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17th century farmhouse with converted barns (3 gites) and two pools in 45 acres - The Barn

Molières, France
  • Farmhouse
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Molieres, Dordogne - Close to Lascaux, Beynac and Sarlat, in the heart of the Perigord Noir

Les Vitarelles, a farmhouse with outbuildings that have been converted into the owners’ home and three gites, is set in 45 acres of private land comprising mature oak woods, orchards and an ancient vineyard, plus lawned areas. In the heart of the Dordogne, Les Vitarelles is close to tourist highlights including Beynac-et-Cazenac, Domme, Sarlat and Lascaux, and is accessed by a private no-through lane.

Private, secluded, rural and peaceful, Les Vitarelles is perfect for a quiet country break. This former farm is also wonderful for children, who love our rescue donkey, goats, chickens, cats and dog. Also spot wild deer, boars, rabbits and birds of prey. With a wealth of mature fruit trees, pick your own figs, cherries, plums, apples, pears and walnuts, when in season. There are two shared pools (one large) set in a large lawned area.

Each gite is equipped with a barbecue, along with charcoal, fire lighters and utensils. The Barn, The Farmhouse and The Cattle Shed all have wood burning stoves, and during the colder months we provide a stock of fire wood and firelighters. The bedrooms are also equipped with electric heaters during Autumn and Winter. The kitchen is stocked with washing-up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing powder (where appropriate), tea towels and cleaning products.

There is Wi-Fi throughout, and cots, highchairs and baby baths can also be supplied on request.

Les Vitarelles is available to hire in its entirety - the three gites, The Barn, The Farmhouse and The Cattle Shed, together sleep 28, making it ideal for large parties, weddings and other celebrations.

Looking to buy in the Dordogne? Our gites are available to rent long-term. Please contact us for more information.

Les Vitarelles is just 4km from Molieres, a picturesque bastide town with bar, tabac and epicerie. Cadouin is 6km away and has a number of restaurants and bars, a boulangerie, and a beautiful abbey. Lalinde is a market town 10km from Les Vitarelles, with all amenities including tourist information, pharmacy, supermarket, and weekly Thursday morning market. Les Vitarelles is just over 30km from Bergerac airport, and 150km from the airport at Bordeaux.

Named after the great river running through it, the Dordogne is an increasingly popular holiday destination. With pleasant, warm weather in Spring and Autumn, July and August tend to be the hottest months, with typical temperatures of 25-30 degrees.

The region is typified by mellow, yellow stone bastide villages and towns, including Beynac-et-Cazenac, Monpazier, Domme and La Roque Gageac, and boasts over 1,500 castles, making it ‘The Other Chateau Country’, with particularly wonderful examples at Beynac, Milandes and Monbazillac.

The Dordogne is a gourmet’s dream, with foie gras, confit de canard, the highly prized black Perigord truffles, fresh ceps and walnut oil available in local restaurants and at the markets. Throughout the summer many towns and villages hold weekly evening markets – grab a table, and choose your evening meal from one of the many stalls; merguez sausages, choucroute garnie, boudin noir… Many have live music, too.

Walking, cycling, canoeing, kayaking, horseriding, golfing and fishing are popular activities in the Dordogne, and all are available within a short drive from Les Vitarelles.

Owner

Emma Smith

Member Since 2015
Premier Partner
This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response time:
within a few days
Speaks:
english, french
Calendar last updated:
Apr 04, 2018
About Emma Smith

We took a leap of faith, sold everything, and moved to the Dordogne in 2015 with our young son, and we haven't looked back since!

Emma Smith purchased this Farmhouse in 2015

Why Emma Smith chose Périgord

We fell in love with this former tobacco and dairy farm immediately, and spent the best part of our first year here converting and refurbishing the properties, and getting ready to welcome our first guests. We loved the (literally!) acres of space, we're 2km from our local small town, Molieres, and we have just a few neighbours, plus a duck farm adjacent to us. Quite often, the only sound you can hear is birdsong, and at night the sky is so dark - perfect for stargazing during the summer. We're close enough to Molieres to feel like a real part of a local community, and we're lucky enough to have been welcomed with open arms. We have access to wonderful, cheap wine (the local Pecharment and Monbazillac in particular are delicious) and you could visit a local market on any day during the week in summer, and buy local chickens and ducks, fantastic cheeses, and beautifully fresh fruit and vegetables. We've found a much slower pace of life here, which we're really enjoying and would recommend very much!

What makes this Farmhouse unique

The space at Les Vitarelles is wonderful. We have acres of woods, with oaks, hazels and hornbeams, where we often spot wild deer. During summer the fields are full of wild flowers and bales of hay and, of course, we have space for all our animals, which currently number two rescue donkeys, two goats, chickens, cats and our Labrador dog. Our pool is large, and set back in an acre of garden, with an old well, walnut, cherry, pear and apple trees, and fantastic views across the fields and woods. The gites themselves are made from the local creamy yellow Perigordine stone, with many original features including oak beams and fireplaces. We set up a new gite business when we moved here, and I love that we've been able to really add our own stamp to the properties. Come and see what you think!

Amenities

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

      Bedrooms

      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double, Ground floor bedroom with external access.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Has access to a shared roof terrace.
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Has access to a shared roof terrace.
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, With private roof terrace.
      • Bedroom 5
        1 double

        Bathrooms

        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
        • Shower room 1
          shower, With double shower.
        • Shower room 2
          toilet, shower
        • Toilet 1
          toilet

          Location Type

            • Rural
            • Village

              Theme

                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Farm Holidays

                  Meals

                    • Guests provide their own meals

                      General

                        • Heating
                          All bedrooms are equipped with electric heaters during the colder months.
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                          Large living area with flat-screen satellite TV and DVD player, and two separate seating areas, seating 10 and 4 respectively.
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wood Stove
                          The Barn has a large wood burning stove in the living area, and is supplied with a stock of fire wood and firelighters during the colder months.

                          Kitchen

                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                              New dishwasher.
                            • Kitchen
                              The large kitchen/dining area has large patio doors leading out onto a patio with outside seating. Just refurbished with new units, a new Smeg cooker and dishwasher, and also has a washing machine.
                            • Microwave
                              New microwave.
                            • Oven
                              New Smeg cooker with electric oven.
                            • Pantry Items
                              On arrival you’ll receive a welcome pack of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, butter, fresh bread, eggs from our chickens and a bottle of local wine.
                            • Refrigerator
                              With large freezer compartment.
                            • Stove
                              New Smeg cooker with gas hob.
                            • Toaster

                              Dining

                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 10 people

                                  Entertainment

                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Music Library
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • Video Library

                                      Outside

                                        • Balcony
                                          The Barn boasts a large terrace, shared by two of the bedrooms, plus a smaller private terrace leading off the master bedroom.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Les Vitarelles boasts 47 acres of private garden, meadows and woodlands.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          A barbecue is provided, along with charcoal, firelighters and utensils.

                                          Suitability

                                            • wheelchair accessible
                                              The Barn has a ground floor bedroom with separate access from the courtyard, and is suitable for wheelchair users.

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Communal Pool
                                                  Large pool, shared by our three gites, in a separate lawned area with mature fruit trees.
                                                • Outdoor Pool

                                                  Attractions

                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • caves
                                                    • churches
                                                    • forests
                                                    • library
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • hunting
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • spelunking
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing

                                                                  Notes

                                                                    • Notes on accommodation: There is Wi-Fi throughout, and cots, highchairs and baby baths can also be supplied on request. The kitchen is stocked with washing-up liquid, dishwasher tablets, tea towels, washing powder and cleaning products. Outside: Les Vitarelles has a large pool shared by guests at the three gites. It is set back in a large lawned area, bordered by mature fruit trees. The cottage has a private orchard garden, and the Farmhouse has a terrace and full access to the lawned courtyard. The Barn has two roof terraces and a paved patio area. All three gites have full use of the 47 acres of lawn, meadows and woods that is Les Vitarelles.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: Flexible

                                                                      Check-out: Flexible

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      5 Reviews

                                                                      Excellent4.6/5

                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Will be back next year!

                                                                      Michael P.

                                                                      Just spent a wonderful week in the cottage. Thank you Emma, Don and Henry for making our stay perfect. The local area is stunning. We were made to feel part of the family and nothing was too much trouble for the owners.Lots of good restaurants in the area but Emma cooked us duck confit the first night of our stay so we ate there most evenings. ( In my opinion some of the best cooking in the region) If you would like a true taste of the Dordogne look no further

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for your kind comments, Michael. We hope you will visit Les Vitarelles again in the future!

                                                                      Dordogne Bliss

                                                                      Ivor P.

                                                                      A great, laid back stay at The Barn, Les Vitarelles...relaxing (?) with 5 children between two families was heavily aided by having plenty of space inside and outside. The kitchen/diner was well appointed and is brand new and when we need a little more cutlery it was no bother as Don provided everything we needed. The welcome hamper with home-made lemon cake kept us fuelled as did the bag of croissants, bread, pate, milk and eggs. With plenty of comfy sofas, chairs and a patio area there was always space to find somewhere to chill-out or enjoy a movie together. The bedrooms were well furnished with plenty of wardrobe/hanging space, new beds and feather duvets and pillows...and NOT filled with tired 'brocante' parading as 'shabby chic' so often found in many gites. The outdoor play areas kept the children busy and the safety fence around the pool provided a welcome sigh of relief knowing the children couldn't get in without us. The surrounding acreage is fantastically idyllic with an orchard supplying our daily fruit and an abundance of wild mint on the trails. The small Bastide village of Molieres is about a 20 minute stroll away. If the weather takes a turn and lightning strikes, you can enjoy nature's dramatic display from the vast picture window in the living area...we were blessed with plenty of French sun and the swimming pool (cleaned daily) helped us cool off as did the welcome bottle of chilled wine. Emma, Don and little Henry couldn't do enough to make our stay a memorable, enjoyable and fun filled one...our only regret...we didn't stay long enough!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you so much for your kind comments. We really enjoyed having you all to stay at Les Vitarelles, and we hope to see you again soon!

                                                                      An excellent week in a clean and tidy gite

                                                                      Anonymous

                                                                      The three properties were well furnished and the owners couldn't have been more helpful in attending to our various requests and enquiries. We took advantage of the offer of evening meals on several occasions and were very pleased we did so. Emma's cooking skills are amazing and she and Don were very generous with what they gave us. Finally, the pool is bigger than we expected for a property of this size and was much enjoyed by our kids !

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      We loved having you stay at Les Vitarelles, and hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday here in the Dordogne. Thank you for your kind comments, and we hope to see you again!

                                                                      Excellent séjour!

                                                                      Diane D.

                                                                      Nous avons été très bien recus par les propriétaires de ce gite très agréable en pleine campagne. La maison est très agréable, le séjour et la cuisine sont immenses. Le mobilier est aussi de bon goût et en très bon état. Les chambres sont sobres et on retrouve une petite touche anglaise dans l'aménagement et le style. Nous avons donc passé une excellente semaine avec nos amis et les enfants! Merci!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Merci Diane!

                                                                      Exellent

                                                                      Fanoushka D.

                                                                      Exellent sejour, préstation à la hauteur de nos esperances,

                                                                      Nous avons été acceuilli pas un couple formidable, trés gentils dans un univers magique, reposant et bienveillant.

                                                                      Nous avons eu le plaisir de recevoir des présents de ces proprieteres.

                                                                      Sejour à conseillé en famille ou entre amies!

                                                                      See you Later!

                                                                      Location

                                                                      Molières, France

                                                                      Travel: Due to its rural location a car would be essential when staying at Les Vitarelles. The nearest airport is at Bergerac (30km), with the airport at Bordeaux 150km away. There is a train station at Laline, approximately 10km from Les Vitarelles. Distances: Les Vitarelles is in the heart of the Dordogne. The bastide village of Molieres (with bar and epicerie) is 4km away, and Cadouin, with its imposing abbey plus bars, restaurants and boulangerie, is 6km away. Lalinde, with all amenities including a supermarche, pharmacy and weekly market, is 10km away. Easy access to the popular tourist towns and villages of Sarlat, Beynac-et-Cazenac, St. Cyprien and Issigeac. Further Details: Named after the great river running through it, the Dordogne is an increasingly popular holiday destination. With pleasant, warm weather in Spring and Autumn, July and August tend to be the hottest months, with typical temperatures of 25-30 degrees. The region is typified by mellow, yellow stone villages and towns, and boasts over 1,500 castles, making it ‘The Other Chateau Country’, with particularly wonderful examples at Beynac, Milandes and Monbazillac. The Dordogne is a gourmet’s dream, with foie gras, confit de canard, the highly prized black Perigord truffles, fresh ceps and walnut oil available in local restaurants and at the markets. Throughout the summer many towns and villages hold weekly evening markets – grab a table, and choose your evening meal from one of the many stalls; merguez sausages, choucroute garnie, boudin noir… Many have live music, too. Walking, cycling, canoeing, kayaking, horseriding, golfing and fishing are popular activities in the Dordogne, and all are available within a short drive from Les Vitarelles.

                                                                      Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Changeover Day: The changeover day for all gites at Les Vitarelles is Saturday, although please contact us if you have other requirements as we may be able to be flexible. We ask that guests arrive after 4pm on the appointed day, checking out before 10am. Notes on prices: All linen and towels are provided.

                                                                      $247avg/night
                                                                      5 Reviews
                                                                      Excellent 4.6/5
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