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17th century farmhouse with converted barn, cottage and large pool in 47 acres - The Barn

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



The Barn

Converted from several outbuildings, the light-filled Barn is over three floors and retains many original features including original floorboards and exposed stone walls. The kitchen/dining room has huge patio doors opening out on to a terraced dining area with barbecue, and boasts a Smeg range cooker, dishwasher, microwave, radio/CD player and washing machine. The large living area with patio doors has a wood burning stove for colder nights, a Satellite TV and DVD player, and stock of DVDs, CDs and books. There are 5 bedrooms, including a ground floor double bedroom suitable for wheelchair users. The other four bedrooms feature king-sized beds. One bedroom has its own private terrace, and a second terrace with wonderful views across Les Vitarelles’ land is shared by two of the bedrooms. Downstairs is a shower room with large double shower plus a separate WC, and a further shower room and WC is on the first floor. There is WiFi throughout, and guests have full access to the large pool.

About the property

Molieres, Dordogne - Close to Lalinde, Bergerac and Sarlat, in the heart of the Perigord Noir

Les Vitarelles, a farmhouse with outbuildings that have been converted into the owners’ home and three gites, is set in 47 acres of private land comprising mature oak woods, orchards and an ancient vineyard, plus lawned areas. In the heart of the Dordogne, Les Vitarelles is close to the market town of Lalinde and the picturesque villages of Cadouin and Molieres, and is accessed by a private no-through lane.

Private, secluded, rural and peaceful, Les Vitarelles is perfect for a quiet country break. This former farm is also wonderful for children, who love our two rescue donkeys, goats, chickens, cats and dog. Also spot wild deer, boars, rabbits and birds of prey. With a wealth of mature fruit trees, pick your own figs, cherries, plums, apples, pears and walnuts, when in season. There is a large, shared pool set in a large lawned area.

On arrival you’ll receive a welcome pack of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, butter, fresh bread, eggs from our chickens and a bottle of local wine. Each gite is equipped with a barbecue, along with charcoal, fire lighters and utensils. The Barn, The Farmhouse and The Cottage all have wood burning stoves, and during the colder months we provide a stock of fire wood and firelighters. The bedrooms are also equipped with electric heaters during Autumn and Winter. The kitchen is stocked with washing-up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing powder (where appropriate), tea towels and cleaning products.

There is Wi-Fi throughout, and cots, highchairs and baby baths can also be supplied on request.

We provide an ironing service and an evening baby sitting service, and with advance notice can also supply packed lunches and evening meals.

Les Vitarelles is available to hire in its entirety - the three gites, The Barn, The Farmhouse and The Cottage, together sleep 26, making it ideal for large parties, weddings and other celebrations.

Looking to buy in the Dordogne? Our gites are available to rent long-term. Please contact us for more information.

Les Vitarelles is just 4km from Molieres, a picturesque bastide town with bar, tabac and epicerie. Cadouin is 6km away and has a number of restaurants and bars, a boulangerie, and a beautiful abbey. Lalinde is a market town 10km from Les Vitarelles, with all amenities including tourist information, pharmacy, supermarket, and weekly Thursday morning market. Les Vitarelles is just over 30km from Bergerac airport, and 150km from the airport at Bordeaux.

Named after the great river running through it, the Dordogne is an increasingly popular holiday destination. With pleasant, warm weather in Spring and Autumn, July and August tend to be the hottest months, with typical temperatures of 25-30 degrees.

The region is typified by mellow, yellow stone bastide villages and towns, including Beynac-et-Cazenac, Monpazier, Domme and La Roque Gageac, and boasts over 1,500 castles, making it ‘The Other Chateau Country’, with particularly wonderful examples at Beynac, Milandes and Monbazillac.

The Dordogne is a gourmet’s dream, with foie gras, confit de canard, the highly prized black Perigord truffles, fresh ceps and walnut oil available in local restaurants and at the markets. Throughout the summer many towns and villages hold weekly evening markets – grab a table, and choose your evening meal from one of the many stalls; merguez sausages, choucroute garnie, boudin noir… Many have live music, too.

Walking, cycling, canoeing, kayaking, horseriding, golfing and fishing are popular activities in the Dordogne, and all are available within a short drive from Les Vitarelles.

More Details

Emma Smith
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
14 May, 2017

About Emma Smith

We took a leap of faith, sold everything, and moved to the Dordogne in 2015 with our young son, and we haven't looked back since!

Emma Smith purchased this farmhouse in 2015

Why Emma Smith chose Perigord Noir

We fell in love with this former tobacco and dairy farm immediately, and spent the best part of our first year here converting and refurbishing the properties, and getting ready to welcome our first guests. We loved the (literally!) acres of space, we're 2km from our local small town, Molieres, and we have just a few neighbours, plus a duck farm adjacent to us. Quite often, the only sound you can hear is birdsong, and at night the sky is so dark - perfect for stargazing during the summer. We're close enough to Molieres to feel like a real part of a local community, and we're lucky enough to have been welcomed with open arms.

We have access to wonderful, cheap wine (the local Pecharment and Monbazillac in particular are delicious) and you could visit a local market on any day during the week in summer, and buy local chickens and ducks, fantastic cheeses, and beautifully fresh fruit and vegetables.

We've found a much slower pace of life here, which we're really enjoying and would recommend very much!

What makes this farmhouse unique

The space at Les Vitarelles is wonderful. We have acres of woods, with oaks, hazels and hornbeams, where we often spot wild deer. During summer the fields are full of wild flowers and bales of hay and, of course, we have space for all our animals, which currently number two rescue donkeys, two goats, chickens, cats and our Labrador dog. Our pool is large, and set back in an acre of garden, with an old well, walnut, cherry, pear and apple trees, and fantastic views across the fields and woods.

The gites themselves are made from the local creamy yellow Perigordine stone, with many original features including oak beams and fireplaces. We set up a new gite business when we moved here, and I love that we've been able to really add our own stamp to the properties. Come and see what you think!

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Changeover Day:
The changeover day for all gites at Les Vitarelles is Saturday, although please contact us if you have other requirements as we may be able to be flexible. We ask that guests arrive after 4pm on the appointed day, checking out before 10am.

Notes on prices:
All linen and towels are provided.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Molières in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure , With double shower.
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Ground floor bedroom with external access.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Has access to a shared roof terrace.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Has access to a shared roof terrace.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , With private roof terrace.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: There is Wi-Fi throughout, and cots, highchairs and baby baths can also be supplied on request. The kitchen is stocked with washing-up liquid, dishwasher tablets, tea towels, washing powder and cleaning products. Outside: Les Vitarelles has a large pool shared by guests at the three gites. It is set back in a large lawned area, bordered by mature fruit trees. The cottage has a private orchard garden, and the Farmhouse has a terrace and full access to the lawned courtyard. The Barn has two roof terraces and a paved patio area. All three gites have full use of the 47 acres of lawn, meadows and woods that is Les Vitarelles.


4.6/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


Will be back next year!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a wonderful week in the cottage. Thank you Emma, Don and Henry for making our stay perfect. The local area is stunning. We were made to feel part of the family and nothing was too much trouble for the owners.Lots of good restaurants in the area but Emma cooked us duck confit the first night of our stay so we ate there most evenings. ( In my opinion some of the best cooking in the region) If you would like a true taste of the Dordogne look no further

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments, Michael. We hope you will visit Les Vitarelles again in the future!
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Dordogne Bliss

  • 4 of 5

A great, laid back stay at The Barn, Les Vitarelles...relaxing (?) with 5 children between two families was heavily aided by having plenty of space inside and outside. The kitchen/diner was well appointed and is brand new and when we need a little more cutlery it was no bother as Don provided everything we needed. The welcome hamper with home-made lemon cake kept us fuelled as did the bag of croissants, bread, pate, milk and eggs. With plenty of comfy sofas, chairs and a patio area there was always space to find somewhere to chill-out or enjoy a movie together. The bedrooms were well furnished with plenty of wardrobe/hanging space, new beds and feather duvets and pillows...and NOT filled with tired 'brocante' parading as 'shabby chic' so often found in many gites. The outdoor play areas kept the children busy and the safety fence around the pool provided a welcome sigh of relief knowing the children couldn't get in without us. The surrounding acreage is fantastically idyllic with an orchard supplying our daily fruit and an abundance of wild mint on the trails. The small Bastide village of Molieres is about a 20 minute stroll away. If the weather takes a turn and lightning strikes, you can enjoy nature's dramatic display from the vast picture window in the living area...we were blessed with plenty of French sun and the swimming pool (cleaned daily) helped us cool off as did the welcome bottle of chilled wine. Emma, Don and little Henry couldn't do enough to make our stay a memorable, enjoyable and fun filled one...our only regret...we didn't stay long enough!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. We really enjoyed having you all to stay at Les Vitarelles, and we hope to see you again soon!
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An excellent week in a clean and tidy gite

  • 4 of 5

The three properties were well furnished and the owners couldn't have been more helpful in attending to our various requests and enquiries. We took advantage of the offer of evening meals on several occasions and were very pleased we did so. Emma's cooking skills are amazing and she and Don were very generous with what they gave us. Finally, the pool is bigger than we expected for a property of this size and was much enjoyed by our kids !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you stay at Les Vitarelles, and hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday here in the Dordogne. Thank you for your kind comments, and we hope to see you again!
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Excellent séjour!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons été très bien recus par les propriétaires de ce gite très agréable en pleine campagne. La maison est très agréable, le séjour et la cuisine sont immenses. Le mobilier est aussi de bon goût et en très bon état. Les chambres sont sobres et on retrouve une petite touche anglaise dans l'aménagement et le style. Nous avons donc passé une excellente semaine avec nos amis et les enfants! Merci!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Diane!
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  • 5 of 5

Exellent sejour, préstation à la hauteur de nos esperances,

Nous avons été acceuilli pas un couple formidable, trés gentils dans un univers magique, reposant et bienveillant.

Nous avons eu le plaisir de recevoir des présents de ces proprieteres.

Sejour à conseillé en famille ou entre amies!

See you Later!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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