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Le Petit Chambon - Tranquil Gite in the Dordogne

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Overview
1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
3 guests
7 nights minimum 
Gites
Set in 9 acres of tranquil garden and fields, the gite at Les Chambons (Le Petit Chambon) is a beautiful, ground floor, large (100 sq metre), stone gite in a courtyard setting with 8 x 4 metre swimming pool (sole use). When renovated the gite was designed with disabled guests in mind and all rooms are wheelchair friendly including the bathroom facilities - please contact us for more details. Situated between the small sleepy village of Gabillou and the hamlet of Pauliac in the peaceful countryside of the Perigord Noir, Le Petit Chambon provides an ideal base from which to visit the many attractions of the Dordogne - Montignac, canoeing on the Vezere, Perigueux the capital of the Dordogne, Sarlat, the Lascaux caves and lots more. The gite has been fully renovated and is tiled throug...Set in 9 acres of tranquil garden and fields, the gite at Les Chambons (Le Petit Chambon) is a beautiful, ground floor, large (100 sq metre), stone gite in a courtyard setting with 8 x 4 metre swimming pool (sole use). When renovated the gite was designed with disabled guests in mind and all rooms are wheelchair friendly including the bathroom facilities - please contact us for more details. Situated between the small sleepy village of Gabillou and the hamlet of Pauliac in the peaceful countryside of the Perigord Noir, Le Petit Chambon provides an ideal base from which to visit the many attractions of the Dordogne - Montignac, canoeing on the Vezere, Perigueux the capital of the Dordogne, Sarlat, the Lascaux caves and lots more. The gite has been fully renovated and is tiled throughout with great views onto the courtyard. The lounge is spacious with a large wood burner and fully equipped 'cuisine americane'. If you fancy trying a few new recipes whilst you are here we are happy to provide additional equipment, herbs and spices, or if you just want to relax and eat out you can visit one of local restaurants which are a short drive away . The bedroom is light and airy with a double bed, plenty of cupboard space and view onto the courtyard and gardens. The gite has a spacious 'wet room' style shower and wc, plus a separate wc and basin. There is also a laundry room with washing machine. Bed-linen and towels are all provided and changed weekly including pool towels (we don't want you to have to add extra luggage just to pack towels!). Relax around the pool, read a book sitting at the pretty blue table and chairs in the courtyard or take a deckchair and find a shady spot in the garden. There is ample private parking in the courtyard and in an open barn next to the gite.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 King
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Shower

Meet the host
Paul M
Hosting since April 2012
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Zacapa948
Zacapa948
Hayling Island, United Kingdom3 contributions
Location is amazing. Everything you need for a quiet get away. Beautiful spacious accommodation
Paul the owner could not have been more accommodating, his welcome pack of food and wine was a lovely touch, the Gite is so spacious for two People and immaculately clean , weather permitting the pool is a lovely size and everything fir outdoor sunbathing and barbecuing are at hand, The surrounding area is outstanding fir beauty and lovey market towns with exclusive restaurants. Very reasonable prices. A local carrefour has everything you need as does the local Boulangers The Dordogne area is a must !
Visited September 2020
Written 5 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nick B
Nick B
2 contributions
Wonderful gite - a home from home
A very secluded and quiet setting for this well-equipped gite. Perfect for couples looking for a tranquil place in a beautiful part of France, yet close enough to some popular tourist destinations (e.g. Lascaux) and interesting towns. Wonderful for francophiles
Visited September 2019
Written 1 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tour02817895233
Tour02817895233
1 contribution
Super amenities and warm welcome.
My second visit, and again a warm welcome from Paul. The gite was freshly decorated and is spacious with everything I needed. There was a very generous welcome pack too. The pool area is sunny and open, and the grounds are extensive in a peaceful area. There are plenty of nearby attractive towns and villages. I hope to return soon. Thanks Paul, and all the best.
Visited September 2019
Written 28 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Alison T
Alison T
St Helens, United Kingdom3 contributions
Amazing gite in beautiful, rural setting, with excellent facilities
The gite is stunning. Set in a lovely courtyard and surrounded on all sides by meadows and farmland. We had the most relaxing and peaceful stay. The gite is beautifully decorated as well as very well-equipped and an extremely generous welcome pack was provided when we arrived. The weather was good enough to allow us to swim on several occasions. The pool is gorgeous, and private, and the ideal sun trap at the end of a day sightseeing. Paul and Gina couldn’t have been more helpful and we’re able to tell us lots about the local area. It was lovely knowing that they were close by, if needed. All in all we had a wonderful, relaxing week in an amazing location.
Visited June 2019
Written 9 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Stay361385
Stay361385
Thank you for your review - it was great to have you stay and hopefully look forward to seeing you next time around!
Written 11 June 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Destination823306
Destination823306
1 contribution
Spacious, comfortable gite with private swimming pool
Close to many Dordogne attractions, this is an absolute jewel. Paul and Gina could not be more friendly or helpful, and the welcome pack is doubtless the best ever, including wine and freshly baked bread. Living adjacent, the owners are quite unobtrusive, yet react quickly to ones needs. The accommodation is spacious and very comfortable, and the pool is for the sole use of visitors. A wonderful, relaxing gite, with all the amenities you could ask for. We will be back!
Visited September 2018
Written 10 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Stay361385
Stay361385
Thanks for that Graham, its always good to get feedback. Obviously you will be more than welcome next time around.
Written 12 October 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

stanbrad
stanbrad
Norwich, United Kingdom9 contributions
Home from home
The gite was lovely and comfortable. Had everything we needed and more. Large and spacious for us. The pool was great to come back to each day, after exploring this truly beautiful area. Thanks Paul and Gina for the lovely provisions we had on our first day, and for all your tips on places to visit, we had a fantastic holiday.
Visited July 2018
Written 15 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Stay361385
Stay361385
Thanks Angela for your kind words. We always say to our guests, treat the gite (and the gardens, pool etc) as if it were your own home. We also try to make sure there is everything you might need in a house, i.e. a coffee maker, plenty of pans/dishes etc , pool towels or even toilet rolls, (especially if you are not sure what to bring!) - Anyway thank-you again. You are always welcome to come back again.
Written 19 July 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

bernardchezknight
bernardchezknight
Greater London, United Kingdom2 contributions
The Gite was everything we could have wished.
The gite was everything we had hoped for - quiet, rural setting although not too far from shops, restaurants etc. The owners were delightful, friendly people but not intrusive and the 'welcome pack' was the best we've ever had! We were looking for restful break but there are numerous places of interest & pretty villages to visit in the vicinity. We plan to visit again.
Visited June 2018
Written 9 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Stay361385
Stay361385
Thanks for your kind words. All the best and maybe see you next summer?
Written 11 July 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

millyj205
millyj205
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom2 contributions
Fantastic holiday
We had such a lovely stay at le Petit Chambon and can definitely say this is the best Gite we have stayed in . It was Very well equipped with everything you would need , Very spacious and very clean . The Location was lovely with lots of places to see . Gina & Paul were very welcoming and friendly and we really appreciated the welcome pack that they left for us . The Gite was great for my mobility needs as everywhere was flat . We will definitely be back . Thank you for a lovely stay
Visited June 2018
Written 3 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Stay361385
Stay361385
Milly, Thanks for your kind words. We have always had the view that even on holiday, it should be a home away from home. You're more than welcome to come and stay with us to sample more of the delights of the Dordogne (including the music!)
Written 6 July 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Fudgeboy
Fudgeboy
3 contributions
Tranquility in a homely setting
Excellent gite with good amenities for a restful stay. Wonderful pool and a stunning rural setting. Lots of interesting and pretty villages near by. Welcoming and thoughtful hosts.
Visited June 2018
Written 18 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Stay361385
Stay361385
Thanks for your comments, it means a lot to us. It was good having you here. See you next time around?!
Written 19 June 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tim G
Tim G
Northampton, United Kingdom1 contribution
Great hosts,beautiful gite,total peace and quiet!
Thank you Gina and Paul for such a wonderful week,you were such good hosts,welcome pack etc so generous,the gite was the best we've stayed in,so well equipped,with every home comfort thought of. So much space inside,pool area fabulous as well! Such a good area of Perigord,situated in lovely quiet area,but close enough to visit great local spots,eg.Lascaux,Brantome,Les Eyzies,La Roque Saint Christophe. We had such a relaxing week,would thoroughly recommend Le Petit Chambon,thank you again Gina and Paul for your great hospitality,love to return! Best regards Helen & Tim xx
Visited May 2018
Written 3 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • DVD player
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Garage
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Things to do
  • Cycling areas
Parking
  • Parking available
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans

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About the neighbourhood
The Perigord Noir is famous for walnuts, truffles, fois gras, wine and lots village fetes and markets. For details on what's going on during your stay visit:the following web sites. www.sites-en-perigord.com www.northofthedordogne.com/perigord-noir.php http://vide-greniers.org
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Le Petit Chambon is in the Perigord Noir which is severed by several airports serving - Bergerac, Limoges, Brive and Bordeaux. Limoges and Bergerac are both about 1 hour 15 minutes away from the house. Limoges to the north and Bergerac to the south. From the UK you can fly with either Ryanair, Flybe, Jet 2 from various airports to Limoges and Bergerac. CityJet flys between Brive and London City Airport. Brive Airport is located in Nespouls, south of Brive and not far from the A20 Autoroute and 45 minutes from Les Chambons. Bordeaux is 2 hours away and is served by Ryanair and Easyjet. You can get to us easily by car either from the N89 at Thenon or from the D704 from Limoges. From the D704 take the sign post Sainte-Orse about 10 minutes past Saint Agnan (by Hautefort) and follow the signs for Sainte-Orse (10 minutes) once you arrive in Sainte-Orse centre (its tiny) you will come to a T-junction. Turn right, down a hill and take the left hand turn at the bottom of the hill signposted Gabillou. Follow this road for 4Km - do not go to the left to Gabillou. Just pas the Gabillou turning you will see a pretty stone cottage called Le Chambons, this is our neighbour. Les Chambons is the big house on the left just afterwards, Le Petit Chambon is in the courtyard, go past the house and turn right through the large iron gates into the courtyard. From the N89 which goes through Thenon as if you are driving from Perigueux to Thenon, get to the main crossroads in Thenon and then turn left towards Sainte-Orse about 7km (you will go under the railway and motorway bridges and then see another sign to Sainte-Orse (6km) follow this to Sainte-Orse which is a small village. On the route you will also see signs to Gabillou - this is a more complicated route which we can explain to you once you have found us for the first time. Once in Sainte-Orse follow the signs for Gabillou (through the village, down a hill and then left to Gabillou. Follow this road D70 for about 4Km - do not go left up the hill to Gabillou. We are situated just past the tiny locality of Vaudres and below the actual village of Gabillou. Follow the directions as above. The closest train station is in Thenon, 7 km. The train stations of Périgueux and Brive la Gaillarde are respectively 34 km and 53 km away (SNCF).
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
fuel (wood or electricity for portable radiators) is charged at cost preferred payment method bank wire transfer or PayPal full payment required before arrival 25% deposit charged to secure your booking £250 or €250 breakage deposit payable in cash on arrival and returned as given less any breakages

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Le Petit Chambon - Tranquil Gite in the Dordogne is able to accommodate up to 3 guests. See all property details.

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