Gite | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Le Peyrat is self catering farmhouse, ideal for families . Quiet and peaceful location positioned in 2 acres of mature gardens with a private securely fenced heated pool, and only a 5 minute walk to the villages amenities

Large spacious property, 6 bedrooms , 5 with en suites, large kitchen dining room opening onto 3 well equipped terraces, to enable you to dine alfresco.

The farmhouse has easy access to all local amenities, and many excellant restaurants for eating out.

Ideally situated to explore the area's historic sites, famous vineyards of St Emilion or explore the markets, one can be found every day of the week in the local towns including Bergerac, perigueux and Bordeaux.

Canoeing, tennis, horseriding, fishing all available locally.

French doors open onto a large terrace with a barbecue, overlooking the pool, mature gardens and children's play area, with Treehouse, trampoline, swings and mini football pitch.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms
Nearest beach Beach 3 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bergerac 35 km, Nearest railway: Montpon 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated)
General TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (3), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 11
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The property is spacious, there are five well apportioned bedrooms with en suites, a sixth bedroom for the children with changing facilities, cots are available. The living area is centred on a beautiful open minstrel gallery, Louis XIV style, with a stunning chandelier.

There is a large well equipped kitchen and dining area opening onto a two terraces.

Le Peyrat is particularly comfortable for families and 'toddler' friendly. There is an area for the children to play and relax. It has a small TV/DVD player, DVDs available to watch, and a good selection of toys, books and games. The house is fully equipped with stair gates, high chairs, changing mats, cots, cot bed or cribs, a steriliser and intercoms for the bedrooms. We also have a play pen for around the pool to keep your tiny toddlers safe. A pushchair is available if requested.

The large lounge living area is light and airy, overlooked by the upstairs gallery, with satellite TV / DVD and a small area for the children to relax and play.

There is an extra child bed and a cot in children's bedroom making the property suitable for 10 adults and 2 children or 4 infants under 3.

Bedrooms are spacious and airy, all double bedrooms have en suite toilet/showers, the twin has an en suite toilet/ bath. Each bedroom has beautiful original beams and is tastefully decorated. There is space for an additional cot bedroom 1, 2 and 5. The maximum of 12 includes small child's cot bed, there are only 10 sleeping adult sized beds.

Further details outdoors

The heated pool is metres Is fully enclosed with a lockable gate. Large outdoor dining table and chairs on a large decked area overlooking the beautiful gardens.

BBQ area, overlooking the stream and gardens.

Le Peyrat has its own French chef, who will prepare food for you on the premises, excellent for special occasions. He has several menu options available, and is reasonably priced. Outside in a shaded area of the garden we have a boules court, a favourite French past time ! Tennis rackets available at the property.

Further details

Welcome pack on arrival.

The Dordogne region

Le Peyrat is ideally situated on the edge of a typically French village,with uninterrupted views of the surrounding vineyards and forest. The village boasts an ancient church,village shops and tennis courts, all just a 5 minute stroll away.

The Dordogne is renowned for its wine, climate and history and Le Peyrat is perfectly situated to sample them all. Early spring to late Autumn, the Dordogne is renowned for its mild climate. Early spring is notable because of the intense natural beauty, thick forests, rolling hills, vineyards, and thousands of walnut trees in bloom.

Dordogne is also wonderful during spring because of the large number of events and festivals. There is almost always an outdoor market, a wine tasting, or an ancient castle to explore. There is an annual folk dancing festival held in Dordogne, as well as a number of craft fairs, music and flower festivals.

In the summer the weather is usually very good - temperatures are typically 30-35 degrees, and rain is unusual.

Across the Dordogne special events take place during these months - fairs, fetes, and weekly music and food festivals.

The historic towns of Bergerac and Perigueux and famous vineyards of St Emilion are all within a 35 minutes drive Or if you want to venture further, the exciting city of Bordeaux with its beautiful architecture and fabulous shops is 50 minutes drive.

Dordogne valley to the east, has many fascinating medieval villages and castles dating back from the 100 year war. Prehistoric caves and attractions.

To the west, is the Atlantic coast, the Dune de Plya at Arcachon is not to be missed, its the largest sand dune in Europe, with stunning views over the Bassin de Arcachon.

St Emilion

Le Peyrat is 5 minutes from the picturesque Lac de Gurson, a beautiful large sandy beach set among forests ideal for swimming. It boasts bars / restaurants, equestrian centre, boating, fishing and childrens play area.Shopping in the bustling markets is a must there is a market on every day in the local towns.

There are four golf courses within 50 minutes drive the nearest being Chateau Vigier, 25km, an internationally renowned 27 hole golf course , spa and restaurant.

Battle of Castilion, through July and August the magnificant Battle of Castilion is re enacted, marking the end of the 100 year war with the English.

There are numerous festivals, night markets, during June, July and August. The largest being the Bastide night celebration, weekend of the 21st June there are music festivals throughout the area , the Felibre festival is a celebrations of the Medieval period, and the last week in July the local Fete de Cantonale. There is a local weekly night market at Le Pizou, where you can sample local cuisine, music and dancing.

St Martin de Gurson has three festivals starting May with a Brocante, Flower market, and in July and August a night market and Bastide night celebrations with fireworks.

Canoeing, fishing swimming on the Dordogne to the south and the Isle to the North.

Wine Tasting & Restaurants: We are situated on the heart of wine country, you can savour award winning Bergerac, Bordeaux and St Emilion wines. Wine tasting can be organisd by the owners The region is known as the gastronomic region of France, you can eat superb quality food at fabulously low cost. Within 10 minutes drive from the property there is a superb choice of restaurants and bistro's.

Markets: Shopping in the bustling markets is a must there is a market on every day in the local towns. St Foy la Grande is officially recognised as one of the 100 best in France, the narrow 12th century streets come alive every Saturday morning to the sites, sounds, smells of a fantastic market that seems to sell just about anything you can think of! Spend an hour or two wandering around then head for the central square for a coffee or beer and watch the world go by. During the summer months night markets are a must!