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Dordogne large, idyllic fully renovated Perigordine farmhouse, heated pool,wifi

Gillian and Ross McKENNA

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english, french
Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Dordogne large, idyllic fully renovated Perigordine farmhouse, heated pool,wifi

Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


St Chamassy Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Self-catering, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms , air-cond/central heating, sleeps 10+

Les Bourgézies Hautes is a beautiful Perigordine stone farmhouse, restored to a high standard, all modern conveniences, central heating, air-con.bedrooms. It is surrounded by several acres of its own land, set high up in an idyllic, woodland setting with ample lawned areas around the house, completely quiet but not isolated. From upstairs windows there are views over surrounding woodlands and fields.

The very attractive, fenced, heated,11mx5m pool (1.05 to 1.85 deep) is only yards from the house but disposed in such a way as not to impinge on the centuries-old aesthetic integrity of the house and its setting. It is private and not shared with anyone else.

In summer the villa sleeps 10+2 small children with ample privacy & quiet for all, but thanks to its configuration is also ideal for a couple, a small family or small parties.

The immediate area offers many tourist attractions, restaurants, prehistoric caves with paintings, children's theme parks, water activities for all ages. Le Bugue, 5mins, by car offers all shops, banks, doctors surgery.

Prehistory and culture : The Perigord Noir is an area of rich pre-historic interest, including the Cro Magnon caves and the Prehistoric Centre in Les Eyzies with the Font de Gaume cave paintings, as well as the famous Lascaux complex.

Culture is well catered for: there are several series of classical concerts performed in beautiful churches and numerous exhibitions of painting, pottery, woodcarving, ironwork, tapistry, weaving, etc.

There are several activity parks locally for children some based on water activities. River activities include beaches for swimming, canoe hire to discover the Dordogne and Vézère rivers, fishing and boat trips.

Practical considerations: Le Bugue has a famous 800-yr-old market on Tuesdays. Sarlat (30 minutes by car) and Saint Cyprien (10 minutes) have theirs on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Le Bugue has 4 supermarkets: Intermarché with a good range of English food, Leader Price, Lidl and Aldi as well as an excellent DIY store and other shops and services, banks, chemists, restaurants, cafés, hotels. There is an exceptionally good medical centre with some English speaking doctors who do home visits where necessary at very reasonable rates.

Organic farm produce is available and local French neighbours are exceptionally friendly.

Swimming Pool: The pool is for your exclusive use and is open from April to mid October. It is heated continually. (We can usually get a temperature of 24°C to 25°C in October although we can't guarantee this as it is dependant on the weather. )

We have a personal site for our property with further details and photos. We can send you the address if you email us.

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Gillian and Ross McKENNA (Owner)
Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015

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Bedrooms 5
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Dordogne large, idyllic fully renovated Perigordine farmhouse, heated pool,wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful home in the Dordogne

  • 5 of 5

Our family, consisting of 10 people, spent a most wonderful week at this beautiful, well-equipped, idyllic home in St Chamassy. The description of the home and facilities are exactly as described. Aside from seeing the caves and visiting nearby towns, staying at the McKenna's home was delightful. The kitchen was well-equipped and easy for a group to cook in. The pool is large and was wonderful to come to after a day of visiting the area. The garden is beautifully maintained and the house lacked for nothing. Our family consisted of a 4 year-old and an 11 year old child. There were toys for them already at the house. The McKenna's were available should we have needed them. We would return to this property in a heartbeat and would absolutely recommend it to friends and relatives. Our thanks go to Gillian and Ross for helping to make our vacation in the Dordogne wonderful.

Cecile, New York

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Perfect family retreat

  • 5 of 5

We found the farmhouse perfectly catered for two families (4 adults and 3 kids) with everything you could possibly need to enjoy a relaxing week. The local town (Le Bugue) is sufficiently large to meet all your food and wine needs, including a couple of good restaurants, and there is a local winemaker next door! The house is within easy reach of St Cyprien, Sarlat, Beynac and la Roque Gageac. We had a memorable half-day canoeing on the Dordogne river (start at la Roque and head downstream towards Beynac).

Gillian and Ross were very helpful both before we arrived (providing directions on how to best reach the farmhouse, options for sleeping configurations) and on arrival. The house itself was very clean and comfortable and kid friendly. We really enjoyed dining outside and using the swimming pool. It is a truly beautiful setting. Make sure you take the time to look through the photo album which shows the progression from neglected farmhouse to wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Fabulous Home , relaxing and beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 1 week and really loved our stay. We were two families, with 3 children aged 8, 6, and 3. The house was perfect for us. Its quite and we had sense of being in our own huge space with total privacy. The house itself is very beautiful with a lot of love and care obviously put into its restoration. We spent alot of time outside eating and drinking while the kids ran around enjoying all the space and freedom of the lovely lawns and garden or racing for the hammock. We made great use of the pool which was lovely and warm. The house had absolutely everything you may need . A very well equipped kitchen full of crockery and cookware , a shelf of spices, everything you need to cook up a storm with all the great food we found at local markets. A few different areas to eat and relax being outside. or the kitchen or the living/lounge area. Plenty of linen, pillows, piles of bathroom towels and pool towels, soap and other bathroom products all there if you need them. Things for little kids such as a step in the bathroom and booster chair to make life easier. It was a very warm and inviting home. The location was excellent with many beautiful villages to visit within 15-30 minutes drive. The local village is just 10 mins drive to get your morning pastries as well as a choice of supermarkets. We visited lots of great restaurants including a fabulous meal at a farmhouse " Les Truffiers " near Tremolat.

We loved our stay, wanted to stay longer and would definately recommend this home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Rest and relaxation in an idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday. It was one of the very best locations and the absolute top house we have stayed in. The kitchen was superb with everything we could possibly need provided and then some more. Thanks so much for all those little extra touches which made us feel very welcome and got us in holiday mode from the moment we arrived. Really appreciated your help to organise tennis when, in spite of our best efforts, we had drawn a blank. The pool was fantastic and we spent many leisurely hours there just reading and relaxing. We were very impressed with the whole experience - from the canoeing in the Dordogne to exquisite food in local restaurants. The reality exceeded our expectations.Great service all round and would highly recommend your beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Lovely property, friendly owners.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely and quiet property. The listing description was exact. A child-friendly heated swimming pool. Mr. and Mrs Mckenna were the most honest and kind holiday house owners we have never met.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Tranquility and quality time personified

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to the Dordogne for the past 7 years but this year was special. We found the perfect place that we could ALL enjoy.

From the moment we arrived we felt at home. Not just a stark holiday Let but a real home from home! We had a warm welcome and we were given the low down on everything without any fuss or bother.

The pool was perfect and our pool monitors enjoyed their duties. The kitchen was a wonderful and very well kitted out. The bedrooms are so pretty and the garden offers space to wander and relax.

This place goes to the top of the list and hopefully we will return again another year. Thank you for sharing this special place it was greatly enjoyed by us all.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
7 Kilometres
Le Bugue
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Le Buisson de Cadouin
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Mussidan A89
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
St Chamassy or Audrix
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Le Buisson river beach
Car: necessary

St Chamassy is situated in the heart of the most select part of the Dordogne at the confluence of the two great rivers, the Dordogne and the Vézère. It is 45mins from Bergerac, (airport), 2 hr drive from Bordeaux (airport) and a 30mins drive from Sarlat. The nearest town is Le Bugue which is just 7 kms away or 5 minutes in the car. The house is also handy for Limoges (airport) and Brive or Souillac for the Paris train.

The area has a wealth of activities for adults and children: theme parks, fun parks, aquarium, prehistoric caves, cave paintings, gardens, canoeing, guided river tours by gabare, chateaux, castles, museums, river beaches, water sports, lake resorts, horse-riding, golf, gold panning, pottery, crafts, walking, cycling, bike hire. One of the most popular activities in summer is to hire canoes and visit a selected stretch of the Dordogne river.

Other Activities: canoeing, pre-historic caves, water-sports, cuisine, mediaeval towns, castles, aquarium, bird sanctury, children's fun and theme parks, local folklore

Golf: Golf de Saltgourde, 24430 Marsac sur l'Isle Tel: (0)5 53 53 02 35 -18 hole, open to all, modest fees.

Golf des Vigiers 24240 Monestier Tel: (0)5 53 61 50 33 - 18 hole par 72 pool, tennis.

Golf Chateau Les Merles, Tuilières, 24520 Mouleydier Tel: (05) 53 63 13 42- 9 hole.

Swin Golf, La Peyrière, 24590 St Geniès Tel: (0)5 53 28 98 12 - 18 hole.

Golf de Lolivarie, 24170 Siorac. Tel: (0)5 53 30 22 69 - 9 hole (par 35). 2620m.

Golf de Rochebois, rte de Monfort, 24200 Vitrac. Tel: (0)5 53 31 52 80 -9 hole (par 36) 2992 m.

Further details on demand.


Rates & Availability

From €1,800 Per week

St Chamassy Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 1
Jun 2 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2
Jun 20 2015 - Jul 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
Rate 3
Jul 18 2015 - Aug 21 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €400.00
Notes Sunday changeover date is possible and other days maybe possible. Please enquire.
UK summer holiday period 2 week minimum let, except if odd week is left over.
Rental rates are all inclusive. There are no extras. Special rates can be given for last-minute bookings.
A payment 25% of total rental secures the booking. The balance is due 8 weeks before the start of the guests' holiday.
There is a refundable damage deposit of €400 which is due at the same time as the balance.
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St Chamassy Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Downstairs en-suite
  • Bathroom 1 is upstairs. Bathroom 2 is off the entrance hall. Bathroom 3 is en-suite in the family room. Each bathroom has a toilet and a hand basin and is fully tiled. All bathrooms have windows. Bathrooms 2 & 3 have heated towel rails.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Double bed 150 cm wide (5ft)
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , can be converted to King size double 160cm
    Bedroom 4 downstairs - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , King size double (160cm)
    Bedroom 5 outside house - 1 double , Small bedroom 7 metres from main house available July/Aug.
  • Upstairs: 1 main bedroom with large double (Queen) bed, 1 twin-bedded room and 1 twin-bedded room which can be converted to a double. Downstairs: 1 family room with double bed, two singles and en-suite bathroom. Small bedroom with double bed a few metres from main house. (This room is not available October to May, in June/September on special request). Also available: 2 cots which can go in any room. Upstairs bedrooms have mobile air conditioning units. Mosquito nets are available for all beds but mosquitoes are not a real problem in our area and the nets are rarely needed.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Although the house sleeps 10 adults +2 children in summer months, its configuration makes it also suitable for small parties (2/4 people). The main body of the house has 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. The two other double bedrooms can be closed off. Each bathroom has a toilet. The upstairs bedrooms have mobile air-conditioners. The house has a geo-thermal central heating system (incl in the rental price) making it particularly attractive in the winter & mid-seasons. Wood is provided for lounge fireplace & wood burning stove in the kitchen. The pool (11mx5m) is heated (1.05m shallow end - 1m.85 deep end.) Water theme parks, children's theme fun parks and river beaches are close-by. Several good golf courses in the area. Good quality upright piano in family room available. 3 TVs 1 DVD player, 1 DVD recorder. DVD film library, Smart TV with wifi, BBC1,2,3,4,5, ITV 1,2,3,4, Channel 4, E4,Film 4, CNN, SKY News,etc. Individual satellite reception for each TV. Board & outdoor games provided

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