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Authentic 18th c Farmhouse with heated pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

French stone farm house with all modern conveniences overlooking countryside

Stone and wood home with fireplaces and a fully equipped kitchen, windows opening to undeveloped hills and grassy fields, no urban noise, no cars passing by, just frogs at night croaking in the pond below and birds chirping in the morning. A new and fantastic heated (!) swimming pool has been added - 4 meters x 13 meters, ideal for laps or just playing. It is protected by an electric sliding cover which is invisible (submerged) when opened. Enjoy it after your stops at historical chateaux in the vicinity. or hiking in the countryside of Dordogne Perigord Vert.

Our country house Le Puy Chapon is a family home full of history. It is part of a hamlet of four stone houses perched atop a hill overlooking a valley watered by a stream, the Ravillou. Long ago Le Puy Chapon housed the farm manager for the local land owner living a few hundred metres away. It is renovated for comfort but retains it's charm and offers an exceptional view. Many acres of pastures surround the property making it a quiet and secluded heaven troubled only by the daily passage of the postman! Do note that there is NO plasterboard or 'modern' building materials used in the house. It is an authentic farm house with beams galore. The swimming pool, on the other hand, is top of the line and extremely high tech. It is surrounded by a wide terrace covered with natural stone.

A master bedroom overlooking the valley, a quiet bedroom on the same floor, two upstairs bedrooms with overhead beams and unencumbered views over the hillsides. Slightly downstairs is a fully equipped kitchen and stairs leading to a large living area and patio. Thick stone walls. There is a washer and dryer, large outbuilding for your car and smaller undeveloped house for kids to explore. Sheets and towels are provided.

The kitchen is stocked with starter coffee (ground), tea bags (if you like loose tea, do bring a supply), olive oil and balsamic vinegar as well as a bottle of rose wine to get you off to a good start ! There is a small store in the village (3km) and a major supermarket in Excideuil (8km).

My cousin lives in a village 3 km away above Saint Germain des Pres, there is an English family in the hameau nearby, a Belgian gentleman and a French couple. That's the circle - unencumbered but not totally isolated. Corinne, a local caretaker, will welcome you and help you get started.

More Details

Cathy Shepard
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, French, I speak both French and English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Cathy Shepard

I love to travel and discover new horizons but I especially appreciate coming back to my family home in Dordogne. Nowhere have I found such calm and authentic culture.

Cathy Shepard purchased this house in 1907

Why Cathy Shepard chose Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Le Puy Chapon is my family home but I cannot live there for the time being. I treat it as my own home and have added modern aspects to the property while maintaining it's authentic side. I hope to provide you with the same love of nature and old stone dwellings while, at the same time, share the new things like a huge heated pool, good TVs, new appliances and comfortable beds.

What makes this house unique

The area is populated by pleasant people mainly native to this region. The nights are starry with no city lights to distract. There are lots of interesting chateaux such as Hautfort to visit and historical caves to see including Lascaux, the most famous of all. Walking in the countryside around the house is fantastic, but you can go horse riding, play golf or visit local markets in Excideuil and shop in Perigueux.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Périgueux

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
  • Un petit ménage est demande. Vaisselle de petit dejeuner dans l'évier, draps au pied de lit etc
  • Si vous êtes fumeur, attention aux mégots, svp
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Single Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
  • The two bedrooms on the floor are suitable for large children and adults only.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Pétanque Court
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
You can visit all the prehistoric sites of Périgord and castles, Le Bugue, Sarlat, Montignac Caves of Lascaux, Bergerac vineyards, and Monbazillac, the old towns of Bergerac and Périgueux, walks in the town of Montagnac la Crempse, Old of the 16th and you will be able to appreciate the products of the soil.


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Authentic 18th c Farmhouse with heated pool
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Grande maison en campagne. Panorama superbe et quiétude assuree

  • 4 of 5

antique longere perigourdine sur 3 niveaux. Ideale pour ceux qui desirent bénéficier de beaux.volumes et de grands espaces dans un mobilier et un équipement vintage mais fonctionnel. Loc à reserver durant la periode estivale pendant laquelle la demeure peut etre aérée

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci pour votre commentaire. J'espère vivement vous revoir auPuy Chapon où je tenais à vous le préciser, une piscine chauffée sera installée l'été prochain.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Limoges / Perigueux
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Le Petit Saint Germain
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Le Bistronomique d'Essendieras
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Hostellerie du Fin Chapon (Excideuil)
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £71.4
Refundable Damage Deposit £357

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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