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18th Century Farmhouse In Rolling Dordogne Countryside, With Pool, In 11 Acres

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Charming 18th century hilltop farmhouse, rural Dordogne, set in rollings hills. Four double bedrooms plus kids dormitory upstairs (sleeps 7). Large living room with open fire and grand piano and massive kitchen. 10x5m swimming pool with large patio set in 11 acres of fields and forests. 10 mins from local town and lake. Surrounded by woods and fields the property is perfect for those looking for a relaxing retreat, but close to all that the Dordogne region has to offer.


Owner
Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, polish
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

Why The Owner chose Perigord Pourpre

My wife and I were looking for a place to buy for 2 years in the Dordogne - this property was about the 50th we saw and the moment I drove into the drive we knew it was the one we would buy. The house itself is an charming old farmhouse from the late 18th century. But it's in the most idyllic setting, perched on the top of rolling hills surround by 11 acres of garden, forest and fields. It features a massive 10 metre long kitchen, with a high high ceiling. The living room is equally large, again about 10 metres long and about 7m wide, featuring imposing oak ceiling beams and doors to the outside on both sides. One half of the room is dominated by the massive stone fireplace, brilliant for fires in winter, surrounded by three sofas spread in a giant 'C' shape. The other half of the room features a baby grand piano, ideal for musicians that wish to keep their practice up whilst on holiday. The stairs to the upstairs lead from here, to the dormitory featuring 6 single beds - ideal for kids. The master bedroom is on the far side of the living room (with en-suite) as is the corridor leading to two other bedrooms and family bathroom. The corridor looks over the inner garden and is beautifully tiled with authentic french 'tomettes', rustic hexagonal terracotta tiles. We've a new 10x5m swimming pool installed in 2016. It has a rolling electric security cover (open and shut by a security key) rather than a fence, so as not to spoil the amazing views down the valley. We've also a field that originally had been earmarked for a cricket pitch but currently plays better for football!

What makes this farmhouse unique

Brilliant location - heart of the countryside but close to everything that the Dordgone region has to offer. Perigueux only 30 minutes away. The Dordogne river 20 minutes to the south. A beautiful bathing and fishing lake (Lac Neufont) only 10 minutes away. A brand new swimming pool, 10m x 5m with massive patio - overlooking the valley below. Biking, countryside walks, beautiful villages with great restaurants close by - Le P'tite Factory in St Alvere one of our favourites 10 minute drive away, or the Ferme Auberge in Tremolat (views over the river are spectacular) where 18 euros will buy you 5 courses of home grown food, washed down with unlimited Bergerac wine - a gourmets delight! For mushroom pickers, the area abounds with fungi from late summer onwards - be sure you know what you are doing though!

Amenities

Saint-Laurent-des-Bâtons Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , en-suite to the upstairs double bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , En suite to one of the ground floor bedrooms
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 6 twin/ single
  • There are 3 double bedrooms on the ground floor (one with en suite bathroom), one double on the first floor (with en suite bathroom) and a dormitory with 6 single beds
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming

Reviews

4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
5

WOW!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this gorgeous house with my whole family (9 adults + 4 kids) and it more than exceeded our expectations. The house had everything we needed and more which made our stay so comfortable. The large pool was perfect for the kids to splash around in the day with lots of pool floats and enough loungers for the adults to drink a cocktail on! I had the pleasure of staying in the master bedroom which was simply stunning with original exposed beams and a freestanding bath. Saying that all bedrooms either had views of the garden or pool which was so lovely to wake up to.

There are lots of things to occupy the kids, badminton, ping pong, slackline, football, cricket, bikes etc with no danger of cars zooming past as the lane is so quiet and peaceful.

I can honestly say have never stayed anywhere so beautiful where so much thought and care has gone into its design.

The only disappointment was the weather but think we just hit a dud week.

Lucy x

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

The whole family had a wonderful time in this beautiful farmhouse set in rolling French countryside

  • 5 of 5

The house is even better than the pictures, much larger than I expected and is furnished to a very high standard. Everything had been thought through by the owners to make this a perfect holiday. All the equipment that you could need was there both for inside the house and outside. Some of the time we just enjoyed looking at the house as it had so many attractive features. The pool was a huge hit with the children as were all of the other games equipment ranging from football to badmington and table tennis. The grounds were extensive yet we didn't lose anyone as keeping an eye on small children can be a problem. Again, the grounds had been carefully constructed so there's were different areas to supervise. We loved the lavender and the plums. The sleeping arrangements worked very well especially the dormitory for the children. The adults also faired very well with very large bedrooms on the different levels. The kitchen was fantastic as was the eating area outside. In short, this really was the perfect place for us - a family of eight adults and six children. I would love to return at some point in the future and will be recommending the property to friends and family. FInally, the owners were really incredibly helpful at every stage of the booking process. Thank you very much indeed.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

A beautiful house in a stunning location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in early August 2016 with another family (4 adults and 3 kids) and had a lovely stay. When we arrived there was

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning house in beautiful countryside with beautiful gardens and pool

  • 5 of 5

We holidayed here for a week in late July. The owners could not have been more helpful and the house is really lovely. Amazingly well equipped home with beautiful mature gardens filled with lavender. We were all adults and found it utterly relaxing but there is plenty to do for more active people and children. Stunning walks and villages, markets and lovely places to eat although eating dinner in the garden in the evening was perfect. Thanks so much Pete and Kate

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Prachtige woning voorzien van alle gemakken. In een woord: een plaatje!!

  • 5 of 5

Oude, gerestaureerde boerderij, schitterend gelegen in een mooie omgeving, met een prachtige ruime tuin, een perfect zwembad voorzien met alles wat daarbij hoort en past, in huis erg veel ruimte in de woonkamer en aangrenzende keuken, smaakvol ingericht en ook hier voorzien van alle benodigde apparatuur. Ook de slaapkamers, ruim en perfect en al weer voorzien van goede bad en douchegelegenheid. Voor iets oudere mensen is het aan te bevelen te zorgen voor "wat" comfortabele eetkamerstoelen. Alles samengevat:

Een meer dan fastastisch vacantieverblijf waar wij ontzettend van hebben genoten en veel plezier hebben beleefd. En wat ook belangrijk is, het weer was voortreffelijk

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Bergerac
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
St Felix de Villadeix
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Chateau Le Merle
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Lalinde
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A89
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Le P'tit Factory
Nearest Ski
250 Kilometres
Mont Dore
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Beach at Lac (Lake) Neufont

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $675.68

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.