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La Metairie du Vignaud is a 18th Century Perigourdine farm house situated on a private woodland estate (a Domaine Forestier). The property has been sympathetically restored to provide comfortable accommodation whilst still retaining all the character, charm and quirkiness of a period property. There are three double bedrooms, one with an extra single bed, plus three more single beds on the mezzanine. In addition to the main house there is a pool house with a further double bedroom.
Accommodates 12 persons maximum.

Choose ANY DAY ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE (except during peak season) - short breaks available

*Under Occupancy discounts available for 6 or less persons.

The accommodation is on different levels, entering from the small private terrace there is a breakfast room which has an intact original example of a bread oven, table and chairs. Off the breakfast room is the galley, fitted modern kitchen, with oven, microwave, dishwasher and large American fridge. Through an arched passage is the utility room with washing machine and dryer.

From the breakfast room a doorway leads through into the large dinning room with solid wood table and chairs and large stone fireplace, which has the date, 1819, carved into one corner. A further doorway leads on to a hallway to the mezzanine over the lounge, with a double bedroom off the mezzanine. Stairs lead down in to the lounge with television (satellite with international channels), hifi music player and comfortable seating. From the opposite corner of the lounge a few steps give on to the large family bathroom and wc and a further hallway leading past the boiler room to two more double bedrooms.

Completely seperate from the main property is the pool house next to the 12 x 6 meter pool. Here there is a large dinning area with cooker, fridge and sink (Cusine d'Ete), summer kitchen. Inside the pool house is a shower room, wc and double bedroom with view onto the pool and poolside terrace.

Location and area.
The property is located a short drive from the local village, approached by a private road leading up the hill through the woodland on to the open plateau at the top. The extensive grounds give the guests a large parkland area surrounding the house and pool, attached to the old stone barn is a hot tub / jacuzzi available for use.

The pool is private for the sole use of the guests at La Metairie du Vignaud. There is also a garage block with two garages for guests plus ample parking. In the grounds you will discover some wonderful views across the valley to the nearby Chateau de Montreal and for those who wish you may also take advantage of the completely private sun terrace for sunbathing (naturist).

Local shops and supermarkets are a ten minute drive away .

You can enjoy eating in, dining al-fresco next to the pool or choose one of the local and inexpensive restaurants.

For that special meal the owners would recommend La Ferme-Auberge de Biorne a restaurant about 15 minute drive just outside the nearby village of Lunas. Here you may enjoy traditional cuisine, specialities include Canard (Duck) a l'orange, Civet de canard, Cailles au fois gras, Cassoulet, Magret, Confit and Fois gras poele. Dine inside or out on the terrace and at a very reasonable price, reservations are essential. The Perigord is renowned for it's gastronomy and is the best value for money in the whole of France.

Staying at the property provides an ideal place to relax and unwind. There are several well signed footpaths which cross the forest and valley so you can enjoy the simple pleasure of a walk in the beautiful countryside.

The location is an excellent point from which to set out and explore all that the Dordogne has to offer. You may choose to take the 'route des vins' around Bergerac or visit St Emilion, the region is world famous for it's wine, which you can sample and perhaps take home with you.

The area is full of history and pre-history, from chateaux to caves and cave dwellings, plus wonderful medieval stone villages. Enjoy just strolling around the villages or for the more energetic try canoeing. The pace of life is slow and calm and the climate is very agreeable.

Property details in brief.
Private house and pool + separate pool house
Self-catering sleeps 12
Three double bedrooms (one with extra single bed)
One double bedroom in the pool house
Three single beds on the open plan mezzanine
One family bathroom, one ensuite shower, shower in pool house, 3 WCs
Large 12 x 6 meter pool
Poolside terrace and shower, sun loungers
Barbecue and outside dining (Summer Kitchen, cooker/fridge)
Jaccuzzi / hot tub
Large open parkland
Private woodland estate of over 100 acres
Private road and private parking
Countryside location offering total peace and tranquillity
Central heating
Comfortable character accommodation
Satellite television, washing machine, dishwasher
Restaurants and shops within a short drive


A charming old detached character stone property with private pool and pool house set within an estate of over 100 acres of private forest.


Property type: Country house

Room details


4 bedrooms, sleeps 12

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 3: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 4: 1 Double bed

Additional beds:
3 single sofa beds located in Three single beds on mezzanine, 1 cot
Room for 12 in the dining area
Room for 6 in the living area
3 bathrooms, 3 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Table tennis
Heating and air con:
Central heating
Open fire
Clothes drier
Iron / board
Pots / pans
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Private garden


Suitable for
Pets (Maximum two dogs and the dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms.)

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Horse Riding

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Theme Park

Prices and availability

Last updated 01.04.2015

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  • From £899.43 per week
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  • From £1,570.78 per week
  • From £899.43 per week
  • From £899.43 per week
  • From £899.43 per week
  • From £1,570.78 per week
  • From £1,570.78 per week
  • From £1,570.78 per week
  • From £899.43 per week
  • From £899.43 per week
Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Arrival and departure days Whole weeks only Minimum stay (nights)
4th April 2015 to 3rd July 2015 None set No 7
4th July 2015 to 28th August 2015 Saturday Yes 7
30th August 2015 to 30th September 2015 None set No 7
4th April 2016 to 3rd July 2016 None set No 7
4th July 2016 to 28th August 2016 Saturday Yes 7
30th August 2016 to 30th September 2016 None set No 7
4th April 2017 to 3rd July 2017 None set No 7
4th July 2017 to 28th August 2017 Saturday Yes 7
30th August 2017 to 30th September 2017 None set No 7

Discounts and extras

This property does not have any discounts or extras set


This is the general location (within 1km of the property)

  • Nearest bar: 3km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • Bordeaux: 90km
  • Mussidan: 10km
  • Perigueux: 35km
  • Sarlat: 90km


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1 out of 1 people recommend staying here
A very secluded typical house, in the middle of nature, that breathes out its history... yet is very well equiped an has everything to offer the best of comfort. Very nice owner who does everything possible to make you feel at home. An excellent place to get rid of the stress and to recharge the batteries !!!


About the owner
Owner score 80
Calendar updated: 16 days ago
Last logged in: 2 months ago
Located in: France
Joined: February 2008