Farmhouse & pool to rent for Dordogne holiday

Saint-Front-de-Pradoux (37km from Bergerac), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD002032 Advertiser since: 29 July 2005
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Cheminee Self Catering Saturday 2 7 1

About this property

Farmhouse Gite with Swimming Pool, Village Location. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Cheminee is a 2-storeyed, high ceiling, oak-beamed farmhouse, with large rooms, parts of which are about 400 years old. The large oak-beamed lounge has the original fire place and original tiled floor. The fully-equipped oak-beamed kitchen can seat 7 people around the kitchen table. The bedrooms are also oak-beamed, with ample wardrobe and drawer space. 
There is an enclosed 1/3 acre garden, mainly to grass with fruit trees and a small stream at the end. The fenced 10 x 5m swimming pool can be floodlit and has a shallow end for children, reaching 2 metres at the deep end.
There is a large summer house with terrace by the swimming pool with shelves of up to 20 metres of English books and up to date paperbacks, which can be read during your holiday. It is also the place to watch dvds and play boardgames. 



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas cooker, 4 ring hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, cutlery, glassware, crockery, cooking utensils, pots and pans.

The table can seat 7 people and a highchair is available.

In the summerhouse you will find washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board

Living rooms

A door leads out to the patio area with table, chairs and barbecue. The room has a 400 year old open fireplace, enough seating for 7 people, including double sofa bed.
There is a wardrobe, chest of drawers and dvd's can be watched in the summerhouse.


Two large bedrooms, 1 with a double and single bed, the other with 2 single beds. Both have ample built-in storage.
All bed linen provided and a cot available for baby.


Family bathroom with bath, shower, wash basin and wc.


Table tennis table, hundreds of books, games for adults and children, jigsaws, dvd player in summerhouse and free wi-fi.

Garden and outside

Outside you will find a terrace, overlooking the 10 x 5m fenced pool, with table, chairs and sunbeds along with an enclosed 1/3 acre garden with grass area, trees and shrubs.

Parking and garages

Parking for up to 5 cars in the drive.

Visitor suitability

All our visitors have enjoyed a relaxing holiday by the swimming pool, with the possibility of exploring this part of France using the quiet roads.

Information about any additional facilities

We are located within a 5 minute walk of the village; therefore visitors can buy their daily baguette and patisseries from the boulangerie, have a drink and meal at the bar/restaurant and shop in the grocers. The village also boats a tabac/press, hairdressers and a post office.

A fishing licence is available from the grocers for fishing in the nearby River L'Isle.

For larger groups of 7 or more people, there is the possibility of booking an additional small gite, which sleeps up to 4 people. Prices for this small gite on request.


  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Private pool



Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp
Name of nearest fishing location: Forest Lake Carp Fishing
Distance: 7 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: St Laurent des Hommes


The Owner Recommends


Fishing in the River Isle. A French fishing licence is obtainable locally and you can go for boat trips on the River Isle.

Other areas to visit.

Visit Bordeaux by train from the local station, Perigueux, Bergerac, and St Emilion for the chateaux and vineyards. Sarlat and the medieval bastide towns. Lascaux and other prehistoric caves with their magnificent rock paintings. Lots of local markets.

Things to do

We can recommend local restaurants providing good quality dining. Canoeing on the Rivers Isle and Dordogne, walks in the beautiful wooded countryside and by the River are from 5km to 20 km and there is tennis in the Village. We are 20 minutes drive from La Jemaye in the Double Forest which has a large lake to swim in, beach, lifeguards restaurant and snack bars, play area which is safe for children and many walks.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 8
  • Comfort: 8
  • Condition: 8
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 9
  • Value for Money: 10
8.7 / 10 CHADWICK FAMILY 18 August, 2015

FANTASTIC HOLIDAY EXCELLENT VALUE! Great setting, The House was larger than expected and the pool was the deepest largest pool we've ever had with a private house! Cleanliness was excellent in the house. The house facilities were dated but in perfect working order. The house has a lot of traditional french charm which really made our holiday.The grounds were kept beautifully wild the way we like it. The pool house was huge and a great escape for the children in the heat. There were plenty of sun loungers and chairs and tables dotted around in lovely corners of the garden some shaded. Table tennis was great fun and the inflatables enjoyed by the whole family in the pool. There is a washing machine There was a tumble dryer and plenty of washing line space. There are beautiful forest walks on the doorstep! a baker in the village and supermarkets in every town. The vinyards of saint Emillion are a short drive away, There is so much to do! Our hosts could not have been more helpful they really made our holiday! Thank you xx

Owner response

What can we say but thank you. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday.