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La Varenne Farmhouse Gite **** Villa & Heated Pool

La Varenne Farmhouse Gîte - Beautiful, day or night.
16 reviews
La Varenne Farmhouse Gîte - Beautiful, day or night.
Relax with a good book
Grand piano  (needs a lot of work!).
Sunny, well-equipped breakfast kitchen looks out onto the courtyard and garden.
Spacious, airy bedrooms overlook courtyard, pool and gardens. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed.
Spacious main bathroom, with large bath and shower over.
Close to all the Dordogne has to offer.
Beautiful French Farmhouse and Pool
Large heated pool with Roman step for little paddlers.
Spacious, comfortable and welcoming. Faites comme chez vous!
Authentic building, modern comforts - shower room on the second floor.
All the bedrooms have at least two windows.
Quiet neighbours - just a few Chooks providing fresh eggs.
Springtime in La Varenne - view from the far side of the pool.
Quiet courtyard
Helicopter view.
Flexible sleeping accommodation, the 'twin' room sleeps up to 4.
Bedroom 2 overlooks the courtyard.
Welcoming from the moment you enter the driveway.
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4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
St Front la Riviere, Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Perfect For Families And Friends, or those who like a little more space.

This spacious 4 bedroom Dordogne farmhouse has a large heated pool in a beautiful rural riverside location. Comfortably sleeping 10, the house has 3 bathrooms - one with large bath. A baby grand piano (in need of work!), real log fire and authentic beams along with a fully equipped kitchen.

Rated **** 'Meublé de Tourism' by the French Tourist Board.

Set on the edge of a quiet hamlet, close to Brantôme, with easy access to all the delights of the Dordogne scenery, culture, chateaux, gourmet food and wine, shops and restaurants - the house is close to international airports and only 45 minutes from Périgueux, the regional capital.

For the more adventurous, there are lots of wonderful walks and cycle routes, and canoeing on the River Dronne, and an old ch...
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About the Owner, Joy M
Languages spoken: English, French
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Jun 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 16 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We always arrange to welcome our guests on arrival, and are far enough away to ensure their privacy, and close enough to give help if needed.
We speak English (Yorkshire and Scottish!) and French, and are happy to make recommendations or reservations on behalf.
If you need anything that would help you to plan a lovely holiday, we'll help if we can, please just ask.
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Excellent - based on 16 reviews
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Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 for a stay in November 2017

We stayed in La Varenne over the Month of Nov. The Gite is everything you could ask for, it has a lovely Lounge with nice big woodburner sky TV, WiFi and even a piano. The kitchen has every appliance, utensil, pan or crockery you would ever need to create a banquet if needed. The bathroom has the bonus of a...

Management response:

Thank you for choosing La Varenne, and for your lovely feedback! It was a pleasure to welcome you, and we look forward o seeing you again soon. Thank you again, Joy and John


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Reviewed 25 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Fantastique gîte, fantastique location, fantastique hosts all made for a fantastiquely relaxing holiday - couldn't have been better. Highly recommend this place.

Management response:

Thank you for your super feedback. It was a pleasure to welcome such lovely guests. We look forward to welcoming you and your family again soon! Bien cordialement, Joy and John


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Reviewed 14 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

After a crazy year we were so desperate for a break, we knew the best place to be was La Varenne Farmhouse (yes, we've been before). The owners, John and Joy, as welcoming as ever. The accommodation second to none (if only my own home was as well equipped and beautifully presented). The surrounding countryside so pretty and peaceful. Every...

Management response:

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your holiday - and that you're planning to come again! We look forward to welcoming you again to La Varenne very soon ! Best regards, Joy and John


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • SuperKing Beds:(1)
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
We often welcome groups of families and friends, and multiple generations. We have provided extra chairs and tables when they host events at the property, and often help with...
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 Shower
    5 Twins
    2 Fulls
    1 Super King
    1 Sofa
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6 Jan 2018 -
23 Mar 2018
Low Season 2018
4 nights
24 Mar 2018 -
22 Jun 2018
Spring 2018 - Mid
4 nights
23 Jun 2018 -
7 Sep 2018
Summer 2018 - Peak
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  • Damage Deposit: £250 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Non-refundable deposit of £250 to secure booking.
Please ask about discounts for couples or longer stays.
Payment in sterling, or euro at exchange rate at time of booking, accepted. All other currencies, bank charges will be passed on at cost.
Security/breakages deposit payable with balance, refunded within 2 weeks of departure.
Mid-stay cleaning may be available for extra charge.
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About the neighbourhood
The farmhouse is on the edge of a quiet, rural hamlet in the beautiful Dordogne countryside.
The house and barns are set in a sunny, enclosed courtyard with adjoining (unmanicured!) private gardens, a large heated inground pool, and land going down to the riverbank at the edge of the property.
There are lots of walks/opportunities to explore, and we have woods, a pigeonnier, even a cave used as old wartime hide.
There's off road private parking.
English/French speaking owners close by - we're happy to help plan your stay, give directions, make bookings - please, just ask.

There's a friendly cafe bar with indoor/outdoor seating, pool and billiards within 5 minutes walk - fabulous restaurants, boulangerie, commerce, supermarket only 5 minutes drive.

We have the...
Getting around
There's lots to see close by.
There is no direct bus or train service to our village, but there are train stations at Thiviers (20minutes) Perigueux (40 minutes) Angouleme and Limoges (an hour).
Nearest airports are Limoges, Bergerac and Bordeaux, and carhire is readily available at all of these.
We can arrange for airport pick up. All the shops you need are within 3kms.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Limoges: 39.0 km
Our closest airports are Limoges (1 hour) Bergerac (1.5 hours) and Bordeaux (2 hours).
Train stations are Angouleme, Thiviers and Perigueux.
We can arrange airport pick up if needed.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby.
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