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

Overview

Property

Updated: 18-Nov-2016
Molieres, Dordogne - Set in 47 acres of private land, close to a market town and picturesque villages.

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

Details for holiday farmhouse The Farmhouse, 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

This 17th Century farmhouse retains many original features, including stone and marble fireplaces and oak beams, and has recently been renovated. The kitchen/dining room has French windows opening out on to a private terrace, and boasts a Falcon range cooker, Smeg fridge, dishwasher, microwave and radio/CD player, large dining table and wood burning stove. The living area has a wood burning stove, Satellite TV and DVD player and stock of DVDs, CDs and books. There is also a separate, comfortable snug complete with piano! There are five bedrooms; two with new king-sized beds, two double rooms, and a smaller twin room. With a new sofa bed, the Farmhouse comfortably sleeps 12. There is also a large family bathroom with shower, a separate shower room, and a downstairs WC with washing machine.

A barbecue is provided, along with charcoal, firelighters and utensils.

There is WiFi throughout, and guests have full access to the large shared pool.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English

2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

5

Beautiful, peaceful, welcoming

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in the Farmhouse at La Vitarelles. Two families with 4 children between us (13 - 7 age range) amply accommodated in the spacious and comfortable, well equipped farmhouse. Loads of space to set the kids free and know where they were. Gorgeous setting and wonderful pool. Lots to see and do locally if you want to (Chateaux, markets, canoeing the Dordogne, cycling) but a great place to stay and relax if you need to recharge. Emma and Don couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful, Emma is a wonderful cook and her chocolate brownies that greeted our arrival, legendary. We will remember the views, swallows and billions of stars in the truly dark skies for a long time to come. Planning my next trip......

Kate, Stu, Jack, Emma, Josie, Ben, Tom and Angus

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kate, Stu, Jack, Emma, Josie, Ben, Tom and Angus, We're so pleased to hear you had such a wonderful time here at Les Vitarelles, and we would love to see you all again. Emma, Don & Henry x
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5

Beautiful, peaceful, well equipped property in stunning surroundings, perfect holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fantastic two weeks staying in the farmhouse at Les Vitarelles. If you are looking for peace and quiet, well equipped accommodation, rolling hills and views this is perfect. The accommodation consists of 3 beautiful, sympathetically restored buildings. We stayed in the farmhouse, which is stunning and the site exceeded our expectations. We were two families with four children between us ranging in age between 5 and 8. The kids loved running around in the fields, playing on the hay bales, feeding and grooming the donkeys and jumping in the pool. It's really picture perfect, zero road noise and if you are keen on stargazing at night there is no light pollution - we spent quite a lot of time watching shooting stars whilst lying on the grass after a couple of relaxing glasses of wine!

Les Vitarelles has some gorgeous villages and towns within easy 10-20 minutes drive - you do need a car while you're there. There are loads of food markets on at night in the towns around and some lovely restaurants - the owners, Don and Emma, gave us some good recommendations. We had some great days out - canoeing on the Dordogne, hiring bikes, building 'dams' in the river, local markets, caves full of stalactites and stalagmites, chateaus and much more. All together a really memorable and fantastic holiday, and we would definitely stay here again - we didn't want to come home!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Lissie, it was such a pleasure having you all stay. Hope to see you again in the future!
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bergerac at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Molieres at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 3508 Miles Nearest Train : Lalinde at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Cadouin at 6 Kilometres Car: necessary

Travel:

Due to its rural location a car would be essential when staying at Les Vitarelles. The nearest airport is at Bergerac (30km), with the airport at Bordeaux 150km away. There is a train station at Laline, approximately 10km from Les Vitarelles.

Distances:

Les Vitarelles is in the heart of the Dordogne. The bastide village of Molieres (with bar and epicerie) is 4km away, and Cadouin, with its imposing abbey plus bars, restaurants and boulangerie, is 6km away. Lalinde, with all amenities including a supermarche, pharmacy and weekly market, is 10km away. Easy access to the popular tourist towns and villages of Sarlat, Beynac-et-Cazenac, St. Cyprien and Issigeac.

Further Details:

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 villages and towns, 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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,766
for 7 nights
£1,766
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£694
for 3 nights
£1,619
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £168

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.

All linen and towels are provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

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

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, With new king-sized bed and mattress.
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, With new king-sized bed and mattress.
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • 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.

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