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Chez John, Dordogne

Gite with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and private pool in Champniers-et-Reilhac, France

From £679 per week

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Gite to rent in Champniers-et-Reilhac, France

Lovely French Gite, sleeps six in comfort. Exclusive use of heated enclosed 10 x 5m pool. French character accomodation, Generous welcome pack, including first evening meal and breakfast

  • Gite
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Washing machine

Gite overview - owner's description

Chez John was recently converted from a 17th century stone built barn and retains much of its original character. It nestles in the rural, tranquil hamlet of La Tremoulie and has a large garden with a 10 by 5 metre fully enclosed heated private swimming pool for the exclusive use of those occupying the gite.

The gîte is a short drive, or 10-15 minute leisurely walk along quiet country lanes from the village of Champniers et Reilhac in the beautiful Perigord Vert region of the Dordogne. (

Champniers et Reilhac is a very traditional, sleepy French village, dating back to the tenth century and boasting a bread depot, bar, post office and tennis court. The bar serves a good choice of food. The bar is friendly and welcoming and great places to sit outside and watch village life! A new restaurant/bistro has recently opened in the village - with a variety of restaurants for all prices in the area

During July and August Champniers et Reilhac alternates with nearby St Mathieu to host a weekly evening street market and barbecue, with live music and dancing!

The small towns of St Mathieu and Piegut Pluviers are less than ten minutes by car and have a choice of bars, restaurants and large supermarkets. Piegut Pluviers hosts the largest street market in the South West every Wednesday throughout the year and is packed with stalls selling everything you could imagine!

Also less than ten minutes drive from La Tremoulie there is a choice of two large leisure lakes with sandy beaches, mini golf, pedalos, bar/restaurants, children’s’ playgrounds and shady picnic areas.

There is everything you could possibly need on holiday within ten minutes driving time and driving in the area is a pleasure as there is very little traffic.

The historic town of Brantome has something to offer everyone and is not to be missed. Surrounded by the river Drome and its little meandering tributaries, it is known as France’s little Venice. Ancient buildings on little cobbled streets house a diverse variety of shops, cafes and brocantes and a large market is held every Friday morning.

If you want to try your hand at canoeing, providing you are over 5 years old, you can be taken upriver by bus, kitted out with lifejacket, plonked in a canoe and left to paddle your way back!

About us
We are Nigel and Janice John and we took early retirement and moved to France in June 2008.

After busy professional lives in the London area we love the peace and tranquillity of La Tremoulie. We chose the area for its rural location, yet easy access to lively market towns, international airports and motorway network to channel ports.

The locals have been friendly and welcoming and we’ve made many new friends within the community. We love our new home and the culture and friendliness of our adopted country – we hope you will too!


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14 out of 14 people recommend staying here


Family from Yeovil, United Kingdom Jul 2019

Chez John is an absolute gem, we had 6 in our party and the gite was perfect.
Nigel and Jan were excellent hosts and went over and above to make sure we all enjoyed our holiday, we could not fault the place at all.
We are planning to return next year without a doubt. Cathy, Chris & horde

Reply from Janice

Thanks all - you were great guests - we enjoyed having you here and look forward to seeing you all again. XXX


Family from Market Drayton, United Kingdom Aug 2015

An absolutely fabulous stay in a glorious place


Family from Oxon, United Kingdom Apr 2014

Exceeded all our expectations Nigel & Jan very welcoming and went out of their way to help us - they surprised us with a birthday cake for our son - and the welcome pack was very good.

Lovely quiet area with lots of good walks and restaurants within a short drive.

Excellent value for money and cannot recommend highly enough. We will return.


Family from Wellingborough, United Kingdom Aug 2013

This Gite is an absolute gem!

Honestly, one of the most relaxing holidays that we have had as a family. Nigel and Jan are the perfect hosts, nothing is too much trouble for them and they go out of their way to ensure that your stay exceeds your expectations.

We normally holiday in the Mediterranean, I for one was worried that being away from the coast could become an issue, half way through our stay I asked my teenage daughters which they preferred, answer : Chez John!! (There are two beautiful Lakes with man made beaches,and great facilities, just a short 10 min drive away).

If chillaxing by the more than ample swimming pool is not for you then there are plenty of places of interest to visit and many beautiful walks/ drives within the Dordogne and Limousin area.

We had great weather whilst there in August, however the Gite is fully stocked with games (indoors and out) and library catering for most tastes ...and most importantly WIFI !!!

The most disappointing thing about this holiday, was the day we had to go home!!

A long drive down from Calais, but worth every mile! (perhaps a stop overnight would break up journey) ..

Well Done Jan and Nigel, hopefully see you again soon !


From Luton, United Kingdom Jun 2012

There were 5 of us in total. Myself, Husband, daughter, father and sister. The Gite proved to be an exceptional find which Jan and Nigel have lovingly decorated . It is beautiful and the “welcome package” is more and above what any one would expect! We really did not need for anything. They are exceptional hosts and really try to help you have a good holiday by providing excellent knowledge of the surrounding areas (and the weather forecast from their computer!!). Nigel was more than happy to let us follow him to the market so we would be able to find parking and not get lost!!
The garden is really pretty and really nice to sit out in the evening to have supper, there is a BBQ available. They have provided a couple of shaded areas either by the house or near the pool. The pool is marvellous! There is so much room in it and my daughter had fun in it every day! Jan and Nigel have lots of floats and toys to entertain the children in the pool (and adults a like!!).
The village is only a short (slow) 20 min walk away. All flat. A nice walk in the morning to get your fresh bread for breakfast. The main supermarket is only a 10 min drive.
As we enjoyed this holiday so much, and there is so much more to see than we could fit in for one week, we will defiantly come again next year.

Carol &a...

From Garstang

What a beautiful hidden gem!

This gite is the perfect romantic retreat - if you want peace and quiet the sound of birds, scent of flowers. twinkling fairylights, flickering candles, a glass (or 2!) of good wine - then look no further this is the place for you.

The gite is very comfortable, the private pool is secluded and gardens delightful. Jan and Nigel are perfect hosts and their attention to detail is amazing.

We loved it so much we didnt want to leave and cant wait to go back soon.


This gite is:

10km from the nearest beach 1km from the nearest bar 1km from the nearest restaurant 8km from the nearest supermarket 35km from Limoges airport 180km from Bordeaux Airport 31km from Oradour sur glane 26km from Brantome 42km from Perigeaux 64km from Cognac

Local activities

Boat hire 15km Fishing 10km Golf 30km Horse riding 10km Tennis 1km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 26km Local food market 6km Museum 30km Shopping 15km Park 10km Theme park 30km

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Outside this gite in Champniers-et-Reilhac, France
This gite is in the countryside and in a quiet area. It has a pool, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

Updated 11 July 2020

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 1 October 2020 - 31 March 2021: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 October 2021 - 31 March 2022: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 October 2022 - 31 March 2023: the minimum stay is 7 nights.

Early booking discounts

  • Receive 10% off if the booking is made 6 months before the arrival date.

Long stay discounts

  • Arrive between 1 July - 30 September and receive 15% off if the booking is for 2 weeks or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.



3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds

There is also 1 cot


2 bathrooms including 1 en suite, 2 Separate WC's

Swimming pool

Private pool with electric heating, Size 5m x 10m, Depth 1m to 2m


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, High chair, Car hire essential


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

Suitable for

Children, Infants, Pets

Extra information

Overlooking farmland, situated at the end of a quiet lane with no through traffic.


Average rating from 14 reviews

Private Owner From Champniers-et-reilhac,, France Member since Oct 2008

Retiring from busy professional lives in the London area, we found a secluded property in rural France, close to lively market towns and with good access to motorway network and International airports. We have been welcomed into the community and we love the culture and friendliness of our adopted country. We hope you will too!

Past bookings: 19 bookings

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Retiring from busy professional lives in the London area, we found a secluded property in rural France, close to lively market towns and with good access to motorway network and International airports. We have been welcomed into the community and we love the culture and friendliness of our adopted country. We hope you will too!

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