Peaceful holiday let in rural Dordogne - AD005592

Saint-Martin-de-Riberac (7km from Riberac), Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD005592 Advertiser since: 26 June 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Chez Barrat - La Grange Self Catering Flexible 3 8 3 Comfortable sofabed in the study & 2 bunkbeds

About this property

Quirky Barn Conversion In A Gloriously Peaceful Spot. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

The house is situated on high ground with wonderful views, 8 kms from Riberac, a bustling market town in the Perigord Vert of the Dordogne.

This is a barn conversion, nicely restored, with beams, exposed stone walls and natural wood floors and is situated in a little hamlet of converted farm buildings, so it is very safe for children and animals. The location is fantastic and very peaceful.

" We have been to France now for a number of years and your house was the best one we have stayed in so far." Holidaymaker August 2017

This is just one half of the house. If rented there will be no holiday makers in the other half. If you are interested in renting the whole house please contact owner. There is also an advertisement for the whole house on this site. called Chez Barrat whole house



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is well equipped with gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave.
You can eat on the terrace outside through a patio door from the kitchen, or in the enormous living room with a large dining table seating 10.
There is also a small dining table in the kitchen - great for little children.

Living rooms

There is a huge triple aspect, vaulted living room (about 30 ft long and 20 ft wide).
Two seating areas and a large dining table. It has several sofas and a wood burning stove. Opening from this is a study (bedroom 4) and the kitchen.
All the downstairs rooms have patio doors opening either to the large terrace balcony at the back or to the front of the house.
There is also a downstairs shower room.


Upstairs - 3 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms, large mezzanine.

Bedroom 1 - (18 ft by 10ft) double bed, en suite shower room - views over back of garden to fields and hills beyond.

Bedroom 2 -( 11 ft by 11 ft) double bed - jack and jill bathroom. Views over front garden.

Bedroom 3 -(11 ft by 9 ft) twin beds and bunk beds, next door to jack and jill bathroom. Views over back garden as bedroom 1


There are three bathrooms in this half of the house. One is a shower room en suite with the main bedroom, one is a bathroom which leads off a small corridor and is also en-ensuite with bedroom 2.
The third is a shower room downstairs next to the study.


The house has central heating and a wood burning stove, but neither are in use in the summer.


There is a small library of English books.

Garden and outside

The pool is set away from the house and is fenced. There are loungers by the pool. The garden is mostly grass and slopes to a wooded area with a little path leading down to what we call the glade. In all just over two acres. So plenty of room to get away from one another.

Parking and garages

No garage, but plenty of parking in the gravelled area at the front of the house.

Visitor suitability

Adults, children of all ages. The downstairs study/bedroom 4 is excellent for an older person who finds stairs hard, since there is a shower room next door to it.

Information about any additional facilities

There is no internet connection! Many people like this!


  • Cleaning

  • Linen

  • Private pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Riberac
Distance: 4 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Local forest

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Dee Foster

I live in Sussex with my husband, dogs and horses and would love to spend more time in my peaceful house in France, but sadly I can't due to other commitments. I had a wonderful time converting the house into two separate parts and landscaping the two acre garden.

Year property purchased 2002
Why this location? I knew the local area very well having visited Riberac for many years and I love being in the country.
Unique benefits of property Wonderfully tranquil and I am told the house has a lovely atmosphere. 180 degree views across the valley.

The Owner Recommends

Riberac Market

Riberac has an amazing market every Friday - bigger than most in the area with lots of local produce, including of course, foie gras

Le lac de Jemaye

About 5 kms up the road is a man made lake withsandy beaches and lots of trails for walking or cycling. Smaller children love it

Famous vineyards

Within an hour's drive are the vineyards and towns of St Emilion, Montbazillac which are worth visiting


At Bordeilles and Brantome ( about a half hour drive)are centres which hire out canoos and you can spend an afternoon drifting around the rivers. Several fun weirs to go down too, but not difficult.