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Gite and Chalet each with private pool ideal for couples, families, pet friendly - Chalet

Vaunac, France
  • Chalet
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

Farmhouse/B&B cottage and Chalet in Vaunac, Nr. Thiviers, Dordogne, France - Peaceful Rural Location, Short Drive To All Local Amenities

Stone built in 1685, situated in the village of Vaunac, the farmhouse and its Gite have been carefully restored keeping their original character. Newly built, the Chalet offers modern and comfortable accommodation.

The properties each have a private pool, private gardens, and car parking space.

The small hamlet is surrounded by forest and this is where you are likely to see deer or wild boar as they tend to emerge from the woodland very early in the morning or in the evening twilight. Chickens and geese in the garden area are all securely contained in their respective enclosures, and prove to be of great interest to younger guests.

Situated only 10 minutes from the market town of Thiviers, these well furnished and equipped holiday homes provide comfortable accommodation for families, as well as couples. The location is ideal for discovering the delights of the Périgord region, and exploring the nearby towns and villages, such as Limoges, Périgueux, Brantôme, Saint-Jean-de-Côle and the martyr village of Oradour-sur-Glane, all within an hour’s drive.


This charming cottage has been beautifully restored to a high standard by the present owner, who lives in the adjoining farmhouse.

Sleeping up to five in two bedrooms, a cot and high chair are also available for baby if required. The main bedroom has romantic wooden beams and a double bed, and the second bedroom has three full size single beds. Both rooms overlook the pool and garden. The cottage has a walk-in shower room with wash hand basin and a separate toilet off the hallway. Air conditioning is available for the kitchen dining and lounge areas and the kitchen is fully equipped with a gas/electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer, whilst the lounge and dining area provides comfortable and soft armchairs, a wood burning stove, English satellite TV, dvd player and free Wifi - all for your holiday relaxation.

The gardens, sun terrace and swimming pool can be accessed directly from the lounge and the pool area is private and not overlooked. A range of garden furniture and sun loungers along with a BBQ are also available for your holiday enjoyment.


This modern timber built chalet has been fitted and furnished to a high standard by the present owner who lives in the original farmhouse nearby.

Sleeping up to four in two bedrooms (a double bedroom and a twin bedroom), a cot and high chair are also available for baby if required. Both bedrooms are situated at the rear of the house away from the pool and adjacent to the shower room with wash basin and wc. Air conditioning is available for the kitchen, dining and lounge areas and the kitchen is fully equipped with a gas cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer, whilst the lounge and dining area provides comfortable armchairs and a sofa, English satellite TV, a dvd player and free Wifi.

The chalet has its own private pool surrounded by a large decked terrace ideal for alfresco dining. A range of garden furniture and sun loungers along with a BBQ are available for your holiday enjoyment. Steps lead from the sun deck to a small children's play area, clothes line and additional outdoor space.


Cath Hall

Member Since 2009
Response time:
within a few days
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
About Cath Hall

Having moved here in 1990 with my 3 small children, I have enjoyed the french way of life in a very tranquil setting but with all the amenieties close by.

Cath Hall purchased this Chalet in 1990

Why Cath Hall chose Saint-Pierre-de-Côle

I fell in love with this property in 1990 because of the ideal location, on the edge of a quiet rural hamlet yet 5 mins drive from the market town of Thiviers with all amenieties and a lovely old traditional market on a Saturday morning where all the locals gather.

What makes this Chalet unique

One of the benefits of this property is that you can walk out of the door, across the garden and the meadow and follow the woodland paths where you can sometimes see the deer and wild boar. There are so many marked pathways which is ideal for walkers and strollers alike.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double, 1 baby crib
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom
          toilet, shower, Heated Towel Rail

          Location Type

            • Rural
            • Village


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Parking
                          private car park
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Free Wifi


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


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television
                                    • Toys


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                          20km away
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Porch / Veranda
                                        • Tennis
                                          2km away


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Outdoor Pool
                                                • Private Pool


                                                    • library
                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • forests
                                                    • caves
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • pond
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • golf
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • spelunking
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis


                                                                    • Notes on accommodation: Gite is heated by wood burning stove, air source heat pump/air conditioning and electric radiators (bedroom and bathroom). Suitable for children. The Chalet is heated by air source heat pump/air conditioning. Towels and bed linen are provided together with a generous welcome pack of food and supplies of washing powders, soap etc. Outside is a large decked terrace leading to the swimming pool with sun loungers, BBQ and children's play area. In the surrounding fields and woodland, wildlife such as wild boar, deer, foxes and badgers can often be seen. The small quiet hamlet is situated between Perigueux and Thiviers, both towns have all the amenities required. Fresh bread and croissants delivered twice weekly into the hamlet. Restaurant and bar within walking distance. Within the area many Chateaux and caves are open to the public for visits; leisure activities can include canoeing, climbing, walking,golfing, fishing, horse riding, and cycling. Outside: Each property is set in its own private gardens with private swimming pools (approx 6.5m x 4.5m) sun loungers, BBQ and children’s play area. In the surrounding fields and woodland wildlife such as wild boar, deer, foxes and badgers can often be seen.

                                                                      12 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Fantastic first holiday with our baby

                                                                      Steven C.

                                                                      We stayed in the chalet, a very comfortable and equipped holiday home. Couldn't really ask for anything better really, the place has everything including a great host in Cath. Very highly recommended, we shall be returning!

                                                                      A tranquil get away in the beautiful Dordogne

                                                                      Ben S.

                                                                      We spent two tranquil, sunny weeks in Le Chalet.

                                                                      Greeted with a generous welcome pack and spotless accommodation we knew we were in for a totally relaxing holiday.

                                                                      The village and setting are beautiful with surrounding woodland to explore.

                                                                      The facilities at Le Chalet are super. We enjoyed lazy days by the pool, relaxing evenings barbecuing as well as visits in the local area.

                                                                      Cath was a great host - there when needed for advice but also leaving us to relax and recharge.

                                                                      Cath ensured everything is clean and refreshes linen and towels each week.

                                                                      Cath made a prompt return of the security deposit after leaving the accommodation in the same high standard of cleanliness we found it in.

                                                                      We will definitely be visiting again.

                                                                      SECOND VISIT, BOOKED AGAIN FOR 2018 !!

                                                                      Ian and Diane B.Leeds

                                                                      Absolutely amazing yet again, so good we are booking again for 2018 !!!

                                                                      This was our second stay here, Cath as always was always on hand should you need her, mixed weather this time but we still managed to use the pool most days, it was amazing just chilling out on the decking watching the wildlife, having a drink of wine and the occasional dip in the pool.

                                                                      This year we were luck enough to see the stags on our last night, all 5 of them at the bottom of the garden!!!

                                                                      Roll on 2018.


                                                                      Yvonne & Ray C.

                                                                      This has been our 5th holiday here, (which speaks volumes) and we've enjoyed yet another fabulous fortnight, but this time instead of staying in Les Vignes we thought we'd try Le Chalet for a change.

                                                                      The views of the fields and woods across the decking and pool area are stunning, and really have the wow factor. We've been busy spotting (and photographing) all the wildlife that reside there, it's a twitchers/nature lovers paradise. We've been really lucky again with the weather, it's been hot and sunny for the two weeks and we've been grateful for the pool to keep cool.

                                                                      The Chalet has been beautifully fitted out , very well equipped, with everything you could wish for - everything is top quality, from the bedding and thick fluffy towels to the kitchen equipment, and the generous welcome pack is the best we've ever had, the wine was particularly welcome after the long journey.

                                                                      There are fantastic places to visit in the area, Brantome market is a favourite. There are plenty of leaflets and suggestions in the Chalet and Cath is always in hand to give advice, but for us, this place is so peaceful, it's our chill out holiday.

                                                                      The quiet tranquillity of this place with the abundance of wildlife right on the doorstep totally captivates us, it's our idea of heaven - our chill out and recharge holiday and we love it!

                                                                      A lovely, well equipped chalet in a great location

                                                                      helen b.

                                                                      We had a lovely relaxing week here with our two children.

                                                                      The chalet is very well equipped with all modern conveniences. The wood and red decor is homely and the beds are comfortable.

                                                                      The children loved the pool and running around the big garden - especially feeding the geese.

                                                                      The local bread van coming twice a week was fun.

                                                                      The location of the chalet is great for exploring the area - the velorail and snail farm were a big hit with the kids and we also enjoyed Brantome and Perigueux.

                                                                      The local restaurant - a pleasant walk away through the woods - was very good...and great value for lunch.

                                                                      The welcome pack and local advice given by Cath were great and much appreciated - Many thanks for our most relaxing holiday since having children.


                                                                      Gráinne T.

                                                                      We stayed here with our 2 children for 2 weeks, and had a lovely, most relaxing holiday. It is much more remote that we expected - in a beautiful area - so it so very peaceful.

                                                                      the house was fantastic.... everything you could think of, that you could possibly need, was there. every detail was thought of and provided.

                                                                      the welcome pack is amazing... and it was great not to have to worry about finding a shop nearby as soon as you arrive.

                                                                      the garden is gated at the side of the house, so i felt it was safe for the kids to keep away from pool. the garden was fantastic...it was huge for the kids to play and they loved the swings.

                                                                      Cath was a lovely host and we had a very relaxing peaceful holiday. thanks again x


                                                                      Vaunac, France

                                                                      Travel: Limoges airport is 70 kms, 1 hr drive. Bergerac airport is 80 kms, 1.hr 15 drive. Distances: The local region, ‘Perigord Vert’ is a superb part of the Dordogne for sightseeing, and for the more energetic there is, walking, cycling, golf, horse riding, fishing, tennis, rock climbing and water sports. The region abounds in Chateaux, caves, historical monuments and museums, for all of which brochures etc are available from the tourist offices in Thiviers 10 mins drive and Perigueux 30 mins drive. Further Details: All essentials are available in Thiviers 10 mins drive and Negrondes 5 mins drive, bakers, butchers, newsagents, grocers and restaurants. On the outskirts of Perigueux there are Hypermarkets and shopping precincts. Then there is Perigueux itself, with its large stores and boutiques and not forgetting the delightful old town. There are open-air markets in Perigueux, Thiviers, Excideuil 20 mins drive and Brantome 20 mins drive. We can advise you on which days the markets operate. Just a short walk away, there is a traditional French restaurant, serving local cuisine.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Booking Notes: 25% non-refundable deposit to be paid so that booking can be confirmed. Full balance to be paid 8 weeks before rental period. Changeover Day: Lettings are from Saturday 5pm to Saturday 10am. Notes on prices: B&B available on request- please contact the owner €50 per room, per night, out of high season. Private use of the gîte.

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