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Spacious And Luxurious Farmhouse, Private Pool And Beautiful Walled Courtyard

Bedrooms 7
Space 5,920 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse in St Paul de Serre, Dordogne -7 Bedrooms(sleeps 15). Peaceful Location. large Garden & Pool

Le Pre is a beautifully renovated farmhouse complex built of stone dating back to the 18th century set in three hectares of meadow and woodland in the lovely Dordogne hamlet of St Paul de Serre. The farmhouse surrounds a beautiful walled courtyard, where guests can enjoy tranquility in total privacy. From the courtyard all parts of the property can be accessed: - A large and fully equipped kitchen with seating for up to 15 with a wall of large windows looking onto the courtyard. The 'Small House' has a bedroom, bathroom and cosy landing (+sofa bed) and UK television upstairs, downstairs are the studio with sofa bed (with access to the terrace and garden) and a bedroom with multigym. The old house has two double bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs, a double bedroom downstairs and an adjacent seating area with a lovely view over the village. The very spacious barn sitting room with a full sized billiard table, UK television and a magnificent open fireplace. The barn accesses the terrace and garden through large french windows. Next to the barn is the master bedroom with a double bed and its own access to a private outside terraced area. There are two washing machines, ironing board and a washing line. The garden is accessed from the studio and from the barn. At the corner of the building is the large fixed grill adjoined to the terrace where seating is available. Central to the garden is the 5x10 swimming pool surrounded by a large walled in terrace and just a few steps away from the house. For the sporting inclined there is a multigym available. In addition to the full sized billiard table there is table tennis and boules supplied. UK television channels on TVs on the landing of the 'Small House' and in the barn. French TV channels are available in the 'Old House'. WiFi internet access is accessible throughout the house (some areas the signal is weak due to very thick walls). Le Pre harbours a huge variety of books. Board games are found in the barn sitting area.

More Details

Dr and Mrs T M Pillar
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Dr and Mrs T M Pillar

My wife and I are retired school teachers, having worked in the UK and Germany and are now settled in this beautiful area of France. We enjoy every minute improving the house and landscaping the grounds, cooking delicious French recipes and discovering new wines. We are happy to see our guests enjoying themselves by the pool, barbecueing and having fun. Children are much loved visitors and are safe at 'Le Pré'!

Dr and Mrs T M Pillar purchased this farmhouse in 2000

Why Dr and Mrs T M Pillar chose Saint-Paul-de-Serre

St Paul de Serre is located in the beautiful Dordogne with access to some of the most beautiful countryside in France. Just south of Perigueux and north of Bergerac it affords access to culture, history, restaurants and most of what the heart may desire.

My wife and I were charmed by the farm complex, which was built by a family fleeing the North of France at the time of the French Revolution. They settled in the vicinity of the old convent, which you can still see opposite the Church of St Paul. The oldest part of the property, the 'Old House', originates from those cruel years, the barn was built in 1832 and contains a Maltese Cross, as a pisé flooring.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Peace and relaxation, long walks while still in the grounds of 'Le Pre', privacy in this large property, safe and plentiful parking. Lots of interesting markets in Perigueux, Vergt, St Astier, Villamblard or Bergerac, all at a few minutes drive.


Saint-Paul-de-Serre Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5920 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • There is a 25% Booking Deposit which is non-refundable. The balance must be paid 8 weeks prior to commencement of your holidays.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • 3 bathrooms, all with showers and wc. One bathroom has a bidet and a bath and this is located upstairs between the two double bedrooms of the 'Old House'.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 15 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are 7 bedrooms, three on the first floor with queen sized beds. Two on the ground floor, one with a queen sized bed and one with a double bed plus one with a double sofa bed. If required there are 2 additional double sofa beds available. The 2 cots may be placed as required.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
A WELCOME PACKAGE OF SOME FRENCH SPECIALTIES IS OFFERED! Outside: Private, walled in, 5x10m pool with large terraced area, sun lounges, chairs, tables and parasols. A large fixed grill adjoining the terraced area with table and seating. Very large, private and secure garden/meadow for walks and exploring. Utility Room: 2 washing machines (kitchen and studio). Ironing board. Second fridge downstairs in the small house Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We recommend our full cleaning service for GBP 90 as the property is large! Linen is supplied and we offer sets of towels: 2 bathroom and 1 pool towel for 4 Pounds/5 Euros per person. Other: The Studio in the 'Small House' is a self contained bedroom with a double sofa bed, This room has a separate access to the garden, perfect for those who want more privacy.


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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Bergerac airport 35 minutes

Perigueux 20 minutes.

Shopping, restaurants (food and other) 15 minutes drive.


Within 20 - 45 minutes drive from some of the lovliest and most interesting historical areas in France: the Dordogne Valley with superb canoeing, fascinating chateaux and castles such as Beynac, Castelnau, Commarq (the list goes on...) and of course the area is rich in culinary pleasures and wonderful wines.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $415.46

Booking Notes:
A booking is secure only on receipt of the 25% non-returnable retainer fee and a completed booking form.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day SATURDAY. Please contact owners for special requests.

Notes on prices:
A 25% non-returnable deposit is required
The returnable damage deposit is GBP 300.
Bedlinen included.
Towels: GBP5 per set of 3.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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