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Character private home in unspoilt Dordogne hamlet for family holiday

Bedrooms 7
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Character house in tiny secluded hamlet. Safe for children. Sleeps 14 to 17

The house is situated on high ground with wonderful views, 8 kms from Riberac, a bustling market town in the Perigord Vert of the Dordogne. This is a house with an attached barn conversion, nicely restored, with beams, exposed stone walls and natural wood floors and is situated in a little hamlet of converted farm buildings, so it is very safe for children and animals. The location is fantastic. and very peaceful.

In the barn. Huge living room, modern kitchen, three double bedrooms, study bed/4, three bath/shower rooms.

UPSTAIRS - 3 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms, large mezzanine)

Bedroom 1 - (18 ft by 10ft) double bed, en-suite shower room - views over back of garden to fields and hills beyond

Bedroom 2 -( 11 ft by 11 ft)double bed - jack and jill bathroom. Views over front garden

Bedroom 3 -(11 ft by 9 ft) twin beds and bunk beds, nect door to jack and jill bathroom. Views over back garden as bedroom 1


Study/Bed 4 - Double sofa bed. Next door to large shower room on ground floor

Balcony leading off both living room (30 ft by 18 ft)and kitchen



Large kitchen/diner. Large sitting room. Balcony/terrace leading off kitchen

Two double bedrooms each with en suite.

The houses are interconnected between the large kitchen and the big second sitting room.


The pool is set away from the house and is fenced. There are loungers by the pool. The garden is mostly grass and slopes to a wooded area with a little path leading down to what we call the glade. In all just over two acres.

NOTE: It is possible to rent just half the house (barn conversion) up until July 14th 2018, Please contact owner for rates

More Details

About Us

Dee Foster
Three Gates Farm, Pashley Road
TN5 7HE Ticehurst
VAT Reg No

Mrs Dee Foster
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
13 March, 2018

Why Mrs Dee Foster chose Saint-Martin-de-Ribérac

I fell in love with this house as soon as I walked in the gates. The vendor had not even signed the sale agreement with the agency and was most surprised to hear me say "I love it, I will have it" before I even went inside!!!

What makes this house unique

No passing traffic - in fact hardly any traffice at all, just the cars belonging to the five or six other houses at the end of a mile long private road. Although there are neighbours, we hardly know they are there since the majority of the garden is the other side of the house. We have a 180 degree view which none of the other houses have. Having two kitchens and two sitting rooms means that two or three families can cheerfully "get away" from each other.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We’ve absolutely loved it here, the house is gorgeous and beautifully renovated. The pool was wonderfully relaxing and we have really enjoyed exploring the local area, markets, food , wine etc This holiday has confirmed our dream of coming to live in France – we aspire to a house just like this one. Thank you very much

Firstly can I say what a lovely house and garden you have. Your barn conversion is one of the better ones we have seen - especially as it has no ridiculous beams to duck under!! It's also nice that it's a family home, with pictures and videos and stuff. We had a very good holiday.

"Chez Barrat had a wonderful homely feel - so much nicer than your typical sterile holiday villa -I felt as though I was a guest in a friend's home. So, thank you again. We'd certainly return and will be recommending Chez Barrat to our friends.The house and pool were great - we thought the house was very charming; quirky, as you warned but so full of character. .Feather pillows too
Jan 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint-Martin-de-Ribérac in Périgueux

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • One family bathroom (also en-suite with bedroom 2) Shower room en-suite with bedroom 1 Downstairs shower room Shower room en suite with bedroom 5 Bathroom ensuite with bedroom 6
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Child Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , This room is downstairs and doubles up as a study
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , This is in the second sitting room
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , Four poster. The single child bed can be put elsewhere
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 14 (5 Bedrooms one sofabed in separate study, , one cot) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double bed, en-suite shower room Bedroom 2 - double bed with en-suite bathroom Bedroom 3 - twin beds plus bunk beds Study (downstairs) bedroom 4 - double sofa bed with shower room next door
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Pets accepted on application only please . NOTE The swimming pool is not opened until early July Swimming pool The pool is a nice big one, about 100 yards from the house and for the exclusive use of any guests. It catches the sun practically all day long and is often above 80 degrees F. There are very comfortable sunloungers for your use. The swimming pool complies with french regulations and is surrounded by a see through fence Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen included but not towels except on request. Maid service available on request. Other: Mezzanine area Separate study


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Character private home in unspoilt Dordogne hamlet for family holiday
average rating of 4.6 based on 6 reviews

Great house with amazing pool and views

  • 4 of 5

The house was very well equipped and had everything you could possibly need for a relaxing stay. Beautiful throughout and much larger than the photos show.

Set in a very quiet location in beautiful gardens with amazing views of the surrounding countryside. All this made fo one of the most relaxing holidays we have ever had.

The pool was great and we spent many days doing nothing but sitting in the sun and playing in the pool.

The nearest town Riberac is very pretty and has a great market on every Friday, the other hing we enjoyed was Lake Jemaye which is about 20min drive from house. It has onderful beach area and great for swimming and has nice cafe.

Overall if you want a relaxing holiday this is the place to come.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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La Grange is full of charm and character

  • 5 of 5

The listing description is very accurate regarding the location, layout and facilities. There were no hidden surprises, the cottage was very clean and well maintained. The owner is superb in customer service and very approachable.

If you build up a rapport with the french neighbour, Maurice, you may be fortunate enough to taste his home made piegon stew!! A true french experience.

The pool is fantastic, with the sun on it all day long. The views are amazing.

We would highly recommend this property. Just on the outskirts of Riberac with all the amenites needed to make your holiday perfect. There are lots of places to visit within easy driving distance. We eat at La Brasserie in Aubeterre which is an abolute must. Le Citronnier in Riberace is another restaurant you have to try.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Off the beaten track,(but not too much)

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here,away from it all,but,still within touching distance of all things "modern!".The place was charming and the photographs do not,do the place justice.Reminded us so much of what GB used to be like,in the 70s/80s,in that,it was so laid back and everything was shut after 2pm on a Saturday,till Monday.

We enjoyed the canoeing just down the road in Riberac,we were allowed to go off on our own which i found excellent,certainly,not as regimented as our Health and safety obsessed own country!

The Pool was lovely and we enjoyed the bbq`s we devoured on a nightly basis,on the veranda.

All in all,i would highly recommend a stay here,if you want to just jump off the rat race for a while and relax and unwind.We are still coming to terms with how much we actually miss not being here and all my family have there own special memories of the place.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolute haven of peace!

  • 5 of 5

Absolute peace in a beautiful country setting and the joy of a large and characterful house which can genuinely take 10 people with space to spare! Drinks by the pool in the evening with an "infinity" view into the peaceful valley below was just bliss. And enough grounds outside for children and adults to have separate activities without disturbing each other. The barn was spotless and is well equipped and there is plenty of attention to details like the pretty bedroom cushions.

It's amazing to think that civilization, is just a short drive away. The old town of Riberac and its market and many other typical small towns and villages. Really recommend this house for a very relaxing holiday away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely house, The pool is lovely and the amount of private land to wonder through with a drink in hand is paradise. It is remote but not isolated, comfortable and cosy, but with an elegance that is a surprise in a barn conversion. I hope to visit again. Market is fun in Riberac on a Thursday, and very central for sight seeing and very good food.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Siorac de Riberac
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Siorac de Riberac
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Lac de Jemaye
Car: necessary


It is about 100 kms to the beaches at Royan


Nearest airport is Bergerac - about 45 kms. Bordeaux airport is about 100 kms away. A car is needed at the property


Riberac - 5 kms

Bordeaux - 100 kms

Angouleme 60 kms

Perigueux - 45 kms

Siorac de Riberac - 1 km (there is a nice restaurant here)

Lac de Jamaye - 8 kms


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint-Martin-de-Ribérac, 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
Summer 2018 whole house
2 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
Please get in touch with the owner by phone or email for any enquiries. An initial booking deposit of 25% is taken if you want to reserve the house. £300 of this deposit is not refundable.( Full and final payment to be made eight weeks before the booking date. A security/breakage deposit of £300 is also asked for which is returnable after a property inspection at the end of your stay.

Changeover Day:
Usually Saturday, but off season this can be flexible.

Notes on prices:
NOTE: The prices for 2015 are considerably reduced (pre 2005). There is no high season supplement.

Price quoted is for up to five people. There is a supplement of £50 per week for each guest if there are more than 5 people. Thus, for a party of 10 the price would be £1200 per week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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