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Beautiful 16th Century Barn on 80 acre grounds, Private Pool, Kids Park, wifi

Villefranche-du-Périgord, France
  • Barn1722 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Country Barn in Villefranche du Perigord, Dordogne - Peaceful location, WIFI, 10 Min Stroll to Village with shops, cafes & Restaurants

Set in 80 acres on a Private Estate with wild sweeping meadows and woodland, this stunning detatched 16th Century French stone Barn has been beautifully renovated and restored with large rooms throughout. It is filled with charm and character with the original beams and open stonework which keeps it lovely and cool during those long hot summer days!

The Private swimming pool area is for your sole use. 9x5 metres. It is totally secluded, fenced, hedged and gated for security of children. There are amazing views all around and with ample sun loungers and parasols plus a beautiful Pavilion to relax inside or to escape from the heat of the day!

There is a fab kids play park with a trampoline, swings, slide, sandpit and table tennis table, keeping the children entertained for hours and also a separate newly created boules and badminton court!

The whole area is a great place for cycling or walking on the many quiet roads and only 12 kms from Monpazier and just 30 minutes from Sarlat, Rocque de Gageac, Beynac, Les Eyzies and beyond.........

Sleeps up to 6 (plus a cot) in 3 charming bedrooms.The double bedroom has a king size bed, large wardrobes and dressing table, with a view of the hazelnut tress where the family of, red squirrel live!

The second bedroom has a double bed and a single bed with a wardrobe and dressing table.

The twin bedroom overlooks the large back garden with weeping willow trees and the pool area. It has a wardrobe and drawers, so no need to live out of your suitcase!

The country style kitchen is well equipped with all the modern appliances, including washing machine, fridge freezer, dishwasher,cooker etc. Sits 6 comfortably around the table and the french doors take you outside to the terrace with the BBQ. It has a large pergola with a georgous climbing campsis covering it for shade! A great place for those summer evening BBQ's!

Inside the large living area there are 2 sofas and 2 armchairs, TV with english channels, Dvd player a large selection of Dvd's and books and games. The living area leads out onto the raised back terrace, where you can watch the most fantastic sunsets! The steps take you down into the garden with the very popular hammocks which are nestled between the shady trees for that peaceful book reading or an afternoon nap.

The grounds are full of wildlife, from the daily grazing of deer, family of red squirrels jumping across the hazelnut trees, badgers and wild boars frequent the woods, the hawks, cuckoo's, woodpeckers and owls, these are just a few of the animals you can expect to see or hear whilst on your holiday!

Just a 10 min stroll to our local and very friendly Bastide village with many shops including boulangeries for your fresh warm morning croissants and bread, butchers, cafes, mini-marts, coffee shops, bank with atm, gift shops, tourist office and restaurants.

Sarlat, Monpazier, Domme, Les Eyzies are just a few places only a short drive away.

Only 20 mins away from many activities including, canoeing, kayaking, caving, tree top climbing, water parks, chateaux, lakes, markets, hot air ballooning, castles.......

Bergerac airport is only 50 mins drive away. With many flights coming in from Liverpool, Southampton, East midlands, Stansted, Edinburgh etc flying with Ryanair, British Airways and FlyBe .

There are plenty of hire cars to choose from too, Avis, Buggs, Hertz.....


Tracy Scott

Member Since 2013
Response time:
within a few days
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 09, 2018
Why Tracy Scott chose Saint-Cernin-de-l'Herm

The area is one of the most beautiful and friendly and with something different around every corner. There is something for everyone here .....from youngsters to the more mature age, to see or do. Within 30 mins you can be canoeing down the Dordogne, tree top trekking, caving, wine tasting, admiring castles, hot air ballooning, the list is endless - and return after a fun filled day to the peace and quiet, have a lazy swim, listen to the tree frogs and crickets, whilst softly rocking in the hammock with a book......... simply wonderful!

What makes this Barn unique

A step back in time where you can completely unwind! Sunsets are magnificent and stars that go on and on forever............


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, With double wardrobe and dressing table
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, wardrobe and dressing table, over looking the swimming pool
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, wardrobe and dressing table, over looking the pool area


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub, hairdryer
        • Shower room 1
          toilet, shower, hairdryer

          Location Type

            • Rural
            • Village


                • Away From It All
                • Family


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                          24 hour wifi
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                          Very spacious
                        • Parking
                          plenty of parking
                        • Towels Provided
                          bath, pool and house towels provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wood Stove


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


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


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                      Plenty of DVD's for both children and adults
                                    • Games
                                    • Ping Pong Table
                                    • Television
                                      With english channels
                                    • Toys


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Private terraces
                                        • Golf
                                          There are 2 18 hole golf courses nearby - one is 25 mins away. The other 18 hole golf course is 40 mins away Villeneuve sur Lot.
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          Dordogne river 25 mins away
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Large mature gardens with mature shrubs and trees
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Tennis


                                            • smoking allowed
                                              smoking outside the property only

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Outdoor Pool
                                                • Private Pool


                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • forests
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • pond
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis


                                                                    • Notes on accommodation: Discreet owners live on site for any answers to your questions, or any help and advice on the nearby activities and area. Cots and highchairs are provided at the guests request. Outside: The gardens all around have many private spots and hammocks to chill out in. The private pool is kidney shaped and 1.30cms in depth and 9 metres in length. The pool is enclosed and gated for childrens safety. There are ample sunloungers and umbrellas and has fantastic views of the valley. Grassed area around the pool and an oak pavillion to escape into from the heat of the day! Kids play park with a trampoline, swings, slide, sand pit, table tennis table. A seperate boules and badminton court. Large parking area. Wifi Le Chataignier has 3 private terraces. The rear raised raised terrace over looks the weeping willow trees and swimming pool area. The campsis covered pergola has a BBQ for alfresco dining and table and chairs. Large parking area. Wifi

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                      19 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Full of character, well equipped, relaxed

                                                                      Kirsty M.

                                                                      Our whole family loved it here. The pool was great and everyone felt completely at home and relaxed. Tracy and her family were incredibly helpful and very welcoming. There is loads to do in the surrounding area - canoeing, night markets for lovely local food, treepark for the kids. But relaxing by the pool with a movie in the evening was just as fun. You can do as little or as much as you want to. We would love to come back!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are really pleased that you all had such a lovely time here and look forward to catching up again in the future!

                                                                      Tracy x

                                                                      Paradise in the SW of France

                                                                      KATY H.

                                                                      We have spent holidays in the South West of France for over 20 years now and we have to rate this property as one of the best. The location was absolutely perfect; beautiful views and many different places to sit and sip wine and we loved being entertained by the family of red squirrels or the family's dogs (an optional facility - we'd recommend it!). The family was discretely on hand in case we had required any additional items (we did not, of course!), however we chose to chat to our lovely hosts and really enjoyed their company. The super little bastide was within walking distance and had various lovely eateries, and atmospheric places to have an aperitif and watch the world go by. This area has so many interesting and beautiful sites to visit for visitors of all ages, yet the gite offers great entertainment such as table tennis, boules, volley ball, trampoling and more, so if you need to recharge your batteries whilst keeping everybody happy, this is for you. Oh, and of course, what a beautiful, private pool to escape the heat. Would we recommend this property to others? Absolutely, however let us book again first...

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you!! I am so glad you had a really lovely holiday here and enjoyed all the things that we love about it too!

                                                                      Looking forward to catching up again with you all soon xx

                                                                      A wonderful experience

                                                                      David B.England

                                                                      We had never visited this part of France before and were quickly enchanted by it's villages and countryside. The gite where we stayed was lovely, surrounded by gardens and 'play' areas. We stayed in the smaller of the gites and were happy with everything we found. The pool is great, we have two young children who would have been in it 24/7 if it wasn't for the towns, villages and castles that we chose to visit during our two week stay.

                                                                      Tracy and her parents were super friendly to us, and nothing was any trouble. We really appreciated the quietness of the place and were sad to leave.

                                                                      We are really looking forward to coming back next June.

                                                                      Would definitely recommend. :)

                                                                      Holiday Paradise

                                                                      Les BNewcastle upon Tyne

                                                                      This was our seventh stay at these wonderful gites,so I think that says it all.

                                                                      Our family of four including two young children have holidayed all over France but as soon as we found the gites,that was it and now we are hooked.

                                                                      They are so quiet and secluded and are so child friendly.The pool is incredible with its own oak pavilion which is perfect for escaping the sun when it gets too hot.The gites are really cool inside and are absolutely spotless.

                                                                      The village is a 10 minute stroll down the lane and is beautiful.

                                                                      There are some beautiful attractions round about and canoeing down the dordogne is a must.Tracy and her family are so helpful and live just down the hill so are on hand if you need anything.

                                                                      Overall I can't rate this place any higher,so give this place a try and I promise you'll get hooked just like we did...see you soon Tracy!!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you once again for your kind comments.......it is always a great pleasure to welcome you back and we are all looking forward to seeing you again very soon!!

                                                                      A wonderful stay

                                                                      Julie K.

                                                                      The accommodation was perfect, with everything that you would need, it was very clean and very comfortable. The area offered many attractions and we spent time at the night markets, swimming in the river and hours in the pool! We could easily of spent more time here and we would definitely recommend this gite to others and do hope to return. The hosts were welcoming, informative and on hand if needed. A lovely holiday! Julie, James, Matilda and Mabel

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you very much! Glad you all enjoyed your stay here and was really lovely to meet you all. Hopefully see you again in the future. xx

                                                                      Perfect family holiday

                                                                      Martin H.

                                                                      August 2012

                                                                      This review is really late but we've only just become aware of Tripadvisor! Four years ago our family and friends had the most wonderful summer holiday in these gites. There were 16 of us all together and the family who own the buildings were incredibly welcoming and friendly, as were their two dogs Ty and Lara, who would just wander into out gites and fall asleep - all of our kids loved them! We had our own pool, which the kids (and adults!) had hours of fun in. The location and the gites were stunning. Hope all of the family are well! We hope to come back one day in the not too distant future.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Hello to all of you! Hope everybody is well. Thank you very much for your kind words and glad you all enjoyed your stay here. Look forward to hopefully seeing you all again in the near future! Tracy


                                                                      Villefranche-du-Périgord, France

                                                                      Dordogne river 25 mins away for canoeing, kayaking or a great day spent with a picnic and a swim, whilst surrounded by the beauty of the many castles. Monpazier 12 kms away. Beautiful bastide village. Sarlat, 2 weekly markets, Very old architecture in this bustling town. Prehistoric area of Les Eyzies, Rocamadour and Lascaux. Caves with paintings. So much to see and so much to do!! Travel: Bergerac airport is 50 mins from here and car hire is available. Flights arrive from Liverpool, Edinburgh, Southampton, East midlands, Stanted, Manchester. Flying with RyanAir and Flybe. Bordeaux / Limoges airports about 2.5 hrs away. Distances: Villefranche du Perigord is 1.5 kms away Monpazier is 12kms away. Sarlat, Le Bugue, Domme, Roque de Gageac - 40 mins away. Castles, caves, horse-riding, canoeing, water parks are all within 40 mins from here. Markets are on evreyday at at nearby village. Further Details: Villefranche du Perigord, there are 2 boulangeries, 2 butchers, 3 mini-marts, bank with atm, paper shop, gift shops, tourist office, museum, hairdressers, coffee shops and restaurants. DOMME A magnificent walled medieval hill top village with fantastic views over the Dordogne valley. The spectacular grotto is well worth a visit and immerse yourself in the history of the Knights Templar and their close association with the village Le ROQUE GAGEAC - 35 mins A spectacular village carved into the cliff. The myriad of cobbled streets quaint shops and restaurants provide a perfect backdrop to a sail down the Dordogne and the perfect place for a refreshment as the sun goes down. SARLAT - 40 mins This medieval and walled town has been the backdrop to many movies and is an outstanding example of architecture beauty. The many twisting and cobbled streets will inevitably lead you to a fabulous restaurant, chic boutique or magnificent spot to watch the world go by. LE BUGUE Situated approx. 45 minutes away is the town of BUGUE, which has a fantastic aquarium, with not only fish but anacondas, pythons, Caimons and fish to stroke! Further a field why not try Park Walibi at Agen, approx. 2 hrs drive which has an adventure land that will keep the children happy all day long. MARQUAYSSAC A beautiful chateau with exquisite gardens situated overlooking the Dordogne valley and river. The walks around this magnificent house and its gardens are breathtaking, and to capture the romance try the Thursday evening candle lit, and stroll around and listen to the live romantic music wafting over the valley. Also, around the gardens are activities for children to become involved in and a great maze! CASTLENAUD One of the most impressive chateau in the region is 45 minutes from the house and with breathtaking views it is a perfect place for a picnic LASCAUX cave contain the oldest existing cave drawing depicted by medieval man, Approx 2 hrs drive but well worth a visit.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

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                                                                      Booking Notes: To confirm a booking, a third of the total cost of the holiday is required. The remaining balance is due 8 weeks prior to your arrival along with a returnable damage deposit for £300. Payment can be paid via a bank transfer. Changeover Day: Saturday is changeover day, but out of high season, please check with us for an alternative day.

                                                                      19 Reviews
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