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Large, luxury detached house with private pool, stunning views and air con - Les Hortensias

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights



Les Hortensias

Les Hortensias is spacious, superbly equipped, luxury detached house with under-floor heating and air conditioning and is beautifully furnished inside.

This brand new house has 4 bedrooms (2 doubles, 2 twins) , 3 bathrooms plus separate WC. The kitchen is superbly equipped with Bosch washing machine, tumble drier and dishwasher. The sitting room and dining room enjoy panoramic views and have a wood-burning stove and satellite TV. Outside, the south-facing terrace has a pergola - wonderful for eating outside - and the grounds have been landscaped to include the private swimming pool (10mx5m) and extensive sun terraces. Upstairs one large double bedroom with private dressing area shares a shower room and separate WC with a twin bedroom. Both these rooms have air-conditioning. Downstairs there is one large double bedroom and one twin bedroom - each with their own en-suite bath or shower room. Linen is included in the price. We regret no pet

About the property

Private pool and air con

Les Lavandes is a luxurious, detached self-catering holiday home with large private garden and private swimming pool . The house is set in a wonderful location close to the small village of Vanxains yet only 5 miles from Riberac with all its amenities and famous market. The location is wonderfully peaceful and ideal for getting away from it all. The house is spacious, superbly equipped and beautifully furnished. Outside there is a large, private south-facing garden with private pool and the south-facing terraces which have been designed to make the most of stunning views and fabulous sunsets.

Linda Reddie
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
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About Linda Reddie

Hello, I'm Linda Reddie and alongside my husband co-owner of Les Lavandes. We love France and especially this part of the Dordogne so much that we decided to build our ideal holiday home here.

Linda Reddie purchased this house in 2009

Why Linda Reddie chose Vanxains

I love our French idyll here and the slower pace of life. I especially love the views and the tranquillity. I find I sleep and relax here better than anywhere else in the world so I get a rare chance to re-charge the batteries.

What makes this house unique

Panoramic views, peace, tranquillity. A modern house with modern advantages such as air con and satellite tv. But designed with charm and furnished with love.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A lovely week in an idyllic setting. Splendid views and comfortable, spacious accommodation. Very relaxing. We all enjoyed the holiday immensely and look forward to future holidays here.
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Vanxains in Périgueux

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • The upstairs bedrooms have air conditioning. The whole house benefits from under floor heating.
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
All bedlinen and towels provided except swimming towels.


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Les Hortensias
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house - well equipped and well thought out property

Stunning view

Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Saint Albans

Lovely stay at Les Hortensias

  • 5 of 5

Had a great week at Les Hortensias. There are the most amazing views across the rolling countryside and sitting on the terrace with a glass of local wine at the end of the day is very peaceful. The house is spotless and very well equipped with everything you could wish for and even though there are neighbours it is very private. The lady who looks after the house is very helpful but unobtrusive. With only local roads near the property there is no traffic noise yet it is quick to drive to Riberac for the Friday market or the beautiful village of Aubeterre for sightseeing - a visit to the monolithic church is a must - before a leisurely evening meal in the pretty square. Also had an excellent meal in St Antoine du Cumond for 14Euros. Brantome and Bourdeilles are also worth visiting and the canoeing from Brantome to Bourdeilles is great for kids and adults.

We only had a week this year which was far too short and hope to return for longer soon. Would certainly recommend these properties to anyone seeking a relaxing pool holiday with entertainment nearby.

M Peett

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely house in an incredible setting

  • 5 of 5

We have had the most wonderful stay at Les Horensias. The house is so well equipped there is everything you could possibly need for a great family holiday. Plenty of space and a calm and relaxing feel. The views from the house are simply amazing - I will never tire of looking at the wonderful scenery from the terrace. The location is good too as there is plenty to see and do in the area - such as the pretty little towns and villages. Riberac itself is very close so its easy to get to the shops etc. We will probably return as this is such a beautiful area and the house is really ideal. The kids loved the pool and as we were lucky with the weather - we spent many hours enjoying the outdoors.

Christine and Andrew Wood - Nancy 15, Jamie 14 and Michael 11 also Grandma and an Aunt joined us for a week.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

House and location were excellent,one of the best properties we have ever stayed in.Very clean. fully equipped and best of all fantastic views from which to day dream and watch the world go by.

Intention for us to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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London WC

truly fantastic

  • 5 of 5

A truly fantastic and well equipped villa, in one of the most relaxing settings with beautiful views. From enjoying the pool to visiting some lovely places in the area... we had a great holiday and are looking forward to going back!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2010
  • Date of Stay: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wiltshire, England

Les Hortensias, Champagnac

  • 5 of 5

The first thing that strikes you about Les Hortensias is the truly spectacular all-embracing rural view. If you want to 'chill out' this is the place to be. The house is deceptively spacious - the exterior photo does not do it justice. The kitchen is exceptionally well-equipped - no need to take anything with you at all. The sitting room has satellite television which was vital for the well-being of our sons during the World Cup! In the bedrooms there are comfy beds and squashy pillows and good-sized wardrobes. The weather was scorching and the good-sized pool was much used by all of us. We also had many happy meals outside on the terrace under the pergola. Everything is wonderfully tended here. Riberac is a short drive away for shopping at the superstore or market and Bergerac airport just an hour for those who wish to fly. There are plenty of places to visit nearby such as Aubeterre and Brantome. All in all a wonderful place to holiday - this is somewhere a bit special. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: June 2010
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
330 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Jemaye - man made
Car: necessary

The houses are set in a small rural hamlet called Champagnac which sits astride a ridge with lovely views. The old village of Vanxains, with its bar and post office nestles in the valley below and is only a short drive away - you can also cycle or walk to it. Riberac, a bustling town is five miles away. It has all kinds of shops, hypermarkets, restaurants and other facilities such as canoeing and horse riding. The famous Friday market at Riberac is a must for visitors and is as much a social occasion as a shopping opportunity. Aubeterre, a very old and very beautiful village is only 15 minutes drive away - the nearest golf course is also located here. There are lots of other lovely places to explore. Brantome, Bergerac, Perigueux and St Emilion are all less than an hour's drive and are brilliant for sightseeing (and wine tasting!). For familes Lac Jemaye with its lakeside setting, great man-made beach, kayaks and beach bars is very popular.