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Excellent 5/5 7 reviews

Our fab swimming pool, which catches the sun until late evening, is heated and has a safety fence

Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

This fabulous 300 year-old French gite, which sleeps 5 with comfort, offers bags of room plus a wealth of original features. The entrance hall has its own 3-piece suite, and the huge lounge features an original chestnut floor, an ancient wooden staircase, antique furnishings and a wood burner stove. There is a separate dining room and a well appointed kitchen featuring part of the original bread oven. The two large bedrooms each have romantic French style double beds and en suite bathrooms, and one room also has a comfy sofa bed. La Chataigne has a private patio area complete with wooden furniture and BBQ, and the secluded garden and pool (fenced to French standards and heated) are safe for children. La Chataigne and La Noisette can be opened up to sleep ten people in comfort with three bathrooms. La Chataigne, like La Noix and La Noisette, retains its unique character and charm combined with all modern conveniences, to ensure your holiday offers you some very special memories.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach St Estephe lake 6 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Limoges 40 km, Nearest railway: Angouleme
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Parking

The Aquitaine/Dordogne region

Les Arbres is nestled deep in the heart of the Perigord Limousin Nature Park. This is the famous 'Perigord Vert' region of the Dordogne, characterised by forests of nut and pine trees, heaths, lakes and wildlife. This beautiful region has retained its character and remains tranquil and unspoilt. The area is famous for its farm products, including foie gras, nut oils, truffles, nuts, ceps and duck products. You can buy fresh local produce at our local market at Piegut on Wednesdays. Our local village has food fairs on summer evenings which are great fun for locals and tourists. Wildlife is abundant, and there are red deer, red squirrels, wild boar, orchids and buzzards near Les Brousses. You will even find a pair of protected Green Lizards nesting near our Cottage! There is a wealth of treasures and heritage to explore in the area from caves, chateaux, medieval cities and picturesque villages along with some spectacular scenery. Whether you prefer cycling, trekking, fishing, horse-riding or canoeing down the rivers, wandering through the quaint old towns or eating and drinking, there is plenty to see and do. Free days out include market day in Piegut and Brantome, swimming lakes, cycling and walking, visiting villages such as Brantome and the 'Plus Beaux Villages de France' of St Jean-de-Cole and Aubterre-sur-Dronne, or just lazing in the garden. Other days out include canoeing (very popular with all our guests), the Grotte de Villars with its prehistoric cave paintings, stalactites and stalagmites, fishing , 10 pin bowling in a lovely village, go-karting, visiting chateaux, the WW2 site of Oradour-sur-Glane, the Perigord heritage village of Le Bournat, the Acquarium at Le Bugue, the spooky Maison Forte de Reignac, the fabulous overhanging Gardens at Marqueyssac and the gardens of the imagination at Terrasson. Please visit our website for more information.

Piegut

The nearest village of Champniers is about 1.5 miles away, and has a good boulangerie and restaurant. The village of St Barthelemy is about 2 miles away and features the famous Presbytere restaurant with its 5 course meal for 13 euros and beautiful views from the terrace. There are many other excellent local restaurants. See our website for more information about our favourite restaurants, great free days out and fun activities.

Les Arbres has a large garden with plenty space for everyone, mature trees to offer shade and secluded seating areas. The gardens are completely fenced so your children can roam free. We have various toys and games for children and grown ups, including badminton. In our barn you will find a good range of bikes, on which you are welcome to explore the quiet lanes. There is a shared 10x5m pool, which is fenced to French standards, and is well equipped with quality sun loungers, chairs and umbrellas. The pool is heated from April to October and the water is UV treated, which means we use a lot less chemicals. We also have a quality boules pitch with boules provided, and a camp-fire area for kids. All the properties have private patio areas with furniture, BBQs and lights. You can spot a wealth of flowers, birds and wildlife in our garden and surrounding lanes, including protected green lizards, salamanders, orchids, hoopoes, woodpeckers, cuckoos, red deer, red squirrels and wild boar.

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Review 1-7 of 7

6 Jun 2014

5/5

"La Chataigne is a relaxing hideaway"

We had a lovely stay at La Chataigne. The accommodation is very attractive, comfortable and spacious. The sofa is great for sitting and reading - not that common in rentals! And the beds very equally … More

27 Jul 2013

5/5

"Beautifully restored gites with swimming pool, perfect base from which to explore idyllic Dordogne region."

After a 45 minute drive from Limoges Airport on quiet country roads we arrived at Les Arbres to be greeted by our genial hosts Gill & Pat. As a family group we were fortunate to have both La Chataigne… More

Thank you so much for your kind review. We hope to see you again here soon!

26 Jun 2013

5/5

"Expectations were high, and we were not let down"

We stayed at La Chataigne a period cottage, very spacious and well equiped. The BBQ and patio area we put to good use most days. The good weather I requested, Gill, somehow managed to pull off too. Th… More

Thank you! We are pleased you enjoyed yourselves and that you had a relaxing time.

23 Jun 2013

5/5

"Beautiful property, wonderful, relaxing holiday"

Had a fantastic family get-together at La Chataigne. The house is absolutely gorgeous, very spacious and finished to a high standard with lovely furnishings etc. The lounge smells beautifully of wood … More

Thank you, we love making your holiday a holiday!

19 Jun 2013

5/5

"Perfect house, perfect location, perfect hosts"

This is an absolutely beautiful house with exceptional attention to detail that makes a holiday a pleasure. Everything is tastefully done and the gite, pool and facitlies are outstanding. For the la… More

Thank you so much!

19 Jun 2013

5/5

"Excellent gite, highly recommended!"

Had a fantastic time at Les Arbres last Summer staying in La Chataigne. the house was so spacious and so well equipped. We had everything on hand that we needed to make our holiday such a success! We … More

Thank you, we look forward to meeting you all again soon!

17 Jun 2013

5/5

"Super, super holiday"

There are too few superlatives to describe what a great holiday we had. We travelled with our children, their partners and our two young grandchildren and stayed in La Chataigne and an adjoining gite … More

Thank you, we enjoyed making your holiday a success!

Review 1-7 of 7

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