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The Chai at The Clos du Verger, near Bergerac – Home 209632 Farmhouse

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Chai at The Clos du Verger, near Bergerac – Home 209632

  • Farmhouse
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

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Farmhouse / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Le Clos du Verger is a former farmstead set in a good hectare of land in a gentle, green valley between forests and vineyards. It includes two holiday rentals and is a great base to explore the area.

Our comfortable and well placed accommodation will add to the pleasure of your holiday, whether you are looking for a lazy stay in the country, or an active holiday with outdoor sports high on your agenda, or if you plan to spend your time visiting this beautiful and remarkable area of France with its castles, its caves and their extraordinary paintings, its lovely little villages, the vineyards, forests and meandering rivers,

You might just want to stay put with a lunch time picnic by the stream, lulled by the tumbling waterfall, and a book from our library, and perhaps a BBQ on the terrace in the evening. The ball games area near the stream includes in the summer months a swingball and a badminton/volleyball net.

Or why not consider a winter break? Flights into Bergerac or Bordeaux airports are particularly good value at this time of year. Many of the most interesting sites are still open. Our properties are well heated with underfloor heating and wood burning stoves. For Christmas bookings we add a Christmas tree and some seasonal treats to the welcome basket.

We have good WIFI internet access.


THE CHAI sleeps 4 people. It is the former wine barn adjoining the rear of the principal buildings. It is built in mellow stone and the large terrace overlooks the gardens and countryside beyond.

Inside there is a spacious living room, two bedrooms,and a good sized shower room. The property is comfortably furnished, cool in summer thanks to its construction and warm in winter with underfloor heating and a woodburning stove.

The living room has wide french windows on to the terrace, where there is an outside sitting area, and dining table and chairs. Inside there are two sofas around the coffee table near the fireplace, satellite TV, dining table and chairs, and a well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge freezer, induction hob, oven/grill.

Bedroom 1: 5' (150cm) double bed

Bedroom 2: 3' (90 cm) twin beds

Both bedrooms have excellent clothes storage and comfortable beds.

Shower room with double size shower unit, double washbasins, and WC.

Customers with some mobility problems may like to know that beds are not the low type so easy to get in and out of.

Cot and high chair available on request. There is a laundry room on site.


Prices and availability quoted here are for self catering bookings. We are very flexible about arrival and departure days.

Environmentally friendly - Heating and hot water are from a ground source supply and half the electricity we use on the site is offset by our photovoltaic panels.

The tourist information in the properties includes local maps, walks and cycle rides, places to visit with children, local events.

Each property has a toy box or cupboard, a small library of books and DVDs, and English/French dictionary.

Outside there is a selection of outside games in the summer in the games area near the stream.

Food - There are two village bakers 5 - 6 minutes drive away. There is a good range of supermarkets and specialist food shops in Bergerac, as well as an excellent twice weekly market. Local products include fruit, patisseries, honey, foie gras and other patés, and wine.

Vineyards are on the hill beyond our stream with a good choice of local wines available straight from the producers.

We are 5 minutes drive to the edge of Bergerac. There is horse riding only 5 minutes away, a treetop trail 10 minutes away, and a choice of canoeing venues within 20 minutes.

* BIKE HIRE offered by a specialist operator: Excellent prices include helmets, locks, delivery and collection. Our own tourist information includes maps and cycle routes, including nearby waymarked routes.

We take bookings for any time of the year. You can fly into Bordeaux or Bergerac, or we are just 15 minutes from a motorway.

Spring starts early here. Summer speaks for itself. Autumn is lovely and there are still regular flights to Bergerac airport if you want a short break. The property is well heated so warm and cosy in winter. We provide fans for your comfort if you need them in the summer. It is a great time to see the famous Lascaux cave paintings and other famous sites which are open throughout the year. The winters are short, occasionally severe, but we can often be sitting out for lunch in warm sun in January and February. We offer a special deal for one month bookings if you want a longer stay.

Most people come by car, and that is what we would recommend, but it is possible to just have bikes here, and we have even had guests who have just relied on their two feet. If necessary we can pick you up from Bergerac station, and make sure you get access to some food shopping.

However you come we very much look forward to meeting you.

Further details indoors

Equipped to good standard.

Tiled floors on ground floors with underfloor heating.. Woodburner. Heating in winter months is included in price.

Books in French and English and games. Box of maps and tourist info. Satellite freeview TV with French TNT link.

For children: High chair and travel cot available. There is a selection of toys and games in the toy cupboard, and hobby horses for loan. Please supervise your children at all times.

Washing machine in guest laundry in separate building (near car parking area).

The property will be thoroughly cleaned for your arrival, beds made up with newly laundered linen and with a good provision of bathroom and kitchen towels and teatowels. For bookings of 2 weeks or more we offer a towel and bedlinen change weekly.

Damage deposit: We may ask for a 200 euro damage deposit. You are expected to report any breakages or damage during your stay so that we can get things back to order as soon as possible. We ask you to leave the property in a clean and tidy state on departure, but not super immaculate! If you want to leave without having to clean up, or you want us to provide a cleaning service during your stay there is a charge of 35 euros per clean.

Further details outdoors

Our site is over a hectare, bordered by a green lane on one side, and a stream at the bottom of the site. The buildings and the gardens take up the front of the site, which slopes gently down to our paddocks and a variety of trees including 30+ fruit and walnut trees. Part of it is reserved for our use, but the rest you are welcome to explore, and some guests enjoy a daily walk down to the stream.

There are a couple of benches dotted about in shady areas and a dedicated grassy area for ball games, away from the buildings, with a few outside games set up in the summer months.

We have a few small goats grazing one of the meadows and chickens in the orchard.

PARKING - The parking area is to one side of the site, and a path (lit at night) goes through the gardens to The Chai. We are always available on your arrival to help carry your luggage.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

You'll find it easier if you have a car, or hire one locally (we can suggest a local firm based at the airport). However each year we have at least one set of guests who arrive without a car. In this case we meet you at the train station or airport at Bergerac, and take you via a supermarket on the way back so you can stock up on provisions. There is no public transport serving our property. Bikes for hire can be delivered by a local firm. The train line at Bergerac is on the Bordeaux to Sarlat line.

Interaction with guest

We live on site so we are always here to welcome you when you arrive and to help you during your stay. We are ready for your arrival from 15h30 and ask you to leave by 10.30 on your departure day. There is a walk from the car park through the gardens before you get to the Chai, so we have a special luggage carrier ( a converted wheel barrow!) and will help you take your luggage round to the Chai. On your departure day one of us will come 15 minutes before your leaving time so that you can hand the property back to us at the end of your stay.


Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: (£178.82) €200.00
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

Occupancy max 4 includes babies.
Please respect the property and its surroundings.
Washing machine is in a separate building and is not available on your arrival day. Nor for loads of pre-arrival laundry, please!
Smoking outside only.
Please supervise your children at all times. We keep a tranquil area round the residential buildings. Inappropriate activities, such as ball games, inside and around the holiday cottages are not allowed. There is a area away from the buildings for ball games.


About the owner

Jane A.
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1 hour 15 minutes
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Calendar updated::
08 Nov 2018
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Languages spoken: English, French

This Farmhouse has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Dec 2012. Located in Dordogne, it has 24 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £313 to £564.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 08 Nov 2018.


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Guest reviews

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Very Good

“Excellent - would recommend!”

Reviewed 10 Jun 2013

Great property! Lovely private courtyard, very well equipped kitchen, comfy sitting area with new sofas. Wifi, games and DVD player included. All very clean and beautifully furnished. Very spacious - although there was only 2 of us staying, there is plenty of space for 4 people. We stayed there for one week and would definitely recommend it. The hosts Jane and Martin were wonderful! :-)

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind comments. We enjoyed having you both to stay at the Chai.

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