by ceramic tiled floors with huge traditional fireplaces, log-burning stoves and Chinese style rugs. This is truly luxurious with it’s high ceilings adding grandeur and style whilst staying cool on the hottest of days.

About the property




Every effort has been made to provide everything you might need, make planning your holiday easier and ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible. Within the price is included electric fans, hairdryers, iron, books, videos/DVDs, BBQ, Al fresco dining opportunities and sun loungers. We promise a truly relaxing, re-energising and memorable holiday.

Discover the tranquil charm of the Western Dordogne!

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Eleanor Wood
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
8 April, 2017

About Eleanor Wood


Eleanor Wood purchased this villa in 2000

Why Eleanor Wood chose Perigord Pourpre

PLEASE LOOK ON OUR WEBSITE www.woodproperties-france.com

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.
01422 820665

Changeover Day:
High season - Saturdays
Can be flexible out of season

Notes on prices:

2 Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Summer 2016

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Christopher and Eleanor for a wonderful holiday. You made us feel extremely welcome and at ease from the moment we arrived.

The property was clean, spacious and very well equipped.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in a beautiful part of France and will be in touch soon to book again for our next holiday.

Would have no hesitation in recommending this property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Beth and Simon for your wonderful review! We are extremely pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the opportunity to explore this magnificent region. Being able to introduce guests to local events and exciting places to visit gives us a great sense of satisfaction! We look forward to hearing from you again at some point. Kind regards Eleanor and Christopher
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North Yorkshire

Outstanding Gite

  • 5 of 5

Maison Des Bois is a lovely Gite, very spacious, beautifully renovated & spotlessly clean. All the bedrooms are of a good size, my daughter (age 13) especially loved the 'loft' bedroom which could comfortably sleep 4 but she had all to herself!

Located 3.5km from Villefranche & 3km from Minzac the Villa is secluded but not remote & although there are other gites in the 'hamlet' it is still very private.

The Pool is heated which makes a huge difference to the enjoyment & although it doesn't look massive in the pictures it was plenty big enough for the 7 of us. My 8 year old niece's swimming came on enormously in the week we were there.

Chris & Eleanor could not have been more helpful - Very friendly & welcoming but in no way intrusive. Their directions were absolutely brilliant we found it no problems (two women & children in the dark with no sat-nav!). A welcome pack with wine cheese bread etc. was most welcome when we arrived!

The area is beautiful, we were there for a relaxing time, not intending to do much, but we went to St Emillion one day which was an easy drive - stunning medieval town very pretty selling mostly wine and macaroons - both of which were bought in abundance.

The Sunday morning market at St Suerin sur Lisle is definitely worth a visit.

The Night Markets which are on throughout July & August at Le Pizou (Tuesday) and Villefranche (Friday) - offer music & a wide range of street food which can be enjoyed at long trestle tables late into the night - it's a great atmosphere & wonderful food - We all tried the snails!

We spent the last afternoon in Bergerac which is also very pretty & also well worth a visit.

A wonderful holiday!

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your amazing review of our property Maison Des Bois, Claire. We are extremely pleased that you all enjoyed your stay and were able to both relax around the pool and explore the local area experiencing the French ambience! We are sure your review will help others when choosing the perfect place to stay on holiday in France! All the very best to you all. We hope to see you again sometime. Eleanor and Christopher
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From the Owner

PLEASE LOOK ON OUR WEBSITE www.woodproperties-france.com

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : VILLEFRANCHE DE LONCHAT at 3.5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : L'UN DES SENS at 3.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : LAC DE GURSON WITH SANDY BEACH at 4 Kilometres Car: necessary


Bordeaux or Bergerac airports 1 hour away

Ferry ports from 5 to 9 hours drive away


3.5km To Nearest Village

15mins Drive To Main Towns/supermarkets

20 Mins Drive To St Emilion

45 Mins Drive To Bergerac

1 Hours Drive To Bordeaux

15 Mins Drive From Dordogne River

Further Details:


JAGUAR ESTATE X-TYPE available for those who wish to fly out.


We are within easy reach of excellent restaurants and chateaux for your wine tasting experiences

Rivers Dordogne and L'Isle offer opportunities for canoe/kayaking/fishing

Local markets provide a total French feel.

Marche Nocturnes during JULY and AUGUST are a treat not to be missed, providing 'evening picnics' with a difference!!


Property Type

  • villa


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


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Car Available

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, WITH EN-SUITE COT AND HIGH CHAIRS AVAILABLE
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, WITH EN-SUITE
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, WITH ENSUITE
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, EN-SUITE WITH TOILET AND WASH BASIN


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Maison Des Bois offers large split level lounge/dining area with French windows Spacious, well-equipped wood-beamed kitchen dominated by a traditional farmhouse table – the perfect place for the family meals Imposing log-burning stove provides a sophisticated yet comfortable feel Master bedroom (King sized bed) with high ceiling, exposed beams, EN-SUITE with bath, walk-in shower, washbasin and toilet Double bedroom with exposed stone wall and niche. EN-SUITE has shower, washbasin and toilet. Twin bedroom with EN-SUITE shower, wash-basin, toilet Upper Double/Twin bedroom with wooden-feature open staircase is fully carpeted, EN-SUITE with toilet and wash basin.Pool/snooker table in the vestibule provides opportunities for hours of fun and family tournaments. Outside: Maison Des Bois offers a wood-beamed canopy area, perfect setting for the shade, a relaxing BBQ or a glass of the region’s world-class wines The secure and private walled courtyard is a wonderful sun-trap, a peaceful retreat and a perfect place for a quiet evening meal YOUR OWN, Heated, Pool with roman steps surrounded by a large patio Patio and terrace areas. Secure, private garden boasts well-established and unusual trees, providing a frame for this wonderfully relaxing setting.

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