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2 & 4 Bedroomed Holiday Homes - PRIVATE Heated Pools, FREE CAR HIRE, FREE WIFI - Le Chataignier Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights



Le Chataignier Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Lounge – attractive, good sized cosy room with comfortable 3 piece suite and log-burning stove

Well equipped fully fitted Dining Kitchen with log-burning stove

Master bedroom with double bed, ensuite with bath and over-bath shower, wash basin and toilet

Twin-bedroom with attractive mellow stone wall, ensuite shower room with wash basin and toilet

The secure and private patio is a wonderful sun-trap, a peaceful retreat and a perfect place for a quiet evening meal

Ancient four à pain, water pump and patio/terrace areas.

Swimming Pool with roman steps for easy access

Table-tennis table in walled courtyard provides opportunities for hours of fun and family tournaments

Large Horse-Chestnut tree creates the perfect setting for shade, a relaxing BBQ or a glass of the region’s world-class wines

No hidden extras

Every effort has been made to provide you with everything you might need and to make planning

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About the property




Every effort has been made to provide everything you might need, make planning your holiday easier and ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible. Within the price is included electric fans, hairdryers, iron, books, videos/DVDs, BBQ, Al fresco dining opportunities and sun loungers. We promise a truly relaxing, re-energising and memorable holiday.

Discover the tranquil charm of the Western Dordogne!

Property Manager
Eleanor Wood
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
July 30, 2017

About Eleanor Wood


Eleanor Wood purchased this bungalow in 2000

Why Eleanor Wood chose Perigord Pourpre


Guestbook comments from the manager

"Fulfilled all expectations – spacious and very well equipped for our large party. Christopher and Eleanor gave us a warm welcome and their attention and helpfulness continued throughout our 3 week stay."

Doreen and Billy, Huddersfield

“Maison des Bois is a beautiful villa, maintained to an exceedingly high standard with every convenience you could wish for. We will recommend this villa to anyone without exception. Many thanks"

Margaret and Tom, Birmingham

"Staying in Le Châtaignier has been an absolute delight. Eleanor and Christopher have created a real home away from home.. "

Jacqui and Tony, Hampshire

"We came in search of sun and relaxation and we certainly found both."

Stevens Family, Bristol

"Back again to the place we call ‘home’ , this time for 3 weeks! The wine harvest has been intriguing! Didn’t realise there were so many different ways to pick grapes!!"

Liz and Trace, Sussex
Sep 2013
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Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.
01422 820665

Changeover Day:
High season - Saturdays
Can be flexible out of season

Notes on prices:


Minzac Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    BEDROOM 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , WITH EN-SUITE
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Maison Des Bois offers large split level lounge/dining area with French windows Spacious, well-equipped wood-beamed kitchen dominated by a traditional farmhouse table – the perfect place for the family meals Imposing log-burning stove provides a sophisticated yet comfortable feel Master bedroom (King sized bed) with high ceiling, exposed beams, EN-SUITE with bath, walk-in shower, washbasin and toilet Double bedroom with exposed stone wall and niche. EN-SUITE has shower, washbasin and toilet. Twin bedroom with EN-SUITE shower, wash-basin, toilet Upper Double/Twin bedroom with wooden-feature open staircase is fully carpeted, EN-SUITE with toilet and wash basin.Pool/snooker table in the vestibule provides opportunities for hours of fun and family tournaments. Outside: Maison Des Bois offers a wood-beamed canopy area, perfect setting for the shade, a relaxing BBQ or a glass of the region’s world-class wines The secure and private walled courtyard is a wonderful sun-trap, a peaceful retreat and a perfect place for a quiet evening meal YOUR OWN, Heated, Pool with roman steps surrounded by a large patio Patio and terrace areas. Secure, private garden boasts well-established and unusual trees, providing a frame for this wonderfully relaxing setting.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Le Chataignier Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

Excellent holiday

  • 5 of 5

Le Chataignier is a beautiful house oozing with French character - the photos on the web site doesn't do the place justice! As a family of 4 we found that the accommodation was well stocked with everything we could possibly need for our 2 week holiday and the pool was enjoyed by all.

Chris and Eleanor were the perfect hosts offering advice on the local area and places to visit. They recommended the local village soirée which we thoroughly enjoyed and wine tasting, of course, at the local Chateaux.

Le Chataignier is perfectly situated for day trips to Bergerac and St Emillion which are full of French charm and well worth a visit.

Local wine is fantastic / weather was perfect and the French incredibly welcoming and willing to assist with our pigeon French!

Fantastic holiday - I'm sure we will return.

Thank you Chris and Eleanor for your wonderful hospitality. x

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are very pleased indeed to help in any way possible to make your stay as effortless and relaxing as possible. So glad you enjoyed the local wine tasting and Marche Nocturne in Villefranche De Lonchat. Special moments! We do very much hope to see you here again sometime. Thank you again. Eleanor and Christopher
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Fabulous holiday home

  • 5 of 5

A very warm welcome , lovely helpful owners .the property is beautifully kept and very well equipped . One of the best hi yes / farmhouses we've stayed in .everything works .

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review - splendid comments! So pleased you found everything you needed, making your stay stress free! maybe we will hear from you again sometime. Kind regards Eleanor and Christopher
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Excellent property, private and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent well equipped property, private with a private sole use pool. The owners live at a nearby property, they are friendly and helpful but do not intrude on your privacy. The property description is accurate and it was clean on arrival. The pool was also superb and clean. There are two areas to sit and eat outside, one in the shade in the morning and the other great to use in the evening. The local town has a couple of shops and good restaurant with a big supermarket only 15 mins away in Montpon. Lac De Gurson is also worth a visit, we used it to cool down the dogs but it has a great beach and facilities for families plus it's free.

Overall highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the detailed review of your stay in Le Chataignier. We too enjoy the nearby Lac De Gurson - perfect for walking around, bathing, building sand castles, adventuring in the play areas, fishing, sampling local menus at the two lake-side restaurants, observing a wealth of ducks, ducklings, swans, cygnets and the occasional glimpse of herons - all just a mere 5 km away! We hope you are able to visit us again sometime to continue exploring even more of what the local area has to offer. Kind regards Eleanor and Christopher
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A peaceful haven to relax and enjoy

  • 4 of 5

A very well-equipped 'bungalow' style villa ideal for four people. The swimming pool really made our holiday and we were blessed with great weather. The rear paved area had a table-tennis table which saw several 'tournaments' played in the cool of the evening. The only downside for us was that, sometimes in the evening we fancied a walk, but there was nowhere to go except along the roadside, but overall it was a great place.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much indeed for the descriptive review of your stay in Le Chataignier. So pleased the table-tennis table offered hours of fun and the pool was there for you to 'cool off'! If you are ever to able to visit us again we will show you walks through vines, fields and shady woodland tracks found immediately on our doorstep. Kind regards Eleanor and Christopher
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Great Holiday

  • 5 of 5

After having problems with our car it was with great relief that we arrived at Le Chataignier.

It was the perfect place to base ourselves for sight seeing around the the area. Quiet and peaceful, Le Chataignier had everything you need for your holiday. whatever time of year you go.

Eleanor and Chris were the perfect hosts, there but not there if you know what I mean :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much indeed for the lovely review of your stay in Le Chataignier. We are extremely pleased indeed that it offered the peace and tranquillity needed after your eventful journey down the country. We do hope to hear from you again sometime. Kind regards Eleanor and Christopher
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  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place to spend your holiday. Gite was very comfortable. Chris and Eleanor were perfect in that they were there is there was anything that was needed. So pleased have booked again for next year, never done that in all the 20+ years we have been holidaying in France.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Gill and Geoff for your complimentary and valuable review. We aim to provide the highest possible care and attention to detail for all our guests. We are very pleased indeed you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again next year. Eleanor and Christopher
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Nearest Barpub
3.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Bordeaux or Bergerac airports 1 hour away

Ferry ports from 5 to 9 hours drive away


3.5km To Nearest Village

15mins Drive To Main Towns/supermarkets

20 Mins Drive To St Emilion

45 Mins Drive To Bergerac

1 Hours Drive To Bordeaux

15 Mins Drive From Dordogne River

Further Details:


JAGUAR ESTATE X-TYPE available for those who wish to fly out.


We are within easy reach of excellent restaurants and chateaux for your wine tasting experiences

Rivers Dordogne and L'Isle offer opportunities for canoe/kayaking/fishing

Local markets provide a total French feel.

Marche Nocturnes during JULY and AUGUST are a treat not to be missed, providing 'evening picnics' with a difference!!


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