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Rural French charm meets English cool - gîte supérieur for 8 with private pool

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom 3 bathroom gite with pool. Rural French charm meets English cool.

Le Chat de Pierre is a superior quality gite set among vineyards and plum orchards in the beautiful Lot-et-Garonne.

The house and pool are all yours during your stay - no shared facilities - so you can just chill in your home away from home without interruption from other guests or owners.

Cool, quirky and well thought-out, the generous accommodation sleeps 8 across 4 flexible bedrooms (twins or doubles). 3 bathrooms designed with a touch of the boutique hotel make sure there are no queues for the showers.

It may be hard to tear yourself away from the pool, the sunbathing/outdoor dining deck, the stone-built BBQ, the views across open countryside but when you do you'll find the house to be exceptionally well kitted-out with wifi, a large salon where everyone can kick back and listen to their own music thanks to the blue tooth speaker or organise table football or table tennis tournaments. There's a more intimate TV room with Freesat and DVD player and comfy leather sofas, and a remarkably well equipped kitchen-diner where 8 can comfortably sit around the huge dining table.

There are family board games, assorted films on DVD, table football and table tennis along with boules, giant jenga, swingball and an interesting library to keep you entertained.

A feature polished wood staircase accesses the three first floor bedrooms and house bathroom via a minstrels' gallery.

The bedrooms have a touch of boutique hotel about them, the master bedroom has a large ensuite shower room, the house bathroom boasts a bath with shower and there's a ground floor shower room too. All the showers are powerful and there's plenty of hot water.

The nearby village of Saint Sernin offers a bar, tabac/general store, tennis courts and a small weekly market. Duras is a short drive away and has a large and vibrant weekly market, wonderful night markets in the summer months and shops, bars and restaurants and of course the lovely Chateau.

The countryside is stunning with vineyards, plum orchards and sunflower fields and is dotted with intriguing bastide towns waiting to be explored. Just 40 minutes away is the medieval city of Bergerac and a little beyond that UNESCO world heritage site Saint-Emilion makes a fabulous day out for wine lovers and history enthusiasts.

If you love the active outdoors scene there are tennis courts in Saint Sernin and bicycle hire available in Duras and activities from kayaking, paintballing, golf and even hot air ballooning are in the area.

The food and wine is of course sublime and your nearest vineyard is across the road where our neighbours will be delighted to show you round, let you sample the wines and sell you their produce by the bottle or the case.

More Details

Charles Peace
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About Charles Peace

From North Yorkshire to Lot-et-Garonne, Charly and Carolynn bought a house crying out for some TLC in 2014. A sympathetic refurbishment complete, they are proud and excited to offer this very special place to groups of friends and families looking for somewhere beautiful to spend their holidays.

Charles Peace purchased this house in 2014

Why Charles Peace chose Saint-Sernin

We love to hear what our guests have discovered about this lovely area. Each visitor finds something unique for them. For us, a perfect day would be a trip to one of the nearby markets to sample and buy delicious fresh local produce, perhaps a prix fixe lunch at one of the many family-run restaurants in the area, followed by a lazy afternoon round the pool and then an evening walk through the vines with the dog where we are almost certain to see deer, hares and other wildlife and amazing sunsets which give way to the most beautiful starry nights.

What makes this house unique

Le Chat de Pierre is a very special place. The house is spacious and cool when the temperatures rise and is furnished with an eclectic mix of modern and vintage pieces with a twist on traditional French styling. The accent is on comfort and good design - it's your home away from home. Guests have commented on the 'boutique hotel' touches - lovely crisp white bedding, top quality beds - including an emperor sized four-poster in the master bedroom. The hosts have tried to provide everything you could possibly need.

The decked terrace makes for lovely al fresco dining with views across the valley. Deer frequently visit the field at the bottom of the garden.

Lying by the pool, listening to birdsong and crickets, it's hard to summon up the will to move away but when the surrounding area offers so much history, culture, sport, exploring, shopping, dining and wine tasting you may just need to book another week.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have had the most wonderful Hen week, just what the doctor ordered. A lovely gite in a perfect little town. The locals are so friendly and we'd recommend visits to both Eymet and Duras. Rose's tea room in Eymet is fantastic! Lovely to meet Maureen too, lovely lady. Definitely want to come back with my new husband. Thank you so much!
Jul 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint-Sernin in Lot-et-Garonne

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jack and Jill with bed 1
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be configured as a kingsize bed or twins
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Kingsize bed can also be configured as twins. Ground floor
  • The master bedroom is a large room with some beautiful exposed stone walls, original beams and a fabulous emperor-sized four poster bed. This room has an ensuite shower room which can also be accessed, jack and jill style from the landing - if you want to share. Bedroom 2 is next to the house bathroom and can be configured as a king-size bed, or two singles. Sloping ceilings, exposed beams and some exposed stone walls with wooden floors make this a charming room. Bedroom 3 has twin beds and a lovely vintage rustic French look with sloping ceilings, beams and exposed stone walls. Bedroom 4 is on the ground floor and so useful for people with reduced mobility. It can be configured as a king-size bed or two singles. It is close to the ground floor shower room. Lovely pale grey gingham curtains give this room a vintage rustic feel. Being on the ground floor, this is the coolest of the bedrooms in high summer.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Perfect for families or groups of friends - Le Chat de Pierre is your home away from home in beautiful south west France. Whether you want to hike or cycle the unspoilt countryside, sample delicious food and superb wines, lie by the pool with a good book or explore charming villages and the history and culture of this fascinating region le Chat, with its blend of rural French charm and English cool is the perfect base for your holiday.


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Rural French charm meets English cool - gîte supérieur for 8 with private pool
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 26 reviews

A fabulous property in which to stay, fantastic hospitality

  • 5 of 5

After a long drive we were so pleased to stay in such a lovely property. We had dogs and a little fence was up which was a life saver. Charles and Carolyn had thought of everything and we would love to return. Duras was lovely and a short drive away which was super for lunch and then to return to. Le Chat opposite a vineyard!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Sue, we are delighted you all had a good holiday. We know it's the little things that make the difference between a good time and a great time and for your dogs the little thing happened to be 32m of temporary fencing between themselves and the oh-so-tempting field at the back! We will be sure to make this available to our other canine guests and hope to welcome you all back some time. PS We'll always try and accommodate our guests' needs and wants wherever we can - even if it's something as left-field as a stake and netting fence!
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Beautiful relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house that catered for everything. Beautiful location where we could drive out and explore the area or stay by the pool for the day. Our dog loved walking round the vineyards.

Thank you Charles and Carolynn for being so helpful. Will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful holiday!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property in a truly lovely area of France. The owners Charles and Carolynn looked after us so well and catered for our every need. Nothing was to much trouble. On arrival we had a fabulous welcome pack...even the dog was included! The house is very spacious, in great condition and well equipped. Everything was well thought out. It's a great place to base yourself and there are lots of things/places to do and see. Wildlife is in abundance for nature lovers. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone wanting to visit this part of France. We are hoping to be able to visit again, sometime in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Julie, we are glad you all enjoyed yourselves. It was a pleasure to meet you and we hope we can welcome you back some time.
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Beautiful house and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay , very peaceful spot in the countryside. Beautifully renovated house that has all that you could want to enjoy your stay. The owners have thought of everything. Will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful home in a gorgeous area of France. Every detail has been thought of to make sure you want for nothing.

Loved it so much that we have already booked for next year, and can’t wait to return 😊?

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to do this Tina. We are delighted you loved our house and the surrounding area as much as we do. We are looking forward to seeing you next year - and Biscuit (the dog next door) is looking forward to seeing Archie again!
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Lovely home in a very picturesque area with lots to see & do

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a fabulous week at this extremely well equipped gite. The house had everything we could have wanted & more. No need to leave the house as even wine across the road but if you do venture out there are lots of pretty towns & villages to see. The owners were very informative and overall it was a wonderful week enjoyed by all ages ranging from 15yrs to 75yrs

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Andrea, we are so glad you all enjoyed your stay. We aim to make Le Chat de Pierre a real home away from home and I am glad you all enjoyed its facilities as well as all that the area has to offer.
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Dordogne River Canoeing
The biggest market in France on a Saturday - jam-packed with food food and more lovely food....
Ridiculously pretty
Easy to spend a day in this lovely city. Lots of things to see and do and cool restaurants ...
Lovely grub and a warm welcome. The prix fixe lunch is always a good bet.
Domaine Amblard
Family run vineyard where you will get a warm welcome, a look around and opportunity to try ...
Dune du Pilat
Le Moulin de Benin
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Saint Sernin
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Chateau des Vigiers
Nearest Restaurant
4.8 Kilometres
Villeneuve de Duras
Car: recommended

Le Chat de Pierre is in wine country and all the local vineyards - your nearest across the road - offer tours and tasting and sales direct from the producer.

The area is made for walking and cycling - and swimming at the local bathing lakes, golf, horse-riding and canoeing at nearby Sainte Foy la Grande (which also holds one of the biggest street markets in France).

A wealth of lovely Bastide towns are within a half hour's drive with shops, restaurants, bars, vibrant markets and exciting night markets, Nearby Duras has a well preserved chateau which makes for a fascinating half day's visit.

Medieval Bergerac is a 40 minute drive and a little beyond that is beautiful UNESCO world heritage site, Saint Emilion which is a must-see.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint-Sernin, Aquitaine

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
special offer
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Peak season
21 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 Late mid season
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 Late low season
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 Late off season
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2019 April
30 Mar 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2019 Early off season
27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2019 Low Season
11 May 2019 - 7 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2019 Early mid season
8 Jun 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2019 Peak season
13 Jul 2019 - 23 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2019 Late mid season
24 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2019 Late low season
31 Aug 2019 - 4 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £10

Le Chat de Pierre loves well-behaved dogs. There is a further charge of £10.00 per dog per week to cover extra cleaning costs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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