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Luxury Gite for couples in beautiful, tranquil setting with pool, UK TV, Wifi - Le Sechoir Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

Bedrooms 1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



Le Sechoir Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

Le Séchoir, with it's attractive perigourdine roof looks deceptively small from the outside but inside their is spacious accommodation in all rooms. The living and dining room is over 8m long and has French windows with views to the south and west. There is French and UK free-view TV,wifi, CD player & IPOD dock. The dining area, is equipped to a very high standard, with a built-in electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave, toaster etc.. The kitchen which is directly off of the dining area does have a low ceiling at one end, but there is reasonable headroom in the main food preparation areas. The spacious bedroom is directly off the living room. It has a King size bed which can be converted to two singles on request; there is also a wardrobe, chest of drawers & dressing table. The bathroom has a full sized bath, a large walk in shower, a sink, bidet & toilet there is a large heated towel-rail and a washing machine. There are 2 private terraces & a garden.

About the property


La Barrat is an old, picturesque farmhouse with two luxury 2 person gites & pool set in 40 acres overlooking a valley leading down towards a peaceful fishing lake. We are just outside a small hamlet & only 2 km from the medieval town of Issigeac. We are situated in a region renown for it's bastide villages and towns and we are less than an hours drive from Sarlat to the east and St Emilion to the west. Le Sechoir, an old prune drying oven sits close to our farmhouse, the second gite, La Creche is in a restored section of our beautiful Perigourdine barn. Both have high quality accommodation & private terraces.

Property Manager
Christine and Gerard PARISET
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Christine and Gerard PARISET

After numerous working years in Paris, we were looking for a pleasant resort with a soft and sunny climate and a happy, active and welcoming population to live and work finally on the open air.

It is what we found in La Barrat,

Christine and Gerard PARISET purchased this cottage in 2014

Guestbook comments from the manager

Le Sechoir est fonctionnel et joliment decore. Situe dans une tres belle region o les ballades sont sympas avec beaucoup de sites a visiter. La gastronomie locale apporte un plus avec ces producteurs qui nous proposent des produits de grande qualite.

Enfin, Christine et Gerard sont des hotes sympathiques et accueillants.

En resume : super vacances, le lieu ideal pour se ressourcer.
Jul 2016
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Booking Notes:
A deposit of 150€ per week is payable on booking,. A booking form is to be completed. The balance is due 8 weeks before the start of the holiday. A refundable security deposit of 150€ s required at this point.

Changeover Day:
Guests are asked to leave by 10am and check in is at 4pm. We will be as flexible as possible to fit in with travel arrangements.

Notes on prices:
Prices include linen, welcome pack and all cleaning materials. Heating is included in low season.


Accommodation and facilities for Le Sechoir Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)in Monmarvès in Périgord

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • lake
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The gites are thoroughly cleaned each changeover day and maintenance work /decorating is carried out each winter. Prices include all linen plus pool towels, cleaning materials, loo paper, washing up liquid, bin liners etc. There is a welcome pack of wine, water, beer, bread, and jam. We all provide a courtesy tea and coffee selection. Both gites have central heating which is included in low season prices. Logs for La Crèche can be bought from us. The gites are non-smoking. Outside: Each gite has a private terrace and garden area. There is free access to the 40 acres of valley, meadowland and woodland that belong to the property. The pool is 10m x 5m. and is shared by the gites and occasionally used by the owners. Terraces have gas BBQ, table, chairs and sunbeds/umbrellas. The pool area has sunbeds and umbrellas.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Had a great week at this perfect little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Gerard and Christine were fabulous hosts, very friendly. And Zoe was adorable. Will certainly be returning here in the future. Had a very sociable week with friends.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Gite for Summer tranquillity

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at La Crèche gave us a peaceful home location from which to enjoy the late Summer climate around Bergerac. The standard of facilities and layout of the Gite were well presented with the terrace providing a nice private dining area. The pool is shared with the other Gite on site but most of the time we had the pool to ourselves. The tranquil pool setting has a peaceful view down the fields where you can watch the owners horses at play.

Christine and Gerard were lovely hosts and really made our stay welcoming.

We have some wonderful memories to reflect on and will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming, peaceful and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

The gite is set in beautiful and extensive grounds in the countryside. It is well equipped and there is a nice, clean swimming pool with a view. Our only problem were the low beams in the kitchen, which we were both constantly banging our heads on! The nearby ancient village of Issigeac is beautiful with a Sunday market that is not to be missed. We enjoyed our stay very much and the owners and their dog were perfect hosts. We hope very much to return to La Barrat in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our sixth stay at La Barrat

  • 5 of 5

This was our sixth stay at La Barrat and the new owners Gerard and Christine continue to improve the standard of the accommodation . They are great hosts assisting in booking the local restaurants and general advice. The setting is quiet and ideal for walking, and cycling or just sitting by the lovely pool. We enjoy bird watching and the area is home to a wide range of interesting species including golden Orioles , Hoopoes and Black Kites. There are now a number of walks marked out by the local tourist office which take you through the vineyards and countryside.

We have already booked for 2017

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you very much A&J, We have had also a very good time sharing these days with you. It is always a great pleasure to see you again every summer. We hope you'll have a comfortable journey back, and we are already looking forward to next summer.... C & G
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Lovely gite, lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in La Barrat. The gite is really spacious and perfect for a relaxing week away. Thank you Christine and Gerard (and Zoe!) :)

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Schitterend verblijf in een unieke omgeving met enorm vriendelijke eigenaars

  • 5 of 5

De gite ligt in een prachtig domein, omgeven door mooie natuur en met een prachtig uitzicht.

Er ligt een mooi zwembad exclusief voor de huurders van de twee woningen.

Le Séchoir is zeer goed uitgerust en tot in de puntjes verzorgd.

De eigenaars Christine en Gerard zijn super lieve, hartelijke en behulpzame mensen.

Issigeac is een tof stadje met een paar goede restaurants.

Dit verblijf is uniek om met twee van te genieten (minder geschikt voor kleine kinderen).

De eigenaars richten zich inderdaad op koppels, minder op gezinnen met kinderen.

Een absolute topper waar we later zeker naar terugkeren !!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Bergerac - Roumaniere
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Arcachon and the beaches of the west coast are a 2 hour drive away.


La Barrat is about 20 Kilometres south of Bergerac, even less from the airport - Roumaniere. There are daily flights to and from the UK throughout the year. We are a situated approximately a 9 hour drive from Calais and a 6 hour drive from Paris.


Issigeac is our nearest large village/small town, a short two minutes drive from La Barrat. Bergerac is a lovely, larger town 15 minutes drive from La Barrat. It is situated on the banks of the Dordogne and has a beautiful old town where the winding, cobbled streets climb up from the river to the church and market place at the top of the town. There are numerous bastide villages, chateaux & gardens which are a short drive away. The surrounding area provides many walking/cycling opportunities.

Further Details:

Issigeac has a bank with cash machine and the shops include bakeries, butchers, newsagent, grocers and hairdressers. There are some pottery, art and gift shops and there is often an art exhibition at the local tourist office.

Issigeac has a thriving Sunday morning market and the quiet town is is transformed for a few hours. It is a great opportunity to stock up with local produce. There a several really good restaurants.