Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 6, Ratings 3 9.2/10
|Farmhouse and Barn||Self Catering||Saturday||5||10||2||plus double sofabed|
Tranquil, secluded, panoramic views, private 10 x 5m heated swimming pool, spacious living areas and mature gardens, games room. Two fully equipped kitchens and living rooms. Many outside eating areas. Large gamesroom with ping-pong, darts and 4 bicycles. Pool has large deck and beautiful views over the countryside. Lovingly restored farmhouse and tasteful contemporary barn conversion sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms. The countryside is designated as a national park with many beautiful walks. The nearest town Jumilhac-Le-Grand(5mins) has a fairy-tale château, a great restaurant, a very convenient supermarket, garage and open-air swimming pool.
The original building at Vaux is the 350 year old farmhouse. Some years ago we converted the adjacent barn which made two properties. A couple years later we discovered a way of combining the houses by using a small bedroom as a passageway from one to the other (see photos). That passageway can become a small bedroom for a child which has its own desk, small bed and small chest of drawers. This bedroom which can be locked is not part of the numbers of people Vaux can comfortably accommodate.
The House is occupied by our family for a couple of months of the year and is decorated to our taste and therefore has a more lived-in feel than a strictly commercial holiday home.
Had a fantastic time, views are stunning, visited the Chateau at Jumilhac fantastic! We couldn't get the kids out of the pool. Lovely seeing the wildlife especially the humming bird hawk moth. Thank you we will return. Bruce, Lesley, Joe, Heather and Louie 27/8/16
A wonderful location, great facilities , beautiful pool. The best site we have stayed at in france even has friendly neighbours. Will be back. Gary, Nicky, Hatty, Beth and Mo. 3/9/16
Had a Glorious time, the housing grounds are just perfect. We ate and bathed and generally soaked up the Dordogne in all its glory. Thank you! Richard, Caroline, Hannah and Pontus. 23/9/16
Beautiful place all had a wonderful time, enjoyed the pool the surrounding countryside and the food. Thank you. Karl, Lorraine, and family. Aug 26th--sept 2nd 2017
We throughly enjoyed our week here. Thanks for the wood- we needed it as it was cold for Sept. Joe, Karen, Bex, Irene, Shirley. 23/9/2017
A fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and seating for 10 in the barn house (see pictures). Twelve people can be seated for a meal on the deck by the pool.
Deck: There is seating for 7/8 on ratan furniture. (see pictures)
In the barn house there is Netflix, Amazon and a library of dvd's. There is also Alexa if you want English radio. In the farm house the living room, which holds a small library, provides a quiet area to read. There is also a television on which you can only watch dvd's. See accompanying pictures.
Five double bedrooms one of which includes a single bed. The farmhouse has three double bedrooms. Two upstairs and one downstairs. The converted barn has two double bedrooms upstairs above the large kitchen/dinning room.
In the downstairs double bedroom in the farmhouse there is an en suite loo and wash basin. Just outside that bedroom there is a wet room shower. There is a bathroom upstairs in both the farmhouse and the barn house. There is an additional loo downstairs in the barn house.
There are two woodburners one in each living room. There are oil fired radiators in the bedrooms. An efficient air source heat pump driven radiator in the barnhouse living room.
There is a small library in the farmhouse and a collection of dvd's. The gamesroom provides a number of activities. At Rouffiac (15/20min) there are water sports, beach, restaurant and a large lake.There is a cinema at Thiviers and St. Yrieix.
The farmhouse and barn house are surrounded on all sides by lawns and mature gardens.
There are no problems concerning parking. Cars are parked in the property by the side of the farm house.
Shopping: Jumilhac provides Proxi which is a small supermarket. Larger purchases will be done in St. Yrieix (15/20min). Very nice medieval area and restaurant around the base of the church.
We are retired teachers of A level and undergraduate students studying film, media and sociolgy.
|Year property purchased||1989|
|Why this location?||Very attractive countryside, very good restaurants and a central location which provides access to Spain, Italy, the west coast and the Alps.|
|Unique benefits of property||Although spacious and private it also provides a sense of being part of a small community of French people. It has wonderful views and immediately accessible walks. It is a very relaxing place with many areas to find a quiet spot to sit dream and read.|
The area around the house is great for walking, cycling, there are 4 bikes on-site, and fishing along the river. Watersports 20 mins away at Rouffiac Lake. Golf and horse riding are available in the area. Canoeing at Brantome 45mins away. Night market at Segur Le Chateau. Scarlet and the Dordogne valley is 75mins south. At Pompidour there is horse racing 40 mins. A good restaurant in Jumilhac square under the fairytale chateau of Jumilhac Le Grand. Excellent restaurants at Sorge(30mins), Mavellie(20mins) and a truly wonderful meal at Hostellery San Jacque( 30mins)
We thoroughly enjoyed 2 weeks in the summer holidays. Vaux is a delightful house in 2-parts, which was ideal for 2 families together. We loved the fact that it is a family house over many years, so had great equipment for self-catering including a lovely big range cooker, books, films and so much more.
With two lounges, everyone could find their space and we enjoyed netflix and the wifi - well the teenagers did!
The property has stunning views and beautiful gardens, and of course the pool was the highlight. It's well maintained and still had a bit of heating for our chillier August first week. It's a good size for lots of pool games and when the parents weren't joining in, we watched from the fabulous rattan couch/loungers.
Thanks for all the information in advance, you've been wonderful hosts and we hope to return.
we had a nice holiday once we came to accept and get used to our environment
the bedrooms were nice and spacious and clean
be aware that this is two houses and two sets of stairs to reach the 4 upstairs bedrooms - 2 in each house therefore somewhat separated from each other if you have Children - you can chat though an upstairs internal window between the houses which was essential to keep in touch with children.
The pool was great
The decking around the pool is old and tired with ongoing repairs needed to trip hazards with some decking left loose - we asked the maintenance person to come and secure for us
some of the the pool edging was also loose and not safe to stand on
the new outside furniture was very welcome and comfortable
Did we enjoy our stay .yes we did ....the garden and surroundings were lovely and the 4 upstairs bedrooms were comfortable and cool with windows left open
Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 6, Ratings 3 9.2/10
Bedrooms 5, Sleeps 10, Ratings 2 8.7/10
Bedrooms 4, Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 5, Sleeps 9, Ratings 8 9.5/10
Bedrooms 2, Sleeps 5, Ratings 2 10/10
Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 7, Ratings 5 9.8/10
Bedrooms 4, Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 6, Ratings 9 9.5/10
Bedrooms 4, Sleeps 8, Ratings 1 8.5/10
Bedrooms 3, Sleeps 6