Large farmhouse with pool to let, Dordogne - AD006738

1km from Saint-Front-la-Riviere, Dordogne, Aquitaine Reference: AD006738 Advertiser since: 27 December 2018
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Varenne Farmhouse Self Catering Saturday 4 10 2

About this property

Large Self Catering Property For 10 People With Pool. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

A beautiful 4-bedroom French farmhouse and large heated swimming pool in the peaceful Dronne Valley, on the border of the Dordogne and the Limousin National Park.

Flexible and very spacious accommodation comfortably sleeps up to 10 people with cots and highchairs for younger guests.

Set in a quiet courtyard, surrounded by gardens and countryside at the edge of the peaceful rural village of St-Front-la-Rivière, La Varenne lives up to its name 'the game reserve'.



Kitchen and dining

Large, airy breakfast kitchen with windows and door opening onto the courtyard and garden. Built-in eye-level electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, double sink and drainer, fridge-freezer, microwave; highchair, table seats up to 12.

Living rooms

Large salon with log fire, windows and door opening onto courtyard patio with awning. Comfortable sofas, baby grand piano (needs a lot of work! ) flatscreen tv, UK satellite freesat tuner, dvd player, coffee-table, dresser.


Four Spacious Bedrooms:
Bedroom 1 with king size bed
Bedroom 2 with double bed and sofa bed
Bedroom 3 with double bed
Bedroom 4 with four single beds
Two Cots which can be set up in chosen bedrooms.


Ground floor wc and wash basin.
First floor bathroom with large bath and shower over, wc and wash basin.
Second floor shower, wc and wash basin.


Each room has a electric radiator, in the lounge is a large logburner.


Cots, highchairs, stair safety gates, potty, changing mat, plastic tableware, step, nursery swing for swing set.

Other leisure:
Wi-fi internet access; selection of books, games and dvds.

10x4m heated swimming pool with ample sunbathing terrace and sun beds.

Garden and outside

The farmhouse and barns are built of beautiful warm local limestone, set around a quiet courtyard within private, un-manicured gardens. The property as a whole extends to the River Dronne to the east, and woodland behind the farmhouse to the west. The woods contain a picturesque stone pigeonnier, and a limestone cave used in wartime as a hide.

A large, in ground heated pool with Roman step, grab rails, terrace, wooden deck, sun beds and parasols.

A large patio in the enclosed courtyard has a table and chairs for 10, with a canopy, enabling comfortable outdoor dining whatever the weather.

There is also a gas bbq with gas provided

Parking and garages

There is private parking for at least 6 cars.

Visitor suitability

Suitable for small or large families or groups of friends.
Smoking is permitted outside.

Information about any additional facilities

We only live across the courtyard so are 'on hand' for any requests or information but the design offers total privacy.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Private pool



Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Various
Name of nearest fishing location: Local River
Distance: 0.2 km


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Various

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Paul Hughes

We are the proud new owners of La Varenne Farmhouse Gite. Originally from the UK, but moved to this beautiful part of France in October 2018. Annie is a retired nurse and I am a retired Solutions Consultant so for us this is a complete change and we are really looking forward to this new chapter in our lives. We enjoy meeting people and socialising, we have a Cocker Spaniel called Beau who is extremely friendly, she will of course respect your privacy.

Year property purchased 2018
Why this location? The location of our property is on the door step of the National Park and is in a beautiful surrounding within a short walk to the local bar/restaurant! There is a supermarket approximately 3km away along with lots of other local amenities including bars, restaurants, weekly market and cycle hire. We are only 12km from Brantome which is described as little Venice, a beautiful picturesque French town with the river Dronne running through. Market day on Friday offers all you need from clothing to lovely fresh produce. Shopping is usually followed by lunch in one of the many al fresco restaurants and cafe bars. Within easy reach of 2 airports, Limoges a 1 hour drive and Bergerac just over an hour.
Unique benefits of property We have a large heated swimming pool which has security fencing to ensure children's safety, several rattan sunloungers, tables and chairs and sun umbrellas for shade if needed. The beautiful gardens area has swings and even chickens. Outside the gite we provide a gas planter bbq (gas included) and seating for 10 people. The river runs along the bottom of the garden at the end of the meadow.

The farmhouse sleeps 10 people in 4 extra large bedrooms over 3 floors. There is a bathroom/shower room on each floor and a downstairs cloakroom. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need to create a feast and a dish washer to clean up afterwards. The lounge is large with seating for 10 people and a logburner for the chilly months. All linens are provided including pool towels. Cots and baby equipment is also available.

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