Our Gites in the Dordogne

The Périgordian house? Or the 16th century barn?

Whichever of our two family gites you choose, we know you’ll immediately feel at home, and at the same time filled with that delightful sensation of being on holiday – with oodles of space throughout the property and literally acres to explore and enjoy outside.

Each gite has its own private, enclosed pool and numerous places to sit or lounge or wander in the gardens.

The properties are approached up a pretty, tree-lined driveway into mature, secluded gardens.

Each gite has its own private, enclosed pool and numerous places to enjoy the sunshine or shade or wander in the gardens.

All guests have use of the children’s play area, which has swings, slide, trampoline, table tennis, badminton and boules.

La Borie Grande

Sleeps 8 + cot. 4 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (one en-suite)

This is a charming property full of character, and beautifully furnished. You have the feel of the 17th century, but all the comfort and convenience of a modern home.

The large, bright living area has a beautiful antique table and chairs – seating eight comfortably – a piano and a dresser. There is an inglenook fireplace, a widescreen TV, DVD player and selection of DVDs, two sofas and two armchairs. The room leads onto a raised terrace, with views over open fields where deer roam.

The kitchen feels like home from home and has all the modern appliances, including an oven, hob, dishwasher and fridge. The French doors open onto the breakfast terrace with undercover seating area.

There is a separate cool laundry room with a washing machine, fridge/freezer, iron, ironing board and plenty of storage space.

The master bedroom has a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom, double wardrobes, dressing table and a fabulous view of the valley and of the raised terrace below.

A further double bedroom with a relaxed French feel about it overlooks the orchard.

There are two bright twin bedrooms with open views of the gardens and the rural beauty beyond. These are served by a separate shower room upstairs and a downstairs bathroom with a corner bath and double wash basins.

Outside, there are three shaded private terraces – one with a pizza oven and BBQ. Under the wisteria arch takes you to the heated 10m x 5m swimming pool with Roman steps and diving board. The area is enclosed and hedged for total privacy and beautifully landscaped with mature plants and shrubs.

There are plenty of sun loungers and parasols and a stunning oak pavilion with relaxing furniture when you want to hide from the heat of the day.

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Le Châtaignier

Sleeps 6 + cot. 3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

This stunning French stone barn has been beautifully and lovingly renovated. Original beams and open stonework bring out its charm and character.

The living area has comfortable sofas and chairs, TV with English channels, DVD player and a selection of DVDs. Plus plenty of toys, books and games to keep the kids amused inside and outside.

The French doors lead out onto the back terrace which overlooks the weeping willow trees and shaded hammocks – great place for quiet book reading.

The bright, country-style kitchen has a gas hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. This opens onto the side terrace with a pergola covered in a gorgeous climbing campsis and a built-in BBQ for ‘alfresco’ dining.

The double bedroom has a king size bed, double wardrobes and looks out onto the hazelnut trees which are visited by a family of red squirrels.

The two twin-bedded rooms (cot available), are bright and airy with high ceilings, and look out over the weeping willows and swimming pool.

Upstairs bathroom with bath, washbasin and wc and a separate shower room downstairs with shower, washbasin and wc.

The area around the 10m x 5m swimming pool is fenced, hedged and gated for safety. Here, you’ll find plenty of comfy sun loungers and parasols, plus a lovely oak pavilion to relax inside when you wish to escape from the heat of the day.

The large, mature and well-kept gardens are for you to explore, relax in and enjoy.

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