Self catering vacation rental in France
· Périgord · Aquitaine · Dordogne

La Chaise

Two centuries-old farm buildings set on an organic sheep farm at the head of a forested Dordogne valley, complete with private golf course and swimming pool.

Clea Gourmel
With Gite.com since February, 2012
+33 553 04 23 35

About the Holiday Home

The swimming pool
The swimming pool

La Chaise consists of a pair of stone farm buildings, a couple of centuries old, set on an organic sheep farm in a ten acre (24 hectare) clearing in the woods at the head of a secluded valley.

The Farmhouse has four bedrooms to sleep up to seven guests, and the Shepherd's Cottage has two bedrooms to accommodate four guests, two adults and two children.

Both houses have the region's traditional red clay roof tiles and are floored with terracotta tiles downstairs and chestnut boards upstairs.

The private golf course
The private golf course

Each house has its own garden, terrace, and separate access to the swimming pool which is also in its own, child-proof, fenced garden.

Guests can enjoy a 5 x 10 metre outdoor pool and a private eight hole golf course on the property. The golf course is 2200 yards, par 30. The owners can supply a set of children's clubs and a few adult clubs.

Special features

  • Swimming pool on the property: 5 x 10 metre outdoor pool with southern exposure
  • Bilingual assistance available on site

Location

Region
Aquitaine
Rural locality
La Chaise
Setting
Rural
Nearest large town
Saint-Astier
Other towns nearby
Mensignac
Périgueux
Riberac
Tocane-Saint-Apre
Département
Dordogne (24)
Rental information

The Farmhouse

The dining table
The dining table

The Farmhouse is a gently modernised, traditional home. On the ground floor is a dining room and kitchen. An oak dining table with benches to seat eight is set opposite the original farmhouse-style fireplace, and the kitchen is equipped with a gas stove, two fridges and a small freezer, and all the necessary utensils.

In the living room, two sofas and two armchairs face a Norwegian wood stove for the cooler months. Double doors lead to the covered terrace facing the fields where guests can dine outside and enjoy a barbecue. A door connects to the downstairs shower and laundry room which also has a toilet.

The double bedroom
The double bedroom

Upstairs are the four bedrooms and the bathroom. The main double bedroom overlooks the fields and woods, and has its own washbasin and a built-in antique wardrobe. The larger of the two twin bedrooms also has a basin and built-in wardrobe, and features antique beds.

The third bedroom is a smaller room also with twin beds, from which a classic "bull's eye" oval window looks onto the woods. The fourth bedroom has a children's bed which can be changed for a standard single bed. A bright window overlooks the duck pond and a skylight lets in the moonlight.

The bathroom on this floor has a full size bath with shower, and a basin and toilet.

Accommodates
6 guests
Bedrooms
4 bedrooms
Four bedrooms: one with a large double bed, two, each with a pair of twin beds, and one with a baby bed.

Features

  • Linen available
  • Towels available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Internet access
  • Stereo
  • Bath
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Non-smoking

Rental rates

The rates shown below are for renting this self-catering accommodation for one week. Rent is to be paid to the owner in Euros. For your reference, you can view the rates in another currency. Currency conversions are an approximate guide and are subject to change.
Display rates in
Time of year Cost per week
September 1 until April 28 € 770
April 28 until June 2 € 390
June 2 until June 30 € 590
June 30 until July 28 € 760
July 28 until August 31 € 960

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Rental Conditions

Rental periods are from Saturday to Saturday. Arrival is after 5 pm, departure before 11 am. A 50% deposit is required to confirm the booking, with the balance to be paid two weeks before arrival. Refunds for cancellations can be made up to six weeks before arrival date. Rental rates include gas, water, electricity, firewood when wanted, kitchen towels and bathmats. Bed linen can be rented at €12 per person per week, towels subject to negotiation. A €150 retainer against breakage will be requested. Refunds will be issued after a complete check over of the gite

Gite.com Travel Tip

A clear and detailed rental agreement will help to ensure a trouble-free holiday.
It will define your rights and obligations as a guest in a rental property. Before you send your deposit, we recommend that you call or text the homeowner (or the owner’s agent) at the number shown on this page to ensure all is in order and as agreed.
Your rental agreement should state:
  • the name and the exact address of the property
  • the name of the homeowner and/or the agent, as well as his or her cellphone number
  • the name of the tenant and his or her address and phone number
  • the start and the end of the rental period (including time of access and departure)
  • the rent amount and what it includes (linen, towels, cleaning, electricity, water…) as well as what it excludes (heat, wood for the fireplace?…)
  • how the rent should be paid (Pay-pal, bank transfer, money wire, cheque?…), and when the rent should be paid (dates and amounts of down payment and balance)
  • whether a damage deposit is required, and if so, when is it payable, how damage is measured, how and when the deposit is refunded, and how deductions are made
  • what referrals are available or required for and from the landlord and the tenant.

Contact

Clea Gourmel at La Chaise.
Rental information

The Shepherd's Cottage

The interior of the Shepherd's Cottage
The interior of the Shepherd's Cottage

The Shepherd's Cottage has an open-plan ground floor with kitchen, dining and living areas. Overlooking the terrace, the kitchen has a gas cooker, a fridge freezer, dishwasher and clothes washer.

A dining table seats four, and in the living area, a sofa and two armchairs face an iron wood-fired open stove. Windows overlook the duck pond and the flowered paths.

Outside, the terrace has a dining table and barbecue.

The terrace has a dining table and barbecue
The terrace has a dining table and barbecue

An oak staircase leads upstairs to the two bedrooms and the bathroom. The main bedroom has a double bed with a traditional "bull's eye" window and a skylight.

The second bedroom is an attic room with twin beds suitable for children, also with a window and skylight. The bathroom has a full size bathtub with a shower attachment, a basin and toilet.

Accommodates
4 guests
Bedrooms
2 bedrooms
Two bedrooms: one with a double bed and one with twin beds, suitable for children only.

Features

  • Linen available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Internet access
  • Stereo
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue

Rental rates

The rates shown below are for renting this self-catering accommodation for one week. Rent is to be paid to the owner in Euros. For your reference, you can view the rates in another currency. Currency conversions are an approximate guide and are subject to change.
Display rates in
Time of year Cost per week
September 1 until April 28 € 590
April 28 until June 2 € 290
June 2 until June 30 € 450
June 30 until July 28 € 610
July 28 until August 31 € 750

Availability calendar

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Feb 2019-Apr 2019
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Rental Conditions

Rental periods are from Saturday to Saturday. Arrival is after 5 pm, departure before 11 am. A 50% deposit is required to confirm the booking, with the balance to be paid two weeks before arrival. Refunds for cancellations can be made up to six weeks before arrival date. Rental rates include gas, water, electricity, firewood when wanted, kitchen towels and bathmats. Bed linen can be rented at €12 per person per week, towels subject to negotiation. A €150 retainer against breakage will be requested. Refunds will be issued after a complete check over of the gite

Gite.com Travel Tip

A clear and detailed rental agreement will help to ensure a trouble-free holiday.
It will define your rights and obligations as a guest in a rental property. Before you send your deposit, we recommend that you call or text the homeowner (or the owner’s agent) at the number shown on this page to ensure all is in order and as agreed.
Your rental agreement should state:
  • the name and the exact address of the property
  • the name of the homeowner and/or the agent, as well as his or her cellphone number
  • the name of the tenant and his or her address and phone number
  • the start and the end of the rental period (including time of access and departure)
  • the rent amount and what it includes (linen, towels, cleaning, electricity, water…) as well as what it excludes (heat, wood for the fireplace?…)
  • how the rent should be paid (Pay-pal, bank transfer, money wire, cheque?…), and when the rent should be paid (dates and amounts of down payment and balance)
  • whether a damage deposit is required, and if so, when is it payable, how damage is measured, how and when the deposit is refunded, and how deductions are made
  • what referrals are available or required for and from the landlord and the tenant.

Contact

Clea Gourmel at La Chaise.

About the Area

The town of Saint-Astier (photo: Père Igor)
The town of Saint-Astier (photo: Père Igor)

The nearest village is Mensignac, two kilometres away. The traditional village store stocks everything and sells the best bread for miles around. Mensignac also has a good butcher and a cafe-bar. For more serious daily shopping, Saint-Astier, nine kilometres away, has three supermarkets, a grocer, two butchers and four bakers - two of whom do excellent pastries. Of several restaurants, the best is probably the Chapeau Rouge which has a delightful garden.

Saint-Astier also has its own tourist office which will provide maps of cycling and walking paths. The town has a large covered swimming pool with a roof that can be opened in high summer. Market day is Thursday morning with a smaller market on Sunday mornings.

About the Region

The town of Sarlat
The town of Sarlat

The Perigord is divided into four areas, each designated by a colour. La Chaise is in the Perigord Blanc, so named for the chalk stone used to build its houses and castles. The Perigord Vert is a largely agricultural area whose main town is Riberac, site of an excellent market every Friday.

The Périgord Noir, so called because of its deep, narrow valleys and houses with steep slate roofs, is the setting of the Dordogne's two most popular tourist towns, Domme and Sarlat, both an hour away. Finally, the Périgord Pourpre, named for the grape harvest, is set around the wine area of Bergerac.

The abbey at Brantôme
The abbey at Brantôme

A trip along the Dordogne river in a local boat called a garbarre is the easiest way to see the historic châteaux that line its banks, but set aside a day to visit some of the finest châeaux, such as Hautefort, famous for its formal gardens.

The Renaissance town of Brantôme, half an hour from La Chaise, is particularly attractive, small enough to walk around, and has some very good restaurants. The town has an arts and crafts community making jewellery, glassware, clothing, and woodwork from the local woods, walnut and cherry.

The nearby town of Périgueux
The nearby town of Périgueux

Brantôme is set on the Dronne, a trout river for which fishing permits can be bought locally. Many of the villages along the Dronne offer canoeing trips.

Perhaps the most famous attraction of the Dordogne region is Lascaux, site of the prehistoric cave paintings. The Dordogne's regional capital, Perigueux, is well worth visiting. Just 20 kilometres from La Chaise, it is important historically and architecturally. The old Renaissance quartier is now a beautifully preserved pedestrian area, and there are also Roman ruins to visit in the Vesone quarter.

Photo Album

La Chaise
La Chaise
Sheep on the property
Sheep on the property
The grounds
The grounds
One of the greens
One of the greens
The swimming pool
The swimming pool
The entrance to the Farmhouse
The entrance to the Farmhouse
The Farmhouse: the living area
The Farmhouse: the living area
The Farmhouse: the kitchen
The Farmhouse: the kitchen
The Farmhouse: the larger twin bedroom
The Farmhouse: the larger twin bedroom
The Farmhouse: the smaller twin bedroom
The Farmhouse: the smaller twin bedroom
The Farmhouse: the upstairs bathroom
The Farmhouse: the upstairs bathroom
The Shepherd's Cottage: the kitchen
The Shepherd's Cottage: the kitchen
The Shepherd's Cottage: the living area
The Shepherd's Cottage: the living area
The Shepherd's Cottage: the double bedroom
The Shepherd's Cottage: the double bedroom
The Shepherd's Cottage: the twin bedroom
The Shepherd's Cottage: the twin bedroom