Spacious 17th century farmhouse offering comfortable accommodation

Sleeps: 11
Bedrooms: 4
Weekly price guide: £1086-£3178
Pool: Yes
Type: Farmhouse
Property Ref: AIL1832

General Description

This is a charming 17th Century farmhouse set in 7 acres of completely private grounds and is located in the heart of the Limousin-Perigord National Park. This spacious property has been renovated with great care to maintain it's original character and offers comfortable accommodation for up to 11 people in four bedrooms. The 10x5m private swimming pool, exclusively for your use, is fully terraced and alarmed. The farmhouse offers everything you need for a relaxing time in the heart of the French countryside and is an ideal location for those who enjoy nature in unspoilt surroundings. You can play football in the garden, read in the shade, or sit under the parasols with a drink, overlooking the pool. The cities of Limoges and Perigueux are approximately 40 minutes away. Aillac is just 5 kms from either La Coquille or Chalus for everyday shopping and services. Limoges airport is 40 minutes away by car.

Accommodation Facilities

Bedrooms: There are four large bedrooms over two floors.

The master bedroom (30 sq m) is a lovely dual aspect room with super king size bed and exposed beams on ceiling and walls. There is a magnificent open fireplace in the bedroom and a door leading directly to the upper garden. This is a fantastic place to watch the early morning wildlife as you look over the pool.

Bedroom 2 (30 sq m) is also on this floor. It has twin beds and is also dual aspect, overlooking the front and side gardens.

Bedroom 3 (25 sq m) has a double bed and a single bed (sleeping 3) and a football table.

Bedroom 4 (20 sq m) has 2 sets of twin beds (sleeping 4), a small TV, video recorder and a PS1 with games. There is a travel cot available if required.
Bathrooms: The main bathroom has been recently refitted to include a modern white bathroom suite, comprising a bath and a powerful walk-in shower.

On the top floor there is a second modern bathroom which comprises a white bathroom suite with an in-bath shower.
Kitchen: Kitchen/Dining Room

The large traditional farmhouse kitchen/dining room is a perfect area to unwind during a long French lunch. Traditional features include a vast open fireplace with wood burning stove and exposed beamed walls and ceiling. The Dining Room table seats up to ten. Appliances include an electric cooker with gas hob, American fridge freezer, microwave, washer-dryer and dishwasher.
Living Rooms: The main living room is some 30 sq metres but retains a cosy feel with a wood burning stove. It is a lovely cool room in summer but very warm and comfortable in winter. It has a large 42" TV with British television if you fancy a night in after a day in the sun, and a CD player and DVD player/recorder. The French doors open out onto the extensive gardens.
Linen/Cleaning/Towels etc: Freshly laundered quality linen & towels included (except swimming pool towels).
Outside: The farmhouse is set in 7 acres of meadows and woodland and is the perfect choice for those seeking peace and tranquillity. The 10x5m swimming pool, situated in the south facing back garden, is for the exclusive use of guests and is completely private. The pool is well placed to enjoy sun all day whilst relaxing in the peaceful surroundings. There are plenty of outside eating areas, in the sun and in the shade. There is a large lawn area and neighbouring meadow and woods to explore. At the front of the farmhouse there are ample shady spots to park several cars.

There is a rich variety of flora and fauna in the grounds, including many different types of birds, toads, salamanders, lizards, wild deer and rabbits. The Sweet Chestnut tree has a resident Green Woodpecker nesting, and the Blue and Great tits have made a home in the wall by the table. If you fancy a bit of exercise, there are plenty of established walkways in the surrounding countryside.
Additional notes (if any): We can usually help you arrange any of the following:
Maid service/extra cleaning
Local day-trips or tours
Airport pick-up/drop-off
Babysitting service
Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

Terms & Conditions
Security deposit £200. This is paid prior to arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Energy costs - Prices include gas, electricity and water (except £50 per week charge for fuel between Nov and March).
Pets - We may accommodate pets on request.
Changeover day - Arrival and departure days are restricted to Saturdays from May through to August but are flexible during lower season.
End of stay cleaning included.
Smoking allowed outdoors only
Insurance - It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.

- Swimming Pool: Outdoor Unheated.Please note that the swimming pool is not supervised. It is your responsibility to ensure children and non-swimmers are supervised at all times. The alarm should be set at all times when not using the swimming pool.The swimming pool will be “open” from 1st May through to 12th September. If the owners receive advance notice, these dates are potentially negotiable.

- Child safety: The property is rural and young children must be watched at all times as there are areas of the grounds which are a potential danger to children, e.g., swimming pool, steps and steep drops.
- Guests are requested to bring their own towels for the pool area.
- Guests are responsible for the replacement or payment of any breakages. All household rubbish should be removed on departure. A charge will be made for rubbish left in or around the property after departure.

Local Area / Activities

The farmhouse is located in a small hamlet of houses 2km away from the beautiful village of St. Pierre de Frugie. It is found halfway between Limoges and Perigueux, on the edge of the Dordogne, bordering the Limousin. The farmhouse is set within the Parc Naturel du Perigord-Limousin and surrounded by beautiful countryside. Limoges Airport is located approximately 40 minutes away. Calais is a 6-7 hour drive. The towns of La Coquille and Chalus - where Richard the Lionheart was fatally wounded - are nearby. The prehistoric caves at Les Eyzies and old towns such as Rocamadour, Bergerac, and St. Emilion are within reasonable distance. There are several medieval market towns within easy driving distance of the farmhouse. Thiviers has a traditional farmers' market and Piegut has a market every Wednesday where you can buy fresh fish, oysters, and local produce. Nontron, the principal town of the Perigord Vert, is not very far away. It has ancient ramparts and a fine square from the 18th century. Visit the chateau at Jumilhac le Grand to experience spectacular views. The local produce of the area includes foie gras, truffles, cepes, confit, and clafoutis. Guests will find Cep wild mushrooms growing in the farmhouse garden. Local wines cover all budgets from Bergerac to St. Emilion, and Pineau to Cognac. The vineyards in Bordeaux and distilleries in Cognac are well worth a day out. The property is 40 minutes from the cities of Limoges and Perigueux. Between them you will find the usual tourist attractions, caves, chateaux, churches, aquariums, war memorials and museums. The town of Brantome, known as 'The Venice of the Perigord Vert', offers a lovely day out: perhaps try canoeing in the picturesque setting, followed by a picnic. There are plenty of fun days out in the local region, including velo-railing (an unusual experience of biking on train tracks), quad biking, karting, and Acrobois (acrobatics in the woods). There are various swimming lakes in the vicinity of the farmhouse, and plenty of private lakes for fishing.

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £1086
High Season: £3178

Key Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV
  • English satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Fire / Stove
  • BBQ
  • Cot available
  • Close to local amenities
  • Walk to village
  • Suitable for young children
  • Pets considered
  • Near lake
  • Tennis nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Watersports nearby


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