Holiday gite with pool in Dordogne - AD004726

Saint-Martin-de-Gurcon (36km from Bergerac), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD004726 Advertiser since: 1 April 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Le Peyrat Self Catering Saturday 6 11 5

About this property

Spacious Gite In Mature Gardens And Heated Pool. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Le Peyrat is self-catering farmhouse, ideal for families. Quiet and peaceful location positioned in 2 acres of mature gardens with a private securely fenced heated pool, and only a 5 minute walk to the village of St Martin de Gursons amenities.

Large spacious property, 6 bedrooms, 5 with en suites, large kitchen dining room opening onto 3 well equipped terraces, to enable you to dine alfresco.
Le Peyrat is particularly comfortable for families and 'toddler' friendly. There is an area for the children to play and relax. It has a small tv/dvd player, dvds available to watch, and a good selection of toys, books and games.
The house is fully equipped with stair gates, high chairs, changing mats, cots, cot bed or cribs, a steriliser and intercoms for the bedrooms.
We also have a play pen for around the pool to keep your tiny toddlers safe.
A pushchair is available if requested. The large lounge living area is light and airy, overlooked by the upstairs gallery, with satellite tv/dvd and a small area for the children to relax and play.
Le Peyrat has an excellent French chef who offers several menu options and is reasonably priced. He prepares and serves at the house, a fantastic experience for special occasions. 

The farmhouse has easy access to all local amenities, and many excellent restaurants for eating out.
Ideally situated to explore the area's historic sites, famous vineyards of St Emilion or explore the markets, one can be found every day of the week in the local towns including Bergerac, Perigueux and Bordeaux.
Canoeing, tennis, horse-riding, fishing all available locally



Kitchen and dining

Large 11 x 4m kitchen dining area catering for up to 11 adults. Extremely well equipped kitchen area, with cooker, fridge/ freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle coffee machine, toaster.

Living rooms

The living area is centred on a beautiful open minstrel gallery, Louis XIV style, with a stunning chandelier.
Log burner is centrally situated heating the living area, atrium upstairs.


There are five well apportioned bedrooms with en suites, a sixth bedroom for the children with changing facilities, cots are available. For 10 adults and 2 children or 4 infants under 3.
Bedrooms are spacious and airy, all double bedrooms have en suite toilet/showers, the twin has an en suite toilet/ bath. Each bedroom has beautiful original beams and is tastefully decorated. There is space for an additional cot bedroom 1, 2 and 5. The maximum of 12 includes small child's cot bed, there are only 10 sleeping adult sized beds.


Four en suite bathrooms, with showers, a fifth with a bath, all have a wash basin and toilet. There is an additional toilet downstairs.


Log burner.

Garden and outside

French doors open onto a large terrace with a barbecue, overlooking the pool, mature gardens and children's play area, with Treehouse, trampoline, swings and mini football pitch.
The heated pool is alarmed and fully enclosed with a lockable gate. Large outdoor dining table and chairs on a large decked area with bbq, overlooking the beautiful gardens. Covered area with sofas overlooking the stream and gardens. Outside in a shaded area of the garden we have a boules court, a favourite French past time! Tennis rackets available at the property.

Parking and garages

Car parking available for 4 cars.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for large families and couples. Unsuitable for disabled visitors, access for wheelchairs is limited.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Montpon Menesterol
Distance: 7 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Bream and Perch
Name of nearest fishing location: Lac de Gurson
Distance: 3 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Chateau Vigier, Le Vigier, Monestier
Distance: 25 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Saint Meard de Gurcon
Distance: 5 km

Mountain biking

Distance: 2 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Montravel, St Emilion



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Several in local villages, maps in village centres


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Le Priorat, St Martin de Gurson.
Distance: 1 km

Wine tasting and cookery

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Tracy Walker

We moved to France from Yorkshire in 2004 after owning the house two years, I was an accountant and Brian was a construction manager. After our son Sam was born we decided to move to France and spend more quality time together with a vision to start a holiday rental business.

Year property purchased 2002
Why this location? We chose this area as it was so centrally situated for the places of interest, beautiful countryside, vineyards, city of Bordeaux and picturesque medieval towns. We also didn't want to be far from the ocean which is 90 minutes .
Unique benefits of property Le Peyrat is very spacious inside and outside in the garden which makes it very comfortable for large family groups. There is plenty of space to have quiet time even if travelling with large family groups. The garden at Le Peyrat is perfect for children, with the large shaded play area a children's paradise. The 3 separate terraces, are perfect for quiet time for parents. Le Peyrat has its own chef that can deliver food daily, or cook at the house for special occasions, his traditional regional menus are of a very high standard and very popular with our guests.

The Owner Recommends

Markets, lake, festivals

Le Peyrat is 5 minutes drive from the picturesque Lac de Gurson, a beautiful large sandy beach set among forests ideal for swimming. It boasts a bar/ snack bar and a restaurant, free canoeing during the summer months, fishing and childrens play area. The summer activity programme in July and August at the lac include, Stand up Paddle, water ski, pony trekking, archery, skate boarding, tree climbing and organised treasure hunts, all bookable at the the lac's tourist office. Shopping in the bustling markets is a must there is a market on every day in the local towns.There are four golf courses within 50 minutes drive the nearest being Chateau Vigier, 25km, an internationally renowned 27 hole golf course , spa and restaurant. Battle of Castilion, through July and August the magnificant Battle of Castilion is re enacted, marking the end of the 100 year war with the English.There are numerous festivals, night markets, during June, July and August. The largest being the Bastide night celebration, weekend of the 21st June there are music festivals throughout the area , the Felibre festival is a celebrations of the Medieval period, and the last week in July the local Fete de Cantonale. There is a local weekly night market at Le Pizou, where you can sample local cuisine, music and dancing.St Martin de Gurson has three festivals starting May with a Brocante, Flower market, and in July and August a night market and Bastide night celebrations with fireworks.Canoeing, fishing swimming on the Dordogne to the south and the Isle to the North.

Wine Tasting & Restaurants:

We are situated on the heart of wine country, you can savour award winning Bergerac, Bordeaux and St Emilion wines. Wine tasting can be organisd by the owners The region is known as the gastronomic region of France, you can eat superb quality food at fabulously low cost. Within 10 minutes drive from the property there is a superb choice of restaurants and bistro's. Markets: Shopping in the bustling markets is a m

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Henderson Family 23 July, 2019

Just had a fantastic week at Le Payret. A stunning property in an idyllic setting. So peaceful and yet within easy reach of all amenities. The house and garden are superb and family members young and old had a wonderful time. The garden and pool were well used and offered welcome shade from the very warm weather!! We all loved our stay and look forward to staying there again in the future.

Owner response

It was so lovely to have George and family stay with us at Le Peyrat and see them enjoy the house together. Look forward to seeing them all again in the future

10 / 10 65steve2016 Colchester 15 September, 2016

Just returned with our extended family from a two week stay at Le Peyrat, please beam us all back there right now, we all loved it. We had a family group ranging from 88 to 6 months and it was just perfect for us all. The villa is large, very clean , well equipped providing cots, highchairs, stairgates, potty, toilet seat and a great array of toys, books, games, inside and out . The garden is lovely safe and secure, plenty of seated shady areas, treehouse, swings, sandpit and even a petanque court. the swimming pool was a massive hit, large enough for adults and ideal for younger swimmers with a shallower end, it was thoroughly cleaned everyday and had a great amount of sunbeds and a shaded area surrounding it. Tracy and Brian are fantastic hosts, very welcoming, nothing appears too much trouble for them but at the same time completely unobtrusive, we was grateful for their help and advice. A visit to their Pony & Donkey was a must everyday. We booked Dimitri for an evening meal, and would thoroughly recommend it, so nice for us all to have an evening meal all together( little ones tucked up in bed) without lifting a finger. The meal was absolutely delicious, and for the quality of the food very reasonable, wish we could have had him every night. Would recommend a visit or two to Lac du Gurson less than 10 minute drive away, clean, safe beached lake, also St Emillion, stunning ! the local fete's are good fun, and of course the numerous vineyards and not forgetting Bergerac !,